Looking back at my diary over the last 96 days since I penned
my last piece, I can honestly say a lot has been achieved:
* On the social side the horticultural show on Bank Holiday
Sunday and the Village Bonfire on 4th November were successes.
Thank you to all who attended and so made them successful. An
even bigger thank you to those who organised them and made the
events happen. It is events like these that help make a village
successful, I therefore look to you for ideas on how we can
build on this foundation so that we truly become a village where
we all love where we live. Please use the village websites to
post your ideas and thoughts on how we can build on these events
(see later in this edition for details on these).
* The Parish Council has continued its research into “Community
Plan” and after consultation with Planning Officers and other
parishes we have concluded that to protect our interests as a
village we need a proper “Neighbourhood Plan”. We are therefore
asking for village support to make this happen (see later in
this edition for more details).
* The roundabout by the Church has at long last been resurfaced,
although they seem to have forgotten about the road markings,
keep on using the “fixmystreet” website (again details later in
* We have formally responded to the Carterton Town Council’s
masterplan that seeks to develop yet more houses in our parish,
making it clear that Carterton should follow proper planning
process and concentrate on developing the underdeveloped land
within their control before seeking to extend into neighbouring
parishes without consultation. We will continue to fight this
cause on your behalf. Thank you Les for doing the donkey work on
* We will be formally responding to the amended Local Plan put
forward by WODC after the Planning Inspector’s decisions last
November before the consultation period closes on 23/12/2016. If
you would like to comment as an individual, please go to
www.westoxon.gov.uk/localplan2031 and download the forms. I
strongly urge you to comment as individuals as your comments
will carry as much weight as the Parish Council’s response.
* The final legal agreements for the West Brize Norton
development are nearing completion and are likely to be signed
by Christmas. I anticipate providing full details in the first
newsletter next year.
Because of all the above activities Parish Council meetings
agendas have been longer than usual. But once the legal
agreements and consultation on the WODC Local Plan are behind us
we should be able to structure Parish Council meetings and work
streams into a more streamlined format to broaden the volunteer
base for developing our community and so ease the burden on the
current small team. We will be looking for more specialist
support in the New Year.
Enjoy the rest of the newsletter, thank you to all the
contributors, editors and distributors, your support is much
appreciated and too often not properly acknowledged.
|Finally on behalf of the Brize Norton Parish Council I wish you
a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and we look forward to
working with you all to make 2017 a memorable year for the
BRIZE NORTON PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE
|The Brize Norton Parish Council Team have been working on the
Parish website and we would like to receive your comments, ideas
and notification of village events to be included on the
Calendar. Go to:-
http://brizenortonparishcouncil.co.uk and click on CONTACT
If you are not a regular visitor to our site please take the
opportunity to click on the COMMUNITY WEBSITE tab to find out
more about your village including:- Access to Issues of the
Parish Newsletter, Village History, More in depth information
about events and organisations, Village campaigns
Try these links and add them to your favourites –
ELDERBANK HALL COMMITTEE – COULD YOU HELP PLEASE?
|The Elderbank Hall Committee is looking for a
Treasurer to take over next April. The position
includes, keeping simple accounts, paying bills,
banking, issuing invoices for use of the hall and to
attend quarterly meetings. We are also looking for a
person to take minutes at our meetings, and to deal with
a small amount of correspondence. If interested please
ring Julie Edwards -01993 841326
Thank you to all those attending the bonfire evening when we
made just over £100 selling hotdogs and soup – we are sorry we
sold out! Thank you also for all those making donations for the
Samaritans Purse Christmas shoe box appeal; we have sent 27
complete boxes from the school and church donations.
|In the run up to Christmas we invite you to join us
at The Chequers on Saturday 3 December at 12.30pm for an
informal Christmas get together and on Thursday 15
December (6pm to 7.30pm) we intend to carol sing in the
village – if you would like to join us please contact
Carolyn for timings and route (844102).
|We have started a new initiative first thing Tuesday
mornings - My Time – ALL ARE WELCOME – For details
We welcome you to come and join us at the Pilgrim
Lunch which continues on Monday lunchtimes at 12.30pm
when refreshments are provided. From 28th November in
the lead up to Christmas it will be an Advent discussion
Forest Church meets on 27th November – ‘Let’s make
advent wreaths’– meeting at 2.30pm at the metal horses
in Kilkenny Country Park, Brize Norton.
