Carterton Community Magazine September 2012

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We like to put in the magazine the views of the residents even if they complain about us! This
magazine is yours to praise, complain, advertise or correspond. I have received a letter (June
13th) regarding my comments in `Town Talk' about the noise levels of aircraft in RAF Brize
Norton. I would have liked to publish the view of the writer but unfortunately they withheld
name and address. Please, when you send letters or articles that you wish to be published we
do need contact names and addresses but we can withhold these for publication. Whatever is
written has to be passed and agreed to by the editorial staff.
Last date for contributions for the DECEMBER 2012 issue is OCTOBER 25TH 2012. Please
send at least a week before that date to The Editor, 6 Butlers Drive, Carterton, Oxon OX18
                                     EDITORIAL STAFF.
            WENDY MORGAN, Editor. MARGARET MILLINGTON, Treasurer
                                CHRIS MORGAN, Distribution.
                     FRED ROBERTSON, ROB MARSH, Proof Readers.
                                  All enquiries 01993 842663.
This email address is only for sending in articles for publication or adverts. New advertisers,
please phone first for information. We hold a waiting list. Any other correspondence or
queries please phone or write to the address above.

ADVERTISERS. We have 131 advertisers in our magazine and we do not check up on their
credentials and rely on them to publish correct details of their business. We cannot endorse
any advertisers to their customers and any complaints must be addressed to them. We do ask
all our advertisers to keep to promised visits and if they cannot - to let the customer know!
Unreliable business people get to be known in this small community!

We always need volunteers to deliver this magazine in the town. If you are interested we
advertise vacant rounds on this page each edition. Volunteers needed now for Clarkson Rd,
Oakfield Rd, Swinbrook Rd, Wychwood Close, Bonham Close, Wychwoods, Kaye Close,
Teasel Way (Shilton Park). If you are interested in delivering the magazine four times a year
near where you live, contact Chris Morgan 01993 842663.

We say thanks and goodbye to one of our long serving volunteers, who delivers your
magazine in the Swinbrook Road area. Fiona Cooke regretfully has to resign from her round
which she took over many years ago.
We were sorry to hear in July of the sudden death of Pat Satell (1937-2012) who took over
the magazine delivery round that his late wife, May, was formerly in charge of; a lovely
couple who were involved with many activities in Carterton.
As always it is these volunteers who carry out work for organisations and clubs that keep
them going. Without our volunteers, who deliver this magazine in all weathers, you wouldn't
have this magazine.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS . Contact Town Hall for more details.
The Diamond Anniversary of
H.M. Queen Elizabeth 11
Coronation in 1952 was
celebrated all over the country on
the weekend of June 2nd/3rd
June. Prior to that
weekend Carterton's shops and
businesses decorated their
premises with Jubilee
displays and buntings adorned the
town centre. Our Jubilee Queen,
Megan Whitehead, and her
attendants took part in the
Opening Ceremony. On Saturday
a Fashion Show was held on the Recreation Ground and the lst stage of Carterton's Got
Talent. Other attractions were a Punch & Judy Show, funfair, bouncy castle, Go-Karts, Pig
Roast, Skychaser Rocket (by the Community College), lambs from Foxbury Farm and many
stalls. In the evening there was live music in Browne's Hall and the Carterton Songsters
entertained in St John's Church. On Sunday, due to rain, events were moved to Browne's Hall
which was decorated by the Cotswold Flower Club, A Big Lunch was served and
entertainment was provided by a live band, Junior Youth Orchestra, a variety of singers and
the final stage of Carterton's Got Talent which was won by Molly Bishop and her hula hoops.

Saturday October 27th starts at 2pm.
At the W.I. Hall, Brize Norton Road, Carterton (opposite Golden Eagle Car Park). Tombola,
Raffle, Cake Stall, refreshments and much more! All proceeds go to The Movement Centre, a
charity supporting children with cerebral palsy. Reg. Charity No.1075549. For further
information contact Jane Cambray tel:01993 842472
                                 JUBILEE FASHION SHOW
As part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Carterton our Community Champions
                                               organised and ran a special Fashion Show. The
                                               Show aimed to recruit models from our school
                                               to wear and show off fashions from the seven
                                               decades of the Queen's reign — from the
                                               1950s to the 2010s.The idea for the Show
                                               came about months ago, when two Champions,
                                               Bronwyn Peatman and Eleanor Wheeler, put in
                                               a bid for £1000 to Oxfordshire's "Positive
                                               Activities Fund" which encourages young
                                               people to make a contribution to their own
                                               communities. They were successful because
                                               their idea involved lots of people and it needed
a lot of planning, organisation and work to make it happen — a big test of skills! The Fashion
Show was then advertised in assemblies and lots of our students signed up. We also had to get
the clothes to wear! The search was on — buried in wardrobes of mums, dads,
aunties, uncles, grandmas and granddads as well as charity and specialist shops selling and
renting old clothing! After all the searching and lots of rehearsals, the result was a very
special Show on Saturday 2nd June on the Alvescot Recreation Ground in Carterton. The
photos show some of the action. Special congratulations go to all those who took part in a
very confident and slick performance! A very special thanks goes to our town's Deputy
Mayor, Councillor Lynn
Little. Lynn took the Show to her heart and worked tirelessly to get it produced. Lynn put in
endless hours and was ably assisted by our Champions, Nicola Garfield (a student at
Birmingham University) and Jackie Herridge. GRAHAM SPEKE

