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Your Last Chance

To Comment On Conservation Area Proposals Consultation on the proposals to create conservation areas in Woodford and Hinton will close on Monday, 9th December at 5:00pm. This is your last chance to comment. You can find out what is involved… Continue Reading Your Last Chance

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Great Central Way – Burglary

Police Appeal for Information Three industrial units were broken into in the early hours of Wednesday 4th December 2019. This took place at Great Central Way Industrial Estate in Woodford Halse. Please contact 101 with any information or call Crime… Continue Reading Great Central Way – Burglary

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Don’t Ignore Road Closed Signs!

Danger of Exposed Gas Pipes A message from PCSO Carl Barton: Several motorists have been moving the road closed signs on Woodford Road in Byfield and driving through to Woodford Halse. There are live exposed gas pipes on the road.  … Continue Reading Don’t Ignore Road Closed Signs!

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Highway Warden Words…

Concerns Over Byfield Road Diversion For folk not on Facebook, here is a recent post from Pat Knight, the Parish Highways Warden regarding the problems with the vehicles failing to use the authorised diversion …. “Representing the Parish Council as… Continue Reading Highway Warden Words…

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10/12/19 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 10th December 2019 :- Council Agenda 10/12/19  Parish Council meetings are open to the public. All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Points to be covered… Continue Reading 10/12/19 Council Agenda

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Xmas 2019 Rubbish & Recycling

Three Weeks To Go….. With only three weeks until Xmas its worth re-posting what’s happening about refuse collections over the Christmas period. You can watch this video on how refuse and recycling collections are affected this Christmas. Christmas 2019 Waste… Continue Reading Xmas 2019 Rubbish & Recycling

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Police Appeal : 29/11/19

M1 Junction 18 : Midnight : Friday 29 November 2019 Collision investigators are appealing to trace anyone with information after a pedestrian died while attempting to cross the M1 in Northamptonshire. At around 23.55 hours on Friday, November 29, a… Continue Reading Police Appeal : 29/11/19

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Conservation Area Meeting

Drop-In Session If you didn’t get the chance to go along to the drop in session about the proposed Conservation Area in Woodford and Hinton in the Old School Cafe yesterday, here is a short summary of what happens next:-… Continue Reading Conservation Area Meeting

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Web Site Housekeeping

Menu Muck Up I’ve just noticed that the menu system at the top of the page had become completely mucked up. I’m not sure how long it has been like that but it was probably back to when I added… Continue Reading Web Site Housekeeping

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200 Bus Service 3/12/19

According to a separate update the 16:20 200 service from Banbury and the 17:20 from Daventry will not operate for the duration of the road works. We’ve updated the original post on the diversions and bus stops to reflect this.

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Daventry Xmas Fun

Friday December 6th Daventry’s  Spirit of Christmas Event Come along to meet Santa’s reindeer, enjoy festive fun and games including face painters, balloon modelers and yummy hot chocolate before following the annual lantern parade through Daventry town centre at 6pm.… Continue Reading Daventry Xmas Fun

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Give Car Thieves A Frosty Reception.

Advice from Neighbourhood Alert about car defrosting on these cold mornings…

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Don’t Forget : Conservation Area Exhibition

3rd December at the Old School Cafe Don’t forget that Daventry District Council is holding an exhibition on the proposed conservation areas for Woodford Halse and Hinton in the Old School Cafe on Tuesday 3rd December between  3:30pm and 7:00pm.… Continue Reading Don’t Forget : Conservation Area Exhibition

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December Byfield Road Closure

December 2nd to 15th Don’t forget that Byfield Road will be closed between Membris Way and the Byfield 5 Ways roundabout from Monday December 2nd to Sunday 15th. You can check on updates at the One Network page here and… Continue Reading December Byfield Road Closure

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200 Bus Diversion

Roadworks on Byfield Road Here’s an update on the way the Byfield Road roadworks will affect bus service 200 between 2nd and 15th December 2019 when the Byfield Road will be closed… IMPORTANT UPDATE: 3rd December 2019 During the works:… Continue Reading 200 Bus Diversion

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Xmas 2019 Crime Prevention

Helpful advice on crime prevention in the festive season (don’t forget you can find all our Xmas 2019 posts here) from Les Conopo (Police, Community Support Officer, Daventry & South Northants)…. A Time For Giving (& Taking) The festive season… Continue Reading Xmas 2019 Crime Prevention

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10/19 Woods Committee Minutes

At last Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 23rd October 2019 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 23rd October 2019 These minutes refer to this Planting Plan for trees… Continue Reading 10/19 Woods Committee Minutes

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Plant A Tree For The Woodland

Volunteers Needed 14/12/19 We’re looking for tree planting volunteers please on Saturday 14th December at 11am. We have been very kindly donated 435 new little saplings, a mixture of Rowan, silver birch, wild cherry, common oak, field maple and green… Continue Reading Plant A Tree For The Woodland

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10/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 8th October 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 8th October 2019 This Month The… Continue Reading 10/19 Parish Council Minutes

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Election Candidates 2019

Here is the formal notification of those nominated as candidates for our parliamentary constituency at the forthcoming General Election….. Statement of Persons Nominated & Notice of Poll for December 12th 2019 The polling stations for the village are numbers 71… Continue Reading Election Candidates 2019

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Daventry Comfort & Joy Appeal

Could you help spread some comfort and joy this Christmas? You can offer some cheer to people in need this Christmas by donating items to a festive parcel scheme. The annual Comfort and Joy campaign helps those who are staying… Continue Reading Daventry Comfort & Joy Appeal

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December 2019 WOW

December WOW Is Out Now The December 2019 edition of the village WOW newsletter is being delivered. As always, there is news of local events and the usual directory of handy parish contacts, local societies. Here is the electronic version:… Continue Reading December 2019 WOW

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Xmas 2019 Page

With Christmas only a month away,  we’ve added a new page to the Signpost for the festive season to keep track of all the posts relating to Xmas 2019 opening times and local services. You can find it here: Xmas… Continue Reading Xmas 2019 Page

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Cafe Xmas Opening

Old School Cafe The Old School Cafe will be closed for Xmas holidays from 4.00pm on Saturday 21st December and will reopen 8.30am Tuesday 14th January 2020.

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Library Xmas Opening

New Year – New Library The Library will be closed over the Christmas break  between 25th December and 7th January. It reopens on January 8th as Woodford’s own community library, led by the volunteer team. New volunteers are welcome. To… Continue Reading Library Xmas Opening

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The Bells Of St Mary’s

Bell Ringing in Woodford Halse Geoffrey Stretton, the Tower Captain of Eydon & Woodford Halse, has provided this news about a bell ringing on Saturday afternoon in memory of Derek Thornton. A visiting band of ringers from Maids Moreton and… Continue Reading The Bells Of St Mary’s

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Stable Mates Fun Day

Christmas Fun & Meet the Animals Saturday 21st December at 5, Scrivens Hill…. To book places, call Kate Kee on  01327 260627 or email info@stablematestherapy.com.  

