The crisps have passed the taste test!  The British Crisp Co. use British potatoes, are gluten free and have recyclable packaging.  Not available in supermarkets, sold on-line by the box.

Let Debra Thatcher know if you would like to add to the next order.


EARLY JUNE WALK – Hebe’s Wood Braunston – Tuesday, 4th June at 5:00 pm

By kind invitation of the owners we have been invited to walk in Hebe’s Wood again to enjoy the amazing sight of many orchids in bloom and to round off the evening with a bring your own picnic.  It was a fantastic evening last year and the orchids were beautiful.

Please let Karen Baines or Debra Thatcher know if you would like to join us this year and/or if you need a lift. We’ll meet at Wood Lane Farm, Braunston by the piggeries at 5pm.

Please note the invitation is to guests of the two-legged variety – the dogs will be able to join us on the walk on the evening of 21st June.


The Great Big Green Week

Please join us on our annual bio blitz of the churchyard on

Sunday, June 9th starting at 11:15


The results will enable us to consider potential changes to the management plan.

Please let Debra know if you are able to help.

To view the Ridlington Parish Council Annual Accounts ending 31 March 2024, please click on the link below.

RPC AGAR 2023:24 signed

Alternatively, you can also view these on the website under the heading – Annual Accounts.



Should you wish to attend the next Parish Council Meetings, which take place in the Village Hall,  the dates are:

Wednesday, September 11th  2024 @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday, November 13th 2024 @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday, February 12th 2025 @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday, May, 14th 2025 @ 6:00 pm


Please find below the link to the minutes taken on May 15th 2024 for the

Annual Parish Meeting and Ridlington Parish Council Meeting

Ridlington Annual Parish Meeting 2024

Draft RPC Minutes 15.05.24


These can also be found on the website under the heading – Minutes, Agendas and Accounts.


The first, “Lily’s Promise” by Lily Ebert, a compelling memoir of the Holocaust.  Very powerful and moving, a testament to Lily’s irrepressible spirit.

The second,  Elif Shafak’s “The Island of Missing Trees”, historical fiction recording the impact of ethnic division and how trauma moves through generations – loved this book.

Using the theme of generational trauma, Ashley Audrain’s “The Push”, tells of the making and breaking of a family in a tense psychological thriller

Some of us did this for a week in March.

Our household, just the two of us and the dog, logged 44 pieces of plastic – that equates to 2,288 pieces per year.  We try to recycle as much as we can but can we reduce the amount of plastic in our home?  Crisps – who doesn’t love them?  We could make our own…but we’ve found a supplier who uses recyclable bags – taste test coming up!