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

Traffic Calming

Following the very strong turnout and calls for action by village residents at the last Parish Council meeting, the Parish Council’s Environment Committee is investigating the issue of traffic calming in the village. The biggest concern is due to those drivers who are not driving within the speed limits.

As an immediate first step, the Parish Council wishes to remind all those driving around the village to be considerate neighbours and obey the speed limits which are in place to keep everyone safe. The Parish Council asks residents to do their bit to help with the problem by slowing down. When Thames Valley Police are engaged to address the issue, motorists who drive within the limits will not be caught speeding and issued with a penalty.

This is an issue which can only be addressed by the Parish Council if it has the support and assistance of the residents of the village.

Draft Notes of Parish Council Meeting – 30 October

There were apologies from Sheila August and District Councillors Heath, Bishop and McHugh.
Chairman’s Announcements:
The Ice House and footpath repair projects at Adderbury Lakes had been completed, although there was some work to be undertaken by volunteers on the outside of the ice house. A village resident had undertaken work at the Lakes Boat House at his own expense and a letter of thanks would be sent to him.
The Friends Meeting House project had been completed, including works to the grills.
A Community Infrastructure Fund meeting was held in Bloxham in September  and limited funds were available for community projects like play equipment and village halls.

West End Tennis Club has a Defibrillator

Banbury West End Tennis and Squash Club have purchased an AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator), the first in the village, I understand. The unit is designed to save lives in the event of a heart attack. In order to gain access to the unit, anyone assisting someone in cardiac arrest should phone 999, and the location and code to access the unit will be given to them, as well as instructions on caring for the patient. Now, we fully understand that this unit is remote from many areas in the village, and would expect a village of this size to have one, or two more in various spread out locations.

Vacancy for a Councillor on Adderbury Parish Council

There is a vacancy for a Councillor on Adderbury Parish Council. Being a Parish Councillor in Adderbury gives you a real opportunity to make a difference to the community and it gives you a chance to help make Adderbury an even better place to live.
To find out more about joining Adderbury Parish Council, call Theresa Goss on 01295 710965 or email adderburypc@hotmail.com.
Information about the Parish Council is also available on the PC web site http://www.adderburypc.co.uk/

Trustee Savings Bank Phishing

There has been an increase in reports made in May by TSB customers relating to “port-out” fraud. Fraudsters are number porting a victim’s telephone number to a SIM card under their control and then using the number to access the victim’s bank accounts. The increase in the number of reports corresponds with the timing of […]