Category Archives: Volunteering

Can You Help?

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind, Your Local Sight Loss Charity, Needs Volunteers Do you have a couple of hours free once a fortnight to become a home visitor for a visually impaired person? This small time commitment can make a … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch

Great recruiting session for Neighbourhood Watch at the Co-op today. Carl Barton advises there was plenty of interest and they signed up 10 new members.

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Stop The Speeders

Community Speedwatch is Looking For Volunteers. The parish is in desperate need of volunteers for the Community Speedwatch scheme to operate speed detection equipment and help  discourage speeding in and around the village. This link to the scheme www.northants.police.uk/page/community-speed-watch explains … Continue reading

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Save The Library Meeting

Save Woodford Halse Library. There will be a meeting to discuss the future of our village library on the 9th May 2018 at 7.00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Farndon room at the rear of the library. … Continue reading

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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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Park Watch for Ryefield

Friends of the Ryfield Park – Improving the Play Area for All PARKWATCH SCHEME WHAT THE SCHEME DOES By encouraging support from the local community, an effective communication network has been formed to pass messages between members and the Police. … Continue reading

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Join Your Parish Council!

3 May 2018 Parish Council Election There are fourteen seats on Woodford cum membris Parish Council. All of these seats are open for election on 3 May 2018. Residents are encouraged to consider serving the Parish for a four year … Continue reading

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Sulgrave Volunteers Wanted

Sulgrave Manor is just 6 ½ miles from Woodford Halse. They are looking for enthusiastic people to join their team of friendly volunteers. Sulgrave is steeped in history and they need House Volunteers to bring that heritage to life for … Continue reading

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Village Spring Clean

After all the winter storms and before spring really kicks in, it’s time for the annual Village Spring Clean. If you have any time free between 10am and 2pm on Saturday March 17th please come along and help make a … Continue reading

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Advice Volunteers Needed

Open Afternoon at Citizens Advice Daventry and District Citizens Advice Daventry and District provides free, confidential, impartial information and advice to the residents of Daventry Town and the surrounding District. They are keen to find more volunteers to support their … Continue reading

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Free Money

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

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Library Volunteers

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

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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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Update from Parish Council.

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

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Ivy Volunteers

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

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Update on the Woods

Here’s an update from last week’s Woods Committee. We’ll publish the full minutes after they are approved at the next meeting (24th May) but we thought you would want to know about a few things before then. Change of Leadership: … 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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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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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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School FSA Appeal

Woodford School FSA is appealing for support…… If you are able to help get in touch via Facebook: Woodford Halse School FSA on Facebook or search for @WoodfordFSA. Dear parents and carers The FSA recently met to agree how we’d … 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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Speed Watch

Your Community Speedwatch Due to concerns raised over speeding vehicles in the village the Parish Council has agreed to join Community Speedwatch. The scheme needs the support of adult volunteers from the village who will be properly trained in the … Continue reading

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WOW is appealing….

In last month’s WOW, Gary Denbigh was keen to find help with the production and / or distribution of the WOW. So far folk have come forward to help with deliveries (more are needed, though – please help if you … 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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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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Minibus for Local Groups

South Northants Volunteer Bureau Transport The South Northants Volunteer Bureau supports voluntary work across our area. Among their services is a mini-bus hire service for local groups. The 16 seater vehicle is available with a driver for hire by not-for-profit … 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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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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Play & Learn for Under 5’s

Sessions Start September 25th Lisa Morris, the Programme Co-ordinator – Libraries  & Children’s Centre Services is currently putting together a new activity for families living in and around Woodford Halse. To add to the universal children’s centre services and activities … Continue reading

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DDC Remuneration Panel

Daventry District Council has an independent panel that considers councillors’ responsibilities and makes recommendations on the allowances that they should be paid. DDC is looking to recruit two additional people to join the panel.  The role involves one or two … Continue reading

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Roll Up For Mystery Tour

Would you like to be a voluntary mystery shopper ?? Northamptonshire’s Police and Crime Commission is looking for volunteers to take part in two ‘mystery shopper’ schemes in the county. The Best Bar None mystery shopper scheme is designed to … Continue reading

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Every Flower Counts

Volunteer’s Needed To Stock Take UK’s Wild Flowers. The new National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS), aims to help scientists to take an annual stock take of the UK’s wild plants and their habitats. This needs the public’s help. The National … Continue reading

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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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Police Seek Advisors

Have Your Voice Heard Are you… Living or working in Daventry or South Northamptonshire? Actively involved in your community? Interested in what the police are doing in Daventry and South Northamptonshire? Able to offer advice to the police and the … Continue reading

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Want To Be A Special?

New Dates Available Northamptonshire Police has released details of the first of this year’s upcoming Application and Competency Awareness Evenings and those interested in becoming a special constable are urged to book a place to avoid disappointment. The events provide … Continue reading

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Thanks to Joan Bodily

Fundraising for the Katharine House Hospice. At the end of this year’s successful sale in the Memorial Hall, in aid of the Katharine House Hospice, Joan Bodily announced that this is her last year at organising this annual event. Over … 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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Could You Be A Special?

