Adderbury Contact March 2017

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Volume 40, No. 2 March 2017

Volume 40, No. 2 March 2017

Nick Fennell presents a cheque to Mary Brodey, leader of 1st Adderbury Guides, on behalf of the Adderbury Food Market

John Lee along with Les Haines and Martyn Walton from the the Adderbury Golf Society hand over a cheque to Katharine House for over ÂŁ1109 raised last year at the Colin George Memorial Golf Day

The Adderbury Scouts Burns Supper, where Caspar played bagpipes, Ryan, Tom, Henry and Ollie recited poetry and Jo Howard led the ceilidh, raised ÂŁ800 for the Scouts 2 2

DIARY MARCH 2017 1 Photographic Society - John Credland ARPS will present "intensity in ten cities" - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30pm 2 Adderbury WI - AGM and Social Evening - Institute - 7.30pm 3 FOSMA - Jill Reeve-Johnson talk on Rhodesia the Gem of Africa - Church House - 7.30pm 4 Parish Council Surgery - Church House - 11am - 12 noon 4 Quiz night - Bowls Club - 7.30pm 7 Gardening Club - All about Ferns - Church House - 7.30pm 8 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm 9 Lent Lunch - Church House - 12 noon - 1.45pm 9 Adderbury Community Food Market - Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening - Institute - 6pm - 8pm 10 A Time to Heal - see Page 17 - Methodist Hall - 12.30pm 10 Cine Club: showing ‘Rams’ (2015) - Institute -7pm 10 Last date for copy for April Contact 11 Lakes Working Party - 9am 16 Lent Lunch - Church House - 12 noon - 1.45pm 17 A Time to Heal - see Page 17 - Methodist Hall - 12.30pm 17 Christopher Rawlins PTFA Cheese & Wine evening - Church House - 7.30pm - see Page 13 18 Village Spring Clean – meet Coach & Horses – 10am 20 Adderbury History Association - Vic Ince: Upton House in 1927 - Methodist Hall - 7.30pm 22 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm 23 Lent Lunch - Church House - 12 noon - 1.45pm 24 A Time to Heal - see Page 17 - Methodist Hall - 12.30pm 28 Parish Council meeting - Church House - 7.30pm 30 Lent Lunch - Church House - 12 noon - 1.45pm 31 Adderbury Friday Club - for all homeworkers - 12.30pm - details Nick Fennell 811059 31 A Time to Heal - see Page 17 - Methodist Hall - 12.30pm

APRIL 2017 1 Parish Council Surgery - Church House - 11am - 12 noon 1 Quiz night - Bowls Club - 7.30pm 4 Gardening Club - Church House - 7.30pm 6 Lent Lunch - Church House - 12 noon - 1.45pm 6 Adderbury WI - My Life as a Wimbledon Umpire - Julia Freeman - Institute 7.30pm Continued on Page 4 33

7 A Time to Heal - see Page 17 - Methodist Hall - 12.30pm 7 Cine Club: showing “Eye in the Sky” (2015) - Institute - 7pm 8 Lakes Working Party - 9am 12 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm 12 Adderbury Annual Parish Meeting - Methodist Hall - 7.30pm 13 Royal British Legion meeting - Bowls Club - 2pm 13 Adderbury Community Food Market - Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening - Institute - 6-8pm 24 Adderbury History Association - AGM and Phil Mansell ‘Three men of Adderbury’ - Methodist Hall - 7.30pm 25 Parish Council meeting - Church House - 7.30pm 26 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm 28 Adderbury Friday Club - for all homeworkers - 12.30pm - details Nick Fennell 811059 29 Quiz night - The Bell - 7pm

2017 LONDON MARATHON SPONSOR THOMAS BISHOP FROM ADDERBURY Thomas Bishop is running in the 2017 London Marathon and is raising funds for Katharine House Hospice. If you would like to support him please visit his virgin money giving page at: All donations, however large or small, will help towards his goal of raising £2000 for an amazing local charity.


