With the nights drawing in, temperatures falling and the run
up to Christmas underway I have reflected on what has happened
in the village during 2017.
* The number and size of village events has increased (see this
newsletter for the reports of the last quarter and plans for
2018). Thank you all for joining in and helping to build our
village community. More importantly, thank you to the many
volunteers who make these events happen; please do come forward
and help them in the future.
* The number of activities in the village is healthy, although
we have not been able to rejuvenate the “Badminton Club” on
Monday nights and the Brownies need more support. Please
continue to support village activities, particularly those
involving young people. They are the lifeblood for the future of
* The Neighbourhood Plan is progressing extremely well. Exactly
a year ago we made the decision to proceed with developing a
formal Neighbourhood Plan. Les, Wendy and the Steering Group
have taken the bull by the horns and we are progressing at pace
(see the next article). Thank you to everyone who has
participated so far, and we look forward to seeing you all at
the Elderbank Hall on 9th December for the next stage.
* When we finally got the supporting documents that underpin the
S106 Agreement for the West Brize Norton Development there were
a number of clauses that the Parish Council was uncomfortable
with. These have been challenged and hopefully a way forward
agreed. We may still get these agreed by Christmas!!!
* In April Lagan Homes submitted a speculative planning
application for 44 houses at the south end of the village. The
Parish Council, WODC and OCC raised a number of objections.
Lagan homes have considered these objections and re-submitted a
revised plan for 41 houses on 6/11/2017. The Parish Council are
in the process of objecting to this new submission based on the
location, noise, flood risk and lack of integration into the
village and local transport systems.
Later in the newsletter you will see articles on how you can
leave messages in the home (Message in a Bottle) and on yourself
(Message in a Wallet) to help the Emergency Services should you
need them. There is also an article on how to spot a “scam” and
what to do if you identify one. I would urge you to read these.
In addition to the above I have had three things brought to my
attention that may be of interest to parishioners:
* WODC is progressing with phase 2 of the Carterton Leisure
Centre. The plans for this expansion will be exhibited at the
Leisure Centre on Thursday 30/11/2017 2pm to 8pm, or on line at
from Monday 27/11/2017.
* If you are a grandparent with three or more grandchildren over
the age of 18, who would like to spend more quality time with
them AND would like to take part in a TV documentary, please
contact Shiver TV (part of ITV) by e-mail
or call them on 0207 157 4588.
* Do support our local museums over the Christmas period, in
particular Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
and Cogges Farm, Witney www.cogges.org.uk
Finally, on behalf of Brize Norton Parish Council’ I would like
to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look
forward to working with you all to make 2018 a memorable year
for the village, when we will be celebrating the centenary of
the end of the Great War.
BRIZE NORTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
|The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group would like to take this
opportunity to thank all of you that took the time to complete
and return our survey document and the younger members of our
Community that completed the on-line ‘young peoples’ survey’.
Your replies are important to us as they contribute to the
formulation of our Neighbourhood Plan.
As you will read on the front cover, we are holding an ‘open
afternoon’ in the Elderbank Hall on the 9 December where we will
show you the results of the survey.
On another note, as part of the research which is required to
enable us to write our plan, we must go back in time to
understand the history of our village and how it has evolved
over time. Although we have collated a large amount of data,
there is still more to uncover! With this in mind, we would like
to meet up with any members of the Community that have any old
pictures or recollections of our village, especially the period
between 1947 and 1966.
If you are able to help, could you please contact me at
or by phone at 01993 841016, as any information would be
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group look forward to meeting
you on the 9 Dec.
Les Goble (Chairman, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group)
Wanted - girls aged 7-10 to join our friendly group. We meet
Mondays in term time at the Elderbank Hall, 6.00pm until 7.30pm.
If you enjoy crafts, games, cooking, chatting, laughing and
having fun, then come and join us.
This term we have been having a go at circus skills, we are now
into Christmas crafts while fitting in lots of games. In
February, some of us will be joining the District to sleep in
the ocean tunnel at the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. I am not
sure how much sleep will be had with 60 Brownies all together,
but it is sure to be great fun.
If you wish to see what we do please call me on 01993 842013 or
drop in on a Monday evening.
We have some sad news about our Vicar, Rev James Maddern who
has gone on extended sick leave pending a full medical
assessment with a view to taking early retirement on medical
grounds. He has been advised to withdraw from public ministry.
