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.

Homemade Meals Delivery Service

I have been trading at the Thursday night Farmers’ Market and have some meals in Adderbury Stores. I produce homemade meals and  sell them frozen.  Soups £1.75/£3 – Main meals range £2.50 small to £7 large (2 portion) – Sauces £3.  I can deliver to people’s houses, with a minimum purchase of four meals.   More details can be found on Instagram / Facebook or www.twojollycooks.co.uk. Debbie Payne – Two Jolly Cooks 07928 057722.

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.

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.

Naming of Roads on New Developments in Adderbury

The Parish Council has recently extended its list of names for roads on new developments in the village, following a request from Mr Nick Allen. The four additional names are listed below with a very informative description from Mr Allen on the background to each one. The Parish Council  thanks Mr Allen for his suggestions and his support.

The four additional names and their history ….

Home Library Service

libraryThe Home Library Service is available to people who are unable to visit the library themselves through frailty, short term illness, infirmity or a disability and have no other means of getting access to reading materials.
How it works
Contact us to discuss the kind of books, DVDs, audio books that you like to read or enjoy. We then arrange for a library volunteer to deliver these to you in your home.
To register for this service or for further information call the Home Library Service on 01865 810259 or Catherine Drake Adderbury Library Manager on 01295 810545 or email: homelibraryservice@oxfordshire.gov.uk.