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What a wonderful first half term of the academic year!

We have taken the children out to the café for snacks,

walks to observe seasonal changes in the environment, and Wyevale garden centre to choose some new additions to our setting……fish. The children love caring for our African land snails so much and observing them we thought the fish would be great for the children to care for .

We had our annual visit from the county council who continue to rate us as an outstanding and inspirational setting, something of which we are very proud.

We have an Elf Hunt planned December 9th 10am-12 starting at Ducklings preschool. Tickets are £5 per child; families with 3 children or more will be discounted. The elf hunt is a clued hunt similar to a treasure hunt around the village to find hiding elves with gifts before returning to Ducklings for cake, refreshments and a few stalls to browse…..come a long and join in the fun! To book please contact the number below.

We take children from the age of 2 years- 4 years 11months, sparking imaginations and motivating children to explore, investigate, challenge and learn through play. Come and visit our setting and see what we can offer your children. We open Monday-Friday 9am -3pm (offering flexible sessions).

Phone Ducklings Pre-School 01604 505172 to book a stay and play session with us. Please complete our registration form to join our waiting list for a place.


September was a beautiful month for walking and the Creaton Walking Group enjoyed stunning views between Crick and West Haddon including these lovely deer. The walk also took in 7 churches as part of Historic Churches Ride and Stride.

October’s walk was from East Haddon to Ravensthorpe and Holdenby on a warm, sunny morning and November, being Armistice Day, included the memorial near Draughton airfield.

Walks are on the second Saturday of the month, with an additional walk on New Year's Day. Meet at the lychgate.

Next walks are on:

 Saturday 9th December 10am

 Monday 1st January 11am

 Saturday 13th January 10am

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The Creaton Singers hope the many people who  attended the concert on November 12th had as much fun as they did. thanks for your generous donations to Help for Heroes

which totalled an amazing £440. The Singers are now busy preparing for Christmas! Come and hear us at Welford Christmas Tree Farm in the afternoons of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December for a festive celebration.
Tuesday 19th December. Back by popular demand is the annual Carol Singing on Creaton Green starting at 7pm. The Creaton Singers will then go carolling through the village to Creaton Village Hall for a festive concert starting at approximately 7:30pm. Do come and join us to celebrate Christmas.


The next meetings of the Friends of St Michael’s (FOSM)History Group will be on
Thursday 21st Dec - Roy Smart   “Amy Johnson and her mysterious disappearance.”

Thursday 18thJan - Malcolm Deacon   “The Jurassic Way in Northamptonshire”

Join us for complimentary refreshments and conversation. Members and children free Non members £3.50


Womens Institute

We meet at 7.30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the United Reform Church (next to the post office). If the meeting is at a different venue this will be stated.

Next meetings are on

Dec 13th - Christmas Party

Jan 10th - Amy Johnson by Roy Smart

We welcome you to one of our meetings as a guest or a new member. Come and meet old friends or make new ones.

Please contact Daphne on

01604 505546 for more information


A well-attended Share Launch in October started the next stage for a Community Shop and Post Office in Creaton. Shares are available for £20 each and we hope as many households in the community will buy at least one share. The project will cost in the region of £130,000 and we aim to raise £60,000 from the sale of shares. We have already received a grant from the National Lottery and from Northamptonshire Community


The new academic year has got off to an industrious start at

Great Creaton School. We started with a visit from Zoolab who

came to show the children all sorts of unusual animals with

plenty of opportunities to discover more about them close up. The children have been learning about sea creatures, the rainforests and how to protect and look after our fragile world.

Harvest Festival took place in church. The children have been thinking about people less fortunate than themselves and they donated an enormous number of food items for the Hope Centre in Northampton.

In addition they learnt more about our link school in Uganda and were very enthusiastic in raising funds to enable us to donate not just one goat but four goats, which will provide a valuable income to support education there.

 At the end of Term 1 we said farewell to Rev. Linnet Smith and sent her every best wish for a long and happy retirement. The children have really enjoyed her coming to school and always looked forward to the stories she told in assembly.

Later on this term we are looking forward to a day of Indian dancing, a visit from Mr Nassir, (an Imam from Northampton) and a trip to a Mosque.

Over the coming term we are also really looking forward to a visit by Isabel Thomas. Isabel is a science writer and children’s author of more than 100 books. She has been shortlisted amongst other things for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Awards. We are delighted to have won the Collin’s Big Cat School Competition and the children are very excited to meet Isabel Thomas at Great Creaton later this term.

You can follow us on Twitter @creatonprimary and Facebook @greatcreatonschool and find out more about our school on our website Visitors to the school are always welcome.

Foundation and we are applying for other grants to meet our target.

Buying a share entitles you to become a member of the Society that will run the shop and therefore have a say in the way things progress. Shares are available until 22nd December.

The quest for volunteers to staff the shop continues. Over 25 people have so far come forward to give 90 hours per week. In addition others have offered their skills to assist in the installation of the building, the setting-up and maintenance of the shop and to support customers who may find it difficult to get to the shop. If you are able to give a couple of hours regularly, please get in touch. This is a great opportunity for young people to add voluntary work to their CV, and a great opportunity for older people to get out and meet others.

We also cannot miss this opportunity to thank Ella Miles and Becky Hill for the wonderful Autumn Extravaganza they organised to raise funds for the new shop. It was a great success with a lovely bonfire, piles of food, Creaton-brewed beer as well as raising over £1,200!

For further information regarding Creaton Village Shop please visit our website:, or contact or call on 07887 652599.


Minister; Rev. Elizabeth Kemp

You are warmly welcome to join us for our Sunday Worship and Junior Church and are invited to join with us as we celebrate our Saviour's birth.

Sunday 17th December at 6pm

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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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