Adderbury Ukulele Group

The group have been practising all through the lockdown via Zoom. For a short while last summer, they were able to play together on the Green, keeping social distancing, but this was short lived when greater restrictions were introduced. They used the down-time to extend their library of popular songs.  Mostly from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, such as a medley of Drifters songs, Pussycat and Engelbert Humperdinck, but also a more modern Ronan Keating song.

With the easing of restrictions, the group have returned to the Adderbury Bowls Club on Monday evenings to play outside on the patio, where they practice the songs from their repertoire.  They clearly have a good time strumming and singing and are looking forward to playing in front of audiences again.

Jazz in The Garden – 5 September

FOSMA look forward to welcoming you to Jazz in the Garden – please note that because of continuing COVID restrictions, we have changed the date and it will now be held on 5 September, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm at Court End, Manor Road.  Bring a picnic, something to sit on and to drink and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a beautiful garden listening to great music from Dickie White and Friends.  Tickets £10 are available from Trish Fennell 811059 or trishfennell242@gmail.com or on the door.

Temporary Road Closure of Round Close Road, Adderbury – 16 August

We have been told that there is a request for a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for Round Close Road in August.

A request has been received from SGN for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Round Close Road whilst essential gas supply works are carried out.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 16 August 2021. The estimated completion of the works programme is 24 August 2021. This is a 24 hour per day closure.

‘Voices Across Time’

‘Voices Across Time’ has received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service!
Voices Across Time, the theatre company based in Banbury, has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The award is for Voices Across Time’s work creating intergenerational, participatory performances that celebrate shared culture.

A Beehive in the Churchyard?

Fosma is thinking of arranging for a beehive to be situated in the churchyard and, before we do, we want to make sure we have canvassed public opinion to make sure we have the right support? We are thinking about installing it in a quiet corner of the churchyard and funding its maintenance through selling sponsorship. The honey we make would be part of the sponsorship package and those who are interested would be able to come and “meet” the bees and be given a short talk by the professional beekeeper who has agreed to look after them for us.