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We meet the 3rd Monday of every month at the Witch & Sow, 7.30pm for 8pm start, bar is open, tea and coffee complimentary after the speaker. (Bring your own Mugs).  

Visitors welcome, first meeting £5 if not joining on the night.  We normally meet in the Restaurant unless an event requires more space and then you will find us in the function room at the back of the pub.

Next meetings: -

December 4th - Christmas Social – Mulled wine and nibbles, festive speaker, Glebe House High Street Guilsborough

January 15th - The Art of Tai Chi

February 19th - Cake Decoration

We are also looking for ladies who would like to get involved and join our committee if you have an hour a month you could give to support us, please get in touch, (we share the organising).

Caroline Collins E:



Monday Morning Meet

Guilsborough Village Hall

9 – 11am every Monday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

All welcome baby – OAP’s.

Baby & toddler toys for youngsters.

Meet for a chat, coffee/tea, cake.

Only £2/adult

includes refreshments.

Children free

Christmas Party – 11th December. Details to follow.

For more information contact:

Janet 01604 740640



The Parish Council have recently  received the result back from a survey of the street lamps conducted by EON. As a result of this, two lamps are being completely refurbished. Remember to contact the Parish Clerk (see below) if you spot a faulty street lamp and she will report it for repair.


Gary Ashworth has joined the council to fill the recent vacancy. Gary is known for his enthusiasm for Guilsborough-related activities and is an active member of several village groups. We are pleased to welcome him onto the PC.


You may have noticed some orange poo about the village—this is the work of the Daventry Dog Warden and we hope the campaign will alert dog owners to the need to scoop poop!


Simon Benn has agreed to act as village police liaison representative. Simon is an active member of the neighbourhood Watch Group and will report police news to the PC and villagers as necessary.


Don’t forget PC news is displayed in The Lantern on The Green, the PC website has more detail and if you need to contact the PC please email Carol the Clerk on


We have made some changes to Guilsborough Village Hall website and booking line.

The website is now

The email address for enquiries and bookings is

The bookings telephone or text number is 07342 382706

We have had great feedback about the quality of our new kitchen from our users. If you would like to use the facilities then do contact us as above. Leave us a message with your name and contact details and we will speak to you asap.

The website contains information about our facilities and the many extras that can support your requirements. It also details the many regular activities run by our users: Mums & Toddlers, Pilates, Dance, Bowls, Art and Drama.


The perfect extra Christmas gift only £15!

A Guilsborough “Country File Style” 2018 calendar is being sold for £15 from 30th November at Seatons,  and from Gary Ashworth ( 07896559662) and at

the primary school Christmas Fayre (Dec 2nd). The calendar, filled with pictures of Guilsborough scenes, has been put together by an enthusiastic group of villagers and printed in Brixworth, so it is a truly local product. All profits from sales of the calendar will be donated to local good causes.


We will be carol singing around Guilsborough as usual this year on Tuesday Dec 19th.

Meet at 6.30pm on The Green near the Lantern, wrap up warm and bring a torch and a Santa Hat (to wear or collect money in!)

All welcome, children need to come with an adult.

Mince pies and mulled wine included, all money raised will be sent to the Northampton Night Shelter.

Enquiries Katie or Mike Fulcher

07747 604067

Christmas Tree Festival

Guilsborough Church

8th, 9th, & 10th December 2017

Programme of events:

Friday 8th 5.30 – 8.30     Open for viewing.

Saturday 9th 10.00 – 4.30  Open for viewing.

Saturday 11 – 12 noon Children’s Craft Session and Storytelling, Stalls and Refreshments

Saturday 7.30 pm The Magic of Christmas – an evening of light-hearted seasonal words and music by candlelight.

£5 to include mulled wine and canapes.

Tickets – Janet Minney 740640

Sunday 10th 11.30 – 4.30 Open for viewing

Sunday 3.30pm Children's Crib Service ALL WELCOME especially Angels, Shepherds and Wise Men (costumes provided if required or come in your own outfit)

Proceeds from the weekend are in aid of church funds.

Any group or individual who would like to submit a tree for the festival - to contact

Janet Minney 01604 740640

Pam Townsend 01604 740900


Sunday 17th December

at 6pm


This academic year, 2017/18, is special for Guilsborough Preschool because it was in 1967 that a Playgroup was established here in the School House. We look to celebrate 50 years of Early Years learning over the forthcoming year. We would love to see and hear your old photos or stories of the Preschool in its formative years.

Since September, when our 4 year olds graduated from Preschool to Reception, we have welcomed new children and are pleased to see how quickly they’ve settled. We are always interested in showing prospective parents our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ setting. We offer the childcare 15 and 30 free hour entitlements.

Our new committee is continuing to drive forward more improvements. They are continuing with the successful funding for the refurbishments and redecoration to the Preschool building. The new heating system was installed in the summer. We also have a new mud kitchen and planting container in the back courtyard garden. We are discussing improvements and learning opportunities that could be made to front garden too.

Most of all we are busy preparing for Christmas and planning for an exciting 2018. The children’s handmade cards have been ordered and we are looking forward to our Preschool Christmas production.

SAVE THE DATE!! Guilsborough Summer Festival—The Wild West is coming to Guilsborough

June 22nd to 24th 2018—put it in your diaries now!


Christmas Market

 Saturday 2nd December

 11am– 3pm

Guilsborough Primary School


Village Hall

Festive Stalls


Unique Local



Mulled Wine





Hot Dogs and   burgers from “Posh Pork”

Entrance: Adults £1.50 Children Free

Guilsborough Playing Fields village sport and recreation


An automatic watering system for the cricket square has been installed.  The system has a controller and pump in the Tractor Shed that takes water from the external water tank and delivers it in sequence to 4 pop-up nozzles that oscillate through 90 degrees, to water all the square. This irrigation system replaces the labour intensive hoses, that had to be moved many times by hand in order to satisfactorily irrigate the square. The system was funded through an arrangement between West Haddon and Guilsborough Cricket Club, the GPFA and Irrifence of West Haddon who installed the system and are to maintain it.


The Auction of Promises organised by Steve and Sue McGlasson held in Guilsborough Village Hall in September was a great success. There were many and varied auction lots and some fierce bidding. Steve was a wonderful auctioneer and made sure all was conducted fairly.

The ploughman’s supper served mid-evening was delicious  and the Hall was buzzing all evening.

Steve and Sue were ably helped by Caroline and Jim Houghton, Gary Ashworth and George and Molly amongst others.

The evening raised a staggering £8,150 which was

primarily divided between the Village Hall and GPFA.

Many thanks to Steve and Sue for such a great fund raiser and to everyone who so kindly donated auction lots and so made the evening such a success.


Following the thefts from the Tractor Shed and recent vandalism,  a security alarm system is being  installed in the Tractor Shed, at a cost of £500. Anyone hearing the alarms should contact the GPFA secretary, Graham Byars on 740545.


The GPFA would be delighted to hear from anyone who could take-on the role of sourcing sponsorship funding. The GPFA believe that there is an opportunity for raising money from sponsors who could then advertise their businesses on such things as noticeboards at the Field entrance and around the Field. If you have the skills and time to help then please contact any of the GPFA Committee including the secretary.


A very successful coffee morning was held on Friday 29th September, which was the nationwide date for the Macmillan fundraiser. It was held at the Old Vicarage and local art was on display and available to purchase.  In total £545 was raised over Friday and Saturday.

Many thanks to all our helpers, generous supporters, and the village Art Group, Chris.

Customers enjoying coffee and art

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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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