It's just under 2 weeks to the Flower and Produce Show. The event supports some really good causes so please try to make as many entries as you can.
The show organisers know there has been a drought so they have adjusted the rules in the vegetable and fruit categories to encourage you not to give up! For entries that require 3 samples, the organisers will accept 2 and for entries that require more than... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 12 Aug 2018 by Richard
The A422 will be closed, in both directions, with immediate effect
The bridge over the Farthinghoe Stream, just to the west of the village of Farthinghoe, has been inspected as part of our routine programme and is considered unsafe for all motorised vehicles.
The A422 from the recycling centre junction to New Road junction just outside Farthinghoe will be closed, in both direction, with immediate effect.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 11:17 by Ross Vicars
Church Street, Helmdon will be closed to through traffic on 2nd and 3rd July from 8am to 4pm.
Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 11:38 by Richard
I hope your training is going well?! Here's a message from the Helmdon Hurler Organisation Committee...
"This year is the 9th Helmdon Hurler, a UK Affiliated Road Race which has become a regular event in many local running clubs' race schedules.
As many of you know this event, which attracts between 120 and 140 Runners, is well supported by the village residents and activity groups who have benefited... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 22 Jul 2018 by Richard
It was the last day of the school year yesterday at Helmdon Primary School, with another cohort of Year 6 children leaving to go to "big school".
An emotional Leavers' Assembly took place on Thursday with all the children sharing thoughts of their time at Helmdon school. They were then presented with awards, a Year Book each and an '18 Leavers fleece.
Although the school itself is now closed until September,... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 21 Jul 2018 by Richard
Have you used the Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service to get to a medical appointment?
The service is run by South Northants Volunteer Bureau (SNVB) and provides transport for those people, particularly the elderly and disadvantaged, who find it difficult to get to essential medical or social care appointments.
If your doctor's surgery is in Brackley then you can use this service so please call 01280... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 by Richard
There hasn't been any rain in Helmdon since mid June and the whole village is tinder-dry. And looking at the long range weather forecast it doesn't look like there will be any rain in the near future either.
The week ahead looks to be slightly cooler than the past week, but there's no sign of any precipitation. It's a time to be really careful when out and about, particularly because there are several... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 08 Jul 2018 by Richard
The Reading Room Management Committee conducted a survey of Helmdon residents in April 2018, and the results make interesting reading (see attached).
Over one hundred people responded to the survey and lots of ideas were generated. The survey showed that the existing facilities in the Reading Room are valued, but also some new ideas were put forward. The Management Committee will take some of the ideas... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 01 Jul 2018 by Richard
Councillor Paul Wiltshire is the new district councillor on South Northamptonshire Council for the Astwell Ward, which covers the parishes of Helmdon, Syresham, Crowfield, Radstone and Whitfield.
Cllr Wiltshire was elected in the by-election caused by the resignation of previous incumbent Simon Marinker.
The election result was: Richard Edward Solesbury-Timms, Labour Party – 96 votes, Paul Henry... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 24 Jun 2018 by Richard
A consultation on the future of local government in Northamptonshire has been launched.
All residents, businesses and other stakeholders in the county are invited to respond to the consultation, which runs from 18 June 2018 until 22 July 2018.
Posted: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 by Richard