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The Creaton Walking Group were delighted to have a new walker and dog join them for the February walk. Despite all the rain, the route via Hanging Houghton, Scaldwell and Brixworth was not too wet and was showing signs of Spring. The group saw a hare and then a field of alpacas and sheep before having to hack through thick brambles which had fallen across the waterlogged path! Fortunately this was towards the end of the walk when the enthusiasm to get to Lamport pub spurred everyone on!

The March walk was just south of Creaton taking in the Brampton area and the well-named Five Ways.

If you enjoy walking over our beautiful countryside come and join this friendly group. We meet on the second Saturday of the month at Creaton lychgate at 10am for a 3 hour walk followed by an optional pub lunch. Wear walking boots and bring water! Next walks are on:

13 April

11 May

8 June


Creaton in Bloom, on Sunday 2nd June, is the Creaton Singers next performance and everyone is practising hard, learning some new songs as well as a few old favourites. The Creaton Singers will be performing whilst you enjoy a delicious cream tea in the URC at 2.30pm and again at 3pm.

It is with great pleasure that the singers have welcomed a new member who sings bass. New members are always welcome. Why not come for a taster session? We practice every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9pm in the URC in Creaton High Street

Creaton WI

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30 p.m. in the United Reform Church.  Non-members are always very welcome.

Please do join us on April 10th for an evening of musical entertainment from “Three in Accord”, a wonderful trio whose members have sung at the Royal Albert Hall and Windsor Castle!

On June 12th we hope to have a talk from NHS First Responders and on July 10th Christine Farmer’s talk is “The Repair Shop and Me”.  

Please contact President, Daphne Clark, 01604 505546 or email for more information.


Thursday 18th April Tea With Victoria presented by Past Alive at 7.30 in St Michael and All Angels. We hope you will join us for an interesting evening followed by complimentary refreshments

Thursday 16th May A social event for members.

Creaton Heritage Project

Research is going ahead and by the end of March there will be some information on display in the Church, including why one of the windows only has a few pieces of stained glass in it.

Please drop in to have a look to see how we are progressing and we are always pleased to receive more photos of old Creaton or memories either by email (see below) or by letter, which can be dropped off in the Church.



At the moment many families are struggling financially. Formed in 1876, The Benyon Educational Foundation supports families that live in Creaton.

In the past small cash grants have been provided for a wide range of needs. These include the purchase of school uniforms, computer equipment, tools for start-up businesses and support for local community initiatives.    

If you feel that a small cash grant would help your family please contact the Trustees at the following email:

or write to

The Trustees, Red House, Hollowell Road Creaton.  

Creaton Playing Fields Association

Charity No. 1085011

As users of the field will have observed, the weather has been very unkind to the field over the autumn and winter and in particular to our chipped bark safer surfacing which has been washed away regularly. To the team who keep retrieving it, barrowing and raking back into place, it felt like it was a daily occurrence. Cottesbrooke estate has cleared the ditch along the Brixworth Road to allow rainfall to run away quicker and are looking to install a larger pipe when they have suitable equipment available. We are very grateful for this help. In order to make the surface future proof and maintenance free we have recently had a quotation prepared for the installation of Phase 1 of a solid rubber surface. This is £11,433.60 and provides a surface for two pieces of play equipment. This will be more hygienic and provide sufficient CFH (critical fall height) to cope with the equipment we have in place.

We are looking for grants and donations in order to carry out the work as well as holding fundraising events. Any offers of help or suggestions would be gratefully received.

Our first fundraising event of 2024 was a Curry Evening together with a mini table quiz at the Jomidar Lounge, Creaton on Monday 18th March. We trust an enjoyable evening was had by all. We would especially like to thank the management and staff of the Jomidar Lounge for hosting the event and donating a part of the ticket price towards our funds.

Keep a look out for details of our Annual General Meeting which will be held in the near future.

Mark Woollven


Please remember: Dogs are only permitted on the field when on a lead and crossing on the Public Footpaths.

We were all devastated when Sue Tew passed away in January after a brave and long battle over the last year. Sue was a much-loved member of the team, having been with us since before we opened. The shop was her passion and she was always thinking of new ideas to serve our community. She is sorely missed by us all, most especially John, to whom we all send our deepest sympathies and condolences. John has been determined to keep volunteering in the shop and we are very grateful for his bravery and dedication. As a mark of respect and to allow everyone to attend, we closed the shop whilst Sue’s funeral and celebration of her life took place, in a beautiful service in Creaton church, where John very eloquently and emotionally paid tribute to Sue.

Sue’s shoes will be difficult to fill but we do need help, especially in the Post Office. We love to encourage the younger members of our community to get involved and are pleased that Archie Pygott is now learning how to run the Post Office. Do congratulate Archie and wish him well when you see him training.

Do you like a delicious cup of coffee made from freshly ground beans? Creaton Village Shop now has a coffee machine where you can get an Americano, Latte, Cappuccino, Expresso, Cortado and also Hot Chocolate, Tea… the list is very long! Bring your own mug or we can provide you with a disposable cup - and why not enjoy a freshly baked croissant or pastry with your coffee?

Some products have been moved around to fit the coffee machine in, so if you can’t see what you want, please ask. If you would like a magazine let us know as we now only buy what has been pre-ordered.

Do you have a special occasion coming up? Maybe you are hosting a family celebration? Remember you can order any type of meat you like which we will ask Joseph Morris to source for you. Venison anyone?

We are always short of volunteers and are so grateful to our dedicated team who frequently volunteer for 3 or 4 shifts in a week at very short notice to keep the shop open. If you can spare 2 hours a week come and talk to anyone behind the counter about a trial shift, to see if you like it. It is great fun and you meet many lovely people.

By the time you read this, the equinox will have been and gone and all those green shoots will be threatening to flower. Early April may seem a tad premature to think about visiting gardens but as you look through this edition you see quite a few opportunities. In Creaton our gardens will, as usual, be on display on the first Sunday in June. Put this in your diary, and then get back out into the garden and enjoy the tulips, the blossom and all those jobs that need doing.

These images are of last year’s display in the Church.


Local news from the Northamptonshire villages of Cold Ashby,

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

Last updated Sunday, March 31, 2024

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Thursday 30th April ‘24