Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan Update

The process continues….

We are now at the next stage in the lengthy process of producing an Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan. The Neighbourhood plan sets out 21 land-use policies that Cherwell District Council (CDC) planning officers will use when considering new development applications in Adderbury.
Submitting Comments: Comments on the documents should be sent: By email to  or by post to: Planning Policy Team, Strategic Planning and the Economy, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, Bodicote. Banbury, OX15 4AA.

Posh Frocks Party – 21 October

This year’s Posh Frocks Party will be at The Grange Manor, next to the Church in Adderbury by kind permission of David and Caryl MacFarlane and represents a return visit after a grand party there in 2013. Arriving at 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm, the evening promises an inside view of this fine old country house where we hope the host will tell us something of its history. There is also plenty to eat and drink and good company. The Grange Manor is next to the Church and opposite Church House.

Working For Adderbury Community: Heard it all before – this time it’s for real.

Working For Adderbury Community (WFAC) met on Wednesday night for the group’s Inaugural Annual General Meeting. At the well attended meeting the group adopted their constitution and elected trustees Andy Green (Chair), Jackie Head (Vice-Chair), Kate Gibbins (Secretary), Pam Haynes (Treasurer) and from Adderbury Parish Council Councillors Keith Mitchell, Martin Rye and Chris Shallis.

The group is now calling for other interested villagers to get involved and help create the vision.

Adderbury Stores News

Things continue to brighten up at our excellent village shop.

Bhavin has added a range of meats from the renowned Brackley Butchers to complement the regular Meat Joint products, and there’s really good news that the excellent Cornfield Bakery is now delivering 3 times a week a good choice of their breads and morning goods.

Bhavin continues to respond well to his interpersonal skills training – apart from the odd wobble, which would probably happen to us all if we were in the shop 85 hours a week!

He’s doing a great job – use him or lose him.

Adderbury Parish Council Report September 2017

During September 2017, a meeting of Adderbury Parish Council was held on 12 September 2017. The contents of that meeting have already been reported separately.

Also during September, individual Councillors and the Clerk carried out a number of tasks and work on projects in the village, which included:

Review of Adderbury Theatre Workshop Variety Show

We weren’t quite sure what to expect from ATW’s latest offering at The Institute. Billed as a Variety Show – was it the anticipated cabaret of all the old sketches to celebrate their 40th anniversary? –certainly the rather thin Friday audience was seated in cabaret style
Well we certainly got variety! I counted 18 separate turns put together by director Jamie Cox, whose energy and effort in pulling this all together in just four weeks in our time-poor life was a remarkable achievement.

As ever with such a mix we had some great hits and some serious misses, with a lot of the new stuff let down by poor scripts, and surprisingly for ATW, a complete lack of topicality and local colour. The evening was held together by the wonderful Gary Leonardi as our MC and stand-up comic, but even he struggled to get the laughs, and on Friday was bailed out by the lugubrious Justin O’Toole coming out of the audience to tell the lovely balloon joke.