Playing Field: Spring See Saw Out of Action

Please let your children know not to use this equipment. The equipment is damaged and could be unsafe. We will let you know once the engineers have been and the equipment is repaired and safe to use. Please pass this message on to any of your friends who may use the playing field but aren’t subscribed to the website/emails.

Skip Etiquette

We have seen a few new skips crop up around the village over the last few weeks so thought it was a timely opportunity to share some links to articles about skip etiquette.

The following links cover a whole range of points to be considered; what size to hire, where to place your skip, and how to protect your skip from fly tippers. Hope you find the articles useful. Please note this is not an ad and we recommend you use a provider you have fully researched.

Skip hire: the basics- click here . How to protect your skip from being used by others- click here

If you do have items you are happy to go to a good home and not in the skip- leave them by the skip with a sign! You may be amazed how quickly things disappear!

Northampton Male Voice Choir: Last Night of the Proms

Less than 2 weeks to go !

Please support this great fundraising project challenging the men of Northamptonshire to help raise money for PROSTATE CANCER UK.

The men who answered the call earlier this year have since undergone a period of training with the NMVC Musical Director, and will take to the stage with Northampton Male Voice Choir on 25th September and perform at the Annual Concert ” The Last Night of the Proms”. The aim is to raise in excess of £20,000 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Please click here for more details

For information about Northampton Male Voice Choir please visit

A note to all Carers

Northamptonshire Carers is pleased to announce that the Drop-in sessions for unpaid Carers registered with the Saxon Spires & Long Buckby Surgeries are now able to meet once more ‘face to face’ in the surgeries. Sadly Carers have been disproportionally affected by COVID19 so these drop-ins are a vital lifeline for many and an opportunity to re-engage with other Carers, medical professionals and hear about the support we can offer.

Meeting dates and venues up until December ’21 are detailed here but occur on the 1st Tuesday of each month, held alternately at Brixworth and Guilsborough GP surgeries.

Flower and Vegetable Show- a BIG thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Flower & Vegetable show on Sunday.  On a beautiful sunny afternoon, we had a splendid display and raised £291.65 for the Village Hall.  Many thanks to the competitors, the helpers, the donators, the auctioneer and everyone who came along to see and to buy.

Due to the level of support, we are pleased to confirm the date of the next show is 4 September 2022.

Click on the below to see more photos and this years results.

Also this knife was found in the Village Hall when we were clearing up after the
Flower & Veg ShowIf it’s yours. please immediately email with your
home address so we can return it to you.

CPR and Defib training

A quick note of thanks to all those who attended the event last night and to Sandra Cottrell and her team for the great training session. The Rural Northants Community First Responder team are completely self funded so if anyone does want to donate to the cause please click the link here



Booking requests of all types are invited from residents of Holcot.


Non-residents and businesses are invited to complete booking requests to hire the village hall for individual events between 07:00 and 18:00, subject to consideration by the Holcot Village Hall Association Committee. The Committee regrets that non-resident and business booking requests for individual evening events will not be accepted.


We invite booking requests in both daytime and evenings from non-residents as well as residents (e.g. Fitness classes, musicians, hobby groups, dance classes etc.). These requests must be for a minimum of 12 sessions per year.

Please use this page to make a booking at Holcot Village Hall. The information you enter is emailed to the Booking Secretary who will be in touch by email (or telephone if necessary). You can also use this form to enquire about specific availability.

Gardening Friends of Holcot: Call to arms

Many of you will have seen the beautiful gardens at the crossroads, the church yard and the old school site.  Now all the hard work had been done, we need to maintain them.

We are hoping to set up a Gardening Friends of Holcot Group.  The group plans to meet for a couple of hours on a Wednesday morning, maybe once or twice a month depending on interest.  You would be welcome to join us as and when you can.

Continue reading “Gardening Friends of Holcot: Call to arms”

Local Policing Priorities Survey- your feedback is requested

Message Sent By
Katrina Heath
(Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Police Team Co-ordinator, Northamptonshire)
Please tell us about the issues that matter most to you in the area where you live and work by completing a short survey. The information you give us will help identify the local neighbourhood policing priorities for your area. Click here to complete our local priorities survey    (Please note some browsers require Ctrl + click)
We would like to know about any crime or anti-social behaviour that is causing you concern and if there is anything specific you would like us to focus on.  We’d also like to know how safe you feel when out and about in your neighbourhood and whether you think the police are doing a good job at tackling local crime and disorder. The survey takes just a few minutes and we would really appreciate you taking the time share your views. The more feedback we get, the better we can understand what the issues are for local people. 

At a county level, we have four Matters of Priority that Northamptonshire Police will put a special focus on over the next 12 months:

Serious and organised crime
Domestic abuse
Knife crime
Anti-social behaviour. 

We will also set up to three local priorities for each policing area every three months based on local crime statistics and the feedback we get from the community. We will tell you what those priorities are and keep you informed about the action we are taking to address them.

