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Daventry's emergency services fun day hailed a success

16 August 2022

Firemen and visitors standing next to a fire engine at Daventry Emergency Services Fun Day

More than 4,000 visitors of all ages enjoyed a day of entertainment and demonstrations in Daventry last week.

The Emergency Services Fun Day took place at Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village in Hawke Road between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday 10 August.

Visitors enjoyed a range of activities, from battling in sumo suits and having a go at hockey, to viewing demonstrations by emergency services. There were stalls and games, free refreshments, and a chance to see police and fire vehicles up-close.

The event was organised by West Northants Community Safety Partnership under the Daventry Operation Unite banner, which includes Northamptonshire Police, West Northamptonshire Council, Daventry Town Council, Cummins, DSLV and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service.

There were also stands offering information on Northamptonshire Police's Blue Butterfly project and bike marking scheme, as well as from a range of other organisations, including RE-Solve, the Emergency Service Cadets, GYM (Guiding Young Minds), Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service, Mind, Daventry Leisure Centre, Community First Responders, local housing associations and many more.

Councillor David Smith, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Engagement, and Regulatory Services on West Northamptonshire Council, said:

“The aim of the event was to provide members of the community with an opportunity to find out more about the work of our Community Safety Partnership and chat to members of our emergency services.

“It was a tremendous success. There were 1,000 people through the gates within the first 45 minutes and event staff counted up to 4,000 during the whole day.

“I would like to extend a special thanks to all representatives from the emergency services - Northants fire and EMAS for great demos, Daventry Ukulele group for their performance, Cummins Daventry for all of their support and their apprentices helping out marshalling during the day. Also, a big thank you to DSLV for the venue and RRT Rapid Relief Team providing free burgers and drinks. All who attended with stalls and activities were absolutely fantastic and a great time was had by all.”

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