Electric Vehicle Charging Points. Did you know?

For residents with off-road parking there is an existing government funded scheme that provides a 75% contribution to the cost of purchasing and installing a charge point at home (up to £350 including VAT). The scheme is called the ‘Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme’ – Below is a link to the page on the Office For Low Emission Vehicles webpage where you can find out how to apply and who is eligible:

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme: guidance for customers – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Major Locations in Northampton and across county earmarked for housing revealed- NEXT STEPS

Following on from the post of the 12th October we wanted you to be aware of a number of face to face and online events being run by WNC which we would encourage residents to attend. The events are an opportunity to find out more about the plans and to ask any questions you may have. Please click on the link below to find an event suitable for you to attend


The Parish Council will be attending the events and will be compiling a response (on behalf of the parish) to the plans in line with the end of the consultation period. The Parish Council will be discussing the response during November’s PC meeting on the 15th November. Please make sure any objections and/or concerns are sent to clerk@holcotvillage.co.uk before this meeting so they can be included in the consolidated response.

Next Holcot Parish Council Meeting- October 18th

Please note the next meeting is planned to take place at 7pm on Monday October 18th in the Youth Wing of the Village Hall. The agenda for the meeting is here.

If you would like to attend please read through the link here to get guidance on the public attendance policy.

All other policies which provide governance to Holcot Parish Council can be found on the Parish Council page of the website.- click here for more details.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return- AGAR

AGAR is the Annual Governance and Accountability Return process that every Parish Council needs to undertake yearly. … The Parish Council has, in accordance with financial governance requirements produced an Annual Governance Statement and an Accounting Statement for 2020/21.

You will find all supporting & official documentation on the website, posted on the Parish Council page. Please click here to view the Notice of Conclusion of Audit.

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 phil.scordellis@gmail.com with your
home address so we can return it to you.

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.”

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