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DIARY SEPTEMBER 2015 1 Gardening Club – Presentation by Christine on ‘Growing and using herbs.’- Church House - 7.30pm 2 Photographic Society - Presentation by Mick Brittain: 'Art school to Photographic Society’ - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho – 7.30pm 3 Adderbury WI – Reflexology - Polly Smith - Institute – 7.30pm 5 Quiz night – Bowls Club - 7.30pm 5 Parish Council Surgery – Church House – 11am to 12 noon 5 Family Fun Day at the Coach & Horses in aid of Katharine House from 12 noon onwards 6 Annual cricket match between Adderbury & Milton – Warriner School 2.00pm – details 811059 9 Adderbury Evergreens beetle drive – Methodist Hall – 2.30 to 4.30pm 10 Royal British Legion meeting – Bowls Club – 2.00pm 10 Adderbury Community Food Market – Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening – Institute - 6.00 to 8.00pm 10 Latest Date for Diary Entries and Copy for October Contact 11 Bo Peep Farm Cider Festival from 10.00am until Sunday 13 September, 11.00pm 12 Annual Garden Party - The Manor House, Mill Lane – 2.00 to 4.00pm 12 FOCAL- “Posh Frocks in the Garden - Cocktails and Nibbles” Ivy House &The Old Vicarage – 6.00pm – details 07831771087 15 Parish Council meeting - Church House – 7.30pm 16 Photographic Society - Workshop on Studio Photography Cartwright Hotel, Aynho – 7.30pm 17 Adderbury Running Club’s 'Runners Hour' – The Bell – 8.00pm 17 Adderbury WI - Celebration party for the Centenary of WI – Institute – 7.00 for 7.30pm 19 Sale of jigsaw puzzles and knitted garments in aid of KHH – 27 St Mary’s Rd – 2.00 to 4.00pm 21 Adderbury History Association –The Cadbury Story: a film and talk on George Cadbury by Alan Thornton - Methodist Hall – 7.30pm 23 Adderbury Evergreens Outing toToddington - Steam Train to Cheltenham return via Stow-on-the-Wold - Coach 10.00am - return approx. 2.30pm 25 Adderbury Friday Club – The Bell – 12.30pm – for all homeworkers – details Nick Fennell 811059 26 Photographic Society - 9th Annual Photographic Exhibition of members' work- Institute – 10.00am to 4.00pm. 30 FOCAL AGM – Church House – 7.30pm OCTOBER 2015 1 Adderbury WI - Women's Organisations in WW1 - Dan Allen 33

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cont. from p.3 Institute – 7.30pm 3 Parish Council Surgery – Church House – 11.00am to 12 noon 3 Quiz night – Bowls Club - 7.30pm 6 Gardening Club - Presentation by Paul Williams on ‘Digging deeper.’ Church House - 7.30pm 7 Photographic Society - Presentation by Richard Broadbent and Philip LeMare:'New Zealand - a tale of two islands’ - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho – 7.30pm 8 Royal British Legion meeting – Bowls Club – 2.00pm 8 Adderbury Community Food Market – Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening – Institute - 6.00 to 8.00pm 14 Adderbury Evergreens Fish & Chip lunch & bring and buy – Methodist Hall – 12 for 12.30 15 Adderbury Running Club’s 'Runners Hour' – The Bell – 8.00pm 16 FOCAL visit to AGA/Fired Earth for cookery demonstration – 7pm – details 07831771087 19 Adderbury History Association – The importance of local railways in WW1 - Martin Bloxsom - Methodist Hall – 7.30pm 20 Parish Council meeting - Church House – 7.30pm 28 Adderbury Evergreens film – Methodist Hall – 2.00pm 30 Adderbury Friday Club – The Bell – 12.30pm – for all homeworkers – details Nick Fennell 811059 COFFEE AND CHAT is held each week on Tuesday 10.00am to 12 noon at the Methodist Hall. VILLAGE COFFEE is held every Friday at Church House 10.00am to 12 noon. You will be very welcome at both these venues LIP-READING CLASSES are held on Thursdays 10.00am to 11.30am at The Church Room, Hempton. Further details from Moira Byast on 01869 338637.

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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 and Friday: 9.30am to 12.00 noon (Note change of hours) ADDERBURY STORES OPENING TIMES TEL:810241 Monday - Friday 7.00am to 7.00pm Saturday 7.30am to 7.00pm Sunday 7.30am to 3.00pm TO BOOK A VENUE Book online at Institute Church House Richard Davis 811557 Methodist Schoolroom Rhoda Woodward 810964 Lucy Plackett Activity Centre Becky Cheesman 07941062096 Bowls Club The Club 811118 FARMERS MARKETS Adderbury Banbury Chipping Norton Deddington

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This issue edited by Marie Corney; 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. 5


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 ST MARY’S Regular Services: 8.00am Holy Communion (1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday each month) 10.30am Informal, All-age Service (1st Sunday) Parish Communion (2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday each month) Morning Prayer (5th Sunday) 6.00pm Evensong (unless otherwise advertised) 10.00am Every Wednesday: Holy Communion ST JOHN’S, MILTON Regular Services 9.15am Holy Communion (2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday each month) METHODIST CHAPEL SERVICES (10.30am) Revd Lin Francis Tel 262602

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HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HETHE Rev. Fr. Paul Lester 01869 277630. Sunday Mass: 10.00am Sung Family Mass 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass (second Sunday will be sung) Roman Catholic masses are also held every Sunday at 9.00am at the Anglican Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Kings Sutton and since the closure of St. George's Chapel, Adderbury, many of the Adderbury congregation now worship there. ADDERBURY QUAKER MEETING HOUSE - Horn Hill Road OX17 3EW. (Gate labelled ‘No Dogs Allowed’) Correspondence Clerk – Judith Mason – Tel 720900 Meeting for Worship at 2.30pm 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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UPCOMING EVENTS ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY The Garden Party will be held on Saturday September 12 from 2.00 to 4.00pm at The Manor House, Mill Lane by kind permission of Sir Martin and Lady Jacomb. There will be the usual delightful offerings from the stall holders, the brilliant Punch & Judy show, and of course the most delicious teas. All in aid of St Marys Church, Adderbury

Adderbury Conservation Action Group The Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 30 October in the Methodist Schoolroom commencing at 7.30pm. All supporters of the group’s aims are welcome to attend. Peter Burrows

ADDERBURY WHEELS ‘Wheels’ is cycling for adults, starting from Adderbury Library and cycling at a nice relaxed pace for 1-1.5 hours, ending up, for those who wish, for drinks/eats at the Bell/ Coach and Horses/the Pickled Ploughman. You need preferably a hybrid or basic mountain bike as there will be some road cycling and some off-road on firm well-used cycle/bridle paths - weather permitting. 'Wheels' has been going really well and people have been coming along regularly. Most so far was 13 on 22 July when we went on a round trip via the bridle paths to Warkworth and on country roads on a lovely summers evening. Only hitch was one bridle path involved going through a stream!! I risked it and got two wet feet! Everyone else sensibly carried the bikes over the foot bridge. I suppose it doesn’t matter if you get your feet wet if you're a horse!! It is still an informal arrangement so people just turn up when they want to at the library on any Wednesday at 6.30pm or Saturday at 9.30am then go off for a ride. The next scheduled rides are on Wednesday 2 September, Saturday 5 September and Wednesday 9 September ......... Andy Howard 810516


The WI would like to invite you to come along to our Centenary Celebration on Thursday, 17 September at 7.00pm at the Institute. There will be a Fish & Chip supper, dessert and lots of entertainment. Should you wish to dress up in something over 100 years old please feel free to do so, this is optional. It is a wonderful achievement of the WI to have been going for 100 years and our Adderbury WI started in 1921 with a few years break between 2002 and 2010. Tickets will be £10.00 each and there will be a licensed bar available. We look forward to seeing you there. Diane Danton, President - Adderbury & District WI 99

RE-VITALISE EXERCISE CLASS This is an exercise class that may be different to other exercise classes you’ve attended. There’s a little meditation, the exercise is gentle and you work with your body at your own pace. Come and try it out. Bring a mat or towel, a pillow and 2 small water bottles with you. When: Wednesday 30 September for 6 weeks Where: The Institute, Adderbury Time: 6.30 to 7.30pm Cost: £6 a week or £30 for the course Booking essential. To book or for more information: Call Gill Randall 812552

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Our new season will start on Friday 18 September 2015 with a Meals & Reel evening, showing comedy drama The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014, dir. Lasse Hallström, starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, certificate PG). The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery… 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 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 or phone 810708. Further Dates 16 October AGM & Film My Old Lady 20 November Meals & Reel St Vincent’s 11 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 Remember you can also follow us on facebook or twitter 1010

