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7 Adderbury Fireworks for PTFA Bo Peep Farm opens 4.30 for 6.30pm start 7 Quiz night – Bowls Club - 7.30pm 10 Latest Date for Diary Entries and Copy for December Contact 11 Adderbury Evergreens – Val Trinder slides – Methodist Hall – 2.30pm 12 Adderbury Community Food Market –Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening – Institute -6-8pm 12 Royal British Legion meeting – Bowls Club – 2pm 14 FOCAL Quiz night - The Bell – 7pm 16 Adderbury History Association – Adderbury song and culture revisited - Prof. Michael Pickering- Methodist Hall – 7.30pm 19 Adderbury Running Club’s 'Runners Hour' – The Bell – 8pm 20 Adderbury Cine Club – meals and reels – St Vincents – Institute – details 810708 20 FOSMA Quiz – How well do you know your wines & cheeses? – Church House – 7.30pm 24 Parish Council meeting - Church House – 7.30pm 25 Adderbury Evergreens – Outing to Witney – 10am The Rise, 10.10am The Green 27 Adderbury Friday Club – The Bell – 12.30pm details Nick Fennell 811059 28 Adderbury Christmas Market – St Mary’s Church – 11am – 4pm


Grants are available for school leavers going on to Further Education, university or apprenticeships. 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. Application forms are available from Mrs. Maragaret Clinkard, 31 Deene Close, Adderbury. The Assistance Fund 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, To apply for help, please request a form from S. Peissel, Church Farm Stables, Milton.OX15 4HH The criteria for both the grants and the fund is that you must have lived in the village for a period of three years or more.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO EDIT CONTACT? You would join a team of editors so that you would edit every three or four months. You need access to Word, Publisher or similar and quite a few hours over a week every few months. If you know the village, it helps and if you don’t, then you will soon get to know it. Please drop a line to editor@adderburycontact.org.uk to find out more. Or, if your interests are more digital see page 15.




Mary Chilver

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October issue edited by Mary; November issue to be edited by Carda. Copy can be posted 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.

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KATHARINE HOUSE HOSPICE – LOTTERY WINNERS – 11.09.15 £1,000 winner: T Goodwin, Middleton Cheney £100 winners: R Ison, Middleton Cheney, J Webster, Northwood £50 winners: A Brassington, Lechlade, M Batchelor, Banbury £20 winners: E Holloway, Banbury, M Corney, Adderbury, J Portlock, Hook Norton, A Woodward, Milcombe, J Canning, Oxhill £10 winners: A Bailey, Chipping Norton, J Wadland, Williamscot, R Moser, Middleton Cheney, S Coleman, Wroxton, P Tustian, Bodicote, L Gillett, Banbury, P Thomas, Sulgrave, K Osmond, Kings Sutton.



LOCAL SERVICES ADDERBURY LIBRARY OPENING TIMES TEL:810545 Tuesday: 10.00am to 12.00 and 3.00pm to 7.00pm Thursday: 2.00pm to 5.00pm and 6.00pm to 7.00pm Friday: 10.00am to 12.00 and 2.00pm to 5.00pm Saturday: 9.30am to 1.00pm ADDERBURY POST OFFICE OPENING TIMES Tuesday: 9.00am to 12.30pm Friday: 9.00am to 1.30pm ADDERBURY STORES OPENING TIMES Monday—Friday 7.00am to 7.00pm Saturday 7.30am to 7.00pm Sunday 7.30am to 3.00pm TO BOOK A VENUE Institute Book online at www.adderburyinstitute.com Church House Richard Davis 811557 Methodist Schoolroom Rhoda Woodward 810964 Lucy Plackett Activity Centre Becky Cheesman 07941062096 Bowls Club The Club 811118 FOOD MARKETS Adderbury Banbury Chipping Norton Deddington

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ST MARY'S CHURCH ADDERBURY CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 4, 5 and 6 December 2015 Following the success of this event last Christmas, St Mary’s Church is holding its second Christmas Tree Festival in the Church on the dates above. There will be 40 trees, sponsored by local organisations, decorated and on display.There will be music and refreshments during the day and the event will end with a Victorian Carol Concert in the evening of the 6th.The aim is to raise money for the Church and for Katharine House Hospice. It also brings the Adderbury community together and is a great way to start the festive season.Please put the dates in your diary and come along. If anyone would like to sponsor and decorate a tree, please contact Ray Robinson on 01295 369419 or send an email to rayrobinson42@talktalk.net. The cost is £30.

