The Prattler – October 2020

The Prattler is run by an active voluntary committee comprising of Sue Boutle, Christine Watts, Vicki Hamblin, Jez Wilson, Nick Essex, Richard Musson and Mary Rice. If you would like to submit articles or have any suggestions for future issues, please contact us.

The newspaper is supported by donations from the Parish Council, the Parish Church, the Baptist Church, Heyford W.I., Heyford Gardening Club, Heyford Singers, the Bowls Club, the Village Hall and Heyford Picturedrome as well as our advertisers.

Thanks are also due to the volunteers who distribute it every month.

Nether Heyford British Legion – Poppy Appeal 2020

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion, is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.

Nether Heyford British Legion

The Nether Heyford British Legion are not able to order poppies this year from the British Legion (individual branches cannot order them this year). Poppies are normally sold door to door throughout the village and in the village pubs and shops to raise funds for the Nether Heyford branch of The British Legion.

A coffee morning is also usually held to raise funds but is not possible this year either.

The funds raised in the village go directly to the local village branch and helps to pay for the wreaths that are laid on the war memorial on Remembrance Day in November.

Upon hearing about this situation in early September, a crowdfunding page was set up on the JustGiving website:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/netherheyfordbritishlegion

to simply raise £80 to order some wreaths for November.

With amazing speed and generosity £290 was quickly raised – combining that with some cash and cheque donations sent through the post, a grand total of £405 was raised for the local village British Legion branch helping towards remembrance day 2020 and beyond.

Many thanks for all those that donated which included :

Gary Richmond | Aly & Rich | Joan & Alex | Trev Clarkey | Marie Hanlon | Sarah Hawkins | Birkett family | Jadine | Simon & Debbie | Heyford Athletic FC | Brian and Maxine Edgington | Stu and Emma | Sue Boutle | Jez Wilson | Gary McMahon | Lesely Faulkner | Jill Garratt | The Gilkes Family | The Wray’s

& many more donors who chose to remain anonymous

Jez Wilson – September 2020

The Prattler – September 2020

The Prattler is run by an active voluntary committee comprising of Sue Boutle, Christine Watts, Vicki Hamblin, Jez Wilson, Nick Essex, Richard Musson and Mary Rice. If you would like to submit articles or have any suggestions for future issues, please contact us.

The newspaper is supported by donations from the Parish Council, the Parish Church, the Baptist Church, Heyford W.I., Heyford Gardening Club, Heyford Singers, the Bowls Club, the Village Hall and Heyford Picturedrome as well as our advertisers.

Thanks are also due to the volunteers who distribute it every month.

Great British September Clean – Saturday 19th September 2020

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Great British September Clean Up – Nether Heyford 

The clean up of our village which was cancelled earlier this year will now take place on Saturday 19th September.

Litter Pickers can be loaned from Sunrise Cottage, 15 The Green. Disposable gloves are also available.

If people can let me know which location they are cleaning, we can ensure that the whole village is cleared. Also if you can let me know the number of sacks / bags you have picked up, I can notify the Keep Britain Tidy Group.

Sue Boutle – Editor – The Prattler – heyford_prattler@yahoo.co.uk

Please ensure that you follow the 2020 Coronavirus guidelines to make sure that everyone stays safe while doing their bit for the environment and being part of the pick.

For more information on this national campaign from Keep Britain Tidy visit the Great British September Clean website

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SOFEA Nether Heyford emergency community larder

The community larder deliveries have now ceased after 15 weeks. We hope you found the deliveries useful. If circumstances change and you experience an emergency situation around food or medicine supplies, please do not hesitate to contact one of us and we will endeavour to help and support you.

Charles Kiloh & Lynda Eales 07779 900860 | Jez Wilson 07761 672376 | Sue Boutle 07500 636009 | Faye Brassett 07827 707599 | Rev Stephen Burrow 01327 344436

“Thank you for your support for the Emergency Community Larders that were put in place with your help at Lockdown.  Since then 1588 food boxes have been delivered into Nether Heyford with the help of your local volunteers.  Thank you for your help in communicating this project with and supporting your own village during these unprecedented times.
Thank you again for your part in the Emergency larder, together we delivered 17084 food boxes into 74 villages with over 500 volunteers and 20 charity partners.  A truly magnificent South Northamptonshire response to a global crisis.
It has been a privilege and pleasure to work with you.”
Miranda Wixon – SOFEA
News: 
Could COVID19 have found a cure for loneliness in South Northants?

