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The NEWSLETTER BRlZE NORTON PARISH COUNCIL

BRIZE NORTON

June 2013  

Issue no. 137


Chairman's Report

The village has been dominated for a considerable time by the threat of circa 700 houses and the increase in noise and light pollution from RAF Brize Norton. It is perhaps time to stop and think about some of the very positive happenings in the village which make the continuing battle against further development, noise, flooding and broken sewer pipes being continually uppermost in the minds of so many residents.

2012 Jubilee As part of the celebrations Brize Norton Primary School pupils and under-fives living in the village were presented with a traditional "Jubilee Mug", a fine commemorative oak bench was placed outside the Elderbank Hall, a joint venture of the "Stop the Drips" and Sports and Social club held a real fun day on the recreation ground and "The Chequers" organised a very well attended Street Party enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Church roof refurbishment A remarkable feat has been the completion of repairs to the Church roof. This project was driven by a small and dedicated team who in a short time has achieved the transformation we now see. All of this before the bats multiply in their new five star accommodation!

War memorial The refurbishment of the War memorial is almost complete. At a time when there is an ever increasing empathy with the armed forces it is most fitting that the memorial stands proud to record the names of those who gave their lives so many years ago. We are most grateful to the Charities Committee at RAF Brize Norton who generously covered the cost of all renovation to the memorial. The minutes of a public meeting are re-produced to show the feelings of the Parish almost 100 years ago:

A public meeting was held on Friday January 24th 1919 to consider the question of the War Memorial for the men of the parish. Rev. T W Sturges (Vicar) was voted in chair, Mr E M Williams as Secretary.
The 1st proposal was a memorial in their fine old church which in common with other churches was the treasure house of the records of the dead.
2nd proposal that they should do something for the living i.e. a playground for school children, recreation ground for men e.g. bowling green for the elders, cricket and football for the youths. In addition to secure one of the noted YMCA huts as a club house ? a gathering place for the labourers who for the most part had only one room in their homes for the entire family.
3rd proposal was for a public monument which was believed by most to have in view, with the names of the fallen. They would be erecting it not for themselves but for generations to come. The chairman hoped that the scheme now in hand would be contributed by every household in the parish whether in pence or pounds.
It was proposed by Mr Edward Castle and carried unanimously that a public memorial be erected on the village green. The following was elected on the committee - Rev T W Sturges Vicar, Mr E Castle Farmer Manor Farm, Mr J Sturch Farmer The Grange, Mr D Powell Road Surveyor and Overseer, Mr T Pratt Landlord The Chequers, Mr S Field Assistant Overseer Church Farm House, Mr W Barnes Grocer Chichester House, Mr E Morley Farmer Marsh Haddon Farm, Mrs Hall-Smith Daughter of Mr Morley, Miss Knight Acacia Lodge Burford Rd, Miss Castle Daughter of Edward Castle and Mr E M Williams School Master Brize Norton School.

Maundy Money Joy Douglas was this year selected to receive the gift of Maundy Money from Her Majesty the Queen at a ceremony held in Oxford. Congratulations Joy on your selection for this Honour it is a very well deserved reward for your outstanding work, for the benefit of the village, over many years.

Brize Norton Primary School Congratulations to the teachers and pupils of the Primary School on being awarded the very fine accolade of an Ofsted report that was outstanding in all areas.

16th June This will be an eventful day with something for everyone. In addition to "Father's Day"we have the Royal British Legion "Ride of Respect", Gardens Open Day and a "Songs of Praise" service in the Parish Church. The "Ride of Respect" is an annual charity event organised by the British Legion Bikers and in addition to raising considerable funds for the British Legion the bikers attend all repatriations offering their respect for the fallen and support for the families of the bereaved. This will be the first time the British Legion Bikers have been through the village and if you are a motorcycle fan you are in for a real treat as you will see many different types of motorcycle on parade.

Garry Griffin After serving on the Parish Council for 7 years Garry has recently stood down. Garry has been heavily involved in all aspects of Parish Council work; in particular he has worked most diligently on all planning issues affecting the village. Many of you will remember his presentations at the Annual assemblies and the meetings where the proposed Carterton East Development was the major topic. I am sure you will wish to join with me in expressing our heartfelt thanks to Garry for all of his work for the benefit of the village.

