Category Archives: Signposts to the Signpost

Signposts to the Signpost-8: Local Support

Help for Health

support groupsThere are many organisations around the country that can help with a range of physical and mental health needs.

We can’t hope to catalogue them all on the Signpost but we like to publicise those we do come across and we keep a page with links to some of them here.

You can also find this page from the home page using the top menu under Local Directory / Local Healthcare scroll down to find the link to “Support Groups”.

Recently we were contacted by Rehab4Addicition and we’re happy to add them to this list.

Rehab4Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction is a UK-based addiction and mental health helpline.

Each year, they help thousands of people experiencing the issues such as alocohol, drug and other substance adddiction and many other mental health issues. Rehab4addiction helps those worried by these problems to identify and access treatment options, including understanding the costs of treatment.

Those worried by their alcohol use with the festive season approaching may find the following page helpful: rehab4addiction.co.uk’s Alcohol Rehab page.

(As always with commercial organisations, the Parish Council does not endorse or recommend any single organisation. Information is provided to help local residents identify organisations that may be able to help them.)

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Signposts to the Signpost-7: Local Events

What’s Happening Woodford?

signpost eventsAs we all start getting used to the idea of meeting friends and families again, all sorts of events are starting up in the village.

Many of these appear on the village facebook page but for those that don’t “do” facebook, we keep a list of the ones we know about here on our Events page.

You can find it from the home page using the top menu or you can always search online for “Woodford Halse Local Events”.

Either way you can always find the events we know about that are coming up in the next few months. And they don’t disappear the way that facebook posts sometimes do!

We’re always happy to promote local events (whether or not they are in the halls run by the Parish Council)  just send the details to signposteditor@woodfordcummembris-pc.org and we’ll see it gets included. We try to include all the ones we see on Facebook or in the WOW but in case we miss yours, just send an email.

The Signpost gets over 6000 visits each month so it’s well worth while promoting your event here and, of course, it’s free.

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Signposts to the Signpost-6: Local History

Local History

History SignpostWoodford Halse has an interesting history stretching back to before Roman times.

There are many ways to find out about our village’s history.

We’ve collected up some stories and pictures from the village’s history on this page (find it under the top menu “Now & Then“)

You can see a map of how the village looked in around 1900, download a short history of the village and find out about Woodford Halse and the railway that ran through the heart of the village until the 1960’s.

Learning More About Our History

You can find out more about the village’s history in the Local History section of the Community Library, or you can find more photographs and historic detail at the Woodford Halse Archive Trust. There is also a History Society in the village which focuses on wider areas of histroic interest.

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Signposts to the Signpost-5: Parish Council

About Your Parish Council

signpost to the parish councilThe Signpost is published by your Parish Council. The Parish Council isn’t anything to do with the church. It is part of the national system of Local Government and is paid for from your Council Tax.

It provides some local services and owns and cares for local assets such as the village halls and the Great Central Woodland.

The council has to publish details of its meetings, its decisions and its accounts. All of that information can be found in the Parish Council section of the Signpost.

Parish Council members and other roles such as the Highways Warden, Footpath Warden, Flood Warden, Wildlife Warden (and the web site editor!) are all unpaid volunteers. There are some paid parish staff, including the Parish Clerk, an admin officer and bookings clerk and the parish handyman. Councillors are always happy for residents to raise concerns on local issues with them, even though the Council, by law, can only deal with certain things. Council members have to meet various standards to ensure they act fairly and in the interests of residents. You can find details of the standards that the Council follows here.

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Signposts to the Signpost-4: Local Business

Local Businesses

signpost sign businessFirst of all welcome back to all those local businesses that have been closed during lock-down and are re-opening this week….

  • Faulkners Footwear
  • Jets Barbershop
  • Maddison Peach Beauty
  • Mr Mannions Barbers
  • Old School Cafe
  • Top to Toe Hairdressing

And, of course, thanks to all those that could stay open and were able to keep us going during lockdown too.

Although the Signpost is published by the Parish Council and is concerned mainly with local government issues we want to do all we can to promote local businesses and to let residents know about businesses in the area.

In order to do this we publish a directory of local businesses with details of how to reach them and we are always happy to get new ones to add.

The Parish Council does not recommend any business but you can find details of businesses based in the village or serving the village here. We also have a sheet showing opening times which we try to keep up to date. Any local business can let us know their details.

You can also find out about local employment opportunities here. We are always happy to post details of local jobs if asked to.

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Signposts to the Signpost-3: West Northants

West Northamptonshire Council

west noprthamptonshire scenic routeOn 1st April, West Northamptonshire Council will replace Daventry District Council, South Northamptonshire District Council, Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire County Council as the local government body responsible for this area.

The new council’s web site is www.westnorthants.gov.uk/

You can follow the new council on Facebook or on Twitter.

We will update the Signpost’s pages with links to the new council’s web site as quickly as we can.  We will also rearrange our pages on local government services.

News items on the Signpost put up before April 1st will still carry links to the old district and country council web sites and those may not work. As there are more than 250 potentially affected news items, we do not intend to update those old posts.

map of west northamptonshire

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Signposts to the Signpost-2: Local Walks

Footpaths & Nearby Walks

local walks signPart of the Signpost carries a guide to local walks. It’s one of our most popular pages!

There are six guides with maps that you can download and use. These cover walks on public footpaths around the village.

You can also find walks that explore Woodford’s railway heritage and links to local rights of way.

And we’ve included links to web sites where you can find walks in the countryside nearby.

Follow the Woodford Walks page on Facebook for updates.

Watch out for the roadsigns that we’ll use to identify these posts. Keep track of them all on the Signposts to the Signpost page.

walking boot footsteps

Signposts to the Signpost

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Signposts to the Signpost-1

Responding To Your Feedback

One thing that was asked for in this year’s Signpost user survey was to highlight what can be found on the Signpost.

So, we’re going to introduce “Signposts to the Signpost”. These updates will point out the various parts of the Signpost that might be of interest and perhaps have been overlooked.

Watch out for the roadsigns like this one that we’ll use to identify these posts. Keep track of them all on this page.

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