TIDDINGTON WITH ALBURY & MILTON COMMON
U From the editor
Congratulations to the Cricket Club on being successful in their bid for a grant from SODC. More details on page 7 together with a list of all the fund raising events, which now have a renewed impetus.
The end of August is certainly going to be eventful – the Great Haseley Show on 27 August (see page 10), the Cricket Club Summer Ball the same evening (see page 8) and the Village Fete on the 28th (see page 4)
Meanwhile happy holidays to everyone.
The County Council has agreed to release land at the Station Yard for affordable housing.
Following the survey on housing needs completed in August 2003, it is proposed to build four homes of varying sizes. When the plans are available, there will be a meeting arranged for all residents in the Village Hall to discuss the options and view the plans.
Before then, if you are in need of affordable housing to buy or rent and have local connections, ensure that you are on the housing register, but also let a Councillor know if your needs have changed since the survey in 2003.
It is important that you are on the Housing Register to qualify for one of these homes.
Parish Council News
Co-option of Councillor – Mrs Angela Tremayne was officially co-opted on to the Council at the June meeting and was thanked for agreeing to serve.
Audit of accounts – each year the Council’s Annual Return is audited and any person interested has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the Annual Return and related documents. The records will be available to view until 25 August by telephone arrangement with the Clerk (Tel: 339340)
Planning – the retrospective application for a temporary veterinary surgery at Sandy Lane Farmhouse has been refused by SODC. The previous application for a permanent surgery, which was refused, has gone to appeal.
Dumping in ditches – please ensure that no garden rubbish is dumped in local ditches. Efforts have recently been made by the local authorities to alleviate the flooding problems in Tiddington and any blocking of ditches makes this a waste of effort and money – our Council Tax!
Memberships – the Oxfordshire Rural Community Council membership has been renewed.
It was nice to attend my first Tiddington with Albury Parish Council meeting on 4 July, having dashed from Garsington's Parish Council meeting which meets on the same evening.
I am pleased to report
that the extra two signs (one at Waterstock
roundabout and one at the right turn to
The latest news on the pedestrian crossing is that the money is in this year's financial budget for the statutory consultation process, making of the necessary traffic orders and the subsequent design and planning work with installation to be in the next financial year, which starts April 2006. I will endeavour to see if it can be brought forward in the work plan, but at least it is now firmly in the capital budget thanks to the efforts of your former County Councillor Anne Purse.
Those of you with internet access may like to visit a very interesting web site (www.oxfordshirepartnership.org.uk) with data and statistics on Oxfordshire. (Ed: see page 1 for an item from this site)
Please feel free to contact me about County Council issues that concern you. My contact details are as follows:
Address: 50 Hardings, Chalgrove,
Home Telephone: 01865 891169
From the Vicar
I am writing this letter
a little early this month as we are about to go on holiday. As I write, our news is still dominated by
the horrific events in
First and foremost our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost family, friends and relatives and those who face an agonisingly long wait for news. Words cannot adequately express the stress and torment they are going through. For the victims and their families this is a very personal tragedy. Events such as these can sorely test our faith, and we may ask or be asked “where was God in all this”. As a Christian I believe that God is a God who in the person of Jesus Christ gets involved. For me the answer to where is God in all this is that God is in there suffering with us and taking our pain, seeking to transform and redeem it.
Yet it is also hard for those of us not personally affected to know how to respond to such evil. This bombing was a callous act of mass murder, and it unleashed on our capital city the greatest kind of evil imaginable. Such disregard for the sacredness of human life runs contrary not only to Christianity but also to all religious faiths.
At times such as this I think it is important that our religious leaders stand shoulder to shoulder and affirm together the common ground they share. On 10 July the Chief Rabbi, the chair of the Council of Muslims and a number of Christian leaders committed themselves to stand together and overcome the evil of terrorism. This is a part of their statement “Central to what we share as people of faith is a belief in God’s compassionate love for us. It is a love that compels us to cherish, not to disfigure our common humanity.”
I believe that we can
only really respond to terror by not letting the terrorists have the final
word. The bombs were an inhumane act
perpetrated by people who cannot perceive God’s great love for us. What began as a great significant week for
Many thanks to everyone who completed the puzzle I set in June’s magazine. (See page 5 for answers) I was pleased to get a number of entries, all of them correct. The winner was Olive Ashby from Waterstock. The prize is a book token which I will give to Olive. I will try and do something on a semi-regular basis.
