Author Archives: signpost

Mystery Local Hero…

A big thank you to this unknown individual! We recently received this email and we are only too happy to pass on Jill Barrett’s thanks… “Dear Editor Please could you put a notice in the next edition of Whats on … Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Over 50’s Tea Dance

Daventry Over 50’s present their Summer Tea Dance at Daventry Leisure Centre on June 19th, 2 :00 – 4:00 p.m including entertainment from “The Sweet Arts”, a vintage 40’s / 50’s close harmony trio. For more details, including how to … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged | Leave a comment

Woodford United FC Summer Ball

WUFC think its time to dust off those dinner jackets and ballgowns for their very own Summer Ball. Saturday 14th September at 7pm. Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel. More details on their Facebook page.

Posted in Events | Tagged | Leave a comment

Annual Meeting – More News

Here’s an update to news about the Annual Parish Meeting. The hall will be open from 6:00 pm to allow you to see the various table-top displays  by local groups. Come along and chat to people involved in many of … Continue reading

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Annual Parish Meeting

This year’s Annual Parish Meeting takes place on Tuesday 28th May in the Memorial Hall at 7:00 pm. Why not come along and hear what the various groups in the village have been doing over the last year? Here’s the … Continue reading

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Victims Voice : Give Your Views

A Message from Adam Simmonds, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire and Angela Sarkis, Victims’ Commissioner For too long victims have not been at the centre of how we prevent and tackle crime and anti social behaviour.  People choose to … Continue reading

Posted in Policing | Tagged | Leave a comment

Local Learning – WEA

A History of the Modern House: a journey by design, with tutor Paul Linnell, is a new course from Byfield WEA in the autumn term. The course will touch on political, social and cultural history as context.   It will … Continue reading

Posted in Learning | Tagged | Leave a comment

Parish Council Election Results

Welcome our new Parish Councillors; Helen Durkin, Aimee Ford-Young and Bob Snedker. The official result of the poll is here: Declaration of Result Woodford Parish Council

Posted in Parish Council, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Police Update – May

Details of forthcoming surgeries with PCSO Jane Coaley have been updated on the Policing Page and the latest Police Report on local crime is available too. Woodford Halse Police Report April 13 Also, there have been some concerns raised about … Continue reading

Posted in Policing | Tagged | Leave a comment

Agenda for First Meeting of New Council

Following the elections on May 2nd, the first meeting of the new Parish Council will take place on May 7th. The agenda is available here:   Parish Council Agenda 7th May 2013. NOTE: This meeting is in the Village Centre (Hinton … Continue reading

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged | Leave a comment

Under 13’s Football Trial

Brackley based, Halse United football club is carrying out trials for their Under 13’s team on Sunday 12th May at the Brackley Recreation Centre. Details are available in in this poster: Halse United Under 13’s Trials.

Posted in Local Sport | Tagged | Leave a comment

May WOW Now Available

The latest issue of What’s On in Woodford (WOW) is now available. Download it here (warning large file) or look for back numbers here.

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Safety For Young Drivers

CarKraft is an award winning road safety initiative designed to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured in Northamptonshire. It’s a way for young (from 15 to 25) non-drivers and drivers (17 & above) to learn & practice … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Policing | Tagged | Leave a comment

Police Update

Details of forthcoming surgeries with PCSO Jane Coaley have been updated on the Policing Page. She will be available to give advice on crime prevention, home security and will also be happy to discuss any other issues or concerns that you may have. … Continue reading

Posted in Policing | Leave a comment

Heritage Walk 25th May

Come for a walk & discover Woodford’s Railway Heritage. Meet outside the Social Club at 2:00p.m. for a walk through our past, exploring the remains of Woodford’s railway history, finishing at the Old Station Store for tea & cakes (a … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Latest Council Minutes

The March council meeting minutes were approved at the April meeting and are now available here….. Parish Council Minutes. Stuff covered includes… reports of the committee dealing with the various village halls, problems arising from the Slade Leys Farm plant … Continue reading

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged | Leave a comment

A Father’s Day Treat?

