Park survey – update

Thank you to all those who have already responded through the newsletter and village appraisal. The next step involves taking a more targeted approach, and will be contacting different sections of the community i.e. older children, neighbours to the park etc. to get more in-depth comment.

As part of this targeted approach we will be asking ‘park questions’ at some of the school bus stops prior to the end of term.…

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Progressive Supper, Sept. 19th

You are cordially invited to a Progressive Supper on Saturday 19th September at 19:00.

Drinks and Canapes
Main Course

at various locations in the Village followed by

Dessert and Coffee in the Village Hall

Tickets £25

An enjoyable way to meet old friends, or if you are new to the Village a great way to meet new ones. Profits go towards the upkeep of the Church, but the evening is open to all.…

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Logs for Labour

Logs for Labour is an exchange scheme. Woodland owners who would like local residents to help manage their woodland (to the owner’s specification, and ensuring that the work promotes biodiversity) can offer ‘logs’. Local residents who are happy to work outside with hand tools in return for logs can offer ‘labour’.

More information here;

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Horse Hay quarry

Smiths of Bletchington have advised us that they will be starting their 2015 sand extraction campaign from the Western Quarry in the week beginning 6th July.

As on previous occasions this will involve the transport of sand in tipper lorries from the Western Quarry across the Duns Tew Road and in to the Eastern Quarry. The crossing of the Duns Tew Road will again be managed by traffic lights of the sort that have proved to be successful on the last two occasions and which give priority to road users.…

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Church Fete scarecrow competition


However, may we please remind everyone that the closing date for entries to the village scarecrow competition, which is an event for everyone to have some fun and get involved in, including children, is this coming Friday – 12th June.

We would love to see as many people in the village as possible participating and a thriving family of scarecrows becoming a village feature.…

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Public access automated external defibrillator (AED)

Duns Tew Parish Council has managed through successful British Heart Foundation (BHF) and SSE (Southern Electric) grants to install a public access automated external defibrillator (AED). It is housed in a cabinet in the decommissioned BT phone box on Main Street opposite Daisy Hill Farm.

The AED is accessible 24/7 in the event of a cardiac arrest. The Parish Council still needs to obtain signage for the phone box to cover the BT logos and clearly identify that an AED is contained within the phone box, but this is in hand.…

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Three Parish Council vacancies

The Council regret to announce the resignation of Councillor Rebecca Cooper, who will be moving to Sussex at the end of April. Beccy has only been a member of the Council for a short time but her enthusiasm and work for the Council has been much appreciated.

We now have three vacancies on the Parish Council due to the previous resignations of Fiona Gilje and Simon Keeping.…

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