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09/26 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for next week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 26th September 2018 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are … Continue reading

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Woodland Fire

From PCSO Carl Barton… “Unknown persons have been setting fires in the woodland area of Woodford Halse. If you know the offenders, please report on the 101 line or message me directly.” This was around 6:00pm on Wednesday 19th September. … Continue reading

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Library

A message from Pat Darby….. “The Woodford Halse library will be closed today 20th September but will be open tomorrow from 2.00 to 6.00pm. A decision will be made shortly about the future of the library and I will keep … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch

The next Neighbourhood Watch Meeting will be on Monday 1st October at 7pm in the Memorial Hall. All welcome.

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Brownies For Macmillan Cancer Research

Please help Woodford Brownies to raise as much money as possible for Macmillan cancer research! 29 September Memorial Hall from 10:00-12:00 Please stop buy and purchase a cake and a drink all proceeds will be donated to charity. Register your … Continue reading

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Chipping Warden Relief Road

As a part of the work planned for HS2, a relief road is to be built that will take the A361 around Chipping Warden rather than through it as present. A copy of the route is in a recent bulletin … Continue reading

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Fireworks 3rd November

Woodford’s Sports and Community Club have is hosting the Woodford FSA Bonfire and Fireworks Night again this year. 3 November from 17:30-23:00 at  Woodford Halse Sports & Community Club They hope to repeat the success of last year’s event with … Continue reading

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Police Advice

Two bits of crime advice from Northamptonshire Police…. Keeping safe at home and when out and about with the longer winter nights Scam alert : Fake Netflix emails Here Comes Winter When the longer winter nights arrive, take a fresh … Continue reading

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07/18 & 08/18 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meetings on 10th July and 30th August. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 10th July 2018 Minutes … Continue reading

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DDC Helps Save On Energy Bills

The Big Switch : Residents Join Together & Save £££s The Big Switch is a collective energy switching scheme that uses people power to try to secure cheaper energy bills for residents. Daventry District Council is working with switching partner … Continue reading

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Cafe Page

Now that the Old School Cafe is up and running we’ve added a page to the Signpost with details of opening times and how to contact them. You can also download the current menu. You can find the Old School … Continue reading

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Library Times

An update from Pat Darby….. “We are hoping to keep the library open for 3 sessions per week as stated by Northamptonshire County Council. The library is normally open as follows:- Wednesdays from 10.00 to 2. 00pm and staffed with … Continue reading

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Risk of Flooding?

The Parish Council is taking part in the Flood Resilience Project being run by Northamptonshire County Council to help reduce the risk of flooding and damage to homes in the village. You can find out about the results of the … Continue reading

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Poppy Ribbon

Angie Potter is organising a ‘Ribbon of Poppies’ along the parade route from Station Court to the Church for Remembrance Day on the 11th November. It’s a global event now that started as a national one. Angie has set up … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

About Community Remedies For Crimes? Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner Wants Your Views Anti-social behaviour and low-level crime affects people’s life on a daily basis. Acts such as vandalism, damage to someone’s property, noise, drunkenness, low-level theft, or harassment can … Continue reading

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Garden Club “Thank You!”

Thank you to all of the members and visitors who took part in the Annual Show on the 3rd September and congratulations to all of the winners, especially Mr P Washbourne who won the Julie Manton cup for best overall … Continue reading

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Barn Dance 15/09

There’s still time to get your tickets! Hinton Methodist Church is holding a barn dance in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 15th September at 7:30pm. Tickets are £12 for adults and £5 for children aged 5 years and over and … Continue reading

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WOW Deadline 12/09

WOW (What’s On In Woodford) will be back after its summer break at the end of the month. (The most recent WOW is here) If you have events, groups or activities to promote then the deadline for the next edition … Continue reading

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11/09/18 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting :- Council Agenda 11/09/18 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. A busy meeting after the summer break with much to discuss including:- Our local MP is … Continue reading

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Grand Opening

Great to see so many turn up for the grand opening of the Old School Cafe. Dianne sends a huge thank you to everyone who visited today to officially open the Old School Cafe! All of the cake went! They … Continue reading

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Please Help Our Shops

A Message from The Parish Council Everyone knows how difficult it is to park around Percy Road, Sidney Road and Castle Road. Sometimes it is necessary to park on Station Road but it would help our shops if residents’ cars … Continue reading

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History Society – September

The History Society’s September meeting celebrates the 100th anniversary on women gaining the vote with a look at Oxfordshire’s women’s suffrage movement. Download the flyer with details of the meeting here. Find out more about the History Society here.

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Coffee Break!

Don’t forget the Old School Cafe has its opening today! AND Woodford’s Churches have a Defibrillator Appeal.  

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Advice To Landlords

Daventry District Council Advises on Change of Law Regarding HMO’s From 1st October 2018, changes to regulations for licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) will mean that all HMOs occupied by 5 or more people forming two or more … Continue reading

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More Coffee!

Churches Together : Defibrillator Appeal Woodford’s Churches Together are holding a free coffee morning from 10:00 to 11:30 on Saturday September 1st 2018 in Hinton Methodist Church. The event is to raise funds for a second defibrillator for the village … Continue reading

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Church Diary

Details of church services for September in Woodford and the surrounding area have now been updated on the Church Diary page.

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Library Open Today

Please note! Contrary to a notice that was put on library door, the library will be open from 10.00 to 2.00 today as usual but it will be run by volunteers. People can exchange books and renew.

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Air Guns & The Woods

Recently there have been reports of air guns being used within the Great Central Woodland. Air gun owners and parents are reminded that it is an offence to fire an airgun on land where you do not have permission to … Continue reading

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Business Directory

Did you know we publish a directory of local businesses? Companies within the parish can have their details included free of charge. The latest version can be viewed on this page. We will be updating the directory during September, so … Continue reading

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Old School Cafe

Official Opening Woodford’s new cafe has it’s grand opening from 10am through 3pm on Saturday 1st Sept. They will be offering free tea and coffee for the day – come along to the Farndon Room behind the library, meet the … Continue reading

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British Legion “Thank You”

Th British Legion invite you to join them on Saturday 1st September in Becketts Park Nothampton. …

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PC Planning Meeting

Although there was no Parish Council meeting in August there are a number of planning applications in the village that have to be considered. As a result there will be a Planning Matters meeting of the Parish Council on Thursday … Continue reading

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07/18 Woods Committee Minutes

At last Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 25th July 2018 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 25 July 2018 Minutes of the August meeting will be available following … Continue reading

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Collecting Old Green Bins

Daventry District Council is aiming to begin collections of unwanted garden waste bins in late September/early October. If you are not subscribed to the new chargeable garden waste service and would like your bin taken away, please email escsupervisors@daventrydc.gov.uk no … Continue reading

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Dog Walking?

Pet Care for Less provides dog walking and pet sitting services, with walks, home visits and house sitting in all villages in the local area. They offer a free initial consultation to all new clients, are fully insured, DBS checked, and … Continue reading

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Great (Central Woodland) Work!

