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Walking Football Allington

Walking Football in Allington kicked off at the MUGA last Sunday. Despite it being cold and wet there was sufficient interest to provide a competitive game. Some found it difficult to adapt from running to walking while others had given up running a long time ago. At the end spirits were high and everyone (injuries permitting) agreed to meet up again the following week. So if you are interested in having a go just turn up at the MUGA this Sunday at 4.00pm.

Walking Football At The MUGA 22 February

As the name suggests walking football is a slightly slower version of the beautiful game. Whilst it is aimed at the over 50’s anyone can have a go. Allington’s playing field fundraisers have organised  a training session on Sunday 22 February at the MUGA at 4.00pm. The objective is to find a few players to take on Collingham in a competitive fixture. Everyone is welcome.

Walking football is a non contact sport (or at least it is supposed to be). Anyone that sprints, runs or jogs while the ball is in play will be penalised with a free kick awarded to the other team. It is growing in popularity with teams and tournaments appearing around the country. More information can be found on the Walking Football United website.

Out To Lunch

Soup LunchWe are having our final delicious Soup Lunch for this Winter on Saturday 28 February.

Being served between 12 – 2pm Cost only £3.

Why not pop in and join your friends and neighbours and enjoy a nice bowl of tasty, home-made soup. There will be 4 varieties to choose from.

Coffee shops commence on 28 March. If you are interested in supporting your Village Hall by popping along, please take note our Coffee Shops are always on the 4th Saturday of each month. It’s worth coming for the cakes!

Boogie Night 2 At Allington Village Hall Saturday 7 March

Boogie Night 2On Saturday 7 March Major Swing brings Boogie Night 2 to Allington Village Hall. There will be music for all ages including Funk, Motown,Northern Soul, Glam Rock, Rock and Roll and Disco. 7:30pm to 11:00pm.

This promises to be an exciting, fun evening for all ages. This is the second of these evenings, the other being over in the Lincoln area, where it went down a storm.

There will be a bar and nibbles. Ticket only event – £5.

Tickets are now on sale, call: 01476 565199 / 07921121828 OR 01400 281042

Of necessity numbers will be limited, so get yours now.

Parish Council Elections 2015

election (1)No, don’t stop reading! There will be three elections taking place in Allington in May 2015. It is hoped you will be choosing the best person for the job for Government, local council and Parish council. Luckily the PC is a non political vote. The important thing is that we HAVE a vote in Allington

For this we need at least 8 candidates to have an election and elect the seven people who we think will best serve our community for the next four years. Allington Parish councillors must obviously have a commitment to the village and be prepared to give time to attend each bi-monthly council meeting, serve on advisory groups between the council meetings and to act upon decisions taken at these meetings in the best interest of the whole village and all of us who live here.

The current Parish Councillors are asking everyone to consider either standing themselves or nominating another as a candidate. Information about candidates will be provided when available.

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The Biking Viking’s Rode Again on the 1st/ 2nd November

BV2014-Start2wThis year the riders set out from Silverstone on the 1st November after a quick photo at the start. The day was sunnier than anticipated but initially the ride was muddier than expected (it was great when I checked it in July – honest) but after we reached the Grand Union canal at Blisworth we made good time through Northampton and around Pitsford Water for lunch at the White Swan in Holcot. Read more →

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Tidying Up

On Saturday 11 October the Playing Field Fundraisers and other volunteers tidied the small wooded area at the top of the playing field. This land is leased by the Parish Council and forms part of the new community wood.

Allington Hall C1900

These photos have been sent in by Anne Varley from Somerset. They are believed to show Allington Hall around 1900. They feature some of Anne’s relatives. Ann Jackson is now investigating. In the meantime if anyone can shed any light on them please let us know.

The pictures can be seen in higher resolution on The Allington Flickr account.

FixMyStreet

If you are fed up with potholes, litter and other issues that your local council should be attending to its a good idea to report it. However, it’s not always easy to know who is the responsible authority . Not everyone realises that the County Council looks after roads, the District Council manages litter and that sometimes they do things for each other. That’s where FixMyStreet can help.

If you follow the link above you will be taken to the FixMyStreet website where you can report issues like potholes, graffiti, and fly tipping. If you want to know  what is being reported locally look down the right hand side of our home page. You will see the latest issues within a 10 km radius of Allington.

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