Author Archives: John Williams

Dog Control

A request from the Parish Council…… If you are walking your dog near the allotments, please make sure they aren’t allowed to run loose. Some allotment holders have complained of dog mess on their plants. It may be dogs running … Continue reading

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04/19 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for this month’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 24th April 2019 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are … Continue reading

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Help Needed!

Work is now nearly finished on the Memorial Glade in the woodland, a space for quiet reflection and to memorialise local residents and others with a connection with Woodford. The Memorial Stone is intended to carry plaques to list those … Continue reading

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Sorry for the Noise!

Apologies to anyone that is disturbed by the work going on in the woodland this week, especially folks in Sidney Road, Cherwell Terrace and Bankside. We are using a motorised chipping machine to grind up some of the small branches … Continue reading

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Livestock & Dogs

Northants Police provided the following guidelines on the importance of controlling dogs around livestock at this time of year. We posted our own warning a while back but here is the advice from Northants Constabulary:- Lambing Is Underway With the … Continue reading

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Euro Elections

We are required to post notice of the forthcoming elections to the European Parliament:- Notice of Election 23rd May 2019

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Red Road Closure

The temporary closure order on the Red Road that has been in place to allow works to be carried out on the Grants Hill Way development has been extended. The details can be found in this update to the closure … Continue reading

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Red Road….

Some folk have expressed concern about work going on along the Red Road. Kay Coles, Chair of the Parish Council, advises that this is to do with the work on the development of 37 houses either side of the Red … Continue reading

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Grant Funds Available

£250k Available To Local Communities A new range of grants is now available and open for applications through the office of Northamptonshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold. This year, three different funds are available. The three funds  will … Continue reading

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2019 Annual Parish Meeting

This year’s Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 April 2019 in the Memorial Hall, at 19.00hrs. The meeting is for the Council (and other local groups) to report back to the electorate on what has been achieved … Continue reading

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New Events!

We’ve added three new events to the list here on the Village Signpost. Fun Run On the Sunday 28th April 2019 Friends of Woodford School Academy will be hosting a fun run at Woodford Halse Football Club. There will be … Continue reading

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Summer Festival

More details on the Summer Festival. Football Club. 7th – 9th June 2019 Keep up to date with the latest news on their Facebook page: 2019 WHSACC Summer Festival.

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Methodist Church Services

Thanks to Julie Swann, we’ve added dates for all the forthcoming Methodist Church services up until June 1st. Now on the Church Diary Page.

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Flower Arranging Session

In the Village Centre (Farndon Room) 18th April 2019 : 10am to 12 noon FLOWER ARRANGING WITH JANET COOPER Last month, with Janet’s help, the group produced these striking arrangements. Janet has agreed to hold another practical demonstration – this … Continue reading

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Regatta 28th June

It’s the fun-for-everyone event of the year: Woodford’s very own regatta and street fayre: 28th June 2019. But “Stop!” you say “How can Woodford have a Regatta on that little stream, the Cherwell?” Well, look here for pictures from 2016 … Continue reading

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09/04/19 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting :- Council Agenda 09/04/19  All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Points to be covered include:- An annual report from our County Councillor. Reports from Estate Committee, … Continue reading

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Signpost Spoofed?

Please watch out for any emails purporting to come from the address:- admin2@woodford-halse-villagesignpost.co.uk This email address does not exist and the mail does not come from the Signpost (email notifications from the Signpost are sent from donotreply@wordpress.com and communications from … Continue reading

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Police Alert

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding criminal damage to a Horse Box, nothing taken but damage caused, Grants Hill Way, Woodford Halse This happened on Saturday 30th March 2019 between 6pm-11pm Did you witness anything? Did you see any person(s) … Continue reading

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2019 April Big Breakfast

The next Byfield Big Breakfast will be next Saturday, the 6th April. The Big Breakfast will be running in Byfield Village Hall, offering an excellent value cooked breakfast, 9am to 1pm (with last orders at 12.30). Menu: Assorted Fruit Juices; … Continue reading

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Messy Church on 7th April

Hinton Methodist Church is holding another “messy church” on Sunday 7th April between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. Come along and have some fun! Follow their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/HintonMethodist/  

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Lunch Next Sunday?

The Old School Cafe will be doing a Sunday roast again on 7th April. Details below but remember, booking is essential.

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Anti-Fraud Hint #91

Fake Virgin Media Email Scams The following fraud alert has been passed on by Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert…..   What you need to do Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically … Continue reading

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Correction

One of the Easter Sunday (April 21st) services was missed off yesterday’s update on the Church News page. There is an 11:00am Parish Communion service at Byfield. The page has now been corrected.

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Fix My Street

Northants County Council have launched a new on-line page where you can report problems such as pot-holes, street lighting, pavements, and a whole series of others. You can also check on problems in your area to see if they have … Continue reading

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Church Diary Updated

We’ve added details of local church services for April to the Church Diary page. This includes the services for Easter Sunday (April 21st). Thanks to Pam Hicks for keeping us updated.

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Alpha Course

The Alpha Course is an opportunity to explore life and faith in a relaxed environment. There is no pressure, no charge and no follow-up. It consists of 10 weeknight sessions, on Tuesday evenings starting on 2nd April and a one-day … Continue reading

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Woodlands – Can You Help?

