Sunday 14 June 2020 will mark the 375th anniversary of The Battle of Naseby.
On that morning in 1645, parliament's Newly Modelled Army destroyed King Charles I's army at Naseby, the decisive battle of the first English Civil War. Only nights before this, King Charles stayed at Daventry's Wheatsheaf Inn and his Royalist forces used Borough Hill as a base before marching to fight at Naseby.
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Posted: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 10:00 by Daventry Town Council
Following Government guidelines Daventry Town Market was temporarily closed due to Government Covid19 regulations, which were lifted as of the 1st June 2020.
On Tuesday 2nd June 2020 Daventry Town Market resumed its usual service, opening every Tuesday and Friday, on the High Street from 8am – 2pm, offering fresh locally-sourced produce at competitive prices.
Social distancing measures have been... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:30 by Daventry Town Council
Following Daventry Town Council's Annual Town Meeting on Thursday 28th May 2020, Cllr Lynne Taylor was elected to the position of Mayor of Daventry for the Council Year 2020/2021.
Cllr Lynne Taylor has been a Councillor for Daventry Town since 2003, initially being voted via co-option as Councillor for Drayton Ward, 17 years later, she is very much an integral part of the Town Council and in her role... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:30 by Daventry Town Council
In recognition of the importance of play to children and young people, as of Saturday 4th July, Daventry Town Council will be re-opening all the play areas in the Town.
Daventry Town Council manages 40 play areas and each play area is inspected weekly by a dedicated play area inspector who makes sure that the area and equipment is safe, secure, and well-maintained, but it will not be cleaned or sanitised.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:00 by Daventry Town Council
My term as Mayor ended last week at the second virtual Town Council Meeting held last Thursday and it's certainly been quite a year as Daventry Mayor. I met a lot of interesting people, a wide range of wonderful local charities and attended an amazing range of events.
Having lived in Daventry for 35 years I thought I knew what was going on in the town, but there is so much I didn't know! Mostly, the... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:00 by Daventry Town Council
'The Long Buckby Angels have been making scrubs for NHS staff as part of a new group set up on Facebook called Scrubs Up for Northants'.
We recently spoke to Reverend Dawn Stokes at Daventry Holy Cross Church to find out more on this wonderful community initiative. "I was very impressed with what the 'Scrubs Up' group had achieved through different volunteer groups and wanted the church to be able to... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 26 May 2020 21:00 by Daventry Town Council
Goodness me, it's 8 weeks since I started with these notes and it's funny how social distancing life, in many ways, almost feels normal. There's a natural worry about the future as well as a longing for what we are missing. In our case we have just seen (via video) my grandson taking his first proper steps with a bonus little jump included. We would rather be there in person to see this but thankfully... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 19 May 2020 15:30 by Daventry Town Council
Hope everyone has a happy and healthy bank holiday week/weekend and enjoyed safe VE Day festivities.
It's been a celebratory week in my household; with it being my birthday, then my son's, with a bank holiday between them. Thank goodness for the internet and delivery services, enabling us to still send and receive presents and cards.
Full marks to the staff at Daventry Town Council and the Retail Forum... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 13:10 by Daventry Town Council
Our sponsored PCSO, Mia Ball, has been busy over the last few weeks ensuring that the safety and wellbeing of Daventry residents remains a number one priority. As part of her safety message campaign during lockdown, she has released another video detailing how residents can remain safe during this period.
Ahead of VE Day, which we are celebrating on Friday, PCSO Mia asks residents to ensure that if... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 17:45 by Daventry Town Council
Hope everyone is well and looking forward to the week ahead, particularly VE Day on Friday (8th May) and the 75th Anniversary Year celebrations.
At the moment we feel deprived of our normal life but this is nothing compared to the wartime years. For the civilian population rationing of food, shoes, fuel and other goods lasted for 14 years. At the same time soldiers were drafted into the army, some not... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 May 2020 11:30 by Daventry Town Council