Draft Notes of Parish Council Meeting – 27 July

There were apologies from Andrew McHugh, Mike Bishop and Matthew Gerrard.
Vacancies: It was agreed to co-opt Lucy Wells onto the Parish Council.  Other applicants would be asked to provide more details about themselves and also to attend a PC meeting and if they were still willing to stand their applications would be considered.
Chairman’s AnnouncementsThe planning for the revision of Condition 2 had been approved.  There had been anti social behaviour at the Lucy Plackett Playing Field late at night.  This would be followed up with Thames Valley Police who would be asked to increase their monitoring of the area.

Adderbury Golf Day

A 24 – month delay – but worth the wait.  The 16th Adderbury Golf Day for Katharine House Hospice finally took place at Rye Hill Golf Club, after missing out in 2020, and then a further wait for this year’s Freedom Day. A motley selection of 64 golfers of varying age, size, ailments and skills turned out again for this very worthy local cause. Many have been playing in this tournament since it started as part of the SMART campaign in 2005.
There was a huge variance in scores from pretty awful to very impressive, and loyal supporter John Hodgkins’ team scooped the pool, with Adderbury’s own Paul Hopkins’ team runners-up. The Thunderball comp was won by Nick Fennell’s team – his first victory in living memory.

Local Resident – Harriet Dickens

Over the last six months, local resident and pupil of Warriner School, Harriet Dickens, has spent 24 hours litter picking in the village as part of her Duke of Edinburgh, Silver Award.  Harriet has also supported the Parish Council’s ‘Paint Means Poo’ campaign by spraying dog mess left on the ground to highlight just how bad the problem is in Adderbury. The Parish Council was very happy to support Harriet with the volunteering element of her Award and it is inspiring that a young person wanted to look after and take pride in the village in which she lives.

Adderbury Friday Club is Back! – 30 July

FOR ALL THOSE WHO WORK FROM HOME – Did you know that before Covid more than 1 in 7 of us worked from home? I wonder what the number is now? With a vibrant population of over 3000 in Adderbury, there are now a lot more home workers and businesses. Friday Club offers a breath of fresh air, and an opportunity to meet others who also work from home, whether within Adderbury, or the surrounding villages. There are plenty of them at Friday Club with an amazing cross-section of jobs and skill sets – but all with similar challenges and issues to yours.

Adderbury Library

From 19 July these are the new library opening times.  Tuesday – 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm:  Friday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Click here to see the latest library news

Vandalism in Adderbury

Sometime between 1800 on 11 July and 0830 on 12 July someone threw a piece of rock through the front window of Cobb Cottage, 5 Mill Lane Adderbury. It looks as if it was vandalism rather than an attempted burglary. This is totally unacceptable in our lovely village.
The Police are investigating. If anyone has any ideas on who may have done this or knows anything about it, please report it to the Police. Surely we all have a vested interest in stopping this type of thing. Ray Robinson