24 October, 2016 15:45

This Saturday 29th October from 10am in the Village Hall, Back Lane, Holcot:

a sale of goodies including:
Ugg boots, brand name toys, jewellery, clothes from Amici, homemade cakes, Christmas cards, honey, handbags, scarves and other gift ideas

All money raised to cancer Research UK and Cynthia Spencer Hospice

Village Hall : Annual General Meeting – 1 November

This year’s AGM for Holcot Village Hall Association will be held Tuesday 1 November at 7.45pm in the Youth Wing.

If you’ve got ideas on the way your Village Hall should be run, this is your opportunity to influence future decisions – either by making your comments or by becoming part of the Committee.

Please come along and support your village hall.

Village Hall AGM

Bus timetable changes from 24 October

Changes to the route 10 bus timetable have been announced by Stagecoach in this notice.

The new timetable is here.

Police : policing priorities consultation

Message sent by
Suzie Fletcher (Police, Crime Prevention, FHQ)

What do YOU want Northants Police and partners to focus on to make Northamptonshire safer? Have your say on policing priorities over the next 5 years at www.YourPCC.co.uk.

By completing this short survey you will be shaping the way Northamptonshire Police serve your community.

The law requires all Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to produce a five-year Police and Crime Plan within the first financial year after they are elected, which sets the strategic direction for policing in their area. The Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, is proposing four main priorities for the new plan. To see more follow the link here

dog picThe consultation closes on 24 November.

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}btinternet.com, 781131).

Roadworks : A43 commencing 31 October

Northamptonshire Highways are starting work on improving the A43 between Moulton and the Holcot/Sywell roundabout, due to commence 31 October.

This will initially require two overnight closures starting on the 31 October (between 20.00 and 06.00) and subsequently a reduction of the speed limit to 40mph from 60mph between the two roundabouts.  This work will allow for the placement of barriers along the section of carriageway to allow for the initial works to be completed safely off line.

Once the barriers are in place the carriageway width will be reduced.

According to roadworks.org the speed limit reductions are in place until 2018.

Community Grants available

Community groups planning fundraising events in the run up to Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas are urged to get in touch with Daventry District Council for a grant.

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

Applicants must demonstrate they have support from their local parish council and must also match any funding they receive. Applications should be submitted at least two weeks before the planned event and applicants will be notified of a decision within a week of their submission.

See this media release for more details.