Local News

Local Heroes

Daventry is very lucky to have so many hard-working and supportive local volunteers, and the submissions for Volunteers’ Week 2020 have shown how much community spirit and kindness we really do see every day.


Re-Opening Northamptonshire Schools

Below is a statement from Northamptonshire County Council regarding school re-openings.


Since lockdown began, schools in Northamptonshire have been going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that education is still accessible for local children. 

Environment Agency: Updates for Anglers and Boaters

From now on, in line with eased coronavirus restrictions, anglers will be allowed to go fishing subject to social distancing restrictions - i.e. keeping 2m apart and in gatherings of no more than two people.

West Midlands Trains: Service Changes 18th May

During the past seven weeks West Midlands Trains have been operating a reduced service - supporting essential travel despite staff shortages so that key workers can continue to travel by train.

Sky SME Support Scheme: TV Advertising Fund

Sky Media has launched a new SME support scheme, the SME100. This is a £1 million fund which will provide 100 businesses with TV advertising campaigns, with the aim of helping to promote them during these difficult times. 

The Football Foundation: Pitch Preparation Fund

The Football Foundation has recently launched a new £9.5 million funding scheme for clubs and organisations - to make sure their pitches are match-fit for use once it's safe to start playing on them again.

Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2020: Local Winners

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses, designed to recognise outstanding achievements in the fields of Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility).