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A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, 'Perfect timing. Clanfield What Feb 2012
What? Copy date for the Issue Number 172 March issue: February 2012 Thursday 23rd February 2012 email: firstname.lastname@example.org AGGROW UPDATE More than 1000 letters, emails and reports were received by OCC from the Public Consultation on its draft Minerals Plan. Around 500 of them were related to Cholsey, one of the selected sites scheduled to be included for gravel extraction in 2020. We expect that the Planning Department will present its views to the OCC Working Group on 24 February and, subject to agreement, to Cabinet and ultimately to the full Council. The recommended plan will then come forward for further Public Consulta- tion followed by a Government Inquiry. There are however, two matters that might cause a delay to the process: • A major change to the plan • If a decision is taken not to include Cholsey, another location will be chosen So, we are not ‘out of the woods’ just yet. We remain active and vigilant and will keep you up to date as matters progress. Lynda Scott On behalf of the AGGROW Steering Group. 1 Your Flooding Insurance In June of this year the insurance companies agreement with the Government to offer flood insurance at a reasonable cost will come to an end. The Government instead has increased the payment towards flood protection measures to £2.1 billion. Although ‘discussions’ are still taking place, the insurance industry has said officially that flood insurance ‘is no longer affordable’. This may produce major problems for those seeking insurance cover. My own experience reflects this. Last June I decided to check the market and approached 14 companies. 2 brokers tried very hard to find me a quotation and failed, the remaining 12 companies did not want to know once I mentioned I had been flooded in 2007 and gave them my post code. WODC are doing trojan work in their ‘Property Level Protection Scheme’ financed with Government money from DEFRA. This year it is Clanfield’s turn and I understand some 30 householders have applied. The scheme involves an inspection, a flood protection scheme, non-contributory work and a final certificate/letter of protection. It is likely that 15 houses will be dealt with in this round and maybe more next year. Householders whose houses have been dealt with in this way will have a sound case to make to insurers. Another aspect that may help parishioners is the knowledge of the work carried out in Clanfield over the last 5 years to protect the Parish and I have produced a 3-page report setting out everything that has been done. If you would like a copy, just let me know (810 622, e-mail: email@example.com) If you added this report to the information you have of your own work and defences you will probably have a strong case. Anybody who is troubled by the thought of future flooding (and it is most unwise to think it won’t happen again) should register for the free flood warnings from the Environment Agency. In 2007 most of the flooding occurred in the middle of the night and people found themselves ‘paddling’ when they came down in the morning. The EA Floodline service is on 0845 988 1188 and you have to phone them to register. They offer two warnings. These are a flood ‘Alert’ when there is a possibility of flooding and a Flood ‘Warning’ when flooding is expected. You can register for both or just the ‘Warning’. There is a notification of when the risk is over. This service is based on a measuring device the EA has installed in the Clanfield Brook and is a 24-hour service. The Flood line number of 0845 988 1188 is also manned for 24 hours. This excellent service is best handled through the landline telephone but it can be to a mobile phone, or e-mail, text or fax. Also, if you wish, they will notify a friend or relative at the same time. Most valuable if you are elderly or infirm. 2 There are only 35 households registered in Clanfield and more than 62 were flooded in 2007. To make certain you are included call the EA Floodline number – 0845 988 1188. There is more information on their website www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ floodline Finally, it is a good point to tell the insurance company that you are registered with the EA for local flood warnings. Those registered are clearly a better risk than those who are not. The Councillor now responsible for keeping the waterways clear and watching over flooding matters is Chris Scotcher (810 455). John Bowler Local Police Contact Details The new non–Emergency number for Thames Valley Police is 101, this is now used widely across the UK police forces: Dial 101, then ask for extension 7633952. When you dial this number the system is part automated and knows the area that you live in. Colin Davies is the new PCSO covering Bampton area including Clanfield. His details are: PCSO Colin Davies 6584 Carterton Police Station 3 4 St. Stephen’s Church It seems a very long time since we were celebrating