Reminder : Annual Parish Meeting Tuesday at 7:30pm

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Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 30 May at 7:30pm in the village hall. As usual it is partly statutory meeting and partly a social event where you can have a cup of tea with friends and neighbours and learn more about social opportunities around the parish.

See this post for further information. Please come along.

(please note that the meeting will approve the minutes from last year’s meeting – please see here for a copy).

Outdoor activities near Holcot

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The page of walks and other activities around Holcot has been updated with a suggested running route.

Visit the page here

Flower and vegetable show 2017

Holcot’s flower and vegetable show is on 3 September. The Show page has been updated with basic information.

The show schedule will be available shortly.

Road safety : Speedwatch summer monitoring

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Following the Speedwatch programme undertaken in the spring, the summer programme is due to start on 18 June and is preceded by a short training  event on 10 June.

Here is the information from Lisa Callan who is coordinating the programme. Please email her to get involved or for further information. Apart from attending the training, there is no requirement to participate in a large number of sessions.

If you can, please get involved and help raise awareness of speeding in the Parish.

The training course for those of you who haven’t previously attended, is on Saturday 10 June at the following venue:

Caroline Chisholm School
Wooldale Road
9.30am – 12.30pm. (it took about 1.5 hrs in the Spring!)
Holcot are paired with Walgrave, so over a 6 week period, Holcot will have the equipment for one week, Walgrave the other week, and so on.


Lisa is receiving the equipment on Saturday 17 June, so she needs volunteers over the following dates:

Sunday 18 June – Friday 23 June
Saturday 1 July – Friday 7 July
Saturday 15 July – Friday 21 July
There is one session each day (when it isn’t raining) and each session lasts 1 hour with a team of 3.

Parish Council update

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The Parish Council held their Annual Meeting this month.

David Walker remains as Chair, and Kathryn Buckle as Vice-Chair.

Sectors and responsibilities were reviewed. Councillor Nick Middleton will be responsible for the Poplars Lane/Winsland Court sector.

Other changes were minor – see the Parish Council page.

Charity Swim in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society

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Corinne & Howard Maskell are to “Swim a Mile for Dementia” in memory of Corinne’s Mum, Alice Risley, who died following several years with Vascular Dementia, in June 2016.  

The swim will take place between 2pm and 4pm on the 6th June 2017, at Kettering Leisure Pool, and all funds raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Society, in recognition of the enormous assistance given.

Please donate, if possible, online:   Justgiving/fundraising/Corinne-Maskell.

If you do donate, please would you tick the Gift Aid box so that the whole amount donated is given to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Thank you in anticipation,

Kind regards

Corinne & Howard Maskell

Sewer blockages

Anglian Water have had to unblock sewer pipes in some parts of Holcot on a number of occasions. Blockages cause problems in houses, such as being unable to flush toilets.

I have been asked to point out that some items should not be flushed as they block the pipes – sanitary items, wet wipes, some baby items are the main causes.