Wow – it’s just like Willie Wonka but with beer! Gun Dog Ales are offering tours of their Woodford Halse brewery AND they’re including GOLDEN TICKETS in Gift Packs from the 1st June as part of the promotion. More details … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Local Business | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Breath of Spring

The flower boxes on the approaches to the village are looked after by the Woodford Halse Garden Club. Here’s one little bit of Spring for all of us as a result of their efforts… Thanks to Chris Searle for the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Election Update

Elections update from Daventry District Council Some residents in Woodford cum Membris will need to go to a different polling station than usual to vote in this year’s County and Parish elections on 2 May. The recent County Council Boundary … Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Website news: village map

We’ve added a map of village facilities to the Village Venues page. If you’d like more points of interest added let us know.

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Community & Voluntary Group Funding

On Monday, April 29, Daventry District Council will be hosting a Funding Fair where community and voluntary groups can find out more about the funding opportunities and support available to them. The Daventry District Funding Fair is being held in … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged | Leave a comment

Over 50’s Forum Event

A free, fun and informative event just for the Over 50’s Daventry Over 50’s Forum is hosting “Stay Strong, Go Steady” in Weedon Village Hall on Thursday 18th April 2013,  3 to 5 pm. Find out more here: Stay Strong, … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged | Leave a comment

Local Learning

Northamptonshire College (Daventry Centre)  is holding an Open Day & Education Fair on Saturday 18th May, so why not go along and find out what they have to offer. More details are in this poster. You can also find out … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Parish Council : Vote May 2nd

You have your chance to make sure you get the Parish Councillors you want on May 2nd. Four nominations have been received for the three vacancies on the Council. On May 2nd you can vote for your preferred candidates. Details … Continue reading

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged , | Leave a comment

County Council : Vote May 2nd

Thursday 2nd May 2013 has been announced as the date where people all over the county will get a chance to vote for the county councillor they want to represent their local community, and shape the future of the county … Continue reading

Posted in County Council | Tagged | Leave a comment

April Council Agenda

This month’s Parish Council Meeting is on Tuesday 9th in the Memorial Hall. See what your Council is discussing this month here….. Parish Council Meeting Agendas

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged | Leave a comment

Photo Comp – Entries Please!

Taken a great photo of life in Woodford? We’d love to see it and to add it to our web site gallery here. Photos can be of any aspect of Woodford life. All we ask is that they are taken … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Web Site News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Village Regatta – Come & Watch

Maybe our river isn’t as wide as the Thames at Henley but we can have a regatta anyway! 28th June in Station Road 6 p.m. “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” Two races for double the fun!

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Latest Policing Report

The March local policing report is available here.

Posted in Policing | Leave a comment

Broadband Update

Thanks to all that responded to the village broadband survey. If you didn’t get your views in already we can still take account of them if you complete the survey here….. Broadband Survey. The Government has announced an additional £20M … Continue reading

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Come & Play Grand Opening!

Sunday 31st March (Easter Sunday) 12-2pm Come and join us at the park bring the family and have a play on all the new equipment. There will be higgledy piggledy climbing frame, obstacle circuit, fort with slide,a see saw, little … Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Parish Council Minutes

Latest Parish Council Minutes (Feburary) are now available here:- Parish Council Minutes 12 February 2013 Also added minutes of the January 8th meeting which includes the details of the Parish Council budget of income and expenditure for 2013-14. Details of … Continue reading

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged , | Leave a comment

County & Parish Council Elections

Anyone wishing to stand as a County Councillor needs to have nomination papers in by NOON on Friday, April 5th. The election will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2013. The Notice of Election is here: Notice Of Election – … Continue reading

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Run, Run, Run

How many more London marathon runners have we in the village? Craig Webb from Central Avenue is running in this year’s London Marathon with his friend and colleague Leo to raise money for PACT (Prison Advice and Care Trust). PACT’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Broadband Survey

Don’t miss your chance to let us know your views… We need to have your input to the survey … More details here….  Broadband Survey

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fed up with slow broadband?

