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A43 – The Open Road

Our intrepid reporter braved the rain, and the army of cones, to find out the condition of the A43 at the Stanion Roundabout.

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The Stanion Roundabout, looking north


And yes!


It is open!

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Machinery on the roundabout





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The Euro Hub exit

And traffic is running normally!


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The Brigstock exit



However, as can be seen by the photographs, there is a lot more to do, so expect more delays in the future. This is, after all, a massive construction project and, for Geddington residents, decades in the making.

A43 at Stanion Roundabout Update

The following information was received from Northampton County Council today:

Highways update

A43 Corby Link Road – Continued work at Stanion Roundabout

Very wet weather has slowed work on the Stanion Roundabout and it is anticipated that roads under temporary closure will now re-open on Saturday morning (21st September).

The work on the roundabout has been necessary as part of connecting the new A43 Corby Link Road with the existing highways network and has entailed re-building and re-surfacing the roundabout.

The three-way traffic lights are still in place and the diversion routes which had been established are also in effect.

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Hollywood Musicals

Rehearsals Going with a Swing! has been told that rehearsals for the Geddington United Reformed Church’s Musical, ‘Hollywood Musicals‘ are in full swing.

Spokesman, Paul Johnson commented:  “With only a fortnight to go until opening night, the final touches are being made to stage what should be, an excellent evening for people of all ages. Not only do we have some exemplary singing of songs from film musicals, but we have comedy, dance and even some poetry. The usual last minute rush to learn lines and get costumes ready, will doubtless hit us during next week, but we are all looking forward to entertaining the village for what is the 26th year.

Paul continued:  “Ticket sales are going quite well, so please book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be bought from Helen, on 747906. Those coming to watch give much needed funds to the Chapel, whilst having a good evening’s entertainment.  We look forward to seeing you there.”

Hollywood Musicals will be performed at
Geddington’s Village Hall,
Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th September
The wine bar opens at 7pm
Curtain rises at 7.30pm
Ticket prices: Adults £7, concessions £6
and are available from Helen on tel: 01536 747906






GVFB Mini Beer Festival & Trundle

Although autumn came in with a bang just hours before the start of the Trundle and Beer Festival, the weather was relatively kind on the day.

Proceedings started almost on time with the Trundle at noon, when 5 teams battled it out to win the York Augustus Trophy. Some took the race seriously others, as can be seen by the fancy dress, less so. Read more →

Street Doctor

Having a problem with a broken pavement, or a street light not working, or have you seen a pothole that urgently needs filling?

Northamptonshire County Council’s Street Doctor is the easy way to report all highway problems on-line. Go to and take the 5 easy steps: Read more →

A43 Closure & Chaos

Northamptonshire Highways  Communications Manager, Rebecca Miller, has been deluged with phone calls since 5am this morning.

Many phone calls have been made by parents trying to get their children to school in Geddington. Schools were contacted by Highways in advance of this work, to explain that there will be delays and children may be late, so they should not be penalised for this.”

Lorries and trucks are exacerbating delays at 3-way lights and every effort is being made to get the message across: avoid the A43 wherever possible.” Read more →

Celebration Time!

We won !

At a packed ceremony last night, at Hunsbury Hill, Northampton, home of ACRE*, the winner of the Best Community Website was announced and the overall winner was  . . . !

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Closure & Diversions on A43 at Stanion starting 9th September

Closure & Diversions on A43 at Stanion starting 9th September

– in more detail

 Information from Northamptonshire Highways.

 “Work is continuing on the A43 Corby Link Road and when it is complete the route will help improve the county’s strategic infrastructure. Soon, however, as part of the £34 million Northamptonshire County Council project, work will need to take place at the Stanion end of the four-mile long dual carriageway.  As part of the project, sections of the A43 around Stanion will need to be closed from Monday September 9th for 2 weeks in order to undertake the re-alignment of the existing Stanion Roundabout.” Read more →

GVFB Mini Beer Festival & Trundle – This Sunday!

Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade members met at the Eleanor Cross yesterday evening for an Evening Telegraph photo shoot. Read more →

A43 Corby Link Road Diversions & Closures

We gave news that the road through Little Oakley would be closed from 19 August, however, the good news is that the road from Newton to Little Oakley is now open. Read more →

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