With best wishes
St Helen’s Church, Albury
9.30am Holy Communion with Caroline King
9.30am Morning Prayer with John Nowell-Smith
Evensong with Caroline King
8.00am Holy Communion with Caroline King
9.30am Holy Communion with Caroline King
9.30am Morning Prayer with John Nowell-Smith
Evensong with Caroline King
8.00am Holy Communion with Richard Cowles
Answers to quiz in June/July issue
Books of the Bible as they appear in the quiz:
Amos, Mark, Luke, John, Joel, Judges, Job, Hebrews, Esther, Acts, James, Ruth, Romans, Titus, Matthew, Genesis, Philemon (spelt Phillemon in quiz), Chronicles, Daniel, Nahum, Hosea, Lamentations, Revelation, Timothy, Samuel, Numbers, Malachi, Peter, Exodus, Kings.
St Helen’s Church, Albury
Many thanks to all who helped, contributed and supported the Coffee Morning held at Tudor Cottage. The amount raised was £531.00.
Our thanks go to all those who supported and helped out at the Antiques and Collectables Fair on Saturday, 9 July. It was much appreciated. We raised the satisfying sum of £440.50 for Church funds.
Joan and Roy Boughton
Waterstock & Tiddington W.I.
At our June meeting we were treated to samples of pork and bacon products from Dews Meadow Farm, East Hanney, when owner Jane Bowler told us of the naturally produced specialities which they have supplied to the public since 1986. A major outlet for them in recent years has been Farmers’ Markets.
In July, Wendy Black took us to the remote
We take a month off from our meetings in August and then on 8 September we shall be “Learning from one’s mistakes in the garden” with Mrs Farrar. The competition is for a ladybird (not a live one I hope!)
Some members have enjoyed organised County visits to Shakespeare’s gardens at Stratford-on-Avon and the Monet exhibition at the Tate Gallery. Sadly the literary lunch was greatly oversubscribed and our members missed out in the ballot for places.
At the Village Fete on Sunday, 28 August, WI members will be organising the produce stall and would welcome contributions of cakes, biscuits, pies, tarts, shortbread, sweets, jams, chutneys, vegetables, plants, flowers – in fact anything remotely classed as “produce”! And, of course, we look forward to welcoming customers too.
We meet on the second Thursday in the month at in Tiddington Village Hall and new members and visitors would be made very welcome.
Tiddington Village Hall
The Village Hall Fete and Social Evening
Following the huge success of the social evenings we arranged in 2003 and 2004 after the Fete, we’ve decided to do it again! On Sunday, 28 August we’ll be having the Annual Fete with all the usual fun and games and then in the evening there will be a pig roast and prize giving. The Fete starts at and the pig roast is available from about . There are no tickets so just turn up!
During the day we’ve got activities for the young ones, beat the keeper for the kids (and adults) as well as the now classic egg throwing contest, darts, Aunt Sally, target golf, etc. There’s also a new competition this year where you have the chance to win a cash prize if you can guess the make, model and year of a car that will be on show. Sounds easy, until you realise that the car has been crushed down to a cubic metre!
Refreshments will also be available throughout the afternoon, so please bring along your family, friends and wallets!
Once again this year we will have a Book, Video, DVD, CD’s, Puzzles and Games stall. Although UNIT is no longer, past members will be running the Tombola and we would welcome any donations of “stock” for both of these and the raffle. The WI will be running the produce stall and would welcome donations of cakes, biscuits, pies, tarts, sweets, jams, chutneys, vegetables, plants and flowers. If you have anything you would like to donate, then please contact a Village Hall Committee member or call me on 339430. We will also try and do a house-to-house visit during the week beginning 22 August.
Of course the Fete does not run itself; it needs people, so if you fancy helping in any way, maybe before (making cakes, etc) or on the day, then please let me know. It also takes many hours to set everything up on the day so please come down to the playing field on Sunday morning if you can. Looking forward to seeing you on the 28th.
Tiddington Village Hall Committee
Parenting is not easy!