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who turned up to help start making the Habitat piles today. We made a fantastic 13 new piles of fallen branches in two hours! Fantastic work when a team of people come together … Continue reading

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Help Woodford’s Wildlife

Come and Help Build Our First “Habitat Pile” Sunday 19th August 12:00 – 14:00 Meet In The Co-op Car Park We want to use some of the loose brushwood in the woodland to create better habitats for woodland wildlife. Woodford’s … Continue reading

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History Society 2018-19

Talks on Local History & More Here is the programme of events for Woodford’s History Society for the 2018-19 season. A wide range of talks covers local and wider historical events looking at topics from women’s suffrage, through the local … Continue reading

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Is Your Neighbour Great?

Neighbourhood Watch and sponsors Co-op Insurance have just launched a nationwide search to find and celebrate some of the best and most considerate neighbours of 2018! They’re urging people to nominate the most deserving good neighbours and there is also … Continue reading

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NCC Restructuring

Following the recent consultation exercise, NCC has published the proposed approach that will be discussed by Councillors and, if approved, put to the Secretary of State. Restructuring of Governance in Northamptonshire This approach would create two unitary authorities in Northamptonshire; … Continue reading

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08/20 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for next week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 22nd August 2018 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are … Continue reading

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Hall Wifi

The internet connection and wifi facility at the Memorial Hall is now up and running and can be used by groups having meetings or events in the hall. Details of how to access the wifi will be made available at … Continue reading

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Old School Cafe

Good news for coffee & cake lovers. Old School Cafe at Woodford Halse Library will be opening on 1st September at 10:00! Saturday 1st 10:00am will be the “official” opening – come along and sample tea and coffee and try … Continue reading

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Northants & Libraries

Latest on the court case over Northampton County Council’s plans for library closures… www.banburyguardian.co.uk

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Watch Out For Horses

An appeal to road users to all use the roads safely together.  One of Woodford’s horse riders has passed on this appeal…. Over the last few months horse riders have experienced an increasing number of near misses with other road … Continue reading

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Library Update

It is possible that the library will be reopened from Wednesday 15th August. The current opening times will be the same. RHYMETIME will continue as normal every Tuesday from 2.00 to 2.30 There has been a reprieve on the closures … Continue reading

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Railway Modeller

Here’s one for you railway enthusiasts. I guess everyone knows about the model of the railway around Woodford Halse upstairs at the Social Club (It’s open to visitors on a regular basis – you can learn more here). In the … Continue reading

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Barber Shop

Opening Soon In The Village Mr Mannion’s Barber Shop Opens 18th August 2018 38-40 Station Road, Woodford Halse, NN11 3RB Behind Popson’s Pharmacy (where the Gym used to be) Hours: Monday to Friday : 8:30 to 17:30, Saturday 8:30 to … Continue reading

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Daventry Local Plan

You will know that Woodford has an approved Neighbourhood Plan which forms part of the overall planning approach implemented by the Government. Daventry District Council are also producing their local plan covering the entire district (which therefore includes Woodford-cum-Membris). As … Continue reading

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Woods Committee Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a village representative on the Great Central Management Committee. Can you volunteer? The Committee is made up of five villagers and five Parish Councillors. It makes decisions about the work needed to manage and improve … Continue reading

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CarKraft for Young Drivers

Northamptonshire Police and County Council are pleased to announce another year of the award winning CarKraft events for 2018. If you have a youngster 15+ who wants to get a taster for driving in a safe environment with a DSA … Continue reading

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Ryfields Play Area

Kay Coles, Chair of the Parish Council has asked for this message to be passed on… The Ryfields Play area has been made safe and will be open again shortly. It should only be used by children accompanied by an … Continue reading

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High Street Water

Anglian Water have just advised that they are carrying out work in High Street, Woodford Halse between 1st and 3rd of August 2018. This may affect water supplies. More details here:- https://inyourarea.digdat.co.uk/AnglianWater?id=Roadworks.197065

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Libraries In Court

Those concerned about the future of Woodford’s library may be interested in this article in the Northampton Chronicle covering the court action challenging the County Council’s closure decision consultation. https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/wait-for-outcome-of-high-court-hearing-over-plans-to-close-21-libraries-in-northants-1-8583250

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06/18 Woods Committee Minutes

At last Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 20th June 2018 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 2o June 2018  

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Woodland Wood

Do you know these women & this car? They were seen taking wood from the woodland. They were asked to replace it but would not. The wood cut down has been sold to the company doing the work to pay … Continue reading

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DDC Community Funding

Voluntary and community sector services set for funding boost Voluntary and community organisations in Daventry District will receive an extra £250,000 of cash support to help them fund improvements to land and buildings and for new equipment. And a further … Continue reading

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Woods Meeting Update

Following the recent Woodland Management Committee, we thought the village would like an update on progress. The thinning project is now about 40% completed with trees affecting Bankside trimmed and the most recent work clearing trees on Phipps Road and … Continue reading

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August 2018 WOW

The August edition of the WOW should have been delivered. If you do not receive yours in the next few days please let us know here: – wow.woodford@gmail.com. Here is the electronic version: WOW August 2018 Deadline for copy for … Continue reading

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Sewage Smell Problem

Following on from reports of sewage smells in and around the Cinder Path this has been reported to the Environment Agency and a case number received. Apparently work is already in progress to identify the source of the original leak … Continue reading

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Family Fun Station

Hinton Methodist Church is holding a couple of family events during the school holidays.Wednesday 1st & 8th August. The afternoons will have something for all ages – a baby and toddler area, games, crafts and toys for older children and … Continue reading

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Dryden Hall & Farndon Room

Please note the following with the change in location of the Post Office after 31st July. If you are hiring the Farndon Room or the Dryden Hall, the key will be available for collection from Janet at Village Meats during … Continue reading

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Hinton Methodist Church

Hinton Methodist Church welcomes the Rev. M. Heighton to the service next Sunday, 29 July, at 10.30 a.m. There will be a service at 10.30 a.m. each Sunday in August. A warm welcome awaits all those who wish to come … Continue reading

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06/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 12th Jun 2018 Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 12th June 2018 This meeting included:- Presentation … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Celebration

Sunday 22nd July at 10:00am

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07/20 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for next week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 25th July 2018 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are … Continue reading

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Local Government Questions?

Worried about the planned integration of local government in Northamptonshire? Here is your chance to find out more. A “Question Time” event in Daventry on Saturday 14th July, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the iCon Centre will give local residents a … Continue reading

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Garden Club Show

Woodford Halse Garden Club is holding it’s 19th annual flower and produce show on Monday September 3rd. Competition classes are open to both Garden Club members and non-members. Try your hand by showing your best fruit, veg and flowers; cook … Continue reading

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Water Problems

Just received from Anglian Water : problems with water supply in the Preston Capes & Canons Ashby area. This may cause low water pressure or stoppages. Where affected, supplies are expected to be put right by 19:30 tonight, 17th June … Continue reading

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Parish Council IT

At their July meeting, the Parish Council decided to go ahead with changes to the Council’s technology support. This involves: installing wifi and internet access in the Memorial Hall providing Councillors with email addresses for parish council business publishing an … Continue reading

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Ryfields Play Area

Closed Due To Vandalism Sadly, there has been more vandalism at the Ryfields Play Area. Unfortunately the play area is now dangerous and has to be closed. The gates will be nailed shut. Please do not use the play area … Continue reading

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Forewarned..(Updated).

