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Remembrance Sunday


Sunday 10th November

Poppy day 021

Geddington War Memorial



Geddington commemorates the fallen

of the two world wars and other conflicts.


Wreaths were laid from all parts of the community.




The Star Inn Brightens

The Star Inn enters a new phase of its vary varied life over the centuries, with the arrival this week of Adrian Walters and Eve Jackson as the new landlords.

The Star will be open again from 5pm Friday 8th November.

Adrian told that he hopes to welcome old as well as new customers to The Star.

He continued with the information that it will be open every day, all day, from12 noon to closing time and that he intends to use local breweries and change the ales on a regular basis.

Food isn’t on the menu at present – sorry about the pun! – but it will be soon, just keep watching for the information which will be put on the signs outside.

Corby Link Road Closures & Diversions has further information on the temporary closure of the A6003, which will be from Monday 11th November to Friday 15th November

This will have an enormous effect on the amount of traffic going through Geddington, so it’s worthwhile taking a note of the dates.  The pedestrian crossings are going to be busy!

From Interserve Construction Ltd:

As part of the ongoing construction of the A43 Corby Link Road, sections of the A6003 between North Kettering Business Park and the Oakley Hay roundabout will need to be closed between Monday 11th November and Friday 15th November, to complete the resurfacing on both carriageways of the A6003.

The closure will take place in two phases with each phase scheduled to last for two days, weather permitting. Access to and from the North Kettering Business Park will be maintained from the A43/A14 at all times.

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NCC Consultation & Survey


Local Tax

Back door inflation-busting increase in parts of the council tax

– Whatever you call it, they all mean one thing – an increase in the amount of money that is taken out of our purses by those who govern us and supply our services.

Northamptonshire County Council are looking to saving another £140 million over the next four years. In an effort to achieve this, the NCC has come up with a number of ideas, all of which need public consultation. The consultation takes the form of a survey entitled Asset Management Strategy Consultation. In this survey, the County Council is asking parish councils and residents’ groups for their views on a range of new ideas designed to save money and ensure the Highway Service uses its budget as efficiently as possible.

It is being suggested that Parish Councils and Residents’ Groups take on the maintenance work for some rural roads and the ideas include:

1          Reducing the width of some rural roads to a single lane with passing places, thereby restricting the type of vehicle that can use them, helping to preserve surfaces.

2          Consider taking part in maintenance work including looking after verges, hedges and clearing ditches.

3          Take ownership of assets such as electronic roadside message signs, grit bins, village signs and gateways.

Already work has begun to de-clutter roads of unnecessary signage and it is anticipated that this downsizing could be spread to possibly encompass redundant assets including some roads and bridges.

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A43 Open at Stanion Island (Roundabout)

The Sign says it all:

A43 Open 001

This sign is on the road north of Stanion.

The A43 is now open again at the Stanion Island (Roundabout) and traffic is flowing freely, although still with caution, as the traffic cones are still very much in evidence and there is still much to be done before completion of the road, which is anticipated to be spring 2014.

Geddington has experienced so little traffic along the A43 whilst work has been carried out at the Stanion Island, it has given us a preview of what the conditions might be like after the Link Road is completed.

However, before we get to that idyllic state, we have to go through a week of  extremely unsusual conditions, while the A6003 is closed for resurfacing. (See post on 2nd July 2013).  Geddington can expect a little more traffic than usual.

Please note:

The A6003 will be closed for one week commencing on Monday 11th November 2013 and traffic will be diverted via the A43.

Further details of this closure, and a map of the area with diversions, to follow within the next few days.

The Star’s light dims

The Star’s light is glowing dimly at present as its patrons prepare to say goodbye to the Traceys. Time will be called for the last time by Vaughan and Joanne on Saturday evening, 2 November.
Thanks should go to them for their efforts behind the bar, and in the kitchen, over the last six months. We wish them well with whatever their future plans may be.
A positive item to record here, is that we will be welcoming two new people who will be occupying the Star by the end of next week. We’ll have news of them in the next couple of weeks.

St Mary Magdalene Church has a new vicar.

This announcement was read at all services

in the Parish of Geddington & Weekley,

on Sunday 20 October 2013


‘Appointment of Priest in Charge’


“We are delighted to announce that, following interview and with the unanimous approval of the parish representatives and the support of the representative of the Patron (Boughton Estates Limited), the Reverend Rob Parker-McGee has accepted Bishop Donald’s invitation to become Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Geddington & Weekley.

Subject to the normal Church of England legal and administrative procedures, Rob will be licensed in St Mary Magdalene, Geddington on Sunday 12 January at 3 pm.”


Father Rob + family

Father Rob and his family in 2012

Bishop Donald and Archdeacon Gordon are very grateful to all who helped with the preparation of the benefice profile, all the arrangements for the interview day and for the continuing and encouraging ministry of the parishes in the service of Christ during the vacancy. We ask for your prayers for Rob and Sarah and their family as they prepare for their move to this diocese.

The Venerable Gordon Steele

Archdeacon of Oakham


It will be nine months since Canon Giles Godber left Geddington, a much shorter interregnum than the previous one, but the team that were put in charge for this period, look forward to welcoming Father Rob.


For further details of the selection process etc,  go to the church website, which can be accessed from via Village Life/The Church/Pulpit.

A43 Chaos again

After posting that the A43 at Stanion Roundabout was open today, due to excess surface water which meant that laying tarmac wasn’t possible, the road dried up enough during the day to start the work.

Motorists trying to get through report this evening that they are stuck in a traffic jam with only the Eurohub exit working.

So, back to Plan A, and avoid the A43 at the Stanion Roundabout, it will be closed to through traffic all week.

A43 Stanion Roundabout Openers & Closures

Monday 28 October 2013 understands that, due to the large amount of surface water, completion works cannot be carried out on the roundabout this week.

The A43 is, therefore, OPEN for through traffic at the Stanion Roundabout.

Further details to follow as and when we’re notified.

A43 Closure – REMINDER

The A43 at the Stanion Roundabout, or as the constructors call it, the Stanion Island A43, will be closed from Monday 28th October for one week (you will have to add the ‘f’ to the ‘or’ on the sign, it seems to been left out).

There will be NO THROUGH ACCESS beyond this roundabout/island.

For more information and details of detours and diversions, see our last NEWS post, dated  16 October.


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