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Reminder : Overweight Vehicles survey 9 October

The Parish Council is organising a survey in response to the worsening “overweight” vehicles traffic volumes.

Please see this post for details how to volunteer to help this coming Friday – 6am to 6pm, with two hour slots for volunteers. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far.

The survey will support lobbying to get more substantial monitoring undertaken by the Highways Authorities, which would lead to sanctions against offenders. This approach has been used with success by other villages.

If you have any questions, please contact Roger Gunnett (chair{at} 781686) who is organising this event.

Dick Whittington : First children’s rehearsal

You may know that the Dick Whittington pantomime is a community show for Holcot people and their friends and families – similar to Pantomania from a few years ago. It has been written especially for performances in January 2016 and is based on the traditional Dick Whittington panto story. Any proceeds from ticket sales will go to the village hall and other village charities.

The adults and teenagers started rehearsals in September, and now it’s the turn of the children to get involved.

The first children’s rehearsal (ages 4-12) will be on Saturday 10 October from 10:30am-12pm in the Village Hall. Contact Heather Wilson on 781138 if you want to know more about the children’s involvement, or just turn up on the day..

General information can be found on the show page here.

Women’s Institute : contributions to food bank – 8 October

The WI contribute to the Food Bank twice a year – tins of food, non-perishable items and toiletries.

The WI are assembling their contribution on 8 October – if you would like to contribute (or find out more about the WI in the village) please contact Janet (781943) or Pam (781026).

NCC : School admissions timetable

NCC have provided information about applying for your child’s school place next year – it can be found on the NCC page.  Children are not automatically allocated a place – please apply by the following dates.

Primary Admissions – If your child turns four before 31 August 2016 – Applications should be made by 15th January, 2016 at 5pm.

Secondary Admissions – if your child turns 11, 13 or 14 before 31 August 2016 this may apply – Applications should be made by 31st October, 2015 at 5pm.

Road Traffic Survey : Can you help?

Can you help undertake a traffic survey on Friday 9 October please?

Over coming years it is likely that traffic movements through the village will increase. A specific problem identified by villagers relates to the volume of “overweight” vehicles passing through the village. The Parish Council will be holding a traffic survey on Friday 9 October from 6am-6pm to support the preparation of a case to the Highways Authority for a more detailed survey using monitoring equipment and specific action against offenders. This approach has been used by other villages with some success.

Could you please complete the following form indicating your availability for this exercise – two-hour slots are proposed. Your availability will be sent to Roger Gunnett (chair{at} who will be in touch to confirm your slot.

See the road safety page.