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Guilsborough Playing Fields village sport and recreation

The summer term is giving lots of opportunities for many outdoor activities, now that all of the academic assessments have been completed for another year. As I write this, the teachers are busy writing all of the children’s end-of-year reports, and it is great to see how much progress they have all made across the curriculum. We have a Sports Week planned shortly and our annual Sports Day is due to take place on the village playing field. We have had inter-school successes recently with both our tennis and cricket teams doing really well, and moving on to area finals in the near future. Our older children are also working hard in rehearsals for our summer production, which looks like it will be another great success. It is good to know that the healthy balance that we strive for between academia and the ‘whole’ child continues to flourish!

We have a school trip planned to the East of England Food & Farming Day before the end of term, which is held annually at Peterborough Showground. We actually took the children last year too, and it was so good and with so much to see that we have decided to go again.



and surrounding villages

New Members welcome from Guilsborough and surrounding villages.  We meet the 3rd Monday of nearly every month please visit our Facebook page.

Monday September 18th 7.30pm—Mindfulness and Meditation. The Witch & Sow

Sunday 24th September – WI Members explore the routes of the village romp with or without dog

Friday 6th October – Quiz night Guilsborough Village Hall

Monday October 16th Our AGM and open new members social. The Witch & Sow

Wednesday 18th October - Visit to Warners Gin.

Contact  Tel: 07980 809002  for more information.


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

For more information contact: Janet 01604 740640

Hopefully, my farming background has helped a little bit in influencing all of the interest generated – I do firmly believe that we can learn so much from nature and the countryside.

This will be my final report to Village Link, as I am taking early retirement from headship at the end of term. Although I’ve only been at Guilsborough Primary School for 3½ years, it has been a very rich and enjoyable finale to my teaching career and I would like to think that I have made some small, but positive, differences to the school and our pupils, whilst in post.

I am delighted to be able to inform you that the governing body has appointed my successor, Mrs Katie Shilliam. Mrs Shilliam is currently a deputy head teacher in the city of Leicester and brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the post.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank sincerely all of the members of the Guilsborough (and wider) community who have been so supportive during my time here, and wish you all the very best for the future.

Dr Yvonne Watts


Guilsborough Primary School held their Sports Day at the Guilsborough Playing Field Pavilion on the West Haddon Road in July. It was a glorious day and 80 children, their parents and grandparents enjoyed the delightful surroundings.

Marie Curie Collection

Thank you to all those who kindly contributed to the annual Marie Curie Collection. A cheque for £100 was sent to the organisation.

Liz Southgate

GMADS and Guilsborough Village Hall are pleased to introduce

Guilsborough Film Night

Phoenix Community Cinema


“Their Finest”

(Cert 12A)

A comedy drama set in World War Two  

Starring Bill Nighy and

Gemma Arterton

Bar opens at 7pm

Film  - 7:30pm

Friday 15th Sept Buy tickets £5 each from

Sue 07342 382706, Mike 07970 664190

Phoenix Community Cinema is subsidized by Northants County Council & Daventry District

Guilsborough Hall will be closed for 3 – 4 days from Mon 31st July while we complete work on the kitchen. If you would like to book the Hall for your future event please call Sue on 07342 382706. Please leave your name and number if we cannot respond immediately.


Many thanks to everyone who donated to Christian Aid via the door to door collection or other means in May. The collection in Guilsborough raised £700, a valuable contribution to the local area result of around £8,500.  A big thank you also to those volunteers who delivered and collected envelopes.

In addition to the door to door collection this year to mark Christian Aid week , Brunch@11 hosted a Big Brekkie to raise awareness of, and funds for those across the world in need, and particularly this year, for refugees.  We raised £170, which is a great result.   We also had lots of fun doing it, with games, quizzes, and of course excellent food and company as usual at Brunch@11!  It was also really good to welcome lots more visitors to our regular gathering as well, (including a large party of cyclists) and we hope some of you will feel welcome to come back another month.  

Brunch@11 is run by the Uplands Group of Churches and we meet once a month (the 3rd Sunday of the month) at 11am in Guilsborough Village Hall.   We provide a relaxed environment in which anyone from our villages can enjoy high quality bacon and sausage baps (or veggie equivalent!), fresh juice and proper coffee, and browse the Sunday papers while we offer a 'thought for the day' and some thought provoking activities or crafts for adults and children.  All are welcome.  

