Northamptonshire e-library service

Do you use the Northamptonshire Libraries e-library service? You can get;

  • e-Books
  • e-Audiobooks
  • e-Magazines
  • Music Downloads

You can either sign-up using your existing library card (you will need a PIN), join a physical library if you don’t already have a card and then sign-up, or join as a virtual member (i.e.; without access to physical books, DVDs etc).

More details can be found here.

Richard III : Holcot History Society lecture

Holcot History Society are holding a lecture entitled “Richard III – The King under the Car Park” on Thursday 19 February at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. Mathew Morris of Leicester University will be providing the lecture.

Tickets are £3 (no charge for members), available from Philip Pomeroy on 781246. See the following poster for more details. Everyone is welcome.

Age UK Handyperson Service

Age UK are promoting their Handyperson Service. The service is provided by volunteers, and managed by Age UK.

They provide practical, DIY type help to keep people happy and safe in their own homes.  Common jobs are fitting stair banister rails, putting up shelves, dealing with tripping hazards and fitting key safes. Their aim is to take away some of the worry of maintaining home and garden as people become unable to do things for themselves.

If you would like to contact Age UK to make use of the service (a small charge is made) or offer you skills as a volunteer, please contact them on 01536 524986 as shown in this poster. Further information concerning Age UK and their full range of services is available on this website.

Friends of Holcot – Saturday Group being formed

Several months ago villagers volunteered to undertake projects to help maintain the village.

Over recent months a group have been working on occasional Friday mornings with the aim of bringing the Washbrook back to life –  trees have been felled, ivy and scrub cleared, the ditch re-dug, the pond cleaned and the island reinstated.

Many villagers have expressed an interest in becoming involved in projects but are unable to meet on weekdays – a ‘Saturday morning group‘ will now be formed and everyone is invited to an initial planning meeting on Saturday 31 January at 10.00 am in the Church Room.  It is intended that the ‘Friends of Holcot’ will be a single group, with projects undertaken on different days.

If you are interested in helping with village projects please complete your details below.

An email will be sent to Philip Pomeroy including your details, who will add you to an email circulation list.

Please come along to the meeting on 31 January and/or advise Philip of your interest using the form above. Philip can be contacted on 781246.

New Planning Application : Additional Car Boot sales on Wednesdays

The Parish Council have been advised of a planning application to hold additional car boot sales at Poplars Farm on Wednesdays between April and October.

Please see the Parish Council page for summary details and a link to the DDC planning web page where documents can be accessed.

The application will be discussed at the Parish Council meeting on 19 January.

**Update 16/1 – Additional information has been added to the DDC website including a management plan**