On 15th, 16th, 17th April we will have a machine available to to start to create woodchip pathways from some of the fallen branches resulting from the thinning work in the Woods. We need some volunteers to help with collecting … Continue reading

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02/19 Woods Committee Minutes

At Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 27th February 2019 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 27th February 2019 Minutes of the February meeting will be available following the … Continue reading

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Buzzard Release at The Football Pitch

Last Saturday, a buzzard that had suffered a broken wing was brought back to Woodford’s football pitch for release. Ian Dobson, the village Wildlife Warden, had taken the bird to the Nutkin Ward at Middleton Cheney, who specialise in treating … Continue reading

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Fire & Police “Youth Commission” Wants Members

Northamptonshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold is setting up a youth commission to involve young people in decisions about policing, the fire service and criminal justice in Northamptonshire.   Young people aged between 14 and 19 – or … Continue reading

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Easter Pace-Setters

PaceSetters are running a Easter Holiday Club at Woodford’s school. This is open for any child from Reception Year to Year 7 to come and join in. You don’t have to attend Woodford primary school to be able to take … Continue reading

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April 2019 WOW

The April 2019 edition of the village WOW newsletter is being delivered. Here is the electronic version: WOW April 2019. If you do not receive yours by the end of the week please let us know here: – woweditor@woodfordcummembris-pc.org. Deadline … Continue reading

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Daventry Care & Repair Grants

The new financial year is fast approaching and Daventry District Council has grants available to help and support local residents to adapt and improve their homes. Care & Repair Daventry District is dedicated to helping older people, people with disabilities, children and … Continue reading

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03/19 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for this month’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 27th March 2019 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are … Continue reading

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Library Volunteers Meeting

There will be a meeting for all library volunteers in the library on Saturday 6th April from 10.30 to 12.30. Training will be provided by Stacey Matthews. Please confirm your attendance via email to Patricia Darby on her Parish Council … Continue reading

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26/03 Estates Committee Agenda

The Estates Committee manages issues relating to the various halls and other property that are owned by the Council. The next meeting of this committee, will take place on 26th March at 7:00pm in the Farndon Room (back of the … Continue reading

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Hall Bookings

The Parish Council is pleased to announce that Beverley Blackwell has taken over the role as booking clerk for the various parish venues, such as the Memorial Hall. You can check venue availability and book on-line using this page here … Continue reading

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02/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 12th February. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 12th February 2019 The February meeting included:- … Continue reading

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New Parish Councillors

We are please to announce that there are three new Parish Councillors, filling the vacancies advertised here and in the WOW. The three new Councillors are:- Robyn Davison (Scrivens Hill) Phil Jones (Quinton Lane) James Rose (Scrivens Hill) Contact details … Continue reading

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A361 Closure : Buses

Update on Stagecoach 200 Bus Service During the Byfield Roadworks. (Thanks to Stephanie Bosworth on Facebook for sharing this….)

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IT Drop In-4

Free Help With Your Laptop. Tablet or Phone 21st March, 2pm to 4pm, Farndon Room (It’s next to the old school Café – So you can enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake in the café as … Continue reading

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A361 Closure : Dolls Hill

Byfield : 15th March – 18th March Northamptonshire Highways have given us more information on access arrangements at the bottom of Dolls Hill during the closure of the A361. The closure will run from the 15th to the 18th March … Continue reading

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A361 Closure : Update

Byfield : 15th March – 18th March Following on from our earlier post, we have had an update regarding the road closure on the A361. Northants County Council has confirmed that the road will be closed through Byfield (and not … Continue reading

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Barn Dance 15/03

Back By Popular Demand – Bigger Venue! Hinton Methodist Church is holding a barn dance in the School Academy Hall on Friday 15th March at 7:00pm. Tickets are £12 for adults and £5 for children aged 5 years and over … Continue reading

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British Legion Services

The Royal British Legion supports serving and previous members of Britain’s armed forces. They provide a wide range of services to help support those that serve, their dependants and their carers. To find out more download this guide to how … Continue reading

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Worried Sheep

A Message from the Parish Council. On Farmland Please Keep Your Dogs on a Lead and Away from Sheep. There have been instances of dogs worrying sheep after being let off leads on farm land around Woodford. In one case … Continue reading

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Love Your Village

Grand Village Litter Pick Help Get The Village Looking Smart For Spring. Saturday 9th March :10:00am to 12:00am Meet At The Dryden Hall Car Park We need your help! The Parish Council and local Scouting Group are organising a litter … Continue reading

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Polling Places Consultation

Daventry District Council is reviewing the polling districts, places and stations within the district. This document provides details of the review which will take place between 8th March 2019 and no later than 9th August 2019. Electors needs to make … Continue reading

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DDC & Dog Fouling

Daventry’s dog warden flagged dozens of piles of dog poo along Grants Hill Way in Woodford Halse to highlight the extent of the fouling in this area. There is both a dog bin and a litter bin nearby, so the … Continue reading

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12/03/19 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting :- Council Agenda 12/03/19 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. This is another long agenda but points to be covered include:- Filling two vacancies on the … Continue reading

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What Out For Sheep Crooks

Northamptonshire Police is urging rural communities to look out for and report any suspicious activity after sheep were illegally butchered near Daventry. On February 28 officers were called to an incident in Whilton, where five sheep were found to have … Continue reading

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Thanks to all!

  Thanks to everyone yesterday for slowing down while we were dealing with dangerous trees on the bank by the railway bridge over Station Road.   We are trying to keep the delays and the mess to a minimum but … Continue reading

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01/19 Estates Committee Minutes

The Parish Council recently decided to establish an Estates Committee to manage issues relating to the various halls and other property that are owned by the Council. Minutes of the meetings of this committee are approved at the next meeting … Continue reading

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New Councillor

Parish Council has co-opted a new member. Philip Jones has joined the Council. You can find Philip’s contact details (and all other councillors) on the Council Members page.

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01/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 8th January. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 8th January 2019 The January meeting included:- … Continue reading

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01/19 Woods Committee Minutes

At wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 23rd January 2019 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 23rd January 2019 Minutes of the February meeting will be available following the … Continue reading

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A361 Closure

Byfield : 4th March – 22nd March Roadworks.org advises that Northants County Council will be closing the A361 for road works at various times between the Charwelton Parish Boundary and Church Street Byfield (i.e. between Byfield & Daventry) during the … Continue reading

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MOMO : Advice for parents

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert has provided this advice for parents about the “MOMO Challenge”. Let’s all help to make sure kids aren’t upset by this sick meme… The Momo challenge is the latest in a series of online challenges that emerge … Continue reading

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March 2019 WOW

The March 2019 edition of the village WOW newsletter should have been delivered. Here is the electronic version: WOW March 2019. If you do not receive yours in the next few days please let us know here: – woweditor@woodfordcummembris-pc.org. Deadline … Continue reading

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More on the Pong

The Parish Council is continuing to press the Environment Agency over the smell of sewage from watercourses in the village. Actions taken so far have shown that blockages are often caused by flushing wet wipes and disposable nappies. These should … Continue reading

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Summer Festival Line-Up

7th – 9th June 2019 : Woodford Halse Sports & Community Club Summer Festival This year’s lineup is confirmed below. Keep up to date with the latest news on their Facebook page: 2019 WHSACC Summer Festival.