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FOCAL - FORTH COMING EVENTS Posh Frocks To be held on Saturday the 12 September starting at 6.00pm. Peter & Christine Job of The Old Vicarage and Jacob and Harriet Potts of Ivy House (which is next door) have kindly agreed to host the event. Jacob Potts will speak about Ivy House and what they have done since its purchase. Peter Job will talk about The Old Vicarage’s history and his garden. The evening will start at Ivy House where there will just be fizz and a soft drink. After viewing the house and grounds, we will move to The Old Vicarage where there will be a marquee in the garden and also access round the house where we will have the nibbles and a more extensive range of drinks. AGM - 30 September in the library. All welcome AGA Cookery Demonstration - 16 October 7.00pm will see a visit to the AGA Shop at Fired Earth. Tickets are £15 to include a demo of quick and easy family cooking, buffet of cooked food and glass of Prosecco on arrival. Quiz Night - 14 November 7.00pm - our popular annual quiz night in The Bell, Adderbury (not as previously reported the 15th) Record Breakers – The summer reading challenge for 2015 from 11 July until 12 September. Collect rewards as you discover astonishing real life achievements and world records. There is one for children and one for adults! Visit the library and check out the fantastic collection of new books or visit: Coffee Morning Don’t forget coffee and cakes are available every Friday morning from 10.00am. The Colin George Memorial Trophy will be held at Banbury Golf Club on Saturday 12 September 2015 to celebrate the memory of one of our dear friends and golfing buddies who sadly passed away in May this year. Colin was an Adderbury resident and a regular in the local pubs and the Bowls Club. He was warm and unassuming and enjoyed his days out on the course. He is sadly missed by us all. The golf day is open to any one who would like to join us. All for only £35.00 per player Arrive and registration 11.00am. 18 Hole full handicap Stableford Competition Coffee & Bacon Rolls, Casual Barbeque Prizes for 1st , 2nd and 3rd place as well as Longest Drive, Nearest Pin, Nearest Pin in two !

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Fancy a game? - phone Nick Fennell now on 811059. Well you never know, one day we might get our cricket field back! But in the meantime we will have to make do with the 21st staging of the annual match against the boys from Milton. This year the big match will be on Sunday 6 September at Warriner School at 2.00pm, when we will be defending our hold on the Millennium Trophy, inaugurated as part of the village celebrations in 1995. Adderbury only recently regained the trophy and this year we think we can do the business again. But only if we can turn out a really passionate team of Adderburians with the odd tinge of talent – we’ve got the backbone of a side, but we need to flush out three or four more stalwarts, young or old, good or bad - but up for the crack and a few beers. If you fancy a game, phone Nick Fennell now on 811059. The Adderbury Barmy Army is always the best part of our performance – we look forward to seeing all our supporters again this year – the teas are well worth the trip!

CHURCH HOUSE LUNCH CLUB – New Volunteers wanted

The Lunch Club was launched on the 19 June 2013 and now runs on the first and third Wednesday of each month. It is open to all those aged 65 and over who live in Adderbury or Twyford and offers an opportunity to either catch up with old friends or make new ones, whilst chatting over lunch. From day one this has been a success, with an initial membership of 22 people rising to the 40 plus mark; with around 30 members attending each lunch date. Hugo at The Bell was our first supplier of lunches and we will always be thankful for his support during our first year. Since he departed to warmer climes we have been very fortunate to engage the services of New Folium, based at Bo Peep Farm on the Aynho Road. Menu choices have been extended and the food is delicious, regularly receiving high praise from all those attending. Many thanks to Ben and his team at New Folium. The December lunch was held at Bo Peep farm, organised and funded by New Folium, which gave members and all the many volunteers a chance to relax and enjoy a Christmas lunch together; a very generous action much appreciated by all those attending. Colin, Enid, Gill and Richard all share the responsibility for running the club, but it would be impossible to manage this without the help of a loyal and hard working team of volunteers. We owe a vote of thanks for their willing, cheerful and most importantly continuing support of this initiative. This is a non profit making enterprise, with the aim to generate enough money to pay for the running costs, currently lunch is £6. Money is also raised through raffles and donations. Many thanks to all who contribute in this way. New members are always welcome, please phone or email if you would like to join us. Crucial to the ongoing success of the Church House Lunch Club are its volunteers, if you have a couple of hours to spare on a Wednesday lunchtime we would love to hear from you. Colin Ewles ( Enid Frost ( Gill Collett ( Richard Davis( 1717

