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October 2013

ROTHERSTHORPE NEWSLETTER The Newsletter for the Community of Rothersthorpe


4th Oct

9—11.30am Coffee shop—Venue for today

in the Village Hall Saturday 5th Oct


Autumn Fayre


6th Oct


Harvest Service followed by tea


7th Oct


5Rs course at Bugbrooke Rectory


13th Oct

9.30am 2pm


14th Oct



20th Oct



22nd Oct


Saturday 26th Oct Sunday

27th Oct

Morning Worship Baptism 5Rs course at Bugbrooke Rectory Holy Communion P.C.C. at 47 Banbury Lane

10.30 to 12 Have fun with the bible at Noon Bugbrooke church 8am 9.30am

B.C.P. Communion Morning Worship

Church Cleaning Oct 13th Oct 27th

- Mike & Sue - Lindsay & Christy

Calling all gardeners BBC Radio Northampton—Gardener’s Question Time Chaired by Johnnie Amos In Milton Malsor Village Hall On Thursday 17th October 2013 at 7.30pm

Open Ended Holiday Reflections It is now the fourth day after returning from holiday where I had the wonderful experience of seeing my youngest daughter get married against the backdrop of the Caribbean Sea. I also had time to sit, relax, think and ponder about many things. Not least to wonder at the awesome beauty of this part of God’s wonderful creation. Heat at a constant 38O, clear blue skies, white coral sand, clear blue sea and palm trees gently swaying to the almost permanent gentle breeze. Get the picture! As I sat looking out at this almost idyllic view, interrupted only by a large vivid green Iguana walking past looking for something to eat and glaring at me through one of his piercing eyes, two different but related thoughts passed through my mind. Firstly, from the green, green, grass of home to the barren beauty of the Arctic landscape, from the dizzy heights of the Himalayas, to the below sea level beauty and mystery of the Dead Sea; from the high humidity of the Amazon rain forest to the water starved vegetation surrounding my Caribbean holiday resort, we are in serious danger of destroying it all by our greed and disregard of this wonderful island we all inhabit called Earth. Secondly, my thoughts scanned over a book I read in the early nineties called ‘A Brief History of Eternity’ which is a considered response to Stephen Hawkins book ‘A Brief History of Time’ published in the late eighties. In Roy E. Peacock’s book as his response unfolds, he comes to the holy grail of scientific research and endeavour, ‘how did this magnificent and complex universe come into being!’ He looks at the various theories from Stephen Hawkins theory of the origin of the universe to the theory and science surrounding ‘The Big Bang Theory!’ However, my ponderings at this point were interrupted by the need to get ready for an evening meal.

Fast forward a week later while encased in an aluminium tube 35,000 feet in the air and half way through a nine hour flight. Peacock on examining ‘The Big Bang Theory’ said if this theory is correct it was, and still is, the most colossal, calculated, co-ordinated and critically controlled explosion ever known! For example, in a small way take the plane I was flying in and meticulously dismantle it bolt by bolt, rivet by rivet, this includes the almost forty miles of wiring in the nosecone alone, in excess of 150 separate components that make up each of the 200 plus seats and let’s not even think of the amount of parts that make up the twin Rolls Royce engines! Once dismantled, put all the parts in the equivalent of a gigantic goody bag children receive at the end of a birthday party. Then using a mega amount of explosive blow the whole thing up! Once the dust has settled rather than a giant hole and a scene of devastation there is waiting for you a fully functioning airworthy ready to fly passenger aircraft! This is the best I could come up with to illustrate how controlled ‘The Big Bang’ would have to be. As the title at the top of this article states this is an ‘Open Ended Holiday Reflection’. Nevertheless my take on my second reflection is that there is ‘intelligent design’ behind this wonderful universe and for me it is our creator God who revealed himself in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Grace and Peace

Stephen French

Rector of Bugbrooke, Harpole, Kislingbury, Rothersthorpe

Thruppsters The next Thruppsters Meeting is on Monday 7th October. Meet at Mumford Drive for transport to the Billing Garden Centre. Transport will leave about 2.00pm. All members past or present are welcome, or if you may have been thinking of joining, please make every effort to attend. Peter Doran

Hazel’s hounds Need a little help with your pets? Friendly and reliable pet care services available to suit your needs. I can offer dog walking, doggy day care and holiday boarding as well as cat/small animal feeding. Regular walking or one off walks welcome.

Care to suit your individual requirements. Contact: Hazel on 01604 580166 or 07884 444481

Rothersthorpe Day Nursery

Open 8am -6pm 52 weeks of the year excluding bank holidays Excellent pre-school facilities 11 hours of Early funding for 52 weeks per year available for children at the start of a new term following their 3rd birthday A Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club are available from age 4-11 years Employers vouchers - savings on childcare costs Ring on 01604 831263 or email to arrange a visit, we’d love to hear from you!

Quality fish and Chips coming to the village Howe and Co, are going to do a trial run in the village to see if there is enough interest. They will make a circuit of the village, including Berry Close and Grafton Way. This will be on Tuesdays about 6.30 to 7 ish, so listen out for the bell ringing. If anyone would like fish and chips and can't get out, they will bring them to your door, the telephone number to ring if you would like home delivery is 0771 262 4467 They also do pies, sausages, curry sauce etc.