COFFEE AND CHAT is held each week on Tuesday 10.00 am to 12 noon at the Methodist Hall. VILLAGE COFFEE is held every Friday at Church House 10.00 am to 12 noon. You will be very welcome at both these venues. LIP-READING CLASSES are held on Thursdays 10.00 to 11.30 am at The Church Room, Hempton. Further details from Moira Byast on 01869 338637. KNITTING FOR SYRIA group meet every Monday 2.30 to 4.30 pm in Methodist Hall. 44

LOCAL SERVICES ADDERBURY LIBRARY OPENING TIMES TEL:810545 Tuesday 10.00 am - 12.00 and 3.00 pm - 7.00 pm Thursday 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm Friday 10.00 am - 12.00 and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Saturday 9.30 am - 1.00 pm ADDERBURY POST OFFICE OPENING TIMES Tuesday: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon Friday: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon ADDERBURY STORES OPENING TIMES TEL:367295 Monday - Friday 7.00 am to 7.00 pm Saturday 7.30 am to 7.00 pm Sunday 7.30 am to 3.00 pm TO BOOK A VENUE Institute Church House Methodist Hall Val Trinder 811139 Lucy Plackett Activity Centre Becky Cheesman 07941 062096 Bowls Club The Club 811118 Banbury Golf Club The Club 810419 FARMERS MARKETS Adderbury 9 March 6.00 - 8.00 pm Banbury 3 March 8.30 am -1.30 pm Chipping Norton 18 March 8.30 am -1.30 pm Deddington 25 March 9.00 am -12.30 pm CONTACT TEAM Editors: Carda Traunero, Paul Ness All editors can be contacted via Diary and Advertising: Treasurer: Nick Fennell Barry Scarff Archway Cottage, Tanners Lane, 811059, Advert copy, artwork & technical queries; Distribution: Karen Reynolds, Derek & Sandra Fearne March issue edited by Paul Ness. Copy can be posted, left at the Library or sent by e-mail to the editors. The editors reserve the right to amend or edit any copy submitted for publication. Opinions expressed in Contact are not necessarily those of the Editorial Team. Submitted images should be 300dpi. Whilst we always try to use images supplied, we cannot guarantee the reproduction standards of low resolution or poor quality images. By sending images to Contact you confirm your right to use these images. Contact holds no liability for images supplied by advertisers or as editorial submission that are in contravention of copyrights or licenses.


CHURCH SERVICES ST MARY’S CHURCH, ADDERBURY & ST JOHN’S CHURCH, MILTON Rev. Stephen Fletcher, Vicar. 810309 Contact for Weddings, Baptisms or other pastoral needs. NEW CHURCH WEBSITE Our Adderbury and Milton churches have a new look website with services, events, life at the church, virtual tour and much more. ST MARY’S regular services: 8.00 am Holy Communion (1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday each month) 10.30 am Informal, all-age service (1st Sunday) Parish Communion (2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday each month) Morning Prayer (5th Sunday) 6.00 pm Evensong (unless otherwise advertised) 10.00 am every Wednesday: Holy Communion ST JOHN’S regular services 9.15 am Holy Communion (2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday each month) METHODIST CHAPEL SERVICES 10.30 am Rev Lin Francis, 262602 5 March Rev. P. Hancock 12 March Rev. V. Bravette 19 March TBA 26 March Deacon M. Hale HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HETHE Rev. Fr. Paul Lester, 01869 277630 10.00 am Sung Family Mass 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass (second Sunday will be sung) Roman Catholic masses are also held every Sunday at 9.00 am at the Anglican Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Kings Sutton. ADDERBURY QUAKER MEETING HOUSE, Horn Hill Road OX17 3EW. (Gate labelled ‘No Dogs Allowed’) Correspondence Clerk - Judith Mason, 720900. Meetings for Worship are at 2.30 pm on 3rd Sunday in March, June, September, and December. Everyone welcome. The Meeting House is little changed since it was built in 1675 and may be very cold. Hot drinks and refreshments afterwards.


