Rollout of rural roadshows

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Everyone Active has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to provide free community fun days across rural areas of Daventry district.

The Rural Roadshows project is being rolled out to all areas of the district during Easter, Whitsun, and Summer school holidays including Brixworth, Crick, Long Buckby, Woodford Halse, Barby and Weedon.

The project has also received funding support from Daventry and District Housing through the Community Chest Fund.

The roadshows in Easter are delivered every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 3pm and are suitable for all ages and include activities such as football, cricket, hockey, storytime for under fives, bouncy castle, bungee run, balloon modelling, and face painting.

There will also be a free health check facility available at each event along with advice from Village Network on debt, benefits, and job seeking support. There’s no need to book, just turn up and play!

Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund deputydirector England said: “I am delighted that money raised through the National Lottery playing public can help local projects such as Everyone Active which works right at the heart of the community.”

Councillor Alan Hills, community, culture and leisure portfolio holder at Daventry District Council, said: “The Rural Roadshows offer a great afternoon of free activities for families across Daventry district to enjoy.

“It’s a great way to for parents to keep children active and entertained during the Easter break, as well as pick up advice and information about a range of services.”

The next roadshow events are at Brixworth Country Park on Tuesday, March 31, Naseby Playing field on Thursday, April 2, Crick Playing Field on Tuesday, April 7 and Long Buckby Sports Field on Thursday, April 9.

For more information please contact Will Heckford on 01327 871144.