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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:59 by Deborah Barker

Good news about 33/33A bus service

Good news about the 33/33A bus service;
Following a decision by Northamptonshire County Council (NCC), money from Roade S106 funds is being used to subsidise the Northamptonshire end of the 33/33A bus services. The negotiations were led by NCC Highways officers to make the use S106 funding possible for the bus subsidy. The funding will support the running of this bus service from 23rd July and should see it funded until 2020 at least. There will be a review of the use of this service in March 2019 to ensure that this is a good use of the S106 money.
The new timetable is now being issued to passengers by the bus drivers and is also be available on Hartwell Parish Council website. More »

Fri, 06 Jul 2018 16:48 by Deborah Barker

Hartwell Scouts are visiting Belgium and want your help

1St Hartwell Scout group is embarking on its first ever trip abroad to Belgium to remember those who died in the First World War.

The group of young Hartwell scouts and leaders will be staying in a scout camp near Bruges from August 4th -11th 2018.

During this time the group will travel to Ypres and visit the Flanders field museum to take part in the evening service of Remembrance.

The gate depicts the names of 54,000 soldiers who died in the First World War in Ypres. More »

Group Scout Leader James Dickens said "We're inviting people from Hartwell and the surrounding area with relatives named on the Menin Gate to contact us so we can look for the names and pay respects to those brave men.

In preparation for the trip we asked members of the group a selection of questions below about their trip and would like to share them with everyone.

This is your first trip abroad without your parents, in WW1 many 16 year olds went to war how do you think they felt?

They might have felt brave and heroic because they were going to fight for their country. They might have felt scared and nervous because they had never left their village or town they grew up in. They might have felt grown up as they were following older men to war. They might have felt proud to wear the uniform. (Misty)

You are visiting the battlefield, why is it important to remember those lost in war?

Family members of mine fought and died In WW1 and WW2 and its nice for other people to remember what they did who didn't even know them, I do for other families. (Amelia)

Do you have a family member who served in the ww1?

I had four great uncles John, Thomas, Harrold and Albert. All survived the war with Harrold and Albert dying from gas attacks they had in the war. (Daniel)

You are attending the last post ceremony can you tell me a bit about it?

The Menin Gate in Ypres holds the last post ceremony every night at 8pm. This was chosen for the ceremony to honour those who died to ensure our freedom in WW1. The bugle sounds at 8pm to call everyone to attention at the last post, there is a then a silence to remember the fallen soldiers. (Sean and Jayden)

What can you bring back from your experience to tell others about?

I will bring back memories of being part of the last post ceremony during the 100th anniversary since the end of the 1st WW because this is a once in a lifetime experience. Also it will be interesting to meet scouts from around the world. (Emily)

Hartwell Scout Group would also like to thank the following people for their support with grants, donations and fundraising.

Hartwell Parish Council, South Northants Council, Oakleaf Group, Northampton 88 Lions, Santander Bank, Waitrose, Inspire Design and Print.

For further information contact James Dickens;

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Thu, 10 May 2018 15:54 by Deborah Barker