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Welcome to the website of the village of Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK. Whenever there is a major news item on another page on this website, including a significant Planning Application, it will be announced here on this page:

Most Recent new items include (newest in bold red:

LATEST NEWS – Updated 16 April 2014:

(1) Notice of Election : Election of European Members of Parliament for the East Midlands Region

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(2) For young people….the Holcot Hub is coming….see the new Holcot Hub page. First event is a meeting for 11-16 year olds on Monday 28 April. Cost 50p.

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(3) The knitting group are meeting every fourth Wednesday in the Church rooms 2.30-4 pm. They are presently knitting scarves for the Hope Centre in Northampton and squares 6″x6″ to make knee blankets for Cransley Hospice. Anyone is welcome to come along – help is available to allow you to learn or re-learn a simple knitting technique.  Tea and cake are also provided.

The group would also welcome any donations of wool – even oddments – to make warm and colourful blankets.   If you wish we can collect or drop in -> Annie at Homestead Farm (781424) or Lena at Virginia Cottage.

(4) It’s that time of year again – if you haven’t renewed your entry into the VILLAGE HALL 100 CLUB, you can still do so by letting Rosie Walker or Tony Moulds have your cheque payable to ‘Holcot Village Hall Association’ for £12 per entry. If you are not a current participant, you can of course enter too! Rosie can be contacted on 781660, rosie{at}sunnyoak.co.uk or at 2 Brittens View – catch Tony on his rounds…..  Of course, if you were an entrant in previous years and no longer wish to participate please let Rosie know.

(5) The BATTER AND BANTER QUIZ NIGHT held at the village hall on Saturday 8th March was a huge success with 17 teams taking part,  a grand total of £775.50 for the Anthony Nolan Trust was raised.  Following on from the success of this evening another Batter and Banter Quiz Night is to be held on Saturday 11 October 2014 and this time all funds raised will go to Holcot Village Hall – so please put this date in your diary!

(6) Holcot WI are organising a Bridge Drive and lunch on Monday, 12th May to be held in the Village Hall.  Tickets cost £15 and are available from Pam Wilson, tel. 781026.

(7) Holcot Allotment Association – We have one ten pole and two five pole allotments available for rent. If anyone is interested  in taking these on please ring Maureen Cooke on 781130.

OTHER RECENT NEWS

(1) There is a Funding Fair for Voluntary and Community Groups on Thursday 24 April 2014 from 2pm to 4pm at  Daventry Leisure Centre. Various providers of funding will be there. Full details are here…. Funding Fair Poster 2014 PDF V2

(2) Northamptonshire County Council are asking for volunteers to  Get involved in Emergency Planning. We’ve seen first hand recently how much damage can be caused in an emergency. It’s the county council Emergency Planning team’s job to make sure that Northamptonshire is as prepared as it can be for extreme weather, an accident, or other circumstances that might put us at risk. Resources on the ground and community preparedness are vital to ensure that danger and lasting damage caused in an incident is minimised. To do this, the Emergency Planning Team need your help. For more information please click here.

(3) Daventry District Council have issued Daventry District Council press release 1656 – Community Grants drawing attention to the availability of Community Grants for community projects, events etc.

(4) VILLAGE NEWSLETTER: IF YOU HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT OR ARTICLE FOR THE NEXT NEWSLETTER, NOW’S THE TIME TO SUBMIT IT TO THE NEW EDITORS JACKIE & NAOMI FOUNTAIN. PLEASE EITHER SEND YOUR WORDS TO THE DEDICATED EMAIL ADDRESS  holcotvillagenewsletter@hotmail.com OR PHONE JACKIE ON 01604 78 00 70

(5) ANNUAL BUS DAY-TRIP TO LONDON, WITH OPTIONAL VISIT TO THE GLOBE THEATRE TO SEE ‘THE COMEDY OF ERRORS’ ON SUNDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2014. EMAIL phil.scordellis@gmail.com for further information.

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Older, but still relevant, news items

NORTHANTS POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR INDEPENDENT VOLUNTEERS TO PROVIDE ADVICE ON NEEDS & EXPECTATIONS OF DIVERSE COMMUNITIES. FOR FULL DETAILS, SEE SECTION HEADED “Independent Advisory Groups” ON http://www.northantspcc.org.uk/default.aspx?id=initiatives#iag.

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NORTHANTS COUNTY COUNCIL:
“Get the flu jab” – for more details, pls click on this link http://www.holcotvillage.co.uk/other-services/

For news of local apprenticeships, contact Nital on 01536 408188 or visit their website www.nital.co.uk

Suffering from stress?  Please see attachment from “Mindfulness in the Community” MICpress release Feb 2013

Church

Thinking of selling your house in Holcot, or perhaps you’re moving to Holcot and selling elsewhere in Northamptonshire?    Jackson Grundy estate agents offer a fund-raising opportunity for Holcot Village Hall that will cost you nothing!  

For more information, see (http://www.holcotvillage.co.uk/village-hall-plans-for-future/):

White Swan Inn

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