In the Sibfords today ...

6.00 pm Holy Trinity Church Evening Prayer

... and tomorrow

10.00 am Village Hall ART/pastels class
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.

4.00 pm Village Hall car park Fish van

Fresh fish and shell fish direct from Grimsby market.

Nikki Rayner, 07871 879 197

7.00 pm Sibford School, Sibford Ferris Painting & Drawing Class

Details on the school website

8.00 pm Primary School staff room Sibford Gower Parish Council Meeting

Alkerton could go!

Oxfordshire County Council would like your views on its proposals for the future provision of household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in Oxfordshire to save £350,000 from the budget by 2017/18.

They propose to reduce the number of HWRCs from seven to three or four, and to change the opening hours of the remaining sites.

Visit their webpage Household waste recycling centre strategy for more information and an online questionnaire for your response, before 5th October.

Purcell School Concert

A highly talented group of students from The Purcell School for young musicians will be playing a variety of beautiful piano and instrumental music so do come to hear and enjoy them.

Tickets £10 each or £5 each for students 18 or under, available from (please state name, address, contact number and numbers of adult and student tickets you require) or 01295 780 274.

All profits will be used to renovate the clock at Holy Trinity Church. Read more »

Saturday, 3 October 2015 - 7:00pm
Sibford School, Sibford Ferris

Pump Hunt

Thames Water is appealing to customers to help identify privately owned sewage pumping stations.

New legislation means sewage pumping stations, which power wastewater away from properties and out into the public sewer pipe network, currently owned and maintained by customers will become legally owned and operated by the local water company, from October 2016.

The pumping stations are found in all shapes and sizes, and can be in places where there are a number of properties needing to connect to the public sewer network. Customers will know they have one as they’ll be paying to maintain and power them.

There is more information at

Superfast broadband now available in Sibford Gower

We've heard that superfast broadband is now available in the Gower, and ISPs are taking orders for it.

Please contact us if you have any questions on this topic.

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 »

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.