Keith

www.brizenortonparishcouncil.co.uk

The Parish Council have established a website to record the activities and reports of the Parish Council (minutes, calendar of meetings, standing orders, contacts etc) together with useful links to related websites. The website is "work in progress" and will be added to over the next few months. We are indebted to the work that has been undertaken by Kyle Snook in setting up the website and his continued ongoing work.

DOG FOULING

There have been further incidents reported of dog fouling on the pavements and verges of the village that is not only unsightly and unpleasant but can occasionally lead to serious illness in humans. We would like to remind all dog owners, or the person in charge of the dog, that it is their responsibility to clear up any dog foul left by the dog. The regulations state specifically that being unaware that the dog has fouled, or not having a suitable means of removing the faeces is not a reasonable excuse for failing to clear up after a dog. WODC are happy to follow up on any information with regards to the identity of persons who allow their dogs to foul in public places. Where incidents are supported by evidence, they can issue a fixed penalty notice to the offender which is set at 50. Failure to pay the fixed penalty notice may result in prosecution for which the maximum penalty is 1,000. Reports of incidents of fouling witnessed can either be made directly to the District Council either by phone on 01993 861000 or via the website

SAVE BRIZE NORTON

The Save Brize Norton Action Group made a highly effective audio visual presentation at the village meeting on Tuesday 14th May. It was a pity the meeting was not better attended as it provided an ideal opportunity to see and discuss the full implications of the proposed Carterton East development and its impact upon our village.

Fortunately Councillor Verena Hunt (WODC) and Councillor Neil Owen (OCC) were present and pledged their support by representing our views and opposing 700 plus houses being built on our doorstep.

It is anticipated that the Draft Local Plan (which includes the Carterton East development) will be voted on at a full council meeting to be held in Witney on Wednesday 26 June. The Action Group have therefore hired a 50 seat bus, departing from the Elderbank Hall at 1.00pm to take us to the meeting and it is essential that as many villagers as possible join us as a mark of solidarity. NB This is a provisional date and subject to change by WODC. When booking please ensure we have your contact details. Tickets already purchased will be valid on the day of the meeting. Meantime please don't delay - book your bus tickets NOW!! Tickets are only 2.00 and can be booked by 'phoning Diana Homer on 842224. Diana's email address is diana@homer-art.eclpse.co.uk.


We also need to see more signs displayed in the village, especially in view of potential press interest when the British Legion Ride of Respect takes place on the morning of Sunday 16th June. We also expect many visitors throughout the afternoon to our Open Gardens event. To order a sign please contact me on 843608.

To join the Action Group or for more information e-mail me at wwwbeckingham@talktalk.net or telephone me on 843608

Keith Beckingham - On behalf of the Save Brize Norton Action Group.

BRIZE NORTON VILLAGE PRESCHOOL

We have had a lovely start to the summer term, albeit not quite as sunny as we would like! Despite this, the children have been spending lots of time outside and enjoying the sunshine we have had!

We would like to invite you on Sunday 14th July to our barbecue and family fun event from 3pm - 6pm. Attractions include bouncy castle, face painting, craft table, raffle and, of course, a BBQ. All funds will go to support the preschool.

Please could we ask users of the recreation field NOT to kick balls against our fence as a number of the slats have been damaged. These are costing us money to replace that would be better used to buy resources for the children.

Alex Skym

CARTERTON NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM

The Thames Valley Police Non Emergency number is 101 but always call 999 in an Emergency.
The neighbourhood team e-mail is cartertonbamptonburford@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

BRIZE NORTON WOMEN'S INSTITUTE

In April we had a very good talk from Ian Brown who is involved in helping families in the developing world build their own houses working with the charity "Habitat for Humanity".

On one of the lovely spring days a group of us took a tour round Witney gleaning historic information that some of us did not know about. This was followed by tea and cake in a cafe.  In May we had a talk about the "History of the Quakers" and in June Carol Bunyan will entertain us with her life as a writer in theatre and television.

We meet in the Elderbank Hall on the second Tuesday of every month (except August) at 7.30pm and visitors are always welcome.

