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Cancer Research UK Coffee Morning raises £1100

Cancer Research UK Coffee Morning raises £1100

This year's fund raising coffee morning in aid of Cancer Research UK has raised £1100. Grateful thanks to all those who contributed and supported this event. Thank you.

Jenny Overson.

Posted: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:00 by Ross Vicars

Road Closure Warnings

Road Closure Warnings

With the Silverstone Grand Prix taking place over the following days, please be aware of the road closures which will be taking place. More details can be found in the attached link.

Dear Resident

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your co-operation over the weekend of the Formula 1® Rolex British Grand Prix 2019 (12 - 14 July 2019) and to give you details of the local traffic systems that are being implemented. We hope this information will enable you to plan any journey you may need to make during the event and minimise disruption to you and your family. More »

Please note that it is not our intention to run a one way system on the A43 on Friday or Saturday although the option remains to be used in extreme situations as a contingency. The only one way system planned for Friday and Saturday relate to the Dadford Road and details are listed below. As such refuse collections and busservices will be unaffected. If circumstances change and we are forced to turn a one way system on for theA43 on Friday or Saturday the details will be posted on www.silverstone.co.uk/residents.

More information or the full document can be found at:

https://www.silverstone.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2019-BGP-Traffic-Management-Information-.pdf » Less

Posted: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 18:37 by Robert Duncombe

A great new addition to the school field.

A great new addition to the school field.

Helmdon Primary School are delighted with our recent addition of 2 table tennis tables on the playing field. We hope that all members of the community will use the table tennis tables when the playing fields are open outside school hours . All you need to do is bring along your own table tennis bats and balls!

Posted: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:33 by Helen du Bois

Friday 19th July Helmdon Presents....Faces Places

Friday 19th July Helmdon Presents....Faces Places

On Friday 19th we shall be showing a French film/ documentary called "Faces Places". (Visages, Villages)

Agnes Varda, one of the leading lights of France's honoured French New Wave cinema era, and professional photographer and muralist, J.R., partake on a special art project. Together, they travel around France in a special box truck equipped as a portable photo booth and traveling printing facility as they take photographs of people around the country. With that inspiration, they also create special colossal mural pictures of individuals, communities and places they want to honour and celebrate. Along the way, the old cinematic veteran and the young artistic idealist enjoy an odd friendship as they chat and explore their views on the world as only they can." More »

The film lasts 94 minutes and is rated PG. A beautiful, feelgood film with English subtitles. Come and enjoy with something to drink and friends around you. Doors open 7:10pm and film begins 7:30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you all on Friday at the Reading Room.

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Posted: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:09 by Helen du Bois

New light bulbs for Helmdon

New light bulbs for Helmdon

The Parish Council have upgraded the light bulbs in five of the village streetlights, replacing the orange glow of the old sodium light bulbs with a whiter light from an LED bulb. The LED bulbs consume far less energy and last much longer than the old sodium bulbs which are no longer being manufactured. More »

We would like to know your thoughts on the light from the new bulbs – you can see them at the following locations in the village:

  1. The first streetlight on the right as you enter the village on the Wappenham Road
  2. On The Green
  3. At the entrance to Bell Close
  4. At the top of Shortlands Close
  5. On the green on Station Road, opposite Hintons Close.

Please let the Parish Council know what you think about them – you can speak to any of the Councillors or contact the Clerk » Less

Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:41 by Helen du Bois

A second defibrillator for Helmdon – could you provide the location on the Wappenham Road?

A second defibrillator for Helmdon – could you provide the location on the Wappenham Road?

The Parish Council would like to install a second defibrillator in the village to ensure that all residents can access this life saving device if needed. The school has already kindly provided the village with access to their defibrillator but the emergency services will only deploy a defibrillator if the incident is within 500m of the cabinet – this range spans from the top of Station Road to just before the first main bend on the Wappenham Road, before Jenners Piece (see the blue shaded area in the image). More »

The ideal location for a second defibrillator is in the area near the top of Field Way and Cross Lane - siting a defibrillator in this area would provide cover the almost the entire village. As there are no Council or public buildings in that area we are looking for a resident who is happy to have the defibrillator positioned on their outside wall – somewhere with easy public access. The defibrillator cabinet needs to be connected to a mains supply (it would use approx. £10.00 of electricity per year which the Council would reimburse) and the Council would organise for any electrical work to be carried out. The defibrillator and cabinet would remain the property of the Parish Council and we would be responsible for ensuring that it is checked, maintained and insured. If you think you could help please contact the Clerk. » Less

Posted: Sun, 07 Jul 2019 14:45 by Helen du Bois

SNC Housing Needs survey - did you get your copy?

SNC Housing Needs survey - did you get your copy?

South Northamptonshire Council are running a Housing Needs Survey in Helmdon to find out about the type of housing that Helmdon residents feel is needed in the village. They recently send out a House Needs Survey to every household via Royal Mail. Unfortunately it seems that a few residents didn't receive their copy and several were returned to SNC marked "No Such Address". The Parish Council have now been given some extra copies - please contact the Clerk if you'd like one. We also have an electronic version that we can email you. The deadline for the survey to be returned has been extended to Friday 19th July.

Posted: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 17:24 by Helen du Bois

Northamptonshire Rural Matters

Northamptonshire Police has published a new newsletter called "Northamptonshire Rural Matters". It is a newsletter for residents and businesses about the work going on to fight rural crime in Northamptonshire. The first issue introduces the Rural and Wildlife Crime Team and there's a message from the Chief Constable, Nick Adderley. It covers issues of interest to residents in rural areas such as Fly-tipping, rural burglary and theft of farm equipment. Newsletter attached.

Posted: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 15:56 by Helen du Bois

Please support Cancer Research fund raising coffee morning

Please support Cancer Research fund raising coffee morning

Please support the annual fund raising coffee morning for Cancer Research UK to be held on July 10th at 49 Church Street from 10.00 - 12.00 with traditional Bring and Buy, Plants, Crafts and Gifts. A speaker from Cancer Research UK will be present to provide an update on latest Research developments.

Posted: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 17:01 by Ross Vicars

Helmdon Village Fete this Saturday 29th June

Helmdon Village Fete will be held this Saturday 29th June at Fountain House, Wappenham Road starting at 2.00 pm.

Raffle (including Silverstone Grand Prix tickets), Stalls, Cakes, Teas, Pimms, Games, Entertainment and Tractor Rides - so something for everyone. More »

Please support this village event... » Less

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 17:09 by Ross Vicars

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