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May WOW Soon

The May edition of the WOW is on its way to each household in the village. Copies should be delivered during the course of this week. If you do not receive yours in the next few days please let us … 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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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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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 WOW Is Coming

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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WOW On The Way

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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Small Ads

We’re going to try to see if there is demand for a “small ads” page here on the Signpost. It has been mentioned as an idea in previous surveys. Have a look here to see our first ad! You can … Continue reading

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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 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

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Found Dog…

Shared here for anyone that isn’t on Facebook. Small white chihuahua found on back road to Eydon. Being kept at Harley Equestrian (01327 260818), if anyone knows who it belongs to .

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Apologies …

… to anyone that had problems accessing the Signpost this lunch time. We were off the air for over an hour due to problems with the servers that host our web site. These seem now to have been sorted out, … Continue reading

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01/17 Yoga Meeting

A new series of Yoga classes are starting in the Memorial Hall this Wednesday (17th January), 6:30 – 7:30pm. Details below….

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01/24 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 24th January 2018 in the Farndon Room (rear of the Library). Download a copy of the agenda here. All … Continue reading

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Quiz Night

Come and test your general knowledge at the Woodford School FSA Quiz Night at Woodford Sports & Community Club on Friday 2nd March 2018! Tickets will be available soon. Doors open at 7pm Teams of 6 (maximum) can enter by … Continue reading

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Tea Party

The Tea Party is running in the memorial Hall on Saturday 10th February from 11:00, For more details contact Karon King on 07548 654400.

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Free Money

For Local Groups Daventry District Council is launching it’s Local Lotto – a lottery designed to raise money for local community organisations. There is a launch event to allow local groups to find out how it works and how they … Continue reading

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Library Consultation Closing

Don’t forget that Northampton County Council’s consultation on Library Services closes on January 13th. There is still time to make your views known here:- NCC Consultation on Libraries All of the options proposed involve the closure of Woodford’s library but … Continue reading

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Council Meeting Feedback

Here are four pieces of news from last night’s Parish Council meeting… Free Chips There is a pile of wood chippings behind in the car park behind the Dryden Hall. These are FREE to anyone that wants. Just help yourself. … Continue reading

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Over 55?

A new luncheon club is being launched for over 55’s in the village. Sponsored by Hinton Methodist Church, the first meeting will take place on Thursday 25th January between 12:00 noon and 1:30pm in the Memorial Hall. Tickets are £4.00 … Continue reading

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Church Diary Updated

The details of church services for January are now available on the Church Diary page.

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09/01/18 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting:- Council Agenda 09/01/18 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Discussion points include:- Planning applications in Byfield Road and at Hinton Manor Court Receive reports on PCSO … Continue reading

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Your Feedback…

Two pieces of feedback received in the recent survey were:- 1. Requesting that the editor’s email address be made more prominent. 2. Providing a page on local roadworks These two features proved easy to implement so they have been added. … Continue reading

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Library Volunteers

Pat Darby has taken the lead role on the Parish Council for exploring the possibilities of a Community Library. She now has an email address specifically for issues relating to this project: padarbylibrary@gmail.com

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New Year’s WOW!

Next edition of What’s On In Woodford (WOW) is coming soon. A new edition is planned for the end of January. That means the absolute deadline for items you’d like to have included is Sunday January 14th. So, if you … Continue reading

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Subscribers

Thanks to those that asked to be added to the web site’s subscription list to get automatic advice of new posts. This has now been done. You should have an email asking you to verify that you wish to be … Continue reading

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Survey: Thanks

Our survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone that responded to our online survey. We had almost twice the number of replies that we had to earlier surveys. Your views will be used as part of the annual report about … Continue reading

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Survey: Last Chance

Our survey will close at midnight tonight. Thanks to everyone that has responded so far but we want to give everyone a last chance to let us have their views. Feedback helps us to ensure the Village Signpost stays relevant … Continue reading

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Woodford’s Brownies

Girl guiding is simply amazing it 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 and games and the evenings are planned by the … Continue reading

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Want A Walk?