STAGECOACH TO THE RESCUE! Three Carterton men, who have worked as drivers on
the Stagecoach buses for many years, were chosen to go to London with others to drive the
coaches that transport the athletes, press and other media people to the Olympic Games, July
27th - August 12th. They were given official Olympic 2012 uniforms to wear. The drivers
first had to go on practise runs through the Olympic Park routes and they stayed on board the
ship `Royal Braemar' for the duration of the Games. Afterwards they will return to transport
the Paralympics Games athletes during August 29th-September 9th

Thank you to everyone who supported this event, either by opening their garden or visiting
over the open weekend. We had 11 gardens open and were successful in raising £380 for
Save the Children Fund. We always struggle to increase our visitor numbers and attract more
local residents to visit the gardens. We are therefore unsure how to take this event forward.
Ideas welcome! I hope people noticed the scarecrow trail in shop windows prior to Open
Gardens. The theme this year was fictional characters and we hope everyone had fun trying to
work them out. This is likely to become a separate event next year and we would like to
expand it further around the town. If you, or a group you are involved with, would like to
make a scarecrow or if you would like to be part of Open Gardens next year please contact
Sue James 01993 212911

The Allandale building, Burford Road, has been used as a Youth Club for some 30 years
starling under the partnership of the Boys Club and later transferring to Oxford County
Council, who in early 2011 decided to withdraw all funding from youth work in Carterton.
Not surprisingly the young people were very disappointed and those supporting them,
including the Town Council who were extremely concerned for their futures. Therefore,
under the guidance of our Town Clerk, an action group was set up to explore options
available to ensure continuing services for this most important part of Carterton's community.
Under the County Council's Big Society Scheme the Allandale building was bought by
Carterton Town Council, refurbished with aid of grants, and re-opened as a centre for young
people. During the day the building is occupied, under a lease, by Inclusive Care and
Education Ltd (ICE) which share excellent facilities there including a general indoor games
area, a music room and, using a OCC grant, ICE have installed a sensory room, this is the first
of its kind in the area and open to everyone to use. They are also setting up a small vegetable
garden at the back and members are planning to open a community cafe. In the evenings it
operates as a Youth Club welcoming young people from the age of 8 years upwards. One full
time and two part time Youth Workers are based at the Allandale as part of the Airplay
Project, which is guaranteed to receive funding from the RAF Benevolent Fund for the next
two years. There are also a number of volunteer Youth Workers who come under the wing of
the Town Council. A management committee, chaired by the Rector of St John's church,
oversees the general running of the place and members include three from the Town Council,
the Community Director of the Community College, Head Teacher of one of the primary
schools and the RAF Brize Norton Community Development Officer. Since re-opening with
approximately 30 young people the numbers of those using the facility has increased to a
point where more volunteers are required to assist at various times. They are needed for
assisting in group sessions, organising and helping with routine work, supporting the staff and
Youth Workers and finding future funding. It is all thoroughly enjoyable work. If you are
interested either regularly or piecemeal contact the Town Clerk, Town Hall,
Alvescot Road 01993 842156.
MONDAYS            SESSION FOR 8    8-12 YEAR OLDS         4.3 — 6.30PM
TUESDAYS           CLUB 7. FOR 11 YEARS OLD AND 7.0 — 9.30PM
                   OVER                                    0
WEDNESDAYS OPEN SESSION FOR ALL AGES                       6.3 — 10.30PM
FRIDAYS.           MONTHLY DISCOS.                         0

Two members of the team, together with members of Carterton's Police Community Security
Officers, will be out and about in the town administrating vital outreach and detached work in
order to foster good relationships between young people and the police in this area. Many
parents of young people will feel reassured and will be most appreciative of this input. For
further information on Allandale activities contact

