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Welcome to the Village Link website. Please 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!

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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.





December

1st SSPPG Coffee Morning

2nd Guilsborough Christmas Market

2nd Northampton Male Voice Choir at Thornby

2nd Cold Ashby Bowls Club Quiz Night

4th Guilsborough WI Christmas Social

8th - 10th Guilsborough Christmas Tree Festival

9th Creaton Walking Group

9th Creaton Ducklings Elf Hunt

9th Christmas Cafe at Hollowell Village Hall

11th Guilsborough MMM Christmas Party

13th Creaton WI Christmas Party

19th Creaton Carol Singing on The Green

19th Guilsborough Carol Singers

21st FOSM History Group - Roy Smart




January

1st Creaton Walking Group

10th Creaton WI - Roy Smart

13th Creaton Walking Group

15th Guilsborough WI - The Art of Tai Chi

18th FOSM History Group - Malcolm Deacon


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


SAXON SPIRES PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP HEALTH TALKS 2017

A Christmas Coffee Morning will be held at Guilsborough Surgery on Friday 1st December, 10am -12noon. All proceeds will go towards purchasing Equipment for the Practice.

Look out for more Health Talks being planned for the Spring.  For more information contact Barbara Hogg on

01604 880552 or email barbara.hogg@tiscali.co.uk

Spare a thought for the many people in our communities, who give their time freely to run clubs and societies, care for their neighbours, “make things happen” …. and deliver your Village Link!

THINKING OF GETTING A PET?

There are many things to be considered before bringing an animal into your home. As well as size and temperament you will need to consider the ongoing costs of things such as vaccination and identity chipping, health insurance, feeding and grooming. House and obedience training as well as regular exercise are very important in the life of an animal. There are many sources of information about the responsibilities of pet ownership and two of these which you may find useful to help with this decision are shown below:

woodgreen.org.uk and

homeoanimal.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-pet-adoption


SOME PUZZLES FOR CHRISTMAS

Can you solve the Polygon below?  And can you solve the Crossword?

If you live in any of the villages covered by Village Link you could win a £30 dining voucher for the Witch & Sow Guilsborough, or a £10 Amazon voucher for under 18 winner.

Send in your answers by 4th January, and be sure to include your name, address and contact details and whether you are an adult or under 18, by email to editorial@villagelink.org.uk

POLYGON

From these letters make words of three or more letters always including the central letter. Answers must be in the Concise Oxford Dictionary. The nine letters make up a seasonal word.  Submit as many words as you can, together with a 9 letter word.

CHRISTMAS TREE CROSSWORD

1 7 6 5 4 3 13 2 9 8 16 15 14 12 11 10 17

ACROSS

1

Game or mincemeat (3)

3

Downhill craft (6)

6

Celebration (5)

8

Newborn (4)

9

Northpole crew (5)

13

Word of praise (8)

14

Words on a Christmas Card (9)

17

It's opened at Christmas (4)

DOWN

1

Alternative word to 17 across (7)

2

Christmas drink (6)

4

This night might be in the manger (3)

5

December holiday (4)

7

Christmas warmer (7)

8

Jingle ..... (5)

10

There were three (4)

11

What carollers do (4)

12

The night before (3)

15

Christmas 4)

16

Snow gliders (4)

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

Last updated Saturday, January 6, 2018

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Wednesday 28th February 2018

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