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MAY 2012

No. 338


HCA Whist Art Week Village Market Bowls. Special offers. Woodstock U3A W.I. HCA Whist Mammoth Garage Sale Parish Council Meeting Evergreen Club HCA A.G.M. Police Have your say HCA Whist HCA Quiz Open Gardens, Talk HCA Whist HCA Evening Whist

MAY 5th - 13th for North Oxfordshire See page 5 Guides from Libraries & Local Information Points
or visit

POLICE Have Your Say Meeting

Friday 18th May 10.00 to 10.45am Cornerstone Coffee House. SMALL ADS 20p per word. Max 30 words See page 9
Copy deadline: As early as possible No later than 14th of month All copy to Stephen Braybrooke Tucker All advertising to Jeanette Braybrooke-Tucker Both through this e:mail address Or post to 30 Millwood End. Long Hanborough OX29 8BY Tel: 01993 882518

The QUEENS Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Latest News Go to page 15 Parish Council needs five more Councillors Page 2 Rail News Page 18-19 Your Crossword for May Page 32 OLYMPIC TORCH to visit WOODSTOCK/BLENHEIM. Page 34

April 2012
Pavilion Extension Project Since the last report in the Hanborough Herald, the Project Development Working Group has met twice and the project was on the agenda of the Annual Parish Meeting on 20th March where Steve Nicholls, Vice-Chair of the HPFA, made a presentation with slides, showing the current situation, plans and funding proposed. The application for Building Regulations approval was submitted in mid-February and, as expected, a reply was received on 31st March. The WODC gave the project conditional approval - this meaning that the building regulation requirements have been met but that the definitive approval will depend on satisfying the fire officer when the time comes - which is perfectly normal. A number of building companies will be invited to submit tenders at the beginning of May, to be returned in June. The decision regarding which builder will be taken by the Parish Council in mid-June and construction should commence mid-July with completion due by April 2013. The exact manner in which the building companies are selected to tender has not been determined yet. It would seem likely that an advertisement will be placed in the Oxford Mail/Times, that local builders names will be sought from the architect but it will be the Parish Council that will decide on which Building Company to contract.

Two ways to win Friends and influence people

1. Become a Parish Councillor. The Parish Council needs five more Councillors. Would you think of engaging with your fellow residents and work to sustain and improve the quality of village life in Church Hanborough and Long Hanborough? Being a Councillor is of course a commitment. People regard you as responsible for things that happen locally. It can also be satisfying. As a Councillor, you hope to make a difference by influencing decisions that effect our village community. The application process is particularly simple right now. Not enough people were formally nominated to serve on Hanborough Parish Council for the May 3rd election. The remaining five places can however be filled by co-option. For details of qualification please contact the Parish Clerk, Mr Jon Gammage; Tel: 07909 514884 or Email: . It would be good too, to write a few words describing what experience you, as an individual, could bring to the Council. Address is below. 2. Join the Hanborough Village Plan Steering Group. The Oxford Rural Community Council is urging Oxfordshire villages to introduce Village Plans. If Hanborough follows through this ORCC proposal, the preparation of the plan will probably be handled by a Hanborough Village Plan Steering Group. This group will work independently of the Parish Council, even though the Council will officially support the setting up of the group. One or two Councillors from our Parish Council are likely to be on the Steering Group. The purpose of producing a Local Village Plan is to identify gaps or weaknesses in Parish support systems and services and to propose priorities for improvement and the actions that need to be taken to get the desired results. A Local Village Plan will also make everyone (including the District and County Councils) aware of what people care about in Hanborough. The likely course of events - spanning from one to three years - would start with a meeting of as many Hanborough residents as possible. It is likely that somebody from ORCC will guide us - inviting village clubs, societies, churches, charities, businesses, the school and individual residents to suggest issues they would like to see addressed in the Village Plan. One of the early tasks of the Steering Group will to draft a questionnaire, based on local suggestions and lessons learned from other villages, to consult everyone in more depth. You will be able to participate at any level on the Steering Group - from gathering information to analysing it, coordinating and presenting findings, organising meetings and compiling records, writing text and choosing photographs, getting things printed and delivered. Interested? Let us know. or or Council Chairman, Peter Brittin 881980. Parish Council Meeting The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 15th May in the Welcome Room Methodist Church at 7:15pm. An Agenda will appear on the notice board by Thursday 10 May. Members of the public are invited to attend and can make statements or queries by prior written request to the Clerk or Chairman. This needs to be done by midday of Monday 14th May GREEN Jon Gammage Clerk to Hanborough Parish Council 11 The Blowings, Freeland, Oxfordshire, OX29 8HY phone 07909 514884

Articles included in this Newsletter do not necessarily represent the views of the Editor or the Hanborough Herald Group. Also, inclusion of an advertisement does not imply the Groups endorsement of a product or service. Advertisements are accepted on the express condition that they do not in any way contravene the provisions of the Trades Descriptions Act 1968 This Newsletter is printed by Information Press Eynsham

