1st Adderbury Brownies Needs You!

We are looking for volunteers to take over the running of our club.  We have been girlguiding for over 56 years but without your help our popular 1st Adderbury Brownies Group will have to close this summer. To be a volunteer you need no experience and various roles are available – subject to DBS clearance.  In term-time we meet every Thursday evening in the Lucy Plackett Activity Centre.  For more information please email wendyockenden@yahoo.co.uk.

Adderbury Green Association

Request for support for the maintenance of the Adderbury Village Green
The Adderbury Village Green is undoubtedly one of the main focal points of our village. The Green is one of the major attractions of the village, one of which we can be proud and is enjoyed by many villagers who pass by on their travels.
You may or may not be aware that The Green is owned and maintained by a Trust known as the Adderbury Green Association with the cost of grass cutting shared with the Parish Council. Funds have run very low and the costs of the Adderbury Green Association include annual insurance, the cost of keeping the trees safe with necessary trimming and pruning, and the half share of regular grass cutting. Tree maintenance is required in 2018 and is likely to cost in excess of £1,500.
The Trustees are asking if all houses directly facing The Green could contribute £35 a year towards this cost, with other village households who appreciate the Green contributing £25 or whatever you are able to give. All contributions, for whatever amount, will be gratefully received. We will also be asking local businesses around The Green for a contribution. We will request funds in March/April each year and we hope that good support from all will enable us to keep the requested contribution at this modest level.

Adderbury Silent Soldier

The Parish Council has decided to support the Royal British Legion’s ‘Silent Soldier’ campaign to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.  The Silent Soldier is a life size silhouette of a soldier returning home after his tour.

The Parish Council has agreed to purchase a Silent Soldier for installation somewhere in the village, from now until the end of December 2018.

The Silent Soldier could be placed anywhere visible such as village greens, parks, playing fields and gardens, out in the fields, on buildings or perhaps by the side of the road.  The Parish Council has initially thought of approaching Rev Stephen Fletcher about locating it in St Mary’s Church yard.

Do you have an idea about another location?  If so please let the Parish Council know adderburypc@hotmail.com

Milton Cricket Club’s 29th year – 2018 Early Season News

Are You Up For It?

Milton Cricket Club is eagerly anticipating the start of another new season.  The club has news of their new ground, the specification of players needed for this summer and they have set out the amazing perks for any prospective vice presidents out there. The article even gives news of the Millennium Trophy which will be decided at the 24th Adderbury Match in September – against the Adderbury ‘usurpers’.

Adderbury Stores Latest

Mr Singh is now stocking fresh flowers -ready for Mother’s Day – and has a new fresh bread range, and a number of special offers to tempt you.

He was delighted with the increase in business during the bad weather and hopes the village will continue to support him.

One very satisfied customer wrote in:

“I would just like to say the store was open all day yesterday (frozen Friday) I would like to thank them for providing that service in tough conditions. The shop is the only one in the village and those that can’t drive or feel unsafe driving in these conditions have a vital lifeline there for provisions. They are new owners and really making a go of it, the new owner is friendly and helpful. The store is a vital part of the community and I use it regularly. I ask everyone to support the village store as we may need it sometime and it may not be there if we don’t! Thank you”

Colin Butler Green – Residents Consultation

The Parish Council would like to hear the views of Adderbury residents on their proposal for a new footpath around the edge of Colin Butler Green. The suggestion is that pedestrians from the Horn Hill Road direction could walk from the existing footpath across the first entrance to Manor Road and then follow the curve around the Colin Butler Green on the new footpath. They could then cross the second entrance to Manor Road, opposite the entrance to Cross Hill House.

Should you have any comments, please email them to adderburypc@hotmail.com or ring the Clerk to the Parish Council, Theresa Goss, on 01295 710965.