Councils in Northamptonshire have been given an extra year to prepare for the biggest shake-up of local government since the 1970s.
Today, James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) gave his thumbs up to proposals which will see the number of councils providing services to the district reduced from eight to two.
South Northamptonshire Council (SNC),... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019 16:34 by Charmaine Jay
The Helmdon Annual Parish Meeting (APM) was held on Wednesday 24th April 2019 in the Reading Room on Church Street. Approximately 15 members of the public were in attendance and the meeting was chaired Cllr Danny Moody. Light refreshments were provided to give everyone a chance to chat and circulate before the business got underway.
The evening opened up with apologies of absence and the Chairman's... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 13 May 2019 20:11 by Robert Duncombe
Parents and guardians will have just six days to take advantage of a 10 per cent discount on the May half-term holiday activity programme for children run by South Northamptonshire Council.
Once again the programme, which is tailored for five to 15-year-olds, will take place at Magdalen College School in Brackley and the Towcester Centre for Leisure and includes a mixture of sports, arts, crafts and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 May 2019 14:06 by Charmaine Jay
Local Government Reorganisation – Update from Peter Holt: Interim Assistant Director, Communications and Local Government Reorganisation
We are now within shouting distance of the post-Easter anticipated announcement from the Government giving the thumbs up to the two proposed new unitaries for Northamptonshire, to be followed by the Statutory Change Orders being laid before and considered by... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 May 2019 14:04 by Charmaine Jay
Residents in South Northamptonshire are being urged to take note of important deadlines ahead of the European Parliamentary Elections on Thursday, 23 May 2019. Anyone who has changed their address, name or nationality must register in order to vote and the deadline is 11:59pm on Tuesday, 7 May. Richard Ellis, Local Returning Officer for South Northamptonshire, said: "It only takes a few minutes to... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 May 2019 14:02 by Charmaine Jay
This year's Small Village Grants Scheme from the Parish Council is now open - there are grants of up to £250 available to village group/clubs/endeavors. The 2019 Grant Awarding Policy is attached - it contains the details of who can apply and how, along with the application form. The policy has been updated this year so please read before submitting your application.
Grant applications will be... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:01 by Charmaine Jay
Across the country Parish Councils are upgrading their street lights to new LED units to save both electricity and cost. The orange glow of Helmdon's street lights is produced by a sodium light bulb which is outdated and no longer manufactured. Rather than jump straight into replacing the entire lanterns, the Council has decided to trial switching the old sodium bulbs with a new LED bulb from TrueForce.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:53 by Charmaine Jay
The trial period for the Thursday bus to Banbury has come to an end. We feel that it's been a success - there are regularly more than 35 passengers each week and over Christmas it was so popular that we had to organise a bigger bus! Both Helmdon and Greatworth Parish Council want the service to continue but for it to have a secure long term future it needs to generate some income towards the cost of... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:41 by Charmaine Jay
NCC has closed Street Doctor and launched Fix My Street, a new website for residents to report problems with the public roads, pavements and vegetation.
Fix My Street enables you to report problems such as potholes, blocked drains, overgrowing hedgerows etc. You can pin point the exact location on a map and upload photo images of the problem if you wish. You can also review other reports in your area... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:27 by Charmaine Jay
We would like to remind residents to take extra care around the village at this time of year. Due to cold temperatures many paths become slippy. Parents walking to Acorns and the School with children along gravel path should take extra care in particular when approaching the road. Please make use of provided salt bins in the village.
Posted: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 18:00 by Robert Duncombe