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The lucky winners of £10 each  are:

Philip Litchfield, Marie Bramwell, The Hollowell Family,

Claire Morrell, Bob Carnell, Mike Tomalin, Ben Hall, Dawn Fountain and John Evans.

Congratulations and thank you for supporting the village hall.

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


A very successful Family BBQ was held at the Village Hall on Saturday 16th June. Over 50 villagers tucked into locally made, freshly cooked burgers and hotdogs with all the trimmings, plus a selection of beers and wines.

The party went with a swing and people from all parts of the village enjoyed the company of fellow villagers and their visitors. The weather was much better than forecast – always the case in Hollowell – and all were able toenjoy the occasion outside of the Hall.

The event made £280 which goes towards the refurbishment of the Hall, due to start in earnest in July and August.

One of our visitors – a four legged friend – was somewhat reluctant to leave the BBQ!


Community Governance Review - Daventry District Council resolved on 16th May 2018 to carry out a Community Governance Review [CGR] throughout the parishes of the Daventry District. whole review takes 12 months to complete.

H & T P C has considered the options this review provides and decided to submit proposals to amend the Parish boundary three locations a) around Ravensthorpe Reservoir, b) on the Teeton to Guilsborough road adjacent to Gulliver’s Lodge and c) across Hollowell reservoir.

Local Government Reform in Northamptonshire – This affects you and the Parish Council!Please note the following web site link for updates on the work being undertaken by all the district and borough councils on the restructuring of local government in Northamptonshire.

Bus Service Route No. 60 (Welford – Northampton) – various initiatives have been considered to try to maintain this service.  The funding provided by Northamptonshire County Council ceased on 21 July 2018.H & T PC is not able to fund the substantial subsidy payments required to keep the service running to March 2019 and further into 2019 – 2020.Several residents attended the Parish Council meeting held on 20 June 2018 where details were provided about the costs of operating the service and subsidy required to keep it going. As ‘good neighbours’ it was suggested that residents who are able to assist with transport should consider offering an informal service to those residents who have no alternative method of travel.

Fete and Flower Festival

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August 2018 2-5pm

Entry Adults £5 & Children Free


We would be delighted to see you at our first FAFF

Activities include:

Open Gardens ranging from a courtyard garden. wildlife garden. veg gardens. pond and hilltop gardens.

A magnificent floral display in the church based on the theme "Hatched. Matched and Dispatched.

Don't miss our Spectacular wall of "Lilies for Loved Ones".

Treasure hunt, can you follow the map and solve the clues around the village? Fab prize to be won.

Competitions - best artist, best photographer, best home craft, best biscuits, most interesting vegetable, best dressed teddy (or similar toy), best decorated jam jar.

Home-made teas in the Village Hall.

Stalls include, bric-a-brac, plants & flowers, raffle, hook-a-duck, home made jams, books, Pimms, handmade cards & crafts, bikes, toys & games, maggot racing, nerf gun range and more.

Vintage vehicles.

Toilets and parking at the Village Hall.

There will be a Songs of Praise service at 6pm on Sunday 5th August in St James Church. Hollowell.


For more information please call 01604 740796

or email:


Fete and Flower Festival needs your help

We would welcome donations of home-made cakes and jam, bric-a-brac,  toys and games, bikes and bike bits, plants, and books.  Please contact Viv 01604 743760 or Emily 01604 740796 or email

Lilies for Loved Ones

The Church Flower Festival will include a wall of lilies in memory of loved ones and their names will be included in a record of remembrance.   Sponsorship of a lily is £2.  If you would like to remember someone you have lost please contact Wendy on 01604 211372 or email

Fund raising in aid of the Village Hall, Church and Pocket Park.


Children and Grown-Up entries open for:

Best Biscuits ¤ Best Home Craft ¤ Best Photographer

Best Artist ¤ Best Bloom ¤ Most Interesting Vegetable

Best Dressed Teddy (or similar toy) ¤ Best Decorated Jam Jar

All entries for judging to March Barn at the top of Church Hill, Hollowell between 9am and 11am on Saturday 4th August.  £1 per entry. Submissions from outside the parish are welcome. Any queries Tel 01604 740796


A crowd funding appeal is underway to raise £350 to purchase and install a World War I bench to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice in November.   Daventry District Council is offering 30 benches to community groups at half price.   It is hoped the bench would form the commemorative focus in Hollowell and Teeton for remembering those villagers who fought in that war.

If you would like to contribute contact Graham Leah email: or go to the crowd funding page by click here.


Caitlin Jilbert of Hollowell is heading off to Florida for the World Championships this month. Seventeen year old Caitlin has been twirling from the age of 9 with Top Hat Theatre School in Northampton, and with the England squad since 2014. She has been selected to represent her country in three different events in the international competitions this year: solo, pair and team.

This is a fantastic achievement and has taken many hours of training and dedication to reach this level.  An excited Caitlin told us,  “It has always been my ambition to represent my country in a sport that I love, and I wouldn’t have got there without the support and encouragement from my family, friends and coaches – especially my coach, Tracey Clarke, who always believed in me.”

POCKET PARK NEWS               

Our fabulous new aerial runway was installed in the Pocket Park at the end of June much to the delight of the village’s younger residents.  And two weeks later the wooden Canyon Bridge was built, to  complete our wooden Jungle Trail.  Many thanks to Hollowell Steam Rally, The Big Lottery Fund, Northampton Community Foundation, Hollowell & Teeton Parish Council and everyone else who has contributed towards this project.
From all at Hollowell Pocket Park Action Committe


In early June, a group of Hens and Mens spent a thoroughly enjoyable evening learning to play the not so gentle game of croquet, hosted by the Northampton Croquet Club in the beautiful grounds of St Andrew’s Hospital.  In the warm evening sunshine we learnt that croquet is a game of skill, strategy, angles and tactics, and when all else fails, a dose of brute force.  Thank you to Judy Brown for organising the event, we hope to return for another visit next year.


Courtesy of Ian Dalzell we have some images of  Hollowell Steam. Place your curser over the image to zoom in.


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