Defibrillators – July 2019

I have now changed the defibrillator cabinet codes. THEY ARE NOW BOTH THE SAME. The reason for doing this is so that even if you go to the wrong one with the code the ambulance service have issued you with, you will still be able to unlock it and gain access to the defibrillator.

If you have been sent to fetch a defibrillator, the call handler will issue you with a code to access the cabinet that is showing as nearest to you and they will always advise the address of that defibrillator.

In Nether Heyford there are two locations.

1 – on the side wall of the One Stop shop
2 – at the playing fields, in the bowls club car park.

I would strongly advise everyone to familiarise yourself with these locations.

I understand that it is sometimes easier to go to the shop instead of the playing fields, especially if the gates are locked but it is important that you let either myself or someone on the Parish Council know ASAP that you have done this, especially if you were advised to go to the other location.

When you are given a code to access the cabinet, that defibrillator is taken off the system. If you were asked to go to the playing fields but decided the shop would be quicker and easier, whilst that is OK now, you will potentially have the wrong one removed from the system and the next person to call 999 might be sent to an empty cabinet.

If you are unfortunate enough to need to use the defibrillators, please inform either me or the Parish Council ASAP so we can get the defibrillator back in service straight away. The pads will need changing and the battery checked before it can go live again.

Mark Taylor

Heyford Bowls Club – July 2019


At last it can be revealed. By the time you read this item Heyford Bowls Club will have returned from their first ever bowls tour. We took a party of 43 to the Isle of Wight, including 33 bowlers; enough for 7 rinks of 4 for our three games and 5 reserves. Obviously at the time of writing these notes we are still to leave so I cannot tell you how we got on. All I do know is that everyone is looking forward to our adventure.

On the friendly front we have now won 6, lost 4 and drawn 1 of our 10 games. Our
home games in July are: –

Monday 1st Daventry Town 6.30
Wednesday 3rd St Crispin Ladies 6.30
Thursday 11th Woodford Halse 6.30
Monday 15th Earls Barton 6.30
Tuesday 16th Roade Ladies 6.30
Thursday 18th Cold Ashby 6.30
Sunday 21st Abington 2.30
Wednesday 24th Kislingbury Ladies 6.30
Saturday 27th Bugbrooke 2.30
Monday 29th Wootton 6.30
Tuesday 30th Byfield Ladies 6.30

And August

Monday 5th Bugbrooke 6.30
Tuesday 6th St Crispin 6.30
Thursday 8th Woodford Halse Ladies 6.30
Saturday 10th Brington 2.30
Thursday 15th Kislingbury 6.30
Sunday 18th Golden Horse 2.30
Sunday 25th Whyte Melville 2.30

So that’s brought you up to date. Now where’s that suitcase?

Geoff Allen – 01327 349909

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Heyford Bowls Club – June 2019


On the 28th April saw a good turnout for the Mixed Bowls Singles Championship, to be decided by a knock-out system of games each consisting of seven ends. An excellent series of games developed with the women coming out on top. The final turned out to be an outstanding game with some great bowling and a score of 4-4 going into the last end. It was finally won by Rosemary Haddon over Jean Culling by the score of 6-4. The Norman and Viv Browne Trophy for the highest score in one match was won by Sandy Davies with a magnificent score of 18. This is our last competition until September so time to enjoy the friendly summer games.

The ‘WARDINGTON LEAGUE’ has now ended with Nether Heyford indoor bowls team finishing a very respectable second. We were presented with a cup for runners up at the end of the season closing competition at Moreton Pinkney. £800 was raised for charity over the season’s games and distributed between four worthy charities. 

For more bowls club information please visit our website:

Den Taylor


At the time of writing it’s won three, lost three, in our friendly matches. The weather has been pretty average as well. In June we shall be at home on :-

Saturday 1st Byfield 2.30
Monday 3rd West End 6.30
Thursday 6th West Haddon 6.30
Sunday 9th Cogenhoe 2.30
Saturday 22nd Harpole 2.30
Saturday 29th Ladies Day 2.00

There’s also a first-time event taking place later this month that I don’t want to say too much about at this time. All will be revealed next month. Intrigued? Watch this space

Geoff Allen – 01327 349909



Heyford Bowls Club – May 2019


The ‘LADIES PAIRS’ Competition was played on 23rd March and saw six teams contesting for the trophy. After a number of elimination games of six ends, the two highest scorers would then proceed to the final. This produced an excellent standard of bowling, which was maintained throughout the competition. The final was won by JEAN CULLIN and PAULINE THACKRAY over ROSEMARY DUNKLEY and PAULINE GROOM, by the score of 11 to 3.

Our last competition until September, ‘THE MIXED PAIRS’ will have been played on the 27th April, which will be reported on in the next issue. A very entertaining fixture, the OUTDOOR v INDOOR has unfortunately had to be postponed until a later date.

The ‘WARDINGTON LEAGUE’ matches are now finished and were enjoyed by all
who took part.

For more bowls club information please visit our website:

Den Taylor


We have to admit that our green is not looking as pristine as we would like it. A combination of winter weather conditions and an unexplained reason why our seed did not germinate as usual has led to some bare patches. However, we are hoping the warmer weather will improve the situation.

Our home matches in May are:

Saturday 4th Northampton BBOB 2:30 pm

Sunday 12th Kingsthorpe 2:30 pm

Monday 20th Roade 6:30 pm

Thursday 23rd Daventry Town 6:30 pm

Saturday 25th Internal Drawn Triples 2 pm

On Sunday 26th we will be holding an Open Day from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, when
anyone, any age, can come along and try bowls. All you need are a pair of flat
soled shoes (although we can supply these as well). Everything else we provide.
Give it a go; we’ll be pleased to see you.

Geoff Allen – 01327 349909



Heyford Bowls Club – April 2019


Our last match in the Wardington League was played on the 6th February at
Boddington. It proved to be a hard fought game. Heyford lost the match with a loss
on one mat and a draw on the other.

Our next club competition, the MIXED SINGLES, will be played on Saturday 27th
April, start time 1.30pm. This will be very highly contested, so names down please
in the usual way.

Our annual fixture, the outdoor v the indoor, which seems to come round very
quickly, will be played on the outdoor green on Saturday 20th April, start at 2pm.
This game of course will depend on green condition and weather.

Thanks to all our members, good support is being maintained at our Wednesday
bowling sessions.

For more bowls club information please visit our website:

Den Taylor


April sees the start of the outdoor bowls season. At the time of writing we don’t know when the green will be open. That will be decided at the next committee meeting on 2nd April. What we do know is that the first home game will be against the club’s short mat section on Saturday 20th April, the same day as the Quiz Night in the Village Hall at 7.00pm. A week later our first game against another club is at Cogenhoe.

Also, on the social front our Fish and Chip supper night is on Saturday 6th April in the Village Hall.

More next month on our Open Day on Sunday 26th May. In the meantime, if you want to find out more about Heyford Bowls Club, give me a call. I won’t bite.

Geoff Allen



Heyford Sports 300-Club – Winners


2019 – February 300-Club Winners
1st (£65) Mike Davison (14)
2nd (£30) Wendy Allen (89)


2018 – December 300-Club Winners
1st (£65) D. Dawley (202)
2nd (£30) Tennis Club (151)

2018 – November 300-Club Winners
1st (£65) Mark Smith (30)
2nd (£30) Football Club (51)

2018 – October 300-Club Winners
1st (£65) Ella Adams (62)
2nd (£30) Peter MacIntosh (136)

2018 – September 300-Club Winners
1st (£65) Richard Denny (231)
2nd (£30) Tennis Club (144)