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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 events currently planned for 2018. For more information or to book a place, please use the contact link.

APR
22

Associate Classroom Session

Date: Sunday, 22nd April 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.

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

MAY
2

First Aid Training

Date: Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 7pm

Venue: Northampton University, Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL (View map)

Email: Tess Moore, phone: 07719 664351

Following on from last year's excellent, and over subscribed, First Aid Training, Aidan Ward and Adam Jeskins have kindly agreed to run another course.

firstaid

Aimed at first aid on the road, the evening session will cover what to do if you are first on the scene of a road traffic collision, including how to remove (or not) a motorcycle helmet. It will also cover basic CPR and using a defribrilator.

The training will be delivered by Aidan Ward, paramedic and paramedic lecturer at Northampton University, and Adam Jeskins, first responder. Both Aidan and Adam are observers for our Group.

Due to the hands-on nature of this event, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please contact Tess Moore to reserve your place.

MAY
6

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 6th May 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

Please note that these checkdrives were originally advertised as 13th May in error. They are definitely on Sunday 6th May.

MAY
14

Observers Meeting

Date: Monday, 14th May 2018. 8.0 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.

MAY
26

Associate Classroom Session

Date: Saturday, 26th May 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.

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

JUN
3

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 3rd June 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

JUN
24

Publicity stand at CarKraft

Date: Sunday, 24th June 2018

Venue: Porsche Experience Centre, Hangar Straight, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, NN12 8GR

Email: Dee German
CrKraft

We will be supporting the next CarKraft course which is being held at Silverstone. If you are attending one of the free half day sessions come and have quick chat with us to see how we can help you take you driving to the next level by becoming an advanced driver.

If you are under 30, these CarKraft half day sessions are free and include a session on the purpose built Kick Plate/Ice Hill/WetGrip area, and an observed drive with a Police Advanced Driver. Vehicles are supplied for both of these sessions. To book your free place go to http://www.carkraft.info/

CarKraft also have free sessions for non-drivers, use the link above for more information.

If any members of our Group are able to help us on our stand please contact Dee German.

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JUL
1

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 1st July 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

JUL
8

Associate Classroom Session

Date: Sunday, 8th July 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.

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

AUG
5

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 5th August 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

AUG
13

Observers Meeting

Date: Monday, 13th August 2018. 8.0 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.

AUG
18

Associate Classroom Session

Date: Saturday, 18th August 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.

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

SEP
2

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 2nd September 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

SEP
30

Associate Classroom Session

Date: Sunday, 30th September 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.

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

OCT
7

Checkdrives and Free Assessment Drives

Date: Sunday, 7th October 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
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.

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

NOV
12

Observers Meeting

Date: Monday, 12th November 2018. 8.0 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.

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

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

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