The Act of Remembrance will take place as usual at the War Memorial at 12 noon. Revd Maureen will officiate in the short service.
Those who are new to the village may not know that the timing of this is determined by the fact that Revd Maureen has to take a ceremony in each of the four parishes in the Benefice on this day, so she is kept very busy!
We hope to see you there.
The Vale’s conservation area appraisal of Great Coxwell is now published on the District Council’s website https://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/conservationareadocuments
You can access the PDF document by clicking this link.
If you have anything for the Bring and Buy stall, or something for the Christmas Hamper raffle, Jane would be grateful if you could drop items off at her cottage this week if possible please. Thank you very much.
Jane Holmes (241367)
In aid of St Giles Church, at Foxley, Great Coxwell 10 am – 12.30 & 2 – 4 pm
Refreshments, coffee, tea, cakes
Christmas Gifts, Decorations & Jewellery
Chutney, Jams, Puzzles, Books
Christmas Hamper Raffle
Free Entry - ALL WELCOME (Including children)
Jane Holmes (241367)
pink cottage at bottom of village
Please see a statement from OCC below and with 4 attachments relating to a proposed changes of speed limit in and around Little Coxwell.
Please note, that the consultation in relation to a 20mph zone in Great Coxwell is expected in 2023, but OCC have decided to combine Little Coxwell and Great Coxwell speed limits into one Schedule. For that reason Great Coxwell remains at 30mph in the Schedule attached by OCC for the purposes of Little Coxwell's consultation on speed limits.
Great Coxwell Parish Council
CONSULTATION – Little Coxwell proposed 20mph Speed Limit
Oxfordshire County Council wants to make our built environments safer and more attractive places to walk and cycle. To enable this, 20mph speed restrictions are being used to help promote alternative modes of transport for local travel. Further details on how the council is considering making 20mph the new 30mph for Oxfordshire communities can be found here.
We're therefore asking for your views on the proposal to introduce a 20mph speed limit throughout Little Coxwell, replacing the current unrestricted national speed limit in its entirety, leading out of the village to its junction with Fernham Road. Additionally, a 40mph speed limit ‘buffer’ will be introduced on the Fernham Road, either side of the junction with the access to the village - replacing the existing 60mph national speed limit in the process. The proposals are being put forward following road safety concerns raised by the parish, and are part of a countywide programme of works that seeks to deliver ‘a safer place with a safer pace’ for the residents of Oxfordshire. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents attached:
The proposed Traffic Regulation Order is scheduled to be advertised in the Oxford Times newspaper today; Thursday 03rd November 2022, and details are also available to view on the Councils consultation portal at the address below:
Faringdon Writers are holding an Independent Book Fair on Saturday 12th November, 10am -2pm, in the Corn Exchange, Faringdon. This is for traditionally and self-published local authors of fiction, non-fiction and poetry who are unable to access the more prestigious literary festivals, giving them a chance to showcase and share what they do with a wider audience. With books for all ages to enjoy there will be something for the whole family. So, pop a note on your calendar and come along to meet the writers - we would love to see you. It might just be the perfect place to pick up that Christmas gift for a friend or loved one. Free admission! Refreshments available.
Great Coxwell Artists would love to hear from any budding artists out there who would like to join us for Artweeks on 7th/(8th - depending on possible Bank Holiday) and 13th/14th May 2023. You would need to provide your own venue in the village - garden shed, conservatory, garage etc. as all our usual venues are full.
Registrations for Artweeks need to be in before the end of the year - hence why I'm sending this out so far in advance.
Oxfordshire Artweeks is an amazing month-long event with hundreds of art spaces open for free throughout the county. Great Coxwell Artweeks is renowned in the area, not just for the variety of wonderful art works but for the Reading Room Cafe with its loyal band of volunteers providing delicious coffees, lunches and teas. The plant stall and floral displays at the church are always popular too.
Please get in touch if you're interested and would like to know more - I look forward to hearing from you!
With Christmas just around the corner, plans are gathering pace for the traditional Great Coxwell Christmas Eve Procession and Barn Service. One thing we're missing is three people to join the marshaling team.
The role of marshals is vital, in order to ensure we are meeting the health and safety actions we have listed in our risk assessment for the council. All you need to do is don a high-vis jacket and grab a torch (these items can be supplied if you don't have them) and help to keep the procession moving in a safe, orderly and timely fashion between the bottom of the village at 5.30pm and the Barn, where the service will start at 6.00pm.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer to be a marshal.
Is anyone free for lunch on Friday and would like to join us for a pay-as-you-feel lunch in Faringdon?
A group of us are launching our winter warm spaces this week. Ours is called Open Kitchen Faringdon CIC. I’m sure it will be really quiet as we start and I would so appreciate your support.
Lunch will be cottage pie (a local beef one and a vegetarian one) and apple crumble and custard. All homemade and served from 12.30 at Blessed Hugh Catholic Church Hall, Faringdon. The hall is behind the church off Portway /Southampton St Car Park. It has it’s own car park you can use.
We would LOVE to see you there.
Annabelle Zinovieff (Chapel House) tel:07766954559
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