You may have seen that the group of parishioners known as ‘The Friends of Holcot’ have recently installed a new table in the playing field. Last week they tidied the old school site and cleared up part of the churchyard.
The Friends of Holcot meet on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month for a couple of hours when there are maintenance tasks to do. They are friendly bunch, and their tasks variable. For instance cleaning the war memorial, clearing accumulations of leaves, replacing wooden posts, painting the old phone box, clearing back overgrowth, developing the churchyard garden…
If you would like to get involved please contact Roger Gunnett – his contact details are here. You don’t need to commit to every session and you don’t need any particular skills or tools, just a willingness to get involved and help keep our Parish well-maintained. All projects are funded by the Parish Council.
Friends of Holcot – thank you for everything you do
Is it possible to post our thanks for the help we received yesterday. Firstly to Councillor Wilson for his quick response and also the two gentleman who moved the tree so the road and our driveways became usable. The weather was atrocious at the time so we really appreciated them coming and giving up their time.
I’m pleased to report that the annual Jumble Sale held on Saturday 1 February and the subsequent sale of the remaining clothes and other fabrics following the jumble sale raised £411.93 for our village hall funds.
On behalf of the Village Hall Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to pass on our grateful thanks to all those involved in the organisation and on the day itself for their excellent efforts.
Holcot had it’s own History Society until 2016. Are you interested in restarting it? If you are, let Lisa know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Society has an archive in the Church Room and some funds. If the Society does not restart, the Parish Council will recommend that the Archives are transferred to the Northamptonshire Archives and the remaining funds applied to a Parish project.
At their meeting on Monday the Parish Council confirmed that the precept is again unchanged at £17,500.
In agreeing the precept the Parish Council undertook their final reforecast for this financial year, and created a budget for 2020/21. These have been added to the Parish Council page in the normal way.
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