Review of the Year July and August

Fete and old fashioned sports day at the Hollows playing field, Daventry. Pictured, Danielle and Emily (5) Rowley on the swings NNL-141008-165315009
Fete and old fashioned sports day at the Hollows playing field, Daventry. Pictured, Danielle and Emily (5) Rowley on the swings NNL-141008-165315009
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The Daventry Express looks back on July and August of last year.

July

Vintage sewing workshops

Vintage sewing workshops

Problems on a road in Daventry led to a meeting. Concerns were raised about people parking on both sides of Highfield Road and fears that emergency services could not get past.

Daventry’s education system received a boost with a £6.5 million investment by the Government to build a new college in the town. When completed, the new building will replace the existing college on Badby Road West.

Police revealed that anti-social behaviour in Daventry has lowered since the creation of a new skate park in the town. The force said it spoke volumes about the young people in the town since the park on the New Street Recreation Ground was built a year ago.

An opposition group was set up to fight plans for 450 homes in the north of the town. The Mickle Well Park Opposition Group believes the infrastructure in the town can not be supported on the site.

Hundreds of young people turned out for the funeral of stabbing victim Stanley Harrison. It was held at the Holy Cross Church in Daventry.

Tributes were paid to Christine Everiss, a larger than life woman who died suddenly. The mother of five died in hospital after she suffered chest pains at Daventry Country Park. She was loved by many people, said her eldest daughter Danielle.

August

The son of a Daventry couple who were burgled released CCTV footage of the intruder. The burglary occurred at a house on the Medway on theGrange estate with items stolen including cash, jewellery and the CCTV camera itself.

Daventry’s MP Chris Heaton Harris hailed a drop inpetrol prices in the town, following a meeting with Shell executives.

Mr Heaton-Harris met representatives from the international company along with concerned residents to discuss the high petrol prices in Daventry, which he said were driving consumers away.

The Daventry district paused to remember the anniversary of the start of World War I. There were several events in the area dedicated to the event.

An agreement was put in to enhance the CCTV network in the town. Daventry Town Council received a total of £14,000 from the recently wound-up Daventry Business Partnership

Scaffolding blocking the pavement in a Daventry street was due to be removed following repairs to a derelict building at risk of collapse.

Structural supports holding up the front of 7-13 Warwick Street was blocking the pavement, forcing residents to walk in the road and raising safety concerns.