Christmas, but 2012 is still only a few weeks old. The usual Christmas services all went well and the Christmas tree event on Monday 19th December raised over £100 for Macmillan and Helen & Douglas House. Our thanks go to the staff and children of Clanfield Primary School for making such beautiful Christingles for our Christingle service on 17th December. We are now looking ahead to what many are anticipating to be a momentous year with the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Each event offers opportunity for celebration in our community, so if you have any ideas about what St Stephen’s could do this summer, then let us know! Also this month, the season of Lent is about to start – the time when Christians prepare to celebrate Easter. Traditionally, it is a time of spiritual reflection and discipline – thinking about God and trying to build a better relationship with him in our daily lives. Many people find this rather daunting and prefer to concentrate on the more physical, yet still challenging, task of giving up chocolate or wine or biscuits or sugar in tea: the idea being that the physical discipline will help you develop spiritual discipline as well. Whatever your choice, becoming more disciplined in our lives is beneficial, but it is the means to an end – our closer relationship with God – not the end in itself. Finally, Friday 2nd March is the annual Women’s World Day of Prayer. This year the theme is “Let justice prevail” and the readings and songs have been chosen by Christian women from Malaysia. Special services will be happening that day worldwide and our local one is at St. Mary’s, Bampton, at 7.30pm. Please contact Liz Stevens (01367 810255) or Judith Hillier (01367 810474) if you would like a lift. Dates for your diary Mondays: Delicious lunches available 12 noon to 1.30pm every week at the Carter Institute, Clanfield. Come along and enjoy a bowl of home-made soup and a roll, followed by tea/coffee and biscuits. If you are interested in making soup or helping to serve, please contact John or Nancie Greatrex on (01367) 810609 for more details. Services in February Sunday 5th February: 10.30am Family Service, led by Judith Hillier Sunday 12th February: 9.15am Holy Communion Service, led by Rev. David Lloyd. Sunday 19th February: 10.30am Family Service, led by Arthur Pont Wednesday 22nd February: 9.15am Ash Wednesday Holy Communion led by Rev. David Lloyd. Sunday 26th February: 10.30am Family Service, led by Ian & Rosemary Smith (TBC). Sunday 4th March: 10.30am Family Service, led by Judith Hillier. Judith Hillier 5 Fly tipping in Clanfield I am sure that you are aware of the regular fly tipping that has been taking place down Marsh Lane....!! Here is the latest example from a Thursday in December. Normally there is little clue as to who did it or where it came from, but this time we have an excellent opportunity to catch the sleaze bag who did this. The material contains items from a swimming pool that seems to be being renovated. There are pool chemicals and old filters plus some very, very distinctive tiles (images below). Surely somebody knows of someone locally who is either a) working on renovating a pool or b) having their pool renovated? The local council are aware and have probably already cleared away the mess, but if you have any information that may help, why not report it to the Council at 01993 861020 or the local police on 0845 850 5505? Hopefully we can stop this happening yet again! Charles NO CALL OUT CHARGE WITHIN VILLAGE HICKMAN Ltd. LOCAL emergency call out Heating & Plumbing Engineer Central heating installation With over 30 years experience of New bathrooms/showers installing Heating & Plumbing Upgrade heating controls systems, small works and Outdoor taps maintenance, please call Charles for Washing machine installation a professional and reliable service Small works (Clanfield) 01367 810457 or Mobile 07760 170625 6 Red Sandstone I was interested in the photograph showing the entrance to Mill Lane and the two red sandstones. Mollie King told me ages ago that there were two. Am I right in thinking that now there is just one? Anyway, a while back you may remember I wrote a piece in the WHAT? about the red stones in this area. Their use goes back a long, long way. There is one outside Bampton church wall, one outside Langford Church, just inside the farm yard there. I believe that they are possibly prehistoric way markers. Red sandstone stands out in a limestone area. At one time, geologically, there was a layer of red sandstone on top of the limestone. It broke up and lay on the surface of the limestone in chunks. A neighbour who used to live in the Pound, whilst travelling across the Berkshire Downs, picked up a piece and put it in their garden. He took it away with him when he moved house. Dorothy Wise Clanfield and Bampton Historical Society A gentle reminder that, after what has been, I hope, a pleasant Christmas and New Year, the Society's season resumes on February 21st when prominent local historian Tony Hadland will talk to us about 'Catholic Recusancy in Oxfordshire' at 7.30pm at the Carter Institute, Clanfield. The first of this season's talks in Bampton, at the Village Hall on Wednesday, March 21st, again at 7.30pm, will be by Shaun Morley, entitled 'The Wise in Heart Should Be Called Prudent: Oxfordshire Friendly Societies'. Any queries, please phone Alan Smith on 01367 810245. 