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Welcome to the May - June issue

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MEL WIGLEY TAKES OVER THE HR DEPT EAST COTSWOLDS

An HR professional with two decades of experience has set up her own business offering advice and support to SMEs in the East Cotswolds. Based in Faringdon, Mel Wigley will offer services to businesses in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, in towns across the Cotswolds including Cirencester, Tetbury, Burford, Lechlade, Moretonin-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Carterton and Kemble, through her company The HR Dept East Cotswolds: www.hrdept. co.uk/licensees/east-cotswolds. A keen motorcyclist who also volunteers as a Sergeant in the RAF’s local Air Cadet Squadron, Ms Wigley has started the company to give herself a better work life balance. Having worked for charities, the NHS, major corporates like Thames Water and as a consultant to smaller firms, she said the time was right to set up on her own. “I wanted more flexibility, and time around my family,” she said. “I have a great deal of past experience to draw on and having not spent the past 20 years with just one company gives me wider scope and more flexibility. “The skills and experiences I’ve picked up along the way are all transferrable, as employment law and the principles

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behind contracts can be applied across the board. So I’m not expecting to come across anything from an HR point of view which I haven’t seen before. “Of course what is new is that it’s the first time I’ve owned and run my own business, although I’ve overseen similar operations of organisations I’ve worked with before. But it’s certainly like getting a new job, with all the challenges you’d expected. I’m really excited about it though – there’s lots to learn and it’s going to stretch me, but it’s all going to help me grow as a professional.” Ms Wigley said that the current business climate was challenging for SMEs, with a raft of employment legislation to come to terms with. “There have been several changes recently for business owners to adapt to,” she said. “Now, with GDPR set to impact all businesses in 2018, there’s another thing to be aware of and prepare for. “For The HR Dept, our key message is that we can offer business owners confidence in letting us look after their people, so they can focus on the business.

“SME owners don’t Mel Wigley of The HR Dept East Cotswolds need to try and be legal experts and tie themselves up in knots with what’s happening in employment law. We are experts who can look after that for you and let you concentrate on your business. The HR Dept currently has a network of over 70 franchisees providing HR services in 100 territories in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Managing director Gemma Tumelty said: “Mel will be a great asset to the business communities across the East Cotswolds and we are pleased to see someone of her calibre and experience offering HR services to SMEs there. We wish her all the best operating the licence and are sure she will make it a great success.” 01367 622133 Mel.Wigley@ hrdept.co.uk

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Rotary Club of Burford & Kingham The next major event is the Annual Bluebell Walk for Charity round public and private parts of the Cornbury Estate on Sunday, May 13th. Many thanks to the owners for permission. Club members act as marshalls. The route is approximately 8 miles – but there is a short cut of about 3 miles! Any organisation, individual or family can take part and raise funds for THEIR OWN charity! If you are interested, please contact secretary Terry Best at terry.a.best@btinternet.com or via 07427 523992. That same week, 13th -19th May (subject to lack of scandals), we shall be coordinating the annual Christian Aid Week door-to-door collection. Please volunteer to help relieve the misery and poverty of folk less fortunate than ourselves who have been lucky enough to live in a prosperous part of the world! Every little contribution helps! Email christianaidburford@gmail.com or tel.no. 0784 305 4223 if you can spend a few minutes (0r, preferably more!) Over the May Bank Holiday, we shall help Burford Fire Service’s Thames River walk for the Firefighters’ Charity and Seesaw Charity when they plan to “Google Street View” the whole walk.

Finally, here is early notice of the Armed Forces Carterton picnic on June 30th!

Charlbury Beer Festival 2018 The 21st Annual Charlbury Beer Festival will take place on Saturday 30 June at Charlbury Cricket Club, Oxfordshire from 12 noon to 10pm. For previous years’ events, the festival has attracted around 3,000 visitors, and raised money for community projects, both in the Charlbury area and overseas. Last year we took our total of funds raised for good causes to over £200,000, a great achievement, and a marvellous reason to celebrate during our 21st birthday party. Our festival tries to appeal to everyone, ranging from local mums and dads whose kids come to enjoy the children’s entertainment, to serious beer, cider, wine, and gin lovers, who visit from as far away as London and the Midlands, and even overseas. The day will incor-

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porate fifty real ales, a range of ciders and perries, wine, gin, and Pimm’s; a great selection of food; live music throughout, including John Bramwell of I am Kloot fame, returning for a second year; the Culture Club tent; children’s entertainment; PLUS high-octane sport with the 8th World Aunt Sally Singles Championships. Charlbury Cricket Club provides a glorious setting, barely two minutes from Charlbury Station and with excellent all-day (including late night) bus and train services to and from Charlbury to Oxford, Chipping Norton, Reading, Witney, Worcester and London, so you don’t even need to drive if you want to have a drink! More details: www.charlburybeerfestival. org

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Want to Hear Some Juicy Gossip? How to deal with being the target of a malicious rumour. Last year I became the target of mailicious gossip. I’m ordinary, in my forties with a husband, children and a small group of friends I’ve known for several years, so to be a target of an unsubstantiated character assassination blindsided me. No smoke without fire the saying goes, but there was no fire I could think of. *Jen was a newcomer to our social group and was the instigator of wild allegations about me almost immediately. ‘She’s nuts,’ a close friend said, ‘Ignore her.’ Easy to say but when long-standing friends turned their backs on me it hurt. Usually if someone dislikes us we rationalise it: they are loud, and we are quiet; they

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have different core values; we represent a minority group they have a visceral reaction to. None of these applied. I had no idea what had caused this or how to react. I stopped going for drinks and left the yoga group we both belonged to. I felt sad and isolated. In desperation I emailed a friend who is a clinical psychologist. Her advice changed everything, and I offer it to you here. Ignore: My first friend was right about ignoring the gossip. Rumours often have a short lifespan if they are deprived of oxygen. Don’t deny too hard: If anyone questions you say, ‘That’s not true,’ then change the subject. Laugh it off: A roll of the eyes and a smile can give the impression that only an idiot would believe the gossip.


