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Farewell From Mayor Mike Arnold

Mike on his infamous pink tricycle.

Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:00 by DTC Comms

My term as Mayor ended last week at the second virtual Town Council Meeting held last Thursday and it's certainly been quite a year as Daventry Mayor. I met a lot of interesting people, a wide range of wonderful local charities and attended an amazing range of events.

Having lived in Daventry for 35 years I thought I knew what was going on in the town, but there is so much I didn't know! Mostly, the huge range of organisations and people working behind the scenes on our behalf. So now is my chance to say a big thank you to everyone including employees and volunteers who do a wonderful job without whom Daventry would be a poorer place to live. More »

I also need to the thank the staff and fellow Councillors for their help and support during my time as Mayor and acknowledge the hard work and imagination that has been put into taking over some key services as the West Northamptonshire Unitary Authority is established.

Thank you to the Deputy Mayor, Lynne Taylor, for standing in when I was unavailable and good luck with her year of office as the new Daventry Town Mayor. Plus a special mention to the Mayor's Mace Bearer for not walking too fast when leading me so that I could keep up. There will also be a huge sigh of relief from some quarters that they will no longer have the Mayor turn up to meet them riding on a pink tricycle!

Finally, I must extend my thanks to my wife and family for their help during this year.

The year has ended with a national lockdown but the Council as well as the people of Daventry are adapting to this new way of life and will continue to do so. Let's all hope for a speedy return to the new normal and don't forget although I am no longer Mayor I am still a Town Councillor for Hill Ward so am still on call!

Thank you again for all your support and I look forward to seeing Daventry residents once more at Council events in the future when it's safe to do so once more. » Less

Scrubs Up Northants Community Initiative

Scrubs Up Northants Community Initiative

Posted: Tue, 26 May 2020 21:00 by DTC Comms

'The Long Buckby Angels have been making scrubs for NHS staff as part of a new group set up on Facebook called Scrubs Up for Northants'.

We recently spoke to Reverend Dawn Stokes at Daventry Holy Cross Church to find out more on this wonderful community initiative. "I was very impressed with what the 'Scrubs Up' group had achieved through different volunteer groups and wanted the church to be able to make some sort of contribution to the COVID19 crisis too. However this is challenging when most of our congregation are in self-isolation, so instead I asked them to source, where possible, good quality unwanted sheets and duvets. It's good to know that even in isolation we can be of help in the effort to fight the Pandemic." More »

Generous members of the congregation certainly helped in abundance and Dawn was able to collect several bags of suitable bedding to pass onto the Long Buckby Angels.

This photo is of the second delivery Dawn made last week to the Angels.

Find out more about the 'Scrubs Up initiative' at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1803286529981118

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Letter From Daventry Mayor Mike Arnold: Week 8

Posted: Tue, 19 May 2020 15:30 by DTC Comms

Goodness me, it's 8 weeks since I started with these notes and it's funny how social distancing life, in many ways, almost feels normal. There's a natural worry about the future as well as a longing for what we are missing. In our case we have just seen (via video) my grandson taking his first proper steps with a bonus little jump included. We would rather be there in person to see this but thankfully modern communications are the next best alternative, and have helped make lockdown more bearable. Zoom meetings and other similar media apps suddenly seem a lot less daunting and again the new normal keeping us in touch with loved ones and work successfully from home. More »

With the relaxed rules on exercising I can now take a bike ride and the dogs for a walk on the same day and the feeling of semi-freedom is a great reward for the hard work we have done together, sticking to the lockdown rules.

Although the Government advice has been relaxed, we owe it to ourselves not to bend the rules, despite us longing to see friends and family. Together we have made things better so let's keep it up and so we can finally can enjoy grandchildren, friends and family alike a lot less virtually!

So keep safe until next week and enjoy the sunshine!. » Less

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