Saturday 23 September 2017

In the Sibfords today ...

9.15 am Village Hall Karate
10.00 am Holy Trinity Church Coffee Morning

... and tomorrow

9.30 am Holy Trinity Church Holy Communion (BCP)

Open Spaces Rights of Way - Restoring the Record

Free workshops for people to learn how to research lost rights of way in your parish.

Under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, section 53 provides a cut off date of 2026 which means many historic routes which could be used by walkers, riders and cyclists will be lost if not formally recorded before that date. Read more »

Housing on Hook Norton Road

The developers Land & Partners have set up a website about the development at

Here is the list of questions and concerns raised by residents at the Sibford Ferris Parish Council meeting on 14 September. At the Public Exhibition in the Village Hall on 20 September, the developers Land & Partners promised to post responses to the comments and questions received then and beforehand on the website given above.

A Casual Vacancy

Owing to the resignation of Peter Robinson, there is a vacancy for a Parish Councillor in Sibford Ferris. Here is the official notice. For further information, please contact either the Parish Clerk Anita Spencer on 788 557 or the Chair Tim Huckvale on 780 491. Read more »

A better village website?

This website dates back to the Domesday year of 2010 and is showing its age. I’m planning a re-design and I’d really like some feedback on how you think it might be improved to serve our community better. What’s missing? Would it help to have more interaction, perhaps a village Facebook page? What works well and must be kept in the re-design? Contact me via the Contact page, email, or phone 780 491.

Tim Huckvale Read more »

Parish Clerk for Sibford Ferris

Sibford Ferris Parish Council is looking for a new Parish Clerk, a part-time position averaging about 5 hours per week. The initial rate of pay is £9.75 per hour. The role is very suitable for someone who lives nearby with experience as a personal assistant, secretary, book-keeper or office manager. Read more »

Near Death and Manners on a Narrow English Road

Although cyberspace is mind-bogglingly huge, it's not often that Sibford gets a mention. But here's something that caught your webmaster's eye recently: Near Death and Manners on a Narrow English Road.

John Radcliffe journey times campaign

Victoria Prentis, Member of Parliament for North Oxfordshire, is encouraging her constituents to take part in her campaign, collecting information on journey times to the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) in Oxford. More information.

Parking in Sibford Gower

Sibford Gower Parish Council asks all residents to park considerately, and ensure their workmen and guests do so too. There are three particular problem areas in the Gower and Burdrop:

  • On Main Street at the corner to Bonds End Lane
  • Outside the primary school on the Keep Clear signs
  • At the blind corner just past the church.

Please ensure that there is room for ambulances, buses, milk lorries and tractors at all times.

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 »