Sunday 21 October 2018

In the Sibfords today ...

9.30 am Holy Trinity Church Holy Communion
12.00 pm Village Hall Hoopers Dog Agility Classes [on the field]

           Perfect Puppies Dog Training classes run by Helen Morgan 07759210337

           These sessions are for Hoopers Agility classes ....

... and tomorrow

6.00 pm Holy Trinity Church Junior Youth Group
8.00 pm Village Hall Beginners Ballroom/Latin Classes with` Dance Addiction`

Sibford Action Group

Concerned residents have formed the Sibford Action Group to help co-ordinate a response to the proposed new development on Hook Norton Road. To find out more, email the group at .

There is information about the proposed development here.

Norman's 90th

Mary and Norman Nash write:

We much regret that our email to the editor for publishing in the October Sibford Scene went astray entirely due to our error. This contained our thanks and appreciation for all those who came to Norman's 90th but which are no less warm for this delay, even to those naughty ones who sent cards and the naughtier ones presents. You were enormously generous in donating a total of £621.70 which has been divided between Katharine House Hospice and Holy Trinity Church, Sibford.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Petra Berry says a Big Thank You to everyone who supported her coffee morning on 28 September. They raised a magnificent total of £439 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Millennium Field Tidy Up

Tony Skowronski says

A HUGE THANK YOU to all you lovely people who turned up today and helped. The field looks great! (And it was a lot of fun, too....)

(Saturday 22 Sep)

Pictures wanted

The editor of the Sibford Scene is looking for striking images to use on the front cover of the magazine. The picture can be anything to do with the Sibfords and should be sent to as a JPEG landscape. Previous pictures have included the Horti show, scenes around the village, the cricket team, and paintings from local artists.

Walks near Sibford

We are blessed with great walking country around the Sibfords. Visit the Sibford Walkers webpage for maps of over 50 circular walks. Each map page includes a link to download a GPX track of the walk; open this in the right smartphone app (such as OS Maps) and you won't get lost. Photo above is from a walk around Brailes Hill. Read more »

The Town Estate Charity

The Town Estate Charity Sibford Gower and Burdrop has a remit to use surplus funds for three purposes:

  • the general benefit of the parish,
  • to help the primary school
  • to "relieve either generally or individually persons in conditions of need, hardship or distress" (relief-in-need).

The Charity would welcome applications for grants from residents of Sibford Gower and Burdrop, particularly for the relief-in-need category. Please contact the secretary, Peter Morgan ( or one of the trustees.

Stable and grazing available

Sibford Gower's Town Estate Charity has one stable and one stable area, both with grazing, available at its Wheathills Livery Yard (Acre Ditch).  This is a small yard with a quiet secure location and is operated wholly on a DIY basis.

For further information, including pricing, please contact Peter Morgan, Secretary of the Town Estate Charity, on 01295 788 207.


Fix My Street

The most reliable way to report problems with roads and local amenities, such as

  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Dog Fouling
  • Drainage
  • Flyposting or graffiti
  • Flytipping or litter
  • Pavements
  • Streetcleaning
  • Unlit lampposts
  • Potholes
  • Overhanging trees

is via FixMyStreet. If you can, take a photograph of the problem first and have it ready to upload with your report.


Nextdoor social network

Nextdoor is a relatively new social network designed specifically for local communities. Locally it runs with the Ferris and Gower as separate neighbourhoods, but it does share information between them. It claims about 90 members in the Gower (although there are reasons to doubt that so many are active participants) and nearly 20 in the Ferris. Recently it has helped people sell a Rayburn, find a mobile hairdresser, give away tennis balls, find a lift into Chippie - the list goes on. Do take a look.