In the Sibfords today ...

9.30 am Holy Trinity Church Holy Communion

... and tomorrow

Snoozing smileyIt looks as if everyone is having a quiet day tomorrow.

The future of household waste recycling centres

Oxfordshire CC is asking residents for their views on changes to services at Household Waste Recycling Centres, including Alkerton, the centre nearest to Sibford. Read more and complete their questionnaire before 11 August.

Horton Hospital review

According to the Banbury Guardian, health bosses in Oxford are planning the future of health care in Oxfordshire which could include major downgrades at the Horton, such as a midwife-only maternity unit, no special care baby unit, no 24-hour children’s ward and a GP-led minor injuries unit in place of full A&E. Read more »

Police and Crime Commissioner survey

The Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley would like your views on policing and crime.

This Summer, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking views from the residents of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire on policing and crime. This feedback will help inform the Police and Crime Plan which sets the priorities for Thames Valley Police for the next 5 years.

What concerns you about policing in your area? What would you like Thames Valley Police to prioritise with regards to crime? Have you been a victim of crime and would like to feed back your experience? Read more »

Open gardens raised £720

The open gardens at Gowers Close and Carters Yard raised £720 for charities sponsored under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 26 June. John, Jupe, Sue and Malcolm are very grateful for all the support they received.

Sue wishes to remind you that her plant stall can be opened on request by phoning her on 780 365. All proceeds go to the Sibford Horticultural Society.

Bishop Blaize Public Meeting - a summary

Nearly 100 people showed up to the public meeting about the Bishop Blaize pub on Monday 20 June. The Chairs of the Sibford Parish Councils gave a presentation about the present situation and outlined ways in which the Community as a whole could make a bid to purchase the pub and turn it into a thriving community asset. At the end of the meeting, 11 people volunteered to join a planning group to take the next steps. Since then two more people have expressed an interest.

The slides presented at the meeting are attached below, annotated with feedback received during the discussion periods. 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.