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The lucky winners of £10 each for March and April are:

Ali & Adam, Allen Eaton, Chrystal Baker-Bates, Gill Brown, Joan Tice, Dawn Fountain

Graham Leah, Clive Coble.

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.


In April the Hens enjoyed a convivial Film Night at March Barn watching the 2017 release, “Battle of the Sexes”, about the 1973 tennis match between women’s world No 1, Billie Jean King and ex-men’s tennis champion and serial hustler, Bobby Riggs. The match became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. On Friday 8th June the Hens are heading off to have a go at playing croquet at St Andrew’s Hospital in Northampton.  The cost is just £5 per person.   If you would like to come along please contact Sarah Mourant: for more details.  


The Hollowell and Teeton Village Hall Committee held a successful ‘The Queen’s Birthday Coffee Morning’ on April 21st… which was the Queen’s Birthday!

Royalists and Republicans alike came along for a super selection of coffee, savoury bakes and cakes.  Many thanks must go to the volunteer bakers and helpers from the village who give their time for these events. The weather was so warm that many people sat outside for their morning cuppa! They were able to view the beautiful newly installed windows and doors throughout the Hall which will help keep the Hall warmer in the winter months.

The Committee holds these events to create a sociable atmosphere in the village and to raise funds for the upkeep and improvement of the Hall. It is an old building and constantly needs money to be spent on it. Without our Hall the two villages of Teeton and Hollowell would have no venue for group meetings and activities.


The 32nd Hollowell Steam and Heavy Horse Show will take place on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th July 2018. Two days of traditional entertainment for all the family.

See our home page advert for more details.

Hollowell village hall was very busy for this year’s Lent Lunch, organised by Gill Brown and her team.    More than forty people enjoyed the home-made soups and cheeses. Thank you to all those who came along. The lunch and raffle raised a splendid £310 for church funds.


Saturday August 4th and Sunday August 5th from 2.00 -5.00pm.

Adults £5 Children free.

Teas, stalls, competitions and more

All welcome.


POCKET PARK               

Hollowell Pocket Park Action Committee is thrilled to discover that it amongst the local finalists of the Tesco “Bags of Help” grant scheme.  Our project to improve the play equipment in the Pocket Park is being put to a customer vote in Tesco stores in the Northampton area during May and June.  Voting finishes on 30th June, so if you are a Tesco shopper and you haven’t already voted, please give HPPAC a hand. Depending on where we are placed in the vote, we stand to receive between one and four thousand pounds.   

At least twenty Hollowell and Teeton residents took part in the campaign to clear litter from our roads and ditches during March and April.  The local spring clean was part of a nationwide campaign.  The second week end was a bit of wipe out due to the high winds and snow, so the litter picking campaign was extended into the Easter Holidays. Well over 20 black bags were collected.  Many thanks to all the volunteers involved and to the Hollowell Steam committee for lending us their litter grabbers.  



Charles Kitchen, who lives in Hollowell, is a landscape painter. Many of his pictures are of local views.

He is holding an exhibition of his work in Moulton this June.

For more details of the exhibition please click here.


Issues at National and Local level continue to affect the Parish Council and occupy the time of the Clerk and Councillors.

In compliance with the Local Government Transparency Code the parish council provides a web site and publishes information about  how the council operates.  Parishioners are encouraged to access the H & T PC web site to obtain information about the Council and the local services it manages.

The Council has no statutory responsibility for the provision of bus services, libraries or highway maintenance (gritting / snow clearance).  The financial difficulties currently being experienced by Northamptonshire County Council have raised expectations that the Parish Council can step in to help.  We do not have the financial or administrative means to do this.   For instance, the No. 60 village Bus Service will be withdrawn this summer and the Parish Council lacks the resources to assume this responsibility. Exceeding our existing commitments would create insurmountable financial difficulties for the Council.

After more than twenty years of service, Barry Wenden is stepping down from the Parish Council. In that time, he served as Councillor, Chairman, and Vice Chairman and was very closely involved with the Pocket Park from its inception right up to its recent development. We will be very sorry to bid him goodbye. As the current Chairman of the Council, I wish to add my voice to others’ and to  express appreciation for all the time and effort he has contributed to the Parish.

A. G. Crisp


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

Last updated Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Sunday 1st July