Looking for a healthly start to the New Year? You can try one of our local walks or there are a couple around the Canons Ashby estate that might be fun. Woodford’s Walks Canons Ashby National Trust Walks

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11/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 14th November Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 14th November 2017 This meeting discussed County Council’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Our Survey

We like to have your views on what makes this web site work for you. Feedback helps us to ensure the Village Signpost stays relevant to the needs of the village. We know that not everyone uses the Internet but … Continue reading

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Business Update

Thanks to all those that let us know about their businesses for the Business Directory. The latest version of the directory is here or can be viewed on-line as a flip book here. Here are the new additions (full details … Continue reading

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Happy Xmas!

Here’s hoping all you Signpost readers have the happiest of times this Christmas!

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Vintage Road Run

Come and watch the start of the Boddington Vintage Association road run for vintage tractors and 4×4’s at the Football Club, 10:00am on New Year’s Eve, Sunday 31st December. Returning at around 12:00am. Drinks available!

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Woodland Happy Xmas

A happy Christmas to all from the Woodland Management Committee. Here’s one of the projects for next year, the Memorial Area, where the first clearance work has already been carried out. You can find out more about what is planned … Continue reading

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Police Update

Councillor Gary Denby – the Parish Council Police Liaison – has provided the following two documents. Firstly, for those that did not manage to attend the public meeting on policing on the 11th December, there is a copy of the … Continue reading

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Web Site Survey

Last year we asked users of the Signpost for their views. Feedback helps us to ensure the Village Signpost stays relevant to the needs of the village. We know that not everyone uses the Internet but for those that do, … Continue reading

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Oh, Yes It Is!

It’s the Social Club Panto. On Wednesday 27th December, 2:00pm. Tickets £5.50 from the Club & Village Meats.

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Medical Centre Update

Byfield Medical Centre has provided the following update on staffing in the New Year….. Don’t forget we have details of local healthcare services here. SENIOR PARTNER With the departure of Dr Bone on 28.12.17 Dr Harvey will take over as … Continue reading

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Xmas Opening Times

Here are details of the Xmas opening times for local shops. This post will be updated as more shops publish their opening times. If you want your business to be added please email:  woodfordsignposteditor@gmail.com Blossom Shop Usual opening until Dec … Continue reading

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Library Meeting Info

At the recent public meeting on the future of the library in Woodford Halse, a presentation was given highlighting the costs and usage of the Library and the proposals put forward for consultation by Northants County Council. A copy of … Continue reading

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School’s 150 Years!

The school will be open from 3.30pm – 4.30pm on Monday 18th December for the WHOLE COMMUNITY to come and take a look around and enjoy tea & cake with former teachers and pupils! Everyone is invited to come along … Continue reading

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Update from Parish Council.

At last night’s Parish Council meeting, following on from the public meeting on Monday, the Council took two decisions. 1. On the PCSO it was agreed to continue with funding a PCSO for the village, reflecting the balance of views … Continue reading

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Police & Library Meetings

Forthcoming meetings on local policing police and the library. Please note that although the Library Meeting is shown as “approx 8:00pm start” it will begin immediately after the police meeting, whenever that finishes.

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Methodist Services

Many thanks to Elizabeth Streek for details of the Methodist Church services over the coming weeks. All are welcome. Sunday 10 December  – Service at 10.30 a. m Sunday 17 December –  We join Upper Boddington Methodists for Family Worship … Continue reading

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Post Office Decision

Post Office Decision Letter The Post Office have confirmed their decision to move in this letter. For those wishing for a summary, it says, in my opinion: “Thanks for all your input but we’re going ahead anyway and, oh, by … Continue reading

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12/12/17 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting:- Council Agenda 12/12/17 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Discussion points include:- Introducing Mr. E Newton, new head teacher for Woodford Halse Primary School Various planning … Continue reading

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Village Plan

We’ve updated the Neighbourhood Plan pages to reflect the latest updates and include links to the DDC plans from the FAQ page. You can access the various pages via the Neighbourhood Plan page.

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Business Update?

