Please be a responsible Dog Owner

As the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions continue to ease, there has been an increase in the number of people venturing out into the countryside for some social-distancing exercise.
Although good for the health, this is an the opportunity to encourage visitors to follow the Countryside Code for their own safety, and that of the wildlife and livestock they encounter.
There is a more sinister side to not following the rules, and visitors should keep to public footpaths and not walk over fields, always leave gates as they find them or let their dogs foul in the fields or leave poo bags on the ground or tied to fences.

Walking through the Church Yard

It is so nice to see that the church yard is still kept looking so tidy during this lockdown. I have been walking through there regularly and there is always someone doing part of the grass. This weekend it had a really good cut and it looks fantastic. So thank you to all you mowers it is greatly appreciated.
Sadly there is always another side to this. Dog owners still do not pick up their dog mess in the churchyard when there is a dog bin near the Lych Gate to put it in and it would be even better if they did not mess in the church yard. Someone even tied a poo bag on the foot rail at the back of the church. Can you believe it!

An Update from Friends of Adderbury Library (FOCAL)

In the light of the current situation Oxfordshire Libraries have been making some big changes. (www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/libraries)
1) It is easier to join online.
2) The website has been redesigned to make it easier for you to find online services and to enable you to go exploring.
3) The collection of eBooks and eAudio to read or listen to online has been bulked up. (www. Oxfordshire.gov.uk/ebooks). Download bestselling eBooks and eAudio titles to your computer or portable device. A great choice of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children, all of which can be borrowed for free with your library card. There are no late fines and with a great choice of titles there is something for everyone. Borrow up to ten titles from both OverDrive and BorrowBox for up to three weeks.

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

Read more to see the lovely pictures

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.