Chipping Norton Times - Issue 25 - October 2012 (PDF)

Chipping Norton Times - Issue 25 - October 2012 (PDF)


Issue 25 October 2012

An independent monthly magazine delivered FREE OF CHARGE for residents and businesses in and around Chipping Norton.

Copies will also be made available at a number of distribution points

Chipping Norton Times – joining Stow Times, Moreton Times & Bourton Times,

already delivered free of charge to over 11,500 homes and businesses




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From the Editor

Are you ready?

The autumn equinox arrived with the first crescent of the

new moon and a couple of stunningly blue-sky days with

warm sunshine – quickly followed by the first frost. The

next day the weathermen were forecasting hurricanes and

thunderous storms. So, here we go – next stop Half Term

and Hallowe’en, all change an hour into Greenwich Mean

Time, destination Christmas and the end of 2012.


For all its rush and pace 2012 has been an unusual year for

big events and special celebrations. At the end of the year

we are planning to include a Local Review of 2012 with a

Round-up of information ‘missed or overlooked’ during the

year. If you know about something we missed or would like

us to revisit/ have something you would like to comment

on, including the magazines/ have a little nugget of

information which didn’t appear/ would like to highlight

something that was memorable in your year/ have a

photo* to send in – do let us know.

We will need to know by the beginning of November please

– it seems ages away at the moment, but as time just flies

in this office, I’m sure it will be here in no time at all! So, put

your thinking caps on and let us know what was special /

ticked a box for you/ got under your skin in your 2012.

(*if it’s a printed photo, put your name and address on the

back and we will return it to you)

We will look forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes, Jenni Turner


Our next edition is for November - it comes out at the end of

October. The copydate is 15th October 2012.

Telephone Chipping Norton Times on

07789 175 002

(The phone will take your messages too – leave your name

& contact number; we will return your call.)


P O Box 6, Sheep Street,

Stow on the Wold, GL54 1WD

Inside this edition


9 The Villager – a double celebration

12 Short Story by Nicholas John - ‘Keep The Red Flag Flying’

21 ‘Fair Enough’ – and independent viewpoint on the Horse Fair, by

Carole Foster

24 ‘For long dark nights and wishful thinking’ - by Carole Foster


17 Community News – The One Show, Gloucestershire’s badger cull

Safer Communities Grants, Poppy Collectors

18 Book Reviews from Cotswold Bookstore

18 Robb Eden – HMRC Paying too much tax

20 Community News – Praise for N.Cotswold Hospital

23 Local Cinemas and regular events

25 Local Church Services

26 Local Authority News – Flood Insurance

27 Community Issues

28 Wind Turbines – sensible planning


34 Local Open Gardens (including Chastleton House)

35 Head Gardener’s Blog – Harriet Rycroft on Planting Bulbs

44 - 47 Reports from some of our local Schools

48 Walks, including the Cotswold Wardens Walks in October.

50 - 55 News & Reports from some of the local Sports Clubs, etc..

56 & 58 List of local Clubs, Societies and Associations

57 Chipping Norton & Kingham & Daylesford Rotary Clubs

58 Report from Probus – flying?

59 Local Business Directory

This month the magazines are filled to the brim with an eclectic and exciting

mix of articles, news and local information – in true community magazine

fashion! With a wealth of events across the area, we have some wonderful

photos to share with you, all taken by local photographers, as well as some

excellent articles and an unusual short story. I hope you will enjoy your

community magazine this month.

Our design team this month was Eagle Design Ltd.

0845 230 8955 /

Extra copies of Chipping Norton Times are generally available at West

Oxfordshire Information Point, the Leisure Centre and at the Surgery.

Material published in this magazine is copyright; the Editor may give permission for copy to

be reproduced for some purposes. The opinions expressed in this magazine are not

necessarily those of the Editor or any member of the team. The magazines are produced

and delivered almost entirely by volunteers. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the

accuracy of information printed in the magazine, the Editor/team do not accept any

responsibility for the consequences of any errors that may occur.

Our Front Cover photograph The light show at Chipping Norton Fair -

by Kirsty Powell. ©Missy_P_Photography





Inside the August editions of Stow Times, Moreton Times, Bourton Times and Chipping Norton Times were a set of numbered

photographs, take recently in 52 of the communities where we deliver the magazines each month. But these were not average

picture postcard images, and weren’t always that easy to identify (even on Google!). The challenge was to correctly identify each

of the locations.

Below are the Answers and a list of the Winners. We will be in contact with all of them with a list of prizes.

Well done to all the Entrants, and a huge Thank You to the local groups and associations who supported the competition with

prizes - we really appreciate it. We will list them all in next month’s edition.






















Over Norton

Little Compton






Upper Slaughter

Lower Oddington


Aston Magna

Chipping Norton



Long Compton

Upper Swell

Bourton On The Hill


The LAMB Family and Angela MCMAHON (52 out of 52)

Jane FORD and David HARMAN (52/52)

Helen and Mary SMITH(52/52)

The COLEMAN family and Tom WEBB (52/52)

Lois PAXFORD and Tom SEE (52/52)

Jane FURZE and Alan BUSH (52/52)

(Runners Up: Alison SHAW, Jenna PENDLE and Rob WELLS (50/52)



















Nether Westcote

Clapton On The Hill

Guiting Power


Bourton On The Water

Temple Guiting







Little Wolford

Lower Swell



Little Rissington

Church Westcote

















Lower Slaughter

Chipping Campden


Upper Rissington


Great Woldford





Wyck Rissington

Upper Oddington


Great Tew



The community that was wrongly identified most often was

Kingham. The answers that were wrong most frequently were

20, 23 and 41.

On the whole however, most people know the area quite well

and are pretty observant too (although I gather that Google is

a great help to desktop puzzlers).

If you did, thank you for taking part and we hope you enjoyed

the challenge. We will repeat the Competition in August next

year – so keep your eyes open as you travel around!


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Well the nights are getting shorter and the shops

are already putting out the Christmas cards and

wrapping paper, can you believe it? And so

another year is nearly over! It's a good time to

reflect and think about what you've achieved so far

and what you would still like to achieve before the

end of the year.

If your weight is still an issue for you and you

would like to start 2013 feeling healthier, slimmer

and fitter, then you still have time to do something

about it.

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30 years on the road and a new bus joins the fleet!

On a beautiful late summer day in September The Villager

Community Bus Service took delivery of a brand new Bluebird

Orion Bus. The occasion also marked The Villager’s thirtieth

birthday and drivers, committee members and supporters met to

celebrate, and admire the shiny new bus, at The Chequers at


This new 16-seater bus will be a great addition to the service as it

is a ‘kneeling bus’ with a ramp and low level flat floor, making

boarding very easy for those who need it. It brings the fleet of

Villager busses up to five.

These wonderful small buses easily negotiate the narrow lanes and

rural roads into our more remote and prettier villages, picking up

passengers to take them into local markets, shopping centres,

hospitals - you name it. There are ten regular scheduled timetable

routes that criss-cross the area, with reasonable fares which can be

paid in cash or by bus pass.

The team of drivers are all volunteers – fully tested and insured of

course – and every one with an affinity to help others, cheerfully

looking after them in a safe and caring way. The drivers enjoy the

picturesque journeys and the friendly company of the passengers,

many of whom are regulars. Occasionally passengers are joined by

visitors to the area who have discovered this gem of a service and

love the gentle pace of this rural service and the wonderful

landscapes around each corner.

The Volunteer Villager Bus Service drives over 32,000 miles per

year, providing essential transport for over 200 people per week

living in the villages of West Oxfordshire, North Gloucestershire

and South Warwickshire. With its rural routes and communitydriven

timetables The Villager Bus Service is not in competition

with the commercial bus operators, with some journeys scheduled

to meet up with busses going into the larger towns, and with

Network rail.

This service provides a lifeline for many people who would

otherwise have no public transport facilities, enhancing their

quality of life and providing as essential link for anyone who needs

it – it helps to support and maintain our rural communities.

The Villager Bus, which started with one bus 30 years ago, received

the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2004, for ‘providing

extensive, reliable and economical transport for over 64 villages

in the North Cotswolds’ - but it receives many accolades on a daily

basis, from passengers from all walks of life and from our local


Would you like to make use of this excellent service?

A copy of the extensive timetable is available from your local

County Council or from the website at

(You may also find one at your local Information Centre.)

Here’s to the next 30 years!

Some of the team of drivers

trying out the back seats.



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5 November – 15 December Sir Peter Blake: London Suite

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Stronger & Safer Cotswolds

Small Grants - available now!

In past years CDC has given grants for community safety

activity. This year, we are running a single small grants round

open until 19th October 2012, and we are seeking

applications for grants to deliver community safety projects

that meet the set criteria*.

Next year (2013/14) responsibility for Community Safety

Funding will be passed to the elected Police & Crime

Commissioner (PCC). Therefore, please be aware that CDC

cannot guarantee that any future funding will be available,

and grant applicants should ensure that ongoing costs

associated with the project, e.g. staff costs, can be covered

by other sources beyond this funding.

The deadline for grant applications is 5pm, Friday 19th


* The grant application form, guidance and grant criteria are

online at

Jennifer Taylor, Community Partnerships Manager

Sustainable Communities & Housing

01285 623566 (direct line) Email:



Natural England’s Paths For Communities Grant scheme

enables community groups and partnerships to improve their

local public rights of way network. The fund totals £2 million,

to be spent before May 2014. Full details at

Funded by the Rural Development Programme for England

any scheme must be able to demonstrate benefit to the rural

economy and rural populations.

BBC One Show looking for

community projects they can help

The One Show is looking for community projects across the UK

that need a helping hand.

