Seasonal Pictures

Hi to you all, in this time of gloom here are some local seasonal pictures of in and around our lovely village, some on the circular walk which is now being used a lot.  John Hamer

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Help with Prescription Deliveries

In these uncertain times, many members of our communities are following Government advice by self-isolating in their homes due to a variety of reasons. This isolation can lead to concern regarding the timely collection of medical prescriptions from local pharmacies. To help allay those fears Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club, in conjunction with Banbury Harriers Athletics Club, Cherwell District Council and the Thames Valley/North Oxfordshire Pharmaceutical Committee, have started a scheme whereby prescriptions are collected from pharmacies by the fifty volunteer cyclists and runners and delivered to those who are unable/unwilling to travel.

Free Food Boxes

Cherwell District Council is working closely with the Citizens Advice Bureau to provide free food boxes. If someone elderly/vulnerable and self-isolating and has no means of getting food, Citizens Advice can deliver an emergency food parcel.  CDC is coordinating the requests through Community Connect run by Citizens Advice.  The contact number is 0300 30 30 125. Please leave your name and telephone number only and one of the team will call you back. www.canosn.org.uk/. Please spread this information, following the 2 m social distancing rule, to anyone in the community who you believe to be eligible.

Gardening Club Show – 29 August

We do not know if these Covid-19 restrictions will still be around at the end of August. So we plan to go ahead, we can always cancel nearer the date.
It might also give the villagers a target. Here is the Schedule together with details for Exhibitors.  Our gardens are still available to us. The Junior Schedule has a few art and craft classes which may help parents with youngsters at home.

Exercising

We all know how important it is, particularly at this time, to get out and exercise in the fresh air. Running or walking in the fields is fine but keep to the designated public footpaths rather than walking in the tractor marks which go up and down the fields. This is in order to protect the crops and also to protect vital bird-nesting sites in the fields.  However, for the safety of  all, please do wear gloves when out exercising.

Tip of the Week

Don’t sit still all day! It may be tempting to check out and watch the box set but your body is missing your normal daily activity when you might walk up and down corridors or flights of stairs at work. So every 30 minutes, move the body. Stand up and stretch, or walk into the kitchen and make a cup of tea, or go to the toilet, or walk up and down stairs a couple of times, or simply stand up and sit down slowly from your chair without using your hands 5 times. The slower the better, but please do it safely making sure the chair does not move away from you. Do not do it on an office chair with wheels!

The following have been Postponed, Suspended or Cancelled

Photographic Society  The Committee has decided to postpone all club meetings until further notice.  Future meetings will depend on Government advice but dates will be posted on www.addphoto.co.uk  and .org when it is safe to start meeting again.
Village Coffee,  which is held every Friday morning in Church House between 10.00 am and noon,  is suspended until further notice.
Play Areas It is with sadness that I have to ask you, the small children of Adderbury and their parents, not to use the play areas in the Lucy Plackett Playing Field and The Rise until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation. Ann Lyons, Parish Councillor.
Party in the Park – 21 March fundraiser cancelled.  If you have purchased tickets please contact us via our Facebook page for a full refund.
1st Adderbury Scouts and  Cubs  All 1st Adderbury Cub and Scout meetings and activities are currently suspended.
FOCAL Pub Quiz – 28 March cancelled.
Adderbury Guides will not be meeting for the forseeable future.  Parents of girls in the unit have been informed, and girls are encouraged to work on interest badges while they are not at Guides – we look forward to having lots of badges to award when we eventually get back to normal meetings!
Annual Parish Meeting – 9 April postponed.  It is hoped that the meeting could be held later in May, but that will depend on how the Covid-19 situation continues to unfold.
St Mary’s Church – Important information about Adderbury Church and Covid-19.  Please read this Note from Vicar from Liz Simpson, Vicar of Adderbury with Milton.
Adderbury and District WI – 2 April postponed as are sub groups such as Book Group etc. The website and Facebook page will be updated as circumstances change.  For further detail please contact me, Pat Smith  president@adderburywi.co.uk.
A Night at the Dogs – 28 March cancelled.
Music in Adderbury – Summer season of concerts cancelled.
Bumper Book Sale – 25 April postponed.  We will announce a new date when it is safe to hold such events again!
Day of Dance – 25 April postponed. We may hold it later in the summer or early autumn. We will keep you posted.
Sharp & Blunt – 10th Birthday Celebrations planned for Saturday, 16 May have been cancelled.
WI Spring Clean – 4 April postponed till the autumn. No definite date as yet.
British Legion – The Adderbury and Milton Branch British Legion meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Adderbury Cine Club – Cancelled the final three screenings of the 2019/2020 season. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you can understand the steps we’re taking to help keep our committee members and attendees safe. What happens next? For our faithful members (both Casual and Full), we will carry forward your membership, which will be valid for the first three screenings once we resume, hopefully in September 2020.
Banbury West End Tennis and Squash – 21 April – Open day cancelled.