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On Friday, 10 March our Meals & Reels evening will include supper following which we will show the tragicomedy drama film Rams (2015, dir. Grímur Hákonarson, starringSigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving, certificate 15, in Icelandic with subtitles.) In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years must come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep. As usual the evening will take place at the Institute. The doors will open at 7.00pm ready for the meal at 7.15pm and the film presentation at 8.00pm. Tickets (film and food) are £6 for full members, £10 for casual members and £12 for non-members. There will also be a bar selling wine, beer, soft and hot drinks. For tickets contact Helena Scott by email at or phone 01295 810708. Further Dates for your Diary:  7 April Eye In The Sky  12 May Bigger Splash as a Meals & Reels night  9 June Far From The Madding Crowd Check for up to date information and remember you can follow us on facebook or twitter. Helena Scott __________________________________

VILLAGE SPRING CLEAN 2017 18 MARCH Can you spare an hour or two on Saturday 18 March to help with the village spring clean? Meet at The Coach & Horses between 10.00am - 10.30am where you will be provided with litter sacks etc. and assigned an area of the village to clear of litter. Wear suitable clothing and footwear as you may need to look for litter under bushes. A limited amount of litter pickers and high-vis vests will be available so if you are able to provide your own it would be helpful. Disposable gloves will be provided. Let’s be proud of where we live. Any further info please contact David Griffiths on 01295 810002 or e-mail


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ADDERBURY COMMUNITY FOOD MARKET Thursday 9 March 6pm - 8pm at the Institute,The Green, Adderbury Come along for a great selection of locally sourced food, drinks - and a sumptuous supper to eat in or take away


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ADDERBURY SCOUTS AN INTERNATIONAL MONTH The highlight of last month was by far the Adderbury Scouts Burns Supper. See photograph on Page 2. The guests had a fabulous evening and were treated to some traditional Burns supper food and great Scottish entertainment. The evening started off when the 70 guests were welcomed into the Institute with the sound of bagpipes, played by Caspar a 10 year scout from Oxford. After the delicious haggis, neaps and tatties Ryan, Tom, Henry and Ollie did a tribute to Robert Burns’ life by reciting some of his poems. To end the evening, the tables were pushed aside and the guests enjoyed a traditional Scottish ceilidh led by Jo Howard. A big thanks to all who helped in the organisation of the event including the local pubs who donated raffle prizes that helped us raise over £800 for the scouts. Last week the scouts enjoyed an all Aussie scout meeting celebrating Australia day. After flag break we all tried a bit of unknown Australian food that was absolutely delicious. We found out later on in the evening that it was Crocodile. We then had an all Australian quiz where there were some outrageous answers to questions. To round the evening off, we had our own Bush Tucker trial. There was a selection of crickets, locusts and worms to eat. If you would like to join Adderbury Scouts you can look on our website at for more information. Archie McCusker ________________________________________

CHEESE & WINE EVENING FRIDAY 17 MARCH Christopher Rawlins PTFA has got a great evening lined up on Friday 17 March as it has teamed up with local wine experts SH Jones for a Cheese & Wine evening at Church House. During the evening, the team from SH Jones will be imparting their expert knowledge on a variety of wines and there will be a “Quaff My Bluff” wine quiz. Guests will be able to sample a variety of delicious cheeses alongside the carefully selected wines. Door open at 7.30pm (8pm start) on Friday 17 March. Tickets are £15 per person or £85 for a table of six. Tickets are for sale from the Library, the School Office and the Coach & Horses. 13


