Our joint venture Daventry Norse will now officially work under its new West Northamptonshire Norse title, as part of the county’s forthcoming reorganisation of local government.

Norse’s current environmental services partner Daventry District Council will be replaced by the new West Northamptonshire Council on 1 April, 2021.

As a result, the new unitary council – which will also replace Northampton Borough, South Northamptonshire councils and the county council – will become our collective joint venture partner for providing environmental services in the Daventry area.

Under our new name, active from this week, West Northamptonshire Norse will continue to provide the same, wide range of frontline services, including waste collection, grounds maintenance, maintaining play equipment and street cleansing.

Since the launch of its partnership with Daventry District Council in 2018, Norse has cemented its status locally as a reliable and trusted partner, making a positive impact in the community.

By adopting an innovative and dynamic approach, our joint venture has delivered outstanding services, with significant local investments – including the redevelopment of an environmental depot – underlining its long-term commitment to the area.

Recycling levels and food waste collections in have risen dramatically, with residents playing a big part in this success by embracing our new collection services.

Our joint venture has also been commended by the Council and the local people for its supportive approach, listening to the needs of the community and addressing any concerns or environmental issues, such as removing graffiti and clearing fly-tipping.

Under our new name, West Northamptonshire Norse will seek to build on the successes of the last three years, continuing to work hard to make the local community a better and healthier place to live.

West Northamptonshire Norse Operations Director, Nick Drake, said: “It’s very exciting to be working with our future collective joint venture partners at West Northamptonshire Council.

“Despite our name change, it will be very much business as usual for us, as we all seek to pull together to provide the best services we can for the people of West Northamptonshire.”

Councillor Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder at Daventry District Council and a Member of the West Northamptonshire Shadow Authority, added: “We look forward to continuing to work with Norse, developing our mutually productive relationship, providing a range of cost-effective frontline services on our behalf to local residents.

“We are pleased to see the joint venture’s new name link to the future unitary council and wish West Northamptonshire Norse every success going forward.”