People don’t want to be idiots, so this approach may make them question the rumour. Don’t react: Like ignoring. Don’t shout or cry. Gossips love to create drama. If you don’t react, there’s no drama…move along, nothing to see here. Keep your real friends close: Gossip at least reveals who you can trust. Those who stand by you are true friends. Let them know how much you appreciate them, but never bitch about the gossiper. Keep yourself above all that. It’s hard to do but worth it…believe me! Don’t seek revenge: It’s tempting, it really is, but don’t. The best revenge is to live the best life you can. Acceptance: If someone decides to go full character assassination on you there is little you can do. The best

policy is to carry on being the person you are. Stay true to you and wait it out. I had to accept that because of the actions of one woman, my friendship group changed. Some friends stood by me, others turned their backs. But things settled to a new normal. I joined a new yoga group, which turned out to be better, started a ballroom dancing class and made some new friends along the way. I may never know why Jen tried to ruin my life, but I’ve moved on and can honestly say it no longer matters. *Not her real name

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How did the days of the week obtain their names?

A Good Read The Private Patient n PD James

At a private clinic in Dorset, Rhoda Gradwyn has booked an operation to remove a serious facial scar – one which she has borne for many years, but ‘no longer has need of.’ The operation is a success, but by morning Rhoda Gradwyn is dead, and suspicion falls on the staff of Cheverell Manor. Commander Adam Dalgliesh, poet and policeman, is summoned from London to investigate, and before long finds himself dealing with not one, but two unexplained deaths and a whole host of dark secrets. This is the latest in James’ Dalgliesh series, and it bears all the familiar hallmarks of the earlier novels – a death in a closed community, a complicated back story and a steady move to the conclusion. As ever, the supporting characters are just as important as Dalgliesh himself – both those on his team and those who inhabit Cheverell Manor – and they are deftly drawn, with real and believable traits. For the reader, the experience is more about contemplation than guesswork – the identity of the killer is revealed three quarters of the way through, and the rest of the novel is concerned with motivation and moral dilemmas. There is also a significant amount of tying up of loose ends from the ongoing stories of Dalgliesh and his colleagues, and the ending is rich and reflective. Some would argue that James’ novels are an acquired taste, being so far from the run of the mill ‘whodunnit’ – I would say they are a taste well worth the acquiring.

The Foggy, Foggy Forest

If we go back in time to the Babylonians (circa 4,500BC – 500BC), we find a great intellectual civilisation that developed a calendar and introduced the 7 day week. At that time only 5 planets were known to exist namely, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn so if we add to them the Sun and the Moon we have our complement of 7 days. The Romans continued with this custom designating Sunday and Monday as the first two days of the week. A number of modern day societies continue with this process for example the days of the week in our Mediterranean countries still follow the names of the planets with the exception of Sunday. To give comparisons of this the French days of the week are mentioned in the following explanations:

SUNDAY

Some may argue that Sunday is the first day of the week but it is our starting point, it is also one of the easiest to understand. Sunday is named after the largest object in our Solar System i.e. the Sun, and was originally known as Sunnandaeg in Old English which can be translated as “Sun’s day”. In French Sunday is Dimanche meaning the day of grace.

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Monday is named after what appeared to be; to our ancestors; the second largest object that can be observed in the sky. In Old English it was known as Monandaeg which can be translated as “day of the Moon”. In French it is Lundi (Lune being the word for Moon).

n Nick Sharratt

This delightful picture book may take some tracking down, but the effort is well- rewarded. Each page takes the reader on a journey through the ‘foggy, foggy forest’ of the title, asking ‘What can this be?’ The beauty is that each page is printed on acetate, and shows a mysterious silhouette, encouraging us to guess at what lies beyond. The answer, of course, is never straightforward! The book works on a number of levels – younger children will love the repetition and the rhyme as each shadow is revealed, whilst older readers will appreciate the fine details of Sharratt’s colour illustrations and the humour which finds ‘Cinderella and Snow White in a water pistol fight’. Like the best fiction for very young children, the book stands up to reading and re-reading (and re-reading, and re-reading....). It deserves to become a children’s classic.

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New cutting edge pitch to boost grassroots sport A state-of-the-art football pitch has been opened in Witney giving a major boost to local youngsters and clubs. The facility at Henry Box School has seen a hi-tech artificial surface installed at a cost of almost £370,000 which was raised thanks to a grant from the Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund delivered by the Football Foundation and capital investment from West Oxfordshire District Council.   The facility, which replaces the old artificial pitch, comprises a full size 3G football pitch which can be used for

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a variety of different football uses due to the multiple pitch markings, goalpost options and dividing net as well as associated changing rooms and social area. The site will be used by local clubs including Tower Hill FC and Witney Vikings FC as well as pupils from Henry Box and other schools and organised small-sided leagues.   There will also be supervised coaching/training sessions organised by Oxford United FC and GLL Better which will manage the facility on behalf of the Council.


TUESDAY

Originally Tuesday was named after Mars in modern French it is called Mardi so it is easy to see the connection. However; we were invaded by the Vikings and they had a God of War called Tyr. The Old English referred to it as “Tiw’s day” thus we arrive with our Tuesday.

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France still continues with its original derivation of “Mercredi” named after the planet Mercury. Once more the Vikings had their way and transformed it into another of their gods “The God of Woden”, and so it became “Wodnesdaeg” which through the ages has become known as Wednesday.

