West Haddon Parish Council

Serving the people of West Haddon


Clerk: Mrs Gill Wells
The Elms, Station Road
Lilbourne, Rugby CV23 0SX

Tel: 07493 366527

Welcome to the West Haddon Parish Council website..

West Haddon Parish Council provides many of your local services. We are constantly striving to make West Haddon a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do, forthcoming events and contact details for other agencies.

You can register events in the Village Diary or just check what is happening.

Whilst the website is new to the Council and will evolve over time we are here to serve you so if you can't find what you want or would like to recommend improvements to our website, or if you want to add your details to our Community Directory, then please contact Gill, Executive Officer at executiveofficer@westhaddonparishcouncil.gov.uk.

Latest News

Comfort & Joy at Christmas

Posted: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:55 by Gill Wells

Could you help spread some comfort and joy this Christmas?

Warm-hearted residents can offer some cheer to people in need this Christmas by donating items to a festive parcel scheme.

The annual Comfort and Joy campaign helps those who are staying in refuges as a result of experiencing domestic abuse, as well as other vulnerable families who are struggling at Christmas.

Jointly organised by the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership and the Daventry District Forum, its aim is to provide them with a few gifts and treats, as well as food, toiletries and other essential items. More »

The project also raises awareness of domestic abuse, incidents of which tend to increase over the Christmas period.

Parcels for men, women and children as well as Christmas food parcels are being put together and a list of suggested donations can be found at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/CommunitySafety

Donations can be made at the Daventry District Council offices, in Lodge Road, Daventry, at Daventry Police Station, in New Street, at Daventry Fire Station, in Staverton Road and at the South Northamptonshire Council offices at The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, up to and including Tuesday 17 December.

All of the items donated will go directly to local people living in refuges as well as other vulnerable families in Daventry District, South Northamptonshire and the wider county area this Christmas.

The Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service, which runs a number of refuges across Northamptonshire, will once again be helping to distribute the parcels.

Anyone who is experiencing domestic violence is urged to call the Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service 24-hour helpline on 0300 0120154 or visit www.ndas.co

People can also access support at domesticviolenceuk.org, a not-for-profit organisation which is trying to raise awareness of domestic and emotional abuse through its Love Doesn't Hurt campaign at lovedoesnthurt.org

Suggested donations:

Comfort donations


Body Wash

Shampoo and conditioner


Sanitary products

Nappies and wipes

Toothbrush/paste for adults and children

Joy donations


Hats and scarves




Arts and crafts

Food donations

Mince pies

Tea and coffee



Dry pasta

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NCC Media release - Pregnant and flu complications

Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:33 by Gill Wells

PR 11502

19 November 2019

For Immediate Release

Are you pregnant? Protect yourself and your unborn baby from flu complications

Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly infectious viral illness which can lead to complications, hospital admission and in some cases even death.

There is strong evidence that pregnant women have a much higher risk of serious illness as a result of flu compared with the general population. They are four times more likely to develop serious illness and up to five times more likely to be admitted to hospital compared with the general population. The risks are highest in the last three months of pregnancy. Babies born to women who have had flu are up to four times more likely to be born prematurely and to have a low birth weight. Flu in pregnancy can even lead to stillbirth or death in the first week of life. More »

Vaccination against flu reduces these risks. It transfers flu antibodies to the baby and gives the baby some protection against flu for the first few months of life.

Lucy Wightman, Director of Public Health in Northamptonshire said:

"The flu vaccination is the best protection against flu and, contrary to popular belief, it does not give you flu. It's safe during any stage of pregnancy, from the first few weeks through to the woman's due date and doesn't carry any risks for mother or baby."

The flu vaccine can safely be given to pregnant women at the same time as the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine.

Sarah Harvey, a resident of Northamptonshire said:

"It's important for me to protect my unborn baby against flu. I know the complications of flu can be worse during pregnancy so I made sure I had my vaccination to protect my baby from infection. It was a really easy process and I had no problems at all. I also have a 2 year old son and he had the nasal spray at the same time, which protects him too. I urge other pregnant women to go and receive their vaccine and protect themselves and their babies from flu infection."

Last winter, only 41% of the pregnant women received a flu vaccination in Northamptonshire. Public Health Northamptonshire, Nene and Corby CCGs and Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals are encouraging high-risk patients, including pregnant women, to get their free flu vaccination and stay protected from the virus.

If you're pregnant speak to your midwife, GP or pharmacist to arrange for your free flu vaccination. Any more details can be obtained from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/flu-jab-vaccine-pregnant/

Notes to editors
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

• are 65 years of age or over
• are pregnant
• have certain medical conditions and under 65 years of age
• are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
• Receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill.
• Child age 2-10 years
• the frontline social care workers employed by a: registered residential care or nursing home; registered homecare organisation; hospice and personal assistants paid through personal budget scheme

For further information, please contact: Kathryn Hall, Media Relations Specialist, on 01604 368971; » Less

Polling Cards

Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:37 by Gill Wells

Media Release

18 November 2019

Poll cards being sent out for General Election

Poll cards are being sent to homes throughout the Daventry constituency ahead of next month's General Election.

The poll cards contain information about how to vote on polling day, including the location of people's polling stations and the voting hours, which run from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 12 December.

When voting on the day, it is helpful if people take their poll cards with them, but if they do not have it with them they can still vote. More »

Daventry District Council verifies and counts the votes for the Daventry Parliamentary Constituency, which includes Daventry District as well as to two wards from the borough of Wellingborough (Earls Barton and West) and the South Northamptonshire district wards of Harpole & Grange, and Heyfords & Bugbrooke.

Those who are not yet registered to vote still have time to register in order to have their say in this election. This should be done at www.gov.uk/registertovote by midnight on Tuesday 26 November.

People who would like to vote by post have until 5pm on Tuesday 26 November to submit their application. Once people have received their postal vote they should mark their vote on the ballot paper and send it back so that it arrives by close of poll, which is 10pm on Thursday 12 December.

Anyone who cannot get to a polling station and wishes to appoint someone to vote on their behalf can apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on Wednesday 4 December, though if an elector falls ill or is called away on business after this date, they may be able to apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on 12 December

For more information about the election, including details of how to apply for a postal or proxy vote and the list of candidates, please visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/GE2019


For further information please contact:

Ian O'Pray, Media Officer at Daventry District Council, on 01327 302310 or email iopray@daventrydc.gov.uk

Daventry District Council is a local authority providing essential public services for Daventry District, supporting the daily needs of residents, businesses and visitors. To find out more visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk » Less

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