"We want to use our influence to galvanise volunteer efforts in

different schemes for a new weekly feature on the programme

in the coming months. For example - perhaps you have a

community hall that needs a lick of paint and a good tidy up but

haven't been able to organise a volunteer day to sort it out. Has

your local fireworks display/concert been forced to cancel?

Maybe we can help. Is your community bus service at risk unless

more volunteers are found? Let the One Show spearhead the

search to keep it going. Or maybe you have a dedicated

community stalwart who deserves a big thank you - let the One

Show organise a suitable celebration.

We are currently at the early stages of planning this but please

get in touch as soon as possible if you think you have suitable

project or idea." Email Richard Park (

and mark your emails 'One Show Community Action'.

Informaton forwarded by Marilyn Cox at GRCC (20.09.12)

Proposed badger cull

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

13th September 2012

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is very conscious of the hardship

that bovine TB (bTB) causes the farming community and the

need to find the right mechanisms to control the disease.

The Trust does not support the culling of badgers as a

component of the bovine TB eradication programme for

England, we do actively support the deployment of badger bTB

vaccine (BadgerBCG). The Trust is engaged in its own five year

nature reserve vaccination programme (year two completed in

October 2012) which will continue until 2015.

The Trust accepts that legal badger culling by formally

established groups may be licensed by Natural England. The

Trust will not interfere with the actions of such groups but

culling of badgers will not be permitted on Trust nature reserves.

The Trust continues to press for the active use of badger bTB

vaccine as an integral part of a coordinated bovine TB

programme for England. In particular the Trust supports the

deployment of badger bTB vaccine by landowners within and

around licensed cull areas.

The Trust will continue to press government for 100% financial

support for landowners who wish to deploy badger bTB vaccine

on the boundaries of active culls. The Trust believes that

strategic deployment of badger bTB vaccine in cull boundaries

would have a beneficial effect on bovine TB infection rates in



Last year at this time my article mentioned that HMRC would be taking on extra staff

whose job it will be to monitor the activities of those who are seeking to evade or

avoid paying tax. Well, since that time the HMRC machine has swung into action &

there have been numerous extra inspections relating to non-payment. This year those

seeking to evade or avoid tax will find their job even more difficult as a new super

computer is now online, the purpose being to link the various strands relating to an

individuals or businesses tax affairs. One area where there seems to be a concentration

of effort relates to rental income from holiday or second homes so beware if you fall

into this category. I must admit that I am always more than dubious about the efforts

of HMRC to reign in tax evasion or avoidance simply because past experience shows

that as soon as they plug one hole another one appears and to my mind their efforts

would be better spent on building a tax system that is fair to all. The starting premise

should be that everyone needs to contribute in one way or another, it is unfair that

there are thousands & thousands of non-taxpayers, generally the richer ones in society,

who do not contribute to UK plc. I appreciate that many of these individuals run

companies that not only employ people, therefore paying tax through PAYE & employer

contributions, but also pay corporation tax on company profits. However, perhaps we

need to move to a more transparent system where individuals & businesses want to

contribute rather than trying to avoid paying tax. In the past I have advocated moving

to a flat-rate scheme for all tax, as this would reduce the burden of taxation and

bureaucracy. With the economic situation the way it is I don’t think this would work in

the short term but certainly a move to lower taxation at this point will boost the

economy & bring back the feel-good factor we so desperately need.

The months are ticking by and a number of tax deadlines are looming. If you have

been asked to submit a Tax Return and you wish to file this on paper then you need to

do this by the end of the month. The online filing deadline is 31st January 2013. If you

haven’t received a notice to submit a Tax Return but you have additional income to

declare, to year ending 5th April 2012, then you should either request a paper Return

to file immediately or submit the information online by the date requested.

If in doubt about filing any of your Returns, or if you simply want help in organising

your paperwork, then give me a ring. I will be more than happy to help you to run your

business more efficiently.

Robb Eden is based in Moreton-in-Marsh. He can be contacted via e-mail

at or by telephone 01608 651802.


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A big thank you to all those who came to meet our succession of

authors during September. At the time of writing we still have a

few signed copies (always a good gift) so call in to see which

titles are still available.


JR.R. Tolkien - The Making of a Legend

byColin Duriez Paperback at £8.99

This new biography of JRR Tolkien is timely with only a couple of

months between publication and the first of the new Hobbit films.

The author’s research has been thorough and I learned much of

Tolkein’s life and of his relationships with his ‘Luthien’ (his wife

Edith) and his friends, especially, C.S.Lewis. There is copious

detail of his early life with some surprising revelations. The

number of houses he occupied would involve plaque makers

across the country if all were listed. I thought the book could

have been stronger on that parallel invention of Lewis’s, ‘Narnia’

as the two were, in one sense, competitors but if you want to

know the man behind the books, this is a good place to start.

Shadow on the Rock byThomas Mogford

Paperback at £12.99

This, the first in a new series of murder mystery/thrillers staring

lawyer ‘Spike Sanguinetti’, has a claustrophic start by being

placed on Gibralta. However, the action soon travels to Tangiers

when an old friend of Spike’s claims he is being framed for the

murder of a young Spanish girl there. The author’s description of

the contrasts between rich in poor in that not so fair city is

atmospheric to the point that I never want to go there. Though I

thought the bad guys were rather obvious, the action carried the

plot along at a good pace and the central character, more private

eye than lawyer, is distinct and convincing. I thought it unusual

and promising.

The Hydrogen Sonata byIain M. Banks

HB £20.00 4/10/2012

Two things you should know about Iain M. Banks ‘Culture’ novels

(and this is one). They deal with huge themes in vast settings

and that you will feel, if this is your first visit, that the deep end of

this particular pool is very deep indeed. These books are a

glorious challenge of intellect and staying power and this must

be one of the best. Why does everyone suddenly take an interest

in a young instrumentalist whose civilisation is soon to opt out of

the universe and why do some people want her dead? Anything

to do with her short contact with someone who seems to have

outlived everyone by thousands of years? As usual, a top class

Sci-Fi read.

More news and reviews -

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Every Wednesday at 6pm


North Cotswold Community Radio's community- based

programme featuring news & information from the various

community groups & volunteers in our area. Presented by

Robb Eden.

If you run a community group in the North Cotswolds and

would like to take part in the programme contact

As part of our new 'Community Reporters' initiative NCCR has

a number of digital recorders available so that community

groups can record their activities – and broadcast to NCCR

listeners in the North Cotswolds & throughout the world.

Publicise your Community organisation – what it does, who it’s

for and how to get involved. Contact for more information.


September 2012

From Marilyn Cox, GRCC Rural Advisor for the N. Cotswolds

The latest funding newsletter, which includes some dates for

useful events that you may wish to attend, is available online from


If you have any up and coming projects that you would like to talk

to Chris Cowcher or myself about - funding advice, general project

development advice, evidence gathering and local consultations,

business planning, constitutional advice, then please get in touch.



01452 528491

Professional advice and support

for Gloucestershire’s communities

Building on last year’s successes!

Cotswold communities and projects always manage to raise the

funds required to make their project aspirations a reality. Last year,

projects brought in an incredible £350,000 in funding between

March 2011 and April 2012.

The GRCC Advisers - Marilyn Cox (North Cotswolds), Chris

Cowcher (South Cotswolds) and Barbara Pond (Village

Halls/Community Buildings – remain

available to assist you in identifying appropriate funders and

making applications, so please do keep in touch! We can also help

you with business plans, setting up a legal structure, project

preparation, community consultation and gathering evidence




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North Cotswolds Hospital

receives praise where it counts

The North Cotswolds Hospital just outside Moreton in Marsh

received a mixed reaction from residents right across the area

when it was first opened earlier this year. Most people had an

opinion - and most opinions were about how it looked!

However, and more importantly, a report published in September

by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) tells us that patients at

the hospital have been praising ward staff for the high quality of

their care.

The 22-bed hospital offers in-patient care and a range of services

including a minor injuries unit, GP minor operations and

outpatient clinics and therapies.

The CQC visit focused on seven aspects of care, including patient

consent for treatment, record keeping, staffing levels and quality

of care when patients move between services. In their report,

the inspectors commented that ‘all people we spoke with were

very happy with the standard of care they received’.

The report has been welcomed by Gloucestershire Care Services,

which runs the county’s seven community hospitals and more

than sixty different community health services.

Head of nursing Liz Fenton said: Such praise coming directly from

patients is to the great credit of staff who work incredibly hard to

provide a caring, high quality service.”

“We’re always looking for ways to better the quality of our care

and the report highlights two areas – patient records and care

planning – where we can improve our performance. A detailed

action plan has been developed and our staff are now putting the

changes in place.”

Matron of North Cotswolds Hospital Linda Edwards added: “All

our staff are continuously striving to ensure all patients receive

an excellent standard of care: they work extremely hard and to

get such high praise from patients is a real feather in our cap!”

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator

of all health and social care services in England. Its job is to make

sure that care provided by hospitals, dentists, ambulances, care

homes and services in people’s own homes and elsewhere meets

government standards of quality and safety. It regulates health

and adult social care services, whether provided by the NHS,

local authorities, private companies or voluntary organisations. It

also protects the rights of people detained under the Mental

Health Act

The CQC report is online at

Article drawn from information published by Gloucestershire NHS.


The Cotswold Business Centre provides serviced offices to business of all shapes and sizes. Its relaxed atmosphere and

friendly staff are welcoming to tenants and visitors alike. The Centre is well positioned on the leafy Rissington

Business Park, conveniently next to a nursery and a gym, with a shop nearby and only 10minutes from Kingham

Station. There is plenty of free car parking and the facilities of Bourton on the Water are only a few minutes away.

One business helped by the Cotswold Business Centre is Planning Pilots Ltd. Nigel Moor, a community development

and planning consultant who works on large commercial projects along with his Wife Christine, who provides his

administrative support enjoy a beautiful office at the side of the Cotswold Business Centre.

