We start the New Year with Harringworth in lockdown and urge everyone to follow the ‘stay at home’ restriction very seriously. Locally, the number of Coronvirus cases are rising very fast and we all need to rethink how we do the most basic of activities such as shopping and collecting prescritions.   

Our network of volunteers, orgainsed by the Parish Council, remain in place. Please do not hesitate to reach out to get help and we would welcome any new volunteers who feel they can join the team. The support is not just for those over 70 or shielding – we can all find ourselves in a self-isolating scenario when everything we need has to be dropped off at the door!  

Please see our dedicated COVID-19 page for more information.

Harringworth Appeals committee Fund raising

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Thank you
Over the last few weeks the Harringworth Appeals Committee have been running a fund-raising campaign in the form of a 100-Club and Donations Appeal. They would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign; it has been a huge success raising over £3,500 to date.   

You can still donate

If you have not had a chance to make a donation to the Appeals Fund, it is not too late. Simply write a cheque or make an online payment  to the Harringworth Appeals Fund.  You can request more details and a copy of the donations form by replying to this email or writing to


Services resume in Harringworth

Church Service are resuming in Harringworth at the end of Lockdown 2.0 with a Family Service on Sunday 6th December at 10.45am; everyone is most welcome. You are asked to wear a mask and use hand sanitiser on arrival; sit in your household bubble; well spaced from others, in alternate rows. 

Booking Attendance at Christmas Services
Each Church in the Benefice has a unique email for you to book your attendance at the Christmas Services. Please let them know which Service(s) you plan to attend, how many people are in your household bubble and if you are also booking for an additional household, who will need to sit apart from you. Look out for the Benefice Newsletter for more information.

Click on link below to email the Harringworth St John the Baptist. If you have any questions please contact Nigel Lugg on 01572 747210.

For further information on the Church or to contact the Vicar or Church Wardens, please visit our page on St John the Baptist Church.

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Parish Council Election

The Parish Council Election is on 6 May 2021 with applications submitted by the 8 April. 

Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Thursday 14 January 2021 with the Agenda available to view online along with minutes of previous meetings. All Parish Council meetings are open to the public and the Zoom log in details can be obtained from the Clerk by emailing:

The draft minutes of the last Parish Council meeting on Thursday 12th November are available to view in the Parish Council section of website (click here)


More than ever the FoodBank in Corby is supporting those in need in the local area. These are the things that the foodbank is asking for at the moment, if you can help:

  • Long life milk
  • Flavoured squash
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Rice pudding
  • Custard
  • Tinned fish
  • Sponge Puddings
  • Treats/Snacks
  • Toiletries including feminine products
  • Nappies
  • Household cleaning products

A local businessman is also embarking on a fund raising project to produce 150 Christmas hampers to be distributed by the foodbank so financial contributions would also be appreciated. 

You can make a donation direct with the FoodBank through the link below or via Bernadette Oakey, Shotley who has kindly offered help – you can contact her by email


Have you noticed the amount of fly-tipping in this area? The following is an update on what you can do to help is you see someone fly-tipping. This image was taken on the road to Laxton a few weeks ago.

East Northamptonshire Council is responsible for the removal of fly-tipped waste located on adopted highways and other land areas managed by the council. Removal of fly-tipping located on private land is the responsibility of the land owner.

Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence and upon conviction carries a potentially unlimited fine or up to five years imprisonment. It also costs the tax payer thousands of pounds every year, as the council is often required to remove and dispose of the waste appropriately.

What to do if you see someone fly-tipping

If you see someone fly-tipping, we recommend that you do not approach them in order to avoid a conflict situation. You can still help us by taking the following details:

  • Time and date of the incident
  • Location of the incident
  • Description of the person/s involved in fly tipping (e.g. sex, height, age, build, etc)
  • Description of the vehicle used (registration number, make and model, colour)
  • Description of the waste being fly tipped (quantity and type of waste), e.g. approximately 20 bags of waste; 4 metres³ of garden waste, etc.

This information can be used to bring forward a prosecution case against the person(s) involved in the incident.


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