Welcome to the Spring 2022
edition of our Parish Newsletter. .
The Parish Council has a very busy time ahead
this year with lots of projects getting off the ground or
beginning to gain momentum.
The Elder Bank Hall extension stalled for a
while, due to unforeseen circumstances, but is now back on track
and we hope to be going out to local builders asking them to
tender for the works very soon.
Another committee has been formed to begin a
very exciting project to design a
Neighbourhood Equipped Area
for Play (NEAP)
on the west side of Brize Meadow and a third c o m m i t t e e
is working on Public Art projects. This is a financial
contribution from the
Developer and WODC to BNPC, allocated to
various projects for the betterment of the community affected by
the building of Brize Meadow.
If either of these projects are of
interest to you and you would like to be involved, please
contact the Council via the Clerk.
You will have seen a lot in the local news lately on the
subject of foul water discharge. We have suffered for many years
with the issue of surface
water flooding and surcharging of foul
water in the village and we are working closely with Thames
Water and Robert Courts to address this situation
to try and
alleviate them in the future. Some of you may have noticed
Thames Water Operatives working in the fields on the west and
east sides of
the village earlier this month. They are carrying
out cleaning and surveying of the foul and surface water pipes
to establish the cause of these problems
and provide engineering
We have also had some changes within the
Council with the resignation of Claire Stewart in December. We
would like to take this opportunity to thank
her for her
exuberance and contribution during her time with us and wish her
the very best for the future.
We have also welcomed a new member, Nick
Bamber. Nick and his wife moved into Brize Meadow just over a
year ago with their young family. By the time
you read this we
will have co-opted Adrian State into our final vacant Councillor
position which means that we are back up to our full number of
There will also be
District, Town and Parish Council elections on Thursday, 5th
2022 >and includes
Brize Norton. More on this later.
Parish Meeting is to be held in the Elder Bank Hall on Tuesday
7.30pm. This meeting
is held so that we can report to you
on the activities of your
Parish Council and is an open forum meeting for discussion and
The centre of this Newsletter is dedicated to
the efforts of our group of volunteers who have planned various
activities to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
you will agree that there is wide scope of activities for
everyone to join in with, whether it be one event or all of
them. It will be a weekend to remember.
Save the dates now!
Wendy Way (Chairman)
AROUND THE VILLAGE
We had a really positive response
from dog owners following the
‘Clean it Up’
campaign last summer and our village has been virtually
free from dog mess.
It is, therefore, really
disappointing to have to report that in January, a
person with a medium sized dog, has decided
footpaths and green spaces between Bognor Terrace and
Manor Road can be used for their dog’s toilet and
is no need for them to clean up the resultant mess!
I can only repeat the statement made
by our WODC Cabinet Member for the Environment who
stated that this is
and irresponsible behaviour of some dog owners".
A sentiment shared by the Parish
Fortunately, at the moment, the
fouling has reduced so, thank you to all responsible dog
owners and let us continue
to keep our village safe and
Also, a special thanks to those dog
owners who clear up other people’s dog mess when the
20’s Plenty Campaign
Thank you to all those people who took the time to
complete the survey regarding the Council’s vision to
introduce a 20mph speed
limit throughout the village. It was
interesting to see that after the accident on Station
Road when a vehicle ‘rolled over’, it prompted a further
The result of the survey was:
so the PC had a clear mandate to
continue with this project and they made their official
application to Oxfordshire County Council in January.
This scheme has also received the support of our County
The response from the people who
provided ‘additional comments’ fell into two groups; the
first wanted the speed limit to be introduced as soon
possible and the second group was concerned about the buildout on Carterton Road – more about this later!
If required, to further support this
project, the PC will be able to provide additional
evidence to OCC because it has the results from the
Neighbourhood Plan and Primary School surveys as well as
our own data relating to traffic volumes and speeds in
key areas throughout the village.
We await the outcome from OCC’s
officers and if accepted, which areas will receive the
As you will have noticed, there are three new buildouts in the village and i m p rove m e n t
s to the footways on the north side of Chapel
Hill which are being installed by Bloor Homes.
