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    The County Councillor with responsibility for Holcot is :

    Cllr Judy Shephard;
    Windbreck, Butchers Lane
    Boughton, Northampton, NN2 8SL
    Tel: 01604 843275, M: 07889123039
    e-mail: jshephard@northamptonshire.gov.uk

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    Adult learning
    Adult learning courses are available for booking on this website. The brochure is only available on the website.

    Courses are bookable via the website or by calling 0300 126 1000.

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    Household Recycling Centres – Brixworth – from 1 February 2015

    All sites will now be open for 5 days, with opening hours changing to 10am to 6pm all year round.

    The Brixworth Centre will be open Thursday to Monday (i.e.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

    A downloadable list of opening days is available here.

    You can also see how busy your centre is by looking at its webcam!

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    ClickNorthamptonshire County Council are promoting using the internet to gain access to services. Did you know you can renew a library book, report a pothole and apply for a school place on the Northamptonshire County Council website? Possibly. But you can also pay parking fines (!), arrange a blue badge, access adult learning, and organise a bus pass? Click on the image more information.

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