Needing Help or other services during Coronavirus restrictions?
Please click here to go to Helmdon Parish Council's Coronavirus update page.
If staying at home, here are some suggestions....
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Book Exchange & DVDs to Borrow
Helmdon Reading Room reopens its doors (from Tuesday 13 April 2021) to allow access to the collection of Books to exchange and DVDs to borrow** / exchange. Opening hours are:
- Tuesday - 10am to midday
- Thursday - 2pm to 4pm
- Saturday - 10am to midday
- **Some disks belong to Helmdon Presents - please borrow then return for others to use (they are labelled). Others disks can be treated as normal exchange/swap items.
- Face coverings to be worn (unless exempt).
- Hand sanitiser is provided for use on entry and exit.
- No more than two persons (or one household/bubble) at a time to ensure appropriate social distancing.
- Please contact: Morag Underwood for more information.
Jigsaws to Borrow
There are many jigsaws to borrow from Helmdon Church. Opening hours may vary, but are typically:
Sunday - 10am to midday
Wednesday - midday to 2pm
Please contact Ann Smith for more information.
Exercise / Fitness / Dance Classes
Online Theatre Performances & Other Arts
TV & Online Learning Resources
Local Projects for Children
Local suggestions, and responses from other villagers, are often posted on Helmdon Villagers Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/155305001191572/
Note that you need to join as a member of this Facebook Group to see the posts.
Online Museums, Galleries, Zoos, etc.
Live Action Webcams
Webcams of London - See the sights of London (live or timed) - please click here
Cities, towns and heritage sites around the world: try https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam.html - Note that this website incudes adverts. Viewing full-screen may require a subscription, but you can always just zoom the browser window.
Edinburgh Zoo has several webcams streaming live footage: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/#pandacam
Thanks to the BBC for the following. These may include adverts. See original BBC News page for more information:
- Elephants in South Africa - https://youtu.be/48MFrf5ADp8
- MANY more webcams showing amimals https://explore.org/livecams
- Times Square, New York City https://youtu.be/Bi1IxuOnRvA
- Lapland - https://youtu.be/pR6l5t5sdtg
- A Thai beach - https://youtu.be/1FvwPEKgcsA
- The Northern Lights - https://youtu.be/CwriDd8STdI
We hope to regularly add to this 'What to Do' page (and pages that are linked from here). If you have links to online exercise, education or crafts, appropriate for a range of audience ages, please feel free to email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org - many thanks.