Helmdon Parish Council

Serving the people of Helmdon

Clerk: Ms Helen du Bois
2A Station Road, Helmdon
Northamptonshire NN13 5QT

Verge Maintenance (grass cutting)

We receive many comments about grass cutting in the village. The Parish Council is not responsible for all the open areas of the village.

Roadside verges are cut by a contractor employed by the County Council. It is usual for verges to be cut three or four times a year. While we appreciate that this can sometimes make visibility difficult at times, particularly during a wet summer, there is nothing we can do about the timing of these cuts. The school field and bank around the school is cut by another contractor employed by the County Council.

South Northants Council cuts the areas of grass belonging to them, at Station Road and in front of the Green, these areas are usually cut well back during the summer months.

The Parish Council awards a contract for cutting the areas of the school field used as the play area and also the area alongside Wappenham Road known locally as Jenners Piece. For the current year we have budgeted for four cuts being undertaken in these areas.

Also maintained by the Parish Council is the War Memorial and the area in front of the Reading Room. The War Memorial itself has recently been refurbished. If anybody is interested in helping to maintain these areas, perhaps by dead heading the roses or weeding around the flowers it would always be appreciated, please contact the Parish Clerk beforehand.

For more information about the Play Area in School Field (and the Pump Garden) see Parks and Gardens