Get involved in Daventry street art project

The skate park mural in Daventry created last year.
The skate park mural in Daventry created last year.

People who are interested in taking part in the next phase of a street art project in Daventry are invited to a registration event this month.

The project was launched last summer with the creation of a street art mural on the wall next to the skate park in the New Street Recreation Ground.

Local nursery children also got involved in creating a poppy-themed mural to commemorate the First World War centenary.

Now the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership, which is co-ordinating the scheme, wants ideas and help to create a new art project this summer.

It is planning to create murals in the underpass in Yeomanry Way on The Grange Estate in Daventry on August 17 and 18 and is looking for people to get involved.

People of all ages who are interested in taking part are urged to attend a registration session at the Phoenix Youth Centre, Ashby Road, Daventry, at 5pm on Friday, July 10.

Alternatively people can register their interest by emailing Mel Bland on mel.bland@daventryphoenix.org

There are limited spaces on the project and they will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. Anyone who misses out this time will be put on a list for future projects.

Councillor Alan Hills, vice chairman of the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership, said: “This is a wonderful project to help brighten up the town and help give people a sense of pride in their community.

“We are really keen to give everyone an opportunity to contribute, whether that involves designing the art work, helping with the painting or both.

“The skate park art project last year was certainly met with a great deal of enthusiasm by those who took part and I would urge anyone who is interested to come along to the registration event and find out more.”

The Community Safety Partnership brings together partners including Daventry District Council, South Northamptonshire Council, Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service, Northamptonshire County Council and Nene Clinical Commissioning Group to reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour within the community.