We now look forward to Advent and our Christmas
services. We welcome you to:
|- All Age family communion service on Sunday
4th December at 10.00am. Activities are
organised for the children attending and
refreshments served after the service.
- Candlelit Carol Service on Sunday 18th
December at 6.00pm; a service of nine lessons
and carols and the children’s Nativity Tableau –
we would invite all children attending to come
dressed as shepherds, angels, wise men and
people of Bethlehem (we also have some
costumes). Please contact Carolyn (844102) for
more details. Hot mince pies and refreshments
are served after the service.
- Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve at 11.30pm
- All Age Family Communion service on Christmas
Day at 9.15am
- Looking forward we will be celebrating Christingle on
Sunday 5th February 2017; we invite you all to our
family worship at 10 am the first Sunday of the month.
For further details of the church services, refer to the
notices on the church door or log onto the website
We wish you all a Happy Christmas and Peaceful New
|The Autumn Term is a really special time in any
primary school, and at Brize Norton Primary School we
have all been very busy. Mrs Fairhurst has been enjoying
her time with her new son, Sebastian, and is now really
looking forward to getting back to Brize Norton.
Our children have settled into their new classes, and a
big change for the school this year is that we now have
5 classes taught throughout each day. We have welcomed
Mrs Conner from California as the teacher of Class 2,
and she has quickly become one of the team.
The ever-changing weather has not stopped the children
from enjoying their learning. In Forest School sessions
they made a “Guy” for the village bonfire, and children
from the school have recently participated in Hockey and
Cross-Country competitions. Revd Maddern and Dr Holmes
very kindly let us use St Britius Church to celebrate
our Harvest Festival, and for a focus to our acts of
With Christmas approaching, the children are busy
learning lines and songs for their performances of “The
Shiniest Star” and “Cinderella and Rockerfella” which
will take place at the end of term. We hope that you all
have a wonderful festive season!
|It is hard to believe that we are
already in the middle of Christmas preparations. It has,
as always, been a busy few months and we are grateful to
all of those who have been able to support us, in one
way or another.
Our Autumn Ball was a fantastic evening, with great
food, fine wine, magic and dancing. The total raised
came to £858.13, which is an amazing amount. Some of the
money will be used to pay for transport to take the
whole school to the pantomime in Oxford; a real festive
treat and one that everyone enjoys.
As we go to press, our usual Christmas Craft Morning
will be about to take place; fun for the children and a
Saturday morning off for mum and dad. This is also
really popular amongst the committee, we love it!
Of course, the big event of this term is our Christmas
Fayre. This year we are making a few changes to the
usual format. We have decided to combine our Christmas
fundraiser with our very own ‘Bake Off' competition for
pupils, parents, staff and friends. The Brize Norton
Christmas Bake Off & Fayre will take place on Friday 2nd
December, from 3:15pm until 5:30pm. Star Bakers will be
announced at the fayre, and the cakes will be sold to
raise money for the school. It will also include some
much loved favourites, including festive stalls and
games, tombola, children's tombola, refreshments and
Grand Raffle with a Christmas Hamper as first prize.
Please come along, join in and have some fun!
We look forward to seeing you there and we wish you all
a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year!
