Unitary Elections 6th May 2021

Unitary and Parish elections – 6 May 2021

Standing in the elections on 6 May

On 6 May this year residents in West Northamptonshire will be able to elect councillors to serve on the new West Northamptonshire Council.

A total of 93 councillors will be elected to the new Council, which replaces the existing district, borough and county councils across the west Northamptonshire area on 1 April 2021.

Elections are also due to take place that day to elect representatives for up to 117 town/parish councils across West Northamptonshire.

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the way we handle your nominations to stand as candidates in the above elections will be different this year.

Candidates and agents briefing

An online briefing session was held on 3 March to give candidates and agents an overview of the nominations process, key electoral information, dates and deadlines as well as setting out important details about the Covid safety measures being planned for candidates and agents.

If you missed it, you can watch a recording of the candidates and agents briefing here

Nomination forms

To stand in the elections on 6 May you will need to complete and submit a nomination form. Nomination forms for these elections will be made available from 3 March, via the following means:

Daventry: Daventry District Council – Elections – nominations (daventrydc.gov.uk)

Northampton: Standing as a candidate | West Northamptonshire Council Unitary Elections | Northampton Borough Council

South Northants: Becoming a Councillor | Elections in progress | South Northamptonshire Council (southnorthants.gov.uk)

Elections all set for 6 May

With local elections confirmed as going ahead on 6 May, Harlestone Manor Parish Council has created a dedicated web area providing information on voting and standing for election.

For these elections, special measures have been put in place to make the process as Covid-safe as possible for voters. Electors will be able to vote in person, by post, and by proxy.

Please visit our Election page  to see the election timetable, details on how to register to vote (a process that takes only 5 minutes) and how to stand for election.

We have also put together some FAQs so you can find out more about what being a councillor involves. Find out more about the election.

Daventry District Council useful Websites & Contacts to Help the Community

Daventry District Council useful Websites and Contacts



For more     details: https://chamberlaindunn.co.uk/projects/socialprescribingawards/          The contact at the award organisers: ali@chamberdunn.co.uk


  • Futures Housing Group have a new product brochure, attached, this is for use by all external partners, stakeholders, frontline workers (such as adult care staff, care co-ordinators, hospital discharge teams and volunteers). It has been designed to help understand more about the products and services that are on offer to anyone living within Daventry District and Northamptonshire regardless of tenure type or age.  There are also hard copies if anyone would prefer please contact Riley@futureshg.co.ukwho can arrange this for you


  • Get On Board CIC is all about improving the lives of people with learning disabilities, they provide training to organisations and help them to improve their services, attached is their latest newsletter, for further information https://www.getonboarduk.com/aboutor email Info@getonboarduk.com


  • Daventry MIND – for referrals please contact 01327 879416, lines are open 10am – 2pm Tuesday’s to Friday’s or you can email enquiries@northamptonshiremind.org.uk Their Crisis Cafe is still open in Daventry from 5pm – 9pm on Wednesday evenings

Christmas Advent Windows – Photos

Christmas Carol Service 2020 – Photos

Christmas Tree Turn On


A Visit from St.Nicholas + Chairman’s Message

Please double-click for the full screen video

HM Carol Singing & Tree Turn On

Complying with Government Regulations

Dear all

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all at our Carol Singing event tomorrow. However, we do need to be mindful of the restrictions in place for the pandemic. To keep everyone safe and to help us comply with Government regulations, please read the following safety information before you set out.

  1. To maintain social distancing arrangements, please keep to the yellow markings/cones. Marshalls will be on hand to help you find somewhere to stand safely away from others.
  2. We encourage all attendees to wear face masks to the event.
  3. Government guidance for carol singing events state that attendees should remain seated where possible. If you are able to bring a portable seat / camping chair, this would be appreciated. Do not worry if you do not have one – there will be a limited number of spare seats available.
  4. We would kindly request that pets are left at home to prevent the potential for unintended accidents.
  5. Residents should not mix with other households whilst attending the event.
  6. Please note that groups of more than six people will not be permitted to share a space on the green.
  7. If you are unable to attend in person, we will be live-streaming the event on our
  8. Facebook site. We will take care not to include anyone other than the organising team in any shots.
  9. Finally, please dress appropriately for the weather – it may be a little cold!
  10. Please scan in on to the QR code when attending the event with the NHS App

The Longest Night – 22 December – St Andrews Church

Letter to HMPC from the Royal British Legion

Have a safe, Crime-Free Christmas

Have a safe, crime-free Christmas
The festive season is a time for giving, but sadly also for taking – the dark nights, social occasions, gifts and increased cash people have on them mean there are lots of attractive opportunities for criminals. We’re working hard to keep you safe, but there are simple steps you can take to help us.

At home
 Don’t leave Christmas presents under your tree if they are in view of windows or doors. Make sure windows and doors are kept locked
 Property-mark presents and valuables with your postcode, house number or name,
Note down model numbers and serial numbers of all electrical items
www.immobilise.com  and Secure by Design www.securedbydesign.com

 Never keep large amounts of cash at home and check you have adequate home insurance
 Be mindful of what you post on social media – don’t advertise you have expensive new gifts or that you’re out and your home is therefore empty
 Make your house look occupied if you’re not at home. Invest in a timer to turn your lights on or, if you can, ask a family member or neighbour to pop in and do it. If they can also open and close your curtains at random times of the day it helps prevent criminals from seeing a pattern, making it harder for them to target your home
 Dispose of boxes and rubbish discreetly. Leaving boxes outside will give away the fact that you have new and valuable items in the house

Personal safety
 When Christmas shopping, be aware of how much you are carrying with you. Things like smart phones, digital devices and extra cash to buy presents mean you could be the ideal target for thieves. Don’t take out valuables you don’t need
 When you are out and about at Christmas, don’t leave your bag unattended. Keep your purse safe in an internal pocket, and never write down your PIN
 Don’t leave your drink unattended. It takes a matter of seconds for someone to tamper with your drink
 Consider getting a personal safety alarm. Don’t allow threats of crime to intimidate you into never going anywhere alone. Just be aware of what’s going on around you and be confident that you can keep safe
 Plan your journey home. If you use a taxi, ensure it is registered. If you have to walk home, only walk with friends you know well, stick to well-lit and busy streets, and make sure someone knows the route you are taking

Vehicle security
 When you’re out Christmas shopping, look for a well-lit, busy area to park in. For additional security look out for the Park Mark security approved car parks
 Make sure nothing is left on display in your car. Even small items can be tempting to a thief
 Avoid going back to your car to leave your shopping part-way through your trip. If you have to keep presents in the car, make sure they are out of view in the boot, the car is locked, and keep the receipts with you
 Car crime accounts for more than a quarter of all reported crime in the UK, so always lock your car and make sure windows are closed every time you leave it, even for very short periods
 Never leave your keys in the ignition while your vehicle is unattended, even for a few minutes. Thieves will steal cars that have been left with the engine running to defrost the windows

Christmas can sadly be a time when family tensions are heightened and domestic abuse can occur or increase. If you, or someone you know, is suffering any form of domestic abuse, call us on 101, or 999 in an emergency. Help is also available from Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service – www.ndas.co or 0300 0120154
The festive season also presents extra fire hazards, from fairy lights to flammable decorations and Christmas trees. Find fire prevention advice at www.northantsfire.org.uk.
In the event of a fire get out, stay out and call 999.
To speak to our crime prevention team email crimeprevention@northants