Category Archives: Events

Police & Library Meetings

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

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Methodist Services

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

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Festive Recycling

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

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Daventry Xmas Parade

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

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Santa In The Village

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

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Church Diary December

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

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Northants & Libraries

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

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Police & Library Meeting Update

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

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Regatta Date & Events

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

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Police & Library Public Meeting

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

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Hagstone Pottery Sale

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

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Banbury Mosque

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

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Remembrance

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

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November Church Services

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

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Fireworks!

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

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Support Cancer Research

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

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More Breakfast

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

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Scarecrow Hunt

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

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Don’t Forget: 20th Sept

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

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Mega Family BBQ!

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

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Bowls Open Morning

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

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Over 50’s Forum

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

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WI Event: Tudor Harvest Home

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

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Laser Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

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

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Summer Holiday Kids

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

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Humpty’s Fund Raiser

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

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History Society

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

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Joules for the Pool

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

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Regatta Photos

Added a few pictures of the Regatta ….. Regatta 2017.

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Don’t Forget This Saturday!

BROWNIES & GUIDES SUMMER FUND RAISER Saturday July the 8th – 2-4pm At Woodford Halse Dryden Hall Please come along, show your support and raise money for your local Brownies & Guide group – 1st Woodford Halse Brownies & Guides! … Continue reading

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Regatta Time!

No, Not Henley, It’s Here! A rare photo of boats assembling on the Cherwell by the Kitchen Lane Bridge prior to last year’s race….. What do you mean, Fake News???? Don’t forget the village’s fun event this evening. It all … Continue reading

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Brownies & Guides Fund Raiser

Saturday July the 8th – 2-4pm BROWNIES & GUIDES SUMMER FUND RAISER At Woodford Halse Dryden Hall Please come along, show your support and raise money for your local Brownies & Guide group – 1st Woodford Halse Brownies & Guides! … Continue reading

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Station Road Closure

Friday 5:00pm to 9:00pm Don’t forget that Station Road will be closed between Parsons Street and Cherwell Terrace for the annual Village Regatta on Friday 30th June between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Castle Road and Cherwell Terrace will still be open. … Continue reading

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The Flags Are Out…..

For Next Friday’s Regatta. Don’t forget to put next Friday’s fun event in your diary. Lots of fun for all the family! Watch out for the “Anything Goes” racers in their two and four man “boats”, have a drink, have … Continue reading

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Beer Festival 9 & 10/06

WOODFORD HALSE SOCIAL CLUB Beeer Festival June 9th & 10th Classic Car and Motorcycle meet June 10th Model Railway open day June 10th Many new beers and ales on offer with finger foods and snacks, 12PM till late, Plenty of … Continue reading

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Fun Dog Show

Sunday 11th June at Stable Mates, 5 Scrivens Hill Come along and enjoy the fun at the Woodford Fun Dog Show. Gates open at 10:30am for 11:00am start. ARENA 1 – Fun Classes starting at 11:00am. ARENA 2- “Have a … Continue reading

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Regatta Time

It’s the annual village regatta on 30th June! Six o’clock for two great races and Woodford’s fantastic street fayre. If you don’t know what to expect have a look at these pictures from last year’s event. There’s still time book … Continue reading

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Yogathon June 18th

Local residents will join forces in a charity “Yogathon” on Sunday 18th June, to raise vital funds for the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal. Led by local Yoga Teacher, Sian of Serendipity Yogi’s, participants will join in … Continue reading

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Funding Fair

Here are some more details on the Funding Fair at Towceseter Rasecourse on 6th June. A chance for community groups to meet with funders. Find out how you could get grants for your project or group. Funding Fair Programme Here’s … Continue reading

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Daventry Memory Cafe

Meetings for Dementia Sufferers & Carers Daventry & District Memory Café runs events for dementia sufferes and for those that care for them. For people with Dementia: Meetings at the Abbey Centre, Market Square, Daventry NN11 4XG. All these meetings … Continue reading

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Book Sale

Massive Book Sale On Saturday 22 April 2017, Hinton Methodist Church, 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon. In aid of Church funds. All welcome.

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Easter Church Services

Here are details of services over Easter at local churches… (These details have been pulled together from various local church web sites, if more is known, or these have been updated please email woodfordsignposteditor@gmail.com.) Church of England. St Mary’s Woodford … Continue reading

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04/17 Parish Meeting

This year’s Parish Meeting will take place on Tuesday April 25th at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. The Annual Parish Meeting is for the Council (and other local groups) to report back to the electorate on what has been acheived … Continue reading

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WI 2017 Programme

Here’s is this year’s programme of WI meetings. Visitors are always welcome at meetings which take place in the Memorial Hall at 7:30 pm. More details on the WI are available here:-  The WI Page

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Good Job!

A terrific result from the Village Clean Up. Thanks to all that took part in the Village Clean Up. And thanks to Kay Fennel for these pictures of the pile of rubish collected.

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Spring Clean

Don’t Forget This Saturday Come along and join in to help give the village a sprucing up for spring. Meet in the Social Club car pak. 1030 to 2:00pm Saturday 18th March.

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Wear A Hat Day

Coffee & Cakes for Brain Tumour Research Come along and wear your favourite hat for coffee & cakes in the Dryden Hall on Sunday 2nd April in aid of research into brain tumours. 1:30 to 4:30. Music from the ’40’s … Continue reading

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Spring Clean Up

Come and help with the village spring clean! The great village Spring Clean starts on Saturday March 18th at 10 am. Meet in the Social Club car park and come along and help remove some of the litter that none … Continue reading

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Garden Club Events

Here’s the 2017 programme for the Garden Club… 3rd April: Banbury Parks & Open Spaces 8th May: Plant Sale + Bert Manton on bio-dynamic gardening 5th June: Hosting Cropredy Garden Club visit 3rd July: A Walk in Whistley Woods (Booking … Continue reading

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Dementia Fund Raiser

On the 4th March, Nicola Wise is holding a tea/coffee and cake morning in the Memorial Hall to raise money for Dementia UK. This will be from 10-12. She will also be holding a raffle and was wandering if anybody … Continue reading

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Cross Country

ANNUAL CROSS COUNTRY EVENT – WOODFORD HALSE CE PRIMARY ACADEMY The Annual County Cross Country Event will take place at Woodford’s school on Wednesday 15th March 2017 from 3:45pm – 6:00pm. This popular event has grown over the years and … Continue reading

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Nearby Events

Dickens & Snowdrops Two nearby events coming soon… (click on the pictures for details)   15th February Byfield WI presents a magical evening with a talk from Ian Keable about How Charles Dickens Became a Magician” together with demonstrations of … Continue reading

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Art Club

ART CLASSES WINTER TERM 2017 Art club is now enrolling for the winter term next which starts next week. There are two groups of sessions, tutored and untutored. Whether you’re a total beginner or you already paint but would like … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers

A new series of Weight Watchers meetings will kick off in January in the Memorial Hall. Looking to lose the results of too many mince pies at Christmas? Contact Emma King

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Baby & Toddler Fund Raiser

Woodford Halse Baby & Toddler Group is planning to run a fund raiser to help keep the group going and to help replace broken/old toys. On Saturday 21st January 2017 they will be holding the event in the Dryden Hall. … Continue reading

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Xmas Church Diary

Planning your Christmas? Don’t forget there’s a diary of all the local church services in the WOW and available here, or on our Church Diary page.

