1st Adderbury Scout Group

From January 2023 1st Adderbury Scout Group are moving their troop and pack meetings to a Thursday evening at The Institute. Cubs (8 to 10½ year olds) run from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm and Scouts (10½ to 14 year olds) from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.
If you are interested in your child becoming a Cub or Scout and would like further information, please contact Paul Wingrove, Chair at paul.wingrove@adderburyscouts.com.

Warm Winter Tuesdays Starting 10 January

We will be using Church House on Tuesdays from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm as a warm winter space for anyone who would like to escape from the cold for a while! Hopefully the change of day and time will help older residents in the village join us. And the library will be open! Please come along with your book or newspaper, cards or dominoes – or just to have a chat! – to keep warm and enjoy a cuppa. There will be no charge but a small donation if you feel like it (or a packet of biscuits!) to help towards costs would always be appreciated. For more information please contact Virginia on 07973131544 or email virginia0809@icloud.com.

eBook Short Story Competition 2023

Oxfordshire libraries are pleased to announce the eBook short story competition is to run for its ninth year. The competition continues to demonstrate how libraries support writing talent and at the same time promotes the popular eBook service. It has also been a very positive impact on the winning authors, with many telling how winning has boosted their confidence or how they overcame obstacles to be able to write and submit their stories.


FOCAL would like to thank you for all of your interest and friendship that you’ve given to our wonderful local library. We are very much looking forward to an exciting 2023, and hope that you enjoy FOCAL’s January Newsletter. If you have any feedback or suggestions for events that you would like to see in future months we would love to hear from you. Also if you have friends, family, neighbours who you think would be interested in receiving our monthly newsletter, please forward their email address to Liz Wingrove  lizwingroves5@googlemail.com or pass this one onto them!  On 13 January Adderbury Cine Club will be presenting ‘Mrs Harris goes to Paris’ a Meals and Reels Night in aid of FOCAL.

Knitting Group

We are now closed until the beginning of February.  However, it has been brought to our attention that there is a surfeit of knitted hats. The Charity has requested that, instead, we knit blanket squares and scarves. Please go to ‘Read more’ to see the pattern for the blanket squares. We thank you for your continued support.