Katharine House Hospice Broughton Grange Open Gardens 10.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday 5 September, Broughton Grange, Wykham Lane, Broughton OX15 5DS Come along and join us in the beautiful surroundings of this fabulous estate, to enjoy the late summer flowers, beautiful arboretum, secluded walks and tranquil lakes and water features. Entrance is £7 (children free). Tea and cakes will be on offer; a plant sale and the Hospice stall will also be there to tempt you! KHH-Karcher Accumulator Challenge – starts 14 September We’d like to invite local businesses, schools and colleges to take part in the second Kärcher Accumulator Challenge! Each company, school or college who sign up will be given a £50 start-up fund and will be challenged to find interesting and innovative ways to turn this into as much profit as possible, all of which will be donated to Katharine House Hospice and will help support our work caring for local patients and their families. Whether you decide to use your £50 to hold a cake sale, make and sell jewellery, organise a sporting event or take on a team challenge, we will be cheering you on every step of the way! We will provide you with a campaign pack with top tips and fundraising ideas and plenty of fundraising resources and support. Your company, school or college will also be invited to an awards ceremony in January 2016. To sign up, please call: Jordann Daniells on 01295 752187 or email: Sainsbury’s Banbury Store Collection Day, 9.30am to 5.00pm, Friday 2 October There are still a few slots remaining at this collection day and we’d be delighted hear from anyone willing to give 1.5 hours of their time to hold a tin for us. Please call Wendy on 816484 or email Make a Will Week – 12 to 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. About 50% of the UK population do not have a Will yet it is so important to do this to ensure that your wishes regarding your property and possessions are followed after your death and, if you have young children, to enable you to choose a guardian. Making a Will is relatively straightforward to organise and makes matters so much easier for those left behind. 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 or download a form from cont. on p.21 1818

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cont. from p.18 Christmas Knitted Novelties I know it’s only September but we’re so keen to get our supporters wielding their needles for us and knitting these little treasures! Last year’s Christmas knitted novelties raised almost £5,000 towards Hospice care - wouldn’t it be great to match that again this year? Whether you knit us five or fifty, we’re grateful for your support and every penny really counts. Please call Fundraising for a pattern booklet on 816484 or email to receive one via email. Sarah Brennan, Community Fundraiser

REPORTS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY In July, member John Cavanna gave a presentation entitled ‘My travels in Africa through the camera: Kili, Kruger and the Cape.’ John’s other home is in Cape Town and he showed a collection of his photographs depicting different aspects of his life there, including many stunning images of wild animals in the Kruger National Park. He also showed some exceptional images taken during a seven day expedition when he and two friends, with a team of 15 porters, climbed 20,000 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. No mean feat for a man of 65 years, although his friends were 70 and 71 years! A fascinating and most enjoyable presentation. Then last month, Paul Brewerton gave a presentation on ‘A photographic journey how love of the countryside influenced my photography.’ Like many others, Paul’s introduction to photography was via the ubiquitous Kodak Box Brownie camera, and he showed a selection of prints taken from his early film cameras and enlargers to later images on digital cameras. His interest is primarily in landscape photography and, as an enthusiastic fell-walker, Paul showed many intriguing and unusual images taken from the more inaccessible parts of the Yorkshire Dales and Cumberland coast. Finally, he concluded with some photographs and stories of his various excursions to Switzerland and elsewhere. Again, an interesting, wide-ranging presentation, that was much appreciated by his audience. There are a number of forthcoming activities by the Society. On 2 September, Mick Brittain will give a presentation: ‘Art school to the Photographic Society - the search for a personal style,’ then on 16 September Simon Lutter leads a Workshop on Studio Photography, which is followed on 7 October by Richard Broadbent and Philip Le Mare who will present: ‘New Zealand – a tale of two islands.’ All three meetings are at 7.30pm in the Cartwright Hotel, Aynho. This year’s major event is on 26 September, when the 9th Annual Exhibition of members’ work will be held in The Institute from 10.00am to 4.00pm. And finally, the Society has been invited to mount a display of photographs in the Meeting Room of the Library, which is available now for all to see. Everyone is welcome to any of the above activities, just come along - you can be assured of a warm welcome. John Branton, 2121