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Fleur on Saturday

SATURDAY 17th DEC 8.30pm – FLEUR DE LYS CHRISTMAS PARTY EVERYONE WELCOME Come and join us! Look out your posh frocks and black tie (optional) and come and start the Festive Season with a cocktail or two and swing music … Continue reading

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Social Club : Xmas & New Year

Two events for the festive period….. Pantomime : Cinderella 27th December. Doors open 2:30, starts 3:00. Tickets £5.00. All welcome. New Year’s Eve Disco 31st December. Doors open 7:00. Tickets £2.00 (Members), £3.00 (Non-members), £1.00 (Children) All welcome but non-member … Continue reading

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XMAS WOW

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the on-line edition of your full colour, 6 page,  What’s On in Woodford for December & January. You should be getting your printed copy soon. The big news this month is … Continue reading

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Canon’s Ashby Xmas

Your local National Trust property has lots planned in the run-up to Christmas…. Carols in the Courtyard : 9th December 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Five Centuries of Christmas : 10th – 18th December, 11:30am to 3:00pm. Fiori Musicali Choir : Sat … Continue reading

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Xmas Flower Workshop

The Blossom Shop are holding a Christmas Flower Workshop on 4th December, 10am to 4pm. This will be a hands-on workshop that lets you create your own door wreath and table decoration to take home. Why not get a few … Continue reading

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Xmas Disco

Bop For The FSA Woodford School FSA’s disco takes place on 16th December at the Social Club….

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Bake Off Update….

No, it’s nothing about Paul, Mary, Mel or Sue. The date & venue of the Brownie Bake Off & Sale has changed to December 3rd at the Dryden Hall. The corrected details are here…. Brownie Bake Off

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BROWNIE BAKE OFF!

& the theme is… CHRISTMAS! Saturday 3rd December 2 – 4pm – Dryden Hall, Woodford Halse. This event is open to the public – please invite all friends and family along. There will also be games and a raffle stall … Continue reading

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Railway Land Meeting

Memorial Hall – Tonight at 7:00 Don’t forget the meeting tonight. Kay Coles, Chairman of Woodford Parish Council has called the public meeting above, to provide the latest update on the Woodford Halse Embankment and its use as a village … Continue reading

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November WOW

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford for November 2016. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local … Continue reading

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PCSO Surgeries

Have you got a question for our PCSO? Drop in to Woodford Halse Library on the listed dates to speak to PCSO Carl Barton about any issues you might be having, or any questions you need answering. The first police … Continue reading

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Not Too Soon For Santa

Christmas Fayre At The Social Club Woodford School FSA have their popular Christmas Fayre this year at the Social Club on Saturday 26th November. See the poster for details….

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October WOW

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford for October 2016. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local … Continue reading

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Scarecrow Time

The good, the bad and the ugly… scarecrows! Thanks to the fabulous turn-out last year, we have decided to have another scarecrow event. This year, it is in aid of Woodford Halse CofE School FSA. We are asking the local … Continue reading

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Charity Yogathon!

Support Syrian & Tanzanian Kids Sian Dorward of Serendipity Yogis is planning a charity Yogathon on 27th November, from 2-5pm at the Memorial Hall in support of two kids charities:- The Great Rafiki Tanga – a charity set up to … Continue reading

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Voter Registration?

A Useful Suggestion ….. In order to vote in national and local elections you need to be registered to vote. You may have had a form recently, inviting you to check your registration. If you are not already registered to … Continue reading

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September WOW

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford for September 2016. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local … Continue reading

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Laugh For The Bath

Comedy Night Kick-Starts Pool Fundraising for Woodford Halse Academy A fundraising drive to raise £8K needed to keep open Woodford Halse Academy’s swimming pool has been kick-started by winning an amazing comedy night competition. Flock comedy who run outstanding, ‘pop-up’ … Continue reading

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Golden Railway Anniversary

50 Years Since Woodford’s Passenger Trains Saturday the 3rd of September will be the 50th anniversary of the last scheduled passenger train to leave Woodford Halse Railway Station. To mark this anniversary the Village Archive will be showing a collection … Continue reading

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Garden Club Show

Roll Up For the 17th Annual Flower, Produce and Craft Show Saturday, September 3rd 2016 at The Memorial Hall, Station Road, Woodford Halse. Set Up for Entrants 11am to 12 Noon. Judging 12 to 1pm. Open for Public Viewing 1pm … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Woodford?

With the new series of Stricly Come Dancing about to start when could be a better time to unleash your inner urge for sequinned strutting? Richard & Jennie Funnell of Dance-Addiction are starting a new Ballroom Dancing Class at Woodford … Continue reading

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July/August WOW

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford for June 2016. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local … Continue reading

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Regatta 2016

There’s a gallery of pictures of the 2016 Village Regatta on -line. A great turn out meant all the boats running had plenty of support.

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Beer Festival

Today & Saturday at The Social Club Not sure how this slipped past me but if you’d like the chance to try some different beers, here’s your opportunity. Opening times Friday 17th June 1.00pm -11.30pm. Saturday 18th June 12.00 midday … Continue reading

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Daventry Arts Festival

Saturday 16th June to Sunday 24th June Street art, picnics, competitions, exhibitions and more. Here’s the full programme of events in and around Daventry.

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Garden Club Events

On Wednesday 6th July the Garden Club is visiting Cramden Nursery (pelagonium and geranium specialists.) Members can attend free and visitors can also attend for £2.00. Numbers are limited to 30 and places will be allocated on a first come … Continue reading

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Tour de Daventry

Watch Out For Bikes The Aviva Women’s Tour will pass through Daventry District on Sunday 19th June. If you’re a fan you might want to see the event or take part in some of the event’s Daventry has planned. If … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Regatta

2016’s Fun Filled Regatta Is All About The Movies Make sure you come along for an evening’s fun on June 24th at 6:30pm in Station Road. This  year’s theme is “The Movies” and there are bound to be some creative … Continue reading

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EU Vote : Register Today!

In or Out, You Can Only Vote If You Are Registered….. The deadline for registrations for the forthcoming EU Referendum vote is that applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight TODAY. You can … Continue reading

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June WOW

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford for June 2016. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local … Continue reading

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EU Vote Polling Stations

Yes or No? This is the notice of the location of polling stations for the referendum which will take place on June 23rd on the question: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the … Continue reading

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Referendum Debate

Your chance to hear both sides of the argument and to put your questions to those in favour of staying in and in favour of leaving the EU…… Daventry is hosting an EU Referendum Debate on Thursday 2nd June 2016 … Continue reading

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Worried About Flooding?

The Parish Council has been successful in getting the Northamptonshire County Council (NCC), Flood and Water Management Team to look at Woodford’s flooding problems. NCC has a small amount of funding to undertake a more detailed assessment of the flood … Continue reading

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EU Referendum Notice

Yes or No? This is the formal notice for the referendum which will take place on June 23rd on the question: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? This notice includes … Continue reading

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EU Vote : Be Sure You Can!

