Update on Parish Council’s Increasing Biodiversity Project

About a year ago the Parish Council agreed to follow up the Chairman’s initiative in creating increased biodiversity areas around the village and encouraging residents to become involved.
Following a report on this project in the Contact a number of residents contacted the Clerk and Chairman to express support and interest in being involved. As a result, areas around the village have been left unmown during this summer to encourage grass and wild flowers to grow. These include Lake Walk Green, Tanners Lane areas of grass/verge and St Mary’s Road entrance.

Please be a responsible Dog Owner

As the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions continue to ease, there has been an increase in the number of people venturing out into the countryside for some social-distancing exercise.
Although good for the health, this is an the opportunity to encourage visitors to follow the Countryside Code for their own safety, and that of the wildlife and livestock they encounter.
There is a more sinister side to not following the rules, and visitors should keep to public footpaths and not walk over fields, always leave gates as they find them or let their dogs foul in the fields or leave poo bags on the ground or tied to fences.

Walking through the Church Yard

It is so nice to see that the church yard is still kept looking so tidy during this lockdown. I have been walking through there regularly and there is always someone doing part of the grass. This weekend it had a really good cut and it looks fantastic. So thank you to all you mowers it is greatly appreciated.
Sadly there is always another side to this. Dog owners still do not pick up their dog mess in the churchyard when there is a dog bin near the Lych Gate to put it in and it would be even better if they did not mess in the church yard. Someone even tied a poo bag on the foot rail at the back of the church. Can you believe it!

An Update from Friends of Adderbury Library (FOCAL)

In the light of the current situation Oxfordshire Libraries have been making some big changes. (www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/libraries)
1) It is easier to join online.
2) The website has been redesigned to make it easier for you to find online services and to enable you to go exploring.
3) The collection of eBooks and eAudio to read or listen to online has been bulked up. (www. Oxfordshire.gov.uk/ebooks). Download bestselling eBooks and eAudio titles to your computer or portable device. A great choice of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children, all of which can be borrowed for free with your library card. There are no late fines and with a great choice of titles there is something for everyone. Borrow up to ten titles from both OverDrive and BorrowBox for up to three weeks.