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Wardington Garden Club

The Garden Club AGM was well attended. We had a good discussion about how we move forward. Everyone wants the Club to continue Jane Pearson will not be continuing as Secretary for reasons we all understand. She and Andrew will remain Members Jane was thanked by everyone and was presented with a very nice bottle by Bridget As a result of the request for new volunteers Bridget will take responsibility for arranging visits with the help of Norman and Jane Hudson. Other Members are asked to help with ideas and recruiting potential new Members. The point was made that guests are always welcome to our visits and meetings The final copy of the Programme for 2019 is shown below As

Holy Week in Shires’ Edge Benefice

Holy Week Church Services in Shires' Edge Benefice   April 15th Monday in Holy Week, 7.00pm Evening Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer, at St Mary Magdalene, Wardington   April 16th Tuesday in Holy Week, 12.00 noon Holy Communion, using Iona Community liturgy, at St Mary the Virgin, Cropredy   April 17th Wednesday in Holy Week, 7.00pm Using the service of Night Prayer or Compline for Holy Week Reflections, at St James the Great, Claydon   April 18th Maundy Thursday, 7.00pm Commemoration of the Last Supper and stripping of the sanctuary, at All Saints', Great Bourton   April 19th Good Friday, 2.00pm Reflections on the Cross, at All Saints' Mollington   April 21st Easter Day, celebrations in all parishes

HS2 Update – A361 Road Improvements

HS2 Update - A361 Road Improvements In case you are not aware,  Dawnus working on behalf of Fusion, HS2’s Enabling Works Contractor, entered administration on 14th  March 2019. Dawnus were appointed to construct the by-pass at Chipping Warden so work has been halted.  In addition, Dawnus was also the sub-contractor responsible for carrying out the necessary road improvements  through Wardington. These road works were expected to start soon but now will be subject to some delay. HS2 have advised us that the news about Dawnus was disappointing for them and the wider UK construction industry, HS2 and Fusion are working hard to implement contingency plans to ensure the works are delivered with minimal disruption. The latest update on Dawnus is that

The 2019 Call My Bluff Wine Tasting Evening – A Huge success

This year’s Call My Bluff Wine Tasting evening held at the Memorial Village Hall proved to be a huge success with a record-breaking number of attendees. The evening was sponsored by local wine supplier North Oxfordshire Wine based in Little Bourton. This family run business provided 8 different wines for attendees to enjoy, together with a case of wines for the winning team and a generous donation of a fabulous raffle prize. 10 teams took part in the evening and featured three “bluffers” from the village, Catherine Jenkinson, Linda Ayers and Simon Gibbs each of them trying to persuade attendees that their description of the wine was the correct one for the wine being tasted. The evening involved

Wardington Memorial Hall – volunteers required!!

Wardington Memorial Hall is a well used community asset.  To ensure that the Memorial Hall is well maintained and fully funded, a number of volunteers donate some their spare time to make this possible. A vacancy has arisen for the voluntary position of Chair and a new voluntary position of Vice Chair.  The current Chair will be moving from the village, hence the vacancy. Chair  The function of the Chair is to arrange and chair quarterly meetings of the Management Committee who act in a voluntary capacity to ensure the hall is well maintained and well used.  Participating committee members undertake a number of key roles and responsibilities to help with the running of the hall (e.g. Treasurer).  The Chair