About My Area 25/08/2020

Volunteers deliver more than 17,000 food boxes to isolated people in need across south Northamptonshire during lockdown‘It’s just been incredible that people want to help each other – it’s been a very uniquely Northamptonshire project’

Daventry Express 27/08/2020

Northampton Chronicle & Echo 27/08/2020

Links: heyfordprattler.org/coronavirus | netherheyfordparishcouncil.org.uk

SOFEA:

SOFEA

Website: www.sofea.uk.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SOFEACommunityLarder
Email: communitylarder@sofea.uk.com
Donate: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sofeacommunitylarder

Nether Heyford Volunteers

Nether Heyford & Upper Heyford Neighbourhood Watch – How to Join

STEP 1: JOIN THE OURWATCH.ORG.UK NATIONAL NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH WEBSITE

Visit www.ourwatch.org.uk/scheme/25380/nether-heyford-and-upper-heyford – select the middle box – “Not a member yet ? – JOIN”

Complete your details in the online form (Name, Postcode, Email Address) then click the “Join Us” box. You will then receive a code via email which is needed to enter on the next screen for verification. Complete further details via the next online form (House Number, Check Map Marker, Year of Birth, Choose a password)

Options are now given to subscribe to email messages from other licenced information providers: Fire & Rescue Service | Get Safe Online | Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner | SGN (Gas Emergency Service) | The Police | Action Fraud (NFIB)

You are now successfully registered as a member of www.ourwatch.org.uk – You will receive an email with your unique membership number. [Keep your membership number safe as it can be used to claim discounts and member benefits]

STEP 2: JOIN THE LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME FOR NETHER HEYFORD AND UPPER HEYFORD

Select the option “SCHEME ADMIN” from the top navigation menu – Then select “Nether Heyford and Upper Heyford” from your local schemes options to join.

STEP 3: SIGN UP TO NORTHAMPTONSHIRE NEIGHBOURHOOD EMAIL ALERTS FOR NETHER HEYFORD AND UPPER HEYFORD

Select the option “MESSAGES” from the top navigation menu and then select “Alerting Areas”. Use the region options next to the map and using the + symbol select England > East Midlands > Northamptonshire > South Northants District > S014 Heyfords and Bugbrooke – then tick the box and finish by clicking the yellow box “Save extra alerting level”

You should now be fully signed up. If you experience any difficulties please visit: www.ourwatch.org.uk/scheme/25380/nether-heyford-and-upper-heyford and use the button “Send a message EMAIL SCHEME COORDINATOR”

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert is a free messaging service that allows Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations keep you informed about issues in your area that are relevant to you. Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive information about crime and suspicious activity where you live or work – helping to prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour.

Jez Wilson – August 2020

The Prattler – Editors Notes – July & August 2020

Editors Note

This Prattler covers the months of July and August. The next one will be published on
September 1st by which time hopefully we will be more or less back to normal with our
clubs and activities.

Thanks are due to everyone that has helped and entertained the villages during the
lockdown. The community spirit of the Heyfords is alive and well.

Sue

The Prattler is run by an active voluntary committee comprising of Sue Boutle,
Christine Watts, Vicki Hamblin, Jez Wilson, Nick Essex, Richard Musson and
Mary Rice. If you would like to submit articles or have any suggestions for future
issues, please contact us.

The newspaper is supported by donations from the Parish Council, the Parish Church, the Baptist Church, Heyford W.I., Heyford Gardening Club, Heyford
Singers, the Bowls Club, the Village Hall and Heyford Picturedrome as well as
our advertisers.

Thanks are also due to the volunteers who distribute it every month.

Advertising in The Prattler

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£5 for a small business card advert
£10 for a quarter page
£15 for half a page
£30 for a full page

For more information and examples of advertising visit: https://heyfordprattler.org/contact

The Prattler – June 2020

The Prattler is run by an active voluntary committee comprising of Sue Boutle,
Christine Watts, Vicki Hamblin, Jez Wilson, Nick Essex, Richard Musson and
Mary Rice. If you would like to submit articles or have any suggestions for future
issues, please contact us.

The newspaper is supported by donations from the Parish Council, the Parish Church, the Baptist Church, Heyford W.I., Heyford Gardening Club, Heyford
Singers, the Bowls Club, the Village Hall and Heyford Picturedrome as well as
our advertisers.

Thanks are also due to the volunteers who distribute it every month.