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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

Overnight road closures on northbound A43 from 6th-19th April 2021

HS2 will be closing the A43 between the Northampton Road Brackley roundabout (BP roundabout) and the Syresham Junction, Welsh Road from 20:00pm to 6.00am. The closure will be in place from Tuesday 6th April to Monday 19th April. There will be no access from the Radstone Road or Whitfield onto the A43 during these night-time closures and a diversion will be in place. More »

For more information about the diversion routes and the work involved please visit the HS2 Commonplace website for Northamptonshire here. » Less

Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:31 by Helen du Bois

100 years of inspiring women in Helmdon

100 years of inspiring women in Helmdon

The committee and members of Helmdon W.I. are delighted to announce that we have reached our Centenary Anniversary!

Helmdon W.I. 1921 – 2021

We are planning various ways of celebrating this remarkable achievement as soon as we can get together safely and we're sure tea and cake will be involved! More »

We hope you will join in with us to mark this special event. We also have an interesting and varied programme planned for the near future.

Please contact Louise Stothard , louisestothard@aol.com 01295 760816 or Jenny Saunders, jensaunders4@icloud.com 01295 760721 for further information. » Less

Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 09:58 by Helen du Bois

Burglary to Farm Units in Helmdon

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Burglary to Farm Units in Helmdon. This happened between Saturday 27th February at 1pm to Monday 1st March at 6am in Helmdon, Brackley.Unknown persons go across fields and force metal panels off with some kind of jemmy, tools removed from inside. More »

Please report anything that you might think is suspicious remembering to get a registration plate or description of persons as this may help to deter crime in your area. Thank you.
Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?
If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.
101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.
To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk
To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Brackley and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email: NeighbourhoodTeamSouthNorthants-Brackley@northants.police.uk

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Message sent by James Herbert (Police, Police Community Support Officer, Daventry & South Northants) » Less

Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:20 by Richard

200 Club Results for February

The 200 Club draw for February took place on Sunday, 28th February - Results may be found here.

Congratulations to all winners.

Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 11:41 by Ross Vicars

Free event to find out more about becoming a Parish Councillor

For anyone thinking about standing as a Parish Councillor (or those who'd just like to hear more from Jackie Weaver) the National Association of Local Councils are hosting a 1 hour online event between 6-7pm on Tuesday 2nd March. More »

This event will tell you what you need to know about local councils, and what they do, the role of a councillor and how to become one.

Speakers: Cllr Emily Benner, Croxley Green Parish Council, Cllr Rachael Pearson, Denmead Parish Council, Cllr Dan Thomas, mayor of Much Wenlock Town Council and Jackie Weaver, chief officer at the Cheshire Association of Local Councils

Host: Matt Chorley, presenter for Times Radio and Saturday columnist for The Times

Click on the link to reserve a place: nalc.gov.uk/our-events/make-a-change-free-public-event » Less

Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:27 by Helen du Bois

Public consultation for proposed solar farm near Helmdon

Public consultation for proposed solar farm near Helmdon

A public consultation has opened for a proposed solar farm on two separate sites between Helmdon and Greatworth. Low Carbon are consulting on their proposal before determining whether to submit a planning application. You can find more details about the proposal and submit your comments via droverslanesolarfarm.commonplace.is More »

The public consultation is open for 3 weeks from today. If you have queries in relation to this project, please contact the project team by emailing droverslane@aecom.com quoting "Drover's Lane Solar Farm" in the subject header. » Less

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:15 by Helen du Bois

Census 2021 - it's nearly here.

Census 2021 - it's nearly here.

Every ten years the census takes place in England and Wales, providing insight into the people who live across the country and what their lives are like. This year, census day is on Sunday 21 March. You may already have seen advertisements on the TV, in newspapers and social media. More »

What is the census?

The census is a series of questions that gives a data picture of British society and this year it will give future generations a fascinating insight into how we lived during the coronavirus pandemic.

But, more importantly, it helps the government plan and fund services in local communities. The responses might highlight a need for a new school, increased health care facilities or other services in your area.

