GET READY FOR BONFIRE NIGHT!

Gates open at 4.30pm in the Pocket Park on Saturday 3rd November for the annual village bonfire and firework display. The display starts at approximately 5.30pm. Tickets are £3.50 in advance (from Smiths Farm Shop) or £5 on the gate. There will be food, beverages and glowsticks sold within the Park in aid of the Pocket Park – any vendors outside are not associated with the charity. If the dry weather continues, there will be some parking in a field off Vyse Road for those with four-wheel drive vehicles, as last year. For more information, please contact the Pocket Park Committee via boughtonpocketpark@yahoo.co.uk

ROAD SCHEMES DECISION

At last month’s Northamptonshire County Council Cabinet meeting it was decided to go ahead with the North West Relief Road. This will come out on the Welford Road near the Windhover. The County Council is seeking funding in order to carry out work to develop further the NNOR scheme and potential routes.

TASTING EVENING: WINES FOR THE CHRISTMAS TABLE

Tickets are now available for a wine-tasting evening in the Village Hall on Saturday 8th December hosted by Robin Sheppard. They cost £25 per person and include supper and several wines. The theme is wines for the Christmas table. The evening is in aid of Boughton Church. For more information contact Caroline Trott at carolinetrott@sky.com

FREE COLLECTION OF UNWANTED FURNITURE FOR CHARITY

Local resident Gareth Scott-Evans runs a small, Wellingborough-based charity called Sofa Wise. It provides household items for those in the local community who have very little. Gareth can pick up any unwanted items if they are appropriate for donation at no cost to the giver. For more information, please contact Gareth via support@sofawise.org.uk or call 07462 864731.

DISTRICT COUNCILLOR SEEKS VIEWS OF VILLAGE

Our Daventry District Councillor, John Shephard, believes there are important decisions to be made for our community in relation to the Buckton Fields development. He would like the views of the village on subjects including whether there should be some kind of community centre on the site or elsewhere in the village? Should the developers’ offer of refurbishment of Boughton village hall be discussed as an alternative? Should more sports facilities provided? If so, where? And what are your thoughts about the proposed park-and-ride scheme? John can be contacted via john@windbreck.co.uk

VILLAGE ALLOTMENT NEEDS A CARER

If any keen gardeners in the village would like to take over one of the village allotments (located next to the entrance to the Pocket Park), please contact Ron Lee on 843491.

SAD LOSS OF GREAT BOUGHTON RESIDENT

Dr Bill McQuillan, who lived on Vyse Road, has died at the age of 91. Among the many notable achievements in his long career was setting up Northampton MIND and becoming an honorary physician to HM The Queen. Our sympathies go to Imelda and her family.

CHILDREN HELP MAKE PARK A RIOT OF COLOUR

The Pocket Park committee has bought over 700 bulbs for pupils at Boughton Primary School to plant, which will add life and colour to the Park throughout next spring and summer. Each class has its own set of bulbs including crocuses, bluebells, narcissus and anemones. The children will be visiting the Pocket Park with their teachers to plant the bulbs and we look forward to seeing the results.

RARE QUAD BIKE STOLEN FROM VILLAGE

A vintage Honda 125 ATC was stolen from the village while its owners were away during a half-term break. Jasper and Isaac Callis spent last summer restoring the rare, red quad and are, understandably, extremely upset about the theft.

SCHOOL EVENTS AND POTENTIAL CONGESTON ON MOULTON LANE

Advanced warning of some events at Boughton Primary: Friday 7th December 2pm until 4.30pm Christmas Fair; 17th and 18th December Christmas performances afternoon and evening (potentially major congestion – avoid Moulton Lane if possible); Wednesday 19th December Christmas assembly.

THANK YOU TO JUMBLE FUNDRAISERS

September’s jumble sale in the Village Hall raised over £700 for hall funds. A big thank you from the committee to all who helped and supported the event.

CONTINUED TRAFFIC DISRUPTION IN BOUGHTON

Over the next few weeks there will be temporary traffic lights on Moulton Lane as Gigaclear carries out work.

SUSAN WILSON’S SALTED CARAMEL, WHISKY ICE CREAM

Ingredients - makes 1litre

  • 397g can of Carnation caramel
  • 300ml double cream
  • 1 to 2tsp soft, sea-salt flakes
  • 1 to 3tbsp whisky, according to taste

Method:

A simple, no-churn recipe! Put the caramel and cream into a bowl, plus 1tsp salt. Whisk until it thickens. Taste to see whether it is salty enough. Please note, flavours are more muted when frozen. Add more salt if needed. While whisking slowly, gradually add half the alcohol. You don’t have to use whisky – Bourbon and brandy also work well. Taste again and add more alcohol if needed. The alcohol does tend to give the ice cream a soft, glossy texture so don’t hold back! Give the mix a good fold by hand using a silicone spatula. Decant into a 1-litre tub. Freeze for six to eight hours. (Note from Editors…. Delicious with a deep-fried Mars Bar!)

BVM: A Backward Glance

From the Parish Registers under the year 1809

Boughton celebrates the 50-year reign of King George III

Statement of Account

1809: Subscription of the Parish of Boughton for the purpose of celebrating the Jubilee of 25th October. The subscription amounted to £28 7s.

1809: Disbursement of the subscription: The ox £13. The Sunday school children 15s. The singers 10s 6d. The ringers 7s. Mr Francis, for killing at cutting up the ox, 10s. Fireworks 13s 6p. Men, for carrying around the bread and meat, 1s 6s. Bread for the poor £3 16s. Mr Worley, for beer for the poor, £2 7s. Mr Greenhow, for beer for the poor, £2 2s. Coals given to the poor £2 18s. Liquor and beer £1 6s 6p. Total £28 7s.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • 12th November Parish Council Meeting 7pm in the Village Hall.
  • 19th November Boughton Ladies Fellowship Jonathan Willmott on Royal jewellery. All welcome. Contact Sue Greatorex (842332).
  • 3rd November Pocket Park Bonfire & Fireworks Tickets Smith Farm Shop.
  • 8th December Wine Tasting in Village Hall. Tickets £25 from Caroline Trott.
  • 3rd Monday Ladies Fellowship, Church Rooms – contact Sue Greatorex 842332
  • 6th Monday Chiropody service in Village Hall for residents only – contact 01536 771393
  • Every Tuesday Pilates 6.30 – 7.30 pm Village Hall – contact Maree Jessen
  • Every Tuesday Bootcamp 7 – 8pm in the Pocket Park. £5 a session
  • Last Tuesday of month Spencer Club – Mrs Cumbleton/Mrs Sallie 843652/843314

HIRE BOUGHTON VILLAGE HALL

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

Contact Jenny Bullock (01604) 845701

Next BVM issue is December 2018

EDITORS:

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

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