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Remembrance Day Saturday 11th November

A poignant reminder of why we remember the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.

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From farm to (battle)field, a soldier’s
Christmas card to his wife in 1917.

Click to enlarge and appreciate the details.

A Remembrance Service will be held at Geddington Church
and War Memorial
on Sunday 12th November at 9.45am – 11am

 

Geddington Cricket Club Events Programme

Geddington Cricket Club

– has published its first autumn and winter 2017/2018 events programme.

All these events will be held in their new Sports Pavilion, Queen Street, with the exception of the Squirt (and possibly some others, so best to check with the Club before making final arrangements. Key Contacts can be found on the Cricket Club’s website, via the Directory on this site).

Individual events will appear in the Diary, but here’s a foretaste of what’s to come:

Click to enlarge.

British Summertime Ends

British summer time ends at 2am Sunday 29 October, when all clocks should be put back one hour –

giving us an extra hour in bed!

 

Living Lines – An Exhibition of Work

Following the Living Lines Workshop and Community Arts Festival at Geddington Brickyard Garden on 22 October, the organisers have arranged for an exhibition of work and alerted Geddington.net to the details.

“If you attended The Big Draw Event at Geddington Brickyard Garden – and even if you didn’t, you might like to see some of the work produced on the day, at this exhibition!

At the Big Draw event, participants created large scale, vibrant and dynamic group art works.

A variety of materials were used, such as graphite sticks, oil pastels, household paint and paint made from spices – but not all used at once! Inspiration was taken from the ‘Living Lines’ of the countryside which surrounds the garden, the garden itself, human movement and the lines and movements within our imaginations and memories.

The workshops were designed and led by artist Emma Davies. As the drawings were being created, they were photographed and filmed by media artist Andy Eathorne. These still images were edited into stop frame animations and short films were also produced from the film footage; thus digital lines created from natural. These short animations and films will also be shown at the exhibition.

If you missed the ‘Living Lines’ Big Draw Event in October and would like to experience a taster of the workshops, then there will be some smaller scale drawing activities available throughout the day on a drop-in basis (so just turn up). Visitors will be able to ‘have a go’ at some of the materials used and use the drawings on display as inspiration for their own art works.

And – as well as all this, there will be refreshments available throughout the day, plus an information stall all about Geddington Brickyard Garden, a local gem for the Geddington community.

So come to Geddington Village Hall on Sunday 5th November, between 11.30am and 5pm for an Exhibition of Large Scale Community Drawings, Short Films and Animations, Drop-In Workshops, Refreshments and the GBG Information Stall.”

Up to date information can be found on the Geddington Brickyard Garden Facebook Page.

 

Church changes Sunday Services

Father Rob has advised Geddington.net of changes to the Sunday Services for tomorrow,
22 October.

 

  1. The Pet Service is at 9.45am

  2. The Confirmation and Holy Communion is at 5.30pm

For further details, click on the images below, if they are not legible.

Pet Service

 

 

 

Confirmation & Holy Communion

Time2Listen

Are the police and criminal justice service providing the right support for people with mental illness?

This is the question being asked by Stephen Mold, Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner as he launches a Time2Listen mental health consultation. The consultation is now live at www.time2listennorthants.co.uk  – and is focussed on gaining a better understanding of the experience of people with mental illness, ADHD and Autism – and their interactions with the police and criminal justice service in Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire Police spends more than twenty percent of its time supporting victims of crime and detainees with mental health needs. Over the next three months, the commissioner wants to hear from local people to get a true picture of how effective the police and the criminal justice services are in supporting people with mental illness and what can be done to improve those interactions.

Stephen Mold said: “This is a really important consultation. One in four people experience mental illness, and while many have little or no contact with the police, it’s vital we take the time to listen and find out if individuals with mental ill health who are in contact – be it through their neighbourhood, as a victim or witness, or someone who has been involved in crime – are receiving the right support from the police and from the wider criminal justice system.”

“I want to hear from as many people as possible – we know there are lots of people with mental illness, ADHD and Autism that have had a very positive experience and received really good support, but similarly we know that for others this was definitely not the case. I urge people to get involved in the Time2Listen consultation and share their stories with us. This is a real opportunity to learn from people’s experiences.”

The Time2Listen consultation will hear from people via face to face interviews, telephone conversations, focus groups, workshops and by an online survey. The consultation is also open to parents, carers and loved ones of those with mental illnesses, ADHD and Autism.

The consultation is being led by Helen Cook, Head of Involvement and Communications at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

She said: “As well as speaking to people with experience of mental illness, Time2Listen will also consult with professionals and support agencies working within the criminal justice system, such as police officers, probation officers and mental health workers.

“We want to capture their feedback – both positive and negative on the effectiveness of current practices and discuss any potential barriers to improving services for people with mental illness, ADHD and Autism.“

The outcomes and any recommendations from the consultation will be shared with the Northamptonshire Mental Health Criminal Justice Board.

