White Swan : Open Mic this Sunday

On Sunday 2 August the White Swan will once again be holding an Open Mic session from 4-7pm. A BBQ will be available if the weather is fine.

Come and see the performances and have a go yourself.  Further details from the pub.

PS : These sessions will be held every first and third Sunday of the month over the summer.

HOLCOT HUB – Can you help????

Want to get more involved with the younger members of our community?

Holcot Hub needs volunteers to chaperone its Monday evening youth club sessions.

All this involves is simply being one of the adults present while the session is going on – and possibly manning the tuck shop.

If you can spare an hour and a half – even only once in every couple of months – please call 781 971 or email jude@rosecottage.org

Many thanks.

Bring back Holcot Hobble

At the Annual Village Meeting on 19th July, the Parish Council invited suggestions from residents for the future of Holcot.
One of these was “Bring back the Holcot Hobble – maybe for one year at least”.
If you’re interested in this suggestion, or would just like more information about what the Holcot Hobble was – or could be in the future – please contact Martin Wilson (781 026, or martin.l.wilson@btinternet.com)

Holcot Community Pantomime : Dick Whittington

Many of you will remember the community pantomime “Pantomania” from a few years ago. Well, the fun and frolics is coming back…oh yes it is!!!

This time we are planning to perform the traditional pantomime “Dick Whittington” (with a shiny new script) in January 2016, with plenty of roles on- or off-stage for anyone who’d like to be involved.

The script is already drafted and planning has just started, but the first reading for everyone (teenagers and adults!) will be in the Village Hall on Thursday 3rd September at 7:30pm.  Please come along (bring a friend or two!) – whether you’d like to act, sing, dance, OR help behind the scenes.

We’d also like to see all the younger residents and their friends getting involved too. A separate first session for 4-12 year olds will be held later, probably in early October.

Further information (including how to get involved if you can’t come along to the first reading) will become available towards the end of August, so please keep an eye on the website.

Superfast Broadband

Many villagers have already connected to Superfast Broadband.

NCC  and Superfast Britain have now confirmed that Holcot is enabled for Superfast Broadband, and have provided a leaflet which you will find in the Kiosk.

To get Superfast Broadband either contact your Internet Service Provider or go to www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/buy-it-now  to find out what services are available. You can also take a look at this poster!

Holcot : Photos from the 1960’s

Interested in seeing scenes of Holcot life from the 1960’s? The grandson of the Rev Frederick Beaver who was Curate in the 1960’s has digitised his grandfather’s slide collection and shared the best of them on Flickr here. There are lots of photos of the church and church life, and also general photos of the village.

You may wish to compare them to the 2015 Photographic Year photos here.