The PC is in constant contact with them
requesting that they get the buildouts completed
as soon as possible
because of the PC’s and residents’ concerns over
safety. Most of the signage has now been
installed but the illumination still needs to be
However, there have been
numerous comments, both in person, on social
media and from the ‘20’s Plenty’ survey
regarding the location of the buildout on
Carterton Road. To clarify the situation, the
Parish Council, Oxfordshire County Council and
Bloor Homes, planned for the buildout to be
sited at the logical location where the speed
limit changes from 40mph down to 30mph.
Unfortunately, the MOD opposed this location
because "they did not want RAF personnel being
held up in traffic queues when travelling
between the Base and the Tactical Medical Wing".
The PC had the
option to either not install a buildout at all
or place it further eastwards inside the
village. The PC’s own data indicated that the
average daily two-way traffic volume at this
location was in excess of 9,000 vehicles, of
exceed the 30mph speed limit
recorded at over 50mph!). We needed to slow cars
down so the revised location, which was
recommended by OCC and approved by their Road
Safety Audit Team, was adopted
As you will have read,
despite vigorous opposition by the Parish
Council and residents,
the Planning Application
to build a 33M tall radar tower in the
geographic centre of our village and just 70M
from the houses to be built in Phase 3 on Brize
Although there is no recourse to this
approval, the PC is watching very carefully that
contractors building the tower comply with
eleven conditions attached to the granting of
this application. To this end, the PC is having
regular meetings with RAF Brize Norton
discuss these matters.
One condition that came to our
attention was the contractor’s routing of HGVs between
the A40 and the construction site. They implied that
Brize Norton village
only ran southwards from the church
down Station Road, so their proposed route was to exit
the A40 at the Curbridge roundabout, travel along Witney
into Elm Grove, down Manor Road and along Carterton
Road to the entrance to the TMW.
Unfortunately, they did not consider the true extent
of our village, the new traffic calming measures in
place on Elm Grove and Carterton Road, the traffic
in the vicinity of the Church and the number
of listed buildings they would be passing. The PC raised
our concerns to the RAF Officer who attended the last
and explained to him that OCC’s approved route
between the A40, and Carterton Road was the B4477 (Brize
Norton Road/Monahan Way/Norton Way). This is also
route being used by the contractors constructing Brize
Meadow. The RAF Officer not only agreed with us, but he
also confirmed that this was also the MOD’s approved
The contractor has now changed his
Traffic Management Plan and has agreed to use the
As we have all seen, the building of
new houses carries on at unabated speed and by the time
of receiving this Newsletter, there will be
almost 250 occupations.
and features will have also started, or about to be
started in the near future.
the roundabout on Monahan Way with the Sports
Pavilion on your right-hand side, walking
northwards, the first fenced off area you reach,
has its own entrance drive, will be the
location of the
new Fire Station.
Walking on, the next area
(which is boarded off) is the location of the
66-bedroom Extra Care Home
now commenced. The architects for
this development originally proposed that it
would be built in red brick, but the PC and
Bloor Homes opposed this and requested that it
be built in reconstituted stone to match the
character of our village. This
request has now
been accepted by WODC and forms part of the
Crossing the southern entrance road into
Brize Meadow, the next tract of open land on the
right is for Commercial use.
This has now been
purchased by Gentian Properties Ltd and planning
permission has already been granted for
shop and a further
Works in this area will be starting imminently.
Gentian Properties has been very proactive in working
with the PC to obtain a mutually agreeable design of
building which will be partially built from
reconstituted stone, have appropriate
and colonnade to soften the appearance and have
ample parking spaces
and electric vehicle charging points
The area to the east of this will be the school drop-off
point, car park and a further retail unit.
Continuing northwards, the next large
boarded off area, which is visible from Monahan Way,
will be the
children’s play area
(Known as a NEAP – Neighbourhood Equipped Area for
Play). This area will be owned and maintained by the PC.
A committee has started the process of engaging
with playground designers and equipment
suppliers. The PC will arrange for a
to take place with residents and
children of the village to discuss what
equipment they would like included and then
begin the process of going out to Tender.
Continuing northwards, you will reach
the northern ‘open’ entrance into Brize Meadow. The PC,
working with the residents on the southern side of the
and Bloor Homes, have arranged for the line of
the new hedgerow to be moved three meters away from the
entrance drives and into the grassed area. This will
allow the native hedgerow to grow to its natural size
and provide an
environmentally friendly corridor for wild life
and which will require minimum maintenance by the PC.
