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Local Businesses


This is a list to help those who move to the village who are unsure as to whom to contact for a particular job. It is not exhaustive, but the people listed below are regularly used by Helmdon villagers. It is in two sections, In Helmdon, and Out of Village. No responsibility is taken for inclusion of these businesses on the web site.  If there are any errors/deletions/additions please e-mail the website editor.


                        NB The newest entries are indicated in red

In Helmdon

Bed and Breakfast Phyllis King
Astwell Milll, Helmdon, Northants., NN13 5QU

Tel: 01295 760507


Bed & Breakfast

The Bell Inn. Jessica Jiang. A traditional country pub offering superb accommodation consisting of three chalet cottages built to a high specification adjacent to the pub. With historic Banbury, Warwick and Oxford only a short drive away The Bell is a perfect choice for a perfect weekend break.  It can also be your base for the Silverstone Grand Prix race weekend. Telephone 01295 768155

Tel: 01295 768155


The Bell Inn Food at the Bell. Richard and Saly have introduced a new Helmdon tradition.  Come to the Bell on any Thursday evening and have your dinner cooked for you! For just £5 per person you can tuck into some tasty English food.  There is just one dish served up on Thursdays so go into the Bell to see what is on offer.

Tel: 01295 768155


Birth Preparation Classes

Antenatal classes and Baby Yoga, Massage & Calming Courses.

Daisy Birthing® antenatal classes are a combination of pregnancy yoga-a-inspired movement, birth education, breathing techniques and relaxation, to prepare emotionally and physically for labour and birth. Daisy Baby™ combines baby yoga, baby masssage techniques, getting to know each other exercises, soft movements and relaxations for mum and baby, white noise exercises, and social baby time, alongside vital education to help you understand the 4th trimester and make the most of these early days with your baby.

Vicki Wilkinson, Tums to Tiddlers
Mobile: 07581 559856






Builders/plumbers/electricians Family run business! Clive Turnham is an electrician and plumber, james Turnham is an electrician and general builder, Ben Turnham is a carpenter and general builder and John Wilson is a general builder.

We do all kinds of construction, from small extensions to complete builds to bathroom upgrades, driveways, plastering, tiling, fencing, electrical repairs, fuse board upgrades, boiler installations, cylinder upgrades.

You can see our work all around the village. Call us today!

James Turnham
01295 768906 / 07764 768526 / e-mail

Clive Turnham - 01295 760581

John Wilson - 01295 768302

Builder & Decorator

Gerald Holt

Tel: 01295 760652

Bus Service County Connect www.county-connect.co.uk

Care Service

Marshall Home Care, Specialist providers of live-in care, personal care, cleaning/shopping, medication care, etc. All carers are fully trained.

Mobile: 07449 640734



Carpenter & Joiner

Chris Saunders

Tel: 01295 760721

Children’s Services Cha Char Chimps - Award winning, confidence building, interactive musical fun for pre-school children. In the Reading Room every week from Friday 4 October 2013 10-11am.
Vanessa Smith  email
Phone Ness:- 07917 683330 Facebook:www.facebook.com/CCChimps
Cleaning Services Scrubz Cleaning
Quite simply my aim is to provide you with a professional friendly cleaning service which is flexible to meet your needs.

Laura Wilson
Phone: 01295 768302
Mobile: 07976 326081
web site

Electrical Services RJB Electrical
Industriial • Commercal • Domestic • No obligation Survey & Quotation

Tel: 01295 768204
Mobile: 07771 512862



Electrical Services Steve Valentine. Full turnkey services including Design, Installation Maintenance. For estimates please call Steve.
Mobile: 07917 571197
Tel: 01295 768171
Gardening/Horticultural Services Helmdon Horticultural Services. Qualified Professional Gardener Pruning/Weeding, Soil Cultivation, Mulching, Design, Dry Stone Walling. Contact: Owen Brunsden Tel: 01295 768708

Gardening, Landscaping, Fencing, Tree Surgery & More.