Several years ago, Nigel sold his large planning practice in Oxfordshire and “retired”, or so he thought; however his

clients continued to contact him, so he started to work from home. This wasn’t practicable, as he could never “close

the door” on work. At that time the couple started spending more and more time at their second home in Portugal,

so five years ago a move to the Cotswold Business Centre was instigated. The Centre handles all Planning Pilot’s

telephone calls, post and emails, forwarding them to Nigel on a daily basis when he is abroad, so providing a

continuity of service regardless of whether he is in Portugal or the UK. Having a business address also adds

considerably to his professional image. Nigel finds the conference room facility to be very useful so that he and his codirector

Bob Langton can host business meetings when needed.

Without the facilities of the Cotswold Business Centre, Nigel would not have been able to sustain such a professional

approach in his semi-retirement. Since joining the Business Centre, Nigel has also been able to finish a task that has

taken him nearly a decade and he has published a book called “The look and Shape of England” which examines how

politics have influenced its appearance over the last century.

Nigel feels strongly that the Cotswold Business Centre is just as useful for business downsizers such as himself as it is

for start- ups and first stage growth businesses, because of the range of services on offer and the absence of a lengthy

commitment to a lease. He enjoys the lovely location and as an eco-planner he likes the sustainability of re-using a

historic old building in this way.

Cotswold Business Centre 01451 812200

Rural Cinema – October

The Playhouse, St GeorgeG s Hall


Thursday 25 October


2012 Season Tickets available – £25

Doors/Bar open at 7.00pm – 7.45pm film

Advance tickets £3.50/ on the door £4

Advance tickets/queries 01386 700108/593386

Screen On The Green, Village Hall,


Friday 26 October


Film 7.30pm Tickets £4 (students £2.50)

Advance tickets from Village Store & Red Lion

Licenced bar. Refreshments


Victoria Hall


Monday 15 October


Film 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets £3


Family Tickets £10 (2 adults, 2 children)

Tickets/queries 01451 822365

Village Hall,


Films shown throughout the


Film 2pm & 7.30pm Tickets £5.00 inc. tea/coffee

Advance tickets/queries 01608 674298


First MON Folk Night EbrigtonArms 9pm.

MON Dance Fusion Adult dance class.Mixed styles.No experience necessary.Exercise in a

fun way.No pre-booking necessary.Chipping CampdenTown Hall 9.30-10.30.£4.50

MON Scottish Country Dancing St Edwards Church Rooms, Stow. 5.30-7pm Children

and 7-9pmAdults 01451 831876

MON Childrens Dance Class Chipping CampdenTown Hall.6-8 yrs 4-5pm, 9-11 yrs 5-

6pm. Single class £7pp, Monthly membership £22pp. 07527 757057

MON Yoga Chipping CampdenTown Hall.2pm Starts again 21st Sept 01386438537

MON ‘Old Sweats NAAFI break’ at Royal British Legion, Bourton on theWater (10am

-12) for anyone to come along for a cup of tea and a chat,

MON Burford Orchestra Rehearsals 7.30-9.30pm atWitney Community Primary

School OX28 1HL. 07984 492 976. New members

welcome; no audition.

MON Powerfreestyle Kickboxing at Guiting powerVillage hall.Juniors 7-7.50pm.Adults

7.50-8.30pm.freestyle Kickboxing or adult Boxersize.CallAdam 07774285459

MON Bridge Club @ Northleach 7.30pm. Partners not necessary. Non members

welcome, 01285 750288Tim Morris

Last Mon Whist Drives at BurmingtonVillage Hall. 7.30pm. In aid of the village hall

TUES Fit For Life at Baden-Powell Hall, Bourton.Tai Chi: 9.30-10.30am £4/session.

Balance & strength: 11-12noon £4/ session. Contact Denise Nethercott

07909874186 or email

TUES Pottery Classes Lower SwellVillage Hall, 9:30am to 12:00 noon

10 week term £90 plus £15 materials/firing cost. Beginners welcome

Contact 01451 870734

First WED Free Martial Arts Lessons Separate adult & children’s classes. Chipping Norton

Leisure Centre. 07977 560086,

WEDS Weds Walk Easy/moderate walks. Start at 10am. 01451 860366

WEDS Chipping Campden Bridge Club 7.15 for 7.30pm Duplicate Bridge. Upper

Town Hall. Non members welcome. Partners not necessary, 01608 664456

FirstTHURS Free Martial Arts Lessons Separate adult & children’s classes Stow-on-the-Wold

Primary School. 07977 560086,

FirstTHURS Free Self Defence / Jeet Kune Do Lessons for Men andWomen (Adults only)

Stow-on-the-Wold Primary School 07977 560086

THURS Belly Dancing Informal & relaxed classes for ladies of all ages, shapes & sizes

LongboroughV Hall, 7.30-9pm, Beginners 7-8.30pm, 01608 663480

THURS Quiz Night atTheVolunteer Inn, Ch.Campden 8.30pm 01386 840688

FRI Belly Dancing New beginners class.11-12.30The Church Room,Chipping Campden.

Informal & relaxed classes for ladies of all ages,shapes & sizes.01608 663480


This class is flourishing and now meets at the Baptist Church Room in

Back Walls, Stow at 10.00 o'clock on Fridays, followed by a Tai Chi class at

11.00 o'clock. Both classes aim to improve posture and stability through gentle

exercise, accompanied by a lot of fun!

Do come along for a trial session – a warm welcome awaits.

Lower Town Hall




Film 8.00pm, Tickets £4

Advance tickets/queries 01386 841206

from Ch C. Information Centre/on door.

Village Hall


Thursday 18 October


Film 7.30pm Tickets £4.00 inc. refreshments

Advance tickets/queries

01608 684223 or 01608 674200


Village Hall


Saturday 13 October


Film 7.30pm, Tickets £4.50

Advance tickets/queries 01608 659903

Village Hall


Tuesday 16 October


7 for 7.30pm

Advance tickets/queries 01451 830817

Refreshments served in the interval

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (12A) 118 mins

Starring 7 seasoned veterans from the British theatre including Judi Dench, Celia Imrie and

Maggie Smith. A romantic comedy set in a dilapidated small hotel in Jaipur. Possibly patronising

but not wholly untruthful.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (12A) 112 mins

Ewan McGregor plays a shy expert from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries drawn into a

lovably eccentric sheikh's plan to introduce Scottish salmon to his desert emirate. Pulling and

pushing McGregor are an upper-middle-class PR woman (Emily Blunt) and the prime minister's

foul-mouthed, stop-at-nothing press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas).

Chariots of Fire (U) 123 mins

Hugh Hudson's 1981 Oscar-winner gets a deserved Olympic rerelease. As the British team

prepare for the 1924 Paris games, we follow two underdog outsiders: Eric Liddell (Ian

Charleson) is the devout Scot who won't run on a Sunday; Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) is the

Jewish runner who faces casual antisemitism at Cambridge University.

FRI Blockley Brass Band 7.30pm-9.30pm St George's Hall. Sec: Rachel Galt 01386


FRI Dance FusionAdult dance class, mixed styles. No experience necessary.

& MON AllWelcome. Ch.CampdenTown Hall, 9.30-10.30 £4.50 (conc £2.50)

FRI Active & Able Fitness & Falls classes for older people at the Baptist Church

Rooms, Stow 01285 623450

FRI Line DancingWillerseyVillage Hall, near Broadway 01386 438537

FRI Active & Able Classes Posture & Stability – Tai Chi Chi Kong at Bourton, Moreton

and Stow. 01285 623450

FRI Moore Cottage Lunch Club Bourton Hospital from 10am -2 pm. Jenny Stanfield

824338 or Jill Robbins 810325

BOX OFFICE – 01608 642350

October 2012

4 Martin Simpson

5, 6 Three Men in a Boat

7 Cooper Black

10 Jenny Eclair

13 Kate Figes Talk

18 Fever Pitch

19 An evening of Cheese & Wine

20 Charlston Chasers

FILMS All these films at 7.30pm

1 Take this Waltz

2 Circumstance

9 AFewBestMen

12&13 Relate Short Film Festival

12 Blue Valentine

13 Dr Seuss’ The Lorax

13 The Kids are Alright

13 Sideways

15,17,21 Anna Karenina

22 Lawless

23 Late September







Saturday 3rd November

Traditional family bonfire and fireworks display.

Pig Roast - Apple Bobbing – Games – BBQ

Mulled wine and bar. Pumpkin Competition.

Gates open 6.30 pm

Adults £6 Children £ 2.50 Family/4 £15

Free entry for Children with Pumpkin Lantern

Funds in aid of Wolfords Village Fund



MEETS on the 3rd MONDAY

Parishioners are very welcome to attend all

meetings; some confidential matters may be

discussed by councillors in camera.

Parishioners wishing to ask about local issues

are given 5 minutes at the start of the meeting,

subject to advising the clerk in advance.

Local groups and organisations can apply for

grants; Council also supports a variety of

causes including The Town Museum,

The Silver Band, The Lido, The Theatre and

other charities operating in the parish.

Town Councillors are available before and

after the meetings. District & County

Councillors, representatives of the Police and

local press may attend.


Committee Meetings

Members of the public are encouraged to attend

meetings of the Council and Committees. If you live in

the District and are on the Electoral Register you can

take part in the meetings. Information about this and

your Councillors and committee members is available

online at


Monday 1 Uplands

Wednesday 3 Finance & Management O&S


Thursday 11 Human Resources Committee

Monday 15 Lowlands

Weds 17 Cabinet

Thursday 24 Council

Meetings are held at the Council Offices,

Woodgreen, Witney. Start time 2pm.