NOTICE IN A SWIMMING POOL. Ladies Changing Rooms. Please bare with us during

A LEAP OF FAITH? Three brave students from Carterton Community College took part in
                     an abseil for charity which was held in the Marriotts Walk Centre,
                     Witney on Saturday, July 8th Organised by the Rotary Club of
                     Witney for the "Interactors" which are our Community Champions
                     here at the College, Rosie Herridge, Yasmin Cammish and Ciara
                     McAleese raised over £300 between them to tackle the abseil in aid
                     of the Bishop Simeon Trust which supports educational and
                     development projects for disadvantaged people in South Africa. It
                     was a wet day and the wall of the Marriotts Walk multi storey car
                     park was just a bit slippery, causing a few hairy moments for our
                     brave three. However, with expert guidance, determination and
patience, all three completed the abseil — much to the relief of the gathering of relations and
friends watching below. Well done to them all. By coincidence, the previous week in College
we had welcomed Mr Lawrence Monese, the Head teacher of Amajingqi Secondary School,
Adelaide, South Africa. Mr Monese was here as part of the first stages of a link between his
school and our own which we hope will lead to big things in the future. To put things in
perspective, his school of 500 students hasn't got an internet link, so the students there can't
use the ten rather old, second hand computers they have to connect with the world outside.
Our Community Champions and local Rotarians are certainly interested in helping as our
links develop. Early days yet, so watch this space.

We are delighted to announce that in September Professor Sir Tim Brighouse will be opening
our new school library at Carterton Community College. We started planning for this exciting
development last year by asking a range of students what sort of library they would like —
from colours and furnishings to books and equipment. Our new shelving has been installed
and the new tables, chairs and computers are in place. The colour scheme is grey with purple,
orange and lime green — so it looks quite different from a classroom. We're very lucky that
our library has a door opening out into the garden and are hoping for outdoor reading
opportunities if we ever have any sunny weather! Many thanks to our students who have
helped with sorting and covering books, and to Carterton Town Council and Carterton Lions
for their generous grants to help us buy some of these new books. Thanks also to the authors
who have been sending us good luck messages — including Mary Hoffman, Michael
Morpurgo and Philip Pullman. Looking forward to having our library in full use once again ...
and if you wish, you can follow our progress on Twitter! (@cartertoncc_lib)

ROSEMARY STABLES . Library Manager

ADVERTISEMENT IN LOCAL NEWSPAPER. `For sale: weak old ducks '

The last few months have been a busy time for the Carterton W.I. and there is plenty more to
come. So far this year, members have made felt beads, danced (modern and traditional),
fenced (no, with swords!), walked around Dickens' London, listened to guest speakers, filled
jam jars with a variety of novelties, run the Thursday Coffee Shop, laughed a lot, drunk tea
and eaten cakes! In addition, we got soaked at the May Day Fair selling cakes and the
aforementioned jolly jam jars. Another soaking, albeit an enjoyable one, was to Bampton to
walk the Downton Abbey sets followed by a welcome pub supper. Did we think back at the
beginning of May that it would rain almost every day until the middle of July? Glad we didn't
At the beginning of this month we visited Waterperry Gardens and, although we left Carterton
in yet another downpour, 4 hours of bright sunshine brightened our tour around the delights of
the garden and its environs.
This year is an extra special year for the Carterton W.I. as we are celebrating our 90th
Birthday, demonstrating our durability in the town (or village as it was then) since 1922. A
series of celebrations are planned throughout 2012 and it would be wonderful to hear from
anyone who has memories of relations who were members at any time during our existence,
or who can contribute to our archive.
If you feel you have some spare energy do come along and join us; you will be made most
welcome! LYNN ENSTON 01993 842949

FROM A PARISH MAGAZINE. `The W I. will enjoy "How to Paint a Picture while Your
Buns are in the Oven ".

                             EXCLUSIVE EVENT AT WILLIAMS Fl (SPANISH GRAND
                             PRIX WINNERS)
Save the Children in association with the Williams F1 Team are holding a Gala Evening on
Saturday 15th September 2012 at the Williams Conference Centre, Grove, Oxfordshire,
OX12 ODQ. Put yourself in pole position for a place at this exclusive event at the home of the
Spanish GP-winning Williams team. The Grove based team will be opening its doors for a
glittering event for the international charity, Save the Children. From 7pm, attendees will hear
a presentation by Alex Burns, CEO of Williams, have an opportunity to visit the Williams
Grand Prix Collection and experience driving a F1 Simulator (at extra cost). In addition they
will enjoy a Sparkling Wine Reception and Cocktail Buffet. There will be the Auction for two
sets of two tickets for the Abu Dhabi Race Day Hospitality 2012 at Grove, or on one of the
Race Days due to be held in 2013. There will also be a Raffle of many prestigious prizes.
Tickets priced at £60 each, (10% discount on 10 or more tickets), are on sale to make sure
that you are on the grid. For further details and for media interviews please contact Graham or
Pauline Evans on 01993 842983. email,

