Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Radioactive Waste Company Lodge Appeal

CONTROVERSIAL plans to dump radioactive waste in Kings Cliffe have resurfaced.
Augean Plc have placed an appeal to the Secretary of State to get the decision overturned.
The company was originally refused permission to dump approximately 250,000 tons of radioactive waste just a few miles from Apethorpe by the County Council back in March.
The firm's appeal can be viewed at:
We'll keep you posted on developments, and if you would like to know more then email Malcolm Winder and let him know you'd like to attend a meeting on June 8 where this will be discussed (see story below).
For further information on Augean's plans and to help the fight go to:

Village meeting to be scrapped?

TEMPORARY Chairman Malcolm was disappointed to report the worst attendance to the Village Meeting and AGM ever.
Just 12 people attended and Malcolm claims this was the worst attendance in three years.
In a note to the village, Malcolm said: "Due to the scarcity of people it was not possible to discuss a number of on-going topics nor plan for the future nor take a formal vote for Officers to the Meeting.
Malcolm is now suggesting that the village meeting may have run its course.
An emergency meeting has now been arranged for Tuesday June 8. The main topic is a presentation from Augean plc about their proposals to dump 250,000 tons of radioactive waste in Kings Cliffe.
Malcolm would also like to propose a discussion around the village meeting and if it should be run in a different way. Malcolm said: "If few people attend then the lack of interest vote wins!"
If you could let Malcolm know by June 1 on email if you could attend.
Email Malcolm at:

Tat on the terrace sale this Saturday!

EVERYTHING from a summer house, a small garden shed, tools and antiques will be for sale this weekend at a garden sale in Apethorpe.
Andy and Sandra are holding the sale at 3 The Terrace, Main Street, Apethorpe this Saturday (May 29) from 10am until 3.30pm.
Along with the items listed, there will also be garden tools, a variety of framed prints, plates, antiques, plus books, games, toys, bric-a-brac and locally made fudge to top it all off!
For more information please call Andy or Sandra on: 01780-471077.

BOG OFF on Fish and Chips!

THE KINGS HEAD continues its push of great summer deals with Fish and Chips every Thursday night.
Steve and Julia are currently offering buy one get one free.
Nicola and I sampled the homemade fish and chips and are pleased to report the fish was fabulous with crispy traditional batter and the chips are really good. I'd like to report that we paid in full for our dinner and were delighted by the £11.95 buy one get one free deal.
The pub also has a new website online now, go to:

'Help! I've lost a wheelchair'

IF anyone has a wheelchair that was leant to you by Glenda Kerruish please can she have it back?
Glenda lent the wheelchair to someone and can't remember who and now needs to loan it to another friend but simply can't find it.
The wheelchair is black and lightweight so it can easily fit into a car boot with the arm rests removed. If anyone knows it's whereabouts please contact Glenda on: 01780-470495 or email:

Summer entertainment at St Leonards

IF YOU ever wanted to know more about Apethorpe's beautiful St Leonards Church then make a date for Monday June 14.
There will be a brief talk about the history of the Church and its relationship to the village over the years, an explanation of its current use and an open question time to discuss possibe future uses of the Church.
Anyone is encouraged to attend, not just those who attend the services.
We're also pleased to announced that following on from the success of April's concert, a classical music concert will take place on Friday June 18 at 7.15pm.
The concert by Scholar Cantorum and other music pupils of Oundle School will feature music by Purcell, Handel, Corelli and others followed by a party in the Church Walk with a variety of food and drink. Tickets cost £7.50 and are available by calling Richard Parkinson on 01780-470653 or Tamara Ord on: 01780-470683.