Would you like to help make Daventry a better place?

Daventry residents are being invited to stand for election to become a councillor on Daventry Town Council, to represent one of the four wards which make up the town.

By Lucie Green
Saturday, 27th March 2021, 9:09 am
Updated Saturday, 27th March 2021, 9:12 am
Daventry Town Council.
Daventry Town Council.

Candidates must hand-deliver their nomination paper to the West Northamptonshire Electoral Services at the Daventry District Council offices at Lodge Road by 4pm on April 8.

The town council has an overall responsibility for representing the local community, improving quality of life in the area, and delivering services to meet local needs. These services include allotments, parks and open spaces, cemeteries, public and civic events, the market and community events.

Town councillors are required to attend a council meeting once a month, liaise with community groups and local organisations, meet with statutory bodies like the police, and support and represent the residents in their wards.

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Deborah Jewell, Chief Officer of Daventry Town Council, said: “If you are passionate about your community and want to make Daventry a better place for everyone to live and work in, you could make a difference by becoming a councillor.

“We welcome energetic and engaged people from all backgrounds and experiences, to reflect our local communities within Daventry.

“The role of a town councillor is incredibly varied, so if you enjoy working in your community, and would like to be involved in the future direction of the town, I would encourage you to apply.”

Candidates must be British/EU citizens aged 18 years or older, and either live within three miles of the town (for 12 months before May 6 2021) or have land or a business in the parish of Daventry.

Residents in each ward will elect their town councillor during the local elections, which are taking place on May 6 2021.

Anyone wishing to stand for election should email [email protected] or call (01327) 302326 to request a nomination paper.

Further information about the town council, the role of a Councillor and how to be elected, can be found on www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk