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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.


Creaton SOS Meeting

Village Networks Mobile Advice Centre at Creaton & Guilsborough

Creaton WI

Creaton Walking Group

Lent Lunch

Thornby Jumble Sale

Creaton History Group Medieval Feast

Guilsborough WI

Quiz Night at Guilsborough in aid of Cottesbrooke RDA

Rural North-east - October.pdf

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

PCSO Matt Taylor covers 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.

About defibrillators

A device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.

It's an essential life saving step in the chain of survival. If you come across someone who has had a cardiac arrest, it’s vital to call 999 and start CPR. Then you should find out if there is a defibrillator nearby. In Guilsborough a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located outside the Primary School.  In Creaton, the AED is located in a yellow cabinet underneath Poppy's Coffee Shop Window at the United Reformed Church, High Street. There are many defibrillators available in public places such as train stations, shopping centres, airport and leisure centres. These defibrillators are often known as public access defibrillators (PAD) as anyone can use them in an emergency. You shouldn’t be afraid of using a defibrillator if someone has had a cardiac arrest. AEDs are designed to be used by lay persons; the machines guide the operator through the process by verbal instructions and visual prompts. They are safe and will not allow a shock to be given unless the heart’s rhythm requires it.

“A victim's chances of survival are reduced by 7 to 10 percent with every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation.”

British Heart Foundation

Guilsborough’s AED

at the Primary School

Creaton’s AED outside Poppy’s Coffee Shop at the URC

Village Networks mobile advice centre will be in the area on

8th March

visiting Creaton

at 12:15 to 13:15

and Guilsborough

14:00 to16:00

for advice on bills, debt, welfare and more. See  www.snvb.org.uk/VillageNetworks.html

The opportunity to visit Asia again by going to Myanmar (Burma) in the company of a military historian to explain the ins and outs of that campaign in the 1940s, was too much to miss.

The tour was organised by the Royal British Legion to coincide with Remembrance Sunday on November 11th. Our party of 12 attended a moving service at the CWGC cemetery at Taukkyan some 20 miles outside Yangon (Rangoon) beside Highway 1. This is a large cemetery and as usual for CWGC properties, was maintained in immaculate condition with not a blade out of place. The central round structure is flanked on either side by a colonnade containing the names of 27,000 service people who had no known grave; whilst in the five to six accessible surrounding areas are the rows of 6,700 stone plinths bearing the names on bronze plates, of those who also perished. Between each grave are colourful flowers and bushes to soften the vista.

The service was attended by H.E. the Ambassador who, with other dignitaries and military attachés to our Embassy, laid some 40 wreaths after the 2 minute silence, heralded by Buglers of the Burmese Army playing the traditional Last Post and Reveille.

There was no band, no troops and no choir. This somehow added to the solemnity, sincerity and dignity of the ceremony; and the tranquillity, despite the proximity of Highway 1, was preserved.

Also accompanying us was a Burmese guide, who explained several Burmese habits and customs as we journeyed over the Sitang Delta to reach Moulmein (Mawlamyine), passing paddy fields, rubber and bamboo plantations, as well as many golden pagodas large and small in villages and open spaces.

The most memorable moment occurred at Thanbyuzayat Cemetery very close to the Thailand border near to the end of the infamous railway, where many of the fatalities’ names are commemorated. Here, one of our party was led with her husband to her father’s plinth, having been born after his departure for Service, so she never knew him. Upon rejoining the rest of us, her elation was so overwhelming and her dignity an inspiration to us all. I am certain many had a lump in their throats.

It is to be hoped that the peace of this country, with its kindly and ever-willing population, will not be disrupted again.

ARMISTICE DAY – RANGOON 2016 by Mike Roberts

Thanbyuzayat Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma)

COTTESBROOKE Riding for the

Disabled Association

RDA's ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment, to those of all ages with disabilities, all over the UK and have been in existence for more than 40 years.

There are five groups within Cottesbooke RDA, an adult one at Clipston on a Monday (April-October), and four for children run at Holdenby, Monday-Thursday in the afternoon, operating after the Easter holidays until the Autumn half-term.

This is rewarding and fulfilling both for riders and also the volunteers who are either experienced in horsemanship, or  those who want to help adults or children and have little horse knowledge.

Helping with an RDA group at Holdenby

In aid of Cottesbrooke RDA:


Teams of 6/8

Friday March 24th 2017 at 7.30pm

Guilsborough Village Hall

Tickets £10 to include

Supper and first drink

Tickets from: Sally Norris  01604 740004

Sarah Dalzell 01604 743023

Guilsborough Fire Station is Recruiting!

Rewarding Demanding Stimulating

Do you have some spare time to offer your community?

Like to get paid to be part of a professional service?  Then we want you!

To apply for an RDS firefighter vacancy you must:

Be 18 years of age or within six months of your 18th birthday.

Have a good level of all round fitness.

Live or work within 4 - 5 minutes journeying time of Guilsborough Fire Station.

If yes then please visit our website www.northantsfire.org.uk or call 01604 797000.

Or you can pop into the station on a Monday evening    7-9pm

THE WINNER who spotted the nine seasonal objects hidden throughout the last newsletter spelling “Christmas”, is Ollie Evans (aged 10) from Nortoft, Guilsborough:

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

Last updated Friday, March 24, 2017

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

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