H.Tims. Environmental Services.
Click here for flyer
Mobile: 07802 536388
Mobile: 07412 391193



Guitar Tuition

Private Guitar Tuition:

Chris Reynolds

• Professional Instructor

• Experienced in touring and recording

• Lessons individually tailored to cater for all ages

• Beginners to advanced players

• ABRSM and Rock School qualified

• Electric and acoustic styles

• Music theory and notation (optional)

• CRB certified

If you would like any further information on prices and lesson durations, please call me.

Tel:07925 451919


Health & fitness

Based in Helmdon, Training Mate is a health & fitness company focused on using the outdoors to enhance and maximise your overall wellbeing. We do this through a wide range of activities including traditional personal training, boot camps, bespoke event training and Nordic walking. We can run individual personal training sessions or for small groups of people that want to train together. We like to do this in and around your local area maximising the outdoors. We can also offer training at local gyms. Boot & Street Camps are currently running in Banbury, details are on our website.

Colin Whitehead
Tel: 01295 768252
Ironing Services Scrubz Cleaning
I am able to offer a regular weekly ironing service or ad hoc whenever you feel an ironing pile has developed and you want "get on top of it".

Laura Wilson
Phone: 01295 768302
Mobile: 07976 326081
web site

Jewellery Ottomar Pearls. Helmdon based. Stress free shoping. Range includes earrings, bracelets and necklaces with prices starting from just £8.50. We make gift giving easy. Hosting a party is a great social occasion with a chance to get discount and free jewellery. Please contact for a catalogue or if interested in a party. Tel: 01295 760248
Mini Digger For Hire 01295 760834

Multi Media Marketing & Print Design


PriSMM Solutions Ltd
Online marketing using social media and websites to promote your group or business. Open up new markets and reach new people with our ‘One stop shop’ approach to marketing. We design the leaflets, take the pictures, design the sites, set up the social media streams and design your marketing plan to make sure your business or group reaches as many new people as possible at a price that makes sense.

Based in Helmdon we understand the need to promote rural businesses and make sure everyone knows how great you all are.

Tel: 01295 768950

Mobile: 07883 751620

- Email

- Website
- Twitter
- Facebook


Physiotherapist Jean Simmonds MCSP SRP Tel: 01295 760498

Plentiful Pots

Falcutt Hall, Helmdon
A massive selection of pots and plants, plus Christmas trees and decorations.

Tel: 01280 850479



OnTap Helmdon
OFTEC registered and can install/maintain oil central heating/tanks, service oil boilers, do system upgrades, powerflushing, sanitaryware, as well as general plumbing.

Tel: 01295 760046
Mobile: 07967 178971


Barry Saunders

Tel: 01295 760293


Northamptonshire Police


Emergency (crime in progress) 999

Non-emergency: 101

Northamptonshire police switchboard: 03000 111 222

Dedicated Watch Line:

01604 432436

Crimestoppers (remain anonymous):

0800 555 111

Doorstep Action Network (DAN)

0345 2307 702



Sally Brookhouse, Reiki Master Teacher




Debbie Rubino,

Reiki Master Teacher for treatments or reiki tuition


Tel: 01295 768284

mobile: 07843 613 502

Saw Mills   Tel: 01295 760305
South Northants Volunteer Bureau Brackley Car Volunteer Service

Tel: 01280 841099


Tree Surgery, Hedge Trimming, Landscaping, Fencing & More. H.Tims Environmental Services. Based in Helmdon.
Click here for flyer
Mobile: 07802 536388
Mobile: 07412 391193

Out of Village

Accountancy Software Accounting By Computer - supplier and consultant on Act! and Sage Business Systems.

Tel: 01280 848637
Mobile: 07836 595538


Ballet Lessons Moylan School of Dance
Wayneflete Infants School

Tel: 01280 706876


Bed & Breakfast Illets Farm.  Family run spacious courtyard accommodation finished and equipped to a high standard. Relax in Comfort in this rural location.

