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Cold Ashby Open Gardens . . . . save the date!

Work behind the scenes is being conducted for our annual Open Gardens Weekend which will take place on 23rd & 24th July in aid of St Denys Church. More details about this event will be published in the next edition of Village Link once they have been finalised.

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Special thanks go to Steve and Mackenzie Roper who did an amazing job as the bookmakers.

During February, a Skittles social evening was held and saw a variety of villagers and members from other villages battle it out in a skittles match. Skittles has been a traditional past time in Cold Ashby and the village owns its own skittle table, which is now held at the Village Hall ensuring that residents and guests can play regularly when the hall is open. Regular skittles and social evenings are being planned throughout the year and we look forward to welcoming anyone to join us on such evenings. A full list of openings and events will be published in the next edition once finalised by the committee.

A quiz night was held at the end of February where 10 teams competed against each other in 12 closely contested rounds.  A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all and the committee would like to thank Dave Harris for designing and hosting the quiz. All monies raised at our social events go to Village Hall funds.

Entertainment at Cold Ashby Village Hall

Throughout January and February, the residents of Cold Ashby have enjoyed a variety of social events at the Village Hall thanks to the new committee. In January, two events were hosted. One was a social evening where residents could enjoy a drink and a chat with neighbours. The second event was a Race night where everyone who attended enjoyed having a flutter using monopoly money (which they purchased for £5) and cast their bets on pre-recorded races. Great fun was had by all, and the trustees would like to thank everyone who attended.

Our bats need you!!!

The bat conservation society are looking for volunteers to help them collect valuable data about bats in churches. Cold Ashby and Ravensthorpe churches have been selected as part of the study group and have volunteers enlisted to conduct the surveys of bats in the church. However, the bat conservation society are looking for volunteers to become church bat detectives in the following churches: Guilsborough, Hollowell, Creaton and Cottesbrooke. Taking part is easy and would only take a couple of hours and anyone can get involved. It is a one-off survey involving just one church visit and consists of two separate parts: a questionnaire and a daytime bat evidence survey which would take place between June and August.

If you are interested in getting involved more information can be found out on their website: www.batsinchurches.bats.org.uk where you can sign up to become a volunteer.

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