A belated Happy New Year to all residents as we start to
think about events for 2019.
This may include an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary
of D Day in June. RAF Brize Norton Squadrons played an important
part in D day, carrying paratroopers and towing Horsa gliders.
Many troops were billeted in tents on farmland around Brize
Norton prior to 6th June 1944 landings. It would be a good
opportunity to get the poppies on display again and decorate the
village. Let Keith Glazier know if you have any ideas on
The Village Bash is scheduled for 7th July and the 46th
Horticultural show should be 25th August 2019 TBC. This year’s
Village Meeting on Tuesday 21st May at 7:30pm in the Elder Bank
Your Councillors have had regular meetings with Bloor Homes and
WODC regarding the new development and overall the results are
very positive with regard to improvements to footpaths,
clarifications on parking and naming of streets. We are quite
positive that we will have streets named after Brize Norton’s
Roll of Honour from World War One and have received permission
from families for the names to be used. We will provide more
information in the next publication. Those of you that have
driven or walked past the entrance to Brize Meadow will have
noticed the first houses are well under way.
A major part of this development is the construction of 700
houses and apartments of which 245 will be ‘Affordable Rented’
or ‘Low Cost Home Ownership’. There is an agreement to build a
mix of 185 rented and shared ownership homes initially, but a
decision has still to be made regarding the final 60. These will
either be 60 ‘extra care’ apartments or an additional 60 rented
and shared homes.
Our Neighbourhood Plan Community Survey indicated that at least
32 households or individuals within a household, were interested
in purchasing their first property. If you are interested in
renting a property, you will need to register with the
Homeseeker plus scheme which is operated by WODC
www.homeseekerplus.co.uk If you are interested in ‘shared
ownership’ property, you will need to register with
www.helptobuysouth.co.uk who work in conjunction with WODC.
Further information can be found on the WODC web site
www.westoxon.gov.uk/housing-links/buying-a-home. I hope this is
of interest to future home seekers.
Tony Shillingford (Chairman)
As many of you will have seen, a company called Gigaclear has
been installing fibre optic cabling to premises (FTTP) in the
north of the village (Burford Road, Minster Road & Elm Grove).
Unfortunately, the rest of the village is not receiving this
service and we have to continue relying on BT’s fibre optic
cabling to a cabinet (FTTC) which is situated on the south side
of Carterton Road near the old vicarage and thereafter, the old
copper cable (and some are a different material) network to our
This means the further away from the cabinet we are, the worse
our download speed. Many people have complained about slow
download speeds or it is dropping out altogether at peak
I have spoken to BT about these concerns and they have advised
that there is a new initiative called ‘Community Fibre
Partnerships’. This is a scheme where the fibre to the premises
(FTTP) is part funded by BT, the government (via a voucher
scheme) and the householder.
However, the more people that are interested in this scheme, the
greater the value of the vouchers and therefore the final cost
to the householder could be the same, if not cheaper, than those
If we have enough members of our community who would be
interested in obtaining ultra -fast broadband (a figure of
300Mbps has been quoted), we can register our interest with
Openreach’s Community Fibre programme. They will then be able to
give us a more accurate idea of cost which could be as low as
£100.00 per household. They would also come and discuss the
project with us at our next Annual Village Meeting.
Ultra-fast broadband would allow multiple users to have
simultaneous trouble-free access to broadband including live
If you are interested in joining this scheme, then please email
our Parish Clerk to let us know:
If we can generate enough interest, I will register our
community onto the programme.
Our gratitude goes to Fred Bellenger who has been mowing the sports field
for over 50 years for us and has agreed to carry on
for another year! However, he will be teaching
another couple of people during this year just in
case he fancies handing over for 2020.
Parish Council meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each
month. Meetings are held in the Brize Norton Sports and Social
Club, opposite the Elder Bank Hall and the public are welcome to
The next meetings are:
Monday 4th March 7:30pm
Monday 1st April 7:30pm
Allotment meeting Monday 1st April at 7:00pm (payments from
Monday 13th May 7:30pm
Annual Parish Meeting Tuesday 21st May 7:30pm Elder Bank Hall
Monday 3rd June 7:30pm
KNOW YOUR COUNCILLORS
We are pleased to introduce you to your councillors, with their
Tony Shillingford - Chairman
Wendy Way — Vice-Chair
Andy Ball - Legal
Ben Campion – Liaison with West Brize Norton Development (Brize
Les Goble – Neighbourhood Plan
Pip Squire - Planning
Cllr Alex Postan WODC (District Councillor)
Cllr Nicolas Field-Johnson OCC (County Councillor)
Please contact the clerk.