In or Out, You Can Only Vote If You Are Registered….. The deadline for registrations for the forthcoming EU Referendum vote is that applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday, 7 … Continue reading

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Dogs For Dogs For Good

It’s The 10th Anniversary Woodford Halse Charity Dog Show Come along and enjoy yourselves while supporting Dogs For Good, the charity that trains assistance dogs, community dogs and helps families with their pet dogs. This year’s event takes place on … Continue reading

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EU Referendum Event

Tea, Biscuits and Leave the EU? 21 May  :  1pm – 4.30 pm at Woodford Halse Social Club LEAVE the EU : an Information Afternoon Refreshments and special guest Chris Heaton Harris MP for Daventry. If you are undecided this … Continue reading

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Parish Meet – Don’t Forget

26th April 2016, Memorial Hall, 7:00pm Don’t forget this year’s Parish Meeting where the Parish Council, District and County Council and local groups can report back to the village on their activities. The event on Tuesday 26th April is open … Continue reading

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May WOW

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford for May 2016. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local … Continue reading

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Funding Fair Update

Funding Fair at Towcester Racecourse: 10th May Here’s some more details on the Funding Fair mentioned in our earlier post. Here are details of the presentations to be given and a schedule of presentations. If you are a member of … Continue reading

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Parish Meeting

26th April 2016, Memorial Hall, 7:00pm Each year the there is a Parish Meeting where the Parish Council, District and County Council and local groups can report back to the village on their activities. This year’s event is on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Country Fair News

June 11th Woodford Country Fair and Classic Vehicle Rally- one will definitely be amused! The Woodford Country Fair Committee is already getting into the royal spirit as they make preparations for this year’s Country Fair and Classic Vehicle Rally. All … Continue reading

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Yoga Classes Coming Soon…

Sian of Serendipity Yogi’s is offering a series of yoga classes in Woodford. Serendipity Yogi’s will run Hatha and Vinyasa classes in Woodford Halse, and private tuition in the surrounding area. Classes will be at the Memorial Hall, Woodford Halse, … Continue reading

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Money For Local Groups

Funding Fair at Towcester Racecourse: 1oth May Daventry Vounteer Centre, Daventry District Council, South Northants District Council and the South Northants Volunteer Bureau are joining forces and hosting a funding fair for local groups. Come along between 10:00am and 3:00pm … Continue reading

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Seeing Better Roadshow

3rd May in the Co-op Car Park The Northampton Association for the Blind is bringing its Mobile Sight Centre to village locations in Northamptonshire in a series of Village Roadshows. The Mobile Sight Centre will be situated in in WOODFORD … Continue reading

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April WOW

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford for April 2016. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local … Continue reading

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Lights! Camera! Woodford!

Summer Regatta & Street Fair : Friday June 24th This year’s theme is … THE MOVIES The boat building team are ready to start building so get your booking in for your chance to take part. This year’s categories:- 4 … Continue reading

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Open Garden at The Mill House

Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd May for St. Mary’s Church Don’t miss a unique opportunity to come and stroll around The Mill House garden over the May Day Bank Holiday. The garden is at its best in spring: you will … Continue reading

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More Cross Country News

Carl Barton, our PCSO, has passed on the following advice…. “Woodford Halse Primary school will be hoisting their annual cross country event on Wednesday 9th March from 4pm until 5.30pm. The event is county wide and will have around 600 … Continue reading

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Cross Country Heads Up

Traffic Warning March 9th The Annual Cross Country event will take place at the school on Wednesday 9th March from 3.00pm – 6.00pm. Everything will be done to avoid any major disruption but because of the number of people attending … Continue reading

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More Breakfast

Tim Williams Invites You….. Hi Everyone, Meteorologically speaking, today is the first day of Spring (apparently!). As far as I can see from my office window with mist and drizzle obscuring my view, winter’s still very much in evidence. However, … Continue reading

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March WOW Now

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford for March 2016. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local … Continue reading

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Country Fair 11-06-2016

Woodford Halse Country Fair and Classic Vehicle Rally Don’t forget to put this date in your diary…. Saturday, 11th June 2016 From 1.00 pm to 8.00 pm The Mill House, West Farndon, NN11 3TX There will be lots of fun … Continue reading

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WOW’s Out

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford for February 2016. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local … Continue reading

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2016 Police Surgeries

From Carl Barton, our PCSO….. The latest Dates for local Police Surgeries from January to March 2016 are:- Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016 Tuesday 16th Feb 2016 Tuesday 1st Mar 2016 Tuesday 15th Mar 2016 All surgeries will be held in … Continue reading

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Art Classes – Latest News.

New Sessions For Winter 2016 The Art Classes have been so successful that there is going to be a second, untutored session on a Friday where people can just turn up for & hopefully learn from each other. See the … Continue reading

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WI 2016 Programme

Details Available Now Woodford and Hinton WI have a busy programme of interesting talks planned for the coming  year covering everything from 30 years in the business of Coach Tours to an insight into Easter in Tudor times. Find out … Continue reading

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Speed Watch

COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT Our PCSO, Carl Barton, is trying to get a Community Speed Watch scheme launched in Woodford Halse. Motorist who speed through residential neighbourhoods are often unaware of the impact drivers exceeding the speed limit … Continue reading

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Xmas WOW

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford for December 2015 and January 2016. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact … Continue reading

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He’s A Busy Old Santa

Chances To Catch The Man In Red! First it was the Country Park, now he’s coming to Woodford… Catch Santa at the Woodford Halse Christmas Fayre on 28th November or see him on his way through the village on December … Continue reading

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Santa’s In The Country Park

Santa’s Stop on December 22nd. Here’s a chance for kids to visit Santa as he stops off at the Visitor Centre in Daventry Park on Tuesday 22nd December 2015 from 10.00am until Midday. Call 01327 871100 to book – limited … Continue reading

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Social Club at Christmas

Fun Events & Open To All The Social Club is holding a series of events over the Christmas period and the club will be open to all between 26th December and 1st January. Check out some of the fun available … Continue reading

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November WOW

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the November on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local suppliers plus … Continue reading

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Poop-oop-adoop

We’re keen to cut down dog fouling in the village. Carl Barton our PCSO is holding an event tomorrow to help. On Friday 9th October he will be holding “The Big Scoop” event outside the Co-op in the mobile police … Continue reading

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Dance the Night Away

DDC Chairman’s Charity Dance Chairman of Daventry District Council, Deanna Eddon, invites residents to Dance the Night Away in aid of Pete Spencer’s Helping Hands Memorial Fund. The charity dance takes place on Saturday, 28 November at 7:30pm at the … Continue reading

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Mo’ Blues

October 3rd: Marcus Bonfanti / Grainne Duffy at the Blues Club Another great evening for blues fans at the Social Club, October at 7:30pm. Tickets from Eventbrite and check out the bands here:- Marcus Bonfanti Grainne Duffy  

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Scare The Crows

Woodford’s Scarecrow Weekend: October 10 & 11. Join in with your scarecrow or just have fun hunting down all the heroes and villains that will be lurking around Woodford. Find out how to take part by making your own scarecrow … Continue reading

