Walgrave : Cinema Club

The Walgrave Cinema Club is showing “Kinky Boots” on Saturday 2 February. Full details are in this poster.

On 23 March the Club will be showing “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Church : A FUNdraising opportunity

Another easy way to support our Parish Church! The church runs a Thunderball lottery, based on the Thunderball number, given out each Saturday by the National Lottery.

We already have one list of 14 members and are now starting another. 4 numbers have already been taken, 10 to be filled. It costs just £1 per week. This can be paid yearly -£52, half yearly -£26 or in smaller installments if preferred.

You have a number between 1 to 14. If your number comes up, you get £7 and the Church gets £7. Winners both ways!

Please join us and help us preserve our beautiful church.

If you are interested, please contact Lesley Hunter at lesleymhunter17@gmail.com

Consultation : Local Government

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government is consulting on the proposals to reorganise local government in Northamptonshire. The documentation and link to the survey is here. The consultation ends on 25 January.

Here is DDC’s letter advising of the consultation, and also confirming that next year’s local elections are postponed by one year.
DDC letter

Holcot Hub : Volunteers needed

In order for our  Youth Club to continue we need more Volunteers. The current Volunteers have given many years of service.

The Club meets on Mondays from 7.00pm to 8.30pm during Term time .

The children enjoy meeting up with their friends and playing pool, table tennis etc. The role of the Volunteer is  just to be an adult presence. Two adults are needed each time.

The more Volunteers we have the less often we are needed.

Could you help ? It would be really appreciated.

For further information please contact :andie.merrey@btinternet.com

2019 : Holcot Village Fete

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Date for your diary from the Church.


Please keep Sunday, 30th June, 2019 free to support us and have a great village afternoon.

Rest of details to follow.

Rural isolation : interested in setting up a bus service?

The Walgrave Wellbeing Charity (WWC) is testing out the option that local villages may like to use their bus for trips for people isolated in the village.  In Walgrave there are weekly shopping trips to Market Harborough or Kettering for a couple of hours which are very popular. A return ticket to Market Harborough has been costed at £4.50 return so very accessible to those on low incomes. There are also trips to other events or days out at weekends tat could be arranged.

Is anyone interested in investigating whether we can extend this service to Holcot? Setting up a service using the WWC bus would require coordination, volunteer driving and other activities. If you are interested please contact our clerk Lisa – clerk@holcotvillage.co.uk.

Gigaclear : Road closure information

From Northamptonshire Highways…

John Henry Group, on behalf of Gigaclear, have requested a number of closures to allow for the installation of a new telecommunications network.

The project in the area will commence on the 7th January 2019 and is expected to be completed by the 3rd April 2019.  As you will appreciate there has already been some works taking place using traffic signals within the area and the closures will commence when signed on site giving a minimum of 10 working days’ notice.

With Rectory Lane, Holcot residents will have access although they will need to wait to be escorted through the works.

Plans showing the closures and diversions can be viewed below:-

Spectacle Lane, Moulton and Boughton  –  https://roadworks.org?tm=111502252

Rectory Lane, Holcot –  https://roadworks.org?tm=111483787

Poplars Lane, Holcot  –  https://roadworks.org?tm=111484946

Back Lane, Holcot –   https://roadworks.org?tm=111484842

Church Lane, Sywell  – https://roadworks.org?tm=111481663

Road Safety : VASID

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Our VASID (Vehicle-Activated Speed Indicator Device) was installed on Sywell Road this week. It will help us raise awareness of vehicle speeds through the 30mph part of the Parish.

The VASID will provide data about vehicle speeds which we can use with the authorities. It has various modes which displays vehicle speeds,  symbols,  and text. It will also will operate in “stealth” mode (where there is no display, but it is still recording information) – this is it’s current setting. We also have warning panels that fix to the bottom of the VASID to help get the speed awareness messages across.

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).

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