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Have your say on litter picking and refuse collections

With a top ten recycling rate and as finalists in national awards, the South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) street cleaning and waste collection teams are asking residents what they think of their service. The Council is taking part in a national survey to assess the quality of these two services. More »

These surveys are being carried out by authorities across country and ask firstly what is important to residents and then invites them to rate the quality of those services.

To rate the quality of SNC refuse collections, visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Street_Cleansing_Services_SNC, to rate the quality of the district street cleaning team, visit - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Refuse_Collection_Services_SNC » Less

Posted: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 06:31 by Helen du Bois

Fiori Musicali concert in Helmdon Church later this year - put the date in your diary

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 19:30

The Friends of the Church confirm that Fiori Musicali will perform a concert in Helmdon Church on Saturday 7th September. The program will be confirmed later but is likely to include pieces by composers such as Vivaldi, Handel and others. Fiori musicians are world class and so this is certain to be a wonderful performance.

Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:35 by Helma

The Drone Code

The Drone Code

We have received a report of a drone flying at low level and very close to properties in the village on Sunday evening (13th January).

If you know anyone who has a drone please could you make sure that they are aware that it is against the law to fly a drone within 50 meters of people and property and that they are also breaking privacy laws if they film people in private property without their consent. More »

Attached is a copy of the Drone Code - produced by the Civil Aviation Authority, it is a guide to flying drones safely and within the law.

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Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:19 by Helen du Bois

New bins!

New bins!

Two new dog waste bins have been installed in the village, with a third bin on its way. They have been installed at the two most popular suggestions in the survey that the Council ran last year - one is located at the Church Street end of Gravel Path, and the other is further up Church Street at the entrance to Ambleside path. The third bin will be installed near the footpath opposite the school shortly. More »

The bins will be emptied on a weekly basis, 52 weeks a year. Please remember that you can also use the black general waste bins that are dotted around the village for bagged dog waste if you're far from a dog waste bin. Dog waste from your garden should be put in your black household waste bin. » Less

Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:15 by Helen du Bois

Next meeting of the Parish Council - Wednesday 23rd Jan, 2019

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Wednesday 23rd January. The Council will be setting the budget for 2019-2020, going through the new Action Plan for the coming year and receiving an update on the speed data tracked by the Station Road speed indicator device. Council meetings are public meetings and anyone can attend - there is an Open Forum item towards the start of the meeting where residents can raise questions and make suggestions. The meeting starts at 7.30pm in the Reading Room. More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:43 by Helen du Bois

British Olympian to officially open new pool and gym at Brackley Leisure Centre

There will be a day of free sporting activities as Olympic athlete, world champion swimmer and Strictly Come Dancing star Mark Foster cuts the ribbon on the new pool and gym at Brackley Leisure Centre on Saturday 19th January. The holder of eight world records will officially open the pool during a ribbon cutting ceremony at midday and Zoggs will be hosting an Oceans of Fun session delivered by Olympic and Commonwealth athletes. The session is free for children aged seven to 14, but they must be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres. Registration at 9:30am. More »

The day kicks off at 8:10am and visitors will have the chance to try a range sports by rotating through the stations, each of which will be led by an Olympic or Commonwealth athlete or an expert in the discipline. There are a limited number of places on the activities and participants must register in advance by calling the centre on 01280 701787. For a full timetable of activities visit the Brackley Leisure Centre Facebook page or visit the centre and speak to a member of staff. » Less

Posted: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:51 by Helen du Bois

Local Roads and Bypasses - updates from our MP

The Rt Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP provides regular updates regarding Local Roads and Bypasses (Relief Roads) via her website.

The most recent posts, including latest plans and developments, are accessed by clicking on the images nearest the top of the page. Click here (or navigate from 'Planning' menu of this website) to go to the external website.

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:00 by Richard

Children's Film in Helmdon Reading Room: Coco (PG), Sun 13th January, 2:30pm

Helmdon Presents will be showing Coco (PG), the colourful Disney Pixar animation that follows aspiring musician Miguel, who defies his family's ban on music and enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. More »

Children's film events are £2 per child (free for adults) and include a drink & snack for children and tea/coffee for adults.

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Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 15:00 by Richard

WI Cinema Evening - Visitors Welcome - 9th January 7:30pm

WI Cinema Evening - Visitors Welcome - 9th January 7:30pm

Helmdon WI Cinema Evening showing "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

with Popcorn and Ice Cream

at 7.30 pm on 9th January in Helmdon Reading Room

Posted: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:23 by Helma

Afternoon tea with friends at Sulgrave Village Hall - 26 January 1pm

Afternoon tea with friends at Sulgrave Village Hall - 26 January 1pm

Sulgrave village hall are hosting afternoon tea for anyone over 60 who wishes to attend. It will be held on Saturday 26th January 2019 at 1pm. Each tea will be £3 and will include sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks. More »

For more information and details please contact Sharon Foulkes on 0784 187 4915.

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Posted: Sat, 29 Dec 2018 22:10 by Robert Duncombe

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