Tel: 01280 703244



Bed & Breakfast Tricia Hazan. Manor Grange, Cottisford, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5SW.  Family run. Comfortable en-suite rooms. Old stone concerted barn in rural location, close to M40 junction 10 and 15 minutes from Silverstone Grand Prix cirucuit.

Tel: 01280 847770

Fax: 01280 848256

web site

Bed & Breakfast Jo and Jill Robinson.  Hill Farm, Brackley, Northants, NN13 6DY. Georgian farmhouse with B&B accommodation and fourteen self-catering cottages for short lets. Dogs welcome.

Tel: 01280 701220


web site

Bed & Breakfast

Two Hoots, The Green, Hinton in the Hedges, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5NG. 4 star siklver award B&B. Spacious luxury accommodation. First Class, Friendly, Hospitable.

Tel: 01280 703300


web site

Books - Old & New Old Hall Books, 32 Market Place, Brackley
Northamptonshire, NN13 7DP, UK

Tel: 01280 704146



Bouncy Castle Hire

B4 Bouncy Castles hirse Bouncy Castles, Didicars & Garden Games. We also hire our Play Zone and Walk 'n Rides for toddlers.
Our  Toddler Play Zone & Walk 'n Rides are ideal for those organising a party for little ones up to the age of about 4, or for those who run Nursery and Play Groups.
For those planning a Child's Birthday Party, Family Get Together/BBQ, Christening or Wedding, a School, Church or Village Fete, or arranging a Charity Fund Raising Event, then our Bounce & Slide, Jungle or Princess Themed Castles, Didicars and Garden Games will help add to the fun.
Delivery Area: Based in Brackley, Northamptonshire we cover Brackley, Buckingham, Banbury, Bicester, Towcester & all the surrounding villages, including Helmdon.
Other: Insured for up to £5m Public Liability. Risk Assessment provided if required. Operate to industry best standards and all equipment tested.

Chris or Debbie Mason
Tel: 01280 706305 or 07771 735745

Brackley Country Market Brackley Country Market every Friday 8.30 am till 11.00 am at the WI Hall & Guide Hat, Manor Road, Brackley (opposite Waitrose car park). Homemade cakes, bakes and preserves.  Home grown seasonal flowers, plants, fruit and vegatables. Handcrafted greetings cards, gift items & baby wear. Local Free Range eggs and honey. Orders always welcome. Refreshments served 9am till 10.30am  
Builders, General

Ian Bodily Building Services Ltd., Extensions, Renovations, Loft Conversions, General Building & Maintenance, Kitchen & Bathroom fitting, Carpentry, Plastering

Mobile: 07734 323 543


Bus Service County Connect www.county-connect.co.uk

Butcher mobile - Tuesdays & Fridays

David Mumford Culworth

Tel: 01295 760212

Car Service Airports - Local Work - Day Trips  - Corporate - Contracts

Tel: 01295 713747

Mobile: 07976 564 852

Car & Taxi Service Cherwell Cars. 24 hour, fast, reliable. Airport transfers.

Tel: 01295 255555


Content Care Ltd.

Anthony C. Forkner

registered manager

Based at the Old Dairy, Greatworth Hall, Banbury, OX17 2DH, we provide care to persons in the community within a 15 mile radius of Brackley. We are able to provide care from 30 minutes per week up to full 24hr and live-in care arrangements. We are specialists in caring for people with physical disabilities, Dementia and Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Elderly care and Palliative (end-of-life) care.

Tel: (01295) 768966 (10:00 - 15:00 Monday to Friday)




Carers Service

Are you a Carer? Northamptonshire Carers provide a confidential service  to support the needs pf carers.  There is a support group in Brackley which meets the first Friday of every month at 2.00 pm at the Health Centre, Halse Road.

