Road Safety : Northampton North Orbital Route consultation – GET INVOLVED!

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The post of 20th June provides full background information on this consultation.

UPDATE:

The Parish Council SUPPORTS the building of the ‘NNOR’,
but is MOST STRONGLY opposed to the current plan to provide a junction where the NNOR crosses the Holcot/Moulton road.

The PC believes that this will increase rat-running to and from the A43 at Walgrave and Hannington, THROUGH HOLCOT, to and from the NNOR and Moulton College and Industrial Estate.

The PC urges all residents to respond to the Highways Consultation – deadline before 4th August.

To assist and provide inspiration to everyone who plans to respond, the PC offers to share the wording of the draft of its OWN response to this year’s Consultation, as well as the wording of 2 excellent emails already written by residents to Highways.

If you would like to receive these, simply send a request by email to phil.scordellis@gmail.com

Road Safety : Northampton North Orbital Route consultation

In Spring 2016 Northamptonshire County Council consulted on proposals for the Northampton North Orbital Route (NNOR).

At the time the Parish Council expressed Parishioners concerns that the junctions on Holcot Road/Moulton Road (on whichever proposed route) would lead to the route through Holcot and Walgrave/Hannington becoming a rat run for the A43 and NNOR. Our view was that easy access to that route would mean that our traffic levels would increase substantially.  The letter from the Parish Council setting out our concerns is here.

NCC are now consulting  again – there are two options – options 7 & 8.  Sadly both routes still have junctions on the Holcot Road/Moulton Road.  Counter-intuitively, Northamptonshire Highways state that building junctions are the best way of reducing traffic on the Holcot route. The following images show the basic proposals as far as they relate to Holcot – the full details are on this website.

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Similarly to the first consultation, NCC are holding events where the full plans can be seen and discussions held with Northamptonshire Highways officers. Please try to visit one of these events, expressing your opinion to the Highways officers.


  • Monday 3 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Kingsthorpe – Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN2 7SB.
  • Wednesday 5 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Boughton – Boughton Village Hall, Butcher’s Lane, Boughton, NN2 8SH.
  • Thursday 6 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Harlestone – Harlestone Village Institute
  • Saturday 8 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Kingsthorpe – Pastures Community Centre, 222 Welford Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN2 8PN.
  • Friday 14 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Moulton – Moulton Community Centre, Sandy Hill Reedings, Moulton, NN3 7AX.
  • Saturday 15 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Pitsford – Pitsford Village Hall, High Street, Pitsford, Northampton. NN6 9AS.

The exhibition boards will then be on display in Kingsthorpe Library in Welford Road, Northampton between Tuesday 18 July and Friday 4 August.


There are three ways that you can respond to the consultation:

  • Write to Northamptonshire Highways at:  Northern Orbital Consultation, Northamptonshire Highways, Highway Depot, Harborough Road, Brixworth Northampton NN6 9BX

The Parish Council urge you to respond and express your opinion. The consultation ends on 4 August. If you decide to write or email, the Parish Council would be grateful for a copy of your letter (clerk@holcotvillage.co.uk).

As previously, the Parish Council will respond to the consultation.

Church : Lincoln Noel is back

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Following on from the success of Lincoln Noel’s concert in Holcot last year, he has been invited back by the Church.

He will be performing in the Church on Friday evening, 15 September. Tickets will be £10 – more details will be available at the end of July. Funds raised will be in aid of the Church.

Please put the date in your diary!

Playing field : Fundraising raffle

The playing field group are continuing fundraising. They have organised a super raffle!

If you would like to know more about the group and it’s objectives, or to get involved, contact Jackie Fountain  (jfountain40@googlemail.com).


Buy tickets for £1 at The White Swan, or from the following ladies:

 Lisa Callan, Jackie Fountain, Lucy Wright,

Alexis Berry, Andie Merrey, Liz Jessett

PRIZES:

Car service worth £140, MOT, Wine, Champagne, Children’s games, Wash cut & blow dry, Beauty voucher, Crates of Cider, Crates of Beer, Coffee shop voucher, Pub meal vouchers, 2 hour garden services voucher, John Lewis Hamper, £25 Next voucher, Signed Dylan Hartley photo, Pottery lesson + many other prizes

Raffle will be drawn on Sunday 20th August at The White Swan

Here’s the poster. Thanks to everyone involved.


Fundraising for the playing field

Road safety : NNOR consultation exhibitions start today

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NCC are holding public events where the full proposals for the Northampton North Orbital Route can be seen and discussions held with Northamptonshire Highways officers. Please try to visit one of these events, expressing your opinion to the Highways officers.


  • Monday 3 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Kingsthorpe – Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN2 7SB.
  • Wednesday 5 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Boughton – Boughton Village Hall, Butcher’s Lane, Boughton, NN2 8SH.
  • Thursday 6 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Harlestone – Harlestone Village Institute
  • Saturday 8 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Kingsthorpe – Pastures Community Centre, 222 Welford Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN2 8PN.
  • Friday 14 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Moulton – Moulton Community Centre, Sandy Hill Reedings, Moulton, NN3 7AX.
  • Saturday 15 July, 9:00am to 7:00pm – Pitsford – Pitsford Village Hall, High Street, Pitsford, Northampton. NN6 9AS.

The exhibition boards will then be on display in Kingsthorpe Library in Welford Road, Northampton between Tuesday 18 July and Friday 4 August.

Please see this page for further details and how to respond to the consultation.

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.

Parish Council : Exercise of rights

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The Parish Council accounts for 2016/17 were presented at the Annual Parish Meeting. They have been subject to internal audit.

They are due to go to External Audit in August, and Parishioners have the right to view the accounts and associated records until the end of July. The formal notice is posted in the Parish noticeboard – please see below. Please contact Lisa if you would like to inspect the accounts.

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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).