Brize Norton Parish Council Newsletter
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Here is the text from the June 2013 Newsletter Published here with permission of the Parish Council.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - RIDE OF RESPECT
|We meet every Monday at The Elder bank Hall and play from 8 pm until 10
pm; all ages from teenage to active retired are most welcome. It cost
just £2.50 per session.
For more details ring Tina on 842268 or Liz on 843196 or just come along to the hall.
|The 2012/13 season is now finished and the club can hold its head high
after a campaign of ups and downs. The first team finished a very
respectable 5th in the WDFA Division 1, played 20, won 10, drew 2, lost
8, goals for 51 and goals against 39. At the time of writing this, not
all the WDFA Division 3 fixtures had been completed but the Reserve team
finished the season amongst a group of clubs that avoided relegation
comfortably but didn't manage to break into the chasing pack just above
them, played 20, won 6, drew 2, lost 12, goals for 31 and goals against
Well done and thank you to Richard Taylor and Simon Cook for running the first team, and Chris Cope and Michael Sollis for handling reserve team affairs. Thanks also to Olly Puddle for his hard work in organising the end of season do and 50th Anniversary, Nicholas Merriman for running the bar and fund raising, Mark Sollis for marking out the pitch, Richard Clarke for cooking the books, and Fred Bellenger for cutting the grass and looking after the pitch. I?m sure that there are other people who have put in a lot of effort to make sure that there is a game of football on a Saturday afternoon, so a big thank you to these guys too.
On Saturday 18th May, Brize Norton Football Club celebrated its 50th anniversary. Very few village football clubs get to this significant milestone. Fred Bellenger, Bob Watts, Frank Merriman etc. could not have imagined that when they formed the club, 50 years later that it would still be going let alone in the strong position that it is today. The club has had many successes over the years, several Premier Division titles, Oxfordshire Junior Shield triumphs, Fred Ford cups, Senior Challenge cups etc etc.
Well done and thank you to all those who have made the club what it is
over the years, there isn't room or time to mention everyone but here
are a few - Fred Bellenger, Bob Watts, Frank Merriman, Steve Carpenter,
Richard Clarke, Simon Cook,
Following the Parish Council request for information regarding photos
taken of the village residents at the Millennium celebrations we are
pleased to report they have been tracked down.
The Parish Council would like to thank Dr Philip Holmes for all his work in collating information and producing a village history booklet that will be circulated to all homes in the parish free of charge in the near future. Dr Holmes is still keen to receive any further village history related material you have, in particular photos so that an online archive can be established. Please contact Dr Holmes at Church Farmhouse (843856) or email@example.com or alternatively contact the clerk. Any material can be returned to you immediately after scanning.
|The scaffolding that has shrouded the church since September is down and the roof project is on course to be completely finished this month. Alongside the Open Gardens, the church has a flower festival and will be open and full of flowers arranged by the ladies who opening their gardens on Sunday 16th June. Please come and visit as you tour the village on that day - open from 1.00-6.00 pm.|
|We thought it would be a great idea to combine our Songs of Praise
Service at the end of Gardens Open Day with a Thanksgiving Service for
the roof completion. We have invited Colin, our Bishop, to the service
and he has said he is very much looking forward to coming. We do hope
everyone, particularly all Friends, who has been involved in any way
with supporting the fund raising effort will join us to give thanks for
a job well done. The service will consist of readings, hymns and prayers
and an address by Bishop Colin. There will be refreshments after the
service which will be on Sunday 16th June at 7.30 pm.
ALL ARE WELCOME - Do come and join the celebration!
Friends of St Britius have raised £1,680 with their subscriptions this year. If not needed for the roof then this will make a start on the new heating fund!
Members of the church will also be raising funds and helping out at the Horticultural Show and Cricket Festival on August Bank Holiday Monday. We would welcome your support there.
The early warm weather of the May bank holiday seems a long time ago now. At the time of writing this article the normal English summer has set in and as last year the cricket season has got off to a wet one.
|Ever the optimist, the sun will shine and we will all enjoy the rest of the summer ... The summer of sport in Brize Norton will continue despite what the heavens can throw at us. Cricket will be played on Saturdays - a full fixture booklet is available at the pavilion.|
The Aunt Sally team - The Nortoners - continue to do battle on a
Thursday evening at the pavilion - although on a home and away basis.
Again details can be found at the pavilion or please contact Bob Watts.
Please don't forget the August Bank Holiday festivities! Monday 26th August, the annual six-a-side cricket, horticultural show and local charities needing your support.
