Photos

Thanks everyone who has provided photos to show Holcot during the coronavirus pandemic. The full slideshow is on the new webpage under Photos on the menu. A reminder of the challenge – just email a single photo to editor@holcotvillage.co.uk  – a shot of your family, or animals, scenes, or anything generally fun or…

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Church : Garage Sale (hopefully!)

Date alert. Advanced date for you diaries. St Mary and All Saints Church are HOPING to hold their very popular Garage Sale on Saturday, 19th September. This is always a well supported event and we hope that as many people as possible will take part. Please look out all your unwanted…

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Community : Specialist chair available

A parishioner is gifting a chair (see photo). Please contact Lisa – clerk@holcotvillage.co.uk. Described as “The Chair is dark brown leather, electrically operated, it raises the occupant to a standing position, lowers to a sitting position, the foot rest can be raised and the back lowered to a reclining position.”

Parish Council : Short Update

This evening the Parish Council held their Annual General Meeting. David Walker remains as Chair, with Kathryn Buckle as Vice-Chair. Jackie Fountain has resigned as a Councillor, and the Parish Council will start a co-option process once this is approved by DDC. Jackie was thanked for her service. Councillors sectors…

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Tennis Court : Reopened

The tennis court is now reopened but we stress that despite the Cricket Club being closed currently, it is still a place of work and is private land. Therefore Tennis Court users MUST wear gloves when opening any gate, latch or padlock. Please adhere to the Government and LTA current…

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A pandemic photos project anyone?

I thought that it would be interesting to collate photos of the pandemic and lockdown. If you want to take part just email a single photo to editor@holcotvillage.co.uk . I’ll post them on the website for all to see. I imagine a shot of your family, or animals, scenes, or…

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History : Farming in Holcot

James Bonsor came across these photos. He thought that people might be interested. “Bonsor’s cows doing the daily trek from the top of Sywell road to Holly Tree Farm for milking – 1958. Perhaps see the odd car in a day.”

Church : General Update

The Church have provided a general update for Parishioners – read it here. The update covers a range of subjects, including future fundraising events, Church activities, the Thunderball, and an article from Reverend April.

New garden in the churchyard thanking key workers

This tribute to NHS staff and all key workers has been erected as the latest section of the Holcot churchyard garden project. Why not pay a visit as part of your daily exercise?     Plant-contributions towards the churchyard-garden are still welcomed; please soak in water and leave near to the…

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Playing Field Closed

Due to the risk of transmission of the coronavirus via the play equipment, the playing field is closed until further notice. The gate will be padlocked to remind everyone.

Greengrocers delivery service

Phil Scordellis has spoken to Ken Troop of Troops in Brixworth. They will deliver of fresh fruit, vegetables, etc to Holcot addresses. Phone 882366 with your order; they will take credit card payments over the phone.

Church Services : Cancelled

The Archbishops of the Church of England have decided to suspend all church services for the time being. Anyone wishing to may contact James Bonsor or Lesley Hunter ( contact details here) with anything they may need help with.

Coronavirus : Need help? Can offer help?

The Parish Council will coordinate a community response for any parishioners who need basic help during this period of social distancing and self-isolation. If you can offer help, or need help, please contact Lisa. See details. This has been delivered to every house as a flyer.

Friends of Holcot : Why not get involved?

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…

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Northamptonshire : New authorities

The Future Northants West website is now available. In 2021 NCC and DDC (and all other borough and district councils) will cease to exist. Our new Unitary council will be Northamptonshire West, and this website is intended to keep us informed. See the website here.

Subscribe to the Holcot parish website

To help everyone keep up with what is happening in Holcot or what is affecting parish life, you can ‘subscribe’ to notifications. Each time there is a new item added to the homepage, subscribers are automatically notified by email of the item. So whatever is added, from road closures to planning applications to…

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