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.

Adderbury Silent Soldier

The Parish Council has decided to support the Royal British Legion’s ‘Silent Soldier’ campaign to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.  The Silent Soldier is a life size silhouette of a soldier returning home after his tour.

The Parish Council has agreed to purchase a Silent Soldier for installation somewhere in the village, from now until the end of December 2018.

The Silent Soldier could be placed anywhere visible such as village greens, parks, playing fields and gardens, out in the fields, on buildings or perhaps by the side of the road.  The Parish Council has initially thought of approaching Rev Stephen Fletcher about locating it in St Mary’s Church yard.

Do you have an idea about another location?  If so please let the Parish Council know adderburypc@hotmail.com

Colin Butler Green – Residents Consultation

The Parish Council would like to hear the views of Adderbury residents on their proposal for a new footpath around the edge of Colin Butler Green. The suggestion is that pedestrians from the Horn Hill Road direction could walk from the existing footpath across the first entrance to Manor Road and then follow the curve around the Colin Butler Green on the new footpath. They could then cross the second entrance to Manor Road, opposite the entrance to Cross Hill House.

Should you have any comments, please email them to adderburypc@hotmail.com or ring the Clerk to the Parish Council, Theresa Goss, on 01295 710965.

FOCAL are looking for New Committee Members

Adderbury Library is a fantastic village facility but is only kept open, for its current hours, by the fund raising activities of “FOCAL” its Friends support group. FOCAL ( Friends of Adderbury Library ) are looking for new committee members who have an interest in supporting this community asset.

St Mary’s Church Bellringers

The sound of church bells ringing on Sundays and for special occasions is part of English life. We have eight lovely bells in the Adderbury church but to keep them ringing we need some new ringers to join the existing band.

Dog Fouling in Adderbury

It has been brought to the attention of Adderbury Parish Council that dog fouling is an issue around the village generally and specifically in The Rise. Therefore, the Parish Council would kindly remind dog owners to clean up after their pets and use the bins provided for the health and safety of the community.
If the problem persists the Parish Council will have to engage the services of the Dog Warden, which may result in fines for irresponsible dog owners.