Dawn Fountain, Nick Mount, Roger Partington, Theresa Chatsworth, Clive Coble,

Chrystal Baker-Bates, Graham Leah, Claire Morrell, Emily Curtis



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.

The Hens enjoyed an extremely jolly Beauty Evening in the village hall, thanks to Helen Brown, of Helen Louise Beauty in Long Buckby. The evening got off to a rather giggly start, partly because we were all feeling slightly naked about the face (having been instructed to turn up free of makeup) and partly due to the very welcome glass of Prosecco on our arrival. Helen calmly dished out headbands and steaming hot flannels and took us through the 5 steps to flawless skin . We patted on and wiped off all sorts of delicious smelling oils, cleansers and toners and enjoyed the experience of a mini facial. We left, with dead cells exfoliated, skin glowing, and wrinkles banished. Thank you Helen for being such a good sport.


More than four hundred visitors came along to the second Hollowell FAFF -- a Fete and Flower Festival that included nine contrasting Open Gardens.ranged from homemade jam, to second hand bikes, plants, hook-a-duck and maggot racing.  There was a vintage vehicle display, arts and craft exhibitions and tractor and trailer rides around the village, plus BBQ and homemade teas in the village hall.  Visitors were particularly delighted by the floral display in the church, this year on the theme, “To Everything There is a Season”.

Thank you very much to everyone who came along to visit and to the volunteers who helped to make our second FAFF such a success.

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6pm on Sunday 13th October

with a harvest auction following the service.

All welcome


Update on Millennium Bus Shelter Clock – to the efforts of Chris Jilbert the Council are pleased to report that both clocks have been re-installed and are now working correctly (but you had noticed that - hadn’t you?).

Hollowell Pocket Park – Replacement of the ‘Dog Bin’: We have ‘gone green’ in the Pocket Park with the installation of a Broxap K 9 Dog Bin located just inside the gate off the Creaton Road.This replaces the original wooden bin made by Peter Tucker which was installed when the Park opened in May 1997.

Street Lights – As the darker evenings draw in please note any problems with the village street lights and report to the Clerk, Gill Greaves, as soon as able (Email:pc-clerk@hollowellandteeton.org.uk) giving details of lamp number, location and the fault.


Join the Age UK Northampton Wellbeing Group every Thursday 10am-12noon

in Hollowell Village Hall.

Mental & physical stimulation for the over 55's. The sessions include an hour of fun exercises each week such as chair exercises, stretching and movement to music or Tai Chi. After this we have a coffee break and then quizzes and talks on many interesting topics.

To enrol please contact Lifetime, Age UK Northamptonshire, 31 Billing Road, Northampton NN1 5DQ, Tel 01604 or email ken.nokes@ageuknorthants.org.uk

Please come along for a taster when we restart in September.

All welcome


Hollowell Village Hall has continued  its refurbishment program with the redecoration and retiling of the kitchen. The result is a bright new kitchen which complements  the decoration of the rest of the Hall.

Over the last two years the Hall has had new windows, new heaters, a new floor, improved kitchen and a complete redecoration. It really looks very smart. The result of the improvements to the Hall is an upsurge in bookings  for all sorts of events ranging  from business meetings through to birthdays and  wedding receptions.

The Village Hall Committee has also had a make over with a new crop of people who have volunteered to help with the running of the Hall and the events that it hosts. The Committee comprises Becky and Lee Gane, Emily Curtis, Philip and Elaine Litchfield, Chris Webb, Merrick Baker-Bates, Graham Leah, Paul Mourant, Hannah Oswin, Julia Green and John Benjamin. We hope to continue making the Hall an excellent venue for all kinds of events.


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

Last updated Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 4th November 2019