As many of you will know youngsters in the village have previously enjoyed the village Youth Club, which was run from the Village Hall by Stuart and Emma Dunlop. Sadly the Youth Club currently does not run.
Emma joined us at the South Newington Parish Council meeting this week where we discussed whether the Youth Club could be restarted. From this discussion, we are appealing to the village. Would anyone be prepared to step in and take over the Youth Club? Maybe a group could form to share the responsibility?
Emma is very happy to share her experience in support of anyone interested in stepping in.
If you are interested in discussing further please email firstname.lastname@example.org or have a chat with Peter Thomas.
We have received a complaint from a concerned villager regarding the increased instances of dog fouling around the village. Areas mentioned were outside the Village Hall where the school buses pick up / drop off and children need to wait. Also the public footpath across the field off Sands Lane (where we have incidentally sited a dog bin).
From Cherwell District Council Website – “If you allow a dog in your charge to foul any area to which the public has access you are committing an offence. The penalty for not clearing up dog fouling can be up to £1000 if the case is dealt with by the magistrates courts, or £50 if the owner is given a fixed penalty notice.”
We have recently installed dog bins in the village and dog poop bags are also available in the village free of charge. They can be picked up from a box sited outside The Old Forge on Moor Lane.
Let’s be vigilant to keep our village a beautiful place to live and explore.
This picture pointed out by Rob Lawrence, shows an advertisement (in a Bloxham shop window possibly) for South Newington Social Club, 1946.
It’s a screengrab from a BFI documentary about life in villages around Banbury:
Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Road Closure and “No Waiting” restriction – at Bloxham, A361 South Newington Road on 31 October for 2 nights (20:00 – 06:00)
In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the road and impose a ‘No Waiting’ restriction as detailed above in order to facilitate carriageway resurfacing works.
A Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and restriction and will operate on the dates shown above.
The “No Waiting” restriction means that wherever there are in place yellow “No Waiting” cones, you will not be able to park vehicles on the highway.
Please note that Notices for urgent works can last up to 5 consecutive days only.
Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor.
Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting John Beaumont or Tim Belton, Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11.
The church floodlighting has been repaired. There is an opportunity for anyone to sponsor the illumination to celebrate a birthday, wedding or anniversary or to remember a loved one. A donation of £10 will light the church for a week.
Please let me have your dedications before 1st of each month. Each month’s dedications will be displayed on the noticeboard, the website and will be circulated to the village email list.
You can pay by bank transfer to Sort Code 40 09 02, Account Number 31812556 or in cash to Gill Brounger (Newton Cottage, Green Lane).
Thank you to those who have kindly made dedications in the last quarter.
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.