Sue Calcutt

BRIZE NORTON DANCE CLUB

We meet every Thursday evening 7.30 'til 9.30 pm in the Elderbank Hall, only 2 per person. We dance ballroom, Latin American and sequence dances to CD's. Thank you to Mabel and Jean who serve tea and biscuits in the interval. We end on 27 June for our summer break and re-start in September.

For more information contact Joy on 01993 842373

BRIZE NORTON OVER 60's CLUB

We are a small club (25 members) for village residents. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. The first Tuesday is an outing or a meal out while the third Tuesday is normally a meeting at Joy's, 4 Squires Close at 2.30pm with entertainment and a tea of sandwiches, tea and home made cakes thanks to Benita, Connie and June. Recently we had a very enjoyable trip to Bath and the sun shone. Cliff and Roy also entertained us at meetings we held.

Our future programme is as follows:

4 June Meal at The Masons Arms
18 June Coffee morning - everyone welcome (see below for details)
2 July Trip to Weston-Super-Mare
16 July Cream tea at Joy's
30 July Picnic at Thrupp
6 August Meal at The Four Pillars, Witney

If you are interested in joining us on the trips please contact Joy on 842373

COFFEE MORNING
Tuesday 18 June
10.30am at Joy's, 4 Squires Close
Bring and buy and raffle
Everyone welcome


BRIZE NORTON OPEN GARDENS

SUNDAY 16TH JUNE, 2013 from 1.00 to 6.00pm

Once again Brize Norton Gardens are open on behalf of the National Gardens Scheme. We have 14 gardens open this year, along with the Church which is hosting a flower festival. The WI will be serving teas and refreshments in the Elder Bank Hall and there will also be tea and cakes available at Grange Farm, Burford Road.
  The people who open their gardens on this day put a lot of hard work into getting their gardens ready, and they really are worth having a look around, so please do come out and join us during the afternoon. This is a very enjoyable afternoon, to be able to wander around the village, have a chat to people you haven?t seen for a while, catch up on news and have a cup of tea and see some amazing gardens at the same time. All profits from the day go to the National Gardens Scheme and also local village charities.  


If you are interested in opening your garden in 2014 as part of the village scheme please let Judy Gush know, 01993 846730. We have to let the NGS know by late September of our 2014 entrants.

We look forward to seeing you on 16 June.

Judy Gush
 

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - RIDE OF RESPECT

Now in its  fourth year, the Ride of Respect 2013 is on Sunday 16 June from 9am to midday (approximately) and will raise vital funds for The Royal British Legion in support of our Armed Forces and their families as well as to thank the parishes and towns for their care of our heroes and their families.

Originally conceived in 2010 by two biker enthusiasts, and previously going through Royal Wootton Bassett, this year the ride is to come through Brize Norton and Carterton for the first time. The main riders (they anticipate up to 3,000) will gather at Dalton Barracks near Abingdon and will set off in groups of 500 every 15 minutes on an AA marked route. The route passes the Britannia Gate, along Station Road, Carterton Road, and up Norton Way passing the Oxfordshire Memorial Garden and Bell in Norton Way, Brize Norton. The motorcycles will be exiting via Monahan way to the A40. Please come out and show your support to the riders and cause.


BRIZE NORTON BADMINTON CLUB

We meet every Monday at The Elder bank Hall and play from 8 pm until 10 pm; all ages from teenage to active retired are most welcome. It cost just 2.50 per session.
For more details ring Tina on 842268 or Liz on 843196 or just come along to the hall.



BRIZE NORTON FC

The 2012/13 season is now finished and the club can hold its head high after a campaign of ups and downs. The first team finished a very respectable 5th in the WDFA Division 1, played 20, won 10, drew 2, lost 8, goals for 51 and goals against 39. At the time of writing this, not all the WDFA Division 3 fixtures had been completed but the Reserve team finished the season amongst a group of clubs that avoided relegation comfortably but didn't manage to break into the chasing pack just above them, played 20, won 6, drew 2, lost 12, goals for 31 and goals against 62.
 