4th NOVEMBER BONFIRE
I would like to thank all the people that made this event
possible in particular:-
Carolyn Peach and her team from Brize Norton Church for the hot
soup and hot dogs as well as her involvement in the organisation
of the event. Our neighbours at RAF Brize Norton for providing
us with a firework display that we could share from our vantage
point on the recreation ground. Nick Merriman for his sterling
work behind the bar at the Pavilion and anyone else who
contributed to the organisation of the event.
Mainly, thank you to all those that attended what turned out to
be a good sociable and family evening. Please go to our Parish
Council web site and let us know if you would like this to be a
http://brizenortonparishcouncil.co.uk/contact-us Please let
us know if you have any ideas for village events that you would
like to organise and we will see what we can do to support you
by sharing our experiences or providing manpower if you need it.
Brize Norton Parish Councillor
BRIZE NORTON SCHOOL ARCHIVE AND VILLAGE HISTORY
We have three more items of village history to mention in this
First, we have the Brize Norton Official Guide published around
1970 by the Parish Council. This makes interesting reading and
contains material which is not repeated in the more recent
Millennium History (Brize Norton through the Ages).
Judging from the content, Brize was a lively village which had
won the Oxfordshire's Best Kept Village award for several years
Second, from a similar period of history, we have a report
produced by the Cricket Club which has a write up of the newly
constituted club with some well known village names.
Third, again from a similar period, we have a guide to the
footpaths around the village. Not a particularly good copy
unfortunately, but villagers might like to explore how many of
the footpaths still exist!
All three items are on the community website at
Thanks to members of our community who have found out material
to share with us all. Please keep the information flowing. Items
should be lent to Dr Phil Holmes (843856) and will be returned
immediately they have been scanned.
THE STORY ABOUT MARY WILKINS ELLIS
|Following the death of Molly Rose a pilot on 1st
November a local news item focussed on another pilot,
Mary Wilkins Ellis, who was born in Brize Norton at
Manor Farm. She was the sister of the late Mrs Dora
Brown, wife of Peter who for many years was Churchwarden
at St Britius. Mary learnt to fly at the Witney Aero
Club in 1938 and she used to land in one of her father’s
field, where Shilton Park is now, to visit her parents.
Mary Ellis joined the Air Transport Auxillary in 1941
and was one of the intrepid girls who delivered planes
from factory to airfields equipped with only compass,
stopwatch and a map for guidance. She flew over 400
planes including Spitfires, Hurricanes and bombers like
the Wellington. After the war she returned to Brize
Norton to work on the family farm and now at 99 years of
age lives on the IOW.
|We continue to get together at our monthly meetings
where we keep our members entertained by arranging for a
speaker most months and we have, I feel, had some very
good ones so far this year which I hope members have
also enjoyed. We also have a members quiz with a shield
at the end of the year for the member with the most
points. There is time for a chat over a cup of coffee
and biscuit which is then followed by a raffle. We
finish the evening off most months with a social half
The itinerary for the next few month is as follows:-
December Christmas Party at the Bay
January 10th Liz Wooley on "Beer, Sausages
February 14th Members' Night
March 14th AGM
One of our long standing members, Annette Hancock,
has moved to Witney to a Retirement home and has settled
in well and is enjoying being part of a new community.
We wish her well.
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in
the Elderbank Hall and visitors are always welcome.
CARTERTON NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM
The Brize Norton Village NGS Open Gardens Day will take place
next year on Sunday, June 18th. All of our gardens will be open
from 2:00pm until 6:00pm. Our Village Church, St Britius, will
also be open, along with the Gardens, for visitors to see the
Church Flower Festival.
This forthcoming event next year celebrates the 90th
Anniversary of the NGS Yellow Book, Open Gardens for Charity. We
do hope therefore, that you will book it into your diaries and
that you will come along to provide your support for the NGS and
Village Charities. We hope the weather to be kind for our
village’s even more glorious Open Garden Day next year.
If any of you green-fingered Village residents are thinking of
joining us at any time in the future, then please contact me,
Jean Butcher on 01993 841347 for further information and advice.
