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  • Santa’s On His Way – Tuesday’s Code

    Santa is coming to Woodford Halse, Eydon and Boddington on 7th, 8th and 9th December!

    Roads he will be visiting each day below!

    You can track Santa on your iPhone (code for Tuesday: IFX-QXY. Turn off your location in the app too!): Life 360 Tracker App

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    Where To See Santa

    6pm until 8.30pm each night….

    Tuesday 7th: Red Road Estate, Woodford Meadows, Gorse, Manor, Nelson, Townsend, Adams, Top of Byfield Rd, Membris, Central, Tree roads, Anscomb, Pool St.

    Wednesday 8th: Byfield Road, Phipps, Flower Roads, Bird Roads, Station Road, Cherwell, Sidney, Castle, Percy, Church, School, High St, South St, Scrivens.

    Thursday 9th: Eydon, then Upper and Lower Boddington.

    Collecting for the School & Fire Fighters

    We will be collecting on the night or you can donate online: Woodford Halse Sanata Collection at Just Giving.

    All proceeds from the collection will be split equally between the Friends of Woodford Halse C of E Academy and The Fire Fighters Charity as always.

  • Recycling Dec 2021-Nov2022

    Woodford’s Recycling Day Is Still Monday

    West Northants District Council has issued the following recycling calendar for the Daventry area, which includes Woodford Halse.

    Our collection day is unchanged. Collectioncs continue with food waste every week, garden waste and recycling every two weeks and general waste every three weeks.

    Please ensure that your bins are out by 06:30am on collection days. recycling 12-21 to 11-22


    Click to download and print.


  • St Mary’s Readings: 5/12/2021

    Second Sunday of Advent

    Here is the pew sheet and readings for this Sunday.

    You can keep up to date with activities in the church via their websites.

    Website – opens in a new windowFiveWays Benefice (

    Facebook – opens in a new windowThe Fiveways Benefice

    Twitter –  opens in a new window5WaysChurches (@5_churches)

    Pew Sheet 5th December

    Pew sheet 5.12.2021

    Download the pew sheet to save or print

    This weeks Church News also includes an update from the Sheepfold, a charity supported by the congregation of St Mary’s.

    Sheepfold News Advent 21

    Click to download your copy.

    The Church Post Lockdown

    Some churches in the benefice are also open for private prayer. See notices outside each church for days and times. Plans for church services open to the public are included in the Pew Sheet.

    The Church of England has a free dial-in worship service to bring prayer to people’s homes while churches are closed because of the corona virus pandemic.

    Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

    The national line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.



  • Phipps Road Closure: December 2021

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    A few people have asked about how long Phipps Road is expected to be closed for.

    According to the information we have from the closure is expected to remain in place until 12th December 2021.Road Works Warning Sign

  • Medical Centre Planning Update

    Information From West Northants Council

    The planning application for the new Byfield Medical Centre has now been amended and West Northants Council are asking for comments by post, email or via their web site before a decision is made

    You can see the details of the amendments by clicking on the tab “View Documents” on this page of the Daventry planning applications site.

    (Alternatively you can search for the reference DA/2017/0826)

    Any comments must be received by West Northants Council by 15th December 2021. You can comment on the application via the link above.

    Comments by post, email to Mrs C. Phillips or via the web site must include your postal address and quote the reference DA/2017/0826 (AMENDED).

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  • Refuse Collection & Council Services Xmas 2021

    Services From West Northants Council

    Council offices & council libraries (for Woodford’s Community Library see here) will be closed from Christmas Day until they reopen on Monday 4 January 2021.

    Essential services, such as waste and recycling collections and street cleaning will continue over the festive period, and there will also continue to be arrangements in place in the event of an emergency.

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    Find out more about waste and recycling collections, office opening times and online services below:-

    Waste and Recycling Collections

    Collection schedules

    Collections will continue to take place as usual over the Christmas and New Year period, except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

    More details can be found here.

    Additional recycling can be presented alongside your bins or boxes in clear sacks or in additional boxes.

