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VE Day celebrations

This year, the early May bank holiday is being moved from the 1st Monday of May to Friday 8th to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. We are looking for ideas of how to celebrate this monumental day. Got an idea?  Then please get in touch with any of the Parish Councillors or email wardingtonparishcouncil@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER LINK UP SCHEME – a note from Rosie White

VOLUNTEER LINK UP SCHEME - a note from Rosie White I am offering support to set up a Good Neighbour Scheme in your area, or to those of you with a schemes already, to help possibly expand what you do.  I am funded by AgeUK in partnership with Volunteer Link Up to help communities across Oxfordshire.   Cherwell District Council’s 2018-2019 Business Plan set out three strategic priorities, one of which was to create ‘Thriving Communities and Wellbeing’.  One of three aims within this was to adopt The ‘Good Neighbour’ model to target social isolation and loneliness.   What is a Good Neighbour Scheme: Good Neighbour Schemes are local voluntary groups which offer a service in their community e.g. transport, befriending

Using What3Words

Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue are now using what3words. This means if you need to contact the police and are having trouble describing where you are, you can use the app to tell them your exact location. what3words has labelled every 3m x 3m square in the world with an address made of three random words from the dictionary. For example, the 3 word address of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square is ///this.fantastic.notes All you need to do is download the free what3words app. You’ll be able to see and share the 3 word address of your current location and also find out the 3 word address of your home (by typing in your address and selecting the square containing your front

EARLY WARBLER DEADLINE

Please note that the Warbler deadline has been brought forward due to the printers altering deadlines.  All items for inclusion in the February issue should be sent to wardingtonwarbler@gmail.com before 20th January. Many thanks

Tai Chi Classes in Wardington

TAI CHI Gentle movement for health and wellbeing at Wardington Memorial Hall   Jan / Feb 2020 Programme Tuesdays January 7th  10:00 – 11:00am January 14th  2:00 – 3:00pm January 21st 10:00 – 11:00am January 28th 10:00 – 11:00am February 4th  10:00 – 11:00am    February 11th 2:00 – 3:00pm February 18th 10:00 – 11:00am February 25th 10:00 – 11:00am * * * * * * * * * * For further details contact: 01295 758084 * * * *

Grit bins

If you are out and about walking over the festive period, please keep an eye on the grit bins levels.  If you see a bin that is very low on grit, please report it on fixmystreet.com with the location of the bin.  (Instructions can be found in the August Warbler about how to do this.) Many thanks and Merry Christmas!

A Peal for Evelyn Phillips tomorrow morning, starting at 9:30am

A group of experienced ringers from the Banbury & Oxford areas will be coming to ring a peal on the Wardington bells on Saturday 14th December; they will start ringing at about 9.30a.m. and the peal will take approximately 3 hours. Peals are normally rung to mark something special, which may be local or national, and this peal is being rung in appreciation of Mrs Evelyn Phillips and to celebrate her 100th and 101st birthdays. What is a peal? Nowadays it indicates a minimum of 5,040 changes – where two bells change place – but there is also a long list of rules, some of which are:  Every bell must sound at every row of six blows throughout the peal.

A Peal for Evelyn Phillips on Saturday 14th December

A group of experienced ringers from the Banbury & Oxford areas will be coming to ring a peal on the Wardington bells on Saturday 14th December; they will start ringing at about 9.30a.m. and the peal will take approximately 3 hours. Peals are normally rung to mark something special, which may be local or national, and this peal is being rung in appreciation of Mrs Evelyn Phillips and to celebrate her 100th and 101st birthdays. What is a peal? Nowadays it indicates a minimum of 5,040 changes – where two bells change place – but there is also a long list of rules, some of which are:  Every bell must sound at every row of six blows throughout the peal.

REMINDER: Fusion (HS2) – Community session at The Hare and Hounds

Fusion (HS2) – Community session at the Hare and Hounds Fusion, working on behalf of HS2, have started work preparing to widen the existing road at the three corners on the A361 within Wardington, installing a puffin crossing and other associated road improvements. Fusion are holding bi-weekly community sessions locally. Their objective is to give Wardington residents some reassurance that if they have any issues or concerns they will be dealt with quickly. These are informal sessions to share information about the roadworks and all road closures that will occur in the area over the next months. The next Wardington session will be held at:  The Hare and Hounds, Wardington between 4:00pm and 7:00pm :  Wednesday, 4th December, 2019  Please