Parish Council : Annual Parish Meeting arrangements

This year’s Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday 5 June at 2:30pm in the Village Hall. The formal Notice of the meeting has now been published.

Similar to previous years, the Meeting will be a village social event as well as featuring the annual Parish Council business necessary to fulfil the statutory requirements.

There will be displays by village groups including the WI, Footlights, Panto 2017, yoga group, boat club and others. This is an opportunity to find out more and perhaps get involved. If your group hasn’t reserved a table please contact Phil Scordellis (phil.scordellis{at}

Refreshments are again being provided by the WI.

The formal part of the meeting will commence at 3pm and will feature items including the annual report of the work of the Parish Council from the Council’s chairman, our District Councillor’s report and an opportunity for villagers to raise or discuss particular items of interest.

Please come along and bring the whole family.


Today’s litter pick : thank you

Thank you to everyone that turned out for the litter pick today.

The pickers worked from the Parish boundaries on Walgrave Rd (the Mere), Hannington Lane (beyond the barns), Brixworth Rd (middle of the reservoir), Sywell Rd (at the A43!) and Moulton Rd (Northfield) back to the village.

Most of the detritus picked was probably rubbish thrown from vehicles such as cans and crisp packets, but included a mobile phone in a ditch, an old White Swan direction sign, and a condom!

Thanks again everyone.

Queen’s birthday celebrations : Open Mic

Roger Gunnett is organising the Open Mic event during the Queen’s birthday celebration weekend.

The Open Mic is at 3pm on Sunday 12 June in the village hall – it is free and there will a licensed bar.

If you would like to take part, please contact Roger on 781686 or roger{at} .

For more information about the celebration weekend see this page.

Queen’s birthday celebrations : Treasure Hunt around the Village – download now!

As part of the Queen’s 90th birthday events, a fun Treasure Hunt has been prepared. It is suitable for all the family.

It is a straightforward walk around the village, with a set of clues, a small amount of scavenging and a little bit of research. It should take about an hour.

You can download the treasure hunt here, or pick up a copy from the White Swan, and undertake it anytime.

Treasure Hunt 2016

Please return completed forms and scavenged items to David or Sheila Ashworth during the weekend of the 11-12 June, or before (contact them on 781438 or david{at} The prize for the most points will be awarded at the open mic event on 12 June, and the answers provided. The answers will also be posted on the website.

For more information about Holcot’s celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday, please visit this page.

Parish Council : Update from the Annual Meeting

The Parish Council held it’s Annual Meeting on Monday. This is a statutory meeting at which various annual governance activities are transacted.

At the meeting David Walker was elected chair for 2016/17 and Kathryn Buckle Vice-Chair. Councillors sector responsibilities are unchanged, although there were a few adjustments to Councillors specific responsibilities. Please see the Parish Council page for more information and the draft minutes of the meeting.

Queen’s birthday celebrations : get your tickets for the Party now!

Tickets are now on sale for the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration Party to be held in Holcot Village Hall on Saturday 11 June from 7.45pm.

It promises to be a great evening with live band “Tangled Leg” a disco, licenced bar available and a super raffle.

Tickets are £15 each, including a choice of a fish & chips or chicken & chips supper.

You can obtain your tickets from Jackie & Sophie Fountain, David & Sheila Ashworth, Toni Kench, Rosie Walker or the White Swan – their contact details are on this page.

Numbers are limited so be sure to get in quick.

The Queen’s 90th birthday celebration events in Holcot

The Queen

The programme of events to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday over the weekend of 11-12 June has now been published.

There will be a series of community events held in the village hall and playing field. On Saturday 11 June there is a village picnic and children’s activities in the afternoon, followed in the evening by a Party in the Village Hall. On Sunday 12 June there will be Songs of Praise in the morning, with an Open Mic in the afternoon.

Please see this page for full details.