Thursday, 18 March 2010

Radioactive Waste Company to Appeal

AUGEAN, the company refused permission to dump radioactive waste in Kings Cliffe are to appeal Tuesday's decision to turn the plan down. See the BBC news for the latest information, click the link below.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

NEWSFLASH! No Nuclear Waste for Kings Cliffe!

CONTROVERSIAL plans to dump radioactive waste in Kings Cliffe, just 2.5 miles from Apethorpe, have been refused at a high-level meeting in Northampton today.
Waste management company Augean Plc applied to store the low level radioactive waste in Kings Cliffe but following pressure from villagers, local group Kings Cliffe Wastewatchers and Apethorpe's very own Chariman of the Village meeting, Malcolm Winder, the plans were today scrapped.
The plans which could have seen 250,000 tonnes of radioactive waste dumped each year until 2013 right on our doorstep were canned today by Northamptonshire County Council's Development Control Committee.
Malcolm Winder will update Apethorpe villagers on this fantastic news at next week's Village Meeting on Tuesday March 23.
For more on this story go to BBC news:
Northampton Chronicle and Echo:
Or the Stamford Mercury:

Carole to run for Sport Relief

APETHORPE'S very own Carole Forbes is running three miles this weekend in aid of Sport Relief.
Carole is entering the Polebrook race this Sunday March 21st, which starts at 2pm.
All money raised will go to disadvantaged people both here in Britain and abroad through the channels of Sport Relief.
Carole has a sponsorship website and would really appreciate any donations from village folk.
Please make your donations at:
We wish Carole the best of luck for this weekend's run.

Mandy set for Race for Life

LODGE FARM resident Mandy Foxwell is taking part in Race for Life this year to show support for her mother.
Mandy aims to raise £350 for the charity.
Mandy said: "Some people know that my Mum is currently undergoing chemotherapy for
secondary breast cancer and has been battling with it for the last 4 years,
so it is a charity very close to my heart. I'd like to raise at least £350 and hope the villagers will support me."
All donations should be made to:
We wish her luck with this fantastic event.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Opera comes to Apethorpe!

ONE of Scotland's most talented opera singers will perform at St Leonard's Church in Apethorpe on Saturday April 24.
Soprano Catriona Clark will team up with special guest baritone Daniel Howard to perform beautiful songs, arias and duets from the operatic and musical theatre stage. It's sure to be a sell-out success so book fast to ensure you don't miss this unique show.
Tickets cost £15 per person and are available by calling: 01780-479003.

Apethorpe Manor House Spring Walk

LORD and Lady Brassey have kindly given permission for a Spring walk in their beautiful garden on Sunday March 28.
The stunning garden will be opened up for villagers and proceeds will support Hospital at Home.
If you would like to participate, the garden will be open from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday March 28. Tickets cost £5.
Music will be played in the Church and teas will also be available.

Last chance to fight radioactive proposal

CHAIRMAN of the village meeting, Malcolm Winder, has alerted us to an urgent meeting concerning the dumping of radioactive waste in King's Cliffe.
The Development Control Committee of Northamptonshire County Council are meeting at 10am on Tuesday March 16th. Unfortunately they have a reccommendation from the Planning Officers to go ahead with the radioactive waste disposal just 2.5 miles from Apethorpe.
Malcolm has made an appointment to address the DCC on behalf of Apethorpe before they make the final decision, though Malcolm believes it is a forlorn hope that any changes can be made against the Government's will for this proposal to proceed.
If you have any views or comments which you would like Malcolm to make to the council please let him have them prior to Tuesday. Malcolm can be emailled at: or call him on: 470472. For more details on the controversial radioactive waste dumping in Kings Cliffe go to:

Send me your email address and we'll keep you posted

WE'VE recieved some great comments about this blog recently, but I'm conscious that I still do not have a full list of emails for everyone in the village so I can keep them posted.

If you would like to be included on the distribution list for the blog so that you will get an email update from me when it has been updated, then please send me your email address and I'll include you on the list. Many thanks for your help, Marc, Dairy Cottage.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Help needed - Conker the Springer is missing

EILEEN and Paul are appealing to anyone who may have seen their beloved English Springer Spaniel, Conker.
The young Springer is brown and white, has green eyes and thin legs and was last seen in the fields West of Apethorpe. She is wearing a thin blue, cream and brown spotted collar with a dog tag.
Eileen and Paul urge everyone to take a look in their sheds or garages to see if she has snuck inside.
If you have any sightings or know where she is, please call Paul or Eileen on: 01780-470992 or mobile: 0785-5412997 or: 07966-154070