Cuts In Gritting Next Winter Will Hit Woodford According to an article on the Daventry Express web site, planned cuts to precautionary gritting will mean that the following roads won’t be gritted as a precaution against freezing: Byfield Road Scrivens … Continue reading

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Garden Club Events

BBQ at Bert’s – Monday 6th August, 6.30pm A chance to look around the garden and gardening museum at Orchard House, South Street and enjoy a BBQ and social evening with friends. Members £2, non-Members £3. Please bring your own … Continue reading

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Wood in the Woods

Just a reminder to everyone… the wood being felled in the woodland is NOT for free collection. Wood cut down during thinning  in the woodland has been sold to the company doing the tree felling so that the parish, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out!

Deadline for copy for the AUGUST WOW is Wednesday 11th July. There is NO SEPTEMBER WOW DELIVERED IN AUGUST – next WOW after this will be at the end of  September. Details of how to get your event included in … Continue reading

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Library & Rhymetime

Because of the problems at the library – a fault with the County Council’s IT cabinet and not anything to do with the building itself – the County Council has asked us to publicise the following notices:- Rhymetime Is Still … Continue reading

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F1 Traffic

From Northants Police, road information for travel around Silverstone for the British Grand Prix over the weekend….

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PCC News

Update from the Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold, the Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner , will soon also be responsible for Northamptonshire’s fire and rescue service. His office have just published this Newsletter to keep local people up … Continue reading

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10/07/18 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting :- Council Agenda 10/07/18 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Discussion points include:- planning applications on Byfield Road & Canons Ashby Road update on the Library … Continue reading

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A Great Regatta

A few pictures from Friday’s Regatta, in case you were unlucky enough to miss it. Great work by Janet and all the team and thanks once again to Mark Belcher for sponsorship. Spot your favorite TV programme…..

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Roadworks Changes

For the last year we have carried a map on the Signpost showing local roadworks. Sadly, Google are now starting to charge for this service. Since we try to run the Signpost at as low a cost as possible we … Continue reading

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Crime Reporting

Seen Something? Heard Something? Go Online. Rural residents and workers are being encouraged to use an online reporting form to alert police to any suspicious or criminal activity in their area. https://www.northants.police.uk/webform/online-crime-reporting Northamptonshire Police’s rural crime team, whose remit includes … Continue reading

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Library Update

From Pat Darby…. The library has had to close today (Wednesday 27th June, 2018) until further notice due to building issues (apparently this is a problem with an IT cabinet that belongs to the Northamptonshire County Council – they are … Continue reading

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Hall Bookings

Donna Wise looks after hall bookings for the village but she can only pick up messages and deal with calls at certain times. If you are interested in booking one of the village halls (Farndon Room, Dryden Room, Memorial Hall) … Continue reading

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Join The Regatta Fun!

It’s shaping up to be a sunny evening on Friday 29th June. There won’t be anything to watch on TV, so why not come and watch your TV heroes race round Woodford? What programmes will be there? News at Ten? … Continue reading

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July 2018 WOW

The July edition of the WOW should have been delivered. If you do not receive yours in the next few days please let us know here: – wow.woodford@gmail.com. Here is the electronic version: WOW July 2018 Deadline for copy for … Continue reading

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05/18 Woods Committee Minutes

At last Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 23rd May 2018 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 23 May 2018  

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Church Diary Updated

We’ve added dates for the various church services for July and August in the village and around the local benefice. Thanks to Pam Hicks for the details. You can always find the latest Church Diary here.    

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Future Northants

Give Your Views on New Councils In Northamptonshire Consultation on a re-structure of local government in Northamptonshire started on the 18th June. All residents, businesses and other stakeholders in the county have the chance to have their say. The eight … Continue reading

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Woodland Warning

Please be aware that logging work is starting up again in the woodland. We are removing previously felled timber. Please warn your children that playing in woodland when the current round of forestry work is going on is dangerous. Do … Continue reading

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Lock Up!

In case you didn’t spot it on our PCSO’s twitter feed:- “2 attempted burglaries in Woodford Halse in the early hours of this morning. Please keep your windows and doors secured.” You can follow Carl on Twitter here: @PCSOCarlBarton.

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Afternoon Tea

You are invited:- Afternoon Tea Saturday, 23 June 2018 at Hinton Methodist Church 2.30 p.m.  to 5.00 p.m. Full tea: £7 Adult, Child £3 Gateau plus tea, £4. All Welcome. Phone Irene on Tel. 01327 260149 for tickets.  

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06/20 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for next week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 20th June 2018 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are … Continue reading

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There’s Still Time

To Book A Boat! Why not take part in this year’s Woodford Halse Regatta on Friday 29th June 6pm? There’s still time to get a boat: ready made – you just have to decorate it! This year’s theme is “Television”. … Continue reading

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05/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 15th May 2018 Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 15th May 2018 This meeting included:- Confirmation … Continue reading

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Dog Law Proposals

Give your feedback! Daventry District Council is consulting on proposals to extend and increase its powers to address irresponsible dog ownership across the district. It wants to extend current powers until 2021 and add additional powers. Complete the feedback survey … Continue reading

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It’s The Tour de Woodford

14th June Women’s Tour on the Byfield Road On 14th June, the OVO Women’s Tour – the UK’s premier cycle road race for women – passes through Woodford Halse. The international women’s peloton comes to the UK for the fifth … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch Meet Tonight

Sorry for the short notice folks but I only just picked this up…. Neighbourhood Watch meeting tonight in the Farndon Room, Woodford Halse at 7pm. All welcome to attend.

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Methodist Church

June services at the Methodist Church in Hinton are as follows:- Sunday 10 June – Service at 10.30 a.m. Sunday 17 June – Service at 10.30 a.m. Sunday 24 June – Service at 10.30 a.m.

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Garden Club Events

BBQ & Show Two upcoming events organised by the Garden Club:- BBQ at Bert’s – Monday 6th August, 6.30pm A chance to look around the garden and gardening museum at Orchard House, South Street and enjoy a BBQ and social … Continue reading

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Woods Work Stopped

The Woodland Management Committee reports that they have had to stop work in the woodland as a result of interference by children both after school hours and during the school day. This week and last there were instances of children … Continue reading

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12/06/18 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting :- Council Agenda 12/06/18 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Discussion points include:- presentation from developers regarding development of 37 houses on Grants Hill Way (“Red … Continue reading

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Speedwatch

The recent post on volunteering for Speedwatch had the wrong email address, unfortunately. The correct email address is: whpcscommspeedwatch@gmail.com. The original post has been updated as well but if you have had difficulty in emailing, please try again with this … Continue reading

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Summer & Autumn WI

Here is the WI programme for the remainder of 2018: 3rd July Battling for Charity.   Jon Courtney-Thompson August.    No meeting 4 September.  Do not give up on your dreams.  G K Kingsley 2 October.   Indian customs and … Continue reading

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Drones

Carl Barton, our PCSO, has asked to pass on these guidelines on drone flying. “You cannot fly a drone within 50 meters of any building or person and should not fly further than 500 meters or lose sight of the … Continue reading

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Experience the Tudors

The next WI meeting on Tuesday 5 June has Rosemary Verner giving a talk on “Being a Tudor”. Visitors are always welcome. The WI meets at the Memorial Hall at 7.30 on the first Tuesday of every month. Visitors pay … Continue reading

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Our Friends Electric

Are You Using or Thinking of Using An Electric Vehicle? Daventry District Council are conducting an online survey regarding electric vehicle charging points. They are seeking information on the number of electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the district and those … Continue reading

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Brownies’ Summer Fund Raiser

Saturday 16th June 2 – 5pm : Woodford Halse Dryden Hall Please show support and raise money for your local Brownie group – 1st Woodford Halse Brownies! There will be; Cake Stall! Raffle Stall! Hook a duck! Buzz wire game! … Continue reading

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Can You Help?