Parish Council Contact Numbers: Council Chairman: Mr Peter Brittin. Tel: 881980 Mr Niels Chapman Tel: 882932 Mrs Gill Battams. Tel: 881805 Mr Hugh Burton. Tel: 881366 Mr John Hill Tel: 882856 Mrs Laura Rostron. Tel: 882365 Mr David Tee Tel: 882891 Clerk: Mr J.Gammage : Tel 07909 514884 Email: Finance Officer: (& Planning, Allotments ,Cemetery matters). Mr A. Edwards: Tel 01993 886909 County Councillor: Mrs L Chapman Tel: 01993 773560 or Mobile : 07519381283 District Councillors: Mr C Dingwall. Tel: 01993 706363 Mr Toby Morris. Tel: 01993 849402 Parish Council Web Site HANBOROUGH ONLINE Community Hall Bookings: Pavilion: Mrs.S.Rhodes Tel:886879 Recreation Hall: Mrs L. Ashton. Tel: 881603 Methodist Church Hall: Mrs J Haynes. Tel: 882379 Police : non emergency: 101

WASTE & RECYCLING A reminder for May

2nd, 16th and 30th

Thurs.10th, and 23rd

WODC have requested that if at all possible could you put plastic & tins * glass * cardboard * paper * in separate recycling bins. They also collect flyaway plastics such as small clear food packaging film & shrink wrap, polythene, carrier bags, cling film, bubble wrap and compost bags. Put all flyaway plastics in a carrier/plastic bag and place in one of your black bins. If you need extra bins contact WODC on 01993 861025

Council News , cont...................

Free Home Survey The Community Safety Partnership is offering a free home survey which assesses your property and pinpoints any areas that require extra protection, as well as tips on how to reduce the risk of a break-in. Depending on the size of your property the survey should take no longer than an hour. This can be booked with Bill Butcher, Crime Reduction Officer, by phoning 01993 861638. Twinning of Hanborough with Mougon in France The Parish Council has invested some time in promoting this idea locally but have not been able to generate sufficient interest for the project to move forward. Regrettably, it was agreed by council to decline their invitation. Dial-a Ride Oxfordshire Dial-a-Ride is a door to door service for those who are mobility impaired and are unable to use or do not have access to public transport. The service can be used for shopping trips, appointments, visiting friends etc. There is a small annual charge to be part of the scheme and for each journey. To find out more call 0845 310111 or visit the web site: Litter Pick West Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging action against litter by loaning litter picking equipment (litter grabbers, gloves and hi-visibility bibs) The Council is also supplying free refuse sacks and will collect any bagged up litter after the community cleanup from agreed collection points. Voluntary groups across West Oxfordshire are planning a big spring clean with a series of litter picking days and the Parish Council would like to encourage local groups to organise events. Please contact the Clerk for details and available support. District Council Elections. The District Council Election will be held on Thursday the 3rd May between the hours of 7.00am and 10.00pm at the Pavilion, Playing Fields, Long Hanborough.

Ted Currill.

Thank You

People often laugh about how long it takes to belong and to be called A Villager. I was asked a little while ago if I was a Hanborough Villager. My answer at the time was, Not yet, we have only lived here for 41 years. How wrong I was. On the recent sad loss of Ted, as a family we realised that we are truly Villagers. We belong to Hanborough. We would like to thank everyone for their sympathy, kind words, cards and love. We have been overwhelmed by the kindness shown to Ted during his very long illness and also to us. You have helped us through a difficult time and we know that the friendship will always be there. Ted wanted to be buried in Hanborough because his friends were here. Hanborough was Home. Thank you all. YARNTON PARISH COUNCIL Notification of Expressions of Interest Demolishment & Rebuild of Yarnton Sports Centre.
Yarnton Parish Council is asking for Expressions of Interest for the following packages of works for the new Sports Pavilion in Yarnton. 1. Demolish existing Pavilion and Garage and disposal of waste, prepare and build new ground works up to PDC. 2. Steelwork fabrication and build. 3. Masonry construction from DPC to wall plates, including all internal partitions. 4. Install new roof. 5. Plumbing, mechanical ventilation. 6. Electrical Installation, including under floor heating. Please send Expressions of Interest to The Clerk of the Parish Council: There will be further Expressions of Interest Required for Supply and Fitting of Doors and Windows, Ceilings, Finishes, External Works, Carpentry Decoration.

Local Surgery - Closures for training. THE TRAINING DAY FOR 10th MAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED
In order to maintain and improve the service your GP surgery offers, Eynsham Medical Centre and Long Hanborough Surgery, along with all other surgeries in the West Oxfordshire area, will be closed for staff and doctor training on the 10th May. This is now cancelled - the surgery will be open as usual.

