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.

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.

Adderbury Green Association

Request for support for the maintenance of the Adderbury Village Green
The Adderbury Village Green is undoubtedly one of the main focal points of our village. The Green is one of the major attractions of the village, one of which we can be proud and is enjoyed by many villagers who pass by on their travels.
You may or may not be aware that The Green is owned and maintained by a Trust known as the Adderbury Green Association with the cost of grass cutting shared with the Parish Council. Funds have run very low and the costs of the Adderbury Green Association include annual insurance, the cost of keeping the trees safe with necessary trimming and pruning, and the half share of regular grass cutting. Tree maintenance is required in 2018 and is likely to cost in excess of £1,500.
The Trustees are asking if all houses directly facing The Green could contribute £35 a year towards this cost, with other village households who appreciate the Green contributing £25 or whatever you are able to give. All contributions, for whatever amount, will be gratefully received. We will also be asking local businesses around The Green for a contribution. We will request funds in March/April each year and we hope that good support from all will enable us to keep the requested contribution at this modest level.

Colin Butler Green – Residents Consultation

The Parish Council would like to hear the views of Adderbury residents on their proposal for a new footpath around the edge of Colin Butler Green. The suggestion is that pedestrians from the Horn Hill Road direction could walk from the existing footpath across the first entrance to Manor Road and then follow the curve around the Colin Butler Green on the new footpath. They could then cross the second entrance to Manor Road, opposite the entrance to Cross Hill House.

Should you have any comments, please email them to adderburypc@hotmail.com or ring the Clerk to the Parish Council, Theresa Goss, on 01295 710965.

St Mary’s Church Bellringers

The sound of church bells ringing on Sundays and for special occasions is part of English life. We have eight lovely bells in the Adderbury church but to keep them ringing we need some new ringers to join the existing band.