Family Bingo : 6 April – full details now available

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Please see the poster for full details of the Family Bingo on 6 April.

Get your tickets from Jackie, Alexis or Lisa! All proceeds in aid of the playing field.

Thanks : fundraising for Alzheimers Society

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A big thank you to all the wonderful people who turned up to support our Alzheimer’s Society fundraiser at The White Swan in Holcot on Saturday. 

You raised £2k, which Santander will match so we will make a whopping £4K donation to this great cause. 

This would not have been possible without Hayley and Martin giving us free access to the pub and facilities.

A big thank you to all

Alison and team x 

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Last call : Family Bingo on 6 April

If you would like to attend the family bingo event on 6 April, please contact Jackie, Lisa or Alexis as soon as possible. If the numbers attending are insufficient they will have to cancel the event. Bring yourself, your significant other, kids and grandkids!

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A43 overnight closure

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Northamptonshire Highways will carry out carriageway repairs along the A43.  To undertake these repairs safely the road will be closed for one night on the 18th March between 8pm and 6am.

A plan showing the closure and diversion can be viewed here https://roadworks.org?tm=112718105

Gas works : 7 March for 6 weeks

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There will be gas works between Moulton and Holcot starting 7 March.

The work is for 6 weeks, probably with no disruption in Holcot for 3 weeks as they’re starting in Moulton, then they will be here in the village for around 3 weeks. Two way traffic lights will be in place.

There will also be a big orange container on the left of the last properties going out of Holcot on Moulton Rd.

All residents should receive letters about the works and there will be a customer liaison officer knocking on doors.  

Banter and Batter quiz : Results

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A message from Jackie and Deryck Watson announcing the results of a great night.

We are very pleased and delighted to announce that last night’s Eleventh Banter and Batter Quiz raised £525 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Really good going when you consider that our outgoings were a total of £625 (£415 for fish and chips, £35 for quiz master, £75 hire of village hall, £100 spent on the 1st, 2nd and Booby quiz and raffle prizes).

We are so grateful and proud of the commitment and support we receive from quiz attendees new and old plus donations given by those not able to come.

So, in a nutshell, together we have raised plenty of ‘DOSH for GOSH’!!! We’ll be letting Great Ormond Street Hospital know tomorrow. A big thank you again to EVERYONE.

Date for your Diary. The next Banter and Batter Quiz is Saturday 19 October., when we will be raising money for Holcot Village Hall. Bookings have already been taken so please book early to avoid disappointment as last night’s was an absolute sell out!! It really is a fun evening and all are welcome. With your help we are putting the FUN back into FUNd raising. Whoop Whoop!!!

Gigaclear fibre-broadband works: clearing-up

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Although many Parishioners have complimented Gigaclear’s contractors on the courtesy and helpfulness of the workers during the main installation works, there has been some concern about the state of many of the grass verges now that they appear to have left the village. 

The Parish Council therefore organised a joint-inspection with representatives of both Northants Highways and the contractors.  We are pleased to be able to reassure Parishioners that together we drew-up a full list of all the locations that aren’t yet up to standard, and we’re now working to agree on what action is needed at each location.

The vast majority will be dealt with by raking-over and an application of grass seed, probably during March.  

To give the grass a chance to grow, they’ve suggested that residents ask their families, visitors and neighbours to avoid walking, and driving or parking vehicles, on those re-seeded areas for as long as possible after the seed has been applied.

Lighting : please report failed streetlights

If you identify a streetlight that has failed, please let Lisa the clerk know.

Email her clerk@holcotvillage.co.uk or call/text 07547 505027.

Playing field project : help needed

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Our community project to improve the playing field and it’s equipment is moving forwards. However, the Friends of Holcot Playing Field group are asking for further volunteers to help.

If you can spare some time to help out, please contact Lisa (clerk@holcotvillage.co.uk). It’s a great way of helping out the community, meeting people and supporting the Parish’s families.

Parish Tennis Court : Help needed

The Parish has a tennis court that any parishioner can use for a nominal annual sum.

We are seeking one or two people who can take on the administration associated with the court – basically collect annual fees, change booking sheets on the notice board and administer changes to keys etc. This amounts to just a few hours a year.

If you are willing to take on this role please contact Lisa (clerk@holcotvillage.co.uk) as soon as possible.

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 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

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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