Harvest Thanksgiving – Decoration

We are planning to decorate the church at 10.30 am this Saturday the 23rd for the harvest service.  Would you be kind enough to bring any gifts of fresh produce or dry goods, tins etc.on  Saturday morning. After the Service the  fresh produce will be sold at the McMillan coffee morning, and the dry goods, tins etc which will  be given to the homeless via the Salvation Army.

We do hope you will all come to celebrate this years harvest at the  Service on Sunday 24th at 11.15.

Gardening Hints and Tips – Now at 2:30 pm on Friday 15th Sept 2017

The Flower Show Committee are delighted to invite you to a Q & A session on gardening in the afternoon at 2.30 pm on Friday 15th September at Bush House, Wigginton Road.  THe session will take the form of an exchange of information.  Everyone is welcome.  (RSVP 01295 721207)

The event is being staged in response to feedback we received after the Flower Show for hints and tips to growing flowers and vegetables.  We are delighted to have engaged two of our local long-standing prize winners (Roberta Ainley and Gordon ‘Golly’ Hands) to share their knowledge with you.  The event is informal so please come along with any questions you may have or maybe with some of your own local garden secrets that you are prepared to share.  A glass of wine will be on offer to the over 18’s.

We hope this event will inspire you to grow with success and that you will be proud of your entries in the 2018 Show Tent and, who knows, have your name engraved on one of the cups next year!

Our sincere thanks to Roberta for hosting this event and to Roberta and Golly for kindly agreeing to be our expert panel.  Please let Roberta know if you are coming along (rojoainley@gmail.com or tel. 721207).  We look forward to seeing you there.

New Pictures In the Gallery

We have added some new pictures to the gallery for you enjoyment.  The pictures have been kindly provided by Rob Lawrence from the Clarion Concert and Singing for Syria which took place earlier in the year.  We have also added pictures from the South Newington Flower Show, which was held last month.

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BURFORD HGV WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

On Wednesday 6th Sept 2017 the South Newington Parish Council convened an extraordinary PC meeting to discuss the proposed introduction of a weight limit for traffic travelling through Burford, with new signage being introduced to divert traffic along alternate routes.  At the meeting a representative from Burford Town Council spoke and presented output from traffic surveys which have been conducted, to encourage us to support this endeavour.   

The statistics presented did suggest a reduction in HGV traffic coming through our village would result from this change, but it was unclear by what extent.

The South Newington PC will be supporting the Burford weight limit initiative and are seeking extra time to compile a full response.  

Details of this consultation with OCC can be found by following the link attached.  Please review the OCC page where you have an opportunity to make your own comments on the matter.

 https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/BurfordAreaWeightLimit/consultationHome

Response from South Newington Parish Council:-

“South Newington Parish Council (SNPC) would like to respond to the consultation for the proposed above changes.  SNPC strongly supports the proposals, as the reduction in HGV traffic through Burford will not only protect the historic streets of this medieval town, but should reduce the traffic flows of HGVs to surrounding towns and villages, including South Newington, a Conservation Area.  We would ask that new signage directing HGVs to Banbury on the A40 are placed on the A361/A40 roundabout to the south of the town centre.  This would ensure that HGV traffic use the recommended route on the Oxfordshire Freight Gateway website, which is via the A40, A34 and M40.”

South Newington Parish Council