For more information about the Time2Listen consultation visit: www.time2listennorthants.co.uk

BIG DRAW 2017 – LIVING LINES

Geddington Brickyard Garden is hosting a

Community Arts Festival

Sunday 22nd October 2017

BIG DRAW 2017 – LIVING LINES

All are welcome to this exciting community art event – so come and have a go! No art experience required! This will be a fun day for family and friends – all ages are welcome.

There are 4 workshops throughout the day, try one or try them all!
‘Landlines’ 10.45 – 11.30am
‘Garden Lines’ 12.15 – 1.15pm
‘Human Lines’ 2.15 – 3.15pm
‘Imagined Lines’ 4 – 4.45pm
We welcome an audience who would ‘just like to watch’, but it would be great to have people joining in!

To book a place on the workshops you wish to attend (from one to all four) and for further information, then please email: gbg.action.group@gmail.com with the subject heading; ‘Big Draw 2017’ and state:
–  Number of people you are booking
–  Which workshop
–  Their ages (Ages: Under 11, 11-15, 16-18, 18 and over)
–  If you require disabled access (We are able to offer vehicular access up to the site, by arrangement.).
OR
Book on Eventbrite at this address: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-draw-living-lines-tickets-38341559637. For more information about Big Draw, please visit the Big Draw website – click on Festival.

For updates on this event, please visit the Geddington Brickyard Garden page in the Village Life column on this site or the Geddington Brickyard Garden Facebook page.

Please note: This event is running whatever the weather, we will have marquees and tents for shelter and refreshments. Dress for mess and the weather!

This event is being supported using Public Funding by Arts Council England and Kettering Borough Council.

Emma Davies drawing Living Lines at Sudborough Green Lodge, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art

Food, Glorious Food!

St Mary Magdalene Church,
Geddington

For those who aren’t connected to Facebook, priest in charge, Rob Parker-McGee has posted the following information for residents of Geddington:

If you find yourself in need of some emergency supplies or fresh produce, there are some non-perishable provisions and some produce, fresh from the field, in the church porch – please feel free to help yourself!

EQUALLY, if you have a glut of produce in your garden or allotment or a few spare tins, why not drop it in to the church porch and share it with the village.

Police Commissioner – Consultation results

Following a successful public consultation,the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Northamptonshire has announced that he has submitted the business case to the Home Office. The proposal is that governance of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service transfer from Northamptonshire County Council to his office. If accepted, Stephen Mold will become Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

The announcement follows an eight week public consultation in which 1212 people shared their views on the proposed change. The consultation sought opinions from people from across the county, including fire service employees, police personnel, and staff from Northamptonshire County Council.

The results of the consultation showed that overall 60.8 percent agreed with the proposal for the commissioner to govern the fire service, 31.7 percent disagreed and 7.5 percent neither agreed nor disagreed. Fire service employees were significantly in favour of the change with 92 percent of them agreeing to the transfer.

Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold said:

“I am very happy with the outcome of the consultation. I’m confident this proposed change in governance is in the best interests of everyone in Northamptonshire. I’m particularly pleased that people working for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue service can see the benefits of the transfer, with 92 percent of respondents wanting to see the change occur.

The governance role is not operational, and the day to day running of the fire and rescue service remains with the Chief Fire Officer. My role is to provide a strong voice for our local communities, holding the Chief Fire Officer to account, and ensuring the public get an effective and efficient service that responds to our county’s needs.

The fire service in Northamptonshire has faced significant funding cuts for a number of years. It’s my ambition to increase investment in the service, particularly in the frontline. If the business case is accepted then we can begin the journey to make this a reality, and help make Northamptonshire safer.”

If the Home Office accepts the business case the change of governance would come in to effect from April 2018. The proposal follows recent changes in legislation as part of the government’s desire to create more collaboration between emergency services at local levels.

Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold explained:

Having a single governance model is a sensible proposal. Northamptonshire Police and the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service already work collaboratively and have led the way nationally on joint working – sharing buildings, vehicles and having joint operational teams.

The Village Hall needed you – and you turned up!

The weekend of the 12th and 13th August saw a mixed group of village residents turn up at the Village Hall and start to transform the look of the main hall.

It’s a huge project when you consider the height and breadth of the walls, and the length and width of the ceiling, not to mention all those window and door frames! But with professional equipment and vast quantities of paint, they set about their tasks and by this weekend, the 19th August, the Hall was looking brighter and cleaner than it had done, since it was last painted 15 years ago.

Overseer, John Doran, said, “Although the Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade initiated this project, it was thanks to the volunteers from the many groups who use the Hall and the general community, that not only would the task be done, but it would be finished in record time.  Well done, Geddington!”

Well-deserved bacon butties on their way!

 

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