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Thursday was originally named after the planet Jupiter, in French Thursday is called Jeudi. Once more our invasive ancestors changed the name to honour their God Thor hence we are handed down the name Thursday.

friDAY

The French somehow escaped the Viking intrusion and they continue with their days being named from the planets, so Friday in French is Vendredi named after the planet Venus. Whereas our Friday was named after Frija, Freya or Frigg all being derived from Goddess’s of our Viking ancestors.

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SaturDAY

Somehow the Vikings did not change the name of Saturday which the French call Samedi, and Saturday remains named after that most beautiful of the planets; Saturn. May I take this opportunity of wishing all those young and old Good Luck in their approaching examinations. John Harris

Cllr Jeanette Baker, Cabinet Member for Leisure at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “This is a wonderful facility which represents a major advance on the previous pitch thanks to the investment we have made along with Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund. “It will play a major contribution in helping to improve grassroots sport along with the health and fitness of many people in Witney and the surrounding area.”   The Oxfordshire FA and the Council worked alongside the Football Foundation to

compile a Football Development Plan, which is a vision of how sport will be played on the site with an emphasis on increasing participation and maximising the enjoyment of regular users. Photo: From left to right: Steve Bott of Witney Vikings, Andy Earnshaw of Oxfordshire FA, Martin Holland of WODC, Chairman Cllr Norman Macrae of WODC, Cllr Jeanette Baker, Stuart Wilson of WODC and Liam Walsh of Tower Hill FC.

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Out & About n L.A.S. DEMOS 2018

The Pavillion, Burford Road, Lechade Monday 7th May 1-3pm. Nike Pike, large scale Charcoal drawing of still – life Monday 4th June 1-3pm A.G.M. Friday 24th-Tuesday 28th August incl. ANNUAL ART EXHIBTION Monday 3rd September 1-3pm. Caroline Chappell The Professionals’ techniques in acrylics and correct use of the medium Tuesday 9th October 6-9pm. Pam Stone. Waterscapes in watercolour. Tuesday 13th November 6-9pm. Stuart Roper. Acrylics Landscapes. Non L.A.S. Members £4. Refreshments provided. LAS WEBSITE – www.lechladeartsociety.co.uk ........................................................

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n The Arts Society Cotswolds

11.30 to 12.30: “New York, New York: an Architectural Discovery” by Andrew Davies. We will be guided past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to marvel at the Empire State Building, the Chrysler, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection and much, much more.Lectures begin at 11.30 at the Warwick Hall, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RZ. Nonmembers are welcome (suggested donation £10). For more information see: theartssocietycotswolds.org.uk ........................................................

18th May

n Rissingtons Local History Society

7.30pm - The History of RAF Little Rissington preceded by a short AGM. David Brown will give an illustrated talk on the history of the RAF Base from construction in 1938 to the present day. Upper Rissington Village Hall GL54 2QW. Visitors welcome. £3.50 to include refreshments. Sue Brown: 01451 820233. ........................................................

25th - 27th May

Lechlade Music Festival  

3 Days, 3 Nights, 4 Stages - a fantastic weekend of live music and family entertainment. 100+ bands & performers, The Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue, Comedy Stage and much, much more. Headline acts for 2018: Scouting For Girls,

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From The Jam and Doctor and the Medics. Friday night tribute acts include Whole Lotta Led celebrating 50 years of Led Zeppelin and Flash - A Tribute to Queen. A packed programme of free workshops include circus skills, music & dance, crafts and relaxation. Kids 16 & under go free. Fabulous food, artisan ale and cider – the perfect familyfriendly festival! www.lechaldefestival.co.uk ........................................................

27th May

n French Market in Moretonin-Marsh

10.00am - 4.00pm Pick up a few unique items for yourself or a gift for someone special, or to stock up your food cupboard with unique items, the French Market in Moreton on Sunday 27th May is a must visit. For further details contact: Muriel Charles - Manager France at Home: fahmarkets@gmail.com ........................................................

2nd June

Chadlington Beer Festival

From midday until 11pm Chadlington Memorial Hall, Chapel Road, Chadlington, Oxfordshire, OX7 3NA The fantastic Chadlington Beer Festival – beer, cider, lager, wine, Pimms, gin, live music all day, BBQ, tea tent, kids stuff. Gate price is £10 - this includes a Festival Glass, programme and some beer tokens. There are around 20 ales to enjoy -  beer tokens can also be used to purchase cider, Pimms and wine too. Non-beer drinkers are free.  Children’s entry is £3 per child, with all activities then free and unlimited (except for the face painting). For more information, please go to: www.chadlingtonbeerfestival.co.uk or www.facebook.com/ChadlingtonBeerFestival ........................................................

2nd & 3rd June

4th Annual Lechlade Vintage Rally & Country Show

Opening at 10.00 am both days. Cars, Motor Cycles, Commercial, Vehicles, Collections, Miniature Steam, Tractors, Models, Craft, Fun Fair. `Time Out` Animals and much more. Trade Stands | Car Boots| Auto Jumble | Craft Tent | Refreshments. Parking: FREE Raffle & Tombola each day. Admission:- Adults £4.00 | Concessions £2.00 | U16` Free (with...

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...paying adult) Come along bring the family have an enjoyable day out. Rough Grounds Farm, Burford Road, Lechlade, GL7 3EU Visit our website: lechladecollectorsclub.co.uk info@lechladecollectorsclub. co.uk. Also see us on Face Book ........................................................

the Mad Hatter Bookshop, High Street, Burford is open until June 21st. Tickets will also be available at Tewkesbury Abbey shop until midday on June 23rd. ........................................................