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Car Boot in Woodford

Sundays at the Social Club Woodford’s own car boot sale will take place on the car park at the rear of the Social Club (indoors if wet) on alternate Sundays from September 13th. Set up for sellers from 10:30am. Cars … Continue reading

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Police Surgeries

Autumn Dates In The Library Carl Barton, our PCSO, has the following Police Surgeries organised at at Woodford Halse  Library. Come along and discuss any policing concerns that you have:- Tuesday 29th Sep 2015. 3.30-4pm Tuesday 13th Oct-2015. 3.30-4pm Tuesday … Continue reading

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Village Networks in Woodford

Advice That Comes To You Village Networks is a service from the South Northants Volunteer Bureau to bring advice on health and well being, welfare benefits, money and debt, and heating bills to the villages of Northamptonshire. Their advice van … Continue reading

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Let Him Entertain You

Robbie Williams Tribute Evening Friday 27th November, 7:00pm onwards at Woodford Tandoori Cottage. £23.95 per head includes a 3 course meal. Call Emma on 07860 385750 for tickets.

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History Society News

2015/16 Progamme Details The Woodford Halse History Society meets monthly from September to April with talks on many different aspects of local history. You can download the latest programme with everything from Canons Ashby Scandals to Northamptonshire’s flying VC. Individual … Continue reading

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Bowl Up, Bowl Up

Come And Try Short Mat Bowling This Saturday Your local short mat indoor bowling Club is holding an Open Day this Saturday 5th September at the Dryden Hall, from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Everyone of all ages is invited to come along and … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Open Day

Saturday 12th September : 10:00am to 5:00pm Come along and join in with a family treasure hunt around the village, music and children’s activities, and a bell ringing demonstration with a chance to have a go yourself. All free and … Continue reading

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Fashion Show Tonight

Woodford WI Hosts The Closet’s Show Tuesday 1st September 7:30pm in the Memorial Hall Come along and see the autumn and winter collection from The Closet in Daventry as well as accessories, perfumes and a range of cosmetics. All are … Continue reading

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Harvest Songs of Praise

Hinton Methodist Church : Tuesday 22nd September at 7.00pm. Hinton Methodists invite Woodford Halse Villagers with their friends and family for a Harvest Songs of Praise evening. Rev Lin Francis will be leading the event for us and we will … Continue reading

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September WOW

Latest On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the September on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local suppliers plus … Continue reading

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Edgcote Battlefield Walk

Sunday 26th July, 12:00 o’clock. Northampton Battlefields Society is organising a battlefield walk to explore the site of the Battle of Edgcote on Sunday 26th July, the 546th anniversary of the battle. The walk will start at the Griffin Inn … Continue reading

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Library News

Summer Events At Your Library Gardening Club, Summer Reading Record Breakers & Free Summer Rhyme Time Kids Gardening Club has arrived! Starting this month Woodford Halse Library will be running gardening club!  Join us on Saturday mornings from 11:15am, all … Continue reading

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Diary Date

24th June 2016 Who needs Henley when you could have Woodford? It may be the first day of the Henley Regatta but that will be a mere shadow of the splendour of our own event on the Cherwell. Why not … Continue reading

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Regatta Snaps On-Line

I’ve posted a few of my photos from the Regatta and one of the unveiling of the new village clock for those that missed the fun. You can see the full gallery on the Regatta 2015 page.  

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Summertime WOW

July-August Edition On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the July / August on-line edition of  What’s On in Woodford. You should be getting your printed copy soon. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and … Continue reading

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Evening Road Closure

Details of the road closure for this evening’s Regatta and Street Fair. Station Road will be closed from Bobby’s newsagents (corner of Cherwell Terrace) to the toilets (corner of Quinton Lane and Parsons Street). Parsons Street and Cherwell Terrace will … Continue reading

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IT’S CHRISTMAS!

Are you hanging up your stocking on the wall? It’s the time that every Santa has a ball! Don’t forget tomorrow is Christmas and what better festive sport than a boat race? The Woodford Regatta Festivities start at 6:00, so … Continue reading

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Plan Meeting Update

Here is a poster for the forthcoming Neighbourhood Plan meeting. Please note this is a meeting of the Steering Group but all are welcome to come along.

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Neighbourhood Plan News

More News From The Planning Group Bob Snedker, Chairman of Woodford-cum-Membris Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, has provided an update…. The village has now managed to gain a grant of £4,775 to assist us in creating the Neighbourhood Plan. This means … Continue reading

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June & July Church News

Here’s the timetable of church services for June & July. Don’t forget that you can always get the most recent ones in your WOW or here on-line….. Church Diary

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WOW is here…

June Edition On-Line & Coming to You Soon Here is the June edition of  What’s On in Woodford. All the usual features with coming events, handy contact numbers and local suppliers plus in this month:- What’s This Beer Festival All … Continue reading

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Police Surgery Dates

June, July & August Come along and meet your PCSO to discuss local concerns or get crime prevention advice. Woodford Halse Library  3:30 to 4:30pm Thursday 25th June Thursday 30th July Thursday 25th August PCSO Surgeries Flyer

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Dog Show Programme

21st June at 5 Scrivens Hill Thanks to Kate Kee for this programme of classes and judging for the event. No need to register beforehand just bring your dog along.

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Country Fair Music News

As part of the Woodford Halse Country Fair  on Saturday 6th June there is an afternoon of live music in the stable area along with the BBQ and Beer Festival. To start the proceedings, local band “Behind the Settee” will … Continue reading

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History Walk

Free Chance To Find Out More About Your Village Come along and learn about your house, your streets and the history of your community. Meet at Woodford Halse Library. Sunday May 31st. 2:30pm  

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Beer Festival

Social Club 19th – 21st June Celebrating local ales, Woodford’s Beer Festival at the Social Club will feature beer from our own local brewery Gun Dog Ales and, it is planned, other breweries from the surrounding area. There will be … Continue reading

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Fun Dog Show

SUNDAY 21st JUNE Come along to the WOODFORD FUN CHARITY DOG SHOW at 5 Scrivens Hill. Gates open at 10.30 for an 11.00 start. Programme available here. BBQ..  Market stalls …  Bouncy castle and many fun dog classes. Rosettes for … Continue reading

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Rural Roadshow

Sara Field Event : 26th May There’s a free community fun day being run by Everyone Active. See the poster for details..

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Latest on the Country Fair

Make Sure It’s In Your Diary More details here.    

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Daventry Brass in Concert

Daventry Brass in Concert on Friday 24 April 2015 at 7.30pm at The Community Centre, Ashby Road, Daventry Come and listen to local musicians playing a whole world of music.  See poster for more details. Daventry Brass Poster

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Keep the Wood in Woodford

Sunday 11:45 Phipps Road Meet today to support the campaign to Keep the Wood in Woodford. Keep in touch via the Facebook group: Keep the Wood in Woodford

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Pre-Loved Sale 28th March

Sale in Aid of Scope In the Memorial Hall on 28th March between 10:00am and 2:00pm.    

