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The Wardington Swifts: An Illustrated Talk on Swifts by Chris Mason

  Wardington Garden Club The Wardington Swifts: An Illustrated Talk on Swifts by Chris Mason Wednesday November 21 at 7.45pm Wardington Memorial Hall We are very lucky to have a thriving small colony of Swifts in Wardington.  Through good years and bad their numbers have been slowly increasing. Nationally they are threatened. Chris Mason is the Oxfordshire authority on these magnificent small birds.  Come and join us, everyone is welcome. Wine and soft drinks provided. There will be a small charge of £3 for non-Garden Club member. 

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

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

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

Wardington Cinema Reminder : “The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society”, This Friday 7th September

Wardington Cinema Reminder : “The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society”, This Friday 7th September Please let either Paul / Sam know if you plan to attend the cinema night this coming Friday 7th September (contact details on the poster). As normal there will be a half time interval when we will serve free ice-creams and hold a raffle.  Please feel free to bring your own food and drink to enjoy during the screening. Doors open at 7.15pm and the film will start at 8pm.  £6.50 standard price, £4.50 concessions

Wardington Fete – Saturday 1st Sept.

Wardington Fete & Horticultural Show will be on Saturday 1st September from 2 - 5pm in the gardens of the Manor. Mrs Evelyn Phillips will open the fete at 2pm. Attractions include Horticultural classes, Morris Dancers, Bulb Stall, Cream Teas, Tombola, Games, Cake Stall, Pimms & strawberries. To raise money for Dogs for Good and the Memorial Hall. There will be a dog and handler from Dogs for Good at the fete. This year's fete is kindly sponsored by Mansion Hill Vets of Middleton Cheney. Download the poster here.  

HS2 Update

HS2 Update   Wardington Parish Council have received an update regarding the progress of the following HS2 related work. By following the link in 3c more information is available.                                           The following link is a notice of works in your area,Chipping Warden relief road and site compound. RR-Compound_ChippingWarden   1.       Road Improvements Wardington and Chipping Warden: a.       Wardington road improvements are planned to be carried out in autumn. b.      Chipping Warden Relief Road is due to start in August with the site set up / compound work starting. Please see attached a notification for the works. 2.       U&A regarding engagement

Eurogarages refusal – please write to the Banbury Guardian – deadline Monday

The Banbury Guardian is hoping we are going to write them letters to discuss the refusal of Eurogarages planning application so PLEASE do write to them after you read their smashing article by reporter Stuart Prestidge online: and no doubt in next weeks paper so do get one!   Write to: Stuart Prestige who wrote the article at:   Rosy ROSY BURKE Rosy Burke, 19 Banbury Rd, Chacombe, Banbury, Oxon OX17 2JN, UKT  • +44 (0)1295 712660   E • * Long Listing Judge of the BBC Countryfile Photo Competition 2009-2017* Winner BBC Countryfile Photo Competition, Judges Prize 2005