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind, Your Local Sight Loss Charity, Needs Volunteers Do you have a couple of hours free once a fortnight to become a home visitor for a visually impaired person? This small time commitment can make a … Continue reading

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New Councillor

Peter Deverill of Bromley Farm Court was co-opted as a new Parish Councillor at the April meeting of the Council. Contact details for all your Parish Councillors can be found on this page.

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Woodford Past

We’re always happy to see photos from Woodford’s past. Here are a couple, kindly provided by Martyn Weeldon, showing F E Sanders grocery store that was on the corner of Byfield Road and Gorse Road. The shop was still there … Continue reading

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Woodland Problems!

Today’s work in the woodland had to be stopped when a child on a bike was found inside a taped-off area playing “chicken” with the tree-harvester. It is hard to over-state how dangerous something like this is. When the harvester … Continue reading

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Woodland Work Warning

Don’t forget the work going on in the woodland – especially as it’s half term.

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04/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 10th April 2018 Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 10th April 2018 This meeting included:- Planning … Continue reading

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Parish Council Governance & Accounts

Each year Parish Councils like Woodford cum Membris have to prepare an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) which is reviewed by an external auditor. This post makes available:- The unaudited AGAR Section 1 (Governance Statement) and Section 2 (Accounting … Continue reading

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Woodland Work Began Today

Harvester On Site As promised we are keeping you up to date on the work in the Woodland. The first work on trimming trees adjacent to Bankside was carried out last week. For the main part of the work there … Continue reading

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DDC Web Site

Daventry District Council web site was down over the weekend. It is now back on-line.

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June 2018 WOW

The June edition of the WOW is being delivered. If you do not receive yours in the next few days please let us know here: – wow.woodford@gmail.com. Here is the electronic version: WOW June 2018 Deadline for copy for the … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch

Great recruiting session for Neighbourhood Watch at the Co-op today. Carl Barton advises there was plenty of interest and they signed up 10 new members.

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Church Diary

We’ve added details of local church services for the month of June on the Church Diary page.

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NCALC

Northants County Association of Local Councils provides support to parish councils across the County with a number of schemes (they helped us with training when we wanted to create the Signpost, for example). They publish a newsletter regularly and this month’s … Continue reading

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A361 Road Closure

A361 CLOSED between Chipping Warden & Wardington: 3rd-7th June 2018 The road is being closed for surface dressing. The area affected is shown on the map below… Don’t forget there is a map of local roadworks here.

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Policing Update

Here is an update from Sam Dobbs, the Neighbourhood Sergeant for Daventry District, talking about the challenges of policing in our area and gives an idea of the work done by the Daventry District team, together with some of the … Continue reading

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Tennis Coaching

Free Coaching at Byfield Tennis Club To celebrate its 70th birthday year, BTC’s LTA coaches are offering the following FREE tennis lessons during school holiday Mondays. One Parent and One Child Together Coaching (parents over 35, children 8-13): Monday 30/7/18 … Continue reading

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Pages Moved

Here’s another example of GDPR – this time it’s Generally Desirable Page Reorganisation…. Now that the Neighbourhood Development Plan has been voted on and agreed, we’ve moved the pages relating to it so that they sit under Planning in the … Continue reading

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04/18 Woods Committee Minutes

At Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 24th April 2018 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 24 Apr 2018  

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Festival is Coming!

8th to 10th June at the Football Club

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Business Directory

We have published a new version of the Parish Business Directory. This version updates the Directory to take account of the new General Data  Protection Regulations that come into force on May 25th. We asked all local businesses where we … Continue reading

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Privacy Update

Thanks to all those subscribers to the Signpost that asked for us to continue emailing them with details of posts. We are sorry but all other subscribers have now been removed from the list in line with the GDPR regulations … Continue reading

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Rubbish News

Daventry District Council has issued two releases reminding residents of the changes to refuse collection and recycling in the District. Residents are urged to keep an eye out for their new collections calendar and information booklet for the new service, … Continue reading

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Stop The Speeders

Community Speedwatch is Looking For Volunteers. The parish is in desperate need of volunteers for the Community Speedwatch scheme to operate speed detection equipment and help  discourage speeding in and around the village. This link to the scheme www.northants.police.uk/page/community-speed-watch explains … Continue reading

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Councillor Roles & Privacy

Each year the Parish Council re-considers roles such as the Chair and Vice-Chair and other roles held by Councillors. The Parish Council “Who Does What” page has been updated with details of new roles following the first meeting of the … Continue reading

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05/23 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for next week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are … Continue reading

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Regatta Fun

Friday 29th June from 6:300pm If Henley can have a regatta, why can’t we? What do you mean, the river’s too shallow? Well, we’ll hold it on Station Road! This year’s theme is “Television”. One man, two man and three … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch

After Monday’s meeting on developing Woodford’s Neighbourhood Watch scheme, the group agreed to meet again on 11th June at 7:30pm in the Farndon Room (back of the Library). All interested in being involved are welcome to attend.In the picture above … Continue reading

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Next Methodist Services

Here are details of upcoming Methodist Church services…. Sunday 13 May 10.00 a.m: United at the Parish Church for Café Church and Christian Aid. Sunday 20 May: 10.30 a.m. Service at Hinton Sunday 27 May   10.30 a.m. Service at … Continue reading

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Ukulele Strummers

17th May in the Farndon Room Come along for an evening’s strumming. Bring your uke and your favorite music. Thursday 17th May 7.30, in the Farndon Room (Behind the Library). £2.00 Contact: Tina Williams

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Bowls Club Open Day

The Club is holding an open day on Sunday 13th May so that all age groups can come along and try their hand at bowling. Woodford has an A class bowling green in the village and it isn’t only a … Continue reading

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15/05/18 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting (This month’s meeting is a week later than usual due to the rules on how soon a meeting can take place after an election of parish councillors.):- Council Agenda 15/05/18 … Continue reading

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Save The Library

Meeting Wednesday 9th May Don’t forget Wednesday’s meeting at 7:00pm in the Farndon Room (at the rear of the Library) to try to save Woodford’s Library. Come along and see how Woodford might: create a Community Library support and save … Continue reading