Rev Linnet


Guilsborough Music & Drama Society promotes & provides drama and live entertainment in our village and for the local community.

Tuesday 5 September - casting for our next production A Damsel in Distress by P G Wodehouse & Ian Hay. It’s a light-hearted comedy of romance, mistaken identity and general mayhem, packed with quirky characters. Performances 14-17 March 2018. Newcomers behind the scenes or on stage are very welcome.

Sunday 10 September- all day comedy & farce workshop with professional actor. Non-members welcome.

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VANDALISM: Sadly we have to report that once again there have been several instances of vandalism in the children’s play area causing considerable damage to several items of equipment. This, along with some severe littering, has been very disappointing and distressing for those that want to enjoy the area. Thank you to those who tidied up, which included support from Guilsborough Academy. If you witness any antisocial behaviour please do report it to the police on 101.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: The steering group is continuing to make progress with the Neighbourhood Plan and is now digesting all the comments submitted during the recent public consultation. Minutes from steering group meetings will soon be posted on the PC website.

VACANCY: Guilsborough Parish Council has a casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor. Anyone interested in this position is invited to nominate themselves by providing their full contact details and a brief resume (preferably by email) as to why they are interested in becoming a Councillor to the Parish Clerk by 21 August 2017. If you would like details as to what is involved in becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs Carol James, The Stone House, 6 The High Street, Ravensthorpe, Northants. NN6 8EH Telephone 01604 771141 email:

Please note that prospective candidates must permanently live or work within a 3 mile radius of Guilsborough.

STOP PRESS! Guilsborough Angling Club has been in touch to alert readers to recent acts of vandalism down at the Fish Pond and ask for their support in stopping and/or identifying the perpetrators. If you have any information please contact Joss Faulkner on 07793 538420

A wooden seat thrown into the pond

A life jacket thrown into the pond



August Bank Holiday Weekend 25th to 28th August at West Haddon Playing Field.

A fun weekend for all the family with 6-a-side cricket, softball, food stalls, a prosecco stand and much more.

Come along and join the fun!


Once again the bottle stall run by GPFA volunteers was a success and raised much needed funds for the playing fields. Many, many thanks to all those who kindly donated bottles and the helpers who manned the stall over the weekend.

Come along to this evening of fun and entertainment with many exciting promises to bid for, live music, raffle and a bar.

More information and details of promises available soon.

For tickets contact Sue McGlasson 01604 740207 / 07816 789556

Guilsborough In Need

Auction of Promises

Raising Money for Local Causes (including GPFA and Guilsborough Village Hall)

Saturday 23rd September 7.30pm

Guilsborough Village Hall

Tickets £12.50 to include ploughman’s supper and a glass of wine.


Would you like to be able to play tennis in Guilsborough at weekends and during school holidays? The Parish Council have been discussing the potential for community use of the tennis courts at Guilsborough Academy out of school hours and the results are promising. If the village forms a tennis club and the agreed access arrangements are constructed the courts will be available.

If you are interested in joining this venture and becoming a part of the new Tennis Club supported by the Parish Council and GPFA please contact Graham Metcalfe or Katie Fulcher to register your interest.


A newly elected Green Party MP proposes ineptly to his timid girlfriend on their third date, a man with a troubled past contemplates his divorce and transvestite tendencies at the top of a mountain and a terminally ill grandfather reflects on a full life and the soporific effects of milk. These were three of the scenarios improvised by Kevin Tomlinson and Abi Hood, when their Kepow Theatre Company enthralled a full house at Guilsborough Village Hall on 30th June.

Supported only by a few props and some

evocative masks, these skilled actors devised characters and threaded stories through real and imaginary situations suggested by the audience in response to ‘On the Edge!’ the evening’s guiding theme.

The show hinged on spontaneity; audience member Hannah Shuter found herself guiding Kevin in playing her own father and Paul Phillips became a puppet-master as the actors created an awkward encounter at a school parents’ evening. Everyone present contributed by suggesting song lyrics that the cast used randomly to fashion some memorable flashes of comedy. But it wasn’t all humour; there were plenty of poignant moments to demonstrate that theatre can succeed without its usual paraphernalia when it creates atmosphere by harnessing our imaginations.

Our thanks to the organisers of this thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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

Last updated Saturday, September 2, 2017

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Sunday 5th September 2017

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