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HS2 Drop-In Meetings

Wardington & Chipping Warden Road Works HS2 are hosting a series of drop-in meetings for folk interested in the road works and road closures taking place around Wardington and Chipping Warden as part of the developments related to HS2. Dates… Continue Reading HS2 Drop-In Meetings

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Business Directory Update

Updated Directory & Opening Times When we updated the Business Directory last month we missed out Laurence Tremayne, the new estate agents in Station Road. We’ve corrected that in this update. Here’s our latest directory and our list of opening… Continue Reading Business Directory Update

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Canons Ashby Festivities

November to January Events Announced There is a whole series of events at Canons Ashby house in the run up to Christmas and the New Year. Activities and events include:- Guided house tours Family Crafting for Christmas (23 & 24/11/19)… Continue Reading Canons Ashby Festivities

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A Victorian Christmas

Woodford Halse History Society The History Society’s  December meeting is on Tuesday 17th December 2019 when the speaker will be Emilie Taylor-Brown on: – “A Victorian Christmas: Pies, Puddings and Indigestion” This will be followed appropriately by a glass of… Continue Reading A Victorian Christmas

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11/19 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for this month’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 27th November 2019 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are… Continue Reading 11/19 Woods Committee Agenda

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December Election

Make Sure You Can Vote Daventry District Council has issued the following advice regarding next month’s election… Poll Cards Being Sent Out Poll cards are being sent to homes throughout the Daventry constituency ahead of next month’s General Election. The… Continue Reading December Election

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Pantomime at the Social Club

Jack & The Bean Stalk The 2019 village panto at the Social Club…..Sunday 29th December. Doors Open 1pm Show Starts 2pm Tickets £6 Under 4’s Free Member and Non Members Welcome Tickets on sale now, behind the bar.  

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Posada In Woodford

A Hispanic Christmas Tradition Julie Swann has written telling us of something new for this Christmas. Posada is a Hispanic tradition which is becoming increasingly popular in the UK (particularly in village communities). It celebrates the journey of Mary and… Continue Reading Posada In Woodford

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Church News December

Christmas & New Year Services Thanks to Pam Hicks for details of church services in Woodford and around over December and January. Now you can plan your Christmas church going. Details are on the Church Diary page. Church News Pam… Continue Reading Church News December

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New Parish Council Logo

At last Tuesday’s meeting, the Parish Council decided to adopt a new logo . Here is what the new logo looks like….. Where Will This Be Used? The new logo is intended for use on parish documents, the Signpost and… Continue Reading New Parish Council Logo

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Remember Daffodil Planting

Volunteers To Help, Please  Please don’t forget this event on Saturday! We have been kindly donated 15kgs of daffodil bulbs to be planted on the Kings Corner green in Station Road, close to the bus stop. We need just one… Continue Reading Remember Daffodil Planting

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Floods Latest

Keeping You Up To Date The Environment Agency has updated their advice regarding the River Cherwell between Charwelton and Upper Heyford. “Flooding is possible – be prepared Property flooding is possible. River levels remain high and are still rising along… Continue Reading Floods Latest

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Daventry Police & Immigration Enforcement

Sam Dobbs, Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant for Daventry District, has sent out an update on the work going on between Northants Police and HM Immigration Enforcement Officers in Daventry and officers at Daventry District Council. Police, Immigration Officers  and DDC staff… Continue Reading Daventry Police & Immigration Enforcement

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New Councillor Co-opted

At Tuesday’s Council meeting Ms Geri Rowe was invited to join the Parish Council. Geri will be taking on the role of Planning Lead for the Council. You can find a full list of councillors here and a list of… Continue Reading New Councillor Co-opted

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URGENT: Library

From Patricia Darby, Unfortunately, due to Northants County Council staff sickness, the library will NOT be open between 2:00 and 6:00 tomorrow, Thursday November 14th, as planned. We expect that the library will be open again on Friday November 15th… Continue Reading URGENT: Library

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Archaeology for HS2

Excavations on the Edgecote Battlefield For those interested in local archaeology. Fusion, HS2’s contractors, have published details of the archaeological investigation work that they will be carrying out in the Edgcote area. Trenches will be dug in areas that are… Continue Reading Archaeology for HS2

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Beep Assist

DDC Housing Provider Aims To Help Independent Living Daventry District Council has asked us to pass on this information from Futures Housing, who took over Daventry District Council’s social housing stock in 2007. Futures Housing has introduced Beep Assist, a… Continue Reading Beep Assist

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Courier Fraud Warning

Northants Police Alert Northamptonshire Police have issued this warning after five recent courier fraud incidents….. Police are warning people to stay vigilant after five Northamptonshire residents fell victim to scam phone calls in the last two days. The incidents happened between… Continue Reading Courier Fraud Warning

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Remembrance Day in the Memorial Glade

As part of the village’s Remembrance Day commemorations, Paul Blackwell, Vice Chair of the Parish Council and Chair of the Great Central Woodland Management Committee, laid a wreath at the stone in the Woodland Memorial Glade.

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Conservation Area Exhibition

3rd December at the Old School Cafe Daventry District Council is holding an exhibition on the proposed conservation areas for Woodford Halse and Hinton in the Old School Cafe on Tuesday 3rd December between  3:30pm and 7:00pm. Details of the… Continue Reading Conservation Area Exhibition

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09/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 10th September 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 10th September 2019 This Month The… Continue Reading 09/19 Parish Council Minutes

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08/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 13th August 2019. (Minutes are normally published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved. Apologies for the delay to this post). Minutes of the Meeting of the… Continue Reading 08/19 Parish Council Minutes

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07/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 9th July 2019. (Minutes are normally published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved, Apologies for the delay to this post). Minutes of the Meeting of the… Continue Reading 07/19 Parish Council Minutes

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Old Post Office – Stock Clearance

The old post office (corner of Church Street & Castle Road) will be opening at new times from next week…. Wednesdays 10.00 to 2.00 pm Saturdays 10.00 to 1.00 pm This is an opportunity to buy cards, stationary, art and… Continue Reading Old Post Office – Stock Clearance

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Notice of 2019 General Election

This is the formal notice of election for the UK Parliamentary Election on Thursday, December 12th 2019. Notice of Election 12th December 2019 Closing date for nominations is 12:00 midnight Thursday 14th November. New voter registrations must be received before… Continue Reading Notice of 2019 General Election

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12/11/19 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 12th November 2019 :- Council Agenda 12/11/19  Parish Council meetings are open to the public. All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Points to be covered… Continue Reading 12/11/19 Council Agenda

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HS2 Ground Works

Details of ground works on the route of HS2 the between Thorpe Mandeville and Southam. HS2 do not expect these works to have any traffic effects, although those near to them may hear drilling. We are posting this just to… Continue Reading HS2 Ground Works

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School Christmas Fair

Woodford School Academy is holding a Christmas Fair at the school on Saturday 7th December between 1;00pm and 4:00pm. Entry £1, includes a raffle ticket.

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HS2 November News

Latest news from HS2 on work in the surrounding area. …. HS2 Construction Newsletter November 2019

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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Parade A parade to St Mary’s Church will set off from Station Court at 10:00am. Church Service 10.15am Remembrance Day Service at St Mary’s Woodford Halse followed by refreshments in the Dryden Hall. Horse Parade Horses and riders will… Continue Reading Remembrance Sunday

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Daffodil Diggers

Volunteers To Help, Please  We have been kindly donated 15kgs of daffodil bulbs to be planted on the Kings Corner green in Station Road, close to the bus stop. We need just one hour of help on Saturday 16th of… Continue Reading Daffodil Diggers

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Local Business

Updated Directory & Opening Times We are always happy to promote businesses based in Woodford. Here’s our latest directory and our list of opening times. Business Directory November 2019 Opening Times November 2019 You can always get to this information… Continue Reading Local Business

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Whizz! Bang! (Delayed)

At the Sports & Community Club Tonight’s fireworks event has been delayed because of concerns about safety due to the weather. The organisers hope that ticket holders will understand and will still be able to make the new date. Sunday… Continue Reading Whizz! Bang! (Delayed)

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Conservation Area Consultation

Give DDC Your Views Daventry District Council (DDC) are asking for the public’s views on a Draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan for Woodford Halse and Hinton. There are proposals to introduce a number of Article 4 Directions in… Continue Reading Conservation Area Consultation

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Jet’s Barber Shop

Opening Today The latest recruit to Woodford’s Station Road shops is opening today. Jet’s Barber Shop is open Mondays to Saturdays, 8:00am to 6:00pm.

