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May Day 2019

Another glorious day,
Another glorious May Day celebration,

May Day started with the children delivering posies of flowers
to the senior citizens in the village. Also d
uring the morning, chairs were placed around the Cross for the benefit of the children, their families and village residents, all of whom had gathered to watch the familiar and traditional proceedings.

All the school pupils, led by their teachers, and all in wonderful Victorian dress, walked across Wood Street, through the churchyard to the church gate.  Then May Queen, Felicity Eyre, and her Consort, Henry Brandrick, led their attendants and the school to the Eleanor Cross.  After a short intermission to get everyone in place, the May Queen Felicity was crowned by Richard Paragreen. Richard has been a school Governor and volunteer reader for many years.

Starting with the youngest members of school, the traditional dances around the Maypole began.

A huge thank you must be given to the teachers, who had been practicing, with the traditional music in the schoolyard for a couple of weeks. Thanks also to them and all the parents who had produced the costumes. Thank you also Richard, a job well done, dressed all in black, in a sweltering May afternoon. And finally thank you to head teacher, Martin Adamson, for continuing a well-loved village tradition.

No 8 bus service saved!

Congratulations to the

Lets Gedd Going Transport Group

The NCC have confirmed that the No 8 bus service will continue, albeit at a reduced service from the current one.

The new timetable should come into effect at the end of July and should run until March 2020.  The service will include an (approximately) 8am bus, which will serve schools, the college and the town centre, returning at approximately 4pm.

However, it still needs to be signed off by the Traffic Commissioners, but the service is 98% certain. The Group would like to thank James Loader, the officer at Northants County Council who, with the Group’s colleagues and Centrebus, has worked hard to find this solution.

Many, many thanks also go to those extra passengers who have used the bus recently, the increase in numbers is one of the reasons why the service was looked on favourably. The Group stress that continued use can only help in the long term, whether it is free-paying over 65s or the younger public. Everyone helps: everyone gains.

It is good news as, if the service had been lost completely, it would have been almost impossible to have got it back.

Current timetable:

Election of Members of the European Parliament

The Election of Members of the European Parliament
will take place on
Thursday 23 May 2019
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Voting hours are 7am – 10pm.
Polling station for Geddington is The Village Hall, Queen Street.

The list of official candidates for the East Midlands, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Brexit Party

  1. Annunziata Rees-Mogg
  2. Jonathan Deryck Bullock
  3. Matthew Richard Patten
  4. Tracy Selina Knowles
  5. Anna Louisa Bailey

Change UK

  1. Kate Godfrey
  2. Joan Laplana
  3. Narinder Sharma
  4. Pankajhumar Gulab
  5. Emma-Jane Marley

Conservatives

  1. Emma McClarkin
  2. Rupert Matthews
  3. Anthony Harper
  4. Brendan Clarke-Smith
  5. Thomas Randall

Greens

  1. Kat Boettge
  2. Gerhard Lohmann-Bond
  3. Liam McClelland
  4. Daniel Wimberley
  5. Simon Tooke

Independent

  1. Simon Louis Rood

Independent Network

  1. Nick Byatt
  2. Marianne Jane Overton
  3. Daniel Anthony Simpson
  4. Pearl Winifred Clarke
  5. Nikki Dillon

Labour

  1. Rory Palmer
  2. Leonie Mathers
  3. Tony Tinley
  4. Nicolle Ndiweni
  5. Gary Godden

Liberal Democrats

  1. Bill Newton Dunn
  2. Michael Mullaney
  3. Lucy Care
  4. Suzanna Austin
  5. Caroline Kenyon

Ukip

  1. Alan Graves
  2. Marietta King
  3. Anil Bhatti
  4. Fran Loi
  5. John Evans

Annual Parish (Village) Meeting

Parish of Geddington, Newton & Lt Oakley

Notice of the Annual Parish Meeting

(Annual Village Meeting)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  that the ANNUAL PARISH (VILLAGE) MEETING of Local Government Electors (all those eligible to vote) for the above-named Parish will be held at the Village Hall, Geddington, in the Lounge on:

Monday 13th May 2019, commencing at 6.30pm

under the chairmanship of Nick Batchelor,
Chairman of the Parish Council.

The Annual Village Meeting is your opportunity to put forward ideas for discussion.