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50 Years On

Great Central Railway Commemorates Woodford Shed Closure Anniversary The weekend of the 13th and 14th of June marks 50 years since the closure of the Woodford Halse locomotive shed. As Gary Denby advises (see below) it is planned to organise … Continue reading

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Regatta News

Friday, June 26th at 6:30pm. Put it in your diary now – Woodford’s regular piece of summer fun! And the theme for this year is (HO! HO! HO!)…… CHRISTMAS IN JUNE! New for this year: race for veteran boats. Plus … Continue reading

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6th June Country Fair

Woodford Halse Country Fair 6th June 2015 1pm to 8pm – Mill House, West Farndon, NN11 3TX Traditional Country Fair with Tea and Cakes Yes, it’s on again with a Children’s Entertainer, Morris Men, Trade Stalls, Inflatables, Country crafts and … Continue reading

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Cross Country Warning

Don’t forget that the Annual Cross Country event will take place at the school on Wednesday 18th March from 3.45pm – 6.00pm. Everything will be done to avoid any major disruption but because of the number of people attending the … Continue reading

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More PCSO Surgeries

The following police surgeries will take place at the library on these dates and times. Thursday 16th April: 3.30 – 4.30 Thursday 30th April: 3.30 – 4.30 Thursday 21st May: 3.30 – 4.30 If you want to talk to Carl … Continue reading

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Solden Hill Quiz Night

Lets Get Quizicle!  Solden Hill House, the independent residential home providing care, support and training for adults with learning disabilities, is holding a fundraising quiz on April 24th. The quiz starts at 7pm so arrive by 6:30 at the Memorial … Continue reading

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Another Big Breakfast

Tim Williams Invites You To Breakfast on Saturday This coming Saturday – 7th March – is your penultimate chance to grab a fabulous BIG BREAKFAST this season. There will be just one more on Saturday 4th April, then we put … Continue reading

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Extra PCSO Surgery

From Our PCSO Carl Barton There will be an additional police surgery in the library on Thursday 12th March 2015 between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

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The WI Page

We’ve added a page covering the activities of the Woodford & Hinton WI. You can find it here, linked to their entry in the Local Organisations / Social Clubs page of the site.together with details of their forthcoming meetings (also … Continue reading

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Classical Music Fans?

Northampton’s Very Own Symphony Orchestra Did you know that Northampton has its very own symphony orchestra – an amateur orchestra that produces professional performances? Members of the orchestra are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and the orchestra performs … Continue reading

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Cross Country

Watch Out On Wednesday 18th March Woodford Halse is playing host again this year to the Northamtonshire Schools Cross-Country event. Races will take place between 3:45pm and 6:00pm on Wednesday 18th March. In previous years around 1000 children from 40 … Continue reading

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More Elvis

Mother’s Day Elvis Shmelvis at The Woodford Tandoori Cottage. Sunday 15th March and Woodford Tandoori is offering curry and The King. Phone to book your seat : 01327 261591 and find out more about Elvis Shmelvis and the Woodford Tandoori … Continue reading

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Get Your Live Music Fix

Don’t Forget Next Week’s Blues Club Event At the Great Central, Woodford Halse, Northants on Sat 28th Feb – here is a little about James… an outstanding performer who is kicking the night off …. and Sam Kelly’s Station House. … Continue reading

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Vintage Film Evening

Boddington Vintage Association Evening of Films Boddington Vintage Association are holding a vintage film evening at Woodford Football Club on 29th March starting at 7:30pm. Short films on a variety of topics. For more information contact Brian Stillwell on 01326 … Continue reading

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One for Quizzers

Charity Fund Raiser for Alzheimer’s The Chair of Daventry District Council is promoting a Quiz Night in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Put in a team of four for £15 on Friday 27th February in Daventry and help the fight … Continue reading

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MS Fund Raiser

17th March at the Social Club Come along for an evening out and support a great cause, fighting Multiple Sclerosis by helping the MS Society improve treatment, care and research into the condition.

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Boden Shopping Party

Shop With Come & Play Come & Play are holding a Boden & Neal’s Yard Shopping Party  to raise funds for Macmillan Nurses. Come along on Thursday 19th February at Woodford Halse Football Club, Byfield Road, Woodford Halse, Nn11 3Qs. … Continue reading

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Local History News

Library Sessions & Street Stories Update We’ve made a couple of changes to the “Stories of our Streets” page to include Manor Road, Manor Close and Jubilee Gardens omitted previously (apologies to residents!) and to correct a couple of typos. … Continue reading

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Great British Fish and Chip Supper

Help The Spinal Injuries Association : 15th May 2015. Hold A Fish and Chip Supper for Spinal Cord Injured People. Want to eat Fish and Chips, while raising money for charity? Hold a fish and chip supper on Friday 15th … Continue reading

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School Parking Issues?

Meeting on School Parking There will be a meeting at Woodford Halse School in the conference room on Tuesday January 27th at 9.15 to discuss parking along the school route. Parents are welcome. Councillors, our local PCSO and the highways warden … Continue reading

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DDC Seek Councillors

Have You Ever Thought About Becoming A District Councillor? Daventry District Council is hosting an open evening to help people find out about what is involved in becoming a District Councillor. You can go along on Tuesday February 6th and … Continue reading

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Fish & Chip Quiz Night

Come & Play Say Come & Eat! Tickets Now on Sale! The popular Come & Play Fish & Chips Quiz Night is back. Saturday 28th March, 7:00pm at Woodford Halse Football Club. £9 per person (includes your fish & chips … Continue reading

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Uh-huh-huh….

Elvis Shmelvis at The Woodford Tandoori Cottage. Thursday 12th February is the day for a little more curry and a little less conversation… Phone to book your seat : 01327 261591 and find out more about Elvis Shmelvis and the … Continue reading

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A Diary Date

6th June for this year’s Country Fair The Country Fair is always a great event (See pictures from 2013 here) so put the date in your diary for this year’s. 1:00pm to 8:00pm Follow news of the Fair on Facebook. … Continue reading

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Blues Club : 28th Feb.

Sam Kelly’s Station House + James Gillespie. A change of direction for this event with a range of music from blues to soul, funk and calypso. For more details click on in this poster:-  

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Library News

Craft, Rhymes, IT & More! As well as the Local History sessions on Sunday afternoons (see here), we thought you’d like to know about these events and activities taking place at the Library….. Free Tablet and Laptop Help sessions are … Continue reading

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Local History Course

Free Sessions in Woodford’s Library Interested in learning more about the local history of Woodford Halse, Hinton and West Farndon? Why not come along for a series of sessions at Woodford’s Library? Starting this Sunday (11th January), the sessions will … Continue reading

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Big New Year Breakfast

Happy New Year All! Tim Williams has sent a somewhat belated reminder about the first Big Breakfast of the New Year at Byfield. This is an absolute MUST for your New Year calendar – so, get along on this coming Saturday, … Continue reading

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Old Woodford & Hinton

Photo Archive On Display The Woodford Halse & Hinton Photo Archive will be exhibiting some of their collection of old photographs of the village on December 27th in the Social Club. Why not go along and see something of how … Continue reading

