YET MORE HOUSES ON THE HORIZON?

Boughton Parish Council has received notification of an outline planning application for up to 41 new dwellings on the land at Welford Road, Boughton. Full details of the application can be viewed on the Daventry District Council website www.daventrydc.gov.uk (reference DA//2014/0521). The Parish Council has objected to the proposals. Parishioners can write to the Planning Officer expressing their views at DDC, Lodge Road, Daventry NN11 4FP.

VILLAGE DAY: THE FORCE WAS WITH US

Despite some early rain, the sun shone for Boughton Village Day in July. Villagers enjoyed the entertainment in Church Street with live music in the Whyte Melville, a concert in the Church and various other attractions. This year’s theme was Star Wars. Children and adults were treated to a fantastic parade of Star Wars storm troopers walking up and down Church Street. Many children joined in by dressing as Star Wars characters. Over £500 was raised through donations for local charities.

CHECK OUT NEW VILLAGE WEBSITE

The new village website has gone live and can be seen at www.boughtonnorthants.co.uk. If you would like any news posting on the site, please contact the Parish Clerk, Jayne Bunting, on 882527.

BERTHA FAILS TO PUT BRAKES ON LUCY’S BIKE CHALLENGE

When Lucy Smith from Spinney Close took part in the Ride London event the tail-end of hurricane Bertha created havoc with gale-force winds and torrential rain. So treacherous were conditions that the course was shortened to 86 miles. The rain started just as Lucy started at 8am. “It was biblical,” says Lucy, who finished after five hours and 53 minutes. She is grateful to all those who sponsored her brining the fundraising total for Thomas’s Fund to £2,610. To donate, please visit www.justgiving.com/Lucy-Smith41.

ATTENTION STUDENTS – EDUCATION GRANTS UP FOR GRABS

The Richard Humfrey (Education) Foundation provides financial assistance to students under 25 undertaking further education studies. Grants can also be made to those leaving school to prepare for, or enter, a profession or trade. Usually, applicants will be considered for a maximum of two awards over two years, depending on the course. Applicants should normally be resident in Boughton and must apply by 24th October. The Trustees are mindful of the charitable status of the Trust. They will give particular consideration when making awards to applicants where a financial or personal difficulty, such as bereavement or parental redundancy, is made known to them. Such information will be treated as strictly confidential. Please contact Kevin Greatorex (842332) or Jill Gist (847890).

AUTUMN AT THE WHYTE MELVILLE

On 26th September the village pub is hosting a Macmillan coffee morning. All the proceeds will go to the cancer charity. Landlord Jeremy asks customers to bring in cupcakes, cookies and cakes for him to sell, and he will provide the coffee. On 27th September Irish folk band Donnybrook Fair are playing in the evening.

END OF SUMMER CLEAR OUT?

There will be a jumble sale at Boughton Village Hall on Saturday 13th September from 2pm until 4pm. Please save books, DVDs, CDs, bric-a-brac, toys, clothes and unwanted gifts. A collection will be made on 12th September. Alternatively, please take jumble to the Hall on the day.

NEW MONTHLY MEETING FOR FELLOWSHIP

The Ladies’ Fellowship now meets just once a month on the third Monday. Please find enclosed in this month’s BVM a programme of this year’s events. “Why not stick it on the fridge,” says Sue Greatorex. “Come along to any meetings that you think you may find interesting. It only costs £2 and that includes a hot drink and biscuit.”

COMMUNITY PANEL COMES TO BOUGHTON

Every three months a Community Panel meeting is held. This is a get-together of Boughton and nearby villages and our Community Police team. Any member of the public is welcome to attend and raise any queries or worries they have. The next one is being held in Boughton Village Hall on 29th October at 7pm.

MEMORIAL FOR CHRISTINA TEBBUTT

There will be a memorial service for Christina Tebbutt on 6th September at 11.30am in Boughton. Christina was born in the Boughton in 1919 and apart from stints away from the village to study in London and work in Staffordshire, she lived most of her life in Boughton. Both she and her husband, Simon, worked in the family leather business and were heavily involved with the local church and charities. Christina leaves two daughters, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR VILLAGE BONFIRE

This year’s village bonfire is being held in the Pocket Park on Saturday 8th November. Advanced tickets are available at the special price of £3. Tickets will be £4.50 on the night. Gates open at 5.30pm, with a brilliant firework display by Gala Fireworks starting at 6.30pm. Locally produced hotdogs, toffee apples and homemade brownies are among the delicious refreshments available. For more information or to book your tickets, please contact Charlotte Mackaness on 842311. It would be good to hear from anybody who can help steward on the night.

LUCY KIMBELL’S CHOCOLATE FRIDGE CAKE

Boughton-Chocolate-Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1oz digestive biscuits
  • 4oz unsalted butter
  • 2oz golden syrup
  • 1oz cocoa powder

Method:

Crush the biscuits. Melt the butter, syrup and cocoa powder in a saucepan over a low heat. Add the crushed biscuits and tip into a 7in square tin lined with greased tin foil. Press down the crushed biscuit mixture as flat as possible. Melt the chocolate, pour over, level out and refrigerate.