Banter and batter quiz night – 16 April

..with Fish and Chips, Raffle and Prizes!

Please come and share another great evening at the village hall and help put the FUN into FUNd-raising!

On Saturday 16 April –  Doors open 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start

Get a team of 6 together (£60 a team) and reserve your table by contacting Jackie and Deryck Watson on 01604 781131. Or if you prefer we can put you into a team of individuals.

£10 per head to include a lovely fish and chip supper.

Remember to bring your own nibbles, drinks, cutlery and condiments.

Please drop in your cash (or cheque payable to Mrs J Watson) and booking request with your contact details in a clearly marked envelope to Jackie and Deryck at The Old Orchard, Back Lane, opposite the Village Hall.

This time round all proceeds will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, Beds & Northants.

This is the fifth Banter and Batter Quiz night and together we have raised over £2400 for charities and our Village Hall Association. Previous nights have been sell outs so please book your teams’ place early to avoid disappointment.

Everyone warmly welcomed for this night of fun for adults of all ages so if you have never been before, why not come along and give it a go!



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

dog picNorthamptonshire Highways have advised that the consultation on the Northampton Northern Orbital Route will launch shortly and run until 13 March. The route and resultant impacts of the NNOR could of course be significant for Holcot. Updated below with suggested routes.

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 the Chronicle & Echo’s article

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

Holcot Hub : Table Tennis Club is back

The Table Tennis club for children in school years 6-11 started back from 4 February.

In the Holcot Hub at the Village Hall, 7:00-8:30pm. New players are always welcomed.

Early warning : Sywell Road closure **updated**

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. **please note the change of timing**

More information will be provided if it becomes available – Northamptonshire Highways have posted the diversion route as being via Hannington.

Village Hall : need a little help getting your group going?

New from your Village Hall, for Holcot residents who want to set-up a new regular user-group in the Village Hall (or to re-start a previous group that hasn’t met there in last 6 months) : a special offer is now available to get your group up and running and maybe provide free taster-sessions. Click here for more information!

We are very fortunate to have such a great facility in Holcot, and the Village Hall guys are keen to help the community make the most of it.

Financial Support available for Easter fundraisers

Community groups planning spring fundraisers are invited to contact Daventry District Council for financial help.

One-off grants of up to £500 are available to help local groups in Daventry District put on events for the wider community.

The full media release is here.