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Family Disco

Social Club : Saturday 20th December The annual Woodford School FSA Christmas Family Disco will be held at the Woodford Woodford Halse Social Club on Saturday 20th December. They promise awesome tunes, licenced bar, hot & cold refreshments and, of … Continue reading

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Rhythm Street Live

The Fleur : 26th December at 8:00pm Local band Rhythm Street are live at the Fleur on Boxing Day. Go and work off that turkey with a post-Xmas bop. See their event details on Facebook, see the band’s web site … Continue reading

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Model Railway Open Day

The Woodford Halse Model Railway  – a model of Woodford’s railway as it was in the days of steam – will be open to the general public on Sunday the 28th of December from 1pm till 9pm. Admission is free … Continue reading

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Dryden Hall News

Dryden Hall Veranda Refurbishment. Work is going ahead to improve the Dryden Hall veranda. Electrical work will start on Friday 21 November and Styleglaze will be on-site dealing with glazing from Monday 24th November. As a result, the hall will … Continue reading

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Remember The War Horses

Remembrance Sunday Horse Parade : Sunday 9th November This Sunday, there will be around 16 horses and riders taking a route around Woodford to pay respects to the animals that fell in military service in the 1st World War. Over one million … Continue reading

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Halloween Is Coming

But if you’re not keen on Trick or Treat…. Daventry Rural policing team have provided this poster to print out and display if you don’t want trick or treat callers disturbing you…..  

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More Big Breakfast

Byfield’s Saturday Breakfast For The Holy Cross Action Project Tim Williams let us have this reminder for the Big Breakfast on November 1st…. “So, here we go again – still great value at £6 per head for adults and £3 … Continue reading

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Harley’s New Shop

Country Lifestyle Shop & Cafe Opening On November 1st, doors open to the new Harley Country Lifestyle Shop and Cafe at Harley Equestrian, Eydon Road, Woodford Halse, NN11 3RG. Come along on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of November 10 … Continue reading

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Macmillan Appeal News

Cancer Appeal Event Raised £360 The “Drop in For Tea” held in the home of Joe and Gill Pitt on Friday September 26th and hosted by Woodford Halse W.I. and Garden Club in aid of The Macmillan Nurses raised £360. … Continue reading

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Christmas Fair

FSA’s Event on November 29th Don’t forget your visit to Santa, otherwise how will he know what you want for Chirstmas?

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Fireworks Night

November 1st Social Club Not sure how I’ve missed this up until now…. (Reminder folk, please send details of your events to us to make sure they get included in our events diary,)

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Policing “Have Your Say”

From, Carl Barton, PCSO 7005, Daventry Rural Safer Community Team, Northamptonshire Police ….. Here are the dates and venues for  Woodford’s Policing “Have Your Say” Events:-   Co-op Car Park, Woodford Halse Wednesday 22nd October 2.45pm-3.45pm Co-op Car Park, Woodford Halse Tuesday … Continue reading

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History Society

2014-2015 Programme of Talks & Visits Woodford’s History Society offers a fascinating series of talks over the coming months, covering everything from Scott’s last voyage to the Antarctic to a history of pantomime. Why not have a look at their … Continue reading

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Autumn Bazaar

Air Ambulance Benefit Event There’s an autumn bazaar on Saturday November 15th in the Memorial Hall to benefit the Air Ambulance Service. Download the details here: Autumn Bazaar Come along and join in the fun! PLUS: CAN YOU HELP???? We’re … Continue reading

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Byfield’s Big Breakfast

Fund Raising for Holy Cross Action Project : Saturday 4th October 2014. Tim Williams has asked us to promote this event, writing…. “Can you believe it? Yet another summer has been and gone and most of us have had our … Continue reading

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Joules Sale for FSA

7th October : Woodford Halse Academy Hall A chance to stock up on end-of-season bargains and to support Woodford School FSA.

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They’re Off!

Fund Raiser for the Air Ambulance Have an evening out horse racing and help raise funds for the Northamptonshire & Warwick Air Ambulance. October 14th,  7:00pm – 11:00 pm in the Dryden Hall. More details below or contact Adi at … Continue reading

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Boden Party

Proceeds to the Air Ambulance Come along on Tuesday 16th September to Woodford Halse Football Club. Pop in any time between 7:00 to 9:00pm and you can:- browse and try on Boden’s five packed rails of autumn fashion chat & … Continue reading

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Cancer Appeal Event. Woodford Halse Garden Club is supporting the Macmillan Cancer Support “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” appeal with a coffee drop-in invitation on 26th September between 3:30pm and 7:30pm at 15, Parsons Street. Come along for coffee and cakes … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Events

Charity Disco, Armchair Keep-fit & Garden Club Annual Show On Friday, 29th August, 7:00pm to late at the Social Club, Charity Disco in aid of Make-a-Wish foundation and The Geoffrey Harris Ward (Oxford Radcliffe Hospital) with live music from Rhythmstreet … Continue reading

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Help Annabelle

Fund Raising Ball For The Air Ambulance. Friday, 17th October at Fawsley Hall. On the 23rd of May Annabelle was walking home from school with her friend Jessica. As they made their way along a pathway adjacent to the old … Continue reading

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Bowl Up, Bowl Up

Indoor Bowling Club Open Day. Come along and try indoor, short-mat, bowling! Woodford Halse Indoor Bowling Club is holding an OPEN DAY on Saturday 6th September at the DRYDEN HALL, School Street, Woodford Halse, between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm. The Club invites you … Continue reading

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Family Fund Raiser

16th August Event For The Teenage Cancer Trust On the Saturday, 16th of August between 4pm and 10pm, The Woodford Family Fundraiser will take place at the Football Club. The event is in memory of Stephen Sutton who died earlier … Continue reading

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Horse Memorial

Remembrance Sunday Procession A group of horse riders are planning to parade through Woodford on Remembrance Sunday (9th November) in honour of the War Horses. The plan is to add to the Scout Parade and then to congregate outside the … Continue reading

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Blues Club – Next Up

Dates For Your Diary If your idea of a night out with music isn’t watching a band on television in a football stadium then come along for some close-up, live music. Great night last night at the Social Club for … Continue reading

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FSA Summer Disco

Make the most of the summer. Join in with Woodford School FSA Disco on Friday 18th July at the Social Club.

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Daventry WWI Centenary Events

Tea Dance, Museum Exhibition & Fete There are three events coming up in Daventry to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. More details in these posters… Saturday 9th August: Tea Dance Saturday 9th August : … Continue reading

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Vicky’s Garage Sale

GARAGE  SALE : 5/6-07 This Saturday and Sunday (July 5th & 6th) Vicky Steel is holding a garage sale from 10am till 3pm at Gravel Farm. Station Road Woodford Halse. She’s selling lots of stuff that that she is unable … Continue reading

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Regatta 2014

What A Great Event! The weather may have looked threatening but in the end it was fine for the race! There’s a gallery of photos on the events/regatta 2014 page for those of you that missed it!

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A Great Day Of Cricket

South Northants League Finals : 20th July Woodford Halse Cricket Club will stage the Finals of the South Northants Cricket League Division 1 and 2 Cup to be played on Sunday 20th July. The two Cup Finals will be played … Continue reading

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It’s Regatta Day!