30th June

n Taynton Village Fete

Tickets available from Chestnuts, High St, Bourton on the Water: 01451 820017

OX18 4UH. 2pm – 5pm. A traditional village fête set in an idyllic Cotswold garden. Come and enjoy the many stalls, games for children of all ages. Pimms Bar, afternoon teas, Chedworth Silver Band and much, much more at Taynton’s traditional garden fête. Forage around the White Elephant stall for that bargain, choose a delicious homemade cake to take home for afternoon tea, browse a while at the book stall, get lucky at the bottle stall, Tombola and Raffle and many more inviting stalls. Don’t forget the children – There’s Splat the Rat, a Duck race, Beat the Goalie and more. Entrance £2 and under 12s are FREE. All proceeds are for Taynton Church and Village Hall. ........................................................

10th June

n Charlbury Beer Festival

5th - 7th June

n Bledington Music Festival

St Leonard’s Church, Bledington Three concerts in a Cotswold village church 5th - Alissa Firsova, piano with Daniel Rowland, violin 6th - The Cann Twins, piano duo 7th - Clare Hammond, piano All concerts begin at 7.30pm. Tickets £22 to include interval canapes. bledingtonmusicfestival.co.uk or phone 01608 658669 ........................................................

8th June

n Charity Fashion Show

In aid of Kate’s Carers. Tickets: £8 7pm - The Dial House Hotel

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n Churchill Vintage and Classic Car Show

Three miles west of Chipping Norton 12 noon - 17.00 This is a popular day out for locals, tourists and car enthusiasts alike. For one day only this picturesque village will be transformed into a cavalcade of cars, music, food and drink. As well as showcasing some spectacular vintage and classic cars, it’s a great summer day out for all the family, and raises hundreds of thousands for community projects and local charities. Tickets: Adults: £7 Children: Free. Free Parking 01608 658603 dhcbirchwood@outlook.com ........................................................

23rd June

n Benjamin Britten – War Requiem

7.00pm-Tewkesbury Abbey Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5RZ. As 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, The Burford Singers are combining forces with the distinguished Surrey-based English Arts Chorale and the choristers of Bristol Cathedral in performing this landmark work. Full details at: www.war-requiem.org.uk www.burfordsingers.org.uk The Burford Singers Box Office at

30th June

The date for the country’s biggest independent one-day beer festival has been announced. The 21st Annual Charlbury Beer Festival will take place on Saturday 30 June at Charlbury Cricket Club, Oxfordshire from 12 noon to 10pm. charlburybeerfestival.org nick.millea@btinternet.com ........................................................

7th July

Milton-under-Wychwood Grand Fete

2pm on the village Green. Lots of stalls, live stage and arena entertainment, exhibitions, activities and competitions for all, refreshments, fairground, special activities for children. Come and join the fun. For details: 01993 831739. ........................................................

12th - 14th July n Love of Musicals

Promenade Productions and Young Promenaders invite you to share their Love of Musicals at 7.30pm on the 12th, 13th and 14th July at The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham. The varied programme will include excerpts from Oklahoma!, Les Miserables, Whistle down the Wind, Hairspray and many others. Tickets £11 .00 to £14.00 from Showcase 01242 224144 orpromenadeproductions.co.uk. ........................................................

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RENDCOMB COLLEGE BRINGS HORSERACING ON TO THE CURRICULUM Rendcomb College, the leading co-educational day and boarding school in Gloucestershire, is to bring horseracing into the classroom through an association with Andoversford Races and a local trainer. Rendcomb, which caters for children aged from 3 to 18, aims to cement its place as a school for parents seeking an all-round rural education. The school will become a Partner of Andoversford Races, supporting the two fixtures at the course on consecutive Sundays April 8th and 15th. In addition, parents and children will undertake an educational visit to trainer Graeme McPherson at his successful yard near Stow-on-the Wold. “We’re delighted to welcome this partnership which reflects the significant contribution Jump racing makes to the rural economy here in Gloucestershire,” commented Race Committee Chairman Peter McNeile.

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“Racing plays a very special part in the county’s sporting and social culture, and this extends far beyond the world’s leading Jumps course at Cheltenham and into the grass roots of the sport at places like Andoversford. This acknowledgement of the sport’s place in the local community is both gratifying, a great creative stimulus to the students, and a wonderful social occasion for current and prospective parents as well as Rendcomb alumni.” Graeme McPherson, who will host a visit from parents and students over the next few months, added “Racing has an important part to play in educating young people of the employment opportunities that exist beyond the school room. I juggle this role with work as a QC; the workplace nowadays is not always a one-role task. Illustrating the diversity of ways in which to earn a living will help prepare our youth of today for their future in the workplace and I welcome it.”

Rebecca Grant-Jones, Marketing Director for Rendcomb College, added, “We’re all looking forward to the yard visit and to the races too. Rendcomb sits firmly amidst this community and it makes good sense for us to use this both socially and as a tool of wider learning. Andoversford is best of class in the Point-to-Point sector, and the Grand Annual Chase meeting just goes from strength to strength. We can’t wait!”

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Porch House Appoints New General Manager The Porch House, in the centre of the picturesque Cotswolds market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, is a stylish boutique hotel with restaurant, bar and 13, luxurious guest bedrooms. Earlier this year, The Porch House was thrilled to announce the appointment of new general manager, Duncan Craig. Duncan took up his new post at The Porch House on 1st February 2018, after working as a temporary general manager at The Running Horses in Mickleham, Surrey. Duncan previously worked as general manager of The Bull in Fairford and prior to this as general manager of the 28-bedroom White Hart Royal Hotel in Moretonin-Marsh, Gloucestershire for five years. Duncan also worked as a full-time butler at Leeds Castle in Kent for two years and is now planning to offer full, Butler service dinners in the Porch House’s private dining room (seats 14) in the near future.

Duncan completed a Hotel & Catering International Management Association course at Blackpool College, has an intermediate Wine and Spirits qualification from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and has been a fully qualified Health & Safety practitioner for four years. “I’m so excited to be working here. I love this place!” says Duncan. “It’s such a lovely old building with its traditional looks and relaxed ambience. I’m also really enjoying working with my new team of staff who work really hard to provide a wonderful style of service and fabulous food and drink.”