We will continue to keep residents informed of any
updates on Brize Meadow as they become available.
As you will have noticed, all
the different styles of litter bins in the
Parish have been replaced with floor mounted,
combined General Waste and Dog Waste bins.
This work has been carried
out by Publica Group, working on behalf of WODC,
throughout all of West Oxfordshire.
As there is only one type of
waste bin, Publica have taken this opportunity
to rationalise the number, especially in areas
where there used to be several different
near to each other. They have also reduced the
overall number of bins whilst ensuring that they
are reasonably spaced out. For example, there
used to be
seven bins in the area of Pop
Socket/Church/Bus Stops/Manor Road whereas now,
there is only one.
The PC worked with Publica Group to ensure we
kept as many bin locations as possible
nd we agreed to
monitor the area around the church and bus stops
Manor Road. We have also gained an extra bin
at the exit of the Public Right of Way onto Burford Road, opposite The Masons PH.
The PC has also been working
with Bloor Homes to agree the locations of waste
bins around the Mary Ellis Country Park and
Village Green. The Committee working on the NEAP
area will include waste bins in their project.
We have also been liaising with Gentian
Properties to ensure that there will be a
sufficient number of waste bins in the
I hope you will see from the above
information, just how much the PC is proactively
involved on your behalf with what is occurring in our
village, and this is only some of the many tasks we are
Les Goble (Councillor
Brize Norton Primary School
Since Christmas, the children have
been learning about
‘Growing Together’ as part of Children’s
Mental Health Week (7th-13th February), searching for
‘Signs of Spring’,
discovering the great outdoors in the environment around
them, as well as focusing on the weather with Hurricanes
The start of the year is one of
celebration in Chinese and Indian culture with the
children learning about Chinese New Year;
the food (and
eating with chopsticks)and how it is celebrated around
Children from the Hercules class also
treated others to a short play around ‘Holi’; an Indian
festival of colour and the history of Holika and Prahlad.
It was very colourful and inspired all of the children
to take part in their own ‘Festival of Colour’ outside!
It was so much fun.
Whilst it has been wonderful for the
children to continue to learn a variety of cultures,
explore new literature and experience the great outdoors
(even when the weather was not always on our side), we
are aware that a little closer to home, the year has
been quite a hard start for many.
Our children and families are still
having to endure the effects of COVID-19 with many of
our classes continuing to be effected and now we
made the decision to have two days virtual
learning due to the inclement weather.
This was a hard decision, just before
half term, but we would like to thank the children,
families and friends of the school for their continued
help and support throughout this time.
We are very much looking forward
positively and continue to go over and above the
challenges that are facing us all at this time.
Anna Fairhurst (Headteacher)
BRIZE NORTON PRE-SCHOOL
With spring just around the
soon time for the children to be getting busy on our
allotment. Our children are encouraged to get ‘hands on’
with growing our organic fruit and vegetables.
We recognise how important it is for
our children to understand where their food comes from
and how it grows. Being out in the fresh air
back to nature is vital for the children’s mental
wellbeing, understanding of the world around them and
you could spare a little time to help on our allotment
please get in touch!
for the current
academic year through to July 2022 and spaces at pre-school from September 2022 are now
We will happily accept new
waiting lists but are now unable to guarantee a
space will be available.
It was lovely to meet with
some of our new children and their families who
will be joining us in September at our Open
Afternoon last month. We look forward to them
all joining our preschool community.
We are holding two moreOpen
1.00pm - 2.30pm
To make an appointment, please email
email@example.com, text or call us on
07769 617 696.
winter months have been rather quiet, but we have been
planning for the spring and summer’s sport and social
There is football still being played
at the weekend, and the S&SC have been in talks about
This is still at the early stages but hopefully we will
have some good news shortly. It may well be in place for
the start of the next junior season.
Preparations for the new cricket
season are in hand and indoor nets are now running at
Carterton until April. Outdoor training then takes over,
with the season starting late April. Games are held at
both Brize and Minster Lovell grounds.
Anyone interested in playing are more than welcome.
No matter what age or ability!
Check out the website for full
NOW FOR THE SOCIAL…
In conjunction with Humble
Bumble Café we are holding a
St Patrick’s Day
The Elder Bank
Tickets are £25 per person which include a 3
course meal and live music,
with an Irish themed
bar to suit. Spaces will be limited so please do
book asap to avoid disappointment!!!