   6th.                                              C
                       Circular Walk via Stonesfield Common
   September 16th.     Oxford Canal. Thrupp to Shipton -on -Cherwell.
   October 5th. 7.15 Indoor Meeting. Talk `Birds in Flight, Britain and
   for 7.30pm.         USA'
   ( October 7th. 2pm. Shotover Country Park. Guided tour.
   october 16-         North Norfolk. Field Club bird watching trip.
   October      2pm. Fungus Foray. Sydlings Copse, BBOWT Reserve.
   Indoor Meetings. Methodist Church, Witney. Enquiries to Anthony
   Florey 01993 775020

CARTERTON                                 TIMES
CHURCH OF ENGLAND                         8am. 10.30am.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH                     11am. (Saturdays, Vigil Mass
ST JOSEPHS, LAWTON AVENUE                 6pm).
METHODIST CHURCH                          10.30am.
COMMUNITY CHURCH,                        10.30am.

ST BRITIUS CHURCH, BRIZE                  9.15am.      6pm (2nd & 4th
NORTON                                                 Sunday)
Please note we only publish SUNDAY services. The churches noted above also hold services
during the week and information on those will be on the notice boards at the churches
concerned. See also the church websites for more information. (note new ones).

In the last issue we published the list of volunteers who help to make the day go smoothly. A
reader has contacted me to say I missed out one important group of people who needed to be
thanked for their presence. The residents of Carterton; who turn up on every occasion in their
hundreds, waiting patiently and quietly, to respect our fallen heroes. They turn out in all
weathers, waiting some time for the cortege to stop just for a few minutes at the memorial
garden. Many of these have attended every one of the Repatriations. Thank you, the people of

                  Squadron Leader D. Tew of Carterton, a former navigator in 101
                  Squadron, Bomber Command, took part in 17 bombing runs in the
                  Lancaster bombers during World War 2. Duggie joined the RAF aged 18
                  years in 1944 and retired in 1982. On June 28th he joined other Bomber
                  Command veterans in Green Park, London, when The Queen unveiled the
Bomber Command Memorial. On that day Carterton residents saw Duggie being interviewed
by the BBC local news when he talked about his time during the war.

Dinners! A bracing walk over the famous White Cliffs.

                          FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (A quote from Ernest
                          Mrs Mackie, from Bampton, lost her son in a bomb blast in
                          Afghanistan and heard a bell being rung as his cortege passed
                          through Compton Bassett. This gave her the idea that Carterton
                          should have a bell at the Memorial Garden and fund-raising was
                          started to obtain and set one up. People raised about £26,000 to pay
                          for it and the bell was cast at London's Whitechapel Foundry with
the bellhangers, Whites of Appleton, creating the structure for it to hang. Ellie Simmons, 12
years old, won the competition to design an emblem to go around the bell. The Memorial Bell
stands opposite the Memorial Garden and was
unveiled during a ceremony on June 30th
Armed Forces Day. Pictured unveiling the bell
are Mrs Mackie, Ellie Simmons and war
veterans Mr M. Bulley and Mr N ColliCollins.
Pictured are dignitaries at the unveiling of the
Repartition Bell. Mr D. Mason, President RBL
Oxon. Mr P. Greene, former Chairman OCC.
Mr W Alden, High Sheriff of Oxon. the Duke
of Marlborough. Lord Lieutenant of the County,
Mr T. Stevenson. Mr J. Staddon and Mr M.
Bulley of the Carterton Royal British Legion.
                             The Bishop of
                             Dorchester and the
                             Rector of Carterton
                             dedicating the memorial
                             bell. The bell was tolled
                             for each serviceman
                             previously repatriated
                             through RAF Brize
                             Norton and their names
                             read out.

