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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

Post Office closed today

Please note there will be no Post Office service today as the Reading Room is being used for elections.

Posted: Thu, 06 May 2021 12:02 by Ross

Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?

Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?

From 10th May 2021, Helmdon Parish Council will have two Councillor vacancies. If you feel you would like to get involved in making decisions about your local community, local issues and make a significant contribution to the area in which you live or work, then this position is for you. More »

Do you have an interest in your local environment, amenities, planning and housing issues, community events, and want to make a difference? If interested, please apply by contacting the Parish Clerk by Tuesday 18th May 2021. You can find out more information on the Parish Council here

You must be aged 18 years and over, eligible to vote and have lived or worked in the parish of Helmdon for 12 months or more, or within 3 miles of the parish boundary » Less

Posted: Tue, 04 May 2021 11:15 by Helen du Bois

Village Cafe to reopen Tuesday 18th May

The Cafe will be reopening in the Reading Room on Tuesday 18th May.

Hours will be 10.00 to 12.00 as usual.

Social distancing will be in place and face masks need to be worn on entering and leaving.

We look forward to seeing all our customers once again.

Posted: Mon, 03 May 2021 18:32 by Ross

Jenny O - Raising funds for Cancer Research UK

Jenny O - Raising funds for Cancer Research UK

Jenny O's annual fund raising event for Cancer Research UK takes place at the usual venue, 49 Church Street, as follows:

Plant Sales - Monday 24th May - Friday 28th May

Cake & Craft Sales - Tuesday 25th May, from 9.30 More »

Click on poster for more details.

To donate directly, please use the CRUK Just Giving page https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/wren-30 (closes 31 May 2021) - Thank you » Less

Posted: Sun, 02 May 2021 21:06 by Ross

Parents and Tots

Parents and Tots

We are delighted to announce that Parents and Tots is going to start again in the church next Thursday 6th May at 10am - 12 noon. Safety precautions will be followed. Masks to be worn by all adults and hand sanitizer to be used on entering the church. Looking forward to seeing parents and carers with the children - Ann Smith

Posted: Sat, 01 May 2021 07:54 by Helen du Bois

Helmdon Annual Parish Meeting Tuesday 4th May: find out how HS2 works will impact our area

Helmdon Annual Parish Meeting Tuesday 4th May: find out how HS2 works will impact our area

The 2021 Helmdon Annual Parish Meeting is to be held online next Tuesday (4th May) at 7:30pm. Presentations will include information about the HS2 works going on in our area, by Chris James, Community Engagement Manager for Effiage Kier (HS2 project), a presentation from Cllr Emma Gray about a proposal to create a Helmdon-Brackley greenway and the final annual report from our outgoing Chairman, Cllr John Coatsworth. More »

This meeting will be held virtually on Zoom so you can attend from the comfort of your sofa. Instructions for joining the zoom meeting are on the bottom of the agenda which you can find here. » Less

Posted: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 12:28 by Helen du Bois

A successful morning

A successful morning

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who spent their Saturday morning clearing up the village. A great result, the village will look much better for your efforts.

Posted: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:33 by Helen du Bois

200 Club - results of April draw...

The 200 Club draw for April took place on Sunday, 25th April - Results may be found here.

Congratulations to all winners.

Posted: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 22:11 by Ross

A43 northbound to be closed overnight from BP roundabout to Syresham

The A43 northbound will be closed overnight between the BP roundabout and Syresham, from Monday 19th April until Saturday 1st May. The road will be closed from 8pm - 6am and diversions will be in place. There will also be some southbound lane closures on this stretch of road during this period but access will be maintained, including access to Whitfield village.These closures are due to HS2 works on the Radstone Road compound and ground investigation works at Whitfield. For more information and details of the diversions please visit the HS2 commonplace website.

Posted: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:31 by Helen du Bois

Book Swap, DVD Loans and Jigsaw Loans available once again

Good News - The Book Swap and DVDs Swap/Loan facility at Helmdon Reading Room is now back again. Jigsaw Loans are also now available from Helmdon Church.

Click here for opening times and other details.

Posted: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:00 by Richard

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