We are also planning a
St George’s Day feast 22/23rd
April – full
details available soon.
Also, the BNS&SC are involved in the
planning stages for the
Queen’s Platinum Celebrations, (along with many other
organising various events which will be held
during the celebrations running from the 2nd
is available in this newsletter and on the
We are very hopeful that the
long-awaited new pergola will be up and functional very
shortly. Allowing us to hold even more social events.
DON’T forget the
- Sunday 18th September and the
Annual ROUNDERS tournament
again in September – date
to be confirmed.
Please keep an eye out for the latest
news via posters, the village website or our Facebook
If anyone wishes to
join the S&SC or willing to help in any
way please do get in contact.
Hope to see you at one (if not all)
Tim Gush (BNS&SC Chairman
Unfortunately after the early
season struggles the sad decision was made to
fold one of the teams.
With the players we had
available we requested to only have one team and
to be in Division 3 which was
decision wasn’t a nice one to take but with
games being cancelled due to the lack of players
available it was the right one.
Adam Harris has taken on the
team in Division 3 as the majority of the squad
were already the Reserve team
and Jake Farrugia
has stepped down. We thank Jake (and Adam and
Rob Hook) for his tireless efforts and hard
in trying to get a team out each week.
The team itself currently sit
in 4th place in Division 3. Sadly with the
withdrawal of the 1sts from Division 1 the
in Division 3 became the 1st team and
as such a good run in the Jack Busby Cup (For
Reserve Teams only) had to come
to an end. An
emphatic 5-1 victory over Milton-Under-Wychwood
had seen us reach the Quarter Finals. So the
message goes out.
If you are interested in playing for the Club
please get in touch
Next year is the
60th anniversary of the Club (From its Re-formation by
Fred Bellenger and Bob Watts in 1963.
There has been a football team in Brize
at least way back to 1904) and it would
be a remarkable achievement for
village of our size to still be playing.
Contact the Club:
Brize Norton FC
New year to you all!
At HBC we are all excited to be plotting and
planning events for 2022 - but it is always lovely to look back
and reflect on the last few months.
Whilst still effected by the pandemic in December, we
were super excited to be able to host our first
Christmas Market and our first ever community Christmas
We enjoyed bringing groups of people together
through the weekly craft club, crafting workshops,
dementia-friendly groups, afternoon teas,
dog walkers, cyclist,
friends, and family. We continue to work towards becoming a
dementia-friendly café and offer a community space for all.
The team had great fun dressing up and raising money for
the Alzheimer’s society ‘Elf Day’ - and together, with
our fab customers, we raised
We also loved the knitted nativity characters and all
the money raised went towards a charity further afield -
Wayaya House. My favourite….the donkey!
Despite the chilling wind-factor we were able
to host some incredibly talented local artists/crafters, with
mulled wine from the Sports & Social club,
live music from the
Military Wives Choir, Abingdon Brass Band and Saxophony and some
yummy hot soup and Bratwurst cooked and served by our
café friends! A great atmosphere was to be had. A huge thank you
to all who helped make this event happen.
Our beautiful community Christmas tree was decorated by
many of the café users, young and old...some wonderful
to behold and we loved displaying it outside
Christmas Community Dinner
The Christmas Community Dinner was organised by the
wonderful Krystina Reape who is a huge part of the HBC
team. There were so many donations of food, time, money
and kind words and support made this a special event. At
a time where many were struggling with COVID fatigue, it
amazed and humbled us to see how generous so many of you
were. Thank you to all who helped make this such a
special event on Christmas Day.
In March, we will see the return of Mother’s Day brunch and cream teas. On
March, 6.30pm - 9.00pm, we will be hosting our first
pop up’ Seconds Fashion Sale
In our continued bid to re-use, recycle and re-purpose, the
wonderful Lorraine Willmore AKA Lolly will be showcasing
her ‘Fun with Fashion’ range. Why not grab yourself a bargain, a
complimentary prosecco on arrival and
check out what wonders
will be on offer!
As we head into spring, we hope of a
healthier, more positive year ahead and we once again thank you
all for your continued
support of our little café where we hope
there is always a smile, kind word and yummy bit of cake!