Adderbury, Deddington & District Photographic Society

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO THE ADDERBURY NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN? The steering group, which is a mix of villagers and Parish Councillors, has made good progress since the last report Following the December/January consultation period for villagers and other stakeholders (such as CDC, the utilities, Oxfordshire County Council, etc) we will now take on board all their comments and prepare the final submission of the Plan to be ratified by the Parish Council at their March 28 meeting. From there, the process is:  We submit the final agreed Plan to CDC, who validate that we have submitted all the correct documentation.  They then put it out to a further 6 week public consultation and they receive all the responses back.  They then submit it to an independent examiner - who we get to choose.  Subject to the examiner approval, CDC then organise a Referendum.  If it passes the Referendum the Plan is adopted by CDC as part of their Local Plan. The headline objectives of the Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan remain. Since we started this process, 180 new homes have been given approval in Adderbury and therefore this Plan does not make provision for any more new homes outside of a residential settlement boundary, and we propose clear buffers from Banbury and other villages It is important to note that some of the earlier issues raised by villagers, around such topics as traffic reduction, education and transport, can’t be included in what is essentially a land use planning document, and these will be addressed in a future Parish Plan prepared by Adderbury Parish Council.

LENT IN ADDERBURY LENT LUNCHES Thursdays 9, 16, 23, 30 March and 6 April 12 noon to 1.45pm in Church House Cost is £5 per person Lunch money will go to “The Mustard Seed Appeal”. This appeal has been set up by the Archbishop of Canterbury to develop community finance and money advice services; with the aim to create a more just financial system. Funds raised will go towards making this happen.

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ADDERBURY GOLF SOCIETY With the winter now behind us and the days getting longer and warmer, we are all looking forward to dusting off the clubs and getting back to a few fun social golf events. The Adderbury Golf Society is a local group of golfers of all abilities that meet up once a month and travel around to various golf clubs for an enjoyable day’s golf and a bit of banter. We already have a schedule for this year to include The Belfry PGA Course, Ingon Manor at Stratford, The Colin George Memorial Trophy at Banbury Golf Club, Kingsthorpe and Flackwell Heath to name but a few. We also have a weekend away planned to include Goodwood GC, Ham Manor and Littlehampton. We have a yearly subscription of £30.00 which goes towards subsidising the trips and we try to keep the cost of each day to a minimum. There is also a joining fee for new members which currently is only £20.00 which we think is a bargain. If you would like to join the Society or find out more please contact either Martyn Walton on 07791 373156 or Kevin Hardy on 07967 170178. Kevin Hardy Page 2 shows the Adderbury Golf Society Committee handing over a cheque to Katharine House for over £1109 raised last year at the Colin George Memorial Golf Day. Colin was a lovely local lad who had always been a character in the Village and an original member of our golf society. He is sadly missed. Handing over the cheque is John Lee along with Les Haines and Martyn Walton.

A TIME TO HEAL Aspects of Christian healing ministry Fridays 12.30 pm in the Methodist Hall + Karen Bestwick Professor of Neurology, Church of England, 10 March + Anita Higham Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust Governor, Roman Catholic, 17 March + James Groate Katharine House Hospice Chaplain, Baptist, 24 March + Jean Fletcher Mental Health Chaplain, Methodist, 31 March + George Mason GP retired, Quaker, 7 April

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ADDERBURY COMMUNITY FOOD MARKET MAKES MORE DONATIONS TO LOCAL GOOD CAUSES At the February market we were delighted to be able to give donations to Adderbury Guides for new storage facilities and Party in the Park to cover their St John’s Ambulance costs. See cover photograph. There was also a donation to Virginia Yip, whose sumptuous market suppers raised over £2000 in 2016 for her Sarnelli Orphanage project in Thailand.

