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Local Elections - it could be you!

Local Elections - it could be you!

Thursday May 7th 2020 is Election Day for Northamptonshire and your chance to become a Parish Councillor!

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's nomination papers must be submitted by 8th April 2020. 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 see our website www.helmdonparishcouncil.gov.uk for more information. » Less

Posted: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 09:33 by Helen du Bois

Tickets for Helmdon Ball Selling Fast

Tickets are selling fast for the 2020 Helmdon Summer Ball on 27th June. 2/3 of tables already reserved...

To book your table / tickets please contact Gary Clarke or Tom Kirkham.

If unable to contact directly, please email webmaster@helmdonparishcouncil.gov.uk and we will pass your message on.

Posted: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 by Richard

SNVB minibus for hire to village groups

South Northants Community Minibus provides a service to local charities, community groups, parishes and schools across South Northamptonshire. We offer a 16 seater minibus which is regularly safety checked and driven by fully trained, friendly and helpful drivers. The minibus is available to hire seven days a week. More »

Our aim is to provide affordable transport allowing members to access events, activities and experiences which are important to them, which they would otherwise struggle to go to together.

On a weekly basis we take folk on shorter local trips, for example to lunch clubs, meetings, inter-school activities and to local charities to volunteer. We also do longer distance trips including visits to the theatre, gardens, museums and exhibitions.

We believe that folk having access to affordable community transport is becoming ever more important in these times of diminished public transport. We want to ensure that people don't become isolated in rural communities and are able to enjoy companionship and life enhancing opportunities within South Northants and beyond.

If you would like to find out how to become a member and benefit from this scheme, it's free to register and we offer a 10% discount on your first booking. You can find more information on our website or email jeanette@snvb.org.uk or call 01327 358070 » Less

Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 12:19 by Helen du Bois

Change to Womens Club Programme for February

Pippa Newman, from the Coventry Building Society will talk to us about fraud, scams and security. Fraud continues to be a problem for consumers and the banking industry. Fraud schemes are constantly evolving and organisations need to keep up with these changes. For the banking industry this can be a challenging task. There are many fraud schemes including card not present (cnp), lost / stolen cards, account takeover, vishing and telephone scams to name but a few. More »

Pippa is going to give us tips on security and how to avoid scams. It promises to be both interesting and extremely useful.

Look forward to seeing you and any friends or family you would like to bring along that might benefit from this sort of knowledge.

Members - Free Guests - £2

"Mistaking the genuine for a scam is nowhere as bad as mistaking a scam as genuine ". So please make sure you come along to our February meeting on Wednesday 19th February, doors open from 7.15 pm and bring a guest.

Please note change from the published programme... hopefully we will be able to reschedule Waitrose. » Less

Posted: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 18:53 by Ross Vicars

Sulgrave Manor – Learning Engagement Volunteer

Sulgrave Manor – Learning Engagement Volunteer

Our Learning and Engagement Team delivers learning programmes to approximately 5000 school children a year, as well as offering family activities during school holidays. We're looking for volunteers to help us bring Sulgrave Manor to life and provide a fun experience for our school and family audiences. More »

The role is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 with an interest in history, no experience necessary, all training given. Roles are flexible so you can fit volunteering around your commitments. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Leonie Gardner on education@sulgravemanor.org.uk or call 01295 760205 (option 2).

Find out more about this role here
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Posted: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:54 by Helen du Bois

200 Club - January results

The 200 Club draw for January took place on Sunday 26th at The Fat Landlord, results can be found here. Congratulations to all winners...

Posted: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:50 by Ross Vicars

NCC Carers Services survey

Northamptonshire County Council in association with the Carers Association, the Clinical Commissioning Group and voluntary sector partners have developed a survey to seek the views of carers to help shape future services. Results will be used to help inform what carers services and support should look like in the future. Please click here to the survey. More »

If you have any questions about this survey please contact Julia Partridge: jpartridge@northamptonshire.gov.uk

The survey closes on 14 February 2020. » Less

Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:56 by Helen du Bois

Use Waitrose Tokens at Brackley to Support Reading Room

Use Waitrose Tokens at Brackley to Support Reading Room

When shopping at Waitrose in Brackley, you'll receive a green token to place in the box of the good cause you'd most like to support. Each month Waitrose Brackley branch donates £1,000 between 3 local good causes; the more tokens a cause gets, the greater their share of the £1000. More »

For January, Waitrose in Brackley is supporting Helmdon Reading Room Roof Replacement Fund.

If you use Waitrose in Brackley, please remember to collect your green token and place it in the Reading Room box - the more tokens we collect, the larger our share of the £1000

Thank you for your support. » Less

Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:33 by Ross Vicars

A Full House - Fiori Musicali Concert Review

The church was filled to capacity on 7th September 2019 with around 140 people coming to see Fiori Musicali playing pieces with an Italian theme. It is many years since they last visited Helmdon and, following the success of this concert both musically and financially, we hope that their return will be much quicker this time. More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:40 by Richard

200 Club - December Results

The 200 Club draw for December took place on Sunday 22nd at The Fat Landlord, results can be found here. Congratulations to all winners...

Posted: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:09 by Ross Vicars

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