For further information contact Committee

Services: 01993 861523


Agendas, reports and minutes are available



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Notes on the Council Meeting for

DATE 15th October

Full Minutes of meetings, associated

committee meetings and correspondence are

available in the Council Office.

Mrs V Oliveri

The Guildhall, Goddards Lane

Chipping Norton,

Oxon, OX7 5NJ

01608 642341 (9am to 1pm)


Chipping Norton

Police Station

London Road,

Chipping Norton,


Non-Emergency Number


Opening Times

Monday to Friday

8am – 4pm

Saturday & Sunday – Closed

Closed for lunch 12.15 – 1pm

Leading flood charity, the National Flood Forum, has called on the new Secretary

of State for the Environment, Owen Paterson, to reach an agreement on flood

insurance quickly. Government has been in talks with the insurance industry for

more than two years, but there is still no deal that ensures householders and

small businesses will be able to get affordable flood insurance afer 2013.

In an Open Letter to the Secretary of State, Charles Tucker, Chairman of the Flood

Forum says “Insurance is the key to recovery and supports both the financial and

social capital of communities hit by flooding. It also supports the local economy

and business. Where insurance is not in place many of the costs of flooding

inevitably fall on local and central government through social services, housing and

healthcare, reduced business rates and taxes. That’s why it’s so important for

Government and the ABI to agree a replacement for the Statement of Principles.

“We’ve always said that it is the responsibility of government to establish a clear

framework for flood insurance. A completely free market will leave many

thousands of high risk properties unable to obtain insurance in future years. So

we welcome government’s acceptance of the proposal for a levy and pooling

system – a system that we have advocated since 2010. But time is running out –

talking should stop and action begin. Government must reach agreement with

the insurance industry quickly so that flood-hit individuals and communities will

be able to obtain affordable insurance in years to come.”


Call 999 for immediate assistance if there is a risk to life or a risk of serious

property or a risk of serious property or environmental damage.

The Environment Agency offers a free service that sends flood warnings direct to

your phone, mobile, email or fax. Sign up at:

• or

• Call 0845 9881188


Information continuously updated.

Please check by phone or online (

In November Thames Valley Police Constabulary introduced

101 -the new national police non emergency telephone

number. Our current non-emergency number 0845 090

1234 will be phased out. Calls will cost 15p irrespective of

how long that call may last, on landlines and mobiles.

Call 999 In an emergency, such as when a crime is in

progress, when there is danger to life or when violence is

being used or threatened.



Free English and maths courses


ADULTS in Oxfordshire have the chance to brush up their

CVs with free county council-run courses in English and


These English and maths courses are free and available to

any Oxfordshire resident above the age of 19 and cover all

abilities from beginners to GCSE level.

GCSE English and maths courses start the week beginning

10 Sept so there is still time to grab a place.

The rest of the English and maths programme starts week

beginning 1 October.

Anyone wanting to find out more should ring the

Oxfordshire Skills and Learning Service on

0845 351 0646 (between 09.30-17.00)

The classes will be held across the county at venues in

Oxford, Didcot, Abingdon, Banbury, Carterton and


County Councillor Melinda Tilley, Cabinet member for

Education, said: “This is a great opportunity to brush up

on your skills or perhaps to get a qualification you may

not have achieved earlier on in life. “Taking one of these

courses could help improve your job prospects or help in

the job you are in at the moment. Regardless of your

circumstances it is worth finding out more – it won’t cost

you anything but could prove to be a very valuable call.”

With life today we have an excess of information on

everything. The challenge is to be aware of information

that is needed and how to trace it.

In September we had a presentation by Caroline Maclean,

CAB and County Council Volunteer Manager who

expressed the particular need to help older people to

access information and services to improve the quality of

their life.

If you would like to offer your services or would like to

know more about Community Connect, please contact

Caroline at the CAB.

Community Connect needs a network of volunteers to

assist in making and retaining contact. Please give

Caroline if you can be of assistance via 01608 648099 or e

mail her on

13 Sep 2012

People with dementia

invited to light up their lives

People living with dementia are being invited to light up their

lives by joining a new club which will encourage them to build

friendships and learn new skills.

Lights Up is a free friendly club that will bring people living with

dementia together with their friends, families and carers.

The Club will enable them to share their experiences as well as

take part in a host of arts activities from dancing and making

music to storytelling.

Recent studies have shown engagement with arts brings

benefits to both those with dementia and their loved ones

through sharing activities. It also accesses the creative part of

the brain, which overrides the stresses of memory loss and

restores a sense of personal identity. It will also help reduce

feelings of isolation and seclusion that many people with

dementia suffer as they struggle to communicate with others.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Communities, said:

"Living with dementia brings many challenges and this Club aims

to help those affected to cope with the everyday strains and

stresses they face. West Oxfordshire has an ageing population

and current figures suggest over 7,000 people have dementia in

the county. It is important to provide services for them and we

are pleased to be setting up Lights Up, which we believe will not

only offer creative thinking but help to reduce the feeling of

being isolated from society."

West Oxfordshire District Council is working with a host of

organisations to run the six-month pilot project, which will take

place twice a month in Chipping Norton.

The club begins on Tuesday 9 October

at Highlands, 73 Burford Road,

Chipping Norton, OX7 5EE

from 10.45am-12.30pm.

People can turn up on the day - no need to book in advance.

Help with transport is available for people who have no other

means of transport. For more information call: 0845 1204048

If you would like to come along to The Crown & Cushion on

Friday 2nd November for an evening with Philip Mould of BBC's

Antique Roadshow fame, please contact Cicely Maunder on

01608 643680 or Richard Anning on 01608 641151 for tickets at

£12.50 including buffet.

Next month our speaker is Nigel Moor, Chairman of Moreton in

Marsh Branch, discussing Conservatism and working with local

residents and businesses. If you would like to join us at The Blue

Boar and enjoy a friendly chat over a meal and a coffee for £10

per head, call me on 01608 642423 or via e mail on Mike Howes.


Backlash against rural wind


From articles by Ruralcity Media. (

RURAL communities are stepping up campaigns against the siting of

wind turbines in the countryside.

They include Lincolnshire County Council, which wants to call a halt to

the "unrestrained invasion" of wind turbines across the county. Council

leader Martin Hill said: "There's been a proliferation of wind farms

across the countryside Lincolnshire in recent years, and we feel that

enough is enough. Although we understand the need for alternative

energy and are not opposed to all wind farms, we remain unconvinced

by the questionable science behind them. Not only are these things

spoiling our beautiful countryside for future generations, they could

also seriously damage our tourism industry."

Many people around the country agree with his opinions and other

communities have also launched campaigns against turbines.

A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation advises that more

must be done to ensure communities affected by large wind farm

developments can reap long-term benefits from such schemes. The

study looks at the ways any negative impacts on communities can be

redressed, warning that urgent action is needed to ensure growing wind

farm expansion is matched by help for neighbouring settlements. The

report says that a mechanism for deals between developers and local

people to ensure benefit for communities must be put in place now -

before the next wave of investment takes place. It suggests that the

way to achieved this is through the provision and expansion of

community benefit funds, in terms of both size and geographic scope.

An expansion of these funds would help to improve the economic,

social and environmental prospects of affected areas. This is

particularly important in disadvantaged rural and coastal regions, where

the majority of wind farms have been built.

Richard Cowell, of Cardiff University, said: "We are seeing the size of

community benefit funds increase in line with the growing scale of wind

farm developments. This presents a huge opportunity to address the

disadvantages faced by those living alongside wind farms, and ensure

that these communities become more sustainable into the future.”

Dr Cowell added: "We would like to see those living near wind farms

having locally-embedded energy and jobs, as well as money to fund

other community goals and schemes. By widening the remit of

community benefit funds beyond the village or parish in the direct

shadow of the wind farm, more people can share in the benefits of

investment, and more significant projects can be realised.

Community benefit funds should go beyond trying to foster acceptance

of schemes”, said Dr Cowell They should be provided out of fairness,

particularly in disadvantaged areas.


The government has launched a call for evidence aimed at ensuring that

communities secure financial, social and environmental benefit from

hosting onshore wind farms. The community benefits consultation is

seeking new information on:




From a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

How should communities benefit from

wind-farm developments?

Providing benefits to communities affected by wind-farm

development is a matter of justice: a means of redressing the

impacts on communities adversely affected by wind farms.

More needs to be done to ensure that community benefit

funds from developers are used to support lasting

improvements in the areas around wind farms.

This Viewpoint argues that:

• urgent action is needed to ensure that investment in

renewable energy infrastructure benefits the communities


• community benefit funds are one mechanism for doing

this, but should redress the harms caused to communities,

not just foster acceptance of a scheme;

• redirecting a proportion of community benefits away from

very localised initiatives to tackle more fundamental issues

can be unpopular, but it is more widely accepted where

there are greater benefits for more people;

• introducing local policies can increase the level of

community benefits that wind energy developers provide;

• one way of translating community benefit funds from

large-scale renewable energy projects into local resilience

would be to channel a proportion of these funds into locallyowned

renewable energy projects.

* Barriers to community engagement and how to address


* How wind farms could deliver wider environmental and

social benefits to communities e.g. by providing grants for


* Best practice in local consultation by developers;

* Ways to maximise participation by local businesses in the

economic supply chain for wind projects; and

* Innovative ways to reward host communities, such as

offsetting electricity bills.

The government will also seek the latest information on the

cost of onshore wind to confirm whether subsidies from

April 2014 have been set at the correct level.

Energy secretary Ed Davey. said: "Onshore wind has an

important role to play in a diverse energy mix that is secure,

low carbon and affordable. We know that two-thirds of

people support the growth of onshore wind. But far too

often, host communities have seen the wind farms but not

the windfall.”


Contact 0300 068 6194

Poppy time.