Now open on Mondays and late night every
we start our 6 week Lent Course, "Singing in
the rain" written by Jeff Lucas. Kindly hosted by The Humble
Bumble Café it starts at 7.45pm. Everyone is welcome, no need to
book and it doesn’t matter if you are unable to attend all 6
7.00pm, St Britius hosts the World Day of Prayer service
for the Benefice. The service written by the Christian
women of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is
entitled "I know the plans I have for you". Please come
and join us and afterwards for refreshments and
Easter Saturday, 16th
we welcome children to join us at 10am at the Church
for a free event of 2 hours of games, craft, stories,
an Easter egg hunt. For more details please contact Gary Long
our Family and Children’s worker on 07799 968408 or
We welcome you to the following events and
Mothering Sunday Service is
come to collect a posy.
Our Celebration of Easter services:
- Palm Sunday, 10th
the 9.15am Holy Communion
- Maundy Thursday, 14th
Communion at 7.00pm
- Good Friday, 15th April
Tenebrae service of
reflection and prayer at 4pm
- Easter Day, 17th
Communion at 9.15 am.
All are welcome to the Pilgrim Lunch held
each Tuesday lunchtime, 12.00pm to 1.00pm at the Church. Enjoy
and a chat over a soup and roll lunch - speak with
Ben Campion – 358690 for more information.
Thank you to everyone who has renewed their
membership of the Friends and supported us over the last year.
f you are not already a member please consider joining – we ask
for a minimum donation of £10; you will receive a newsletter
keep you up to date with our future projects. For more details
of all fundraisers please contact Phil - 843856 or Carolyn -
have recently updated our marriage guide that can be found on
the website. If you would like to plan your special
St Britius please contact Rev Ian Howard (07867784693 or e-mail
if you would like to arrange a baptism ceremony please
contact our Church warden Rossie Sewell (01993 843418 or
who will help you.
For details of church services and other regular activities
refer to the notices on the church door, the website
our ‘Friends of St Britius’ Facebook page.
We are a small, friendly club meeting on the
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. We meet at 2pm at 4 Squires
Close, Brize Norton.
Recent meetings have included an enjoyable
afternoon listening to Doreen read her poems and an interesting
talk about hedgehogs
and their care back to good health by
Minster Lovell Hedgehog Rescue.
Our future programme is as follows:
- Tues 1st
March Tea, cake and chat
- Tues 15th
March Meal at ‘The Chequers’
- Tues 5th
April Tea, cake and chat
Looking forward we are planning a games
afternoon, seated exercise, flower arranging, a meal at The
Trout, Lechlade and a sing-along.
We would love to hear from you if you have an
interesting job or hobby and would be prepared to come along and
tell us about it.
We meet every Thursday
evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Elder Bank Hall.
ballroom, latin and sequence dances to CD’s. An interval in the
dances allows us
to enjoy tea, biscuits and a chat.
For more information on dancing or the club,
please ring Joy on 01993 842373
or look at the
village notice boards.
Update from Age UK Oxfordshire
We’re really pleased to be launching the Age
UK Scams Prevention and Support Programme in the Oxfordshire
Scams can have a devastating effect on older
victims - in England and Wales an older person becomes a victim
of fraud every 40 seconds,
which is over 800,000 older people
every year. This shows us just how important this programme is
to try and keep the older people in
Oxfordshire as safe as
possible when it comes to financial crime.
Age UK Oxfordshire are able to offer group
talks, so any clubs may contact us directly.
To find out more about Age UK Oxfordshire’s
Scams Prevention and Support Programme: Call -
0345 450 1276.
Information & Advice - Age UK
West Ox Arts (WOA) in Bampton is a gallery
and art shop dedicated to promoting art in West Oxfordshire.
It hosts free, regularly changing exhibitions
all-year-round, and sells a wide range of contemporary art and
March to 16th
WOA is hosting a collection of works from artist David Cotton.
The paintings and sculptures titled
The Disappearing World"
are inspired by David’s love of the outdoors and his lifelong
experience growing up around animals.
Following this, the gallery will be taking
part in the county-wide arts festival,
which celebrates its 40th year in 2022. This year a group of
artists will exhibit at WOA in a variety of
painting and drawing to textiles and mixed media works. The
exhibition will run from 30th
April to 4th
WOA welcomes all Oxfordshire-based artists to
become members of the art space, whatever discipline, experience
level, or background. It is proud of its inclusive membership
policy, and is founded on the belief that art is for everyone.
