Brackley Community Hospital 2020 Trust


The trustees of the recently formed charity were able to make a visit to the new building on 11 June. Excellent progress is being made, although the building is now understandably behind schedule, principally due to lockdown. Certain contractors have been able to continue to work throughout if they have been able to access the site and adequate materials and if their work can be carried out whilst socially distancing from colleagues.

The building is now officially due to be handed over during the first week of September after which the fitting out will take place, and that is scheduled to take four to six weeks. By autumn, Brackley Medical Centre will have a new home and the Brackley Community Hospital will be open to the public.

One of the trustees took some photographs which are attached for you to see at first hand the developments that are ongoing. We were also lucky enough to get a friendly local drone-owner to use his equipment and his skills to get us the external shots which you can see now. Of particular interest are the large quantity of solar panels on the roof which will ensure that the building is as green as possible and that running costs are accordingly reduced.

From a fundraising point of view, the thermometer is regularly updated. We have been fortunate to receive a massive pledge from the Brackley Hospital Trust (which managed the old Cottage Hospital and whose trustees had resolved that their residual funds would go towards a new hospital once it was in existence) along with some very generous public donations – from individuals as well as from local organisations and surrounding villages. Brackley Rugby Club’s bank holiday 5km run challenge gave us a great boost; Brackley Spiderman is still running and still raising money; Starlight Dance Academy are currently putting together a video and are very close to their target. Dangerous to have named just three of the most recent initiatives but please be assured that this in no way minimises the fundraising efforts and generosity of anybody – individual, club, organisation or parish council – who has given, they are just examples of local ingenuity to keep the impetus going especially when no fundraising events can be held.

The Trustees are so very grateful to everybody who has given in any way – every penny counts – and look forward to your continued support as we head towards our first target and then move on to the next one. Thank you all.


Link to Brackley Community Hospital 2020 Trust



Northampton Male Voice Choir – 2018 Recruitment Campaign


As part of our choir’s 2018 recruitment campaign we are challenging the men of Northamptonshire to join us in a concert on 14 April 2018 to raise money for PROSTATE CANCER UK

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NMVC Learn To Sing A4 Leaflet hi-res

Wombling Weekend???

Wombling Weekend???

At the last Parish Council meeting we discussed whether we should resurrect the Litter Picking Weekend, this is something that we apparently did many years ago.

We have been very fortunate that over the years Brian Peart had gone out every week and collected all the litter from around the village.

Therefore, in memory of Brian, we thought that we should ask for volunteers to help us on one day, every 6 months or so, to join us for a couple of hours and clear the village.

If you would like to support us for this event, please give me a call on 01327 860521 or e mail. and I will put your name down on the list.

Once we have gathered enough volunteers we can decide on an exact date and provide whatever equipment we can muster (high viz vests, litter pickers, bin bags etc.) and allocate a small area of the village to each volunteer.

I propose that our first attempt will be in November, over one of the weekends of the 11th, 18th or 21st when the on-coming winter will have exposed the areas that need attention. The next one would be in the spring, April/May time.

Please let me know if you think that this is good idea and if you can support it in anyway.

I am aware that couple of very kind villagers have regularly stepped in and cleared a number of areas around the village in the last few months, so this gives us all a chance to support their individual efforts.

I do hope you can help.

Many Thanks

Alan Lauren

Chairman Wappenham Parish Council.

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