Chipping Norton Branch of the Royal British Legion will be

collecting for the Poppy Appeal in November.

If you can spare an hour of two to help with collections

(no house calls) please contact

Steve Kingsford


01295 780558


October 2012

Full Information is available at the Visitor Information Centres (see below).


to 7 Oct Dream Cotswold Exhibition Watercolours & Drawings by F.L.Griggs R.A.

Displaying a number of rare, privately owned watercolours. Court Barn

Museum, Church St, Chipping Campden, GL55 6JE 01386 841951

to 7 Oct Poetry MadeVisible:The Landscape Etchings of Samuel Palmer Court

Barn Museum,Church Street,Chipping Campden,GL55 6JE.Adults:£4 Children

under 16 free normal admission charges apply to view the rest of the museum.

Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-5.00. 01386 841951

to10 Oct 7thAnnual Showcase Exhibition work by our cooperative members

covering the visual arts.10.00 -17.00The Old Silk Mill,Sheep Street,Chipping

Campden GL55 6DS.07711009393

17–19 Creative Campden AcreativetrailaroundChippingCampden.Talks,


31-25 Nov The Simple Life: the men who were part of the Guild of Handicraft and

their transition from East London to Chipping Campden and what became of

them. Court Barn Museum, Church Street, Chipping Campden, GL55 6JE.

Adults: £4 Concessions: £3.25 Children under 16 free,Art Fund members free.

Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-6.00 01386 841951

to 7 Nov 'Horizon', an exhibition of paintings by R.S Mitchell oil paintings by a

scenic painter.10.00-17.00 Monday to Saturday (closedTuesdays) Celia Lendis

Contemporary,High Street,Moreton-in-Marsh,GL56 OAF. 01608 650852


1 CherwellValleyCraftsinBourton-on-the-Water.Browsethevariouscraft

stalls.Victoria Hall, Bourton-on-the-Water, Glos.10.00-17.00. 01295 264723

1, 19-22 Craft Fair in Bourton-on-the-WaterTo raise funds for Macmillan Cancer

Relief.Victoria Hall, Bourton-on-the-Water. 10.00-17.00. 01793 770148

4 ‘ACotswoldWoolMerchantinAction:JohnHeritage1470-1535’talk

about Stow-on-the-Wold and the surrounding area. Baptist Hall, BackWalls,

Stow-on-the-Wold. Members free, visitors £2.50. 7.30pm.

6 North Cotswold Rotary Club ‘Youth & Music’ Concert Five talented

young musicians in an evening of varied music.St Edward's Church,Stow-on-the-

Wold.Tickets at £10 each (children half price) from‘Christmas Corner’ Bourtonon-the-Water

and Borzoi Bookshop,Church St.Stow-on-the-Wold.19.00.

6 MonthlysaleAntique,modern & reproduction furniture and household effects

includes sale of sporting guns,sporting books,pictures and prints.The Royal British

Legion Hall,Bourton on theWater,Glos.Starts 10.00Viewing Friday 5 October

13.00-18.00 & on day of sale 01451


6 Chipping Norton Autumn Fair. An even greater range of local food

producers and craft stalls, workshops and demonstrations, children's activities

and our very popular Community Orchard displays.

6-7 , 27-28 Flea market and collectors’ fair Free entry. Refreshments. St Edward's

Hall,The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold. 10.00am-4.00pm. 01451 831675

11 Valuation day Free valuations on jewellery, silver, gold, paintings, objet d'art,

antiques etc.Valuation donations to Helen & Douglas House. Preston Room,

Huffkins,The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold. 10.00-15.00.

01327 359595

12 Hot Pot Supper and Quiz LittleWolfordVillage Hall, tickets £12, 01608

684705 & 674200

14, 24 An Introduction to Coppicing Suitable for beginners.With a lunchtime

snack to cook over the fire. LittleworthWood SP087337, 1 mile from Snowshill

Village. Booking essential Minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 12Adult

£30, Child £10. 10.00-15.00. 01451 844257

Acapella singing group at Chipping Norton Methodist

Church 7-8pm £4 a session – if you are aged 18+ and

interested in coming along please contact Rachel for dates. 01608 646901

Market Days


Farmers Market 4th Sunday, 9.30–1300

Car Boot Sale – Countrywide forecourt 2nd Sunday, 9.30am (Mar to Oct)

(for Northleach & Fosse Lions Club)


W I Country Market every Thursday, 9–11am

Country Market every Friday, 9–11am

Weekly Market every Wednesday.

Farmer's Market 3rd Saturday morning


Farmer’s Market 3rd Saturday, monthly from 8.30am

Country Market every Saturday 8.45–11.00 Lower Town Hall

(with Farmer’s Market on 3rd Saturday)


Farmer’s Market 1st Sunday, 10am–1pm (June to Sept)


Weekly Market every Tuesday, 9–3.30pm

Country Market every Thursday, 9.30–12noon

NORTHLEACH every Wednesday, 8.30–3.30pm


Farmer’s Market 2nd Thursday, 9.30–13.00pm

Horse Fair –

date returns to 25 October 2012.

14 Oct Car Boot Sale in Bourton-on-the-Water £5 per pitch on hard standing.

Countrywide Store Car Park. 9.30-13.30. 01451 821655

17 The Chequers Comedy Club – Chipping Norton,7.30pm/8.30pm,

£10.The Chequers, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP. 01608 644717

19 Lecture: 3000 years of Poisonous Plants as Medicines.DrHenry

Oakeley, FRCP FLS, Garden Fellow, Royal College of Physicians. LittleWolford

Village Hall, tickets £10, 01608 684223 & 01608 674200

20 The Pirates; an Adventure with Scientists at 3.00pm in ChurchillVillage

Hall.Tickets £4.50, under 15s £3, pay on the door. For more information and to

book ring 01608 659903 or email

21 Italian market Stow on theWold. At the green end not the cross end of the

square. 01451 832585

25 French Market Stow on theWold. At the green end not the cross end of the

square. 01451 832585

27 Stone Lettering:Alec Peever Stone lettering, a practitioner's perspective,

spanning four decades. Court Barn Museum, Church Street, Chipping

Campden, GL55 6JE. £5.00. 16.30. 01386 841951

27 Singing WorkshopVictoria Hall, Bourton on theWater 10.30-4pm. No

experience or ability to read music needed. Relaxed atmosphere.A wide variety

of songs are taught, including pop, folk, world music, simple chants and

harmony.All are welcome. Please bring food for a shared lunch. £35 (£30 if

booked early). 01452 821448

27 Steam & Scream on the Glos.Warks Railway All the fun of Halloween

on the journey between Cheltenham Race Course Station andWinchcombe

Station. 01242 621405

28 Bourton-on-the-Water Farmers Market Buy fresh, high quality food direct

from local farmers and small producers. Countrywide Stores, Station Road,

Bourton-on-the-Water. 09.00-2.30. 01451 844134

Tickets, Booking information etc. from -


the Water. 01451 822583 Open 9.30-5pm Mon-Fri: 9.30-5.30 Sat: Closed Sunday


BURFORD INFORMATION CENTRE, High St, Burford, OX18 4LS. Open (Nov-Feb) Mon-Sat

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Copyright of

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Telephone: 01386 700903 • E-mail:



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We work with you to ensure you get your ideal kitchen.

We are friendly, reliable and come highly

recommended with references.

Call us for a free no obligation design and quote.

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• We buy, sell, move and convert

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• Fully insulated storage available.

• Contract crane services available

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Music Bus, the Kids music company was a great success at

Jamie Oliver’s The Big Feastival last weekend.

Music Bus provide fun and lively music classes for babies and

toddlers. Founded by Helen Turner from her home in

Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Music Bus is launching their

business opportunity to mum’s across the UK, and were

delighted to attend The Big Feastival, which brought crowds

from as far as Devon, Kent, and even Scotland!

“The Kids Music Biz in a Box provides mums with the

opportunity to work around their children whilst earning an

attractive income from running our educational singing

classes. We provide all training and marketing support

including setting up a social media platform for the business

owner. We also provide all the song sheets, instruments and

toys required for a successful class, and you don’t even need

to be able to sing! We teach you that as well” says Helen, who

started the Music Bus business from home whilst her children

were small.

Sophie Ellis Bexter was delighted to

meet Helen at the event where they

discussed the merits of music being

integrated into a child’s development

from an early age.

Online information:

Or contact Helen Turner on 01444 461608

Liz Harwood Tel: 07775 683832


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Sport and Remedial Massage Therapist

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New Dentist at

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Popular former Cotswold School pupils Adam Beston, 31, and

Rupert Greenhill, 30, died of cancer within months of each

other. Friends of Adam and Rupert are commemorating their

lives by raising money to help fund research into combating

cancer, through a new charity organisation, Time of Your Life.

Their first event, based on a school reunion, is part of its

opening fundraiser.

The fundraiser is open to anyone who wishes to support the

organisation. It is on October 20th at The Cotswold School, in

Bourton-on-the-Water, starting at 2pm. There will be stalls and

a raffle run by Rupert’s family, games organised by Adam’s

family, as well as refreshments provided by local businesses,

face painting for the kids, and an auction to finish off the free

afternoon. The big event starts at 7pm with a cocktail

reception followed by live music and a disco. Tickets are £10

(only available in advance). Time of Your Life T-shirts can be

purchased in advance from Wreal Embroidery, Bourton-onthe-Water

(and worn on the night for friends old and new to

write messages - as they did on the last day of term all those

years ago)!

All proceeds will be split equally between The Brain Tumour

Charity and Leukeamia and Lymphoma Research.

For more information/ to buy tickets email


Cotswolds Health and Fitness Club

• Personal Training • Gym Memberships

• Classes • Acupuncture

• Remedial Massage • Osteopathy

All under one roof!