ARTWEEKS in COMBE 5th - 13th May. 12 - 6pm 32 Akeman Street, Combe

Local artist Cathryn Jeff will be exhibiting again in Combe for this years Artweeks. Please come and see her latest vibrant collection of landscape paintings, including local views and a new watercolour range. Over this past year Cathryn has also been developing her talents in paper craft to create unique 3D pictures and other products. For more details about Oxfordshire Artweeks please visit

Invites you to her Art Exhibition Saturday May 5th till Sunday May 13th at 80 Main Road, (behind Olivers Garage) Long Hanborough. Open Daily - 12 noon - 6pm Thursday and Friday 12 noon - 8pm. Original work, Prints and Cards Tea, Coffee and Cake All welcome

The Repatriation Memorial Garden

Field Poppies are being sown as a symbol of remembrance at the repatriations Memorial Garden this spring. The memorial garden, on Norton Way, on the edge of Carterton, was designed by a small group of local people including the Royal British Legion, community representatives from Brize Norton and Carterton, and current and retired military personnel. It is somewhere that people can pay their respects for military personnel. The grass border at the rear of the memorial garden will be narrowed to make room for a meadow mix of poppies and wildflowers. The poppies will flower from May until September. Seasonal bedding plants and bulbs such as pansies and daffodils will be planted for additional colour during the winter months.


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A new book has just been published with the title: HANBOROUGH Snapshots from the History of the Parish With 332 pages it is big enough to include many interesting parts of our recorded history, including villagers memories from the 1920s up to more recent times. Written by a local author it is on offer at 14. (2 off normal price) Contact the Editor of the H. Herald. 882518 for your copy. Finlay. Good News and Thanks Thank you so much to so many people. Last Years Year 6 who did a fabulous job fund raising for Finlay. With this money he has bought a F.E.S. machine, which will be most useful to him. Well Done! Enjoy Bartholomew. To Phil Neville who became Marathon Man and raised lots too. Hopeful Notes have made a big impact on Finlay through the ongoing musical concerts. They raised an enormous amount of money which Finlay has used wisely, furnishing his temporary accommodation provided by Cottsway and now his new home in Corn Hide which is fantastic, spacious and a real home for him. Sovereign Housing added their own little touches to the flat as well which were gratefully received. Thank you so much to everyone (I have probably forgotten some names - sorry) who have helped with everything. We are extremely grateful and it is something we will never forget. Thank you all so much. Gavin, Leoniza, Tom, Callum, India and Finlay.

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I am looking to purchase stamp collections. Also, medals, coins, postcards and other collectables. I offer a free valuation service and immediate payment. Please call:David Lord on 01993 881862

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At the end of March the Evergreen Club members came earlier than usual for our meeting, eager to enjoy lunch in the company of good friends. A wonderful aroma was wafting across the car park and into the hall, ensuring that everyone had a very good appetite when our man Mark speedily produced a man (or women) sized portion of delicious fish and chips. This was followed by ice cream, a cup of tea and a long chatter. We left for home sure that we would not need to eat again for two days! For our next meeting we celebrated an early Easter with the traditional fare of hot cross buns and Easter eggs. Members had bought along poems and stories to read aloud, most of them light-hearted but some of them more thought provoking. We also had a very successful bring & buy stall. Another busy and entertaining afternoon. Now here are members diary dates: 1st May Speaker: Donna Chalcraft - music 15th May Bingo

Sara Ruane

Our President Maureen Hobbs hosted the April meeting and welcomed members and two visitors. Maureen introduced our new programme and outlined some significant events that will take place this year to celebrate our 75th Anniversary year and the Queens Diamond Jubilee. It has been a busy month for our members. Several members attended the OFWI Annual council meeting held at the town hall. The speakers included Ruth Bond our NFWI Chair and Janie Hampton a local author. Janie has just published a book entitled The Austerity Olympics - how the Olympics came to London in 1948. Two members attended an Archiving workshop in Banbury where instruction was given on how to protect our precious archives. Our own records and scrapbooks date back to our inauguration in 1937 and provide a wealth of local social history. OFWI has recently been awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant and each WI has been given a selection of suitable archiving materials. Our speaker for the evening was Sue John who gave an informative talk and demonstration of flower arranging using a variety of spring flowers. Her arrangements were both contemporary and traditional, some using just a few flowers. The arrangements were then raffled amongst members. Jane Dearie won the draw for the Denman Bursary. Congratulations go to Sara Ruane; following a Villeroy & Boch demonstration day at Denman College in the art of creative table laying members were invited by the sponsors to submit their own creative layouts and accompanying short story. Sara won first prize and now has the enviable task of choosing a dinner set of her choice from the current Villeroy & Boch catalogue. The walking group continues to meet on the Tuesday following our meeting at 9.30am outside Christ Church. The next meeting is our Resolutions Meeting on Thursday May 10th at 7.30pm in the Recreation Hall. Sue Gibson


Whist Drives continue on Friday afternoons 4th, 11th, and 18th, and 25th starting at 2.00pm at a cost of 2.00 per session. That includes a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit at half time, plus entry in to the raffle. Tell your friends and come and join us. Both beginners and experienced whist players are welcome. Please note that there will also be a session on Wednesday evening 30th May at 7.30pm. The cost of this session is 2.50. There is also a whist meeting run by Witney Whist group in the hall on Wednesday 2nd and 9th costing 2.50 per session The May quiz is being held on Saturday 19th starting at 7.30pm. Entry is 3.00 per person. Teams of 4 people preferred. A raffle will also be available. To book your team table, call Brian Bowden on 881102 Future Quiz Date for your diary: Saturday 16th June We shall be holding our AGM on Thursday 17th May at 8pm in the Hall. Everyone including non hall users are very welcome to attend.
Stacey McDonough 11



