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TVP have reported recent local burglaries in Watchfield and Shrivenham involving physical break-ins and thefts of portable valuables. It is your Neighbourhood Watch Officer's impression that this type of burglary is making a come-back near us, after several years of less orchestrated crime from cars and garden sheds.
For those wishing to comment on this planning application:
Farm The Holloway Road Great Coxwell Faringdon SN7 7NG
Erection of two portal framed buildings - one for straw and one for machinery storage
You can comment in 3 ways:
1. Here - on the planning portal
2. By email to email@example.com, or
3. In writing to Vale of White Horse District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB
Any comments must be received by the deadline of MONDAY 14th OCTOBER.
On Sunday (13th October) we have our Harvest Festival at St Giles. Now that our vicar, David, has retired, the service will be taken by the Rev Max Young, one of the clergy who have agreed to cover our communion services during the time we will be without a vicar - thought to be in the region of 9 months to a year. We would welcome anyone who would like to come and help us celebrate this traditional occasion in the Church's year. Please come and join us.
Looking forward to welcoming you, Pat Cook, Churchwarden
Your local Citizens Advice is launching its annual initiative to help people in financial need who find it hard to pay their energy bills.
The project, called the Energy Advice Programme (EAP), is going live throughout Oxfordshire South and Vale from October to March 2020. It includes comprehensive steps to help people who have to spend a significant proportion of their income on fuel bills.
At an EAP appointment our advisers, depending on your particular problem, can do one or more of the following:
The Citizens Advice website www.citizensadvice.org.uk will give you more information. You can also telephone our Adviceline on 03 444 111 444 or visit a local branch of Citizens Advice during opening hours. Details of office locations are on www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/oxfordshire-south-vale
BATMAN, GODZILLA and UFOs. Award-winning Wildlife Photography with a difference, by Paul Colley CB OBE ARPS. Friday 22 Nov 7pm, Shrivenham Memorial Hall
A large screen presentation of stunning new wildlife images and the fascinating stories behind them. From footage of giant Manta Ray encounters in Indonesia to beautiful pictures of rare bats taken while working with bat conservation groups in Wiltshire, West Sussex and Gloucestershire. Paul is Chairman of the British Society of Underwater Photographers and was British Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2018. His talk is not-for-profit; proceeds will support Bat Conservation Trust and Wiltshire Bat Group projects.
Tickets £8 in advance available now on line at https://paulcolley.photium.com/wildlife-talks or from 22 Oct at Shrivenham Post Office. £10 at the door. £5 for under-16s. Cash bar.
Don't forget to come along for Great Coxwell Village Teas on October 13th, 2.30 to 5pm. There will be a Harvest theme (beetroot chocolate cake, apple drizzle cake, blackberries and sloes etc) in addition to our favourites - cheesecake, bakewell tart and roulade.
Pauline Thomas, a Westonbirt volunteer will talk about the Westonbirt Arboretum with its picturesque landscape, important trees and shrub collection as well as the Holford family who originally planted the arboretum. The talk will take place in the Faringdon Corn Exchange at 2.30pm and will be followed by refreshments. All members are welcome but visitors will be required to pay £1.50. Further information is available on the U3A website - https://faringdondistictu3a.com/ or by contacting the chairman on 01367 615 385.
Weds 6 November - The Keeper (15)
(2018 - Biography, Drama, Romance)
The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon. Struggling for acceptance by those who dismiss him as the enemy, Bert's love for Margaret, an Englishwoman, carries him through and he wins over even his harshest opponents by winning the 1956 FA Cup Final, playing on with a broken neck to secure victory. But fate will soon twist the knife for Bert and Margaret, when their love and loyalty to each other is put to the ultimate test.
Stars: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
Film duration: 2 hours (no interval) - If using the Car Parks buy a 3 hour ticket!
Free tea/coffee and a biscuit
Matinee Club @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 12.30pm, film starts at 1pm Tickets in advance £4 from Faringdon Information Centre / £5 on the door Matinee Club Membership - Just £24 for 12 films (inc half price pre-booked Blockbuster evening cinema tickets)
Friday 29 November - Yesterday (12A)
(2019 - Comedy, Fantasy, Music)
A struggling musician realises he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James
Film duration: 1 hr 56 min plus 15 min interval
Blockbuster @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre Tickets on door £4 U18s, £5 Adult, £11 Family
For more info or to join the mailing list, please visit our website www.faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk/regent-cinema-2
Tickets can be bought in advance from Faringdon Information Centre, 5 Market Square, Faringdon SN7 7HL
There will be a coffee morning to raise money for Helen and Douglas House, children's hospice, birth to 18 years old. On Saturday 30th November, 10-12 am, in the Reading Room at Great Coxwell.
There will be a raffle and donations welcome. Free refreshments, all welcome.
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