I’m aiming to do an update to the local Business Directory before Christmas so, if you’re a business that is based in Woodford Halse, Hinton or West Farndon and you haven’t been included, fill in the form here with your … Continue reading

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Festive Recycling

Here’s a short video from Daventry District Council about recycling at Christmas. Collections over the festive period will take place on their usual days, with the exception of Christmas Day. Households that were due a collection on that day will … Continue reading

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Daventry Xmas Parade

On Saturday 8th December you can join in with Daventry’s Spirit of Xmas. The Daventry Lantern Parade and Spirit of Christmas event will take place on Friday 8th December 2017, with a variety of free events and activities around the … Continue reading

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Byfield Road

Roadworks.org have advised that traffic lights will be operational on Byfield Road outside the entrance to Byfield Lodge between 09:30 and 15:30 on 29th & 30th November (Wednesday & Thursday this week). This is to allow safe access to overhead … Continue reading

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December Big Breakfast

The next Byfield Big Breakfast will be next Saturday, the 2nd of December, 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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XMAS News

The Xmas News page is back! There will be lots going on in Woodford over the Christmas period, so we’ve added a special page to collect up all the posts relating to his festive period. You can find it here: … Continue reading

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Santa In The Village

In aid of the Woodford Halse Primary School FSA & the Firefighters Charity. Follow Santa with the tracker app! Life360 is available on iphone & android. Join the FSA “circle” using code IHR-AFQ (Code valid until 4th Dec). Santa will … Continue reading

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Daventry Development Plans

Daventry District Council (DDC) have published their draft Development Plan and are asking for the views of residents in the Daventry area. This includes an exhibition in the Dryden Hall (just by the Library) on Wednesday 6th December, 3:00pm to … Continue reading

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Church Diary December

Pam Hicks has kindly provided details of local church services for December including Christmas, of course! You can find a list of all the local church services and meetings on the Church Diary page.

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Northants & Libraries

Regarding the Public Meeting on December 11th. Those concerned about the threat to the Library may be interested to see the web cast of the Northamptonshire County Council meeting at which a motion regarding closure of libraries was debated. You … Continue reading

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Police & Library Meeting Update

Kay Coles, chair of the Parish Council, has provided an update on the planned public parish meeting on December 11th. She will be chairing the meeting, which will start with a discussion on the future of local policing. In order … Continue reading

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WOW Distribution

Just to let you know, the WOW Team is aware that some households, particularly on the Hinton side of the village, may not yet have received their copy of the WOW. The WOW team is working with the distribution company … Continue reading

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Plan News

Progress Report #10 This morning, at a meeting between representatives of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and Daventry District Council, an independent examiner was selected to carry out the examination of the Woodford cum Membris Neighbourhood Development Plan. The examiner … Continue reading

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Signpost WOW Pages

With the return of the WOW we’ve reworked some of the Signpost pages. The WOW page will carry only the current series of newsletters. Previous editions between 2013 and March 2017 are available here.

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December WOW’s Out!

It should be dropping through your door soon, if you haven’t got it already. Here’s a digital version :- WOW December 2017  

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10/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 10th October 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 October 2017 This meeting discussed County Council’s … Continue reading

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Brownies & Guides Fund Raiser

Woodford Halse Brownies will be holding a Christmas fund raiser on Sunday 3rd December 2-4pm in Dryden Hall, Halse and could really use your help! All funds raised go back into the funds used to support all materials/trips for their … Continue reading

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Regatta Date & Events

Make sure you’ve got Friday 29th June 2018 in your diary. That ‘s the date set for the next Woodford Halse Regatta. And…. don’t forget… if you’ve got Christmas or New Year events coming up let the Signpost know: woodfordsignposteditor@gmail.com.

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Woods Memorial Glade

One of the ideas put forward soon after it was suggested that the Parish should buy the  Woodland was to create a remembrance area, a Memorial Glade. This would be especially to remember the lives of those that worked on … Continue reading

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10/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the 27th October 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee. These were approved at the committee meeting on Thursday 16th November. 10/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes Keep up to date with all the … Continue reading

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Police & Library Public Meeting

There will be a public parish meeting to discuss the proposed changes to local policing and possible changes to the library on December 11th in the Memorial Hall. Doors open 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. Attendees will include, Parish Council … Continue reading

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Hagstone Pottery Sale

On 17th, 18th & 19th November, 10:00am to 5:00pm there will be a Christmas Studio Sale at Tews Farm, 21 High Street. Contact Jacqueline Rappaport on 07903 717247 for details, 10% of all sales go to Katherine House Hospice

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Banbury Mosque

is offering a visit. If you would like to discover more about Islam, Ansar at the Banbury Mosque is holding an open day on Sunday 26th November. There will be a tour of the Mosque and talks about Islam. To … Continue reading

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Job Hunting? Look Out!