We thank James for his work here and pray for him and his family
at this difficult time. Bishop Colin and his Diocesan Team are
taking care of the details and we await further developments.
We have a full programme of services for the coming months,
being looked after by the clergy team: Rev Bill Blakey, our
curate Rev Ian Howard, our lay preacher Lyndsey Baker and
retired clergyman Rev Stephen Bessent. Enquiries concerning
baptisms, weddings and funerals should be directed to the
Rector, Rev Bill Blakey (846996). Other matters can be directed
to our Churchwarden, Dr Phil Holmes (843856).
Thank you to all those attending the village bonfire evening
when we raised £122 selling hotdogs and soup. Thank you also for
all those making donations at the church and school for the T4U
Christmas shoe box appeal – we were able to send 32 completed
boxes and donations to the collection point.
||On Monday 18 December (from 6.30pm) we welcome you
to join us as we carol sing in the village to raise
funds for the Church. If you would like to support us
please contact Carolyn for timings and route (844102).
We also have a fundraiser family quiz to purchase - have
a go for a chance to win a prize. These will be
available from the church.
Our Pilgrim Lunches continue on Mondays at 12.30pm, when
refreshments are provided. All are welcome to attend.
|We now look forward to Advent and our Christmas
services. On Monday 18th December the school will be
holding their carol service at 2pm. Other services to
which we welcome you are:
- All Age Family Communion Service on 1st Sunday
in Advent communion service Sunday 3rd December at
10.00am. Activities are organised for the children
attending and refreshments served after the service.
- Candlelit Carol Service on Sunday 17th 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.
- Holy Communion on Sunday 24th December, at 9.15am
- Midnight Mass on Sunday 24th December, Christmas
Eve at 11.30pm
- Family Service and Holy Communion on Christmas Day
In the New Year celebrate Christingle on Sunday 4th February
2018 - we invite you all to our family worship at 10am the first
Sunday of the month.
For all our services refer to the notices on the church door or
log onto the community website
We wish you all a Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.
As always, our little school has been very busy since I last
wrote in the summer. We have welcomed eighteen new Reception
children who have settled in very well. What I always love to
see is how well the older children like to help the younger ones
find their feet, and by now, just over two months into their
time at school, it is as though they were always here. We have
also welcomed a new Year 3 teacher, Miss Harris, who has made a
fantastic start, planning great lessons for her children and
already organising a school trip and our Children in Need
appeal, and a new teaching assistant, Mrs Williams, who is well
liked by all the children she works with.
As well as doing all the learning you would expect (and making
great progress according to our first set of assessment
results), we have topics across different classes. All our older
children have been looking at changes in the country’s
government over time, building up to their trip to Hampton Court
together. The younger ones have started by looking at changes in
themselves (with a lovely visit from two VIPs, a baby sister and
baby brother) before going on to comparing toys over time. They
will be going in a few weeks to Woodstock Museum to see old toys
and make some for themselves.
We have been very busy outside regular lessons as well. Our
children who took their cycling proficiency test all achieved
Level 2 (by no means a given), and teams have represented the
school in dance, cross country and hockey. Children continue to
learn various musical instruments, with several of them forming
a little orchestra. There have been two “wow” events at school:
the Punctuation Show (basically a stand-up and pop show about
punctuation…) and the Science Show (help an inventor and watch a
scientist play with fire in our school hall). The house captains
have organised the ever-popular Brize Norton talent show and we
have had trips galore, it seems. As well as the ones I have
mentioned, the Year 6 children learned how to keep themselves
safe at Junior Good Citizen, Years 5 and 6 went to Primary
Mathematics Challenge in Oxford, Years 2 and 3 have learned
about Christmas traditions at Cogges Farm and we are busy
preparing to take the whole school to Oxford to the pantomime.
Just before Christmas, all our children will take part in a
production, a musical nativity for the younger ones, and Fee! Fi!
Fo! Fum! – Jack and the Beanstalk for the older ones. Then,
immediately after Christmas all our Year 3 to 6 children will
form part of a choir of 6000 in the Young Voices concert in
One of the loveliest aspects of our school is the community
spirit, so we really like it when we link with the wider
community. We have had our harvest festival and remembrance
service in the church, and we will have the carol service later
this term. We are also working with the team drawing up the
Neighbourhood Plan, with a whole-school topic in January on how
we would improve the village. It will be interesting to see what
ideas the children come up with, and it is lovely that we have
been invited to be involved.