01451 821320 |

Unit 4d Hawthorn Court, Bourton Industrial Park, Bourton on the Water, GL54 2HQ

Jonathan Atkinson of Discover Osteopathy is now offering treatments

at Cotswolds Health and Fitness Club.

So what exactly is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range

of medical conditions. Osteopaths recognise that much of the

muscle and joint pain we suffer is a result of dysfunction occurring in

our body’s structure and function. Treatment focuses on returning

the body to a state of balance by increasing the mobility of our joints

and relieving muscle tension, to help the body heal.

The team at the gym are good at treating bad backs, as many of you

will know, but there are so many more conditions that can benefit

from osteopathic treatment, from sports injuries and arthritis, right

through to pregnancy. Jonathan is able to relate treatments to your

exercise programme and work with your personal trainer or

healthcare specialist to help you reach your goals.

For more information about Discover Osteopathy, please phone

01451828056, or for more information see

Remember – we offer a free trial to anyone who is interested in

finding more about the the gym – come and have an hour with a

personal trainer and see what you think!

• Gym Membership • Personal Training • Help & Advice • Range of Classes



Post Olympics and the Paralympics, Four Shires

Swimming Club has received more than the usual

enquiries from potential members. Numbers at all our

sessions have swelled and we have more swimmers on

our books than ever before. This is great for the club. We

welcome all swimmers of all ages who have a higher than

average ability at swimming (are accomplished at front

crawl, back-stroke and breast-stroke and can at least

attempt butterfly) and wish to improve their stamina and

technique, and hopefully compete. If you or your child is

interested, please come along to our club night, which is

held on the last Thursday of every month at Kingham Hill

School between 6 and 8pm, for a trial. Kim, our head

coach, or one of our other coaches will assess your ability

and advise as to how to move your training forward.

We run sessions every day of the week with two on a

Friday. These are shared between pools at Bourton on the

Water, Chipping Norton, Kingham Hill School and Sibford

School. Please look at our website for

more information and contact Judith, our club secretary,

via the website if you would like a trial.

September heralds our annual club championships ,

hosted by Oxford City Swimming Club at Temple Cowley

pool. The competition is spread over two weekends and

4SSC have 44 swimmers entered. Many of these have

never competed before. This is a fantastic turnout and

gives the swimmers a chance to achieve county times

ready for the County Championships in the New Year. We

wish all those taking part the best of luck for their races.

Chipping Norton Golf Club News

Sunday 26th August, Captains Day Competition

From Marius Harte 01608 642383

144 Members and Guests attended the Annual Captain’s Day

Competition, enjoying a very well organised day. In addition to the

well-stocked ‘Half Way House’ Captain Alistair James had also

arranged for superb weather throughout the day. The evenings

entertainments commenced with another fine display from ‘Trick’

Golfer Jeremy Dale. Dinner was followed by the Prize Presentation

& Charity Auction, raising £600 for the Captain’s Charity, Katherine

House Hospice.

The overall Winner of the Stableford Competition which included 3

‘Power Play’ Holes, was Chris Dyer with 44 Points.

Keith Fisher finished 2nd with 43 Points on Count Back from Jason

Guy. 3rd place was also decided on Count Back with Reece Ditchfield

pipping Roly Stowe, both with 42 Points.

Camilla Hancock was top placed Junior with a massive 49 Points

from Laura Howlett with 43.

Photos ; Chris Dyer & Camilla Hancock receiving their Winners Prizes

from Captain Alistair James.


11am • Saturday 10 November 2012

Lydiard Park, Royal Wootton Bassett

Join us and take part in The Royal British Legion’s

first-ever Run2Remember

On the day before Remembrance Sunday, you’re invited to

remember a loved one, or all those who’ve fought and fallen, at

Lydiard Park outside Royal Wootton Bassett, to take part in the

11km or 1.1km fun run. The money you raise in sponsorship will

support the Legion’s work helping today’s brave injured Service

men and women.

Everyone can take part – in running clothes, uniform or fancy

dress –together we will pay tribute to all those we’ll never forget.

Designed for people of all ages you can run, jog, walk or march

either 11km or 1.1km and raise essential funds to support the

Legion. You can complete the fun run on your own, or enter as a

team (maximum of 10). Not only is the run a great new way to

raise funds for our heroic Service men, women and their families,

it’s also an opportunity to get fit and be a part of a very special

day in honour of our very brave service heroes.

By signing up to the Run2Remember, you can also set-up a special

tribute fund page. Here you can upload photos and special

memories of your loved one, or, if you’re running in memory of

all those who have Served, you can pay tribute to them here too.

You can also share your training diary and there’s space for

friends and family to sponsor you and write messages of support.

Get started by registering here!

Register for the Run2Remember

Registration is £15 for the 11k, and £5 for the 1.1k is £5.



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Stow on the Wold Cricket Club

Saturday 8th September vs Sherston

Magna - WON

In the final league game of the season the

team welcomed Sherston Magna to Stow

for the first time. Stow won the toss and

elected to bat. Both openers got off to a

great start with a 75 run partnership for the

first wicket. Chris Heaps was first to fall

afer hitting a good 34. Opening partner

Ashley Andrews continued to stroke the

ball around and was joined by Dan Smith,

who scored 14, in another 50+ partnership.

With Sherston taking a few quick wickets

Stow needed to up the run rate. Ash took

the game to Sherston and Stow finally

finished their innings on 205-5 with Ash

hitting a well deserved 120 not out.

In reply Sherston needed to start well but

some good bowling from Dan Smith, who

ended with 3-43, removed both openers.

He was backed up by Ashley Andrews, 2-29,

and Seb Bevan, 2-33. Stow bowled Sherston

out for 150 and secured the win.

Stow finish the season 5th in the league. A

good end to the year with a lot of positives

to take from it and more valuable

experienced gained.

Saturday 9th September vs Slaughter –


The final game of the 2012 season saw Stow

travel to Slaughter. Stow won the toss and

chose to bat first on a good wicket.

Slaughter took a couple of early wickets but

this brought Hayden Elsdale to the crease

and he looked in great touch hitting the

ball to all parts on his way to a well

deserved 72. He was backed up by Chris

Heaps who hit 38 and Dan Smith, 22, to

take Stow up to a score of 205 off their 40


Like Stow, Slaughter lost a few early wickets

but a decent stand from their opening bat

and number 4 saw Slaughter get above the

run rate and looking comfortable. Some

better bowling from Stow slowed the rate

down and with a few quick wickets Stow took

control of the game. With regular wickets

falling towards the end Slaughter could only

raise a score of 199 off their 40 overs.

A close end to the game but an enjoyable

friendly overall.

Reports from Ashley Adnrews, Captain


By Wayne Loxton | 9th September 2012

L-R. Ollie Thorley(13), Ellery

Millar(3), Peter Marchant (5)

Over the summer months, Ellery Millar(3), Peter

Marchant(5) and Ollie Thorley(13) all played for

Gloucester, beating the likes of Bath, Bristol,

Cardiff Blues, London Irish and Wasps along the


Moreover, Ollie Thorley has also been "playing

up" and played for Gloucester U18s against

Cardiff Blues, which is incredible achievement

considering he is only 15!

All 3 players acquitted themselves extremely well

and once again Stow on the Wold have been put

on the map with all 3 boys in the starting line up.

Well done boys.

Stow Badminton Club

Our small friendly club meets on Tuesday evenings in St Edward's Hall

and would welcome new members, of any level.

Interested in joining us? Come and give it a try. Call..

Forbes Campbell 01451 832188 or Dennis Fisher on 01451 830068

Moretonians Badminton Club

We start our winter season on Tuesday October 1st . We meet upstairs

at the Redesdale Hall. Moreton in Marsh, starting at 7.45pm.

New members are especially welcomed. You don't have to be an expert

player - we are there for enjoyment.

Competitive badminton is available.

Contact is: Mike Rees ( 01608-650825 ).



Secretary Chairman Treasurer Vice Chairman

Martin Jones Tim Sedgley Graham Rees Paul Luker

2 Devonshire Terrace 6 St Pauls Court 5 Fosseway Drive 20 Oriel Grove

Hospital Road Moreton- in-Marsh Moreton-in-Marsh Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh Glos GL56 0ET Glos GL56 0DU Glos GL56 0ED

GL56 0BL 01608 652696 01608 650611 01608 651737

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The new league season got into full flow for Moreton Rangers First Team and Reserves.

PHOTO: Moreton Rangers Reserves sporting the new training shirts kindly sponsored by Wayne and Kim Branagh at the INN ON


The first team started their Gloucestershire Northern Senior League campaign with a trip to Gloucester where they beat newly

promoted Tuffley Rovers 2 - 0 with goals from Martin Tomes and Ben Shurmer.

Moreton Rangers 4 Bourton Rovers 0

The first Home fixture was a local derby against Bourton Rovers. Moreton took early control and were rewarded ten minutes in

when a Danny Sherry shot was only parried by the Bourton keeper and Matt Magee was on-hand to fire it home. The game

followed a pattern of long spells of possession for Moreton but the Bourton defence was solid. Ben Shurmer finally breached their

resistance with a sharp shot form twenty yards out which beat the keeper off his right hand post. In the second half Conner Sherry

added to Moreton’s total when a Matt Magee corner was not cleared by Bourton - he drove the ball in from the right wing at

pace, for Sherry to skilfully guide the ball into the Bourton net. Sherry got his second and Moreton’s fourth when Martin Tomes

came on as a substitute, cutting in from the right wing before delivering a pinpoint cross for Sherry to head home at the far post.

They maintained their 100% record with a 2-0 win away at Soudley with Ben Shurmer scoring twice.