Members can take part in the two dedicated members exhibitions
that happen annually, one in the summer and
one in winter. And
can also submit work to be sold through the gallery shop.
If you are interested in becoming a member,
volunteering, running art workshops, or exhibiting at the
gallery, get in touch:
Opening Times: Tues
– Sat 11.30am-4.30pm;
Sunday 2.00-4.00pm; Closed Monday.
• Free entry
• Disabled access
PLANTING PROPAGATING PRUNING
It has been two very difficult years for
the National Garden Scheme (NGS) in so far as fundraising
for their Charities has been concerned.
As you are aware, we didn’t open last
year for the public or the previous year. However, we did
manage to organise a private walkabout
last year, with just
the garden group members. As a result we were able to raise
some funds that way for the NGS, which was gratefully
Hopefully this year, all being well, we
plan to open on Sunday 12th
June, between 1:00pm and 6:00pm.
There will be 11 gardens in total that
will be opening of various sizes, with something to interest
everyone. Therefore, this may inspire you to come
resolve what you feel may be an issue in your own garden. I
am certain that there will be lots of advice available to
you from any of the
garden group members.
Now with many new residents with their
gardens in Brize Meadow, we do hope that you will also come
along and meet with your neighbours to
view their varied
gardens. Also, to enjoy the teas and cakes on offer at two
of the different locations.
So please add the 12th June to your
diaries, a date not to be missed, we will be looking forward
to meeting with you all.
On behalf of the
NGS Open Gardens Group
To all gardeners new, experienced, young and...not so
Due to the situation over the last two
years, we have previously had to cancel the Brize Norton
which is normally held each year in Elder
Bank Hall. This year (2022) we want to revive it and let all
out there know about it so that you can grow
some amazing flowers and vegetables in good time. Remember
will we be looking for flowers and vegetables but
you will have the chance to show off your culinary skills by
cakes and making jam and for those of you keen on
things of a more artistic nature, sharpen your pencils,
your photography or hone your craft skills for the
The planned date of the Brize Norton
Horticultural show is Sunday 28th
August 2022 please
mark this date in your diary and get planting.
For those of you looking for somewhere to
grow your vegetables and flowers email Jo Webb Brize Norton
firstname.lastname@example.org and get your name on the list for an allotment.
In addition to those interested in
entering the show we are looking for people interested in
helping organise and run the horticultural
event this year and for the future.
If you would like more information about
getting involved or have any other questions about the event
please contact Tony Shillingford via email
or telephone 07824 878486
TIME TO GET WALKING AGAIN
At this time of year we start to
think about the mud drying up and getting out to
walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but
where to find new and interesting walks?
Walking in Oxfordshire
hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it
also has books of walks, details of all the walking
groups in the county and much more. Whether you want
to walk on your own or with a group all the
information is there in one place.
John Harris (the custodian of the
is so much walking information on the web but it
is difficult to find. Walking in Oxfordshire
(part of the Walking in England website) has
brought it together in one place so whether you
are walking from home, or away on holiday, you
will be able to find a walk suitable for you."
With walks from half a mile to
twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability
for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a
walk to enjoy.
So home or away, check out the
websites and get walking!
We have many wonderful walking
areas in our local community and surrounding areas.
If you are looking to go walking with a great group
of people and explore the local area, we have two
groups that meet locally.
Witney: meet at the Windrush
Leisure Centre, Witney at 10am on Tuesdays and
For more information ring
Joy on 01993 842373.