Hanborough Village Market in the Pavilion

The next market will be on: SUNDAY 6th May 10am - 1pm at the Pavilion We now sell... Local Meat, Veg, Fruit, Eggs, Cheese, Bread, Fairtrade Products, Jewellery ,Cards. Plus ....... Enjoy a hot Bacon/Sausage/Egg Bap while drinking coffee & reading the Days papers - Perfect!! For further details contact - Nicky - 882677

Social Club opening times

We are now opening the Pavilion bar on the first Friday of the month 6.30 - 11pm Membership available 5 for a lifetime! next one Friday 4th May

DIY discos
PA system (Ipod, CD compatible) with music sequenced lights available to hire - 25 Please note- this is not a portable system. Sharon Rhodes - Hall hire - 01993 886879 CRICKET NEWS
The start of the cricket season is now imminent and there have been a few changes in the captaincy and vicecaptaincy positions within the club. Firstly, Id to thank the outgoing captains Mike Dove and Gavin Lever, both of whom have worked tirelessly for the club during what has been a very difficult couple of seasons. They have been replaced by Aston Leach, who is the new first team captain and Glenn Willett who is the new second team captain. They will be ably assisted by their vice-captains Joe Burgess and Timothy Adair. This is an investment in youth by the club and I would like to wish them all the best for the season and Im sure that everyone connected with the club will be providing them with all possible help and assistance. We also have a change of president as our long serving president Harry Foote has decided to retire. For the 30 odd years that I have been associated with the club, Harry has been the epitome of what cricket at this level is and should be about and is liked and respected throughout the county. On behalf of everyone at the club Id like to thank Harry for everything hes done for the club over the years. The new president is Peter Greenway. Peter has also been a long standing and hard working member of the club for over 30 years as well as our main sponsor for a number of seasons and I would like to thank him for taking on the role of president and wish him an enjoyable season. Finally, the club are desperately in need of a first team scorer for the season so if anyone is willing to help us out with this position could they please contact Matthew Busby on 01993 883143. Matthew Busby. Chairman.


HANBOROUGH THEN & NOW written by Stephen Braybrooke Tucker

LONDON 2nd JUNE 1953
A new Elizabethan age began today with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey. Crowds thronged the London streets, defying the rain for a glimpse of their new young monarch. The Abbey was crowded with heads of state, prime ministers and other dignitaries from around the world. London was witnessing the greatest celebration since the end of the Second World War. Tens of thousands more, many of them viewing television for the first time, watched in rapture the whole ceremony on screens set up around the country.

In a ceremony dating back to the Middle Ages, Princess Elizabeth was anointed with Holy Oil by the Archbishop of Canterbury, then presented with symbols of her authority - the orb, the sceptre, the rod of mercy and the ring of sapphires and rubies. Then the Archbishop raised the crown of St Edward above her head, lowered it and proclaimed, God save the Queen. As the peers and dignitaries echoed the cry, and trumpets and bells sounded across the capital, the guns of the Tower of London fired their salute. Prince Philip then led forward his fellow peers in the formal act of homage to the women who was not only his Queen but also his wife. Afterwards the crowds were rewarded by the wonderful sight of the procession of coaches and escorts on their way back to Buckingham Palace. Television, invented in the 1920s, was launched as a public service in the 1930s but suspended during the Second World War. Since then the BBC had relaunched its service, but the purchase of sets had been very gradual. The decision to permit cameras into the abbey was welcomed by the thousands who would have no other chance to witness the pageantry and ceremony actually on the day. When we celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee in June let us hope the weather will be a little kinder!




will be held at the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Church Hanborough at 10 am

Everyone is very welcome.

AND ON Monday 4th JUNE the Village Party Ticket Information

Plans for the village party to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee continue and we can now give you information on ticket arrangements. Tickets will be available as of May 1st and prices are: 5.00 per adult and 3.00 per child if purchased before May 31st. 6.00 per adult 4.00 per child if purchased on the day or after May 31st. The day will feature Live music Open mic event featuring local performers of all ages. Childrens games and bouncy castle Hot Food Bar Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon
We would like to ask as many people as possible to purchase their tickets in advance, as this will help us to let the bar and other catering providers of likely numbers. Tickets can be purchased from the following people: Jo Rockwood-880336, Nicky Busby-882677, Tracy Hobley-882857, Katy Pottinger-880377

With very best wishes from the Long Hanborough Queens Diamond Jubilee Party Committee.


