Adderbury Parish Council Report for June 2019

Andrew Barnes
The Parish Council was extremely saddened by the recent passing of Andrew Barnes.  Over many years, Andrew had assisted the Parish Council and the community, with various projects and his hard work and support had been invaluable.  He would be greatly missed by many people and the Parish Council had sent its sincere condolences to his family at this very difficult time.

During June 2019, there had been a meeting of Adderbury Parish Council on 25 June, a meeting of the Environment Committee on 5 June and a meeting of the Staffing Committee on 11 June. The next meeting of the Environment Committee was scheduled for Wednesday 24 July at 7.30 pm at the Church House.

The two vacancies on the Parish Council had now been filled.  Andy Millard and Laura Walker would be welcomed to their first meeting on Tuesday 30 July.  Rhys Owens had been invited to be co-opted onto the Environment Committee.

Caretaker Vacancy at Christopher Rawlins Primary School

The village school is urgently looking for a reliable person to take on the role of Caretaker to help maintain the site and to ensure a welcoming and safe environment for the whole school community.

The post is for 20 hours per week working Monday to Friday 2.30 pm to 6.30  pm. during term time – further details are on the school website.

If you or someone you know might be interested in this position, please contact the school on 01295 810497 or email the school office.

Appeal for Witnesses following a Burglary in High Street

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Adderbury.
At about 2.30 am on Monday, 27 May, offenders gained entry to a house on the High Street.
Once inside offenders stole several items including gold pocket watches, engagement and wedding rings, lockets (one with a gold sovereign inside) and chains.   Also taken were silver chains and gold brooches – one with pearls surrounding it.Investigating officer C0037 Clare Rennie of the Investigation Command Hub based at Banbury Police Station said, “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information to call our 24 hours enquiry centre on 101, quoting reference: 43190158721.

Draft Notes of Parish Council Meeting – 28 May

There were apologies from Councillors Cox and Lyons and District Councillors Heath and Bishop.
Mrs Diane Bratt was re-elected Chairman and Mr Keith Mitchell re-elected as Vice Chairman.
Councillors Astley and Gill resigned from the Parish Council with immediate effect and left the meeting.

Adderbury Green

On behalf of the Adderbury Green Association, we would like to thank everybody in the village who made a donation last year towards the upkeep of the village green. The total raised was an excellent £2,587.50 and this enabled the tree works to go ahead back in November. We are sure that the village will have noticed the excellent job done by the contractors.

We will soon be asking the houses around the Green for their annual £35 donation towards grass cutting and insurance in 2019 and any donations from other houses in the village are always gratefully received. As some villagers suggested as part of the fund raise last year, we have contacted HMRC to register the Adderbury Green Association as a charity to enable gift aid to be claimed on future donations. We should hear whether we have been successful or not in July.
David Miller, Ken Wright and Martin Boden.

Announcement of Our New Vicar

We are very pleased to announce that the Reverend  Liz Simpson has accepted the offer to become the new vicar of the Parish of Adderbury with Milton.
She is currently Rector of the West Buckingham Benefice and is looking forward to joining us.
Liz licensing date is Thursday 12 September and at the installation both Bishop Colin and Archdeacon Judy will be present – more information to follow as it becomes known.