Thursday, 8 November 2012

The new Apethorpe Village website is up and running and you can access it here:

Come visit us soon!

The Editor

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Your new editor...

I should begin by introducing myself. My name is Simon Foxwell (Mandy's Foxwell, the deputy chairpersons husband) and while some of you may know me, some of you may not.


I have taken over from Marc Potter as the blog editor and reporter of all things that happen or are going to happen in the village of Apethorpe. I can only do this with your help so PLEASE send me details of anything you want to share with the village. If you have something to say, something to offer, something you're doing that you want us all to know then please send me an email:

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Apethorpe in the 60's

Richard Parkinson kindly sent us this photograph of Apethorpe in the sixties. It shows Manor Farm as just that - a farm! Many thanks to Richard for sending it in.

The King's Head Opens Soon!

APETHORPE'S King's Head pub will be open again soon and Simon Forbes and Charlotte Bussey who are running it would like to send this message out to the village:

Dear Villagers, we are proud to announce that THE KINGS HEAD, Apethorpe, shall be re-opening SOON. Keep posted for our Grand Opening dates and we look forward to seeing you all! Also make sure you keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events! We welcome any ideas, events and questions about the pub, so feel free to pop in and have a chat with us, we would like to make the pub the heart of the village community once again!

Many Thanks, and look forward to meeting soon

Simon Forbes and Charlotte Bussey

We'll keep you posted as we get more news and wish them all the very best with running the pub.

Apethorpe's Event of the Summer!

ALI and Richard Clarke have kindly offered to host this year's Apethorpe Tennis barbecue and it's set to be the Apethorpe social event of the summer.
Members, non-members, friends and family are all invited to the evening event which starts at 7pm on Saturday August 13. And if you've never been upto Richard and Ali's at Fisher Close Cottage, Lodge Farm, Apethorpe before then you're in for a treat. The scenery is stunning and Ali's food is world class.
Tickets cost £12 per person which includes all food and your first drink which our insiders say will have an Italian twist this year.
If youd like to buy tickets please contact Geoff on: 01780-470880 or Jane on: 01832-226286.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Kings Head Closed for Business

It is with great sadness that we have to report The Kings Head is closed. Pub owners Steve and Julia sent us this statement. Dear villagers, It is with much sadness that Bern and Marilyn will no longer be running the Kings Head as Lease holders, we are not aware of all of the facts but would like to assure you all that we intend to sell the lease on again or may possibly sell the pub, whatever happens and it is too early to say please be assured that we will not let the pub or the village down and will keep you informed of the situation. Kind Regards Steve and Julia From all at Apethorpe News we wish Bernd and Marilyn, Steve and Julia well.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Nuclear Waste - it's time to have your say

THE future of Apethorpe is in your hands as tomorrow night the local villages come together to vote for or against dumping nuclear waste in Kings Cliffe.
Apethorpe's very own polling station is at Westmoreland House, Manor Farm, Apethorpe and is open from 4pm to 9pm on Thursday April 7th.
The question being raised is:
Many of you will have seen the advertising campaign locally which needs you to vote YES if you want to OPPOSE the disposal of radioactive waste nearby. Or, of course NO if you feel differently.
Your vote can make the difference, and Malcolm Winder, Chairman of the Apethorpe Village Meeting is appealing for everyone to attend and cast your vote.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Apethorpe votes to hold official referendum

The village of Apethorpe has voted in favour of a referendum against the dumping of nuclear waste at an official meeting chaired by Malcolm Winder.
The meeting at St Leonard's Church this evening was attended by passionate members of the Apethorpe community and also included representatives from surrounding villages including Kings Cliffe.
A majority vote was made in favour of holding an official referendum to be managed by the local authority. Malcolm revealed this could take place as early as April 7.
Further details on the legality of which question to pose will be disclosed over the coming weeks following further legal advice.

A huge thank you from Pat

Pat Howells would like to send her thanks for the support shown during recent months following the passing away of her husband Keith. The lovely Pat said:"I want to thank everyone who both attended Keith’s wonderful send off and who have supported me so kindly through these past months. Friends and neighbours have been amazing but I know they will excuse me if I particularly single out Nick Blackford who tried so hard to help Keith when he needed it most.  This village is such a special place but in times like this it makes you realise how lucky we are to be part of such a great community. Pat added: "I have just received a thank you from the Sue Rider Thorpe Hall Hospice for the tremendous donation of £2517.39 made from Keith’s funeral and also sent directly from friends and family who could not attend. What a wonderful tribute to Keith.  Thank you all so much from us both.  This money will go to help others in need of their amazing care."