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.

Free Food Boxes

Cherwell District Council is working closely with the Citizens Advice Bureau to provide free food boxes. If someone elderly/vulnerable and self-isolating and has no means of getting food, Citizens Advice can deliver an emergency food parcel.  CDC is coordinating the requests through Community Connect run by Citizens Advice.  The contact number is 0300 30 30 125. Please leave your name and telephone number only and one of the team will call you back. www.canosn.org.uk/. Please spread this information, following the 2 m social distancing rule, to anyone in the community who you believe to be eligible.

Beware Scams relating to Covid-19 Pandemic

Criminals will use any opportunity they can to take money from innocent people. This includes exploiting tragedies and global emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, to scam people in a variety of ways. The number of these scams are only likely to increase and we need individuals and businesses to be fully aware and prepared.
As more people stay indoors and work from computers and laptops at home, there is more opportunity for criminals to try and trick people into parting with their money at a time when they are anxious and uncertain about the future.
We have already received nearly 400 reports of fraud related to COVID-19, the majority of which are online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser, and other products, which have never arrived. We have also seen a large amount of phishing emails and texts circulating, that use COVID-19 as a hook, and try to get recipients to click on links or attachments which harvest information and lead to the individual revealing personal or financial details.

Home Library Service

libraryThe Home Library Service is available to people who are unable to visit the library themselves through frailty, short term illness, infirmity or a disability and have no other means of getting access to reading materials.
How it works
Contact us to discuss the kind of books, DVDs, audio books that you like to read or enjoy. We then arrange for a library volunteer to deliver these to you in your home.
To register for this service or for further information call the Home Library Service on 01865 810259 or Catherine Drake Adderbury Library Manager on 01295 810545 or email: homelibraryservice@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

We Need Your Help!

Are you recently retired, have time on your hands and looking for an interesting and worthwhile hobby? Have you recently moved to Adderbury and would like to be aware of what is going on in the village?  We are looking for any member of the village community who is computer literate to join the team editing adderbury.org.  It’s just a few hours a month on a rota basis. If you would like more information on this interesting and fun exercise, please contact either Nick Fennell on 07850017393 – nick.fennell319@btinternet.com, or Joyce Cox on 07747017082 – JoyceAdderbury@gmail.com.