Future Northants : Council consultation has commenced

The Councils have started their consultation regarding unitary councils etc today (a week later than planned). It runs to 22 July.

All the info is here

Holcot Parish Council : 25 June

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This month’s Parish Council will be help on the FOURTH Monday rather than third – 25 June at 7:30pm in the Church Room.

The Friends of Holcot Playing Field : Waitrose tokens

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Fund-raising tokens are available for the playing field throughout the whole of June in Waitrose, Kingsthorpe.

Please support our playing field.

PS. New photo coming soon 🙂

New bin collection information

The information regarding rubbish collection is now available. Our new collection day will be Friday. Check yours here

Here are the Friday details..Bin collection

Parish Tennis Court : Volunteer(s) needed

The tennis court is managed by volunteers – Julie Cooper and Judith Coles are planning to retire this year and are looking for people to hand over the reins to.

Please contact Julie 781622 or Judith 781971? to offer to help or find out more about the tennis court.

All that is involved is

-updating the noticeboard with fresh booking sheets(summer months really)

-collecting subs from approx 15-20 max – and banking the money

-keeping an eye on the bank account

-holding spare/new keys and issuing forms for new players who would like a key

The court was gifted to the Parish on the proviso that we collected subs to help pay for replacement surfaces as the need arises.

It isnt an arduous job

Banter and Batter Quiz : 13 October

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The 10th BANTER AND BATTER QUIZ NIGHT with Fish and Chips, Raffle and Prizes will be held on Saturday 13 October 2018.

Doors open 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Always a great event in aid of local charities – this time the village hall.

Get a team of 6 together (£60 a team) and reserve your table by contacting Jackie and Deryck Watson on 01604 781131. Or if you prefer just pay £10 per person and we will put you into a team with other quizzers.

Full details in the following poster.Quiz night

Playing Field : Update from the Friends of Holcot Playing Field

The Friends of Holcot Playing Field are working hard to improve the playing field and its equipment. Please see their update below and see how you can help.

Playing Field update

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.

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.

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