Parish Newsletter : coming soon

Naomi is putting the finishing touches to the winter edition of the Newsletter.

It will be delivered next week.

Christmas and New Year bus timetable changes

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Stagecoach Midlands has announced timetable changes for the Christmas period.

Please see this article.

Would you like to serve on Holcot Parish Council?

You will probably be aware that Holcot Parish Council has a vacancy.

Parish Councillors work on a variety of projects and activities, supporting the community in many practical ways, and also working with the other levels of local government to protect and enhance the lives of Holcot people. You can find out more about being a Parish Councillor by reading this guide. More information is available on this website.

If you are interested in being co-opted to the Council, please send a note to Lisa Callan (, 2 Walgarth Court) stating your application and a short statement of why you are willing to commit to be a Councillor. If you would like to discuss the role please do not hesitate to contact David Walker ( 781660) or talk to any of the other Councillors.

At the end of their 16 January meeting the Parish Council will co-opt one applicant based on submissions received.

Holcot Brownies Christmas Post

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Holcot Brownies will once again be offering Christmas card delivery, still at the bargain price of 10p per card!

The process is different this year – please take your cards along to the postboxes situated in the pub and the church before Sunday 18 December. Drop your donation in the postboxes along with your cards.

Please make sure that your cards are clearly marked with delivery name and address – HOLCOT addresses only please. Cards will be delivered on Wednesday 21 December.

Thanks for supporting 1st Holcot Brownies.

Community Speedwatch : please volunteer


The Parish has been given an opportunity to participate in Community Speedwatch 2017. Since April 2016, communities and volunteers have generated 2,546 Police educational warning letters which have been sent to keepers of vehicles detected exceeding the 30 mph limit.

Lisa Callan has volunteered to be our Parish Coordinator (thanks Lisa!), but now needs to form a team.

Participants are required to attend a training course Continue reading “Community Speedwatch : please volunteer”

Walgrave Wellbeing Centre : Centre Manager role

Are you looking for a new part-time job that will make a real difference to the quality of life in your local community?

If so, then this may be for you!

Walgrave Wellbeing Centre needs a Centre Manager Continue reading “Walgrave Wellbeing Centre : Centre Manager role”

Holcot Junior Church : getting ready for Christmas starting 28 November

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In the lead up to Christmas there will be four sessions of Junior Church.

These will be held in the Church Room at 4:15pm (after school) on Monday’s 28 November, 5, 12 and 19 December. Children will prepare for Christmas and the Carol Service on Christmas Eve.

Children will be making decorations for the Church Christmas tree and mince pies to serve after the Carol service. They will be learning a new carol, and Revd Chloe will tell the Christmas story and help the children prepare for the Nativity play to be performed as part of the Carol service.

Please bring your children along.

DDC : 2016/17 Residents survey

Daventry District Council’s 2016/17 residents survey is available here.

It is available until 21 December.

Holcot Wellbeing Survey – some general responses

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Thank you everyone who responded to the wellbeing survey included with the last newsletter.

Part of the survey asked for ideas of facilities that respondents would like to see in the village. Councillor Phil Scordellis has kindly responded to these – please see this document.

A full summary of all responses will be included in the December newsletter.

Did you know : there’s a new number to call in the event of a power cut?

logoMany people don’t know who to contact during a power cut and wrongly call the electricity supplier they pay their bill to. 105 has been set up to help people get through their local electricity network operator – the company responsible for the power network that delivers electricity to their door. 105 is jointly funded by electricity network operators.

Calling 105 puts you through to the people who will repair your local power network and restore your power.

Also call 105 if you spot damage to electricity power lines and substations. If there’s a serious immediate risk, the emergency services should be called too.

Visit to find out more about 105 and electricity network operators.

Banter and Batter quiz financial result

Jackie and Deryck would like to thank everyone who participated in the quiz. The event was great fun and very well supported, raising £531 to support the village hall.

The charity for the next quiz has yet to be chosen, but it will be held on 25 February 2017. Please put the date in your diary, and let Jackie and Deryck know that you would like to come along (jackie.e.watson[at}, 781131).

Telephone line quality

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Following on from the broadband problems experienced last week, David Cull has asked whether parishioners are having problems with phone quality. Here’s his note;

“Can you please ask around to see if any other residents have phone lines that have deteriorated in quality, again. We had this issue in the last 12 months and it was put down to a fault in the line between here and Walgrave. They seem to have fixed it but our phone line has got much worse in the last couple of months and I’ve an engineer booked for Wednesday through my provider. 
David Cull”


If you have any information please leave a comment by clicking on the headline.

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