7 Wise Memories - Who needs to go shopping? About 70 years ago I lived on a farm and was happily coming to terms with being a farmer's wife. We had many and varied callers, who usually knocked at my kitchen door. The regular ones were the baker - Mr Skuse from Clanfield; the fishmonger - a Mr Deakin from Lechlade; and Major Iles - a retired Army officer with his mobile grocery van who also sold greengrocery. One of my cats, Felix, usually did a bit of shopping for himself. It seemed that for some reason he had a passion for cucumbers and he soon discovered that these were onboard the mobile grocery van. One day while ordering what I required and talking to Major Illes about the state of the world, as we regularly did, we became conscious of the sound of steady munching. It was Felix, who had crept on board and was happily crunching away at the bitter end of a cucumber! So naturally I had to buy it, the first of many. Fortunately my family liked cucumbers as much as Felix. On Thursdays Mr Deakin the fishmonger called. He was a good friend to Felix, well he had to be - Felix was all over him and in self-defence he threw Felix a piece of fish just to keep him out of his van while I chose what I wanted. I remember too, Sarah and her mother Adelaide, who once a year drove their horse and flat-cart laden with block salt and rock salt. The block salt came in very large blocks about 9 inches square and 18 inches long. In those days we kept pigs and always had one for ourselves which we preserved with salt. Our old farmhouse had a salting cellar which contained a large stone trough just the right size for the sides of bacon. The rock salt came in large lumps and was a pretty pink in colour. This was put out in the cow pastures for the cows to lick. Another caller was an Indian gentleman who wore a colourful turban and a great smile! He would arrive on a bike with a large brown suitcase strapped on the back. In this suitcase he carried his stock, which was an array of tablecloths, silk scarves and underwear. Then there was the travelling lady who sold pegs made of two pieces of wood bound at the top with a strip of tin. My husband swore that the wood came from one of our fences! One day she arrived swathed in a shawl and, as she tried to persuade me to buy yet more pegs, I realised that she had a baby tucked up in the shawl. "Have you got a baby there ?" I asked. "Yes m'lady" she replied and drew back the shawl to reveal a very pretty little face. "Is it a girl?" I asked, "Yes" came the reply, "and what is she called?" "Rose Polly" came the reply. Rose Polly, if she has survived, will be about seventy years old now. Last, but not least, the piano tuner called once a year. After he had finished tuning he would always play me a tune, usually a waltz. One of my regrets in life is that I gave up piano lessons because I hated having to practice. My mother always said I would regret it and she was right. She was a very good pianist and I still have her piano, a Broadwood. It stands mute in my sitting room - a constant reminder of how silly I was. Dorothy Wise 8 Clanfield Football Club I saw Clanfield play for the first time this season, and witnessed their 3-2 win at Headington Amateurs on the 27th December. Geography and other commitments limit the number of times I can see Clanfield play, but it was a good win against the team that won the division last season. At the time of writing Clanfield had won six league games, all away from home, and at the time of writing even though I am limited to seeing Clanfield play twice a year, I have seen both their most recent home league win and their most recent league away win, but I hope that they have recorded further victories by the time you read this. I know of one non-league football manager who when his team's away form was better than their home form he decided to make the home fixture seem like an away fixture by ordering a team coach. I am not suggesting Clanfield try something similar, but I am sure they will work hard to rectify this. Looking at the opponents Clanfield have already played in the league and supplementary cup this season. Rayners Lane who beat Clanfield 3-2 have spent a total of 28 years in the Hellenic League in two spells have only been in the same division as Clanfield five seasons during this spell, the most recent of these being in 1995/96 season. This season Rayners Lane have signed Lawrence Yaku, who for each of the last four seasons had been playing for Hampton And Richmond in the Blue Square Bet Conference South, and not surprisingly he scored one of the goals that beat Clanfield. Clanfield's other match in this competition saw them record