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CHURCH SERVICES ST MARY’S CHURCH, ADDERBURY & ST JOHN’S CHURCH, MILTON Revd Stephen Fletcher, Vicar. Contact for Weddings, Baptisms or other pastoral needs 810309 ST MARY’S Regular Services: 8.00am

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Holy Communion (2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday each month) METHODIST CHAPEL SERVICES Revd D Hewitson Tel 262784 Sunday Services at 10:30 am HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HETHE Ref. Fr. Paul Lester 01869 277630 Sunday Mass 10.00 am 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass (second Sunday each month 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 (Gate labelled No Dogs Allowed) Clerk—Judith Mason 720900 Meetings for worship are at 2:30 pm on third Sunday but phone to check. The Meeting House is little changed since it was built in 1675 and may be very cold. Hot drinks and refreshments are available after the meetings.

COFFEE AND CHAT is held each week on Tuesday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Methodist Hall. VILLAGE COFFEE is held every Friday at Church House 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. You will be very welcome at either or both! LIP READING CLASSES are held on Thursdays 10:00 to 11.30 am at the Church Room, Hempton. Further details from Moira Byast 01869 338637 7


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ADDERBURY BELLRINGERS TOUR DE YORKSHIRE – SEPTEMBER 2015 Adderbury Bellringers have been on tour!

We set off bright and early on 4 September and made our way up the M1 to Pontefract where we experienced the bells of All Saints’ church where Chris Holmes learned to ring in the swinging 60’s! From there we moved on to Tadcaster, had a spot of lunch and then rang St. Mary’s eight bells. Accommodation for our two nights was at the comfortable Palm Court B & B in York and most of us enjoyed a convivial evening in the Royal Oak hostelry. On Saturday, the non-ringers of the group set off on their own adventure while the rest of us spent the day ringing at St. Catherine’s Church, Barmby Moor; All Saints, Pocklington; St. Peter’s Minster in Howden where we had lunch in the Barnes Wallis pub, named after the inventor of, among other things, the famous bouncing bomb and the R101 airship. After lunch we began our journey back to York via St. Michael, Eastrington and lastly All Saints, Holme on Spalding Moor, which must have the most amazing views of any church we know! A busy day needed recovery time and the whole team shared supper and a fun evening at Ask Italian in the city. Sunday, like Saturday was the most beautiful day and while a few ringers had a final ‘pull’ at St Wilfrid’s church others enjoyed the delights of York while listening to the beautiful sound of the minster bells ringing out.

Experiencing different bells is all part of the fun and challenge of ringing and this tour was no exception. We’re already thinking about where we might go in 2016!

EVERGREENS David Keable from Dogs for the Disabled visited Evergreens in August. He explained the work and training needed to teach a dog not only to be a friend but also how to help their future owner by doing numerous household jobs. He also brought a beautiful golden Labrador bitch who was in the first part of her training. I have since had a letter thanking me for our cheque for £94.30. Members donated the extra on top of the £40 fee. Our outing was to Henley - a very pleasant ride past berried hedges and harvest combines reminding us autumn is not far away. There was a heavy shower on arrival but after everyone had managed to find excellent cafes to shelter, the rest of the day was fine and members and welcome visitors were able to explore the shops and sit by the river and enjoy seeing the ducks and swans. Rhoda Woodward



