Community Wood Volunteers.

Jeff Tooms, Cilla Eisner and Stuart Ashley have volunteered to keep a caring eye on the new trees in Allington’s community wood. They met up on Saturday 17th October for some photos, with Helen Taylor wielding the camera. Anyone who would like to join them will be more than welcome.

The volunteers are looking forward to meeting the Woodland Trust and sponsors BIFA who are coming to view the wood on Nov 6th at 11.00am.

WW1 Commemorative Tea Dance

red-112329_1280There will be a WW1 commemorative tea dance in Allington Village Hall on Saturday 8 November. It takes place from 2.30pm to 5.30pm with dancing to Major Swing.

Tickets are available £5 in advance and £6 on the door. You can get them from Allington Stores and Theresa Tanner. Phone 01400 281042. Refreshments are included in the admission fee.

You don’t have to dance, just come just along and chat whilst enjoying great music and delicious afternoon tea.

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.

Music Quiz @ Allington Village Hall 4th October

music quizAllington playing field fundraisers are holding a music quiz at the village hall on 4th October. The doors will open at 7.30pm and questions begin at 8pm. There will be questions for all age groups and whatever your taste in music you should find something that sounds familiar.

Entry is free although competitors will be asked to make a £1 donation. All donations will be returned to the winning team as prize money. We’re looking for people to get together in teams, ideally of no more than 6 people. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team, you should be able to join one on the night. It’s first come first served but anyone wishing to reserve a table can do so by emailing admin@allingtononline.co.uk or calling John Slater on 07896155341.

There will be a licensed bar available thoughout the evening and if you just want to come and watch/socialise then you’ll be more than welcome.

Biking Vikings 2014 – A Circuitous Route Home?…..1st/ 2nd November

Biking Vikings Logo

2nd star to the right and straight on to the Welby Arms….. The Biking Vikings ride again!!

The format is similar to previous years with a two day ride of approximately 90 miles raising money for the BBC Children in Need appeal.

This year’s route will start at the Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone, just off the A43. For the first day we’ll be riding approximately 47 miles, along bridle paths picking up the Grand Union canal which will take us to Northampton. There we’ll pick up the old railway, go around Pittsford Water and then back roads to Corby for our overnight stop.

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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.