In Holcot we are blessed with a very fine gem of a church. Packed with character and a long history, it is open to all to worship, to visit or just have some moments of peace.. Every penny of the £406 per week upkeep costs has to be raised at a local level by local people. Thankyou for your support in the past and last Sunday.
Long may it continue….
The day of the Village Fete, dog show and art exhibition ….. June 2019
The sun came out,
The 25 straw bales and miles of bunting around
A dog show there – that’s new – with bales on the ground.
We opened the gates to a crowd of Crufts-worthy dogs
Dragging their families in on their leads.
The dachshunds, the spaniels, the mutts
The jack russells, the pointers and the viszlas.
The teas, “more tea vicar!”
The cakes, the lollies and a singing choir to view
The beer, the beer, the barrels ran dry
And prosecco corks popped as dogs trooped by.
The raffle, the coconut shy, crazy golf and tombola
There was some much to see and do!
An art exhibition, an oasis of calm
Beautiful paintings together with the church’s charm
Thank you for joining us here
So we can enjoy our church together for another year!
We raised £2200 overall
On a brilliant June day in our lovely village hall.
Would you like to win a bottle of Crozes-Hermitage, Doaine de Thalabert 2007 worth £35?
For the next five months until November the Church Fundraising Committee is running a lucky squares game with a bottle of the above as the monthly prize. The squares are £2 each and can be bought from Lesley Pomeroy 781246 or email@example.com
You can buy one per month or all five months for £10
Northamptonshire County Council is consulting on its Rights of Way Improvement Plan. The Plan is a document NCC is required to have by law, and sets out NCC’s priorities in dealing with rights of way (footways, bridleways and byways).
The draft plan and related material can be found here
Comments need to be submitted by 9th September 2019.
The Parish Council will consider their response at their 19 August meeting, so it would be helpful if you could copy to Lisa any comments provided to NCC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Parishioners will know that a group of volunteers do all of those jobs that help the village look in great condition. They call themselves the Friends of Holcot.
The Friends meet approximately fortnightly on Friday mornings for an hour or two. They’re seeking new group members.
They are a friendly social group, and there are no commitment or skill requirements – just a willingness to come along when you can and help.
This Friday (21 June) they are meeting in the playing field to tackle an overgrown holly bush (tree!) at 10am – please come along if you can (bring gloves and any relevant tools you might have), or email Roger Gunnett (email@example.com) and he will add you to the email circulation list.
I includes a link to an index of all those known to be recorded on gravestones in the churchyard. In due course, the intention is to include images of all the gravestones but Melvyn wanted to give those who tend gravestones the opportunity to request that photos are not included.
“The community build of Holcot is expected to go live during July when the main cabinet is activated. As such connections should be offered from the end of July and we are currently estimating to have the entirety of the project completed and ready by the end of Q3 this year (September). However, please be advised this is an estimate and as such liable to change if there are any delays.”
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