Well done and thank you to Richard Taylor and Simon Cook for running the first team, and Chris Cope and Michael Sollis for handling reserve team affairs. Thanks also to Olly Puddle for his hard work in organising the end of season do and 50th Anniversary, Nicholas Merriman for running the bar and fund raising, Mark Sollis for marking out the pitch, Richard Clarke for cooking the books, and Fred Bellenger for cutting the grass and looking after the pitch. I?m sure that there are other people who have put in a lot of effort to make sure that there is a game of football on a Saturday afternoon, so a big thank you to these guys too.

The 50th Anniversary

On Saturday 18th May, Brize Norton Football Club celebrated its 50th anniversary. Very few village football clubs get to this significant milestone. Fred Bellenger, Bob Watts, Frank Merriman etc. could not have imagined that when they formed the club, 50 years later that it would still be going let alone in the strong position that it is today. The club has had many successes over the years, several Premier Division titles, Oxfordshire Junior Shield triumphs, Fred Ford cups, Senior Challenge cups etc etc.

Well done and thank you to all those who have made the club what it is over the years, there isn't room or time to mention everyone but here are a few - Fred Bellenger, Bob Watts, Frank Merriman, Steve Carpenter, Richard Clarke, Simon Cook,
Nigel Bellenger, Mark Hedges, Olly Puddle, Nicholas Merriman, Michael Sollis, Chris Cope and many, many more. The club now looks forward to a successful future.

VILLAGE HISTORY ARCHIVE

Following the Parish Council request for information regarding photos taken of the village residents at the Millennium celebrations we are pleased to report they have been tracked down.

The Parish Council would like to thank Dr Philip Holmes for all his work in collating information and producing a village history booklet that will be circulated to all homes in the parish free of charge in the near future. Dr Holmes is still keen to receive any further village history related material you have, in particular photos so that an online archive can be established. Please contact Dr Holmes at Church Farmhouse (843856) or p.holmes@brizenorton.org.uk or alternatively contact the clerk. Any material can be returned to you immediately after scanning.

ST BRITIUS CHURCH

The scaffolding that has shrouded the church since September is down and the roof project is on course to be completely finished this month. Alongside the Open Gardens, the church has a flower festival and will be open and full of flowers arranged by the ladies who opening their gardens on Sunday 16th June. Please come and visit as you tour the village on that day - open from 1.00-6.00 pm.    
We thought it would be a great idea to combine our Songs of Praise Service at the end of Gardens Open Day with a Thanksgiving Service for the roof completion. We have invited Colin, our Bishop, to the service and he has said he is very much looking forward to coming. We do hope everyone, particularly all Friends, who has been involved in any way with supporting the fund raising effort will join us to give thanks for a job well done. The service will consist of readings, hymns and prayers and an address by Bishop Colin. There will be refreshments after the service which will be on Sunday 16th June at 7.30 pm.

 

ALL ARE WELCOME - Do come and join the celebration!

 


Friends of St Britius have raised 1,680 with their subscriptions this year.  If not needed for the roof then this will make a start on the new heating fund!

Members of the church will also be raising funds and helping out at the Horticultural Show and Cricket Festival on August Bank Holiday Monday. We would welcome your support there.
 

BRIZE NORTON SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB

The early warm weather of the May bank holiday seems a long time ago now. At the time of writing this article the normal English summer has set in and as last year the cricket season has got off to a wet one.

Ever the optimist, the sun will shine and we will all enjoy the rest of the summer ... The summer of sport in Brize Norton will continue despite what the heavens can throw at us. Cricket will be played on Saturdays - a full fixture booklet is available at the pavilion.

The Aunt Sally team - The Nortoners - continue to do battle on a Thursday evening at the pavilion - although on a home and away basis. Again details can be found at the pavilion or please contact Bob Watts.

Please don't forget the August Bank Holiday festivities! Monday 26th August, the annual six-a-side cricket, horticultural show and local charities needing your support.

We always welcome your support so why not come along a "cheer on" the teams and even enjoy a drink. You never know the weather may be so hot that a cold drink is just what is needed!!! We can only wish.

Tim Gush
BNS&SC

OPERA IN THE GARDEN
SATURDAY 22ND JUNE 2013 6.00 - 9.30 p.m.

