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2nd Spratton Photography Group

3rd SSPPG “Keeping Your Joints Healthy” at Guilsborough Surgery

6th Guilsborough WI Quiz

11th Creaton WI AGM

14th Creaton Walking Group

16th Guilsborough WI AGM

19th Creaton FOSM Meeting

21st RNLI Fish Brunch

24th SSPPG “Keeping Your Joints Healthy” at Brixworth Surgery

26th Cold Ashby Bowls Club AGM

27th - 29th Beer & Music Weekend at The Witch & Sow


3rd Cold Ashby Bonfire & Fireworks

4th Hollowell Steam Bonfire Party

8th Creaton WI

10th The Steam & Whistle Pub Night at Hollowell Village Hall

11th Creaton Walking Group

12th  Cold Ashby Bowls Club Presentation Lunch

12th Remembrance Sunday Parade at Guilsborough

12 th Creaton Concert

16th Creaton FOSM Meeting

18th Creaton Quiz Night

25th Christmas Afternoon Tea at Thornby Village Hall

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 - June.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.


Date for your Diary!

The RBL Remembrance Day Parade this year will be held on 12th November, meeting at the Witch and Sow at 2.15 and will march with the accompanying Northampton Brass Band up to the church for the 3pm service. As many as can make it please, as this will be Clive’s last service as Chairman. You are also invited to the social meeting at the pub afterwards.



We will be continuing our series of Health Education Talks, with a talk on ‘Keeping your Joints Healthy’ by Dr Simon Twigg.  The talks will be on two dates at:

Guilsborough Surgery on Tuesday 3rd October at 7pm

Brixworth Surgery on Tuesday 24th October at 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


Being Miss Nobody is a story told through the eyes of Rosalind Banks, an eleven-year-old girl who can’t speak. When she starts at a new secondary school, she immediately becomes known as the weird girl, and becomes the perfect target for bullies – someone who can’t fight back. So Rosalind starts an anonymous blog – Miss Nobody: a place where she can speak out about the bullying that’s happening to her and other nobodies like her. The blog starts trending, but it isn’t long before things spiral out of control.… is Miss Nobody becoming a bully herself?

Tamsin Winter grew up in Creaton, and it was at Great Creaton Primary School where she developed a love of storytelling. Being Miss Nobody is Tamsin’s first book and is published by Usborne Publishing. It is aimed at 10+ readers and tackles themes of bullying, friendship, loss, and the double-edged power of social media in a fresh, funny and moving voice. Tamsin’s second novel, also aimed at 10+ readers, will be released in 2018.  Read more at www.tamsinwinter.com. Being Miss Nobody can be found in all good bookshops.



Saturday 4th November 2017
Hollowell Rally Field

Gates open 5pm, bonfire lit 7pm, fireworks lit 7.30pm.£1 per person entry fee, regardless of age.

Free parking. Come early to ensure a parking spot (space limited). We have a bar, a small selection of fairground rides, food and trade stalls, stationary engines and steam engines all on display.  

One of the best  bonfire celebrations

in the district.


Creaton Community Benefit Society Limited (CCBS) is seeking to appoint two part-time members of staff to run our new community-owned shop when it is in operation, expected to be early 2018. Applicants are invited to apply for the following roles:

Manager You will oversee the day-to-day management and operations of the shop, in line with the objectives and policies of the CCBS Management Board. You will be answerable to the CCBS Management Board and your main contact will be the Operations Director. It is anticipated that this role will take 25 to 30 hours per week.
Assistant Shop Manager You will assist the Manager to perform his or her duties and assume responsibilities of your own by agreement with the Manager and the Management Board. You will report, firstly, to the Manager but ultimately to the Management Board, via the Operations Director. It is anticipated that this role will take 20 to 25 hours per week.

Both Roles The successful candidates will be required to undergo training, including that relating to operating the Post Office, and carry out certain tasks before the shop is in operation. They will also be required, supported by CCBS, to obtain necessary Food Hygiene and Personal Alcohol qualifications and possibly a DBS search.

Remuneration. A community shop is a not-for-profit enterprise that relies on a great deal of goodwill from the community, many members of which will be giving their time for free. The staff will be remunerated above the minimum wage and consideration will be given to an incentivised bonus when targets are exceeded. You will receive a pension and statutory holiday entitlement pro rata.

For more information and to apply for either role please contact: Simon Robinson on 01604 505847 or email simondsrobinson@gmail.com. Please include your CV and the contact details of two referees. Closing date for applications is Friday 20th October.


Tesco are encouraging community groups and charities in the Daventry area to apply for a grant of  between £1,000 and £4,000 through their Bags of Help scheme. They’re also asking customers to nominate local projects that they’d like to see receive some cash. Find out more here: www.groundwork.org.uk/tescobagsofhelp.

Home owner grants of up to £5,000 now available

Did you know Home Repairs Assistance Grants (HRAs) can provide up to £5,000 to fund a range of work and essential repairs to your home including repair/replacement  central heating boilers and radiators, new security measures, replacement windows and doors, roof repairs and replacements, and so much more.

If you are a homeowner over the age of 18 and in receipt of a qualifying income-related benefit why not give Care & Repair a call today?

Email: careandrepair@daventrydc.gov.uk

Phone:  01327 871100

Web:  www.daventrydc.gov.uk/careandrepair

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

Last updated Monday, October 2, 2017

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Wednesday 1st November 2017

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