Only 7 days left to make your comments on the Neighbourhood Plan

You can read the full version by clicking on the box in the right-hand column, and there are printed copies to be read in the Library.

You are invited to make your comments on the Plan by 17 December by sending your comments in the usual way at the end of this piece or placing them in the comments box in the Library – your comments will not be made public.

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Due to the resignation of Parish Councillor David Bradley, a vacancy exists on Adderbury Parish Council.
Being a Parish Councillor in Adderbury gives you a real opportunity to make a difference to the community and it gives you a chance to help make Adderbury an even better place to live.
To find out more about joining Adderbury Parish Council call Theresa Goss on 01295 710965 or email
Or, to apply to be co-opted to the vacancy, just write a brief summary about you and your skills and why you would like to be a Parish Councillor and send it to Theresa at 3 Tanners Close, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2GD or email to
The closing date for applications for co-option is Friday 13 January 2017.

‘Brooklyn’ – 9 December

Adderbury Cine Club will be showing ‘Brooklyn’ in the Institute – doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8 o’clock start. Brooklyn is the story of an Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) in 1950s New York who falls for a tough Italian plumber (Emory Cohen), but faces temptation from another man (Domhnall Gleeson) when she returns to her homeland for a visit. Details from Helena Scott on 01295 810708 or

Carols for Choir and Audience – 10 December

The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, Oxford, directed by James Potter, present ‘Carols for Choir and Audience’ at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Church. Tickets £12 available from Trish Fennell 01295 811059 or, Val Scarff 01295 810386, and on the door. Mulled Wine and Mince Pies.

Monoliths appear in Adderbury

Ten giant monoliths have appeared overnight in Church Lane to protect the grass verge. Smart work by Highways to erect them so quickly after the Parish Council had approved the project – must have had a spare bit of budget. But I rather thought they would be in keeping with those down Mill Lane- not the monstrosities now standing guard over this lovely part of the village. Can we get them cut down to size? Do you agree?

Road Works in Berry Hill Road starting 5 December for 10 Working Days

In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close Berry Hill Road to facilitate carriageway maintenance works.
A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and “No Waiting” restriction and will operate from 5 December 2016. The estimated duration of the works is 10 working days.