We always welcome your support so why not come along a "cheer on" the teams and even enjoy a drink. You never know the weather may be so hot that a cold drink is just what is needed!!! We can only wish.
|Now that the money for the church roof has been raised, Lucy & Mark Artus from Grange Farm, Burford Road, Brize Norton have decided to hold their very successful and enjoyable "Opera in the Garden" evening for the third year running, but this year they are raising money for Cancer Research UK. People bring their own picnics and come and listen to a group of local performers called "Charity Opera" sing all the best known pieces from operas and musicals. It is a very informal and entertaining evening with two performances of around 40-45 minutes with an interval in the middle when people are able to purchase desserts, a glass or bottle of wine or a jug of Pimms and continue on with their picnics! There is a very good raffle with prizes ranging from a luxury picnic hamper overflowing with goodies, a voucher for "Afternoon Tea for Two" at Charingworth Manor Hotel near Chipping Campden, plus items from the Garden Trading Company, Aston Pottery, Giles Sports Toys & Cycles and Burford Garden Centre to name but a few.|
|Ticket prices are £10 per person (£15 if bought on the
night) with a £10 reduction for groups of 6 or more. So please
support this very good cause and get a few friends or family
members together, pack a picnic and come and enjoy an evening in
Brize Norton garden gazing at a Grade II listed dovecote whilst listening to some lovely music.
For more information or tickets, please contact Lucy Artus on 01993 843713 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On 28th March 2013 at Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford, Mrs Joy Douglas was one of 87 men and 87 women pensioners (one for each of the Queen's 87 years) presented with Maundy money in recognition of their service to their communities and their churches. The Maundy money is contained in two purses, one white and one red and there was a 5p and 50p coin commemorating the 60th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation together with uniquely minted Maundy Money that takes the form of silver one, two, three and four penny pieces. Joy writes of the "wonderful experience" of receiving the purses in the service and then attending a meal in the Christ Church great hall.
THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS JOY.
Details of repatriations are usually received on a Monday. Notices will be displayed on the village notice boards at the earliest opportunity. Further details may be found on the Oxfordshire County Council web site. Please note timings are always subject to change.
The Horticultural Show is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. We have therefore followed this theme in our programme to mark the occasion and we would hope to encourage existing and new entrants to enter this year. With this in mind we have changed a number of the cookery and craft classes to try to emphasise this event. Some of the new classes are to write a limerick, home made sweets, handwriting for the children and a collection of items in a matchbox which will be a class for all.
In the Cookery section you can decorate a cake to celebrate our Ruby Anniversary, as well as bake shortbread, a quiche and the hotly contended "cake from the recipe provided" - this year we will be asking you to bake a Red Velvet Sponge Cake. We look forward to many entries in this section and all the other cookery classes. We have changed the cider class to a home made cordial, so you could have a go at blackcurrant, rhubarb, apple cordial, or any other one that you would like.
In the Handicraft Section we have added another flower arranging class, the limerick, hand made jewellery, a hand made shopping bag and the matchbox collection. We have dropped the home made toy and any other needlecraft class this year.
We would like to thank our judges who turn up every year to judge the vast array of items we have entered; without them this show wouldn't be possible, so a big thank you to them both.
Entry forms will be available in the Pavilion at all times, from A K
Timms, and from Bev Tyrell (91 Station Road) and Judy Gush (Painswick
House, Carterton Road). So please collect an entry form for all the
information on the classes and we look forward to all your entries this
year. ÿGood luck to you all.
Bev Tyrell and Judy Gush
At the end of February, Brize Norton Primary School was
inspected by Ofsted: the Office for Standards in Education,
Children's Services and Skills. Our school was rated OUTSTANDING
in all areas and was the first Oxfordshire primary school to be
judged as such since the introduction of a new, more rigorous
inspection framework in September 2012.
Obviously we are delighted with this report. The inspection team spent two days analysing the achievement data of all children, observing lessons across all age groups, scrutinising children's books and teacher's planning, talking with groups of children and individuals, as well as meeting with staff, governors and some parents. The report confirms that we have a highly dedicated staff team, wonderful children and a very supportive parent body.
This term we have continued to build on our exciting curriculum. Our
whole school wondering this term has been, "Is it a kind of magic?" This
has been a science based topic with children experimenting and
investigating the magic of science. We have also enjoyed working with
the workshop companies, The Magic of Science and Science Oxford. This
term has also been made exciting for the children, as we have been part
of an iPad for education pilot. The children and staff have been busy
learning how new technologies can enhance learning in all subjects.
After Easter our Year 3 and 4 children enjoyed a fantastic night away at Legge House in Wiltshire. The children took part in many problem solving and team building activities over two days and loved singing around the camp fire in the evening. After half term our Year 5 and 6 children are looking forward to spending a week in Shrewsbury on an activity residential, before the Year 6 make their transition to secondary school.
|Our next big School Association event is our annual Summer Fete. This will be taking place on Friday 28th June 5.30 - 7.30pm. Please come along and support the school|
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As always you can keep up to date with all the exciting things we have been doing by visiting our school website at http://www.bnschool.org.
WODC recently gave members of parish councils the opportunity to attend tours around the Agrivert anaerobic digester unit at Cassington. All West Oxfordshire households have the opportunity to recycle their food waste as part of weekly collections run by the District Council and everything that is collected is taken to the plant. During the recycling process gases are captured and turned into electricity, while the end product is a nutrient-rich fertiliser known as "digestate". The Cassington plant processes food waste from across Oxfordshire and creates enough fertiliser for 1,000 hectares of farmland per year, along with enough electricity to power 4,000 homes daily.
