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Carterton Community Magazine 1 CARTERTON COMMUNITY MAGAZINE TEL: 01993 842663 EDITORIAL STAFF. WENDY MORGAN, Editor. MARGARET MILLINGTON, Treasurer CHRIS MORGAN, Distribution. FRED ROBERTSON, ROB MARSH, Proof Readers. All contributions send to The Editor, 6 Butlers Drive, Carterton, Oxon OX18 3QU or by email before January 25th 2014 for the March edition. To ensure inclusion please send well before that date. Anonymous items can be published but we must have your name, address and telephone number for our records All enquiries phone 01993 842663. email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. EDITORIAL A reader phoned to say on reading the item on the Annual Town Meeting in the September issue that she would have liked to attend it but did not know it was on or where. Annual Town meetings must be held between March 1st and June l s l and items for the March edition of this magazine must be received by January 25th so it is likely that the Town Hall will not have agreed on a date at that time but they do advertise the Annual Town Meeting later on around the town. Likewise if you wish to advertise your club/organisation event please let us have your report well in good time. This is our 150th edition. The only reason this magazine has been in production for 37 years is because of YOU. Our readers who contribute articles, letters and reports; the advertisers who pay the fees so we can pay our printer; the volunteer delivery teams who, in all weathers, distribute this magazine free to Carterton homes; the editorial staff throughout the years; the printers, especially our present one, who do a sterling job in producing an excellent magazine. Thank you all. ADVERTISERS. PLEASE pay your bill within 30 days of receiving it. All advertisements with payment arrears will be removed. Your payments pay our printer so not paying until three months later does not help keep this magazine in production. We are a voluntary organisation and these payments are our only means of financial help. For BACS payments regular advertisers can contact the Treasurer for details, contact information on your bill. CLUBS & ORGANISATIONS PAGES. Please let us know of any change in contacts names, times and venues etc. More importantly let us know if your organisation/club is no longer running. We leave it to you to inform us of changes. DELIVERING THIS MAGAZINE 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 Bovingdon Road, Owen Place, Trinder Way, Colerne Road. Bluebell Way, Cedar Road & 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. HAPPY CHRISTMAS A N D A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO OUR READERS, ADVERTISERS AND DELIVERY TEAMS F R O M THE EDITORIAL STAFF. 4 NATIONAL AWARD FOR CARTERTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE LIBRARY! Some readers may know that in September 2012 a new school library was opened at Carterton Community College by Sir Tim Brighouse. We are now thrilled that our library is the winner of the SCHOOL LIBRARY DESIGN AWARD 2013! We knew that we were on the shortlist and were visited by the judges in May. In August we discovered that the College was one of three finalists and on 7 th October we headed up to the Hotel Russell in London (accompanied by three of our student library assistants) for the School Libraries Celebration Day. Author Candy Gourlay opened the silver envelope and presented us with our trophy and framed certificate. Why not become a book sponsor? Restoring our library has been a long, challenging but exciting project. To receive this national award is a real honour for us - and for the whole community of Carterton. We are now in the second phase of the library restoration project and hoping to develop our stock of new books. Our thanks go to the organisations and individuals who sponsored book purchases last year (including the Town Council, the Community Centre, Brownes Hall and the Lions). We now have about 4,500 books and our target is 7,000. So if you would like to become a book sponsor, we would love to hear from you! You never know the impact one of your books might have on a young person in Carterton... For more information you are welcome to contact Rosemary Stables, Carterton Community College Library Manager: 01993 841611 or email email@example.com. MESSAGE FROM THE TOWN MAYOR On behalf of Carterton Town Council, may I take this opportunity through your magazine to congratulate Carterton Community College on winning the School Library Design Award 2013. It gives me immense pride as the Town Mayor to see the College consistently achieve outstanding results, not only on the award for the Library, but