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Station Road Bridge

Work On The Trees On The Skew Bridge Traffic Controls : Week Commencing 4th March In the week commencing Monday, 4 March 2019 (all week), tree surgeons will be removing trees from around the old railway (Skew) bridge in Station … Continue reading

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Walkies!

I bumped into someone this afternoon who asked me if I knew anywhere he could find details of local footpaths and good walks near to the village. Well, I was happy to point him here: Woodford Walks. There’s a collection … Continue reading

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2019 March Big Breakfast

The next Byfield Big Breakfast will be next Saturday, the 2nd March. The Big Breakfast will be running in Byfield Village Hall, offering an excellent value cooked breakfast, 9am to 1pm (with last orders at 12.30). Menu: Assorted Fruit Juices; … Continue reading

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IT Drop In-3

Free Help With Your Laptop. Tablet or Phone 28th February, 2pm to 4pm, Farndon Room (It’s next to the old school Café – So you can enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake in the café as … Continue reading

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WOW Out Soon

This month’s WOW newsletter should be delivered during this week. We’ll post an electronic copy here once it has been delivered.

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Brexit? Oscars? Trump?

Pah! This is the real news….. In case you hadn’t noticed, the post box that used to be at the junction of Church Street and Castle Road is no longer there. A new box has been installed on Station Road … Continue reading

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Woodford & The Railway

Rooting through my emails I came across this Google Earth screen shot that was sent to me by the Great Central Railway Enthusiasts Association. I’m not sure why I didn’t share it at the time but I’m happy to now … Continue reading

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Church Diary Updated

We’ve added details of local church services for March to the Church Diary page. Thanks to Pam Hicks for keeping us updated.

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Art Drop-In

Nicci Dudley is hosting an art drop-in session at the Old School Cafe. Join in with her first free drop in art session on 1/03/2019 from 10.30 to 12.30. Go along, meet like minded people, and enjoy a cuppa and … Continue reading

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26/02 Estates Committee Agenda

The Parish Council recently decided to establish an Estates Committee to manage issues relating to the various halls and other property that are owned by the Council. The next meeting of this committee, will take place on 26th February at … Continue reading

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Everybody Needs Good Neighbours……

People in Daventry are being asked for their support in setting up a scheme to support elderly, vulnerable and isolated members of our community Daventry District Council (DDC) and Northamptonshire ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) are looking into … Continue reading

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Police Updates

Two updates from PCSO Carl Barton…. Taylor Wimpey would like to apologise to residents disturbed by the burglary alarm activated at their Woodford Meadows show home last night. Engineers have been called out to rectify the problem. Woodford Halse Parish … Continue reading

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02/19 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for this month’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 27th February 2019 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are … Continue reading

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An Appeal

Can You Help? Looking For Items of Sentimental Value. Two old green vases, about 18 to 20 inches tall, illustrated with children’s scenes but damaged, have gone missing from a repairer in Woodford Halse. They were with the repairer for … Continue reading

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Hall Diary Views

To make it easier to plan your event we now offer two alternative views of the hall booking diary system. You can either:- 1. View the bookings for all the parish’s venues in any given week by clicking here, or … Continue reading

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Cafe News

Diane Kenny posted: “Due to not having any water the Cafe has had to close! Assuming the information on the Anglian Water site is correct we will be good to go tomorrow (Thursday) morning! See you then!”

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More Leaky Pipes!

After yesterday’s warning about the works at the bottom of Scriven’s Hill, it looks like water is off all over Woodford Halse this morning. The Anglian Water web site says (at 3:00pm) that they hope to have it fixed by … Continue reading

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Leaky Pipes

Anglian Water are working on a leaking main at the foot of Scrivens Hill. There are three way traffic lights in place controlling traffic at the Scrivens Hill / Byfield Road / Canons Ashby Road junction and there may be … Continue reading

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Hall Bookings

The Hallmaster booking system, that we use to manage bookings for the village halls, has recently been upgraded. You should not notice any significant changes except that there is a now a slider on the diary page that will let … Continue reading

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Car Parking

Parking Permits for Village Centre Following the recent public consultation about the parking problems in the Village, the Parish Council is going to offer parking permits to local residents to enable them to park overnight in the Village Centre car … Continue reading

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IT Drop In-2

21st February, 2pm to 4pm, Farndon Room (It’s next to the old school Café – So you can enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake in the café as well) Following on from the successful first event … Continue reading

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Red Nose Chi Kung

Carole Gray is holding a charity event for Comic Relief on 15th March at The Old School Cafe and Dryden Hall.  

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Bat & Bird Boxes In The Woodland

One of the aims of the Management Plan for the Great Central Woodland is to try to enhance the Woodland as a wildlife habitat. Ian Dobson – parish wildlife warden – has given an update on one of the efforts … Continue reading

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SSAFA

The Armed Forces Charity Vacancy :  Branch Secretary Northamptonshire The Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Families Association (SSAFA) is a national charity helping serving and ex-military personnel and their families. Northamptonshire Branch is looking for a new branch secretary. Details of … Continue reading

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Fun Station

Half Term Fun For Kids WEDNESDAY 20th FEBRUARY 1.00pm – 3.00pm @ HintonMethodist Church, Woodford Halse. A family event FOR ALL AGES: games (table football, air hockey, lego, table games etc), crafts, treasure hunt, baby and toddler area and Buffet … Continue reading

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Hall Bookings On-Line

At the 12th February 2019 Parish Council Meeting it was decided to introduce an on-line booking system for the Memorial Hall, Farndon Room and Dryden Room. You can now check hall availability and book through this page. Hopefully this on … Continue reading

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Taking A Stand On Doorstep Crime

Northamptonshire Police is committed to preventing and deterring doorstep crime from the County, and to help keep safe, those most vulnerable from this type of crime. Theirr Doorstep Crime Action Network (DAN) brings together members of the public, private, public, … Continue reading

