Road safety : HGVs plan update

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Cllr Phil Scordellis has provided a comprehensive update of the outcomes of a recent meeting with Sergeant Matt Moore of Northamptonshire Police. See here.

In summary, a plan was developed for how the Police and Holcot community can best cooperate.

(A) The Police and Parish Council (HPC) will share collated information of issues and progress weekly by email. 

(B) HPC will:

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Church : Garage Sale

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We are having another 

Garage Sale 


Saturday May 8th

10 am onwards 

Please support us by:-

  1)    Selling from your garage minimum donation to the church of £10 


  2)     Selling on a fifty–fifty basis              


  3)    Selling 100% for the church               


  4)    Donating your items in aid of Church  funds . 

For more information or to book a place on the map phone Lesley 781246

If Covid or the weather prevent the event happening it will be postponed until June.

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

Church : Fundraising fun

Across the Church in Holcot

On the Church website there are two quizzes that Parishioners might like to enter.

  • Baby quiz – can you match the baby to the corresponding adult
  • General knowledge quiz (also posted here)

See the quizzes on the Church fund-raising page.

Church : Opportunity to help their fundraising

The Church are asking parishioners to support them through the EasyFundraising initiative. The attached summarises how you can help.

Need transport to get your Covid Jab? Holcot Cars will help.

Nick Metaxas of Holcot Cars on Moulton Road is offering a free taxi service for people who need transport to get to their vaccination.

Nick describes how to book….. “Dead simple process.  When people have a date and time for their vaccination, book at or call me on 07801 030400.”

A brilliant community service for these unusual times, and a local taxi service for everything else.

Interested in a source of walks?

Holcot from the East

Please see the following message…

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

Walking in Northamptonshire is the website for you!  

With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Northamptonshire (part of the Walking in England suite of websites (  – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

John Harris


Children’s drawing competition

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1st prize £30, 2nd prize £20.

An opportunity, for children with an artistic flare, to enter a competition during the lockdown.

David Ashworth has written a children’s adventure book. It is presently illustrated with 24 photographs. The idea of the competition, is to choose one of the photos as a guide for doing a drawing or painting.

Any child wishing to have a go, or just read the book, can ask their parent to contact David, for a link to download the book. Age limit on entries is 16. Allowance will be made for age, so younger artists should not feel discouraged from entering. Heather Wilson has kindly offered to judge the competition.

For full details on downloading the book and entering the competition, please email:

NHS 111 : A message from the NHS

Think NHS 111 First

NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.

If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E. 

As well as this, NHS 111 is also able to direct to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, access to Out of Hours GP Services, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.

Contacting 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way.

If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always use 999 and if you do arrive at A&E without contacting NHS 111 you will still receive medical care, with emergency treatments prioritised. 

Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online at

Further information about NHS 111 First is available at

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