Light it in Red : Village Hall this evening

Paul Butler (Mushroom Lighting) is lighting the village hall in red tonight for #lightitinred, to support the arts and freelancers in theatre and events etc.

You will remember Paul’s lighting of the Church to support the NHS.

Holcot Church was lit on 7 May to mark the massive work and sacrifices of the NHS and key workers. Thanks to Paul of Mushroom Lighting.

Should be visible after 9.30pm. Please pop round and have a look.

Parish Councillor vacancy

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Holcot Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. The term is until elections are held in May 2021.

If you are interested in being a Parish Councillor for your community, please write a short statement of why you would like the role. Send your statement to Lisa ( The Parish Council will make their co-option decision at their meeting on 20 July.

If you would like to understand more about the role of Parish Councillor, contact David Walker (781660) or any Parish Councillor.

Playing Field : Partially reopened

On Monday evening the Parish Council decided that it is safe to reopen the playing field.

In line with the legislation, the play equipment, adult gym, table and seat cannot be used due to the risk of transmission of the coronavirus. Please supervise your children.

To ensure that this is apparent, all equipment has been dressed with ‘Caution’ tape. If the tape comes loose, please redress the equipment with the loose tape as best you are able. This will help us ensure that we can keep the playing field open. Councillor Buckle will check the tape occasionally.

You will notice that new goal posts have been installed (and monkey bars for later…). Thanks to everyone on the Friends of the Playing Field group that have led this project.

Banter and batter quiz cancelled

A note from Jackie and Deryck…


As it seems likely that the Holcot village hall will be operating in a socially distanced environment during and probably beyond October, making a packed quiz hall impossible, we have taken the sad decision to cancel our popular quiz night.

The previous Quiz nights held twice annually since October 2014 have raised £6,600 split approximately 50/50 between carefully selected charities and our lovely village hall, providing a fun night out for our quizzers.

We’ll quiz again (apologies to Vera Lynn) when conditions permit so please check this website and future editions of the Holcot Village Newsletter for announcements. Alternatively please contact us on 07808 721655 or email

Jackie & Deryck Watson

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 items, keep to one side and get ready for a good day!

Further details and times to follow.

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 guidelines. As ever, the cricket pavilion and grounds is still strictly out of bounds. 



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  – a shot of your family, or animals, scenes, or anything generally fun or interesting.

Here is a sample.

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 . I’ll post them on the website for all to see.

I imagine a shot of your family, or animals, scenes, or anything generally fun or interesting. I’ll credit the photographer of course!


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 milking1958. Perhaps see the odd car in a day.”

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.

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.

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