Last Christmas we gave monetary gifts to 40 pensioners/widows.
If you are a Brize Norton resident, Pensioner or Widow and would
welcome a little bit of extra cash at Christmas time please let
Fred Bellenger 841189
Nothing much to report over the winter except for a
couple of invasions of cattle which luckily didn’t do
much damage. Hopefully their owner has now closed off
their escape route.
Several plots will be coming
available shortly. If you would like to take one on
please let the Clerk or myself know so you can go on the
waiting list. Priority is given to Brize Norton
Fred Bellenger 841189 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our local farmer has requested that during the months of March
and April that we keep our dogs on a lead or keep them close to
us so that ground nesting animals – Skylarks, Grey Partridge,
Pheasants and Leverets, do not have their nests disturbed or
worse, destroyed. Thank you.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those
responsible dog owners who are clearing up after their dogs (and
some are clearing up other owner’s dog mess!) making the
pavements and field footpaths a more enjoyable and safer place
Unfortunately, I am receiving even more complaints than normal
that there is still a minority of people who do not act
responsibly and fail to clear up after their dogs. Station Road
and the Public Right of Way in the field between the rear of
Daubigny Mead and Chestnut Close are particularly bad at the
Dog mess is unpleasant for everyone and it’s a serious health
risk as it can cause toxocara canis, which is a terrible disease
for children and young adults to catch. With our local farmer
about to bring his livestock out for grazing, it is worth
remembering that it is also dangerous for pregnant cattle.
Could I please ask that all dog owners act responsibly?
DOG WALKING ETTIQUETTE
Whilst most dogs are confident and sociable around other dogs
and enjoy nothing more than being off-lead, others are not and
therefore need to be given space. If a dog is on-lead, you
should not let your dog go up to it. There are many reasons why
a dog might be on-lead, but generally it is because the owner is
Some reasons why a dog might be on-lead:
S/he is aggressive or nervous (towards people or other dogs)
She is in season
S/he is recovering from surgery
S/he is old, frail, deaf, blind or in?rm
S/he is contagious
S/he is being trained
Just as we don't all go up and hug every stranger we pass in the
street, so it is not realistic to expect your dog to be allowed
to greet every dog you pass. To help your fellow dog walkers
more easily identify that your dog is on-lead, especially from a
distance in the fields, there are lots of great walking
accessories to help, such as bandanas, collars, harnesses and
leads (yellow) that all warn others that your dog needs some
space. These can be a great way of just making people stop
coming straight up to your dog, or to encourage them to keep
their own dog away.
I visited my family in Worthing over the Christmas break and
when the time came to take our dog for her evening walk, I found
that the open fields that I once walked in, and even the green
recreational spaces between the houses in the 1950’s estates,
have all been built on! A walk through suburbia it was! This
made me realise just how fortunate we are to have the open
fields to the east and north of our village plus Kilkenny Lane
Country Park. Long may it last!
Thank you to the residents at the south end of Manor Road for
the way they are parking. If you could kindly continue to allow
enough room for push chairs, wheel chairs or visually impaired
people to pass between your vehicle and the houses, this should
alleviate any further complaints.
If you find any problems with the footpaths, stiles or signs
then please let me know via the Parish Clerk (email@example.com),
preferably with a picture of the issue, and I will speak to the
I look forward to meeting you should our ‘paths cross’. Happy
Les Goble (Footpath Warden)
It became very apparent from the Neighbourhood Plan Survey that
villagers (including our children at the Primary School) were
extremely concerned about speeding in the village and a group of
volunteers has got together and over the next few months will be
out in the village conducting speed watches with a Speed
Indicator Device (SID).
The device measures the speed that drivers are going down a
particular road and whilst tickets are not issued, letters are
sent out to offending motorists by Thames Valley Police. Repeat
offenders will suffer more serious consequences.
In addition to this, the data collected by the volunteers is
passed over to our road policing colleagues who will then
determine if it is appropriate to carry out some structured and
frequent speed enforcement.
We are looking for more volunteers to come and join us so if you
are interested then please contact me by email,
or come and introduce yourself if you see us out conducting a Speed Watch.