Now that the money for the church roof has been raised, Lucy & Mark Artus from Grange Farm, Burford Road, Brize Norton have decided to hold their very successful and enjoyable "Opera in the Garden" evening for the third year running, but this year they are raising money for Cancer Research UK. People bring their own picnics and come and listen to a group of local performers called "Charity Opera" sing all the best known pieces from operas and musicals. It is a very informal and entertaining evening with two performances of around 40-45 minutes with an interval in the middle when people are able to purchase desserts, a glass or bottle of wine or a jug of Pimms and continue on with their picnics! There is a very good raffle with prizes ranging from a luxury picnic hamper overflowing with goodies, a voucher for "Afternoon Tea for Two" at Charingworth Manor Hotel near Chipping Campden, plus items from the Garden Trading Company, Aston Pottery, Giles Sports Toys & Cycles and Burford Garden Centre to name but a few.    
Ticket prices are 10 per person (15 if bought on the night) with a 10 reduction for groups of 6 or more. So please support this very good cause and get a few friends or family members together, pack a picnic and come and enjoy an evening in a
Brize Norton garden gazing at a Grade II listed dovecote whilst listening to some lovely music.
For more information or tickets, please contact Lucy Artus on 01993 843713 or artusgrange@talktalk.net
 

MAUNDY THURSDAY CELEBRATION

On 28th March 2013 at Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford, Mrs Joy Douglas was one of 87 men and 87 women pensioners (one for each of the Queen's 87 years) presented with Maundy money in recognition of their service to their communities and their churches. The Maundy money is contained in two purses, one white and one red and there was a 5p and 50p coin commemorating the 60th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation together with uniquely minted Maundy Money that takes the form of silver one, two, three and four penny pieces. Joy writes of the "wonderful experience" of receiving the purses in the service and then attending a meal in the Christ Church great hall.


Joy well deserves this accolade and Brize Norton Parish have benefitted greatly from all the work she has done; as teacher and later governor of the village primary school, as a youth club leader, former councillor on the parish council serving 17 years as chairman, organiser of the ballroom dancing club, organiser of the over 60's club, member of St Britius PCC, joint Sunday club leader, committee member of the "Old Victory Hut committee" and on the steering committee that organised the construction of the Elderbank Hall - the list goes on!

THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS JOY.


REPATRIATIONS

Details of repatriations are usually received on a Monday. Notices will be displayed on the village notice boards at the earliest opportunity. Further details may be found on the Oxfordshire County Council web site. Please note timings are always subject to change.

BRIZE NORTON HORTICULTURAL SHOW
Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013

The Horticultural Show is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. We have therefore followed this theme in our programme to mark the occasion and we would hope to encourage existing and new entrants to enter this year. With this in mind we have changed a number of the cookery and craft classes to try to emphasise this event. Some of the new classes are to write a limerick, home made sweets, handwriting for the children and a collection of items in a matchbox which will be a class for all.

In the Cookery section you can decorate a cake to celebrate our Ruby Anniversary, as well as bake shortbread, a quiche and the hotly contended "cake from the recipe provided" - this year we will be asking you to bake a Red Velvet Sponge Cake. We look forward to many entries in this section and all the other cookery classes. We have changed the cider class to a home made cordial, so you could have a go at blackcurrant, rhubarb, apple cordial, or any other one that you would like.

In the Handicraft Section we have added another flower arranging class, the limerick, hand made jewellery, a hand made shopping bag and the matchbox collection. We have dropped the home made toy and any other needlecraft class this year.
 

We would like to thank our judges who turn up every year to judge the vast array of items we have entered; without them this show wouldn't be possible, so a big thank you to them both.

 

Entry forms will be available in the Pavilion at all times, from A K Timms, and from Bev Tyrell (91 Station Road) and Judy Gush (Painswick House, Carterton Road). So please collect an entry form for all the information on the classes and we look forward to all your entries this year. Good luck to you all.

Bev Tyrell and Judy Gush

 

BRIZE NORTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

At the end of February, Brize Norton Primary School was inspected by Ofsted: the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. Our school was rated OUTSTANDING in all areas and was the first Oxfordshire primary school to be judged as such since the introduction of a new, more rigorous inspection framework in September 2012.

