In the Sibfords today ...

9.30 am Village Hall Mums,Tots and Babes
7.30 pm Holy Trinity Church Lent Group We shall be studying The Joy of the Gospel, six weeks on Sharing Faith, by Paula Gooder.

... and tomorrow

9.00 am Village Hall Yoga
4.00 pm Village Hall Beavers
5.30 pm Village Hall Cubs
6.30 pm Holy Trinity Church Benefice Choir rehearsal

A better Oxfordshire?

Have you heard about plans for a unitary council in Oxfordshire? Oswyn Murray, Chair of Sibford Gower Parish Council, recently attended a meeting organised by Cherwell District Council to discuss this issue, and has written this report.

For an alternative view, in support of the county council's proposals, visit

Save the Horton - your next step

Over 90 people turned up to the Save the Horton meeting in the Village Hall on 14 March.

Roseanne Edwards, health journalist for the Banbury Guardian and member of the KTHG, addressed the meeting and has since provided further information and given permission for us to publish it here. There's rather a lot of it, but the key document to read is What you can do.

Epwell needs a Parish Clerk

Epwell is looking to fill the post of Clerk to the Parish Council, a part-time position involving an average of 4 hours a week. Initial rate of pay is £10 per hour. For more details see the job description on the Epwell village website, or contact Chris Hurst on 01295 780 118, Closing date for applications 14 April.

Changes to the church interior

Changes to the interior of Sibford church are being proposed. If this interests or concerns you please review the attached document, which includes pictures by local artist Nigel Fletcher showing what the changes would look like.

The Rector would welcome your comments and feedback. The changes will be discussed at the Church AGM on Saturday April 29th at 10am - you are ALL invited to come.

NHS Foundation Trust Governorships

Would you like to be the voice of your community? You are invited to become a governor and have a say in the way healthcare is delivered locally. Read more »

National Plant Monitoring Scheme

Do you have an interest in wild plants or would like to learn more about them? As the weather warms and the days get longer the National Plant Monitoring Scheme is looking for people to help it.

The National Plant Monitoring Scheme is helping us understand what is happening to different habitats across the UK and is set to run for a number of years. The Scheme has been running for two survey seasons and over 900 volunteers have signed up and been out surveying. Read more »

Various road works in February and March ...

... that may close roads around Wigginton Heath and Oatley Hill; see notice and map for details.

Do you own something broken that you'd love to see restored?

Nestled deep in the British countryside is The Repair Shop, a place where broken and battered beloved artefacts, antiques, and curios come back to life.

In a new Ricochet TV series for BBC TWO a team of Britain’s most passionate and skilled crafts people will rescue broken objects and restore them to their former glory.

If you have a damaged heirloom, a prized antique, a loved one’s treasured possession, or anything else that needs restoring get in touch now on: 01273 224 800 or email

SIBKNIT Yarn Bombing Crew needs you!

Without leaving the comfort of your home join the crew and create tags for Oxfordshire Arts Weeks in May 2017.

Sue (Susie) Wightman, The Old Mission Hall Studios, Sibford Gower. 07891 167 485 or

Help Susie Yarn Bomb The Sibfords!!

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.