Councillor Wendy Way
Q. What do these RAF Stations all have in common: Waddington,
Honington, Halton, Wyton, Cosford, Akrotiri, St Athan,
Lossiemouth and Brize Norton?
A. They all have an RAF Voluntary Band!
|If you have worked or lived at any of these Stations, perhaps
you saw or heard a band in the various Messes performing at
dining in nights, or on graduation or freedom parades, at the
Station Christmas Carol service, Families day or at Remembrance
events. Chances are, you probably thought they were RAF
The ‘Voluntary’ part in the title distinguishes the bands from
the full-time RAF musicians and highlights that members give up
their spare time to take part in Station functions and events in
the local community, representing the RAF. Serving RAF Voluntary
Bandsmen are awarded a badge on their No.1 uniform in
recognition of their commitment. Service Bands, be they
full-time or voluntary, are tasked to support the ethos of the
Armed Forces by reinforcing through music the pride, comradeship
and traditions that Service personnel share.
The RAF Brize Norton Voluntary band was formerly ‘The Wessex
band’, based at
Lyneham; it moved here when the Hercules relocated to Brize
Norton back in 2012. The band (as all voluntary bands are) is
made up of Service personnel, veterans from all services,
dependants, MOD civilians, Contractors on base and people from
RAF Brize Norton is by far the largest Station in the RAF with a
huge number of people working here, but it also has a high
percentage of personnel that deploy regularly to support
Aircraft Operations. This makes it difficult for Service
personnel to commit to regular rehearsals but those people do
give their time up whenever they can. As is the case in most
Voluntary bands, it is the civilian members that give the band
The band is always looking for new members, to join in whenever
you can, so if you fancy a new challenge in the New Year, why
not pick up your instrument again – even if it’s been years
since you last played. If you no longer have an instrument, we
have several available and everyone is welcome. Military bands
are brass and woodwind and have people of all abilities; we’re a
friendly bunch that enjoy playing for pleasure.
If you are organising an event for your section or squadron, and
would like some live music, our repertoire ranges from Military
music, film music, popular music, Christmas to Oktoberfest; we
pretty much have all bases covered! You’ll find us in the Band
room, above the ‘Common Room’ on Monday evenings between 1800
and 2000 or look us up on the RAF Brize Norton Home page, under ‘clubs and sports’ then ‘other clubs’. You’ll find contact
info on there and a Band request form.
NEW UNION FLAG FOR REPATRIATION MEMORIAL GARDEN
A specialist flag manufacturing company has donated a new Union
flag for the Repatriation Memorial Garden at Brize Norton.
Newton Newton started providing flags when repatriation
ceremonies were held at Royal Wootton Bassett and continued to
do so when the ceremonies moved to Brize Norton in September
Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member and Armed Forces Champion at
West Oxfordshire District Council said, “Newton Newton has been
most generous with the presentation of flag poles and Union
Flags both at Wotton Bassett and here at our Memorial Garden, to
show support for our fallen troops.
“I think I speak not only for West Oxfordshire, but for the
entire country, when I offer the company my most sincere thanks
for its act of support and recognition.”
The traditionally-made Union flag is the centrepiece of the
Memorial Garden which plays host to repatriation ceremonies as
they travel from RAF Brize Norton to the John Radcliffe
Hospital. The flag is lowered to half-mast for repatriation
Newton Newton also donated the flag pole for the Repatriation
Memorial Garden at Brize Norton, as well as the one that is at
Royal Wootton Bassett.
|Mr Clifford Newton, founder of the company, said, “As a military
family, we are proud to donate to her Majesty’s Armed Forces.”
The Newton family have had military roots since the First World
War and established the business in 1975. They are now the UK’s
leading flag manufacturer supplying flags and ceremonial banners
to all branches of HM Armed services and to national and
international government departments and major corporations.
Photographed taking down the old flag and putting up the new one
are Cllr Norman MacRae (left) with Bill Oddy, Publica Group
|The Women’s World Day of Prayer has changed its name to World
Day of Prayer, so it really is for everyone! This year it is
being hosted by St Joseph’s Church, Carterton on Friday 1st
March at 7.00pm. Written by the women of Slovenia and entitled
“Come - Everything is Ready”, the service is always moving and
enjoyable. Refreshments follow the service.
