Tags: Community

Reminiscences of Helmdon

The first contributions to the 2020 Village Reminiscences project can be read on www.helmdonhistory.com, and very evocative they are too. More will be added shortly.

Many thanks to all those who have contributed so far. Walking down memory lane can be a pleasant occupation and a reminder in this strange period of our lives that the good times will, indeed must, come back.

If you feel that you have a... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 17 May 2020 11:30 by Richard

Tags: Community, History

Fat Landlord - Menu for week of 20th May - Takeaway or Home Delivery

EVENING menu available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
BREAKFAST takeaway only on Saturday, 9-11am
LUNCH on Sunday, 12-3pm
DRINKS available including bottled beer

Please click here to see this week's menu

We welcome orders for collection from Brackley, and the surrounding area.
We are happy to continue offering delivery within the village of Helmdon only.
You can order by telephone 01295 768155... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 16:10 by Richard

Tags: Community, The Fat Landlord

VE Day 75 national celebrations

VE Day 75 national celebrations

Everyone is being invited to participate in VE Day 75 on Friday 8 May 2020 from the safety of their own home. There are a number of ways people can take part in the celebrations:

  • The Royal British Legion has announced a programme of activities including:
    • National moments of Remembrance and thanksgiving, including a Two Minute Silence at 11am
    • A live VE Day 75 livestream at 11.15am
    • A VE Day learning pack... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 06:25 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community

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

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

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

Village Reminiscences Project

The Helmdon History website www.helmdonhistory.com 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. https://www.andrealeadsom.com/coronavirus

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