Rhyme Time

 A FOCAL Fun and Educational Experience for your Child.
Aimed at children from birth to 4 years old, we sing and act out Nursery Rhymes so mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their children can play and learn together in a stimulating environment with others of the same age. Following the singing, there is time to have a drink and chat together. We run every Thursday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in term time only. Rhyme Time is run solely by volunteers on behalf of Focal.
We ask for a voluntary payment per session of £2 for an adult and child plus £1 for each additional child to cover overheads
We run special sessions throughout the year, including a Christmas party rhyme time and an Easter Bunny session.
We always welcome more volunteers either to run sessions or help set up or make tea and coffee. Please contact one of our joint organisers:
Chris Peacock on peacockabcchris@aol.com or 01295 811032 or Jan Robinson on j.robinson45@btinternet.com
or 01295 816990. No need to book, just come and enjoy

Adderbury Wins the Lottery!

Village gamblers will be delighted to hear that Adderbury Stores is now selling lottery tickets and scratchcards.
When did you last play? Give it a go and make it a really Happy New Year!
Adderbury Stores, High Street. Tel: 01295 816857.

Cherwell Activity Map

As discussed at a November Parish Liaison Meeting, Cherwell District Council is delighted to launch a district Wellbeing Activity Map.  For more information on how to use the map, please go to .https://www.cherwell.gov.uk/wellbeing-map.   This is an online resource to enable residents of all ages to find something to help them get active, creative, learning or connected.  We have established simple criteria around affordability and inclusion. No single activity charges are more than £5 per hour and many are actually free. All the activities included are open to beginners.

Purse Dipping

Following several purse dipping incidents within Banbury over the last few days, we are encouraging everyone to ensure that handbags, pockets and shopping bags are secure to avoid anyone attempting to steal your purse or wallet.
Please pass this information on to friends and relatives who are not on the Alert system.

Cooking Fires

All it takes is one distraction.  Did you know that 1 in 3 people rescued from house fires in Oxfordshire are rescued from cooking fires? Or that distraction is the main cause of cooking fires?
It’s easy to get distracted – the phone rings, someone’s at the door or a TV show catches your attention. If you need to leave your cooking, even for a couple of minutes:
– turn down the heat
– set the timer
– or ask someone to watch it for you
Or could find that Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters join you for dinner!
Find out more at: www.365alive.co.uk/cooking