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Supermarkets offer a volunteer card/voucher scheme

The Co-op, ASDA, Sainsbury's and M&S are offering a volunteer card/voucher scheme. These can be purchased online by residents who are self-isolating and given to their family, friends or volunteers who are helping them with shopping. These are available to purchase online so won't be an option for all our residents. However, it's a good way to safeguard both residents and volunteers where possible... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 11:25 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community, Voluntary

200 Club Results for April

The 200 Club draw for April took place on Sunday 22nd in The Reading Room, results can be found here. Congratulations to all winners...

Posted: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 20:18 by Ross Vicars

Tags: 200 Club

The Silver Line - free helpline and friendship service for over 55s

The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.

We also offer telephone friendship where we match volunteers with older people based on their interests, facilitated group calls, and help to connect people with local services in their area.

The Silver Line Helpline – 0800 4 70 80 90... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 12:18 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community

The Ramblers launch their "Don't Lose Your Way" campaign

The Ramblers launch their "Don't Lose Your Way" campaign

The Ramblers have launched a campaign to save generations of lost paths and hidden ways before it is too late.

Paths are considered a precious asset, hidden in plain sight, and often taken for granted. They allow everyone to enjoy the countryside, both on doorsteps and across Britain's landscapes.

But now, The Ramblers say, many paths are not recorded on the definitive map of rights of way, and if they're... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 12:27 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Footpaths, Parish Council

An update from Brackley Community Hospital

An update from Brackley Community Hospital

Caryl Billingham, Chairman of Brackley Community Hospital 2020 Trust was due to speak at our Annual Parish Meeting this month. Our APM will be rescheduled later in the year but below is an update from Caryl:

As the season of Annual Parish Meetings was approaching, I have to admit that I was very much looking forward to visiting so many of our local villages whose residents are patients of one of the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 06:21 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community

Changes to the way we are informed about local planning applications

SNC Planning Development have issued the following notice:

"We have changed the way we are publicising planning applications as a result of COVID-19. We are no longer sending neighbour letters direct to neighbouring properties informing them of an application next door to them. This has been brought in to combat the need for staff to attend the offices unnecessarily. Instead neighbours of an application... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:11 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Parish Council

Village Reminiscences Project

The Helmdon History website has launched a Village Reminiscences Project to help fill in those hours when you may be casting around for something else to do. Household and garden jobs may have begun to pall as you self-isolate at this grave time. Well, here is something to keep those brain cells exercised. All contributions, however small, about memories of village life will... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 11 Apr 2020 15:00 by Richard

Tags: Community


Some residents in Helmdon may feel alone during this time whether due to self-isolation or because they fall into a higher risk category. Helmdon Parish Council would like to help during this time.

We have volunteer help available. You may need assistance such as help with groceries, collecting medicines or other errands such as walking your dog, a chat on the phone or just help with... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 13:30 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community, Parish Council, Voluntary

Home Support App To Help Victims of Crime During Social Distancing

SNVB have just released a Home Support App To Help Victims of Crime During Social Distancing.
Details have been copied to our Neighbourhood Watch page. Please click here to read.

"Although created for those recovering from trauma, the Voice Home Support Hub contains practical advice for anyone struggling with their mental health during this period of isolation." (SNVB)

Originally posted 03 April 2020... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:15 by Richard

Tags: Community

Andrea Leadsom - Latest Advice re Coronavirus

Our local MP, Andrea Leadsom, is keeping a Coronavirus page on her website updated with the latest advice from the Government and NHS.

The topics include (on 02/April/2020):

  • Individuals and Families
  • Schools and Education
  • Homeowners and Renters
  • Travel Advice
  • Ventilator Production
  • Support for Businesses
  • Employees
  • Benefits

Please click here here to go to Andrea Leadsom's... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:00 by Richard

Tags: Community

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