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Use Waitrose Tokens at Brackley to Support Reading Room

Use Waitrose Tokens at Brackley to Support Reading Room

When shopping at Waitrose in Brackley, you'll receive a green token to place in the box of the good cause you'd most like to support. Each month Waitrose Brackley branch donates £1,000 between 3 local good causes; the more tokens a cause gets, the greater their share of the £1000.

For January, Waitrose in Brackley is supporting Helmdon Reading Room Roof Replacement Fund.

If you use Waitrose... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:33 by Ross Vicars

Tags: Reading Room

A Full House - Fiori Musicali Concert Review

The church was filled to capacity on 7th September 2019 with around 140 people coming to see Fiori Musicali playing pieces with an Italian theme. It is many years since they last visited Helmdon and, following the success of this concert both musically and financially, we hope that their return will be much quicker this time.

For the full review plus photos please click here.
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Posted: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:40 by Richard

Tags: Friends of St Mary Magdalene

200 Club - December Results

The 200 Club draw for December took place on Sunday 22nd at The Fat Landlord, results can be found here. Congratulations to all winners...

Posted: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:09 by Ross Vicars

Tags: 200 Club

This Thursday will be the last Banbury bus for 2019

This Thursday will be the last Banbury bus for 2019

The Thursday bus to Banbury will not be running next week as it is Boxing day, so tomorrow's bus will be the last one for 2019. The service will then resume on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Thank you for your support of this service this year - have a lovely Christmas.

Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 13:49 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community

Christmas Fire Safety

Christmas Fire Safety

Please see the attached Christmas Fire Safety newsletter from the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Rescue service.

Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:05 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community

Village Cafe and Post Office opening times in December

The Cafe will be closed on both the 17th December (Xmas Lunch Club), and the 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Cafe reopens on Tuesday 31st December.

The Post Office will be open as follows:

Tuesday 17th December
Thursday 19th December
Tuesday 24th December
Tuesday 31st December

Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:30 by Ross Vicars

Tags: Café, Post Office, Reading Room

Village Cafe Christmas raffle raises record total

Macmillan Cancer Support and Blood Bikers will both benefit from the proceeds of the Village Cafe Christmas raffle that took place today; the raffle and donations totalling a record amount of £290 that will be shared between the two charities.

Thanks are due to Alan and Enid Kebble and Chris and Diane Thorpe who arrange the raffle, source many of the prizes and sell the tickets.

"Thank You" too... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:00 by Ross Vicars

Tags: Café, Community, Reading Room

Bin collections over the Christmas period

Bin collections over the Christmas period

Helmdon and Falcutt's black and blue bin collections will continue as normal over Christmas and New Year. on the usual days. However, there will be no green bin collections the w/c 23rd and w/c 30th December. The 2019/2020 collection calendar has been published - please see attached.

Posted: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:02 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Services

Community Speed Watch 2020

Community Speed Watch 2020

Helmdon has been invited to take part in the Community Speed Watch 2020 program. In order to be considered we will need at least 4 volunteers to be part of the monitoring team - the dates for the scheme are not yet confirmed but we will know more in the New Year. If you would be interested in being part of the monitoring team for Helmdon please contact the Clerk before Friday 13th December. For more... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:28 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community, Roads, Transport

Warm Homes Fund - potential funding available

Warm Homes Fund - potential funding available

Do you heat your home purely with solid fuel or electric heaters? South Northants Council are considering applying for funding to support the installation of affordable heating solutions in rural properties without existing oil/gas central heating systems. If you are interested, or if you know of anyone else in the village who could benefit please get in touch with the Clerk.

Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:04 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community

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