Reminder : Community Litter Pick

Our previous community litter pick was in May 2016! Parishioners have noted that there are areas where litter has accumulated.

Consequently the Parish Council has arranged a litter pick on Sunday 6 October at 11am. Equipment will be provided by DDC.  Meet at the village hall. Our intention is to pick litter across the whole Parish.

There will be plenty of child-friendly picking so it really is something for all the family. Please come along for an hour or so.

Consultation : West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan Issues

The West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit are consulting on Strategic Plan Issues. The Issues consultation is the first stage in preparing a new Strategic Plan for West Northamptonshire which will replace NCC, DDC and other councils.

The full website is here – it includes all documentation and comment processes.

Responses to the Issues Document are required by 11 October. This is the summary of the process.

There are several public exhibitions where officers will be available to answer questions:

Brackley Town Hall High Street, NN13 7DSThursday 19th September2-7pm
Daventry Town Council
New St, Daventry, NN11 4BT
Monday 16th September2-7pm
Naseby Village Hall Haselbech Road, NN6 6DEWednesday 18th September2-7pm
The Guildhall Northampton(Court Room), St Giles’ Square, NN1 1DEWednesday 11th September2-7pm
The Guildhall Northampton(Court Room), St Giles’ Square NN1 1DETuesday 17th September2-7pm
The Forum, Council ChamberMoat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6ADTuesday 10th September2-7pm

How to comment

You can either fill in a form online or download a hard copy at The form asks a number of questions around the vision, objectives and priority issues. Answer questions you are interested in.

If you would prefer to send us your written comments you can download a comment form from the website and return it by email or post to the following addresses:

 By email:
 By Post: West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit, The Guildhall St Giles’ Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE

Please make sure that you return your comments form by 5pm on Friday 11th October 2019.

The Parish Council will consider the consultation at their September meeting.

Fundraising opportunity : Gigaclear

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There is a general offer of financial support from Gigaclear for fund-raising events and other activities which benefit the community.

The sales team at Gigaclear has told the Parish Council that its Marketing Department might be prepared to consider – in exchange for publicity – providing financial support for community “events and activity”, such as sponsorship for fund-raising events.

This will probably be on a ‘first come first served’ basis, so Holcot community groups that rely on fund-raising are encouraged to contact Gigaclear ASAP.

To find out more details on their conditions, criteria for eligibility, and what info you might need to provide, please make initial contact at . 

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.

Church : Christmas Post


The Church will be running a Christmas Post this year.

For 10p per card, we will deliver your cards to addresses within the Village only.

On Saturday December 7th there will be a Coffee Morning in the Church Room for you to bring your cards for delivery. The cards will be delivered during the following week.

There will be more detailed information nearer the time but meanwhile please put December 7th in your diary.

Junior Church : Revised dates

Changed dates : See the poster below for details of Junior Church events at 4:15pm on 23 and 30 September and 2 and 7 October in the Church Room. All Welcome.

Queries to Lesley 781246

Community : Church Fundraiser

Church Warden, Organist, Parish Councillor, teacher, walker…James Bonsor is off walking the Nene on 21 October.

The Church needs £1200 per month to operate, and James is raising funds on his walk.

Find out more and support him and the Church here.

Playing Field : Bingo evening – save the date

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Another great community event : In aid of the Playing Field improvements there will be bingo taking place at the White Swan on the evening of Friday 8 November. Save the date!

More details to follow. 

Flower and Vegetable Show : Financial Results

Subject to final checking, this year’s show raised over £360. A great traditional community event!

Thank you to everyone involved and all who donated. It all helps keep the village hall running!

Gigaclear : Now available

Gigaclear’s full fibre ultrafast broadband is now live for most of Holcot. This is a new service, the information below is provided in good faith. The Parish Council cannot certify the quality or value provided by any service delivered to Parishioners.

These are the package choices:

If you have NOT previously registered an interest in Gigaclear’s broadband, but might now be interested, the ball is in your court : you just need to contact them by email or phone (see below). However, if you’ve previously registered an interest with them, they will contact you anyway. 

If you’re currently in a broadband contract and would prefer Gigaclear to contact you towards the end of your contract, simply send an email with the month your contract ends, and they’ll give you a ring closer to the time. 

Gigaclear’s contact details:
Phone: 01865 591151  

Babysitter wanted

Lisa and Matt Callan are looking for a babysitter for occasional evenings out if anyone in the Parish is interested. Has to be 18 or over. 

Contact Lisa 07547 505027

Village Hall : Lost Property

Is the jacket in this photo yours?  Even if it’s not your own, do you
recognise it as belonging to a friend or relation?

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It’s now hanging on the coat rail behind the stage curtains in the Hall.

Please collect it next time you’re in the Hall; or, to gain access, contact
the Hall on 07900 942 046 (leave a message if no answer with your own contact details) or email :

Parish Council : Parish litter pick 6 October


Parishioners have commented about the need to hold another litter pick to ensure our Parish is kept tidy. The last one was in May 2016!

The Parish Council has arranged a litter pick on Sunday 6 October at 11am. Equipment will be provided by DDC.

Please put it in your diaries and come along for an hour or so – we’ll have plenty of child-friendly picking too so it really is something for all the family.

Posters on posts, notice boards

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After comments by Parishioners, the Parish Council ask that if you put posters on posts or notice boards that you remove them after your event.

Similarly, if you see posters from outside the Parish, please remove them once they are no longer relevant.

Thank you.

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