ParenTALK, produced by the national family support organisation, Care for the Family, is an eight week course designed to give parents the opportunity to share their experiences, learn from each other and discover some important principles of parenting. It’s a practical and helpful course, using tried and tested video and written material, which gives an opportunity to raise and discuss some real practical issues in a fun and supportive setting.
We are planning to help run this course on Monday evenings, starting 26 September, at the Merry Bells, Wheatley (in the coffee room)
For further details contact Gordon or Jill Ewbank on 01865 873326 or email Gordon@gordonjill.freeserve.co.uk
Tiddington Cricket Club
Whilst not so good for gardens the current hot, dry spell is ideal cricket weather.
In the Oxfordshire final
of the National Village Competition, our team lost by 30 runs, despite
conceding 275 runs in Shipton under Wychwood’s innings. Despite this loss the first XI are
still currently top of Division 2 in the Cherwell
League. At present we are missing Riaan Krynaau who has had to return to
The second XI continue to struggle in Division 5. Despite this, many of our younger players are being given the opportunity to play at this level, which bodes well for the future.
The third XI with all its inexperience is now performing much better, winning two consecutive matches and performing well in the field. With one or two extra batsmen in the team it will be much more competitive.
Junior coaching has now finished and our thanks go to Lesley, Riaan and all the coaches and players who have given their time to make this all possible. We sincerely hope that we have given enjoyment to all of the children who have attended and thanks, too, go to the parents who have supported this.
With a very young team the under 15s won two of their matches and look good for next year.
At U13 level the eight-a-side team finished second in their league, only to miss a play off place on run rate.
The U13 eleven-a-side team, with one match to play, are joint leaders in their league and looking good for the play-offs.
We have an enthusiastic group of U11’s with a lot of talent emerging.
Friday’s A-team are still searching for the form that made them so competitive last year but are faring much better in the Oxford League on Wednesday.
Our B-team on Fridays, under Ian Malin's astute captaining (nothing to do with new players) are currently leading division 4.
Sunday 14th August morning - Car Boot Sale – Tiddington Village Hall
Pitches £7 for cars, £10 for vans
Saturday 27th August - Summer Ball and 10th Anniversary of Lords
See full page advert
Saturday 3rd September – Caribbean Night TCC
Saturday 10th September - Line Dancing – Tiddington Village Hall
Tickets £4 each
Saturday 8th October – Annual Dinner Dance – Tiddington Village Hall
And finally we have now received official confirmation that we will receive a grant of £66,000 from SODC’s Community Investment fund towards the building of our new pavilion, which we hope will be open for next year’s new cricket season.
Sincere thanks to Colin Smith and all those involved in the project to present our bid.
May from 19th
There were 6 days in May when we had rain, and the total amount came to .9in, which was low.
Despite having a number of days when we had cold winds, we did have some high temperatures.
On the 26th May we had 84degF 29degC
On the 27th May we had 89degF 32degC
The early part of June was remembered by many people for the cold temperatures. RAF Benson recorded the lowest temperature for June on the 4th when it was 58degF 15degC The second part of the month turned out to be one of the ten hottest Junes on record.
The 19th was the hottest June day since 1976 with 90degF 32degC in Tiddington.
Once again the rainfall for June was very low, despite having flash floods in many parts of the country. Tiddington had .85in of rain.
The sunshine record for
July up to 13th
The rainfall so far is .15in , which is very low and will create problems.
Just a reminder that the summer reading scheme “Reading Voyage” is continuing until 10 September.
There will be a storytime on Tuesday, 9 August, until and is open to all 4-8 year olds. Please collect a FREE ticket from the library.
Our Tourist Information lobby is overflowing with brochures of places to go and things to do so do come along and plan your summer activities.
We often have other events or promotions taking place so pop in and check our notice boards.
We will be holding a Video Sale starting on Tuesday, 13 September so do come and get stocked up ready for those long winter evenings.
There are now a number of ways of renewing your books: visiting the library, telephoning us (01865 875267), using our 24-hour hotline (0845 1202811) or via our website (www.libcat.oxfordshire.gov.uk). The latter site also gives access to all our online services. A pin number is required, but do come into the library and we will explain further.
Look forward to seeing you
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please contact Meryl Munson, Supervisor,
or telephone 01844 339608
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