70MPH SPEEDER RECORDED

“To coincide with Boughton becoming part of the Community Speed Watch initiative, the Police placed a discreet measuring device in Moulton Lane,” writes Mark Taylor. “It recorded 4,000 cars travelling through the village per day, 53 per cent of which were exceeding the speed limit. The highest speed was 70mph. Thanks to three weeks’ work done by Boughton’s team, 291 letters were sent out by the Police to those travelling at 35mph and above. The top speed recorded was 53mph. Thank you to the small band of nine volunteers who gave up their time but we desperately need more people. Boughton is a village of 1,000! If you can help, please contact me on mdt500@hotmail.com”.

BUCKTON FIELDS – SAY GOODBYE TO FIELDS

The Parish Council has received written notification that contractors will be arriving on the Buckton Fields site this month to start work on constructing 377 houses.

RETURN OF THE CHARITY POSH PLOUGHMAN’S

Following the success of last year’s event, the Whyte Melville will be holding another “Posh Ploughman’s & Pud” night in aid of the Pocket Park on 19th September. Tickets are £20 are available from the pub, Nicky Callis (nicky@roundhousegraphics.co.uk) and Mel Potter (melanierebecca@hotmail.co.uk).

REBECCA’S ROLL OF HONOUR

Seven year old Rebecca Taylor from Vyse Road won a competition judged by British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood held at Chris Evans’ event Carfest. Rebecca won the under 14 category in a sausage roll versus Scotch egg competition to rapturous applause from the 30,000-strong crowd. Her recipe Appleeky Sausage Roll features in this edition of BVM.

BOUGHTON LOSES MUCH-LOVED RESIDENT

Harry Lovell, who was born and lived all his life in Boughton, died in July aged 94. Boughton meant the world to Harry. He was at the heart of so many aspects of village life, including the cricket club, Church and Richard Humfrey Foundation, but will be known to most as the kindly man who ran the Post Office and village shop for many years with his wife, Sylvia. In 2012 he was awarded the Arctic Cross in recognition of his bravery while serving in the Royal Navy during World War Two. Harry was a true gentleman and will be missed by all who knew him.

YOGA TERMS STARTS AGAIN

Hatha yoga begins on Thursday 10th September in the Village Hall at the new time of 7.15pm to 8.30pm. Cost is £97 per term or £9 drop in. Contact Lizzy on 07950 573719.

CHANGES TO RICHARD HUMFREY EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

“The Richard Humfrey (Education) Foundation provides financial assistance to students under 25 undertaking further education studies. Applicants should normally be resident in Boughton and apply by 24th October,” writes Kevin Greatorex, chairman of the Trustees. “The criteria by which the Foundation awards grants have remained unchanged since 1991. In lengthy discussions, Trustees have been mindful that the Foundation has charitable objectives and are keen that future awards are made in cases of financial or personal hardship. Applications should be made in writing to the secretary Jill Gist. For more information about the process, ring her on 847890 or email jandrgist@tiscali.co.uk.”

VILLAGE HALL JUMBLE SALE

The Village Hall jumble sale is on 5th September 2pm until 4pm. Please save books, toys, clothes or unwanted gifts. A collection will be made on 4th September or donations can be made on the day. For more information, call Cassie Handshaw on 844926

BOUGHTON BONFIRE: CHANGE OF DATE

This year’s bonfire and fireworks in the Pocket Park will be held on Sunday 1st November, not the date previously advertised. This year’s display will be put on by Titanium Fireworks, a very-well established company that will be responsible for the Rugby World Cup opening and closing ceremonies. Next year, it will be business as usual on a Saturday.

MORE TRADITIONAL SIGNAGE FOR BOUGHTON

The Parish Council has successfully applied for an Empowerment Grant of £695. This will be put towards replacing the fingerpost sign at the top of Butchers Lane with a traditional sign that is more in keeping with the village’s conservation area.


PITSFORD FILM CIRCLE

This month’s film is The Imitation Game, which will be screened on 19th September in Pitsford Village Hall. For more details email graham.ashworth976@btinternet.com

REBECCA’S APPLEEKY SAUSAGE ROLL

Sausage-Rolls-Boughton

Ingredients:

  • 500g sausage meat
  • 1 Bramley apple
  • 
200g smoked bacon
  • 1 leek
  • 50g butter
  • 50g full-fat soft cheese
  • 750g (2 packs) puff pastry
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Pinch of white pepper

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to super-hot 250C plus. Finely slice the leek and saute in the butter until soft. Add the cream cheese and pepper. Set aside to cool. Grill the bacon until crisp. Cool and chop finely. Finely chop the apple (ideally no bigger than 5mm cubes) and place in a bowl with the sausage meat and bacon. Unroll the pastry at the last minute to keep it cool. Cut both in half to make four 12in by 5in wide strips. Brush the pasty with the beaten egg. Place the sausage meat mix along the length, in the middle, of each strip and make a small channel for the leek mix. Roll each strip into a sausage shape sealing the pastry. Cut each into six to make 24. Brush with beaten egg and place in the oven. Reduce the oven heat to 200C. After five minutes’ cooking time reduce further to 170C. They should take about 30 minutes to cook through. Brush with beaten egg half-way through for an extra-special golden glaze.

ROBIN IDESON’S PLANT OF THE MONTH

Pyracantha (Fire Thorn) is a thorny, evergreen shrub in the rose family usually grown as a bush or wall shrub. Its small oval, evergreen leaves provide year-round interest and make it a good architectural shrub. In spring it is covered with a profusion of tiny, lightly scented, creamy-white flowers, which when in full blossom, almost give the impression that the shrub has had a generous dusting of icing sugar. However, it is as this time of year that Pyracantha will really impress as the shrub is covered in an abundance of spherical red, orange and yellow berries. These appear from late August and usually last for several months, meaning it can provide a rich vein of vivid colour during the winter months when there may be little other colour in the garden. Pyracantha can deal with most conditions, including very dry soil, although flowering will be reduced if it is in too much shade. In good conditions it will grow to around 3m high and 3m wide, and will happily grow away without much interruption. It is also useful for security as its long, rigid spines act as a great deterrent for keeping out unwanted visitors from the garden. When grown as a hedge, Pyracantha can make a good perimeter or when trained up a wall it can prevent intruders accessing a property via the wall. There are a number of common and easily obtainable Pyracanthas including Pyracantha ‘Orange Glow’, which has orange berries, Pyracantha rogersiana AGM, which has orange-red fruits and is good for shaded walls, and Pyracantha ‘Flava’ AGM, which has yellow fruits and a weeping habit.
Robin is a Boughton-based garden designer

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • 5th September: Jumble Sale 2pm-4pm in the Village Hall for Hall funds.
  • 13th September: Parish Council Meeting 7pm in the Village Hall. All welcome.
  • 18th-27th September: Brixworth Music Festival Programme and ticket information from www.brixworthmusicfestival.co.uk
  • 19th September: Posh Ploughmans in the Whyte Melville in aid of the Pocket Park. Tickets from pub, Nicky Callis or Mel Potter.
  • 21st September: Boughton Ladies Fellowship Annual Church service and supper. Contact Sue Greatorex (842332) if you’d like to attend.
  • 3rd Monday: Ladies Fellowship, Church Rooms – contact Sue Greatorex 842332
  • Every Monday: Pilates 12- 1pm Village Hall – contact Roberta Gee 07816768252 
Every Tuesday Pilates 6.30 – 7.30 pm Village Hall – contact Roberta Gee
  • 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 and Fundraisers

Contact Sandra Lee (01604) 843491

Next BVM issue is October
 2015

Editors:

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

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