                         WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
O.H.JORDON      CORPORAL       23 RAF                   18. 10. 1939
E.W.HEWETT      PILOT OFFICER 24 RAF                    12. 3. 1940
G. W. RYALL     CADET          26 'L RAF VOLUNTEER      1.9. 1940
W.K. WILLIAMS   FLIGHT         25 RAF                   5.10. 1940
R. M. SPENCER   LEADING        19 RAF (VOLUNTEER        4. 12. 1940
                AIRCRAFTSMA        RESERVE)
                N L.A.0
A.G.HOWSE       L.A.C.         19 RAF VOLUNTEER         28.12. 1940
A. M.W. SCOTT   PILOT OFFICER 29 i RAF VOLUNTEER        2. 1. 1941
                PILOT              RESERVE
D.D. GRAY       FLT. LT.       41 RAF VOLUNTEER         15. 2. 1941
L. R. HORIE            L.A.0 (PILOT      ®RA RAF                               31..3. 1941
V. J. KRIZ             SERGEANT              (VOLUNTEER RESERVE                21. 5   1941
L. G.                  L.A.C. (PILOT)    33 RAF                                3. 8.   1941
B. BOWERS              PILOT OFFICER 30        RAF VOLUNTEER         12. 10. 1941
L. J. DOLLING          L.A.0 (PILOT)       21  RAF VOLUNTEER RESERVE 15. II. 1941
H. V. R.P000CK         2' LIEUTENANT 28        ROYAL ARTILLERY       9.       1.               1942
R. N. ALLEN            PILOT OFFICER 24        ROYAL NEW ZEALAND     30.      1.               1942
                       PILOT                   A.F.
V. L. MORRIS           '      S            20  ROYAL CANADIAN A.F.   8. 4. 1942
J. M. WARNOCK          •      •        • 26    '•                    8. 4. 1942
D. S. WOODLEY          FLIGHT              22  ROYAL CANADIAN A.F.   8. 4. 1942
E. L. J.               SERGEANT                   ROYAL CANADIAN A.F.             10. 5. 1942
COLEMAN                (PILOT)         123
F. G. WILLIAMS         FLT SGT PILOT 20 ROYAL CANADIAN A.F.                       10.     5.   1942
W. BURNSIDE            SERGEANT            19 ROYAL CANADIAN A.F.                 23. 6. 1942
~J.                    PILOT
A. SMITH               SERGEANT            19 ROYAL NEW ZEALAND                   7.      1942
                       (PILOT)         1          A.F.                            _11.
H. J. RALSTON          SERGEANT            20 ROYAL CANADIAN A.F.                 13. 7. 1942
W. J. HISSON           SERGEANT AIR 22 ROYAL CANADIAN A.F.                        31. .8. 1942
M. P. BROWN            SERGEANT            20 RAF (VOLUNTEER                      17. .6. 1943
                       (PILOT)                    RESERVE)
P. 0. WALSH            SERGEANT(AIR 22 RAF (VOLUNTEER                             9. 11. 1943
                       GUNNER)                    RESERVE)
J. DWYER               SERGEANT            31 ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES                 1. 6. 1944
J. W. STRANGE          WARRANT             22 RAF (VOLUNTEER                      17.11. 1944
                       OFFICER                    RESERVE)
                       (Pn nTl
These war casualties noted above lost their lives mostly in training accidents.
From 1937, and during World War 2, RAF Brize Norton was the base for the No. 2
                                         Flying Training School. In 1942 RAF Brize Norton
                                         became the centre for Heavy Glider training. In June
                                         1944 after 2 months of intense training at RAF Brize
                                         Norton Ablemarle planes carrying troops took part in
                                         the D Day landings. In September 1944 Gliders,
                                         towed by Whitley V planes, took part in `Operation
                                         Market Garden' to drop paratroopers, landing troops
                                         and equipment in the Netherlands.


                                     Carterton's Community Champions were delighted to be
                                     awarded the prestigious CHANGEMAKER AWARD by
                                     Niall Blair, the District Governor of Rotary International,
                                     on Tuesday, June 19th 2012. The Award is "for ma making
                                     positive and significant change in the community and the
                                     world" and that is something that our Interact Community
                                     Champions have
                                     achieved this
year. Well done to them! The photo shows Niall
Blair presenting the Certificate to Community
Champions & Interact President Natasha
Clementson, Ryan Scott, Bronwyn Peatman, Toni
Payne, Ciara, McAleese and Rosie Herridge in the

A special big thanks to Natasha who will be leaving
school this year - she has done a great job and given loads of time and energy to the
Community Champions. Good luck in all she does in the future.


Table Top & Car Boot Sales are to be held at the Carterton Community Centre from 9am –
12noon on the following Saturdays: 15th September, 13th October, 10th November. Table/car
boot pitch costs £5 private / £10 trade. To book your place please call Gill on 01993 842807
as soon as possible as spaces are limited! ! Cafe will be open, admission is free so pop along
to get yourself a bargain then relax in our friendly cafe with a drink & something to eat.
Saturday 1" December We are holding our annual Christmas Craft & Gift Fair inside the
Community Centre on Saturday 1st December from 10am – 3pm. Admission is free & the
Cafe will be open. We have over 30 fantastic stalls with handmade crafts & lots of other great
Christmas gift ideas. At the same time outside on Marigold Square we are having a
Continental Market!! So this should be a great opportunity to get into the festive spirit & sort
out those Christmas gifts!! Please come along & support our events. We look forward to
seeing you there.

