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Everyone welcome, walkers, talkers and listeners.
Saturday 25th March is nearly here...
BAFTA Saturday @ The Regent Cinema in Faringdon Corn Exchange
The Corn Exchange will be buzzing with activity this Saturday as we offer 3 films in a day!
Do come along and join us for 1, 2 or 3 films!
*** TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR ***
For more info phone Faringdon Town Council Info Centre 01367 242191
We look forward to seeing you all!
With kind regards
Faringdon Regent Cinema
Tel: 01367 242191
Footpath numbers can be found on the following on-line map: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/sites/default/files/folders/documents/environmentandplanning/countryside/definitivemap/defmapPDFs/SU29SE.pdf
I have (notionally) divided the parish into three sectors:
1/ North of Highworth Road
2/ South of Highworth Road, but North of Church
3/ South of Church.
I have surveyed all of the paths in the northernmost section. The only issues to report are that bridleway 1 which crosses a ploughed field has not been restored subsequent to ploughing and part of the right of way is not extant. The way-marking for bridleway 3 in front of Badbury Hill House is unclear and could be improved.
The middle section is mostly done. Footpath 21 also crosses a ploughed field and is not extant. The stiles on footpath 13 are higher than recommended by the guidance, but I suspect that there would be little value in raising this as an issue with OCC and the Ramblers Assoc. The bridge at the village end of this footpath is narrow and has no handrail. We have already flagged this up with the OCC but no action has been taken yet. I will follow this up with the Council and the Ramblers Assoc. Footpath 17 is the steep cobble section leading up to the church. I've been up it recently. Although there is some moss on the stones, the footing was firm. I suspect that it could be slippery in the wet and/or frost, but am concerned that if we raise this as an issue it might lead to replacement by concrete steps and a steel handrail.
I’ve still got most of the southern section to inspect, although there are few paths in this sector of the parish
I will report all of the issues discovered to the relevant parties.
I hope to have completed my exploration by the summer and will report again.
March 19th - Stonevale concert.
May 6/7 & 13/14 - Artweeks in Oxfordshire and in the village.
July 16th Sunday - Village fete - more information to follow.
Our website co-ordinator is stepping aside at the Annual Meeting and we are looking for someone to take over this role. If you are interested, please get in touch. Meanwhile, you can view a job description here.
Live at the Tithe will not be taking place in 2017. We would like to thank all of the organisations and volunteers who helped over the last four years. Many of you will know that Live at the Tithe was a project led by Jay & Ray Mathews and Chris & Derrick Beer. Sadly, Ray Mathews died in December 2016. Although he was seriously ill at time of Live at the Tithe 2016, he still contributed greatly to the planning of the event. Ray will be greatly missed for his contribution in so many ways. He was a brilliant artist, especially the painting of portraits, his graphic design skills were considerable and he was a superb musician. Above all else, he was one of those who you only realise how much they gave when you have lost them. In the circumstances, we feel sure that everybody will understand why Live at the Tithe has been "rested". Who knows what 2018 may bring?
Do you love the bluebells at Badbury? Well, so do we, and this year we want to staff Badbury at the key weekends of April 29/30/May 1, May 6/7 and May 12/13. We are looking for volunteers to help us park cars, meet and greet visitors, hand out leaflets, etc., so that our bluebells are protected from damage. A minimum of 2 hours in a shift will really make a difference. Please contact Liza Dibble at the estate office 01793 762209. There will be cake!
Liza Dibble The National Trust Community Learning Officer, Buscot and Coleshill Estates, 01793 762209.
March is a busy month at The Regent Cinema!
This Friday, 10th March - Un homme a la hauteur (12A) - (comedy, romance). A lawyer dating a dashing, wealthy architect four and a half feet tall gets ribbed by her family, employees and jealous ex about his stature. Starring Jean Dujardin (The Artist). French film with English subtitles (in partnership with the Twinning Association) - doors open 7pm, film 7.30pm - tickets available on the door
BAFTA Saturday is planned for the 25th March - 3 films in one day! Kubo & The Two Strings (PG) - won Best Animated Feature Film. A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Doors 12, film 12.30pm.
Arrival (12A) 9 BAFTA nominations including Best Film, Best Leading Actress: Amy Adams, - won Best Sound. When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. Doors 3.30pm, film 4pm
I, Daniel Blake (15) - won Outstanding British Film. Director: Ken Loach. A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after suffering a heart attack is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario. Doors 7pm, film 7.30pm.
BAFTA Saturday tickets available from Faringdon Information Centre or by phone 01367 242191. Adult Day Pass £7.50 (for 2 films or more), Child (U18s) Day Pass £5.00 (for 2 films or more).
March Blockbuster on Friday 31st March is "Sully" (12A). Director: Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks. The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.
April Cinema dates for your diary: Matinee Club at 1pm : Wednesday 5th April - Ethel & Ernest (PG) Blockbuster: Friday 28th April - A United Kingdom (12A).
We look forward to seeing you all soon and thank you for supporting your community cinema! With kind regards Billie Hayter, Faringdon Regent Cinema Tel: 01367 242191
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