Happy 2019 from everyone at Brize Norton School! We have been
very busy as always since my last entry for this newsletter,
especially around Christmas time. Before Christmas, in November,
we had a first for our school: 30 of our children performed a
version of “The Tempest” at the New Theatre Oxford in front of
an audience of several hundred people. I was extremely proud of
them all for their courage, determination and creativity.
Then on to Christmas, definitely our busiest time of the year.
It all kicked off on Thursday 13th December with our
whole-school trip to the pantomime, this year to Chipping Norton
Theatre. Then on Monday 17th we had two performances of “The
Magical Christmas Box” by our Foundation and Key Stage One
children. This was a truly magical performance, a step more
complicated that plays we have done before, in which every child
had at least one line to speak including our very youngest
children – and they were magnificent. This was followed on
Tuesday and Wednesday by Key Stage 2’s hilarious production of
“Panto Pandemonium” (imagine six pantomimes in one play, all
going wrong together, and you’ll get the idea). Thursday was the
Christmas dinner, no small undertaking with all the children,
staff, governors and volunteers (of whom we have so many) eating
together. Finally, on Friday we were welcomed by St Britius’
Church for our annual carol service, including descants sung by
our choir and a good number of solo instrumental performances
(with one on the organ!). Phew! It was a wonderful week but we
certainly all deserved our Christmas break.
The new term has now begun in earnest. The Spring term is a key
one for learning, with all the children settled in to their
classes and doing well. Despite the cold we’re continuing with
Forest School, for the younger children on Monday and the older
ones on Tuesday, and our youngest children are also going
swimming every week. There are plenty of other trips and events
too – we are never bored at Brize Norton School.
If you are available on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon and would
like to volunteer with Forest School, we would be very grateful
– please contact the school office. Volunteers to help with
reading during the afternoons are also always welcome; Phil and
Mary Holmes have been doing this for many years to the great
benefit of our children.
As always we will start with a huge thank you to everyone who
supported our events, we managed to raise over £1000 in our
Christmas Craft Morning and Bake Off & Bazaar before the end of
term. The Valentines Disco raised £245 and was thoroughly
enjoyed by all!
As well as providing the school with 10 new iPads, this term, we
have also agreed to pay for ‘Reading Eggs’ which is an online
platform that helps children read with games and activities, the
school have found that by using this app children who struggle
to access reading in a conventional way are enjoying reading.
Our up coming events are;
KS2 Movie Night - Friday 1st March
We are holding our first ever in school cinema, with snacks and
a choice of movie for our older children. Tickets will be £6
available from the school office in advance.
Quiz Night - Friday 15th March
Our ever popular school Quiz will return on March 15th £7 per
person including a light supper. Tables are a maximum of 6. To
book contact Lauren 07766521443.
We look forward to seeing you all at the quiz!
For any questions, to make a donation or for events please
contact Lauren Jacobs - Chair Person 07766521443
Brize Norton Village Preschool operates from the Elder Bank Hall
Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm and Friday 9am-12pm term time only. We
offer places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Funding is available
subject to terms and conditions. Prices start at £13.50 per
session. We are now full until July but we are already accepting
waiting lists for September 2019. We are holding to open
afternoons on the 7th and 21st June 1pm-2.30pm. Please call
07769617696 for more information or to register your interest
More information can we found on our website
please email us at
We all have a personal story of how the NHS have provided help
and care when it was most needed. It is an institution that has
been there for our family, our friends, and for those who have
no one else to turn to. The NHS has a special place in our
hearts, and it is right that we ensure it is protected and
supported for future generations.
Earlier this year, the Government launched its NHS Long Term
Plan: a 10-year plan setting out how our NHS will continue to
help those who need it most, overcoming challenges and making
the most of opportunities in the years to come. This Plan has
been developed and driven by clinicians, medical experts and –
perhaps most importantly – patients. I welcome the content of
the Plan and its central principle, in particular, that
prevention is better than cure. This is what our modern, growing
population needs: support to keep people healthy, with a focus
on preventing illness as much as curing it.
Of the £20.5billion that will be injected into the NHS over the
next five years, the biggest increase in funding will go to
primary and community care. GPs are the bedrock of our NHS –
especially in rural areas such as West Oxfordshire – and it is
right that our GPs receive this increased support for the vital
work that they do. When I am out and about knocking on doors in
the local area, the importance of GP services is frequently
raised by constituents, so I know this will be welcome news
Other elements of the plan include – but are not limited to – a
flagship ambition to improve cancer survival rates with earlier
screening programmes and diagnosis; improvements in the
prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases;
better access to mental health services; fighting inequalities
by expanding support for veterans and 'care after custody'
services; making digital health services a mainstream part of
the NHS; and making the NHS a world-class employer, focusing on
the improvement of working conditions for those who have
dedicated their lives to helping others.
