Author: Charmaine Jay

Next meeting of the Parish Council - this Wednesday

The next meeting of the Parish Council is this Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Our meetings are being held via Zoom at the moment and all members of the public are welcome to join us. If you're thinking about standing as a candidate in the forthcoming Parish Council elections then this would be a good opportunity to see how the Parish Council runs.

You can find the agenda and Zoom meeting details by clicking... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 09:46 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Parish Council

Paper copies of the Census form

Paper copies of the Census form

If anyone would like a paper copy of the Census form then a dedicated telephone number has just been set up - call: 0800 876 6276.This number is purely for requesting paper copies - for all other queries call the general Help Line number of 0800 141 2021 or visit www.census.gov.uk

Posted: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 10:31 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Census 2021

Interested in standing as a candidate for the Parish Council?

The local elections for your Parish Council are on Thursday 7th May and the deadline for submitting nomination papers to stand as a candidate for the Parish Council is Thursday 8th April, 4pm. If you are thinking about standing you can find all the information you need to know on the SNC's Becoming a Councillor website.

If you have any questions about the role of a Parish Councillor please feel free... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 13:05 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Election, Parish Council

Overnight road closures on northbound A43 from 6th-19th April 2021

HS2 will be closing the A43 between the Northampton Road Brackley roundabout (BP roundabout) and the Syresham Junction, Welsh Road from 20:00pm to 6.00am. The closure will be in place from Tuesday 6th April to Monday 19th April. There will be no access from the Radstone Road or Whitfield onto the A43 during these night-time closures and a diversion will be in place.

For more information about the diversion... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:31 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: HS2, Highways, Roads, Transport

100 years of inspiring women in Helmdon

100 years of inspiring women in Helmdon

The committee and members of Helmdon W.I. are delighted to announce that we have reached our Centenary Anniversary!

Helmdon W.I. 1921 – 2021

We are planning various ways of celebrating this remarkable achievement as soon as we can get together safely and we're sure tea and cake will be involved!

We hope you will join in with us to mark this special event. We also have an interesting and varied programme... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 09:58 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: WI

Free event to find out more about becoming a Parish Councillor

For anyone thinking about standing as a Parish Councillor (or those who'd just like to hear more from Jackie Weaver) the National Association of Local Councils are hosting a 1 hour online event between 6-7pm on Tuesday 2nd March.

This event will tell you what you need to know about local councils, and what they do, the role of a councillor and how to become one.

Speakers: Cllr Emily Benner, Croxley Green... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:27 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Election, Parish Council

Public consultation for proposed solar farm near Helmdon

Public consultation for proposed solar farm near Helmdon

A public consultation has opened for a proposed solar farm on two separate sites between Helmdon and Greatworth. Low Carbon are consulting on their proposal before determining whether to submit a planning application. You can find more details about the proposal and submit your comments via droverslanesolarfarm.commonplace.is

The public consultation is open for 3 weeks from today. If you have queries... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:15 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Planning

Census 2021 - it's nearly here.

Census 2021 - it's nearly here.

Every ten years the census takes place in England and Wales, providing insight into the people who live across the country and what their lives are like. This year, census day is on Sunday 21 March. You may already have seen advertisements on the TV, in newspapers and social media.

What is the census?

The census is a series of questions that gives a data picture of British society and this year it will... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 16:10 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Census 2021

Potential candidates urged to find out more at elections briefing

People thinking of standing as a candidate in the West Northamptonshire Council or town and parish elections are encouraged to join in a briefing taking place soon.

On Thursday, 6 May residents across Daventry, Northampton and South Northants will vote to elect councillors to the new unitary authority, which will go live on 1 April this year, replacing their existing district, borough and county councils.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:27 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Election, Local Government Reorganisation, Parish Council, South Northants Council

It could be you!!

It could be you!!

Thursday 6th May 2021 is Election Day for Northamptonshire and your chance to become a Parish Councillor for Helmdon

Parish Councillors are champions of their community - they give residents a voice in the decisions their Parish Council makes. Seeing your community change for the better as a result of decisions you have helped make can be very rewarding.

If you care about your community and would like... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:53 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Community, Election, Parish Council