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Boughton Estates – Licence Application Update

Licence Application –
the Decision

The members of the Licensing Committee of Kettering Borough Council met to discuss the application by Buccleuch Recreational Enterprises Ltd, on Monday 25th March at 2pm.

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Geddington Ward Vacancies

Geddington, Newton & Little Oakley Parish Council

Following a recent resignation there are now four vacancies existing on the Geddington Ward of the above Council.

The requisite number of signatures required to trigger an election has been received by Kettering Borough Council.

Therefore, if five or more candidates submit nomination papers by noon on Friday 5th April, an election will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2013 to fill these vacancies.

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Re-launch of


On a cold, wet and windy day, with traces of snow still on the ground, was re-launched with an appropriate fanfare of computer keys.

Gathered in Geddington Primary School’s computer suite were the website’s committee, Janet Jones, Tony Locock and Pam Hopkins, accompanied by Councillor Ken Barber and Jane Rowley with eight of her Digital Leaders from the school’s computer club.

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Boughton Estates – Licence Application

Boughton Estates requests changes to its licensing arrangements

Many of you will have seen the blue notices around our village and other villages bordering the Boughton estate. They indicate a request to Kettering Borough Council for a change to the licensing permissions for the estate grounds. Read more →

Business as Usual

Local landlord Harry Kelly passed away suddenly a few weeks ago; he leaves a wife, three sons and a daughter.  He was the proprietor of 12 public houses in the local area including The Star Inn and The White Lion at Geddington.

Local pub managers have said that residents and visitors to Geddington can be assured that both will continue to trade as normal at this time.

Contact details for both Public Houses, can be found under the ‘Village Directory’ heading of this site.

Farewell to Reverend Giles Godber

A Fond Farewell

An accountant?!! With that disarming smile and friendly voice – Giles Godber an accountant?!!

Well, yes, that’s precisely what he was before being called to the church.  But we didn’t let that stop us taking him into our hearts and into the heart of our community. And now, after nearly thirteen years of his wise words, his quirky streak and the familiar red car, we are having to say goodbye to him as he rides off into the sunset, or should that be, into Somerset? Read more →

Bridge Street – Flood fears subside

The recent heavy rainfall that brought difficulties to some residents of Bridge Street and traffic wanting to use the Bridge has hopefully now been resolved. Read more →

Traffic Update

A high powered Group met on 21st January to review Geddington traffic problems highlighted in the article published a few weeks ago. Included were Jim Harker (Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, NCC), Chris Sparrow (Boughton Estates), Geddington Parish Councillors (PC) and a number of concerned residents. The following information is courtesy of those residents. Read more →

Traffic Problems

It’s difficult living in the village, and not at some stage be drawn into a conversation about traffic, parking and heavy goods vehicles travelling through the village. Read more →

Take the 20 Challenge


Many local residents fear that the speed of traffic on their streets is too high.

Travelling at speeds of over 20mph puts other vehicles and pedestrians at risk.

With over 8,000 vehicles a week down West Street alone the village is suffering traffic overload.

Our roads, pavements, homes and historic buildings including the Eleanor Cross are all showing signs of significant wear and tear. Read more →

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