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Car Treasure Hunt - Sunday 7th July, 2pm

Car Treasure Hunt - Sunday 7th July, 2pm

Join us on Sunday 7th July for this year's Car Treasure Hunt. Pre-booked cars for £15 per car - setting off at timed intervals from 2pm. Meeting up for the results and prizes with tea and cake in the Church. More »

For more info and to book your car call Hugh Walmsley 01295 768837 or Robert Alfandary 01295 760599. » Less

Posted: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:02 by Helen du Bois

Helmdon Presents..."Burn, Burn, Burn"

Helmdon Presents..."Burn, Burn, Burn"

Dear film lovers

On Friday evening at 7:30pm Helmdon Presents is showing "Burn, Burn, Burn" - Dan dispatches his good friends on a road trip to five disparate UK venues...he even accompanies them: not so much backseat driver as wedged into the glove compartment. Dan's ashes are to be scattered in places dear to his heart and are accompanied by video messages from the grave! A crackling, life-affirming voyage of self-discovery. "Will have you laughing and crying"; "Funny ...and tender" More »

The film is rated 15 and lasts 100 minutes. Doors open 7:10 for refreshments. We look forward to seeing you on Friday evening in the Reading Room. Helmdon Presents... committee » Less

Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:11 by Helen du Bois

200 Club - Draw results for June 2019

The June draw took place at The Fat Landlord on the 23rd and the results can be seen on the '200 Club' - click on this link to go to the group page

Posted: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:59 by Ross Vicars

Planned replacement of Station Road water main this summer

Planned replacement of Station Road water main this summer

This summer, Anglian Water will be carrying out work to replace the water main that runs from the bottom of Church Street to the top of Station Road. Work will begin at the start of August and is likely to run until the end of October. More »

Anglian Water is committed to working with the village to minimise disruption wherever possible - although no residents will be without water during this period there will inevitably be some unavoidable disruption at times.

Anglian Water will be holding a drop-in information session at the Reading Room on Wednesday 17th July, from 2pm – 7pm - please come along to find out more about the planned works and meet Anglian Water staff who will be on hand to answer any questions. » Less

Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:10 by Helen du Bois

Charity musical evening with local talent - raising money for the Mother's Union charity Special Relief

Charity musical evening with local talent - raising money for the Mother's Union charity Special Relief

Thursday 27th June - Helmdon Church - 7pm

Musical items performed by some local talented youngsters and the Astwell Benefice Church Choir.

Interval drinks and a finger buffet.

No ticket required, donations welcome. Donations will go to the Mother's Union charity Special Relief. There are Mothers Union members all over the world so funds can be sent direct where ever there is a disaster.

Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:08 by Helen du Bois

The Fat Landlord pub to host Community Lunches

Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, The Fat Landlord will be hosting a community lunch for the 'golden' members of our community. The menu, which will change on each occasion, will consist of a choice of two main dishes, a dessert, a tea/coffee. This will be priced at £7.50 More »

The dates (up until September) are:
25 June
9 July
23 July
13 August
27 August » Less

Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 01:00 by Richard

Coffee & cake morning at The Fat Landlord this Friday, 21st June

The Fat Landlord is holding our first coffee (and tea!) morning this Friday. We will be opening our doors especially from 10am and look forward to serving you our home-baked delights. Kids welcome. Buggies can be parked in our porch

Posted: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:18 by Helen du Bois

Do you have unwanted hand tools?

Do you have unwanted hand tools?

Brackley Rotary Club is collecting old or unused hand tools to support the Tools for Self Reliance charity (www.tfsr.org). We need serviceable old or new hand tools - primarily carpentry and metal work, blacksmiths tools, metric taps and dies and garden tools. The tools will be serviced and boxed up by disadvantaged people in the Tools for Self Reliance centre in Northampton. The sets will go to the third world for distribution. More »

Please bring your tools to our coffee morning on Saturday 22nd June at The Community Room, Brackley Fire Station, Oxford Road, Brackley NN13 7DY between 10am and 12pm.

If you are unable to bring your tools to us on the day, please email watsonhinton@aol.com and we will try to make a collection. » Less

Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:58 by Helen du Bois

It's Opening Night...

It's Opening Night...

It's opening night of The Bridge Players' summer performances. Tickets are still available and will be available on the door however this will be on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to reserve tickets please get in touch. More »

Tickets available from:

Rachel 07976 309958 or Dave 01295 760362
Thur 13th | Fri 14th | Sat 15th
Adult £8, Under 18s £5

Ahead of our opening night, we have been in contact with the script writer of Dark Road, Laura Lundgren Smith. She has shared some of her thoughts with us...

"I began writing Dark Road in 2015 as a way for me to examine the nature of evil. I had always wondered about the way people can transform from relatively normal individuals into perpetrators of unspeakably inhuman acts. What happens to the human spirit that allows for so drastic a change? I hoped to gain understanding by living inside the character of Greta...My wish for Dark Road is that it opens a dialogue; that audience members leave and discuss the larger issues raised by the play...A successful production of Dark Road will, I hope, act as a cautionary tale about what can happen when you begin to see those not like you as The Other, as less, as not worthy of the same basic human rights as you. We must be ever vigilant in giving the same respect and care to every
human being. Failing to uphold the ideals of human worth and equality puts us all on a very dark road indeed." » Less

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 08:34 by Robert Duncombe

Post Office (in Reading Room) not open on Thursday 13th June

Please note that the Post Office in the Reading Room will not be available on Thursday 13th June 2019.

Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:30 by Richard

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