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Thornby has followed the example of other nearby villages and taken up the offer from Compass Energy to create a buying group that will benefit the village each time kerosene is purchased from Compass Energy by residents of Thornby.

Many will have spoken to Trevor Reay (formerly from Watson Fuels) and along with Tony Watson, he has been instrumental in the success of this relatively new company that is providing fuel users with an alternative supplier where customer service and good value for money is paramount.

Compass Energy have agreed to pay the Thornby Parish Meeting £5 for every 1000 litres of fuel that is purchased by a resident of Thornby. There is no contract involved and residents are free to buy their fuel from whichever supplier they choose, although we encourage you to give Compass a try. All you need to do is ask for a price and if you decide to order, make sure that you mention you are a Thornby resident and the donation will be credited to the Parish Meeting account. We are currently investigating purchasing village gateways to help try and reduce the speed of traffic on the Welford Road through the village. Any money received from Compass Energy will be put towards this cause, for the benefit of the whole village.

Contact Compass Energy on 01604 345526 or Trevor Reay on 07702 867349 or

Thornby Village Hall Hire

Fully equipped and newly decorated hall with a capacity to hold 40 people.

Ideal for intimate gatherings, childrens parties,courses, talks and meetings etc.

Tables, chairs and gazebos available for use on and off site

Hire charge £10 per hour

Contact Alex Todd 07872839199

Decorate your Home for the Jubilee

In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee we’d like to invite the neighbourhood to celebrate this joyous milestone with pride and decorate our homes. Winner for ‘Best Decorated’ to be announced at Jubilee Celebrations - The Old Rectory – 5th June.

Jubilee Celebrations

Please help us to make this a fantastic celebration. This will be an event for all our Villagers to get together in a safe environment and enjoy a fun filled afternoon. With any funds raised we are hoping to purchase an engraved Jubilee bench to be situated on the Naseby Road to commemorate this occasion and for us all to enjoy. If you have any Tombola items/Star Prizes, Plants, Bottles or Bric-a-Brac for our Stalls please drop them off to any of us below. If you have any Garden Games or a Gazebo/Marquee available on the day,  please contact one of us. We are also looking for a good ‘Tug of War’ rope.

We have a small Committee to put this event together, you are very welcome to join us or contact us with any ideas or items available. See you there!

Contact - Jean Gates, Alex Todd, Lin Ockendon, Julie Hensman and Vanessa Sawford or any of the Village Hall Committee.

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

Last updated Friday, April 1, 2022

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Tuesday 3rd May 2022