More about The Porch House Occupying a handsome, Grade II listed, Cotswold stone building, part of which dates back to 947AD, The Porch House exudes vintage country cool. Re-opened in September 2013, following an extensive and sensitive restoration of its historical, architectural and decorative references, The Porch House was formerly called The Royalist Hotel and Eagle & Child Inn. The Porch House was taken over as a managed property by Brakspear in July 2013, and the older name for the building that predates the name, The Royalist, was reinstated.

The Porch House Digbeth Street Stow-on-the-Wold Gloucestershire GL54 1BN 01451 870 048 book@porch-house.co.uk www.porch-house.co.uk

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Cotswold Sky

How long is the Longest Day?

The Earth orbits the Sun once a year (365.25 days), because the Earth is tilted at about 23.5 degrees we obtain our four seasons spring, summer, autumn and winter. In summer the UK is tilted towards the Sun and as a consequence we receive more daylight hours. Schematic view of the Earth’s position on Thursday 21st June 2018 (Courtesy of NASA) The diagram illustrates that the North Pole has 24 hours of light and the South Pole 24 hours of darkness during this time of the year. The June solstice occurs when the Sun’s direct rays reach their northernmost point with respect to Earth’s equator. At that moment, the Sun shines directly overhead along the Tropic of Cancer, at 23.5 degrees north latitude. It’s a yearly astronomical turning point that humans have celebrated for centuries, if not millennia (just think Stonehenge or the Ancient Maya). The precise point of time that Summer Solstice occurs this year is Thursday 21st June at 11.07 hours BST. For us folk in the UK it means the longest hours of daylight and for some, the beginning of summer. However; Meteorologists use June 1st has the marker for the commencement of summer. Summer Solstice also marks the end of progressively long light evenings, and slowly one will notice the daylight hours becoming ever a little shorter as we progress towards autumn.

Daylight hours at Summer Solstice

These will vary from region to region. The figures used in this article refer to the Cotswolds the further North one goes the longer daylight hours one will benefit from. Readers will notice that the earliest sunrises commence on June 12th and remain constant for a period of 11 days up to June 22nd. The later sunsets

occur for the 8 consecutive days from June 21st to June 28th. However; even with these fluctuations the longest daylight hours happen on June 21st as the following table illustrates: Date

Sunrise

Sunset

Daylight Hours

June 12th

04.44

21.30

16hrs 45mins 22secs

June 20th

04.44

21.33

16hrs 49mins 32secs

June 21st

04.44

21.34

16hrs 49mins 35secs

The Longest Day

04.44

21.34

16hrs 49mins 35secs

June 22nd

04.44

21.34

16hrs 49mins 31secs

June 23rd

04.45

21.34

16hrs 49mins 21secs

June 24th

04.45

21.34

16hrs 49mins 04secs

June 28th

04.47

21.34

16hrs 46mins 55secs

June 29th

04.47

21.33

16hrs 46mins 07secs

Diary

Summer Solstice: Thursday 21st June 11.07 hours British Summer Time.

Planets

Mercury – Virtually lost in the bright sunlight during May, but may be located to the lower right of Venus during the latter part of June. But it will take a good astronomer to observe the smallest planet. Venus – Can be observed after sunset as the bright object in the West during May, but becoming less observable during the latter weeks of June. Mars – rises around midnight in June but not easily observable. Jupiter – During May Jupiter moves to the evening sky and is quite observable all night long. However; towards the end of June Jupiter will be set by midnight. Saturn – Rises around midnight during the month of May and is low but visible all evening during June, but due to the light days Saturn will not be at its best for observation. John Harris

Cotswold village car show set to celebrate 15th year supporting local causes A popular day out for locals, tourists and car enthusiasts alike, the 15th Vintage & Classic Car Show will be held on 10th June 2018 between 12.00 and 17.00 in the Cotswold village of Churchill, near Chipping Norton. The show - held on Churchill’s large green every two years - will for one day see the picturesque village transformed into a cavalcade of cars, music, food and drink. Visitors in their thousands are expected, with the chance to get up close with hundreds of classic and vintage motors, soak up the relaxed village atmosphere and sample the stalls - all while raising funds for local causes. The first Churchill Car Show was held in 1988 as part of an event to raise funds for the restoration of the All Saints’

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Church, which overlooks the village green. It attracted a grand total of 38 cars, and proved so popular that it has returned biannually as a larger, separate event ever since. The last show attracted more than 550 cars and 3,000 members of the public, and to date the event has raised in excess of £230,000 for community projects and local charities.

Entry to the car show is £7 for adults and free for children. There is free local parking. For more information please contact David Chambers on 01608 658603 or email dhcbirchwood@outlook.com

As well as showcasing some spectacular classic cars, it’s a great summer day out for all the family, and raises hundreds of thousands for community projects and local charities. There will be a jazz band during the day, attractions and stalls for people to browse. Breakfasts, lunches and teas are available and real ale can be enjoyed at the bar. Away from the show itself, everyone can relax, drink or dine at the Chequers pub opposite the green. The church will play host to a themed floral display and the Heritage Centre Museum will also be open.

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Why We Love

A Royal Wedding Unless you have been living on a desert Island with no Wi-Fi for the past 12 months it cannot have escaped your notice that a wedding is scheduled for this month. Now whether you are a flag-waving Royalist or consider them to be a bunch of elitist parasites, you can’t avoid the discussions over the dress, the guest list and the entertainment booked for the reception. It was when I heard a colleague (who I know is anti-Royal) gleefully speculating over the dress-designer Meghan may or may not have chosen that it occurred to me to wonder why even the least sympathetic among us somehow get sucked into the celebrations. The fairy tale: Children’s stories where the handsome prince marries the beautiful princess are perennially popular, and the big white wedding is still the way

many women imagine their big day. In this instance the prince in question is a real-life action hero too! A Royal wedding is the chance for us to live it vicariously, or conversely marvel at the spectacle of it all while muttering darkly about the cost to the public purse.

