Playing field update

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The Friends of Holcot Playing field are doing a brilliant job. Here’s the update from yesterday’s tea party…and they are already getting new equipment installed.

Thank you Lisa, Jackie, Alexis and Liz, and everyone else involved in getting us this far so quickly.


“The Friends of Holcot Playing Field would like to thank everyone who supported the Royal Wedding tea party event. It was such an enjoyable day, and total money raised from the event was £1,206.03. 

The first new item of equipment (an adventure path), will begin to be installed at the playing field on 11th June. 

Thank you to everyone for your continued support. 

Lisa, Jackie, Alexis & Liz”

Another phone has been found!

Lost a Nokia phone? It was found near the bus stop.

Contact Lisa Callan – details on the Parish Council page

Key found : Moulton Road

A Yale key has been found on Moulton Road.

If it is yours, please email editor@holcotvillage.co.uk with a description of the attached fob and we’ll get it back to you.

Parish Tennis Court : Volunteer(s) needed

The tennis court is managed by volunteers – Julie Cooper and Judith Coles are planning to retire this year and are looking for people to hand over the reins to.

Please contact Julie 781622 or Judith 781971? to offer to help or find out more about the tennis court.

All that is involved is

-updating the noticeboard with fresh booking sheets(summer months really)

-collecting subs from approx 15-20 max – and banking the money

-keeping an eye on the bank account

-holding spare/new keys and issuing forms for new players who would like a key

The court was gifted to the Parish on the proviso that we collected subs to help pay for replacement surfaces as the need arises.

It isnt an arduous job

Music for a Summer evening

Across the Church in Holcot

St Mary and All Saints Church are proud to announce the date of their Summer concert. It is on Wednesday, 20th June at 7:30pm in the Church.

The main part of the evening will be music from the Northampton Musical Theatre singers, ranging from Andrew Lloyd Webber to Fiddler on the Roof. There will also be music and drama from the Holcot ladies choir and friends, a local clarinet ensemble and songs from our very own vicar and her husband.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children under 14. This includes all the music and a buffet afterwards. There will be a cash bar.

ALL Proceeds will go to Holcot WI and St Marys Church. Please support your village.

Tickets available from Pam Wilson on 01604 781026 and James Bonsor on 01604 781611.

DDC : New District Councillor

Lesley Woolnough is our new District Councillor. Here is the info.


Walgrave (one seat)

Grant Lee Andrew BOWLES (Liberal Democrats): 195 votes

Lesley WOOLNOUGH (Conservative Party): 431 votes ELECTED

Electorate: 1,646

Ballot Papers Issued: 630

Turnout: 38.27%

Rejected papers: 4

Holcot in the press

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An article has been published by the Chronicle & Echo about one Holcot-based family where there are now five female generations. See the article

Congratulations!

DDC : New recycling bin

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From 4 June as part of DDC’s revised waste collection scheme we will be using a new wheelie bin for recyclables.

These should be delivered shortly – if you don’t receive yours before 31 May contact DDC.

All of the information is on this webpage.

Lost Hollow performing again in Holcot

Lost Hollow performed in Holcot Village Hall last year – and they’ve asked to come back!

Lorrie and Tommy Harden will be performing on Friday 15 June – tickets at £10 are available from Rachael Warwick at the Brixworth Nursery Farm.

See the flyer for full detailsLost Hollow

Banter and Batter Quiz : 13 October

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The 10th BANTER AND BATTER QUIZ NIGHT with Fish and Chips, Raffle and Prizes will be held on Saturday 13 October 2018.

Doors open 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Always a great event in aid of local charities – this time the village hall.

Get a team of 6 together (£60 a team) and reserve your table by contacting Jackie and Deryck Watson on 01604 781131. Or if you prefer just pay £10 per person and we will put you into a team with other quizzers.

Full details in the following poster.Quiz night

Playing Field : Update from the Friends of Holcot Playing Field

The Friends of Holcot Playing Field are working hard to improve the playing field and its equipment. Please see their update below and see how you can help.

Playing Field update

Road Safety : Appeal for extension of 30mph limit

You will remember that the Parish Council asked for speed limit reductions on Walgrave Road, Sywell Road and Moulton Road on behalf of parishioners. Our request has been supported by our MP and County Councillor.

These were refused by the speed limit panel in 2017, and have been refused again on appeal. The full text of the County Council’s refusal on appeal has been posted on the Road Safety page. You will know that a lot of effort has gone into our case by several people, in particular Cllr Phil Scordellis.

The Parish Council will consider their response at the April meeting.

Waste services : Big changes from June

DDC’s media release is included below. Here is the summary leaflet.

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People living in Daventry District are encouraged to find out more about major changes to their waste and recycling collections launching this summer.

The new 123+ waste and recycling collection service will start in June 2018, delivered by Daventry Norse, a new joint venture between Daventry District Council (DDC) and Norse Commercial Services Ltd.

From June 2018 households in Daventry District will receive:

1 weekly food waste collection

2 weekly mixed recycling collection in a new blue-lidded wheelie bin

3 weekly general waste black bin collection

+ Plus an optional 2-weekly garden waste service for an annual fee of £35 a year.

The changes are being introduced as Daventry District cannot afford to carry on with its current waste and recycling service, both environmentally and financially. Changing black bin collections from fortnightly to three-weekly will help encourage more recycling and reduce the money spent on treating and disposing of rubbish.

The Council will also be improving the recycling service to help residents slim their bins, introducing a new wheelie bin for mixed recycling that provides more space over two weeks than the current recycling boxes collected weekly.

It is likely that collection days will change for households from June 2018 in order to introduce the new service arrangements across the District. Further details will be provided to all households nearer to the time, including an information pack and new calendar.

A series of public awareness exhibitions and roadshows are also being planned to take place across the district this spring – further details to be published soon.

Further information on the new service is being issued to homes as part of the Council’s spring Daventry Calling residents’ magazine and people can also learn more about the changes, including a series of FAQs, on the Council’s website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/binchanges.

Holcot Brownies : Wednesdays at 6pm

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Holcot Brownies meet 6-7:15pm on Wednesdays in the village hall. They have a very varied programme.

If you would like to get involved as a leader or have a daughter you would like to add to the waiting list  contact Chris 07754 017231 or www.girlguiding.co.uk.

They also have space for a D of E volunteer.

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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