Holcot Village Hall : Jumble Sale 26 January

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The annual Holcot Jumble Sale is on Saturday, 26th January 2019, starting at 2pm in the Village Hall. Entrance is 50p per person.             

PUT THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY NOW!

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 26th January, or alternatively phone Pat McGlasson 781215 if you need to arrange collection.

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

Many thanks in anticipation of your support.

Parish Council : Budget 2019/20 approved

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On Monday evening the Parish Council approved the budget for 2019/20. The budget can be found on the Parish Council page.

The precept is again unchanged at £17500.

Neighbourhood Watch

The Parish Council has become aware of an incidence of post being removed from an insecure letterbox in the Parish.

A person delivering leaflets (in effect following around the post person) was retrieving letters from letterboxes – these are then used for identity theft.

It is understood that this crime is not uncommon in the area.

In addition, the Parish Council were advised of a spate of car-related break-ins and thefts in the area.

Reminder : Jumble Sale on Saturday

The annual Holcot Jumble Sale is this Saturday 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 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.

Walgrave : Cinema Club

The Walgrave Cinema Club is showing “Kinky Boots” on Saturday 2 February. Full details are in this poster.

On 23 March the Club will be showing “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Church : A FUNdraising opportunity

Another easy way to support our Parish Church! The church runs a Thunderball lottery, based on the Thunderball number, given out each Saturday by the National Lottery.

We already have one list of 14 members and are now starting another. 4 numbers have already been taken, 10 to be filled. It costs just £1 per week. This can be paid yearly -£52, half yearly -£26 or in smaller installments if preferred.

You have a number between 1 to 14. If your number comes up, you get £7 and the Church gets £7. Winners both ways!

Please join us and help us preserve our beautiful church.

If you are interested, please contact Lesley Hunter at lesleymhunter17@gmail.com

Gigaclear : Road Closures

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The latest information about the closures of Back Lane and Poplars Lane from Gigaclear’s project managers..

We’ll be starting Back Lane on 14/1/19 & will hopefully have completed in a couple of weeks. We’ll then move on to Poplars Lane after.

Banter and Batter Quiz : 2 March

The next Banter and Batter Quiz is on 2 March. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Proceeds are in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital this time.

If you haven’t been along before, it is a straightforward (ish) quiz, with fish and chips, and a raffle. A great social occasion.

Full details are in the following poster. Please book your places asap.

Consultation : Local Government

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government is consulting on the proposals to reorganise local government in Northamptonshire. The documentation and link to the survey is here. The consultation ends on 25 January.

Here is DDC’s letter advising of the consultation, and also confirming that next year’s local elections are postponed by one year.
DDC letter

Holcot Hub : Volunteers needed

In order for our  Youth Club to continue we need more Volunteers. The current Volunteers have given many years of service.

The Club meets on Mondays from 7.00pm to 8.30pm during Term time .

The children enjoy meeting up with their friends and playing pool, table tennis etc. The role of the Volunteer is  just to be an adult presence. Two adults are needed each time.

The more Volunteers we have the less often we are needed.

Could you help ? It would be really appreciated.

For further information please contact :andie.merrey@btinternet.com

2019 : Holcot Village Fete

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Date for your diary from the Church.

THE HOLCOT VILLAGE FETE IS RETURNING!!

Please keep Sunday, 30th June, 2019 free to support us and have a great village afternoon.

Rest of details to follow.

Gigaclear : Road closure information

From Northamptonshire Highways…


John Henry Group, on behalf of Gigaclear, have requested a number of closures to allow for the installation of a new telecommunications network.

The project in the area will commence on the 7th January 2019 and is expected to be completed by the 3rd April 2019.  As you will appreciate there has already been some works taking place using traffic signals within the area and the closures will commence when signed on site giving a minimum of 10 working days’ notice.

With Rectory Lane, Holcot residents will have access although they will need to wait to be escorted through the works.

Plans showing the closures and diversions can be viewed below:-

Spectacle Lane, Moulton and Boughton  –  https://roadworks.org?tm=111502252

Rectory Lane, Holcot –  https://roadworks.org?tm=111483787

Poplars Lane, Holcot  –  https://roadworks.org?tm=111484946

Back Lane, Holcot –   https://roadworks.org?tm=111484842

Church Lane, Sywell  – https://roadworks.org?tm=111481663

Road Safety : VASID

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Our VASID (Vehicle-Activated Speed Indicator Device) was installed on Sywell Road this week. It will help us raise awareness of vehicle speeds through the 30mph part of the Parish.

The VASID will provide data about vehicle speeds which we can use with the authorities. It has various modes which displays vehicle speeds,  symbols,  and text. It will also will operate in “stealth” mode (where there is no display, but it is still recording information) – this is it’s current setting. We also have warning panels that fix to the bottom of the VASID to help get the speed awareness messages across.

Local sculptor needs help

Dave Cooke is searching for materials for a new art work.

If you have any horse brasses that you are able to donate, please contact Dave  (781130,  Bareen Cottage in Back Lane).

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