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Our Events

We hold a number of events during the year, mostly publicity with some social events. Below are details of all of our events currently planned for 2018 and 2019. For more information or to book a place, please use the contact link.

Below is the list of our remaining events currently planned for 2018. For more information or to book a place, please use the contact link.

OCT
13

PR Event - CarKraft

Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018

Venue: Rockingham Speedway, Mitchell Rd, Corby NN17 5AF

Email: Henny Cameron

We have again been invited to attend to promote our Group. It is a great event for us, as everyone attending is keen to improve their driving, and often there are parent attending as well. The format of the sessions enables us to mingle with the attendees during the day, and we have just taken delivery of new snazzy leaflets to give out!

It would be really great for any Group members to could come and help on the day, for whatever number of hours that can be spared! The event is from 8.15 am until 6pm, however the format means we can drop in whenever we want! If you could help out, can you let Henny know, along with roughly when you would be able to attend.

If you are a driver or non-driver, there are still some spaces left, check the CarKraft website for further information and to book your slot.

NOV
4

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 4th November 2018

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

NOV
10

Associate Classroom Session

Date: Saturday, 10th November 2018, (9.00 a.m.)

Venue: Police Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ

Email: Alan Brown phone: 07803 129442

classroomThese classroom sessions form an important part of the Associate training programme. The session comprises approximately 2 hours in the classroom discussing the system of car control, cornering and many other useful topics, followed by a demonstration drive. All Associates are encouraged to attend a classroom session, so if you have not yet attended, please contact Alan to book your place.

Our classroom sessions are also open to Associates who have previously attended and Full members of our Group, although priority will be given to new Associates and space on the demonstration drives will be limited.

This Saturday classroom sessions starts at (9.00 a.m.), tea/coffee is available.

NOV
12

Observers Meeting

Date: Monday, 12th November 2018. (8.00 p.m.)

Venue: Northamptonshire Police HQ, Wootton Hall NN4 0JQ

Email: John Norrie, phone: 01604 505603

Our quarterly Observer meeting will be held at Northamptonshire Police HQ, Northampton, starting at 20:00. These meetings are an important event, as they are a chance to discuss new driving and observing techniques, and changes in vehicle technologies, and gives you, as an observer of the Group, a chance to have your say. Note: this meeting is for Observers and Trainee Observers.

DEC
2

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 2nd December 2018

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

DEC
16

Associate Classroom Session

Date: Sunday, 16th December 2018, (9.00 a.m.)

Venue: Police Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ

Email: Alan Brown phone: 07803 129442

classroomThese classroom sessions form an important part of the Associate training programme. The session comprises approximately 2 hours in the classroom discussing the system of car control, cornering and many other useful topics, followed by a demonstration drive. All Associates are encouraged to attend a classroom session, so if you have not yet attended, please contact Alan to book your place.

Our classroom sessions are also open to Associates who have previously attended and Full members of our Group, although priority will be given to new Associates and space on the demonstration drives will be limited.

This Saturday classroom sessions starts at (9.00 a.m.), tea/coffee is available.



Below is the list of our events currently planned for 2019. For more information or to book a place, please use the contact link.

JAN
7

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 7th January 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

FEB
3

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

MAR
3

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 3rd March 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

APR
7

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 7th April 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

APR
11

Annual General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 8.00 p.m.

Venue: The University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, Bedford Road, Northampton

Email: David Smith, phone: 01604 845965

Waterside CampusOur AGM will be held on the Waterside Campus of The University of Northampton (click image for full size map of campus). As usual the formal business will take approximately half an hour, followed by presentation of awards, and coffee/biscuits! We then devote the rest of the evening to our guest speaker, yet to be announced.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet up with other members, to question the group about its policies/procedures, and having a general discussion on group activities. We look forward to welcoming all full, associate and guest members.

Please note the university of Northampton is a secure site so please leave plenty of time to park and get through any security!

Spring
tba

3-In-A-Car

Date: Sunday, Spring 2019, 9.30 a.m. start

Venue: Harlestone Firs car park, Harlestone Heath, Harlestone Road, Northampton NN5 6UJ

Email: Tess Moore

This is an informal way for you to keep in touch with advanced driving. The sessions are designed for both Associates and Full Members and their purpose is to assist you in maintaining your high standards. We will meet at the Harlestone Firs car park, along main road by Wyevale Garden Centre at 9.30 a.m. (the garden centre does not open until 10 a.m !).

When you arrive, we will assign you into a group of three (sometimes two - or even four) that includes an Observer. One of you will elect to drive first in your own car for 20 minutes or so on a course either of your choice or directed en-route. Someone else elects to go next in their own car - and so on until they’ve all had a turn. The second driver will aim to arrive at the Harlestone Heath Wyevale Garden Centre at approximately 10 a.m. where we will all meet up for late breakfast!

There is likely to be a good deal of helpful banter during TiC sessions so most points will be covered as you go round, but at the end of each drive there will be an opportunity for you all to enjoy a short and sometimes entertaining de-brief!

The whole thing is done and dusted in around 2.5 hours, it’s completely free of charge and it's good fun. No records are made of the drives - but there's usually plenty of advice available!!

It would help us to know who is attending, although you can still turn up! Please let Tess Moore know if you are interested.

MAY
5

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 5th May 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

JUN
2

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

JUL
7

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 7th July 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

AUG
4

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 4th August 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

SEP
1

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 1st September 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

OCT
6

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 6th October 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

NOV
3

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 3rd November 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

DEC
1

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 1st December 2019

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking



Below is the list of our events currently planned for 2020. For more information or to book a place, please use the contact link.

JAN
5

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 5th January 2020

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

FEB
2

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 2nd February 2020

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

MAR
1

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 1st March 2020

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

APR
5

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 5th April 2020

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

MAY
3

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 3rd May 2020

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

JUN
7

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 7th June 2020

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

JUL
5

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 5th July 2020

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

AUG
2

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 2nd August 2020

Venue: Police HQ driveway, opposite Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall, Northampton NN4 0JQ (venue map)

Email: Ian Phillips, phone: 07967 651820

Come down and have a free assessment drive, where you go out in your own vehicle for about 45 minutes drive with a qualified Group Observer who will discuss your driving with you, and give you advice about the Advanced Driving Test. Assessment and checkdrives between 09:30 and 11:30.

We can also arrange a demonstration drive on the motorway with full explanation during the drive, followed by a guidance session over the same route in your own car, with guidance from one of our observers. It’s free and could change your approach to motorways. We can also help with manoeuvring and parking

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