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A Flurry of Fleur Events

Thanks to Monica for sending through details of events at the Fleur for Remembrance Sunday and in December…. Remembrance Sunday @The Fleur De Lys The Fleur will be open on Sunday 10th November from 11:30am with live music from 1:30pm.… Continue Reading A Flurry of Fleur Events

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Byfield Theft Appeal

Tools stolen, 30-50 Banbury Lane, Byfield Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a theft from a Nissan pick up truck. This happened between Saturday 26th October 2019 from 9pm and Sunday 27th October 2019, 9am. Did you witness anything?… Continue Reading Byfield Theft Appeal

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Register for December’s Vote

The Coming General Election It looks like there will be a General Election for a new Government on December 12th, 2019. In order to vote you MUST be registered. Registration is simple. Once you have registered you are eligible to… Continue Reading Register for December’s Vote

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Road Accident

There are reports on Facebook of a major road accident near the dip on the Byfield Road, between Woodford and Byfield. It appears to involve multiple vehicles. The Air Ambulance has been attending and police and ambulance are reported to… Continue Reading Road Accident

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Accessibility Update

Changes To The Signpost Back in May we published this post discussing the work we plan to do in order that this web site meets Web Site Accessibility Regulations. We have installed a tool to help monitor the site and… Continue Reading Accessibility Update

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November 2019 WOW

November WOW Should Be With You The November 2019 edition of the village WOW newsletter is being delivered. As always, there is news of local events and the usual directory of handy parish contacts, local societies. Here is the electronic… Continue Reading November 2019 WOW

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Sunday Lunch?

The Old School Cafe will be open on Sunday November 3rd and December 1st for lunch. Booking essential!

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09/19 Woods Committee Minutes

At last Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 25th September 2019 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 25th September 2019 Minutes of the October meeting will be available following… Continue Reading 09/19 Woods Committee Minutes

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Half Term at Canons Ashby

Canons Ashby house has a whole series of events over next week for half term, including a bat trail, birds of prey display and a spooky writing workshop for children. You can find more details here: Canons Ashby Autumn 2019… Continue Reading Half Term at Canons Ashby

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Byfield Surgery Petitions

GP Medical Care In Woodford and the Surrounding Area A new, extended, medical centre is part of a planning application for additional houses in Byfield. The application is opposed by Byfield Parish Council but the Medical Centre believes it will… Continue Reading Byfield Surgery Petitions

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Church Diary November 2019

The church diary page has been updated with details of all local church services for November 2019.

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Flood Warnings

Yesterday, the UK Environment Agency issued a flood warning for the River Cherwell. Currently (12:30pm Saturday 26th October 2019) the river in the village is inside its normal range. Did you know that you can keep an eye on the… Continue Reading Flood Warnings

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HS2 & A361

As part of HS2’s construction work in your area they have issued an update on progress being made on Chipping Warden relief road and on the work on the Welsh Road. Chipping Warden Relief Road As the work progresses you… Continue Reading HS2 & A361

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Library Volunteers Training

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 There will be training for volunteers in the library this Wednesday 23rd October from 10.00am. New volunteers will be welcome as well as volunteers already working in the library. The library will be open as normal… Continue Reading Library Volunteers Training

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Eydon Road Works

We’ve had advanced warning of road works on the Eydon Road…. We will update this with any further info when received. Delays possible – Traffic control (two-way signals) Works location: Over disused railway bridge Works description: Maintenance and repairs to disused railway… Continue Reading Eydon Road Works

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Games Club

♤♡♢♧ GAMES CLUB ♧♢♡♤ (Adults only) Starts Thursday 7th November – 2pm to 5pm (fortnightly) Woodford Halse Sports & Community Club Word games, board games or cards available and/or bring your own. ONLY 50p to join and 50p for TEA… Continue Reading Games Club

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10/19 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for this month’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are… Continue Reading 10/19 Woods Committee Agenda

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Carer’s Appeal

Looking For Hairdresser for Home Visits Northamptonshire Carer’s wrote to us about their support for a carer in Woodford Halse. They are trying to find a local hairdresser who will do home visits, Lunch Clubs and any craft clubs as… Continue Reading Carer’s Appeal

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HS2 Work in Wardington

Fusion working on behalf of HS2 have issued an Advance Works Notification for road construction works on A361 through Wardington. Works is expected to start in late October on the A361 though Wardington. You can download Fusion/HS2’s Advanced Works Notification… Continue Reading HS2 Work in Wardington

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Burials, Bones & Builders

The next meeting of the Woodford Halse Historical Society is on Tuesday 19th November. The speaker will be Stephen Wass, a professional archaeologist. His talk will be about the discoveries made at Cropredy, Wormleighton and Burton Dassett entitled: – Burials,… Continue Reading Burials, Bones & Builders

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Winter Crime Prevention

Advice from Northamptonshire Police As the nights draw in and winter approaches, detectives from Operation Crooked are warning the public that burglars love it when the clocks go back and to encourage them to make their homes as hard a… Continue Reading Winter Crime Prevention

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Anti-Hate Crime Campaign

Daventry District & South Northants Join Forces To Fight Hate Crime People are urged to spread love, not hate during a campaign week to raise awareness of the impact of hate crime. A hate crime is any offence which is… Continue Reading Anti-Hate Crime Campaign

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Council Strategy Published

Parish Council’s 2020-2025 Strategy At  the October meeting of the Parish Council a strategy was agreed for the Council covering the next five years. This strategy is intended to guide decisions on spending and priorities for the services that the… Continue Reading Council Strategy Published

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Library Closed Today 11/10/19

11th October 2019 The library will be closed today due to Northamptonshire County Council staff sickness. We apologise for the inconvenience. Normal hours will be resumed next week. Please do not put library books through the letterbox as we do… Continue Reading Library Closed Today 11/10/19

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Flu Jab Scam Alert

Byfield Medical Centre Warning Byfield Medical Centre posted the following on their Facebook page and we’re sharing it here for non-Facebook users…. NHS England and NHS Improvement – East of England have been alerted to an issue whereby a patient… Continue Reading Flu Jab Scam Alert

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History Society

The Woodford Halse History Society has just published its programme of talks and visits for the rest of this year and the start of 2020. Talks cover a wide range of subjects from Britain’s Eccentric Sports, to a Roman Villa… Continue Reading History Society

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October Council Meeting

Parish Council’s 8th October Meeting Report The October Parish Council meeting included a new five year council strategy to be published and circulated in the village. Spending on the Village Centre, Farndon Rooms and old Air Raid shelter, was discussed… Continue Reading October Council Meeting

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Sheep – Three Charged

Northamptonshire Police issued the following statement this evening:- Three men have been charged with conspiracy to steal over a series of illegal sheep butchery offences across Northamptonshire this summer. Robert Iordan, aged 23, Florin Nutu, aged 35, and Voirel Manu,… Continue Reading Sheep – Three Charged

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Halloween at the WHSCC

26th & 27th October 2019 Family Disco (26th) and Kid’s Disco (27th) at the Woodford halse Sports & Community Club. Details below…..

