In the Sibfords today ...

10.30 am Briar Cottage, 3 The Colony, Sibford Gower Coffee Morning

In aid of Katharine House...

6.30 pm Holy Trinity Church Benefice Choir rehearsal

... and tomorrow

10.00 am Village Hall Karate

Pump Hunt

Thames Water is appealing to customers to help identify privately owned sewage pumping stations.

New legislation means sewage pumping stations, which power wastewater away from properties and out into the public sewer pipe network, currently owned and maintained by customers will become legally owned and operated by the local water company, from October 2016.

The pumping stations are found in all shapes and sizes, and can be in places where there are a number of properties needing to connect to the public sewer network. Customers will know they have one as they’ll be paying to maintain and power them.

There is more information at

Village Fayre Car Boot and Table Top sale

Make a note in your diary for the Village Fayre on 26 September. This year for the first time there will be a Car Boot and Table Top sale: £6 for a car site or for a table under a marquee.

There will also be a Children’s fancy dress competition – a film or TV theme with two age classes: 0 to 5 and 6 to 12.

Superfast broadband now available in Sibford Gower

We've heard that superfast broadband is now available in the Gower, and ISPs are taking orders for it.

Please contact us if you have any questions on this topic.

Space for Art

Do you need more space for your artistic endeavours?

Are you an artist that needs to rent a space in which to work?

Then please contact 01295 788 092 if you would like to express an interest in The Quaker Mission Room Artist Space in Sibford Gower: £25 p/w + bills.

Community First Responders

Following a presentation and demonstration by David England, the NHS co-ordinator for Oxfordshire’s Community First Responder Groups, and supported by members of the Epwell Group, the Parish Councils for the Gower, Burdrop and Ferris would like to support an initiative to form a Community First Responder Group in the Sibfords. Read more »

Get fit for free in the Ferris

Five pieces of outdoor gym equipment have recently been purchased and installed by the Ferris Parish Council in the grounds of Sibford School, adjacent to the Multi-Use Games Area.

There is now an opportunity, for all those over 14 years of age, to use the various pieces of equipment each of which offers a different form of exercise. Children under 14 are not sufficiently physically developed and should not use the equipment as it may cause them physical injury.

Each piece of equipment has its own instructions for use. These explain how to use the equipment and the benefits to be gained. They are used entirely at your own risk.

The five pieces are: Read more »

Glass recycling

Glass recycling containers are available at the Wykham Arms and just outside Sibford Ferris at The Elm crossroads.

How to avoid an event clash

When you are planning a coffee morning, a plant sale or some other village event, make sure you do these things before publishing the date and time of the event: Read more »

Sibfords historic village trail

Have you walked the circular historic village trail? Download the leaflet from Cherwell District Council.