their first home win of the season when they beat Bracknell Town, but this is believed to be the first meeting between the clubs. Malcolm Clarke FREE ESTIMATES GUTTER REPAIRS ANYWHERE ALUMINIUM SEAMLESS GUTTERING NO OBLIGATION LEAD/ASBESTOS/CAST IRON GUTTERING & DOWN PIPES FOR HOUSES/FACTORIES. CLANFIELD (01367) 810380 DUTCH BARNS/BARNS & FARM BUILDINGS MAINTENANCE OR SWINDON (01793) 527171 REPLACEMENT OF CHELTENHAM (01242) 26151 ROTTING FASCIAS, BARGE BOARDS OR SOFFITS WITNEY (01993) 841193 MAINTENANCE FREE UPVC OXFORD (01865) 724127 HEAD OFFICE: CLANFIELD MILL, CLANFIELD, OXON. 9 Clanfield War Memorial Just in case anyone is unaware of who the kind volunteer is that keeps our war memorial in such an immaculate state - here are a couple of photos. Our village stalwart, Bob Hunt, conscientiously tends the war memorial and is also responsible for delivering this magazine to residents in Pound Lane and Busby Close. He is so reliable and does such an excellent job. Thank you, Bob. MALC NEWMAN FITTER OF BLINDS, CURTAINS POLES, FOUND TRACKS ETC A young black & white cat with VERTICAL ROLLER AND VENETIAN BLINDS SUPPLIED ON REQUEST 4 white paws. Very friendly. TEL: 01367 810558 Please call Sue MOB: 07984 602093 E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org 01367 810246 OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE (ALSO ODD JOBS UNDERTAKEN ) PATRICK STRAINGE QUALITY MEAT FROM OUR FAMILY FARMS National Finalist Sausage Voted Best Sausages in South Of Championships England as seen on National TV Bridge Street, Bampton, Oxon, OX18 2HA Tel 01993 850350 10 G . P. 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This group was formed in 1991 to collect, record and preserve WW2 history from the area, together with other military & aviation matters. The Group hold lectures and conduct archaeological surveys at nearby Coleshill which was used to train the ‘auxiliaries’. Peter knew I had an interest in Churchill’s secret army. I have visited a bunker in Usk which has been restored and appears in the British film – Resistance – based on a novel written by Owen Sheers. The story focuses on the lives of the fictional wives of members of an auxiliary unit. Its plot presupposes that the Germans defeated the Normandy landings of 1944, and counter -attacked so powerfully that they soon occupied almost the whole of Britain. It certainly makes you think about ‘what if we had lost the war?’. RMAR can be contacted c/o Mark Bailey at 1, Glenn Miller Close in Chaddleworth, Berkshire RG20 8HF (what an address!). There is also a Museum of the British Resistance Organisation in Suffolk which opens in April after its winter break. The website is www.parhamairfieldmuseum.co.uk if you wish to check on opening times. Caroline Crisp 12 Simms Property Maintenance A C Smart Tiling Reliable and Professional Service from 18 years experience. For the fixing of Ceramic, Porcelain, Mosaic, Terracotta, Experienced and Fully Qualified City Slate, Marble, Natural Stone and Guilds Painter and Decorator. For and Glass Tiles. all your Interior and Exterior paintwork, minor plastering, repairs All work guaranteed. and odd jobs. Fully Insured. Excellent Free quotes, tile quantity references from previous clients. Very calculations and advice available competitive rates. 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Significant quantities of marmalade were imported during the 15th century but it was a couple of centuries later when people started to make it with the bitter Seville oranges that its popularity soared. According to Wikipedia “A Roman cookbook attributed to Apicius gives a recipe for preserving whole quinces, stems and leaves attached, in a bath of honey diluted with defurtum - Roman marmalade.” It goes on to dispel certain myths about its origin which I hadn’t heard but find rather appealing (no pun intended)! “There is no truth to a folk etymology that claims the word derives from "Ma'am est malade" (French for "Madam is ill"), referring to Mary, Queen of Scots, because she used it as a medicine for a headache or upset stomach—or that during a bout of seasickness when sailing from France to Scotland, she turned to the sugary substance made of quinces by her French chef to ease her queasiness.” Anyway here is a recipe for that golden breakfast staple which can be made whilst Seville oranges are available. Do not delay because the season is very short. Other varieties of citrus fruit can be used but this is the classic. Ingredients • 1.5 kg (3lbs) washed Seville oranges • Juice of 2 lemons • 3.6 litres(6 pints) water • 3 kg (6 lbs) sugar Halve the oranges and squeeze out the juice and pips. Tie the pips and any extra membrane that has come away in the squeezing process in a piece of muslin or thin cotton. Slice the orange peel thinly or thickly as preferred and put in a preserving pan with the fruit juices, water and muslin bag. Simmer gently for two hours until the peel is soft and the liquid reduced by half. Remove the muslin bag and squeeze it well allowing these juices to run