    Food Waste Collections

    Food waste bins will continue to be collected on their usual weekly schedule. Please remember you can recycle leftover raw and cooked foods, including veg peelings, egg shells, out-of-date food, plate scrapings, solid fats, meat and fish bones. Please do not put any liquids in the caddy.

    Garden Waste Collections

    Those subscribed to the service are advised there will a short break in collections between the week beginning 27 December and 7th January,

    General Waste Collections

    Black bins containing general waste will continue to be collected as normal on their three-weekly cycle. Please make sure you recycle as much as possible as black bins with raised lids or bags of rubbish left next to your bin will not be collected.

    Real Christmas trees

    If you have a real Christmas tree you can put it out for collection in the week beginning Monday 10 January.

    It should be placed next to your bins on your normal collection day. Those subscribed to the garden waste service can place their trees next to their garden waste bins..

    There are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees, but they can be taken to your local household waste recycling centre: Where is the nearest recycling centre?

    What Can I Recycle?

    Find out more information about what can be put in each bin at: What can I recycle?

    Report a Missed Collection

    Council offices and Contact Centre will be closed from Christmas Day, reopening on Monday 4 January. During this period any missed collections can be reported via the online self-serve system: Missed Collections

    Council Opening Times

    Details of the Council’s opening times for libraries and other services can be found here on their web site or by following them on Facebook.

  • St Mary’s Church Services Dec 2021

    The church is happy to welcome everyone back to St Mary’s. Although current Covid restrictions do not require you to wear a mask, the church is mindful of those in the congregation who have reservations so if you wish to sit at a distance, wear a mask or not sing we will respect this.

    For the Christmas period we have included services at other churches in the locality.

     Sunday 5th December No service at St Mary’s (service at Eydon)
    Sunday 12th December – 6:00pm Carol Service
    Sunday 19th December – 11:00am Holy Communion
    Friday 24th December – 4:00pm Candlelit Crib Service
    Friday 24th December – 11:30pm Midnight Mass at Byfield
    Saturday 25th December – 09:30am Holy Communion at Boddington
    Saturday 25th December – 11:00am Family Service at Aston Le Walls
    Sunday 26th December – 11:00am Holy Communion




  • Community Infrastructure Levy 2020-21

    The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge that helps local authorities to deliver infrastructure to support their area.

    Since the Woodfordford cum Membris Neighbourhood Development Plan was approved in April 2018, the parish is eligible for 25% of CIL raised on developments in the Parish.

    The Parish is required to report the amount of the levy received in each financial year, how much is spent and on what. Only certain types of spend can be covered by money received under the CIL.

    The report of the year ending 31st March 2021 is available here:-

    20211201 gps wcmpc CIL at 31 march 2021


    Download the 2019-20 CIL Report here.

    As can be seen, a further £49,920 was spent on completing the street lighting refurbishment programme, slightly more than the amount of CIL received in the year. A balance of £26,986 remained on hand for future projects and this amount was retained in the Parish accounts at the end of the year.

    This report has been also been added to the Council Accounts for Previous Years page.


  • HS2 Edgcote Viaduct Final Design

    In October 2020 HS2 shared their plans for the viaduct to be constructed, carrying the line over the Cherwell flood plain and crossing the road from Eydon to Egcote & Wardington just after the junction with the Welsh Road.

    HS2 are now running an online event to share the final designs for the Lower Thorpe and Edgcote Viaducts in Northamptonshire.

    The online presentation (“webinar”) is on 15 December 6-7pm. You will be able to hear more about how HS2’s designs have developed and how you can be kept up to date on the construction works in your area.

    Edgcote Viaduct

    Original Design for the Edgcote Viaduct

    Find Out More

    You can register for the online webinar here.

    Additionally, a dedicated ‘You Said, We Did’ webpage will be available to view from Monday 13 December.  You will be able to view the latest design boards, see the questions that were submitted at earlier events and HS2 responses to your feedback.


    HS2 Rouute Map Edgcote

  • Masks On For The Library, Please

    In Line With Government Guidelines

    Please note that the Woodford Halse Community Library remains open but face masks need to be worn in line with current government guidelines.
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    So, whoever your favorite fictional superhero might be, this is what you’ll need to visit the Community Library….

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