Save Our Shop

As you will know, our shop/Post Office has closed.

This is of course sad news for all of us in Yelvertoft and the surrounding villages who have used the shop to get their newspapers, fresh milk and bread and buy those things you find you have run out of. It will also be bad news for us all as the loss of the Post Office will mean no more cash dispensing, no more posting parcels and packages, no more foreign currency on your doorstep. If you have your prescription delivered to the shop, this will stop.

However, all is not lost. A group of very concerned residents have got together, with the support of the Parish Council, to form a Working Group to launch the Save Our Shop campaign.

A questionnaire is the first step on the journey to retaining a shop and Post Office in the village.  Please do complete our questionnaire.  All residents have been posted a copy but you are also welcome to complete it online and return by email to  Please be honest and as realistic as possible in your answers. Your responses will be treated in confidence. It is entirely anonymous, unless you wish to add your name at the end.

Please either complete your questionnaire online or post it to 1 Styles Place by Friday 23rd August.

Save Our Shop questionnaire JUL 2019

Local businesses and people who live in the surrounding villages are also invited to complete a questionnaire.

All residents are invited to a meeting to discuss the closure of Yelvertoft shop and Post Office, and to discuss whether residents would like to look into options for saving our facilities or not.

Tuesday 27th August 2019


Venue: Yelvertoft Village Hall

Please do come along and share your views.

Many thanks to all those who completed the questionnaire and attended the public meeting.  Questionnaire results can be YELVERTOFT SHOP MEETING SLIDES AUG 209


Burglary – Yelvertoft

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Burglary, Quad bike and Horse box stolen, location is the Church End of  the High Street in Yelvertoft

This happened on Saturday 3rd August 2019 between Midnight – 8am  

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?


Call 101 Ref: 19000408232

In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Daventry Town and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email:

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous.  These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

Nominations for Daventry District Sports Awards now open

People across Daventry District are being encouraged to nominate their local sporting heroes for an award.

Run by Everyone Active in partnership with Daventry District Council, the annual Daventry District Sports Awards aim to celebrate the wealth of sporting talent in Daventry District.

People are encouraged to showcase their club, team or school or to recognise local athletes, coaches or volunteers by nominating them for an award.

There are eleven categories recognising the best community club, activity group, team, coach, volunteer, young leader, school, young sportsperson and disabled sportsperson of the year. There is also an award for best overall sportsperson, and a Lifetime Contribution to Sport award.

The awards, which feed into the regional heats of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, will be presented at a formal evening celebration at Daventry Leisure Centre on Thursday 24 October 2019.

Councillor Alan Hills, Community, Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder at Daventry District Council, said: “Daventry District boasts a very active sporting scene with some incredibly talented individuals, who are often backed by talented coaches, nurturing clubs and schools, and a huge network of volunteers.

“Our annual Sports Awards aim to highlight everyone’s contribution, and are an excellent opportunity to give recognition to anyone involved in local sport who you feel deserves a public accolade for their achievements. Please get in touch and submit your nominations.”

People can find out more about the criteria for individual awards and submit a nomination at

For more information contact Megan Whittingham at Everyone Active either by phone on 01327 871144, or email


Check your voter details ahead of next year’s elections

Residents are being urged to look out for letters dropping onto doormats from this week reminding them to check their voter details are up-to-date.

Daventry District Council (DDC) is sending the forms to every household in the district as part of its annual individual voter registration canvass.

The aim of the form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

Failure to respond could mean a person won’t appear on the Electoral Register, which means they will also not be able to cast their vote in upcoming elections and referendums.

The register is also used by credit reference agencies to check the rating of anyone who wishes to take out credit, including a new mobile phone contract

If residents don’t need to make any changes to the information on the form sent to them, they can confirm their existing registration by using one of the following options:

  • Visit and log on using the security code supplied on their letter.
  • Call 0800 197 9871 and supply the security code from their letter (mobile providers may charge for this service)
  • Text NOCHANGE followed by the security code on their letter to 80212 (mobile providers may charge for this service)

Those who do have to make changes or add anyone onto the register can do so by either visiting or completing the inside of the form provided and sending back in the business reply envelope.

Residents who don’t receive their form can register online at, or contact the elections team at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100.