The Reserve Team started their league programme in the Stratford Alliance League with a home win over the Badgers 4-1 with

Josh Keyte scoring twice, player manager Dave Toon scoring one and sixteen year old Callum Peters scoring on his debut. The

team then slipped up losing 2-0 away at Badsey Rangers before a home derby against Blockley.

Moreton Rangers Reserves 4 Blockley Sports 1

Moreton Reserves started this game well and had control of

most of the first half and were disappointed to only get two

goals. Harry Peters opened the scoring when a Gary Luker cross

was pushed onto the crossbar by Matt Hardwicke in the Blockley

goal and fell to Peters to tap in. Ryan Woskett got the second

with a looping header when a corner was not dealt with by the

Blockley defence. Blockley started the second half the better

team and got a deserved goal when Dan Beasley got behind the

Moreton defence and lobbed the advancing keeper James Carter

to score. The game was in the balance for a long period before

Moreton calmed their nerves with a well worked goal from a

free kick, Paul Whitehouse slipping the ball to Robbie Shurmer

who had run beyond the defensive wall to slot home. Harry

Peters grabbed his second of the game in the last minutes with a

low finish following a good passing move.



Local Clubs, Societies, Associations and Charities

Clubs Outdoor Activities

Community Groups

Angling Society

Breathe Easy Groups (British Lung Foundation)

Robert Jarvis, 01608 643494

01451 822102/810520

Banbury Ornithological Society

British Heart Foundation

Frances Buckel, 01608 644425

John Hunt, 01608 642556


CHART-Transport Group

Reg Tipping, 01295 251673

Eve Coles, 01608 643570

Chipping Norton Green Gym

Chipping Norton Leisure Centre

Environmental projects on Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Burford Road OX7 5DY, 01993 861951

Jenny 01608 643269,

Chipping Norton Horticultural Assoc

Chipping Norton ‘The Lido’

Sec. Eileen Forse, 01608 643275

01608 643188 Email

Cotswold Voluntary Wardens

Cotswold Volunteers

Wendy Lines, 01608 642360

(a localcharityhelpingdisadvantagedpeople)

Rambles Association

Jane Winstanley CEO, 01285 658802.

Peter Barbour, 01608 641081

Gateway Club

Rambling Club

(social club for learning disabled adults)

Liz Desbrow, 01608 641222

2nd & 4th Weds/M at Rugby Club, Greystones, 7-9 pm.

Wychwood Forest (Friends of)

Sara McCrea, 01608 683334, Jane Nolan, 01608 643855

Stuart Fox, 01993 832004

Hailcorns Tenants & Residents Association

Keith Clandfield, 01608 642327


Athletics Club

Allen Souch, 01865 372484 / 0798 1089457

Chipping Norton Badminton Club

Jeff, 01608 642006, Ant & Sheila, 01608 646687

Chipping Norton Bowls Club

Greystones Leisure Centre, 01608 644154

Chipping Norton Cricket Club

Graham Beacham, 01608 810047

Chipping Norton Easy Riders – Cycling Club

Jill Reynolds, 01608 642667

Chipping Norton Golf Club

01608 642383

Chipping Norton Hockey Club

Clive Briant, 01608 677913

Chipping Norton Pistol & Rifle Club

John Chaplin, 01608 641245

Chipping Norton Rugby Football Club

Andy Dawson, 01608 683352

Chipping Norton Skater Hockey Club

Contact Louise Murphy, 01608 644091 for details.

Chipping Norton Town Football Club

Lawrence Home Nursing Team

Jenny Nolan, 01608 641549

Mind in Chipping Norton

(people with mental health difficulties)

Di Taylor,01608645296,

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Carol Owen, 01993 880099

National Childbirth Trust

0870 444 8707


Old Police Station, Chipping Campden,

N Cotswolds Friendship Centre (Within Age UK)

1st Wed monthly. Colin, 01993 842820/01608 650868.

N Cotswold Support Group – Parkinson’s UK

Mike Winter, 01451 831194

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind

Bradbury Lodge OX1 4XL. 01865 725585

RNLI Chipping Norton Branch

Mike Howes, 01608 642423

Save the Children Fund

Catherine Kimmance, 01295 810189

The Stroke Club (Part of Age UK)

Caroline Seguro 01452/

Shaun Green, 07845216412.

Little Compton Bowls Club

All Year Club. Play stars April. Sue Grantham, 01608 642859

North Cotswold Cycling Club

Club Secretary: Fiona Barnett, 01608 650217

Riding for the Disabled

Ann Nobbs, 01869 338404

Tae Kwon Do Association of GB

Children & Young People

Chadlington Flower Club

Julie Thompson, 01608 676368

Chipping Norton Bridge Club

Jack Viney, 01608 641454

Chipping Norton Historical Research Group

Jan Cliffe, 01608 641057

Chipping Norton Lions Club

Martin Guy, 01608 641154

Chipping Norton Museum & History Society

2nd Mondays 7.30pm, September to May

Methodist Hall, West Street, Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton Postcard Club

Brenda Morris, 01608 643779

Chipping Norton Probus

3rd Tues at The Crown & Cushion 11am

Sec. Geoffrey Norris, 01608 676997

Chipping Norton Probus for Ladies

Sec Christine Carpenter, 01608 642155

Chipping Norton Railway Club

Alan Brain, 01608 641586

Chipping Norton Rotary Club

Mons 7/ 7.30pm at The Mason’s Arms, Swerford, OX7 4AP

David Haine, 07889 609221/01608 643964

Chipping Norton Scrabble Club

Sarah Turner.

Chipping Norton Society

Jill Thorley, 01608 643219

Cotswold Investment Club

Meets 1st Tues of each month. Jeremy Main, 01608 658675

Friends of the Town Hall, Chipping Norton

Jackie Haworth, 01608 641368,

Inner Wheel

Terry Howes, 01608 642423.

Kingham & Daylesford Rotary

Fortnightly Weds. Paul Jackson, 01608 658500


Sandi Garrett 01451 822550

N Cotswolds Bee-Keepers Assoc

Julie Edwards, 01608 659396



Alan Lamb, 01386 701603


Joan M Oughton, 01451 830580


01608 650868.


Sec Pat Poulton, 01608 651373


2nd & 4th Thurs mornings, Sec Martin Hornby 01608 654356

N Cotswold U3A

Contact Jenny Stanfield, 01451 824338

Oddfellows (CN Branch)


Dave Talbot, 07815 099 884.

Over Norton History Group

Jan Cliffe, 01608 641057

Round Table

Gavin Southwell, 01993 730888

Royal British Legion

Michael Dixon, 01608 643755

Royal British Legion (Women’s Section)

Betty Hicks, 01608 642551

Rural Living Group

Betty Bryan, 01608 674255

Salford Players (Drama Group)

Doreen Herrington, 01608 642853

Scottish Country Dance Group

Brenda Parsons, 01451 831876

Shipston on Stour ‘The Literary Society’

Meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at the George

Hotel. 01295 680628 or 01608 663482

Single File

Social activities for single, divorced, separated or widowed people aged

50-70. Meets fortnightly on Friday evenings at the Crown and Cushion,

Chipping Norton. Daphne Lever 01295 788474.


Val Carpenter, 01608 641452

The Theatre Friends

Heather Leonard, 01608 643691

Trefoil Guild

Betty Gardener, 01608 641664

Twinning Association

Jo Graves, 01608 643976

WI Chipping Norton

Prudence Chard, 01608 642903

WI Over Norton

Becky Pearman, 01608 643463

WI Salford

Mary Smith, 01608 642577

WI Spelsbury

Michelle Horace, 01608 641749

Weavers Spinners & Dyers Club

Rose Kirkcaldy, 01295 253789

Wine Appreciation Club

David Megson, 01608 645382

Wychwood Old-Time Dance Club

Margaret Pitman, 01993 810897


Bledington Music Festival

Burford Singers (Box Office The Madhatter Bookshop,

High St Burford)

Chipping Norton CHAOS (Amateur Operatic)

Martin Hannant, 01608 643653

Chipping Norton Choral Society

Roger Stein, 01295 721522

Chipping Norton Creative Arts Society

Kathee Coonerty, 01993 891312

Chipping Norton Folk Club

Peter Allum, 01608 642296

Hook Norton Film Society

Harry Smith, 01285 737417

Kingham Choral Society

Derek Woods, 01608 658738

Naunton Music Society

Barbara Steiner, 01451 850897

North Cotswold Chamber Choir

Shauni McGregor, 01608 642352

Nortonians Amateur Dramatic Society

Andrew Pitman, 01993 830930

Society of Recorder Players

Jenny Graham-Brown, 01285 740156

Stour Singers

01451 870361,

Stow Youth Singers (Ages 9+)

Linda Green, 01451 830327

Fridays term time, 6–7pm at St Edwards Church, Stow

Children’s Art Club (ages 4–12)

After school, Saturdays and holidays. Gill Parkes, 01386 700991

Chipping Norton Air Training Corps

Steve Taylor, 01608 641299

Chipping Norton Army Cadets

Clare Watts, 07383233272

Chipping Norton Brownies 1st CN

Tracey Shadbolt, 01608 645563

Chipping Norton CN Rainbows

Alison Dunbar, 01608 644480

Chipping Norton Crusaders (11–13)

David Radcliffe, 01993 831472

Chipping Norton Crusaders (14+)

David Radcliffe, 01608 646202

Chipping Norton Guides 1st CN

Tracey Shadbolt, 01608 645563

Chipping Norton Pre-School

01608 643376

6th Chipping Norton Scout Group and Explorer Scout Unit

Gp.Scout leader Ian Bushrod, Brian Sargent

Chipping Norton St Mary’s Toddler Group

Julie Jennings, 01608 643796

Kingfishers Playgroup

01608 659502

Methodist Junior Church Club

Sec 01608 643847

Monkey Music (pre-school music classes)

Tues afternoons, 01242 890200 or

Noah’s Ark Toddler Group

Justine Fowler, 01608 659853

The Rotary Club of

Kingham & Daylesford

In September our group was privileged to have an address by

Wendy Dawson CEO of the Ley Community. Wendy, in her own

words ‘a posh Geordie’, has been working in Oxford since 1997

driving various organisations in the field of drug and alcohol

addiction treatment, youth work and young offenders’ advocacy.