Tel: 01536 232500
Chauffeur service
Voyager UK can provide you with chauffeur driven vehicles for up to six passengers for airport and UK transfers for both personal and corporate use. All drivers are smartly dressed, licensed by the local authority and fully insured. Voyager UK (Airport and UK Transfer Specialists)
Northampton Based
Mobile: 07940 072 754
Childminder Happy Days Childminding. Ofsted Registered Childminder in Brackley & Helmdon Opening Hours: 8am-6pm. Out of hours service available on negotiation Part time and full time service provided. Have the ability for local area collection/drop off service. Call Caren now to arrange a visit

Tel: 01280 841122
Mobile: 07921 956535
web site

Computer Repairs

AB Computing (Andy Blencowe)  computer repairs and upgrades, data recovery and data transfer, PC, laptop & peripheral sales, virus and spyware removal, Broadband, WFI & LAN solutions, on-site and telephone remote support. A first class service at affordable prices for small businesses and home users.

Tel: 01280 840032

Mobile: 07815 180969


web site


Computing Service & Support Tim Howard

Tel: 01604 859661

Mobile: 07890 678736


Cycle Repair & Maintenance Syresham Cycles - Parts, Repairs, Servicing, Restoration. Second hand cycles. Collection and delivery service. Tel: 01280 850266
Dentist Oasis Dental Care, Brackley Tel: 01280 703453
Doctors' practices    
  • Springfield Surgery
Doctors' practice

Tel: 01280 704122


  • Health Centre       Brackley     
Doctors' practice

Tel: 01280 703460


  • Washington House Surgery
Doctors' practice, podiatry,etc.

Tel: 01280 702436


Dog Training

The Orchards Dog Training Centre
Twyford Road, Twyford, Adderbury, Oxfordshire. OX17 3JL

Tel: 01295 811655




Jenni Liversidge, for all kinds of dressmaking and alterations. (Weston)

Tel: 01295 760605

Driving Tuition Mark Prewett

Tel: 01280 704721



Derry Lynch Electrical.

Wiring, rewires, showers, immersion heaters, alterations & repairs large or small, home extensions,etc. carried out by qualified electricians. Estimates free, no obligation.

Tel: 01295 711173

Mobile 07802 737084

Electricity Emergencies Tel: 0345 080080
Environment Agency
Tel: 0800 807060
Estate Agents Macintyres, Brackley -

Tel: 01280 701001


Farm Shop & Cafe Limes Farm. Farm produce, school meals, special events

Tel: 01295 711229



Farm Shop & Cafe Limes Farm. Farm produce, school meals, special events

Tel: 01295 711229



Fish & Chips Comes to Helmdon on Wednesday evenings

Tel: 01296 712226

mobile: 07712 624467


Foot Health Practitioner, Morrell Reflex Touch, clinical and holistic aromatherapy, therapeutic massage. Sue Craigie MCFHP, MAFHP, Registered nurse. Foot health treatments, including specialised nail cutting, corn and callous treatment, etc., and Morrell Reflex Touch available as home visits. Massage, foot health and Morrell Reflex Touch in my home based clinic in Farthinghoe. Experienced, professional and caring practitioner working very closely with each client on an individual basis.

Tel: 01295 711540

Mobille: 07970 754757



Foot Health Practitioner

Anna Shepherd

Dip.CFHP., MPS.Pract. Dealing with your foot, heel & nail problems. Verruca treatment, corns removed, etc. Fully insured. Home visits.

Tel: 01280 796506

Mobile: 07743 621952

Garden Centre Barn Farm Plants

Tel: 01295 758080


Garden Centre The Bell Plantation

Tel: 01327 354 126


Golf Club

Cherwell Edge Golf Club is a friendly club, welcoming beginners and experienced golfers alike, with active ladies, men's and junior sections. The course is described as exceptional parkland. Discounts offered for seniors, excellent teaching facilities and a unique type of membership where you can be a member of our club and Silverstone Golf Club.  A variety of memberships tailored to meet your needs. We welcome visitors to the course and clubhouse where there is a licenced bar and restaurant (noted for Sunday carvery). In addition we have a marquee and function rooms where for wedding receptions,etc. Also licenced to hold civil ceremonies both in the clubhouse and our outside gazebo.

