Get Amazon to Give Funds to the Library

Did you know your everyday purchases could help Adderbury Library!  You can now make FOCAL your favourite charity on AmazonSmile.  Amazon will donate to your chosen charity every time you shop. at no extra cost to you. Here’s our helpful guide to get you started.

Your shopping experience stays the same, but every time you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon donates to your chosen charity. How much does AmazonSmile donate? Amazon automatically donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to your chosen charity when you shop on smile.amazon.co.uk.  The good news is shopping with AmazonSmile doesn’t cost you, or your chosen charity, any extra.

Log on to Amazon Smile and register “Friends Of The Community Of Adderbury Library.” As your chosen charity.  All funds raised from our events  go towards helping to keep the Library open

Update on Working For Adderbury Community

I am sure you will be pleased to know that after months of meetings, research and hard work by the WFAC group, the Parish Council have now submitted the community building application to Cherwell District Council.  We hope to be able to update you on this in either the March or April edition of Contact.  You can view this application on the Cherwell District Council website:  https://planningregister.cherwell.gov.uk/Planning/Display/19/02796/F  You can also visit: www.workingforadderburycommunity.co.uk to keep up-to-date on how things are progressing.

Views Sought on Street Lighting

The Parish Council has been approached by residents of the village with a request to switch off/dim some street lights in residential areas of Adderbury, between 1230am and 530am every night.

This is an initiative which is supported by Oxfordshire County Council, who are responsible for street lighting.  OCC has introduced a programme to reduce energy consumption and achieve savings in the cost of energy by replacing street lights with a LED solution, converting to part-night street lighting in parishes, trimming and dimming the operational times of the lights.

There are some areas of exception, which include Oxford Road, Banbury Road and Aynho Road, around The Green and High Street.

The Parish Council would like to invite comments from residents on this initiative to gauge whether or not this is a project which is supported and could be taken forward.

If you would like to make any comments, please email them to adderburypc@hotmail.com or write to the Clerk, Theresa Goss at 3 Tanners Close, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, OX17 2GD.

FOCAL 100 Club

Welcome to the Focal 100 Club!  It is a great way to support your local library while having a bit of a flutter!  Here’s how it works.
You agree to pay £2.00 per month or £24.00 per anum. This buys you one membership number which is entered in the monthly draw. (of course you can always buy more membership numbers if you wish!) All participants must be over 16 years of age.  The draw will take place on the last day of the month.
The prize money will be 25% of the membership fees received in that month.  The remaining 75% goes to Focal to help keep our library open. The winner each month will be sent a cheque for their winnings.
Membership forms can be obtained from the Library or downloaded from our website – Adderburyfocal.org.uk.

Dog Mess in Adderbury

In the past few days an enormous amount of dog mess has been collected in the Lucy Plackett children’s play area.

Please do not take your dog into the children’s pay area and have some consideration for our community and pick up your dog’s mess.

If you allow a dog in your charge to foul any publicly accessible area you are committing an offence. The penalty for not clearing up dog fouling can be up to £1000 if the case is dealt with by the magistrates courts, or £50 if the owner is given a fixed penalty notice.

Adderbury has plenty of dog poo bins, but you are allowed to use other public waste bins, otherwise please dispose of it at home.   You may not know that The Bell Inn in Adderbury is a ‘Dog Bag Agent’ – so if your dog is caught short without a bag try Chris or Sandra for help.

You can report dog fouling to Cherwell District Council.

Dick Whittington, Alice and the Cat – 23 to 25 January

Adderbury Theatre Workshop has announced this season’s pantomime will be Dick Whittington, Alice and the Cat.  Performances will be held at the Adderbury Institute; 23, 24 and 25 January 7.30 pm  with a matinee on 25 January at 2.30 pm.

Tickets are on sale now, from The Coach and Horses or by email: info@adderburytheatreworkshop.org.uk.  Thursday evening and Saturday matinee performances are £5 and the remaining performances £8.