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Short Story Competition

Short Story Competition

Daventry Town Council is running a Short Story Competition for the Arts Festival taking place this year.

Open to any and all aspiring writers, there are only two rules to follow:

- The story must be no more than 500 words

- The story must feature Daventry Town

The competition will be judged by local author, Mark Robson, in the following categories: under 10's / 11- 16 / 17+.

Entries must be submitted no.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:02 by Daventry Town Council

Tags: News, Events, Community, Free, Arts, Competition

Daventry Town Arts Festival 2018

Daventry Town Arts Festival 2018

Daventry Town Council is pleased to announce the dates for this years' Arts Festival. Running from 16th – 24th June 2018, it will be a vibrant and dynamic week celebrating the town of Daventry and playing host to a multitude of creative and entertaining performers, musicians, bands, poets and authors, to name but a few.

After the success of last years' Arts Festival, Town Mayor and Chairman of Daventry.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:45 by Daventry Town Council

Tags: News, Events, Community, Families, Arts, Music

Vacancy: Events and Communications Officer

Vacancy: Events and Communications Officer

Daventry Town Council is looking to appoint a special individual who can develop, plan and deliver Town events by engaging with the community and partner organisations.

This is a full time position and will require Saturday and occasional evening work.

If you have a genuine interest in helping the Council provide quality and innovative services to the community please call 01327 301246 or download the application pack and send.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:28 by Daventry Town Council

Tags: News, recruitment, jobs, Community

Daventry Town Council invests in Community Safety

Daventry Town Council invests in Community Safety

Daventry Town Council takes community safety very seriously and for the past 4 years has allocated over £50,000 of its annual budget in managing and maintaining a CCTV service for the Town.

The CCTV system operates 24/7 and images, of prosecution evidence quality, are directly linked to the Northamptonshire Police control room and can be guided by experienced operators, monitoring over 40 cameras to provide surveillance of key.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:08 by Daventry Town Council

Tags: News, Community

Edward A Sharp 'Ted' - A Eulogy

Edward A Sharp 'Ted' - A Eulogy

Edward Alfred Sharp 'Ted'

Honorary Burgess of Daventry Town 2006-2017

'To the innermost heart of their own land they are known' (from the poem For the Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon).

In recognition of 'Ted's' service to his country
and his community, and with the kind permission of his family, Daventry Town Council wish to pay tribute to Ted, by publishing the eulogy his family wrote for his funeral this week.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:30 by Daventry Town Council

Tags: News, Community, Museum, heritage, Families, Thank You

Daventry Town welcomes Spirit of Christmas & Lantern Parade

Daventry Town welcomes Spirit of Christmas & Lantern Parade

On Friday 8th December the Spirit of Christmas arrived in Daventry, along with the snow.

Those who braved the weather, enjoyed a variety of free activities including rides on a ferris wheel, a carousel, face-painting, a nativity photo booth and donkey rides. Then there was the magical and enchanting Santa's grotto and meeting Santa, an experience that touched the hearts of everyone who met him.

The.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:52 by Sophie Wallace

Tags: Christmas, Lantern Parade, Families, Events, News

Police & Crime Commissioner to Visit Daventry Town

Police & Crime Commissioner to Visit Daventry Town

Your Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, will be visiting Daventry Town, to explain his role and take questions from members of the public.

When: Friday 1st December 2017 at 2pm

Where: Daventry Town Council offices, 3 New Street, Daventry NN11 4BT

Places are limited so please contact Daventry Town Council on 01327 301246 to advise your attendance.

Posted: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:32 by Daventry Town Council

Tags: News, Events, Community, Consultation, meeting, Free

Lantern Making Workshops - Success

Lantern Making Workshops - Success

Big THANK YOU to Homebase, Daventry for donating lantern making materials and Mercure Daventry Court Hotel, for giving us two fantastic rooms to enable everyone who attended the lantern making workshops to be at their creative best.

Mums and Dads joined-in the fun and we now look forward to seeing all the wonderful designs at the Town Council's Lantern Parade, taking place at 6:30pm on 8th December, as part of Daventry Town.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:11 by Daventry Town Council

Tags: News, Events, Community, Christmas, Lantern Parade, Free, Families

Free Beekeeping Workshops

Free Beekeeping Workshops

Are you Interested in Bee Keeping? Daventry Town Council are holding two free workshops with local beekeeping expert Trevor Mienett here at Daventry Town Council Chamber, 3, New Street, Daventry NN11 4BT on:

Tuesday 14th November 2017 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Or

Wednesday 15th November 2017 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Spaces are limited - so please book by emailing admin@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk with your chosen.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:02 by Daventry Town Council

Tags: News, Events

Daventry Town Fireworks 2017 - A Roaring Success

Daventry Town Fireworks 2017 - A Roaring Success

Daventry Town Council's annual Firework Display which took place on Saturday 4th November 2017 at The Parker E-ACT Academy was a resounding success.

Thousands came to watch the fantastic firework display set to music by Daventry company MLE Pyrotechnics. and The Parker E-ACT Academy playing fields and a full moon provided a stunning backdrop for the event.

Daventry Town Council had a great team of local.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:49 by Daventry Town Council

Tags: Fireworks, News, Events