In the Sibfords today ...

10.00 am Village Hall car park Sibford Walkers

Please contact Sue on 780 365 if you have any queries about one of the walks (for example if the weather looks doubtful) or about the group in general.

7.30 pm Village Hall Sibford Players rehearsal

... and tomorrow

9.00 am Village Hall Yoga
10.00 am Village Hall Oil Painting Workshop
10.15 am Village Hall Chair yoga
7.30 pm Village Hall Sibford Players rehearsal

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.

Trustee Vacancy

The Sibford Gower and Burdrop Town Estate Charity was established 400 years ago to provide a schoolteacher and poor relief for the parish; it currently owns a couple of farms and other property around the Gower. Its income is available to be divided equally between the Sibford Gower primary school, poor relief and general purposes. It meets three times a year.

Five Trustees (currently Joanna Gilkes, Fred Inns, Mike Lewis, Oswyn Murray and Jean Scouse) are appointed by the Sibford Gower Parish Council, and four (John Berry, Paul Clayson, David Spackman, Graham Wealsby) by the existing Trustees. Joanna Gilkes has indicated her desire to resign. The Parish Council thanks her for her long service, and hereby announces a vacancy. Read more »

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.

Your primary school needs governors

The Governing Body of Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School wants to recruit some new governors. Are you interested? You need to be willing to

  • work positively with others as part of a team to provide strategic leadership and challenge to the headteacher
  • develop your knowledge and understanding of the governor role and of the key issues and priorities facing primary schools, which will involve
    • attending training courses
    • reading papers
    • attending 6 evening meetings per year
    • occasionally visiting the school during teaching hours.

Ideally you will have experience of one or more of: Read more »

Volunteer for 2 hours a week with primary school children

One-Eighty are looking for a bit of your time to help support their Kick Start project. The project helps primary school children across Oxfordshire, who are restless/hyperactive in the morning. You will work alongside professional support, with a small number of children who need assistance in calming down – this then helps them to engage in learning when lessons begin.

Kick Start is a 7-week program that usually works with between 8 and 12 children who take part in a variety of creative activities.

What you will get from volunteering: 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.