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The church had its annual clean on the 3rd August. Polished from top to bottom by a great team of volunteers, fuelled by tea and scones. Thanks to everyone who generously gave their time to keep our church looking so spick and span.

If you missed last year’s Scaldwell Club Treasure Hunt, it will have been a long year of regret and sorrow. But cheer up! The Treasure Hunt has returned and it’s better than ever. Meet at 5pm in your car at the Green on the 7th September for a fun-filled and challenging search for clues in the surrounding countryside. The prize will be….well come along and find out…..

Actual prize may vary…

A packed church on Sunday 21st July witnessed Paul being officially licensed as a Lay Reader in the Church of England. This was the culmination of many years of study and practical training. Many congratulations, Paul!

Many Scaldwell residents and friends from the local area came to the Playing Field on Saturday 20th July to enjoy our annual party. Despite the threatening weather, it stayed just dry enough not dampen spirits.

We enjoyed great music from Backbeat and Unpredictable, followed by a lively disco to close out the evening. As always thanks go to the dedicated Club committee plus many other helpers who set the field up, ran the bar, and then turned up on Sunday morning to do a lot of clearing up.

Please note that the Village Club will be closed on the evening of 19th July as the staff will be preparing for the Party in the Park on Saturday

We have a new library in Scaldwell but with a difference! As you enter the church you will find right by the door a great selection of fiction and non-fiction; everything from medieval romance to the SAS via a Dick Francis or two.

The difference is that we have no library cards, no due return dates or stern librarians telling you to be quiet. Help yourself to as many books as you like and, if you want to keep them, be our guest. Open every day during daylight hours. Happy Reading !

Jackie and Dara

Congratulations to Jackie Anstice and Dara Masterson-Jones on their appointment as ChurchWardens

Please note that with effect from the 22nd July the twice weekly bus service provided to Scaldwell is being withdrawn. This is due to the end of the Nothamptonshire County Council subsidy.
For information on local community transport arrangements please see information on DACT – the Daventry community service http://dact.btck.co.uk/ContactDACT
Further information can be found at the following links:

New recycling bins are being delivered to households across Daventry District in preparation for changes to the collection service this summer.

The blue-lidded wheelie bins will replace the red and blue recycling boxes from 4 June, removing the need for residents to separate their recyclables and providing extra space to recycle large cardboard.

They are being delivered to nearly 38,000 households over the course of the next five weeks ahead of the new 1-2-3+ Collection Service, which is being introduced by Daventry District Council (DDC) and its new environmental services partner Daventry Norse.

Anyone who does not receive their new bin by 31 May should contact DDC by emailing recycling@daventrydc.gov.uk or phoning 01327 871100. Residents who do not receive a bin within two days of their neighbours receiving theirs should also get in touch with the Council.

People should continue to use their old recycling boxes until the last collection before the new service starts on 4 June.

It is not planned to collect the boxes after the switchover. Once washed out they can be put to a range of different uses, or alternatively taken to a household waste recycling centre.

Collected fortnightly, the new blue-lidded bins will give people more space for recycling over two weeks than the current weekly box collections, and will help stop items getting wet or blowing away.

They form part of the new 1-2-3+ Collection Service, which will comprise:

  • 1: a weekly food waste collection
  • 2: a fortnightly mixed recycling collection in a new blue-lidded wheelie bin
  • 3: A general waste black bin collection every three weeks
  • +: An optional fortnightly garden waste service for an annual fee of £35 per bin, per year.

More details about the new service, including information about changes to collection days, will be sent out to households in the coming weeks.

For more information, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/binchange

“Speeding is considered to be the number 1 issue in Northamptonshire villages” 

For those that have not been involved in this project before – this scheme is about the community coming together with the Police as a partnership with the aim of reducing the speed of traffic passing through our villages.

Traffic passing through this village continues to rise sharply and with this comes increasing speeds being recorded.

The latest data set showed 46% of traffic passing through the village at some point were speeding above the 30mph limit, to put this into context this was approx 6500 motorists speeding through Scaldwell or a minimum of 800 vehicles speeding every day. Of these 16% were speeding above 35 mph! with speeds recorded as high as 45-50mph.

Along with many other villages in Northamptonshire we have the opportunity to undertake speed monitoring by way of use of Police provided speed cameras- details of speeding traffic is then past to the Police who will take appropriate action.

We have been offered monitoring equipment on a shared basis with Brixworth over a 6 week period from 16th June to 21st July – giving us 3 weeks usage in total.

Sparing Just One Hour CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

To make this a success – I need volunteers

Full training will be provided via the Police – The next training session is due to be held on 2nd June at 9.30am in Northampton.

If you would like to support this activity but want to know more about what is required then please do not hesitate to contact me. Please indicate if you are able to support this community action by completing and returning the attached slip – alternatively please e.mail me or leave a message with the required information at the e-mail address/ number below.

Regards

Phil Purcell,
Springbank, Old Rd, 882640
Philpurcell28@gmail.com