Thanking you all in the Village for your continuous support in
the past and in particular everyone that contributes their time
and energy each year to make the Garden Open Day in our Village
such a successful occasion.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I do
hope that I will see and meet with you at next year’s NGS 90th
Anniversary Garden Open Day Event.
After a mild winter with very few hard frosts, early spring
sowings were held back by the cold winds that prevailed, forcing
many root crops to stagnate & then bolt when the warm weather
Some crops fared better but overall it wasn’t the best of years.
Most of the allotments have been pretty tidy this year & picking
the best ones was not an easy task & for that reason we haven’t
chosen a "most improved" plot although those newcomers who took
on retired tenants’ plots did very well in turning them around.
The best kept allotments were Pat Thrift (plots 7a&b) in 1st
place, Julie Hyland (plots 8a & b) in 2nd place & too many
to mention in 3rd place.
If you would like an allotment please contact the Parish
Clerk or myself to be put on the waiting list.
Finally thanks to those who organised the Horticultural show &
all those who entered produce to make it all worthwhile.
The last year has been a fairly uneventful one. The football
and cricket have continued and will do again next year! Other
than that not a lot has happened. We did however; all enjoy the
Queen’s birthday celebrations and the recent bonfire night.
Thanks to all those people involved and special thanks to Fred
and Stuart who help make the Recreation ground look so good
through the year.
We as a club are hoping for better news next year, in that
improvements to the pavilion and the facilities should be
underway. It is a long time overdue and should make for a more
pleasant experience for everyone using the pavilion.
The club will organise a few fund raising events which I hope
will get your support. One such idea is to have a Brize Norton
Old Stars XI versus The Rest of World XI cricket match on August
Bank Holiday. The idea is to get as many players who have played
for BNCC over the years and have a good ‘old fashion’ cricket
match. If you know anyone who has played and is interested in
participating in some way, please do let me or Terry Merriman
know. The game might be a sight for sore eyes but there will be
lots going on, proper old fashion cricket teas, and of course
the barrel or two of refreshment. Put the date in your diary and
enjoy a typical village friendly game of cricket on the village
There will be more details of this event and others later next
May I, on behalf of everyone involved in the BN&SC wish you all
very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
A BIG THANK YOU
For the sharp sighted members of the parish, you may have
noticed a few trees missing, a few bushes pruned and a branch or
two missing from the trees, and more importantly a few new
By the time this goes to print there will be a "new" bench near
the Masons pub and the corner of Daubigny Mead; well it’s not
new it’s just been refurbished but it looks new.
I would like to offer a very big thank you from the parish
council to the staff at Oxford Industrial Finishers Ltd,
Oakfield Industrial Estate in Eynsham who have very generously
refurbished these two benches.
But it’s not only the metal ones that have been done; you may
have noticed that all the wooden ones have also had a makeover,
but this time they were done closer to home by Mr R C Griffiths,
of Viscount Court. On behalf of the parish council, cheers Ray.
Whilst I'm in a thankful mood I would also like to offer my
personal thanks to those who have gone out of their way to help
Kyle and me carry out village maintenance tasks; whether you
lent me a tool, provided a vehicle to move something for me, or
provided some "muscle" to lift and shift something, THANK YOU. I
won't embarrass you, but my personal thanks goes to Wayne,
Charlie, Stephen, Jason, Scott, Richard, Terry and Kevin –
Gentlemen, thank you very much.
POWER CUT? CALL 105
West Oxfordshire District Council is supporting the launch of
105, a new national three-digit helpline telephone number that
will make it quicker and easier for people to report a power
Many people don’t know who to contact during a power cut and
wrongly call the electricity supplier shown on their bill. By
calling the helpline, householders will be put through to the
company that repairs local power networks and restores power.
