Well, due to Covid, not a lot really however with the Government likely to ease restrictions for the Christmas period it’s worth checking our Events Diary Pages which will be updated regularly with any new events!
Welcome to the Village Link website. We’re a small not for profit organisation staffed by volunteers and cannot justify the expense of an SSL certificate. This certificate is what changes a web address from http to https. Google will soon change how they label sites; instead of labelling sites with a certificate as secure they will label sites without one as insecure. We keep this site as secure as we can and is as secure as it ever has been. Please do not be put off!
Take a little time to browse our pages and discover what goes on where and when in our area. Within our pages you can also find out who does what locally. If you would like to contribute anything to any of our pages, including your favourite picture from where you live in our area, please follow the links on the Contact Us page. We would love to carry all the info for your local club or association and best of all, it’s all for free!
The map on the left is fully navigable plus you can zoom in and out by using the controls in the top left corner and if you view the larger map you can enter street view by dragging the little yellow person onto the map to where you want to view and go for a virtual walk around our streets and lanes.
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As you will no doubt have seen, the Christmas 2020 stamps carry the theme of the Nativity as shown through stained-
Reverend Allison Twigg said that she was thrilled that the window was selected, “It is indeed an honour and will bring much needed joy to our village community in 2020”.
It is not known how the window came to be selected. However, a number of organisations, including The Victorian Society, have reviewed the windows in the church over the years and it is thought that it had been selected from the archives of one of these societies.
The Church of St James was funded by the Rev JD Watson in 1840, and designed by Sampson Kempthorne. It is in the Gothic style, and is known for its beautiful stained-
Each lancet window features a single narrative panel contained within a quatrefoil, set against a background of decorative paint work in the manner of the 13th century Decorated style. The north-
ROYAL MAIL CHOOSES HOLLOWELL WINDOW FOR FESTIVE STAMP
CONGRATULATIONS TO WELFORD CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
— ON THEIR WAY TO DOWNING STREET (AGAIN)!
Local family business and Village Link advertiser, Welford Christmas Tree Farm has won the Christmas Tree equivalent of ‘The Oscars’ for the fourth time, with their beautiful 2020 Festive Wreath. This means their wreath will hang on the door of no.10 Downing Street this year. Congratulations to Will and Ella Miles!
More good news—the Christmas Tree Farm is open for purchases. Please check their website for information, or their facebook page.
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Guilsborough Station Manager
Q. Are there different roles for different skills, ages?
No.All firefighters are trained to the same skill set to include breathing apparatus wearers, RTC operatives, trauma care & HGV emergency fire appliance driving.
Q.’s the farthest distance you are called out to assist?
We are normally the first pump in attendance within anmile radius. However, we can be called to assist other counties.
Q. What commitment do volunteers make?
We are not volunteers, we are paid members of staff and are trained to the same standard as the wholetime workforce.
Q. Have you had any recruits go on to join the wholetime service?
Yes, some people have joined from the on-
Q. How often are you called out?
Normally, between 1-
Q. What does an average year look like in terms of number of call outs? Type/category of call outs.
Q. Have call outs changed since you started the job?
House fires have dramatically reduced due to an increase in fire safety, education and an increase in smoke detectors in properties.
Q. Worst bits of the job
Dealing with upsetting situations.
Q. Biggest surprise
Number of skills you are required to acquire and master.
Q. What’s your day job?
Mercedes project 1 engine builder.
Q. How much does this interfere with family life?
It has a small impact on my family,they are proud that I serve my local community.
The new recruit
Q. What motivated you to step up?
I wanted to challenge myself and become an important part of my community.
Q. How physical is the work? How fit do you need to be?
It is very physical.You do need a good level of fitness to be able to become a fire fighter.
Q. Is it what you expected? How different?
The role of a fire fighter is extremely varied. During the induction process you are well informed on what is expected.Full training in all areas is provided and refreshed on a regular basis.
Q. What’s the biggest challenge for you?
Overcoming your own fears and trusting in the equipment and training you have been given.
Q. What do you enjoy the most?
Rescuing/helping people. Being part of a great team.best version of yourself. Learning new skills. Responding on blue lights. Working alongside all other emergency services.
Q. What’s your day job?
Leisure Centre area manager.
MEET THE FIREFIGHTERS …
Following on from the successful advert for new recruits in our last edition, we asked two members from Guilsborough Station for some insight to the role.
Saxon Spires Virtual Carers Drop-
The Saxon Spires Patient Participation Group is working with the Practice and Northamptonshire Carers to offer a Virtual Carers Drop-
The bimonthly SSPPG Meetings are now being held on Zoom. The next meeting is on Tuesday 1st December 6.30pm. If you are interested in supporting the work of the Practice and would like to join the group, please contact the Secretary re information about the SSPPG contact the Secretary, Barbara Hogg on 01604 880552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org There is more information about our meetings and events, on the Saxon Spires website.
Local news from the Northamptonshire villages of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Guilsborough, Hollowell & Teeton and Thornby.
Last updated Sunday, November 29, 2020
Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 4th January 2021