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Comments Back On

Now that the referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan is concluded, we are happy to be able to reinstate the Comments feature on posts. (See here for why they were turned off) This should appear as a box at the bottom … Continue reading

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Garden Club Events

Middleton Cheney Garden Visits – Monday 18th June In June, the Garden Club will be visiting a number of gardens belonging to members of Middleton Cheney Garden Club (with a return visit to Woodford in 2019).  This is for WHGC … Continue reading

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Plan “Made” By DDC

Plan Formally Approved By District Council Following a majority vote in favour at the referendum held on Thursday 3rd May 2018, Daventry District Council formally made the plan on Friday 4th May 2018 in accordance with the decision of its … Continue reading

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NAB Fund Raising

The Northampton Association for the Blind are asking people to remember them when writing their will. Better than that they are offering a free service to have a will written or updated. Details below…

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District Council Election Result

The result of the election on May 3rd 2018 for a District Councillor to represent the Woodford ward as published on the Daventry District Council web site was:- Gary John DENBY (UK Independence Party) 191 votes Christina Louisa FITCHETT (Labour … Continue reading

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Plan Referendum Result

Poll Approved Your Neighbourhood Development Plan The question asked: “Do you want Daventry District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Woodford Cum Membris to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” The result of yesterday’s referendum on … Continue reading

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03/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 13th March 2018 Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 13th March 2018 This meeting included:- Planning … Continue reading

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Woodland Work News

Work To Start Tuesday 8th May As promised we are letting you know about the date for the work in the Woodland. Following a meeting with the contractor this morning, we now expect the work to begin on Tuesday, immediately … Continue reading

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Polls On May 3rd

District Council Councillor Election & Neighbourhood Plan Referendum On Thursday 3rd May between 07:00am and 10:00pm there will be two polls taking place:- 1. For the election of a District Councillor to represent Woodford Ward on Daventry District Council. This … Continue reading

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Your Privacy

You may know that new legislation comes into force at the end of this month governing the privacy of personal data and the ways in which it is used. The legislation, known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) means that … Continue reading

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Who’s Digging Holes?

Archaeological Surveys in Chipping Warden As part of the preparation for the HS2 rail link which will run under the A361 near Chipping Warden, a company called Fusion are scheduled to carry out trial trenching works, looking for possible archaeological … Continue reading

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Castle Road Witness Appeal

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding an unknown person used and adhesive glue to glue front and back windscreen wipers to a car. Glue was also used on the front door of the property where the car was parked … Continue reading

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Plan Referendum Thursday

The referendum relating to the Woodford cum Membris Neighbourhood Plan will be held on 3rd May 2018. The referendum question which will be asked is: “Do you want Daventry District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Woodford cum Membris … Continue reading

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Boddington Theft

Boddington Theft from Vehicle : Ref 18000181667 Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a theft of a bag from a vehicle parked in BODDINGTON RESERVOIR CAR PARK, BODDINGTON. The vehicle had the front passenger window smashed and the bag was … Continue reading

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Front Page Changes

We’ve made a couple of changes to the front page of the Signpost, in order to make it a bit more friendly when read on mobile phones: we know over half of you look at the site that way! You … Continue reading

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Co-op Witness Appeal

Northamptonshire Police has issued the following appeal: Burglary at Co-op in Woodford Halse – Appeal for Witnesses – April 24, 2018 Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a supermarket in Woodford Halse, in the early hours of … Continue reading

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May 2018 WOW

The May edition of the WOW should have been delivered. If you do not receive yours in the next few days please let us know here: – wow.woodford@gmail.com. Here is the electronic version: WOW May 2018 Please note: The date … Continue reading

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Rural Crime Survey

After this week’s events, I guess we’ll all have views… Northants Police invite you to take part in a survey being carried out by the National Rural Crime Network .Inspector Alex Butterfield (National Police Chief Council – Wildlife Crime and … Continue reading

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Parish Meeting

A Summary From The Signpost At this year’s Parish Meeting on Tuesday April 24th 2018, the Parish Council and other groups provided reports on activities relating to the village over the last year. (Note from the Signpost Editor: this is … Continue reading

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County Councillor’s Report

Robin Brown, the County Councillor elected to to represent the village, gave a report at yesterday’s Annual Parish Meeting. He has asked that we publish it in full and we are happy to do so. Here it is:- Councillor Brown’s … Continue reading

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03/18 Woods Committee Minutes

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 21st March 2018 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 21 Mar 2018  

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Co-op Re-opens After Raid

Last night, the Co-op Store on Phipps Road was ram-raided at 03.00 hours in the  morning. Police have appealed for witnesses and information. Call 101,  reference 18000184146. The store is now open again As can be seen, considerable damage was … Continue reading

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A Timely Announcement

Neighbourhood Watch Meeting A message from our PCSO, Carl Barton…… There will be a Neighbourhood Watch Meeting in the Fardon Rooms in Woodford Halse on Monday 14th May at 7.30pm. We are looking to expand the scheme in the village … Continue reading

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Save The Library Meeting

Save Woodford Halse Library. There will be a meeting to discuss the future of our village library on the 9th May 2018 at 7.00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Farndon room at the rear of the library. … Continue reading

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Farndon Road Water

Anglian Water advise that there have been water problems on the Farndon Road. Details here. Although the problem is now resolved, you may experience cloudy tap water when you next turn it on. This should resolve itself after a few … Continue reading

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Events Diary Updated

A few new dates for your diary….. April 28th: Daventry & District Memory Cafe Coffee Morning at the Memorial Hall: 10:00am to 12:00am May 19th: The School’s fete with stalls, games, food, drinks and music in the school hall and … Continue reading

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A361 Works

Or Not As The Case May Be…. Just had an alert from Roadworks.org that Openreach will be doing work on the A361 from Byfield to just north of Long Barrow, Chipping Warden between 23rd April (Monday) and 5th May. This … Continue reading

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Church Diary Updated

The Church Diary has been updated with details of the services for May. Details Here: Church Diary

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Neighbourhood Plan

Don’t Forget the Referendum On May 3rd, alongside voting for your District Councillor, voters in the village will be asked to vote on the Neighbourhood Development Plan. The referendum question will be:- “Do you want Daventry District Council to use … Continue reading

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Bins Alert!

New Recycling Bins to be Delivered By 31st May New recycling bins are being delivered to households across Daventry District in preparation for changes to the collection service this summer. The blue-lidded wheelie bins will replace the red and blue … Continue reading

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History Society Page

Some local groups have their own web sites and we are happy to link to those. For other groups, we can host a page here on the Signpost with more details than can be shown in the listing on the … Continue reading

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04/21 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for next week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:30 (approx) on Tuesday 24th April 2018 in the Memorial Hall. The meeting will take place directly after the Annual Parish Meeting. … Continue reading

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Police Appeal

Woodford Halse Vehicle Crime 18000161996 Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a theft of front and rear number plates from a vehicle parked on SCRIVENS HILL, WOODFORD HALSE. This happened between the hours of midnight and 7am on the … Continue reading

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Brownies Need Help!