The 105 number is available to electricity customers in England,
Scotland and Wales and can be accessed from most landlines and
mobile phones. The number is jointly funded by electricity
network operators - the companies that manage the cables, wires
and substations that bring electricity into homes and
The public can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity
power lines and substations that could put them, or someone
else, in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, the
emergency services should also be contacted.
to find out more about the new 105 telephone number and
electricity network operators.
WIDOWS FUEL ALLOTMENT CHARITY FIELD
We have a small charity in the village which pays out a small
gift to Pensioners/Widows/Widowers (Brize Norton residents
only) at Christmas.
The money comes from a field which was gifted to the village
some time ago.
We have noticed over latter years that new people are not coming
forward although we lose a few each year through natural causes.
If you are a resident Brize Norton Pensioner/Widow/Widower and
would like some extra pocket money at Christmas please let me
know before Monday 5 December 2016 to be on this year’s list.
Fred Bellenger 1 Daubigny Mead Brize Norton OX18 3QE
01993 841189 or email@example.com
“THE GOOD CITIZEN”
I am writing this article to try and explain some of the things
that we can do as parish councillors, and some of the things
that we can’t do. I’ve only been a parish councillor for 10
years so I am still learning the ropes!
First of all some well known phrases – ‘There’s now’t as queer
as folk’-‘You can please some of the people some of the
time..’and ‘If you want a job doing properly do it yourself’
My story concerns a farmer in Charney Basset (near Abingdon)
let’s call him “Billy” in 2008/9. During that winter time we had
really bad snow, and the OCC snowploughs, all three of
them, couldn’t clear the snow, or spread salt fast enough – not
enough snowploughs and insufficient salt stockpiled!
‘Billy’ was clearing the snow round his farm so that he could go
about his daily work, he then thought he would be a good citizen
and clear the roads near his farm, so that the residents could
get out and about and carry on with their daily routines - the
residents thanked him as they were grateful for what he had
done. He knew the big council snowplough wouldn’t be able to
reach his area so he phoned the OCC hot line and asked if there
were any other areas near his farm that they would like him to
clear in his tractor and snowplough. The council were mortified
when he asked this. They wanted to know if he was qualified to
clear snow, if he had carried out a risk assessment, if he was a
competent person, and if he had insurance in-case he damaged any
of the councils roads - more damaged than they were already!
Billy replied that he had been clearing snow round this area all
his life, and he thinks that makes him qualified and no he
hadn’t done the Councils' snow clearing course. His response to
the risk assessment was that if it got too dangerous he would
stop as he didn’t want to damage his tractor or anyone else’s
property and approximately 50 years in a tractor made him
competent. The response to the damaged Councils’ roads is
If you haven’t managed a chuckle while reading this I’m sorry,
but sometimes as parish councillors we would love to do more
round the village but the County and District Council won’t let
us as they have imposed all this red tape to make the most
simple job impossible.
Closer to home, last year I asked our County Councillor to get
the drains unblocked in the village - the main problems were
Station and Manor road where drains are full of silt, leaves,
grass etc and therefore no rain water is collected. Our county
councillor arranged this however he came to a meeting two months
later and advised that the drains could not be cleared as they
were full of silt, leaves, grass etc. The County engineer had
been out and it will be put back till later in the year as this
job is a complex one, and the Council has no money to clear
drains BUT we could do it ourselves, provided we worked to
County Council standards, these include traffic control, safe
disposal of the waste, informing the public of our intentions,
and a list as long as your arm on things we can’t do. So it’s a
case of pay more to get less, and there’s little we can do about
It would be nice if some people in the village appreciated what
we do, with what we have, instead of always finding fault with
that we do, or trying to embarrass us with threats of media
action or letters to the local MP or the PM. At the end of the
day we are all volunteers, we all have full time jobs and family
So to finish on a lighter note, by the time ‘Billy’ had got all
his competencies, training, risk assessments and insurance it
would be summer time, why would you be attending a snow clearing
course in the summer! There’s nowt as queer as folk.