Carterton: meet on Monday,
Thursday and Saturday. For more information contact
Barbara Goudal on 01993 845923
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
ELDERBANK HALL ACTIVITIES
The following table lists only the
regular events. There will be other bookings and readers
should not assume that the hall is available without reference to
Diane Davies (see below)
|Pre-school (3-5 years)||
Mon - Fri||9 am - 12 noon
|Mon, Tues & Wed||12.00 -
6.00 - 7.30 pm||Barbara Thorne
|West Oxfordshire Woodturning Assoc||
1st Tuesday in the month||8.00-10.00pm
7.30 - 8.30pm||
7.30 - 9.30 pm||Joy Douglas
6.00 - 7.00 pm||Pete Cowling
9.30 - 11.30 am||Jonathan Gerrans
7.45 pm||Tom Wattleworth
** Pre school opening hours
The Hall is available for Private Hire Contact:- Diane Davies on 843430
BRIZE NORTON VILLAGE EVENT DATES
St Patrick’s Day Dinner
at the Elder Bank Hall Friday 18 th
March • 7.30 for 8.00pm
Church Services at St Britius Church
April • Various Times
Platinum Jubilee Weekend
June - Sunday 5th
June • Various times and locations - see centre
Brize Norton Open Gardens
June • 1.00pm - 6.00pm
Norton Horticultural Show
August • Times to be confirmed
September • Times to be confirmed
For enquiries please contact The
Tel: 0333 011 6386
Responsibilities: Neighbourhood Plan, Website
Responsibilities: Allotments, Village Maintenance (incl
grass cutting), Personnel, Water Management & Flood
Prevention, Bampton & District Flood Prevention Group
Squire e -
Tel: 01993 867666
Responsibilities: Bloor Homes, Finance & Banking,
Legal & Policies, Planning
Tel: 0333 011 6386
Responsibilities: Bloor Homes, Highways (incl Traffic
& footpaths), Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Personnel
Nick Bamber - Councillor
•Tel: 07427 413529
Responsibilities: Legal &
Policies, Finance & Banking, Bloor Homes
David Golding - Councillor
Tel: 07725 656956
Jo Webb - Clerk
Tel: 01993 84089090
Parish Council Elections
there will be elections for 16 seats on West Oxfordshire
District Council and
for a total of 115 seats on 17 Parish and
Town Councils, of which Brize Norton is one.
An election is to be held for seven seats for
the Brize Norton Parish Council and if you would like to stand
as a Candidate the key points to qualify are:
British, Irish, Commonwealth or EU
- Age: 18
- The four qualifications:
on the register of electors
occupy land as owner or tenant
principal or only place of work
live in parish or within 4.8 km (3miles of it)
Nomination Papers may be obtained from:
The Office of the Returning Officer
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
or they may alternatively be obtained from:
The Clerk of Brize Norton Parish Council
Mrs Jo Webb
Nominations MUST be submitted
to the WODC offices
at Woodgreen no later than 4pm on Tuesday, 5 April and
After the nomination period there will be a
Notice of an Uncontested Election OR Notice of Poll.
If you need help filling in the nomination
papers then please contact the Clerk, Mrs Jo Webb.
Please watch the local press or visit the West Oxfordshire
District Council website (West Oxfordshire District Council
for further information.
at the Sports Pavilion
9.30 am – 12.30pm Tuesday & Thursday
10.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday (closed
(24/7 urgent medical conditions)
Conservative District Councillor for Brize
Norton and Shilton Ward
Councillor Alex Postan
Phone: 07885 135000
Conservative County Councillor for Burford and
Carterton North East Division
Councillor Nicholas Field-Johnson
Phone: (01993) 878309
Member of Parliament for Witney
Robert Courts MP
Fix my Street
Have you seen a pot hole, sign needs fixing,
road works that need to be done?
proposals for Brize Norton and Surrounding area
(includes Radar Tower proposal)
USEFUL VILLAGE CONTACT INFORMATION
|Brize Norton Parish
Council|| || ||
|St Britius Church||
Rev Ian Howard (Team Vicar)||
|Brize Norton Primary School||
Mrs Anna Fairhurst||
|Br ize Norton Pre-school||
|Football Club||Simon Cook||
|BN S&SC/Cricket Club||Tim
|Elder Bank Hall||Diane
|Over 60's||Joy Douglas||
|Post 0ffice Sports Pavilion||
Tues & Thurs 9:30-12:30 pm||
Police (Witney) 10 am
to 6 PM Monday to Friday (closed weekends)
NHS Helpline (24/7 urgent medical conditions)
ARTICLES FOR THE NEWSLETTER
•••Article for the newsletter?
If you would like to add something in the
The Parish Council publish this newsletter
which is distributed around Brize Norton village every quarter.
Please note, however,
next issue is being brought forward to allow for events taking place in June.
Therefore, revised entry the deadlines are:
- 20 April 2022
- 15 August 2022
- 15 November 2022
- 15 February 2023