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Coronavirus pandemic - help for Helmdon residents

Coronavirus pandemic - help for Helmdon residents

Some residents in Helmdon may feel alone during this time, whether due to self isolation or because they fall into one of the higher risk categories. The Parish Council are working with Ian and Lisa at The Fat Landlord and local volunteers to offer support and assistance to residents during this time. The final details are being confirmed during the next few days and a leaflet giving details about... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:26 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community

BOOK exchange and DVDs to borrow

THE READING ROOM WILL OPEN ITS DOORS ON SATURDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNINGS from 10am till midday to allow access to the collection of BOOKS to exchange and DVDs to borrow** / exchange.

We're not expecting hordes of people so there should be every opportunity to keep your distance from people and avoid cross infection (the disabled toilet offers easy access for handwashing).

** Some disks belong... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 16:30 by Richard

Tags: Community

Wilson and Wakeman concert re-scheduled to 7th August

It won't surprise anyone to hear that the Wilson and Wakeman concert scheduled for 17th April in the Church has been postponed. The new date will be Friday August 7th and all existing tickets will be valid for the new date. If anyone wants a refund of their ticket money please contact Chris Gartside.

Click here for contact details

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 20:45 by Richard

Tags: Friends of St Mary Magdalene

Thursday Health Walks cancelled until 31st May

Thursday Health Walks are cancelled until at least 31st May following instructions from the The Ramblers Association and South Northants Council (the scheme national sponsors).

Contact: Roger Miles

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 21:18 by Richard

Tags: Community, Health

Banbury Bus tomorrow

The Banbury bus will be running tomorrow as normal (19 March) - please bear the latest health advice in mind before deciding to travel.

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 20:24 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Parish Council

Compost giveaway - Saturday 11th April

Blackpits are hosting a compost give-away day at Helmdon Compost Site on Saturday 11th April 2020. The compost will be available to collect between the hours of 08:00 – 12:00 only. Residents will be restricted to 5 bags/buckets each. No trailers will be allowed. Residents should bring their own bags/buckets and shovels for loading. Compost will be stockpiled on the compost pad adjacent to the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:35 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community

Supermarkets are taking action to help disabled and elderly customer

Taken from the BBC news website this morning:

From Monday 23 March disabled Sainsbury's customers and those over 70 will be given priority for online delivery slots.

And on Thursday 19 March the first hour of shopping will be dedicated to older and vulnerable people in its 600 UK stores.

Other stores are following suit - for more please see

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 08:05 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Services

Update from SNVB

Following on from the government advice given over the last few days, we have decided to close the Volunteer Centres in Brackley and Towcester to the public.

However, at least for the moment, our business will still be operating behind the scenes.


  • Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service. Call the usual number to book journeys. The Car Service is still operating, although we have a greatly... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 06:21 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Services

Parents and Tots is suspended until further notice.

Sadly because of the coronavirus outbreak, I have decided to cancel meetings of Parents and Tots until further notice

Ann Smith

Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 21:09 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Playground

The Village Cafe is suspended until further notice - Post Office open Tuesdays only.

Following government advice to avoid non-essential contact, the Village Cafe is suspended until further notice.

The Post Office will be open on Tuesdays only between 10.00am & 11.30am.

This will subject to change if further restrictions are put in place.

Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 20:05 by Ross Vicars

Tags: Café, Post Office, Reading Room

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