If you see a problem in the village please notify the clerk, she
will then take the most appropriate action. By contacting the
clerk, this creates a paper trail and we can decide if the job
can be done by either a Parish Council volunteer or if it is a
District or County matter. The worst thing that you could do, is
approach us in the pub, the park or the shop, we are human
and we do forget, I keep forgetting all the jobs that Kirstie
wants me to do LOL.
It has been a promising start to the season for both sides
following the previous season’s struggles.
The 1sts currently sit in 8th place in Division 2 with 10
points. There have been some very good results with the poorer
ones coming when the squad has not been at full strength. In the
Fred Ford Cup they pulled off a great away result, knocking
Premier Division side Chipping Norton out on penalties following
a pulsating 6-6 draw after extra time. Unfortunately they were
knocked out of the cup by Kirtlington in the next round.
The Reserves have strung together a great run of results and are
sitting in 5th place on 15 points after 7 matches. With two
games in hand of the current leaders the Reserves could move 1
point from the top.
The Club are holding a Christmas Raffle with tickets costing £1.
Please see any of the players to buy a ticket or two. 1st prize
Training is on Tuesdays at the Carterton ATP/3G pitch at
Carterton Comp school between 8 and 9 PM. All are welcome.
We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and fingers crossed the
improvement on the pitch continues.
You can now report potholes or other damage to be repaired using
‘Fix My Street’. Go to fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk, enter an
Oxfordshire postcode or street name, locate problem on a map of
the area, enter details of the problem, confirm your report and
OCC will investigate. You can attach photos of the damage and
follow up on progress. You can continue to report damage online
at Oxfordshire.gov.uk or phone 0845 3101111 or write to Highway
Enquiries Team, Oxfordshire County Council,
PO Box 842, OXFORD OX1 9LL
||We meet in the Elderbank Hall every Thursday evening
7.30pm-9.30pm. We dance ballroom, latin and sequence dances to
CDs. We have tea and biscuits in the interval. We close for
Christmas on 15th December and start again on Thursday 5th
January. Any information please ring Joy on 01993 842373.
Bully's Mission For Macmillan
"Bully's Mission For Macmillan” raised a MASSIVE £16,200 for
Macmillan Cancer Support. Kevin Bull lost his 6 month battle
with Lung Cancer aged 47 in February 2015. A group of family and
friends of Kevin Bull succeeded in their John O'Groats to Lands
End charity ride in a week on Honda C90's to raise money for
Macmillan Cancer Support. There were 12 riders and multiple
support crew and vehicles including Kevin's Children (Kirsty and
Andrew), Wife, Brother, Nephew, Father-in-Law and many more.
Kirsty and Andrew would like to thank everyone who sponsored in
many ways including loaning support vehicles, equipment, food,
places to stay and fuel. Also sponsoring them by helping raise
the staggering amount they did. Their target for the ride was
£5,000 and to more than triple that amount was such an amazing
achievement and an amazing tribute to Kevin's memory. It was an
amazing week with friends and family, meeting people who wanted
to know what they were doing. There were many ups and downs with
amazing scenery, lovely roads to ride along and many break downs
but made some great memories along the way. Kirsty and Andrew
still have the Kevin Bull Tribute Fund online if anyone would
like to continue to donate and they are not stopping their
fundraising there so please keep an eye out for them. Thank you
again to everyone who helped in every way which made it such a
THE OXFORDSHIRE COMET
This a new bookable transport service from Oxfordshire County
Council. It is a not for profit service, created to allow people
without suitable access to public transport to make the journeys
they want from your door to any destination in Oxfordshire. The
service is open to all including wheelchair users and those with
The Oxfordshire Comet can be booked for any type of trip.
Whether it’s to meet friends in town, travel across the county,
attend an appointment or pop to the shops. The service is
available 10.15am - 2.30pm Monday to Friday (not Bank Holidays).