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Cafe Events

There is plenty going on at the Old School Cafe over the coming week’s. Here’s the latest news from Diane…. This week’s specials are Cottage Pie with veg and gravy and our mushroom risotto – which was a huge hit!… Continue Reading Cafe Events

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Prize Bingo

8th November : Woodford Halse Social Club In support of the Katharine House Hospice a Prize Bingo evening is being held at the Woodford Halse Social Club. Doors open 6.30pm for 7.30pm start All Welcome Prize Raffle

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Police Update on Sheep

Northamptonshire Police just issued the following update:- Northamptonshire Police have arrested two men on suspicion of offences linked to its ongoing Operation Stock investigation into incidents of illegal sheep butchery. Officers responding to a report of suspicious activity in a… Continue Reading Police Update on Sheep

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HS2 Drop In Session

HS2 are hosting a drop-in session to allow local residents to ask questions about the developments going on in the area. The next one will take place in Aston Le Walls Village Hall, Aston Le Walls, NN11 6UF on Wednesday… Continue Reading HS2 Drop In Session

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Help The Air Ambulance

Some and join in the fun and help to raise funds for the air ambulance. Sunday 20th October 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

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Messy Church Sunday

This Sunday is the first birthday for MESSY CHURCH! On 6th October 3pm – 5pm at Hinton Methodist Church: Messy Church Harvest Celebration. Lots of Harvest fun and crafts: bird feeders, corn shakers, fruity lightbulbs, seed planting, scarecrows and much… Continue Reading Messy Church Sunday

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08/10/19 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 8th October 2019 :- Council Agenda 08/10/19  Parish Council meetings are open to the public. All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Points to be covered… Continue Reading 08/10/19 Council Agenda

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New Unitary Authorities

Consultation on Priorities for the Public Local government in Northamptonshire is going through a period of transformation as it moves towards the creation of two new unitary authorities to replace the current eight councils. For this to be a success,… Continue Reading New Unitary Authorities

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Byfield Medical Centre Planning Application

The planning application in respect of Byfield Medical Centre has been updated with four new documents which can be downloaded below:- Addendum to Planning Support Statement Addendum to Heritage Statement Addendum to Design & Access Statement Addendum to Transport Statement… Continue Reading Byfield Medical Centre Planning Application

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Xmas 2019 Bin Collections

It’s Never Too Soon….. Just in case you thought (hoped) that summer wasn’t quite over, we have news from Daventry District Council about the arrangements for refuse collections over the Christmas period. Christmas 2019 Waste and Recycling Collections Households are… Continue Reading Xmas 2019 Bin Collections

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Venue Hire Conditions

The terms and conditions for hiring village venues (Memorial Hall, Dryden Hall, Farndon Room) have been updated. The new terms and conditions apply from now on and are available here and from the room booking page. Village Venue Hire Terms… Continue Reading Venue Hire Conditions

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More Big Breakfast

The next Byfield Big Breakfast will be next Saturday, the 5th October. Dates for the rest of this year and early next year are:- November 2nd 2019 February 1st 2020 March 7th 2020 April 4th 2020 The Big Breakfast runs… Continue Reading More Big Breakfast

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Car Parking at the Village Centre

As from today, 1st October 2019, access to the Village Centre car park (behind the Dryden Hall, Library & Old School Café) will be restricted by the closure of the main gates from late evening to dawn. Posted on behalf… Continue Reading Car Parking at the Village Centre

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Council Financial Audit 2018-19

Your Parish Council spends almost £180,000 each year and owns almost £4M of assets. The Parish Council is required to have its accounts independently audited and for that information to be made public. The details of the accounts and audit… Continue Reading Council Financial Audit 2018-19

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Church Events

The church diary showing the weekly services at Woodford’s churches and those of nearby villages in the local benefice has been updated with the services for October. See our Church Diary page    

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07/19 Woods Committee Minutes

At last Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 24th July 2019 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 24th July 2019 Minutes of the September meeting will be available following… Continue Reading 07/19 Woods Committee Minutes

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Library Update

A message from Pat Darby on Library Opening….. The library will only be open from 2.00 to 4pm on Friday 27th September. (Normal closing time on Fridays is 6:00pm) This is due to NCC staff being unable to cover this… Continue Reading Library Update

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Memorial Hall Access

Changes From October 17th Following the successful trials of the keyless access system which is now in use at the Dryden Hall, the same system is to be introduced at the Memorial Hall from 17th October 2019 TO ALL MEMORIAL… Continue Reading Memorial Hall Access

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Twice As Trim

We’re always happy to provide news of local enterprises….. Joseph Mannion’s barber’s shop is celebrating its first year in the village and there are now two barbers cutting every day. Why not give them a try? The Signpost Editor is… Continue Reading Twice As Trim

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Surveying

Just so folk know… The surveying work currently (Thursday a.m.) being done on the Station Road end of the path across to the Co-op is associated with the work that the Woodland Management Committee hopes to get done to provide… Continue Reading Surveying

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October 2019 WOW

October WOW Should Be With You The October 2019 edition of the village WOW newsletter is being delivered. As always, there is news of local events and the usual directory of handy parish contacts, local societies. Here is the electronic… Continue Reading October 2019 WOW

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New Gas Main

Courtesy of Byfield Parish Council… We have been informed that a new gas main will be installed from Byfield to Woodford Halse. The official notice says this will be starting on 30th September 2019. This will be from the ‘five… Continue Reading New Gas Main

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Horse Box Theft

Northampton Police have told us that four horseboxes have been stolen from Manor Business Park on Grants Hill Way, Woodford Halse. This took place in the early hours of Saturday morning, 21st September. If you have any information about the… Continue Reading Horse Box Theft

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History Society October 2019

Apples: Myths & Mysteries The next meeting of the Woodford Halse History Society is on Tuesday 15th October. The speaker will be Tim Healey with the subject; – “Apples: myths & mysteries of England’s favourite fruit “ All meetings are… Continue Reading History Society October 2019

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09/19 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for this month’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 25th September 2019 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are… Continue Reading 09/19 Woods Committee Agenda

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Scarecrow Workshop

Getting Ready for the Scarecrow Hunt? The Friends of Woodford Halse School Academy are holding a Scarecrow Making Workshop to help folk get ready for the Scarecrow Hunt. Come along and make your Scarecrow in time for the annual Scarecrow… Continue Reading Scarecrow Workshop

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Woodland Litter

The Parish Council has just arranged for two new litter bins to be installed at entrances to the Woodland. There is one by the Co-op and one at the Phipps Road / Byfield Road Junction entrance to the Woodland. Please… Continue Reading Woodland Litter

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Church Events

As well as the usual weekly services at Woodford’s churches (see our Church Diary page), there are some additional events planned for October. On Saturday 5th October, 10am to 11.30am at Hinton Methodist Chapel there is a Churches Together Coffee… Continue Reading Church Events

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Social Care in Northants

Two Consultations on Provision Northampton County Council is responsible for the provision of social care in our area and is keen to consult on two issues affecting adult social care in the county. The Evelyn Wright House – the subject… Continue Reading Social Care in Northants

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Village Fireworks

Once again the Woodford Halse Sports and Community Club are teaming up with Woodford Halse Academy FSA to host this amazing annual event on the Sports field. The gates open at 5pm, fireworks display will start at about 6pm followed… Continue Reading Village Fireworks

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Easy Giving for St Mary’s

Following on from our last post about the appeal for new heating at St Mary’s church in the village, there is now an even easier way to give! Just scan this QR code with your phone and it will take… Continue Reading Easy Giving for St Mary’s

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09/19 Parish Council Meeting

Here is a short summary of discussions at last night’s Parish Council meeting. The full minutes will be published here after approval at the next meeting as usual. Council had a full agenda at the September meeting. Works approved by… Continue Reading 09/19 Parish Council Meeting

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Dryden Hall Access

Now In Operation A new keyless access system has been introduced at the Dryden Hall. TO ALL DRYDEN HALL USERS – CHANGE TO KEYLESS ACCESS Now In Operation Please note, all hirers/users of the Dryden Hall hall will need a… Continue Reading Dryden Hall Access

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October Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch is Back at the Old School Cafe! The cafe will be serving Sunday lunch again, starting on 6 October starting with Roast Beef! As before, you will need to book your places – either message us via their… Continue Reading October Sunday Lunch

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Canons Ashby October 2019

Here’s an update on some of the things going on at our local National Trust property. Less than 5 miles from Woodford, Canons Ashby was the home of the Dryden family who owned property in Woodford and founded the original… Continue Reading Canons Ashby October 2019

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HS2 Meeting 18th Sept.

