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Volunteers needed in Williamscot

Jane Meredith is looking for a volunteer to sell poppies for Remembrance in Williamscot. If anyone would like to take on this very worthwhile and enjoyable role, please contact Jane on 01295 750459 or email janemmeredith@hotmail.co.uk  

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OFF-GRID exhibition finishing party 13th & 14th October

We are having a Finishing Party at Lockbund Gallery on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October from 11.30 am to 4.00pm.  All, plus friends, are welcome to celebrate the end of this very successful exhibition. Wine and cake! The river Cherwell flows from a trickle at Hellidon to a surge at Oxford. Winter finds it cutting through deep snow, rising to flooded heights. No landmarks are to be found, no waymarkers to be navigated as the known landscape is consumed, overlaid with a new world. In April, mess and muck is left behind, clinging to grasses and tree trunks, and then the green days come, with a dry heat only to be tempered by a slide down muddy banks into a

WPC minutes

Wardington Parish Council Meeting – Minutes Location: Wardington Memorial Hall Date: Tuesday, 4th September 2018  (7.30 pm) In Attendance: Mr N Bankes (Chair), Mr G Page, Mr A Crossley, Mrs A Pascoe, Mr G Martin, Mr R Jarrett, Mrs A Gordon-Finlayson (Clerk), Cllr P Chapman Apologies: Mr Malcolm Patterson (Vice Chair), Cllr G Reynolds Agenda Items Minutes of previous meeting signed Matters arising from previous minutes 2.1 Playground maintenance – Mr Robbie Brown who lives near the playground has agreed to check it on a weekly basis and report any problems. 2.2 Playground RoSPA report – nothing serious raised but small items of maintenance need addressing. Mr M Patterson to approach Mr R Brown about this.  The full report can be viewed

HS2 – Traffic Surveys

HS2 Traffic Surveys Please see attached link relating to Advance Works Notification for traffic surveys to be carried out by Atkins on behalf of HS2. HS2-Atkins-Highway-Condition-Surveys-October-2018 HS2 anticipate that the coring surveys will be mid October for a couple of days and the FWD surveys will commence beginning of November for approximately two weeks. Drop in sessions: The next local-drop in session held by HS2, to keep you up to date about the project in the area, is on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, at Chipping Warden Village Hall, 3-6pm. Other dates: Tuesday, 6th November 2018, 3-6pm Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 3-6pm   Wardington Parish Council

Harvest Supper next weekend – Reminder to book

Please come and join the 2018 Harvest Supper on Saturday 6th October 2018 at 7:30pm at Wardington Memorial Hall Cottage Pie followed by Harvest Desert Pie* and Cheese & Biscuits Cash bar and Raffle Proceeds to St. Mary Magdalene Adults £10.00 OAP/Children £7 (Under 12’s FREE) Tickets from Friends of St. Mary Magdalene or Philippa Hunt on 01295 758087 *Harvest Desert Pies - Please contact Philippa if you would like to make a desert pie from the fruits in your garden.

Petition launched to get the A422, Farthinghoe-Brackley road, mended

A Petition to Parliament has been started to try to get the A422, Farthinghoe-Brackley road, mended as Northamptonshire is in such a state for funding it seems that it may take some time.  The petition can be found using this link: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/228414 It has quite a few signatures already on it but will need a lot more if it is to have any effect.

Harvest Supper 2018

Please come and join the 2018 Harvest Supper on Saturday 6th October 2018 at 7:30pm at Wardington Memorial Hall Cottage Pie followed by Harvest Desert Pie* and Cheese & Biscuits Cash bar and Raffle Proceeds to St. Mary Magdalene Adults £10.00 OAP/Children £7 (Under 12’s FREE) Tickets from Friends of St. Mary Magdalene or Philippa Hunt on 01295 758087 *Harvest Desert Pies - Please contact Philippa if you would like to make a desert pie from the fruits in your garden.

Gates down Church Walk

At the most recent Wardington Parish Council Meeting, Jan Funnell raised the problem of the gates down church walk (the pathway down the hill opposite the church.) On occasions the small, old, kissing gate has been taken off its hinges and has had to be replaced on its hinges. More importantly, further down church walk, on the left, a gate gives access to the field, but this gate does not give access to the field for walkers as it is not part of the public footpath. On occasions cattle have escaped because the gate has been left open. The chain and padlock installed to ensure the gate remains shut have been removed, again allowing the cattle to escape. There is