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Geddington Amateur Dramatic Society

Geddington Amateur Dramatic Society

For those of you that do not know (and a reminder to those that do), Geddington has a thriving amateur dramatic group. We put on two productions each year at the Village Hall, in the spring and autumn. Read more →

20 is Plenty in Geddington

Many people, residents and visitors alike, often comment on how fortunate the village is to have such good facilities; the post office, the playground, the sports areas and, of course, the pubs. However there is a strong feeling among many residents that walking around the village has become more dangerous of late, especially for children, as the volume of traffic has increased. Read more →

Gypsy and Traveller sites: Accommodation Options – Update

Kettering Borough Council (KBC) is consulting the public on a list of sites identified and assessed as potential for Gypsy and Traveller pitches. The Borough is required to identify sites to cater for twenty seven additional pitches, fifteen before 2022. Read more →

The United Reformed Church – The Flower Festival

Children’s Classics is the title of this year’s Festival.  Many of the flower arrangements will bring a touch of nostalgia to those who remember the tales of Rupert Bear, Black Beauty and many more.

There are nine beautiful arrangements, one of them being produced by the Sunday School children. There are table arrangements to see when you stop for a cup of tea and some home-made cakes. Read more →

St Mary Magdalene – The Flower Festival

Treasures & Pleasures

Every year, the flower arrangers amaze us with their skills, their imagination and their ingenuity, when it comes to the annual Flower Festival. This year is no exception, so to leave room for the 22 arrangements, plus a few close-ups, let’s just quote the Chinese Proverb:
“A picture is worth ten thousand words.” Read more →

Churchyard – Tidied!

Residents who’ve passed the churchyard in the last week or so will have noticed a real improvement. The area had become seriously overgrown and Andy Brown responsible for churchyard maintenance enlisted the help of the Geddington Read more →

A14: Fatal road traffic collision

A14: Fatal road traffic collision on Saturday night

Two people have died as a result of a road traffic collision on the A14 westbound on Saturday night.

The collision took place at around 11pm on Saturday 22 June, between junctions 2 and 1, when a light coloured Mercedes, being driven by a 33-year-old man, was in collision with a green Ford Ka, being driven by a 26-year-old man and a red Peugeot 208, being driven by a 47-year-old man.

The 26-year-old man who was driving the Ka and his 21-year-old female passenger both died as a result of the collision.

No one else was injured.

William Wilson, aged 33, from Westrum Lane, Brigg, Humberside, has been arrested and charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of driving after consuming excess alcohol. He will appear before Northampton Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The Collision Investigation Unit is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact them.

They would also like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed a light coloured Mercedes saloon car being driven, prior to the incident, on the A43 near Corby or Kettering, or travelling in either direction on the A14 between junctions 1 and 7.

Witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident are asked to call the Drivewatch hotline on 0800 174615.

Geddfest 2013

The White Hart will once again this year be hosting the Gedd-fest Music Festival. This year the event will take place on 7th July between 12 noon and 8pm, at The White Hart, 11 West Street.

Nicky Goodall has told Geddington.net that “funds are being raised in support of Geddington Street Fair”.

Bands performing on the day include Babysitter, Bentback Tulips, Nicole Hope, The Replicats and Alan Mills & The Hucklebuck Band.

Audiences will find a Hog Roast, BBQ, Ice Creams, Stalls and a Raffle.

Nicky added that she hopes “villagers will support the cause and join the Festival”.

New Waste Recycling Scheme

Kettering Borough Council’s New Waste Recycling Scheme.

Geddington’s black waste bins have had a green label attached to them today (Friday 14 June) to let us know that this is the start of Kettering Borough Council’s new recycling scheme.

To start with, a NEW BLUE bin will be delivered next week (Friday 21 June), although the scheme will continue to use the black and grey bins, plus the current red box. However, there are quite a few changes to the items that can be put in each bin or box.

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Gypsy & Travellor Accommodation Options

KETTERING BOROUGH COUNCIL

are currently consulting on

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Options

The consultation period is from Monday 3rd June to Monday 15th July. The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on a list of potential Gypsy and Traveller sites.

Copies of the Options Paper are available at Kettering Borough Council and Kettering, Rothwell, Desborough and Burton Latimer Libraries.
Copies are also available, at a charge, by calling 01536 534316.

You can also view and make comments on the web at:
http://consult.kettering.gov.uk/portal.

Staffed exhibitions will be held at the following venues:

Methodist Church, Rothwell              Wednesday 12th June 2013 3pm – 7pm
1 Horsemarket, Kettering                  Monday 17th June 2013   3pm – 7pm
Marlow House, Desborough               Monday 24th June 2013   3pm – 7pm
Civic Centre, Burton Latimer             Wednesday 26th June 2013 3pm – 7pm

This is an opportunity to view the document, speak to officers and make written comments.

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