The inspection confirmed that since our last inspection in October 2007, we have secured outstanding practice in all key stages and areas of the school's work. Sharona Semlali, lead inspector, reported, "The impact of teaching over time is outstanding. All teachers provide excellent opportunities to help pupils learn well together."

One of the key judgements made during the inspection relates to behaviour and safety of pupils. The report commends our ethos of belonging and the high levels of respect and consideration shown by our children. It was reported that, "Pupils' exemplary attitudes to learning and behaviour contribute significantly to pupils making outstanding achievements."

The school was commended for its strong leadership and management, "the determined and inspirational leadership of the head teacher, together with a highly ambitious governing body, has successfully secured the school to be outstanding in all areas."

Obviously we are delighted with this report. The inspection team spent two days analysing the achievement data of all children, observing lessons across all age groups, scrutinising children's books and teacher's planning, talking with groups of children and individuals, as well as meeting with staff, governors and some parents. The report confirms that we have a highly dedicated staff team, wonderful children and a very supportive parent body.

 

This term we have continued to build on our exciting curriculum. Our whole school wondering this term has been, "Is it a kind of magic?" This has been a science based topic with children experimenting and investigating the magic of science. We have also enjoyed working with the workshop companies, The Magic of Science and Science Oxford. This term has also been made exciting for the children, as we have been part of an iPad for education pilot. The children and staff have been busy learning how new technologies can enhance learning in all subjects.

After Easter our Year 3 and 4 children enjoyed a fantastic night away at Legge House in Wiltshire. The children took part in many problem solving and team building activities over two days and loved singing around the camp fire in the evening. After half term our Year 5 and 6 children are looking forward to spending a week in Shrewsbury on an activity residential, before the Year 6 make their transition to secondary school.

Our next big School Association event is our annual Summer Fete. This will be taking place on Friday 28th June 5.30 - 7.30pm. Please come along and support the school


Supporting Easyfundraising.org.uk - shop at over 2000 well known retailers and every time you shop you can earn a donation for our school at no additional cost to you. To register, visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/pta and search for our school. Registration is quick and simple and is absolutely free.

As always you can keep up to date with all the exciting things we have been doing by visiting our school website at  http://www.bnschool.org.

FOOD WASTE RECYCLING

WODC recently gave members of parish councils the opportunity to attend tours around the Agrivert anaerobic digester unit at Cassington. All West Oxfordshire households have the opportunity to recycle their food waste as part of weekly collections run by the District Council and everything that is collected is taken to the plant. During the recycling process gases are captured and turned into electricity, while the end product is a nutrient-rich fertiliser known as "digestate". The Cassington plant processes food waste from across Oxfordshire and creates enough fertiliser for 1,000 hectares of farmland per year, along with enough electricity to power 4,000 homes daily.

WODC is organising road shows to encourage people to recycle their food waste and find out what happens to it, as well as pick up free compostable food waste caddy liners. These will take place from 10am-2pm on:

* Wednesday 5 June: Chipping Norton Market Square
* Thursday 6 June: Sainsbury's Witney
* Thursday 20 June: Carterton Co-op
* Saturday 29 June: Witney Farmers' Market

BRIZE NORTON SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB

Shotokan Karate is a traditional form of Karate; it instils confidence, discipline and helps to improve co-ordination and concentration. Students work towards gaining their different coloured belts and ultimately their Black Belts and even going on to be 2nd, 3rd and 4th level Black Belts.

We train every Friday at the Elderbank Hall 6pm until 7pm at 5.00 per lesson. There are no monthly fees you just pay as you train. On your very first lesson I will advise you regarding where the gradings take place, how many times a year, you will also be advised regarding our membership and licence fees. For the months of June and July if you come along to train I am offering 4 weeks for the price of 2, you would only pay the first 2 lessons and weeks 3 and 4 will be free, after this time you should know whether Shotokan is for you and you will then be given the paperwork to enable you to join us. All levels are welcome whether you are a complete beginner or are wishing to return to Shotokan Karate after a break.


