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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

Free Family Workshop – TWO DAYS TO GO

Free Family Workshop on Saturday 30th November 2019 at the Wardington Memorial Hall between 10:00am and 12:00pm All ages are welcome to join in our preparations for Christingle and Christmas. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited so you need to book. Email redhouse2006@btinternet.com or call Sue on 07484 121224 Download the poster here.

Puddle problem

As you may be aware the main road in Upper Wardington is frustratingly still flooded.  Oxfordshire County Council Highways were informed from the outset (both via fixmystreet and on the telephone) and have been out to assess it once already but to no avail. The latest information that we have today is that OCC Highways are fully aware of the problem, including that they have not solved it.  The Local Area inspector is due to come out to assess and, hopefully, solve the problem. The more people that can keep reporting it on www.fixmystreet.com the better and OCC Highways should respond to the weight of public opinion.  We will continue to keep the pressure on but the WPC have no

Church Christmas Draw Winners

The draw for the Church Christmas Draw took place on Tuesday evening at the Charity Evening at Barn Farm Plants. The winners were: Cottage in Yorkshire Dales for long w/e    John Rourke Family Ticket for Silverstone                         Jonathan & Jane Meredith "The Snowman" at Coventry Cathedral      Holcombe Tickets for Chipping Norton Theatre           Anne Wilkins   Champagne                                                            Alison Baker        Mumford Butcher's Token                       

Moonrakers concert, this Saturday at 7:30pm

Live in St Mary Magdalene, Wardington Saturday 23rd November at 7:30pm Moonrakers Celtic traditional and contemporary songs and tunes. Music from the UK and Ireland. See moonrakers.net for more information "...mesmerising harp...wonderful gentle harmonies. ...an uplifting journey." BBC Tickets £12 on the door or pre-book via the Churchwardens: Nigel Bankes: 01295 750500 Clive Hunt: 01295 758087 or wardingtonchurch@btinternet.com Moonraker Concert - Nov 2019.

Wardington Garden Club – Illustrated talk Fri 29th Nov at 7:30pm

Wardington Garden Club Autumn Colour & Interest in the Garden an illustrated talk by Duncan Coombs Recently retired from Pershore College, Duncan is a well-known and popular speaker Friday November 29th 7.30pm Wardington Memorial Hall All welcome. Wine & soft drinks provided Small charge for non-members

Fusion (HS2) – Community sessions at the Hare and Hounds

Fusion (HS2) - Community sessions at the Hare and Hounds Fusion, working on behalf of HS2, have already started work towards widening the existing road at the three corners on the A361 within Wardington, installing a puffin crossing and other associated road improvements. Fusion propose to hold community sessions, bi-weekly, in order to give Wardington residents some reassurance that if they have any issues or concerns they will be dealt with quickly. The Wardington sessions pre-Christmas will be held at:  The Hare and Hounds, Wardington between 4:00pm and 7:00pm :  Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 Wednesday, 4th December, 2019  Please feel free to pop in and to talk to the Fusion representatives.   Wardington Parish Council

Sports Field

PERIODIC REMINDER AND DISCLAIMER REGARDING THE SPORTS FIELD   Please could you be aware that the Sports Field is privately owned and not withstanding that there is a public footpath, the usage of it is historically and currently kindly given by the landowners.   The current cricket club, its members and supporters work tirelessly to maintain a high standard of cultivation and presentation for all to enjoy.   Therefore a periodic disclaimer is that :   All and any users  whilst within the sports field boundary do so at entirely their own risk and no liability for damage to any property or vehicles, theft or personal injuries however caused will be accepted by the landowners nor their agent.   Robert Harwood Owner’s Agent

Flooding

Environment Agency flood warnings have been issued for the River Cherwell from Charwelton down to Heyford north and south of Banbury, they will monitor with Thames water the Banbury flood alleviation scheme as it is a passive system with no sluice gates they are seeing no issues with it. IMPORTANT INFORMATION. A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency. Flood Warning in force: River Cherwell from Charwelton to above Banbury. Flooding is expected for: River Cherwell from Charwelton to above Banbury including Woodford Halse, Edgcote and Cropredy. Immediate action required. Property flooding is expected. River levels are rising on the River Cherwell as a result of heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding (of property) is possible overnight. We expect flooding