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Gypsy & Travellor Accommodation Options


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:

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.


Kettering Borough Council have posted a notice advising all residents of Geddington, that there are three vacancies on the Parish Council.

Ken Barber, Chairman of the Parish Council, says: “I would ask that folks consider standing for election.  The work is not onerous, only about two hours a month, but can be interesting, as interesting as you like to make it and you are, in a small way, helping to serve your community.” 

The process by which applications can be made is set out below.





 Three vacancies now exist in the office of Councillor
for the Geddington Ward of Geddington Parish Council.

If, within 14 days* from the date of this Notice,
a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to:

 The Returning Officer               or         The Clerk to the Parish Council
Kettering Borough Council                   1 Templar Road
Municipal Offices                                       Kettering
Bowling Green Road                                 Northants
Kettering                                                       NN5 5BX
NN15 7QX

By TEN electors for the Geddington Ward of the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancies. If no such request is received the Parish Council may fill the vacancies by co-option.

 David Cook
Returning Officer

Dated 30th May 2013

 * Calculated according to electoral legislation to be 19th June 2013.

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Getting Muddy For Money

Are you tough enough?

The email flashed tantalizingly in the right hand corner of my screen

ToughMudder – Are you tough enough?

I couldn’t resist a peak. And that’s where it all started. The gauntlet had been laid down.

The request had gone out for volunteers to form a team to tackle a 12 mile course, with 22 obstacles thrown in for good measure … oh, and then there was the mud. So to cut a long story, and several hours’ worth of training, short a few months later I found myself driving through the back gate of Boughton Park on a cold, grey Saturday morning on the 4th May, ready to meet up with my fellow ToughMudder team mates. There was no turning back now. Read more →

Parish Council 2013-2014

The Annual Meeting of the Geddington, Newton & Little Oakley Parish Council took place on Monday 13th May.

There were a number of changes, the most important of which was the change of Chairman and the addition of a new councillor. Read more →

Crowning Glory

May Day 047Thursday 23 May saw the Annual Crowning of Geddington’s May Queen. It was a bright, glorious sunny afternoon – in between the heavy showers! And it was so, so cold!

In the morning, groups of children, in Victorian dress, presented bunches of May flowers to many of the older generation of the village. Their mothers had sent their children into school with so many flowers that it was possible to make over 170 bunches.  Each presentation was accompanied by the May Song and their best wishes for a Happy May Day. Read more →

May Day Celebrations

has posted a 


Thursday 23rd May

from 12.30 – 15.30

for the

Annual May Day Celebrations

The roads affected are:

West Street    (from Cross end to Grafton Road)
Grafton Road    (from bottom of Wood Street to the Cross)
Bridge Street    (to Grafton Road)

Open Day – Geddington & Newton Bowls Club

A warm welcome greeted those who braved the chilly wind on Saturday morning and went along to find out more about bowls and the excellent facilities in the village for this traditional English pastime.

All courts were in use as enthusiastic visitors picked up the key points of play from coaches drawn from members of the club as well as chief coach Barry Basford.

The club encourages people of all ages to come along and enjoy the sport. There are lighter weight bowls for junior players as well as the traditional sets for the adults.

The green is beautifully maintained and is highly regarded in competition circles and the club facilities are also excellent.

The only thing that is ever in doubt is the weather, but even that does not dampen the love of the game that so many of the members have.  This, together with the strong teamwork and friendship within the club, means it is thriving.

Missed009 the Open Day? Not to worry; there are coaching sessions every Tuesday evening from 28th May for 6 weeks.  Do go along – you are sure of a warm welcome – who knows you may be the next competition winner!

For more details pick up the link from The Directory and click on Bowls Club website.

20’s Plenty for People Campaign

The 20’s Plenty For People campaign moves forward with Northamptonshire County Council’s announcement of the Proposed Order as set out below.




 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Northamptonshire County Council propose to make an Order under Sections 82, 83 and 84 and Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to prohibit any motor vehicle from travelling at a speed exceeding 20 mph or 30 mph along the lengths of roads as specified in the Schedules below.

A COPY of the proposed Order, together with a plan showing the exact length of road to which it relates and a statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order, may be inspected at Kettering Library, Sheep Street, Kettering during its normal opening hours or at Riverside House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road Northampton during normal office hours.

OBJECTIONS to the proposed Order, stating the grounds on which they are made should be sent in writing to the Traffic Orders Section, Riverside House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN1 5NX by 6th June 2013.

Dated this 16th day of May 2013

Director of Legal Services                                            

Schedule 1 (20 mph speed limit)

Geddington – Wood Street (entire length); Chase Farm (entire length); Bakehouse Hill (entire length); Church Hill (entire length); Malting Lane (entire length); Bridge Street (entire length); Queen Street (entire length); West Street (entire length); Grafton Road – between its junction with Bridge Street and a point 212 metres south of Wood Street; Queen Eleanor Road (entire length); Chase Hill (entire length); The Woodlands (entire length); Chase View Road (entire length); Bright Trees Road (entire length); Fern Dale Close (entire length); Slade Close (entire length); Hall’s Close (entire length).   

Schedule 2 (30 mph speed limit)

Pytchley – Orlingbury Road – between its junction with Church Road and a point 153 metres south of that junction; Kettering Road – between its junction with High Street and a point 348 metres north of that junction.

Tough Mudder 2013 – Boughton House

Some 14,000 competitors from mainly southern UK descended on Boughton House on 4th/5th May to take part in the first of this year’s 6 Tough Mudders. The event, a half marathon with 25 large obstacles, really does not describe the challenge in any meaningful way.

Described by the organisers as “probably the toughest on the planet” the event lives up to its name, being a gruelling mud bath with most competitors covered from very early on. Obstacles such as “Artic enema” (ice bath), “Fire walker” (wall of fire) and “Electroshock Therapy” (hanging shock wires) just add to what many might describe as a living hell. Read more →

Great Geddington Garage Sale

Yes,  it was time for that great village recycling event again.

Villagers were up and about early on Saturday morning, setting out tables, gathering bags of unwanted items from the backs of cupboards, garages and sheds. The weather, as always, was rather unpredictable, but it didn’t put off those on the hunt for a bargain. Read more →

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