Destination Nene Valley Business Newsletter - January 2017

Welcome!

Welcome to the Winter edition of the Nene Valley business newsletter. Find out how you can get involved and spread the word about the Nene Valley through our 2017 programme of activities.

Social Media

Follow @_nenevalley on twitter and let us know about your activities.

Follow nenevalley on instagram and share your images.

Keep up to date with our facebook page www.facebook.com/rivernene

Nene Valley Website

Keep in touch with your latest offers for inclusion on the website

Send us your programme of events for the year.

E: kwilliams@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk W: Nene Valley

Nene Valley Festival 16-24 September 2017

2016 Launch Event at Chester Farm

The Nene Valley festival celebrates the natural and historic assets of this beautiful landscape with a diverse programme of events aimed at both residents and visitors to the region, inspiring more people to connect with the wildlife and heritage of the Nene Valley.

The 2016 festival included 86 events, 50 partners participating and over 8,000 visitors enjoyed a wide range of outdoor family events, concerts, guided tours, art exhibitions and much more!

Our theme for 2017 is active and outdoors.To get involved please contact Ian Fletcher on 01832 742052 or ifletcher@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

Annual Nene Valley Tourism Event

SAVE THE DATE - 29 March 2017

Sponsored by Northampton Borough Council, our annual event is taking place at Delapre Abbey on Wednesday 29 March at 10.30am. Come and find out about our work to raise the profile of the Nene Valley amongst our residents and visitors.

Delapre Abbey

For more information contact Ian Fletcher on 01832 742052 or by email ifletcher@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

2016 event at Northampton Cricket Ground

English Tourism Week

25 March - 2 April

English Tourism Week is an annual celebration of English tourism which highlights the value of tourism with a series of events showcasing visitor experiences in England.

Whether you are an accommodation provider, an attraction or a local business, everyone's invited to get involved! For tips, ideas and suggestions to help you plan your events for the next English Tourism Week visit the website. Please forward your events and promotions to Karen Williams on 01832 742064 or kwilliams@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

Itineraries

We are currently developing itineraries for days out in the Nene Valley. If you have an idea for an itinerary, please contact Karen Williams on 01832 742064.

Leaflet Distribution

Would you like a regular supply of Nene Valley leaflets? Let us know and we will include you on our monthly distribution list. Contact Ian Fletcher on 01832 742052.

Family Explorer Challenge

Family Explorer Challenge

We are launching the family explorer challenge in the next month. The explorer challenge will encourage families to explore Nene Valley attractions and historic curiosities with a chance of winning prizes. If you would like to be included as one of the venues then please contact Karen Williams on 01832 742064 or kwilliams@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

Sense of Place Toolkit

We are developing a toolkit to help visitors discover the special character of the Nene Valley. It will to give businesses a greater understanding of the special qualities that make up the areas special character, from its spectacular landscape and views, rich nature, deep heritage and varied traditions. This toolkit will provide information to help develop visitors’ perceptions of the Nene Valley as a destination.

As part of this work we are creating a photographic library for businesses to use. We would welcome any images that you would be able to share with partners (and can include a credit with each photo). Please contact Karen Williams on 01832 742074 or email kwilliams@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

We look forward to working with you!

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