Daventry District Council staff and councillors thanked ahead of last ever meeting

The hard work and achievements of staff and councillors during the 47 years of Daventry District Council are set to be formally recognised at its last-ever council meeting
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A motion for a vote of thanks to staff and members for their efforts during the district council’s existence will be put forward at the meeting tonight (Thursday, March 18).

And a second motion aims to formally recognise the work of those who put the interests of serving the public and supporting the community above themselves during the pandemic specifically key workers and volunteers.

The first motion has been put forward by councillors Richard Auger and Adam Brown ahead of the start of the West Northamptonshire Council next month.

It reads: "This council proposes a vote of thanks to recognise the hard work and achievements of all staff and members throughout the 47 years of Daventry District Council’s existence.

"This council further recognises: The significant contribution of its chairman, and leader of over 20 years, councillor Chris Millar, and wishes him the very best upon his retirement from public life.

"The long service and achievements of the chief executive, Ian Vincent, and all those who have served with him on the senior management team, helping this council to deliver a legacy of thriving services and healthy finances to the new West Northamptonshire Council.

"We hope that all staff at Daventry District Council enjoy successful and fulfilling careers, whether at West Northamptonshire Council or elsewhere, and we commend them on their service to the residents of our district."

The second motion has been put forward by councillors Adam Brown and Jo Gillford.

It reads: "This council recognises the work of the people of Daventry District during the Covid-19 crisis, specifically, all the key workers and volunteers of the district who have selflessly put the interests of serving the public and supporting our communities above themselves, in responding to this unprecedented pandemic.

"There have been countless reports of individuals, organisations and community groups stepping up across Daventry District, whether providing a vital service or job, or by joining or forming groups to offer help and support to a local area.

"You have made us all proud to be a part of this community and we offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for this great work."

Sol Buckner, Local Democracy Reporting Service