We have a working party for the village and we need your help. We are exploring two routes: 1. Superfast Northampton – a Government run scheme looking for bids from villages to have better broad band access. 2 Community WiFi … Continue reading

Posted in Local News, Parish Council | Tagged | Leave a comment

Circus At Middleton Cheney

Roll up …. Roll Up! The Circus is coming to Town! Professional Happy’s Circus Wed. 17th April at Chenderit School Gates open 5pm. Show at 6pm. Before the main show there will be hot food, a bar, refreshments, stalls, face … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Antenatal & Baby Courses

Tums To Tiddlers offer antenatal classes, baby yoga, massage & calming courses. Daisy Birthing® antenatal classes are a combination of pregnancy yoga-inspired movement, birth education, breathing techniques and relaxation, to prepare emotionally and physically for labour and birth. Daisy Baby™ … Continue reading

Posted in Local Business | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Country Fair News : Classic Cars

There will be another classic vehicle rally as part of this year’s Country Fair  on 8th June 2013. Last year there were some beautiful classic cars so why not come along and see some of the greats of motoring yesterdays? … Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Local Police Surgeries

Our Police Community Support Officer, Jane Coaley, will be holding surgeries at Sure Start, Scrivens Hill, where she will be available to give advice on crime prevention and home security. She will also be happy to discuss any other issues or concerns over … Continue reading

Posted in Policing | Tagged | Leave a comment

Parish Council Vacancies

Three vacancies have arisen on the Parish Council. If ten electors request a bye election then one will be held, otherwise the Parish Council is free to co-opt new councillors. Details can be found in this notice: Notice of Council … Continue reading

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged | Leave a comment

Old Woodford Halse Web Site

Please note that the old Woodford Halse web site is no longer being used for Parish Notices or for the WoW. This means that only comments on this site and this email address – info@woodford-halse-villagesignpost.co.uk – are monitored by the … Continue reading

Posted in Web Site News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

More Businesses

Thanks for the feedback on the Business Directory. We’ve corrected a couple of errors and added the details of two foodie businesses… The Buffet Company : local catering Cumbwe Rarebreeds : local farmers of rare breeds of lamb and pork. … Continue reading

Posted in Local Business | Tagged | Leave a comment

A Good Neighbour Request

Please, please please. If you live in the Castle Road, Sidney Road, Percy Road area, please take your rubbish bins back to your own property and not leave them out on the pavements, forcing people into the road.

Posted in Local News | Leave a comment

Dog Fouling Causes Accident

An elderly lady in the village has slipped on dog poo. She seriously banged her head and needed 5 stitches in the wound. What is the matter with some dog owners? It’s giving those who do clear up after their … Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Something to Bark About

Don’t forget the Woodford Halse Dog Show at 5 Scriven’s Hill on Sunday 16th June. See the Events Page.

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Baz Bear Soft Play

We’ve added the details of Baz Bear Soft Play Hire to our business directory…. Woodford Business Directory

Posted in Local Business | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Welcome & Thanks

Well here it is! Our new village web site! It’s not perfect and there’s room for improvement but special thanks to Northampton ACRE for supporting the community web sites scheme and Northampton Library for providing our training, I am not … Continue reading

Posted in Web Site News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Two funds for bright ideas….

Visit Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership for £1000 to get your business started: www.northamptonshireep.co.uk For young teenagers turn £10 into something special visit: www.young-enterprise.org.uk

Posted in Local News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Thanks to Iain Osborne

Terrific job clearing up the litter on the Railway Embankment… 20 sack fulls of litter less for people to wade through!!!!

Posted in Local News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Junior Cricket

Details of the Under 11’s & Under 13’s Junior Cricket for 2013 are available in this flyer…. U13-2013 (…and perhaps you’d like to help out coaching or umpiring or in some other way.)

Posted in Local Sport | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Police News

January PCSO report added to Local Policing page.

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Country Fair

Look forward to the sunshine in June; Woodford Country Fair, Saturday June 8th. Here’s their Facebook page.

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

What’s on in Woodford?

Don’t forget your monthly WOW! February addition is out now. Available on-line here.

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Proposed village development of 200 houses

Outline planning permission is being sought. The Parish Council has already held a Special Meeting on Byfield Road Development and is hosting a PUBLIC MEETING on January 10th to discuss this. Details here: Agenda for Parish Council : Public Meeting. … Continue reading

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged | Leave a comment

Proposed village development of 200 houses – Update

The minutes of the PUBLIC MEETING  that was held on January 10th to discuss this are now available. Special Meeting on Byfield Road Devt.

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged | Leave a comment