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Picture Taken at Daventry Motorcycle Festival 2019

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:00 by DTC Comms

I don't know about you but I'm slowly acclimatising to being at home all the time but it's going to take some time to do so fully. I'm not sure my wife is acclimatising to me being home though!

On my daily outside exercise jaunts and from my window I'm pleased to see that most people are now keeping their distance and the fewer people about indicates we are going out a lot less on inessential journeys. We can all help a little too by continuing to keep contact with friends and neighbours but of course at a distance. More »

Many others in the town are helping the community far more than this, either as a volunteer or because you are continuing to work. For which I can only thank you.

The Town Council staff are also all continuing to work from home and with the exception of the Museum and Town Market all services are open. At home though the museum and volunteers are producing a virtual exhibition and a town history guide amongst other things. If you are confined to home please do look at this on the Museum website.

The Northamptonshire Library also lets you download magazines and books for free too, a very useful service. It's not the life we are used to or want, but we need to do this for now to protect everyone, not just ourselves.

As I said it's important to keep in touch with friends and relatives, if you have social media make new on-line friends and you can still talk to neighbours, just keep your distance and speak loudly! Plus, don't forget the humble telephone in these days of computers.

So in summary keep your distance if out, stay at home as much as possible and keep washing your hands. Please find below a link to the official Government website with further information on current guidelines and medical advice:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus » Less

A Letter from Daventry Mayor Mike Arnold

A Letter from Daventry Mayor Mike Arnold

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:15 by DTC Comms

We're living in strange times and we have all had to change our way of life to protect the one service that looks after us all - our NHS.

The Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Mike Arnold, has penned a short message to everyone:

Hello Daventry Town,

Well as I write this, I'm looking forward to the day when the sun shines again and I can sit in the garden, listen to the birds and play with the dogs before taking my one exercise for the day. More »

In my working days I was an Environmental Health Officer and trained to handle pandemics, so none of the present controls being introduced are a surprise to me. However, I cannot over-stress how important it is to follow the Government instructions not just for your safety but for the safety of your children, family, friends and all of us.

This has all been planned in the past and is the best possible action that can be taken. Yes it's frightening, inconvenient, boring and much else besides and I share all this with you but, it is necessary. We owe it to ourselves to make it work.

Above all else keep in touch with neighbours, relatives and friends and look after each other where possible.

We also need to thank all those essential workers in the emergency services, health and social care, food retail, refuse collection, utilities, school staff still working, the Councils and many others who continue to work on our behalf.

Please stay at home, protect our NHS and save lives.

Kind regards

Mayor Mike Arnold » Less

COVID-19 - Action Plan for Daventry Town Council

COVID-19 - Action Plan for Daventry Town Council

Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:57 by Daventry Town Council

Further to Government advice for everyone to take preventative measures to control the spread of Covid-19, Daventry Town Council has taken the decision to safeguard its volunteers, staff and members, with underlying health issues, to close the museum and Daventry Town Council offices until further notice.

Although the doors are closed, Daventry Town Council staff are still working hard to ensure business is as usual, so should you need to contact us please: More »

Tel: 01327 301246

Email: customerservices@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk

For up-to date information on the virus please use the following links:

Public Health England website - updated daily - www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Public Health England guidance on the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

NHS 111 Coronavirus service online questionnaire that helps people to identify if they need to self-isolate - https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

NHS information on how you can self-isolate, if required - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

Government Support for Businesses: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses » Less

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