Author: Charmaine Jay

Public consultation for the A422 Farthinghoe bypass

NCC and Highways have opened up a public consultation for the proposed A422 Farthinghoe Bypass. For more details and to give feedback please click here. The consultation is open until the first week in January 2021.

Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 09:51 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Highways, Transport

Sunday 8th November 2020 Remembrance Day

Sunday 8th November 2020 Remembrance Day

This year there will be no service at the church. Instead Revd Diane will broadcast a live-streamed service, via Zoom and Facebook, at 10.45am. The names of those from our parishes who have died in the service of their country will be read out, and a two-minute silence will be observed at 11am. A service booklet is attached.

To access the service, please use this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85894936136?pwd=Y... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 16:41 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: St Mary Magdalene

Helmdon to Banbury bus running as normal tomorrow morning

Helmdon to Banbury bus running as normal tomorrow morning

The Thursday bus to Banbury will be running as usual tomorrow. The next trip after that will be on Thursday December 3rd.

Posted: Wed, 04 Nov 2020 10:58 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Community

Second lock down looms - please contact us if we can help

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.

IN NEED OF HELP?
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: Sun, 01 Nov 2020 16:54 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Community

Brackley Medical Centre: new GP practice to open on 16th November 2020

Brackley Medical Centre have announced that its new custom-built GP practice will open in Wellington Road, Brackley on Monday 16 November 2020. Washington House Surgery and Brackley Health Centre will be closed for appointments from this date.

The new site will also be home to Lowick Pharmacy and the new Brackley Community Hospital.

Wellington Road, Brackley NN13 6QZ Tel 01280 702436 www.brackleymedicalcentre.co.uk... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:34 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Health, Local News

A lighter, brighter future for Helmdon

A lighter, brighter future for Helmdon

The Parish Council are pleased to announce that the village no longer glows orange at night - thanks to the white light given out by new bulbs in our streetlights we will be able to see more clearly around the village in the evenings. The lanterns of all 29 of our streetlights have been cleaned and the old sodium lightbulbs have been replaced with more efficient LED bulbs. These new bulbs will reduce... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 14:07 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Parish Council

Harvest Festival service 25th October - donations needed please

Harvest Festival service 25th October - donations needed please

There will be a Harvest Festival service at the church on 25th October 2020 at 10:00am.

We are asking for your help to make this a really lovely event during this time of Covid19….

We are kindly asking for contributions of dried food including pasta and rice, packet cereals, tinned fruit, meat and fish, flour, tea, coffee etc., cooking oil, fruit juice (bottled or boxed), biscuits, treats - all... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 10:02 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Helmdon Church

Volunteers needed for bulb planting around the village

Volunteers needed for bulb planting around the village

Would you have some spare time to help plant bulbs around the village to help Helmdon look its best next spring? If yes, please contact Sue Lidgley on 01295 768170 for more details.

Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 15:12 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Community

An update from Brackley Community Hospital Trust

An update from Brackley Community Hospital Trust

I am delighted to be able to announce that our first target has been reached. The trustees have been amazed at the very enterprising ways in which people have, in spite of or maybe because of the Covid19 pandemic, managed to engage with others and continue to raise funds despite so many activities being currently not possible.

We have almost reached the magic figure of £165,000 which would ensure... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 06:53 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Community, Local News

Radstone Road to be closed for HS2 works: 12th & 13th October

The Radstone Road will be closed between 10am - 4pm for HS2 works on Monday 12th October and Tuesday 13th October. For more information about the planned works please see attached document.

Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 06:30 by Charmaine Jay

Tags: Highways