Armed Forces Day 2021

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


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 

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: or on the facebook page:

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

Unitary Elections 6th May 2021

Unitary and Parish elections – 6 May 2021

Standing in the elections on 6 May

On 6 May this year residents in West Northamptonshire will be able to elect councillors to serve on the new West Northamptonshire Council.

A total of 93 councillors will be elected to the new Council, which replaces the existing district, borough and county councils across the west Northamptonshire area on 1 April 2021.

Elections are also due to take place that day to elect representatives for up to 117 town/parish councils across West Northamptonshire.

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the way we handle your nominations to stand as candidates in the above elections will be different this year.

Candidates and agents briefing

An online briefing session was held on 3 March to give candidates and agents an overview of the nominations process, key electoral information, dates and deadlines as well as setting out important details about the Covid safety measures being planned for candidates and agents.

If you missed it, you can watch a recording of the candidates and agents briefing here

Nomination forms

To stand in the elections on 6 May you will need to complete and submit a nomination form. Nomination forms for these elections will be made available from 3 March, via the following means:

Daventry: Daventry District Council – Elections – nominations (

Northampton: Standing as a candidate | West Northamptonshire Council Unitary Elections | Northampton Borough Council

South Northants: Becoming a Councillor | Elections in progress | South Northamptonshire Council (

Elections all set for 6 May

With local elections confirmed as going ahead on 6 May, Harlestone Manor Parish Council has created a dedicated web area providing information on voting and standing for election.

For these elections, special measures have been put in place to make the process as Covid-safe as possible for voters. Electors will be able to vote in person, by post, and by proxy.

Please visit our Election page  to see the election timetable, details on how to register to vote (a process that takes only 5 minutes) and how to stand for election.

We have also put together some FAQs so you can find out more about what being a councillor involves. Find out more about the election.

Daventry District Council useful Websites & Contacts to Help the Community

Daventry District Council useful Websites and Contacts



For more     details:          The contact at the award organisers:


  • Futures Housing Group have a new product brochure, attached, this is for use by all external partners, stakeholders, frontline workers (such as adult care staff, care co-ordinators, hospital discharge teams and volunteers). It has been designed to help understand more about the products and services that are on offer to anyone living within Daventry District and Northamptonshire regardless of tenure type or age.  There are also hard copies if anyone would prefer please contact can arrange this for you


  • Get On Board CIC is all about improving the lives of people with learning disabilities, they provide training to organisations and help them to improve their services, attached is their latest newsletter, for further information email


  • Daventry MIND – for referrals please contact 01327 879416, lines are open 10am – 2pm Tuesday’s to Friday’s or you can email Their Crisis Cafe is still open in Daventry from 5pm – 9pm on Wednesday evenings

Christmas Advent Windows – Photos

Christmas Carol Service 2020 – Photos

Christmas Tree Turn On


A Visit from St.Nicholas + Chairman’s Message

Please double-click for the full screen video

HM Carol Singing & Tree Turn On

Complying with Government Regulations

Dear all

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all at our Carol Singing event tomorrow. However, we do need to be mindful of the restrictions in place for the pandemic. To keep everyone safe and to help us comply with Government regulations, please read the following safety information before you set out.

  1. To maintain social distancing arrangements, please keep to the yellow markings/cones. Marshalls will be on hand to help you find somewhere to stand safely away from others.
  2. We encourage all attendees to wear face masks to the event.
  3. Government guidance for carol singing events state that attendees should remain seated where possible. If you are able to bring a portable seat / camping chair, this would be appreciated. Do not worry if you do not have one – there will be a limited number of spare seats available.
  4. We would kindly request that pets are left at home to prevent the potential for unintended accidents.
  5. Residents should not mix with other households whilst attending the event.
  6. Please note that groups of more than six people will not be permitted to share a space on the green.
  7. If you are unable to attend in person, we will be live-streaming the event on our
  8. Facebook site. We will take care not to include anyone other than the organising team in any shots.
  9. Finally, please dress appropriately for the weather – it may be a little cold!
  10. Please scan in on to the QR code when attending the event with the NHS App

The Longest Night – 22 December – St Andrews Church