1st Holcot Brownies – Christmas card collection and delivery

One of the traditions of our village at Christmastime – the Brownies will once again be offering Christmas Card collection and delivery around the village. Still at the bargain price of 10p per card!!

The Brownies will collect cards from villagers homes on Tuesday 9 December – 6:15-7:30pm, and make their delivery on Tuesday 16 December from 6:15pm.

If you miss the collection, please drop your cards and donation into Brown Owl at 34 Moulton Road by Friday 12 December. Cards later than this will not be accepted.

Please ensure that your cards are clearly marked with the delivery name and address – Holcot addresses only please!

Ideas for Christmas : In aid of Cynthia Spencer Hospice and Cancer Research UK

Christmas-Party-2Sally Hanrahan of Polly’s Cottage in Back Lane has organised an “Ideas for Christmas” event in the Village Hall on 29 November from 9:30am-1pm.

The sale features Christmas goodies including Love From Australia Uggboots, brand name toys, designer jewellery, gifts for gardeners, homemade cakes, fudge, chutneys and other gift ideas. Something for everyone!

Entrance £2. Refreshments available.

Coming up soon at the White Swan – Booking Now!

Coupled with the normal convivial year-round service, Jo and Lee are well planned for Christmas and New Year.

Christmas Day – Let Jo and Lee do all the hard work on Christmas Day. A menu is available in the pub

New Years Eve – Vintage Night (be there or be square?). Tickets available soon.

New Years Day – All Day Breakfast. Just the food you need to recover from that hangover.

The very popular GAME NIGHT will be returning, end of January. Keep a look out for the posters and menus.

We are really lucky to have great food and beer in Holcot. Click here for more

A message from Fido about poo

Dog FoulingYou know what it’s like…you take your human out for a walk and the urge to poo hits you. Probably the first thing you think is “aaarghh, why couldn’t I have done this at home??!!” but never mind, its OK for us canines to poo on the alleys, pavements and footpaths around the village.

This is where your human comes in…you knew there was a point of taking them out with you…. our paws are hopeless at clearing up poo (cats dig a hole, how unrefined!), but humans have got those clever hands with fingers and opposing thumbs which allows them to clean up after you. They only have to pick up the poo with a bag and put it in their dustbin or in one of those doggy waste bins.

Dear doggy chums…please, please, please.. ask your human to clear up after you if you get caught short when walking around the village. As a responsible species we know our poo is unpleasant, and we don’t want humans to tread in our doings or get diseases. Most of our human friends are responsible too of course and routinely clear up after us, but this is not always the case.

Those nice people at the Daventry District Council and Keep Britain Tidy can help humans understand why cleaning up after us dogs is so important.

Woof for now,th


PS: And don’t forget to tell your puppies….the playing field is out of bounds for us dogs

Sywell Road closure confirmed – 24 November

Northamptonshire County Council and Anglian Water have now confirmed that Sywell Road will be closed from 24-28 November, with the closure being from near the entrance to the car boot site to the A43. This work is to allow installation of a 630mm water main from Hannington to Pitsford. Access to the closed road will be via barricades.

In addition, similar work is planned for Moulton Rd commencing 2 December, with the road closure near the entrance to the cricket ground/tennis court.

The current status of local roadworks planned and in progress can be found at www.roadworks.org.

Reedology : Ensemble concert in the Church

Another new initiative taking place in this vibrant village of ours.

Philip and Amanda Burditt have recently formed a clarinet ensemble based in Holcot called REEDOLOGY. They are performing their first concert (of both festive and classical pieces) on Friday November 28th at 7:30pm, to be held in Holcot Church.

Tickets are £10 including food and a glass of wine, with all proceeds going to the church. Further information and tickets are available from Philip of the Chequers in Back Lane (telephone 780530)