WODC is organising road shows to encourage people to recycle their food waste and find out what happens to it, as well as pick up free compostable food waste caddy liners. These will take place from 10am-2pm on:
* Wednesday 5 June: Chipping Norton Market Square
* Thursday 6 June: Sainsbury's Witney
* Thursday 20 June: Carterton Co-op
* Saturday 29 June: Witney Farmers' Market
Shotokan Karate is a traditional form of Karate; it instils confidence, discipline and helps to improve co-ordination and concentration. Students work towards gaining their different coloured belts and ultimately their Black Belts and even going on to be 2nd, 3rd and 4th level Black Belts.We train every Friday at the Elderbank Hall 6pm until 7pm at £5.00 per lesson. There are no monthly fees you just pay as you train. On your very first lesson I will advise you regarding where the gradings take place, how many times a year, you will also be advised regarding our membership and licence fees. For the months of June and July if you come along to train I am offering 4 weeks for the price of 2, you would only pay the first 2 lessons and weeks 3 and 4 will be free, after this time you should know whether Shotokan is for you and you will then be given the paperwork to enable you to join us. All levels are welcome whether you are a complete beginner or are wishing to return to Shotokan Karate after a break.
- please refer to newsletter for further information
16 June Royal British Legion - Ride of Respect - from 9.00 to midday (approx)
16 June National Open Gardens 1pm-6pm - 14 gardens throughout the village
16 June Songs of Praise ? St Britius Church 7.30pm (photocall 7.15pm)
18 June Coffee morning 4 Squire's Close 10.30am on behalf of Over 60?s club
20 June WODC food waste recycling road show, Carterton Co-op 10am-2pm
22 June Opera in the Garden, Grange Farm from 6pm
28 June "Vive la France" Primary school summer fete 5.30-7.30pm
14 July Family fun day event and barbecue on behalf of Pre-school
26 August Bank Holiday Horticultural show and 6 aside cricket
|As a race we are frequently informed that we do not complain
effectively or sufficiently. Sometimes it is just a case of not knowing
to whom the complaint should be directed at. Detailed are a few useful
telephone numbers of responsible bodies. If something is bothering you
report it and hopefully your situation and that of others may improve.
All entries for inclusion in the September 2013 issue should be received by the clerk by
15 August 2013.
Chairman: Keith Glazier (843640) Vice-Chairman: Fred Bellenger (841189)
Councillors: Stuart Guest, James Gillies, Laurence Taylor, Pip Squire
Clerk to the Council: Carolyn Peach, 52a Station Road, Brize Norton (844102)
Oxford County Council: Neil Owen, 'Robinswood". Frog Lane, Milton-u-Wychwood, OX7 6JZ.
WODC: Verena Hunt, 2 Rocky Banks, Brize Norton (841853)
Meetings held in the Pavilion, first Monday every month at 7.30 pm, all welcome to attend.
|The Church||Rev James Maddern||844175|
|The School||Mark Smith (Head)||842488|
|School Governors||Shane Rae||842488|
|Football Club||Simon Cook||841096/07825 002298|
|Ladies FC||Jenny McDowell||07894 495500|
|BN S&SC/Cricket Club||Tim Gush||846730|
|Elderbank Hall||Diane Davies||843430|
|Horticultural Show||Judy Gush||846730|
|Women's Institute||Shelagh Chatterton||843136|
|Over 60's||Joy Douglas||842373|
|Open Gardens||Judy Gush||843730|
|Post 0ffice Sports Pavilion||Tues & Thurs 9:30-12:30 pm|
|Police (Carterton)||Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 & 13.00-15.30||101|
The following table lists only the regular events. There will be other bookings and readers should not assume that the hall is available without reference to Diane Davies (see below)
|Pre-school (3-5 years)||Mon - Fri||9 am - 12 noon||Alex Skym||07769617696|
|Mon, Tues & Wed||12.00 - 3 pm**|
|Brownies||Mondays||6 pm - 7.30 pm||Barbara Thorne||842013|
|Badminton||Mondays||8.00 - 10.30 pm||Mrs Morris|
|West Oxfordshire Woodturning Assoc||1st Tuesday in the month||8.00-10.00pm||David Spittles||776036|
|Women's Institute||2nd Tuesday in the month||7.30 - 10 pm||Shelagh Chatterton||843136|
|Rainbows||Wednesday||3.30 - 4.30pm||Barbara Thorne||842013|
|Wednesday||8 - 9 pm||Steph Hill||07970831061|
|Dancing Club||Thursdays||7.30 pm - 9.30 pm||Joy Douglas||842373|
|Karate||Fridays||6 pm - 7.00 pm||Tracy Haley||700464|
|Judo Club||Saturdays||9.30 - 11.30 am||Jonathan Gerrans||01865 8843399|
** Pre school opening hours
The Hall is available for Private Hire Contact:- Diane Davies on 843430