Northants Constabulary Are Looking For Special Constables Are you interested in becoming a Special Constable? Then have a chat with our recruitment team… Would you like something new and exciting in your life? Have you got a minimum of just … Continue reading

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Keyboard Player Wanted

Have you ever thought of playing a church organ! Hinton Methodist Church is offering FREE tuition for the first three months in learning to play the Church Organ at the Methodist Church in Woodford Halse. Please ring 01327 261112 for … Continue reading

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ACRE’s Village Viewpoint

Latest Issue On-Line Here Northamptonshire ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) brings together issues of concern to villages and communities like ours. Village Viewpoint provides a round-up of the various projects that ACRE is involved in, including opportunities for … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs Wanted

What could you turn £50 into for a good cause? Here’s a chance for teams to demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills and help Katharine House Hospice. KHH are collaborating with Kärcher UK to launch  a brand new fundraiser – The Kärcher … 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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Book-keeper Wanted For WHYC

Volunteer Opportunity Woodford Halse Youth Club needs a volunteer to organise the financial accounts. They are looking for someone to work closely with the leadership team to organise and log the income and expenditure, receive grants, count petty cash and … Continue reading

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ACRE’s Village Viewpoint

Latest Issue On-Line Here Northamptonshire ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) brings together issues of concern to villages and communities like ours. Village Viewpoint provides a round-up of the various projects that ACRE is involved in, including opportunities for … Continue reading

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Fund Your Group

Daventry Hosts Funding Fair For Local Voluntary & Community Groups If you’re looking for Grant Funding for your Community Project or thinking of developing a new project for the community or know an organisation who is, then this funding fair … Continue reading

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Help Make The Grand Prix!

Silverstone Wants Race-Maker Volunteers We all saw the fantastic job that the Games Makers did for the London Olympics. Now Silverstone is looking for Race Makers to help at this year’s Formula 1 and Moto GP events. Race Makers help … Continue reading

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Emergency Planning Appeal

Get involved in Emergency Planning We’ve seen first hand recently how much damage can be caused in an emergency. It is the Northamptonshire County Council’s Emergency Planning team’s job to make sure that Northamptonshire is as prepared as it can … Continue reading

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Police Cadet Scheme

Chance for young people to become police cadets Northamptonshire Police Community Connect have let us know that three open evenings are being held for young people to find out more about becoming a police cadet. The open evenings will be … Continue reading

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Volunteer Northants Police

Watch Liaison Officer Do you have a few hours a week to spare? Would you like to work with the police to help support Street Watch and other ‘Watch’ schemes and share crime and policing information with local communities? If … Continue reading

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Hip-Hooray for Come & Play

Success at Daventry’s Star Awards Well done to Hannah Barker, Joanna Collins, Laura Disley, Emma O’Hanlon, Stephanie Hulme, Iain Osbourne and everyone involved in the Come & Play project. Their work in creating the play area and campaigning for re-opening … Continue reading

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2014 Carers Awards

Do You Know A Carer Who Deserves Recognition? Many people choose not to describe themselves as a carer – it’s just something they do for someone they care about. This Jane Roebuck Carers Awards 2014 is your opportunity to do … Continue reading

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Police Advisors Wanted

Independent volunteers sought to advise police Volunteers are being sought in Daventry and South Northamptonshire to join an Independent Advisory Group to help the police understand the role and impact it has within diverse communities. Independent advisory groups are made … Continue reading

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Station Court On-Line

Initiative Helps Residents Deal With The Internet Station Court provides retirement and sheltered housing in Woodford Halse. With 24 studio and one bedroom flats including mobility standard properties, it has residential management staff and a community alarm service together with … Continue reading

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Highway Warden Wanted

New County Scheme To Improve Our Roads The Parish is looking for someone to take up the voluntary role of Highway Warden under a new scheme being promoted by Northants County Council. The aim of the scheme is that the … Continue reading

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Community Speed Watch

Worried by Local Speeding? Northamptonshire Police are inviting local communities to become involved in the Community Speed Watch Campaign for 2014/15. Since April this year, volunteers have generate over 3500 Police speeding warning letters  and over 100 other offences have … Continue reading

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Police Volunteering

Fair for Police Volunteers A recruitment fair is being held next month for those interested in volunteering with Northamptonshire Police. Volunteering opportunities vary from giving out crime prevention advice, to working with a local safer community team, helping with projects … Continue reading

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Help Preserve Our History

Get Involved with Archive and Heritage! Northamptonshire Record Office is undertaking a monumental project to improve the accessibility of all the records we hold for the county. They are looking for skilled volunteers with an interest in helping to catalogue … 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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Volunteer Opportunity

Katharine House Hospice is currently looking for a volunteer Ward Clerk to cover every Monday from 9am-1pm in their Inpatient Unit. If you are interested in assisting, please telephone Human Resources for an application pack on 01295 811866 or email … Continue reading

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