Entries by Samantha Haywood

Covid Household Support Grant

Northamptonshire County Council have the Covid-19 Household Winter Support Scheme available to help households, especially those with children, who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and are struggling to stay warm and put food on the table this winter.  There are many reasons why a household may be struggling and this scheme is intended […]


Cooking Good is a healthy eating project led by Health-Works and are funded by Public Health England to deliver home cooking experiences to families in the more rural areas of Daventry and South Northants. The two lead consultants from Health Works are Lorraine Hirst and Louisa Gregory who are delivering training to volunteers. The original […]

Christmas Waste & Recycling Collections

Daventry District Council’s offices will be closed from Christmas Day until they reopen on Monday 4 January 2021.  Essential services, such as waste and recycling collections and street cleaning will continue over the festive period, and there will also continue to be arrangements in place in the event of an emergency. Find out more about waste […]

Small Business Grants Available

Media Release  23 November 2020  Businesses urged to apply for new grant fund  Businesses in Daventry District which have been required to close temporarily due to the lockdown are encouraged to apply for a Local Restrictions Support Grant. The Government fund can provide grants of up to £3,000 to help small businesses in the retail, […]

£3,000 distributed in Yelvertoft

YELVERTOFT READING ROOM The Yelvertoft Educational Charity – The owner of the Reading Room, has in accordance with its Trust, managed this year to be able to donate to the Educational groups in the village a total of £3,000. This is despite the fact that the Reading Room has been closed since March because of […]

New Reach for Health Centre opens its doors

Daventry District Council Media Release                        3 November, 2020 A charity which helps transform the lives of people with serious health conditions has opened the doors to its state-of-the-art new centre. Reach for Health provides physiotherapeutic exercise for those who have experienced a traumatic health event such as a heart attack or stroke, as well as people […]

Cemetery Headstones

We have completed the annual cemetery headstone check.  Each year we have to check that each headstone is safe and cannot topple over and possible hurt someone. Several headstones have been laid flat as they were unsafe and easily laid flat. We are currently contacting the owners to arrange for the headstones to be re-erected […]

Volunteers needed to listen to children read in local primary schools

Our reading volunteers are going to be desperately needed due to Coronavirus.  Thousands of children won’t have had enough reading practice during lockdown. In a normal year, one in four children leave primary school unable to read well.  Most children will have missed a term of school, so the reading gap is now wider.  Children […]

Grants available

 Yelvertoft has been awarded a 20% share of the Lilbourne Windfarm community fund which amounts to £2,000 p.a. from 2015 to 2040.  The Parish Council are welcoming applications from organisations within Yelvertoft for the 2020 fund. Deadlines for applications annually is 31st January. Please click here for further details and an application form: Lilbourne windfarm […]


Please see below for latest updates from Healthwatch Northamptonshire, including the launch of a brand new smartphone app from Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership:- People across Northamptonshire can now benefit from quick and easy access to the latest information about local health and care services – thanks to the launch of a brand new smartphone […]