Break ins

The Nursery was broken into Thursday/Friday January
There was also a car broken into in North St, plus some garages and back gates were tampered with, plus other properties/occupants suspect they had attempts made at entering, please be alert

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Bins for Cemetery

CraftIt has been noted in recent months that the Cemetery has been lacking the correct bins to allow visitors to dispose of their rubbish/recycling correctly. This has now been addressed with a blue recycling bin having arrived this week, a black bin is on the way and should be in place by the end of next week.

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Highways Update – Mumford Drive / Grafton Way / Ardens Grove

In the summer I reported the potholes in Mumford Drive, Grafton Way and Ardens Grove to Street Doctor and asked the residents to also report any pot holes out side their houses. I know that Shayne Major also reported the pot holes in Church Street. I have since been around the estate and realised that nothing had been done so reported them again over the Christmas Holidays. I have now received the following response from NCC:

There has been an update to your Street Doctor report, reference number [850130]
‘Site has been visited and currently defects do not meet NCC intervention level, site will be monitored by highway safety inspectors.. Referred to Richard Malyszewicz’.
Thank you for contacting the Street Doctor at Northamptonshire County Council.

I advise that we keep pushing the issue so if you could report the pot holes quoting the reference number shown above then we can hopefully force NCC to take action. Jodie Johnson

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Village Sign

CraftSome residents have raised concerns over the disappearance of the village sign at the crossroads. Fear not, it hasn’t been damaged like some of the other signs at the crossroads by recent car crashes, merely been removed in order to affect some repairs due to weather damage. It will be back soon.

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Craft Club

CraftCraft club meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month for a chat, cuppa and to work on their latest project. Lifts can be arranged, please ring. January meetings are planned for Mon 9th Jan at Jackie French’s (7 Ardens Grove – 01604 831057), and Mon 23rd Jan at Chris Considine’s (5 St Johns Close – 832480).
Meetings take place 11.30am to 1.30pm, cost is £3 with the money going towards Church Funds and to fund refreshments.

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Press Release – Recycling

Recycle binShould anyone fancy another Blue recycling bin, SNC are doing a deal until Sat 31st December where you can purchase one for the bargain price of just £18 (normal price £30). To order your new bin call 01327 322344 weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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Poinsettias for Christmas

PointsettiaIf you would like to donate a Poinsettia to display in the church over Christmas as a way of remembering a loved one then these can be delivered to Clive Appleton at Castle Farm, North St, or Barbara Walsh in Berry Close. Please wrap them warmly as they are vulnerable to chilly winds.

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Christmas Services

Sunday 18th Dec – 3.15pm carols by candlelight

Christmas Eve – 8am B.C.P. Communion @ St Michaels Bugbrooke
– 3.30pm Crib Service @ Rothersthorpe
– 5.30pm carols on the Green @ Bugbrooke
– 11.30pm Communion @ Rothersthorpe

Christmas Day – 8am B.C.P. Communion @ Rothersthorpe

New Years Day – 10.30am Communion @ St Luke’s Kislingbury

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Size A4, if you would like one or no someone who doesn’t want CALLERS, please let me know and I will drop one off to them

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Rothersthorpe Fun Dog Show – Sat 10th Sep

Milton RailThis years Fun Dog Show is planned to be held on Saturday 10th Sep in conjunction with a smaller Fruit and Veg show. For full details on the days events please open the poster here

The dog show is just for fun, please bear that in mind when taking part.
Everyone is welcome but this isn’t Crufts!! Rosettes will be presented to the first
3 winners of each class. The classes are as follows:

Best puppy (up to 12 months)
Best Yearling (12-24 months)
Best adult (2-7 years)
Best veteran (7 years +)
Best coat
Prettiest eyes
Most handsome dog (any age)
Most handsome bitch (any age)
Waggiest tail
Best junior Handler (under 10 years)
Best junior Handler (under 10-16 years)

Fruit and Vegetable show classes

Specimens should be clean, free from blemishes and even in shape.
Where a number of specimens are requested these should be the same size.
Onions should have their outer layers of skin on, and tomatoes should have their green ‘calyx’ where the fruit joins on to the plant still present.
The judge looks for quality before ‘show presentation’. The classes are as follows:

Five pods of runner beans
Three tomatoes
Three carrots
Three onions
Three potatoes
Specimen vegetable (s) other than above (one variety only)
Heaviest marrow (will be judged purely on weight)
Three dessert apples
Three cooking apples
Specimen fruit-other than above (one variety only)

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