Following the Annual Meeting of the Town Council on 15 May 2012, I am pleased to advise
that the Town Mayor for the forthcoming year will be Cllr Adrian Coomber, and the
Mayoress will be his wife, Mrs Kerry Coomber. The Deputy Mayor will be Cllr Mrs Lynn
Little, and her Consort, Mr Rod Little. Tan Marchant. Assistant Town Clerk, Town Council

2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the U3A in the UK and the beginning of the fourth year
of Carterton U3A. The UK now has over 840 branches with nearly 275,000 members, 185 of
which, all retired or working part-time, belong to our branch where our new Committee and
Social Committee are now fully active and will undoubtedly bring fresh ideas to the groups
and activities we provide. New members are always welcomed and we try to provide
something for everyone with a very varied programme. If you are interested in learning more
about what we do, you are most welcome at one of our general meetings, held every fourth
Tuesday of the month from 2 pm at Carterton Community Centre where you can listen to a
talk, hear our latest news, have a cup of tea and a chat and take away a copy of our monthly
illustrated newsletter which can also be viewed on our Website at
Our special interest groups are always busy – the History Group recently visited Sulgrave
Manor and also the Wychwood Brewery in Witney where they were shown all aspects of
brewing and finished their tour with a serious tasting session! The French Group is now
established and welcomes beginners and those wishing to refresh their knowledge of the
In June, we held our first Inter-U3A event - a Jubilee Quiz with teams from our branch and
also Witney, Abingdon and Faringdon branches; a great evening with congratulations to the
winning team from Abingdon. Another "Last Night of the Proms" evening at Carterton
Community Centre is planned for September with live large-screen transmission from the
Royal Albert Hall which was an enormous success last year.
Recent outings have included Lichfield, the National Arboretum & Monument, Exbury
Gardens and Steam Railway, and our first very successful four-night trip when members
visited Northumbria with trips including Lindisfarne, Alnwick and Hadrian's Wall. Planned
talks for the autumn include Medical Detection Dogs, The Gunpowder Plot, and a Magic
Lantern Show.
If you would like further information, do not hesitate to contact Martin McBride (01993-
845169) or Pat Ward (01993-843832), visit the Website or come along to one of our monthly

The Carterton Lions Club has been given The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2012;
congratulations from the magazine editorial staff to all the members. Lion Maddy Radburn
says `We could not have won this award without the support of everyone in the town and
surrounding villages. Now we need to live up to it. So we look forward to helping as many
people as we can for a long time to come'. A report on the presentation of the award will be in
the December issue.

The Trust was established in 1994 to give financial aid to Carterton residents for any
educational pursuits. Small grants can be made to help towards he cost of school trips, music
lessons, text books for University students, play equipment for nursery groups and much more
besides. Please see the Trust website for further details
and contact information.

Domestic abuse is a crime that is often hidden. Thames Valley Police is determined to bring it
out into the open. They want you to report domestic abuse to them because no one has the
right to treat another individual in this way, the chances are that the person committing the
abuse is also committing a crime and the abuse could escalate and put you in serious danger;
they want to prevent it happening to you again What we will do -
Thames           Valley Police attends all domestic abuse incidents. When an incident is
reported to them it is graded according to the response required. If urgent attendance is
thought to be necessary, officers will attend immediately. Sometimes it is more appropriate
for officers to visit at an arranged time. Once they have spoken to you, they will look into the
incident further and if a crime has taken place there will be a full investigation. The officer
who responds to your call will assess the risk posed to you by the abuser and your case may
be passed to staff that is specially trained in domestic abuse and will then deal with the case
for you. If domestic abuse is reported to them anonymously they will thoroughly research the
information or intelligence, checking with their partners and if possible positively intervene
where appropriate. Thames Valley Police have seven regional specialist domestic abuse units
that you can contact for advice through our 101 number.
If domestic abuse is in progress, if you feel threatened, if you are in immediate danger or it's
an emergency, call 999.
In a non-emergency call 101, the Thames Valley Police 24-hour non-emergency number. Ask
for your local Domestic Abuse Unit
                             FRONT COUNTER OPENING HOURS.
                             FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS.

FROM THE HARROW INDEPENDENT PAPER. 'Police have doubled the number of
officers on the beat to five'

With smart new furnishing the choice of stock is easier to access than ever. We have books-
Talking Books (on CD or cassette), large print books, paper back and hardback books, large
print books, story and picture books for children. DVD hire by the week, Rhymetime for pre-
schoolers every Thursday at 10.30am and TeaBook, a book club for retired people who meet
here every 3 weeks to discuss their latest choice of book over tea and cake. You can even get
your Bus Pass here! We now have self-service kiosks for you to issue and return books with
as well as taking cash for reservations, fines, etc. No more queuing! Internet access is
available free of charge with 6 adult bookable computers-some with scanners- and 2 more
computers in the children's library, we also have a self service photo copier. Joining the
Library is free and easy to do so come in and see what is on offer. We will make you very
welcome. The building is easy to access for everyone and parking is free in the town car
parks. For further information on services come in or telephone 01993 841492 or email –
carterton, librarya, uk
                                 OPENING HOURS
   MONDAY 9.30- 5.00             TUESDAY 9.30 - 7.00         WEDNESDAY – CLOSED
   THURSDAY 9.30 - 5.00          FRIDAY   10.00 – 7.00       SATURDAY 9.30 – 1.00

