This year's Small Village Grants Scheme from the Parish Council is now open - there are grants of up to £250 available to village group/clubs/endeavors. The 2019 Grant Awarding Policy is attached - it contains the details of who can apply and how, along with the application form. The policy has been updated this year so please read before submitting your application.
Grant applications will be... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:01 by Helen du Bois
How do you fancy putting your taste buds to the test?... The Acorns Food & Drink Quiz is this Saturday and there's still tickets available! Get a team together and come along.
Tickets available from Lorna Clarke (01295) 760502
Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:07 by Robert Duncombe
Across the country Parish Councils are upgrading their street lights to new LED units to save both electricity and cost. The orange glow of Helmdon's street lights is produced by a sodium light bulb which is outdated and no longer manufactured. Rather than jump straight into replacing the entire lanterns, the Council has decided to trial switching the old sodium bulbs with a new LED bulb from TrueForce.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:53 by Helen du Bois
This year's litter pick will be on Sunday 28th April, starting at 11am at the school. Please come along and help clean up the village for Spring - bags will be provided but bring your own gloves. There will be free tea/coffee and cake for all helpers when you've finished.
Please contact the Clerk with any queries- firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:50 by Helen du Bois
This year's Annual Parish Meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th April, 2019 in the Reading Room. There will be a talk from Northants ACRE on their Rural Wellbeing Service and presentations from both your District and County Councillors. There will also be updates on the Parish Council's plans for the village street lights and the Community Speed Watch program.
All are welcome - refreshments... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:19 by Helen du Bois
The traditional Easter Raffle at the Village cafe was drawn yesterday and thanks to the generosity of the cafe customers an excellent sum of £200 was raised for the nominated charity, Dogs for Good.
The organisers would like to thank patrons for their generous support.
Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:49 by Ross Vicars
We still have tickets available for HELMDON ACORNS QUIZ NIGHT on Saturday 27th April, 7.30 for an 8pm start at the Reading Room, Helmdon. £4 per ticket, teams of 6-8.Cash bar, nibbles and a raffle with some fabulous prizes. The money raised will go towards a new smart screen for the children and staff to use at the pre-school.
For tickets please contact Kat Carter on 07872 421977 - free delivery.... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 07 Apr 2019 16:14 by Helen du Bois
The trial period for the Thursday bus to Banbury has come to an end. We feel that it's been a success - there are regularly more than 35 passengers each week and over Christmas it was so popular that we had to organise a bigger bus! Both Helmdon and Greatworth Parish Council want the service to continue but for it to have a secure long term future it needs to generate some income towards the cost of... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:41 by Helen du Bois
Helmdon Primary School wish to thank everyone who supported their fundraising coffee morning this morning.
Thanks to your generosity, £518.76 was raised for those affected by Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa.
Posted: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 20:00 by Richard
SNC are running their holiday sports activities again these Easter holidays. Activities take place at Magdalen College School in Brackley and Towcester Centre for Leisure between Monday, 8 and Thursday, 18 April.
The activity programme is open to children aged five to 15 and features a range of activities centred on movement, agility, coordination, speed, and includes fun games, team games and arts... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 14:30 by Helen du Bois