Daventry Town Council

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Daventry Town Council

Clerk: Ms Deborah Jewell
3 New Street, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 4BT

Tel: 01327 301246

Daventry Town Council strives to make Daventry a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information, if you can't find the information you require then please contact us. To keep up to date with the latest news and events from DTC click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

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A Christmas Message from the Mayor of Daventry

A Christmas Message from the Mayor of Daventry

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:31 by Amy Simpson

Since my inauguration as Mayor in April of this year, I have spent the past eight months getting to know the people of this town a bit better. Daventry continues to be a great place to live, work and visit and I am reminded of that with each new community engagement I attend.

There have been so many wonderful events take place in Daventry Town in 2018, and I was very fortunate to have attended most of them. The Food Festival that took place in September was very well received – shame about the rain, but it was fantastic to see the Town so full of life on a Saturday. The annual Fireworks Display in November proved once again that community events is something that we do well – it was an honour to open the display, with the highest attendance we have ever had. The Winter Fayre, first of its name, took place only a couple of weeks ago and was definitely a great success in the Town. The annual lantern parade continues to go from strength to strength, with the highest number of participants that it has seen. More »

This year's Remembrance Parade, being the commemoration of 100 years from the end of WW1, was both humbling and moving. We said farewell to Graham Holloway who will no longer continue to be Parade Master for the Town. I wish Graham every luck in future endeavours – he will indubitably be missed. The empty chair project organised by the museum volunteers and Liaison office also brought a lump to my throat.

The introduction of our sponsored PCSO and Town Ranger has proven incredibly effective in the Town Council's community safety strategy, ensuring that Daventry continues to be a safe place to live, work and visit. Looking at last year's figures and comparing them to this year, it appears that since their inception, the Ranger and PCSO have helped reduce the anti-social behaviour complaints over the summer holidays – a wonderful achievement I am sure you will all agree.

The community spirit in Daventry Town never ceases to amaze me – the generosity, kindness and creativity of the individuals and communities I have seen makes me proud to be Mayor and Chair of Council.

So, whatever your beliefs may be this year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Best wishes,

Cllr Lynn Jones - Mayor of Daventry » Less

Winter Fayre success for Daventry Town

Winter Fayre success for Daventry Town

Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:42 by Amy Simpson

From a Christmas Market to Santa's Grotto, Daventry's town centre was filled with the magic of Christmas, on Saturday 8th December, as the first Winter Fayre took place in the town.

Hundreds of residents and visitors took to the streets of the town to take part in the event. The High Street was filled with local traders selling a variety of drink, food and crafts whilst Sheaf Street was home to Santa's Grotto (built into the bandstand especially for the occasion), as well as Donkey Rides. More »

The annual Lantern Parade which took place in the afternoon, and led by Liberty Drum Corps, had the best turn out ever since its inception three years ago, with hundreds of adults and children taking part. The parade ended with a Family Carol Service at the Holy Cross Church, which was a great success.

Cllr Lynn Jones, Mayor of Daventry, said, "I thoroughly enjoyed myself on Saturday, there was definitely something for everyone to enjoy throughout the day. The donkey rides were definitely the most popular attraction of the day and it was wonderful to see the town thriving and full of people on a weekend. I'm looking forward to next year's already."

The full gallery of photos taken on the day are available to view via www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk/daventrywinterfayre. » Less

NEWS: Town Ranger

NEWS: Town Ranger

Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:59 by Amy Simpson

Daventry Town Council wishes to thank Sean Croke, DTC Ranger, for all his hard-work and dedication to the role as today he embarks on a new and exciting venture. Sean has been an asset to both the town and the team and will be sorely missed by all.

New Age Training and Recruitment, who provide DTC's Town Ranger, has confirmed that, until a permanent replacement has been found, the role will be filled with temporary rangers, on an interim basis.

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