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Warm Helmdon - Survey Results Now In

Thank you to all who completed our survey.

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Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 13:00 by Richard

200 Club Results for July

The 200 Club draw for July took place on Sunday 24th.

Full Results may be found here.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Posted: Sun, 24 Jul 2022 21:52 by Ross

Essential Maintenance Works, A43 Southbound, Towcester to Brackley, starting 25 July, approx 3 months

25/Jul/2022. More details of A43 closures and diversion routes. as stated on https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/east-midlands/east-midlands-maintenance-schemes/

TM Phase 1 closure for SB carriageway of the A43 from Towcester Roundabout to Abthorpe Roundabout, near Towcester More »

All traffic approaching Towcester roundabout intending to go on A43 SB will be diverted on to A5 SB to Old Stratford roundabout. At Old Startford roundabout, diverted traffic to take 3rd exit on to A422. Traffic to continue on A422/ A421 to join A43 at Barley Mow roundabout. Diverted traffic can go A43 NB or SB depending on their final destination.

Local traffic will use Vernon Road / Burcote road to join A43 NB at Whittlebury junction

TM Phase 2 closure for SB carriageway of the A43 from Abthorpe Roundabout to Northampton Road Roundabout, at Brackley

Soft closure of A43 SB at Towcester roundabout. All strategic traffic approaching Towcester roundabout intending to go on A43 SB will be diverted on to A5 SB to Old Stratford roundabout. At Old Stratford roundabout, diverted traffic to take 3rd exit on to A422. Traffic to continue on A422/ A421 to join A43 at Barley Mow roundabout. Diverted traffic can go A43 NB or SB depending on their final destination.

Local traffic will use Vernon Road / Burcote road to join A43 NB at Whittlebury junction.

Impose of temporary 50 mph speed restriction on:

  1. the northbound carriageway of the A43 from its roundabout junction with Northampton Road, at Brackley, to a point 950 metres southwest of the tip of the nosing of its junction with the link road leading to Brackley Road at Silverstone;
  2. the entry slip road leading to the northbound carriageway of the A43, from the roundabout junction with the B4525 at Syresham;
  3. the link road leading to the northbound carriageway of the A43, from its junction with Main Road at Syresham;

All diversion routes will be signed.

Original Post
Extract from National Highways letter dated 12/July/2022...

.. we will be carrying out essential maintenance work to the A43 Southbound carriageway between the Towcester roundabout and the Northampton Road roundabout at Brackley.

During this comprehensive scheme of work, we will repair and replace damaged drains, resurface the carriageway, renew any damaged kerbs, refresh road markings, install road studs and vegetation clearance works.

Once completed, all road users will benefit from improved road safety and a smoother driving experience.

When will the work take place?
We are planning to start work from the 25th July 2022 for approximately three months.

To keep our programme for these works as short as possible and to minimise disruption to the local community, we will work overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

We do not currently plan to work Saturday or Sunday nights, however, please note that all our planned works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, such as clashes with other emergency work on the diversion routes.
.. ..
During the day (6am to 8pm) all carriageways will be open as usual.

Please see letter (link below) for contact information, etc. » Less

Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:30 by Richard

Ride and Stride - 10th September

ALERT.

This year's Ride and Stride around the district will be taking place on SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER.

A fabulous way to see the countryside and visit some of the most beautiful buildings in the county. More »

A great Social Event for all ages which raises funds to preserve our ancient churches.

For more information please email your Area Organisers (see below) who will put you in touch with your Local Organiser nearest to where you liveSusan Gale at susan.gale_tilehouse@yahoo.comSally McGurk at mcgurk6@hotmail.com » Less

Posted: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 13:07 by Ross

Helmdon Primary School Concert, Tuesday 12th July, 2pm

We would like to invite members of the Helmdon community to our school concert to celebrate the 7 decades of the Queen's reign. The concert has been created by our year 6 staff and children and it involves the whole school. More »

The concert will be held outside on our playing fields and is subject to reasonable (and dry) weather.
Please bring your own camping chairs or picnic blankets and come to the main school entrance to sign in from 1.50pm. The performance will last for approximately 45 minutes. » Less

Posted: Sat, 09 Jul 2022 10:30 by Richard

Notice of Temporary Road Closures, A43 & Whitfield Road, 10th July onwards

[Extract from EKFB / HS2 leaflet...]

