The next instalment of the parish newsletter is due to be published in early November, so please can you send any submissions to email@example.com by the 28th of October
A wallet has been lost, probably in the village.
If you find it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange return.
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.
Have you lost some black earphones today on the Holcot to Pitsford footpath? If so please email Fi Wilson on email@example.com
To The Holcot Community
On behalf of Colin’s family, I would like to express my thanks to all those that befriended him, throughout his life in Holcot, especially those that looked after him during his latter weeks of his life. I know Colin was always looked after by so many people who he welcomed into his life. His popularity in and around the village was there to be seen, by the attendance at his funeral and wake. Colin’s internment took place on Tuesday 21st of September with only family present. The total donations have been all collected in, with almost £700 being raised for Cancer Research.
Once again, many thanks to you all for everything. Kind regards, Carol
The Holcot IW is restarting again on 14th October 7.30pm in the village hall – please come and join us to find out what we are all about!
After the WI finished in the village 3 years ago after 90 years of meetings, a group of ‘interested women’ in the village successfully carried on organising meals out/visits/ talks and demonstrations on anything that took our interest.
Obviously Covid stopped us in our tracks but we now feel confident to try again to organise a full timetable of events. If you feel this is something you want to be part of please come to the meeting and add your ideas (refreshments included ).
A reminder for all who knew Rosemary. ‘ A memorial service is being held in Holcot Church to celebrate the life of Rosemary Cobbald on Tuesday 28th September at 2.30 pm, followed by a gathering at the White Swan.’
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.
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!
SUNDAY 26TH September 5pm, Holcot Church
Please come along to show your support and please help if possible with donations of produce which will be auctioned after the service. To see more details please click here to view the poster
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.
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(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
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.
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!
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
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
- Organized Crime
- Knife crime
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Pam Wilson 01604 781026
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