Community activities to help kick start the summer holidays      

Published: Friday, 27 July 2018

A week of community action in St David’s will help to kick start the summer holidays from Monday, 30 July.

The week of activities will begin at 3pm on 30 July, with residents having the opportunity to speak to their local Police Officers, as Northamptonshire Police open a mobile drop-in station on Newham Road.

Other activities packed into the week include pamper sessions, a coffee morning, self-defence classes, health walks, drop-in chats with Northampton Community Safety Partnership organisations and litter picks.

Young people are also invited to get creative during a free facilitated graffiti workshop in the St David’s Church community rooms on Friday, 3 August. Attendees will get the chance to input into the design and help paint a piece being painted on the wall at St David’s MUGA area.

On Saturday, 4 August, families will be able to enjoy the 5th Community Show at Bradlaugh Fields. The event, which runs from 10am to 5pm, will include lots of fun activities such as a dog show, pony rides, a craft tent, bird of prey displays and entertainment from the Royal & Derngate Community Choir and the Northampton Ukulele Group.

The action all comes to an end on Friday, 10 August Lemon Pops Workshops unveil their youth graffiti project at 11am, with lunch Lunch and sports activities available until 4pm.

Cllr Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “The St David’s week of action is jammed packed full of activities to keep the whole family entertained during the second week of the summer holidays.

“Although there are lots of fun activities, it is also a week of promoting safety in the community too. The Council and partners will be on hand to give residents advice and information about a range of issues and offer services like free bike security markings.”

Anyone who would like to take part in activities such as the litter pick and graffiti project, can register their interest at [email protected]