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April

10th SSPPG Health  talk at Brixworth Surgery

11th Creaton WI

14th Creaton Walking Group

15th Guilsborough Point to Point

16th Guilsborough WI

19th Creaton History Group

20th Quiz Night at Thornby Village Hall

22nd Guilsborough Historical Society Open Day

22nd NGS Cottesbrooke Hall Open Gardens

29th Cold Ashby Bowls Open Afternoon

29th NGS Guilsborough Open Gardens


May

3rd SSPPG Health talk at Guilsborough Surgery

6th Thornby Farm Walk

9th Creaton WI

12th Guilsborough Village Clean-Up

12th Creaton Walking Group

13th -19th Christian Aid Collection Week

15th Creaton PC Annual Meeting

16th Funding fair at Towcester Racecourse

20th Creaton History Group

21st Guilsborough WI



Most Mondays - MMM coffee etc at Guilsborough Village Hall 9-11am

The No 60 BUS SERVICE, the only timetabled service connecting our villages to the County town, is under threat of closure. Northamptonshire County Council announced plans to withdraw all the funding it provides to support less-profitable bus routes around the county, including the bookable CountyConnect and CallConnect minibus services for those in rural areas.

This will have serious implications for the No 60 bus service which runs from Northampton to Welford, via Guilsborough and means the the service is almost certain to be withdrawn from July 2018.

The Chairman of Spratton parish council John Hunt is writing to the Chairs of all villages on the No.60 bus route to see if they would be interested in exploring ideas for saving the service. The No 60 provides a vital link to all those without cars living in Creaton, Hollowell, Guilsborough, Cold Ashby and Thornby. If the loss of this service will affect you please let your parish council know by writing or emailing your parish clerk:
For Hollowell & Teeton: Gillian Greaves on pc-clerk@hollowellandteeton.org.uk

For Guilsborough: Carol James on guilsborough.pc@gmail.com

For Cold Ashby: Graham Jones on coldashbypc@btinternet.com

For Creaton: Katrina Jones on creatonpc@gmail.com

For Thornby: Bob Windsor Parish Chairman bob_windsor@hotmail.com

Brown food waste bins—no change, except you can now line your caddy with plastic carrier bags if you wish (in addition to paper or compostable liners).

Recycling bins—red and blue boxes will be replaced by a blue wheelie bin to collect mixed recycling. You will be able to recycle large cardboard items in it.

Grey general waste wheelie bins—will be collected once every 3 weeks (compared to fortnightly at the moment).

Garden waste collection—a new subscription service is being introduced whereby householders will pay an annual fee for a fortnightly collection.


Collection days are likely to change, and will be advised to all households in May. More information on all of the above is available at :

https://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/living/waste-and-recycling/


BUSES & BINS

Cash-strapped councils slash services

Saxon Spires Patient

Participation Group

Health Talks


We will be continuing our series of Health Education Talks, with a talk on ‘Preventing Strokes and Heart Attacks’ by Dr Neal Kennedy.  The same talk will be on two dates:

Brixworth Surgery on Tuesday 10th April, 7pm

Guilsborough Surgery on Thursday 3rd May, 7pm


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

Neighbourhood Alert is the messaging service run by Northamptonshire Police and was formerly known as Community Connect.It has been re-launched under the name Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert and now has greater functionality than previously, allowing our frontline police officers to send alert messages direct from their mobile devices to thousands of local people.

They will be able to do this in real-time while they are out and about policing the county.


The alert service is free and simple to activate by registering at northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk and is available to anyone living or working in Northamptonshire. After signing up to the messaging system, people will receive regular alerts from Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, keeping them up to date and informed about crime, and issues relevant to them and the area where they live or work.


Alerts are received either by email, text message or voice message – whichever suits. People will also be given the option of what they want to receive alerts about, and how often – they will only receive messages about topics they have selected.


 This alert tool provide us with a really effective way to reach the communities we serve, improving the flow of information and therefore making a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and the reduction of anti-social behaviour. There are already 10,000 local people registered with Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert. Please visit the website and register.

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

Last updated Saturday, March 31, 2018

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Friday 27th April 2018

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