In the Sibfords today ...

10.00 am Village Hall Karate
7.30 pm Village Hall Sibford Players present "DECKCHAIRS"

Sibford Players presents "DECKCHAIRS" by Jean...

... and tomorrow

6.00 pm Wykham Arms Cricket Club AGM
6.30 pm Village Hall Private hire

Slightly faster broadband for Ferris and Burdrop

Without fanfare, BT have recently (mid-January 2016) upgraded the Swalcliffe exchange to provide slightly faster broadband for all. In technical terms, they have upgraded the ADSL Max service (with speeds up to 8Mbps), to ADSL2+, which offers up to 24Mbps, depending on your distance from the exchange. Read more »

Volunteer Connect

Volunteer Connect, which is supported by Cherwell District Council, runs a volunteer transport scheme that helps people with problems accessing public transport and who cannot get to important appointments.

If you need help getting to the doctor, hospitals, dentist, other medical appointments, etc. they will endeavour to find a local, vetted volunteer driver to get you there and back. The price is 45p per mile to cover the cost of petrol. Call 0300 3030 125 if you need help with a journey, or to just register. Read more »

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

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.