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Services in Hanborough for May 2012

6th 13th 17th 20th 08.00 10.00 18.00 10.00 10.00 18.00 20.00 08.00 10.00 10.00 18.00 10.00 10.00 18.00 10.00 18.00 Holy Communion (Rev David Tyler) Morning Worship Communion & Healing Service (Revs Peter Ball & David Tyler) Holy Communion & Baptism (Rev Jackie Gardner) Holy Communion & Baptism (Rev David Tyler) Evening Prayer Ascension Day Communion (Revs David Tyler & Sr Mary) St Peter & St Paul Manor School Christ Church St Peter & St Paul Manor School Christ Church St Peter & St Paul

27th June 3rd

Holy Communion (Rev David Tyler) St Peter & St Paul United Celebration Service Manor School United Morning Prayer Christ Church Compline Christ Church Holy Communion & Baptism (Rev Peter Ball) St Peter & St Paul Morning Worship & thanksgiving (Rev David Tyler) Manor School Evening Prayer (Rev David Tyler) Christ Church Holy Communion &Diamond Jubilee Celebration (Rev Jackie Gardner) St Peter & St Paul BCP Holy Communion (Rev Sr Mary)

We also have groups for young people meeting during the week Primary aged children and younger - Bible Fun Club meeting in Freeland every month A toddler group meets at St Marys every week on Thursday from 10.30 - 11.30am 11+ Hitchhikers meeting in Hanborough at 7pm on Sunday evening. 14 - 18 TTT meeting in Hanborough at 7.30pm on Thursday evenings at the Rectory. For further information on all these groups phone David on 881270 or visit

Services in Freeland for May 2012

6th 13th 17th 20th 27th June 3rd 10.00 18.00 08.00 20.00 10.00 08.00 10.00 18.00 Family Service & Baptism (Rev David Tyler) St Marys No Taize - Healing Service at Christ Church, Long Hanborough Holy Communion (Rev David Tyler) St Marys Ascension Day Communion (Revs David Tyler & Sr Mary St Peter & St Paul, Church Hanborough Holy Communion & Baptism with Junior Church (Rev David Tyler) St Marys Holy Communion (Rev David Tyler) .. Family Service (Rev Peter Ball) Taize (Rev Peter Ball) .. ..

There is also a service of Holy Communion on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at St Marys Freeland led by Rev Jackie Gardner.

For information on any of the above services please contact Rev David Tyler at The Rectory, Swan Lane. Long Hanborough or on 01993 881270


A new version of the Cotswold Line rail timetable comes into operation from Sunday, 13th May and will be used until next December. A copy of the new timetable showing all trains that serve Hanborough (but not the few trains that do not stop at Hanborough) is on the opposite page. We now have the most frequent train service that Hanborough has ever seen - 18 down trains (from London) and 19 up trains (to London) each weekday compared with 11 or 12 a weekday in those halcyon days prior to the Beeching rail cuts. As a result more travellers use Hanborough station than ever before with the weekday number now approaching 200 a day. Although the station car park was about doubled in size a few years ago, the growth in use has now resulted in nearly twice as many car users coming to the station as the car park can accommodate. Although much of the growth has occurred because of the increasing congestion on the roads into Oxford at peak commuting hours and the very real increase in the cost of petrol together with the reintroduction of Park and Ride car park charges, a significant part of the increased use is accounted for by people from London and the south-east relocating their homes to West Oxfordshire and using the very early morning trains to commute to work back to the area they came from! As a result up to 70 vehicles a day have been counted parking on the A4095 (Main Road) grass verges near the station, damaging the grass surface, creating a road safety hazard, slowing the traffic and, not least, disturbing the life of the local residents. The authorities, and by that I mean, Network Rail, First Great Western, Oxon C.C., West Oxon D.C., and your parish council have been trying to get a significant increase in the off-road parking facilities to relieve these problems. Network Rail set up a year ago a 100 million fund to fund station improvements. At about the same time, the plant hire depot located close to the station was closed and became available as a potential new car park facility. Last September a bid was made for finance from this fund to construct a car park at this site. Unfortunately, this bid was not successful. Network Rail has since made further finance available and after tweaking the plans for the original bid to increase the number of parking spaces and thus reduce the construction cost per space a new bid was made at the end of February 2012. The good news is that contracts have been signed and the construction of the new car park with 197 spaces will hopefully be completed early in 2013. There are however some implications for car park users and the local residents. The fund that would provide the finance for these station improvements is made available that such improvements would be revenue generating, i.e. that the costs of such improvements will not fall on taxpayers or the rail industry. As the Hanborough project is now approved under this scheme, it will be necessary to introduce parking charges at the station, both at the new car park and the existing car park within the station. As most people will appreciate, the introduction of car parking charges would not be popular amongst people parking at the station, particularly as the parking facility is currently provided free of charge. Without other measures, many of the people wishing to park at the station would try to avoid paying and park once again on the public highway making the problem as bad as before. The parking project therefore includes provisions for controlling parking on the highway and verge in the vicinity of the station, i.e. yellow no parking lines, etc.. We will update readers when further information is available. Andrew Wilkins, Hanborough Parish Public Transport Representative.