Fusion, the Chipping Warden Relief Road contractors for HS2, are hosting a drop-in event at Chipping Warden Village Hall where local residents can ask questions about the works going on in the area. You are welcome to drop in any… Continue Reading HS2 Meeting 18th Sept.

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Road Works 6-10/09/2019

Roadworks.org is showing that the A361 Banbury Road, Byfield, will be subject to delays between 06 September and 10 September 2019 There will be multi-way signals controlling traffic at various points between the Dolls Hill junction with the A361 and… Continue Reading Road Works 6-10/09/2019

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10/09/19 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 10th September 2019 :- Council Agenda 10/09/19  Parish Council meetings are open to the public. All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Points to be covered… Continue Reading 10/09/19 Council Agenda

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St Mary’s Heating Appeal

Everyone at St. Mary’s Church is grateful for all the support we received in the past to renew the roof so this lovely village church is water tight. However as many of you know, the Church no longer has a… Continue Reading St Mary’s Heating Appeal

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Hall Bookings Fixed

The problem with the halls booking system has been solved. The email system linked to HallMaster is now operational again after the fault reported last week. You can now book on line once more using our Halls Booking page. If… Continue Reading Hall Bookings Fixed

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Halls Caretaker

The Parish Council has appointed a new caretaker for the village halls. The role is to support users of the village halls, ensure play areas are kept clean and safe and to regularly inspect the public toilets and bus shelters.… Continue Reading Halls Caretaker

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Update On Sheep Slaughtering

OPERATION STOCK UPDATE Friday 30 August 2019 From Sargeant Sam Dobbs, Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant, Daventry District, Northamptonshire Police…….. “Given continuing incidents, ongoing interests and concerns in our rural community about Operation Stock, our policing response to thefts of lambs and… Continue Reading Update On Sheep Slaughtering

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Road Works Warning

School Street – 2nd to 4th September Roadworks.org advises that Thames Water will be carrying out work in School Street between 2nd & 4th September, using traffic lights to control traffic. Details of the works will be updated here: Works… Continue Reading Road Works Warning

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September 2019 WOW

WOW Is Back From Its Summer Break The September 2019 edition of the village WOW newsletter is being delivered. This edition includes all your useful news of local events and the usual directory of handy parish contacts, local societies. Here… Continue Reading September 2019 WOW

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Walks Page Updated

We just spotted these walks on a Facebook page and decided to share them here on the Woodford Walks page, for those that don’t use Facebook…… Bill Reid, who was a fireman and used to work coal trains too and… Continue Reading Walks Page Updated

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Hall Booking Problems

This Problem Has Now Been Fixed See here. An urgent message from Beverley Blackwell… Please be advised that the halls booking system has stopped working. The email system linked to HallMaster is not sending or receiving messages and so I… Continue Reading Hall Booking Problems

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Tennis at Byfield

Want to Take Up Tennis? NEW FOR THE AUTUMN BYFIELD TENNIS CLUB Starting Saturday 12th October 9 am to 10.30 am Supported beginners/novice adult player sessions This will be a regular opportunity to practice with other novices. Initially no charge.… Continue Reading Tennis at Byfield

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Woodland Work

Improving Station Road Access One of the projects that the Woodland Management Team has been keen to get done is to improve the sloped access up the Bank at the Station Road entrance. The aim is to reduce the slope… Continue Reading Woodland Work

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

There will be a Macmillan coffee morning on the 28th of September 10.30am till 12.30 including a Tombola and raffle please come along to the Sports & Community Club & support this amazing cause.

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Charity Netball Match

Sports & Community Club : Sunday August 25th : 11.00am This Bank Holiday weekend the Sports & Community Club is hosting their first Men vs Women Netball match. This is in aid of 2 fantastic charity’s, Macmillan Cancer Support and… Continue Reading Charity Netball Match

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Scarecrow Hunt

The annual Woodford Halse Scarecrow Hunt will be taking place on Sunday 29th September 2019! And let’s make it bigger and better than ever!!! It will be £3 to enter a Scarecrow. Details of where to collect an entry form… Continue Reading Scarecrow Hunt

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Church Diary – September

The dates for September services have been added to the Church Diary page. Many thanks to Pam Hicks for the details.

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Get Up & Go!

Exercise to Move Safely & Avoid Falls There is a new group starting in Daventry for people who are at risk of falling or who have fallen once in the last 3 months.  It is chair based gentle exercise to… Continue Reading Get Up & Go!

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Classic Car Gathering

Saturday 31st August 2:00pm to 11:00pm Come along and join the fun!

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Northants Health Plan

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership Wants Your Views In January 2019 the NHS launched its Long Term Plan, which sets out its ambition to make sure everyone has the best start in life, receives world-class care for major health problems… Continue Reading Northants Health Plan

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Another Lamb Appeal

Whilton : 18 or 19/08/19 Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding the slaughter and theft of 11 lambs from Main Street, Whilton, Northamptonshire. Unknown person/s have gained access to a field close to Whilton Mill and have slaughtered 11… Continue Reading Another Lamb Appeal

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Garden Club Annual Show

Monday September 2nd 2019 Come along and enter or just see the fantastic efforts of Woodfords’s gardeners at the Garden Club’s 20th annual show.. Entries to the various classes are open to Garden club members and non-members too. 6.30 to… Continue Reading Garden Club Annual Show

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Canons Ashby in September

Harvest Events at Your Local National Trust House September is the time to celebrate Harvest at Canons Ashby. There’s lots of work behind the scenes to fill the house and church with beautiful harvest decorations. Most of the decorations are… Continue Reading Canons Ashby in September

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DDC & Climate Change

CLIMATE EMERGENCY TASK PANEL Daventry District Council has formed a cross-party task panel to examine what more the Council can do to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. “Global warming is perhaps the most serious threat we are facing. It’s not… Continue Reading DDC & Climate Change

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Good Neighbour Scheme Funding

Up to £1,000 to set up your Good Neighbours Scheme Good Neighbour Schemes continue to be set up within Daventry district benefiting local residents and improving health and wellbeing in the community. For those interested in setting up schemes, Daventry… Continue Reading Good Neighbour Scheme Funding

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Northampton Car Parking

Proposed Changes to Parking Charges Northampton County Council are proposing changes to car parking terms and charges for certain pay and display on-street parking bays in Northampton town centre. The plans include an increase of £0.80 from £1.20 to £2.00… Continue Reading Northampton Car Parking

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HS2 Chipping Warden Update

Work Will Restart in September Fusion, working on behalf of HS2 have provided an update on the works for the Chipping Warden Relief Road. Works are expected to restart in September and to continue until March 2020. This update shows… Continue Reading HS2 Chipping Warden Update

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DDC & Recycling

Daventry Claims Improved Performance Changes to household bin collections in Daventry District helped boost recycling rates in the first year of operation, latest figures have revealed. Bin changes bring huge boost to waste recycling rates A total of 2,328 tonnes… Continue Reading DDC & Recycling

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Cafe open through road closure

From Diane Kenny: WE WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY Hi everyone, you may have heard that they are closing School Street on Friday to replace a manhole cover (I know!) This is to let you know that the CAFE and LIBRARY… Continue Reading Cafe open through road closure

