Tags: Local News

POSTPONED - Blackpits compost giveaway

The compost giveaway that was scheduled at Blackpits on Saturday 11th April 2020 has been postponed.

Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:30 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Local News

Annual Parish Meeting - A Quick Review

Annual Parish Meeting - A Quick Review

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

Tags: Community, Council, Local News, Reading Room

The early birds can save money on holiday activities

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 Helen du Bois

Tags: Council, Local News

Tickets Still Available For Food & Drink Quiz!

How do you fancy putting your taste buds to the test?... The Acorns Food & Drink Quiz is this Saturday and there's still tickets available! Get a team together and come along.

Tickets available from Lorna Clarke

Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:07 by Robert Duncombe

Tags: Community, Local News, Parents and Tots, Reading Room

Apology after Council Tax billing error

South Northamptonshire Council is today apologising to residents for a billing error in their Council Tax. Residents of South Northamptonshire will be receiving replacement Council Tax bills in the next week or so after the originals were issued with incorrect figures.

Last week around 36,000 bills landed on doormats around the district, but due to human error the figures were calculated incorrectly.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:20 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Local News

Welcome return of the Great Weston Run

The Great Weston Run returns on 6th May 2019 after last being run in 2014. It is run over 5 miles starting and finishing in Weston. The course is partly off road and on farm tracks which can be muddy. The course has inclines and hills.

Entries now open! See https://bit.ly/2HrMtjG. You need to be over 15 to take part and under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. Potential disabled entries please contact... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 by Richard

Tags: Community, Local News

Masters in Maths!

Masters in Maths!

For the second year running, Helmdon Primary School have received a letter from the Secretary of State for Education congratulating them on their top level SATS results. In both 2017 and 2018, 100% percent of the Year 6 pupils reached or exceeded the expected standard in Maths, putting Helmdon Primary School in the top 1% of primary schools in England.

We already knew that it is a top school but now... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:50 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Local News, School

Ice Warning

Ice Warning

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

Tags: Community, Council, Local News

Time to spare?

Sulgrave Manor, ancestral home of George Washington, is looking for enthusiastic people to join the team of friendly volunteers. The Manor is steeped in history and we are on the hunt for House Volunteers, Garden Volunteers and Learning Engagement Volunteers.

House Volunteers bring the heritage to life for the visitors during opening season (Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 12-5 April-September). We would... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:12 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Local News, Voluntary

British Olympian to officially open new pool and gym at Brackley Leisure Centre

There will be a day of free sporting activities as Olympic athlete, world champion swimmer and Strictly Come Dancing star Mark Foster cuts the ribbon on the new pool and gym at Brackley Leisure Centre on Saturday 19th January. The holder of eight world records will officially open the pool during a ribbon cutting ceremony at midday and Zoggs will be hosting an Oceans of Fun session delivered by Olympic... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:51 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community, Local News