Tags: Community

Planned Essential Maintenance - Website Downtime - Tuesday 29th September

2 Commune will be performing essential maintenance on Tuesday, September 29th 2020. This will mean that this website won't be available most of the morning and possibly some of the afternoon. This work is necessary in order to increase the capacity and speed of servers.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Posted: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:30 by Richard

Tags: Community, Council


Despite COVID 19 we are very much hoping to turn Helmdon into a Living Advent Calendar for the sixth 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.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 12:30 by Richard

Tags: Advent Windows, Community

Reading Room - Presentation Published Today

A copy of the presentation explaining the reasoning behind our proposed new constitution, plus the proposed new constitution itself, can be be downloaded from this page (please click).

Final views on the constitution are required by 21st August 2020 when this consultation period will end.

Posted: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 22:49 by Richard

Tags: Community, Reading Room

Agenda for Reading Room AGM

The AGM 2020 Agenda can be read by clicking this link
The Proposed New Constitution can be read by clicking this link.

Free tea and cake in the Reading Room - Saturday 10am - 12:30pm...

The Reading Room is re-inventing itself as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), with limited liability and an appropriate 21st century constitution. This has been prepared by the Reading Room Trustees and Trustees... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:30 by Richard

Tags: Community, Reading Room

200 Club Draw for July 2020 - results are in...

The 200 Club draw for July took place on Sunday 26th July, results may be found here. Congratulations to all winners...

Posted: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 09:04 by Ross Vicars

Tags: 200 Club, Community

The playground is now open!

The Parish Council requests that all users adhere to the following Government guidance:

  • Wash hands or apply hand sanitiser before and after using the play area.
  • Maintain social distancing within the play area, in accordance with the government's latest advice. If the play area is too busy for effective social distancing, please do not enter.
  • There should be only one child on each piece of equipment at... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 06:19 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community, Playground

The Helmdon Hurler

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic The Helmdon Hurler committee have been advised by England Athletics (event insurer) to seriously consider running this year's event. In such a dynamic and changing situation the committee have held this final decision until the last minute.

Unfortunately, even with strict social distancing rules, the risks associated to over 120 runners (young and old) is too... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 10:43 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community, Sports Club

Summer Reading Challenge

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. Please see attached poster for more details or visit their website or facebook page.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 06:41 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community


It is with the greatest regret that we have decided to stop running trains for the public so sadly our open afternoons which we have been running for the last 20 years will come to and end. We were thinking of stopping anyway in a couple of years or so as we're not getting any younger and the virus has simply brought things forward.

We do want to thank all our loyal supporters, many of whom come from... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:51 by Ross Vicars

Tags: Community

£1000 for Cancer Research UK

Jenny O's Alternative Coffee Morning last week with its Plant and Cake sales has raised over £1000. This amount does not include the on- line giving which remains an option until the Just Giving page closes on July 31st. Please click on the link if you still wish to donate.

"I am deeply grateful to all donors and buyers for their very generous support to this effort; and CRUK will also be especially... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:29 by Ross Vicars

Tags: Community