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Daventry Museum in the running for People’s Choice Award

Daventry Museum in the running for People’s Choice Award

Posted: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:57 by Hayley Francis

Daventry Museum has been shortlisted for this year's People's Choice Award at the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum (NHF) Awards 2019.

The museum, which is located on New Street in Daventry, has also entered four further awards categories, including the Community Award for The Empty Chair Project. More than 1,000 visitors attended this exhibition, which commemorated the lives of the 114 Daventry soldiers who died during the First World War. More »

In 2016, the museum won Best Event at the NHF Awards for its first British Science event, returning in 2017 to win Best Event for the Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme. Sophie Good, Development and Liaison Officer at Daventry Museum, is hopeful for a repeat of this success.

"We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the People's Choice award in recognition of our work here at Daventry Museum. We are very proud of the events and exhibitions we have run over the past 12 months, supported by our brilliant team of volunteers. Fingers crossed we will be bringing more trophies home with us this year."

The awards ceremony will be held on 4th July 2019 at Holdenby House. To place your vote, visit Daventry Museum to pick up a voting form, where you can also explore the archaeology exhibition, Discoveries from Daventry and Beyond. The museum is open Tuesday to Friday between 9:30am and 1:30pm, and on Saturday 1st June between 10am and 4pm. You can also vote online at www.eastcoteconsulting.com/heritage-forum-voting. » Less

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

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