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Parish Church : This Sunday – Christingle Service

The Parish Church will be holding it’s Christingle Service at 4pm on Sunday.

The service will include the new Children’s Choir.

Table tennis club : next session will be in 2016

Due to commitments of coaches and players alike, the children’s table tennis club on Thursday evening’s will not be held for the remainder of 2015. Coaching will start again in early 2016 – watch the website for details.

David’s contact details are on the Holcot Hub page.

DDC : Housing Needs Survey

Over the last 4-5 years DDC has been conducting a rolling programme of Housing Needs Surveys in all parishes across the district.  The results of these surveys are available on the DDC Website.

The surveys only have a shelf life of 3 years so DDC are now in the process of conducting another survey.

DDC have changed the process of the housing needs surveys this time round, encouraging households to fill the survey in online.  So instead of posting the surveys, DDC will be posting a letter to all households advising them of the arrangements and where they can find the survey.  Paper copies will be available by calling the Council (Local Strategy Service on 01327 871100).

The survey will be available for 7 weeks – from 30 November 2015 until 15 January 2016. Here is the link.

As well as affordable housing, the Survey is designed to pick up need for market housing e.g. those who wish to buy a property but are finding it difficult to find one that is suitable for their needs.

Here is a link to some FAQs.

Neighbourhood Watch : Website Scams

The Neighbourhood Watch page has been updated with a message from ActionFraud regarding websites that appear genuine but that are in fact a scam.

Fraudsters have set up a high specification website template advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value and do not exist.

Parish Church : Holcot Children’s Choir

Something new for the children of Holcot…

Churchwarden James Bonsor is setting up a children’s choir in Holcot for children of 6 years and over.

The first rehearsal is on Saturday 28 November at 10am in the Church, with the session lasting 30 minutes.

On the following day the choir will perform at the Christingle service in the church at 4pm.

The Parish Church webpage is here.

Dick Whittington – not long now…

Rehearsals for the community pantomime “Dick Whittington!” are in full swing. The panto features some great songs, terrible chat-up lines, a huge cat, minstrels, assorted rats and ratlings as well as the normal Dick Whittington characters. Around 50 people are involved on- and off-stage.

Tickets will go on sale in early-December – “box office” details will be announced when a big enough box has been found. Ticket prices and performance dates and times can be found on the Dick Whittington page.

NCC : could you become a foster carer?

There are children of all ages waiting for a family to give them a home where they can learn, grow and progress. In Northamptonshire, there is a particular need to find more families for older children and sibling groups.

Northamptonshire County Council is asking people to consider fostering children – the full media release is on the NCC page.