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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.




June

Induction of Elizabeth Kemp to Creaton URC

Creaton in Bloom with Creaton Singers

SSPPG Carers Coffee Morning

Guilsborough Parish Council Meeting

Creaton WI

Guilsborough Village Clean

Creaton Walking Group

Thornby Flower Festival

Creaton Car Boot including a Garage Sale

Guilsborough Festival

Guilsborough Flea market

Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5



July

Hollowell Steam Rally

Creaton Parish Council Meeting

Guilsborough Primary School Open Day

Esme Godden Abseils Peterborough Cathedral

Creaton Walking group

Thornby Summer Celebration

Guilsborough Parish Council Meeting

Cold Ashby Luncheon Club

Creaton WI

Cottesbrooke Garden Fete

Beer Festival at The Red Lion, Thornby

Annual Open Gardens at Cold Ashby

Rural North-east - April.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


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.


TREASURE AT 50 YEAR CELEBRATION

Hollowell Sailing Club Open Day got off to a great start on Saturday 7th May when presenters from BBC Radio Northants 'Treasure Quest' found their way to the club. The presenter in the studio gives out cryptic clues to Annabel Amos (pictured right holding the microphone alongside Hollowell sailors and Commodore Rob Dunkley). Listeners send her messages of where in Northampton they think the clue refers to. She drives to the location, does a short interview then picks up the next clue and so on. The clue for Hollowell was 'A place celebrating 50 years young - and you might go there to follow an Olympic Scott'.

This of course was a reference to Giles Scott, the Olympic sailor who started out as a youngster at our very own Hollowell Sailing Club.

More about the Open Day on Hollowell’s page

LOCALLY TRAINED PAIR QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Jade Mills rode Connie (below) to win the dressage at Vale View Equestrian Centre recently and qualify for the Trailblazers National Championships to be held at Stoneleigh Park on 29 -31 July.  They also went on to qualify for the Trailblazers National Championships in the show jumping which are on 3 – 6 August.  Jade and Connie are trained by Theresa Jackson at Cottesbrooke Stables.


VISIT TO THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

Chris Millar, our newly re-elected Councillor accompanied a group of Chris Heaton-Harris’s constituents to Westminster for a very informative and enjoyable day, making the 5.45am start from Guilsborough well worth the effort.

THE INTERNATIONAL CYCLING EVENT; the Aviva Women’s Tour will be returning to Northamptonshire this summer for the third consecutive year – and this year we’re lucky enough to be hosting the final stage of the race on Sunday 19th June.  The stage starts in Northampton at 10.45 and will be passing through our area (Ravensthorpe at 12.19, Coton at 12.21, Guilsborough at 12.23, Naseby at 12.32), before finishing at Kettering at 13.58.  Why not visit the stage at Guilsborough and then go to the Guilsborough Festival for the afternoon?

You can find out more about the Northamptonshire stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour including all the latest race news by visiting the website www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/womenstour


And while we’re on the subject of cycling there’s also a mass-participation cycle event in the county this year and next to encourage people, in particular women and families, to become more active and get cycling. More info here ……

Our MP came on our tour and was very happy to answer our questions and join us for lunch in the café before we had to head back to the bus.  

The visit made that all important decision on June 23rd even more relevant, and talking to Chris Heaton-Harris was thought provoking and informative.


Carers Coffee Morning
Do you care for a relative or friend? Why not come along to our Carers Coffee Morning at

Guilsborough Surgery on

Monday 6th June

10am -12noon.

Staff from Northamptonshire Carers will be there, to offer advice and support for those who care. For more information contact Barbara Hogg on

01604 880552 or email barbara.hogg@tiscali.co.uk

SAXON SPIRES PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP

PC John Hutchings of the Rural Police team has been working on an initiative for increased community liaison by emailing local Neighbourhood watch community leaders with day-to-day updates of local crime patterns in the area. Do you know who your Neighbourhood Watch contact is and how to report any incidents?  See the next issue of Village Link for further details.


 Saxon Spires Patient Participation Group

Invites all patients of the Practice to

SPORT vs EXERCISE

EXERCISE FOR HEALTH

Dr. SUSAN NORTHOVER

will give 2 similar talks on

Wednesday, June 22nd 7– 8pm

at Guilsborough Surgery &

Wednesday, July 6th 7 – 8pm

at Brixworth Surgery

Come along and learn

how we can help ourselves

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

Last updated Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Tuesday 5th July 2016

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