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10.00am Morning Worship, with activities for children 3rd or 4th Sunday in monthUNITED ALL-AGE CELEBRATION Anglican/Methodist service at varying venues Web: Fellowship groups, Prayer Groups, Childrens activities - for further information Gill Breakspear, Senior Steward (883914) Allsorts Club and other activities are included in our weekly notice sheet Services for May 2012 6th 13th 20th 27th 10.00 am 10.00 am 10.00 am 10.00 am LA Rev Elgin Crewe. Holy Communion United Celebration Service LA Mrs Elizabeth Duffy

We warmly welcome you to our church and pray you will find blessing in our midst and leave with the love, joy and peace of our risen Lord Jesus Christ in your heart. Long Hanborough Methodist Church Womens Fellowship Meet in the Welcome Room on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2.00pm. All Ladies welcome May 10th Members meeting 24th David Sarbutts Weekday Communion Wednesday 2nd May A short service of Holy Communion Led by Rev Peter Goodhall at 10.00am Long Hanborough Methodist Church. All are welcome

The Hanborough Churches

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PATRON - HER GRACE THE DUCHESS OF MARLBOROUGH Long Hanborough Playgroup provides a high standard of pre-school education, for children aged between 2 and 5 years old. Playgroup is a pre-school with its own purpose built building and separate outside play area, within the Manor Primary School grounds. This enables us to have strong links with the school and provides an easy transition into the foundation stage at school. Playgroup is open to take children for full or partial day care from 8.45am until 3pm term time only. Welcome We would like to extend a BIG welcome to the following children who will be starting Playgroup this month, they are: Jake Worth, Wyatt Wickson, Louie Peirsegaele, Chloe Fuller and Evie Lloyd. What will we be doing this term. We have been planting all sorts of seeds including cress, runner beans and sunflowers; perhaps we will even manage a record breaking sunflower! We have also made collages from seeds and used seeds to count with and to compare sizes. We are planning trips to the park and to the Co-op, where we will buy the ingredients to cook some cakes-yum yum. We also celebrated St Georges day on 23rd April.

Forest School Sessions

Our Forest School sessions have moved to Tuesday mornings. We have recently been collecting bark to create bark rubbings and leaves to print with. The children really enjoy the chance to dig around in the dirt and explore their surroundings; everyone comes home exhausted and happy!!

Committee meeting dates We have a couple of committee meetings coming up and would welcome anyone who is interested in joining the committee or who would like to be more involved in any capacity. Tuesday 1st May Tuesday 12th June 8.00pm in the Playgroup building 8.00pm in the Playgroup building

For further information please contact Lynne Ashton Tel: 881603 or Playgroup 07818553127


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Hanborough Pre-School is held in the Pavilion at Hanborough playing fields. It is a fun and happy place welcoming children from 2 to 5 years of age. Government funding is available for children aged 3 years or over. We provide a safe and friendly environment for children to learn through play with a strong emphasis on outdoor education. Sessions run from 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday during school term time. We have an afternoon session on Wednesday from 12.15 to 3.15pm for children who will be going to school in September. We also run Forest School session on a Monday and Friday mornings where the children have the opportunity for fun, games and activities while exploring the great outdoors.

We would like to welcome Finley Clarke, Zak New and Edith Newman to PreSchool. We hope they have a lovely time with us and make lots of new friends.

Thank you
Thank you to Judy and Jenny for inviting us to the Methodist Church for a morning of Easter stories and activities. We had a lovely time and it was great to see the children from Playgroup. The children had a lovely time studying different sized eggs during our Easter preparations. We must thank the Platt family for lending them to us. We must also thank Carol Stevens, the Simpson family and the Clarke family for sending in some milk bottle tops. It was so kind of you to think of us and great to know people do read our report!

This terms topic - Movement

During the last two weeks of term the children have been thinking about different types of vehicles and how they move. Using the tyres on different size cars and tractors the children painted swirling pictures, mixing the colours as they worked. We built ramps and tunnels together using wooden blocks and tubes to see how fast and far vehicles could travel. As the dry weather continued we had lots of fun riding our bikes, scooters and tractors in our outdoor play area. The children put water on the ground so that they could make tyre tracks in circles and lines. On a Wednesday afternoon we took the older children to the Main Road to complete a traffic survey and watch the different types of vehicles travel along our busiest road. They were very excited by this activity and made lots of marks on their pieces of paper. Our Easter preparations began with painting giant sized eggs for our Easter egg hunt. The children did a fantastic job of decorating and numbering these ready for the big day. We handled different size eggs - an Ostrich egg, a chickens egg and a Quails egg, looking carefully at their different size, colour and texture - not one broken, phew, what a result! Together we listened to lots of Easter stories and learned how this time of year is special for Christian and Pagan families. We talked about how we celebrate Easter with our own families. The children painted hard boiled eggs, made Easter hats and drew Easter cards for special people. Our Easter event was a great success. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came along to support us we hope you had a lovely time. The children searched for the giant Easter eggs at the pit and rolled their decorated eggs down the grassy slopes. After a wonderful Easter hat parade around the field we drew the winning tickets for our Easter chocolate raffle. Well done all the winners we hope you enjoyed your delicious prizes and had a lovely Easter holiday.

