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What’s on... in brief

Find out what’s on and where. Scroll down to see all listings, click on the month to go to the relevant page where you can view all the details or alternatively click on the Events Diary menu to choose which month to view.


6th Quiz Night - Col Ashby

7th Open Gardens - Cottesbrooke

13th Creaton Walkers

20th Skittles Night - Cold Ashby

23rd Film Night - Cold Ashby

27th Elvis - Cold Ashby Golf Centre

28th Coaching - Guilsb’ Tennis Club


3rd Produce & Cake Shows in both Cold Ashby & Cottesbrooke

4th Tournament - Guilsb’ Tennis club

10th Creaton Walkers

10th Hollowell Village Breakfast

10th Guilsborough PAG Barn Dance

14th Creaton WI

15th FOSM History Group - Creaton

17/18th Hollowell Open Studio

23rd Hopewell Cafe - Hollowell every 4 weeks

24th Race Night - Cold Ashby

24th Concert by Creaton Singers - URC at Creaton

24/25th Hollowell Open Studio

27th Film Night - Cold Ashby

Regular Events:

Monday mornings - MMM, Guilsborough.

Monday evenings - Knitwits, Guilsborough.

Tuesday evenings - Creaton Singers.

 Thursdays mornings - Indoor Bowls, Creaton.

3rd Friday of the month - Hopewell Cafe, Hollowell.

Sunday morning & Tuesday evenings -Tennis, Guilsborough

Tuesday & Thursday evenings  - Badminton, Guilsborough.

Last Saturday of the month - Painting at Thornby.

Multiple activities at Guilsborough village Hall

It was fantastic to hear the much missed whistle and chug of the first steam engines arriving in Hollowell for the 2022 July Rally.  After two years without the Rally due to Covid restrictions, the whole event seemed in jeopardy once again at the beginning of the year, until the event’s founders, Allen and Jane Eaton stepped out of retirement to take the reins.  Instead of the usual year of planning, they had a nail-biting 3 months to pull everything together. But those attending the rally would never have known.  

Saxon Spires Patient Participation Group

SSPPG Launches Fundraising Appeal

A lot of people know about the SSPPG but an awful lot more (especially newcomers to the area) may be less aware of what it is and what it does. Saxon Spires Patient Participation Group (SSPPG) was set up several years ago to support the local surgeries at Brixworth and Guilsborough.

It has a dual function: firstly, to act as an auditing group for the surgery and its effectiveness; secondly, to promote available services, link with other welfare groups, provide feedback and raise funds for additional equipment that would benefit the patients of the combined practices.

Membership of SSPPG is open to all patients of the Saxon Spires Practice and we are always on the lookout for new recruits to bring fresh ideas. Our Chairperson, Sue Brady can be contacted if you would like more information.

You are welcome to join us. Meetings are bi-monthly, alternating between the two surgeries. For details on future Meetings visit our Facebook page.

And now we are on a mission to raise funds to equip the two surgeries…£5,000 is our initial target and we need your help, please.

Phase 1: Raise £5,000 to purchase two free-standing blood pressure monitors that will enable patients to measure their own blood pressure whenever they visit the waiting rooms at the surgeries…saves booking an appointment, too!

Residents in the catchment area can donate, bank details are below …. And we hope local businesses can find some cash to contribute from their Corporate Social Responsibility budgets. Bank Account details:

Saxon Spires Patient Participation Group

Acct No. 33566992  Sort Code: 52-30-21

For further information on how to donate or support the initiative, contact us at and follow us on Facebook.

  It was wellies and hoodie weather on the Saturday, but the visitors still came and had a fantastic time and with the arrival of the sun on Sunday morning, they poured through the gates. Allen and Jane wish to thank all the local volunteers who responded to requests for help to set up the field and worked over the weekend. Allen says the Rally field has now been secured for the future and he looks forward to next year’s event with a new Chairman at the wheel.

Weekly pop-up shop starting on Wednesday 27th July

4:30pm to 5:15pm

Brixworth Village Hall, Holcot Road, Brixworth

The Community Larder operates a membership programme providing access to surplus groceries (store cupboard items, fruit, vegetable and bread) at heavily discounted rates. Once joined, members can shop at the larder once a week and choose their items. Those unable to attend due to being immobile or isolating can arrange for a bag delivery.

For further information click here to go to their Face Book page

Local news from the Northamptonshire villages of Cold Ashby,

Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Guilsborough, Hollowell & Teeton and Thornby.

Last updated Friday, August 12, 2022

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 5th September 2022