Anti-Fraud Hint #88 The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a number of reports where job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them, or requesting money to secure accommodation. If you … Continue reading

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Local Litter

We all know that there has been a problem with litter in various parts of the parish. It is worth being aware that the penalties for littering have recently been changed. The maximum on-the-spot-fine for dropping litter in England will … Continue reading

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Remembrance

A few pictures to mark the Remembrance Day Commemorations in the village. Many thanks to Brian Hedges for the photos.

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11/25 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 Thursday 16th November 2017 in the Farndon Room (rear of the Library). Download a copy here. All are welcome to … Continue reading

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14/11/17 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting:- Council Agenda 14/11/17 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Discussion points include:- Introducing Mr. Christian Halbert who has consulted with the Woods Committee on the Woodland … Continue reading

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Byfield Medical Centre Update

The Medical Centre has issued a press release on it’s recent announcements. They have also sent a letter to affected local parish councils asking them to support the planning application. A copy of that letter is available here. The press … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #87

Two Fraud Alerts The following fraud alerts have been passed on by Northamptonshire Police Community Connect….. WhatsApp Voucher Fraud WhatsApp supermarket voucher scams are back ! So far we’ve seen M&S, Tesco & Asda variations! Don’t click the link or … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Service

This year’s Remembrance Day Service will take place at 10.15am  on Sunday 12th November in the Dryden Hall, Woodford Halse. (St Mary’s is still closed for roof repairs) In addition there will be a parade of horses and riders to … Continue reading

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A361 Night Road Closure

The A361 will be closed overnight (8:00pm to 6:00am) between the 6th November and the 10th of November from between Wardington and Chipping Warden at the Cherwell Bridge to the junction with Stefen Way (the Daventry ring road). The A361 … Continue reading

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Ryfields Play Area

Most of you will be aware of the vandalism that occurred in the Ryfields Play Area at the end of last week. The Parish Council wants everyone to be aware that the damage will be repaired but that nothing will … Continue reading

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November Church Services

The Church Diary has been updated with the details of services and venues for November. You can find it here:  Church Diary

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Breakfast is Back

The next Byfield Big Breakfast will be next Saturday, the 4th of November, 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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Byfield Medical Centre News

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BYFIELD MEDICAL CENTRE VIA THEIR WEBSITE Dr Adam Bone has formally resigned from his post as Senior Partner at Byfield Medical Centre. He will therefore be leaving Byfield Medical Centre at the end of December 2017. Dr Bone … Continue reading

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09/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the 27th September 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee which were approved at the committee meeting, on Wednesday 25th October. 09/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes Keep up to date with all the … Continue reading

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Operation Pumpkin

Tips for Halloween & Bonfire Night Northamptonshire Police has teamed up with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) to run the annual Operation Pumpkin campaign, which aims to prevent problems and promote safety around Halloween and Bonfire Night. Additional high … Continue reading

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Woods Plans Approved

Management Plan Accepted by the Forestry Commission The Great Central Woodland Management Committee is pleased to announce that the Woodland Management Plan has been approved by the Forestry Commission. This is an important milestone for the Woodland. The Forestry Commission … Continue reading

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Byfield Road Closure

Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th October According to Roadworks.org Byfield Road will be closed for water works between Gorse Road and Whitecroft Gardens, monday to wednesday. Times for the closure are not available at the moment but details can be … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #86

Modelling Jobs Advanced Fee  –  Fraud Alert The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have recently noticed that Fraudsters have been setting up fake adverts on social media (including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp) and job browsing websites to … Continue reading

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10/25 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 25th October 2017 in the Farndon Room (rear of the Library). Download a copy here. All are welcome to attend. … Continue reading

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Byfield Medical Centre

Meeting on 24th October Byfield Parish Council is holding a meeting on Tuesday 24th October at Byfield village hall at 7.30pm to discuss the planning application for up to 90 houses and a new medical centre. All Byfield residents are … Continue reading

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Woodland Feedback Please…

The Woods Committee wants the Woodland to be used by as many as possible but in ways that any one group doesn’t interfere with the enjoyment of another. The recent vandalism at the Story Telling Circle highlights the problems in … Continue reading