We love a party: Go on...who doesn’t love an excuse for a party? I have friends who throw Eurovision parties, and Strictly Come Dancing parties and X Factor parties, so why not a Royal Wedding party, complete with champagne and Union Jack cupcakes?

Being part of something bigger: There is a strong drive among humans to want to feel part of something important or monumental. We want to weave historic events into our own personal history. It’s why we bought tickets to The London Olympics, fly out to World Cup Finals, and lay flowers at the sites of tragic events.

They are not like us…or are they? We feel we know the Royals. We’re there for the births, the engagements, the weddings, the divorces. We know lots about them, but there’s always more we don’t know. It’s human nature to be hungry for more information or gossip about the rich, famous and (preferably) scandalous. A Royal wedding feeds into this, from the venue – the smaller St George’s Chapel rather than Westminster Abbey – to the guest list – who made the cut and who was snubbed. It’s like our own family but lived large…on our TV screens.

Shared History: The celebrations surrounding the Silver Jubilee, or the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana may have been part of our childhood. Maybe we attended a street party or received a commemorative coin. The desire to recreate and share these memories with our own children is strong.

And just as if they were members of our own family…we wish them well. By Tracey Anderson

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Roast cod with a lemon, garlic and parsley crust Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins Serves: 4

Ingredients

• 675g/1lb 8oz cod fillet, 3cm thick • 85g/3oz white breadcrumbs, soft or slightly stale • 3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • Finely grated zest 1/2 lemon • 60g butter, melted • Squeeze of lemon juice • Salt and pepper • Lemon wedges, to serve

Place the cod in a shallow, ovenproof dish and press the buttered crumbs firmly onto the cod to make an even crust.

Method

Season the cod well with salt and pepper to taste. Mix the breadcrumbs with the parsley, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper, then add butter and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly with your fingers.

Bake at 220C/425F/Gas 7 for 20-25 minutes until the crust is browned and the fish just cooked through. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and green salad or steamed asparagus.

Passenger Assistants Needed Cotswold Friends provides Community Transport across the North Cotswolds. Volunteer drivers take Members anywhere they need to go – to both medical and social a p p o i n t ments. Twenty new volunteers are now being sought by the charity to become Passenger Assistants, helping Members who need additional support or assistance during their journey. Volunteers for this role will be given specialist training via the Passenger Assistant Training Scheme (PATS) to understand the likely needs of the passengers they support. Caroline Davidson volunteers in the Cotswold Friends Transport Bookings

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Office and after undertaking the training course, is now PATS qualified. Caroline commented, “I’m glad I did the course. It’s such a useful tool to have even for our everyday lives. The practical advice covered visual impairment, children with disabilities, mobility issues and wheelchair use. My mother has dementia and my father is elderly….I can now tell my father how to get Mum in and out of the car correctly. Also, you are helping somebody less fortunate than yourself. You never know, one day that might be you.” The Community Transport Service Manager, Julie Mitchell and charity trustee Sally Bond-Williams also completed the training course. Sally is a volunteer

driver and said “I realised that Passenger Assistants will be such a fantastic support for the driver when transporting our more vulnerable Members. The experience will be much more reassuring for those who are frail, less mobile or may have dementia.” Julie said “This is an opportunity to really support people at a vulnerable time in their lives, helping them to continue with social and medical appointments. We have an increasing number of vulnerable Members and I feel very strongly that they will benefit from a personalised service, offering additional help and support.” Volunteering as a Passenger Assistant is both rewarding and flexible. To find out more:

Pop into the Cotswold Friends office inside the Moreton Area Centre, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh Call or email Sheryl on Tel: 01608 697007, sheryl@ cotswoldfriends.org Visit the Volunteers section of our website to apply at www.cotswoldfriends.org

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GARDEN VIEW

Ground Control You can’t go wrong with a geranium. They grow well where other plants struggle, particularly those shady areas, or parts of the garden with poor soil. And they are so useful - they provide hundreds of pretty flowers and also smother the ground with a welter of leaves that prevent weeds from taking hold. Don’t confuse these hardy geraniums with the tender bedding plants with the horseshoe leaf-markings. They may be commonly called geraniums but they are in fact pelargoniums and not hardy so would perish in a hard frost. True geraniums are as tough as old boots. There are loads to choose from offering a wide range of colours and habits. If you want a carpet of tiny pale pink saucer flowers try Geranium sanguineum striatum. It’s great for growing in the crevices of a garden path, or even in a shallow tub or sink where its finely cut leaves show of the flowers to their best advantage. Geranium macrorrhizum is probably the most reliable ground cover of them all. It creates a low dense mass of aromatic hairy leaves about 30cm / 12 inches high. The flowers open in late spring and there are varieties in white, pale pink or magenta. These are followed by bright red seedheads providing interest well into the autumn. Propagation is ridiculously easy. Simply rip up a clump of the thick creeping stems and push them into the ground where you want them to establish. Make sure they don’t dry out and you can be assured of success.

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If you’d like a plant with a bit of height go for Geranium psilostemon. This grows to about 1.5m / 5 feet. It has deep magent flowers with a black eye, and is a great self-seeder. If you struggle with a patch of denser shade I can recommend the blue-flowered Geranium himalayense, and also ‘Johnson’s Blue’. Both will form clumps about 30cm / 12 inches high. Whether you have a new garden which needs to be filled with colour, or an established garden with a few bald patches, plant hardy geraniums and you won’t be disappointed. By Rachael Leverton

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CDC Councillors back Option 30 solution to fix A417 ‘Missing Link’ 

Members at Cotswold District Council have given their full support to what they believe is the best option to solve the A417 ‘Missing Link’ problem. Highways England launched a six-week public consultation last month offering two options to address the frequent traffic congestion arising from a three mile stretch of single carriageway on the A417 between the Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout. This local pinch point has been recognised as a problem of national significance, exacerbated by a higher than average incidence of serious and fatal accidents.

