In the Sibfords today ...

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... and tomorrow

10.00 am Lanes End Corner Sibford Ferris Spring Clean

Please give an hour or so to help clear litter from around the village. Meet at Lanes End Corner - at the top of the road to Burdrop.

Please call Adrian on 780 380 if you would like to help...

10.00 am Village Hall Sibford Gower Spring Clean

Please give an hour or so to help clear litter from around the villages.

Please call Peter on 780 731 if you would like to help on a different day or time.

Space for Art

Do you need more space for your artistic endeavours?

Are you an artist that needs to rent a space in which to work?

Then please contact 01295 788 092 if you would like to express an interest in The Quaker Mission Room Artist Space in Sibford Gower: £25 p/w + bills.

Visit to the graves of the young men from the village who died in WW1

Villagers are organising a 3 day trip to visit the graves of the young men who are named on our war memorial, and who died in France. We have room for more people, and would be delighted to hear from anyone else who might join us.

It will be from Sunday 17th May until Tuesday 19th May. We have obtained the services of a War Graves Commission Guide who will take us to the individual graves and other places of interest, and tell us about the action there during WW1. We shall take some mementos to leave on the graves to link them to our village, and to commemorate the great sacrifice of these men who left Sibford (one of them straight from his honeymoon) for a war which was so far away in those days and from which they did not return. Read more »

Fitness Sessions - Boxersize and Metafit

Strength, Cardio, Core, Stress relief.

From 16th February on Mondays at 7.30pm in Sibford Village Hall.

All ages and abilities welcome. Read more »

Part Time Staff Required

Shortlands Park Stud requires a part time member of staff for three mornings 9:00 -11:00am for general yard duties. Small private yard with broodmares, youngstock and competition horses. No riding required. Very friendly yard. This may suit someone doing the school run to Sibford School as we are close by. Please telephone Lynn Matthews on 07836 248 234.

Community First Responders

Following a presentation and demonstration by David England, the NHS co-ordinator for Oxfordshire’s Community First Responder Groups, and supported by members of the Epwell Group, the Parish Councils for the Gower, Burdrop and Ferris would like to support an initiative to form a Community First Responder Group in the Sibfords. Read more »

Faster broadband in the Sibfords (March update)

You may have noticed the shiny new green cabinet that has appeared next to the scruffy telephone cabinet in Pound Lane. This is a sign that superfast broadband is coming to Sibford Gower soon, before the end of March 2015, according to the plans. Residents in the main part of the village can look forward to download speeds of 40Mbps or more, although their monthly bill will probably increase if they choose to switch from the current "up to 8Mbps" ADSL service (which will continue to be available). Read more »

Get fit for free in the Ferris

Five pieces of outdoor gym equipment have recently been purchased and installed by the Ferris Parish Council in the grounds of Sibford School, adjacent to the Multi-Use Games Area.

There is now an opportunity, for all those over 14 years of age, to use the various pieces of equipment each of which offers a different form of exercise. Children under 14 are not sufficiently physically developed and should not use the equipment as it may cause them physical injury.

Each piece of equipment has its own instructions for use. These explain how to use the equipment and the benefits to be gained. They are used entirely at your own risk.

The five pieces are: 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.