The Holcot Hub : Youth Group 7pm Monday

The Holcot Hub welcomes around 10 children each week. Please come along children!

The Hub held a successful pizza night before Christmas, and are planning bowling and trampolining evenings in the near future. They are hoping to acquire outdoor sports equipment for use in the summer.

The Holcot Hub relies on adult volunteers – if you are interested in helping contact Andie Merrey

Parish Design Statement : Help needed please

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At last year’s Annual Parish Meeting the preparation of the Parish Design Statement (also referred to as a Village Design Statement or VDS) was discussed. The objective of this document is to help protect us from unwanted developments, building designs and suchlike, by providing a basis for planning.

Before the Parish Council prepares a draft for broad consultation, there are two areas where we would like help. These focus on the future design of developments and changes to the Parish, as you can see in this document (based on the 2009 draft VDS).

If you are willing to help consider the content of these two pages, please email David Walker ( – he will send you a full copy of the original 2009 draft as background and context. A meeting will be held on Monday 22 January at 7:30 in the Church Room to discuss and agree the content of these two pages. A further meeting will be held in February as necessary.

Thanks for your help.

Road Safety – Update and Consultation

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An update has been posted to the road safety and traffic management page, covering driver education, speed limits and speed reduction. Volunteer for community speedwatch if you haven’t already.

Also added to the page are the redesign proposals for Poplars Lane/Walgrave Road and Back Lane/Moulton Road junctions. Whilst the Annual Parish Meeting last May was in favour of the general purpose of the proposed redesigns, the Parish Council was asked to consult on the final draft designs once they were available. Please provide any comments to Lisa ( by the end of January – these will be considered at February’s Parish Council meeting.

Planning Application : Moulton Road

A planning application has been received for 28 Moulton Road.

The reference has been added to the planning applications page, with the details being available on Daventry District Council’s website.

The Parish Council will consider the application at their meeting on 15 January.

Village Hall : Holcot Annual Jumble Sale 3 February

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The annual jumble sale is on Saturday, 3rd February 2018, starting at 2pm in the Village Hall. Entrance is 50p per person.             


Please sort out all your unwanted Christmas gifts, jumble, books, bric-a-brac etc. Nothing saleable refused, except for electrical goods (unless it can be shown they’ve been PAT tested).

Please bring your items to the Village Hall 10am-noon on Saturday 3rd February or alternatively phone Pat McGlasson 781215 if you need to arrange collection/delivery.

We would also be grateful for any help at this event – please let Pat know.

Many thanks in anticipation of your support.

Found : A photo album

A red photo album was found in the old telephone box. It appears it had been left with a deposit of books.

If it is yours, the album is in the pub.

Road Safety : Speedwatch 2018 – Please Help

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image001With your support the Parish Council wants to continue with Community Speedwatch in 2018. You will know that we have speed problems in Holcot, and that the Parish Council continue to push for extending the 30mph limit outside the village and potentially creating a 20mph zone in the village.

As in 2017 we will get use of the speed gun, and associated signage. We need volunteers to support the community in raising awareness of excessive speed over three weeks. All it takes is an hour a session – the more volunteers the fewer the sessions any individual has to undertake. Please email Lisa to volunteer.

The information we have;

  • Training is on 2 June (there are other dates available)
  • We are sharing the equipment with Moulton this year – week’s commencing 16 June, 30 June, 14 July

Even if you can’t help one of these weeks, please volunteer.