CRICKET: VICTORIOUS REEVES ROUTS ADDERBURY Adderbury’s great run of victories in the annual needle match against Milton came to an abrupt end on Sunday Losing veteran Guy Wilby off the very first ball was a false dawn, as Milton skipper Nick Reeves and the lofty Leon Houseman put on 175 for the next wicket, savaging the meagre Adderbury attack at over 8 runs per over. The hairless Reeves eventually retired a delighted man when he reached his maiden century at the age of 47. Houseman discarded his usual dogged game and sailed to 79. A joy to watch (if you were from Milton) Adderbury then decided to pitch the ball up, with debutant Olly Arber showing his obvious pedigree with a very tight spell. As ever in this fixture there was hope for the future, with 14 year old Michael Rae making an elegant 24 not out, and 12 year old Charlie Hopkins taking 2-21 as his rotund father purred with pride behind the stumps. Priceless. In reply Adderbury were never in the hunt, as brilliant on the spot stuff from Milton legends Guy Wilby and Mick Pearson (2-18) and an uncharacteristically tight spell from Simon Parker (3-40) did for their star-studded line-up. Hoppy dug in for 28, Arber for 35, but there was some consolation for the fervent Adderbury supporters with Gavindi Bedward’s spectacular 67 not out with actual foot movement. The Millennium Trophy then changed hands at a reception at the excellent Black Boy Inn to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this annual attempt to keep Adderbury cricket alive Milton CC continues to thrive in this its 25th year, and has reinstated its long tradition of international tours with a hazardous trip to Bucharest next week – (some!) details to follow...[see cover pictures and further picture page 13, Editor] Nick Fennell 811059

SAMARITANS QUIZ The Banbury and District Samaritans are running a general knowledge quiz on Saturday 17 October 2015 in order to raise funds to help them continue to provide and develop services supporting people in distress in the Banbury area and further afield. The quiz will be at The Dupuis Centre, St. John's Church, Dashwood Road, Banbury OX16 9AF. It starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £2 a head. There will be a maximum of six people in each team (teams can be arranged on the night). There will also be a licensed bar and a raffle. Please phone John Critchfield on 811583 for more information or to book tickets.



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ADDERBURY THEATRE WORKSHOP The Little Girl and the Toyshop Back on a glorious sunny afternoon in June the junior members of Adderbury Theatre Workshop entertained a packed house to a wonderful performance of The Little Girl and the Toyshop. A cast of over 20 children sang, danced and beautifully acted out an original story written and directed by Jamie Cox. After weeks of rehearsals all their hard work brilliantly paid off as the audience enjoyed some classic Disney songs, dancing puppets, wise-cracking jack in the boxes and many other characters, all of which were enthusiastically performed to a very high standard, with fantastic costumes. It was clear that the children enjoyed every minute of the show and it was an extremely entertaining afternoon.

70th Anniversary of the end of WWII - Saturday 24 October - Tickets ÂŁ10.00 per person Join us for an evening of songs, sketches and nostalgia in the Institute to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war. ATW members will entertain you throughout the evening, in between dancing to our live band and tickets include a 'Victory Party' style buffet! Tickets for just ÂŁ10.00 per person are available from Adderbury Stores now. Pantomime 2016 We are pleased to announce that once again ATW will be performing their annual pantomime on 28, 29, and 30 January 2016. This year's show will be Sleeping Beauty - The Magnificent Story! More details to follow. For more information on all productions please see our website www.adderburytheatreworkshop.co.uk

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Last month, member Mick Brittain gave a presentation entitled ‘Art school to the Photographic Society - the search for a personal style,’ Reviewing his early life, Mick left school early to enrol at the Birmingham School of Photography, which introduced him to the 5x4 and 10x8 inch film camera formats, but the environment left him dissatisfied. He subsequently moved to Bournemouth, adopted 35mm photography, and became involved in photographing students at the local School of Fashion where he learnt the techniques of studio lighting and modelling. Suitably encouraged, Mick relocated to London, only to find that fashion photography there was exclusive and extremely competitive. As a consequence, he turned to photographic work for advertising agencies, becoming a specialist in interpreting clients’ requirements and setting-up the studio environment for photo-shoots. Throughout his presentation, Mick showed photographs taken at various stages of his career, including some stunning photographs taken in Croatia - a favourite holiday destination. In later years, Mick converted to digital photography and became interested in HDR (high definition resolution) using Adobe Photoshop, the intention being to create a ‘Super Real’ image of a particular scene. This involves the superimposition of several photographs and software manipulation to create a