back into the pan. You can then discard it into your ‘waste food bin’. Add the sugar, stirring until dissolved then boil the mixture rapidly for about 15 minutes. Test for a set and remove from heat when reached. Remove any scum with a slotted spoon. Adding a good knob of butter helps to dispel the scummy froth in a very ‘magical’ way which I always marvel at. Pot and cover in the usual way. A couple of options that work well are adding about 100 ml of whisky at the end before potting or adding a tablespoon of crushed corainder seed to the pips in the muslin bag. If you want dark marmalade use demerara sugar or stir in 2 tablespoons of black treacle. Don’t forget to keep a pot for the Produce Show on the 1st September Caroline Crisp 14 15 Ageist attitudes deter women from exercising in middle and later life Ageism poses a serious barrier for women trying to maintain active lifestyles in middle and later life. It can be seen that an all-prevailing focus on skill development and health-related fitness for younger people is one of the factors which deter women from taking sufficiently beneficial exercise in their middle and later years. Ageist attitudes do not exist at Fitfigures Ltd Ladies Only Studio in Carterton. The members range in age from 20 to 82!! The average age is 50 plus – where a 50-year old is fitter and stronger than some of the younger ladies. Geri Fitzsimons, who runs the fitness studio, suggests that negative and unchallenged attitudes towards older woman engaging in beneficial levels of exercise can have a demoralising effect on women, that can result in loss of self-esteem. If we women become more inactive as we get older then we need to face the inevitable consequences of physical and even mental decline. Geri is offering a free introductory session to ladies of any age. For further information contact Geri Fitzsimons on 07870 233209 or via the enquiry page on www.fitfigures.biz Nick Rowland CARPENTRY & JOINERY Kitchens etc made to individual requirements FREE ESTIMATES Tel: 01993 840347 Mobile: 07971 514540 16 The Parish Council would like to invite you to the "Bus Pass Luncheon" The Carter Institute Saturday 25th February sit down 1.00 pm prompt Join us for a delicious home-cooked 2-course meal and indulge in a glass of wine Call Angela on 810798 or Melanie on 810114 to book your place We look forward to seeing you there. For straight forward advice on buying, selling or letting property, call 01993 771077 www.abbeyproperties.tv 17 Clanfield 85 Football Club The Club remains in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Supplementary Cup which is a Competition for Clubs eliminated from the Uhlsport Hellenic League Blue Fin Insurance Brokers Challenge Cup. Just for a change we secured a home draw. We played Bracknell Town from the League’s Premier Division on November 26th 2011 and went through to the next round with a fine 3 - 1 win with goals scored by Dan Bishop (2) and Lee Keyes. After our misfortune in being drawn away in all of the other Competitions that we have entered this Season we have again been pleasantly surprised by a home draw for the second round. This will be against Didcot Town Reserve Team on Saturday, February 4th, kick-off 3 p.m. It may be that there is some surprise that Reserve Teams should be playing in our League but in fact Didcot Town’s First Team play in what is known as the Southern League which is two grades higher than the League in which we play and their Reserve Team are therefore entitled to play at our level. Unfortunately the Reserve Team were not able to make further progress in the Oxfordshire Intermediate Cup when they were beaten 1 - 0 away to Broughton & North Newington in a very fractious match in which our goalkeeper Jordan Day was rather unluckily sent off. As a result he has to serve a three match suspension. The First Team League form has been rather like the Curate’s Egg. Unfortunately our fortunes are not assisted by the way in which the League in which we play organise their fixtures. We as a Club have spent some £56,000 of hard earned money supplemented by Grant Aid from the Local Authority and the Football Association and this enables all of our home games through the Season to kick-off at 3 p.m. Unfortunately the same does not apply to all Clubs and a number do not have floodlights. This means that in the months of December and January the kick-offs at grounds where there are no floodlights have to be at 2 p.m. in December and 2.15 p.m. in January. The result is that we have travelled to a number of games without players who might otherwise be in the team as those players have been unable to get time off work. We went to bottom of the table Trowbridge Town in the first Saturday in December and had enormous team raising difficulties. As a result we conceded the only goal to lose 0 - 1. The following week we were again on the road, this time to Lydney Town but they have floodlights. We kicked off at 3 p.m. and we won 2 - 1. The following week we were at home to Malmesbury Victoria and gave a