Thursday 19 October 2017

In the Sibfords today ...

9.30 am Village Hall Mums,Tots and Babes
10.00 am Holy Trinity Church Primary School Harvest service
7.30 pm Village Hall Sibford Players
8.00 pm Village Hall Sibfords Society - The Great Fire of Warwick


... and tomorrow

4.00 pm Village Hall Beavers
5.30 pm Village Hall Scouts
5.30 pm Village Hall Cubs

When "foxhunters, farmers and parsons" built the first council houses in Sibford

Recently published in Municipal Dreams are a couple of interesting articles about the history of the first council houses built by Banbury Rural District Council in the 1920s. These include houses in Main Street, Sibford Gower, nearly opposite the primary school.

Better mobile phone coverage coming soon

The planning application for a mobile phone mast on the B4035 near Pound Lane has been allowed on appeal. Harlequin Group say that they hope to have the new base station up and running before the end of this year. it will bring 4G mobile phone coverage to users of the Vodafone and O2 networks. The two other main networks, EE and Three, are not involved at present but could join in later. Read more »

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.

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 »

A short walk

Have you walked the circular historic village trail? 2 miles in about 90 minutes. Download the leaflet.