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Gardening Tips for July

Make the most of long fine days . . .

 

 

 

 

 

March for Men 15 July 2019

Below is a message, and plea, from the Chairman of our Parish Council.
Good to see at least one politician doing something good for the population.

Dear All,
Continuing a theme of recent exertion, on Saturday 15th June, this weekend coming, the day before Father’s Day, I am joining my team to take part in March for Men in London.
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This aims to raise money for, and awareness of, Prostate Cancer – the number one killer of men in the UK, and what has now overtaken breast cancer as the third biggest killer in the UK.
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It disproportionately affects the demograph in which I work, so I am leading a campaign with my colleagues to encourage men to get tested as early as possible, and raise money to support Prostate Cancer UK.
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If you are able to support I and the team with a very small donation, I would be very much obliged if you could click on the link below and follow the simple steps.  This can remain anonymous if you wish, and/or you may also opt for an encouraging message.
Thank you for your time.
Kindest regards,
Nick

Gardening Tips for June

Days of wine and roses . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May Day 2019

Another glorious day,
Another glorious May Day celebration,

May Day started with the children delivering posies of flowers
to the senior citizens in the village. Also d
uring the morning, chairs were placed around the Cross for the benefit of the children, their families and village residents, all of whom had gathered to watch the familiar and traditional proceedings.

All the school pupils, led by their teachers, and all in wonderful Victorian dress, walked across Wood Street, through the churchyard to the church gate.  Then May Queen, Felicity Eyre, and her Consort, Henry Brandrick, led their attendants and the school to the Eleanor Cross.  After a short intermission to get everyone in place, the May Queen Felicity was crowned by Richard Paragreen. Richard has been a school Governor and volunteer reader for many years.

Starting with the youngest members of school, the traditional dances around the Maypole began.

A huge thank you must be given to the teachers, who had been practicing, with the traditional music in the schoolyard for a couple of weeks. Thanks also to them and all the parents who had produced the costumes. Thank you also Richard, a job well done, dressed all in black, in a sweltering May afternoon. And finally thank you to head teacher, Martin Adamson, for continuing a well-loved village tradition.

No 8 bus service saved!

Congratulations to the

Lets Gedd Going Transport Group

The NCC have confirmed that the No 8 bus service will continue, albeit at a reduced service from the current one.

The new timetable should come into effect at the end of July and should run until March 2020.  The service will include an (approximately) 8am bus, which will serve schools, the college and the town centre, returning at approximately 4pm.

However, it still needs to be signed off by the Traffic Commissioners, but the service is 98% certain. The Group would like to thank James Loader, the officer at Northants County Council who, with the Group’s colleagues and Centrebus, has worked hard to find this solution.

Many, many thanks also go to those extra passengers who have used the bus recently, the increase in numbers is one of the reasons why the service was looked on favourably. The Group stress that continued use can only help in the long term, whether it is free-paying over 65s or the younger public. Everyone helps: everyone gains.

It is good news as, if the service had been lost completely, it would have been almost impossible to have got it back.

Current timetable:

Annual Parish (Village) Meeting

Parish of Geddington, Newton & Lt Oakley

Notice of the Annual Parish Meeting

(Annual Village Meeting)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  that the ANNUAL PARISH (VILLAGE) MEETING of Local Government Electors (all those eligible to vote) for the above-named Parish will be held at the Village Hall, Geddington, in the Lounge on:

Monday 13th May 2019, commencing at 6.30pm

under the chairmanship of Nick Batchelor,
Chairman of the Parish Council.

The Annual Village Meeting is your opportunity to put forward ideas for discussion.

Mr N Batchelor
Chairman of the Parish Council

Please note: there are 3 meetings this evening, held consecutively:
1. Annual Parish Meeting ~ 6.30 – 7pm
2. Parish Council AGM ~ 7 – 7.30pm
3. Monthly Parish Council Meeting ~ 7.30 – 9pm

GEDD-STOCK is coming!

GEDD-STOCK is coming to Geddington
on Sunday 7th July 2019.

Venue: Cricket Club grounds.

Watch out for more details in the coming weeks.

Geddington Brickyard Garden Work Day Sunday

GBG Volunteer Work Day
Sunday 12 May, 10am – 4pm 

at Brickyard Garden,
top of Wood Street

We need a big push to get jobs done in preparation for our GBG Celebration event on Sunday 30th June. Come for as little or long as you can. There will be a DIY ‘Bring Your Own’ BBQ on the go from around 1-2pm to keep up energy levels and provide a much-needed break!

There is lots of light, medium and heavy work to do. No skills required… just enthusiasm!

Our THREE Priority Jobs are:

  • Extend path and create a small paved area around our ‘giant bench’ for a turning circle for wheelchairs and to define the area of the reading circle. Paving skills? (Medium/Heavy work).
  • Make a start on creating a permanent, rainwater catchment system using the project workshop extension roof to overcome any future drought situations. Starts with heavy digging (requiring pickaxe and muscle!) to locate water containers… and continues beyond our Work Day (?) with guttering/plumbing skills.
  • Make good and weather-proof our wooden garden furniture. (DIY/Light).

Please bring you own DIY and digging tools if possible, drinking water and something to cook on the BBQ if you’re staying for the full session. We’ll provide a container of tap water in lieu of a ‘beer barrel’!

For more details on priority jobs, please:

Email: gbg.action.group@gmail.com

Or post question/interest on Geddington Brickyard Garden FB page

We hope to have an enjoyable, hard-working day together… and get lots done.

Thanks from the GBG Team
Lynette, Ian, Brenda, Nicky

Talents Display 6 April

The Chapel is all set out out for tomorrow’s (Saturday 6th April) exhibition of Geddington’s talents.

A peek visit is set out below, but you have to be very close to appreciate the work, time, effort and talent that has gone into each piece.
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Do visit and wonder at them, whilst enjoying a cup of coffee or tea and a chat with friends.

Chapel and Schoolroom
Queen Street
Geddington
10am – 12 noon

No entry fee, but a donation is always welcome.

Time Springs Forward this Sunday

In last year’s post about the annual changing of the clocks, we wrote:

“Even with the Vernal Equinox occurring last Tuesday, 20th March, last Saturday night’s snowfall all over the village made it difficult to realise that spring is here.”

This year, it feels like spring has been steadily creeping up on us since January, with the exception of one snowy weekend in February, perhaps. Bulbs, plants, flowering trees – all appeared earlier than expected, but welcome all the same.

So, officially, Daylight Saving Time starts when local standard time is about to reach
1:00:00, Sunday 31st March and clocks are turned forward one hour to
2:00:00, Sunday 31st March, local daylight time instead.

The moving of the clocks was first introduced during World War One by Germany and Austria, and then by the Allies, to save on coal usage. It was invented by George Vincent Hudson, a New Zealand entomologist in 1895, while British Businessman William Willett, is also credited with the idea as a way of getting up earlier and so having more daylight hours after work.

However, with Brexit on the horizon, it remains to be seen whether changes to daylight savings time plans in continental Europe will have any effect on the British clocks in the future. The European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has been championing the change, saying: “Clock-changing must stop. Member states should themselves decide whether their citizens live in summer or winter time.”

Interesting times ahead?

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