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High Sheriff Of Northamptonshire meets the People of Daventry #DaventryMayorOnTour

High Sheriff Of Northamptonshire meets the People of Daventry #DaventryMayorOnTour

Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:30 by Daventry Town Council

The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Paul Parsons is currently doing a tour of the county to meet with community groups and businesses to recognise the hard work and commitment voluntary groups are doing to help others and meet individuals and companies striving to keep the wheels of business turning when the consequences of the pandemic is tugging on the purse strings.

Met by the Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Lynne Taylor, he was taken on a tour of the Town, first stopping at the Daventry Volunteer Centre, whose volunteers have been helping people since 1990. The High Sheriff met with Carella Davies, Manager of the Daventry Volunteer Centre and her team who promote the Happy at Home, Clean and Green, Daventry Time Bank and Building Better Opportunities projects, as well as providing a space for activities and groups, to promote health and wellbeing for Daventry's elderly residents. More »

Accompanied by the Mayor and Daventry Town Council's Community Ranger, the High Sheriff was then treated to a 'Tour of the Town', visiting retailers, hairdressers, barbers, cafes and restaurants whose businesses were closed during lockdown and have now reopened, facing new challenges to ensure their business survives the new 'normal'.

The tour finished with a visit to Daventry Museum to view the latest exhibition 'A Virtual and Veritable Cabinet of Curiosities' and of course the Royal Charters (two under the name of Queen Elizabeth I, one under James I and the other under Charles I).

The High Sheriff was overwhelmed by the friendliness of the Town and the passion and commitment shown by the people he met. He will be back, with his wife to enjoy the shopping experience and hospitality he discovered on his visit.

For information about the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire.

For information the High Sheriff Award Scheme

This is one of the many events attended by Daventry Mayor #daventrymayorontour » Less

Shop, snack, and savour food delights at Daventry Farmers Market

Shop, snack, and savour food delights at Daventry Farmers Market

Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 10:00 by DTC Comms

We are delighted to bring our first Farmers' Market to Daventry on Saturday 19th September between 10am – 4pm. We have over 30 stallholders selling food and drink related products that you can take away with you on the day to eat, drink, cook, prepare, or use at home.

Come along to tantalise your taste buds and get your creative cooking juices flowing!

We have traders to satisfy all food tastes and dietary requirements including cured meats, olives, spices, fish, pies, breads, pastries, jams, chutneys, fudges, cookies, ice cream and the list goes on. Equally, if you are feeling thirsty, we have many drinks stalls too offering ciders, beers, wines, and gins galore for you to take home with you. More »

Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Lynne Taylor, is looking forward to a fantastic day and said, "After having to rightfully cancel several of our events from earlier in the year we are now thrilled to be able to host the Farmers Market. We are welcoming traders from Northamptonshire and beyond to share their produce with the town, and the variety of stalls is great"

The market will take place on the High Street, which will be closed on the day to traffic. Traders will be spread out along the whole of the street to allow for social distancing. But we ask residents to please remember:


- Be Kind and remember to keep your social distance
- Follow the government guidelines relating to covid-19
- Do not attend if you are shielding, self-isolating or have Covid-19 symptoms

Please note: Stalls and products subject to change without prior notice.

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Daventry Museum Reopening Information

Daventry Museum Reopening Information

Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 09:00 by DTC Comms

We are excited about welcoming visitors back to Daventry Museum and we want to ensure that it is a pleasurable, comfortable and safe experience for all. As such we have put the following safety measures in place;

Special Open Day Saturday 12th September (and then the first Saturday of the month thereafter) 10am-2.30pm

  • Please make a booking on one of the four hour-long visiting slots via Eventbrite here (currently only available for 12 Sept)
  • Alternatively please call us or email museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk to book your visiting slot
  • Upon arriving at the museum visitors will have their temperature monitored by contactless thermometer
  • Face coverings must be worn (unless you are exempt) and hands must be sanitised
  • Please follow the one way route in place around the museum indicated by floor markers and the plan within the exhibition programme
  • Extra cleaning will be carried out during the day, to assist us with this please refrain from touching or leaning on the cabinets
  • We know you'll be excited to return (we're thrilled too!) but do resist the urge to hug us or the museum exhibits!

General admission from Tuesday 29th September 2020, Tuesday – Friday 10am- 1pm More »

  • Safety procedures in place as above, however it is NOT necessary to book a visiting slot.

We regret that toilet facilities will not be available as they have been redesignated.

The Virtual and Veritable Cabinet of Curiosities is a digital exhibition available online in the form of two short videos and a physical exhibition available to view in the museum. » Less

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