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THE STAR dims its light once more!

THE STAR dims its light once more!

Geddington’s ‘STAR INN’ closed its doors on Friday 12th April 2013.

This historic public house that sits in the shadows of The Eleanor Cross, is another victim of today’s tough times. Unfortunately for managers Richard and Jayne and all the staff, Friday was last orders!!!

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Nigel Farage, Leader of UKIP Party visits Geddington

The leader of the UK Independence Party, visits Geddington on his tour through the county.

Nigel Farage on steps of Eleanor CrossNigel Farage said ” UKIP stands for bringing power back where it belongs – with the people. We believe that local councils should be more directly responsive to local people and less in thrall to central government. Today, local communities are under attack. The Government is taking money away from local Councils, but continuing to give more and more away to the EU.” Read more →

County Council Elections 2013

The Candidates

The candidates for the 2013 County Council Elections taking place on Thursday 2nd May, have been published today.

The candidates are:

BULLOCK, Jonathan Deryck, 2 Rippin Close Geddington
UK Independence Party

HARKER, Jim, Lyons Yard, Wood Street, Geddington
Conservative Party

SINGH, Harjinder,  17 Deeble Road, Kettering
Labour Party

WINDOW, Alan James, 1 Foxlands, Desborough
Liberal Party

More information can be found on the County Council election web page.

Boughton Estates – Licence Application Update

Licence Application –
the Decision

The members of the Licensing Committee of Kettering Borough Council met to discuss the application by Buccleuch Recreational Enterprises Ltd, on Monday 25th March at 2pm.

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Geddington Ward Vacancies

Geddington, Newton & Little Oakley Parish Council

Following a recent resignation there are now four vacancies existing on the Geddington Ward of the above Council.

The requisite number of signatures required to trigger an election has been received by Kettering Borough Council.

Therefore, if five or more candidates submit nomination papers by noon on Friday 5th April, an election will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2013 to fill these vacancies.

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Re-launch of


On a cold, wet and windy day, with traces of snow still on the ground, was re-launched with an appropriate fanfare of computer keys.

Gathered in Geddington Primary School’s computer suite were the website’s committee, Janet Jones, Tony Locock and Pam Hopkins, accompanied by Councillor Ken Barber and Jane Rowley with eight of her Digital Leaders from the school’s computer club.

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Boughton Estates – Licence Application

Boughton Estates requests changes to its licensing arrangements

Many of you will have seen the blue notices around our village and other villages bordering the Boughton estate. They indicate a request to Kettering Borough Council for a change to the licensing permissions for the estate grounds. Read more →

Business as Usual

Local landlord Harry Kelly passed away suddenly a few weeks ago; he leaves a wife, three sons and a daughter.  He was the proprietor of 12 public houses in the local area including The Star Inn and The White Lion at Geddington.

Local pub managers have said that residents and visitors to Geddington can be assured that both will continue to trade as normal at this time.

Contact details for both Public Houses, can be found under the ‘Village Directory’ heading of this site.

Bridge Street – Flood fears subside

The recent heavy rainfall that brought difficulties to some residents of Bridge Street and traffic wanting to use the Bridge has hopefully now been resolved. Read more →

Traffic Update

A high powered Group met on 21st January to review Geddington traffic problems highlighted in the article published a few weeks ago. Included were Jim Harker (Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, NCC), Chris Sparrow (Boughton Estates), Geddington Parish Councillors (PC) and a number of concerned residents. The following information is courtesy of those residents. Read more →

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