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Story Circle : Warning

Sadly there has been deliberate damage to the Story Telling Circle in the Woodland. One of the logs in the centre has been removed and set on fire. There are charred remains and a lot of bottles and empty cans … Continue reading

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Purple Planting People

On Saturday 4th November from 10am, there are plans to plant 1,500 purple crocus bulbs on the green (around the bus stop near Faulkners Shoe Shop). This is part of the nationwide Rotary “Purple 4 Polio” campaign to plant 10 … Continue reading

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09/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 12th September 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 September 2017 This meeting discussed Daventry’s Clean … Continue reading

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Seen This Van?

FP54 LRX Police have asked residents to be on the lookout for a silver Citroen Cadre van which has been linked to distraction burglaries in the Daventry area. The vehicle, registration FP54 LRX, has ladders on its roof and was sighted … Continue reading

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Police Alert

Meeting Planned for November At Tuesday’s meeting of the Parish Council it was decided that a public meeting is needed to discuss future policing in the village. The costs of PCSO support and the services provided are likely to change … Continue reading

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WOW Copy Deadline

The WOW Is Coming Back! If you want to make sure your group has its contact details mentioned or your have an event coming up in December or January that needs to be included make sure you get the details … Continue reading

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Scarecrow Winners

The School FSA has announced the winners of this year’s Scarecrow Competition. The FSA says congratulations to all and huge thanks to everyone who entered and voted! They were…  Most creative 1st Paddington Bear 13 votes. 2nd Michael Caine 11 … Continue reading

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Fireworks!

Make sure you get your tickets for this year’s fireworks display at the Football Club. Tickets available from this Friday, 13th October.  

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Support Cancer Research

Come along this Saturday, 14th October to the Memorial Hall, between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Help to raise money for Cancer Research UK Have fun with tombola, craft stalls, Nearly New, tea, coffee and cakes and much more.  

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Neighbourhood Plan News

Progress Report #9 Daventry District Council have now completed their consultation on the proposed Woodford cum Membris Neighbourhood Development Plan. A number of responses have been received from various individuals, companies and public bodies. These can all be viewed here … Continue reading

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Council Financial Audit

Each year the Parish accounts are independently audited and a notice of audit and report are produced. The details of the audit for 2016-2017 are now available. Annual Return Section 1 (Governance) Annual Return Section 2 (Accounting Statements) Annual Return … Continue reading

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Woodland Committee Seek New Member

Great Central Woodland Management Committee needs a new member. The Committee is looking for a Woodford Halse resident to volunteer. Could you help with two hours in an evening at a meeting once a month (usually the last Wednesday of … Continue reading

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10/10/17 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting:- Council Agenda 10/10/17 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Discussion points include:- Post Office proposal to relocate the Post Office. A proposal to improve traffic congestion … Continue reading

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More Breakfast

The new season of Big Breakfasts is starting this Saturday. The dates for this round of BBs are: 7th October 2017 4th November 2017 2nd December 2017 3rd February 2018 3rd March 2018 7th April 2018 They are keeping to … Continue reading

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More on the Post Office

The Signpost has been asked to make it clear that the idea of moving the Post Office from its current location did not come from the current staff. Dipika and her team are keen that it should continue operating as … Continue reading

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Post Office Changes

The Post Office is proposing to move from their current premises on the corner of Castle Street and Church Street into Popsons Chemists. They are currently running a consultation programme that allows you to give them your views on this … Continue reading

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08/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the 24th August 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee which were approved at the September committee meeting, last night. 08/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes Keep up to date with all the posts … Continue reading

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The WOW Is Back!

“What’s On in Woodford”  (The WOW) is being published again and the first edition in a new format will be delivered to every home at the end of November. If you are holding events in December and January which you … Continue reading

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Woods Litter Pick

Come & Help! Volunteers wanted to help clear litter in our village woodland. Please help us tidy up. Saturday, 30th September, 2017 Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Social Club for about 2 hours. Just turn up. Bags & Gloves … Continue reading

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Ads for Local Businesses

Although we have a directory of local business here on the Signpost and we provide village businesses with a way to reach out to local people, we don’t carry paid advertising on the Signpost. A new initiative is offering local … Continue reading

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Scarecrow Hunt

October 7th : Who’s Your British Icon? Woodford School FSA are asking the local people to make and display a fab THEMED scarecrow which will be voted for by the passersby! The event will be Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th … Continue reading

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Church Diary

Details of church services for October are now available on the Church Diary page.