Anna Fairhurst (Headteacher)
By the time you read this, we will be half way through our
busiest half term of the school year!
We kicked off the fun with our Halloween disco. There were some
amazing costumes and some incredible disco moves. It was
exhausting watching them! This is one of the children's
favourite events and is always a packed house.
Next up is our Autumn Ball. As I write this, we have a week to
go. Fingers crossed for a good night; I'll let you know how it
went next time!
Then we get Christmassy! Our Christmas Bake-Off and Fayre take
place on Friday 1st December, from 3:30pm until 5:00pm. Please
come along and join in the fun: we have a traditional Christmas
Fayre with raffle, tombola, stalls, games and refreshments, with
a school baking competition on the side! The following day many
of the children will be back in school for a morning of
Christmas crafts while their parents do some Christmas shopping.
In amongst the fun and the glitter we are, of course, raising
money. We need to make around £5000 to pay for much needed ICT
equipment. We have already paid for new interactive whiteboards;
next on the shopping list are new iPads. In addition to this, we
pay for the coaches to take all the children to the Pantomime at
the end of term, and we will be paying for coaches to take the
older children to Birmingham in January to sing at this year's
The school budget is always under pressure. Thanks to the
amazing support of the parents and you, the Brize Norton
residents, we are able to pay for resources and experiences that
would otherwise be out of reach of school funds. It really does
make a difference.
Please keep a look out for dates and details of next year's
events. We plan to run a quiz night in March and maybe a bingo
In the meantime, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year
The staff and committee firstly would like to welcome all our
new starters this term and a warm welcome back to our regular
We have another exciting term ahead of us, including lots of
practice for our Christmas Nativity. This will be held on Friday
15th Dec at 10am, this is open to the village and tickets will
be available on the door. Please come along to support the
children and the preschool and enjoy a cup of tea and mince pie.
The children at preschool enjoy a range of activities both
inside and outside, we also take the opportunity of having a
preschool allotment where the children go and help the staff
grow their own vegetables to try at snack time.
If you didn’t know, the preschool is a charity run organisation.
We have a number of events planned throughout the next school
year and we would love to see you there. We have a table top
sale coming up; please look out for the poster in the village
for more information on this. To help you all get over the
Christmas blues we are hosting a handbag auction on the 2nd Feb
at The Chequers Pub, tickets for this will go on sale in the New
Year. If you have any handbags you would like to donate they
would be greatly received.
If you would like to arrange a look around the preschool please
contact the staff and this will be arranged for you. We have
places available and do offer funded places as well.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events or
at the preschool during the children’s session.
Thank you again, the staff and committee at Brize Norton Pre-School.
Many thanks for your support on bonfire night - especially
those who supported the S&SC’s bar.
We have been able to update a few things in the pavilion (with
the help from the Parish Council), with a new heating system and
working showers, roof insulation and fixing the fire door and
window. So it is now safe and secure and warm!
We are edging slowly to where we can plan for a new pavilion but
it the meantime we shall endeavour to keep the place as
comfortable as possible.
Can I, on behalf of everyone involved in the S&SC, wish you all
a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
||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.
Any information - please ring Joy on 01993 842373.
We are a charity which pays out small monetary gifts to
Widows/Widowers and pensioners at Christmas time. If you are one
of the above and a resident of the village and would like some
extra money at Christmas please let me know by the 16th Dec.
Fred Bellenger 841189
All of our Open Day Gardeners are having a well-deserved rest
for the coming winter months and preparing themselves for next
year’s NGS Open Gardens Day. It will be later than normal next
year, to be held on the 24th June 2018. By making the event
later we hope to attract more local residents and visitors who
have been unable to attend in previous years due to its being
held on Father’s Day.
This year’s NGS Garden Open Day turned out to be one of the
hottest days for many years, not that we are complaining at all.
Next year, we shall have 2 completely new Open Gardens to
delight you. Also 3 more gardens that were previously open,
making a total of 11 beautiful gardens that will open next year,
along with the Flower Festival held in St Britius Church.
So please do come along and visit these gardens and the church.
In doing so, you will not only be supporting the NGS Cancer &
Macmillan Nurses Charity, but also some of our own local village
charities that benefit from the funds that we raise on the day.