News from Rothersthorpe School Our new Head teacher Mrs Fountain has already settled into our school family and is getting to know all the children, spending time teaching in each class. She was also busy over the holidays over- seeing the installation of new IT resources in the school, including a wireless network. The children are enjoying using the new technology in the classrooms. Mrs Fountain has hosted a coffee morning for parents, where she explained the future developments at the school and had a lot of support for her plans to establish a school website. In the meantime, our school newsletters are available on the ‘school’ section of the village website so you can all get a chance to have a look at what we are doing! Also in the holidays, we had some new play equipment built on the school field. This project was planned during the last school year and the children all voted on their favourite items for the ‘trim trail’. We hope all visitors to the school grounds will treat the equipment with the respect that we do at school. On that note, may we remind parents that children must be 10 years old to use the school grounds without adult supervision and parents must sign a permission slip and return it to school before allowing their children to use the grounds out of school hours.

To celebrate our return to school in September, we started the new school year with two days of artistic activities on the theme of the book ‘’The Hobbit” and once again enjoyed a fabulous performance of the story from our regular visiting theatre company. We will be holding our annual Harvest Festival service in the church on Monday 7th October at 9.15am. As always, the gifts donated by the children will be distributed to villagers and then the bulk of the provisions will be given to a local charity. We are once again looking forward to a visit from the Life Education caravan on Friday 11th October School closes for half term on Friday 25th October and re-opens to children on Tuesday 5th November. If your child is due to start school in 2014 (date of birth Sept 2009 – August 2010), we are holding three sessions for prospective parents on:

Monday 21st October at 1.30pm Wednesday 23rd October at 9.30am and th Wednesday 6 November at 1.30pm Please telephone Mrs Watt in the school office (830995) to arrange an appointment or find out more information about the online application process. An application for a school place must be submitted for all children, even if they live in the village or have siblings already at the school. Carol Watt - School Bursar


Our next meeting will be on Monday 21st October at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.

This is our AGM where next year's committee will be decided upon.

Also we will be choosing a new President as our former leader, Debbie Owen, will be moving away from the village. She has served our institute well both as President and as a committee member and we shall really miss her. We wish her well for the future and look forward to seeing her from time to time.

After the business is concluded ( it never takes that long) we are having a Beetle Drive. We have been promised some handsome prizes!!!.

All to bring a small plate of food for the supper. Visitors are really welcome, the cost £3 which includes refreshments. Jenny Dellar

Advance Notice Art Exhibition in the Village Hall on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd November, together with Soup & Stalls in the Church on Saturday the 2nd. This is a follow on from last year's very successful joint venture, The Art Group and the Church look forward to seeing you there.


Don’t forget to make your flu jab appointment. Please call the surgery on 01604 878000

Kathy Sindall BSc (Hons) MChS

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Local appeal following a serious collision Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the A43 near Tiffield. The collision happened yesterday (Thursday, 19th September) at about 5pm on the A43 northbound. A green Volkswagen Polo and a grey Jaguar collided just past the A5 Towcester roundabout at the junction that leads to Tiffield. The 89-year-old driver of the Polo, from Greens Norton, was taken to Walsgrave Hospital where she remains in a critical condition. The 43-year-old driver of the Jaguar, from Northampton, was taken to Northampton General Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Witnesses to this incident, or anyone who has any information, is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Team on 101 or call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 2013 It seems that luckily there are no incidents to report this month. Please as always be alert for anything suspicious happening around the village. If you do see anything you feel needs reporting there is a dedicated line for NHW incidents on 01604 432436, or of course if you feel it is an emergency then please dial 999. Stay safe

Christy and Margaret

Cemetery Rubbish Bin

Please can dog owners refrain from using the cemetery rubbish bin for dog waste. This bin is for flower waste only. Sarah Murphy Parish Clerk

Speedwatch Results At long last the Police have sent through the results from our Speedwatch sessions in May and June this year. Out of the 45 cars recorded speeding above the 35 mph limit, 41 Police warning letters were sent out to the registered keepers of the vehicles. This meant only 4 vehicle details recorded were incorrect, which is an excellent result. Thanks again to all the volunteers in particular Christy, who has taken over the Coordinator role. Jane McCarthy

Hang up on Nuisance Phone Calls How many times do you pick up a phone call from a call centre trying to sell you something or even a silent call caused when a call centre is automated, these can be quite annoying and frightening to elderly residents. It is difficult to prevent these calls completely but you can reduce the number :-

Register with The Telephone Preference Service By phoning : 0845 070 0707 or on the internet This free service puts your name on a list of people who do not want to receive unsolicited calls and makes it illegal for companies to call you. It is free you have nothing to lose by registering your number.

Parish Council Meetings

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday

14th October at 7.30pm in the Committee Room at the Village Hall. Following the resignation of Mr Steve McCarthy, the parish council have co-opted Mrs Jodie Johnson to replace him. We would like to thank Steve for all his work as a parish councillor and to wish him and Jane all the very best for their new life in Lincolnshire. As always, anyone is welcome to attend and address the Parish Council in the public open session at the beginning of the meeting. Please come along and participate in your local community decision making process. Sarah Murphy Parish Clerk

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This newsletter is produced and distributed by members of the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Rothersthorpe, which also meets any cost involved. Items for possible inclusion in the November edition should be submitted to Phil Crowe at 16 Church Street, or by email to, by phone 830577 or on a CD by 24th October at the very latest, articles received after this date will not be included. Items will not be printed unless the name of the contributor is supplied. Advertising costs : Full page £10 Half Page £5 Quarter page £2.50 Payment for advertising should be paid in advance.—Cheques should be made payable to Rothersthorpe PCC & passed to Val Bridges. 7 Church Street Edited by Phil Crowe

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