Armed Forces Day 2021

Northampton — 26 June 2021 – 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

NORTHAMPTON ARMED FORCES DAY 2021

Northampton Armed Forces Day event will recognise and celebrate everything the Armed Forces personnel has done for this country. This event will also look to educate the general public regarding multiple aspects of the armed forces.

There will be stalls and Information stands from a variety of armed services which will offer support and guidance to Service Personnel and Veterans, some of which will include; RBL, SAFFA, Discounts for Troops, Help for Heroes and the Nene Clinical Commissioning Group.

The event area on the Market Square will be used to create an information village for charities and other organisations to provide help and support for veterans who will be able to register their details for further information and follow up support. The event provides opportunity for the general public to show their appreciation for all the Armed Services personnel present and past for their Services to Queen & Country. The event also will educate the general public of the number of Serving and ex personnel within the Borough boundary and the needs they have.

We understand that there is huge uncertainty regarding the level of restrictions that will be in place by this time, however, we will be looking to celebrate this event either in public, virtually or both (COVID restrictions dependant). The event will be planned with COVID secure contingency’s

https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/event/northampton-armed-forces-day-2021/ 

Summer Reading Challenge

Every year Northamptonshire Libraries deliver the Summer Reading Challenge, which challenges children to read 6 books during the summer holidays.

It has been proven that children who don’t continue reading during the summer have a lower reading age when they return to school in September than that before the summer.

You can find out more about the challenge on the webpage: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/src or on the facebook page: www.facebook.com/NorthamptonshireSRC

The challenge starts on the 10th July and runs until September, when children return to school.