also on their exceptional exam results. The College and all its staff and students have my utmost support and sincere good wishes for their future successes. CLLR MRS LYNN LITTLE Town Mayor Carterton Commumty Magazine NEW MARKET SQUARE Plans are being finalised for the creation of the New Market Square in front of the Town Hall. This project has been developed by the Town Team, to house the Thursday Market and to provide a focal point to draw shoppers from the new Morrisons Store into the Town Centre. Once the vets have moved into their new premises in part of the extended Town Hall, preparations will be made to remove the old bungalow, although this may take a little while. Once this is completed, work can begin on the new square. The plan below shows the general layout, with the War Memorial retained in its current position, but with a new setting. There may also be some small changes to accommodate differing ground levels. A larger version of the plan is available at the Town Hall. Do let us have your comments. YOUR TOWN COUNCIL Town Clerk. Caroline Ramsey. Assistant Town Clerk. Tan Marchant. Mayor. Cllr. Mrs L. Little. Deputy Town Mayor. Cllr Mrs M. Crossland. Councillors. Mr M. Brennan, Mrs D. Bulley. Mr A. Coomber. Mr A. Farmer. Mr H. Howard. Mr H. Jobes. Mr M. McBride. Mrs S. MacRae. Mr N. MacRae MBE. Mr P. Madden. Mrs M. Miah. Mr P. Scott. Mr M. Steward. Apologies to Cllr N. MacRae MBE, who I left off the list of Councillors in the June edition. Council and Committee meetings are open to the public and information on these can be found in their advertisement on the inside front page of this magazine. 12 Carterton Community Magazine BRIZE NORTON AND CARTERTON DISTRICT GIRLGUIDING Girlguiding In July, 5 Leaders received Long Service Awards having achieved a total of 65 years service between them. Another 5 Leaders are soon to receive similar Awards having achieved 80 years between them. Their dedication is to be commended and the Awards are well deserved. What makes guiding special? Guiding is for all girls and young women, whatever their background and circumstances. We offer them fun, exciting activities and the chance to make life-long friends. We are open to all girls - of all faiths or none. Our groups are fully integrated to include girls with disabilities. We give girls their own space where they can really be themselves with other girls and share the experience of growing up as a girl in today's world. We give girls a voice, confidence, skills and information to make informed decisions. We show girls how they can speak out and take positive action to improve their lives and the lives of others. We change as the lives of girls change, we are relevant to today's girls because we listen to them and constantly evolve and adapt what we offer them without losing what makes guiding unique in this modern, ever-changing world. Do you have one evening a week that you could give to come and join us? If so please contact: Pam Howard on 01993 844631 or Carol Hadgraft on 01993 842562 GUIDING IS ABOUT FUN, FRIENDSHIP, SHARING, BELONGING AND ABOVE ALL VERY REWARDING. Details of meetings on the Clubs & Organisations pages. 2 n d BRIZE NORTON (RAF) AIR SCOUT GROUP We now meet at the Army Cadet building (formally the Scout & Guide building) in Baldwin Mews, off Swinbrook Road. The group used to meet on the RAF station but as the station increased in size their building was demolished to make way for new buildings and they were forced to move to their present meeting place. Now in their new home for about 5 years now and although not based on camp they still wear their RAF badge on their Scout scarves, wear their blue shirts and berets. They are also a recognised RAF group but any child or adult is allowed to be a member, you do not need to be an RAF family. There are several sections ranging from Beaver Scouts aged 6-8yrs, Cub Scouts aged 8- l0 1/2 yrs, Air Scouts aged 10 1/2-14yrs. Explorer Scouts aged 14-18yrs. Because of popular demand a new Cub pack was started in September which meets at the Brownes Lane Community Centre on Monday evenings, there are still a few vacancies there. At the Swinbrook Road building there is also another Cub Pack which meets on Wednesday and Beavers and Scouts meet on Thursday evenings. Every section is busy on badge work, plus visits, sleepovers,, camping both in their own sections and also as a group. The older boys and Explorer Scouts have had weekends away gliding which they hope to do next year. At the last AGM an active Executive Committee was formed and hold regular meetings taking the load off leaders, allowing them to do what they do best i.e. running their sections and not having to worry