The not-for-profit market goes from strength to strength, and your support really does make a difference. Thank you - but do spread the word there are plenty in Adderbury who haven’t paid us a visit yet! ______________________________________

Proceeds from all the following events and membership subscriptions go to helping keep the library open. We look forward to seeing you soon. Saturday 29 April 2017 Pub Quiz at The Bell, Adderbury, run by David and Aline Griffiths and now a biannual event by popular request! Entry fee £5.00 per person and preferably in teams of four. Starts 7pm Every Thursday in term time Rhyme Time is designed for children from birth to 4 years. We sing and act out nursery rhymes so mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their children can play and learn together. From 10:00am to 11:00am. There is a minimal charge of £1 to cover overheads. Please note the the Aga Demonstration Friday 17 March has had to be cancelled. 19 19


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PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY In February, member Paul Brewerton gave a presentation on his trip made with his wife to ‘Alaska and the Yukon’. Starting with a boat trip and sunrise at 4.30am up the Prince William Sound, we were treated to fascinating photographs of Orca killer whales, sea otter, humpbacked whale, sea lions, seals, Horned Puffin, and beautiful blue-hued ice floes. Further along was the Drunken Forest, made up of the four main species of trees growing there in spite of the permafrost - Black Spruce, Larch, Willow and Aspen. Places visited/seen along the way were the Alcan Highway, Carcross Town, White Pass Railway, the railyard terminus at Skagway, with its old and impressive black and red engines, the Klondike Gold Fields Mine, the Chillkoot Pass and then on to the Yukon River. Passing the Five Finger Rapids, wonderful autumn colours were seen in the Alaska Rift Valley. From Midnight Dome, the boat moved along to Dawson City, the former capital city of Yukon (now Whitehorse), then to Bonanza Creek where the great gold rush started. Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Saloon was an interesting sight, with colourfully dressed can-can dancers, as was the river crossing on the Yukon Ferry. We were shown an oil pipeline from Prudoe Bay to Valdiz, which is resistant to seismic shock due to its zig-zag design, and some fascinating images of Iditerod dogs and their breeding kennels, a Chum salmon smoke house, and a stunning Chief’s mink, beaver and ermine coat (valued at some US$80,000!). From the train from Fairbanks to Anchorage, Paul and his wife alighted at snow-dusted Denali National Park. Mt. Denali, formerly Mt. McKinley, is the highest mountain in N. America, standing at 20,368 ft asl. There, they saw moose, snow, ptarmigan changing into winter plumage, eagles, and bears! This was a well-recorded trip with photographs showing the breath-taking beauty and vastness of the Alaskan landscape, accompanied by charming images of the wildlife there, all of which delighted Paul’s audience. The Society’s next two Club Nights are on 1 March, when Robert Harvey will give a presentation on ‘By The Sea: The Wild Edge of Britain”, and on 5 April the Society’s AGM will be followed by a Members' Evening. The Workshop on Table-top Photography will be held on 15 March, and will be led by member Martyn Pearse. All meetings start at 7.30pm, and are held in the Cartwright Hotel, Aynho. Everyone is most welcome to attend, so please come along and meet us all. Wendy Meagher

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New Bowlers and Social Members always welcome. Membership Available: Bowling, Junior Bowling & Social (only £6 per annum). For further details contact: Roger Hack 01295 268565 or Club 01295 811118 Or pop along during club opening hours to have a look around Social Club Opening hours May – September

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DO YOU WORK FROM HOME? Does it sometimes drive you mad? How do you cope with the lack of mates and support around you? Fancy meeting some more Adderbury homeworkers? There are plenty of them at the Friday Club with an amazing cross-section of jobs and skill sets - but all with similar challenges and issues to yours. It’s not a formal heavy networking organization - we’re very informal and fun but many members have gained good business from our ‘social networking’ So once a month why not come and have a bit of lunch at The Bell and have a grump about the computer, the Revenue, English sporting disasters - and compare how others make their business work from home. It’s worked well for so many Adderbury homeworkers for 17 years now - why not for you too? Contact Nick Fennell on 01295 811059 or --And by the way - it’s free! _______________________________________

