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Farmer Barnes and the WI

When the ladies of Geddington and Newton WI met this month the farm came too.

Jane Barnes is a dairy farmer’s wife with a passion for her lifestyle and the quality of the milk her family provide from their herd of cows. Her day starts early, feeding the young calves, and finishes late when she is travelling the area presenting a lively insight into farming life to groups like our WI. The milking is managed by her son, now the farm manager with very creative ideas for keeping the land, the farm and the milking sustainable. Her mantra is quality; care of the animals, care of the land and pride in the milk which goes off to their contracted dairy to produces Leicestershire blue cheeses – and very tasty they are too.

Jane challenged us to consider the role of supermarkets and governments in controlling the price of milk, raised our awareness of the health benefits of drinking milk and reminded us that full cream milk is 95% fat free. ‘There is no such thing as a semi -skimmed cow!’

It was a delightful and thought provoking session and most of us now have some delicious blue cheese in our fridge to remind us of the hard work and commitment that goes into making it.

retro ribbon – WI purple

Jubilee Stalls Needed

Sunday 5th June is the day that Geddington is having a Village Picnic and Fun Day to celebrate HM the Queen’s PlatinumJubilee.

To have even more fun, why not run a stall, raise money and just generally join in the day’s events?

Contact: for more details and information.

Geddington Montrose FC – the 1st Match

Photography is my passion

Geddington and Newton WI was back in person last week, enjoying the presentation on photography from local resident Trevor Rudkin. Trevor is not a professional photographer; in fact he made teaching his career but his discovery of photography as a young man developed into a lifelong passion.

The meeting in the village hall brought together about 40 members who were delighted by the range of photographs Trevor had brought with him to illustrate the skills and creativity in his work. The choice of background, the use of black and white, the variation in focus and the position of figures captured in an image gave us all a real insight into improving our own skills. We did note too that, while a good camera is essential, the patience to wait for the right moment to create a picture is absolutely vital!

A really enjoyable evening.

If you would like to know future dates for your WI meetings please check the Diary.

Parish Council Extra Meeting

The Parish Council will be holding an Extraordinary Planning meeting on Monday 31st January, 7.30pm in the Village Hall Lounge. It is open to the public.

Agenda on Parish Council page.

Newsletter Quiz at the White Hart

Santa’s Route

Sunday 12 December from 4.30pm
– all the details below:

Scout Post 2021

In Geddington, the Scout Post will collect your Christmas Cards from the Post boxes at Cafe Oak and Geddington School and will deliver to the addresses below.

The last posting date is 15 December.

Christmas Carol Concert

Two Planning Applications

This coming Monday evening on the 9th August at 7.30pm, the Parish Council will be holding an Extraordinary Meeting in the Village Hall to discuss two major planning applications for multiple home developments in Geddington.

The first is essentially a re-submission of an existing application to build around 30 homes in a field on Stamford Road, at the back of Newton Road.
Much time has been spent on this previously, and with the help of local residents, a detailed objection entered.
We will be considering the proposed changes and resubmitting our views, which of course must incorporate the flooding events of 23rd December 2020.

Secondly, there is an application to develop an area off Grafton Road, to the side/rear of Orchard Close. Whilst residents are invited to send views and pertinent information to local Councillors or our Clerk in advance – or attend the meeting – we are particularly keen to hear the views of local residents to the second one, as it is the first opportunity for us to discuss. Email contact details are:
Parish Clerk Anita Curtis email:
Parish Council Chairman Nick Batchelor email:

We will follow up this post in due course with links on how to access the documents on-line, and again I would urge local residents to take a look, be forthcoming in their views and, of course, to enter their own response to North Northants Council if your are a statutory consultee or believe yourselves an affected party.

The Agenda for this meeting is on the Parish Council page of this website.

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