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Policing Update

Northamptonshire Police have issued a video explaining changes in their approach to policing across the county. It explains how they will be working differently in some areas. They have also issued some crime prevention advice highlighting ways that you can … Continue reading

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09/27 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for next week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee meets at 7:00 in the Farndon Room (rear of the Library). Download a copy here. All are welcome to attend. If you have issues to … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #85

Tax Office Fraud   The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the City of London Police have issued guidelines relating to fraudulent activity in relation to messages from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).   HMRC have also published examples of fraudulent … Continue reading

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New Footpath Warden

Joe Pitt has served the Parish for many years as our footpath warden. He has championed rights of way on our behalf, encouraged the County Council to keep up their maintenance of paths and contributed the “Joe’s Jaunts”, the local … Continue reading

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Witness Appeal

Collision : Barby Lane : 15th September 11:00pm Northants Police are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle collision in Barby, near Daventry, on Friday night (15 Sept). Shortly after 11pm  a black Mercedes, for reasons yet unknown, left the … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget: 20th Sept

Daventry District Forum Meeting DDF, the Daventry District Forum, works to enhance the lives of over 50’s in the district. On Wednesday 20th September, between 2:00pm and 4:00pm in the Memorial Hall, DDF will present a number of sessions on … Continue reading

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Woods News

Here’s a bulletin with an update on what’s been going on from the Woods Committee. Don’t forget you can stay in touch with all the latest Woods news here on the Signpost (follow the link to the Management Committee for a … Continue reading

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Mega Family BBQ!

Saturday 23 September You are invited to a Family BBQ with Mega Bouncy Castle this coming Saturday 23 September, 4.00 p.m.- 7.00 p.m. to be held in the garden at Hinton Methodist Church. Tickets £5 for a Family of 4, … Continue reading

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Terror Threat: “Critical”

Following the London Underground attack the terrorist threat level in the UK has been raised to “critical”, meaning that an attack is thought to be imminent. Although a suspect has been arrested, the public is being asked to be vigilant … Continue reading

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07/17 Council Minutes (26th July)

Here are the minutes of the 26th July Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the meeting of the Council on 26th July 2017 This meeting was an additional … Continue reading

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07/17 Council Minutes (11th July)

Here are the minutes of the 11th July Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the meeting of the Council on 11th July 2017 This month’s minutes include among … Continue reading

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Go Guiding

Girl Guiding is Simply Amazing! Guiding helps girls of all ages find confidence, find and build at new skills and best of all making new and life long friends! It’s also fun and games and the evenings are planned by … Continue reading

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Stories in the Woods

If you go down to the woods today….. There’s a brand new feature that the Woods Committee has installed for children. The storytelling circle is ready for use. The idea is that parents can share picture books with their young … Continue reading

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Bowls Open Morning

Short Mat Bowling : Open Morning This Saturday. Saturday 16th September 10.00 am – 12.00 pm at Boddington Village Hall. This year the Short Mat Bowls Club celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their founding. Short Mat Bowling provides gentle exercise … Continue reading

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09/17 Council Agenda

There is a busy agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting:- Council Agenda 12/09/17 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Discussion points include:- Planning applications in West Farndon, South Street and Byfield Road. A proposal to … Continue reading

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Over 50’s Forum

Daventry District Forum Meeting DDF, the Daventry District Forum, works to enhance the lives of over 50’s in the district. On Wednesday 20th September, between 2:00pm and 4:00pm in the Memorial Hall, DDF will present a number of sessions on … Continue reading

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Road Closed

At Boddington The road between Byfield and Wormleighton, which is used to reach the M40 northbound, is closed today at Upper Boddington. Diversion is via the Aston Le Walls cross roads and the Welsh Road. Details on Roadworks.org.

