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Cafe Oak has a half term break

Cafe Oak will be closing for half termfor a well-deserved break.

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The Cafe will be closed from:

Monday 26th October

and will re-open on

Wednesday 4th November.

Fall Back – time to turn the clocks back

British Summer time ends this weekend. Time to turn the clocks back one hour on Saturday, to wake up to a slightly lighter morning light.

Remembrance Service 8th November 10.45am

A message from St Mary Magdalene Church, Geddington.

“At a time when so much seems to be cancelled or virtual, we very much want to be able to have a Remembrance Service in church, but we are going to have to make some changes to remain Covid secure.

– You will not be able to stand in the churchyard to watch the wreaths being laid as there are strict guidelines about numbers in churchyards, but you will be able to come into church for the Remembrance Service.
– If you would like to attend the Service, you will need to book a place in advance (see below for details) to ensure we do not breach social distancing guidelines within the church.
– You will need to hand sanitise and wear a face mask (if you are able).

Please help us to let everyone know – for example, if you think your neighbour might like to attend, but you know they cannot go online or use Facebook, please share this information with them.”

Bookings can be made by emailing:, detailing which service you would like to attend and how many people you would like to book for, bearing in mind that it can be up to six from one household or bubble.

You will receive an email back from us, confirming your places and letting you know any further details

If you cannot email, please ring Penny Griffin on 01536 743552 or 07990 521830.

Do you know this feline?

Janet Marshall has asked us for help in finding a cat’s owner.

Janet lives at Cleeton, on Stamford Road and has been feeding a Tabby cat and her two kittens. She is not the owner and would like to re-unite the owner and their cat. Whilst the Tabby is keen to eat what is put down for her, the cat is rather shy and not keen on being approached.

If you are, or if you know who is, the owner, please contact Janet
via email at:
or by phone on: 742456

A typical Tabby cat

Northamptonshire Libraries

Northamptonshire Libraries have announced the next phase in county-wide library re-openings from Monday 14th September, and will be welcoming customers back into libraries for a limited browsing service.

In order to do this safely, the service will need to control entry and each library will manage this in a way that suits their layout. In general, browsing will be by a bookable session. Walk in will be available, but only if there are no booked appointments at that time.

Each library will allow a limited number of customers into the building, depending on the safe capacity of the library. The library will be marked out to ensure social distancing around shelves and there will be one way systems. Browsing will also be time limited.

Since the closure of libraries across the county in March this year, all library charges had been suspended. However, from Monday 5th October 2020, all library charges have been reinstated. This will include the late return charges on borrowed items, computer hire and printing charges. Safe cash handling procedures will be in place, but where possible, you will be encouraged to pay by card. 

If you have any queries, or would like to book an early browsing slot, please contact your local library where staff will be pleased to offer assistance.   

Further information is available on the website.

Kettering Library is open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Can you help? has been sent a couple of photos with a query.

The first photo was probably taken at a Christmas party with the US Airmen from Grafton Underwood. They all have presents with them and there is a Christmas Tree behind them.
Our correspondent is keen to know who the children are. If you know, please contact us via the email address:

The second photo, below, was taken at The Priory. From left to right are Miss Brookes, Mrs Chamberlain, Mrs Ambery and Mrs Brown. The query here is: who is the lady is on the right?

Again, if you can help. please contact us via the email:
Thank you.

A Star Quiz

The Star Inn will be re-starting the fortnightly quizzes (YES!) from Tuesday 22 September.

There will be, however, new rules and regulations, which is only to be expected.

The most relevant ones are:

  • there can be no raffle, but instead the entry fee will be doubled to £2 per person, and all proceeds to the nominated charity (in next week’s case, the Samuel Lee Charity)
  • start time 8.30pm with a maximum of 15 teams, and teams to be a maximum of 6 which, ideally, should be from a maximum of two households.
  • tables must be BOOKED
  • drinks must be ordered from the table, between rounds
  • bring your own pens

With these sensible precautions, it feels that we can have a (new) normal, sociable evening, and help a village charity as well.

Here we go again . . .

Inside: 71F
Outside: 104.2F

For the younger readers, 104.2F is 40C.

That’s hot whichever system you use!
3.26pm on 15 September, 2020.

Ride & Stride for Churches

The Annual Ride & Stride for Churches will take place on Saturday 12 September. This event, in our county, is a fund-raiser for Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust, Charity No: 1021632.

The Trust has posted this on their official website:

Whether you take part or just want to encourage those who are doing so, it means an event is being held, if only briefly, in Geddington – a village that, this year, is sadly lacking events, of course, so worth supporting.

Extraordinary Meeting called by the Parish Council

An Extraordinary Meeting has been called by the Parish Council, for today, Wednesday 2 September at 7.30pm.
This will be a Virtual Meeting and access is as described on the Agenda below.


An extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 at 7.30 pm AS A VIRTUAL MEETING.
The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting because of the Coronavirus lockdown requirements. Meeting joining instructions are as follows:-
1. Load the zoom app onto your phone or tablet (best to use if you have not done this before) or go to
2. Click on join a meeting Passcode: 846986 OR – copy and paste
Meeting ID: 841 8943 6183 Passcode: 846986
Anita Curtis, Parish Clerk

1. Apologies and Declarations of Interest
2. Planning matters and application Boughton Lodge – planning application with KBC but not yet processed for demolition and rebuild of the farmhouse. Applicant wishes to speak to the Parish Council concerning the application.
KET/2020/0447 Mr P Eyre 6 Chase View Road, Geddington, NN14 1AQ Raise the roof of existing detached garage Full Application Expiry date for neighbours/consultations 3.9.20
3. White Paper “Planning for the future” ( Published by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Response required.
4. Potential to resume PC meetings at the Village Hall.
5. Any Other Business

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