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Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Coffee Morning

Geddington residents have three opportunities to attend a
Macmillan Coffee Morning

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– the annual

Biggest Coffee Morning in the world’

Friday 27 September, Newton House, Newton from 10am – 1pm

Saturday 28 September, the Church from 10am – 12.30pm

Saturday 28 September, the Cricket Club from 1pm – 3pm

Knitting Club Thrives

Geddington Knitting Club continues to thrive with a lively group attending every Friday morning at Cafe Oak, 10 – 11.30am.

Nicky Brice, creator of the knitting club, reports: “It’s been wonderful to see so much activity around the tables with informal crochet lessons as well as knitting our own projects and making our fabulous blanket.”

 

“We’ve already have enough squares to complete the next blanket (see below, where it’s under construction here) and a possible third, and we also have a Christmas project in the pipe-line – more about that nearer the time!”

 

 

 

 

The GKC is a free, weekly event, where all are welcome whatever your ability so please feel free to pop in any Friday for a coffee and a chat. It would be lovely to see you.

Walking Netball in Geddington

There’s something new going on in Geddington….

A casual conversation about playing netball at school and remembering how much it was enjoyed, led a group of ladies to consider the idea of setting up a Walking Netball group within the village.

The starter session held in April was planned as a fun session but we soon found that age had not dimmed our competitive spirit or our sense of fun!

Sessions now run every Wednesday afternoon, supported by local  coaches, at Geddington Primary School . The rules of Walking Netball are slightly different and the sessions take account of our very wide ranging levels of fitness and experience. We usually spend the hour building up our skills through fun routines and then follow it up with a ‘match’ where we try to apply those skills.

Walking Netball girls

It is great fun and has given us a chance to meet up with others wanting to improve their fitness and do something a bit different. England Netball have been very supportive and are helping us to gain some community sponsorship to enable us to continue through the winter.

You don’t have to be fit; you don’t have to be old; you don’t need to have played before and you don’t have to know the rules, but you will need a sense of humour and a pair of trainers to take part.

We would love to see the group grow and would invite anyone who might be interested to get in touch for more details or just come along and see for yourself how it is done.

Every Wednesday;  5:30-6:30pm in term time  Cost £3 per session

Contact details:  Janet Jones  01536 726416

GVFB Trundle 2019

Former participants in this fun event know how wet they can get, as one of the challenges often involves the river, so what better day to post it on the website, than a day when we’ve had more than 1/2 inch of rain.

All contact details below.

Phew!

The hottest temperature in Geddington today maxed out at:

102.9 F (39.4C)

at 2pm in the sun,

and

37.o C (98.6 f)

at 11.26am in the shade

Unless you know different . . . ?

Much to my amazement, just 102 minutes later and the temperature had risen, yet again!

104 f in the sun at 3.42pm and

37.7 c in the shade

 

 

 

Noah’s Ark summer dates

The No 8 bus lives on – at least for a year.

Following on from the news last May that the No 8 bus route has been saved from extinction, the promised new timetable has now been issued. In a statement from Liz Ramsey, part of the Lets Gedd Going Group, Liz has said:

“It is a great relief to report  that the new timetable has been finalised and will commence in late August. It is funded for a further year, so we really need to ‘use it or lose it’, now having campaigned long and hard to retain its service.

This is largely due to the efforts of Alison Holland, John Padwick, myself and a small working party. The actual date of commencement will be available nearer the time, and at that time I will also attach links to Traveline, National Rail and Stagecoach, useful for onward journeys.”*

* Links to Train Services, both East Midlands Trains and National Enquiries, are available on this site at: Home page/Quick Links/Transport.

The timetable from late August 2019:

Click on image to enlarge.

Family History Support at the Library

Oundle & Raunds Libraries
are holding a number of
Family History Support Days.

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Oundle Library
Glapthorn Road, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4JA  

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Would you like some help to negotiate the maze of your family history? Visit our Family History Help Desk for help and guidance from genealogy expert, Jan Pearson.

Free, drop-in sessions on:
3rd July
7 August

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Raunds Library
High St, Raunds, Wellingborough NN9 6HT, UK  

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Our dedicated helpers will be here to help with guidance and advice on researching your family history.

Free drop-in sessions on:
25 June
2 July
9 July
16 July
23 July
30 July
6 August
13 August
20 August
27 August

Kettering junctions improvements.

The County Council has sent Geddington.net, news of possible future road junction improvements in Kettering. The CC has been asked to approve five road junctions which will help with future growth.

It comments that this series of junction improvements in and around Kettering will also help traffic flow and assist development to the east of the town.

The junctions are:

  • Stamford Road, Windmill Avenue and Central Avenue
  • Windmill Avenue and St Mary’s Road
  • Barton Road, Pytchley Road and London Road
  • Barton Road and Windmill Avenue
  • Barton Road and Cranford Road

Plans for the enhancement of the five busy intersections will be heard by Northamptonshire County Council’s Cabinet in late June. The county council has already assisted Kettering Borough Council with the design and construction of the junction of Windmill Avenue and Deeble Road in the town. The works are being funded with Section 106 money – contributions that developers make to the relevant planning authority, in this case Kettering Borough Council.

Cllr Ian Morris, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said:

“We’ve seen quite significant improvements to the highways infrastructure in Kettering over the past few years and this has made a positive contribution to the town centre. This new set of projects is very much an extension of that good work, but also essential in allowing the road network to cope with the new development to the east of the town.”

Over the last few years the County Council has worked with Kettering Borough Council to deliver a number of highway improvements in and around Kettering town centre. This has included junction improvements at Northampton Road/Northfield Avenue; Rothwell Road/Northfield Avenue; Northampton Road/Sheep Street; public realm improvements in High Street and Gold Street and most recently the widening and conversion of Eskdaill Street to two-way operation, completed in late 2018.

Election of Members of the European Parliament

The Election of Members of the European Parliament
will take place on
Thursday 23 May 2019
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Voting hours are 7am – 10pm.
Polling station for Geddington is The Village Hall, Queen Street.

The list of official candidates for the East Midlands, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Brexit Party

  1. Annunziata Rees-Mogg
  2. Jonathan Deryck Bullock
  3. Matthew Richard Patten
  4. Tracy Selina Knowles
  5. Anna Louisa Bailey

Change UK

  1. Kate Godfrey
  2. Joan Laplana
  3. Narinder Sharma
  4. Pankajhumar Gulab
  5. Emma-Jane Marley

Conservatives

  1. Emma McClarkin
  2. Rupert Matthews
  3. Anthony Harper
  4. Brendan Clarke-Smith
  5. Thomas Randall

Greens

  1. Kat Boettge
  2. Gerhard Lohmann-Bond
  3. Liam McClelland
  4. Daniel Wimberley
  5. Simon Tooke

Independent

  1. Simon Louis Rood

Independent Network

  1. Nick Byatt
  2. Marianne Jane Overton
  3. Daniel Anthony Simpson
  4. Pearl Winifred Clarke
  5. Nikki Dillon

Labour

  1. Rory Palmer
  2. Leonie Mathers
  3. Tony Tinley
  4. Nicolle Ndiweni
  5. Gary Godden

Liberal Democrats

  1. Bill Newton Dunn
  2. Michael Mullaney
  3. Lucy Care
  4. Suzanna Austin
  5. Caroline Kenyon

Ukip

  1. Alan Graves
  2. Marietta King
  3. Anil Bhatti
  4. Fran Loi
  5. John Evans
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