Meeting on 15 March, the CDC Cabinet resolved that Option 30 (estimated to cost £485 million) was better than Option 12 (estimated to cost £465m). They will now submit a full response to Highways England commenting in detail on the landscape, environmental, traffic, social and technical issues. Commenting on the Cabinet decision, CDC Deputy Leader Cllr Nick Parsons said: “We are very pleased that this nationally significant problem is well on the way to being resolved, and we firmly believe that Option 30 is the better of the two routes presented for consultation.  Under this option, the gradient at Crickley Hill would be less severe and the roundabouts at the Air Balloon pub and Cowley would be removed.  Option 30 would also help reduce the impact of the new works on the landscape and nearby communities.  Additionally, despite the slightly higher initial cost, it would yield a much better return on

investment according to the information provided by Highways England. Cllr Parsons’ views were echoed by the leader of the CDC Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr Joe Harris, who added: “I’m pleased that we’re finally at a stage where we know what the solution to the A417 ‘Missing Link’ is going to look like. A cross-party effort at Cotswold District Council has bought a solution much closer and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel at last. “Option 30 is the best scheme on the table as it avoids close contact with Birdlip and Cowley, and we are aware that the majority of public consultees also favour this choice.  We very much hope that Highways England can now get the scheme underway as soon as possible.”

Local Elections On May 3rd the first local elections will take place since the dramatic General Election last year. Voting in local elections is almost more important than voting in a general election because the decisions local councillors make have a greater impact on our day-to-day lives.

What are local elections for? To elect the people who run our local services.

What do they mean to me? Local councillors are consulted on everything which happens in your area and thus everything which affects you directly.

Like what? Things like parks, footpaths, street lights, public toilets, car parks, allotments, bus shelters, community centres and the future of local schools. They also have a hand in road improvements, street signs, planning applications and deciding what sort of facilities your area has access to.

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Yes but the Government controls 80% of the money spent by local councils so their vote doesn’t count for much does it? It counts for a lot. Councillors elected now will affect your life and the life of your family and neighbours for the next four years.

I don’t even know who’s standing in our local elections The information is generally displayed on parish notice boards and in local post offices and newspapers.

They won’t do anything for me Have you asked them? Local councillors live in your community, are easily contactable and are directly answerable to you.

I don’t like any of them. I could do better. How do I become a councillor and what would my responsibilities be? Good question. Most councillors work around three to six hours a week in their post depending on their other commitments. The duties include: attending meetings of organisations,

taking up issues on behalf of the general public, and running surgeries so that residents may bring up any issues bothering them. It’s a largely unpaid post but is a rewarding way to become involved in your local community. A good place to begin if you’d like to be a councillor is the NALC website www.nalc.gov.uk/becomeacouncillor/ howtobecomeacllr.html It might be said that ‘people get the local council they deserve’. If you don’t vote, those who do are making decisions which may change your life. Think about it! By Hannah Fenton

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Coming soon to Moreton – over 100 affordable new homes!

homes will be advertised

affordable-housing-devel-

directly by Bovis Homes.

opments) which provides information about applying

The rented homes on this site

for affordable housing.

have been secured at social rent rather than affordable

“At CDC we are committed

rent, meaning the rents will be

to providing local homes for

more affordable for those in

local people, and our record

need. Furthermore, appli-

is good in comparison with

Cotswold District Council has welcomed the news that 125 affordable new homes will soon be ready for occupation in Moreton-in-Marsh.

cants with a local connection

many other local authori-

to Moreton will have first pref-

ties – in fact, we pledged to

erence, regardless of which

deliver 150 affordable homes

tenure they are applying for.

during 2017/18 and we have

The properties - which com-

social rented, 61 will be avail-

prise 31 one bedroom apart-

able for shared ownership

ments, 56 two-bedroom, 29

and 20 will be discounted by

three-bedroom, 8 four bed-

the developer.

room and one five bedroom homes - are currently being

The social rented homes will

built by Bovis Homes. They

be advertised on Homeseeker

will form a key part of the

Plus (www.homeseekerplus.

Avenue development, and

co.uk/choice) , the shared

the first tranche is due to be

ownership properties will be

completed in a few weeks

advertised on Help to Buy

from now.

South (www.helptobuysouth.

Of the total homes, 44 will be

co.uk) and the discount

exceeded that total by over 14 of the rented homes have

50. We will continue to work

already been allocated so if

with housing providers across

people are interested in the

the District to ensure that new

rented they need to apply on

affordable homes are built for

Homeseeker Plus as soon as

local residents.”

possible ahead of more being

For more information, please

advertised.

speak to the Council’s Housing Advice Team – 01285

As part of this allocation

623302 – or email housingad-

process, the homes will

vice@cotswold.gov.uk

be marketed on the CDC web page (www.cotswold. gov.uk/residents/housing/

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Council freezes council tax, garden waste licences and car parking charges yet again!

