People turn out to find out more about Daventry’s university technical college

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A CROWD of people turned out on Monday to find out more about the proposed university technical college.

Members of the public were invited along to the iCon centre, in Eastern Way, to hear more about the college and ask questions to those behind the plans.

DDC leader Chris Millar attended. He said: “There was a really good turnout – members of the public, town and district councillors.

“There were presentations about the college from those involved.

“And there were some good, positive questions from the audience.”

This week the Daventry Constituency Labour Party has also reaffirmed its support for the UTC coming to Daventry.

Constituency secretary Peter Wright said: “Daventry Labour doesn’t oppose the UTC.

“We believe that an amicable solution for the site can be found between FODOS and DDC.”

On Thursday, February 23, from 6.30pm Daventry Town Council will debate two motions.

First on the agenda is a proposal to give FODOS £7,000 to help fund the group’s campaign for the village green application. The town council has already approved two previous grants.

The group is facing a legal bill as the public inquiry into its village green application draws near – currently set to start on March 27.

Second on the agenda, proposed by different members, is a motion asking whether the town council supports the UTC or not.

For further developments on the university technical college, and a proposed compromise from the Friends of Daventry Open Spaces, see the Daventry Express tomorrow (Thursday, February 23).