Category Archives: Local Clubs

History Society Page

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

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Brownies Need Help!

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

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Funding Fair

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

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Brownies & Guides

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

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Garden Club AGM

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Garden Club 2018

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

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Junior Cricket

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

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Classical Music?

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

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Byfield Tennis

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

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Free Money

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

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Woodford’s Brownies

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

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Purple Planting People

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

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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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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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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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Junior Cricket

New Season for Woodford’s Junior Cricket Teams! Woodford’s junior cricket team starts their season  on Friday 21st April 2017 and they are looking for new players! Children ages 6+ (boys & girls) are invited to join and all new members … Continue reading

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Funding Fair

Finding Funding For Community Projects Big Lottery Fund,  BBC Children in Need, Heritage Lottery Fund, Grantscape, London Marathon Charitable Trust and Northamptonshire Groundwork are just some of the organisations that want to talk to groups that need funding for community … 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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New Running Club

Village Harriers For Local Running

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Community Funding!

Free Money For Local Groups & Events. Daventry District Council makes available grants to community groups that are looking for funding. Community project grants are worth up to £1,000 and can be used for the purchase of small items of … 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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Beavers Help The Homeless

Last Friday night, 11 Beavers from 1st Woodford Halse Scout Group slept in cardboard boxes in the Dryden Hall to raise awareness of homelessness and in doing so has raised £32.50 for the Big Issue Foundation. This means that 4 … Continue reading

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Anyone for Tennis?

Have You Thought About Byfield Tennis Club? Byfield Tennis Club has members from not only Byfield but most of the surrounding villages. On their 3 newly resurfaced and floodlit courts, they have club nights, competitive teams in the Banbury Leagues … Continue reading

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Railway Walk

Not sure how this got missed last year but the Woodford Halse Archive Group created a local walk covering some the village’s railway history. The details of the walk were published as a pamphlet available from Station Stores for £0.20. … Continue reading

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Guiding in Woodford

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

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SARA Field News

Your Views Wanted On The Astroturf Area Here’s an update regarding The SARA Field from Pat Knight….. A group has been set up with representatives from the football club, bowls club, cricket club and Parish Council. The aim is to … Continue reading

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Indoor Bowls Club

We’ve updated the detail for the Indoor Bowls Club on our page for Local Sports & Fitness Groups. They meet now in Boddington Village Hall on Mondays 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.

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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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Baby & Toddler Group

This has been missing from our list of local schools & pre-school facilities  but we’re happy to correct that! Woodford Halse Baby & Toddler Group runs each week on Friday mornings during term time, 9:30 to 11:30 in the Dryden … Continue reading

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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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Community Lottery?

Would Your Local Group Like To Benefit From DDC’s Plans? Daventry District Council (DDC) is thinking about introducing a weekly lottery with tickets available for purchase online. It is proposed that tickets will be £1 each with 50p of this … Continue reading

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Vote for Woodford Cricket

You Can Help The Club With Your Vote Woodford Halse Cricket Club is proud to announce that they are now part of the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme!! Please help Woodford Halse CC secure top funding for an artificial pitch … Continue reading

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British Legion Recruiting

Membership Open To All The Royal British Legion district branch at Byfield (which includes members from Woodford Halse, Hinton and West Farndon) has started a recruiting campaign. The cornerstone of that campaign is a new web site which can be … Continue reading

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Indoor Bowls

Another chance to try indoor bowls courtesy of Woodford’s club… Click to read the poster

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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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Community Group Funding

Looking for Funding For Your Local Group? This year’s Funding Fair which will be held at the iCon Centre in Daventry on Wednesday 22nd April, 2:00 to 4:00pm. It is open to any community groups in the parish that are … Continue reading

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Junior Cricket

A Chance For Kids To Play

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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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Cash For Community Groups

Get to Meet The Folk With The Money This  free of charge event – Cash For Community Groups : Meet the Funders – is being hosted by East Northamptonshire Council and is open to groups from all parishes in Northamptonshire. … Continue reading

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Want to Knit?

Valerie Cox emailed the Signpost with the following kind offer…. “I believe, that some young women in the village are interested in someone teaching them to knit! I teach some children in the village to knit in the library. If … Continue reading

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Congrats to Aimee & WHYC

Winners of 2014 NAYC Positive Participation Award Congratulations to Aimee Ford-Young and Woodford Halse Youth Club for winning the Positive Participation award at this year’s annual Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs (NAYC) awards. This recognition of Aimee’s work in setting … 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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Membris Explorer Scouts

We’re going places. Want to come along? Membris Explorer Scouts are looking for new members – Boys and Girls aged 14-17. There’s the chance to learn new skills and take part in  new activities, plus you’ll meet friends who are … 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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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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Short Mat Bowling

Bowl Yourself Over The Short Mat Bowls Club meets each Monday (2-4 pm) and Wednesday (7-9 pm) in the Dryden Hall. The first two weeks are free and thereafter the charge is £1.50 per session including refreshments. All equipment and … Continue reading

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Community Project Funding

Funding Central is a web site that helps keep community groups up to date with the latest trends, news and issues regarding funding and finance opportunities. Note particularly the deadlines below for Comic Relief and other project funding. If your … Continue reading

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WI Summer Events

Lyn White, Secretary of Woodford & Hinton WI has provided a list of the events that they have planned over the next six months. Visitors are welcome. 1st July: – Lawn Bowls evening at the Bowls Club, Sara Field, Byfield … Continue reading

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Sporting Open Days

Try Your Hand At Bowls or Sailing It’s spring and there’s a chance to try your hand at sports you might not have thought about taking part in. Woodford Halse Bowls Club The Club is holding an open day on … 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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Model Railway Club

Members Required Have you or your family members got an interest in railway modelling? Parents? Children? Parents and Children? For those of you that don’t know – the model railway club is housed by kind permission of Woodford Halse Social … Continue reading

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Time To Go Green?

Bowls Club’s Twenty-One Years This year, the Woodford cum Membris Bowls Club celebrates 21 years at its current site in the village. The 19th August 1993 saw the inauguration of the club in the Sara field next to the cricket … Continue reading

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Your Cricket Club Needs You

It will soon be summer (Oh yes it will!), so why not think about getting involved with cricket in Woodford? John Ward, Secretary of the Woodford Halse Cricket Club has sent us this short article on the club…. To the … Continue reading

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