Woodford Halse Brownies are recruiting helpers! We are looking for new helpers to help us lead our unit. Any age/ability is welcome to help out! This is a voluntary position but really only takes up a couple of hours a … Continue reading

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Ryfields Play Area

A bit of good news! The saucer swing in the Ryfields Play Area has been repaired and is operational once again. The costs were covered by the Parish Council’s insurance.

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Woodland Work Update

Unfortunately the work in the Great Central Woodland (details here) has had to be delayed. We will let you know when a new, firm date is available.

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Funding Fair

If you are interested in raising funds for your community group or club, then this FREE event at Towcester Racecourse is for you. Find out how to access funding from a range of organisations such as the Big Lottery Fund … Continue reading

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Paint N Powder

We’re always happy to add details of new businesses in Woodford and the surrounding area. Here’s the latest to ask us to add their details to the Signpost.…….. Paint N Powder Services Limited Powder coating is a high-quality finish found … Continue reading

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Parish Meeting

24th April 2018 : Memorial Hall : 7:00pm Each year, the Parish Council hosts an open public meeting to update the residents of the village on things that have gone on in the previous year. The Council is required to … Continue reading

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M40 / A361 Junction

Cherwell District Council has a consultation process running regarding a planning application for a service area for the M40 at Junction 11 (the M40 / A361 junction). The Wardington parish web site has an article about this with a link … Continue reading

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PCSO News

A new support agreement is being signed with Northamptonshire Police so that Woodford has full time access to a PCSO. As part of that our PCSO will publish a monthly report which we will carry here on the Local Policing … Continue reading

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Village Trees

At last night’s meeting of the Parish Council, the Signpost was asked to pass on a message regarding the village’s trees. “We know how much everyone values the trees around the village but occasionally it becomes necessary to prune or … Continue reading

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Police Alerts

PCSO Carl Barton issued three police alerts this morning… There has been some activity re-crime in Woodford Halse last night. Can you check garages, outbuildings and sheds for any sign of attempted false entry. Attempted theft of a caravan in … Continue reading

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Eydon to Culworth

According to information provided by Northants County Council on  the roadworks.org web site the road between Eydon and Culworth will remain closed until April 23rd, so let’s hope for a happy St George’s Day! Don’t forget you can always keep … Continue reading

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Woodland Warning

Don’t Forget The Work In The Woodland As advised previously (here) there will be tree felling going on in the Woodland. Dates will be confirmed shortly. Although our contractors will take every care to ensure public safety it is not … Continue reading

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Village News Page

Because of the number of posts going up on the Signpost it can be easy to miss something and we can only show as small number of news posts listed on the front page. The old “Village News” page showed … Continue reading

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Wednesday WOW Deadline

Don’t forget the very last date for copy for the next edition of WOW (What’s On  In Woodford) is Wednesday 11th April. (Although sooner is better!) You can send details to wow.woodford@gmail.com (preferred) or you can leave paper copy at … Continue reading

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Parish Election

Fewer than 14 people were nominated for seats on the Woodford cum Membris Parish Council in the election on May 3rd. As a result there will be no poll for the Parish Council (the poll for District Elections and the … Continue reading

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Park Watch for Ryefield

Friends of the Ryfield Park – Improving the Play Area for All PARKWATCH SCHEME WHAT THE SCHEME DOES By encouraging support from the local community, an effective communication network has been formed to pass messages between members and the Police. … Continue reading

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Keep Safe Northamptonshire

The Keep Safe Scheme aims to support people with learning disabilities to keep safe and get help in an emergency when out and about in Northamptonshire. The Keep Safe Scheme is being expanded and relaunched on 18th April 2018 2-4pm. … Continue reading

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Byfield Medical Centre Response

Currently comments on the Signpost are disabled (see here for why) but a while ago the following was posted by Jilly Bean, regarding the Byfield Medical Centre. “I am a new patient and have attended the centre just a few … Continue reading

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Children’s Centres Consultation

Consultation on the provision and delivery of Universal Children’s Services De-designation of Children Centres in Northamptonshire, 2018 A consultation is being run by Northamptonshire County Council. The following post from them  gives important information: ​”The council recognises the importance of … Continue reading

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Brownies & Guides

After Easter there are more spaces at 1st Woodford Halse Brownies & Guides! Girl guiding helps girls of all ages find confidence, find and build new skills and best of all making new and life long friends! It’s also fun … Continue reading

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Local Police Priorities

A message from Katrina Heath of the Neighbourhood Police Team about how police in Daventry District are responding to local priorities…. SPEEDING You said: Woodford Halse community said – we want to tackle speeding at school times We did – … Continue reading

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Big Breakfast

The last Big Breakfast in Byfield for this season is on this Saturday, 7th April. Big Breakfast will start again in October. Details here:- Byfield Big Breakfast

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10/04/18 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting:- Council Agenda 10/04/18 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Discussion points include:- Revisions to Council’s Standing Orders Tree & hedge cutting around Ryfieldsplay are Library, Woods  … Continue reading

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The Signpost Is Back

From Its Holidays! Sorry if you have missed your regular dose of local news and information but now we are back. Needless to say, the in-box is full. It will take us a few days to get all of the … Continue reading

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Gusher Covers Schools X-Country

The Daventry Express covered the recent schools cross-country event in Woodford Halse. Here’s a link:- https://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/picture-gallery-750-pupils-compete-in-25th-annual-northamptonshire-schools-cross-country-in-woodford-halse-1-8422246

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April 2018 WOW

The April edition of the WOW has been printed, folded and despatched to the distributors. Copies are being delivered during the course of this week. If you do not receive yours in the next few days please let us know … Continue reading

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Local Election Timetable

The Timetable of Proceedings for the local elections on Thursday 3 May 2018 is as follows (most important dates for voters shown in bold): Publication of Notice of Election Tuesday 27 March 2018 Receipt of Nominations 4:00 pm Friday 6 … Continue reading

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02/18 Woods Committee Minutes

At last Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 21st February 2018 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 21 Feb 2018  

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Election & Referendum Notices

On May 3rd there will be an election for District Council and the Referendum on the Woodford cum Membris Neighbourhood Development Plan. There may also be an election for Parish Councillors. The following documents are the three formal notices applying … Continue reading

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Church Diary

Updated the Church Diary with details of local services through to the end of April. Find it here.