about things such as finances and fund raising. Every Leader has a seat on the Committee so can put forward ideas and problems. New leaders and helpers are always welcome and if you would like to be one contact any of the Leaders. On December 14th between 10am-4.00pm the Group will be 'bag packing' in the Carterton Co-op to raise funds for the Group. Support us as the cash raised goes towards providing a place where your children can enjoy scouting and outdoor activities. MICK MILLS. Group Chairman. Details of meetings in the Groups & Organisation pages. Cartteton Community magazine SWINBROOK ROAD ALLOTMENTS EVENTS 2013 The 2013 BBQ and Presentation afternoon was a great success. It was really nice to see some new faces at our celebrations and of course the old faithful ones too! The weather was kind and we enjoyed some nice warm sunshine despite the prophecy of rain. Our thanks go to Mr & Mrs Bulley who judged the Best Kept Plots and the Produce Competition earlier this year at the show. There was a good colourful selection of produce on display. The 1st prize for Best Full Plot went to Mrs Veronica Collicutt and 1st prize for Best Half Plot was awarded to Mr Colin Green. There were also awards for 2nd and 3rd places and Plot Newcomers. Alongside the annual plot judging, a new competition was launched this year entitled 'Plotters Choice'. This was won by Mr John Bailey and judged the best overall plot according to fellow plotters. The jams and chutney competition also had varied and interesting items; thanks to Veronica for judging this and Trish for helping her. The raffle was very good with great prizes to be won, we would like to thank everyone who donated gifts for this; you were all very generous. Thanks also to the youngsters who ran a 'sweets in a jar' competition, they raised £11.50 towards the BBQ. Thanks girls. Thank you to Michael and Alex who did a really good job cooking on the BBQ and kept us well fed and thanks to everyone who brought food along to share; it was a wonderful spread of savoury and sweet dishes, No one left the plot feeling hungry! The committee work hard to make his annual event a success and it makes it all worthwhile when so many people turn up to enjoy. We are so glad you did. SWINBROOK ROAD ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE. THE WINNERS LOCAL WEBSITES TOWN HALL, CARTERTON www.carterton-tc.gov.uk CARTERTON, (including local villages), www.oxl8.com RAF BRIZE NORTON, www.raf.mod.uk/rafbrizenorton 22 Carterton Community Magazine CARTERTON U3A Retirement means different things to different people. I have had friends who have dreaded the end of their working lives, wondering what they will do with so much unaccustomed time on their hands and how they will cope without the almost daily social contact with colleagues who have become a most important part of their lives. Others have virtually counted the days and weeks until their last day of employment, looking forward to the opportunity to enjoy doing many things there has previously been no time for. However, after a few months when they have been on that holiday of a lifetime, completed all those outstanding domestic tasks, and are beginning to miss the social circle which employment often provides, the longed-for retirement is perhaps not quite so enjoyable as they had expected. The University of the Third Age (U3A) has solved these dilemmas for literally thousands of retirees all over the world. The organization, which started in France and rapidly spread (reaching the UK in 1981) provides the perfect opportunity to resume learning, if required, in a stress-free and relaxed environment in all sorts of areas, be they physical, artistic or academic; taking part in a variety of social events (no obligation but something to suit most tastes!); enjoying the inevitably very interesting monthly talks and, of course, making many new friends and acquaintances in the process. Carterton U3A held its inaugural meeting just over five years ago and has become a thriving, very popular organization with over 200 members integrated within the town and surrounding villages. To those who are interested, we have so much to offer, and all for just £17.00 per year. If you are able, take a look at our website, carterton-u3a.info, which describes all our interest groups, lists our speakers and gives the names of our Committee members who work so hard to try to provide something to appeal to any retiree who is looking for 'that bit more' in life. Alternatively, you can 'phone Martin McBride (01993-845169) or Pat Ward (01993- 843832) for a chat - or make a New Year's Resolution to come along to one of our monthly talks on the fourth Tuesday of any month at 2 pm at Carterton Community, where you will be assured of a warm welcome. JANICE WALLER HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL OF US AT CARTERTON U3A! OLD AGE /. By the time you get out of the chair the telephone stops ringing. 