poor performance to lose 2 - 0. On Bank Holiday Tuesday, December 27th we went to last Season’s League winners and won 3 - 2 and the following Friday we drew 1 - 1 at home to Hook Norton. Our games in January so far have involved 2.15 p.m. kick-offs and we have lost 1 - 3 at Purton and 1 - 6 at Tytherington Rocks. Including the game against Didcot Town Reserves we have four home games on the trot. In fact we have just 5 away games to play in the League and 10 (including the Cup Match) at home. Hardly a fair apportionment of fixtures. Unfortunately the Reserve Teams fortunes have been somewhat dictated by the calls of the First Team. Manager Chris Boot has gone for a much younger team and in 18 consequence they will take some time to gel together but it is significant to note that a number of players have been brought into the First Team and when that has happened they have not been found wanting. The Under-16 Team who play in the Oxfordshire Football Association Invitation A League have had a blank period of time over Christmas and have not fulfilled their early promise. Despite their young age one or two of the Under-16 Team have been associated with the First Team and Reserves and Yassin El-Ouhabi has made his First Team debut. The Under-13 Team have been playing extremely well and are well placed in their League which is the Giles Sport Witney & District Youth C League. Full details of the Club’s forthcoming fixtures from First Team to Under-13 Team can usually be found on a Friday evening on the Club website. Information relating to the Club’s fortunes can also be found on the Uhlsport Hellenic League website. As to functions in the Clubhouse the regular Monday Night Bingo continues and all are welcome to attend. There is also a regular monthly Quiz Night but at the time of going to press the date for the next one has not been decided. Spectators for matches at all levels will be very welcome and a very warm welcome awaits anyone who wants to come along either to matches or to the Club functions in the Clubhouse. Trevor Cuss 19 Carterton Neighbourhood Management Update – January The Allendale Youth Centre refurbishment continues at a good pace. It’s hoped the official opening will be at the end of January with several dignitaries attending. The attendance at the temporary youth club behind the Esso Garage continues to attract good support and the team works closely with the Outreach Workers. There have been few instances of anti social behaviour from the young people in Carterton and most areas seem relatively quiet. There have a few occasions where vehicles are being used anti-socially and the people involved have been warned about possible seizure of vehicles. We have carried out speed checks on the Bampton to Clanfield Road and Upavon Way. Speed checks were also carried out on the Burford Road in Burford. In addition to these a local operation was undertaken to find drivers using their mobile phones or not wearing a seatbelt. Several tickets were issued during this operation. Some residents have been into the police station to complain about dog fouling so we repeat our request to clear it up. We also discovered some cannabis plants being grown within a local property, while searching for a missing person. If you have any information concerning drugs in your community please tell us on the non-emergency number, 101. If you prefer to remain anonymous then call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. On Thursday 19 January there will be a road safety roadshow taking place in the Co- Op car park in Carterton. This is a multi-agency event to provide tips on safer winter driving, seatbelt checks etc. The Carterton neighbourhood police team will be there so please drop by and say hello. We will also be welcoming a new Special Constable, Sean Packham, this month. Fuelling your community home heating oil fuels for agriculture and industry monthly payments scheme boiler servicing Brize Norton www.watsonfuels.co.uk 01993 851122 20 Fly-tipper and illegal waste carrier prosecuted A man has been sentenced and ordered to pay £2,190 for carrying waste away without a licence and for fly-tipping it in a West Oxfordshire bridleway. Tomasz Medrek, age 36 of Tudor Walk, Swindon, pleaded guilty at Banbury Magistrates Court on Friday 25 November to dumping a large quantity of rubbish in a bridleway off the A361, between Burford and Filkins. He had also been paid as a waste carrier to remove the rubbish, but was not licensed to carry out this work. The rubbish, dumped in June 2011, included a large quantity of builders' waste from a house renovation in the village of Windrush, Gloucestershire. Environmental Enforcement Officers working for West Oxfordshire District Council traced the rubbish back to the address in Windrush village and enquiries showed that Mr Medrek had removed all the rubbish from the site. When interviewed, Mr Medrek admitted to both dumping the rubbish in the bridleway and not being registered with the Environment Agency as an authorised Waste Carrier. Every