The following information was given to me by Anne Ransome of the Midcounties Co-
operative Heritage Project. I met her in May when our Co-op hosted an exhibition of heritage
artifacts, many relating to our Co-op history. We exchanged information and I am grateful
that she has given me some history, noted here, of their early days. Some items may be
familiar to our older residents. Extra information by the Editor in italics.
The prime mover behind the start-up of the first Carterton Co-op and the first Chairmen was
Mr J. B. Faulder, a very active and well respected member of Carterton. (Joseph Faulder at
that time lived on Brize Norton Road and kept a dairy farm, He was a member of the parish
council, later the Chairman, and also Overseer a duty he held for some years looking after the
welfare of the poor of the parish. His brother John farmed at Rock Farm). The first shop
opened in 1904 in Burford Road, opposite Arkell Avenue. By 1907 there were 22 members
who applied for 10 shares in the CWS (Co-operative Wholesale Society). By 1913 there were
60 members. Business carried on was; grocery, greengrocery, fruit, drapery, boots and shoes,
hardware, ironmongery and earthenware. On March 8th, 1916 the Carterton & District
Agricultural & Industrial Co-operative Society bought the `Emporium', a shop built by Robert
Irving on the corner of Brize Norton and Black Bourton Road. The room over the shop was
the Co-op Hall used for meetings and social events (until the W. I. Hall was built). Mr Brett
was the manager in the 1920's. In 1933 it merged with the Oxford and District Co-operative
Society and the following was published.
"On February 10th 1933 the business of the Carterton Society was transferred to the Oxford
Co-operative Society. We give our Carterton friends a hearty welcome into our ranks. The
cause of co-operation has had a very uphill fight in Carterton. It has encountered
disappointments and disillusionments but the pioneers have courageously kept the flag flying
under very difficult conditions. It is in a somewhat isolated position, some distance from the
railway (Brize Norton village) and rather sparsely populated. Transport charges have been
heavy and buying in large quantities a difficult problem. Under these considerable handicaps
the pioneers of Carterton have manfully struggled on. During the past four years the Society
has been under the supervision of the C.W.S. and upon their suggestion and advice the
Society has transferred to Oxford. The Carterton Society has about 230 members and their
weekly trade was approximately £180 and they paid l s (one shilling) in the £ dividend. It will
therefore be to their advantage to share the greater benefits of the Oxford Society, with its 2s
dividend, free death benefit scheme and other advantages. We shall supply them with bread,
confectionary, butchery and milk, which should materially improve their spending powers. A
concert meeting is being held in the Co-operative Hall, Carterton, on Thursday March 2nd
where we hope to have a crowded attendance of Carterton inhabitants."
(Extract from `The Wheatsheaf magazine)
In 1954 the Co-op `Emporium' building was sold to Clinch's brewers of Witney and named
the `Golden Eagle' and the Co-op moved into premises next to it. (Henry Jellyman was the
manager and the family lived over the two shops of butchery and drapery and the new single-
storied grocery store was next to them, in 1955 it changed into a self service shop. Later these
three shops were demolished and a new store was built. In 1998 the little Co-op was
demolished to make way for the big Carterton Co-op Superstore.
In 2005 the name of the Co-op was changed to the Midcounties, Co-operative society

The Core Strategy is the most important part of the LDF setting out the overall pattern of
future growth in West Oxfordshire. The strategy has been through an extensive period of
ongoing stakeholder engagement and it was anticipated that the final proposed submission
draft would have been considered by Cabinet and Council in March 2012 and formally
published in May 2012. However, shortly before the March meetings were due to take place,
the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) informed the Council that they are unlikely to
require as many houses in Carterton for service personnel as originally envisaged. Given this
material change in circumstances, consideration of the Core Strategy was deferred until
May/June 2012 in order to assess the implications. However as discussions with the DIO and
other key stakeholders remain ongoing, the next report to Cabinet on 23'd May will now be in
the nature of an update report on the Core Strategy with a revised programme. It should be
noted that the July Cabinet will be asked to approve another consultation version of the Core
Strategy rather than the final submission draft to give people a further opportunity to
comment in light of the change in circumstances. Consultation will take place in
August/September 2012 and will allow interested parties the opportunity to comment on the
implications of the DIO announcement and the new National Planning Policy Framework
(NPPF) recently published by the Government. Further consultation will also ensure that all
alternative options or combination of options have been adequately tested and consulted upon
prior to the Core Strategy being finalised.
It is expected that the Core Strategy would be submitted to Government in late Spring 2013,
examined Summer 2013 and adopted in early 2014. Whilst this further delay is frustrating for
all parties concerned, it is considered that undertaking further preparatory work at this stage
will ultimately increase the likelihood of the Core Strategy being found to be `sound' when
considered by a Planning Inspector. It will also allow consideration to be given to the initial
results of the National Census 2011 which are expected to be published in July. Further
information on the preparation of the Core Strategy to date is available on the Council's
website –

