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Daventry Fire and Rescue show appreciation for DTC Trauma Teddy Campaign

Daventry Fire and Rescue show appreciation for DTC Trauma Teddy Campaign

Posted: Tue, 21 May 2019 16:54 by Daventry Town Council

On Monday 20th May 2019, Daventry Fire and Rescue Services (DFAR) were called to the aid of a mother and child, after their car's locking mechanism seized, and the child was locked in the car.

DFAR acted swiftly and efficiently, breaking into the car using their 'breaking-in' gear, reuniting a very happy mum with her toddler, who was also presented with a Trauma Teddy, which was supplied by Daventry Town Council. More »

Duncan Timbs, Crew Commander for Daventry Fire and Rescue, said, "Handing over a gift at a time when people are potentially in the most traumatic moment of their lives may seem odd. However, when it comes to children and teddies, they have this amazing effect that re-focuses them on something different.


We have handed out countless Trauma Teddies over the last few years since they were lovingly hand-made by the local community and gifted to us by DTC. The difference it makes to a child is incredible. It is an instant distraction, an instant smile, an instant rapport with someone who just wants their parent. It is quite often the little things in life that make a big difference to people. I think we could all do with remembering that at times."

Deborah Jewell, Chief Officer of Daventry Town Council said, "When we gifted the Trauma Teddies to Daventry Fire and Rescue, we were not quite aware of the impact that they would truly have on the children they were given to. We are incredibly proud that Arlo was a receiver of one of the Trauma Teddies and we hope that, in his distress, that both him and his mother Michelle, found comfort."

For more information about Daventry Town Council's Trauma Teddy campaign, please visit www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk. » Less

Community safety focus leads to seizure of nuisance bikes

Community safety focus leads to seizure of nuisance bikes

Posted: Mon, 20 May 2019 13:12 by Hayley Francis

Together with Northamptonshire Police, Daventry Town Council made finding and seizing nuisance motorcycles a local priority, in particular three off-road motorbikes which had been used for anti-social behaviour throughout the town.

Daventry Town Council is delighted in the work of Northamptonshire Police, Police Community Support Officer Mia Ball and colleagues that has seen these three motorcycles seized this weekend. More »

Following multiple reports from the local community and ongoing efforts by police, the bikes were taken away and will no longer cause a disturbance to residents.

PCSO Ball is sponsored by Daventry Town Council, as part of the Council's ongoing investment in community safety, which also includes supporting the Town Ranger. » Less

An interview with: Mike Arnold

An interview with: Mike Arnold

Posted: Fri, 03 May 2019 15:18 by Hayley Francis

I have lived in Daventry for 33 years, after moving from Surrey due to a change in job role. It was the location, the surrounding greenery and the natural beauty of the area that appealed to me and my wife. The Town is open and quaint, and alongside the rural feel we knew this would be the perfect family home.

I have been a Town Councillor for around 10 years. The decision to join the Council came about because I wanted to give back to the community. This town is my home and I would like to help and make a difference to the people that live in Daventry. More »

Moving towards 'unitary' means that there will be changes to the Town in the future. It is important that the Town Council continues to be a figurehead with that change; a reliable body that its residents can trust. By looking into the future, we can ensure that the Town continues to thrive, for this generation and generations to come.

DTC focuses on the quality of life at a local level and by enhancing this we encourage residents to become more involved with how the Town is governed, along with its development.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading any historical fact and fiction book I can get my hands on, my interest in history also influenced my choice of favourite film which is Kelly's Heroes. » Less

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