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Conservation Area Appraisal

You Are Invited Come along to an exhibition on the possibility of a conservation area in Woodford Halse. Daventry District Council will carrying out an assessment of whether to designate a conservation area within the village. Conservation Areas are areas … Continue reading

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Phoney Phone Calls

FRAUD ALERT Woodford Halse residents have recently received scam calls from persons pretending to be police officers from the Metropolitan Police. The Metropolitan Police have created this video which is a reminder to think FRAUD if you receive such a call. … Continue reading

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Future Fire & Police Priorities

Let The Commissioner Have Your Views Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold is updating his Police and Crime Plan and launching a new Fire & Rescue Plan – his first since taking responsibility for Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue … Continue reading

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Drop in for IT help

14th February, 2pm to 4pm, Farndon Room (It’s next to the old school Café – So you can enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake in the café as well) This is a free,  informal session for … Continue reading

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Council Vacancy

There is a vacancy open for a member of the Parish Council. This is the formal notice  of vacancy:- Casual Vacancy 11-02-2019 Council Members are responsible for seeing that the Council meets its obligations to deliver certain local services. Council … Continue reading

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Police Updates

Two police updates from Carl Barton, our PCSO:- There was an attempted burglary in the early hours of Thursday morning on Woodford Meadows, Wheel Wright Way. Unknown person tried to open the back gate of a property but was disturbed … Continue reading

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Try Chi Kung

Chi Kung is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used to improve health. It’s sometimes called the mother of Tai Chi. Carole Gray is is running classes in Woodford Halse. This is gentle, mindful … Continue reading

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Flower Arranging Taster

Woodford Halse Village Centre Have you ever thought that it would be lovely to arrange flowers more attractively – not just standing them a vase? Are you bored and looking for a new interest or challenge? Or would you just … Continue reading

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12/02/19 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting :- Council Agenda 12/02/19 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. This month has a long agenda. Points to be covered include:- Police, Library, Woodland, Flood Warden … Continue reading

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Love Your Gut

Carole Gray is offering an introduction to ways to improve you health through Gut Microbiome There will be a complementary Microbiome Gut Health Talk with Nicola Hok in the Memorial Hall on Monday 11th Feb 7pm & Tuesday 12th Feb … Continue reading

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Library Volunteers

Training Sessions There will be library training sessions from Stacey Matthews on the following dates:- FRIDAY, 8TH FEBRUARY : 10.00am to 12.30am SATURDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY : 11.00am to 1.00pm These meetings are for all existing library volunteers but new volunteers … Continue reading

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Crooks About

Two warnings about criminal activity to watch out for….. THEFT FROM A GARAGE IN SOUTH STREET On Friday 25th January, there was a theft from an insecure garage on South Street, Woodford Halse. Tools, a petrol hedge strimmer and hedge … Continue reading

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Cummings On Track

Mike Fern and the rest of the gang from Cummings have been helping out again in the Woodland this week. This week work has been focused on clearing vegetation left behind by the thinning on the track leading north from … Continue reading

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Street Lights

If you notice that a street light is out of action, you can report it to the Parish Council by calling Kay Coles on 01327 438236. When you do, please remember to let us know:- the name of the road … Continue reading

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February 2019 WOW

The February 2019 edition of the village WOW newsletter should have been delivered. Here is the electronic version: WOW Feb 2019. If you do not receive yours in the next few days please let us know here: – woweditor@woodfordcummembris-pc.org. Deadline … Continue reading

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Cinder Path : Drains Smell

An update from the Parish Council on the bad smell from the stream beside the Cinder Path. The problem was brought to the attention of the Woodland Management Committee and discussed on Wednesday. As a result, Kay Coles, on behalf … Continue reading

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Sunday Roast

Latest venture for the Old School Cafe…

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Business Directory Update

We’ve updated the Woodford cum Membris Business Directory, our list of local firms. This is the January 2019 edition. Entry in the directory is free to local businesses. Inclusion in the directory does not imply that the business is in … Continue reading

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Take Care!

Pat Knight, the Parish highways warden asked for the following warning to be passed on…. “Please be extra careful. Freezing rain. Footpaths and roads – all surfaces lethal! “For more information on gritting, go to Northamptonshire.gov.uk, go to G in … Continue reading

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12/18 Woods Committee Minutes

At last night’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 7th December 2018 (there was no meeting November) were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 7th December 2018 Minutes of the January … Continue reading

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Library Reminder

Don’t forget there will be a drop-in consultation with NCC open to the public on this Thursday 24th January between 2.00pm and 5.00pm in the library. This will be a meeting for all interested in the future of our library … Continue reading

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More Mess

Here are the details for Messy Church at Hinton Methodist Church on Sunday 3rd February. All welcome.

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Road Works Alert

Byfield Road 25th – 29th January According to Roadworks.org. There will be temporary traffic lights on Byfield Road 25th to 29th January, folks this will be near the Great Central Way junction and involve two way traffic control. Work being … Continue reading

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Junior Cricket

Woodford Halse Junior Cricket Looks Forward to the New Season Mums and Dads, if you think your child would be interested in playing cricket this summer you can you contact the club by e-mail: welfare@whjcc.uk. The club is having a … Continue reading

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Free Kid’s Tennis

Free Children’s Tennis Again This Spring! Byfield Tennis Club are offering a FREE 5 week course for children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 who have not previously attended any regular weekly courses at the club. Dates: Fridays 26/4 … Continue reading

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Xmas Trees Monday 21st

Don’t forget you can put out your Xmas tree for collection tomorrow with the weekly bin collection, whether or not you pay for the garden refuse service. Details here: Daventry Xmas Refuse Collections

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Car Crime Alert

Sergeant Sam Dobbs, who has responsibility for Daventry Rural policing has passed on the following warning about vehicle crime in the Daventry area. THEFT FROM VEHICLES IN DAVENTRY THIS WEEK I am sending this message because of incidents in the … Continue reading

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01/19 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for this month’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are … Continue reading

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Garden Club 2019

AGM and Quiz – Monday 4th March 2019, 7.30pm, Memorial Hall With spring and a new gardening year on the horizon, why not come along and join the garden club? We have a range of speakers and visits to enjoy, … Continue reading

