Two years ago, Adderbury voted by a significant majority in a Parish Poll to go ahead with the development of the Milton Road site to have community, sports and recreational facilities. Since then the Working For Adderbury Community group (WFAC) have made considerable progress working alongside the Parish Council to achieve this.

The funding for the project will be partly met using the Section 106 monies which Cherwell District Council have received from housing development. There is not enough money however to complete the project and the remainder will be found by major fundraising activity, especially grant applications.

All of this takes time and a considerable amount of effort has been spent researching potential users and visiting other village community venues to understand the process. This information is being used to develop a credible, conservative business plan which is currently being progressed.

Village support for fundraising events so far has been very encouraging. Last year we achieved a figure of £10,000 in 8 months and this year our target is in the region of £15000. We are proud of the fact that we have also been able to donate money to FOSMA, FOCAL, Christopher Rawlins School and Katharine House Hospice as part of our strong commitment to the whole of the Adderbury community.

As part of the entire leisure project, WFAC will also provide the Parish Council and villagers with ideas on the development of the Lucy Plackett area.

WFAC will give a brief update on the Milton Road project and provide initial designs for the community building at the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 16th April at 7.30 pm in the Methodist school room.

We are always delighted to welcome new members and ideas and if you would like further information or have any questions, please do get in touch by contacting Jackie Head, Chair of WFAC.

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