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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

Guilsborough Christmas Market

Creaton Elf Hunt

Guilsborough Neighbourhood Watch Meeting

Creaton walking Group

Cold Ashby Luncheon Club

Guilsborugh Primary School Nativity

Creaton WI Christmas Party

Creaton History Group

Cold Ashby Carol Service

Cottesbrooke Carol Service

Creaton Carol Service

Guilsborough Carol Service

Spratton Carol Service

Thornby Carol Service

Guilsborough Carol Singers

Creaton Singers Carols

Guilsborough Primary School Carol Service

Ravensthorpe Carol Service

Hollowell Carol Service


January

Creaton Walking Group

Hollowell Epiphany Party

Creaton WI

Creaton Walking Group

Creaton PC

New WEA Course in Long Buckby

Creaton History Group


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.


BEES

Wanted a mechanised

honey spinner.

Tel: 01604 743437

We are thrilled to report that thanks to the generosity of readers, parish organisations, clubs and societies and a grant from Northamptonshire County Council we have raised over £5,000 for Village Link. This means that  your newsletter has some financial security for several years based on the current format, print quantities, income and outgoings. THANK YOU all!  

This does not mean that we are sitting on our laurels. We still intend to explore ways to improve the magazine in terms of containing costs, but also potentially improving looks.  One of the ongoing debates we have is the issue of colour printing. One village has requested more colour content, but this is VERY expensive to produce and would eat into

the precious funds raised. However, we are investigating further

and will report back in the New Year.

Clubs & Societies 15%

Hollowell

Steam 10%


Church 4%

Parish Councils 10%

Private donations

cash/cheque/online

38%

SHOEBOXES GALORE













Some of the volunteers with

blankets and boxes

Over 100 shoe boxes carrying Christmas gifts; warm clothing; candles; and 8 beautiful hand-knitted blankets will go this year from many generous villagers and the Brownies to families in need. Last year over 100,000 boxes were distributed in Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Modova, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. If you are able to knit a 6” square and donate it, volunteers will combine it with other squares and sew up a lovely blanket. Contact Sue Needham on 01604 740916.


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

Last updated Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Wednesday 4th January 2017

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