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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - IN NEED OF HELP?
Some residents in Helmdon may feel alone during this time whether due to self-isolation or because they fall into a higher risk category. Helmdon Parish Council would like to help during this time.

We have volunteer help available. You may need assistance such as help with groceries, collecting medicines or other errands such as walking your dog, a chat on the phone or just help with your bins. If you need help, or you know of anyone else who needs help, please contact the Parish Clerk

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Latest News

Pancakes Coming To Helmdon Soon

Pancake Day will soon be here!

Come along to the Reading Room between 10:00 and 12:00 on Saturday 26 February for the welcome return of a popular Helmdon tradition.

Pancakes, fillings, tea and coffee will be on sale for that vital second breakfast of the weekend!

Posted: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 14:00 by Richard

Results of 200 Club draw for January

The 200 Club draw for January took place on Sunday 23rd.

Full Results may be found here.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Posted: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:14 by Ross

Farthinghoe recycling and reuse centre is closing for refurbishment

Please note that the Farthinghoe recycling and reuse centre will be closed for refurbishment during February 2022. Full details are on West Northamptonshire website at https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/news/refurbishment-plans-popular-recycling-and-reuse-centre

Posted: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 20:00 by Richard

WEA adult learning course "The Remarkable Arts of Spain" Reading Room from 15th February

WEA adult learning course "The Remarkable Arts of Spain" Reading Room from 15th February

WEA adult learning course "The Remarkable Arts of Spain" The Reading Room at 7pm
5-session course, fortnightly from Tuesday 15 February 2022 to 12 April. Cost £41

Contact WEA on 0300 303 3464 to enrol before first session
Course reference: C2346545 More »

. Please see attached poster
. More information about this course on the WEA website here
. Contact 0300 303 3464 for further enquiries, or to enrol. » Less

Posted: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 21:00 by Richard

Works at Water Recycling Centre

Works at Water Recycling Centre

The @oneAlliance is continually improving Anglian Water Assets across the region and has now started work on the Helmdon Water Recycling Centre situated off Station Road. The works include increasing storm tank capacity in line with the Environment Agency's recommendations, and a 'P' scheme which assists the plant in breaking down household chemicals commonly used in washing up liquid and washing powder.
The aim is to be on site no longer than 20 weeks for both elements of work and the priority is to avoid disruption. More »

If any Helmdon resident has any questions please don't hesitate to contact the Site Manager, Jonny Kerr, at jonny.kerr@barhale.co.uk and he will respond as soon as he can. » Less

Posted: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 17:25 by Danny Moody

Village Post Office Opening Times

There is some confusion about the opening times of the village Post Office service.

So, to clarify...

Unless shown otherwise on the Helmdon Parish Council website https://www.helmdonparishcouncil.gov.uk/ the village Post Office service will operate on Tuesday morning 10.00 - 12.00 and on Thursday afternoon 14.00 - 16.00. More »

Be aware that the Thursday opening times stated on the Post Office's own website are incorrect. » Less

Posted: Thu, 30 Dec 2021 20:48 by Ross

Recycling over the Festive Season

West Northants Council CANNOT recycle some Christmas favourites including:
crackers, foil wrapping paper, glittering cards or tinsel.
Please reuse or place these in your black bin.

Garden waste
Garden waste collection services across West Northants will be suspended from 27 December until 7 January. More »

Real Christmas trees
Real Christmas trees will be collected 14th January (Helmdon) or 11th January (Falcutt).
Please place trees next to garden waste bin - please don't obstruct footpath or highway.
To help collection crews, please ensure trees over 6ft tall are cut up into manageable pieces.

For more information about bin collections over the festive season, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/news/waste-and-recycling-collections-christmas

Thank you
[Originally posted 16 Dec 2021] » Less

Posted: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 11:30 by Richard

Village Cafe Christmas Raffle raises £220

The organisers of the recent Village Cafe Christmas Raffle are pleased to announce that the Raffle raised the sum of £220.

Proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Society.

Organisers wish to thank all Village Cafe customers for their generous support.

Posted: Tue, 28 Dec 2021 16:05 by Ross

Results of 200 Club draw for December

The 200 Club draw for December took place on Sunday 19th. This is a week early as the usual Sunday for the monthly draw falls on Boxing Day.

Full Results may be found here.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Posted: Sun, 19 Dec 2021 22:10 by Ross

Village Christmas Fair - CANCELLED.

Due to the high number of people currently affected by Covid procedures/restrictions, the Christmas Fair due to be held on Saturday 11 December has been CANCELLED.

Helmdon Parochial Church Council (PCC) appreciate that this will disappoint children and parents alike, but we cannot safely hold a very crowded event at this time.
Cliff Netten, on behalf of Helmdon PCC

Posted: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 15:50 by Richard

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