How does it work?

Next week (from 22 February) every house will be sent a Purple Postcard in the post to remind everyone that the census is on its way.

The following week every house will be sent an Information Pack. This will contain a unique code which will give access to the census form online using any device. The Pack will also explain how to complete the census and how to get help if anyone needs it.

If someone doesn't want to complete the census themself, a family member or a trusted person can do it on their behalf. People can also request a paper copy. Everything will explained in the Information Pack.

What information is collected?

The census collects information about individuals, their households and their homes. This information is collated and analysed and the first figures will be released next year. Billions of pounds of funding depend on the results of the census.

Is personal information safe?

Yes. Any information that is published following the census is fully anonymised. This year's census records will be held securely and will be released into the public domain in 2121 when they will be available for everyone to read.

Does everyone have to complete the census form?

Yes. It's a legal requirement to complete the census.

For more information visit census.gov.uk » Less

Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 16:10 by Helen du Bois

Potential candidates urged to find out more at elections briefing

People thinking of standing as a candidate in the West Northamptonshire Council or town and parish elections are encouraged to join in a briefing taking place soon.

On Thursday, 6 May residents across Daventry, Northampton and South Northants will vote to elect councillors to the new unitary authority, which will go live on 1 April this year, replacing their existing district, borough and county councils. Elections are also due to take place that day to elect representatives for up to 165 town/parish councils across West Northamptonshire. More »

People thinking about becoming a candidate or acting as an agent for either of these elections is urged to attend an online briefing session on Wednesday, 3 March, from 5.30pm.

The session, which will be held on Zoom, will cover the nominations process, key electoral information, dates and deadlines as well as setting out important details about the Covid safety measures being planned for candidates and agents.

Those wishing to attend should email electoralservices.ddc@westnorthants.gov.uk or call 01327 302326. The session will be recorded and available on YouTube later for those unable to attend.

Anna Earnshaw, Returning Officer for the West Northamptonshire elections and the Chief Executive of the new Council, said: "Anyone thinking of standing as a candidate or acting as their agent in the spring elections should attend this briefing.

"It will provide them with everything they need to know about taking part, including how to submit nominations, key dates and deadlines, as well as important information about Covid restrictions and the measures we'll be taking to minimise risks from the pandemic to voters."

Polling arrangements for West Northamptonshire and parish elections are currently being organised jointly by elections officers in Daventry District, South Northants and Northampton who will be brought together on 1 April as part of the new Council. To find out more about registering to vote, plus information on applying for postal and proxy votes, please visit your local district/borough website. » Less

Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:27 by Helen du Bois

It could be you!!

It could be you!!

Thursday 6th May 2021 is Election Day for Northamptonshire and your chance to become a Parish Councillor for Helmdon

Parish Councillors are champions of their community - they give residents a voice in the decisions their Parish Council makes. Seeing your community change for the better as a result of decisions you have helped make can be very rewarding. More »

If you care about your community and would like to help make a real difference then this opportunity is for you. You will be supported in your role and provided with training - you should be comfortable working electronically, have a positive outlook and be willing to work as part of a team.

Candidate nomination papers must be submitted by 4pm 8th April 2021. If you are interested, please contact the Clerk for more information. Helmdon Parish Council meets at 7:30pm, the fourth Wednesday of every other month. Please click here for more information about the Parish Council. » Less

Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:53 by Helen du Bois

Star Count - help measure light pollution this week

Star Count - help measure light pollution this week

Each year, CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) asks the nation to help measure light pollution in their area. CPRE are asking people from all across the country to become citizen scientists and look heavenwards from home for one night and count stars. More »

Join in by choosing any clear night between 6-14 February 2021 and counting how many stars you can spot within the constellation of Orion. This year they are asking everyone to take part from home. You can stargaze from your garden, balcony, doorstep or even bedroom window.

To find out more on how to do this click here and use this form to submit your star count. » Less

Posted: Sun, 07 Feb 2021 15:35 by Helen du Bois

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