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Apology after Council Tax billing error

South Northamptonshire Council is today apologising to residents for a billing error in their Council Tax. Residents of South Northamptonshire will be receiving replacement Council Tax bills in the next week or so after the originals were issued with incorrect figures. More »

Last week around 36,000 bills landed on doormats around the district, but due to human error the figures were calculated incorrectly.

Leader of South Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Ian McCord, said: "I should like to personally apologise. We now know what went wrong and we have a solution but this does not reflect the high-standards that residents deserve, so I want to say sorry. The error is relatively small; the incorrect bills show people owe an average £20 less than they should for a Band D home, or an average of £40 too little for a Band H property. I wholeheartedly apologise to residents and want to assure them the replacement bills will be thoroughly checked and no one will pay a penny more or less than they should."

Direct Debit payments due on Monday 1 April as stated in the original bills will not go ahead, and the correct sum will instead be taken on 15 April, and thereafter on the first of each month for those paying in installments. The new bills will be printed on light yellow paper, so as to help residents quickly spot the newly reissued, corrected bills, and avoid confusion. » Less

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:20 by Helen du Bois

Afternoon Tea with Friends - Over 60s event

Afternoon Tea with Friends - Over 60s event

The Happy At Home Project would like to invite you to enjoy
Afternoon Tea with Friends at Helmdon's Reading Room
on Saturday 30th March starting at 1pm

£3 includes sandwiches cakes and hot drinks.

Everyone over 60 years welcome More »

For further information about "Happy at Home", click on this link http://www.voluntaryimpact.org.uk/happy-home/ » Less

Posted: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:54 by Ross Vicars

St Patricks Green Performance

St Patricks Green Performance

If you're looking for an evening of celebration, green ,dancing, green, light refreshments and more green, tickets are still available for St Patricks celebrations on Saturday 23rd March (not the actual St Patrick's Day!) at the Reading Room. Starts at 7pm.If you'd like tickets you are welcome to contact Geoff Bridger.

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 23:15 by Robert Duncombe

Stitchers Easter Knit

Stitchers Easter Knit

Helmdon Stitchers have once again excelled themselves with their Easter Knit - a selection of cream egg filled novelties have been passed on to raise much needed funds for Katharine House Hospice.

Well done to all who took part.

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 18:05 by Ross Vicars

Bridge Players Auditions

Bridge Players Auditions

Auditions for the Bridge Players summer play will be taking place on Sunday 10th March 2019 at 7:30pm in The Reading Room. This year our plays are based on a war theme.

If you fancy treading the boards we would love to see you there! We are also after backstage crew, help with set/costume and more! We are always after new members to join our growing team! If you are interested then please get in touch. For more information or details please contact Robert Duncombe (hello@robertduncombe.com) or visit the contact us page.

Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 18:47 by Robert Duncombe

Blackpits Compost Shovel Day

Blackpits Compost Shovel Day

Blackpits are hosting a compost give-away day at Helmdon Compost Site on Saturday 20 April 2019. The compost will be available to collect between the hours of 08:00 – 12:00 only. Residents will be restricted to 5 bags/buckets each. No trailers will be allowed. Residents should bring their own bags/buckets and shovels for loading. Compost will be stockpiled on the compost pad adjacent to the weighbridge. Residents are asked to pull their cars onto the pad and off the access road so as not to block the weighbridge as the site will be operational at the time. More »

Residents should not turn up days either side of the Saturday please as these will be normal working days and we will not be able to accommodate members of the public for health and safety reasons. » Less

Posted: Sun, 03 Mar 2019 13:17 by Helen du Bois

Join us for a Pancake Breakfast on 2nd March

Join us for a Pancake Breakfast on 2nd March

Pancake Breakfast on Saturday 2nd March in The Reading Room
9.30 - 11.30

Pancake tossing competition
Picture Quiz
Raffle

Proceeds in aid of St Mary Magdalene church

Posted: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 22:29 by Ross Vicars

200 Club - Results for February 2019

The February Draw for the 200 Club was held Sunday 24th and here are the results...congratulations to the winners.

1st prize £100 --- 265 Julie Berrie
2nd prize £40 --- 150 Graham Humphrey
3rd prize £25 --- 106 Fiona Starr
4th prize £15 --- 154 Pat Harris
5th prize £10 --- 118 Philip King
6th prize £10 --- 115 Anna Saunders

Posted: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:33 by Ross Vicars

Welcome return of the Great Weston Run

The Great Weston Run returns on 6th May 2019 after last being run in 2014. It is run over 5 miles starting and finishing in Weston. The course is partly off road and on farm tracks which can be muddy. The course has inclines and hills. More »

Entries now open! See https://bit.ly/2HrMtjG. You need to be over 15 to take part and under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. Potential disabled entries please contact the Race Director before entering.

For more information please contact Derek Boughton, Race Director - telephone: 01327 860006 or email: greatweston5@live.co.uk » Less

Posted: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 by Richard

Masters in Maths!

Masters in Maths!

For the second year running, Helmdon Primary School have received a letter from the Secretary of State for Education congratulating them on their top level SATS results. In both 2017 and 2018, 100% percent of the Year 6 pupils reached or exceeded the expected standard in Maths, putting Helmdon Primary School in the top 1% of primary schools in England. More »

We already knew that it is a top school but now it's official - please click here to see this year's letter in full. » Less

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:50 by Helen du Bois

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