Everyone deserves a second chance

When Wendy Dawson took over the Ley Community in Yarnton,

Oxfordshire, in 2008 she insisted on being treated like any other

new resident for the first three days. In this residential

rehabilitation centre for drug and alcohol addicts life is no holiday.

A routine day involves an early start, lots of hard work and very

little free time as everyone in the community is accountable for the

running of the unit, for his or her actions, conversation, learning

and success. Wendy got to know a lot about herself in those three

days. At the Ley, a rigorous peer driven programme based on

therapeutic community philosophy has ensured that 100% of

residents who successfully complete the 12 month course move

out into full time employment.

Chipping Norton Rotary Club

The new team shapes up for the rotary year

The Rotary Club took the opportunity of a few minutes' dry

weather at the beginning of July to hold an 'indoor' barbeque and

celebrate the new Rotary Year – which starts at the beginning of

July – and welcome

in the new

President of Rotary

and the new Vice-


President Edwin

Wilson is a retired

headmaster who

now lives in Shipton

under Wychwood

and who is an


organist when not

busy with Rotary, the

Edwin Wilson, Rosemary Wilson, Geoff Norris

Chipping Norton Music Festival or hiking. He shares many of

these pastimes with his wife Rosemary who is one of the leading

organisers of the Music Festival. He will be supported in his year

by our new Vice President Geoff Norris. Geoff is a retired

solicitor who came to settle in the area a few years ago and lives

in Chadlington.

Chippy Jazz is here

ChippyJazz will have just

finished by the time you

read this, and we will get

some pictures to you and

the amount we have raised for charity in next month's edition.

The charities we are supporting this year are the Thames Valley

and Chiltern Air Ambulance, Riding for the Disabled – which

has been a starting block for many of our riding Paralympians –

and St Mungo's which provides support and temporary

accommodation for young homeless people in Chippy, Witney

and Oxford locally.

The Ley Community is a not-for-profit independent charity

developed in 1971, totally drug and alcohol free, relying on the

individual’s desire to break addiction and being prepared to listen

and learn. No one is interested in what you were, but passionately

interested in what you are going to be.

It was the opinion of those present that this charity deserves

and needs the attention and support of government, local

authority and the medical profession, and considered Wendy

among the most stirring speakers they have heard.

Next month’s speaker

On 10 October John Terry, Director of The Chipping Theatre,

will be telling us how to make the theatre pay in these times of

tight finance. 6.30pm at the Mill House Hotel, Kingham. Call Mike

Clark 01451 830684 to book a place and consider staying for a

meal afterwards.

We’re for Communities

Would you like to join us and get involved with our community

programmes throughout the Evenlode Valley and the Wychwoods

continuing the legacy of the Olympics Games Makers by

volunteering time and energy to help others?

Call Martin Dare 07733 306856 or Graham More 01451 810413.

Riding For The Disabled

We were privileged to have two members of the local Riding For

The Disabled branch to tell us all about the charity and what it

does. It was complete news to us that RDA in the Chipping

Norton area was one of the original branches set up 43 years

ago, and is now one of 500 nationwide. It meets every Thursday

at Chastleton and provides riding for those with both physical

and learning



improves the

core muscle

strength of the

physically handicapped and the concentration and

communication skills of the mentally disabled. Whilst children are

the main beneficiaries, handicapped adults have also been given

access to the benefits of RDA. It was clear from what our

speakers told us that we have chosen well in supporting RDA

through Chippy Jazz .

Inner wheel has a successful coffee morning and


The Inner Wheel Club of Chipping Norton

held their traditional coffee morning and

sale on Bank Holiday Saturday morning

at the Banbury Hill Farm Cotswold

Caravanning and Camping Site outside


The rain held off until just after the last

stall had been packed away – hooray – and many contented

visitors moved away with books, plants, cakes and tasty

winnings from the tombola stall. The club made £764, all of

which will be going to charity, and a big thanks go out to

everyone who came along and gave their support.

Simon Hamilton, Communications Member,

Chipping Norton Rotary T : 01608 677156 M: 07896 326149



Local Authorities

Chipping Norton Town Council

The Guild Hall, Chipping Norton OX7 5NJ

01608 642341

Chipping Norton Intermediate Care Unit

Russell Way, Off London Road. Ward clerk and nurses office in-patient

number 01608 690411. Out-patient unit which houses physio, x-ray,

podiatry and other clinics 01608 648200.

Chipping Norton Visitor Point

The Guildhall, Middle Row. Mon to Fri 8.45–13.00, 14.00–16.00.

01993 861000

County Councillor Hilary Hibbert-Biles

01993 831822 / Mob07793 935655

District Councillor Eve Coles

01608 643570

District Councillor Robert Evans

01608 643800

District Councillor Annie Roy-Barker

01608 644107

Oxfordshire County Council

County Hall New Road OX1 1ND. Tel 01865 792422

West Oxfordshire Council Offices

The Guildhall, Middle Row, OX7 5NH

Open Mon–Thurs 08.45–13.00 & 14.00–16.00

Fri 08.45–13.00 & 14.00–16.00.

Key Information

Childline 0800 11 11

Chipping Norton First Aid Unit

Rear of Chipping Norton War Memorial Community Hospital, Russell Way,

off London Road. Open Monday to Friday 5.00pm– 9.00pm, weekends

and bank holidays 10.00am–9.00pm, no appointment necessary

Chipping Norton Police Station

London Road, OX7 5AW. 0845 8505505

Chipping Norton West Street Surgery

West Street OX7 5AA

Appointments, 01608 642529

Prescriptions, 01608 645999

All other calls, 01608 644655

Chipping Norton White House Surgery

Horse Fair OX7 5AL. Appointments 01608 642742

Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111

First Responders (St John’s Ambulance)

01865 378228

John Radcliffe Hospital Casualty

01608 644655


Notgrove Training Centre, SJA, Bourton-o-t-Water

3rd Monday/M at 7.30pm. You can train to be a CFR in this area,

William Warmington, 01608 651886


(from age 10) Meets at Bourton Thurs 7–9pm, 01451 820570


These lists are as good as the information we

have available. If your club or society or

association isn't listed it may because we don't

know about it – yet! If the information isn't up to

date, then please let us know. We will do our best

to keep the lists up to date – and we will

appreciate your involvement. (Our contact details

are on p3.) Thank you. Editor.

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Probus takes to the air?

By Mike Howes

On a bright day in September, 12 members of the

Probus Club of Chipping Norton visited 47 Squadron

based at Brize Norton. This was organized by one of

our members, Air Commodore Peter Merriman, who

was the Squadron Commander of 47 Sqn 60 years ago

when it was based at RAF Abingdon. 47 Squadron and

the Hercules Force have been on deployment in Iraq

since 2001, and in Afghanistan, where they still remain


tasks and resupply.

47 Squadron also provide a constant standby of two

crews and two aircraft 365 days of the year at Brize

Norton. This is part of the UK Search and Rescue

requirement, covering any situation which requires

the need of UK Special Forces Worldwide. We had

presentations by the officer commanding 47 Sqn and

others from those on the Hercules aircraft, reminding us

that part of the training requirement allows them to fly at

low level to avoid enemy radar which (to name one

example) was used operationally on the extraction of

British Nationals from the recent Libya conflict.

We had a hands-on opportunity to climb in and feel

what it would be like to be flown out to Afghanistan on the RAF C-130

Hercules (sad to say there was no time for an actual flight). One should

not complain when you fly with a budget airline when you consider the

conditions for the aircrew and the passengers sat down the back of these

for 6 to 10 hour flights, with no gin and tonics and what can only be

described as a glorified bucket for a toilet.

Peter was also responsible for setting up JATE, now known as JADTEU

(Joint Air Evaluation and Test Evaluation Unit) also based at Brize

Norton. JADTEU has a range of duties involving the setting up, rules and

regulations covering the safe conduct airborne dispatch of equipment

from a variety of different aircraft types to any theatre in the world,

including Afghanistan, Libya and the South Atlantic. It also measures,

monitors and checks the vast range of equipment the RAF transport fleet

has for different roles for safe carriage worldwide.

We had explanations on how the parachute teams work across a range

of altitudes, from high altitude para jumps requiring oxygen to low level

exit without any reserve chutes, with men carrying all sorts of equipment

from search dogs to fully inflatable RIB speed boats. We learned that

parachutists have an extra £3 per day when testing parachutes, falling


from some 30,00 feet at circa 200 mph in free fall before opening the

main chute, then discarding it and relying on the reserve for the final

landing to terra firma!!

There was a brief on how the Chinook Helicopters, one of the

workhorses of the air force, form an integral part of the chain, testing

equipment to make sure it will withstand being manhandled and dropped

in a range of climates and conditions, as well a range of other services

and duties performed by the Squadron. The whole team includes flight

personnel, fitters, engineers, administrators etc., etc. to keep the

JADTEU on schedule.


time was an advanced flying Instructor, gave all the presenters, including

Flt Lt C Lofthouse who was our guide and mentor, A*s for their clarity and

response to his in depth and detailed oral questions. A great time was

had by all and should not have been missed.

If you would like to know more about The Chipping Norton

Probus Club give Geoff Norris, the Secretary, a ring on 01608

676997 or e mail – We meet at the

Crown & Cushion on the third Tuesday in the month.

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