A second public consultation has been launched to seek people’s views on making changes to town and parish councils in Daventry District.

It is being held as part of Daventry District Council’s (DDC) Community Governance Review and asks people whether they agree with a series of recommendations for change.

Alterations are being considered for 14 parish areas and include increasing or decreasing the number of parish councillors, boundary changes, a proposed merger and the creation of a new parish.

The first public consultation took place in autumn last year and responses from this were reviewed by the Council’s Community Governance Review Working Group in order to shape the draft recommendations.

People living in the parishes concerned are now invited to comment on recommendations during a four-week public consultation launching today (Monday 25 February) and ending on Monday 25 March 2019.

All the proposals can be viewed and commented on at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/parishreview

After this second consultation exercise, the final recommendations will go to Full Council in May, when councillors will also be asked to approve a Community Governance Review Order to make the changes.

If approved, the new parish arrangements are due to come into effect on 1 April 2020.

The areas affected by the proposals are: Daventry, Boughton, Byfield, Church with Chapel Brampton, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Crick, Farthingstone, Guilsborough, Harlestone, Hollowell & Teeton, Kelmarsh, Kilsby, Lilbourne, Newnham, Norton, Overstone, Ravensthorpe, Spratton, Stowe Nine Churches, Weedon Bec, Welton, West Haddon, Winwick and Yelvertoft.

Proposals for Brixworth and Great Oxendon have been withdrawn since the first consultation.