What are we doing?
As part of our continued works for the junction upgrade, we will be working on the A43 northbound and Whitfield Road, Radstone.
Our work in this area will involve temporarily closing a section of the Whitfield Road, Radstone (the section of road between Radstone and the A43) and the A43 northbound for:
• drainage works;
• utilities connections; and
• The removal of temporary concrete barriers and narrowed
lanes on the A43 northbound. More »

When will these works take place?
The A43 northbound will be fully closed overnight, from the Brackley BP roundabout to the Syresham Junction, from 8.00pm to 6.00am, on Sunday 10 July 2022. This closure is required to remove concrete barriers that had been put in place to protect our workforce while they were constructing the junction upgrade. This section of the A43 will be closed again on Sunday 31 July 2022 to remove the narrowed lanes that are currently in place.

[For detailed information please see the EKFB / HS2 leaflet - link below] » Less

Posted: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 09:50 by Richard

Local Police Drop-in Surgery Sat. 9th July, 11am to 1pm

Local Police Drop-in Surgery Sat. 9th July, 11am to 1pm

Everyone welcome to Local Police Drop-in Surgery at Helmdon Reading Room (20 Church Street), Saturday 9th July, 11am to 1pm

An opportunity to meet the local policing team and discuss any local issues which may be concerning you...or just find out what the team are doing. Everyone welcome! More »

Click here or link below for full size poster. » Less

Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:15 by Richard

Join Jane and Gill for Afternoon tea and support The Alzheimer’s Society

Join Jane and Gill for Afternoon tea and support The Alzheimer’s Society

It's that time of year again!!!

Gill Garner and Jane Borton are still walking for The Alzheimer's Society. To raise money for this amazing charity we are holding an Afternoon Tea at the Fat Landlord, Helmdon from 2 - 4pm on Sunday 17th July. £5.00 per person. More »

This was such an amazing success last year and we are so excited to be baking again, so please join us and donate towards such needed research into this devastating disease.

Hope to see you there!!!Gill and Jane xxx » Less

Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:11 by Ross

200 Club Results for June are in...

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

Full Results may be found here.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Posted: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:46 by Ross

Fibre broadband to premises connections in Helmdon

Looking for fast reliable broadband?

Would you like a fibre cable wired directly into your house?

Tove Valley Broadband is a "Not for Profit" community company, run by volunteers, established to connect Tove Valley villages with high-speed internet connections. Around 60 people in the village are members of Tove Valley Broadband (TVB) receiving a wireless broadband service. Recently TVB have rolled out fibre to premises connections in Abthorpe, Slapton, Wappenham and Woodend, with a plan to extend this to Lois Weedon and Weston. More »

Helmdon has an opportunity to access the fibre network and to connect directly to premises in the village. A fibre link is planned to the Sawmills on the Weston Road and another fibre is already laid at Astwell. This means that it is a relatively easy process to connect through to Helmdon. There will be costs to lay the fibre especially where roads need to be crossed. However, the good news is that there is Government grant money available to pay for the works.

Making this connection will give Helmdon residents a high speed connection to a 10,000Mbps fibre optic service. TVB members currently pay £180 per year for their service and there is no increase planned to follow the fibre installation. New members would pay the same annual fee with the normal £100 registration fee (see TVB website for details https://www.tovevalley.com/default.aspx)

This can only work if we can get people involved in the grant application process, the detailed planning and supporting the actual installation and of course joining TVB. No one needs to sign up for TVB or make any commitments at this stage. What we do need to know is - do we have support to get the project off the ground.

If you're interested in getting involved or finding out more, please drop an email to

alanberckmay@hotmail.com or d.marshall@webcontrol.co.uk » Less

Posted: Sun, 26 Jun 2022 11:24 by Ross


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