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WOW Deadline 16/01

WOW (What’s On In Woodford) will be back for the New Year 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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Woodford Notelets

For folk that aren’t on Facebook, you might like to know that as there wasn’t a calendar this year, Jules Sparrow decided to produce some notelets with scenes from our village. There are 8 in a pack, 2 of each … Continue reading

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22/01 Estates Committee Agenda

The Parish Council recently decided to establish a committee to manage issues relating to the various halls and other property that owned by the Council. The first meeting took place on 22nd November 2018. The next meeting of this committee, … Continue reading

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Business Directory

Thanks to those that have sent in updates to the Woodford cum Membris Local Business Directory. I will be updating it during this week and next, so if there are any more additions, changes, deletions, please let me know, either … Continue reading

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12/18 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meetings on 11th December. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 11th December 2018 The December meeting included:- … Continue reading

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Web Site Report 2018

In 2018 there were over 400 news items posted on the Signpost and the site had over 82,000 page views, a big increase on previous years. Thanks to everyone for taking an interest! Each year a report is compiled for … Continue reading

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Bins Please!

A Reminder from the Parish Council To all village residents, but especially those in Sydney Road, Castle Road and Percy Road. The Council knows that some residents may find it difficult to keep their recycling bins off the street but … Continue reading

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Access on Byfield Road

A Message From The Parish Council Residents with properties facing on to the access road parallel to Byfield Road, opposite the Woodford Meadows development are asked to take care with parking and to ask their visitors to do the same. … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch Meeting

Carl Barton, the village’s PCSO, will be holding a Neighbourhood Watch meeting today from 7pm in the Memorial Hall, Woodford Halse. All are welcome to attend. The meeting will last for approx 30 minutes. Carl hopes to see you there.

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Anti-Fraud Hint #90

TV Licensing Email Scams The following fraud alert has been passed on by Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert….. Action Fraud has received more than 5,000 reports about fake emails and texts purporting to be from TV Licensing. The messages contain links to … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #89

HM Revenue and Customs Alert The following fraud alert has been passed on by Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert….. What you need to know Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to … Continue reading

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Anglian Water Problems

Anglian Water have advised of possible low pressure or no water in the Preston Capes and surrounding area. More details here: https://inyourarea.digdat.co.uk/AnglianWater?id=WaterSupplyIssues.27268

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Cherwell Water Levels

GaugeMap provides public access to live data from automated water level gauges throughout the UK. This includes the water level gauge that measures the height of the River Cherwell at the bridge on Hinton Road. This is the furthest upstream … Continue reading

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Extra Recycling Collection

Please also remember that there is an extra recycling collection taking place next week (Mon 7 January). Please put your blue lidded bin out on your usual collection day alongside any other bins that are scheduled. Real Christmas trees can … Continue reading

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08/01/19 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting :- Council Agenda 8/01/19 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Agenda points include:- Setting of the Council Budget & Precept for 2019-20 An update on on-street … Continue reading

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Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. Since the Woodfordford cum … Continue reading

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Church Diary Updated

We’ve updated the Church Diary through to the end of January. Thanks to Pam Hicks. Read the details here.

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Neighbourhood Watch

Find out more about Neighbourhood Watch in the latest edition of their e-newsletter: Our News. Inside you’ll find all the latest news from the Neighbourhood Watch Network and their supporters as well as offers from their sponsors. Download a copy … Continue reading

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Happy Xmas!

The Signpost wishes everybody in the village a very happy Christmas! Stay in touch for more posts. local news, Parish Council business and more in the New Year. Your Editor.

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Subscribers Get It Quicker!

Want to make sure you always stay up to date with the latest news about what’s going on in Woodford? Don’t forget you can get an email each time we publish a new post by simply subscribing. First, fill in … Continue reading

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Parish Parking Meetings

The following update after the recent public meetings on parking in the village has been provided by Parish Councillor Jean Curd:- Earlier this month the Parish Council held two meetings with residents to consider the parking problems in the village.  … Continue reading

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Hall Bookings Diary

Memorial Hall, Dryden Hall, Library & Farndon Room We have added an on-line diary to the hall bookings page, so that you can check event times and see when a venue is free if you want to book it. This … Continue reading

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Daventry’s Plan

When we completed the Woodford Halse Neighbourhood Development Plan last year, one of the requriements was that it had to fit in with the emerging Settlements & Countryside Local Plan being prepared by Daventry District Council. That plan has now … Continue reading

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Xmas Tree Collection

Updated Collection Arrangements for Real Christmas Trees Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmbk-jH38Xo Households across Daventry District will be able to leave their real Christmas trees out for a one-off seasonal recycling collection in the new year. Daventry District Council’s (DDC) environmental services partner … Continue reading

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Bookings Diary On-Line

We are in the process of introducing a new hall bookings system to support events running at the Parish Council’s “village venues”. Eventually this will allow for on-line bookings but for the time being it provides an up-to-date calendar of … Continue reading

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Exercise Class

Jess Wain’s circuit training class will restart in the New Year on Saturday January 5th. Just the thing to give your New year Resolutions some effect. Details below:-

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A Quick Question….

Look! We’re experimenting with the look of this web site by changing the width of pages here on the Signpost. (We know the pictures at the top of the page don’t look right but if we decide to stick with … Continue reading

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Xmas Crime Prevention

A message from Northants Police….. The festive season is a time for giving, but sadly also for taking – the dark nights, social occasions, gifts and increased cash people have on them mean there are lots of attractive opportunities for … Continue reading

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11/18 Parish Council Minutes

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

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Christmas Eve

Midnight Service at Hinton Methodist Church All are welcome to join this service – 11:30pm on 24th December.

