Playing field project : help needed

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Our community project to improve the playing field and it’s equipment is moving forwards. However, the Friends of Holcot Playing Field group are asking for further volunteers to help.

If you can spare some time to help out, please contact Lisa ( It’s a great way of helping out the community, meeting people and supporting the Parish’s families.

Parish Tennis Court : Help needed

The Parish has a tennis court that any parishioner can use for a nominal annual sum.

We are seeking one or two people who can take on the administration associated with the court – basically collect annual fees, change booking sheets on the notice board and administer changes to keys etc. This amounts to just a few hours a year.

If you are willing to take on this role please contact Lisa ( as soon as possible.

Jumble Sale : Results

The Holcot Jumble Sale on Saturday 26 January raised £478.84 for the Village Hall.  

The Village Hall Committee would like to thank all of the willing volunteers who came along beforehand to take stuff up to the village hall, and on the day came along in the morning to set up in time for the afternoon sale, and to  man the stalls during the sale.

It was also great to welcome newcomers who had not helped before, along with the existing band who already knew the ropes. This is an opportunity to get people together in a worthwhile way, so thanks again, and see you next year!

Parish Council : Budget 2019/20 approved

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On Monday evening the Parish Council approved the budget for 2019/20. The budget can be found on the Parish Council page.

The precept is again unchanged at £17500.

Neighbourhood Watch

The Parish Council has become aware of an incidence of post being removed from an insecure letterbox in the Parish.

A person delivering leaflets (in effect following around the post person) was retrieving letters from letterboxes – these are then used for identity theft.

It is understood that this crime is not uncommon in the area.

In addition, the Parish Council were advised of a spate of car-related break-ins and thefts in the area.

Church : A FUNdraising opportunity

Another easy way to support our Parish Church! The church runs a Thunderball lottery, based on the Thunderball number, given out each Saturday by the National Lottery.

We already have one list of 14 members and are now starting another. 4 numbers have already been taken, 10 to be filled. It costs just £1 per week. This can be paid yearly -£52, half yearly -£26 or in smaller installments if preferred.

You have a number between 1 to 14. If your number comes up, you get £7 and the Church gets £7. Winners both ways!

Please join us and help us preserve our beautiful church.

If you are interested, please contact Lesley Hunter at

Banter and Batter Quiz : 2 March

The next Banter and Batter Quiz is on 2 March. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Proceeds are in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital this time.

If you haven’t been along before, it is a straightforward (ish) quiz, with fish and chips, and a raffle. A great social occasion.

Full details are in the following poster. Please book your places asap.

2019 : Holcot Village Fete

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Date for your diary from the Church.


Please keep Sunday, 30th June, 2019 free to support us and have a great village afternoon.

Rest of details to follow.

Gigaclear : Road closure information

From Northamptonshire Highways…

John Henry Group, on behalf of Gigaclear, have requested a number of closures to allow for the installation of a new telecommunications network.

The project in the area will commence on the 7th January 2019 and is expected to be completed by the 3rd April 2019.  As you will appreciate there has already been some works taking place using traffic signals within the area and the closures will commence when signed on site giving a minimum of 10 working days’ notice.

With Rectory Lane, Holcot residents will have access although they will need to wait to be escorted through the works.

Plans showing the closures and diversions can be viewed below:-

Spectacle Lane, Moulton and Boughton  –

Rectory Lane, Holcot –

Poplars Lane, Holcot  –

Back Lane, Holcot –

Church Lane, Sywell  –

Local sculptor needs help

Dave Cooke is searching for materials for a new art work.

If you have any horse brasses that you are able to donate, please contact Dave  (781130,  Bareen Cottage in Back Lane).

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