FOCAL News

How this year has flown, and when you open your Newsletter (click here to see December Newsletter) you’ll see that we are finishing the year with a few Festive notes, and hitting 2023 with a fantastic new event. FOCAL Christmas Cards are available in both your village shop and Library, with our village delivery card service now in place.
Saturday 10 December 10.00 am to 12.30 pm is our Festive morning, with our Grand Hamper Prize Draw, just £1 per ticket, Tombola and much mulled wine, tea, coffee and mince pies – the only place to be this Saturday morning.
On 13 January Adderbury Cine Club will be presenting ‘Mrs Harris goes to Paris’ a Meals and Reels Night in aid of FOCAL.

The Winter Mini-Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency have teamed up with the Science Museum Group for a Gadgeteers Winter Mini Reading Challenge for children. The challenge runs from 1 December until 20 February 2023 and is run by the Oxfordshire library service.  Please click here to see more details.

Parish Council Surgeries

Adderbury Parish Council has taken the decision to discontinue the Parish Council surgeries. These have been running on a monthly basis for a number of years, but at most surgeries, no members of the community attend. Therefore, should residents wish to contact the Parish Council, they should do so using the contact details on the Parish Council web site. https://www.adderburypc.co.uk/contact.php

How often do you use Adderbury Stores?

Deepa, Dave and Terry at Adderbury Stores continue to provide the most amazing service to the village. Commuting every day from Northampton they work tirelessly to provide their many customers with their everyday needs and more – all with a lovely smile and their ‘nothing too much trouble’ attitude. At a time when their costs are spiralling surely the people of Adderbury should continue to do at least some of their shopping in our village shop – and not just for newspapers? We have the best shop we have had for years, but Deepa’s message is clear – USE IT OR LOSE IT!

Warm Winter Mondays Starting in December

We are opening up Church House on Monday afternoons from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm as a community centre for anyone who would like to escape from the cold for a while! Please come along with your book or newspaper, cards or dominoes – or just to have a chat! – and join us for a cuppa. There will be no charge but a small donation if you feel like it (or a packet of biscuits!) to help towards costs would always be appreciated!  For more information please contact Virginia on 07973131544 or email virginia0809@icloud.com.

‘Mrs Harris goes to Paris’ – 13 January

Adderbury Cine Club presents, in the Institute, a Meals and Reels evening in aid of FOCAL – doors open at 7.00 pm for the meal and the film starts at 8.00 pm. ‘Mrs Harris goes to Paris’ tells how a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. Starring Lesley Manville and Isabelle Huppert, this comedy drama is directed by Anthony Fabian.  The charity Meals and Reels evening is charged ay £12.00.  There is no additional cost for full members to see the film. Casual members pay £3.00 per film.  Tickets go on sale after 9 January.  Click here to book your tickets.