Well done ‘Pickled Ploughman’

Our MP Victoria Prentis has given an Unsung Heroes in North Oxfordshire Award to Trevor Brown, landlord of the Pickled Ploughman, in recognition of his amazing efforts to keep the village supplied during lockdown. Trevor decided to use his forecourt to sell fruit and veg and so many other items which weren’t readily available elsewhere – such as 6lbs bags of flour – and business thrived. At the same time as keeping the kitchen and staff employed, he offered a great range of takeaway meals.  His Friday night fish and chips became legendary.  On top of all thig he gave a share of his turnover to Katharine House Hospice – the total is fast approaching £3.000.  His efforts being rewarded now he is back welcoming customers new and old, boosted by the ‘Eat out and Help out’ scheme, which has been a huge success.  Let’s hope the next few months continue to show such great village support to our Unsung Hero.

Adderbury Cine Club

Anticipating our return in the autumn, please tell us how you feel about meeting up again. With the start of our 2020 / 2021 season upon us, the Adderbury Cine Club is really hoping to be able to restart showing films to the villagers. The committee had the pleasure of meeting recently to discuss our plan for reopening and we are looking at a range of options. First and foremost, we are awaiting news about when and how we can use The Institute safely and we are keeping an eye on the latest advice from Cinema For All and the government.

Dog Fouling in the Village

The Parish Council is supporting a new initiative to tackle dog fouling in the village, which involves spraying with a fluorescent paint dog mess which has not been picked up by dog owners. This will hopefully make it obvious just how bad the issue is in the village and also shame those, who do not pick up after their dogs, into doing so. If anyone in the village is concerned about dog fouling and would like to support this work, please contact the Clerk. adderburypc@hotmail.co. This has been trialled in other areas of the Country and has been very effective.

Parish Council Biodiversity Project

The Parish Council is working with residents and Cherwell District Council (CDC) to develop more biodiversity throughout the village by leaving some parts of verges and amenity areas uncut for the summer. The intention is to allow grasses and wildflowers to emerge and set seed in order to encourage insects, birds and other wildlife.  The area will be fully mown at the end of the season.  This is in line with the Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan Policies AD2 and AD4. The photos show the Henry Gepp/ Long Wall amenity area, off Ayhno Road.

Adderbury Parish Council – Grants 2021/2022

Adderbury Parish Council has a small budget for the award of grants in 2021/2022. To enable to Parish Council to feed the grant applications into its budgeting process, applications for 2021/2022 are now being requested. The Parish Council can give grants to community organisations in the village whose activities benefit some, or all of its residents, or some or all of the area. The deadline for applications is Friday 16 October 2020.

Keith Mitchell RIP

It is with great regret I am letting you know that Keith passed away on Wednesday, 26 August, after battling with cancer for some months. Keith was a stalwart member of this community of Adderbury. He was 74. He served as Adderbury’s Councillor on Oxfordshire County Council for 24 years and was Leader of the Oxfordshire Council from 2001 to 2012. He had two separate spells on Adderbury Parish Council, first from 1988 to 2008 and again from January 2017 until his death, when he also served as Vice Chairman. He was appointed a CBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2007 for his services to Local Government.