Abseil for Parkinson’s

An opportunity that might be of interest. Michelle Henderson (pictured last year) is seeking participants in an abseil down the Express Lifts tower.


Are you a dare devil who is up for a challenge to help a worthy cause? If so the National Lift Tower Abseil for Parkinson’s UK in Northampton could be for you. People travel from far afield to take part in this unique event.  If you or someone you know wants to support Parkinson’s UK whilst testing your courage this Autumn then please register to join us.   Our work is totally dependent on donations. Your support will help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.

abseil pictureNorthampton Abseil for Parkinson’s UK is taking place on Saturday 23rd September at The National Lift Tower, Northamtpon, NN5 5FH from 9am until 5pm.

Minimum age is 14 you will need signed parental consent if you are younger than 18.

All abseilers will receive a fundraising pack, sponsorship forms and T-shirt. We’ll support you through your fundraising and be there on the day to cheer you on.

If you’re up for testing your nerves and making a difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s at the same time this challenge is for you.

All funds help fund vital support services and research to support the 130,000 people across the UK who are affected by Parkinson’s.

Registration £25 Minimum Sponsorship: £150 For more information and to register visit this website www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/abseil-northampton call 0207 963 3912 or email fundraising@parkinsons.org.uk

Parkinson’s UK  0344 225 3730

Web: parkinsons.org.uk/awarenessweek Facebook: facebook.com/parkinsonsuk Twitter: twitter.com/parkinsonsuk

Road Safety : Road closures on the A43

Please see the road safety page for details of A43 closures during weekends in November and December.

Road Safety : Holcot Parish NNOR consultation letter

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This letter was sent to Northamptonshire Highways from Holcot Parish Council today in response to the NNOR consultation. The consultation closes on Friday 4 August.

Thank you everyone who contributed to the letter, attended the exhibitions, and responded to the consultation.

Walgrave : The return of post office services

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There will once again be a post office in Walgrave.

Services officially relaunch at noon on Thursday 21 September at the Village Hall.

See this post for full details.

Planning Application : Hannington Road

A planning application has been received for farm buildings on Hannington Road.

Visit the Planning Applications page for the reference to access the documents on DDC’s website.

Comments are due to DDC by 11 August, with the Parish Council considering the application at their meeting on 21 August.

Holcot Church Room administration

The Church Room administration is now undertaken by Frank Hodgson.

He can be contacted at frank.hodgson@btinternet.com or 780182.

Thanks to Philip and Lesley Pomeroy for looking after the room for many years.

Playing field improvement : fundraising commencing

As you are aware, a few ladies in the village have formed a ‘Friends of Holcot Playing Field’ group, in an attempt to raise enough funds to give the playground a much needed overhaul.  The ladies have been looking at various avenues of fundraising, and have discovered a way that everyone in the parish could help.

The ‘Friends of Holcot Playing Field’ have recently registered for easyfundraising.  They would like to ask residents and their friends and family to please help raise money for the playing field by using the easy funding website www.easyfundraising.org.uk when shopping online, and signing up for free.

Instead of going directly to the retailer website, log into www.easyfundraising.org.uk  or download the easy fundraising app.  You will then be asked to choose the cause you wish to support.  Please search for ‘Friends of Holcot Playing Field’, and then you will be taken to the retailer’s website where you shop as you normally would (there are over 3000 retailers on board, including shops such as Amazon, John Lewis, Waitrose and other supermarkets, etc).  Because you visited www.easyfundraising.org.uk  first, the retailer will then make a free donation to your cause.

This will not cost you anything, only a couple of minutes of your time to register once.  Don’t forget to go through easyfundraising every time you shop online.

The Friends of Holcot Playing Field really need your help and support, which would be very much appreciated.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact Lisa Callan (lisa.callan@yahoo.com) or Jackie Fountain (jfountain40@googlemail.com).