Mr N Batchelor
Chairman of the Parish Council

Please note: there are 3 meetings this evening, held consecutively:
1. Annual Parish Meeting ~ 6.30 – 7pm
2. Parish Council AGM ~ 7 – 7.30pm
3. Monthly Parish Council Meeting ~ 7.30 – 9pm

GEDD-STOCK is coming!

GEDD-STOCK is coming to Geddington
on Sunday 7th July 2019.

Venue: Cricket Club grounds.

Watch out for more details in the coming weeks.

Garden Work Party & Plant Sale

The Geddington Brickyard Garden

is holding a

Garden Work Party
and combining it with a
Plant Sale

Sunday 12 May 10am – 4pm

We’re looking for volunteers to help us with a big push to get jobs done in preparation for an event we’re holding at the garden this summer. There are lots of light, medium and heavy jobs to do. No skills required … just enthusiasm! Come for as little or as long as you can.

They’ll be a DIY ‘Bring Your Own’ BBQ from 1-2pm, to keep up energy levels, and a plant sale with all proceeds going to the GBG.

Priority jobs
1. Extend path and create a small paved area around our ‘giant bench’ for a turning circle for wheelchairs and to define the reading circle area. Do you know anyone with paving skills?
2. Make a start on creating a linked overflow rainwater catchment system. We expect this to involve a lot of digging!
3. Mend and weather-proof garden furniture.

Thanks to a donation by Alan W, we now have enough tarmac scrapings for a new paved area AND to fill the potholes along the path. This will benefit anyone who walks along to Clay Dick, so please:
4. Bring your wheelbarrows to deal with the pile of tarmac – see image!

Please bring own tools, drinking water and something to cook on the barbie. We plan to have fun while we work, so please join us if you can.

Gardening Tips for May

Brings the first flowers of early summer . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disruption on Wood Street & Grafton Road

Monday 8 April and Gigaclear contractors came to Geddington with the equipment to install fibre broadband under our pavements and streets.

At that time, geddington.net was told that work would start in Grafton Road then move onto Wood Street, which it was hoped would be finished before school returned from the Easter break.

HOWEVER, Grafton Road is not quite finished and work has only just started on Wood Street today, Tuesday 23 April. 

WARNING. To all parents bringing children to school by vehicle, tomorrow, Wednesday 24 April. Parking is severely restricted and, which is evident from these images, even residents are having to find alternative places to park, whilst this work is being carried out.

It is highly recommended that alternative parking is found if you have to use a vehicle to bring the children to school.

And it is not only parking that will be a problem. Parts of Wood Street and Grafton Road have been limited to one-way traffic by the use of traffic lights, making a much longer journey than usual if those streets are used.

It is highly recommended that an alternative route is used, avoiding those streets wherever possible.

 

 

Geddington Brickyard Garden Work Day Sunday

GBG Volunteer Work Day
Sunday 12 May, 10am – 4pm 

at Brickyard Garden,
top of Wood Street

We need a big push to get jobs done in preparation for our GBG Celebration event on Sunday 30th June. Come for as little or long as you can. There will be a DIY ‘Bring Your Own’ BBQ on the go from around 1-2pm to keep up energy levels and provide a much-needed break!

There is lots of light, medium and heavy work to do. No skills required… just enthusiasm!

Our THREE Priority Jobs are:

  • Extend path and create a small paved area around our ‘giant bench’ for a turning circle for wheelchairs and to define the area of the reading circle. Paving skills? (Medium/Heavy work).
  • Make a start on creating a permanent, rainwater catchment system using the project workshop extension roof to overcome any future drought situations. Starts with heavy digging (requiring pickaxe and muscle!) to locate water containers… and continues beyond our Work Day (?) with guttering/plumbing skills.
  • Make good and weather-proof our wooden garden furniture. (DIY/Light).

Please bring you own DIY and digging tools if possible, drinking water and something to cook on the BBQ if you’re staying for the full session. We’ll provide a container of tap water in lieu of a ‘beer barrel’!

For more details on priority jobs, please:

Email: gbg.action.group@gmail.com

Or post question/interest on Geddington Brickyard Garden FB page

We hope to have an enjoyable, hard-working day together… and get lots done.

Thanks from the GBG Team
Lynette, Ian, Brenda, Nicky

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