DATES FOR ORBITAL ROAD CONSULTATION FINALLY ANNOUNCED

The second consultation will run from 15th May until 20th June. The consultation material, which includes revised routes for the proposed Northern Orbital road revised since last year, will be available on Northamptonshire County Council’s website at the start of the consultation. BVM will post a link on its Facebook page. There will be a display in Boughton Village Hall on 7th June from 9am until 7pm, in addition to similar events in Pitsford (6th June), Harlestone (16th June) and Moulton (17th June). In addition, the exhibition boards will be on display in Kingsthorpe Library from 20th June until 30th June.

VANDALS DAMAGE POCKET PARK MAZE

The maze in Boughton’s Pocket Park was seriously damaged by vandals at the beginning of March. A group of young boys broke and destroyed several of the posts surrounding the raised beds and inside the maze causing damage that will cost a four-figure sum to repair. It is just over a year since repairs were carried out following previous incidents of vandalism. A community-spirited villager called 101 after seeing the group in the Park early afternoon on 4th March. The Police have issued a crime reference number (170092995) and would encourage anyone with information to call 101.

MAKE THE MOST OF THE STREET DOCTOR

Boughton Parish Council is very aware of the mud on Brampton Lane and much hopes that a wheel washer will be installed at the quarry soon, which should help the situation. Villagers are encouraged to report highway issues, including mud and potholes, to the Street Doctor on 0300 1261000. The deep pothole at the bottom of Church Street has been patched. For more information about the role of the Street Doctor, please visit the Boughton village website: www.boughtonnorthants.co.uk


BOUGHTON BALL SPARKLING SUCCESS

The Black Tie and Tiara Ball held last month in aid of three local charities, FaceFax, Thomas’s Fund and the local Air Ambulance, raised in the region of £15,000. A big thank you to all those who attended, sponsored and supported the event, plus the volunteers who gave up their time to organise it.

PROBLEMATIC BIN TO GO

The litter bin adjacent to the bus stop on Harborough Road is to be removed, at the request of the Parish Council. There have been on-going problems with this bin, which is used for fly-tipping. The Parish Council and the Environmental Protection Team at Daventry District Council will monitor the situation once the bin has been taken away.

BOUGHTON PARK GATES LATEST

The griffin on the entrance to Boughton Park has been taken down for his own protection. His opposite number, a lion, was stolen earlier in the year. A recent inspection revealed three of four screws holding the griffin in place had been removed and left alongside, presumably by thieves planning a return visit. The statues will be replaced in due course.

PLANNING PERMISSION TURNED DOWN

Gladman Homes’ planning application to build 75 dwellings off Holly Lodge drive has been turned down by Daventry District Council.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

The annual village meeting takes place on 10th April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. This is a meeting for the village and everyone is invited to attend in order to hear from Boughton groups and keep abreast of what is going on in the village.

VILLAGE PLAN ENTERS NEXT STAGE

A statutory consultation by Daventry District Council on the Boughton Village Design Statement finished on 27th February. The document will now go before DCC’s Strategy Group in April.

VINTAGE TEA PARTY TICKETS UP FOR GRABS

There are tickets still available for the afternoon tea party in the Village Hall on Sunday 14th May from 2pm until 4pm. Tickets are £12 from Sandra Lee on 843491. If you are unable to come but can provide a cake or raffle prize, please contact Sandra beforehand.

SOPHIE POWER’S TOFFEE & CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

Ingredients:

  • 
200g digestive biscuits
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 400g cream cheese
  • 200g mascarpone cheese
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 175ml double cream

For the topping:

  • 70g hard toffee
  • 50g hard chocolate

Allow the butter to cool and use 10g to grease a 23cm loose-bottomed spring form cake tin. Line with baking parchment. Put the digestive biscuits in a freezer bag and, using a rolling pin, to crush then into crumbs. Pour these into a mixing bowl and add the remaining butter. Stir until the crumbs are well coated. Using your hand or the back of a spoon, press the biscuit crumbs into the cake tin. Transfer to the fridge for one hour to allow the base to set. To make the cheesecake, put the cream cheese, mascarpone, icing sugar and vanilla extract into a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to combine. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the cream until it thickens. Add to the cream cheese mixture and beat until both mixtures are completely combined. Remove the tin from the fridge and pour the cheesecake mixture evenly onto the biscuit base and spread evenly. Return to the fridge to set, ideally overnight or for a minimum of four hours. About 30 minutes before serving take the cheesecake out of the fridge so it reaches room temperature. For the topping, put the toffee into a bowl and melt in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds, stirring it every few seconds. Use a spoon to drizzle the toffee over the cheesecake. Use the same technique to melt and drizzle the chocolate. Put the cheesecake back in the fridge for five minutes to firm up the topping.

GOT AN IDEA FOR A COLUMN OR REGULAR SLOT THAT COULD FILL THIS SPACE? WE ARE ALL EARS. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR THOUGHTS

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • 10th April: Annual Parish Meeting Village Hall 7.30pm. All welcome.
  • 24th April: Boughton Ladies Fellowship 7pm. “The Faraway Children” by Jane Deamer. Please note this is the fourth Monday because of Easter. Contact Sue Greatorex (842332).
  • 14th May: Vintage Tea Party in Village Hall tickets £12 from 843491.
  • 3rd Monday: Ladies Fellowship, Church Rooms – contact Sue Greatorex 842332
  • 6th Monday: Chiropody service in Village Hall for residents only – contact 01536 771393
  • Every Monday: Pilates 12- 1pm Village Hall – contact Maree Jessen 07867853515 
Every Tuesday Pilates 6.30 – 7.30 pm Village Hall – contact Maree Jessen
  • Last Tuesday of month: Spencer Club – Mrs Cumbleton/Mrs Sallie 843652/843314
  • Every Thursday: Yoga 7.15 – 8.30pm – Contact Lizzy on 07950 573719

HIRE BOUGHTON VILLAGE HALL

  • Meetings
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Children’s Parties
  • Dances
  • Fundraisers

Contact Sandra Lee (01604) 843491

Next BVM issue is May 2017

EDITORS:

Helen Coghill: Pegasus House (01604) 841953 hmcoghill@doctors.org.uk

Charlotte Mackaness: Wickets Cottage (01604) 842311 charlotte@mackaness.net