Vacancy for a Councillor on Adderbury Parish Council

There is a vacancy for a Councillor on Adderbury Parish Council. Being a Parish Councillor in Adderbury gives you a real opportunity to make a difference to the community and it gives you a chance to help make Adderbury an even better place to live.
To find out more about joining Adderbury Parish Council, call Theresa Goss on 01295 710965 or email adderburypc@hotmail.com.
Information about the Parish Council is also available on the PC web site http://www.adderburypc.co.uk/

Knitting Group

The knitting group meets in the Methodist Hall every Monday afternoon between 2.30 pm and 4.00 pm and will finish at the end of June for the summer recess.  We’ll be starting again in September and meet on the first and third Mondays of each month. This is a very informal group who knit squares for blankets or other much needed items, for refugees. We also enjoy a chat and a cup of tea. If you would prefer not to knit, but would rather sew squares together, that too would be very welcome. We are always grateful for double knitting wool, of any colour other than white, and size 8 needles.  Drop in and see what we do and just sit and have a cup of tea with us!

Netball

Have you been caught up in the recent excitement of the Commonwealth Games on The Gold Coast? The England netball team, the Roses, were victorious and took the gold medal home after nailbiting semis and a breathtaking final against Australia who have been unbeaten for what seems like forever!! The Roses have been fighting for the top position in recent years but have never gained it until now. Many people have been newly excited by netball as a spectator sport and in recent years England netball has launched a nationwide back to netball scheme that has been hugely successful in boosting local team numbers and encouraging ladies and girls to play for fun and fitness.

Opinions on Application for Change of use to Land North of Milton Road

‘May I recommend to those interested as to the use this land is to be put that they read as a matter of urgency the latest communication from Caroline Ford the officer in charge of this application to the Clerk and the Chair of Adderbury Parish Council.
Go to www.cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Planning; View a planning application; 18/00220/F.
It appears that a considerable amount of work has yet to be done to get this application to any sort of acceptable format. It now seems likely that consideration of it by the full Planning Committee will be delayed into June at the earliest.
In view of the progress to date one must wonder at the capabilities of those submitting this application.’

1st Adderbury Brownies Needs You!

We are looking for volunteers to take over the running of our club.  We have been girlguiding for over 56 years but without your help our popular 1st Adderbury Brownies Group will have to close this summer. To be a volunteer you need no experience and various roles are available – subject to DBS clearance.  In term-time we meet every Thursday evening in the Lucy Plackett Activity Centre.  For more information please email wendyockenden@yahoo.co.uk.

Adderbury Green Association

Request for support for the maintenance of the Adderbury Village Green
The Adderbury Village Green is undoubtedly one of the main focal points of our village. The Green is one of the major attractions of the village, one of which we can be proud and is enjoyed by many villagers who pass by on their travels.
You may or may not be aware that The Green is owned and maintained by a Trust known as the Adderbury Green Association with the cost of grass cutting shared with the Parish Council. Funds have run very low and the costs of the Adderbury Green Association include annual insurance, the cost of keeping the trees safe with necessary trimming and pruning, and the half share of regular grass cutting. Tree maintenance is required in 2018 and is likely to cost in excess of £1,500.
The Trustees are asking if all houses directly facing The Green could contribute £35 a year towards this cost, with other village households who appreciate the Green contributing £25 or whatever you are able to give. All contributions, for whatever amount, will be gratefully received. We will also be asking local businesses around The Green for a contribution. We will request funds in March/April each year and we hope that good support from all will enable us to keep the requested contribution at this modest level.