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Referendum Question

The referendum relating to the Woodford cum Membris Neighbourhood Plan will be held on 3rd May 2018. The question which will be asked is: “Do you want Daventry District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Woodford cum Membris to … Continue reading

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Woodland Warning

The March edition of WOW carried a warning about forthcoming work in the woodland. This had to be postponed because of the weather. We now have a planned date: April 9th to 23rd 2018. This will be confirmed closer to … Continue reading

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Please Leave The Planings

There are some piles of road planings at points around the edge of the Woodland. These are needed for various path resurfacing projects in the Woodland, for the benefit of all the village. At least one of the piles has … Continue reading

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Plan Referendum & The Signpost

The forthcoming Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum (see the post here) places strict limits on what the Parish Council can or cannot say during the referendum period. Under Local Government guidelines, the Parish Council is not allowed to campaign either for … Continue reading

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Editor Guide Updated

Because this web site is published by the Parish Council, its content has to conform to the Government’s Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authority Publicity . Although the web site has been operating in line with this Code, our … Continue reading

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02/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 13th February 2018 Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 13th February 2018 This meeting included:- Discussion … Continue reading

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Litter Pick – New Date

Woodford Halse Spring Clean & Litter Pick Saturday 24th March, 10:00am -2:00pm Meeting point for collection kits & bags of rubbish collected:- Woodford Halse Sport & Community Club For further information contact: Iain Osborne on 07934 464053. LET’S MAKE WOODFORD … Continue reading

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Local MP Meeting

Chris Heaton-Harris MP, the Member of Parliament for Daventry is hosting a coffee morning between 9:00am and 11:30am on 23rd March at the Memorial Hall on Station Road. He is inviting local residents to come along for advice, a chat … Continue reading

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03/21 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for next week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00 on Wednesday 21st March 2018 in the Farndon Room (rear of the Library). Download a copy of the agenda here. All … Continue reading

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Join Your Parish Council!

3 May 2018 Parish Council Election There are fourteen seats on Woodford cum membris Parish Council. All of these seats are open for election on 3 May 2018. Residents are encouraged to consider serving the Parish for a four year … Continue reading

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DDC Landlord’s Forum

Daventry District Council will be holding a Landlord Forum for local private landlords on the 2nd May 2018. The forum aims to provide a platform where news, views and experience can be discussed and also allow the Council to help … Continue reading

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Northants Finances Report

Those concerned by Northants County Council’s financial situation will be interested to read the report prepared for the Government as a result of the Best Value Inspection carried out between January and March this year. It is available here:- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/northamptonshire-county-council-best-value-inspection … Continue reading

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Weekend Weather Warning

Message from the Met Office Advisor – Potential for a Brief Return to Colder Weather This Weekend At the end of the week and over the weekend the Met Office is expecting a spell of cold weather before moderating somewhat … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Vote On Your Neighbourhood Plan – 3rd May On the 3rd May, alongside the local council elections,  all registered local voters will have the chance to vote for or against the Woodford cum Membris Neighbourhood Development Plan. Every vote counts. … Continue reading

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A361 Roadworks

Possible Delays: March 16th to 20th More roadworks news. B T Open Reach will working on the A361 near Marley Farm on the southern edge of Byfield between March 16th and 20th. There will be two way traffic light control, … Continue reading

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Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time IS STILL RUNNING despite the reduced library hours!  

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More on The Library

Pat Darby (who is coordinating activities on the library for the Parish Council) has sent through the following on Monday 12th March …. “Unfortunately there is misinformation on both Facebook and in the press. Having talked to the library manager … Continue reading

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DDC On Recycling Changes

We have had a series of press releases from Daventry District Council on the changes to recycling & rubbish collection. They are reproduced in full below. There is also this handy guide to what goes where… 123Plus Recycling There will … Continue reading

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WOW Deadline Looms

Don’t forget the very last date for copy for the next edition of WOW (What’s On  In Woodford) is Wednesday 14th March. (Although sooner is better!) You can send details to wow.woodford@gmail.com (preferred) or you can leave paper copy at … Continue reading

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Woodford Interiors

Your local shop for home ornaments, gifts, jewellery, cards and do-it-yourself supplies (hidden away in the back!) has changed their opening times. Now open –  Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 to 1:00. Opening times for all … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Fun Fund Raiser

Don’t forget the Air Ambulance fundraiser. It’s Saturday 10th at the Memorial Hall from 11am – 2pm. Some great raffle prizes including a driving lesson, 3 separate music lessons a sports massage a beauty suite voucher a shiatsu massage meat … Continue reading

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13/03/18 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting:- Council Agenda 13/03/18 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Discussion points include:- An update on Northants Libraries Development of land east of the Red Road Planning … Continue reading

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Sulgrave Volunteers Wanted

Sulgrave Manor is just 6 ½ miles from Woodford Halse. They are looking for enthusiastic people to join their team of friendly volunteers. Sulgrave is steeped in history and they need House Volunteers to bring that heritage to life for … Continue reading

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Recycling Changes

Daventry District Council’s arrangements for recycling are changing from June 2018. What is actually happening is spelled out on DDC’s web site where you can:- find out what the changes are learn about the garden waste scheme register for your … Continue reading

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Winter Woodland

Just so we can remember. In June, when it’s blazing hot, here’s what the Woodland looked like in the snow….

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Support The Air Ambulance – New Date

Saturday Fundraiser – Note New Date! It’s a spring fair at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 10th March from 11-2, raising funds for Warwickshire/Northamtonshire Air Ambulance service. (This is the new date: the original event was postponed from 3rd March … Continue reading

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Latest Snow Warnings

Not getting better any time soon. Tomorrow’s warnings from Northants Neighbourhood Alert and the Met Office…. On Friday spells of snow are likely to push further across the East Midlands becoming more frequent and It will be a cold and … Continue reading

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Library Hours Update

Pat Darby, who is taking the lead for the Parish Council on issues relating to the planned library closure, has sent through the following update:- “It has been announced today that the County Council has had to make severe spending … Continue reading

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Thanks To Cummins

At the recent Woodland Management Committee meeting it was felt that we ought to let the village know just how much support has been received from Cummins Power Systems in Daventry. Cummins work on community projects across the UK and … Continue reading

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Snow Warning – Tuesday

The Met Office have issued an amber severe weather warning for a risk of snow on Tuesday 27th February between 04:00 and 11:00 that could affect Northamptonshire. (updated 17:00 Monday) Looking at their map it may not reach us here … Continue reading

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Street Party Ahead..

Sidney Road will be CLOSED on Saturday 19th May 218 between 1000-1700 for a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding. The map shows the closed area (red) and the diversion route (in blue).

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01/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 9th January Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 9th January 2018 This meeting included:- Progress update … Continue reading

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Church Diary – March

We’ve updated the diary of local church services through to Sunday 1st April including the services planned for Easter. Church Diary You can always find the Church Diary from the top menu, under Events.

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01/18 Woods Committee Minutes

At last night’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 24th January 2018 (there was no meeting in December) were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 24 Jan 2018  

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Business Directory Update

We’ve updated the directory of local businesses. We’ve added:- Tailormade : Vehicle Graphics, Signage & Workwear, a local family run company that offer workwear, either plain or embroidered/printed with your logo, as well as signage and vehicle graphics. Best Kebab … Continue reading

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More Easter Fun

Woodford’s Got Two Egg Hunts This Year! As well as Jess Marriott & Chantelle Curzon’s Easter Egg Hunt on Friday 30th March, the FSA is holding an event on Saturday 31st March. 12.00 – 4.00 PROCEEDS TO THE SCHOOL FSA … Continue reading

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March 2018 WOW

The March edition of the WOW has been printed, folded and despatched to the distributors. Copies are being delivered during the course of this week. If you do not receive yours in the next few days please let us know … Continue reading

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Charity Fun Run

Football Club, 11th March 14:00 to 17:00 Robin Gustar is organising a charity fun run and family day in aid of Action for Children. There will be a 1km kids run, a 3km run and a 5km guided (maybe muddy) … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #88

