Coffee Morning in aid of Cransley Hospice this Tuesday

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Edward Coles is hosting a coffee morning on Tuesday 16th February in the Church Room, 10am – 12pm.

Please come along for a drink and some homemade cakes to help him raise money for Cransley Hospice.


Road Safety : Northampton North Orbital Route **updated again**

dog picNorthamptonshire Highways have advised that the consultation on the Northampton Northern Orbital Route will launch shortly and run until 28 March. The route and resultant impacts of the NNOR could of course be significant for Holcot. Updated below with suggested routes, and with Northamptonshire Highways webpage

A public exhibition will be held in the Kelmarsh Suite at Moulton College Management Centre off Pitsford Road (nr Boughton Fair Lane) on:

  • Friday, February 26 between 9am and 9pm
  • Saturday, February 27 between 9am and 3pm

Please try to attend the exhibition. Further details of the consultation will be provided once they become available.

See current suggested routes

See Northamptonshire Highways webpage

See the Chronicle & Echo’s article

DDC : Waste and recycling consultation

dog picDDC are asking for contributions to a consultation on the approach to waste and recycling. The survey is here – it runs until 31 March. This video gives an overview of the proposal.

In June 2018, Daventry District Council’s current waste and recycling contract with Amey/Enterprise will end. When this happens, the cost the Council will need to pay to deliver the service will be considerably higher. Continue reading “DDC : Waste and recycling consultation”

Reminder : Sywell Road closure this week

Northamptonshire Highways have a daytime closure (between 08.30 and 16.30) of Sywell Road between Back Lane and the A43 from 15-19 February for carriageway repairs.

Northamptonshire Highways have posted the diversion route as being via Hannington.

Visit roadworks.org for details of roadworks.

Walgrave : Community Cinema Club

The Walgrave Community Cinema Club are continuing their programme of recent releases.

Saturday 13 February at 7:30 The Martian (12A)

Saturday 27 February  Spectre (12a)

Saturday 12 March: The Lady in the Van (12a)

The showings are held in Walgrave Village Hall where there is a licensed bar available with a selection of real ales, lager, red & white wine, soft drinks and snacks.

Ticket information

DDC Grant Funding : Care & Repair

Its friendly team can:

  • Offer advice about on necessary home improvements and adaptations
  • Help people access grants and other support to allow the work to be carried out
  • Project manage work – even privately funded work

Specifically DDC are promoting two types of grant for qualifying homes – see this page for full information.

In summary, Continue reading “DDC Grant Funding : Care & Repair”

DDC : Proposed Council Tax increase

Daventry District Council have issued a media release concerning a proposal to increase its part of the Council Tax by just under 10 pence per week to help bridge a reduction in government funding.

You will see in the Parish Council minutes that Holcot’s precept (the part of Council Tax allocated to Holcot Parish Council) will again be unchanged at £17,000.


Dick Whittington! financial results

Whilst Dick Whittington! was intended to be a community event, it was also always the intention that any proceeds would be given to support local charitable and community activities.

It is pleasing to report that the pantomime raised just short of £1200. The cast and crew have decided that this should be distributed to;

  • The Village Hall;
  • The Holcot Hub, to help fund ‘special’ nights such as arts and crafts activities and “mocktails nights”;
  • The Church, to support their major projects;
  • Children’s activities at the Queen’s 90th Birthday weekend in early June (more on that shortly!); and
  • support the funding of a special needs gymnastics event which involves Holcot people.

Thank you once again to everyone who came to see the performances.

The photos are here