ANTIQUES FAIR 18 & 19 MARCH A group of enthusiastic antiques collectors in North Aston organise a twiceyearly antiques fair at The Holt Hotel near Steeple Aston. There are around 50 dealers present offering a wide range of quality items, including silver, porcelain, paintings & prints, postcards, furniture, glass, jewellery, maps, bronzes & figurines, pottery & ceramics, books, clocks, brass & metalwares, boxes & treen, and all manner of curios & collectables. Something to suit all collections, and all pockets! Website: Antiques@TheHolt Venue: The Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston OX25 5QQ. Entrance: £2.00. Children under 12 free. Generous free parking. Restaurant & Bar, Buffet Breakfast and Sunday Lunches. 18 and 19 March 2017 10:00am to 4:30pm daily. Later in the year at North Aston the Village Fête is on Saturday 15 July, and the Mikron Theatre Company will be returning on Sunday 23 July at 1:00pm and North Aston hopes that some of Adderbury’s residents might be interested in joining them for one of their unique performances. 25 25

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MILTON CRICKET CLUB Milton Cricket Club is eagerly anticipating the start of another new season. The club has now provided 27 years of very sociable cricket from its base, The Black Boy Inn in the hamlet of Milton between Adderbury and Bloxham - so important because both of those village cricket teams sadly folded several years ago. A new ground - and a new era! Milton’s home games this year will be played at the lovely home of Broughton & North Newington CC in an arrangement that suits both clubs ideally We need more players! We have a very eclectic Sunday fixture list for 2017, so we need a large squad of players young and old, and of varied talent, but a cavalier attitude to life would be beneficial. It’s quite acceptable to put your name down for just one or two games. Pre-season nets will be at Drayton School every Monday for 6 weeks from 13 March 6.30pm - 8.00pm So if you fancy a game, or just to watch, please contact Andrew Donaldson on 811141 for more details. Become an MCC Vice-President! As ever we rely heavily on the generosity of our vice-presidents to keep us going, and we will work hard again this year to build on our vice-president numbers. In return we can offer: our splendid MCC tie, a warm welcome and a free tea at all home matches, and acknowledgement on our fixture card - all this for as little as £25! If you would like to be an MCC vice-president, please contact - Andrew Donaldson Milton CC secretary 811141 The 23rd Adderbury match 3 September will see the 23rd staging of the annual needle match against Adderbury at Broughton - so make a note in your diary to come and see us win back the Millennium trophy from the Adderbury usurpers, with sumptuous teas, and barbecue supper at The Black Boy. So why not come and join us - see you at nets? Milton Cricket Club Contact: Andrew Donaldson Tel: 01295 811141 Email:

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Due to circumstances beyond our control the speaker booked for this month’s meeting was unavailable. At the eleventh hour we arranged “An evening with Reg Moule”. Reg has a gardening programme on radio BBC Hereford and Worcester, details below, where he answers questions phoned in by the listeners. He talked about the changes in products to control pest and diseases. A number of products have been discontinued, as thought unsafe and then emerged with slightly different ingredients, but still work. Provado Ultimate Bug Killer and Scotts Bugclear Ultra for sawfly. Scotts also have a vine weevil killer. You can also use Nemesis “grow your own nematodes” against vine weevil and many other pests. For those with access to a computer, go on-line to find stockists. A good prevention against vine weevils is to put ½ inch (15mm) of agricultural grit on the top of your containers. They lay their eggs just under the surface, when hatched they cannot burrow through the grit and die. Uncle Tom’s Tonic is apparently an excellent way to get your plants healthy. Reg answered questions from our audience on subjects ranging from pruning clematis, to killing of leylandii hedging. Our Chairman, David White thanked Reg for a most interesting evening and was applauded by his audience. It was nice to see a few new faces visiting this evening; we look forward to seeing you for future meetings. At our meeting on 7 March Heather GoddardKing, from Fibrex, will talk about “The National collection of Ferns”. BBC Hereford and Worcester on 104 FM / 94. 7 FM / digital or on the BBC iPlayer. The Sunday Gardening Show 12.00 - 15.00. Phone in with gardening problems. Barbara Talbot ________________________________________

