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1st  Picnic in the Parks, Ravensthorpe

3rd & 4th  Hollowell Faff

10th  Creaton Walking Group

14th Creaton WI Annual Outing

15th Picnic in the Parks, Spratton

18th Sir John Lowther Cricket Match and Guilsborough WI lunch

19th Guilsborough WI - Favourite Recipes

20th Cold Ashby Cinema, Dumbo

22nd Picnic in the Parks, Guilsborough

24th Creaton Singers at Market Harborough

29th Red Lion Thornby Supper Club


9th Guilsborough PC Meeting

11th Creaton WI, The Agony & Ecstasy of a Canal Hotel Boater.

14th Creaton Walking Group

15th Thornby Sunday Breakfast

16th Guilsborough WI, Strictly Come WI

27th MacMillon Coffee Morning

29th Red Lion Thornby Quiz Night

29th Final day of exhibition for Hollowell artist at 78 Derngate

29th Hollowell Big Breakfast

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Let’s work together to SCRAP fly-tipping

People across Northamptonshire are being urged to follow the S.C.R.A.P. code as part of a county-wide campaign to crack down on fly-tipping.

S.C.R.A.P. is being promoted in a bid to reduce the number of fly-tipping incidents taking place across the county each year. Councils in Northamptonshire dealt with 22,000 fly-tips in 2017/18, at a cost of around £750,000 to the tax payer in collection and disposal costs.

The new campaign is being led by the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership and is backed by all of the councils in the County as well as Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Environment Agency and the National Farmers’ Union.

 Failing to take reasonable steps to ensure your waste is disposed of responsibly could result in an unlimited fine or, in serious cases, prison. Fly-tipping includes leaving waste items on the street for others to take, outside of a closed Household Waste Recycling Centre, or next to a street litter bin.

To find out more about the S.C.R.A.P. campaign look on the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership’s website

For many of us a simple walk along a country footpath every now and then is enough to keep us thinking we are fit but for Creaton resident John Love, physical exercise is something that he has been doing for most of his long life.

 At the age of 80, John recently competed in the Midland Masters Track & Field Championships, gaining medals for the British Standard for 80 year-olds in the Hammer Throw, the Discus Throw and the Shot Put.

 John’s athletic ambitions started at the age of 15 when he joined Northampton and County AC in 1954. For the next 40 years he competed in track, cross-country and road races with some local success. His running also took him to Israel to take part in the World Masters Cross Country Championships.

 At 60 he changed from Track racing to Field events and for the past 20 years has been throwing things for fun and for competition.

Often seen of a morning practicing on the Playing Fields in Creaton,  John is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer having already had his kidney removed, and yet his illness does not stand in the way of keeping fit. In the recent Midland Masters John won first places in the Shot Put and the Hammer Throw and a second place in the Javelin. All three were Personal Bests.

 During his working life, John was the Estate Plumber at Althorp, but he still found time to not only take in part in sport but also train the next generations of athletes. For many years he was a coach with the Northampton Phoenix AC, which sometimes had as many as 40 in the squad. He was also their President for 20 years.

 John is now an honorary member of Rugby & Northampton AC that superseded Phoenix. He is also qualified Track & Field official and spends many of his weekends around the Midlands officiating and helping at Special Needs Track & Field events.


Throwing Gold at 80


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

Last updated Monday, September 16, 2019

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 2nd September  2019