ADDERBURY HISTORY ASSOCIATION June’s meeting took the form of a visit to Rousham House and gardens on the 15th when the weather was on its best behaviour and we spent a very pleasant afternoon there. The House is home to the Cottrell Dormer family and we were given a guided tour with information about the building, its history and the people who have lived there. Built originally about 1635 it was altered by William Kent in the mid 1700s and again in the 19th century by its Victorian owners. Paintings, furniture, decorative features and a costume room reflect all the periods during which they were put in place. Afterwards we were able to walk in the grounds and gardens and admire the cattle in the park before leaving in search of tea and cake! AHA Open Day 18 July About 150 people came along to this event including some who also went on one or both of the walkabouts. Visitors spent their time browsing through the archives, talking with members, chatting together and then having a sit down with coffee and cakes! Some purchased items from the sale table while others rummaged in the ‘Help Yourself’ box for freebies. About a dozen families made their way round the history trail. Several people had come especially to try and add to their family trees or to find out exactly where ancestors lived. Most of them achieved this by using the resources available and from talking to society members. Others discussed how to record, display and make further progress. This year the ever popular Adderbury House and Lakes walk was on offer together with a new ramble taking in Adderbury’s Industrial past. The ‘Top 6’ display prompted many questions and reminiscences and the maps also attracted a lot of attention. The collections of scrapbooks and parish magazines proved popular; other material included wills, housing information, manorial court records and many miscellaneous items relating to the village. The day was slightly different from our usual meetings, giving more people an opportunity to discover the village and its past. We hope everyone enjoyed it. Jean Davis AHA Open Day - a visitor's view The weekend had arrived at long last, it was Saturday and, after completing a few online chores and icing two cakes for the day, I dashed off to Adderbury to join in with the anticipated fun of their Open Day for Adderbury's History Association. A bright warm sun shone down as I drove off to Adderbury, my adopted Village, in which I had the pleasure of living for three short years. I am now involved with my chosen home base via membership of Adderbury & District WI, extended family members, St. Mary's Parish Church and various village activities. The AHA is a gathering of friendly individuals interested by the history of their local village and sharing that collected fascination with others through a programme of talks, publications and events during the year. There's a Christmas party and a summer outing too. Today is their Open Day event, offering for inspection some of their archival material, books on local and family history, a family orientated village history trail and two guided walks; one telling the story of Adderbury's industrial past and the second walk highlighting Adderbury's historic ice-house encountered during the Lakes walk with the retelling of the history of ducal and prominent, influential families. cont. on p.24 2222

PARISH COUNCIL The Parish Council met on 21 July. There were apologies from Stuart Phipps, David Griffiths, Patricia Leeman and Ann Lyons. Present were Diane Bratt, Martin Rye, Sue Jelfs, Colin Astley and Tony Gill. OPEN FORUM: Matters raised were 106 monies, the siting of VAS signs and the continued heavy traffic on Twyford Road. DISTRICT COUNCILLOR’S REPORT: A report had been received from DC Nigel Randall . He reported that following concern about the agricultural access track and barn on land to the rear of the northeast end of Manor Road, planning officers had taken appropriate action and a planning application was now expected to improve the access into the field. A close watch would be kept on the cabin and garage located within the barn to ensure they were removed when required by current permissions. He was continuing to chase the construction of a footpath joining the access footpath to Adderbury Fields to that on St Mary’s Road and had a copy of the permission given Richard Wilson Homes that required this to be completed in the near future. PLANNING: No observations had been made by the planning committee in respect of: Mr and Mrs Tony Rutter – 11 Sydenham Close Mrs M Grace – Cobb Cottage, 5 Mill Lane Mr and Mrs James and Louise Young – St Mary’s House, Horn Hill Road Mr S McCann – Adderbury House, Lake Walk Mr Christopher Cudahy – Westway House, Horn Hill Road Bloor Homes South Midlands – OS Parcel 8300 East of Deene Close, Aynho Road Mr Nick Handley – 38 Walton Avenue, Twyford Observations had been made in respect of: Mr Raj Deb – Fleet Farm Barns, Aynho Road Objections had been raised in respect of: Mrs Caroline Cooper – 30a Twyford Road, Twyford Currently under consideration were Mr Matthew Gough – Land west of Horn Hill Road David Wilson Homes (Mercia) – OS Parcel 4100 Adjoining and south of Milton Road Mr Michael Smith – The Cottage – Church Lane Mr and Mrs P Fleming – Pebsham Cottage, Aynho Road Following a lengthy discussion about the application for land west of Horn Hill Road for a residential development of a single dwelling with associated landscaping and land for an extension to the existing village burial ground, it was voted against supporting the application on the grounds that it fell outside the residential settlement boundary and it was in close proximity to a Grade II* listed building (Friends Meeting House). There was also a question of drainage on the piece of land that would be used as a burial ground. However if CDC was minded to approve the application the PC would like to be present at any discussions relating to the community benefits. FOCAL: Following a request from FOCAL for £2500 to assist with the running costs cont. on p.24 2323

cont. from p. 23 of the Library, it was agreed to request more information and a full set of accounts while demonstrating a need for the money. PC VACANCIES: There had been no applications for co-option. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: It was hoped that the final submission would be in early September. PARISH LIAISON MEETING: Following this meeting it was agreed that the PC would look at creating a policy on safeguarding. As a PC and owner of the Lucy Plackett Activity Centre a check would be required to ensure that the tenant, and whoever the building was let out to, was CRB checked. TRAFFIC ISSUES: The timing of the traffic lights at the junction of A4260 and Aynho Road to be checked. There was an unacceptable hold-up of traffic along the Banbury Road. Agreed to request a cul-de-sac sign for Lake Walk and also a drop kerb at the entrance to the Lakes. Agreed to request Highways to look again at the junction of Milton Road and Horn Hill Road and also at a solution to the continuing issue of speeding and traffic volume on Horn Hill Road and traffic issues on Twyford Avenue. NEXT MEETING: 15 September 7.30pm Church House (no meeting in August)

