Consultation from Police & Crime Commissioner

We have now launched a public consultation regarding proposals for the governance of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to transfer from the Fire Authority which currently sits in Northamptonshire County Council, to the Police and Crime Commissioner, who would therefore become the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

The government wants our emergency services to work much more collaboratively and has recently changed the law to allow this to happen. We already do this really well in Northamptonshire but there is scope for this to increase and for our fire and police services to work more closely together to keep our communities safe.

We want to ensure as many people who live and work in Northamptonshire have their say and tell us what benefits and concerns they may have. We have produced a leaflet and a short animated film to describe the proposal. Please click here to view the short video:

We have created an online survey to capture people’s views, which can be accessed at (a postal survey and easy read version are also available on request).  The survey closes on Tuesday 1st August 2017.

We would really appreciate it if you would take the time to watch the short video clip and complete our online survey, and share the link with your friends, family and community.   We would like as many people to have their voice heard as possible.

For further information or if you having any questions please contact Sam Ward, Involvement Officer at:

Views will be collated and will inform a business case that will be sent to the Home Office in mid August

Thank you for taking part in advance.

Stephen Mold

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner


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Next meeting of Preston Capes Parish Council

The next meeting is taking place a week earlier than it would usually be scheduled for.  Here are the documents required for the meeting: agenda, draft minutes from May meeting.

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Love Daventry Newsletter

The new edition of the newsletter, including information about the upcoming OVO Women’s Cycle Tour, can be found here.

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Next meeting of Preston Capes Parish Council

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be taking place on Tuesday 16th May.  The agenda for the meeting is here and the draft minutes from the last meeting are here.  The Annual Meeting is the one where the appointment of the Chairman and Vice-Chair is carried out as well as some of the formal annual governance requirements.  It then continues as a ‘normal’ Parish Council meeting.

This meeting is not to be confused with the Annual Village Meeting which will be taking place on Thursday 18th May.  The agenda for this meeting is here.  This is the annual update to residents from Parish, District and County Councils as well as village organisations.  The format of this meeting was altered last year to become somewhat less formal in a bid to attract more attendees.  Once a formal welcome has been made by Dixie Hughes (Chairman to the Parish Council), the everyone will have the chance to circulate amongst the community groups etc to discuss matters which they feel appropriate.  The bar will be open for the evening too.

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