In the Sibfords today ...

12.00 am Village Hall Tour de Trigs checkpoint
10.00 am Village Hall Sibford Players rehearsal
11.30 am Village Hall Private hire

... and tomorrow

10.00 am Village Hall car park Sibford Walkers

Please contact Sue on 780 365 if you have any queries about one of the walks (for example if the weather looks doubtful) or about the group in general.

You can view routes and photographs of...

10.00 am Village Hall ART/pastels class
8.00 pm Primary school staff room Sibford Gower (with Burdrop) Parish Council Meeting

Sibfords Society - Elizabethan Feast

Put the date in your diary now! The Sibfords Society cordially invites everyone, members and visitors, to an evening of traditional Elizabethan food and music on Thursday 16 February 2017 in the Village Hall.

There will be a three-course meal provided by Miss T Catering and the music will be performed by Elizabeth and Richard York, who entertained us so brilliantly at the last Social on a variety of authentic instruments. Read more »

Your primary school needs governors

The Governing Body of Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School wants to recruit some new governors. Are you interested? You need to be willing to

  • work positively with others as part of a team to provide strategic leadership and challenge to the headteacher
  • develop your knowledge and understanding of the governor role and of the key issues and priorities facing primary schools, which will involve
    • attending training courses
    • reading papers
    • attending 6 evening meetings per year
    • occasionally visiting the school during teaching hours.

Ideally you will have experience of one or more of: Read more »

Sudeley Castle

On 20th October the Sibfords Society welcomed Jane Rowe, a guide at Sudeley Castle, who traced its history right from the beginnings up to the present day. Past owners of Sudeley include an impressive number of monarchs: Ethelred the Unready, Richard III, Henry VII and Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey, Elizabeth I and Charles I. Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII, who outlived him and seemed destined for a happy life at Sudeley with her new husband, Thomas Seymour, died in childbirth in 1548 at the age of 36, and is buried there in St Mary’s Church. Read more »

Removal of phone boxes

BT has placed notices in the two telephone boxes in the Sibfords advising that, due to underuse, the boxes have been selected to be removed.  There will, however, be a consultation period during which those affected can forward comments to the planning department at the district council.

If you would like to comment on the proposed removal of payphones, you can contact Cherwell District Council either via email at planning@cherwell-dc.gov.uk or by post to: Read more »

Volunteer for 2 hours a week with primary school children

One-Eighty are looking for a bit of your time to help support their Kick Start project. The project helps primary school children across Oxfordshire, who are restless/hyperactive in the morning. You will work alongside professional support, with a small number of children who need assistance in calming down – this then helps them to engage in learning when lessons begin.

Kick Start is a 7-week program that usually works with between 8 and 12 children who take part in a variety of creative activities.

What you will get from volunteering: 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.