CAN YOU HELP EDIT CONTACT? We urgently need new editors to help keep Contact going. Contact has come a long way since it first appeared in January 1979 as an eight page issue. By volunteering you help ensure Contact continues to be an important part of village life connecting the community and promoting local businesses. The production team includes editors who pull the magazine together each month. There are now only two editors who take turns giving their time so the village can enjoy the magazine each month. By volunteering you would only need to give a few hours every three months. If you are interested and have the computer skills to create the magazine using Word, Publisher, etc. then please email or call Paul Ness on 811740. Being an editor is a great way to contribute to village life, find out what is going on and meet new people. Go on, have a go! 29 29

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FOSMA Another year of events for FOSMA is being planned and now we have a real focus! FIRSTLY, we have agreed to fund the complete refurbishment of the second south window despite the revised quote being considerably higher than expected. Hopefully the work will begin soon. THEN the big task is the tower, which was highlighted in the Quinquennial Report as needing significant repair work. The cost of this has been estimated at c. £400,000. It is hoped that the Heritage Lottery and other grant giving bodies will agree to fund the lion’s share of this, but even with their help, FOSMA will probably need to raise c.£30,000 over the next 18 months to make up the shortfall. It is hoped the work will be completed late 2018. So as you can see, your support is needed even more than ever and with that in mind, we have three dates for you to put in your diaries to get things started before we have a proper ‘launch’ a bit further into the year when you will be able to come and hear for yourselves exactly what the work entails.  RHODESIA AND ZIMBABWE - Rhodesia, the Gem of Africa and the situation after Independence when the country was renamed Zimbabwe. Friday 3 March, 7.30 pm at Church House. A talk kindly offered by Jill Reeve-Johnson.  POETRY EVENING Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm at Church House.  VOICES ACROSS TIME Thursday 21 December, 7.30pm. Details nearer the time. Tickets for the talk and Poetry Evening are available from Trish Fennell 01295 811059 and Val Scarff 01295 810386. We do hope you will support us in our mammoth task. St Mary’s tower is such an iconic landmark in the village that we ALL enjoy. Let’s get it back to its full glory! As always, thank you for your encouragement and support. Trish Fennell, Chairman

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At February’s WI meeting, we heard from Sally Cross, Manager, and Angie Williams, Admiral (Dementia) Nurse about their work at Adderbury’s Lake House St. John Care Trust residential home, for the care of elderly clients with dementia. Their presentation was excellent and we learned a great deal about their upbeat and positive attitude to the care provisions for both respite and residential needs. Lake House very keenly do everything to make all their visitors most welcome and long to reach out to the community and make friends. Our January craft group produced green heart badges for St. Valentine’s Day 2017, to “Show the Love” for the things we could lose to climate control with the WI joining the Climate Coalition to start conversations about the use of clean and secure energy. February’s book group met to discuss The Light Between the Oceans by M L Stedman and at our monthly craft meeting, we started making twiddle muffs and comfort blankets, which have been designed to bring comfort to dementia sufferers. In March, we host our AGM and Social Evening and look forward to the advent of springtime and country walks. New members are always welcome at The Institute on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm where they are assured of an enthusiastic reception. Further details are to be found on our website - - or by email - or find us on Facebook via their search engine for Adderbury & District WI to see our page. Margaret Halstead __________________________________________

ADDERBURY AND MILTON FEOFFEE’S CHARITY Grants are available for school leavers going onto Further Education, University or Apprenticeships. The criteria for students is that they must have lived in the village for 3 years. The deadline each year is 1 January and grants will be awarded at the end of February, after the meeting of the Trustees. Each application will be assessed individually and confidentially by the Trustees. Application forms are available from Mrs. Margaret Clinkard, 31 Deene Close, Adderbury. Assistance Fund This is a long-established fund within the Feoffee Charity. It is there to help when times are hard. We cover all age groups, young and old, and can offer help to all who have lived in the village for a period of three years or more. To apply for help, please request a form from: S. Peissel, Church Farm Stables, Milton, OX15 4HH 33