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New Shared Houses

The Housing Association BPHA is promoting 19 new build homes available for sale under a shared ownership scheme in Woodford Halse. Specifically they are intended for:- existing & previous residents of Woodford Halse people employed in Woodford Halse with a … Continue reading

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Business Directory

We’ve updated the Business Directory to include more local businesses that will be happy to have your custom. This latest update available here includes… Added Clipper Services, who maintain all types of clippers. Sharpening knives, scissors and garden tools including … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Busby

BT are removing the phone boxes from Church Street and Byfield Road between the 4th and 6th of September and advise that there may be some traffic disruption.  

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Road Closures

These road closures are a bit off of our patch but may affect some…… The Banbury Road at Canons Ashby (by the junction for the road from Eydon and the National Trust Car Park) will be closed for road works … Continue reading

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WI Event: Tudor Harvest Home

The WI meet on the first tuesday of every month with interesting talks on a wide range of topics. This month’s event is on the 5th September at 7:30pm in the Memorial Hall with a talk on “Tudor Harvest Home” … Continue reading

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Woodland Committee Seek New Member

Unfortunately one of the members of the Great Central Woodland Management Committee has had to resign due to increased work commitments that mean he is unable to be at meetings. As a result, the Committee is looking for a Woodford … Continue reading

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07/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the 26th July 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee which were approved at the August committee meeting. 07/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes  

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Show Time!

Monday, September 4th sees the 18th Annual Flower and Produce Show in the Memorial Hall. (6:30 to 7:00pm for entrants, 7:00 to 7:30pm for judging). Why not enter? It’s open to everyone in the village, not just Garden Club Members. … Continue reading

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Laser Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

Class IV Laser Therapy for You and Your Pets. Class IV Laser Therapy is claimed to relieve pain, inflammation and stiffness. Find out how this therapy the drug free, natural solution to many muscular and skeletal conditions such as arthritis … Continue reading

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08/26 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for next week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. Download a copy here. All are welcome to attend. If you have issues to raise please email the Chairman, Paul Blackwell, or the clerk, John Williams, before … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Plan Pages

We’ve updated the Neighbourhood Plan Consultation page to include a link to the consulation page on the Daventry District Council s website. The on-line ebook version of the plan is also now available here.

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Plan Consulation at Daventry

Daventry District Council opened their 8 week period of consultation on the Woodford cum Membris Neighbourhood Development Plan on Monday 14th August. The consultation will run until 5:00pm on Monday 9th October 2017. Details of how you can take part … Continue reading

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Railway History

A new book has been published which will interest local railway enthusiasts. This is the first part of a history of the Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway, the line that ran from Stratford, through Byfield and Moreton Pinkney, to Towcester … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Plan Revisions

We made a mistake when we posted the new version of the Neighbourhood Development Plan recently. The map on page 10 showing the areas affected by the various plan policies was incorrect and one of the consultation responses was incorrect … Continue reading

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Byfield Surgery

Back in April we posted details of the plans to build a new medical centre in Byfield as part of a new housing development between Woodford Road and Church Street. Following the consultation in Byfield they have published revised plans … Continue reading

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Care & Repair Grants

Home owner grants of up to £5,000 now available! Did you know Home Repairs Assistance Grants (HRAs) can provide up to £5,000 to fund a range of work and essential repairs to your home including repair/replacement central heating boilers and … Continue reading

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06/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the 28th Jun 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee which were approved at the July committee meeting. 06/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes  

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Neighbourhood Plan

This notice is sent on behalf of Rob Snedker & The Woodford Halse Neighbourhood Development Plan Strategy Team. It was also the content of an email to local businesses, organisations and others affected by the plan. Please find below links … Continue reading

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Business Directory

We’ve updated the Business Directory to include more local businesses that will be happy to have your custom. This latest update available here includes… Direct Print Solutions offering printing services including design and bespoke clothing printing. BM Landscapes who are landscape … Continue reading

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Betjeman on Woodford

Did you know John Betjeman mentioned Woodford in his poem””Great Central Railway Sheffield Victoria to Banbury”? We’ve added an extract to the page Poems on Woodford.

