Boughton Village Matters - Boughton Village, Northants, UK

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    Boughton Village Matters Deadline for the May issue is 22 April Issue Number 88 April 2009

    Welcome to the April edition of BVM

    Helen Coghill Pegasus House 841953

    Charlotte Mackaness Wickets Cottage 842311

HAVE YOUR SAY AT THE ANNUAL VILLAGE MEETING thThe annual meeting of the Parish is on 6 April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. All residents

    are welcome to hear reports from village organisations and to raise any matters of concern.

PLANS FOR VILLAGE DAY TAKE SHAPE thBoughton Village Day takes place on Saturday 11 July from 2pm until around 5pm. There

    will be evening entertainment at The Whyte Melville from 8pm until midnight. Events will be

    held in Church Street, the pub, church, and The Old Rectory and Obelisk Farm House

    gardens. The Village Hall will not be used, as it is felt that this divides proceedings. Church

    Street, plus Vyse Road at Humfrey Lane will be closed off with access only for residents of

    Butchers Lane. This year funds raised with go primarily towards the Pocket Park and,

    similar to 2008, monies will be awarded to various village organisations. Attractions will

    include face painting, a fire engine, clowns, falconry, races for the under fives, afternoon

    teas and the Boughton Morris Dancers. More information to follow in future issues of BVM.

    SWING INTO ACTION WITH THE CRICKET CLUB stBoughton Cricket Club’s season starts on 21 April writes Oliver Mackaness. There are over 40 fixtures and our aim this year is to involve more villagers as players or spectators.

    The range of ages and abilities currently involved is vast, so please don’t be shy - the more Boughtonians the better. Those interested in playing, please contact Duncan Curtis on

    07753 775271. Last year we had an amazing response from villagers who supported the

    club financially: a sincere thank you to everyone. Anyone wishing to know more about

    becoming a sponsor email or call 842311. Games are in

    Boughton Park on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays. All welcome.


    The Richard Humfrey Charity trustees would like to remind residents of Boughton that if

    anyone within the Parish is in need and would benefit from the Charity they can call Jill Gist

    on 847890. Confidentiality is assured.


    The Blakes have a three-bedroom villa in a private residential area in Ayia Triada with a

    swimming pool and sea views to rent. It is air conditioned and has a fully equipped kitchen,

    spacious living area and sleeps six. Visit or call

    07780 606665 for more information.

LOST AN IPOD? thFound iPod on verge in Boughton on 28 March. Call Paul Mabbutt (842600) to claim.

    HELP MAP OUT FUTURE OF POCKET PARK The Pocket Park Committee has been meeting with various local organisations including

    the Country Council’s Pocket Park officer and the Police crime prevention team writes

    Charlotte Mackaness. Short-term plans feature fundraisers over the summer watch this

    space for details. The committee is also exploring the feasibility of resurrecting the village

    bonfire. Further ahead, the pond and play area require major overhauls. The Pocket Park is

    for everyone, and what we need is input from villagers on what you would like to see

    happen in the park, plus volunteers to offer help and expertise. Get in touch if you would

    like to join the committee, assist on a more informal basis or simply register your interest as

    a “Friend of Boughton Pocket Park”. Email or call 842311.

    CAN YOU HELP WITH ITALIAN EXCHANGE A 17-year-old girl from a family I know well would like to spend time in England to improve

    her English writes Marion Scott. Ideally, Monica would like to be with a family with a

    daughter aged 16 to 18 for the month of July. Both girls would return to Italy for August.

    She comes from a large village north of Venice. Alternatively, she would like to help in a

    family with a daughter aged six to 14. Please ring me on 842427 if you are interested.

BOUGHTON OPEN GARDENS IN AID OF THOMAS’S FUND thElizabeth Duffy is organising an Open Gardens day in aid of Thomas’s Fund on 7 June

    writes Lucy Smith. If you wish your garden to be involved or can help in any way, such as

    making a cake for the teas, please contact Elizabeth on 842209 or me on 847118. Waitrose

    has chosen Thomas’s Fund for its “Community Matters” scheme in April. We would be

    grateful for the support if everyone could choose the fund when shopping and picking

    where to place your green tokens.


    Sergeant Jacqui Harris, PC Claire Salmon and Lynne Rosher from Northants Police

    attended a fruitful meeting of Boughton’s Neighbourhood Watch coordinators last month.

    One of the subjects under discussion was how to introduce SmartWater to the village a

    product that marks property with a substance unique to each registered user. NHW is

    planning a presentation explaining how SmartWater works: information to follow. Another

    topic was the Community Messaging alert system that links the Police with the community

    by providing geographically relevant crime information via email. For enquiries email



    4oz low cholesterol margarine

    4tbs clear honey

    1oz muscovado sugar

    8oz porridge oats

    Dried cranberries (available at Smiths Farm Shop!) Melt the margarine, sugar and honey in a large pan. Add a handful of cranberries and the oats. Mix

     together then spread in an 8in x 12in tin or ovenproof dish. Press down with the back of a spoon to flatten the mixture. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until firm to the touch.


Keep On Running Move on to 5km training

    ? Week 4: Run four times. During two sessions run for seven minutes, walk for three.

    Repeat three times. During one session run four minutes, walk for one. Repeat six

    times. On the last session run 2.5km, time it and compare with last week’s 1.5km. ? Week 5: Run four times. During one session run 1.5km, walk for five minutes, run

    1.5km again. During two sessions run for seven minutes, walk for two. Repeat three

    times. During the last session run for 20 minutes non stop.

    ? Week 6 Run three times. In the first session run for 20 minutes. During one session

    run 10 minutes, walk for two. Repeat three times. Run 3km in the final session.


     th April Parish Council Meeting 6.30pm in the Village Hall followed by 6

    Annual Village Meeting 7.30pm. This is NOT a Parish Council

    meeting. All welcome.

     th20 April Boughton Ladies Fellowship Folk Dancing at Earls Barton

    Baptist Church. Less active members are very welcome to join us thsocially and are allowed to laugh! 4 May No meeting. For details

    contact Chris Lea on 842856.

     th7 June Boughton Open Gardens Contact Elizabeth Duffy (842209) or

    Lucy Smith (847118).

     th11 July Village Day

     th12 September Ride And Stride Sponsored cycle or walk between churches in

    aid of Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust. Call Marion

    Scott (842427) for more information.

     strd1 and 3 Mondays Ladies Fellowship, Church Rooms - contact Chris Lea 842856 Every Monday Pilates 1.45 - 2.45 pm 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

    Wednesday mornings 10.30 Church Coffee Morning - contact Eileen Rouse st1 Thursday of month Mums & Tots 2.30pm 4.30pm Tori 843056/Charlotte 842311 Thursday evenings Short mat bowls - contact Andrea Brame 844027


    Contact Sandra Lee (843491)



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