Pre-School and the Community

We are collecting blue and red milk bottle tops at Pre-School and would appreciate any donations - Thank you.

Diary Dates
June 4th - 8th Holiday June 11th - Term 6 starts.

Sat. June 16th 10 11.30am in the Pavilion Please come along, see what we do and join in the fun.

Forest School
While continuing our theme of movement the children helped to make a weather vane and watched it move in the wind. We went for a walk to see the lambs in the field and found lots of rabbit holes. Together we ate delicious toasted hot cross buns and observed the seasonal changes as spring unfurled.

Want to know more about Pre-School? For a Pre-School prospectus or to arrange a visit. Call Jackie Moss on 01993 883261 or the pavilion during session times on 01993 883178 Equipment hire for parties at the Pavilion Call Lynda Leach on 01993 882503



Swimmers are being urged to pick out their swimwear following news that West Oxfordshire District Councils heated outdoor pool in Woodstock is now open for the summer season. As well as a the 25metre pool, there is a separate paddling pool for younger children. Ben Border, West Oxfordshire Partnership Manager for Nexus Community, who runs the pool on behalf of the District Council, said: With the great weather and a sport filled summer Im sure many people will want to get active. The pool is heated to 29 degrees, so it means we get lots of visitors whatever the weather and there is plenty of green space for people wanting to bring a picnic with them and making a day of it. The pool, in Shipton Road, Woodstock, is set in a grassed area. The deep end of the main pool has a diving board and a depth of 3.5m, so is an ideal place for diving enthusiasts. The changing rooms have modern showers and there are disabled facilities. The pool is also open for private hire and swimming lessons. Entrance costs range from 2.50 (off-peak) and 3.00 (peak) for juniors to 4.50 (off-peak) and 5.75 (peak) for adults, with concessions, family and season tickets available. There is also free parking available. The pool will remain open for the summer season until 2nd September. Anyone wanting further information can call 01993 811785 or visit

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Open Day Sunday June 17th from 2pm to 5pm



Cogges Manor Farm reopens its doors for the 2012 season with a host of activities and events. We are delighted to welcome animals back to the farm, with Gloucester Old Spot piglets, Indian runner ducks, pygmy goats, sheep and chickens charming visitors of all ages. Fun activities for families include a large sand pit, a play shop and kitchen, skittles, croquet, boule and adventure play in the Norman moat. A tranquil stroll through the orchard and woodland takes you down to the glorious Windrush river. The house and gardens are open at weekends with traditional cooking taking place on the Victorian kitchen range, and the newly planted walled garden will provide inspiration for all keen gardeners. The new Simple Bakery coffee shop provides mouthwatering cup cakes, great coffee and light lunches from 8.30am to 5.30pm. A newly refurbished shop has a great selection of local food, drink and craft as well as an exciting range of childrens toys and gifts for the home and garden.

We have an exciting line up of events for the season. In May we are hosting the Witney Music Festival on Saturday 5th with a series of plugged and unplugged sessions. On Sunday 6th May and Monday 7th we have two days we have two days of rural craft activities and traditional May Day celebrations including a Maypole dance.

On Sunday 12th May we have a Childrens Drawing Workshop from 10.00am to 12.00pm, taking inspiration from artist Paul Nash and the evocative surroundings of Cogges; (an additional fee will apply). Our highlight for the month will be a touring production of Charlottes Web taking place in the stunning barns. M&M Theatrical Productions adaption is a play full of amazing costumes, imaginative colourful stage sets and heart-warming characters Tickets: Adults 8, Children 5.50. Cogges is open from Tuesday to Sunday and on Bank Holidays from 10am to 5pm. Please see our website for more information ( and book by email at: We look forward to welcoming you.



At the Methodist Church Every Friday in term time We open 8.45am - 2.30pm Fairtrade tea/coffee/ hot chocolate Cold drinks, Soup, Filled rolls, Homemade cakes Traidcraft Stall Toys & books for younger children Magazines & local papers for adults!

Drop in Coffee Morning

The Drop-in Coffee Mornings are held weekly on Tuesdays at Christ Church, Long Hanborough. We have been meeting every Tuesday for eighteen years enjoying friendship and fellowship among about twenty people every session, some of whom come regularly and others who just drop-in. Thousands of pounds have been given to missions and charities. There is always room for more to join in everyone is welcome.

The organisers are:- Edna Harris, Judy Haynes and Ann Fox.

