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Welcome to the Village Link website. Please take a little time to browse our pages and discover what goes on where and when in our area. Within our pages you can also find out who does what locally. If you would like to contribute anything to any of our pages, including your favourite picture from where you live in our area, please follow the links on the Contact Us page. We would love to carry all the info for your local club or association and best of all, it’s all for free!

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What’s on... in brief

Find out what’s on and where. Scroll down to see all listings, click on the month to go to the relevant page where you can view all the details or alternatively click on the Events Diary menu to choose which month to view.


Thornby Beer Festival

Hollowell Open Gardens


Creaton PC Walkabout and meeting

Hollowell Open Gardens

Sir John Lowther Memorial Cricket Match and Lunch at Guilsborough

Creaton WI

Creaton Walking Group

Swingball Championships at The Witch & Sow, Guilsborough

Local Music & Beer Festival at The Witch & Sow, Guilsborough


Guilsborough Charity Ball

Creaton PC Meeting

Creaton Walking Group

Creaton Car Boot

National Garden Scheme at Coton

Guilsborough PC Meeting

Creaton WI

Brixworth Music Festival

International Peace Day

SSPPG - Talk by Dr Menon at Guilsborough Surgery

Thornby Summer Barbeque

Boobs & Brass at Spratton Festival


Last Night of the Proms, Creaton

Rural North-east - June.pdf

If you would like to read the latest crime report from the Safer Community Team for your area then click a photo to read it.

Daventry Rural

Safer Community Team

PCSO Matt Taylor covers the Rural North East which includes the Parishes of:

Arthingworth, Clipston, Cold Ashby, East Farndon, Guilsborough, Haselbech, Kelmarsh, Marston Trussell, Naseby, Oxendon, Sibbertoft, Sulby, Thornby and Welford.

PCSO Jo Wright covers the Rural East which includes the Parishes of:

Brixworth, Coton, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, East Haddon, Hanging Houghton, Holdenby, Hollowell, Lamport, Maidwell, Ravensthorpe, Scaldwell, Spratton and Teeton.

We will be continuing our series of Health Education Talks, when

Dr Neil Menon will be talking about Stroke Prevention.  The talks will be at Guilsborough Surgery on Tuesday 20th September 7.30pm -8.30pm and Brixworth Surgery on Tuesday 18th October 7.30pm -8.30pm.

Come along and learn more about this important topic.

For more information contact Barbara Hogg on 01604 880552 or email barbara.hogg@tiscali.co.uk


We need your help

We want Village Link to stay free of charge to residents and we want our advertising costs to stay low to local small businesses. Sadly, despite receiving some donations we still have a regular annual shortfall of £1,200 (£200 per edition).  

The only costs that Village Link incurs is for printing – but they are high costs, and whilst our printers have tried to keep them down, some increase has been necessary in recent years. We have investigated other printing suppliers and found that our supplier is reasonable.

As a team (all volunteers), we have considered many ways of cutting costs ... we could go 100% digital .... go 100% black & white .... reduce frequency ... reduce size … increase advertising rates … seek sponsors.

Before doing any of these things we want to ask YOU our readers if you can help out by making a voluntary donation. If just one in three of our 900 households donated £4, we would cover the shortfall for one year.

So please, help us keep this community resource going and support local businesses by keeping their costs low, DONATE TODAY! You can donate online via our new Just Giving page at: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/villagelink or you can write a cheque to Village Link and post it to any of the editorial team.

Thank you for your support.

With apologies to Cottesbrooke—we have used your lovely photo of Village Link being delivered by several four-legged friends for our appeal, you will find it again on Cottesbrooke’s page, along with the intended caption!

 PC Hutchings at  Hollowell Steam Rally

FLY TIPPING has increased to 60—100 instances per month  in DDC area. Please note people caught fly-tipping in Daventry District can be instantly fined £400 under new measures by Daventry District Council (DDC).  If you witness an incident  please report it by calling the contact centre on 01327 871100, or by logging the details via DDC’s website.



Stephen Mold is our newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner.

If you would like to contact Stephen,  he can be reached at


or via post at:

Police and Crime Commissioner

Force Headquarters

Wootton Hall

Northampton NN4 0JQ

Daventry District Council has created a ‘Welcome Pack’ for new residents in the district. Download here

Today's crime TODAY.Back to Basics.

Daventry Rural North Safer Community Team have over the last few months looked at ways to increase the liaison with our Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) co-ordinators.We have taken the "back to basics" approach by letting our co-ordinators know "Today’s crime TODAY".This allows them to filter through the information we give them and then alert all of their members as to what is happening day by day, if there is anything to report and this assists both the police and public in many ways.It allows for us, the police to be able to gather information quickly from response's to these alerts, sometimes within hours of an incident or crime occurring and also allows members of the Neighbourhood Watch to advise their communities around the current crime trends and promote security devises to assist in deterring crimes of that nature.We have found that since this trial began, we have gained a closer working partnership between the local policing team and the villages we Police.By supporting each other in the fight against crime, it has shown that close communication is key.This can only get stronger if more of the community join and support their neighbourhood watch schemes.www.ourwatch.org.uk can direct you to your nearest co-ordinator or make contact with your Safer Community Team.

PC Hutchings

To find out more about Neighbourhood Watch in our area, go to the Northamptonshire NHW web site:


You will see a web page with a Line: ‘Your Local Area’ and a search box where you can enter your post code. You will then be directed to local NHW sites and from there you can click on a NHW group.

If you want to join a scheme there is a Green button at top right of web page which you can click on and it will open up a registration process for you to complete.

If you want to send an enquiry message to the NHW group co-ordinator you can use the ‘send a message’ button that is on the lower right of the opened NHW Group web page [under heading ‘What you can do’].

Alternatively, anyone in Daventry area who is are interested in NHW should contact the Daventry Area NHW Support Team [DANWST] Chairman [ Andrew Crisp] on email: andycrisp@btinternet.com.


Who will benefit?

We will benefit.

Our future generations will benefit.

A place they can proudly call their own, is the rarest thing for miles and miles and miles.

The trip to the moon was made successful, not because people said it cannot be done, but it was made successful by the efforts of people who said it could be done.

But every ladder has the first rung.

Every stair has the first step and, yes, you can take it.

Let us not hope, but do whatever we can to bring peace on Earth. Prem Rawat

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

Peace is the only battle worth waging. Albert Camus

The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate life now. Angelina Jolie

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.Helen Keller

This above all: to thy own self be true. William Shakespear

Everyone has the right to feel peace and anyone can make a choice, as an ordinary human being, to promote peace for themselves and others. What a wonderful way to spend your time. Practice peace and change your world.

International Day of Peace

Wednesday 21st September 2016

Local news from the Northamptonshire villages of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Guilsborough, Hollowell & Teeton and Thornby

Last updated Saturday, August 20, 2016

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 5th September 2016

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