Your feedback is really important and we appreciate you taking the time to share your views with us. 

An introduction to Karen Conway: Dance ‘n’ Tone

Holcot from the East

During our recent Annual Parish Council Meeting Karen came to talk to us all and share her thoughts on her current exercise class as well as other classes that could be offered in the future. It was lovely to experience her passion first hand so we asked Karen to make a short video for us to share with you all. Karen’s contact details can be found on the Calendar page of the website. Click through from the calendar entry for more details of the class.

Please contact the Editor if you run a class or event in the village hall and would like to share a video similar to the one below. We would be happy to post it!

Local Policing Update

Recently Sgt Matt Moore attended the Annual Parish Council Meeting. Please find below a summary of the points he covered during his update. We hope you feel this covers any concerns you have. If you want to raise anything that is not covered here please contact you councillor.

A message from Sgt Matt Moore

Dear All

Please see below in respect of my input at the Holcot Annual Parish Council Meeting  

Having been asked to provide some crime data for the village I can advise that reported incidents, going back some 3 months are as follows.

             1. Majority of data refers to A43 (disregarded)   

              2. Dogs in the road (owner returned prior to attendance)

              3. Stolen dogs (not stolen and located)

              4. Stolen car (not stolen and located)

              5. ASB Teenagers x 2

              6. Bad driving

              7. Parties & damage at reservoir

The Local issues of HGV’s breaching the restricted zone has previously been identified and progressed. Actions completed are as follows.

  • Issue raised at the Road Jag (multi agency approach to tackling road issues within the LPA)
  • Monitoring by Brixworth team 1 -2 hours a week  
  • Pro Forma letter completed, joint Holcot & Northants Police
  • Signage checked by highways

A New NPT model will be introduced on the 1st of June. This will see an uplift in staffing to the NPT, including student Officers being tutored within NPT. Currently there are 3 PCSO at Brixworth, Jo Wright, Kev Lumbis & Paul Miller. We will be recruiting 2 PC’s into positions here. In addition I will be returning to Brixworth for half the week (the other half I will be at Daventry) . The team will cover Brixworth ED and Moulton ED- please see below

New Force priorities have been identified and are as follows. Click here for more detail

  • ASB 
  • Organized Crime
  • Domestic 
  • Knife crime 


 20mph application

Quote from Matt Phillips Sgt on Safer Roads team.

“Daventry NPT do not sit on the Speed Limit review panel. The last time Holcot brought this application, it was unanimously rejected by all members, this was also turned down by the highways manager for NCC at the subsequent appeal.  Northamptonshire Police’s support is not required for Northamptonshire Highways to alter speed limits. There has never been an intimation that the restrictions are or would be un-enforceable. However, we will not routinely enforce restrictions which do not match the look and feel of the environment. There are sadly a number of roads throughout the County where this is the case and I would give the A43 Moulton bypass as a prime example of that.”

A43 : Roadworks

Work to install 6km of new water pipes commences on 4 May and is expected to finish by the end of October 2021.

This will necessitate a 30mph zone on the A43 and footpath closures.

The location of the works is shown below. The full letter from Anglian Water is here.

Anyone for tennis?

A message from Pam Wilson..

According to the Government’s roadmap, tennis will be able to resume on outdoor courts with effect from Monday, 29th March.

For those of you new to the Parish, we have a beautiful tennis court situated at the Cricket Ground off the Moulton Road.  The membership is open to all Holcot residents, the annual family fee is £15 (plus a refundable deposit of £10 for the court key).  

Members will be issued with a court key, a gate code and given instructions on how to book online.

If you wish to join please email or contact Pam Wilson 01604 781026

Pam Wilson

Help offered : Supporting Independence

A message from Fatma at Public Health Northamptonshire.

My name is Fatma and I work as part of Public Health Northamptonshire for the Supporting Independence Programme. Now, more than ever, services across the community are working together to support those most affected by COVID. Our aim is to support and enable people to maintain their independence and resilience for as long as possible. We are keen to work in partnership with local parishes to promote our service to the wider community, in order to support vulnerable adults to improve and maintain their independence and wellbeing.

Our service can be tailored to support anybody in the county, over the age of 18, who may be struggling with one or several areas of their life, leading to mild frailty or reduced independence. We are currently operating as a telephone service, offering 12 weeks of person-centred support with a trained Wellbeing Advisor. Advisors have a wealth of knowledge and contacts for community services, charities and organisations across the county, working in partnership to achieve a positive outcome for customers. Referrals are dependent on successful completion of the eligibility criteria, which are just a few quick questions included within the referral form. Our administrator will then contact the customer within 2 working days to arrange an initial appointment with an allocated advisor. Examples of areas we support with include:

·         Social isolation

·         Falls

·         Lifestyle

·         Medication

·         Mental and emotional health

·         Physical health and mobility

For more information and to access the online referral form, please visit:

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