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Fr. Martin Flatman Priest in Charge of St Peters Catholic Church, Eynsham Also serving the Hanboroughs, Freeland, Cassington, Stanton Harcourt, Sutton, & Northmoor. PARISH ADDRESS St Peters , Abbey St, Eynsham, Oxfordshire OX29 4HR U.K. Email: HIS WEEKLY TALK (Homily) can be sent to you by email. Just send your address. He is also on FACEBOOK and TWITTER and has a BLOG: Tel : 01865 881613 Mobile: 07719 646790 SUNDAY MASS at St Peters 10.00am and SATURDAY (for Sunday) 7.30pm CONFESSIONS on Saturdays from 18.45 or make an appointment HOLY HOUR of PRAYER on SATURDAYS from 18.30 with BENEDICTION at 19.15 THE HALL The Tolkien Room is available for hire. Tel: 01865 464320 EASTER CONTINUES right the way through May, so the Great Easter Candle remains in the sanctuary to remind everyone that Christ is alive with God for ever. We also have our usual gold decoration behind the Altar to emphasise the glory of this Easter period. It ends on Pentecost Sunday (that used to be called Whitsunday) on May 27th when we celebrate the moment when the Holy Spirit came on the disciples and gave them courage to begin to tell others about Jesus. MAY IS NAMED AFTER MARY so on the first Sunday of May, Mass ends with a childrens procession to crown our statue of Mary. We Catholics are sometimes accused of worshipping Mary as if she were a goddess. Of course, this is not true, but we do honour her as the mother of Jesus, and thus the mother of God. We also ask her regularly to pray for us, as we ask all those who are close to Jesus. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE QUEENS JUBILEE on Sunday 3rd June when we will say special prayers for her and the Royal Family as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee. Many of us who live in Eynsham will then join the Village Lunch in the Square. EYNSHAM WILL ALSO HAVE A BEACON thanks to us at St Peters who have put up the money for this event on the evening of Monday 4th June sometime between 10.00pm and 10.30pm. We will be told the exact time by the national organisers. This will take place in the Square with the Beacon being lit on top of St Leonards Church Tower. We will sing the National Anthem and some other traditional songs. THE EYNSHAM ABBEY BONES will be reburied with a Requiem Mass celebrated by our Archbishop on Saturday 23rd June at 11.00am. These are the remains of the bodies dug up during the Archaeological Dig some 25 years ago. Everyone is welcome to this ceremony. A NEW SCREEN has been installed in the Tolkien Room (our Church Hall) on which we can view presentations that accompany talks as well as watching TV programmes like the Olympics or the Queens Jubilee together or watching a film. Those who come in for coffee after Sunday Mass have already seen it at work showing a summary of our Tuesday Evening Course. If you want to hire the Tolkien Room please contact Mrs Dani Bint on 01865 464320 but if you want to use the Presentation Screen contact Father Martin after you have booked the Hall. SOLAR PANELS have been fitted to the south facing roof of the House and Tolkien Room free of charge. This is part of a project in Eynsham where we get cheaper electricity but the local community - through Eynsham Green Tea - get the profits that can be put into more local green initiatives in the future. It would have been good to fit them on the Church too but there were some hitches about this. We look to the future - maybe even a heat pump.



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Woodstock U3A - The University of the Third Age

Speaker Programme February - April Meeting usually on the 1st Tuesday every month at 2.00pm at the Marlborough School, Woodstock. New and potential members are most welcome. May June July 8th 12th 10th Going by Water (from the Oxford Canal to the Mighty Amazon). John Paine St Helena Jill Carey From Downing Street and back Alan Brewer

U3A is a nationwide organisation set up for older people not in full-time employment, who wish to meet socially and become involved in a wealth of different interest groups. Meetings usually last about 2 hours. Woodstock U3A is almost 100 strong and currently has 18 interest groups, all of which meet regularly: Ambling, Battles & Battlefields, Books, Bridge, Classical Music, Discussion, Lunch Group, Madrigal Singing, NeedleCraft and Lace Making, Living History, Painting & Drawing, Play Reading (2 groups), Poetry for Pleasure, Recorders, Science Discussion, Scrabble and Walking. An ideal opportunity to meet new friends, socialise, pick up a new hobby or interest or just meet friends once a month. Chairman John Turvey will be delighted to hear from any prospective members: Tel: 01993 812806 or Patrick Fitz-Gibbon Tel: 01869 347238. Email:

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West Oxfordshire confirms Olympic Torch Route

The beautiful backdrop of Blenheim Palace has been chosen as a photographic location for the Olympic torch as it travels through the historic town of Woodstock on the afternoon of Monday July 9th.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism said, We are looking forward to welcoming West Oxfordshire residents to join us on 9th July and share in the Olympic spirit and cheer on the inspirational torchbearers, most of whom have been nominated by the public. Seeing the Olympic Flame on its journey for most of us is a once in a lifetime opportunity, but even more exciting seeing it travel through our local community. Historic Woodstock and the splendour of Blenheim Palace are both wonderful examples of the rich heritage and breathtaking beauty of West Oxfordshire, which we are very proud to be showcasing that day. It will indeed be our moment to shine. Roland Read of Oxford is the first to be named of the Torchbearers running through Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. Graham Warland and Pat Pearce MBE are also running. There will be about eight runners altogether. For more information about the route, including proposed timings as it travels through the country you can view it in full on:


Table coordinator Name....................................................................................................... .................................................................. Address: ................................................................................................................... ............................................................................ Tel No: ................................................. Number of Guests ............................ Email ........... ........................................................... Deposit of 15 per person: (cheques payable to Hanborough Ball) Return to: Sarah Nicholls, 9 Main Road, Long Hanborough, OX29 8BE Tel: 01993 881466

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