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July Parish Council Meeting

At July Parish Council meeting Councillors hear that part of the funding for the improved footpath to the old railway line (Greenway) had fallen through. Other sources were now being investigated. Correspondence from ENC was also discussed regarding the extension of the hard surface, from Woodford Lock to.... more

St Mary's Church

18 July 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of the reopening of St Mary’s Church, Woodford following the great restoration of 1865/7 carried out under the leadership of Rev Christopher Smyth.

Rev Smyth (a native of Louth, Lincolnshire) became Rector of St Mary’s Church Woodford at Christmas 1856 moving from Great Yarmouth where he had acted as curate. He married Clementina Royds (a “Lancashire lass”) in 1857. Rev Smyth was very influential in the restoration. More here.

July Weather

July was the wettest July since 2012 with 83mm falling (average is 50mm) and the wettest month since August 2014. Rainfall for the last twelve months however is 504mm against a norm of 600mm. The average temperature was about 1C below average.

Motocross

Future motocross events in Thrapston Road are planned to take place on the weekends of 10th September and 8th October.

The motocross track has been vandalised in recent months through misuse by unauthorised persons. If you have any information as to who could have caused the damage, please let the Police know, or contact the Clerk to Woodford Parish Council and the information will be passed on to the leaseholders and Police

River Safety

Drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death among children in the UK. One person drowns every 20 hours in the UK and hundreds more suffer life changing injuries through near drowning. For more information follow this link

Woodford Remembers...

The Village Diary includes dates commemorating the centenary of the deaths of those named on the Village War Memorials. On the actual anniversary date a biographical note will also be posted.More details

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