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Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:23 by Susan Halkett
Daventry District Council's offices will be closed from Christmas Day until they reopen on Monday 4 January 2021.
Essential services, such as waste and recycling collections and street cleaning will continue over the festive period, and there will also continue to be arrangements in place in the event of an emergency.
Find out more about waste and recycling collections, office opening times and online services below: More »
Waste and recycling collections
Collections will continue to take place as usual over the Christmas and New Year period, except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day:
If your collection is due on Christmas Day (Friday, 25 December) it will instead take place on Sunday, 27 December
If your collection is due on New Year's Day (Friday, 1 January) it will instead take place the following day on Saturday, 2 January
Extra recycling collection
During the week beginning Monday 28 December, all households will get an extra collection of their blue-lidded bin on their usual collection day.
Extra recycling will also be collected if it cannot fit into the blue-lidded bin. Please put these items in clear or white bags and place them next to your bin.
Food waste collections
Food waste bins will continue to be collected on their usual weekly schedule. Please remember you can recycle leftover raw and cooked foods, including veg peelings, egg shells, out-of-date food, plate scrapings, solid fats, meat and fish bones. Please do not put any liquids in the caddy.
Garden waste collections
Those subscribed to the service are advised there will a short break in collections during the week beginning 28 December, to allow crews to focus on the extra seasonal recycling.
General waste collections
Black bins containing general waste will continue to be collected as normal on their three-weekly cycle. Please make sure you recycle as much as possible and make use of the extra blue-lidded recycling bin collection, as black bins with raised lids or bags of rubbish left next to your bin will not be collected.
Real Christmas trees
If you have a real Christmas tree you can put it out for collection in the week beginning Monday 11 January.
It should be placed next to your bins on your normal collection day. Those subscribed to the garden waste service can cut the tree up and place it in their garden waste bins if they prefer.
There are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees, but they can be taken to your local household waste recycling centre: https://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/living/waste-and-recycling/where-is-the-nearest-recycling-centre/
What can I recycle?
Find out more information about what can be put in each bin at: https://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/living/waste-and-recycling/what-can-i-recycle/
Keep on top of collections
You can check your collection day and which bins to put out using any of the following methods:
Check the collection calendar we sent you in August
Check your bin day online: https://selfserve.daventrydc.gov.uk/forms/postcodechecker.aspx
Download the free Daventry District Council app from the Apple or Google Play stores
Report a missed collection
Daventry District Council's offices and Contact Centre will be closed from Christmas Day, reopening on Monday 4 January. During this period any missed collections can be reported via our online self-serve system: https://selfserve.daventrydc.gov.uk/forms/MissedCollections.aspx
Council opening times
Lodge Road council offices
Daventry District Council's offices will close at 4.30pm on Christmas Eve (Thursday 24 December), reopening at 9am on Monday, 4 January 2021.
Over Christmas, residents can continue to access a range of information and services online: https://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/online/
Please note that Jobcentre Plus and Northamptonshire County Council's Children's and Young People's Service will each operate different working hours over Christmas.
Please also be aware that due to Covid-19 there are restrictions on who can enter the Lodge Road offices. It is currently only open to people who are: homeless or threatened with homelessness; in need of a food bank referral; accessing Children and Young People's services; accessing Job Centre Plus; or vulnerable and in need of help with Universal Credit. Please come to the front door and a member of staff will speak to you from a safe distance
Abbey Advice and Resource Centre
The Abbey will operate its normal office hours up to and including Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24 December). It will then operate the following opening hours:
Christmas Day through to Monday 28 December (inclusive): Closed
Tuesday 29 December: Normal opening hours
Wednesday 30 December: Normal opening hours
Thursday 31 December: Normal opening hours
Friday 1 January: Closed
Saturday 2 January: Closed to tenants only. Open for Library click and collect from 10am to 2pm
Sunday 3 January: Closed
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Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:04 by Susan Halkett
I am writing to you directly, as we enter the winter period, to inform you of the current situation relating to Coronavirus in Northamptonshire and specifically the areas in which you live. I'm also hoping to share some key tips to help you and your families stay safe during the winter period and how to access support if you need to self-isolate, if you become unwell, or if you require help with shopping, medication or loneliness. More »
We are currently seeing the largest rise in cases in Northamptonshire since the first national lockdown. Positive cases range across all age groups, but significantly are largest in the age groups from 10-59. We know that these age groups are amongst the most sociable, go to school, university or work, and may be involved in the care of others, children and/or older people.
Worryingly, we are also seeing a rise in cases amongst those aged over 60. This age group is the group that are most likely to become severely unwell should they get Coronavirus, they may need to stay in hospital and sadly, as we are starting to see once again, more of this age group are likely to die from the virus.
Transmission can easily spread within families, especially where children and parents mix with grandparents and particularly in indoor settings. Whilst we recognise the importance of social interaction, we would recommend that if you have to work with or care for someone who is older or more vulnerable, or if you ordinarily mix with grandparents, that you consider reducing your social contacts elsewhere, or move your interactions with those older, more vulnerable contacts to an online format where possible during the winter period.
The introduction of recent national lockdown guidance will help us to reduce community transmission of the virus. Community transmission is where the virus spreads in households with people mixing in indoor spaces in particular. We would recommend that where anyone enters your home, or you theirs, for example for childcare purposes, that everyone wears a face covering, maintains a two metre social distance, and keeps interactions as short as possible. Continue to wash your hands regularly and clean any surfaces or contact points such as door handles, cupboard handles and taps.
If you have any concerns about whether you may have COVID-19, how to get a test, how to get more support for someone who is vulnerable or the current guidance and what you can and cannot do, visit the County Council website. https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/default.aspx
We all need to work hard to ensure that case numbers reduce in our local area, to ensure that we keep the people we love safe, and so that we can return to a more normal way of living as soon as possible when the national measures come to an end. We are all in this together and all of our actions contribute to the outcomes we face. Let's continue to work together, to wash our hands regularly, to wear our face coverings and to keep two metres from others.
Director of Public Health, Northamptonshire County Council" » Less
Posted: Wed, 04 Nov 2020 12:14 by Susan Halkett
Northamptonshire County Council is working with local partners to develop 'Armed Forces Community Hubs' across Northamptonshire for members of the Armed Forces community (those currently serving, Reservists, Veterans and family members).
The proposed Armed Forces Community Hubs would provide a warm and welcoming place where any member of the Armed Forces community could for advice, help and comradeship - all free to access and attend. The Hubs would also offer activities such as walking groups and of course refreshments. More »
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we would also like to develop interactive virtual Hubs that would offer the next best thing. The virtual Hubs will allow people to chat to each other and with local community groups. Plus, we are teaming up with Adult Learning to offer online training courses such as Healthy Eating on a Budget for Families and Emotional Resilience as well as links to partner organisations. We intend to offer support and training in order for people to develop their digital skills and thus be able to access the virtual Hubs.
We would like to request your help by asking if you could complete the Armed Forces Community Hubs survey.
Give Us Your Views
Please give us your views by completing our online survey.
We are keen to hear from members of the Armed Forces community, but welcome views from those in the wider community.
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