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13/08/19 Council Agenda

Although there is not usually a Parish Council Meeting in August, there will be one on Tuesday 13th August. Here is the agenda for the meeting :- Council Agenda 13/08/19  Parish Council meetings are open to the public. All are… Continue Reading 13/08/19 Council Agenda

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Woodford Halse Branch GP Surgery

To Remain Closed Until October. Disturbing news this morning from the Byfield Medical Centre Facebook page…. WOODFORD BRANCH SURGERY I met with NHS England this morning to look at the IT issue and they need to write a business case… Continue Reading Woodford Halse Branch GP Surgery

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August 2019 Business Directory Update

New additions to the Business Directory this month include:- JS Technology John Stoton lives in Woodford Halse. His business, based in Banbury, offers a range of IT services including:- PC built to your specification TV set-up PC problem-solving including virus… Continue Reading August 2019 Business Directory Update

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HMO Hotline

DDC Announce Help For Those In Shared Housing A 24-hour hotline has been launched by Daventry District Council in a bid to improve living conditions for people in privately rented or shared housing. Download This Handy Guide If you do… Continue Reading HMO Hotline

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Planning in the New Local Authority

New Strategic Plan The local planning authorities in what will be the new local authority of West Northamptonshire (i.e. Daventry District, Northampton Borough and South Northamptonshire Councils) with support from Northamptonshire County Council, have agreed to prepare a new Strategic… Continue Reading Planning in the New Local Authority

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School Street Road Closure

Sewer Replacement 16/08/19 Cappagh Contractors, working for Northamptonshire County Council, are planning to replace a sewer cover outside number 3 School Street in Woodford Halse.  To undertake these works safely will the road will be closed for one day on the 16… Continue Reading School Street Road Closure

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Suspicious Van Update

Sergeant Sam Dobbs passed on this update regarding Operation Stock earlier today…. “Since circulating concerns yesterday about a white Ford Transit van registration ending VXK liveried ‘Plantation Shutters’ in our villages near to the Warwickshire border, I could not have… Continue Reading Suspicious Van Update

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Van Appeal

“Operation Stock” Seeks Vehicle Operation Stock is the police response to recent instances of illegal sheep butchery. Following suspicious circumstances on a sheep farm in Warwickshire, just across the county/Daventry boundary, Police are keen to be informed of sightings of… Continue Reading Van Appeal

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Police Are Looking For Advice

Community Members Needed For Independent Advisory Group Daventry and South Northants Neighbourhood Police are currently looking for people in the community to become members of the Independent Advisory Group (IAG).  The IAGs were first introduced in 1999 following Stephen Lawrence… Continue Reading Police Are Looking For Advice

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Chipping Volunteers Needed

It’s rather short notice but the Woodland team has the use of a chipping machine for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week to help clear more vegetation and to continue the work on improving path surfaces. Volunteers are needed… Continue Reading Chipping Volunteers Needed

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Polling Places Review

Use of Social Club Continues Earlier this year Daventry District Council asked for views on planned changes to polling districts, places and stations within the district. This included a proposal to move the polling station at the Social Club to… Continue Reading Polling Places Review

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Sheep Butchery Latest

Man Arrested As Part of “Operation Stock” A man has been arrested as a police investigation into illegal sheep butchery continues. Operation Stock is the Northamptonshire Police investigation into a number of reports of sheep being killed and illegally butchered… Continue Reading Sheep Butchery Latest

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Road Works A361 Byfield

Roadworks.org is showing that the A361 will be closed at the junction with Woodford Road between 29th and 31st July. It is not clear if this is a full time closure or if traffic will be able to get from… Continue Reading Road Works A361 Byfield

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Seeking Young People’s Views

OPFCC Youth Commission; Gangs & Young Drivers Young people in Northamptonshire are being invited to join in the Big Conversation and tell the Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s (OPFCC) Youth Commission what they think about two key issues… Continue Reading Seeking Young People’s Views

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Woodland News

It’s Your Woodland #2 Back in March 2017 we issued “It’s Your Woodland“, introducing the way that the woods were going to be managed for the benefit of the village. Two years later, a lot has happened and you should… Continue Reading Woodland News

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06/19 Woods Committee Minutes

At last Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 26th June 2019 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 26th June 2019 Minutes of the July meeting will be available following… Continue Reading 06/19 Woods Committee Minutes

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Woodford Doctor’s Surgery

Cancelled Due To IT Problems Byfield Medical Centre has apologised and informs that until further notice the clinic that usually runs from 9.00am-10.00am at Woodford Halse Memorial Hall will be cancelled due to an IT issue which NHS England is… Continue Reading Woodford Doctor’s Surgery

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Library This Summer

Holiday Opening & News Woodford Halse Library will be open during the summer holidays on the usual days: Wednesday: 10.00 to 2.00pm Thursday: 2.00 to 6.00pm Friday:  2.00 to 6.00pm There also may be some Saturday opening times during the… Continue Reading Library This Summer

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You Can Help The C.O.P.S.

Bike Ride Appeal Here’s a different police appeal! Northants Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold wants your support for the charity COPS (Care of Police Survivors). Stephen is cycling from London to the National Arboretum in Staffordshire – a… Continue Reading You Can Help The C.O.P.S.

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Sheep Problems

Watch Out For Markers On Fences & Gates Northamptonshire Police have issued this message for all farms and small holdings:- Following a number of sheep being illegally slaughtered and a recent theft of a large number of sheep, we believe those… Continue Reading Sheep Problems

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Vacancy – Caretaker

Parish Council Seeks Caretaker The Parish Council wishes to appoint a caretaker to support users of the village halls, ensure play areas are kept clean and safe and to regularly inspect the public toilets and bus shelters. The details can… Continue Reading Vacancy – Caretaker

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August 2019 Fun Station

Summer Holiday Fun For Kids WEDNESDAY 7th & 21st AUGUST 1.00pm – 3.00pm @ HintonMethodist Church, Woodford Halse. It’s the return of Play Station! A FREE family event FOR ALL AGES: toys & games, crafts, baby and toddler area and … Continue Reading August 2019 Fun Station

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A361 Crash Appeal

Police officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the A361 are appealing for dash cam footage of the area from Monday, July 15, to Tuesday, July 16. The incident happened outside Daventry just after 12pm on Tuesday, July 16,… Continue Reading A361 Crash Appeal

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Byfield Patient Experiences

Patient Experiences Show How Our Local Health Centre Helps Most residents of the Parish will be registered with the Byfield Medical Centre. The Centre has compiled a number stories from patients about their treatment which should help reassure those that… Continue Reading Byfield Patient Experiences

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Borough Hill

Archaeologists Tell The Story of Daventry’s First Settlements Did you know that Daventry’s Borough Hill is the site of one of the biggest ancient hill forts in Britain, dating back over 2000 years? A collaborative project between Museum of London… Continue Reading Borough Hill

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Crime Victims?

Have You Been A Victim Of Crime In The Past 12 Months? Northamptonshire Police have asked us to share this message… Northamptonshire Police Fire and Crime Commission and Northamptonshire Police want to further understand victims’ expectations and experiences of the… Continue Reading Crime Victims?