visually interesting effect, rather than necessarily being a true image of the subject. The final part of Mick’s presentation was devoted to showing examples of Super Real images, demonstrating the HDR technique. Overall, a stimulating presentation from an accomplished commercial photographer, which was greatly appreciated by his audience. The next meeting of the Society is on 7 October, when members Richard Broadbent and Phil Le Mare will give a presentation on ‘New Zealand - a tale of two islands.’ This will be followed, on 21 October, with a Workshop on ‘Being judgemental about your own photographs.’ Then, on 2 December, Mikki Aston CPAGB will return with a presentation on ‘Jerusalem and Istanbul - two ancient cities.’ All meetings are at 7.30pm in the Cartwright Hotel, Aynho, and everyone is welcome to attend. John Branton www.addphoto.co.uk WOULD YOU LIKE TO EDIT ADDERBURY.ORG? You will work in a team of two or three editors. Duties include arranging articles on the home page to show current village events and creating short articles, often by cutting and pasting from the contribution. There is rarely activity every day. To know more, email dot@adderbury.org. If you are more interested in the printed word, see page 3. 15


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FRIENDS OF ST. MARY’S ADDERBURY A group of FOSMA members and friends recently enjoyed a tour of the Upton House exhibition ‘Banking for Victory: A country house at war’, guided by committee member Vic Ince. Some of the group then took advantage of the beautiful weather and strolled around the gardens. The FOSMA AGM is on Wednesday 14 October in Church House at 7.30 pm. Members and non-members are most welcome. Come and join us, bring your thoughts and ideas and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.

Our next event is on 20 November. Entitled ‘How well do you know your wines and cheeses’ – it promises to be a fun and informative evening. 7.30 pm in Church House. More details will follow. The next twelve months and more are going to be a costly time as it is hoped that further refurbishment and repairs to St. Mary’s will begin, so your continued support will, as ever, be much appreciated. If you would like to become a member of FOSMA please contact Nick Fennell on 811059.

ADDERBURY WOMEN’S INSTITUTE Guest Speaker, Polly Smith gave a talk on Reflexology at our September meeting. September also saw our Centenary social event to celebrate the WI’s 100 year Anniversary and a group of WI members taking part in a special service to celebrate 100 years, 1915 – 2015, of the WI at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. We carried a new banner made by Pat Smith. We meet on Thursday, 1 October with a talk by Dan Allen entitled “Women’s Organisations Of WW1” New members are always welcome at The Institute on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm where they are assured of an enthusiastic reception. Further details may be found on our website www.adderburywi.co.uk – or by email – adderburywi@gmail.com – or find us on Facebook. Margaret Halstead – Vice-President and Communications Committee Member 17


THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION ADDERBURY AND MILTON BRANCH Remembrance Sunday Parade 8 November 2015 Due to the dwindling of our members through death etc. this could be The Royal British Legion’s last parade, which has been a feature of Adderbury village life for many years. We therefore extend an invitation to the entire village youth organisations, or any others who would like to take part in this parade. The parade will depart the village green at about 2.30 pm, followed by a service in St. Mary’s Church. Also on 11 November, at 11 am, a short memorial service will be held at the War Memorial in St. Mary’s Church, all are welcome to this service.

We would once again like to make a serious appeal for new members; Service, Ex-Service or Non-Service to join the Legion in the hope that this will help us to maintain a branch and continue with the parades. The Adderbury and Milton Branch was founded on 21 June 1921 (the same year as the National Legion organisation). It is the second oldest in Oxfordshire just losing out by a few days. It will be the Branch’s 90 th anniversary next year, s if this year’s parade and recruitment are successful, we could possibly be parading again next year and also look forward to the survival of the Branch into the future. The annual Poppy Appeal will shortly be upon us so please give generously to the village appeal fund to help the Legion in its important work. For any more information, contact Jean Moore 810246. Basil Ryman Mr Basil Ryman, a member of the Adderbury and Milton Branch of the Royal British Legion for many years, sadly passed away after an illness bravely met on 16 July 2015. Basil was actively involved in the annual Poppy Appeal and before moving to Berkshire, was secretary to the Branch. Despite the move, he kept is Legion membership. Some members of the Branch attended Basil’s funeral. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Jean Moore