AHA Open Day cont. from p.22 the retelling of the history of ducal and prominent, influential families. I took the Lakes walk, delighting in the history of that ducal family, photographing an ancient brick and stone wall, made from local own-industry-made bricks, featuring an opening topped by a Tudor archway, complete with Tudor Rose and visiting, over the wooden gate, Adderbury's own allotments, once the gardens of the ducal family who held sway a long time ago. History comes alive when presented and retold by an interested/fascinated observer and our guide was such an exemplar to whom we listened, questioned and related to, in our endeavour to acquire for ourselves an appreciation of Adderbury's past life and living. We arrived back to The Institute for coffee and delicious homemade cake, to share our own stories, view the presented material and books and to discuss and plan attendance at future evening meetings of Adderbury's History Association; and looking forward to their Christmas Party in December. With many thanks to the organisation for a brilliant event... Margaret Halstead (Editor - for some of Margaret's photographs, see front cover and p.2 ) 2424



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On 20 July members of the Cherwell District Council (CDC) agreed to formally adopt the submitted Local Plan which sets out the council’s preferred sites for development and will guide future planning applications until 2031. Cllr Michael Gibbard, Cherwell’s lead member for planning, said: “It has taken ten years of preparation, 18 months of scrutiny and thousands of officer hours but we are delighted to now be in a position where we have an up-to-date Local Plan. This document will guide all planning applications over the next 16 years and, coupled with the fact we have a five year land supply, will effectively put an end to speculative applications which contravene our preferred sites for development. The plan signifies an important step in Cherwell’s future as it will give us full control over the expansion of the district without being open to interpretation by opportunistic developers. It will offer strict guidelines, a robust defence and a realistic vision which will put Cherwell firmly in the driver's seat as it steers towards a better and brighter district for everyone.” So with the adoption by CDC of the Local Plan and the key factor of having at least a 5 year land supply (currently 5.1 years) Adderbury should be better protected. And finally, during September, the Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan (ANP) will be submitted. Provided it passes the inspection process and is then accepted in a referendum by the community of Adderbury, the ANP will form part of the Local Plan and it will inform CDC of the development aspirations of the villagers. Tony Gill – Chair of the ANP committee of the Adderbury Parish Council

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ADDERBURY GOLF DAY 2015 Adderbury Boys Scoop the Pool! Record Sum Raised for Katharine House!

! Adderbury occasional golfers Mike Day and Glen Clarke saw off high quality competition to scoop the star prize (a gourmet dinner for four donated by the Deddington Arms) at the 11th staging of the Adderbury Golf Day at Rye Hill Golf Club on 3 July. They won by just one point from golf day veteran bandits Simon and Joe Davies. Adderbury boys completed a full house with Les Haynes picking up nearest the pin, and Jeremy Brown the longest drive – he got it straight for once! These were the star turns in a record field of 76 golfers of all shapes, sizes, abilities and ailments, who quite remarkably mastered the complexities of the shotgun start. The great hospitality of Rye Hill Golf Club made for a splendid afternoon. We were delighted that Katharine House founder Neil Gadsby was able to join us and present the prizes. Thanks to the main corporate sponsors of the tournament (David Wilson Homes, McGrath Rathbone, Stanbra Powell, JS Auctions, Whitley Stimpson, Bower & Bailey, Archstone, Richard Carr, Fired Earth, and Bonhams) and to the many other local businesses and players who donated such an amazing array of prizes, we were able to raise a record £4476 for Katharine House Hospice – so this event has now raised over £25,000 for the Hospice over the years Will you be there next year to help beat the record again? Nick Fennell 811059

