CHIPPING NORTON TIMES
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
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CHIPPING NORTON TIMES
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.
END OF YEAR ‘ROUND UP & REVIEW’
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.
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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
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
29-33 LOCAL EVENTS and EVENTS DIARY (31)
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 / www.eagledesign.net
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.
No. NAME OF TOWN, No. NAME OF TOWN, No. NAME OF TOWN,
VILLAGE OR HAMLET VILLAGE OR HAMLET VILLAGE OR HAMLET
Bourton On The Hill
WE RECEIVED WINNING ENTRIES FROM:
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)
Clapton On The Hill
Bourton On The Water
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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30 years on the road and a new bus joins the fleet!
On a beautiful late summer day in September The Villager
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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
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year, providing essential transport for over 200 people per week
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This service provides a lifeline for many people who would
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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
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(You may also find one at your local Information Centre.)
Here’s to the next 30 years!
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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 www.cotswold.gov.uk.
Jennifer Taylor, Community Partnerships Manager
Sustainable Communities & Housing
01285 623566 (direct line) Email:
PATHS FOR COMMUNITIES
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enables community groups and partnerships to improve their
local public rights of way network. The fund totals £2 million,
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Funded by the Rural Development Programme for England
any scheme must be able to demonstrate benefit to the rural
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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
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
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do this by the end of the month. The online filing deadline is 31st January 2013. If you
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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
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
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COTSWOLD FUNDING NEWSLETTER
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.
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March 2011 and April 2012.
The GRCC Advisers - Marilyn Cox (North Cotswolds), Chris
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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
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
The CQC report is online at www.cqc.org.uk/directory/5hq99
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 www.cotswoldbusinesscentre.co.uk
Rural Cinema – October
The Playhouse, St GeorgeG s Hall
Thursday 25 October
THE EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
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
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
Film 7.30pm Tickets £4 (students £2.50)
Advance tickets from Village Store & Red Lion
Licenced bar. Refreshments
BOURTON ON THE WATER
Monday 15 October
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
Film 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets £3
Family Tickets £10 (2 adults, 2 children)
Tickets/queries 01451 822365
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. www.theebringtonarms.co.uk
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. email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TUES Pottery Classes Lower SwellVillage Hall, 9:30am to 12:00 noon
10 week term £90 plus £15 materials/firing cost. Beginners welcome
Contact email@example.com 01451 870734
First WED Free Martial Arts Lessons Separate adult & children’s classes. Chipping Norton
Leisure Centre. 07977 560086 www.martialartsvoucher.co.uk,
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 www.martialartsvoucher.co.uk,
FirstTHURS Free Self Defence / Jeet Kune Do Lessons for Men andWomen (Adults only)
Stow-on-the-Wold Primary School 07977 560086 www.selfdefencevoucher.co.uk
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
THE ACTIVE & ABLE CLASS
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
SEE LOCAL NOTICES
Film 8.00pm, Tickets £4
Advance tickets/queries 01386 841206
from Ch C. Information Centre/on door.
Thursday 18 October
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
Film 7.30pm Tickets £4.00 inc. refreshments
01608 684223 or 01608 674200
Saturday 13 October
CHARIOTS OF FIRE
Film 7.30pm, Tickets £4.50
Advance tickets/queries 01608 659903
Tuesday 16 October
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
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
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
12&13 Relate Short Film Festival
12 Blue Valentine
13 Dr Seuss’ The Lorax
13 The Kids are Alright
15,17,21 Anna Karenina
23 Late September
GREAT WOLFORD CV36 5NQ
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
CHIPPING NORTON TOWN
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.
WEST OXON DISTRICT COUNCIL
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 www.westoxon.gov.uk
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
BLOOD DONOR SESSIONS THIS MONTH:
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CHIPPING NORTON TOWN
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
Oxon, OX7 5NJ
01608 642341 (9am to 1pm)
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:
• www.environment-agency.gov.uk/floodline or
• Call 0845 9881188
ROAD CLOSURES INFORMATION Tel: 01452 425000
Information continuously updated.
Please check by phone or online (www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/roadworks)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
email@example.com. Mike Howes.
Backlash against rural wind
From articles by Ruralcity Media. (www.rsnonline.org.uk)
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:
WIND ENERGY AND JUSTICE
FOR DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES
From a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
How should communities benefit from
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
ONSHORE WIND CALL FOR EVIDENCE –
Contact 0300 068 6194
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
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 www.courtbarn.org.uk
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 www.courtbarn.org.uk 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
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
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 07.30-10.00.taylerandfletcher.co.uk 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. www.jphumbert.com
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 01608 646901
BOURTON ON THE WATER
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
STOW ON THE WOLD
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 email@example.com
21 Italian market Stow on theWold. At the green end not the cross end of the
square. 01451 832585 firstname.lastname@example.org
25 French Market Stow on theWold. At the green end not the cross end of the
square. 01451 832585 email@example.com
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. www.courtbarn.org.uk 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 -
BOURTONONTHEWATERVISITORINFORMATIONCENTRE,Victoria Street, Bourton on
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
9.30-4pm. 01993 823558. E: Burford.firstname.lastname@example.org
CHIPPING NORTON VISITOR INFORMATION POINT
Guildhall, Gossards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NJ. Office hours Mon-Fri.
