2014 Church Fete is coming

Sunday 22 June 2014

To be held at the Manor Gardens by kind permission of Gavin and Fiona McAlpine.

  • Please start saving all your unwanted items for the White Elephant stall
  • Plants for plant stall
  • Books and jewellery

For help and additional information contact Chris Drake on 340057 or email goto.christopherdrake@gmail.com

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Horse Hay quarry

Bye the time of publication, Smiths of Bletchington will have submitted their application to extend the quarry workings (as described in previous issues of the Newsletter) to Oxford County Council (OCC) for validation.
This process will take about 10 days at which point the Application in full will be postedg on the OCC website.

The Parish Council will receive a hard copy in early April, which will be retained by the Parish Clerk and will be available to those who wish to examine it.…

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Parking in the village

It seems that there has been a big increase in the number of cars parked on Main Street and on Middle Barton Road. For obvious reasons this is particularly evident in the evening and at the weekend. As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to get through the village with farm vehicles, horse boxes and the like and with commercial vehicles making deliveries in the local area.…

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NHS public event

Wednesday 5 February 2014, 18:00 – 20:15

This will be an opportunity for local people to give their views on the kinds of outpatient clinics and day surgery they would like to see brought to the Horton from the hospitals in Oxford, as well as to discuss the issue of emergency abdominal surgery on the Horton General Hospital site.

Join us and have your say.…

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Oxfordshire Rural Community Council

Oxfordshire Rural Community Council invites you to a FREE conference and information sharing event on: Community-Led Neighbourhood Planning

  • Is your community thinking about doing a Neighbourhood or Community-led Plan or have you just started?
  • Are you interested in Neighbourhood Planning but don’t know where to start or how much it would cost?
  • Are you confused about which planning option might be best for your community?
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This time – actually Burns night!

Yes, 25th January 2014 is a Saturday, so once again we plan an evening of traditional Scottish food, drink, and music in the Village Hall.

Those who have come along before can vouch for a merry time – and as numbers are limited to 40, you will need to book now!

Call Jo Barton on 01869 349065 or 07929 143519 or email jbartonbevan@aol.com…

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10 Top Tips to being a good neighbour

  1. Be alert and respond to what is going on in the village
  2. Report anyone acting suspiciously to the Police and let your neighbours know
  3. Keep an eye on neighbour’s property if they are out at work or when they are away on holiday
  4. Make sure a key holder can be contacted if your burglar alarm goes off and that they are informed of what action to take
  5. Before going away make sure that you leave a key with a trustworthy and responsible neighbour/friend who can come in and pull curtains, collect post and maybe turn lights on and off
  6. Offer support to elderly or vulnerable neighbours who maybe more at risk from bogus callers
  7. Make an effort to know your neighbours – being involved in the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is a good way to do this
  8. Ask your neighbour to accept/take in parcels or special deliveries if you are unable to be at home
  9. Support each other as a community to help resolve any anti-social behaviour for example fly tipping, dog fouling, abandoned vehicles etc
  10. Think about your own security and seek advice if needed from your Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator in the village.
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