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SUMMER SHOW 29 AUGUST 2015 Lots of villagers came and viewed the exhibits, all bought raffle tickets and some sampled the tea and cakes. Thank you for your continued support. Many people helped so my thanks to the following: - Sue, David, Barbara, Jill, John, Malcolm, Mike, Val and Veronica for their efforts and enthusiasm. Thanks also to the exhibitors for their skills, the Judges for their time and expertise and those who came to view, and, hopefully, have a go themselves next year The Judges commented that the quality of the exhibits was very high, but the quantity was down on last year. This year we had 21 adult entries producing 150 exhibits. There were only three exhibitors in the flower arranging classes which was disappointing; there must be some flower arrangers out there. Domestic classes faired a little better and the quality was extremely high but the exhibits were less than previous years. Let’s see if we can't improve on the figures next year. The Junior Section this year was, as in recent years, full of colour. Well done Adderbury Rainbows and their leaders Liz and Sandra. Fifteen Rainbows (young ladies aged between five and seven) entered and produced 53 exhibits. Veronica's grandchildren added to the mix. Edie Milan won the Junior Cup and Best Junior Exhibit the Rainbows trophy while was shared by three young ladies. Our Chairman, David White, welcomed everyone to the Show and invited David Griffiths to present the Parish Council’s Millennium Cup, for the best allotment, to "The Mansells". He then introduced Sir Peter Job who, after a few words of thanks and encouragement presented the prizes. He was thanked by David and was warmly applauded. The Chairman then spoke of the work done by Rod Roberts the Show Secretary, who had now organised and run thirty consecutive shows. The Raffle then took place after which the Show Secretary thanked all for attending saying that it was a lot of work and effort but, as the village always turned out to support the Club, it was worth it.

Our show is just for the villagers of Adderbury Twyford and Milton. We don't take 20


it too seriously. It's a fun show. Those who participate say they enjoy it, so help us keep it going. Put Saturday 27 August 2016 in your diary. Pick up a Schedule when they come out in April and give it a try next year. Please !!!!!! Thank you for your continued support. Rod Roberts, Show Secretary and Hon. Secretary Photos show Sir Peter Job with Sophie Rose, joint winner of the Rainbow cup and David Griffiths presenting “the Mansells” with the Millennium Cup on behalf of the Parish Council. [More photos on page 32]

The Prize winners were : The May Pollard Rose Bowl

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Best Exhibit In Show

Chris Eaton

The Colin Butler Cup

Best Exhibitor of Fruit & Vegetables

Malcolm Brown

Charles Hitchman Cup

Best Exhibitor of Fruit & Vegetables

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Best Floral Exhibit

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Our next film will be on Friday 16 October 2015 when we will be showing comedy drama My Old Lady (2014, dir. Israel Horovitz, starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, certificate 12A) an apartment in Paris,that comes with an unexpected resident…

A penniless fifty-odd-year-old New Yorker inherits

As usual the evening will take place at the Institute. The film will start at 8.00pm (doors open 7.30 pm). Tickets are £4 for casual members and £6 for non-members. There will also be a bar selling wine, beer, soft and hot drinks. For tickets contact Helena Scott by email at boxoffice@adderburycineclub.org.uk or phone 01295 810708. Further Dates

20th November AGM (changed from October) and Meals & Reel, showing St Vincent’s 11th December and further dates to be confirmed. Our Membership year starts again in September. Membership costs and ticket prices remain the same as previous years. The two options available are: Casual Member: £10 (not including ticket price) This entitles you to the reduced price tickets (£4) and priority early booking. You will also receive regular communication from the club, be invited to attend the AGM and are encouraged to let us know what films you would like to see. Full Member: £40 (including a ticket for each of the 10 films per year) Membership entitlement as above but with nothing further to pay. Although your seat is guaranteed, it is helpful if you can reserve your place at each film. You can pay for membership at any screening or contact our secretary, Judy Critchfield, at secretary@adderburycineclub.org.uk. Remember you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter





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KATHARINE HOUSE HOSPICE Make a Will Week -12 – 16 October 2015 Have you made a Will? Does your existing Will need updating? Local solicitors and will writers are generously donating their time and expertise and will write a basic or standard Will or update your existing Will in return for a donation to the hospice. Please be guided by their usual fee when making your donation. Act now, make a Will and at the same time benefit Katharine House. Last year’s campaign raised almost £20,000 to help fund the hospice services. For further information and details of participating solicitors and will writers, please phone Daphne Robertson on 01295 816484 or download a form from http:// www.khh.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/makeawillweek.pdf JS Auctions Charity Auction and Open Day Viewing from 9am, auction 2pm, Saturday 17 October- JS Auctions Sale Room, Oxford Road, Bodicote. JS Auctions are holding a special charity auction in aid of Katharine House and The Blue Cross. Auction staff will be on-hand during the morning to offer information on buying and selling at auctions, and wine, coffee and refreshments will also be on offer. JS Auctions would be delighted to receive further items to be auctioned on the day. For more information on donating items or about buying at the auction please call them on 01295 272488 or email enquiries@jsauctions.co.uk . Banbury Camera Club Exhibition Tuesday 20 October – Sunday 25th October, The Michael Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, Archery Road, Middleton Cheney This annual event offers supporters the opportunity to view a delightful collection of photographs and purchase prints in aid of the Hospice. Entry is free and opening hours are 9am – 5pm (Tuesday-Friday) and 11am- 4pm (Saturday and Sunday).

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Crime This month there have been two burglary dwellings in the rural area, one in Horton and one in Williamscot. These are being investigated by Local CID at Banbury and the neighbourhood team is supporting them with their investigations. There has been one burglary non dwelling to a shed in Bodicote, the team is working to identify who is responsible. The Taylor Wimpey housing development at Hook Norton has received some damage to their signs and the housing development on the Southam Road near to Great Bourton has suffered 2 thefts from vehicles. If you have any information in relation to any of the offences above please contacted the Banbury Rural Neighbourhood Team on 101 or via our email BanburyruralNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or alternatively via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Anti-social behaviour The team continues to focus on areas where anti-social behaviour is being reported. We have had reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in Horley and Wroxton and the team have been patrolling the area and are seeking to identify those responsible. If you have any information you can provide in relation to the ongoing ASB please contact the Banbury Rural Team on 101 or via our email address BanburyruralNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk What the team has been doing this month In August the team attended Deddington Farmers Market taking the opportunity to engage with the local community. The team attended Cropredy for the 3 day Cropredy Fairport Convention, this event attracts over 18,000 visitors to the village and there were only 3 criminal offences reported during the event. On Thursday 20th August, we dedicated patrols to anti-social behaviour connected with GCSE exam result day. I am pleased to report that it was a very quiet night with no incidents being reported. PCSO Beaumont attended a cross border meeting with our colleagues in Northants Police and Warwickshire Police, these meetings are a fantastic opportunity to share information and intelligence. Have Your Say PCSO Beaumont and PCSO Bailey will be holding Have Your Say meetings this month at the following locations; these meetings provide an opportunity for you to speak to your local neighbourhood team about any issues you may have so we would welcome your attendance. Friday 11 September 2015 between 10am-11am at Adderbury Library Saturday 19 September 2015 between 09:00 – 12:30 Deddington Farmers Market (continued on page 32) 28


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Continued from page 28 Changes to Dangerous Dog legislation Thames Valley Police would like to remind members of the public of changes to the legislation regarding controlling your dog. It’s against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, such as: in a public place in a private place, eg a neighbour’s house or garden in the owner’s home The law applies to all dogs. Being out of control:Your dog is considered dangerously out of control if it: Continued from page 28 injures someone Changes to Dangerous Dog legislation makes someone worried that it might injure them Thames Valley Police would like to remind members of the public of changes to A court the could also decide that your dog dangerously out of control if either of legislation regarding controlling yourisdog. the following applies: It’s against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, such as: in someone’s a public place animal it attacks in a private place, eg a neighbour’s house or garden the owner of an animal thinks they could be injured if they tried to stop your dog in the owner’s home attacking their The law animal applies to all dogs. A farmerBeing is allowed to kill your if it’s worrying theirout livestock. out of control:Your dogdog is considered dangerously of control if it: injures someone Sgt Becky Fishwick

