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.

Lakes Open Day a Success

The Lakes Open Day was a great success. Thanks to Ann Lyons for sending these photos to give a taste of the day. Below are comments received from both Ann Lyons and Christine Peacock.

Appeal for Witnesses

We are appealing for witnesses after a 24-year-old man was assault at Banbury Bus Station. On Wednesday 6 September at around 4.30 pm, the victim was stood next to the 500 bus stop bay talking to the bus driver when a young boy, with a bicycle, aged around 8-years-old, approached him and started to speak […]

BBC2 – The Repair Shop

BBC2’s The Repair Shop are seeking damaged family and community heirlooms for their second series and objects that have special significance during Christmas time for their upcoming Christmas special. The series follows a team of passionate and skilled crafts people who restore damaged objects of sentimental value.

Annual Garden Party a Great Success Despite the Rain!

On Saturday,  the Annual Garden Party, which is normally held at The Manor House, Mill Lane, Adderbury (by kind permission of Sir Martin and Lady Jacomb)  was for the first time held in St Mary’s Church because of the rain. Nevertheless, the Fete successfully raised £977 to benefit the Church.  There were lots of stalls including plants, bits […]