Reminder – Social Distancing

As residents will be aware, it is vitally important to ensure social distancing, even when using outside spaces. There are a number of narrow roads in Adderbury, so when out walking, please be considerate of other pedestrians and also the residents who live in those roads, as they may wish to exit their properties leaving a safe distance between themselves and passing pedestrians. This is an issue of concern which has been raised with the Parish Council.  The latest guidance on the Covid-19 rules are available on the Government web site https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

Road Safety Works in Adderbury – The Next Phase

The next set of road safety improvements for Adderbury is moving a step closer. Responses showed over-whelming support for the proposals in outlined in the statutory consultation carried out by Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Highways. Proposals were submitted for final OCC approval, which was granted by the Cabinet Member for the Environment on 21st January 2021.  Designs will now be finalised, and a contractor procured and mobilised, with the aim of commencing work on site in late March.

The Lakes are Closed

Adderbury Lakes are closed to the public until further notice due to the deterioration of the paths. Sadly the continued wet weather combined with an increased number of visitors has meant that paths have become very damaged and in places unsafe for walking.

Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir

We had the pleasure of hearing the Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir singing in the church last December. In this difficult time the Choir has recorded a video singing ‘Yfory’ which means ‘Tomorrow’. Please click here and enjoy the performance.

Oxfordshire Libraries eBook Short Story Competition 2021

Oxfordshire Libraries is excited to announce the launch of their short story competition for 2021.  This is your opportunity to get creative and win the chance to have your own short story published.  For the first time children aged 5-11 are also invited to take part! The winners will see their entries published as an eBook and available via the library website in 2021.  Read more to see the competition categories:

Silent Soldier

I know there is good reason for the Silent Soldier to be placed at the entrance to The Crescent but I thought how lovely and fitting it looked at the entrance to the churchyard for Remembrance Sunday.  Could we do that every year?  What do you think?  Trish Fennell.