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Latest News

Northamptonshire Police Launch New Beat Bus

Message sent by: Matthew Taylor (Northamptonshire Police, PCSO, South Northants), 02 October 2021.

On Tuesday last week, the South Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Team, the Office of the Police, Fire, & Crime Commissioner and Northamptonshire Police launched their new Beat Bus in Blisworth. More »

More information about the Beat Bus can be found at: https://www.northants.police.uk/news/northants/news/news/2021/september-21/two-dedicated-neighbourhood-beat-buses-take-to-the-roads-across-northamptonshire/

We currently have two Beat Buses, once covering the western half of the county, the other covering the northern area.

We will shortly be taking these buses out into the very heart of our communities inviting you to come and speak to one of your local Neighbourhood PC's or PCSO's, and provide us with the intelligence in order for us to complete our work.

In the words of our very founder Robert Peel: "The police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence."

If you are unable to attend one of the Beat Bus sessions you can still contact us by email, telephone or via our website.

Towcester Area: NeighbourhoodTeamSouthNorthants-Towcester@northants.police.uk

Brackley Area: NeighbourhoodTeamSouthNorthants-Brackley@northants.police.uk

Website: www.northants.police.uk, where you will find as range on services accessible online, including reporting non-urgent crime.

To report information confidentially about crime please visit www.crimestoppers-org.uk or call 0800 555 111.

We remind everyone to importance of calling any matter that requires an urgent response on 999. » Less

Posted: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:00 by Richard

ADVENT WINDOWS - AT LEAST 10 MORE VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED…

Many thanks to all those who have volunteered their windows to form part of this year's Helmdon Living Advent Calendar. However, the response has not been as good a usual this year and at the time of writing we still need at least 10 more volunteers. It will be such a shame if we are not able to repeat the success of previous years – see advent-windows-archive.html. Do you think you can help? More »

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 looking at the windows from previous years, 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 17 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.

Ann Netten » Less

Posted: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 12:00 by Richard

200 Club Results for September

The 200 Club draw for September took place on Sunday, 26th September - Results may be found here.

Congratulations to all winners.

Posted: Sun, 26 Sep 2021 19:38 by Ross

THE FAT LANDLORD LUNCH FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

THE FAT LANDLORD  LUNCH FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

The Fat Landlord lunches for Senior Citizens re-commence this coming Tuesday, the 28th September.

Arrive between 12.00 and 12.30pm - no pre-booking required.

Click on the attached notice for details...

Posted: Sun, 26 Sep 2021 12:39 by Ross

Thursday Post Office available from 23rd Sept. onwards

We are pleased to announce that the Thursday Hosted Post Office service will be available at Helmdon Reading Room 2pm-4pm this week onwards.

The Tuesday morning service continues as normal (10am-midday). More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 21:30 by Richard

New Clerk Appointed to Helmdon Parish Council

New Clerk Appointed to Helmdon Parish Council

Helmdon Parish Council is pleased to announce that Charmaine Jay has been appointed as Clerk to the Council and will start with immediate effect. Charmaine lives with her young family in Greatworth and has a background in sales and marketing, as well as working as cabin crew for British Airways. Charmaine, who is originally from Herefordshire, will be working part time and will be responsible for the management of the business and finances of the council. More »

Danny Moody, chairman of the council said "We were all sad to see Helen du Bois leave, but the applications we received for the post were very strong indeed, and Charmaine excelled at the interview stage. I am confident that Charmaine will settle in quickly and that the council will continue to go from strength to strength, doing brilliant things for the community of Helmdon".

Charmaine can be contacted by email at clerk@helmdonparishcouncil.gov.uk or by phone on 01295 768588. » Less

Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:56 by Danny Moody

Friends of St Mary Magdalene, Helmdon - Notice of Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 12 Oct at 7:00pm, to be held in Helmdon Church

The Friends of St Mary Magdalene Church will hold their Annual General Meeting on 12 October to elect Office Holders and Committee Members.
Reports will be presented on the past year and on the Friends' Finances.
Cliff Netten - apnetten@hotmail.com

Posted: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:30 by Richard

Helmdon 200 Club AGM, Wed. 15th Sept at 7.30pm

Open to all members of the Helmdon 200 Club (i.e. anyone with 200 Club lottery numbers). Venue: Helmdon Church.
We will welcome anyone who wants to join the committee.

The 200 Club has been going for over 10 years now, so it has raised over £50,000 which is a terrific achievement.
Hugh Walmsley. More »

More information: 200 Club - Fundraising Lottery

Contact: Hugh Walmsley (via "Friends" contact form) » Less

Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:30 by Richard

ADVENT WINDOWS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE!

We are hoping to turn Helmdon into a Living Advent Calendar for the seventh time this year with windows throughout the village decorated and 'opened' each evening between 1 December and Christmas Eve. In order to ensure everyone knows their date in good time to plan, we need to be clear by mid-October that we have enough participants so we would be very grateful for quick responses. More »

You can see what was done in previous years on the village website (advent-windows-archive.html) and if you Google 'Advent windows' you can find the wide range of ideas and ways that people have decorated their windows elsewhere. 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, as in previous years, to show photos of the windows on the website.

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 or are prepared to act as a standby if we have problems recruiting enough people
please let Ann Netten (01280 851168 apnetten@hotmail.com) or Jenny Overson (01295 760677 oversonjenny@gmail.com) know:
- your name and address
- your email address and
- any preference you have about dates

Please be aware that in agreeing to participate you are also agreeing to have your address identified on the website and map so people can look for your window. No names or email addresses will be shared without your permission.
We look forward to hearing from you. Please let us know by 17th October.

Ann Netten » Less

Posted: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 08:45 by Richard

Thank you from Helmdon Church

Many many thanks to all those who organised, ran and attended the Helmdon Festival.

The Raffle raised over £150, the Garden Stall £200 and the Teas £330. Together with the generous donation by the Women's Club of the money they raised through the Bag stall and Name the Animals, nearly £1,000 was raised that day for the Church. More »

We are very grateful to all involved.
Ann Netten » Less

Posted: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 23:15 by Richard

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