White Swan : There is a lot going on!

There’s a lot going on over the next few days at the White Swan.

On Wednesday 24 August Martin & Hayley are holding their popular fun quiz starting at 8pm. Teams of 4, £2 per person entry.

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On Friday 26 August there is the launch of a special new beer. “You may or may not know that Holcot has it’s own micro brewery. The product is now ready for sale. The White Swan have kindly agreed to stock it and will be offering the new Holcot brew ‘Parish Lantern‘ for the first time on Friday evening this week. This is an English bitter beer at 4.2% ABV. If you are planning to come to the open mic on Sunday, why not give this unique and yet traditional beer a try?” Parish Lantern is an old Northamptonshire name for the Moon!

On Sunday 28 August there is the Open Mic at 3pm – see this post for more information. Come and have a go, or see the local acts!

White Swan : Open Mic this Sunday

This coming Sunday the White Swan are holding another of their Open Mic sessions.

Starting at 3pm, come along and see the talented locals playing or have a go yourself.

A BBQ will be available.

The White Swan has it’s own Facebook page!!

Telephone line quality

Following on from the broadband problems experienced last week, David Cull has asked whether parishioners are having problems with phone quality. Here’s his note;

“Can you please ask around to see if any other residents have phone lines that have deteriorated in quality, again. We had this issue in the last 12 months and it was put down to a fault in the line between here and Walgrave. They seem to have fixed it but our phone line has got much worse in the last couple of months and I’ve an engineer booked for Wednesday through my provider. 
David Cull”


If you have any information please leave a comment by clicking the link at the side of this post.

Parish Council : Audit Completed

The External Audit of the Parish Council accounts for 2015-16 has now been completed.

A scanned copy of the Accounts have been added to the Parish Council page. If you would like to view the paper version of the signed-off accounts please contact Lisa Callan.

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Roadworks : Back Lane closure from 22 August

Anglian Water are due to start replacing the water main in Back Lane commencing 22 August through to 16 September. The road will be closed during the works.

For details of roadworks, see roadworks.org

Crossroads Project : More ideas please!

The Parish Council are considering options for the landscaping of the green on the crossroads, with the objective of making it an aesthetic focal point for the village. Thank you everyone who has already commented and provided proposals and ideas for landscaping the area – it is not too late to get your proposals in.

There are no effective constraints on what you can suggest, and there is no requirement to work up a fully detailed plan.

Full details are provided on The Crossroads Project webpage.

The closing date for ideas is 30 September – the more ideas the better. The ideas and options will be considered by the Parish Council at their meeting in October.

Thank you again for your help.

DDC : Ageing Well draft strategy

Daventry District Council have produced their draft strategy arising from the recent “Ageing Well” consultation.

For more details, and how to comment before 26 August, please see the Daventry District Forum page.