Bus Services from 30 April : reduction in off-peak service

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A message from Northamptonshire Highways…

Stagecoach are varying the timetable for commercially-operated service 10 (Kettering – Walgrave – Northampton) from Monday 30th April.

From this date the off-peak service will be withdrawn between Kettering and Moulton via Kettering General Hospital, Mawsley, Old, Walgrave, Hannington, Holcot, Sywell and Overstone. The service between Moulton and West Hunsbury will not be revised, nor will the X10 from Market Harborough to Northampton via Kettering and the A43.

A timetable for the new service will be available on the Stagecoach website in due course.

Waste services : Big changes from June

DDC’s media release is included below. Here is the summary leaflet.

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People living in Daventry District are encouraged to find out more about major changes to their waste and recycling collections launching this summer.

The new 123+ waste and recycling collection service will start in June 2018, delivered by Daventry Norse, a new joint venture between Daventry District Council (DDC) and Norse Commercial Services Ltd.

From June 2018 households in Daventry District will receive:

1 weekly food waste collection

2 weekly mixed recycling collection in a new blue-lidded wheelie bin

3 weekly general waste black bin collection

+ Plus an optional 2-weekly garden waste service for an annual fee of £35 a year.

The changes are being introduced as Daventry District cannot afford to carry on with its current waste and recycling service, both environmentally and financially. Changing black bin collections from fortnightly to three-weekly will help encourage more recycling and reduce the money spent on treating and disposing of rubbish.

The Council will also be improving the recycling service to help residents slim their bins, introducing a new wheelie bin for mixed recycling that provides more space over two weeks than the current recycling boxes collected weekly.

It is likely that collection days will change for households from June 2018 in order to introduce the new service arrangements across the District. Further details will be provided to all households nearer to the time, including an information pack and new calendar.

A series of public awareness exhibitions and roadshows are also being planned to take place across the district this spring – further details to be published soon.

Further information on the new service is being issued to homes as part of the Council’s spring Daventry Calling residents’ magazine and people can also learn more about the changes, including a series of FAQs, on the Council’s website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/binchanges.

Church : Garage Sale date announced

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The Church are once again holding a Garage Sale – save the date Saturday 15 September.

Further details to follow!

Playing field fund-raising : 19 May events

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The playground committee  are planning an afternoon tea event on Saturday 19th May to mark the Royal Wedding, followed by a barn dance in the evening. Please save the date!

They want to hire a marquee for the event, but of course would like to keep costs as low as possible to maximise the contribution to the playing field. Does anyone know of reasonably priced marquee hire? Please contact lisa.callan@yahoo.com

Plans are only just getting started, so further details will follow in due course. Of course, if you are able to help in any way please contact Lisa.

Brixworth Musical Festival 2018 – 20-29 April

This year’s Music Festival will be held from Friday 20th to Sunday 29th April in All Saints’ Church, Brixworth.

There are nine fantastic concerts over ten days, with music to suite all tastes from classical to pop, from chamber ensembles to brass and orchestral.

Performers include, Memphis Blue, Northamptonshire County Youth Brass Band, Fiori Musicali and Tedesca String Quartet.

Tickets £12 Festival Pass £25 with 16’s and under free when accompanied by an adult

More information and ticket booking at www.brixworthmusicfestival.co.uk. See the poster


Holcot Brownies : Wednesdays at 6pm

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Holcot Brownies meet 6-7:15pm on Wednesdays in the village hall. They have a very varied programme.

If you would like to get involved as a leader or have a daughter you would like to add to the waiting list  contact Chris 07754 017231 or www.girlguiding.co.uk.

They also have space for a D of E volunteer.

Local sculptor needs help

Dave Cooke is searching for materials for a new art work.

If you have any horse brasses that you are able to donate, please contact Dave  (781130,  Bareen Cottage in Back Lane).