Silent Soldier

I know there is good reason for the Silent Soldier to be placed at the entrance to The Crescent but I thought how lovely and fitting it looked at the entrance to the churchyard for Remembrance Sunday.  Could we do that every year?  What do you think?  Trish Fennell.

Milton Road Update

The Parish Council has made an application to Cherwell District Council for minor changes in the lay-out and orientation of the new community hall. This will allow a phased approach to the delivery of the new facility which may be necessary in the light of reduced funding from grant providers due to the Covid19 crisis.  Click here for more information.

Adderbury Lakes – Local Nature Reserve

Adderbury Lakes are owned by Adderbury Parish Council and managed by them as a designated Local Nature Reserve and on behalf of the inhabitants of Adderbury. They are seen as a very valuable village resource.  Click here to read a leaflet giving more details about The Lakes.

Wanted – Volunteers needed to join the Adderbury Contact Team

If you are comfortable using Microsoft Word, Publisher or Adobe InDesign and have a few hours to spare once a month, your help is urgently needed to keep this much-loved magazine in circulation. To find out more about how you can help get Contact ‘print-ready’, get in touch with Karen Reynolds on karen@creativeass.co.uk or for more details about becoming an editor Paul Ness on editor@adderburycontact.org.uk.

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.

Update on Parish Council’s Increasing Biodiversity Project

About a year ago the Parish Council agreed to follow up the Chairman’s initiative in creating increased biodiversity areas around the village and encouraging residents to become involved.
Following a report on this project in the Contact a number of residents contacted the Clerk and Chairman to express support and interest in being involved. As a result, areas around the village have been left unmown during this summer to encourage grass and wild flowers to grow. These include Lake Walk Green, Tanners Lane areas of grass/verge and St Mary’s Road entrance.