Thursday 20 September 2018

In the Sibfords today ...

9.30 am Village Hall Mums,Tots and Babes
1.00 pm Village Hall Private hire
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.

7.30 pm Village Hall Sibford Players
8.00 pm Village Hall Sibfords Society - Witney Blanket Hall


... and tomorrow

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

Flu clinics ready to book

Sibford Surgery is now taking bookings for flu jabs from 1st October. Please call the surgery on 01295 780 213 to book your appointment.

Pictures wanted

The editor of the Sibford Scene is looking for striking images to use on the front cover of the magazine. The picture can be anything to do with the Sibfords and should be sent to as a JPEG landscape. Previous pictures have included the Horti show, scenes around the village, the cricket team, and paintings from local artists.

Ride + Stride

A message from the Oxfordshire Ride and Stride County Organiser: Over the last 54 years, Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust has given in grants several million pounds to churches and chapels of all Christian denominations in Oxfordshire to help maintain them and save roofs, stained glass, wall paintings and much more. Recently we have been supporting the installation of roof alarms for churches who have had, or are vulnerable to, lead thefts and of recent years given substantial grants towards making the buildings more useful to the local community - for example by the installation of kitchens, loos, extra rooms and more. Read more »

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.

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 »