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VILLAGE HALL TOTE WINNERS

The following people won £10 each in the \march draw:

Judith Parks, Tony Robbins, Gill Mister and Sue McGubbin

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.

HOLLOWELL HENS

In April a small group of Hens got together for an evening creating a flower arrangement for Easter. It was a lovely evening with lots of laughter, time to chat over a glass of something and plenty of creativity in evidence too.  Many thanks to Viv and Maxine for getting us organised and providing instruction.

The Hens also thoroughly enjoyed their shopping evening in the Village Hall at the pop-up ZUCHE BOUTIQUE. About 20 Hens and friends attended the event and enjoyed chatting over wine and nibbles and trying on Lisa's summer stock, which included bags, scarves, clothing, jewellery and interior accessories, from Italy and Denmark. Thank you to Lisa and Alison for organising this.


HOLLOWELL & TEETON LITTER PICK

It was good to see so many enthusiastic volunteers taking part in the 2019 Spring Clean of Hollowell and Teeton. The clear up took place over a fortnight in March, with helpers equipped with litter grabbers lent by Hollowell Steam Rally.

Altogether they collected an amazing 12 black bin bags of rubbish.  The best news was that many of our regular volunteers reported the litter problem this year was significantly improved upon recent years.

The most interesting find - a pair of size 7 leather Primark flipflops, found in our village Jetty. Someone must have had an uncomfortable walk home!  

LENT LUNCH
Many thanks to Gill and Ian Brown and the team for hosting the Hollowell & Teeton Lent Lunch in their home. Almost forty people braved the high winds to enjoy the delicious homemade soups, cheese and biscuits and cake. Thank you to all who came along. The lunch and raffle raised £170 for church funds.


 


WHAT A WHOPPER!

Congratulations to Hollowell angler Kevin Daykin who landed the biggest ever rainbow trout at Ravensthorpe Reservoir in March.  Experienced angler, Kevin  set a  new Ravensthorpe record by landing the 17lb 15oz whopper, from the bank!  The Anglian Water Fisheries Facebook page reports:


“Ranger Mitch witnessed the catch, saying 'that it put up a good scrap!' Kevin caught the fish on a black and green snake on a floating line whilst wading to his knees between platform 3 and 4. Kevin also had a 4lb 1oz Rainbow. Top angling!”  


HOLLOWELL AMATEUR ARTIST REACHES THE LAST STAGES OF AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION.


Not to be outdone by her husband’s expertise with a rod and line, amateur artist Nora Daykin saw one of her paintings make it to the final stages of the 'Jackson's Open Painting Prize 2019'. Of more than five thousand submissions Nora's picture, ‘Melon Delight”, was among the last 420 to be shortlisted. It is the first time this talented amateur painter has entered an art competition and Nora says she was thrilled to make it to the final stages.  Nora’s work will be on display in the Village Hall at the Hollowell FAFF in August.

OBITUARY

Mrs Joan Tice DL, OBE, died peacefully at her home in Teeton, on April 26 after a short battle with illness. Mrs Tice was a trustee of the Bernard Sunley Charitable Trust, which was set up by her parents Bernard and Mary in 1960 and has donated an estimated £100million to Northampton causes. She was awarded an OBE in 2014 for her huge contributions to charities. She was also a generous contributor to Village Link, especially in its early days.

Credit: Northampton Chronicle & Echo

VILLAGE HALL QUIZ NIGHT

The ‘Quiz Heads’ of Hollowell and Teeton were out in force at the end of April  for the spring Quiz Night in the Village Hall. It was a multi-media event with use of the massive new projector screen which was able to show clear huge magnifications of a hair ‘split end’ and the skin of a watermelon!
The Quiz Master, Nick Mount, provided a very wide range of questions ranging from local knowledge to photos of notable world sites so that everyone was able to enjoy an area of ‘expertise’. Hot nibbles were served to feed the brain and it proved to be thirsty work as a barrel of Towcester Brewery Cooked Hooker was consumed along with a good number of bottles of wine. People were still debating the Quiz long after it ended!

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How often do you check your watch against the Millennium Bus Shelter Clock?  The two electric clocks mounted on the thatched roof were  installed when the Shelter was built in 2000 and operate via a radio controller.  The clocks have not been keeping correct time in recent weeks and efforts are being made to determine the problem and find a solution.

HOLLOWELL & TEETON

PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

Damage to ‘Steam Engine’ in Pocket Park – Shortly after Easter, the Parish Council was made aware that the steering wheel on the crawl through Steam Engine had been badly damaged.   On examination it was clear that  it was not safe to leave the remaining parts in place , so they were removed.  It is a concern to the Council that

a) substantial force was needed to break the wheel and

b) no one has formally reported this damage to the Clerk.

However  the damage occurred, it must have been obvious that it was not safe to leave the remains of the wheel in place.  Enquiries for cost of replacing the wheel have been quoted as £50:00  and the Council will consider how to proceed at its next meeting.  Visitors to the Park are asked to note any damage and report it immediately to the Clerk, Gillian Greaves  

Tel: 01604 761470
Email:pc-clerk@hollowellandteeton.org.uk

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE

The Hollowell FAFF

fete and flower festival

will take place on

Saturday 3rd and

Sunday 4th August

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

Last updated Friday, May 31, 2019

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Friday 5th July  2019