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Acorns Annual Firework Extravaganza

Acorns Annual Firework Extravaganza

Tickets are now on sale for our Firework Night on Saturday 9th November from 5pm. if bought in advance ticket prices are:

Adults: £5
Children: £3
Pre-schoolers: free (but still need a ticket!) More »

Tickets are available from Acorns or please see Kat or Sophie on the playground at school. We recommend buying your tickets earlier to avoid disappointment. » Less

Posted: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:57 by Robert Duncombe

Would you be interested in hosting a Japanese student?

From Roz Page: CHE specialise in providing educational programmes for Japanese High School Students visiting the UK and Ireland. I have been working with them for several years as a Group Co-ordinator, after hosting several students myself. I have a group of students who will be staying here from 14th November for 5 days, and I am looking for host families who can accommodate 2 students. It really is a great opportunity to learn about Japanese culture and the students are here to experience life with an English Family. If you would be interested in finding out a bit more about being a host family please contact me on 07496 919512 or rozpage76@gmail.com .

Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:02 by Helen du Bois

Big Breakfast at the Reading Room 8.30am till 10am Saturday 19th October. Help to pay for Reading Room roof and painting works

Big Breakfast at the Reading Room 8.30am till 10am Saturday 19th October.  Help to pay for Reading Room roof and painting works

Bacon rolls / mushrooms / peanut butter / jam and toast.
Tea / coffee / hot chocolate.

Table tennis and TV

Everyone welcome for community breakfast.

If more information needed, please email helmdonreadingroom@gmail.com

Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:16 by Ross Vicars


Many thanks to all those who have volunteered their windows to form part of this year's Helmdon Living Advent Calendar. We are delighted that the school will be starting us off once again with the first one on 1 December and number 24 once again will be the Reading Room. More »

However, at the time of writing we still need a few more volunteers – could you help?

The aim is to have decorated and illuminated windows 'opened' from the beginning of December so, by Christmas Eve, 24 windows are regularly lit up every evening.

As well as the windows from previous years (https://www.helmdonparishcouncil.gov.uk/advent-windows-archive.html), a Google search on 'Advent windows' will show you ideas and ways that people have decorated their windows in other villages in the past. There is no need to be religious or arty and there is no 'theme', the aim is for each window to be a surprise as it is revealed. We would like to include windows through the whole village and hope to have photos of the windows on the village website and Facebook pages.

If you:
- live in a house that has a window that can clearly be seen from the street without people coming on to your property
- are happy to keep the window illuminated each evening after it is 'opened' until after Christmas and
- are interested in participating
please get in touch with Ann Netten (01280 851168 apnetten@hotmail.com) or Jenny Overson (01295 760677 oversonjenny@gmail.com) by 13 October so we can give people good notice of their date by letting them know in early November.
We look forward to hearing from you. » Less

Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 21:08 by Ross Vicars

Craft Day in the Church, Saturday 26th Oct. 10am-4pm

Craft Day in the Church, Saturday 26th Oct. 10am-4pm

Craft Day 2019 - A variety of arts and crafts on display and for sale, plus children's workshops:
Ceramics, Knitting, Crochet, Macramé, Greetings cards, Jewellery, Soaps and candles, Woodcraft, Bird and Bee boxes, Needlework, Fabric gifts, decorative lights, Art work, Photography and a display of steam engines. More »

Refreshments and light lunches available - provided by the Friends of Helmdon School.

Entrance £1 (children free). Purchases by cash only please. Proceeds from the day will go to Rainbows Children's Hospice

Frankie and Janey's flower story are running a children's flower workshop making seasonal table arrangements in oasis. All equipment will be provided and will run for an hour in slots at 10.00, 11.30 and 2 pm. Click here for booking information.

Click here for information and photos from previous Craft Days. » Less

Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 15:00 by Richard

Helmdon's Big Breakfast - CANCELLED

We regret to advise that Helmdon's Big Breakfast planned for 05 October 2019 has been cancelled due to access issues (overhead painting at front of building).

Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:00 by Richard

Station Road tree works

Station Road tree works

Western Power are taking advantage of the road closure on Station Road to carry out some urgent work along the closed road, cutting back tree growth near the overhead power lines. Their team will be here on Thursday 3rd for one day - we've been told that they will be working on the live network so there should be no loss of power to nearby properties.

Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:50 by Helen du Bois

Unqualified Audit for the Council

The external auditors PKF Littlejohn LLP have completed their audit of the Council's finances for the year ending 31st March 2019 and have issued their report. Their approval is unqualified, there were no matters giving cause for concern and they have no other matters that they wish to draw to the attention of the Council. More »

The Notice of Conclusion of Audit is attached - to see the full details of the 2018-19 Audit please click here. If you have any queries about Council finances please contact the Clerk. » Less

Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:53 by Helen du Bois

The Andy Lawrenson Trio returns to Helmdon!

The Andy Lawrenson Trio returns to Helmdon!

Fun for all….evening of music in Helmdon Reading Room brought to you by Helmdon Presents…


Friday October 4th at 7:45pm. Tickets £10 from Morag Underwood or collect from Old Hall Bookshop, Market Place, Brackley More »

Drinks and snacks available to purchase.

Click link below to download poster » Less

Posted: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:15 by Richard

200 Club Results for September

The 200 Club draw for September took place on Sunday 22nd at The Fat Landlord, results can be found here. Congratulations to all winners...

Posted: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 19:12 by Ross Vicars

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