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NCC Library Consultation

Thank you to all  library volunteers who attended the meeting on 10th December. If you were unable to attend Patricia Darby will be getting in contact with you all to give an update and to provide you with a form … Continue reading

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Citizens Advice

Updated information from Daventry & District Citizens Advice:- Don’t forget we have a page with contact details for various help and advice groups:- Advice & Help Page

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Our GP At Xmas…

Advice from Byfield Medical Centre about the Christmas period…. “We are only closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. At this time of year we have a lot of people ordering more medication than they need thinking … Continue reading

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Daventry’s PSPO’s

New Public Space Protection Order Powers Daventry District Council advises that new public space protection orders with increased powers came into force on 1st December 2018. PSPO’s already say that anyone who is control of a dog in a public … Continue reading

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Memorial Glade

As part of the Great Central Woodland, an area has been created to allow village residents to commemorate loved ones. The Memorial Glade is situated beside the path from Station Road to the Co-op and while work is continuing to … Continue reading

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True Grit

Northamptonshire County Council has sent us a list of roads that will be gritted by the Council’s lorries during this winter (Please note: Parish Council does not control or influence this; we are only the  messengers.) “Precautionary Gritting” The following … Continue reading

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Hall Bookings

Memorial Hall, Dryden Hall, & Farndon Room Please note that Donna Wise has resigned as Halls Booking Secretary with effect from the end of December 2018. A new Parish Council Admin Officer is starting work in the New Year and … Continue reading

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Xmas Rubbish

Daventry District Council has provided the following advice regarding rubbish and recycling collections over the Christmas period…. Christmas Waste and Recycling Collections Residents across Daventry District are being offered support to recycle as much as possible over the Christmas and … Continue reading

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Library Back Open

The Library is open again. Today’s Rhyme Time will be running as usual.

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10/18 Woods Committee Minutes

At last Friday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 24th October 2018 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 24th October 2018 Minutes of the December meeting will be available following … Continue reading

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Council Agenda Correction

The post with next week’s Parish Council meeting agenda had a faulty link. This has now been fixed and you can download the agenda from the orginal post or from here:- Parish Council Meeting Agenda 11/12/18

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Library Closed Today

Please be advised that the Library is closed today due to a leaking roof. We will update here once we know when the library can re-open.

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Library Meeting

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS There will be a meeting for all library volunteers in the Farndon Room (behind the Library) on Monday 10th December at 7.00 pm. There will be a discussion of training and the new developments regarding the possibility of … Continue reading

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Woods Committee Change

Please note: the meeting of the Great Central Woodland Committee will start at 6:30pm on Friday 7th December and not at 7:00pm as previously advised. The agenda (available from this post) has been amended accordingly.

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11/12/18 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting :- Council Agenda 11/12/18 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Agenda points include:- Feedback on the public meetings about parking Reports from the Police, Woodland, Library, … Continue reading

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Xmas Wreath

The Blossom Shop is running  two workshop where you can create your own Christmas wreath to take home. 6th December or 13th December 7:00pm to 8:30pm Memorial Hall Tickets £25 to include tuition and all materials, only in advance from … Continue reading

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2018 Big Breakfast

The last Byfield Big Breakfast of 2018 will be next Saturday, the 8th 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 … Continue reading

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High Street Water Works

Anglian Water are planning road works in High Street between 4th and 6th December. This may cause obstruction for school traffic. Details updated on Digbat: https://inyourarea.digdat.co.uk/AnglianWater?id=Roadworks.219527

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12/18 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for this week’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 6:30pm on Friday 7th December 2018 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are … Continue reading

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Cafe Xmas Fair

There’s A Christmas Fair in the Old School Cafe Why not come along: Sunday, December 2nd, 11:00am to 3:00pm

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Police Appeal

Police Appealing for Information on Charwelton Theft. Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a theft from a Black Volvo on Church Street, Charwelton, Northamptonshire.  Unknown persons gained entry to the vehicle by unknown means and removed property.                             This happened between 18:00 on the … Continue reading

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Pathway Progress

Today, a group of six Cummins staff, including 2 student placements, with the help of Darren & Tim from Gulliver Tree Solutions, managed to complete a path connecting the Cinder Path to Kitchen Lane, in the Woodland alongside the Byfield … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Disco

At The Social Club, For All The Family, 26th December, 1:00pm

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10/18 Parish Council Minutes

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

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Parish Councillors Wanted

Your latest copy of the WOW includes an appeal for new councillors. There are two vacancies for anyone that would like to help by being part of the team. You must be over 18, be a UK or Commonwealth citizen … Continue reading

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December 2018 WOW

The December 2018 / January 2019 edition of the village WOW newsletter should have been delivered. Here is the electronic version: WOW Dec 2018 – Jan 2019. This edition covers December and January. If you do not receive yours in … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve

Monday, 31 December 2018 from 19:00-01:00 Woodford Halse Sports & Community Club Tickets (£2.50) available from the Club

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Pop-Up Pottery Sale

Hagstone Pottery is holding a pop-up pottery sale at Tews Farm (High Street, Woodford Halse, NN11 3RQ) on Friday 30th Nov, 1st and 2nd Dec. 10% of money raised will go to the adoption charity Love Without Boundaries. Unique hand-thrown … Continue reading

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December Church Diary

We’ve updated the Church Diary with details of services for December, so you can plan your Christmas church going. See the details here:- Church Diary

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Opening Hours

Our Open All Hours page provides details of opening times for local businesses. This has just been updated with new opening times for Interiors No 42, the store in Station Road for an eclectic home living collection, furniture, upcycled and … Continue reading

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Policing Priorities

Daventry & South Northants Neighbourhood Police Team is seeking the views of residents on policing priorities across the area. You are invited to contribute your views by completing the survey available here:- Daventry & South Northants Neighbourhood Policing Priorities Survey

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22/11 Estates Committee Agenda

The Parish Council has recently decided to establish a committee to manage issues relating to the various halls and other property that owned by the Council. The first meeting of this committee, known as the Estates Committee, will take place … Continue reading

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HS2 Community Forum

The HS2 development and the building of the Chipping Warden Bypass is likely to mean there will be works traffic through Byfield and local area. Local communities are invited to attend the HS2 Community Liaison Forum. This is an opportunity … Continue reading

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Public Meeting

The Parish Council is hosting public meetings on Saturday December 1st at 10:30am (date chosen in response to requests for a non-weekday-evening event) and on Friday 30th November at 6:00pm to allow for consultation on proposals for improving the provision … Continue reading

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Woodford Remembers

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Parish remembered all the men, women and animals that gave their lives in conflict. A parade of servicemen and women, children’s groups, and horses began … Continue reading

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Cash For Cops?

