Parish Council Vacancy : Parish Clerk

Ken Winter has decided to retire as our Parish Clerk at the end of 2015.

The Parish Council would welcome applications to take over the role from Ken – follow this link to a general summary of the role of a Parish Clerk.

The role will be effective from January 2016, although handover activities will be undertaken during 2015. Training will be available where necessary, along with a salary of £1500pa.

How to apply : applications close 14 June

Please send a single page summary of your background and experience relevant to the role to the Chairman, Roger Gunnett;

  • by email to chair{at}; or
  • in an envelope to Chequers Row on Main Street, Holcot NN6 9SP.


If you would like to discuss the role please contact Roger (781686) or Ken (407998).

Playing field gym equipment : Official Opening 1 June

The official opening of the playing field gym equipment is at 6:30pm on Monday 1 June at (guess where??!!) Holcot playing field.

Remember, the gym equipment is for adults as well as those in their teens, so come along and see the great range of exercises possible, as demo’d by an army trained physical training instructor.

Those in school year six and above are also very welcome to stay on afterwards for the regular Monday evening meeting of the Holcot Hub youth group. More information on the Hub page.

It is hoped that the event will be really well attended by Holcot residents, not least as a sign of appreciation to the Wilson Foundation who funded the gym equipment and played a significant part in the re-development of the Village Hall and Holcot Hub youth wing. Please come along!!

There will be a free prize draw for those supporting the cause on the night.

Holcot Wine Tasting Safari

Celebrate Midsummer and Father’s Day at…

glassesThe Holcot Wine Tasting Safari and Summer Lunch on Sunday 21 June.

Sample wines from around the World at four gardens in the village followed by an al fresco lunch at the Holcot Watermill site.

A bar will be available with lunch too.

Here are the details:

Date and time : starting from the Church Room on Sunday 21 June at noon

Ticket Prices : Adult £12.50 (includes tasting wines and lunch); Accompanied Children £5 (includes fruit juices and lunch)

Bookings : Tickets must be bought in advance from Julie Cooper (781622), Rosa Bonsor (781611) or Lesley Pomeroy (781246).

Holcot Parish Council : AGM outcome summary

The first meeting of the newly-elected Parish Council was held on 18 May. The draft minutes have been added to the Parish Council page.

Roger Gunnett was elected as Chair of the Council, with David Walker elected as Vice-Chair. Specific Councillor responsibilities were also agreed, with sector responsibilities agreed as follows.

Community sector contacts
Sector Contact
Main Street/Farm Close/Walgarth Court Roger Gunnett
Back Lane/Brittens View David Walker
Moulton Road/Tithe Close Jackie Fountain
Sywell Road/Ivy Farm/Sunny Bank Kathryn Buckle
All outlying properties Ralph Hawkins
Rectory Lane/Beelhook/Walgrave Road Phil Scordellis
Brixworth Road/Glebe Close Martin Wilson
Poplars Lane/Winsland Court Robert Sinclair

The Parish Council agreed that meetings would be held every month in future (previously meetings were not scheduled for August and December).

Please see the Parish Council page for full details.