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07/19 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for this month’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 24th July 2019 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are… Continue Reading 07/19 Woods Committee Agenda

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Risks From Stolen Sheep

Trading Standards Advice After Recent Incidents Councillor Jason Smithers, Northamptonshire County Council cabinet member responsible for Trading Standards, which oversees food and animal welfare enforcement in partnership with Environmental Health, provided guidance on the dangers of buying cheap meat from… Continue Reading Risks From Stolen Sheep

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Two For Music Lovers

Symphony Orchestra & Male Voice Choir Northampton has a lot to offer the music lover. The Northampton Symphony Orchestra has just announced its programme for the coming year with concerts from October onwards and the Northampton Male Voice Choir are… Continue Reading Two For Music Lovers

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Voter Registration

Check your voter details ahead of next year’s elections Residents are being urged to look out for letters dropping onto doormats from this week reminding them to check their voter details are up-to-date. Daventry District Council (DDC) is sending the… Continue Reading Voter Registration

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More Lambs Slaughtered

Incidents at Kelmarsh & Moulton After last weeks appeal there have been further instances of illegal sheep butchery. On Saturday morning, July 13, the remains of at least 10 sheep were found in a field in Harrington Road, Kelmarsh, and… Continue Reading More Lambs Slaughtered

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06/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 11th June 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 11th June 2019 This Month The… Continue Reading 06/19 Parish Council Minutes

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2019 Grand Prix Traffic

The Silverstone circuit has issued advice regarding traffic management for this weekend’s Grand Prix. Attached is a letter to residents in the area which contains the details:- Silverstone Circuit 2019 Traffic Management In addition, Police advise that due to a… Continue Reading 2019 Grand Prix Traffic

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Help With Our Litter Pick

Here’s your chance to help keep the Woodland clean & tidy. The Parish Council is organising a litter pick in the woodland. Update: Free tea & coffee for helpers afterwards in the Old School Cafe. Come along and help. Meet… Continue Reading Help With Our Litter Pick

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Police Appeal : Lambs

Slaughtered & Butchered Lambs Sam Dobbs, Daventry District Neighbourhood Sergeant has asked us to issue this appeal for information….. “Two incidents have understandably caused shock and repulsion in the local and virtual/social media community, with the unlawful killing and butchering… Continue Reading Police Appeal : Lambs

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DDC August Kids Fun

Fun and affordable activities for children this summer Action-packed but affordable activities for children will be taking place at Daventry Leisure Centre every Wednesday throughout the school summer holidays. Organised by Everyone Active in partnership with Daventry District Council, the… Continue Reading DDC August Kids Fun

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Council Update

A small number of updates have been made to the Parish Council page (addition of Robyn Davison as Councillor) and to the Who Does What page (changes in some of the individuals responsibile for parish activities). These two pages provide… Continue Reading Council Update

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White Water?

Anglian Water advise…. You may be experiencing cloudy water due to work that we have been carrying out in your area. For full details, please visit:https://inyourarea.digdat.co.uk/AnglianWater?id=WaterSupplyIssues.31842 It is safe to drink, but for more details please visit our cloudy water… Continue Reading White Water?

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Cadets At The Regatta

Following on from the post this morning on Rural Policing, Northants Police have highlighted how our Regatta helped in their recruitment campaign…        Recruitment Drive at Annual Village Regatta  

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Rural Policing News

Northamptonshire Police have published a newsletter covering the work they are doing to tackle crime in the rural parts of the county. This edition includes:- the new Rural and Wildlife Crime Team Reporting rural crime on-line Livestock worrying and responsible… Continue Reading Rural Policing News

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Old Post Office

A bit of news from Dipikar at the Old Post Office. The shop will be open from 9:30am to 12:30 on Saturday, 6th July with existing stock at bargain prices.

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09/07/19 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting :- Council Agenda 09/07/19  Parish Council meetings are open to the public. All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Points to be covered include:- Reports from Police,… Continue Reading 09/07/19 Council Agenda

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A361 Road Works July 5-7

Traffic Lights South of Byfield There is news of some planned road works between the 5th and 7th July 2019 on the A361. According to the roadworks.org web site, there will be work carried out by OpenReach, south of Byfield… Continue Reading A361 Road Works July 5-7

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05/19 Woods Committee Minutes

At last Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 22nd May 2019 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 22nd May 2019 Minutes of the June meeting will be available following… Continue Reading 05/19 Woods Committee Minutes

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Swimathon

For Water Aid Taking place at Woodford School pool on Thursday 11th July, 5:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information or to get involved, contact Kate Kee at Stablemates or via Facebook. This event is in aid of WaterAid, the charity… Continue Reading Swimathon

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Woodford’s 2019 Regatta

Fun For All! It was the 11th Woodford Regatta last night. Have a look at our gallery of pictures….. Regatta 2019 (And have a look back at previous years… 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)  

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Community Cafe

This is just one of the things that have been going on at the Old School Cafe. This week saw a session on flower arranging at cafe with Janet Cooper (who volunteers her expertise). There’s always art and craft items… Continue Reading Community Cafe

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Regatta Road Closure

Friday 28th June Remember that tonight Station Road will be closed for the Regatta & Street Fayre. The closure will be in operation between the bottom of Parsons Street and Cherwell Terrace. The road will be closed from 5:00pm on… Continue Reading Regatta Road Closure

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Daventry Purse Thefts

Warning & Advice from Northamptonshire Police Police officers in Northamptonshire are issuing a warning to people about a recent spate of handbag and purse thefts. Several incidents have taken place in Daventry Town Centre and have happened mostly in and… Continue Reading Daventry Purse Thefts

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Complaints About Oxford Students

In The 14th Century Oxford students stopping at Canons Ashby priory gave rise to complaints about their behaviour and slovenly dress. Our local National Trust house has just published some snippets of history about the priory, parts of which are… Continue Reading Complaints About Oxford Students

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Rights of Way Improvement Plan

Northants County Council Plan For Comment Northamptonshire County Council has prepared a Rights of Way Improvement Plan in accordance with the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, covering up to the year 2028. The Plan looks at the rights… Continue Reading Rights of Way Improvement Plan

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Litter & The Woods

News From Wednesday Night’s Woodland Committee Meeting Two pieces of news on litter and the Woodland, from Wednesday’s meeting  … Firstly, there will be a Woodland Litter Pick on Saturday 13th July. Volunteers Needed! Please meet in the car park… Continue Reading Litter & The Woods

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Archives at the Regatta

Find Out About Woodford’s History If you are coming along to the Regatta on Friday (and why wouldn’t you be?) here’s a reminder that the Woodford Halse Archives will be in the Memorial Hall. Do visit and take the opportunity… Continue Reading Archives at the Regatta

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Orchard Nursery Fun Day

Family Fun at Orchard Nursery : 6th July 2019 A chance for guided tours around the nursery and special offers to sign up.

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Railway Walk

You may not know but there is a short guide to a walk around Woodford’s old railway heritage available here, on the Signpost. Originally developed with the support of the Woodford Halse Photographic Archive and the footpath warden, the guide… Continue Reading Railway Walk

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July 2019 WOW

The July 2019 edition of the village WOW newsletter is being delivered. This edition includes news about the Library (Northamptonshire County Council Cabinet have ratified the library proposal for Woodford Halse library to continue as a community led library with… Continue Reading July 2019 WOW

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A361 Relief Road Works

A new contractor has been appointed to take over the work on the Chipping Warden relief road according to this article on the Daventry Express website: Contractor Appointed for HS2 Relief Road. More details on the work being done in… Continue Reading A361 Relief Road Works

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Byfield Surgery & Northants Rural PCN

Readers of the Daventry Express may have seen this article “Shakeup for GP Surgeries Next Month” describing how new networks of GP surgeries are to be implemented across Northamptonshire next month. Under this scheme, the Byfield Surgery will become part… Continue Reading Byfield Surgery & Northants Rural PCN

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Watch Your Post Box

Carl Barton, our village PCSO, tweeted the following warning following a reported fraud attempt in the village today….. “Reported credit card fraud in WoodfordHalse. On 2 occasions a black male was seen trying to intercept mail from post boxes attached… Continue Reading Watch Your Post Box

