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