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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.


1st/2nd Hollowell Steam Rally

7th Handlebards at Cottesbrooke Hall

9th Lunch at Matt’s house, Thornby Rescheduled for September 3rd

11th Cod Ashby Luncheon Club

12th Creaton WI - Home Start

17th Guilsborough WI & Historical Society Car Rally

28th/30th Red Lion Thornby Beer Festival

29th/30th Cold Ashby Open Gardens

30th Cottesbrooke Garden fete

30th Sir John Lowther Memorial Cricket Match at Guilsborough

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

Rural East - April.pdf

PCSO Matt Taylor has now left  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.



Voluntary and

community sector

organisations in Daventry District in need of capital funding, event, or funding for small items of equipment, training or volunteer expenses are invited to apply to Daventry District Council's Voluntary and Community Sector Grant Programme. Three types of grants are available: capital grants, one-off community event grants (for example to support activities around the Women’s Tour, which returns to our area again in early June) and community project grants.

Capital grants: up to 50% of the total costs for projects valued over £1,000 is available and are welcome anytime throughout the year. To be eligible, the capital asset must be available in the District for a minimum of three years. Grants can be from £500 to a maximum of £15,000.

Community events: up to £500 is available to cover the up-front costs of putting on a community event. A key aim of these grants is to enable community groups to raise further funds from their community event. Applications should be submitted between 3 - 12 weeks of the event date.

Community projects: up to £1,000 funding is also available to voluntary and community groups within Daventry District for the purchase of items of equipment, or for training and/or volunteer expenses. Contact Tim Cantwell on 01327 871100 or email tcantwell@daventrydc.gov.uk

Guilsborough Open Gardens enjoyed lots of sunshine on 7th May, resulting in a host of happy visitors. There were 441 paying visitors, plus quite a few children and dogs. Teas, plant stalls and entrance money totalled £3,766.45 for charity.
Grateful thanks to all who helped to make the day such a success. As you can see in the adjacent column, we have more Open Gardens to enjoy in other villages in the weeks ahead.




4th June



11th June



29-30th July

2pm-6pm each day


6th August


Message from the Churchwarden of Cold Ashby

At our annual Open Gardens weekend, which this year is the 29th  and 30th July, we plan to have a vegetable stall. So, if any of you around that time have a surplus of home grown veggies please get in touch. Or, perhaps if you are planning your sowing now, then please sow a little extra for us!

Many thanks, Debbie Sampson.

01604 740773 or 07794 179443

The Women’s Tour is coming through many of our villages on Wednesday 7th June. If you are around mid-week for the ‘Grand Depart’ do give them a wave!

Dear Village Link, I ran the London Marathon this year in aid of WaterAid and wondered whether you would be kind enough to include a tiny piece to assist my fundraising efforts.  I gained a place for the race in 2016 but owing to injury I had to defer to this year. My training started well but was interrupted, as I picked up a virus which lingered for several weeks. So with the date looming, I hit the Guilsborough roads again in April for a few late runs to set me up for the day. Race day is amazing, the support from the crowds is outstanding, the organisation is superb and the rest is down to us runners. I started at the back as my predicted time was well over 5 hours. I maintained a fairly steady pace throughout and crossed the line in 5 hours 19 minutes and 47 seconds. A mere 1 min 25 secs faster than my last marathon 6 years ago. Considering I had been quite unwell in the spring I am delighted I could tackle the day and finish the course. WaterAid is a charity that works to provide clean running water and sanitation for communities that are without. The 26.2 miles I had to complete was such a small sacrifice in comparison to the miles some people walk to collect water for their families. It certainly motivated me to undertake the run and reach the finish line.fundraising is atwww.virginmoneygiving.com/CathyRyden Thank you!

STOP PRESS. Email from Lutie Akinci: “I am running the New York Marathon in November in aid of a charity called 'Team for Kids'. This is a charity that enables less fortunate kids to take part in physical activity and running. I am organising a Quiz on Friday 23rd June, at Guilsborough Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tables of 8, hot meal and a glass of wine on entrance. £15 per head. There will be a Pay Bar and a raffle. Any raffle prizes gratefully received. Please contact me on 07868 136085 if you would like to reserve a table of 8. Many thanks for your anticipated support.”


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

Last updated Sunday, July 2, 2017

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Sunday 1st July 2017

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