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Community Safety Fun Day

South Northants Council and the emergency services, are hosting a ‘Community Safety Fun Day’ on Sunday, 23 June at the Towcester Recreation Ground on Islington Road (NN12 6AU). Running from 10:00am until 4:00pm, this free event will feature live demonstrations… Continue Reading Community Safety Fun Day

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Summer 2019 Woodland Work

Tree Felling Will Be Restarting Next Week We have just been told that our felling contractors, Powell Forestry, expect to be returning to work in the Great Central Woodland next week. Work will include:- Clearance of previously felled timber. Creating… Continue Reading Summer 2019 Woodland Work

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06/19 Woods Committee Agenda

The agenda for this month’s Great Central Woodland Management Committee is now available. The Committee will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday 26th June 2019 in the Farndon Room, behind the Library. Download a copy of the agenda here. All are… Continue Reading 06/19 Woods Committee Agenda

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Still Time To Be Good (Bad or Ugly)

Grown ups or kids, you can still take part in this year’s regatta. A couple of boats for grown ups are still available and if you get in touch with Janet Cheshire at Village Meats by Friday 21st, you could… Continue Reading Still Time To Be Good (Bad or Ugly)

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10 Days To Go!

It’s almost time for Woodford’s annual  exercise in bonkers fun. We’ve got a river that barely comes over your feet (most of the time) but does that mean we can’t have a regatta? NO! Friday 28th June from 6:00pm is… Continue Reading 10 Days To Go!

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Boiler Burglaries

Carl Barton, our PCSO, just tweeted the following warning…. There were 2 burglaries on new builds in Woodford Halse in the early hours of Sunday morning. Both properties were vacant but central heating boilers were taken. If you are offered… Continue Reading Boiler Burglaries

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Search for a Bangle

Has anyone seen a bangle very similar to this but in gold? It went missing over festival weekend. This is the husband’s bangle and it’s the wife’s that has gone missing and is very similar. Thanks. Please contact the Signpost… Continue Reading Search for a Bangle

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Parish Council Accounts 2018-19

Each year Parish Councils like Woodford cum Membris have to prepare an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) which is reviewed by an external auditor. Your Council spent £179,000 in 2018-19 and manages over £3.9M in community assets (such as… Continue Reading Parish Council Accounts 2018-19

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05/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 14th May 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 14th May 2019 This Month The… Continue Reading 05/19 Parish Council Minutes

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18/06 Estates Committee Agenda

The Estates Committee manages issues relating to the various halls and other property that are owned by the Council. The next meeting of this committee, will take place on 18th June at 7:00pm in the Farndon Room (back of the… Continue Reading 18/06 Estates Committee Agenda

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Yummys for Monies

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Claiming Universal Credit?

Kim Allibone is the new ‘Help to Claim’ advisor for Citizens Advice Daventry and District, supporting people with new Universal Credit claims. Help to Claim is a free, independent service that aims to help claimants from first application through to… Continue Reading Claiming Universal Credit?

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Interested in Neighbourhood Watch?

If you are interested in helping to keep our neighbourhood safer, perhaps you could spare some time and join Woodford’s Neighbourhood Watch. This is part of the national Neighbourhood Watch scheme, supported by Police forces across the UK. You can… Continue Reading Interested in Neighbourhood Watch?

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11/06/19 Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting :- Council Agenda 11/06/19  All are welcome to attend. 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Points to be covered include:- Reports from Police & Woodland Committee. Planning applications: permanent change of… Continue Reading 11/06/19 Council Agenda

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Two Events For June

Here are details of two new events nearby this June, a presentation on archaeology from HS2 and a chance to find out more about moths at Canons Ashby….. HS2 Archaeology Chipping Warden Village Hall Tuesday 11th June 2019, 7:00pm to… Continue Reading Two Events For June

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New Council Vacancy

As a result of the resignation of Iain Osborne, there is a vacancy on the Parish Council. This is the formal notice:- Notice of Casual Vacancy (Iain Osborne) Unless 10 electors of the Parish request an election as described in… Continue Reading New Council Vacancy

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Trees & Parking

A message from the Parish Council…. “Please, will people parking cars on the Byfield Road make sure that cars are not parked on the grass area opposite Wheelright Way and Thatcher Drive. Parking on the grass has prevented  Scotts, the… Continue Reading Trees & Parking

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Security – Update

SSL & HTTPS://  Implemented On The Signpost Well, that turned out to be easier than I expected. Thanks to 1&1IONOS who look after the servers that the Signpost runs on, we now have a bright and shiny SSL security certificate.… Continue Reading Security – Update

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Web Site Security

You may have noticed that your browser shows the Village Signpost as “not secure”. In the address line of your browser you may see an “!”. Different browsers may show this differently, especially if you access the site from a… Continue Reading Web Site Security

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04/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 9th April 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 9th April 2019 This Month The… Continue Reading 04/19 Parish Council Minutes

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DDC’s Housing Hotline

Launched to Help Improve Housing Conditions A new hotline has been launched by Daventry District Council in a bid to improve living conditions for people in privately rented or shared housing. The dedicated number – 01327 302288 – has been… Continue Reading DDC’s Housing Hotline

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Signpost Twitter is Back

For some unfathomable reason our automatic feed to Twitter went off-line a while back and we’ve only just noticed it. It has now been fixed. Not being big Twitter users here, mostly we think tweeting is what the birds on… Continue Reading Signpost Twitter is Back

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Cycle Εvents

Last year the Women’s Tour cycle race visited Woodford. If you were bitten by the bug and want to see more you’ll have to travel a bit further afield this year. (Equally these will be two good days not to… Continue Reading Cycle Εvents

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A361 Road Works

Traffic Lights South of Byfield There is news of some planned road works tomorrow (31st May) on the A361. According to the roadworks.org web site, there will be work going on to install chevron signs, south of Byfield before the… Continue Reading A361 Road Works

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Library on Saturday

Trial Opening Here’s some news from Patricia Darby, who is coordinating Woodford’s Community Library initiative on behalf of the Parish Council. The library will be open on Saturday 1st June from 10.00 to 12.00 as an extra session this week.… Continue Reading Library on Saturday

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June 2019 WOW

The June 2019 edition of the village WOW newsletter is being delivered. This edition includes details of the upcoming Summer Festival (7th to 9th June) and Regatta (28th June) as well as the usual directory of handy parish contacts. Here… Continue Reading June 2019 WOW

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Church Diary Update

The Church Diary has been updated with details of services for June. Thanks to Pam Hicks for the details. Church Diary

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Woodland Map

We’ve added a new improved map to the Great Central Woodland page, showing existing and planned paths and highlighting the location of the Memorial Glade and the story circle. You can download a copy of the map for printing.

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04/19 Woods Committee Minutes

At Wednesday’s meeting of the Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting on 24th April 2019 were approved. They are available here: Woodland Committee Minutes 24th April 2019 Minutes of the May meeting will be available following the… Continue Reading 04/19 Woods Committee Minutes

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Change of Polling Station

Social Club Polling Moves To The Memorial Hall Don’t forget for today’s Euro elections! If you are usually used to casting your vote in a polling station at the Social Club; for this election the polling station is located in… Continue Reading Change of Polling Station

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HS2 Plans For Northants

Latest News From HS2 HS2 has published the Local Area Engagement Plan: Northamptonshire which provides details of planned works along the route in our county. The plan aims to do the following:- introduces you to your local HS2 Community Engagement… Continue Reading HS2 Plans For Northants

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NCC Consultation

Specialist Provision for Children and Young People Northamptonshire County Council is consulting on additional special provision in the county for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans. Increasing the capacity of authorities to make provision for children… Continue Reading NCC Consultation