Tracy Haley 4th Dan Black Belt Southern Shotokan Karate Association

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 - please refer to newsletter for further information

16 June Royal British Legion - Ride of Respect - from 9.00 to midday (approx)
16 June National Open Gardens 1pm-6pm - 14 gardens throughout the village
16 June Songs of Praise ? St Britius Church 7.30pm (photocall 7.15pm)
18 June Coffee morning 4 Squire's Close 10.30am on behalf of Over 60?s club
20 June WODC food waste recycling road show, Carterton Co-op 10am-2pm
22 June Opera in the Garden, Grange Farm from 6pm
28 June "Vive la France" Primary school summer fete 5.30-7.30pm
14 July Family fun day event and barbecue on behalf of Pre-school
26 August Bank Holiday Horticultural show and 6 aside cricket

COMPLAINTS

As a race we are frequently informed that we do not complain effectively or sufficiently. Sometimes it is just a case of not knowing to whom the complaint should be directed at. Detailed are a few useful telephone numbers of responsible bodies. If something is bothering you report it and hopefully your situation and that of others may improve.


RAF Brize Norton: Noise complaints 01993 895714
Thames Water: Water/Sewerage leaks 0800 9200 805
Environment Agency: 0800 80 70 60 Emergency Hotline Number to report overflowing sewers causing contamination to property/streams/rivers. Can be more effective than trying to contact Thames Water!
Environmental Health West Oxfordshire District Council: 01993 861020 Noise complaints, pollution, dog fouling and many other aspects of environment health.
Oxfordshire County Council: potholes 0845 3101111 (www.oxfordshire.go.uk/report)

 


All entries for inclusion in the September 2013 issue should be received by the clerk by
15 August 2013.

 

BRIZE NORTON PARISH COUNCIL

Chairman: Keith Glazier (843640) Vice-Chairman: Fred Bellenger (841189)

Councillors: Stuart Guest, James Gillies, Laurence Taylor, Pip Squire

Clerk to the Council: Carolyn Peach, 52a Station Road, Brize Norton (844102)

Parish Representatives:- 

Oxford County Council: Neil Owen, 'Robinswood". Frog Lane, Milton-u-Wychwood, OX7 6JZ. 

WODC: Verena Hunt, 2 Rocky Banks, Brize Norton (841853) 

Meetings held in the Pavilion, first Monday every month at 7.30 pm, all welcome to attend.

USEFUL CONTACT NAMES

OrganisationContact Telephone No.
The ChurchRev James Maddern 844175
The SchoolMark Smith (Head) 842488
School GovernorsShane Rae 842488
Football ClubSimon Cook 841096/07825 002298
Ladies FCJenny McDowell 07894 495500
BN S&SC/Cricket ClubTim Gush 846730
Elderbank HallDiane Davies 843430
Horticultural ShowJudy Gush846730
Women's Institute Shelagh Chatterton843136
Over 60'sJoy Douglas 842373
Open GardensJudy Gush 843730
Post 0ffice Sports Pavilion Tues & Thurs 9:30-12:30 pm
Police (Carterton) Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 & 13.00-15.30 101

 

ELDERBANK HALL ACTIVITIES

The following table lists only the regular events.  There will be other bookings and readers should not assume that the hall is available without reference to Diane Davies (see below)

 
Pre-school (3-5 years)Mon - Fri9 am - 12 noon Alex Skym07769617696
Mon, Tues & Wed12.00 - 3 pm**
BrowniesMondays6 pm - 7.30 pmBarbara Thorne842013
BadmintonMondays 8.00 - 10.30 pmMrs Morris

Mrs Claridge

843196

842268

West Oxfordshire Woodturning Assoc1st Tuesday in the month8.00-10.00pm David Spittles776036
Women's Institute2nd Tuesday in the month7.30 - 10 pm Shelagh Chatterton843136
RainbowsWednesday3.30 - 4.30pmBarbara Thorne842013
20:20:20

Zumba

Wednesday8 - 9 pmSteph Hill07970831061
Dancing ClubThursdays7.30 pm - 9.30 pmJoy Douglas842373
KarateFridays 6 pm - 7.00 pmTracy Haley 700464
Judo ClubSaturdays 9.30 - 11.30 amJonathan Gerrans01865 8843399

** Pre school opening hours

The Hall is available for Private Hire Contact:- Diane Davies on 843430

 

 


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