BOUGHTON TO BLOOM WITH BULBS

Pupils from the village school will be once again planting bulbs in the Pocket Park. As last year, each class will plant in a different part of the park, and visitors will be able to see the flowers in bloom from January until to July.

LOCAL CHARITY’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER IN VILLAGE HALL

There will be dancing to live band Fynnius Fogg and a hot supper, bar and raffle in the Village Hall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Dunstone Bennett Complementary Centre. This provides support for those undergoing cancer therapy. It will take place on 
2nd November from 7pm. Tickets are £15 and include a glass of Prosecco. These are available from Helen Coghill (hmcoghill@doctors.org.uk) and Carol Dunstone (carol.dustone@zen.co.uk).

BOUGHTON SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAYRE

There will be a selection of crafts for sale, refreshments, activities for children, a scholastic book fair and a very special visitor at the school’s Christmas Fayre on Friday 6th December from 2pm. If you are interested in having a stall for the afternoon, please email admin@boughtonacademy.co.uk for more information.

NORTH WEST RELIEF ROAD PLANNING MEETING

The planning application for the North West Relief Road is expected to be decided by Northamptonshire County Council on 19th November. The meeting starts at 10am. The application admits that the road will have an adverse impact on Boughton. Villagers are encouraged to attend the meeting if at all possible. The Parish Council has employed a traffic consultant and a planning barrister to respond to the application.

DON’T FORGET – NO NEWSLETTER IN JANUARY

Please send notices of January events to us early for publication in the December issue.

LONDON CHAMBER CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT – SAVE THE DATE

The City Chamber Choir will be visiting Boughton Church again on 7th December to perform a Christmas concert in aid of Thomas’s Fund, Riding For The Disabled and the village church. Tickets are £12.50 and include interval wine and nibbles. For more information, please contact Oliver Mackaness – oliver@billingfinance.co.uk

TORRENTIAL RAIN DAMAGES BOUGHTON LIBRARY

The recent wet weather resulted in some of the papers and books in the newly refurbished book exchange telephone box. Tony Boullemier, who came up with the idea of the village library, acted swiftly and the leaking window-panes have been sealed.

JUMBLE SALE GREAT SUCCESS

The Village Hall committee would like to thank everyone who helped and supported the October jumble sale. Over £700 was raised for hall fund, which will be used towards the maintenance costs of the building.

MAKE A CHRISTMAS WREATH AND HELP THE POCKET PARK

There will be a Christmas wreath-making event in the Village Hall on Saturday 23rd November from 1pm until 4pm to raise funds for Boughton Pocket Park. No previous experience is need – just a pair of sharp scissors! Tickets are £25 from dreemer33@hotmail.com

RECIPES NEEDED!

Please send your favourite recipe to us for next months newsletter. We are keen to hear from anyone of any age with culinary enthusiasm. Perhaps a Christmas treat or a winter warmer?

RICHARD DANIEL’S AMAZON FISH HOT POT

Ingredients per person
:

  • 1 potato
  • 1 tomato
1 pepper
  • 
A handful of greens of choice
  • Filet of fish – cod or a textured fish works best
  • Salt

Method:

Slice the vegetables to about finger width pieces. Add the greens, salt and water to cover. Bring to the boil and simmer very gently for about 50 minutes, turning once or twice with care. Remove half the mixture and set to one side. Place the fish on the mixture remaining in the pan/pot and cover with the other have of the vegetable mix. Continue to simmer for five to 10 minutes until the fish is cooked. If you prefer chicken to fish, place the meat in with the vegetables from the start. Vegetables such as mushrooms, courgettes and sweetcorn don’t generally work well because they are so watery.

CHARLOTTE FLETCHER-STABLES’ GREENER EARTH – A Green Christmas!

Did you know that the UK alone used four roles of wrapping paper per household over the Christmas period? Some 222, 000 miles of it is not recycled. That is enough to cover the length of the three largest rivers in the world: the Nile, Amazon and Yangtze.

Green tip: reduce waste wrapping paper at Christmas by not wrapping gifts individually but by using gift bags that can be reused. If you must use paper, avoid glittery, metallic paper that is hard to recycle. Research companies that produce environmentally friendly papers, such as www.re-wrapped.co.uk.

Try to make your Christmas shop more sustainable by shopping local. Source poultry from local farmers and shop local, such as at Smiths Farm Shop to reduce your food’s carbon footprint!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • 11h November Parish Council Meeting 7pm in the Village Hall.
  • 18th November Boughton Ladies Fellowship “History Of The Police Force.”. Contact Sue Greatorex (842332).
  • 23rd November Christmas Wreath Making 1pm-4pm in Village Hall. Tickets £25 from dreemer33@hotmail.com
  • 6th December Boughton School Christmas Fair from 2pm.
  • 7th December City Chamber Choir Christmas charity concert. Tickets from Oliver Mackaness (842311).
  • 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 
Last Tuesday of month Spencer Club – Mrs Cumbleton/Mrs Sallie 843652/843314
  • Every Thursday Zumba 6.30pm – call Lina 07725984674
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat am – exercise classes with Dan 07950482979
  • Wed and Friday pm – exercise classes with Dan 07950482979

HIRE BOUGHTON VILLAGE HALL

  • Meetings
  • Children’s Parties
  • Dances
  • Fundraisers

Contact Jenny Bullock (07776 082308)

Next BVM issue is December 2019

EDITORS:

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

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