Now we would like to thank everyone who has been involved with
the Open Day Event, from the car parking arrangements to the
teas and refreshments, for without your continued support it
would not be such a successful village event.
So we look forward to seeing you all in the coming year, on
Sunday, 24th June 2018, a date to enter into your New Year
One last request, that if there are any gardeners in the Village
who would like to join us and take part in this annual Event,
then please let Jean know, by telephone on; 841347 or by e-mail
All gardeners are most welcome; if you are a novice gardener,
then you can learn more from the expertise of the gardeners in
the group. If you are a professional gardener then as a group,
we can all learn more from your expertise in gardening.
Finally, may we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and
Healthy New Year.
The NGS Open Gardens Group
||The Thames Valley Police Non-Emergency number is 101
but always call 999 in an Emergency.
E-mail the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to thank everyone who attended the village
bonfire on November 3rd. Every year the bonfire is organised and
run by a small group of Brize Norton resident volunteers who put
the event together, build the bonfire and do their best to
ensure everyone has a good time in a fun and safe environment.
They are ably assisted by volunteers from the church and sports
and social club who run the bar and supply other refreshments.
Special thanks are due to the children at our local primary
school who build such an enormous guy every year.
The attendance was really high again this year and this level of
support for our activities is greatly appreciated.
|We are looking forward to 2018 and the 100th
Anniversary of the end of The Great War, therefore next
year we will be doing something slightly different as we
will be lighting a beacon to commemorate the end of the
First World War. We are hoping for ideas from our
residents or organisations in the village to organise
events to run alongside the beacon.
One idea might be a candlelit procession; another could
be some forces’ involvement, ideally from our neighbours
at RAF Brize Norton. Please come forward with suitable
ideas and offers of help or let us know if you have
contacts that might be able to help.
The proposed New Year’s Eve party will not be going
ahead this year, but may be revisited next year.
I would like to thank everyone for their support of this
year’s Poppy Appeal. The total collected so far is £851.06. Last
year’s final total after the church collection was £1,086.27.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who had
collection boxes on their premises, those who donated and
especially those who once again went door to door collecting.
You may have noticed some new faces at your door this year,
thank you to those people who came forward to help. Also, thank
you to The Masons Arms who ran the Poppy Appeal quiz, great fun.
I would like to especially thank those people who have retired,
Rene Gallop after at least 26 years of Poppy selling, Sue Forty
after 18 years and Sara Batts after 15 years. I also hope Rose’s
back gets better and we look forward to seeing her return to her
Thank you, Barbie Thorne
|First of all I would like to thank everybody who
turned out on a sunny Sunday afternoon in October to
help us plant 800 daffodils. We had 21 volunteers which
was excellent and much appreciated. Hopefully we will
have a good show in the Spring to commemorate our 90th
Birthday in April.
Our September speaker, Alexandra Stanbrook was, indeed,
hilarious as the title of her talk stated. She
progressed to reminisce about funny items in her life
while all the time putting on a different hat. She must
have had about 50 hats which were all made by her as she
was a milliner before she retired.
October gave us Julia Miles who was a diplomat's wife
and she proceeded to tell us about events that happened
to her and her husband during their time in the
Diplomatic Service. She has also written a book which
she brought along.
Our next meeting is Lottie Baxter who is going to show
us how to make Christmas Crafts. This is on Tuesday 14th
November at 7.30pm. We will then have our Christmas
lunch on 12th December which this year is at The Plough
January 9th we will hopefully enjoy "The Organ Grinder
Entertains" with John Hunt.
We meet in the Elderbank Hall at 7.30pm on the second
Tuesday of the month and all are welcome.
During this year we have lost two of our members but we have
recently co-opted 2 new members. The two new members have
supported us for several years by attending our coach trips etc.
During the past year we have enjoyed an afternoon of fun led by
Susan Lovejoy and her beautiful voice and we enjoyed a coach
trip to Cirencester and Dobby’s garden centre. The weather was
Our future programme is:
November 21st: Coffee morning 10.30am at Joy’s,
December 5th: Christmas table decorations
December 19th: Christmas meal at The Trout, Lechlade.