Keep Calm & Put Up The Brolly! Remember there is no such thing as bad weather – only the wrong clothes. It might be a bit damp today but come along and cheer for the racers anyway. No matter what … Continue reading

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Regatta Fun

War & Freedom Race 2014. If you’ve never been to Woodford’s Regatta you won’t know what you’ve missed, if you have, I’m sure you’ll be coming to see it on Friday. Come and join in the fun. Cheer on your … Continue reading

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URGENT: Float Your Boat

Regatta Drop Out Gives New Teams A Chance One of the four man teams for next week’s regatta has had to drop out, meaning there is a FOUR SEAT BOAT ready to go and available now. Wish that you had … Continue reading

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Take This (or That!)

Bootleg Barlow at the Woodford Dynasty Sunday 24th August at the Woodford Tandoori Cottage Gary Barlow Tribute Night! £20 per person including a 5 course banquet. £10 deposit secures your place! All proceeds to Northamptonshire Air Ambulance! Book now! Contact … Continue reading

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Woodford School FSA Disco

SUMMER DISCO – OPEN TO EVERYONE Woodford Halse Social Club Friday 18th July – Doors Open 6:30pm Features: Bar, Refreshments Fun Photo Booth Families welcome – Pay on the door – All Proceeds to Woodford School FSA Entrance prices are: … Continue reading

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Rhythm Street at Fleur de Lys

Live Music : Fleetwood Mac to Jessie J Rhythm Street are performing at the Fleur de Lys on 21st June at 9:00pm.           Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rhythmstreetuk

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Music at Canons Ashby Church

Fiori Musicali Present “A Halcyon Summer” Fiori Musicali are one of the UK’s principal providers of baroque and classical music concerts outside London. Fiori give over 30 concerts a year featuring entertaining programmes with world class musicians, directed by founder … Continue reading

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Great Central Railway Campaign

27th July Meeting To Explore The Possibilities Steve Ponting runs a Facebook group with 350 members and growing. Their object is to try to get sections of the Great Central Railway reopened with three aims:- (1) for running Heritage Steam … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Events

Don’t Forget Our Events Page There is always plenty going on in and around Woodford, so don’t forget to check our events page from time to time. PLEASE let us know if you have an event you’d like to feature … Continue reading

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Blues Brother?

Great Central Blues Club – 26th July Coming to the Woodford Halse Social Club is the Great Central Blues Club and a launch night concert with Paul Lamb & The King Snakes. You can get your tickets here :  https://paullamb.eventbrite.co.uk/, … Continue reading

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Calling All Crafters!

WW1 Centenary Commemoration Craft Event Daventry District Council and partners are looking for support their plans to mark this centenary anniversary of World War I with various events on Saturday 9th August. These will include a Centenary Fete and Old … Continue reading

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Live Music at The Fleur

Rhythm Street on 4th May Turn up for some live music at the Fleur de Lys on 4th May at 6:00pm.

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Don’t Let Elvis Leave The Village!

A Last Chance For Tickets Come & Play’s Elvis Tribute event on 4th May needs your support – they haven’t sold enough tickets yet to make this a success so sign up for an enjoyable evening and help our local … Continue reading

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Joules Sale & Pamper Evening

May Events from School FSA Woodford School FSA is holding a sale of end of line / discounted stock from the Joules clothing range. There will be a mix of women’s, men’s & children’s items to browse through so pop … Continue reading

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Easter Monday : Party In The Park

The Come And Play Park, 1st Birthday Party. Monday April 21st, 12pm – 3pm. This isn’t a fund raiser for Come and Play, it’s purely a big party to show how grateful we are to Joanna Graham Collins, Laura Disley, … Continue reading

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A Classic Evening Out

Northampton’s Symphony Orchestra Do you you have Radio Three and Classic FM on the “favorites” button of your car radio? Do you know your Aaron (Copeland) from your Elgar? Did you know that Northamptonshire has one of the UK’s leading … Continue reading

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Woodford’s Barking

Fun Dog Show Date Confirmed The Woodford Halse Fun Dog Show will be on the 1st June this year. The show takes place at 5 Scrivens Hill and gates open at 10.30am.

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Come & Play : Uh Huh!

Elvis Tribute At The Woodford Tandoori Cottage Tickets are now on sale for Come & Play’s Elvis tribute night at the Woodford Tandoori Cottage on Sunday 4th May, 7pm onwards! £17.50 per person gets you a 5 course banquet meal … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget The Barn Dance

Are You Ready For the Hoedown? Tickets are on sale for the  Come & Play Family Barn Dance on Friday 4th April, 6.30pm at the Social Club. £10 family ticket! Tickets available from any of the Come & Play team … Continue reading

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Country Fair News

Saturday 7th June 1pm-8pm : The Mill House, West Farndon   WOODFORD HALSE COUNTRY FAIR AND CLASSIC CAR RALLY ..PLUS RAF FLYPAST! Classic cars, Morris Men, rural crafts, trade stalls, traditional games, cream teas, Farmyard Corner, children’s fairground rides, children’s … Continue reading

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Regatta News…

Here’s the latest on the Regatta…

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Dates for Your Diary

Events Page Updated We’ve updated our Events page with some more dates for your diary. The Heritage Group are having a table top sale on Saturday 5th April and are now taking bookings at £7.50 per table in Memorial Hall … Continue reading

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Next Up From Come & Play

Two New Events From The Come & Play Team Boden Shopping Party. Tuesday 18th March at Woodford Halse Football Club.  Come & try on this season’s clothes, all orders placed receive 20% discount! Ladies, men’s, johnnie B and Mini Boden! … Continue reading

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Xmas Disco (Corrected Date)

Everyone welcome at Woodford Social Club With Christmas soon upon us, that means only one thing…. It’s time for the Woodford School FSA Christmas Disco!! Come and see in the festive season with the rest of the village at this … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols

Hinton Methodist Chapel Come along and join in with Christmas Carols on Sunday December 8th at 10:30am. Tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards!

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SureStart Xmas Party

It’s This Saturday! Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the SureStart Christmas Party – this Saturday!! Just £1 per family for entry and £1 per child to visit Father Christmas (including a present) – contact the centre for tickets. … Continue reading

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Xmas At St. Mary’s

Celebrate Christmas at St Mary’s Church St. Mary’s Woodford Halse invites everyone to join in with the Christmas celebrations at the church. There will be Christmas Carols on 22nd December at 6:00pm with music, mulled wine and mince pies. Christmas … Continue reading

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Fun At The Xmas Fair!

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A great turn out for the Xmas Fair at the Social Club this afternoon … With Duke’s Ukes for entertainment.

