Operation Unite

Operation Unite 

Operation Unite is working to reduce arson and anti-social behaviour in and around Daventry town centre. It is run as a partnership that includes Daventry District Council, Fire & Rescue, Northamptonshire Police, Daventry Town Council and Neighbourhood Watch.

The aims are to:

  • Reduce anti-social behaviour 
  • Reduce fire setting 
  • Create a safer environment 
  • Reduce waste issues and fly-tipping 
  • Educate local business about fire safety 
  • Offer free fire protection advice.


Events that the partners have organised include a town centre survey to gain feedback on issues affecting the area, a day of action on the Southbrook estate to share fire prevention and community safety advice with residents and two Emergency Services Fun Days at Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village.

As well as supporting community projects like Operation Unite, the Fire and Rescue Arson Task Force also works with young people who are playing with fire. If you have concerns about a child or young person playing with fire please contact the team on 01604 797 160 or email  arsontaskforce@northantsfire.org.uk

Anyone with information about any incidents of deliberate fire setting is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

It is vital that if you see waste illegally dumped or being deposited, especially if it is a fire hazard, to report it to the council. 

Report fly-tipping online here

Alternatively you can phone the Council on 01327 871100.

Find out more about Operation Unite in our video:

Comfort and Joy

Many men and women who flee domestic abuse do so quickly and may not have any personal possessions with them.  Some vulnerable families may struggle over the Christmas period.  The Comfort and Joy campaign is asking for donations of essential items such as food and toiletries but also for gifts for men, women and children that they can open on Christmas day.  Due to the covid pandemic we are asking that any gifts you are able to give are not wrapped.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

Daventry District Council office on Lodge Road, Daventry

South Northamptonshire Council office on Moat Lane, Towcester

Daventry Police Station

Daventry Fire Station

If you are unable to make a donation but would like to contribute then you can do this on a Go Fund Me webpage (opens in new window).

The deadline for donations is the 11 December.  

Thank you. 

Op Unite Fun Days

We have organised two Fun Days so far, both of which were held at the Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village.  They are a great way for people to find out about the work of the Emergency Services in the county as well as for us to find out what issues are important to local people.  In addition to this many other organisations have supported the Days by providing fun activities for children and advice on their services to adults.  Sadly it wasn't possible to hold a Fun Day in 2020 but we asked some of the organisations who would have attended to help us produce two videos.    

Watch part one of our video here:

Watch part two of our video here: