Village Sign

Clerk: Sarah Gresly
c/o Orchard Cottage, Chapel
Lane, Old, Northamptonshire

Tel: 01604 781081

Welcome to the village of Old

About our village

Old is situated in the rural heart of Northamptonshire with a population of over 400 people living in almost 200 homes of various styles, sizes and ages including a number of listed buildings made of local stone. The historic village grew around the year 2000 as a result of the construction of new homes at Cherry Hill.

The name Old is derived from the Saxon 'Walda' (meaning woodland or high heathland) and can be traced back to the Domesday book, becoming Wolde in the fourteenth century and then Old by the 1930s.

Today the village comprises an active community spanning all ages that enjoy getting together as a community for various village events throughout the year including a fete, village dances, plays and productions, pub quizzes and a wide variety of sporting and social groups.

At the heart of the village is the historic church of St Andrews which holds weekly services for its congregation. Together with the White Horse pub and restaurant, St Andrews can be seen from the central Jubilee Tree.

The village also boasts a large playing field which is home to the Old Cricket Club and our village hall which opened in December 2010.

The village's most endearing physical feature is arguably its restful pace and its beautiful surrounding countryside with widespread cultivation of cereal crops and rape as well as traditional pasture fields supporting grazing cattle, sheep and horses. These features can be enjoyed using various paths and bridleways.

Latest News

Invitation to provide comfort and joy to vulnerable people

Invitation to provide comfort and joy to vulnerable people

Please find below a message from West Northamptonshire Council:

The annual campaign to bring comfort and joy to those staying in West Northamptonshire refuges, including those experiencing domestic abuse, starts this week.

Organised by the Community Safety team at West Northamptonshire Council (WNC), its aim is to provide them with a few gifts and treats, as well as food, toiletries and other essential items. More »

The project also raises awareness of domestic abuse, incidents of which tend to increase over the Christmas period.

Cllr David Smith, WNC's Cabinet Member for community safety and engagement and regulatory services, said: "It's a sad fact that not everyone is going to have a merry Christmas. In fact, the season can heighten the anguish of a family break-up or life crisis.

"The donations can be practical, they can be whimsical, but most of all I want them to send a message – in your darkest hour, your community has not forgotten you."

Gifts for men, women and children as well as Christmas food and essential items are being put together and a list of suggested donations can be found below.

Donations can be made at West Northamptonshire Council's offices at Lodge Road in Daventry and The Forum in Towcester, as well as at Daventry Fire Station, in Staverton Road. The deadline to donate items is 12pm on Friday, 16 December.

All of the items donated will go directly to local people living in refuges as well as other vulnerable families in West Northamptonshire this Christmas.

These donations will be distributed between the Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS), Home Start and the domestic abuse charity Eve.

Anyone who is experiencing domestic violence is urged to call the Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service helpline - 0300 0120 154.

People can also access support at Domestic Violence UK - a not-for-profit organisation which is trying to raise awareness of domestic and emotional abuse through its Love Doesn't Hurt campaign.

All donations to be brand new and unwrapped. Suggested donations:

Comfort donations

  • soap
  • body wash
  • shampoo and conditioner (for adults, children and babies)
  • deodorant
  • sanitary products
  • nappies and wipes
  • toothbrush/paste for adults and children

Joy donations

  • perfume/aftershave
  • hats and scarves
  • make-up
  • toys
  • books
  • arts and crafts

Food donations

  • mince pies
  • tea and coffee
  • chocolates
  • cereal
  • dry pasta
  • baby food

Contact Information

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Posted: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 20:32 by

Muddy Boots' Santa Sleigh Event - Wednesday 14th December

Muddy Boots' Santa Sleigh Event - Wednesday 14th December

Santa Claus is coming to Old!

Muddy Boot's Santa Sleigh Event is taking place on Wednesday the 14th December.

Please see the flyer for approximate timings and the route.

Posted: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 20:28 by

Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner today launches Flare Report App

Please find below a message from the Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner:

I am delighted to inform you that today the OPFCC is launching the Flare Report App that allows women to report, anonymously and quickly, any incidents or behaviour that make them feel unsafe when they are out and about in Northamptonshire. Police will collate and analyse the reports made, so that problem areas can be identified and action taken to improve those areas where people feel unsafe. More »

This is a great service that we hope will reach as many people in the county as possible. We want to encourage as many people as possible to download the app and to cascade through their own contacts and networks. Flare Report can be downloaded to Apple or Android devices.

Women and girls can use the app to report incidents and behaviour that are inappropriate and make them feel unsafe, such as cat calling, comments or touching, street harassment or other threatening behaviour. Crimes can be reported on Flare Report but not if they need an immediate police response. » Less

Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 18:28 by