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Beer, Band & BBQ

23rd November at The Fleur         Come & Play’s next event is Beer, Band & BBQ , Saturday 23rd November at The Fleur de Lys. BBQ starts at 6pm, Warts & All Band starts at 7.30pm. Raffle … Continue reading

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Fireworks & Xmas Fair

More details on Woodford FSA’s fireworks evening (Saturday, 2nd November) & their Christmas Fair (Saturday, 30th November) are now available. You can find out more here: http://www.woodford-halse-villagesignpost.co.uk/2013/09/14/woodford-school-fsa-events/  

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Table Top Sale

Support the Air Ambulance Christmas table top sale to be held on Sunday 1st December, in the Memorial Hall, 10- 3 Lots of gifts for Christmas. Hot and cold Refreshments available, including mince pies and other seasonal fayre. Free entry … Continue reading

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Troy at The Fleur

Saturday Night Music Local band Troy are playing at The Fleur De Lys this Saturday, 12th October from 8:30. Come along to hear their funk, soul, pop and rock with covers from the 60’s to now. Switch off your i-pod … Continue reading

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Garden Club Autumn Meetings

Slugs & Festive Flowers The Garden Club has two meetings coming up in October and November that cover very different topics. Fed up with slugs devouring your dahlias? On October 7th speaker Andrew Mikolajskei explains why you should “Love that … Continue reading

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Archaeology at Burton Dassett

Community Archaeology in Action October’s History Society talk is from Peter Spackman who will be presenting on the archaeology of Granslet Farm near Burton Dassett where the Feldon Archaeological Society have been excavating for the last 12 years. Tuesday 15th … Continue reading

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Library Jumble Sale

Youth Club & Kids Activities Fund Raiser The Library is holding a jumble sale on Saturday 19th October to raise funds for youth club and kids craft activities in the Library. Come along between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. (And if you … Continue reading

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Car Wash for Firefighters

Firefighters’ Charity National Car Wash There’s a charity car wash at Woodford Halse Fire Station in aid of the Firefighters Charity on Saturday 28th September between 9:30am and 1:30pm. It’s free but donations to the charity – which supports those … Continue reading

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Free Short-Mat Bowling Intro

Woodford Halse Indoor Bowling Club Offers Open Sessions The Woodford Halse Indoor Bowling Club meets for a social game of short-mat bowling on Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings at the Dryden Hall.  Maybe you would like to give the game … Continue reading

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Woodford School FSA Events

Fun Events for Autumn There’s a whole series of local events coming up in support of Woodford School FSA…. Fireworks Saturday 2nd November at Woodford United Football Club. Gates open 4.30pm. Events from 5.30pm. Advance tickets are now available at … Continue reading

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Time Team Expert in Woodford

People & Pots in Medieval Northamptonshire This month’s meeting of the Woodford Halse History Society features Time Team’s pottery expert Paul Blinkhorn talking about life in medieval Northamptonshire. Paul is based in Northampton and has nearly 30 years experience of … Continue reading

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Woodford’s Model Railway

Look back 60 years at Woodford’s Railway. Woodford Halse Model Railway club is holding an open day on 14th September from 2.00 pm to 5 .30 pm. They will be showing their model railway, a representation of the station at … Continue reading

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Come & Play Events…

Roll up for fun with Come & Play….. Two events from the Come & Play team. Have fun and help to fundraise for their swimming pool project. Friday 16th August 3-5pm Come along to our Children’s Fancy dress Disco @ … Continue reading

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Village Heritage Walk

22nd September at 2:30pm. Join the Woodford-cum-Membris Heritage Group for a guided walk around your village. Meet at the Memorial Hall. Cost £2.50 per person. Places are limited so to reserve a place contact Maureen Tregonning at The Old Station … Continue reading

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Table Top Sale

Help Raise Funds for the Heritage Centre To raise funds for the new Woodford Heritage Centre, the Woodford Halse Photographic Archive Club, is holding a table top sale on Sunday 29th September in the Memorial Hall. There will be a … Continue reading

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Come & Listen with Come & Play

Swimming Pool Fund Raiser Put the 28th September in your diary for an event on the School Field. Come & Play are holding a small live band music festival between 2 and 10pm (to be confirmed) to raise funds for … Continue reading

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WUFC Cider Festival

Woodford United are hosting their very own Cider Festival! Sat 27th July & Sun 28th July On Saturday, the event features football matches versus Harton United, music from  Matti Fantasi at 5pm and “The Rooters” at 8pm and there will … Continue reading

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Teens Virtual Baby Course

With the recent arrival on everyone’s mind it couldn’t be a better time to announce this series of workshops for 13 to 19 year olds on issues surrounding teenage pregnancy and parenting. SureStart and Daventry Phoenix Youth Centre are presenting … Continue reading

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Get Active at WUFC!

Everyone Active – August 13th 2013! In partnership with local football club Woodford United FC, Everyone Active will be delivering a FREE community fun day for all the family as part of the Everyone Active Rural Roadshows. The roadshow is … Continue reading

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Reunion Event

WOODFORD HALSE, BYFIELD & SURROUNDING VILLAGES REUNION A great event for all Woodford Halse, Byfield and surrounding villages residents & secondary modern pupils & teachers. Date:                Saturday 14th September 2013 Venue:             Woodford Halse Social Club Time:               7:30pm ’til late Admission:   … Continue reading

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Vintage Farm Working

Boddington Vintage Association will hold their annual rally on 7th and 8th September at Boddington. Expect vintage tractors, ploughing demonstrations and more. See more of the BVA’s activities on their web site.

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Methodist’s Tea & Coffee

Hinton Methodist Church is hosting a tea & coffee morning with bric-a-brac sale.   Saturday 20th July 10:00 to 12:00.

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FSA Summer Disco

Friends of Woodford Halse School are holding a fund raising summer disco on 19th July, 6:30 to 11:00 p.m, at the Woodford Halse Social Club. Contacts are the School Office on 265900 or Claire Rose on 07940 554674.

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Meet With Local Services

Safer Community Team Event There will be a Multi-Agency Community event on 23rd July 2013 in the Sure Start Centre on Scrivens Hill between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. You can meet up with representatives of local services including, Fire, Police, … Continue reading

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Rays of Sunshine Appeal

Ollie Jaycock, the chef at Red Lion at Culworth, is taking part in Bike London 100 to raise money for the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity. Rays of Sunshine grant the wishes of children who are living with serious or … Continue reading

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NAB Update

Latest News From Northampton Association for the Blind If you aren’t aware of the work of the NAB you can find out more from the NAB Awareness Poster or from their web site. As well as the visit of the … Continue reading

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Regatta Fun

Well, the weather wasn’t great but that didn’t stop everyone having a lot of fun on Friday night. There’s a gallery of pictures on our Regatta 2013 page.

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Independence for Sulgrave

Come along at join in Sulgrave Manor’s celebration of American Independence Day on Sunday June 30th. Where better to enjoy a day out to mark the events of July 4th 1776 than at the home of George Washingtons’s ancestors? More … Continue reading

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Regatta Ahoy!

Don’t forget there’s great fun to be had tomorrow at the Village Regatta. Who will win? A plane? A train? An automobile? One thing’s for sure – the charities supported by our runners will! AND – make sure you take … Continue reading

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Age UK Lunch Club

Age UK (the new name for Age Concern) has a lunch club that meets fortnightly on Wednesdays. If you’d like to come along, you’ll find the details on this poster: Woodford Age UK poster

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Godfathers of Croon

They claim to have the style and sophistication of Il Divo, the talent of Bocelli and Bublé and the comic timing of Morecambe and Wise. Northants Touring Arts presents the Opera Dudes in their show Godfathers of Croon at the … Continue reading