PAUL SLATER, Senior Planner (Policy), West Oxfordshire District Council. 01993 861665

How were we getting on with our RAF neighbours in that year? There were grumbles of
empty married quarters and an `army' of RAF wives marched in protest at airmen's wages.
There were also a lot of protests and marching over news that 14 giant American KC 135 fuel
tankers were coming to RAF Brize Norton. (This year there has been protests over the noise
of the Hercules aircraft, transferred from RAF Lyneham- nothing changes.) Concorde came to
the station for training flights, a wonderful sight for those in Carterton in that year, and 115
Squadron said their farewells to the last Argosy, the `whistling wheelbarrow'

Group Captain Steve Lushington assumed command of RAF Brize Norton at the end of June.
Twenty years ago he was at the station as a co-pilot of a VC 10 plane. He took over command
from Group Captain Stamp. In October Group Captain Cole will arrive in the new role of
Group Captain Support and they will work together as a team

MORRISONS. Part of their revised plans will be to build 13 residential units (flats) on the
north side of Butlers Drive, where Laurie Hawkins ex-house is, building an extra storey to the
Black Bourton frontage, providing more space on site and more parking spaces. Revised
proposals are now online at or contact them on 020 7323
3544. By the time this magazine has been printed a planning application has been submitted.
BIG BIRD TO JOIN FLOCK. In May the £200m C-17 Globemaster 3 transport aircraft
arrived from America. It is the 8th C-17 in the fleet and its key role is taking troops and
supplies to Afghanistan. It can also transport 3 Apache or 1 Chinook helicopters. DON'T
FORGET YOUR LOCAL SHOPS! Many shopkeepers got a bit worried when the Co-op
Superstore opened, even more worried when Aldi opened this year and are really worried
about Morrisons soon to be built. All our little shops are in the crossroads area and are not
allowed to be anywhere else! Their worry is about going out of business with shoppers
preferring the large stores. So do not forget the personal service that the small shops give, the
excellent quality of their goods and the fact that they rely on you for their livelihood.

As a member of our Community Magazine committee I should like to illustrate the
community spirit and friendliness which is typical of our town, from a recent experience of
mine. In June I was hurrying to join my wife at the bus stop having parked my car behind the
Library when I tripped over a paving stone and fell flat on my face. I was aware of a pool of
blood where I lay and I was immediately helped to my feet by a young man who was joined
by two young ladies and they set me down on a chair lent by Michael Low's Opticians and
covered my bloodstained face with a wet cloth. They `phoned for the emergency services and
we were quickly joined by two young paramedics (female I was happy to note) who
immediately gave me a thorough examination and patched up my nose, informing me I would
need stitches. One of them was Jody (from Clanfield) and the other wasn't displaying a name.
They sent for an ambulance from the John Radcliffe: in the meantime the young man had
gone to the bus stop and brought my wife who was of course wondering what on earth had
happened -she thought I was chatting to someone as is my wont- and while we waited we
were invited into Michael Lowe's for a comfortable seat in the warm. Subsequently the
ambulance men and the Accident and Emergency staff were all friendly and helpful. In due
course the lady Doctor (I was fortunate again) put eight stitches in my nose before I was
allowed home with my wife. The Doctor, whose name was Cerys I think, had come on duty
from Witney Hospital and actually lives in Carterton. It's so good to know -as I already did-
tbat Carterton is a friendly community and that complete strangers are so quick to help when
help is needed. I still don't know their names but I hope they may read this and know that I
am alive and well and eternally grateful.
the Carterton Town Mayor will be holding a Civic Service and RAF Battle of Britain
Commemoration, including a Parade of RAF Standards, in St John's Church, Burford Road,
on Sunday September 16th at 10.30am.
Saturday, September 29th and Saturday, October 27th on the old market site, Black Bourton
Road. Open 7am for stalls, for buyers 8am – 12.30pm. Enquiries contact Lion Maddy
Radburn 01993 772241

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