Holcot Parish Council Elections 2020

Elections will be held to the Parish Council on 7 May. Please consider standing.

To help you decide, we’ve created a new Elections 2020 page, with a summary of some of the information you might need.

Nomination forms are expected to be available from 9 March, with submission to DDC due by 8 April.

If you would like to talk about the role of a Parish Councillor, contact David Walker (781660) or any of the existing Councillors (details on the Parish Council page).

Friends of Holcot : Why not get involved?

You may have seen that the group of parishioners known as ‘The Friends of Holcot’ have recently installed a new table in the playing field. Last week they tidied the old school site and cleared up part of the churchyard.

The Friends of Holcot meet on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month for a couple of hours when there are maintenance tasks to do. They are friendly bunch, and their tasks variable. For instance cleaning the war memorial, clearing accumulations of leaves, replacing wooden posts, painting the old phone box, clearing back overgrowth, developing the churchyard garden…

If you would like to get involved please contact Roger Gunnett – his contact details are here. You don’t need to commit to every session and you don’t need any particular skills or tools, just a willingness to get involved and help keep our Parish well-maintained. All projects are funded by the Parish Council.

Friends of Holcot – thank you for everything you do

Playing Field : Look what we’ve got!

As part of the playing field improvement project, we have a new table!

The table was installed this morning by the Friends of Holcot. Thanks everyone involved – we’re very grateful for everything you do.

Keep your eyes peeled for more changes over the next few weeks.

Some of the Friends of Holcot christening the table 14 February

Parish Council : Response to Planning Application

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Thank you to Parishioners who contributed last week to the Parish Council deliberations concerning the planning application for the 1600 house development on the A43.

The response has now been sent – see the planning applications page.

Additional comments can be sent direct to DDC before Monday 17 February.

Glebe Close : Thanks

Is it possible to post our thanks for the help we received yesterday.  Firstly to Councillor Wilson for his quick response and also the two gentleman who moved the tree so the road and our driveways became usable. The weather was atrocious at the time so we really appreciated them coming and giving up their time.


 Residents at 4 and 5 Glebe Close.

Jumble Sale : Results

I’m pleased to report that the annual Jumble Sale held on Saturday 1 February and the subsequent sale of the remaining clothes and other fabrics following the jumble sale raised £411.93 for our village hall funds.

On behalf of the Village Hall Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to pass on our grateful thanks to all those involved in the organisation and on the day itself for their excellent efforts.

Start bagging and boxing for next year!

Deryck Watson

Secretary

Holcot Village Hall Association

Holcot Village Hall : Dance ‘N’ Tone commencing 10 February

Starting Monday 10 February at 6:15pm, a new class is coming to Holcot.

Full details in the poster below.

Holcot History : Interested in getting involved?

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Holcot had it’s own History Society until 2016. Are you interested in restarting it? If you are, let Lisa know (clerk@holcotvillage.co.uk).

The Society has an archive in the Church Room and some funds. If the Society does not restart, the Parish Council will recommend that the Archives are transferred to the Northamptonshire Archives and the remaining funds applied to a Parish project.

See the Holcot in History webpage for more about Holcot’s history.

Parish Council : Financial reforecast, budget and precept

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At their meeting on Monday the Parish Council confirmed that the precept is again unchanged at £17,500.

In agreeing the precept the Parish Council undertook their final reforecast for this financial year, and created a budget for 2020/21. These have been added to the Parish Council page in the normal way.

Parish Council : Change of February date

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The February Parish Council meeting will be on Monday 3 February at 7:30pm in the Church Room.

The meeting planned for 17 February is cancelled.

What’s On : Yoga is back

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YOGA is back at the Village Hall.

Most Thursday afternoons in term-time – please call or text 07785 347 297 for exact dates and to book a space, or 07557 020 183 for info about the yoga itself.

NEW TIME: 4.00-5.00pm.  £8/session

Northamptonshire : New authorities

The Future Northants West website is now available.

In 2021 NCC and DDC (and all other borough and district councils) will cease to exist. Our new Unitary council will be Northamptonshire West, and this website is intended to keep us informed.

See the website here.

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