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Acorns Fireworks POSTPONED

Due to bad weather forecaster, the fireworks will not be going ahead this evening. The event will take place next weekend however, Saturday 16th November. Same time and place.

Posted: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 11:18 by Robert Duncombe

Thursday Post Office unavailable on two upcoming dates

The Post Office will not operate on Thursday 14th November due to renewal of the floor in the Reading Room kitchen.

Nor will it operate on Thursday 12th December due to the Reading Room being used as a polling station

Posted: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:19 by Ross Vicars

Helmdon's Annual Christmas Fair - 30th November

Helmdon's Annual Christmas Fair - 30th November

Helmdon's Annual Christmas Fair will be held in The Reading Room on 30th November. Gifts, Toys, Cakes, Tombola, Raffle etc plus refreshments and a raffle

and of course Father Christmas will be there

Posted: Sun, 03 Nov 2019 21:47 by Ross Vicars

Craft Day – results!

Thankyou to everyone for helping to make Saturday's Craft Day such a success - from the many visitors (we think about 200!) to the clever art and crafty people who shared their skills and talents and the Friends of Helmdon Primary School who provided the delicious refreshments. Thankyou also to Helmdon Church. More »

Everyone thoroughly enjoy the day and commented on the friendly and lively atmosphere as well as the quality and skills of the arts and crafters. There were 40 clever arty, crafty people involved in the day which is amazing!

Thanks to the generosity of the arts and crafters and that of the visitors we raised money during the day for the following charities and groups -

Rainbows Children's Hospice in Loughborough,

Naomi House Children's Hospice near Winchester

St Mary Magdalene Church, Helmdon

Helmdon Primary School

Katharine House Hospice, Banbury

Knitted Knockers UK

At the moment the overall total raised is £850, which is amazing and of this £430 will go to Rainbows Children's Hospice and £175 to St Mary Magdalene Church, Helmdon.

It was a great day, so thank you once again. (Louise Stothard and team) » Less

Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:29 by Helen du Bois

200 Club - October Results

The 200 Club draw for October took place on Sunday 27th at The Fat Landlord, results can be found here. Congratulations to all winners...

Posted: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:55 by Ross Vicars

Tickets for Aladdin - Now on sale!

Tickets for Aladdin - Now on sale!

Tickets for the Bridge Players performance of Aladdin - adventures in the east - are now on sale.

Adult ticket £8

Children £5

Family (2xAdult 2xChildren) £22

Tickets are available from Dave 760362 or Rachel 760232

Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 21:33 by Robert Duncombe

Acorns Annual Firework Extravaganza

Acorns Annual Firework Extravaganza

Tickets are now on sale for our Firework Night on Saturday 9th November from 5pm. if bought in advance ticket prices are:

Adults: £5
Children: £3
Pre-schoolers: free (but still need a ticket!) More »

Tickets are available from Acorns or please see Kat or Sophie on the playground at school. We recommend buying your tickets earlier to avoid disappointment. » Less

Posted: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:57 by Robert Duncombe

Would you be interested in hosting a Japanese student?

From Roz Page: CHE specialise in providing educational programmes for Japanese High School Students visiting the UK and Ireland. I have been working with them for several years as a Group Co-ordinator, after hosting several students myself. I have a group of students who will be staying here from 14th November for 5 days, and I am looking for host families who can accommodate 2 students. It really is a great opportunity to learn about Japanese culture and the students are here to experience life with an English Family. If you would be interested in finding out a bit more about being a host family please contact me on 07496 919512 or rozpage76@gmail.com .

Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:02 by Helen du Bois

Big Breakfast at the Reading Room 8.30am till 10am Saturday 19th October. Help to pay for Reading Room roof and painting works

Big Breakfast at the Reading Room 8.30am till 10am Saturday 19th October.  Help to pay for Reading Room roof and painting works

Bacon rolls / mushrooms / peanut butter / jam and toast.
Tea / coffee / hot chocolate.

Table tennis and TV

Everyone welcome for community breakfast.

If more information needed, please email helmdonreadingroom@gmail.com

Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:16 by Ross Vicars


Many thanks to all those who have volunteered their windows to form part of this year's Helmdon Living Advent Calendar. We are delighted that the school will be starting us off once again with the first one on 1 December and number 24 once again will be the Reading Room. More »

However, at the time of writing we still need a few more volunteers – could you help?

The aim is to have decorated and illuminated windows 'opened' from the beginning of December so, by Christmas Eve, 24 windows are regularly lit up every evening.

As well as the windows from previous years (https://www.helmdonparishcouncil.gov.uk/advent-windows-archive.html), a Google search on 'Advent windows' will show you ideas and ways that people have decorated their windows in other villages in the past. There is no need to be religious or arty and there is no 'theme', the aim is for each window to be a surprise as it is revealed. We would like to include windows through the whole village and hope to have photos of the windows on the village website and Facebook pages.

If you:
- live in a house that has a window that can clearly be seen from the street without people coming on to your property
- are happy to keep the window illuminated each evening after it is 'opened' until after Christmas and
- are interested in participating
please get in touch with Ann Netten (01280 851168 apnetten@hotmail.com) or Jenny Overson (01295 760677 oversonjenny@gmail.com) by 13 October so we can give people good notice of their date by letting them know in early November.
We look forward to hearing from you. » Less

Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 21:08 by Ross Vicars

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