Exhibit booking is in the morning 10am-12pm, with the show itself starting at 3pm, and the auction of produce at 4pm. This is a great traditional event, with something for absolutely everyone – even if you’re not a keen gardener.
The Parish Council has investigated the current traffic congestion in the village, including many lorries over the 7.5t limit.
This is largely due to the ongoing roadworks on the A43 north of the Holcot roundabout, and the poor signage of the diversion via A508/A14. The PC has therefore raised this with Highways and obtained a commitment that the diversion signage will be substantially increased.
The Parish Council is very much aware that some Parishioners have not been renewing contracts with their existing broadband providers while waiting to hear Gigaclear’s terms.
The Council has queried why the Gigaclear service hasn’t gone live in Holcot. Their response was: “… we are currently trying to negotiate a wayleave across private property that affects Holcot going live. This has taken longer than expected & we are looking at alternative routes whilst we’re trying to get the wayleave agreed.”
In Holcot we are blessed with a very fine gem of a church. Packed with character and a long history, it is open to all to worship, to visit or just have some moments of peace.. Every penny of the £406 per week upkeep costs has to be raised at a local level by local people. Thankyou for your support in the past and last Sunday.
Long may it continue….
The day of the Village Fete, dog show and art exhibition ….. June 2019
The sun came out,
The 25 straw bales and miles of bunting around
A dog show there – that’s new – with bales on the ground.
We opened the gates to a crowd of Crufts-worthy dogs
Dragging their families in on their leads.
The dachshunds, the spaniels, the mutts
The jack russells, the pointers and the viszlas.
The teas, “more tea vicar!”
The cakes, the lollies and a singing choir to view
The beer, the beer, the barrels ran dry
And prosecco corks popped as dogs trooped by.
The raffle, the coconut shy, crazy golf and tombola
There was some much to see and do!
An art exhibition, an oasis of calm
Beautiful paintings together with the church’s charm
Thank you for joining us here
So we can enjoy our church together for another year!
We raised £2200 overall
On a brilliant June day in our lovely village hall.
Would you like to win a bottle of Crozes-Hermitage, Doaine de Thalabert 2007 worth £35?
For the next five months until November the Church Fundraising Committee is running a lucky squares game with a bottle of the above as the monthly prize. The squares are £2 each and can be bought from Lesley Pomeroy 781246 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can buy one per month or all five months for £10
Northamptonshire County Council is consulting on its Rights of Way Improvement Plan. The Plan is a document NCC is required to have by law, and sets out NCC’s priorities in dealing with rights of way (footways, bridleways and byways).
The draft plan and related material can be found here
Comments need to be submitted by 9th September 2019.
The Parish Council will consider their response at their 19 August meeting, so it would be helpful if you could copy to Lisa any comments provided to NCC (email@example.com).
I includes a link to an index of all those known to be recorded on gravestones in the churchyard. In due course, the intention is to include images of all the gravestones but Melvyn wanted to give those who tend gravestones the opportunity to request that photos are not included.
“The community build of Holcot is expected to go live during July when the main cabinet is activated. As such connections should be offered from the end of July and we are currently estimating to have the entirety of the project completed and ready by the end of Q3 this year (September). However, please be advised this is an estimate and as such liable to change if there are any delays.”
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