In the coming months, NHS services will work with communities to
shape how this will look at a local level, ensuring each area
has the right support according to local needs. Again, this is
welcome news as the needs of West Oxfordshire healthcare
services are entirely different to those in, say, Manchester,
and it is right that this is reflected in the Long Term Plan.
This new vision for our NHS – along with the management and
funding to deliver it – is something to be celebrated, and it is
a hugely encouraging step forward for the future of healthcare
After a very successful Open Gardens Event in 2018, with the
added benefit of a glorious hot summers day, we are all looking
forward to this years Event that will be held on Sunday, 9th
June, commencing at 1:00pm.
This year we have two new gardens that will be taking part this
year. So we would like to welcome the gardening family from the
converted Chapel in Manor Road and the gardening family from
Rose Cottage in Station Road who will be helping us raise funds
for the NGS and local village charities.
As a result there will be a total of 12 Gardens from the village
that will take part in this Event, along with the Flower
Festival, that will be held in the Church.
We will be opening earlier this year at 1:00pm, so we hope that
the weather is kind to us, as it has been for the previous two
years, which have been quite exceptional.
If there are any keen gardeners in the village who would like to
join us in the future that would like to take part in this
worthwhile charitable Event, then please do not hesitate to
contact us. You will be made most welcome.
So now we look forward to meeting you all at the Event on Sunday
The Brize Norton NGS Open Gardens Group
|We have an interesting mix
of Speakers confirmed and outings scheduled in 2019.
March – Annual General Meeting.
April – John Caldicott returns and will
speak on the topic of “Daisy’s Story – An Unmarried
Mother in the 1930’s”. This will certainly be an
interesting evening as it is a moving story about
John’s Mother and the circumstances that led to her
handing him over as a baby to be raised in the
May – If you want to learn what your or
someone else’s “Body Language” is revealing, join us
as Bayley Eyley gives clues on what to watch out
for, on this topic.
June – Come along to Carol Warren-Smith’s
fun presentation on “Traditional England Songs –
We meet at the Elder Bank Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of
the month at 7:30 p.m. and look forward to welcoming
anyone who may be interested in fellowship and joining
this worthwhile organisation that supports the community
of Brize Norton.
Janet A. Albury-Simpson
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas services,
carol singing, quiz and Christingle service.
Recently the PCC’s of St Britius and St John the Evangelist,
Carterton have been working together and meeting with the Bishop
of Dorchester to produce a job profile and advert for the post
of Rector for the Benefice. The job has been advertised and we
await applications with a view to interviewing for the post in
|We raise money through various initiatives and would
welcome your support to keep St Britius as visible and
permanent sign of the Christian community in the
village. We welcome everyone to a fundraising pancake
supper evening on Shrove Tuesday, 5 March,
6pm to 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 per person entitling you
to two pancakes (sweet and/or savoury). We are grateful
to the headmistress for letting us use the facilities of
the school hall.
During Lent we are also repeating the ‘Smarties
Tube’ fundraiser. Please take a tube of Smarties (on the
table inside the church), eat the contents (or store
them in another container until Easter Day) and then
fill the tube with coins - 20p and £1 coins fit well -
donating money saved from your Lenten abstinence. Return
the tube to us at Easter.
Thank you to everyone who has renewed their membership of the
Friends and supported us over the last year. If you are not
already a member please consider joining – we ask for a minimum
donation of £10 and you will receive a newsletter to keep you up
to date with our future projects. For more details of all
fundraisers please contact Phil - 843856 or Carolyn - 844102.
We would welcome you to join us for the following events and
Our Mothering Sunday Service is on
Sunday 31st March. Children
are invited to come to 52a Station Road on Saturday 30th March
at 3pm to make posies that will then be presented at the 9.15am
service (contact Carolyn – 844102).
Our Celebration of Easter starts on Palm Sunday
14th April with the 9.15am Communion Service and
then continues as follows:
Maundy Thursday 18th April Holy Communion
Good Friday 19th April service of reflection and prayer at 4pm
Easter Day 21st April Holy Communion at
All are welcome to the Pilgrim discussion group each Wednesday
lunchtime 12.30pm to 1.30pm (soup lunch provided - for more
details speak with Ben – 358690) and to the Wednesday evening
Holy Communion service at 7.00pm.