Call 01865 323201 to register or for more information go to
WITNEY AND CARTERTON HEALTH WALKS
Witney - We meet at Witney’s Windrush
Leisure Centre at 10 am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays. There is no charge. We do two walks; one
is 1-2 miles long, the other 2-3 miles both ending
up with a cup of coffee. For more information ring
Joy on 01993 842373.
Carterton - On Monday, Thursday and Saturday
we meet at the Town Hall, Carterton at 10am. The
walks are 1–2 miles long. For more information
contact Barbara Goudal on 01993 845923.
We are a village group of 26 members. We meet 1st and 3rd
Tuesdays of the month, with either a meeting or an outing.
Meetings take place at 4 Squires Close at 2pm. After the meeting
we enjoy sandwiches, home-made cakes and tea. Thanks to June,
Benita and Connie.
We have a coffee morning on Tuesday 6th December at 10.30am at
Joy’s with a bring and buy sale – EVERYONE WELCOME, A Christmas
dinner is arranged for Tuesday 20th December at The Trout,
Our future programme is:
Tuesday 3rd January – Sing-a-long with Cliff
Tuesday 17th January – Meal at The Chequers
Tuesday 7th February – Chat and games afternoon
Tuesday 21st February – Coffee morning 10.30am at 4 Squires
Close – Everyone welcome
Tuesday 7th March – Seated exercise with Sue
Tuesday 21st March – Coach to Morton market
Tuesday 4th April – Back stage memories with Bob
Tuesday 18th April – Coach to Evesham
Many thanks to our members and helpers for their continued
support and may I wish them all a Happy Christmas
From Joy 01993 842373
We meet every Monday at The Elderbank Hall and play from 8.00 pm
until 10.00 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 Laurence on 07771 998821, or just come along
to the hall.
All fitness levels welcome
20 minutes of three different types of exercise
£5 per session, Wednesday nights,
Elderbank Hall, 8-9pm
Call Steph 07970 831061
YOUR VILLAGE POST OFFICE (AT YOUR SERVICE)
|Did you know that your village Post Office provides all of the
services listed below and lots more?
* Traditional letter and parcel posting including next day
deliveries and eBay services.
* Taxing of vehicles.
* Banking – (Cash/Cheque/Bank card deposits and withdrawal) if
you bank with the following banks: Bank of Ireland, Barclays,
Cahoot, Clydesdale, Co-op, Lloyds, TSB, Nationwide Building
Society, NatWest, Santander, Halifax, RBS and Smile.
* National Savings & Investment including Premium bonds.
* Bill Payment – Most household bills including BT phone bills
can be paid free of fees.
* Foreign currency – generally commission free with 3 days’
* Travel Insurance – Inland and overseas (provided on the spot).
* Home Phone – Incentive to transfer your current home telephone
* Household Home Insurance – Competitive.
* Car Insurance – There is £50 cash back on take up.
* Mobile phone Top-up.
* Health Lottery
* Groceries – limited quantity of snacks and groceries too.
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POST OFFICE
We have an ageing cliental at present and would very much
welcome young parents to use our facilities; at a time when the
post office network is under threat we need your support.
Michael your postmaster attends the Sports Pavilion on Tuesdays
and Thursdays between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS – please refer to newsletter for further
2 December Brize Norton School Christmas Bake Off & Fayre
5 December Parish Council meeting, 7.30pm Sports Pavilion
9 December Brize Norton Village Preschool Christmas
Nativity and Fayre at 10.30am. Ticket £2.50 to include
refreshments Contact 07769 617696’
15 December Carol singing in the village
18 December Candlelit Carol Service at St Britius
9 January 2017 Parish Council meeting, 7.30pm Sports Pavilion
6 February 2017 Parish Council meeting, 7.30pm Sports Pavilion
18 June 2017 Village gardens open for the National Garden Scheme
All entries for inclusion in the March 2017 issue should be
by Garry Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org by 13th