 Members of Cotswold District Council have today agreed a freeze on the authority’s share of local residents’ council tax payments for 2018/19, following a freeze for 2017/18 and 2016/17, a 5% cut in 2015/16, a 3% cut in 2014/15 and a 5% reduction in 2013/14. This means that the average band D charge for District services will remain at £126.40. Taking into account the freeze for 2018/19, the actual amount being charged for a Band D council tax payer – without cutting frontline services – has been reduced by £17.98 per year (12%) over a period stretching back to 2010/11. Even more significantly, the £126.40 charge is on a par with what residents were paying back in 2005 and, taking the average annual inflation rate into account, represents a real terms reduction of about 45%, saving tax payers about £50 per year. This is the 21st lowest District Council charge in the country and represents a rise from 63rd in the ratings just a few years ago. The Council also agreed the following: · Continuation of the freeze on parking charges at all CDCowned car parks. · Continuation of the freeze on the cost of garden waste licences. · Extension of the  ‘free after 3 pm’ parking scheme until the end of March 2019 at selected car parks across the District, including in Bourton-on-the-Water, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stowon-the-Wold, and Tetbury. · An initial allocation of up to £300,000 to extend the network of Electronic Vehicle Charging Points in the Cotswolds. · Each Ward Member will receive an allocation of £1,000 to help fund local youth activities. · No cuts to frontline services. CDC Deputy Leader Cllr Nick Parsons commented: “Nearly all the local authorities in the UK are increasing their share of the council tax bill, but I am delighted to say that we can maintain our price freeze in the Cotswolds.  I am sure that residents will be very pleased to hear this news. “Those working on behalf of the Council are always mindful of the need to keep our costs down, and I am extremely grateful for the efforts of the CDC staff as they continue to innovate and find savings without any detriment to our services.  Working with partner councils, we are on target to share in collective savings of £5.6 million per year by 2020 –these savings are vital to ensure that we can continue to provide excellent value for money.”

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CDC is now the most efficient Shire District Council in the country Latest figures show that Cotswold District Council has achieved its aim of being the most efficient of all the 201 Shire District Councils across the country. In 2011/12 CDC established a baseline to measure future improvements against a range of indicators, and assessed at the outset that its overall ranking was ninth out of 201 councils. Since then CDC has risen steadily in the rankings. Now, seven years on, a recent benchmarking exercise against the range of efficiency indicators shows that the Council is ranked in first place. The basket of indicators includes measures such as: overall cost of council services per head of population; rate of increase in council tax; time taken to process housing and council tax benefits; percentage of council tax collected; and amount of recycling per household; and percentage of major planning applications determined in accordance with relevant timescales. Commenting on the move to the top slot in the rankings, CDC Deputy Leader Cllr Nick Parsons said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have reached our stated aim in just five years. This achievement -which has, to a large extent, been achieved through Councillor Lynden Stowe’s leadership over 11 years - reflects the success we

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have had in finding innovative ways to improve our efficiency over many years. “Over the last decade we have generated substantial savings by forming partnerships with other councils, most notably our joint working with West Oxfordshire District Council which enabled us to make substantial reductions in running costs while maintaining our full range of services. We also reduced costs significantly when we transferred our waste service to Ubico Ltd, which we established jointly with Cheltenham Borough Council. The company has expanded rapidly and now provides services for nearly every local authority in Gloucestershire, and in West Oxfordshire. “It’s essential to stay ahead of the game in local government and efficient working is the key to success.  I am very grateful to the officers at CDC who have made this all possible. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, the Council is well poised to continue delivering a full range of services in the years ahead – in fact, we even have scope to make several improvements.  Working more efficiently has also enabled us to set aside funding for major projects in the future, the most notable being the proposed Waterloo car park expansion scheme.”


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Carpets Kingham Carpets: p2 Children’s Services Cotswold Tutor: p15 Cleaning Services Casio Oven Clean: p23 Maid in the Cotswolds: p30

Dental Cirencester Dental Practice: p5

Elderly Services Hearing & Mobility Store: p4 Newlands of Stow: p5 Electrical Services ARC Electrical: p6 Cotswold Aerials: p27 KR Electrical: p1 P Wheeler Electrical: p10 Events Charity Fashion Show: p17 Taynton Village Fete: p17 Fencing Logs & Fencing: p25

Flooring Kingham Carpets: p10 Parsons Flooring: p11

Runnerbean: p13

Food & Drink Horse & Groom: p18 Shaven Crown: p31 Watercare: p1

Hire WHC Hire Services: p25

Furniture Armstrong Interiors: p11 Cottonwood Interiors: p3 Graham Lane Furniture: p6 Hooper Joinery: p10 Phil Dadge: p1 Roundabout: p4 Gardening & Outdoors Adrian Hale Tree Work: p25 Luke Dadge Drystone Walling: p29 Logs & Fencing: p25 Mower Medic: p25 Thomas Contracting: p29 WHC Hire Services: p25 Healthcare & Wellbeing Charles Wright Massage: p12 Cirencester Dental Practice: p5 Feng Shui Engineer: p12 Madeline James Counselling: p13 Paul Brookes Foot Health: p13

Hearing Aids Hearing & Mobility Store: p4

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Pets & Animals Dial A Dog Wash: p12 Vets Home Visit: p12 Plumbing Chris Smith Plumbing: p6 Gas & Oil Services: p23 Property Maintenance Coln Clearances: p29 Hill-top Joinery: p6 Hooper Joinery: p10 Just Carpentry & Locks: p11 Phil Dadge: p1 Removals Coln Clearances: p29 Get Rid Removals: p25 Sports & Leisure Cotswold Archery: p16 Cotswold Riding: p12 Runnerbean: p13 Sound & Vision ARC Electrical: p6 Cotswold Aerials: p27 Taxi Andy’s Taxis: p16 Tree Surgery Adrian Hale Tree Work: p25 Tuition Cotswold Tutor: p15 Water Services Watercare: p1 Windows RJB Window Restoration: p3

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Cotswold Link (North Cotswolds) May June 2018  

Cotswold Link (North Cotswolds) May June 2018 showcases a wide range of local news, events, updates and businesses from across the North Cot...

Cotswold Link (North Cotswolds) May June 2018  

Cotswold Link (North Cotswolds) May June 2018 showcases a wide range of local news, events, updates and businesses from across the North Cot...

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