For further details of the church services or our other regular
activities refer to the notices on the church door or log onto
the website www.bncommunity.org.
Rev Ian Howard can be contacted on 07867784693 or via e-mail
Members of the club enjoyed a very good Christmas meal at The
Trout, Lechlade; thanks to Penny and the staff.
We have already enjoyed our sing-a-long with Cliff and Pat in
January. Our future programme is as follows:
Tues 5th March ‘Bob’s poems’ read by Margaret
Tues 19th March Coffee Morning 10.30am at
Joy’s, 4 Squire’s Close. Bring and Buy, Raffle,
Tues 2nd April Cream tea, quiz
Tues 16th April Visit to Yarnton Garden
We are a village group of 27 members. We have an outing or meet
on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.
Meetings are at 4 Squires
Close at 2pm. After we enjoy sandwiches, tea and home-made
cakes, thanks to June, Connie and Benita.
For more information,
ring Joy on 842373 or look on the village notice boards.
|Witney - We meet at Witney’s Windrush Leisure Centre
at 10 am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 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 outside the Town Hall,
Carterton at 10am. The walks are 1–2 miles long. For
more information contact Barbara Goudal on 01993 845923.
COFFEE MORNING – TUESDAY 19th MARCH
OVER 60’S CLUB
Everyone welcome -
10.30am 4 Squire’s Close
Bring and buy and
We meet every Thursday evening in the Elder
Bank Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. We dance ballroom,
Latin and sequence dances to CDs. We have tea
and biscuits in the interval. For more
information please ring Joy on 842373.
Brize Norton Brownies are a small friendly group who meet Monday
evenings during term time.
This year Brownies have launched a new program consisting of six
themes. In each theme the girls get to choose a set of skill
builder activities to do, complete with A4 cards that tell the
girls what equipment they need and what to do, which means the
girls get to take more control of what they do. We will also be
doing activities around the theme and badges are awarded as
goals are met. We will still be including all of our old
favourite games, cooking, crafts, parties, theme nights and
outings. The girls have chosen to start with skills for our
future and we will be cooking Fajita’s, shopping till you drop,
coin hunting and making a room in a box in the near future.
If you are aged 7 to 10 and would like to join us please contact
me on 842013 or join us via the Guiding website.
Contact Barbie on 842013 or go on the Guiding website.
|The 6th June this year is the 75th anniversary of
Brize Norton and RAF Brize Norton played
a significant part in the D-Day.
Hundreds of troops were billeted in tents spread
around Brize Norton Village and on RAF Brize Norton,
many Horsa gliders ferried troops for landings in
If you are interested in helping to organise an
event or have any ideas of how the village could
celebrate this anniversary, please contact Keith Glazier
by emailing him at
Friday 1st March
World Day of Prayer
Friday 1st March
(BNPS) K2 Movie Evening
Monday 4th March
Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 5th March
Tuesday 5th March 6:00pm Shrove
Tuesday Pancakes St. Britius’s Church
Friday 15th March
(BNPS) KS1 Quiz Evening
(Over 60) Coffee Morning
Sunday 31st March
Mothering Day Service
Monday 1st April 7:00pm
Monday 1st April 7:30pm
Parish Council Meeting
(WI) Daisy’s Story—an unmarried mother in the
Tuesday 2nd April 2:00pm
(Over 60) Cream tea, quiz, chat
14th April 9:15am
Palm Sunday Service
Tuesday 16th April
(Over 60) Yarnton Garden Centre
18th April 7:30pm
Maunday Thursday Holy Communion
19th April 4:00pm
Good Friday Service
Sunday 21st April
Easter Sunday Service
Tuesday 7th May 7:30pm
(WI) Body Language with Bayley Eyley
Monday 13th May 7:30pm
Annual Parish Council Meeting
21st May 7:30pm
Annual Parish Meeting in the Elder Bank Hall
Monday 3rd June 7:30pm
Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 4th June
(WI) Traditional English Songs - Pandemonium
Thursday 6th June
Sunday 9th June
NGS Garden Event
The Parish Council publish this newsletter, which should be
distributed around Brize Norton village at the beginning of
March, June, September and December.
If you wish to submit an
entry the deadline is the 15th of February, May, August and
If you do not receive a newsletter please contact the