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ADDERBURY PARTY IN THE PARK 2015 Saturday 20 June dawned grey and wet! Not what we’d planned for our annual Party in the Park! However by midday everything was in place and gradually the field filled up with families and groups of friends laden with gazebos, chairs, rugs, picnics, suncream and umbrellas! Within no time little encampments had been set up all over the field in preparation for a day of music and revelry! Opening the event, on the main stage were Kate and the Mooncats with their chilled out blend of jazz, blues and sophisticated pop. Next up were Cosmosis, local fourpiece acoustic rock band followed by The Next Hot Thing, fronted by the beautiful sultry tones of Suzette Neptune and offering an eclectic range of musical styles, Adderbury’s own Zurich, a three piece English Rock band, got a great reception. Watch out for their highly anticipated debut EP ‘Small Wars’ due out very soon. Making a welcome return were Two Crows (a stripped down version of Red Crow), Young Causeway (60s/70s inspired folk-pop) and the wonderful Alphabet Backwards - acoustic-led pop with gusto! Shooter (who had a number one single in the Amazon rock charts recently) did a great set to warm up the crowd before the ever fabulous Meanies - who can fail to lose their inhibitions and dance like crazy when the Meanies are on stage?! The acoustic tent, with its hay bales and intimate atmosphere is now a very popular part of this event and this year kicked off with young local singer-songwriter Ellie Sian. Gospel Bell, Molly Davies, Sam Martin and Fiddlebop followed, offering some great and varied musical styles. Food stalls ranged from Kevin Bishop’s fish and chips to WI cakes, M & E Caribbean Catering, Rico’s wood fired pizzas and Awesome Coffee. Also on offer were Kev & Sam’s bar, face-painting, a children’s funfair, icecream, Wiggler’s toys & novelties, etched glass and ‘magnetic people’, Madina clothing, Phoenix Trading and the Katharine House Hospice stall. Many thanks to our stallholders, all you wonderful volunteers who helped set up the event, shook buckets, and sold raffle tickets and badges. Huge thanks too to all the local businesses who kindly donated prizes for our fabulous raffle and most importantly to all you lovely people who came on the day, donated so generously to our bucket collections, danced, played, had fun and ensured it was one of our best yet (I know - I say that every year!). The final figures for this year are: Total cash from raffle and bucket collections: £2975.00 Total costs: £5010.00 (the largest being security and the PA system) Money is raised for the event in a number of ways, but without the funds raised on the day, we could not continue - so thank you all again for your generosity. You all must know by now that Party in the Park is non-profit making and almost cont. on p.38 37 37

cont. from p.37 entirely self-funding. It is organised by a small, dedicated committee who just want you all to have fun at this fabulous community event. It’s your Party in the Park so let’s keep it going for many years to come! If you would like to get involved, through volunteering on the day (and helping to clear up!) or by sponsoring us financially, we would love to hear from you. Future fundraising events are already being planned so look out for them and come along to support us! or follow us on Facebook. Linda Leslie (on behalf of Party in the Party in the Park Committee)


“Summer is in full swing at Lake House”

We were fortunate to have glorious sunny weather at our summer garden party on July 25 at Lake House in Adderbury. Dressed in sun hats, shades and sandals, everyone was geared up for our first activity of the day. Members of the community flocked to the home for an afternoon of fun filled activity. Quizzes and guessing games unleashed a real competitive streak amongst our residents, carers and visitors alike and soon we had teams contending for top position. It is also a good opportunity to make valuable connections with people around us and this year we focussed our efforts on building strong relationships with local community groups and share with them our summer events programme. Activities coordinator Janice Lydon said: “It was really great having so many people from the community come to Lake House and join in the fun. The amazing raffle prizes must have done the trick!” Daria Humphris, Head of Care at Lake House said: “It must have been the most fun our residents have had in ages. It is all thanks to the generous support of the local community.” The afternoon was rounded off with the tombola and raffle draw. Prizes including a Wii DJ Hero bundle, Play station, Cakes and Bottles of wine were well received and all stalls were nearly sold out. Home manager, Sally Cross said: “Making every experience extra special for our residents is what we love to do and summertime gives us more opportunities to have fun outside. Thanks to everyone who attended, we raised a grand total of £466.93.” For further information, please contact: Luciano Thomas Customer Relationship Advisor Tel: 07881831818 3838

Adderbury Guides Guide camp has a bad reputation – we sit under mangy, smelly bits of green canvas sewing, right? I wasn’t around 100 years ago, but I suspect that this was never the case. What I do know is that this year was Quest – our county camp. 500 Guides were land-skiing, foam-sliding, canoeing, climbing, crafting, burning things, den building (and sleeping), having a fete, singing, partying and generally having the time of our lives. I honestly would go on, but this article has a word-limit. ‘Carnival’ was the theme. Cherwell’s subcamp (whoop whoop!) was ‘Santa Cruz’, so, obviously we had Christmas in July: stockings, elf hats, the works. First, we were crazily embarrassed. Within (no exaggeration) seconds, we were yell-singing ‘SANTA CRUZ IS COMING TO QUEST!!!’ Adults have this mad idea that camp makes us ‘bond’. Unfortunately, once you’ve shared (too much) personal space, cuddles and a few tears, you’re lifelong sisters. A Guiding catchphrase is ‘girls can’. Only at Guides, where I powder-paint fight, wield a hammer and duel to the death in giant foam armour, all without make-up on, do I actually believe it. So, aged 10-14 and feeling hooked? Of course you’re not, you haven’t tried it yet. Come and visit us, we’d like some new blood. Our leader’s contact details are below. This is Emma Brodey, 17-year-old young leader, on behalf of Adderbury Guides, signing off. If you want to find out a bit more about us, contact 01869 338397

