Author: Richard

Friends of Helmdon Church AGM, 11 Oct 2022 - All welcome

The Friends of Helmdon Church will hold their Annual General Meeting in St Mary Magdalene Church on Tuesday 11 October. The Meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.

All supporters of The Friends as well as anyone interested in the church building will be most welcome to attend.

Cliff Netten

Posted: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 03:00 by Richard

Tags: Friends of St Mary Magdalene


We are hoping to turn Helmdon into a Living Advent Calendar for the eighth time this year with windows throughout the village decorated and 'opened' each evening between 1 December and Christmas Eve. In order to ensure everyone knows their date in good time to plan, we need to be clear by mid-October that we have enough participants so we would be very grateful for quick responses.

You can see what... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 25 Sep 2022 23:40 by Richard

Tags: Advent Windows, Community

All Helmdon 200 Club members are welcome to attend the AGM on 20 Sept.

200 Club AGM: Tuesday 20th September in the Reading Room at 7pm.

The committee would welcome new members to help run this village lottery, which has raised thousands of pounds for the maintenance of the Church and the Reading Room.

Members may also come along and give feedback or new ideas.

Contact: Hugh Walmsley, Friends of St Mary Magdalene

Posted: Wed, 07 Sep 2022 12:30 by Richard

Tags: 200 Club

Warm Helmdon - Survey Results Now In

Thank you to all who completed our survey.

Click here for the Warm Helmdon Survey Results

Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 13:00 by Richard

Tags: Community, Warm Helmdon

Essential Maintenance Works, A43 Southbound, Towcester to Brackley, starting 25 July, approx 3 months

25/Jul/2022. More details of A43 closures and diversion routes. as stated on

TM Phase 1 closure for SB carriageway of the A43 from Towcester Roundabout to Abthorpe Roundabout, near Towcester

All traffic approaching Towcester roundabout intending to go on A43 SB will be diverted on to A5 SB to Old Stratford roundabout.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:30 by Richard

Tags: Roads, Transport

Helmdon Primary School Concert, Tuesday 12th July, 2pm

We would like to invite members of the Helmdon community to our school concert to celebrate the 7 decades of the Queen's reign. The concert has been created by our year 6 staff and children and it involves the whole school.

The concert will be held outside on our playing fields and is subject to reasonable (and dry) weather.
Please bring your own camping chairs or picnic blankets and come to the main... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 09 Jul 2022 10:30 by Richard

Tags: Helmdon School

Notice of Temporary Road Closures, A43 & Whitfield Road, 10th July onwards

[Extract from EKFB / HS2 leaflet...]

What are we doing?
As part of our continued works for the junction upgrade, we will be working on the A43 northbound and Whitfield Road, Radstone.
Our work in this area will involve temporarily closing a section of the Whitfield Road, Radstone (the section of road between Radstone and the A43) and the A43 northbound for:
• drainage works;
• utilities connections;... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 09:50 by Richard

Tags: Roads, Transport

Local Police Drop-in Surgery Sat. 9th July, 11am to 1pm

Local Police Drop-in Surgery Sat. 9th July, 11am to 1pm

Everyone welcome to Local Police Drop-in Surgery at Helmdon Reading Room (20 Church Street), Saturday 9th July, 11am to 1pm

An opportunity to meet the local policing team and discuss any local issues which may be concerning you...or just find out what the team are doing. Everyone welcome!

Click here or link below for full size poster.

Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:15 by Richard

Tags: Community, Police, Reading Room

Helmdon Festival - Saturday 11 June 2022, from 1:30pm till late.

Venues: School Field + Reading Room + The Fat Landlord + More

Full details of Events and Venues can be found at

Posted: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 21:15 by Richard

Tags: Community

Helmdon Community Foundation AGM - Reading Room - 16th June 2022

Helmdon Community Foundation AGM will be held in the Reading Room, Thursday 16th June 2022, 7.45pm.

All are welcome to come along and see how things are developing in the Reading Rooms.

The official agenda hasn't been finalised yet but it will consist of:
1) an update on the new constitution of the Reading Room and how it benefits the village and
2) a discussion on the architects proposals to update and... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 May 2022 10:30 by Richard

Tags: Community, Reading Room