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PARISH COUNCIL The Parish Council met on 17 January. There were apologies from Councillor Chris Shallis and District Councillor Andrew Mc Hugh. OPEN FORUM: Matters raised were a request for a footpath from Adderbury Fields to St Mary’s Road, and new crossing on Milton Road and that two footpaths which run through the Adderbury Fields development are not to be opened. PLAY EQUIPMENT: Proludic would be asked to produce formal plans for their proposals, including a quote and CDC would be asked to confirm the amount of Section 106 funds available for the project. BUDGET: The budget was approved and the precept for 2017/2018 was set at £43,286. BURIAL FEES: The fees were increased by 5% from April 2017. BY-ELECTION: It was noted that a PC by-election was being held in Adderbury on Thursday 26 January 2017 and there were two candidates. PC DOCUMENTS: The Risk Register for 2017/2018 was approved with the inclusion of safe guarding children and vulnerable adults. The Assets Register was approved. SURGERIES: No residents attended the last Surgery. HEALTH AND SAFETY: There were no health and safety issues at The Rise, Lucy Plackett Playing Field or the Lakes. ALLOTMENTS: The request for a shed at Plot 7 was approved. TREE SURVEY: The report was noted. Mr Andrew Barnes was thanked for his report and the work he had undertaken. VILLAGE SPRING CLEAN: The spring clean would be held between 3 and 20 March 2017 and the necessary arrangements would be made. LAND ON MILTON ROAD: A possible pre-historic henge site had been located on the Nicholas King development land on Milton Road. The report was noted and CDC would be advised that the PC would wish to consider street naming for this site to recognise the find. TRAFFIC CALMING: A number of recommendations were agreed and would be listed in the minutes. NEXT MEETING: 28 February 2017 Church House 7.30pm. ______________________________________________

UPTON HOUSE Following Upton’s successful Second World War presentation, the clock is turned back to 1927. From 25 March, ninety years to-the-day that the Bearsted family purchased Upton, we will be focussing on how the family created their very own “Made to Measure Home”. The gardens, shop and restaurant will be open 11.00am - 4.00pm: a perfect chance to stroll in the garden and enjoy the spring bulbs. The house will be open by timed ticket from 1.00pm - 4.00pm: collect your timed ticket on arrival. 35


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CAN YOU VOLUNTEER FOR KATHARINE HOUSE? Our volunteers are a vital part of the work we do for people and families facing life-limiting illnesses in our community. They help us with everything from catering to complementary therapies, and they save us around £400,000 every year. We are always looking for volunteers to help us, and we’d love to hear from you if you have some time to spare. Volunteer roles include: Catering Assistants - Kitchen Assistants - Receptionists - Complementary Therapists - Patient Drivers - Shop Volunteers - General Day Hospice - Ward Clerks - Gardeners For more information please contact Joanna Morris, Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01295 811866 email, or visit volunteering SAVE THE DATE: MIDNIGHT WALK 2017 Our 11th Midnight Walk will be taking place on Saturday 24 June 2017. If you would like to take part or volunteer, please save the date in your diary! You can sign up on our website at

KNITTING PATTERNS BOOKLET NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD If you’d like to knit some knitted novelties for our Easter Knits campaign, you can now download the Easter Knitting Patterns booklet directly from our website UPCOMING EVENTS Remember you can keep up to date with all our events and everything that’s happening at the Hospice, as well as buy tickets to our events and donate to Katharine House by visiting our website:


For Katharine House Hospice A date for your diary Friday 14 July 1pm Banbury Golf Centre (Adderbury) More details soon - but you can book in now! Nick Fennell 811059

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