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Tickets Still Available For Food & Drink Quiz!

Tickets Still Available For Food & Drink Quiz!

How do you fancy putting your taste buds to the test?... The Acorns Food & Drink Quiz is this Saturday and there's still tickets available! Get a team together and come along.

Tickets available from Lorna Clarke (01295) 760502

Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:07 by Robert Duncombe

What do you think of our new light bulbs?

What do you think of our new light bulbs?

Across the country Parish Councils are upgrading their street lights to new LED units to save both electricity and cost. The orange glow of Helmdon's street lights is produced by a sodium light bulb which is outdated and no longer manufactured. Rather than jump straight into replacing the entire lanterns, the Council has decided to trial switching the old sodium bulbs with a new LED bulb from TrueForce. These new bulbs work in our existing street lights but use more than 50% less electricity and have a much longer lifespan so they will help to reduce our impact on the environment and save ££. More »

We have replaced the bulbs in two street lights so far: one in the street light at the top of Shortlands Close and the other in the street light at the edge of the village on the Wappenham Road. At the same time the lanterns themselves have been given a much needed spring clean.

Please have a look one evening and let us know what you think of them - click here to email the Clerk. » Less

Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:53 by Helen du Bois

Litter Pick - Sunday 28th April, 11am at the school

Litter Pick - Sunday 28th April, 11am at the school

This year's litter pick will be on Sunday 28th April, starting at 11am at the school. Please come along and help clean up the village for Spring - bags will be provided but bring your own gloves. There will be free tea/coffee and cake for all helpers when you've finished. More »

Please contact the Clerk with any queries- clerk@helmdonparishcouncil.gov.uk » Less

Posted: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:50 by Helen du Bois

Annual Parish Meeting - Wednesday 24th April, 7:30pm

Annual Parish Meeting - Wednesday 24th April, 7:30pm

This year's Annual Parish Meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th April, 2019 in the Reading Room. There will be a talk from Northants ACRE on their Rural Wellbeing Service and presentations from both your District and County Councillors. There will also be updates on the Parish Council's plans for the village street lights and the Community Speed Watch program. More »

All are welcome - refreshments will be served from 7:15pm. » Less

Posted: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:19 by Helen du Bois

Village Cafe raffle raises £200 for Dogs for Good

The traditional Easter Raffle at the Village cafe was drawn yesterday and thanks to the generosity of the cafe customers an excellent sum of £200 was raised for the nominated charity, Dogs for Good. More »

The organisers would like to thank patrons for their generous support. » Less

Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:49 by Ross Vicars

Acorns Food & Drink Quiz - Saturday 27th April

Acorns Food & Drink Quiz  - Saturday 27th April

We still have tickets available for HELMDON ACORNS QUIZ NIGHT on Saturday 27th April, 7.30 for an 8pm start at the Reading Room, Helmdon. £4 per ticket, teams of 6-8.Cash bar, nibbles and a raffle with some fabulous prizes. The money raised will go towards a new smart screen for the children and staff to use at the pre-school.
For tickets please contact Kat Carter on 07872 421977 - free delivery.

Posted: Sun, 07 Apr 2019 16:14 by Helen du Bois

The Thursday bus - your support is needed.

The Thursday bus - your support is needed.

The trial period for the Thursday bus to Banbury has come to an end. We feel that it's been a success - there are regularly more than 35 passengers each week and over Christmas it was so popular that we had to organise a bigger bus! Both Helmdon and Greatworth Parish Council want the service to continue but for it to have a secure long term future it needs to generate some income towards the cost of the coach hire. More »

From this week, we will be introducing a suggested passenger donation of £2.00 per trip, payable when passengers board the coach in Banbury to return home. We hope that you will support us with this and we will do our best to ensure that the bus continues running long into the future.

The bus runs to Banbury every Thursday morning - stopping for passengers at the top of Cross Lane at approx 10:18am and at the bottom of Church Street at approx 10:22am before heading through Greatworth and onto Banbury Bus Station. It returns from there at 1pm. The bus is available for all residents of both villages. Any queries, please contact the Clerk. » Less

Posted: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:41 by Helen du Bois

2019 Small Village Grants - available now

2019 Small Village Grants  - available now

This year's Small Village Grants Scheme from the Parish Council is now open - there are grants of up to £250 available to village group/clubs/endeavors. The 2019 Grant Awarding Policy is attached - it contains the details of who can apply and how, along with the application form. The policy has been updated this year so please read before submitting your application. More »

Grant applications will be accepted by the Clerk between 1st - 30th April 2019 only and will be considered by the Parish Council in their meeting on May 22nd 2019. Any applications received after the closing date of 30th April will not be considered.

Please contact the Clerk with any questions or to request a hard copy of the policy/application form. » Less

Posted: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:01 by Helen du Bois

Helmdon School Coffee Morning - An Excellent Result

Helmdon Primary School wish to thank everyone who supported their fundraising coffee morning this morning.
Thanks to your generosity, £518.76 was raised for those affected by Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa.

Posted: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 20:00 by Richard

Easter fun with South Northants sports clubs

SNC are running their holiday sports activities again these Easter holidays. Activities take place at Magdalen College School in Brackley and Towcester Centre for Leisure between Monday, 8 and Thursday, 18 April. More »

The activity programme is open to children aged five to 15 and features a range of activities centred on movement, agility, coordination, speed, and includes fun games, team games and arts and crafts.

Booking lines are already open and a full day (8:45am to 5pm) costs £19.80 and a half-day (8:45 to 3pm) costs £15.60. All sporting activities will be delivered by qualified and DBS (formerly CRB) cleared coaches.

Book now online via - www.southnorthants.gov.uk/holiday-activities. » Less

Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 14:30 by Helen du Bois

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