Thursday 21 June 2018

In the Sibfords today ...

9.30 am Village Hall Mums,Tots and Babes
4.30 pm Village Hall car park Fish van

Fresh fish and shell fish direct from Grimsby market.

The van may not visit every Thursday; if in doubt, contact Robert Hill on 07578 195 979.

8.00 pm Village Hall Sibfords Society - Beer, Sausages and Marmalade

A talk...

... and tomorrow

9.00 am Village Hall Yoga
10.15 am Village Hall Chair yoga
4.00 pm Village Hall Beavers
5.30 pm Village Hall Cubs/Scouts

An egg!

26 May: here at website central, our nesting swifts have laid an egg. More pictures here.

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.

4G is here

As of Wednesday 9 May the new mobile phone mast is working, at least for O2 users, which includes giffgaff, Sky, Talk Talk and Tesco. Vodafone is expected to follow later this year.

Hooky Food Assembly

A Food Assembly is being launched in Hook Norton. A Food Assembly brings together people in the community to buy local food, drink, and other supplies directly from local producers. The local produce is sold online where members of the community can pre-order and pay for what they would like to pick up from a weekly collection point. More information in the attached poster.

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.

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:

  1. Check the Village Diary for other events that may clash with yours.
  2. Add your event to the Village Diary.

If your event is in the Village Hall then the Village Hall Booking Secretary will make sure your event appears in the Village Diary. For other events, send us the details and we will add it to the Village Diary for you.

You might also want to check that your event does not clash with other local happenings. These links might be useful: Read more »