The Police & Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire has launched a consultation on the future funding for police services across the County. The Government has given all Police and Crime Commissioners the power to raise the policing part of council tax … Continue reading

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Village Wifi & Broadband

The village now has free wifi available in the Old School Cafe / Farndon Room and the Library as well as in the Memorial Hall. The Council hopes to be able to extend this to the Dryden Hall in the … Continue reading

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The Signpost

Has Been On Holiday. The editor has been off for a few days picking up a bit of sunshine before the winter sets in so please bear with us while we catch up on the posts that really need to … Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting

Here is the agenda for next week’s meeting of the Parish Council. All welcome to attend. 0) pc agenda 13 november 2018

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More Woodland Work

In early November, Cummins provided another massive volunteer effort, helping in the planned programme of improvements in the woodland. Twenty nine volunteers from the company helped out with a number of tasks: removing and chipping vegetation to improve the paths … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember, The Law in November

Better still, go along to the village fireworks display! With so many displays planned for this weekend and Bonfire Night, people across Northamptonshire are being reminded about laws and safety tips surrounding fireworks use. Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and … Continue reading

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New Council Name?

Give your views on name for proposed new council   People in Daventry District are being encouraged to suggest possible names for a proposed new unitary council covering West Northamptonshire.   The Government is currently considering plans to replace the … Continue reading

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Landlords Forum

Following a successful event in May, Daventry District Council will be holding a second Landlords Forum for local private landlords on Wednesday 14th November 2018.   The forum will provide a platform where news, views and experience can be discussed … Continue reading

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Dolly Making

This week saw that first of the craft events to be held in the Farndon Room at the village centre with Corn Dolly making demonstrated by Bert Manton.  Bert also brought along some examples of the dollies that he has … Continue reading

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Messy Church

It’s Messy Church week again at Hinton Methodist Church. Sunday  4th November, 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Free.

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Big Breakfast

It is Big Breakfast in Byfield again next Saturday the 3rd November. Don’t they come round quickly? Let’s hope that the weather is better than the last one when it poured with rain! More details here: Byfield Big Breakfast.

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Poppy Ribbon

Angie Potter is having a get-together in the Old School Cafe on  Saturday 3rd November between 12:00 and 3:00pm for all those that can join in with making some poppies for the display or would like to learn more about … Continue reading

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Heart Starting!

The Final Total Is In….. The final total for the fund raising drive by the Ladies Fellowship with Woodford Churches Together for a defibrillator to be located at the Fire Station is now in. Altogether £1319.02 has been raised, with … Continue reading

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DDC, Dogs & Smoking

Be aware of new dog & smoking control powers Dogs must be kept on leads around schools and in cemeteries and memorial gardens from December as part of new rules being introduced in Daventry District.   The new Public Spaces … Continue reading

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Woodland Words

The Parish Council has asked to point out that any communication about the Great Central Woodland should go via one of the Management Committee members. The number of work projects and the range of activities going on to improve and … Continue reading

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09/18 Woods Committee Minutes

At Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 26th September 2018 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 26th September 2018 Minutes of the October meeting will be available following the … Continue reading

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Job Vacancy

Parish Council Admin Officer Woodford cum Membris Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and competent part time Admin Officer The post holder will work closely with the Parish Clerk but will have specific responsibility for ensuring that all property owned … Continue reading

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November 2018 WOW

The November edition of the village WOW newsletter should have been delivered. Here is the electronic version: WOW November 2018 . Together with this month’s WOW you should also have received a flyer for the Old School Cafe. You can … Continue reading

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Horses For Remembrance Day

100th Anniversary Parade Kate Kees is organising an equine remembrance parade for this year’s 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The parade will meet at the Fleur at 9am to leave at 9.25. It will go … Continue reading

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Police Surgery

Carl Barton will be holding another police surgery in the Old School Cafe (Farndon Room : behind the Library) Saturday 3rd November : 1:00pm to 2:00pm Come along and ask questions or raise concerns over local policing matters.

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Woodland Work Restarted

Please Be Aware Tree Felling Has Restarted Work has begun again to complete the thinning of tress in the woodland that was planned for earlier this year. Please take care if you are in the woodland and follow warning signs … Continue reading

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Xmas Bins

What You Need To Know An update from Daventry District Council about arrangements for waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year. Collection schedules Collections will continue to take place as usual over the Christmas and New Year period, … Continue reading

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Police & Fire

A message from Northants Police & Fire Commissioner, Stephen Mold, asking for the public’s views. Your responses will affect future levels of Council Tax:- “As Northamptonshire’ s Police & Crime Commissioner I want to understand your views on the policing … Continue reading

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10/18 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 24th October 2018 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are … Continue reading

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Updated Business Directory

We’ve updated the directory of local businesses with information on the new companies based in the village. You can download it here. or read it on-line as an e-book. Changes in this update include:- adding in our new cafe: the … Continue reading

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Police Update

Two pieces of police news…. Parking Outside School. PCSO Carl Barton asks all to please be mindful of where you park outside schools. There have been reports of a vehicle regularly parking in the middle of the pavement at school pick … Continue reading

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Thanks to Taylor Wimpey

£500 towards new defibrillator Taylor Wimpey South Midlands is helpeing provide peace of mind to residents in Woodford Halse by funding a defibrillator for use in medical emergencies. Joining forces with Northamptonshire Police, Taylor Wimpey made a £500 donation towards … Continue reading

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09/18 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meetings on 11th September. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 11th September 2018 The September meeting included:- … Continue reading

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Movember Quiz Night

32 Warwick Road, Upper Boddington, NN11 6HD Supporting the Movember Foundation and The Byfield Patient Participation Group to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Join us on Sunday 4th November at 7.45 for 8.00pm for a Pub Quiz Teams of … Continue reading

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Councillors Wanted

The Parish Council has a wide range of responsibilities to the Community and currently has two vacancies.  It is seeking volunteers who may have professional skills in a number of areas that includes, but not exclusively, estates management and/or surveying.  … Continue reading