Tel: 01295 711591


Golf Club Silverstone Golf Club is open to the public for breakfast, lunches and a Sunday carvery. Have you thought about joining Silverstone Golf Club as a local resident? Anyone can join and enjoy the social events or have lunch, use the bar or have coffee in pleasant surroundings.  Apply for a local resident's card and you will receive 10% off bar prices and food. It is competely free to join..

Tel: 01280 850005


  • Brackley Cottage Hospital

Pebble Lane, Brackley

Tel: 01280 702388

  • Horton Hospital Banbury

Banbury (has Accident & Emergency)

Tel: 01295 275500

Landscape Services

Darren Godard
Earthscape Horticultural
Landscaping, fencing, water features.

Tel: 01327 351285
web site


Brackley (For Mobile library see end of column for times of visits)

Tel: 01280 703455

Fax 01280 701627



Dairy Crest Ltd

Tel: 0345 606 3606

NHS Direct

What to do if you or your family are falling ill.  Particular health conditions, local healthcare services, dentists, doctors, out of hour pharacies, etc. Self-help and support groups. A wide range of health information and advice 24 hours a day.


Tel: 0845 4647


Nail Treatments

Judith, living locally in Wappenham. Biosculpture gel treatment.  This is a non chip nail colour that lasts for weeks, perfect for fingers and/or toes. Available in over 90 colours.


Mobile: 01327 861015

Mobile: 07886 712233


Newspaper Delivery

GKF Smith, 5 Beaumont Business Centre, Banbury, Oxon., OX16 1TN.   We deliver daily newspapers to the village. Any combination of days/week catered for.


Tel: 01295 268499



Emergency (crime in progress) 999

Non-emergency: 101

Northamptonshsire Police switchboard: 03000 111 222

Dedicated Watch Line:

01604 432436

Crimestoppers (remain anonymous): 0800 555 111

Doorstep Action Network:

(DAN) 0345 2307 792


Print and Copy Shop Texprep (Colour Copying to A3, Mono copying to A0, Digital Output to AO, Rubber Stamps, Labels, Printing, Draw tickets, Laminating, Binding, Fax, Christmas Cards, Wedding Stationery).
6 Halls Lane, Brackley, Northants NN13 6AN.

Tel: 01280 704338

web site

Reflexology Re-energise, re-balance, relax, gentle touch Reflexology & Hopi Ear Therapy. Jean Carpenter Dip.GTR.AOR registered BRCP (Reflex), (Moreton Pinkney)

Tel: 01295 768426


Social Services Brackley Tel: 01280 703370
Soft Furnishings Sheer Elegance for all your soft furnishing requirements. Browse our website for ideas and inspiration on curtains, blinds, cushions and other soft furnishings. We visit you and let you choose in the surroundings in which the finished article will be displayed. For more details call Caroline.
Mobile: 07919 157365
web site
Sweep E Barnes & Sons (and the wife).
122 High Street, Brackley Northants NN13 7BN. Recommended by Culworth Forge. (Please book early to avoid disappointment during the winter!)
Tel: 01280 700598

South Northants Council


Tel: 01327 322322

South Northants Tourist Office

See Brackley Library

South Northants Volunteer Bureau

Volunteer service, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD

Tel: 01327 358264


South Northants Volunteer Bureau Car service For medically related appointments

Tel: 01280 841099
Tel: 01280 841099 ( Bookings: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm)


Tree Care Specialists

Tree surgery, stump grinding, pruning, felling and hedgecutting, by qualified arborists.

Tree Profiles Ltd. Richard Lester.

Tel: 01327 858553

Mobile: 07740 774346



Washing Machine Repairs/Service/Sales

Pete Scarsbrook
Domestic Appliance Repairs

Tel: 01295 265616
Mobile: 07970 283632

Window Cleaner

Tony Locker   Reliable, Courteous, Professional.

Mobile: 02476 590183 or
07944 926673



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