• Heritage Open Days - September 2018

    Heritage Open Days - September 2018

    Find out more about your town through free guided walks, exhibitions and tours...

  • Arts, Crafts & Collectables

    Arts, Crafts & Collectables

    Exhibition showcasing local artists, Crafters & individual collections to celebrate Daventry Arts Festival.

    Exhibition open from 12th June to 24th August 2018.

  • Daventry Food Festival

    Daventry Food Festival

    Daventry Food Festival returns to the High Street and Sheaf Street for the second year running on Saturday 22nd September 2018. This free event will be open to the public from 10am - 4pm, showcasing a variety of local stall holders and traders selling a plethora of food from around the world! #davfoodfest

  • Daventry's Annual Flower and Vegetable Show 2018

    Daventry's Annual Flower and Vegetable Show 2018

    Daventry's Annual Flower and Vegetable Show returns to Daventry Community Centre on Saturday 18th August 2018, 2pm - 4pm for the public. There will also be a craft section. Contact the council on 01327 301246 if you would like to enter the show.

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Latest News

NEWS: Daventry town residents asked to comment on the Proposed Submission Local Plan Part 2 by DDC

NEWS: Daventry town residents asked to comment on the Proposed Submission Local Plan Part 2 by DDC

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:19 by Amy Simpson

Daventry Town residents are being offered the opportunity to comment on the Proposed Submission Local Plan Part 2 from 13th August to 5th October 2018.

Once adopted, it will set out where new homes could go to meet future housing need, as well as the best locations for new businesses, to create employment opportunities. It will help determine which areas should be protected from development and contains policies to protect the District's distinctive landscapes, biodiversity and history, as well as its leisure facilities and green spaces. More »

It will also provide an update on the needs of Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople, setting out the number of plots and pitches required over the next 12 years to meet the standards set by Government.

Further details about the Local Plan, the consultation and the supporting evidence can be found on the District Council's website: www.daventrydc.gov.uk/localplan. Hard copies of the document are available for inspection at the Council offices at Lodge Road and the District's libraries.

The District Council is also holding a staffed exhibition at Daventry library on Wednesday 5th September 2018 from 9.30am – 6pm, for people wishing to find out more about the Local Plan.

All representations should be received by the District Council by 4.30pm on the 5th October 2018. Responses received after this time will not be accepted.

If you have any further questions about either the Local Plan of the consultation process, you can contact the Local Strategy Team directly, either via email to planningpolicy@daventrydc.gov.uk or via telephone to 01327 302 554. » Less

Daventry Museum and Daventry Town Council’s events to mark 100 years since the end of WWI

Daventry Museum and Daventry Town Council’s events to mark 100 years since the end of WWI

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:49 by Amy Simpson

Today, 8th August 2018, marks the 100 day countdown to the ending of World War One. On 8th August 1918, the Battle of Amiens took place, which was the beginning of the Allied offensive and one of the greatest advances that had been seen since the start of the war. Exactly 100 days later, on 11th November 1918, the armistice treaty was signed, signifying the end of the war.

To commemorate the centenary since the ending of WWI, Daventry Museum and Daventry Town Council will be hosting a plethora of events and projects for Daventry's community to be involved in. More »

DAVENTRY MUSEUM

World War One Centenary Exhibition

To mark the 100 years since the end of the First World War, Daventry Museum is holding a commemorative exhibition reflecting on the end of World War One and its impact on a post-war Daventry. On the Saturday open days, visitors will be able to view special exhibits, including footage taken throughout World War One. On Saturday open days in September, November and December visitors will be able to sing along to wartime songs played on the museum piano.

Exhibition Open: Saturday 1st September to Friday 14th December.

Museum Opening Times:

Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm

The first Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm

The Empty Chair Project

To commemorate the lives of the 114 soldiers from Daventry who lost their lives during the First World War, Daventry Museum has invited local Daventry schools and community groups to make and decorate a small model chair to represent each individual soldier. Once built and decorated, these unique chairs will be displayed at the museum and then given to those who wish to remember a soldier by promising to set an empty seat at their table on Remembrance Sunday on 11th November 2018.

The Empty Chair Display will open from Saturday 3rd November to Sunday 11th November. On Sunday 11th November the museum will be open from 11.30am to 2.00pm to see this display.

DAVENTRY TOWN COUNCIL

Handmade Poppy Project

DTC's Handmade Poppy Project was launched in April 2018 and will see handmade knitted and crocheted poppies transformed into an art exhibition that will be displayed in the Holy Cross Church. If you would like to be involved, patterns can be collected from the Town Council offices, or downloaded from the Town Council website (www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk). Exhibition dates TBC. Please drop all completed poppies into the Town Council offices on or before October 1st 2018.

Screening of The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks

Date: Friday 9th November 2018
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Daventry Museum

The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks was filmed between September and November 1916 and is the sister film to The Battle of the Somme. It is the first film of its kind that contains shots of actual tanks that were used at the front during WWI and is a little known masterpiece of British non-fiction cinema that documents the winter stages of the Somme campaign on the Western front. The Imperial War Museum has recently digitally restored the film in its entirety, commissioning music by Laura Rossi to accompany the black and white footage. DTC will be holding a special one-off screening of this film on Friday 9th November 2018 at Daventry Museum. Places are limited, please book by calling 01327 301246 or email events@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk.

Remembrance Day Parade

Date: Sunday 11th November 2018
Time: 10am
Location: St. James' School, ending at the War Memorial with a service to follow at the Holy Cross Church. All welcome.

For more information on the above, please contact the Town Council on 01327 301246. » Less

Latest News: Update on PCSO and DTC Ranger

Latest News: Update on PCSO and DTC Ranger

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:54 by Amy Simpson

Following on from the Town Council meeting on 30th July 2018, DTC's sponsored PCSO, Mia Ball, and Town Ranger, Sean Croke, both presented reports to members of the council with an update of their findings and work in the town centre since being in situ.

DTC is pleased to report that the cross-lateral working and communication between the PCSO, Ranger and the CCTV control room shows the impact that both individuals are making on the town, especially with regards to community safety. More »

The presence of the Ranger, along with the PCSO, offers reassurance to the community. The Ranger has a direct link to the CCTV control room via the Business Together Radio Scheme (open to any retailer or trader in Daventry Town) which means that incidents can be attended to immediately when the Ranger is on duty. Mia and Sean have shown that they are able to attend to these incidents expertly and swiftly. Sean has administered first aid where needed, called an ambulance, waited with the patient for the emergency services to arrive and then compiled a vulnerable person's report to the police, who have simultaneously taken over the matter. Working in tandem with the PCSO, Sean is able to action matters at a community-based level.

Deborah Jewell, Chief Officer of Daventry Town Council, commented saying, "I am very pleased to see that the town has embraced both Mia and Sean. Having only been in their positions for a few months, it is wonderful to see the impact that both individuals have had on the community."

The reports are available to download from the DTC website. They are contactable via twitter @DTCranger and @PCSOMia.

For further information, please contact townclerk@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk » Less

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