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Monday Morning Meet
Guilsborough Village Hall
9 – 11am every Monday
(excluding Bank Holidays)
All welcome, baby – OAPs.
Baby & toddler toys for youngsters.
Meet for a chat, knit, hot drink & cake.
Only £2/adult -
Children are free.
We will need to adhere to government guidelines during the session eg. table service, rule of six, masks when not seated or drinking.
For more information contact: Janet 01604 740640
As we welcome staff, pupils, parents and new families back this Autumn term, we wanted to share with you some news about some developments that have taken place during the summer holidays, together with a little about what we have coming up in this first school term.
Now that restrictions have been eased, we have so much to look forward to this term. This includes whole school collective worship assemblies, Project Friday, welcoming visitors into our school including a Paralympic athlete to tell us about how they have achieved their goal and to show us their GOLD Olympic medal! We also have many other exciting things along the way that we haven’t been able to do over the past 18 months due to Covid. Although lots of restrictions have been lifted regarding bubbles and isolating, as a school we will still be following control measures to keep our Guilsborough family as safe as possible.
You may have seen lots of pictures on Twitter or Facebook of our newly decorated toilets. Together with the PTA and School Council we have decorated our toilets over the summer making them look and smell delightful. On the first day back the children were so excited in seeing that their ideas and preferences for the toilets had actually happened. We always say that we achieve more together at Guilsborough. I’m sure our School Council and all pupils this year will have lots of ideas to share with how we can make our school even better.
We look forward to sharing our 2021-
would be very welcome , and should contact the secretary, Graham Byars, Graham.Byars@hotmail.com, 07712649833. The main expenditure each year is the ground maintenance, (mowing, strimming, weedkilling, fertilising, vertidraining and slitting), which is completed by a local contractor.
It has been a busy summer at the Playing Field, with senior and junior cricket played weekly, with many official and unofficial practices by Haddon cricketers, together with parents and their offspring from the village and surrounding villages in the practice nets. Junior cricket practices have been organised throughout the season by Jim Houghton of Guilsborough, who is one of 2 cricket coaches in the village. Many boys have been playing football during the vacation and are now getting ready for the new season, with 2 coaches from Guilsborough, Ged Lowry and Steve McGlasson.
Every week a wicket has to be prepared for the Saturday game, and the square prepared. This year Joseph Manning, a cricketer, aged 17 of Guilsborough, completed this task under the tutelage of Jim Pye, an ex-
Once again, the GPFA is seeking volunteers to provide a quality sportsfield for many in the parish and surrounding villages. The GPFA has to generate all the funds needed for both operational and capital costs from its own fundraising activities, which have been severely curtailed over the last 2 years. Although the GPFA has been successful in obtaining grants for capital projects, most grant providers do not provide sums for operational costs, which amount to £10,000-
GUILSBOROUGH TENNIS CLUB
at Guilsborough Academy
PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
Playground News : the refurbishment of the children’s play area is a step closer as a committee of volunteers and councilors will be meeting in the Autumn to get the project off the ground. Any more offers of interest or help will be gratefully received. Contact Tony Hart 07917 101008
Village Hall Forecourt Re-
Litter Picking Thank You : Bethany Smith has been litter picking in the children’s play area for her Duke of Edinburgh Award -
Village Tidy Up Success: On Saturday 4th September a team of approx. 15 villagers worked valiantly to rid the village of weeds, litter, gutter debris and more. About 50 bin bags were piled up for collection by the end of the morning and Guilsborough was looking much smarter. Thank you to everyone who came along and helped.
For more information go to www.guilsboroughpc.org.uk
Tidy Up Volunteers
Shoe Boxes and Blankets 2021
A message from the MMM team
Janet has been in contact with the Blythswood Project coordinator. It is intended that the collection and distribution of boxes & blankets will go ahead as usual. We have been asked to put our boxes together for the end of October.
If you put together a shoe box, please drop at Janet’s. If you would like to donate items for the boxes we put together there will be a plastic crate with a lid at Janet’s -
Most needed are: toothbrushes, tooth paste, soap, sponges, flannels, notepads, pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, pencil sharpeners, rulers, socks, underwear, hats, scarves, gloves & small toys.
If you have blankets or knitted squares for blankets, please contact Janet so we can collect and start putting the squares together as soon as possible.
Donations towards transport costs are also needed. Please put these in an envelope through Janet’s door -
Thank you in advance.
Contact number: Janet Minney 01604 740640
The defib is on the wall of the Primary School. No code is needed to access the cabinet. If you need to use it remember to call 999 too.
The defib is now maintained and managed by the Parish Council.
We had a good summer of tennis at GTC; coaching sessions and the 17th annual running of the Guilsborough Plate Tennis Tournament: With round robin matches throughout August, culminating in the semi-
Haddon CC was formed in early 2020 as a merger of former clubs at Guilsborough, West Haddon and East Haddon. The combined club has had a highly successful first full season in 2021 running four junior sides, one ladies’ side and six men’s teams across Northamptonshire County and Rugby and District leagues. Highlights of the season include the mid-
The club will run winter training from February 2022, and all new players both competitive and social are welcome. Please contact email@example.com or on 07748920176 for more information.
For the 3rd year running a local football team will play at the Guilsborough playing fields. This year it will be West Haddon U15’s who will play all of their home games at Guilsborough. Kick off will be at 2pm so if you're passing please support the team in navy.
VILLAGE HALL UPDATE
Stitching Bee -
There is availability for events or parties on Friday's and weekends.
Check the website for terms and conditions and to find the booking form.
2020 winner Sam Darbyshire presents the Guilsborough Plate to 2021 winners Sarah & Simon
left to right: Steve & Andrea, Sarah & Simon.
As it is term time at Guilsborough Academy, tennis is now played out of school hours and in daylight. Club Night is on a Tuesday at 6pm (although it is hoped that it might be possible to use the lights with a 7pm start), and Club Morning is on Sunday at 10am.
If you are interested in joining; we have family, individual or student categories of membership. All enquiries to Sarah either by phoning 07917 608238 or email: SarahDalzell57@gmail.com.
Guilsborough Plate Tournament, started in 2005, has now been run for 17 years: Here are some action shots from the final.
Local news from the Northamptonshire villages of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Guilsborough, Hollowell & Teeton and Thornby.
Last updated Friday, October 1, 2021
Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 1st November 2021