In the Sibfords today ...

9.15 am Village Hall Karate
7.00 pm Village Hall Quiz and Curry night

Schoolboy Charlie is raising funds for his volunteering trip to Borneo. Entry fee £8. For details, contact him at charliejsborneo473@gmail.com

... and tomorrow

9.30 am Holy Trinity Church BCP Holy Communion

Various road works in February and March ...

... affecting roads around Wigginton Heath and Oatley Hill; see notice and map for details. Roads will not be closed, but traffic will be controlled by gatemen.

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 repair@ricochet.co.uk

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 susiepugwash@btinternet.com

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.

Trustee Vacancy

The Sibford Gower and Burdrop Town Estate Charity was established 400 years ago to provide a schoolteacher and poor relief for the parish; it currently owns a couple of farms and other property around the Gower. Its income is available to be divided equally between the Sibford Gower primary school, poor relief and general purposes. It meets three times a year.

Five Trustees (currently Joanna Gilkes, Fred Inns, Mike Lewis, Oswyn Murray and Jean Scouse) are appointed by the Sibford Gower Parish Council, and four (John Berry, Paul Clayson, David Spackman, Graham Wealsby) by the existing Trustees. Joanna Gilkes has indicated her desire to resign. The Parish Council thanks her for her long service, and hereby announces a vacancy. Read more »

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.

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 »

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 »