EASTCOTE is a small rural village situated off the A5 some 3 miles north of the historic town of Towcester. It is well situated for access to the major road network. There is an Intercity train service at Milton Keynes, some 18 miles distant, and at Northampton. M1 junction 15A is approximately 4 miles away. M40 junction 11 is at Banbury, approximately 18 miles away. There is a well-known public house in the village, the Eastcote Arms.
The village is grouped with several other small villages into the Parish Council of the nearby larger village of Pattishall. The District Council is South Northamptonshire Council.
Pattishall Parish includes the villages of Astcote, Dalscote, Eastcote, Fosters Booth, Pattishall and the hamlet of Cornhill. It is set in a rural area on the borders of the Northamptonshire Heights and the Nene Valley. Located 6km north of Towcester adjacent to the Roman Watling Street (A5) and Banbury Lane, an ancient drove way.
The Megarider Plus fare which now extends to Pattishall - details in Around Pattishall - means that those without a bus pass can travel across a large area for just £5.90 per day which may help people working in and around Northampton. A 7-day ticket is £20. A map will soon be put on the Parish Council noticeboards around the villages or visit the Stagecoach website for more details.
Also the NCC will soon be placing more bus stops in the villages to ensure that people are aware of the bus service, although you can still hail and ride at any safe spot along the route.
Cornhill Squash Club
We are a small local club, just 5 miles north of Towcester, offering basic facilities for friendly and competitive play at probably the cheapest rates in the area.
New Members welcome.
County Connect Bus Service
The CountyConnect service is based on Lincolnshire's successful CallConnect service that has been running for over 10 years. It is designed to allow the bus to fit around anyone's needs, rather than an occasional service that really could only meet shoppers' needs.
New play equipment
The new play equipment installed at the Playing Field is proving very popular, much in demand during the recent Easter holidays and after school each day. The zip wire and taller climbing frame compliment the older equipment offering a play experience for both the younger and older primary school children.
Pattishall Parish Council
Chairman: Mr John Woollett 830470
Mr Mike Bayley 830853
Mr Roger Clarke 830509
Mrs Rachel Gardner 831146
Mr Robert Hart 830746
Mr David Hodges 830679
Mrs Sally Harrhy 831433
Mr David Keeble 830792
Mrs Emma Neill
Clerk: Mrs A Addison 01604-858226
Towcester Literary Festival - festival in Towcester. It is the first one the town has held, and promises to be a good event.
Plug in to your local school!
Parents and pupils! Do you have broken computers gathering dust at home or in your school? Printers which have had their day? Old mobiles cluttering up your drawers? Well, its time for a clear out!
More information can be found at www.recyclenow.com
Northamptonshire ACRE bulk oil buying project
You may remember that last autumn saw the launch of the Northamptonshire ACRE Bulk Oil Buying Project. We're pleased to report that it's fully up and running.
Since we began in October our membership has grown to almost 60.
Holy Cross Wildflower Garden
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Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch
The lunch this year will be held at 1.00pm on Saturday 10th December at Pattishall Parish Hall. It is open to residents of the parish who are aged 60 or over. Reservations can be made through the Good Neighbours or directly with Libby Covington on 830501.
Improving your patch
Pattishall Parish has won the South Northants Area Award of £150 in the Improving Your Patch Competition organised by Northamptonshire Environmental Forum
The basis of the entry was the method and outcome of the Parish Plan and how we had involved the community throughout. Particularly the organisations that now support the community’s needs and our environmental work with the school, allotments, Fosters Booth Road and tree planting.
The money will of course be directed to a worthy village cause.
Garden of Remembrance
The maintenance and general up-keep of the Pattishall Garden of
Remembrance is now in the hands of Michael Fleck. Those that visit the Garden will have noticed what a little care and attention does and many have commented how much better it looks.
We are all grateful for the care and attention that Michael has given to
this area of the Church Yard that is so special to so many in the community.
Roger Clarke, John Woollett
6 Gayton Road