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					 Boughton Village Matters
 Deadline for the March issue is 22 Feb                         Issue Number 105 – February 2011


                              Welcome to the February edition of BVM
                                Helen Coghill Pegasus House 841953 hmcoghill@doctors.org.uk
                            Charlotte Mackaness Wickets Cottage 842311 charlotte@mackaness.net


POCKET PARK WINS ANOTHER GRANT
Boughton Pocket Park has been awarded a £48,000 grant from Community Spaces, which
is funded through the Big Lottery’s Changing Spaces initiative, writes Charlotte Mackaness.
This will be used for improvements including a perimeter path, pond-dipping platform, new
signs and bins, plus the creation of a wildflower meadow and other habitat enhancements.
These works will take place over the next few months. A launch party for the whole village
will take place in June. Thanks to the Parish Council, which is acting as the project’s
“accountable body”, the VAT will be reclaimed ensuring maximum value from the grant.

MOULTON LIBRARY IN PERIL
Moulton library is threatened by Northamptonshire County Council’s budget review. It is an
important local asset, which also houses the Daventry District Council information service
and hosts Northants Police/Parish surgeries every three weeks. To help prevent the loss of
this library, you can object online at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/youchoose or by writing
to You Choose, NCC, PO Box 93, County Hall, Northampton NN1 1AN by 5 th February.

A WORD OF THANKS FROM THE SMITH FAMILY
Thank you to the villagers of Boughton for their kindness and support following the death of
our brave, beautiful son Harry (12) at Rainbows Hospice, Loughborough in December,
write Lucy and Tim Smith. A service celebrating Harry’s life took place in early January at
Kingsthorpe Baptist Church. It was extremely well attended, with seats having to be placed
in the aisles. To date over £4,000 has been raised for the work of Thomas’s Fund and
Rainbows Hospice.

VILLAGE TO GET SMARTWATER SIGNS
Boughton Neighbourhood Watch has learnt that it has been awarded six SmartWater signs
from a Police-related budget. These are a great deterrent and will be erected in the coming
weeks. There is still a handful of SmartWater kits available at the bargain price of £10 – see
form inside this newsletter to apply. For more information, call Michael Stead on (843714).

WHEREABOUTS OF THE VILLAGE SIGN
Some residents might have noticed that the decorative “Boughton” sign in Butchers Lane
has been missing for some weeks. BVM is pleased to report that it hasn’t been stolen but
was removed for restoration and will be re-erected very shortly.

THINKING OF LEARNING AN INSTRUMENT?
Piano and clarinet lessons are available from an experienced, local teacher (Samantha
Varney, whose parents live on Harborough Road North). Contact Samantha on 401830.
HELP PLANT TREES IN THE PARK
The Pocket Park has received a free tree pack from BTCV (British Trust for Conservation
Volunteers). The 50 young trees, which are 20cm to 40cm tall, will be shared with Obelisk
Spinney Pocket Park. They are a mixture of silver birch, rowan, cherry, beech and oak. A
tree-planting afternoon is being held in the Pocket Park on Sunday 6 th February between
2pm and 4pm. If you would like dedicate one of the trees to somebody or can help plant
them, please contact Paul Mabbutt (842600) – many hands make light work!

LADIES FELLOWSHIP WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
Boughton’s Ladies Fellowship’s 2011 programme of events has just been published. There
is a copy included in this issue of BVM. It includes topics ranging from a gardening
workshop and a musical evening to tales of “The Courtier And The Queen.” New members
are most welcome. Please contact Sue Greatorex on 842332 for more information.

NEED A MARY POPPINS IN YOUR LIFE?
Lucy-Ella Sarjeant, who lives in Moulton Lane, has extensive experience in childcare and is
available to help out after school, including assistance in homework and dropping off and
collecting at school. She is currently studying to be a primary school teacher and holds
a Level 3 Cache Diploma in Childcare and Education. Lucy-Ella has worked with many
children, including those with special needs. She holds a clean driving licence and is
also available in the school holidays. Contact her on 07885 523331 or by emailing
lucyellasarjeant@hotmail.co.uk

BOUGHTON LOSES LONG-TIME RESIDENT
It is my sad duty to announce the sad passing of Joyce Jacquest, writes Matthew Jacquest.
After being ill on and off for the last year she was admitted to hospital on Christmas Eve
and passed away on Boxing Day evening. Joyce and her husband Charlie moved to Spring
Close in 1954 (Charlie’s family had lived in Boughton for over 100 years). During their 46
years of marriage, they raised five children and made lots of friends in the village. Charlie
passed away in 1996, sadly not living to see the grandchildren that gave Joyce so much
pleasure.

CARIBBEAN VILLA FOR RENT
The Weatherleys of Vyse Road have a colonial-style townhouse on the West coast of
Barbados close to Sandy Lane. They would like to offer it to Boughton residents with a 10
discount on rental. For more details visit www.OwnersDirect.co.uk, property reference
CB443 or contact Chris Weatherley on 07912214955.



                          CAYLEE HANKINS’ CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
                                 Ingredients
                                 175g digestive biscuits     50g butter, melted
                                 300g cream cheese           200g mascarpone
                                 300g milk chocolate         100g dark chocolate

Crush the biscuits and mix with the melted butter. Press this mixture into the base of a 20cm spring
form tin. Mix the cream cheese and mascarpone. Melt the milk chocolate and fold this into the
cream cheese mix. Melt the dark chocolate and stir in with a fork to give a streaky effect. Spoon into
the tin. Level the top and chill for two hours or overnight.

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                             FOCUS ON Boughton Cricket Club
    Dick Steff writes: Did you know that Boughton Cricket Club had a hand, albeit a very small one, in
    England winning the Ashes? While Graham Swann was in Australia, his father Ray was scoring his
    100th career hundred at Boughton for Saints’ IV team, helping the team win division 10 of the county
    league. This year there will be a fixture for the Boughton team every Tuesday night and one game
    every weekend with the Saints playing on Saturdays and Boughton on Sundays. Hopefully, we will
    see more Boughton villagers playing and also coming to watch and enjoying a nice cup of tea!
    Many thanks to all our generous supporters in the village. If anyone has a cylinder mower in
    working order, I would be very keen to hear from them; likewise if you’d like to play, socialise or just
    help out. Please contact me or Cherry on 843128. P.S What do you call an Australian with a bat in
    his hand? A vet.




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                                DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
      6th February               Tree Planting In The Pocket Park 2pm to 4pm. Please come
                                 along if you’d like to dedicate a tree or simply help plant one.
                                 Contact Paul Mabbutt (842600).

      7th February               Songs From The Shows. 21st “The Queen And The Courtier”.
                                 Contact Sue Greatorex on 842332 for more information.


      14th March                 Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

      24th April                 Easter Egg Hunt in the Pocket Park. More info to follow.

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      1st and 3rd Mondays 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
      Thursday evenings Short mat bowls - contact Andrea Brame 844027




                 HIRE BOUGHTON VILLAGE HALL
                                     Contact Sandra Lee (843491)
                 MEETINGS, WEDDING RECEPTIONS, CHILDREN’S
                     PARTIES, DANCES AND FUNDRAISERS

				
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