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Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Walking around Daventry yesterday i noticed notices in many shop windows urging local residents to vote that very evening in the referendum on weather or not they favour a canal into Daventry.
Also driving around the town was a van advertising the event with the passenger leaning from the window urging people to vote.
Eight polling stations had been set up with no polling card required and only your name had to be on the electoral register.

Today searching the Internet i see it got thumbs down by a large majority.

I remember reading in one of the boat mags that a new road had been constructed near the proposed canal terminus site that allowed headroom for the canal to pass under it so it would appear the district council have made up their minds. I suppose like the Milton Keynes/Bedford project this again might mean my boating to a ripe old age to achieve a cruise into Daventry.

More info on the council plans for Daventry HERE.


Les Biggs said...

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...
I wounder why they are so anti?

Wed Mar 24, 06:32:00 PM
Anonymous said...
Hi Les,
Having read your links to the referendum, I am really so surprised that the good people in Daventry (albeit a small turn out) have voted against the notion.
It is a lovely town, I bet loads of boaters visit for shops etc, and the arm and basin would do so much for the town.
Our 'local' new canal (Bedford/MK) has received a lot of support, and it WILL go ahead.
I am glad that the referendum result will not sway the council's hopes of putting in this arm and basin. I applaud Daventry Council for their far sighted hopes for the area.

Wed Mar 24, 11:56:00 PM
LES said...
Hi Brian/Diana/Sue
My thoughts are that those voting against on the night represented the total opposition.
The majority of the town are for it but were in the mind that the council would go ahead so stayed at home and watched TV.

Thu Mar 25, 11:27:00 AM
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Anonymous said...

Yes, the majority of peaple are in favour of bringing trade to our town, but there's a smaller bunch who do not want improvment

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