Parish Council : Vacancy

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After 30+ years, Roger Gunnett has retired as a Parish Councillor. He has done so much for the Parish over much longer than his 30 years as a Councillor, and the Parish Council thanked him for his service at their meeting on Monday. He will continue to organise the Friends of Holcot who look after the village, and a couple of other ongoing projects.

As a consequence, we have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. The initial term is expected to be for one year (elections are due in May 2020).

A statutory notice will appear in another post. If you are interested in joining the Council, please write a short note to Lisa Callan ( stating your reasons for becoming a Councillor. Subject to there being no requirement for an election, the Council will consider co-opting a candidate at their May 20 meeting.

If you would like to talk to me about the role, please call me on 781660 – or come and have a chat at our drop-in event on 26 April at 6:30pm in the pub. Alternatively speak to any Councillor.

Again, sincere thanks to Roger for everything he has done.

David Walker


Annual Parish Meeting : 20 May

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This year’s Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 20 May in the Church Room. The meeting will start at 6:30pm, with the agenda (to be published shortly) including reports from the Parish Council, District and County Councillors.

It will be followed by the Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council (not before 7pm) and the May meeting of the Parish Council.

Parish Council : Informal drop-in evening

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The Parish Council is holding an informal drop-in evening in the pub on Friday 26 April from 6:30-7:30pm. Come along and have a chat about any local matters, ideas for the parish, etc.

Holcot Parish Tennis Court : Subscriptions due

Lisa, as Parish Clerk, is now looking after the tennis court on behalf of the Parish. If you don’t know, the Parish has a tennis court at the cricket ground above the reservoir, which all parishioners can use for a few pounds per year.

See attached to pay subscriptions and receive your new gate key. There is also online booking.

Planning Application : Hannington Road

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A planning application has been received for an agricultural workers dwelling on Hannington Road. The code for access to documentation is available on the planning applications page in the normal way.

Comments are due to DDC by 29 April. The Parish Council will consider the application at their meeting on 15 April.

Friends of Holcot Playing Field : Tombola

The Friends of Holcot Playing Field have a fund-raising Tombola in the pub. Tickets are just 50p.

Also, if you have ideas for other fund-raising events please contact Lisa (

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Zumba Class – commencing 4 May

Lucy and Frankie will be running Zumba classes in the Village Hall commencing 4 May.

It’s an hours class where the emphasis is just to have fun, enjoy the music and get fit in the process with Everyone working to their own abilities. 

It will be a weekly class starting at 9.30 – 10.30 £5 per session, but the 1st class is FREE

A43 overnight closure

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Northamptonshire Highways will carry out carriageway repairs along the A43.  To undertake these repairs safely the road will be closed for one night on the 18th March between 8pm and 6am.

A plan showing the closure and diversion can be viewed here

Lighting : please report failed streetlights

If you identify a streetlight that has failed, please let Lisa the clerk know.

Email her or call/text 07547 505027.

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.

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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