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Helmdon Hurler - Bank Holiday Monday

Helmdon Hurler - Bank Holiday Monday

The Tenth Helmdon Hurler will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August. This 4.3 mile event starts (at 11.31) and finishes by the Fat Landlord pub in Church Street, NN13 5QJ.

The Fat Landlord is very pleased to be supporting the Helmdon Hurler.
Open from 0930 serving breakfast baps and hot and cold drinks until 12 and then staying open throughout the day, with all your BBQ favourites available from 12 - 3pm. More »

50p from each food item sold will go to the Helmdon Hurler committee in support of village charities.

Please note that Station Road Helmdon is closed between the B4525 and Church Street due to water mains works.

For information about this event please visit www.resultsbase.net/event/4994 » Less

Posted: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 22:30 by Richard

TADD: Volunteer drivers needed

TADD: Volunteer drivers needed

TADD is a long-established local charity operating a door to door community transport service for people in our parish and across the SNC area. The service enables the elderly and disabled to attend medically related appointments and services, is affordable and helps retain independence in the absence of suitable public transport and avoid reliance on family, friends and neighbours. More »

This year, TADD have been actively appealing for more volunteer drivers and, whilst this has met with some success, more are still needed to enable them to meet demand and to enable them to extend the service to more users.

There are many people who rely on TADD in the parishes so if you have a little spare time and are a driver please consider volunteering to help your neighbours. You never know when you might need to use the service yourself!

Drivers need to have access to a car, be available on a fairly regular basis complete a DBS check. Mileage is reimbursed at the HMRC rate, insurance premiums are not effected and journeys are allocated weekly by mutual agreement.

To learn more about volunteering for TADD visit www.towcesterareadoor2door.com or email volunteer@towcesterareadoor2door.co.uk » Less

Posted: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:29 by Helen du Bois

Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan: Join the conversation and have your say

Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan: Join the conversation and have your say

In January 2019 the NHS launched its Long Term Plan, which sets out its ambition to make sure everyone has the best start in life, receives world-class care for major health problems and gets the support they need to age well. More »

Locally, our county's health and care organisations are working together through Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) to shape our local response to this, called the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan. This plan represents the commitment between health and care providers in Northamptonshire and the members of the local Health and Wellbeing Board to work together on a plan for our county.

Together our vision for the future of Northamptonshire's health and care is to have a positive lifetime of health, wellbeing and care for all those in our community.

Whether it's your opinion on the plan's priorities, or how you and your family get health advice, support and services we want you to join the conversation. You're at the heart of everything we do, so we want to make sure your voice is heard.

You can give us your feedback by visiting www.northamptonshirehcp.co.uk/join-the-conversation and completing the short online survey. » Less

Posted: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:20 by Helen du Bois

From this week: changes to the bus stops for the Thursday Banbury bus

From this week: changes to the bus stops for the Thursday Banbury bus

Due to the current closure of Station Road, the Thursday bus to Banbury will only be able to stop at one location in the village which will be at the entrance to Hintons Close - the bus is not able to come further into the village. For this week and next, Cheney Coaches are also providing an additional mini bus which will visit the two usual pick up points at the top of Cross Lane/Field Way, and the bottom of Church Street, to collect any passengers who have not been able to get to Hintons Close - pick up times will be as normal. This minibus is only available to us for the next two weeks though - once the school term starts the minibus is not available. More »

Ongoing, whilst Station Road is closed (likely until end October) the Thursday bus will only be collecting and returning passengers to Hintons Close. Any queries, please contact the Clerk

For previous information, such as standard pick up and return times, please click here » Less

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:24 by Helen du Bois

Dark Road & The Last Visitor Gallery

Dark Road & The Last Visitor Gallery

The gallery for Helmdon Bridge Players summer production 2019 of Dark Road and The Last Visitor is now live and can be found:

Dark Road & Last Visitor Gallery

Posted: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:40 by Robert Duncombe

Who won this month??

The 200 Club lottery results for July are here.

Posted: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:21 by Richard

A date for your diary... Crafts in the Church, 26th October 2019

Crafts in the Church, St Mary Magadalene Helmdon, Saturday 26th October, 10am to 4pm

A day of Crafts in the Church with a variety of stall holders and many gifts to buy. Refreshments will be available and proceeds from the day will go to Rainbows Children's Hospice.
For more information contact Louise Stothard (louisestothard@aol.com or 01295 760816)

Posted: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:15 by Richard

The Andy Lawrenson Trio returns to Helmdon!

The Andy Lawrenson Trio returns to Helmdon!

Fun for all….evening of music in Helmdon Reading Room brought to you by Helmdon Presents…


Friday October 4th at 7:45pm. Tickets £10
Phone: 01295 760523 or 768922
Mail: morag@msn.com or collect from Old Hall Bookshop, Market Place, Brackley More »

Drinks and snacks available to purchase.

Click link below to download poster » Less

Posted: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:50 by Richard

Fiori Musicali concert at Helmdon Church, 7th Sept.

Fiori Musicali concert at Helmdon Church, 7th Sept.

Fiori Musicali concert in Helmdon Church, Saturday 7th September 2019 at 19:30

We are lucky to have the opportunity to hear some first class music in our village. The programme for the concert will include:
. Boccherini : Trio in D minor op.54 no.5
. Mozart : Aria from Cosi Fan Tutte
. Rossini : Sonata à Quattro no.1 in G
. Boccherini : Cello Sonata no.1 in A
. Mozart : Arias from La Finta Giardiniera. More »

The popular soprano Judit Felszeghy will join the renowned Fiori Musicali to perform some sparkling arias from Mozart's Italian operas.

Tickets £20 (or £15 with restricted view, mainly at back of the church). Funds raised will help the Friends of the Church maintain our village church.

For more information please contact Hugh Walmsley or c.gartside1@btinternet.com » Less

Posted: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:00 by Richard

Helmdon is Highly Commended!

The results from the 2019 ACRE Northamptonshire Village Awards have been revealed and although Glapthorn won the prize for Best Small Village this year, Helmdon received a rare Highly Commended with the judges commenting: More »

"We met many members of the village of varying ages and there was a real feeling of community. They all wanted to tell us about their village and the wide spread of clubs, groups etc., something for everyone. There is a very active Parish Council giving grants to village organisations and excellent environmental projects. The church is very much part of the village and is well used as a community building (the lovely Stitchers Kneelers project accepted by a national organisation). The social housing is now in the hands of the Parish Council. One resident said that 'living in Helmdon is like living in a story book'. A lovely village with many interesting clubs."

Thank you to everyone who helped with our entry this year - the certificate will be displayed in the Reading Room. » Less

Posted: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:28 by Helen du Bois

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