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Don’t forget to check our Events Diary for more information on events in all our villages and surrounding area.


We meet in the United Reform Church

(next to the Post Office) at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month. If the meeting is to be held at a different venue this will be stated.

August 8th. All day outing to Boundary Mills

September 12th. Women in the RNLI By Mike Alcock

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

Please contact Daphne on 01604505546 for more information.


Summer means walking in fields of gold and that is what the Creaton Walking Group have been doing! The photo was taken during the June walk near Watford on part of the Jurassic Way.

Some of the walkers also recently completed the 290 mile Macmillan Way from Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset via Creaton High Street!

The group are pleased to welcome new walkers who are able to enjoy our 8 mile / 3 hours or so walks over beautiful countryside with wonderful wildlife and birdsong.

The walks take place on the second Saturday of the month and are followed by an optional pub lunch. Meet at the lytch gate at 10am.

The next walks are on: 11 August; 8 September; 13 October.

Do you want to learn to play Bridge?

Classes held in Creaton

and Long Buckby

Contact Maggie Jones

01604 505506

for further


At the time of writing, the predictions for who will win the World Cup are rather up in the air. Life is full of surprises and football is as good as an example as any. Interestingly, the connection between the World Cup and the opening of the new shop are in the same ball park in terms of predictability. We know that the World Cup will be won, but as I write, we don’t know who. Similarly, we know that the new village shop will be opening in Creaton, but as yet we cannot say on what date. And as we all appreciate suspense and anticipation, we will let you know as soon as we do.

Can you spare 2 hours a week?

It has been shown that helping out for a few hours a week can improve your stress levels and could seriously extend your life.

You may already know about the mental health benefits of volunteering. Studies have shown that volunteering helps people who donate their time to feel more socially connected, thus warding off loneliness and depression and it is a great way to drop all that stress.

But did you know that research has shown that volunteering also has positive benefits beyond mental health? A growing body of evidence suggests that people who give their time to others might also be rewarded with better physical health—including lower blood pressure and a longer lifespan.

So what is there to lose? Creaton Village Shop are looking for people who can give a couple of hours to the community shop and, of course, feel better - in a lot of ways. To find out more, talk to Patsy Hollingum on 01604 505280 or email her at


We were delighted to perform at the concert which raised £982 for the new village shop. The Singers performed a song, specially written and composed for the concert, telling the story of the new shop. It’s available on

At Creaton in Bloom in June the Singers entertained  visitors as they enjoyed a delicious cream tea in the United Reform Church.

Practice sessions are now taking place for the concert on Saturday 22 September in Spratton Church when the Northampton Male Voice choir are performing, with the Creaton Singers as the support act. Save the date! Tickets will be on sale in Creaton shop.


Creaton in Bloom, took place on Sunday 3rd June and was a huge success, thanks to all the hard work by a dedicated team, everyone who supported the event and wall to wall sunshine!

The 12 gardens which were open looked beautiful and were much admired. In the church the flower display, themed ‘England is a Garden’, was stunning and the scent delightful. The bar was very popular as many visitors relaxed in the sunshine listening to the live music.  Everyone enjoyed a delicious barbecue lunch, all freshly prepared, and were able to listen to the Creaton Singers whilst enjoying a cream tea.

In addition to the gardens they were able to visit Open Farm Sunday with informative displays on our food chain and the chance to see the farm machinery close at hand. The steam engines and vehicles kindly supplied by Hollowell Steam were very popular as well as the classic car display. Many stalls including a bouncy castle added to the fun for all ages.

The event raised £6918 for St Michael and All Angels Church fabric fund and various other local organisations and amenities. A huge thank you to everyone who made this a record year and a very enjoyable day.

Jeremy Curtis

Vera and Geoff Curtis would like to express their thanks to everyone, for their words of comfort, condolences and cards received on the sad loss of their son Jeremy.

Thank you to all those friends who came to the funeral service to support us and whom we did not get to thank on the day.

History Group

We are returning this autumn with an interesting and varied selection of talks, beginning on:

Thursday 20th September 7.30pm in St Michaels Church: Shackleton’s lost men.

Come and join us and stay for complimentary refreshments. All welcome. Members free Non-members £3.50.


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

Last updated Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 3rd September