Our programme for 2018 is:
January 2nd: Sing-a-long with Cliff on the organ
January 16th: Meal at The Chequers
February 6th: Martin Way on “The Home Fronts”
February 20th: Yarnton Garden Centre
March 6th: Gordon on photography
March 20th: Coach trip to Bath
April 3rd: Coffee morning 10.30am at Joy’s, everyone
We are a village group of 27 members. We meet twice a month
on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays with either a meeting or an outing.
We meet at 4 Squires Close at 2pm and enjoy sandwiches, homemade
cakes and tea, thanks to June, Connie and Benita. For more
details of the programme look on the notice board or ring Joy on
Once the gifts have been opened, the mince pies eaten and the
needles are dropping from your tree, don’t forget that most of
your Christmas waste can be recycled!
Excess recycling can be put out in your black boxes, open
cardboard boxes or clear bags. Glass must be separated and put
in a recycling box.
Don’t forget you can recycle small electrical items in your
black boxes and textiles in a clear bag.
Extra food waste
Leave out your kitchen caddy for weekly collections too.
Garden waste and Christmas trees
From 9 January, garden waste customers can recycle their real
Christmas trees, holly, ivy and mistletoe. Please cut up and
place inside your licensed garden bin, remembering to remove
decorations, pots, wire etc.
|Monday 25 December
||Wednesday 27 December
|Tuesday 26 December
||Thursday 28 December
|Wednesday 27 December
||Friday 29 December
|Thursday 28 December
||Saturday 30 December
|Friday 29 December
||Tuesday 2 January
|Monday 1 January
||Wednesday 3 January
|Tuesday 2 January
||Thursday 4 January
|Wednesday 3 January
||Friday 5 January
|Thursday 4 January
||Saturday 6 January
|Friday 5 January
||Monday 8 January
|Monday 8 January
|| Tuesday 9 January
|Tuesday 9 January
||Wednesday 10 January
| Wednesday 10 January
||Thursday 11 January
|Thursday 11 January
|| Friday 12 January
|Friday 12 January
|| Saturday 13 January
Garden waste collections suspended 25 December - 8 January.
Normal collection dates resume Monday 15 January 2018.
For more information, visit
www.westoxon.gov.uk or call 01993 861025.
|Overall it’s not been too bad a year with early
spring more or less as it should be although the "heatwave"
of May & June meant a lot of watering to help the early
crops. Most vegetable crops did alright & were worth the
effort. All the flowers looked a treat so well done
everyone especially those who entered the horticultural
Most of the plots were well kept although a couple were
a bit disappointing & require some TLC urgently.
|I don't think people realise the time & effort
required to keep an allotment,
especially at the start & then at least 2 hours a week
to keep on top of it.
The best kept allotment trophy was won by Brian Savage
with Wendy Way in 2nd Place & 10 people in 3rd place
with only 2 points separating them all.
Can I remind people of the recommended sizes for
greenhouses/sheds etc as per our allotment rules as some
of the latest contraptions are a bit OTT.
Anyone wishing to have an allotment should contact the
village clerk or myself:
Fred Bellenger 01993841189
Michael your postmaster attends the Sports
Pavilion on Tuesdays and Thursdays between
9.30am and 12.30pm. Your village Post Office
provides all of the traditional post office
services and more.
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POST OFFICE
It has been a much more positive first half of the season
than in recent seasons. The Club has had a number of new
signings including many younger players and improvements have
been made both on and off the field.
The First team currently sit in 7th place in Division 2 after 9
games with 4 wins and a draw. Unfortunately they have been
knocked out of the Junior Shield and Fred Ford Cup. Rob Hook has
been impressed by the younger players and the players that have
stepped up from the Reserves when called upon.
The Reserves are doing fantastically well currently sitting in
2nd place, after 8 games 6 wins and a draw put them just 2pts
behind the leaders. This is a great start for the new managers
Kev Ridgway and Ryan Chapman.
|A big thank you to all those that help out and we
hope these improvements continue. The Club wishes
A Happy Christmas.
What is the Message in a Bottle scheme?
The Message in a Bottle Scheme is a voluntary scheme for anyone
to keep at home who would be reassured to know that essential
information would be readily available to the Emergency Services
should they suffer an accident or sudden illness.
How does the scheme work?
Your details are stored in a clearly labelled plastic container
which is kept in your fridge. Two matching labels, known to the
Emergency Services and other care agencies, are displayed in
your house: one on the outside of your fridge door and the other
one on the inside of your front door, but placed so it is not
visible from the outside.