reported case of fly-tipping is investigated and this includes the use of covert surveillance at fly-tipping 'hot spots' in the district, as well as close working with Thames Valley Police, Trading Standards and the Environment Agency. Since 2006/7 fly-tipping has reduced by more than 22%. Anyone using a waste removal company should always check that they have a waste carrier licence number and this can be done by contacting the Environment Agency on 08708 506506. Last year alone, the Council cleared up 573 fly-tips in West Oxfordshire at a cost of £27,000. Fly-tipping can be reported online at www.westoxon.gov.uk/reportit or by calling 01993 861060. CHRIS DUXBURY DOMESTIC SERVICES APPLIANCE REPAIRS & SERVICE A PHONE CALL AWAY ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING WORKS FOR LOCAL CLIENTS CLANFIELD 01367 810512 MOBILE 07711 427497 QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN WITH 25 YEARS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE 21 WHAT?’s On in Clanfield Clanfield Pre-school Monday Drop-in Lunches For children in the age range 2–5 at the Drop in at the Carter Institute every Methodist Church Hall. Open every Monday 12.00pm - 1.30pm (excluding Monday to Friday from 8.45am - 2.45pm Bank Holidays) and you can be assured during term-time. Call Jane Brown on of a warm welcome! Homemade soup 01367 860848 (home) or 01367 810365 and a roll, coffee/tea and biscuits. (pre-school) for details Contact John Greatrex - 810609 Clanfield Baby & Toddlers Historical Society Every Wednesday at the Carter Institute Monthly meetings between October and from 10.00am until 11.30am. Contact May in either Clanfield or Bampton. Sharon 07776 252314 or Simone 07914 Details from Alan Smith on 01367 539613 810245 Women’s Institute Carter Institute Meetings are held every second For bookings contact Mrs. Kate Tuesday in the month at 7.30 p.m. in the O’Donnell on 01367 810440 Carter Institute. Notices giving details of the meeting will be on display in the Post Art Classes Office and village notice boards. All Tuesdays at the Carter Institute. Further welcome. Contact Heather Clarke, 12 details contact Maggy Fitzpatrick on Manor Lane, Clanfield 01367 810655. 810553 Mobile Library Service The Mobile Library will visit Clanfield every other Thursdays; by the Church from 1:00pm to 1:15pm then Queens Crescent 2:20pm to 2:35pm Bell Ringing Practice night each Wednesday from 7.30 - 9.00 pm at St. Stephen's Church. New ringers always welcome. Contact Tower Captain: Ian Kenworthy 01367 810577 or Deputy: Catherine Bernard 01367 810587 Snooker Club 7:30pm – 10 pm every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evening, upstairs in the Carter Institute. Contact Barrie Rawlinson on 01367 810265 Email email@example.com 22 Advertising Rates WHAT? To Trade (as from April 2006) Advertise for FREE anything you’d like to Full page (128 x 190 mm) £24.00 sell or give away - from children’s clothes ½ page (128 x 85 mm) £12.00 & toys to books & DVDs; furniture to ¼ page (128 x 40 mm) OR surplus garden plants. (60 x 85 mm) £10.00 Mamas and Papas large cot / junior Eighth page (58 x 40 mm) £6.00 bed in light oak effect. Suitable from Adverts can be sent by email in either birth up to 4 years old. Very good MS Word, MS Publisher or as a JPEG. condition. £50.00 Tel: 810226 Email letters and articles to: For all your firstname.lastname@example.org repairs & sewing & alterations Deliver Handwritten Articles to: Caroline Crisp, The Grange, Bourton Road, Clanfield OX18 2PB Tel: 01367 810452 9 81035 (all handwritten articles must have a contact 01367 0113 name and telephone number) 8 79733 Treasurer: 0 Jan Smith, 12 High House Close, Clanfield For general queries Clanfield please contact: Liz Gaertner 01367 810465 Pre-school Caroline Hudson 01367 810452 Charles Willmer 01367 810206 Small and friendly pre-school, The WHAT? would like to remind providing learning through play readers that it does not accept in a fun environment for responsibility for the content of any article printed. Views printed children aged 2 – 5 years. are solely those of the contributor. Open 8.45am-2.45pm offering a range The WHAT? will publish all of sessions. contributors’ names unless ‘Good’ OFSTED report anonymity is specifically requested. Anonymous articles We are a Forest School and offer a and or letters will not be printed. summer play scheme. The WHAT? reserves the right to For further details contact Jane Brown edit any article, where on 01367 860848 appropriate, according to the www.clanfield-preschool.org.uk available space. 23 Spring into Spring and visit The Plough Gin Pantry 22 different Gins (and growing) with lots of interesting tonics. Why not try them all (not at once of course) Bar and Restaurant menu available From casual dining to private dining Children’s menu available Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner The Plough Hotel and Restaurant Bourton Road, Clanfield 01367 810222 www.theploughclanfield.co.uk 24
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