Friday 18 August 2017

In the Sibfords today ...

Snoozing smileyIt looks as if everyone is having a quiet day today.

... and tomorrow

Snoozing smileyIt looks as if everyone is having a quiet day tomorrow.

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.

Thank you for the new gate

Kathleen would like to say "Thank you to whoever made and hung the new gate on the footpath from Backside Lane to the Old Post Office. I, for one, appreciate it very much."

Tom and Mary would like to add their "big thank you too, for the lovely sturdy gate: WELL DONE to the maker of the Gate."

Click on a photo below to enlarge.

Record sum raised for NGS charities

On Sunday 25 June the five gardens open in the Sibfords under the National Gardens Scheme raised £1,696.00 for NGS beneficiaries. Sue Bannister would like to thank: all our visitors for coming and for being so encouraging and enthusiastic; our garden owners for their year-long efforts to get their gardens looking as beautiful as possible on the day; and all our helpers for their sterling efforts on ticket selling, plant stalls, putting up signs and suchlike. In addition, Gil and her team provided wonderful teas at the Village Hall and raised a goodly sum for the church.

No housing in Sibford for Oxford!

At Cherwell District Council's Parish Liaison Meeting on Wednesday 22 June, we learnt something about the outcome of their Local Plan Part 1 Partial Review "Oxford's Unmet Housing Need".

The main thing that concerns Sibfordians is that, as expected, CDC are not proposing any housing development in our area as a result of this review. They are proposing that any such development be focused around Kidlington. Read more »

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.