What do I have to do?
On the form (available through any of the Oxfordshire Lions
Clubs and in Doctor’s surgeries), you may complete as many boxes
as you wish. However, the more information you can give the
Emergency Services, the better. Make sure that you sign and date
the form before placing in the container.
Fold it lengthways in half then roll into a cylinder shape and
place in the container with a copy of your repeat prescription
if you have one.
Stick one label to the inside of your front door at eye level
and in line with the door lock if possible. Stick the other
label to the outside of the fridge door.
Place the container in your fridge in a door compartment where
it will be safe and quickly found.
A separate bottle must be used for each person in the household
who suffers from an illness or allergy. Please ask for extra
forms from where you obtained your pack.
Please remember to amend your form if your medical condition
or medication changes. Extra forms are available from where you
obtained your pack, or the Lions contact number below.
The Lions Clubs of Oxfordshire
Many of you will be familiar with ‘Message in a bottle’,
which helped many people since it was introduced. Now there is
‘Message in a wallet.
A ‘Message in a wallet’, is a concertina-folding card, the size
of a credit card. You need to keep it inside your wallet or
purse, to provide the Emergency Services with the details of any
illness or allergy you may have, together with the names of
people to contact. It is a handy way to keep all your medical
information on your person while you are out and about.
Good reason to have one?
It gives all the information needed if you are taken ill or
have an accident
A minimal amount of personal information is contained so that it
It is easy to replace if your medication or circumstances change
It’s easily carried in your wallet or purse
Yours are available through any of the Oxfordshire Lions clubs,
in Doctor’s surgeries and through your Age UK Oxfordshire
contacts too. Otherwise ring 01993 772241 or e-mail
1 Don’t rush into anything
If you think you’ve been offered a great deal, don’t agree to it
immediately. A genuine offer is unlikely to require an instant
decision. Ask your family and friends what they think or call an
advice agency such as Citizens Advise Consumer Service on 03454
040506. For suspected pensions scams call The Pensions Advisory
Service on 0300 123 1047.
2 Make sure the company is reputable
Before you commit to buying, check the seller. Does the company
have a contact number that works and a postal address, and is it
a member of a trade association? Financial companies must be
authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – you can
check a www.fca.org.uk/register or call 0800 111 6768.
3 Be wise to cold call scams
Ignore unsolicited invitations such as letters, emails or phone
calls offering a brilliant investment or saying you’ve won a
lottery. Never reply to these – it shows your details are active
which will encourage scammers to contact you again. Contact the
Mailing Preference Service on 0845 703 4599 to have your name
taken off UK direct mailing lists. Check your email account is
set up to filter spam.
4 Be aware of new pension scams
New rules allowing people to access their pension pots from age
55 have brought with them new scams. Be cautious of anyone that
claims to know about loopholes, talks about overseas investments
or says you can get your money before the age of 55. The FCA
lists current scams at www.fca.gov.uk/scamsmart. Visit the
Government’s Pension Wire website for free and impartial
guidance on your pension options
5 Report it
Anyone can be taken in by a scam, so don’t feel embarrassed or
ashamed if it happens to you. If you think you’ve been scammed,
or you’ve spotted a scam report the scam to the police and
contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 to report it and get help.
See our free guide Avoiding scams or visit our Scams page at:
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
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.
20 minutes of three different types of exercise, £5
per session, Wednesday nights, Elderbank Hall, 8-9pm, Call Steph
CALENDAR OF EVENTS – please refer to newsletter for further
1 December Brize Norton
School Christmas Bake Off & Fayre 3.30-5pm
4 December Parish Council meeting, 7.30pm
9 December Neighbourhood Plan open
afternoon’ in the Elderbank Hall
15 December Preschool Christmas Nativity
17 December Candlelit Carol Service at St
18 December Carol singing in the village
24 December Midnight Mass 1130pm
25 December Christmas day service 9.15am
8 January 2018 Parish Council meeting,
7.30pm Sports Pavilion
2 February 2018 Preschool hosting a handbag
4 February 2018 Christingle service 10am
5 February 2018 Parish Council meeting,
7.30pm Sports Pavilion
5 March 2018 Parish Council meeting, 7.30pm
24 June 2018 Village gardens open for the
National Garden Scheme
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20187 issue should be received by Garry Griffin
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