THE LAKES By the time you are reading this, we hope to have greatly improved the paths at the top of the upper lake, making them much easier for everybody to access. Our volunteers cleared the upper lake of blanket weed in July, and as autumn comes on there'll be lots more maintenance work to do. The Saturday dates for working parties for the rest of the year are: 26 September 10 October 7 November 5 December. We meet between 9.00 and 12.00 with a break for refreshments. Everyone is welcome: come for some or all of the session. To get more details, email me at Phil Mansell 3939

NITROUS OXIDE – a warning from our local police You may have seen recently in the news of the sad and tragic death of a teenager in London linked with the use of nitrous oxide and alcohol and more recently a published article by us in the Banbury Guardian relating to the use of Nitrous Oxide. We have recently seen an increase in the use of Nitrous Oxide amongst the youths in the Rural Community. This is really concerning as I am not sure that some of those using this recreational drug understand the risks. Whilst it isn’t illegal to possess and isn’t a classified drug that does not mean that it is not dangerous to those who use it. It can have significant life changing or potentially fatal side effects. When inhaled it leaves users feeling euphoric and relaxed but can also cause hallucinations. Prolonged use of nitrous oxide causes significant loss of vitamin B12 causing brain and nerve damage and it has been associated with anaemia, tinnitus, numbness in the extremities and even death. Due to the fact that the effects are very short lived, Nitrous oxide is psychologically and not physically addictive. Its repeated use to stay “high” is known as “bingeing”. This leads to oxygen deprivation. Oxygen deprivation leads to loss of consciousness. As Nitrous oxide suppresses the gagging reflex, this can lead to choking, asphyxiation and death. The aim is not to scare people, but to educate the young people in the area of the dangerous side effects and the risks in using this recreational drug. To those of you who are unaware of what the canisters of nitrous oxide look like we have attached a picture below. If you find any of these out in the community please do not remove them, please contact us (Banbury Police) in order that we can arrange for them to be collected. It also helps us to map a picture of where Nitrous Oxide is being used.


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Local Quality Service, window frames & sills cleaned within competitive quote. Gutters, Conservatories Mike on 07773 670650.

D.W. REDHEAD - 812301 07774 653048

Plumbing & heating. Estimates – contact Mr Redhead anytime.

STEWART WEST 811784 / 07949 227448

Electrical contractor, new installations, rewiring, repairs. General maintenance. Free estimates.

STEVE HALL 720775 / 07837870633

Plumbing and Heating; Gas Safe Registered Free estimates

DOMESTIC GODDESS CLEANING Reliable,trustworthy, conscientious. Anne 07531 720958 12 years experience. References available. BANBURY TELECOMS 255964 07918 174822

Graeme Source YOUR local telephone engineer for fault fixing. New socket installations for broadband or Sky and rewires.


Painter and Decorator - quality interior and exterior work.


Have your ironing done for you-collected and delivered

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES ADDERBURY PHYSIOTHERAPY Gill Randall MCSP, Grad Dip Phys. Sports injuries, whiplash, neck & 812552 back pain. Acupuncture. Home visit if required. We welcome all babies & toddlers with parents & carers to join us at the ADDERBURY BABY & TODDLER GROUP Lucy Plackett Activity Centre every Monday & Wednesday morning from 10am. LUCY 07795 275412/ CARLY 07747 457380 CLARA REEVES - COUNSELLOR Counsellor/Psychotherapist. MBACP (Accred). BSc Hons Psych. MBPsS. 810259 Experienced in NHS settings. Email: See www. It's good to talk for more details about me. HIGH FLYERS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB 07766 290242

Held at Christopher Rawlins CofE School The club is open to all little crew members in the community aged 4 to 12 years, Monday to Friday 3.15 to 6pm. Contact


Lara Crowe. Exclusive clinic offering deep tissue sports injury massage and beauty treatments at competitive prices. Gift vouchers available. 35 Walton Avenue.


High St. Adderbury (near The Bell). Please ring for an appointment.

BODY BEAUTIFUL BEAUTY THERAPY 07500 822823- Hayley Bolton

Mobile Beauty Therapist offering a wide range of Beauty Treatments. Also working from home in Adderbury for several treatments. Gift Vouchers Available. 42

Adderbury Contact September 2015  
Adderbury Contact September 2015