GO-STOW, 12 Talbot Court, Stow on the Wold. 01451 870 150. Open 10am-5pm Mon-Sat;
11am-4pm Sunday. E: email@example.com
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Mon 8.45am-4.00pm,Tues-Thurs 8.45am-5.15pm, Fri 8.45am-4.45pm, Sat 10.00am-1.00pm
(BST), 10.00am-12.30pm (BWT), Sun CLOSED. E: Moreton@cotswold.gov.uk
MORETON SHOW 2012
Through the eyes and camera of Harriet Rycroft
© ALL PHOTOS
Qualified gardener • Specialist Pruning
Telephone: 01386 700903 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
With over 10 years experience the Real Wood Kitchen
Company knows how to make the perfect kitchen.
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.
Tel: 01993 898808
Tim Maule and Dominic Harrison
Tilemans Park Limited
At our site in Shipston, on your site or at home
• We buy, sell, move and convert
containers of all sizes.
• Fully insulated storage available.
• Contract crane services available
The ideal way to free up space in your home or
workplace. You can store on our site or simply rent a
container for your own property. Various sizes for rent or
Short or long term rates available
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Laminated Floors, Doors etc
• Free Estimates • Reliable Service • Interior & Exterior Work
• References Available • All work guaranteed & insured
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We cover all the Cotswolds and Vale of Evesham
For all your waste management needs
Licensed Waste and Transfer Station
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
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: www.musicbus.com
Or contact Helen Turner on 01444 461608
Liz Harwood Tel: 07775 683832
MATT KEYTE BSc (hons) Dip (ossm)
Sport and Remedial Massage Therapist
Sporting or recreational Injury? Sprain or Strain? Muscle soreness or
tension? Looking to enhance your training programme?
Call me on 01451 830911/07966068604
Fully insured, Qualified and Professional Member of the
for every occasion
New Dentist at
Brewery Yard Dental Practice
Now Open on Saturdays
New Patients Welcome
FREE Children’s Check Up for registered
Parents, Whitening, friendly atmosphere
6 Brewery Yard, Sheep Street,
Gloucestershire, GL54 1AA
P: 01451 830885
TIME OF YOUR LIFE
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
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
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 | email@example.com
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 www.4ssc.co.uk 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
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
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.
Chapel of Rest
Milton Under Wychwood, OX7 6BA
24 hour 01993 831557
Prepaid Funeral Plans
Micky Kelletts MOT,
Service and Repair Centre
We offer a main dealer
service without the price tag!
MOT, Service & Repair to all
makes and models,
including cars, vans
and light commercial
vehicles. Class 4
The Old Grain Store, Broadwell Road,
Lower Oddington, Stow on the Wold,
Glos, GL56 0UU.
01451 831429 / 07817 055891
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
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
Reports from Ashley Adnrews, Captain
STOW RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB - News
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 ).
MORETON RANGERS FOOTBALL CLUB
A FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION DEVELOPMENT CLUB
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
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
Breathe Easy Groups (British Lung Foundation)
Robert Jarvis, 01608 643494
Banbury Ornithological Society
British Heart Foundation
Frances Buckel, 01608 644425
John Hunt, 01608 642556
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chipping Norton Horticultural Assoc
Chipping Norton ‘The Lido’
Sec. Eileen Forse, 01608 643275
01608 643188 Email email@example.com
Cotswold Voluntary Wardens
Wendy Lines, 01608 642360
Jane Winstanley CEO, 01285 658802. firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Barbour, 01608 641081
(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
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 email@example.com
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)
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Carol Owen, 01993 880099
National Childbirth Trust
0870 444 8707
Old Police Station, Chipping Campden, www.nothcotswoldonline.com
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/www.stroke.org.uk
Shaun Green, 07845216412. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Howes, 01608 642423. www.kinghamrotary.org.uk/wwwribi.org
Kingham & Daylesford Rotary
Fortnightly Weds. Paul Jackson, 01608 658500
Sandi Garrett 01451 822550
N Cotswolds Bee-Keepers Assoc
Julie Edwards, 01608 659396 email@example.com
Alan Lamb, 01386 701603
Joan M Oughton, 01451 830580
01608 650868. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Dave.Talbot@oddfellows.co.uk
Over Norton History Group
Jan Cliffe, 01608 641057
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
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
Betty Gardener, 01608 641664
Jo Graves, 01608 643976
WI Chipping Norton
Prudence Chard, 01608 642903
WI Over Norton
Becky Pearman, 01608 643463
Mary Smith, 01608 642577
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
www.burford-singers.org.uk. (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
01451 870361, email@example.com
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
6th Chipping Norton Scout Group and Explorer Scout Unit
Gp.Scout leader Ian Bushrod, Brian Sargent firstname.lastname@example.org
Chipping Norton St Mary’s Toddler Group
Julie Jennings, 01608 643796
Methodist Junior Church Club
Sec 01608 643847
Monkey Music (pre-school music classes)
Tues afternoons, 01242 890200 or Sian.email@example.com
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-
Wilson is a retired
now lives in Shipton
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
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
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
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
Chipping Norton Town Council
The Guild Hall, Chipping Norton OX7 5NJ
01608 642341 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
County Councillor Hilary Hibbert-Biles
01993 831822 / Mob07793 935655
District Councillor Eve Coles
01608 643570 email@example.com
District Councillor Robert Evans
01608 643800 firstname.lastname@example.org
District Councillor Annie Roy-Barker
01608 644107 email@example.com
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.
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
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Horse Fair OX7 5AL. Appointments 01608 642742
Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111
First Responders (St John’s Ambulance)
01865 378228 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sja.org.uk
John Radcliffe Hospital Casualty
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
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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 – firstname.lastname@example.org. We meet at the
Crown & Cushion on the third Tuesday in the month.
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