New activities wanted for Daventry Country Park

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Daventry Country Park NNL-140914-222409009

Businesses, groups and individuals are being invited to put forward ideas for new activities at Daventry Country Park.

The Green Flag award-winning park, off Northern Way, attracts thousands of visitors each year and Daventry District Council wants to hear from suitably experienced applicants who can deliver activities to further increase what the park has to offer.

From kayaking to bush craft, leadership courses to wildlife study – the possibilities for leisure programmes are wide-ranging.

Other activities could include inflatable play, orienteering, volunteering, holiday programmes, disability or equal opportunities group work and coaching sessions.

Applicants must have a proven track record of putting on popular, value-for-money activities safely. They must also provide evidence of a risk-management strategy, be insured up to £5 million for public liability, comply with all the regulations or approved practices related to their activities and ensure they have appropriately trained staff.

It is expected the new licence would begin in March 2016 and run for one year with the potential to extend, depending on the needs of the licensee and what they are offering.

Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry District Council’s Community, Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder, said: “Daventry Country Park offers a superb range of leisure activities but we are always looking at ways to further improve it for visitors or all ages.

“That’s why we’re keen to hear from businesses, groups or individuals with great ideas and a track record of holding popular events. Please come forward and work with us so we can continue to provide an excellent attraction for our residents.”

For more information, including the full specification and terms and conditions, email gmason@daventrydc.gov.uk with the subject line “DCP Activities 2016”.

The closing date for submissions is Tuesday, December 22.