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Woodford Murder Mystery

This may be old hat, but I hadn’t heard about it before last night. Did you know there is a murder mystery story set in Woodford Halse? It’s a self-published novel by railway enthusiast, Stephen Done. Set in post-World War … Continue reading

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The Woods 6 Months On

Woodland Progress Report It’s just over six months since the Woodland Management Committee first met. Although there is still a lot to do (running a woodland is a bit like painting the Forth Bridge), we wanted to give the village … Continue reading

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RSPCA Fund Raising

Northants Police Community Connect has been advised by the marketing company APPCO Group Support that they will be conducting a fundraising programme for The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) within the Daventry Area from 31 … Continue reading

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Logs Missing

The logs cut down in the tree felling exercise last weekend were to have been sold with the money  going towards the costs of running the woodland. They have disappeared! We are talking about hundreds of pounds in value which … Continue reading

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07/26 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for next week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. Download a copy here. All are welcome to attend. If you have issues toraise please email the Chairman, Paul Blackwell, or the clerk, John Williams, before the … Continue reading

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Extra PC Meeting

There will be an extra Parish Council meeting in the Farndon Room at 18:45 on 26th July (before the Central Woodland Management Committee Meeting) to consider some urgent planning applications and Sarafield pavilion heating and Sarafield sewer systems. The agenda … Continue reading

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New Website Feature

You have always been able to add your comments to any of the posts on the Signpost by simply filling in the form at the bottom of the page in question where it says… “Tell Us What You Think…” . … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Kids

Humpty Dumpty’s @ The Nest Here are the summer sessions for Humpty Dumpty’s @ The Nest….  

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Health Visitor @ The Nest

New Times For Drop In Sessions Tuesday 8th August : 10:30 to 12:45 Drop in session Tuesday 5th September:  10.00-3.00 Drop in session These sessions replace the ones originally posted for the 1st and 15th of August.

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Ivy Volunteers

The Great Central Woodland Committee needs to clear ivy from the trunks of a number of trees in the Woodland. They are looking for volunteers that would like to learn how to do this in a short (two hour) course … Continue reading

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Woodford in ’52 & ’77

Two bits of village history…. Firstly, here’s an article, written in 1977, describing how things were in 1952. Woodford in 1952 Secondly from an old copy of The Woodford Express, here’s a list of the shops and services in Woodford … Continue reading

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Once Upon A WOW

WOW (What’s On in Woodford) ceased publication with the 154th edition in December 2016 / January 2017, before being resurrected in November 2017. Here is a look back at the WOW and it’s predecessors. The Woodford Express Here is the … Continue reading

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06/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the June 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 June 2017 This month’s minutes include among other … Continue reading

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Tree Felling

In The Woods : July 14th & 15th The community is advised that, as part of the ongoing management of the area, on July 14th and 15th tree felling will be taking place in various parts of the Great Central … Continue reading

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New Estate Streets

Peter Edwards helpfully pointed out (for which many thanks) that sometimes delivery drivers looking for new roads don’t know where to find them. They may not be in sat-nav maps or on Google maps. Although we don’t have a map … Continue reading

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Safety Matters

Northamptonshire Safer in the Summer Here’s the latest edition of “Safety Matters”, a joint initiative of Northants Police, Northants Fire & Rescue and Northants County Council to help improve safety awareness. This summer number includes:- Being Water Aware How to … Continue reading

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Humpty’s Fund Raiser

Sunday 3rd September in the Dryden Hall Humpty Dumpty’s at The Nest are raising funds to improve the children’s play space. Why not go along and support them?  

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History Society

2017-18 Programme Now Available. Here’s the 2017-18 programme for the Woodford Halse History Society. There are plenty of interesting sessions on everything from local radio to Stowe House, and  from controversial Northampton MP Charles Bradlaugh to the even more controversial … Continue reading

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Joules for the Pool

Thursday July 27th 7:00pm to 9:00pm The Woodford Halse Academy Swimming Pool (whasp) fund raising team is running a Joules Serconds Sale at the Social Club on Thursday 27th July. Tickets (£4) are available from Village Meats or the WHASP … Continue reading

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07/17 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting which takes place at 6:45pm (note: earlier than usual start time) in the Memorial Hall:- Council Agenda 11/07/17 All are welcome to attend. Discussion points include:- Introduction to the Service … Continue reading

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Waterside Woods

We’ve added a small gallery of photos from a walk along beside the river in the Great Central Woodland yesterday. It’s on the Woodland Nature page. There’s also a recording of some birdsong (recorded in the woods yesterday) that should … Continue reading