Tennis and Squash in Adderbury

The village tennis and squash club is about to start a new tennis coaching term. The club called ‘Banbury Westend’ is located in the centre of Adderbury at the bottom of Chapel Lane.  There is a full schedule of tennis and squash play, including league matches, coaching and friendly sessions as well as a licensed bar and a full schedule of social nights.

Adderbury Ukulele Group

The group have been practising all through the lockdown via Zoom. For a short while last summer, they were able to play together on the Green, keeping social distancing, but this was short lived when greater restrictions were introduced. They used the down-time to extend their library of popular songs.  Mostly from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, such as a medley of Drifters songs, Pussycat and Engelbert Humperdinck, but also a more modern Ronan Keating song.

With the easing of restrictions, the group have returned to the Adderbury Bowls Club on Monday evenings to play outside on the patio, where they practice the songs from their repertoire.  They clearly have a good time strumming and singing and are looking forward to playing in front of audiences again.

Dog Fouling in the Village

The Parish Council is supporting a new initiative to tackle dog fouling in the village, which involves spraying with a fluorescent paint dog mess which has not been picked up by dog owners. This will hopefully make it obvious just how bad the issue is in the village and also shame those, who do not pick up after their dogs, into doing so. If anyone in the village is concerned about dog fouling and would like to support this work, please contact the Clerk. adderburypc@hotmail.co. This has been trialled in other areas of the Country and has been very effective.

Get Amazon to Give Funds to the Library

Did you know your everyday purchases could help Adderbury Library!  You can now make FOCAL your favourite charity on AmazonSmile.  Amazon will donate to your chosen charity every time you shop. at no extra cost to you. Here’s our helpful guide to get you started.

Your shopping experience stays the same, but every time you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon donates to your chosen charity. How much does AmazonSmile donate? Amazon automatically donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to your chosen charity when you shop on smile.amazon.co.uk.  The good news is shopping with AmazonSmile doesn’t cost you, or your chosen charity, any extra.

Log on to Amazon Smile and register “Friends Of The Community Of Adderbury Library.” As your chosen charity.  All funds raised from our events  go towards helping to keep the Library open

False Claims of Telephone Preference Service

Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ – an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not authorised. The fraudsters often target elderly victims.

Hidden Harm?

Last week Thames Valley Police (TVP) launched their Hidden Harm campaign urging everyone to ‘open their eyes to abuse’.

Over the next 18 months they will be raising awareness of different types of abuse hidden in the heart of our communities in Thames Valley. The first focus of the campaign is modern slavery.

In the past two years TVP have recorded 120 modern slavery crimes across our area but they say that many more go unreported.