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Sheep Theft

Please be aware that sixteen sheep were removed from a field  on the Eydon Road near Woodford Halse on Monday 15th October. If anyone has information about the theft please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, or contact Carl Barton our … Continue reading

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Make A Corn Dolly

Come & Learn How : 30th October Making corn dollies is an ages old tradition at this time of year. If you would like to try your hand at this ancient craft, Jean Curd is offering a FREE workshop 10:00am … Continue reading

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Police Commissioner’s News

Newsletter From Police And Crime Commissioner Read how the PCC has been working on behalf of the people of Northamptonshire in his latest monthly round-up. Please click here to view the newsletter

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Garden Club

Organic Gardening On Monday 5th November at 7.30pm, Woodford’s Garden Club is excited to be hosting a talk on Organic Gardening by Pauline Pears. Pauline is a renowned expert and author of a number of books, including the HDRA Encyclopaedia … Continue reading

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Woodford Runner for MIND

Kelly of Castle Road, Woodford, is running the London Marathon in April 2019 in aid of Mind – the mental health charity. She needs your help to reach her fundraising target of £2000! If you would like to sponsor Kelly … Continue reading

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Police Notice

A message from PCSO Carl Barton…. There have been reports of juvenile nuisance on Grants Hill Way Industrial Estate, Woodford Halse, particularly at the weekends.  The offending youths have been identified and will be dealt with.

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Byfield Medical Practice

PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP If you are a patient with the Byfield Medical Practice you should feel free to contact a member of the participation group on any matters concerning the running of the practice, good or less so. We very … Continue reading

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PARKING (Again!)

Please remember to leave space at road junctions for Emergency Services Vehicles and Dustcarts to make the turn into narrow side roads.   This is particularly a problem in the older parts of the village. The Parish Council is reviewing parking … Continue reading

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Business Directory

We’re about to do our autumn update of the Woodford Hinton & West Farndon Business Directory. If your business is not included or we’ve got your details wrong, then please let us know. Every year people look at something on … Continue reading

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More Cummins Help

Hats off to Cummins for another great day’s help in the Woodland. Led by Mike, 3 full time and 2 university placement students finished clearing the remainder of main footpaths in the wood. We’re sure everyone will be pleased with … Continue reading

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Methodist Services

We’ve added details for all the services in October at the Hinton Methodist Church to the Church Diary page,  

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Bins Please!

A Message from the Parish Council To all residents, but especially those in Sydney Road, Castle Road and Percy Road. Some bins are left out all week in places where pedestrians, especially wheelchair or buggy users or parents with push … Continue reading

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09/10/18 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting :- Council Agenda 09/10/18 All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Agenda points include:- Adopting the auditor’s report on the Council’s governance and accounts. Reports from the … Continue reading

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Daventry Cinema?

Daventry District Council have announced new plans for a cinema and restaurants in the town centre.You can see the announcement here. They are seeking views on their plans in a public consultation. The consultation will run from Monday 15th October … Continue reading

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Woodford Interiors

The shop on Station Road may have closed but you can still buy Pam’s decorative items, ornaments, crafts and cards through her Ebay shop. You can find it here: Woodford Interiors on eBay Or look for “WoodfordInterors” in sellers under … Continue reading

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Updated Open All Hours…

We’ve updated the table of opening times for local shops. Now includes latest details for the Post Office at Popsons, Mr Mannion – Barber, Interiors 42 and the latest library times. You can find a link to it here:- Open … Continue reading

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Interiors 42

The new shop Interiors 42 is now open at 42 Station Road with a wide selection of furnishing, lighting and accessories. Opening hours are:- Tuesday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm Saturday: 8:00am to 2:00pm Sunday & Monday closed. You can … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch Reminder

Just a reminder. There will be a Neighbourhood Watch meeting tonight, Monday 1st October. This will take place in the Memorial Hall, Woodford Halse at 7:00pm. This meeting is not in the main hall but in the reception hall where the … Continue reading

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Help Our Litter Pick

& Get Free Tea & Coffee! It’s time for a clean up before the winter comes. Sunday 7th October 10:00am Woodford is having a village litter pick to clear up the rubbish that some folk leave around the place. Please … Continue reading

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2018 Big Breakfast

The next Byfield Big Breakfast will be next Saturday, the 3rd 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 12.30). … Continue reading

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Church News

Updated the Church Diary page with details of services throughout October. PLUS: you can download the fact sheet on St Mary’s that was sent out with this month’s WOW.

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Great Support from Cummins!

Cummins Diesel staff helped out again in the Woodland today. Three of their full time team and three university placement students spent today raking out dead surface thatch from the Memorial Glade area and then completely raked the Co-op to … Continue reading

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Fire Station

On Saturday 13th October 2018, Woodford Halse Fire Station will be holding a recruitment day together with introductory Heart Start sessions. The event will run from 11am until 3pm. Heart Start sessions start from  11.30,12.30, 1.30  and 2.30. The sessions … Continue reading

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08/18 Woods Committee Minutes

At Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 22nd August 2018 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 22 August 2018 Minutes of the September meeting will be available following the … Continue reading

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October 2018 WOW

The October edition of the WOW should have been delivered. Here is the electronic version: WOW October 2018 . Together with this month’s WOW you should also have received a fact sheet on St Mary’s Church. You can see an … Continue reading

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Flu Clinics at Byfield

Byfield Medical Centre has posted details of their first flu jab clinics for this year. These include a dedicated session on October 31st in Woodford Halse for patients from the village. Wednesday 3rd October: 2.00pm – 3.00pm Thursday 11th October: … Continue reading

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Cricket Club Burglary

This was in Barby and the Police are looking for help but maybe its a good idea to keep an eye open around here … Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a burglary at the Cricket Club in Barby, … Continue reading

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Hinton Messy Church

Why Not Come Along? Sunday 7th October 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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Brownies For Macmillan Cancer Research

It’s This Saturday! 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 … Continue reading

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Council Financial Audit

Your Parish Council spends over £190,000 each year and owns over £2.6M of assets. The Parish Council is required to have its accounts independently audited and for that information to be made public. The details of the audit for 2017-2018 … Continue reading

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09/18 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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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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08/18 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