Dodgy Fish Alert The following fraud alert has been passed on by Northamptonshire Police Community Connect…..   Northamptonshire County Councils Trading Standards Service are warning residents to beware of doorstep fish sellers. Last week homes were called at in the … Continue reading

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Garden Club AGM

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02/21 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for next week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00 on Wednesday 21st February 2018 in the Farndon Room (rear of the Library). Download a copy of the agenda here. All … Continue reading

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Catesby Tunnel Project

In case you’re wondering what the work beside the A361 at Charwelton just north of the Cherwell Bridge is all about, you can find out more in this Daventry Express article. Or have a look at this short BBC video … Continue reading

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Village Spring Clean

After all the winter storms and before spring really kicks in, it’s time for the annual Village Spring Clean. If you have any time free between 10am and 2pm on Saturday March 17th please come along and help make a … Continue reading

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Play Area Update

At last night’s Parish Council meeting the Chairman asked to publicly thank all those that had offered to assist with the repair of the swing in the Ryfields Play Area. Sadly, the Council have to decline these offers because of  … Continue reading

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Plan Examination Completed

The independent examiner has now completed his review of the Woodford cum Membris Neighbourhood Development Plan. A copy of the Examiner’s Report is available via the Daventry District Council Neighbourhood Planning – Plans Submitted page. The examiner has asked that … Continue reading

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13/02/18 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting:- Council Agenda 13/02/18 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. (Please note this post has the correct date : previous post showed it as 07/02) Discussion points … Continue reading

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A361 Closed 12 & 13/02

The A361 will be CLOSED at Chipping Warden between 9:15am and 3:30pm on February 12th and 13th for road patching work. Details on Roadworks.org, Don’t forget you can always view local roadworks details here on the Signpost.

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Play Area Problems

The saucer swing in the Ryfields Play Area has sadly been vandalised. The estimates that we have for repair suggest it will cost at least £3000 – the support strut has been broken off at the base, as you can … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Hunt

Why not come along and join in Woodford’s Easter Egg Hunt starting at the Memorial Hall! Chantelle Curzon and Jess Marriott are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt to raise funds for their project in India, in the summer of 2019. … Continue reading

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WOW Deadline Soon

The deadline for the March edition of What’s On In Woodford (WOW) is:- Friday 9th February Items for inclusion can be sent as follows:- Email to wow.woodford@gmail.com Paper copy to: Top to Toe (The Hairdresser in Station Road) or to … Continue reading

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Garden Club 2018

Here is this year’s programme of meetings for the Woodford Halse Garden Club. There’s a wide range of topics covered with visits and talks; everything from Acanthus to Zinia? Download their programme here:- WHGC 2018 Programme For more details contact: … Continue reading

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3D Canons Ashby

Do you know what’s been going on at Canons Ashby house? Canons Ashby is the nearest National Trust property to Woodford Halse.  It’s an interesting house with beautiful gardens (and has a a very nice tea room!). It was the … Continue reading

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Water Warning

Anglian Water have posted a notice that they are going to be carrying out work to investigate a leak at the bottom of Quinton Lane between Wednesday 7th February and Friday 9th February. It is not known if this work … Continue reading

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Advice Volunteers Needed

Open Afternoon at Citizens Advice Daventry and District Citizens Advice Daventry and District provides free, confidential, impartial information and advice to the residents of Daventry Town and the surrounding District. They are keen to find more volunteers to support their … Continue reading

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Junior Cricket

New Year – Nearly New Season For Our Junior Cricket Teams! Woodford Halse Junior Cricket outdoor season will start on Friday 20th April 2018. They are looking for new players! Children ages 6+ (boys & girls) are invited to join … Continue reading

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Got Your WOW?

By now every house in the village should have received a copy of the February WOW. If you haven’t had yours then something’s gone wrong. 😳 Here are two things you should do:- Let the WOW team know so they … Continue reading

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February Breakfast

The next Byfield Big Breakfast will be next Saturday, the 3rd of February, at the usual time. The Big Breakfast will be running in Byfield Village Hall, offering an excellent value cooked breakfast, 9am to 1pm (with last orders at … Continue reading

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Woodland Drone

Want to see how the woodland looks from above? Have a look on this video…. We’ve added a page to the Woodland part of the Signpost so you’ll be able to find it in future here:  http://www.woodford-halse-villagesignpost.co.uk/great-central-woodland/video/

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Church Diary Update

Details of services during February 2018, in and around Woodford have been added to the Church Diary page.

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February 2018 WOW!

WOW is now dropping through letterboxes across the village. If you do not receive yours in the next few days please let us know here: – wow.woodford@gmail.com. Here is the electronic version: WOW February 2018 Please note there are two … Continue reading

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Woodland Signage

You may have noticed that the village now has some new signs at the entries to the Great Central Woodland. The Parish would like to thank County Councillor Robin Brown for supporting this by making funds available from the Northamptonshire … Continue reading

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11/17 Woods Committee Minutes

At last night’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 16th November 2017 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 16 Nov 2017  

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Bins & Parking Please!

A note from the Parish Council… Firstly, it’s bin day today but please can you remember to take your bin in tonight after it has been emptied. In some parts of the village, bins that are left out for longer … Continue reading

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A361 Closed 25/01

The A361 will be CLOSED between the junction with Stefen Way at Daventry  (although other sources say between Charwelton Road) and the Culworth Road junction at Chipping Warden between 8:00pm on January 25th and 6:00am January 26th for gully cleaning, … Continue reading

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12/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 12th December Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 12th December 2017 This meeting included:- Presentation by … Continue reading

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New Alert Service

From Northamptonshire Police. Neighbourhood Alert is the new messaging service run by Northamptonshire Police. It takes over from the previous service known as Community Connect. Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert and now has greater functionality than previously, allowing frontline police officers to … Continue reading

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Puzzle Club

Woodford’s Puzzle Club meets in the Farndon Room (behind the Library), once a month on a Tuesday, 10:30am to 1:00pm. £2.00 per adult, drop in, swop puzzles, enjoy some coffee and cake. All ages welcome, any unwanted puzzles gratefully received. … Continue reading

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Village Plan Examination

The Woodford cum Membris Neighbourhood Development Plan is going through the process of being reviewed by an independent examiner. The examiner has asked the various contributors to Daventry District Council’s consultation process to comment on the Parish’s and District’s response … Continue reading

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Web Site Report

Each year a report is compiled for Parish Council on how this web site is used. The report covering 2017 is available here: Web Site Report to Council The report also refers to the 2017 Signpost User Survey, which many … Continue reading

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Classical Music?

Did you know Northampton had it’s own symphony orchestra? It’s an amateur orchestra that produces professional performances! Members of the orchestra are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and the orchestra performs in a number of venues in and … Continue reading

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Byfield Tennis

COACHING AT BYFIELD TENNIS CLUB 2018 FREE TENNIS FOR KIDS IN RECEPTION AND YEARS 1 & 2! Get your children started on a game that can last throughout their life! Our LTA coaches are offering a FREE, 4 week, Introduction … Continue reading