makes someone worried that it might injure them A court could also decide that your dog is dangerously out of control if either of AdderburytheTheatre Workshop following applies: would like to express our thanks to the Parish Council and all of our generous who animal enabled us to stage a fantastic year of entertainment during our it attacksdonors someone’s the owner of an animal thinks they could be injured if they tried to stop your dog 2014/15 season. animalour wonderful audiences and supporters who participated We wouldattacking also liketheir to thank A farmer allowed to killhelping your dogus if it’s worrying their livestock. in raffles and otheris fundraisers, to raise an amazing for the charity More £1,700 pictures form the Sgt Becky Fishwick CancerKin, in memory of our good friend and long-time member John Cheney.

Gardening Club Show, see Karen Dwyer centre pages for full report. Chair

More pictures form the Gardening Club Show, see centre pages for full report.

Sir Peter Job with above, Chris and, right, Jane. Sir Peter Job with above, Chris and, right, Jane.

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Adderbury, Deddington & District Photographic Society

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Quick and Easy Supper Parties prepared on the Aga. At Fired Earth –A glass of Prosecco on arrival PLUS A taste of everything that has been cooked during the evening served buffet style after the demonstration. There will be a special discount on cookware if anyone would like to make a purchase during the evening.Tickets are £15 Start time 7 pm QUIZ NIGHT November 14th our popular annual quiz night in The Bell, Adderbury. If you have prizes suitable for the quiz and raffle they would be gratefully received. Further details available from the Library.Start time 7 pm VILLAGE CHRISTMAS CARD DELIVERY (advance notice) All proceeds go to FOCAL. Take your cards, for village delivery to the library, pay twenty five pence (£0.25) per card and post them in a post box provided in the library. They will be delivered by volunteers with all proceeds going to the keeping the library open. Available from 1 December to 20 December. Thanks for your help John Osborne Mob: 07831771087 Christopher Rawlins School PTFA

ADDERBURY FIREWORKS Saturday 7 November 2015, Venue: Bo Peep Farm, Adderbury Time: Gates Open 4.30 pm for 6.30 start Delicious food, stalls and rides

Tickets available from 16 October from Christopher Rawlins School Office, The Library, The Coach & Horses and Adderbury Stores Advance prices: £12.50 / Family (2+2), £4/Adult, £3/child. Under 3s free. On the night £15.00/family, £5/Adult, £4/child. Under 3s free.




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ADDERBURY HISTORY ASSOCIATION Our meeting programme resumed In September with a talk about the Cadbury family (report to follow in Novembers Contact). Please note that there is a change of speaker for October. The talk on Railways has had to be changed due to our speaker being unavailable. We are grateful to Eric Sidebottom for stepping in at short notice to talk about "Oxford Medicine Nine Centuries to the top". Sales of our books are still going well and if you don't yet have a copy of either "In it Together: Adderbury at War" or the History of the Quaker Meeting House these are still available from the library, Coach and Horses or the AHA secretary.

Barry Davis (continued from page 25) Christmas Cards This year we have 16 beautiful new designs on offer, including local scenes and these are now on sale at our 7 charity shops and Hospice reception. Application forms can be downloaded from our website at www.khh.org.uk . Matalan KHH Promotion Day 9.30am, Monday 26th October, Matalan, Cherwell Street, Banbury. For this Hospice promotion day we are looking for volunteers to hold a collecting tin and to man the KHH Information Stall. We have 1.5 hours slots available from 9.30am and would be delighted to hear from anyone who’d like to volunteer. Please call Wendy in Fundraising on (01295) 816484 or email wendy.crosse@khh.org.uk

GARDEN PARTY After a week of uncertain weather the sun came out and shone all afternoon for the annual Garden Party on 12 September at The Manor House , home of Sir Martin and Lady Jacomb. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere of this village event enjoying all the stalls, the delicious teas, the beautiful garden and of course the Punch & Judy show. It was an incredible success raising ÂŁ1,620.60 for St. Mary's Church. Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported us and to all who helped to make it such a special afternoon.

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