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Spring Tidy-up – 23rd & 24th March Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Spring is just around the corner, so it must be time for our annual tidy-up weekend.

We have had fantastic support on the last few times we have arranged the tidy up and hope that the support will continue. Thank you so much to those of you who have previously volunteered – you really have made a difference!

If you can spare the time, we’ll be meeting at the church lychgate at 09:30 on Saturday 23rd, to organise litter pickers and tidying of the grounds around the centre of the village. Bin bags, litter pickers, gloves and high Viz Jackets will be provided.

Please note, if you cannot join us to help tidy the public areas of the village, all we ask of you, should you be able to spare the time, is to make an extra effort to tidy the immediate area around your own residence.

Invitation to Public Consultation Friday, March 22, 2019

Duns Tew Energy Park

Friday 5th April 2019, 11:00 – 20:00

Duns Tew Village Hall

You are invited to a public consultation event to consider draft proposals for a new solar farm and energy storage facility alongside the existing solar array constructed in 2016 on land at Hill Farm, Duns Tew.

Representatives of Aspen Infrastructure will be present to explain the draft proposal, answer your questions and take note of your views.

Details about the proposed energy park can be found at:

Notice of MCNP Poll and situation of polling station Friday, March 15, 2019

Notice is hereby given that a poll will be held on Thursday 21 March 2019 to decide on the question;

Do you want Cherwell District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Mid Cherwell to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood area?

The hours of poll will be from 07:00 to 20:00

More info in the attachment below;

100 club winners Monday, February 25, 2019

November 2018
£20 Jon & Clare Burgess (9)
£15 Ryan & Sunette Letley (108)
£10 Ali Mackay (30)
£5 Kate Adams (147)

December 2018
£20 Julie Scott & Steve Proctor (15)
£15 Tim & Jenny Taylor (98)
£10 Derek & Gail Hitchman (118)
£5 Kate Eaton (72)

January 2019
£20 Paul & Jayne Wilesmith (107)
£15 Neil & Jill Stockton (43)
£10 Mary & Peter Gregory (35)
£5 Andy & Sarah Lang (106)

February 2019
£20 Carol Shadwell & Peter Rigby (99)
£15 Louise & Peter Beament (22)
£10 Diana Sainsbury (126)
£5 Lesley Kelly (32)

Marlborough Community Education update Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Marlborough School in Woodstock runs daytime, evening and Saturday courses for adults during term time, whether you are interested in arts and crafts, exercise and wellbeing, languages, cookery or music. We welcome people of many ages and backgrounds from across Oxfordshire.

Why not treat your mum to something different for Mother’s Day by bringing her to one of our Saturday workshops on 16 March. The day has a relaxation theme with classes including Indian head massage or back massage plus Restorative Yoga in the morning and Aroma Yoga with aromatherapy oils, in the afternoon. Our 90 minute archery taster also makes a fun whole family activity.

If you’re an artist, with some experience of painting or drawing in any medium, John Somerscales will help you develop your Picture Making Skills, considering things like composition, tonal range, colour and movement. Classic cookery, stained glass and sewing workshops are all full for March, but we do have places on 18 May.

The following weekly courses have space and you can join part-way through the term, paying pro-rata: Monday badminton, Thursday Zumba Gold, our Wednesday evening singing group, and yoga classes on Monday and Thursday mornings, and Monday evenings.

Our tutors are very friendly and look forward to welcoming you. Please check availability on our website or call the office to book.

Tel: 01993 813592

Notification of road works on Duns Tew and Middle Barton roads – starting 14th January Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Planning permission was granted in 2015 for an extension in to a new area of land at the existing Duns Tew Sand quarry.

Smiths will start opening up the new area of the quarry this Spring and have been working with the County Council and statutory consultees on satisfying a number of pre-commencement conditions. All of these have been approved with only the road improvements to complete. As part of the negotiations with the Parish Council at the time, it was agreed that Smiths would carry out improvements along both the Duns Tew and Middle Barton Roads. The Council identified 8 sections where the road is to be widened very slightly to help the passage of vehicles.

These locations are spread out along both roads as shown on the this map.

The technical details for these works have been agreed with OCC Highways and the legal agreement between OCC and Smiths was completed in December. Smiths have appointed Greenford Ltd as contractors for the project and it is planned to start work week commencing 14 th  January.

The works will cause some inconvenience for road users with traffic management in place and, subject to the weather, the works are likely to take up to 8 weeks to complete.

Please contact the Clerk, Chris Keeping, in the first instance if you have any queries or concerns.

01869 340727 
Spinney Farm, Duns Tew, OX25 6JT

PC Meeting rescheduled to Monday 14th Jan Monday, January 7, 2019

Apologies for the short notice