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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.


Creaton Parish Meeting

Guilsborough PC Meeting

Creaton Playing Field Assc AGM

Creaton Walking Group

Pytchley Point to Point

Creaton WI

Guilsborough Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition

Thornby - Gardeners’ Question Time

Guilsborough Village Hall Deep Clean

Guilsborough Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition

NGS Cottesbrooke Hall

Guilsborough PC Annual Parish Meeting


NGS Guilsborough

Guilsborough PC Meeting

Creaton WI

Creaton Walking Group

Thornby Farm Walk

“push The Boat Out” at Hollowell Sailing Club

Creaton Car Boot including a Plant Sale

NAB Mobile Unit

Hollowell PC

Creaton History Group

Cold Ashby Bowls Club on Tour

Cottesbrooke Village Open Gardens

++Rural Northeast - for December.pdf

If you would like to read the latest update from the Safer Community Team then there’s one newsletter for each of the areas covered. Click a photo to read it in full

Daventry Rural

Safer Community Team

December  2015

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.

COTTESBROOKE Riding for the Disabled Association
RDA's ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment, to those of all ages with disabilities, all over the UK and have been in existence for more than 40 years.
Have you got an hour or more a week to help volunteer leading a pony, or helping the riders?

There are five groups within Cottesbooke RDA, an adult one at Clipston on a Monday (April-October), and four for children run at Holdenby, Monday-Thursday in the afternoon, operating after the Easter holidays until the Autumn half-term (not in school holidays), so it's only a maximum of 18 weeks in the year.

This is rewarding and fulfilling volunteering, whether you are experienced in horsemanship, or want to help adults or children and have little horse knowledge. Either way your time and help will be greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in helping please contact Sally Norris on 01604 740004.

DO YOU KNOW OF A 13.2hh PONY (for sale or loan) preferably a gelding, very quiet and easy to handle that could be used by this group? If so, please contact Jenny on 07759 055563.

Helping with an RDA group at Holdenby



Wednesday 13th April, 2016


Not sure when to prune a plant or where to place a shrub, Dale Coleman will be happy to answer any questions you may have on all aspects of gardening.join us! Contact Ann on 01604 743860 or Eileen on 01604 743866. Thornby Village Hall, £5 (including refreshments).


Saturday/Sunday 7-8thMay,  2pm-6pm

Come and visit 7 lovely gardens and enjoy the spring blooms, a delicious tea and a friendly welcome. Teas in the village hall, entry to gardens £6, children free.



Would all local gardeners please help us by providing any plants or produce suitable to sell during Guilsborough Festival on Sunday 19th June? (Put the date in your diaries!). All proceeds to local good causes. Please contact either:

 Jenny Lowther 01604 740289 or

Janet Mizen 01604 505651. Thank you!


Sunday 17th April, 2pm – 5.30pm

Award-winning gardens by Geoffrey Jellicoe, Dame Sylvia Crowe, James Alexander Sinclair and more recently Arne Maynard.

… And Cottesbrooke Village

Gardens Open Sunday 29th May

About the NGS

Since its foundation in 1927 the National Gardens Scheme has donated more than £45 million to its nominated beneficiaries and partners. In addition, individual gardens have given away more than £4 million in small donations directly to local charities of their choice.

All of the nominated beneficiaries are nursing and caring charities and the scale of the NGS’s annual financial support means that it is one of the most significant charitable funders of this sector in the UK.

Even considering the size of its largest and best known beneficiaries, Macmillan and Marie Curie, the continuity of the NGS’s annual donations means that it is currently the largest individual funder in the history of both charities – as indeed it is for all of the nominated beneficiaries.

Currently the NGS gives away around £2.6 million every year. Its fundraising and grant making model is uniquely transparent and simple; funds are raised by the gardens that open and the total net amount available is given away annually.

The NGS donations for 2015 were as follows:

Macmillan Cancer Support


Marie Curie


Hospice UK


Carers Trust


The Queen's Nursing Institute


Parkinson's UK (Guest Charity)




RHS Tainees


Cavell Nurses' Trust


National Trust Careership


Garden Museum Internship


NAB is extending its coverage of the Mobile Unit by arranging a series of visits to villages in the county from May 2016.

The unit will be found in the following Northants villages on Tuesday May 17th:

West Haddon, Guilsborough.  East Haddon and Ravensthorpe, between 10.00am and 3.00pm. Visit: for more information about this and the BALL BY BALL cricket commentary service.

Would you like to take on the role of Church Treasurer?

Guilsborough Parochial Church Council is seeking a treasurer to take over from Mike Milner.  Mike, whilst continuing to act as treasurer for Hollowell Church, wishes to reduce his overall commitments, having created a clear financial platform for Guilsborough Church which is now ready for the next stage of development.

The treasurer plays an important role in the financial direction of the Church linking with other treasurers within the Uplands group of parishes.

Responsible for preparation of accounts, budgeting, day-to -day receipts and payments, and liaison with Peterborough Diocese as needed, this is an interesting role if you have accountancy/business experience.  If you would like to help your local Church as we consolidate on what has been achieved and develop interesting plans for the future please contact the Church Office on 01604 743444 or email




Sunday 10th April


Entrance off the A5199


Residents of Highfield Park marked the retirement of their  postman Ken Cooper who has served them so well for the last 9 Years. Ken retired from the Post Office on 19 February having been with them 37 years. He is no stranger to the area having covered the village of Spratton for many years prior to moving to Creaton. Ken's round took a little longer than usual on his final day as his many friends stopped to chat and wish him a happy retirement.

Dear Villagers,

Thank you all so much for the marvellous send off you gave me on my retirement day.was completely overwhelmed by all the wonderful gifts and cards that you all so kindly gave me along with all the personalIreceived for doing a job that I enjoyed so much. It has been a pleasure to deliver mail to you all and to have made friends with so many lovely people. Wishing you all well in the future. Kindest regards, Ken

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

Last updated Saturday, April 16, 2016

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Wednesday 4th May 2016

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