Author: Helen du Bois

2021 Summer Reading Challenge and Fully Booked

2021 Summer Reading Challenge and Fully Booked

Every year Northamptonshire Libraries deliver the Summer Reading Challenge, which challenges children to read 6 books during the summer holidays. It has been proven that children who don't continue reading during the summer have a lower reading age when they return to school in September than that before the summer. The challenge starts on the 10th July and runs until September, when children return... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 10:19 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community

2021 Small Grants Program open for applications

2021 Small Grants Program open for applications

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/endeavours. The 2021 Grant Awarding Policy is attached - it contains the details of who can apply and how, along with the application form.

Grant applications will be accepted by the Clerk between 1st - 30th June 2021 only and will be considered by the Parish... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 10:04 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Parish Council, Small Grants

Changes on the Parish Council

Changes on the Parish Council

The Parish Council held its Annual Meeting on 19th May 2021, the first meeting since the local elections.

Goodbyes were said to John Coatsworth, who has been a member of the Parish Council for 14 years and our Chairman since May 2015. John has been a much valued member of the Council and has been involved in many projects and improvements within the village over that time. Councillors presented John... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 13:49 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Parish Council

Change of date for A43 overnight closures

The A43 northbound will be closed overnight again between the BP roundabout and Syresham on 3-4th June and 8-10th June. The road will be closed from 8pm - 6am and diversions will be in place. The southbound lane closures will continue on this stretch of road. For more information and details of the diversions please visit the HS2 commonplace website.

Posted: Mon, 24 May 2021 09:55 by Helen du Bois

Tags: HS2, Highways

Meeting of the Parish Council - Wednesday 19th May, 7:30pm

The Annual meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Reading Room this evening (19th May) at 7:30pm. A new Chairman will be elected as Cllr John Coatsworth will be retiring from the Council after many years service. The candidates for the two Councillor vacancies will be considered, and the statements for the 2020-21 Annual Governance and Accountability Return will be signed.

Members of the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 19 May 2021 14:37 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Parish Council, Reading Room

HS2 Community Engagement event

HS2 Community Engagement event

HS2 & Effiage Kier are holding main works virtual engagement events in the Twyford to Greatworth area, offering people the chance to meet with the engagement team on a 1-1 basis.

The next session for the Twyford to Greatworth area is on Tuesday 25 May, from 3pm-7pm.

Book your 20 minute slot here: Twyford to Greatworth Area Eventbrite Link

Who are the events for?

For members of public, landowners, local... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 May 2021 12:53 by Helen du Bois

Tags: HS2

Banbury bus continues to run monthly

Banbury bus continues to run monthly

The Helmdon - Banbury bus continues to run on the first Thursday of every month. It will run on the following dates:

Thursday 3rd June 2021

Thursday 1st July 2021

Thursday 5th August 2021

Thursday 2nd September 2021

There are three pick-ups in Helmdon:

10:20am – Wappenham Road, at the top of Field Way

10:21am – Station Road, at the bottom of Church Road

10:22am – Station Road, at the entrance... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 14:44 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Transport

Further overnight closures on A43 northbound: 23rd - 28th May

The A43 northbound will be closed overnight again between the BP roundabout and Syresham, from Sunday 23rd May until Friday 28th May. The road will be closed from 8pm - 6am and diversions will be in place. The southbound lane closures will continue on this stretch of road. For more information and details of the diversions please visit the HS2 commonplace website.

Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 12:56 by Helen du Bois

Tags: HS2, Local News, Roads

Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?

Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?

From 10th May 2021, Helmdon Parish Council will have two Councillor vacancies. If you feel you would like to get involved in making decisions about your local community, local issues and make a significant contribution to the area in which you live or work, then this position is for you.

Do you have an interest in your local environment, amenities, planning and housing issues, community events, and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 May 2021 11:15 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Parish Council

Parents and Tots

Parents and Tots

We are delighted to announce that Parents and Tots is going to start again in the church next Thursday 6th May at 10am - 12 noon. Safety precautions will be followed. Masks to be worn by all adults and hand sanitizer to be used on entering the church. Looking forward to seeing parents and carers with the children - Ann Smith

Posted: Sat, 01 May 2021 07:54 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Parents and Tots