2. There is no older generation to blame for everything. 3. You finally found what you are looking for but have forgotten why you needed it. 4. If only you kept them, your possessions would now be antiques. 5. You remember the time to get a good reception you gave the TV a good thump. Carterton Community Magazine 25 * FROM THE CARTERTON LIONS' DEN What a summer that was! Wonderful weather and a great time for the Lions as we worked to ensure that Carterton and the local villages were all looked after as best we could. The Car Boot Sales have taken off well at their new times and it is great to be on the Recreation Ground where so many of you come to enjoy buying and selling as part of your Saturday morning shopping! And here comes the Festive Season when we are delighted to say that Father Christmas has asked Carterton Lions to be his helpers in the area. He will be at the annual Street Fair on the 29th November and then (weather and manpower permitting) we hope to bring him to meet the children on these dates in December: • Monday 2nd Swinbrook Road, Garner Close area • Thursday 5th: Foxcroft / Oakfield • Saturday 7th: Glenmore • Tuesday 10th: Owen Place/Scholars Acre • Thursday 12lh: Roads off Upavon Way • Saturday 14th: Burford Garden Centre • Sunday 15th: Santa's special grotto - Shilton Park at the Community Centre 4.30 to 7 pm • Tuesday 17th: Queen's Road • Friday 20th: The Spar Shop, Minster Lovell • Saturday 21st: Aldi's • Sunday 22nd: Brize Norton Garage • Tuesday 24th: The Co-op Your New Year's Resolution? Isn't it about time that you joined in the great times we have as Carterton Lions - the only Lions club with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service! Why not contact Lion Maddy on 01993 772241 or firstname.lastname@example.org and see how you can be part of this super Club! From everyone in Carterton Lions - have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year! FATHER CHRISTMAS IN CARTERTON ADVERTS- ALL TRUE! One week sale of blankets. These bargain lots are rapidly shrinking. Man wanted to work in dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel. Try our herbal remedies. You can't get better. Wanted. Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink. Ear piercing while you wait. Snugg Boots. Buy one get one free 26 Carterton Community Magazine CHRISTMAS SERVICES IN CARTERTON ST JOHN'S CHURCH ol o t ." < n , K te w cd.J A 3 Sunday, 15 December: 4.00pm Christingle Service Join us for a special candlelit Sunday, 22 December: 6.00 pm Traditional Service of celebration Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve: 5.30 pm Nativity Story/Drama. c r i s t i n g l e 11.30 pm Midnight Communion with Carols Christmas Day: 8.00 am Quiet Communion (Book of Common Prayer) 10.00 am Short Family Worship (all ages welcome) St John's Church Carterton 10.50 am Holy Communion Sunday 15,th Dec 2013 ST JOSEPHS RC CHURCH. December 24. Vigil 6pm. 11.45pm Midnight Mass December 25. Mass 9am at Bampton. Mass 11.00am at St Josephs. Boxing Day. Mass 12 noon METHODIST CHURCH Wednesday December 18th. Carols by Candlelight 6.30pm. Sunday, December 22 nd . Morning Service 10.30am. December 25 th . For Christmas Services please refer to notice board CARTERTON COMMUNITY CHURCH. SHILTON PARK Sunday 22 nd December 3.00pm Family Nativity, Carterton Community Centre followed by 4.00pm Carols In The Square at Carterton Community Centre Wednesday 25 th December 10.00am Christmas Day Service at Carterton Community Centre ST BRITIUS CHURCH, BRIZE NORTON, Sunday, December 22 nd . Carols by Candlelight. 6pm. CHRISTMAS PANTO: ONCE UPON A TIME' We are very pleased to announce that for our Christmas Pantomime this year Acting Community Thingumybogs are performing 'ONCE UPON A TIME'. Come along and boo, hiss, clap, cheer and laugh as we follow our 3 princes through Fairytale land as they try to prove who is best to rule the country! Will Prince Charming find the most beautiful? Will Prince Valiant and his faithful manservant Dandini find wealth and riches? Or will Prince Umerah find Mother Goose and change his fairytale ending? Along the way the evil Queen Belladonna will try to foil their plans at every turn! Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and fairytale magic for the whole family! Performances are on Friday 13th Dec (7pm), Saturday 14th Dec (2pm & 7pm) and Sunday 15th Dec (2pm) at the Carterton Community College. Tickets are £5 each available from Giles Sports, Carterton. For more information please visit: www.actingcommunitythingumybogs.co.uk Carterton Community Magazine 27 RAF BRIZE NORTON MILITARY WIVES CHOIR It was a cold and damp Sunday night in March... the sort of night where families stayed in their homes, sharing time before a hectic start to the week, and appreciating the warmth of their own nests. It was this night when a band of intrepid ladies made their way to a meeting hosted in a married quarter - the inaugural meeting of the RAF Brize Norton Military Wives Choir (MWC). We ladies had waited many, many months for this day; finally, we would have our own choir, raising our voices in song with so many others up and down the country, and indeed around the world! From this meeting, the committee was founded, and plans were made for our first rehearsal just a couple of weeks later. The first session was attended by dozens of ladies, some very nervous, some less so, but all extremely excited and eager to be founder members of the latest MWC here on our home ground. We sang for an hour and a half, and although many of us knew very little about music and about singing, we had great fun warbling our way through many songs, even using simple harmonies in some. We spent many weeks perfecting songs for our first performance in early June, which for new MWCs traditionally is to families and friends only - nerve wracking but very well received. The response from a majority of the more than appreciative audience: 'Wow, you're way better than we expected!' Perhaps a backhanded compliment, but a compliment nonetheless. Next came Armed Forces Day at the end of June, which saw our first public performance in Stroud, Gloucestershire. This was a big day for us; the first time we had had an 'away match', so to speak. We sang our hearts out, and although we were not perfect, we were all very happy with how we performed. We were a new choir, and already singing in three parts - no mean feat! We also, through this performance, helped towards raising over £4000 for Help for Heroes and SSAFA. These humble beginning saw the emergence of the choir which performed at RAF Brize Norton Families Day on 7 September 2013 - a day which many of us will never forget, and towards which we spent a long hard summer working. The last weeks before saw us practising individually every single day, with sectional and full choir rehearsals at least three times a week. We were tired, just about sung out, and often fed up, but we were determined to get it right - and on the day, it all came together. We sang for Queen and Country, we sang for our families, but most of all, we sang for the pure joy of singing. We have come together not just as a choir, but as a mutual support group. We see each other frequently outside choir, and are planning outings as a group - along, of course, with many more performances lined up in the near future! If any of you ladies are interested in seeing what we do, you are more than welcome to come along to any rehearsal: we meet Tuesdays at 7.30 in the Station Briefing Facility (next to the gym), and new members are always welcome. You don't have to be able to read music, or even to sing - we can help you there! The choir is rocketing forward from strength to strength, and we are happy to represent not only the Military Wives Choir Foundation, but also RAF Brize Norton, and in particular all military wives. MEGAN SKINNER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR RAF Brize Norton Military Wives' Choir NEWSPAPER HEADLINES. Iraqui Head seeks arms. Red tape holds up new bridge Typhoon rips through cemetery; hundreds dead. RAF BRIZE NORTON MILITARY WIVES CHOIR Clive Hall Photography www.clivehallphotography.co.uk » The Oxfordshire Breast cancer Support group Breast cancer has recently been hitting the headlines once again, perhaps unsurprisingly, since this illness is the single most common cause of death in the UK in women aged 3 5 - 5 4 years. Shockingly, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and each year around 12,000 people will die from the disease. Bosom Friends is a small, Oxfordshire support group run entirely by volunteers and offers a listening ear as well as practical, confidential support to those who have been affected by breast cancer. The group was formed several years ago by two women who wanted to ensure that others in Oxfordshire would not feel the same isolation that they had experienced following their diagnosis of breast cancer. Members of Bosom Friends meet once a month, usually in the home of one of the members. There is the opportunity to get together for a chat over a cuppa and cakes in a supportive and informal atmosphere. The monthly meetings often include guest speakers and other social events. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are currently undergoing treatment or completed your active treatment a while ago, the group offers emotional support and practical, up-to-date information. Above all, the group offers an understanding voice at the end of the phone should you ever need it. If you or someone you care about has been affected by breast cancer, please do take a look at the Bosom Friends website - www.bosomfriends.org.uk; alternatively if you prefer, please call Jan on 01844 290362. Carterton Community Magazine 31 CHURCH SERVICES. SUNDAYS. CARTERTON TIMES CHURCH OF ENGLAND 8am. 10.30am. ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, BURFORD ROAD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1 lam. (Saturdays, Vigil Mass 6pm). ST JOSEPHS, LAWTON AVENUE METHODIST CHURCH 10.30am. BURFORD ROAD COMMUNITY CHURCH, 10.30am. COMMUNITY CENTRE,SHILTON PARK ST BRITIUS CHURCH, BRIZE NORTON 9.15am 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. ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH www.stjohnschurchcarterton.org.uk ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, www.communigate.co.uk/oxford/rcchurch/page2 METHODIST CHURCH, www.fmdachurch.co.uk COMMUNITY CHURCH www.occ.org.uk/carterton ST BRITIUS, BRIZE NORTON www.brizenorton.org.uk/communitv.bnchurch CHRISTMAS ALONE Christmas is usually one of the happiest times of the year, but if you find yourself alone it can be a very isolating experience. Last year the four churches in Carterton joined forces to try and tackle the loneliness and seclusion for some Carterton residents at Christmas. We ran our first "Christmas Alone" event, including a three course meal and entertainment with a collecting and dropping off service for those who needed it. The C-CELL-G (Carterton Churches Ecumenical Lay Liaison Group) working for Churches Together in Carterton, is intending to hold Christmas Alone 2013 following the success of the 2012 event. This year we would like to build on our success and offer more places to people in the community who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day. Application forms for "Christmas Alone" 2013 will be available from each of the four churches from November. Would people expecting to spend Christmas on their own* and who would be interested in attending a Christmas Lunch and entertainment please contact Phil Mansell on 01993-841786 (or a Church rep). Please contact Phil if you would like to know more about the event, or to offer your support. T h i s is the only "qualification" to attend, except residence in Greater Carterton ! This article was first published in the September edition. FLY-TIPPING IN W E S T O X F O R D S H I R E . A R E P O R T F R O M T H E W O D C Latest figures show that fly-tipping has been reduced by nearly a third in West Oxfordshire since 2006, when the District Council set up a team dedicated to cracking down on the problem. In 2006-07, there were 736 reported fly-tips. Latest figures for 2012-13 show 503 incidents were reported. The Council introduced an Environmental Enforcement Team in 2007 to combat fly-tipping and other environmental crimes. As a result of investigations led by the small team, 21 people have been prosecuted for fly-tipping related offences. For more minor fly-tipping offences, 61 people have been given £80 Fixed Penalty fines, 15 have been formally cautioned and 219 warning letters issued. The team has also conducted 792 Duty of Care inspections which is an effective way of advising residents and businesses how to dispose of their waste correctly. A West Oxfordshire District Council Cabinet Member for Environment said: "Fly-tipping is a scourge on the environment and so we are pleased that the Council's actions have helped to clamp down on this problem. Our Environmental Enforcement Team works closely with both the Police and Environment Agency and we use a range of methods, including CCTV, to investigate incidents reported to us. Members of the public help enormously too, not only by reporting fly tips so that we can clear them up as quickly as possible, but also by contacting us when they have witnessed suspicious behaviour."Anyone caught fly-tipping could face prosecution and stands to receive a fine of up to £50,000 or maximum imprisonment of five years. 36 Carterton Community Magazine JOB SEARCH EXTRA WAS LAUNCHED IN CARTERTON ON SEPTEMBER 19 t h 2013. Anyone living in the Carterton area looking for work can drop in between 9.30 and 4.00pm every weekday after September 19th, when it was opened by Adrian Lockwood, Board Member of the Oxfordshire Enterprise Partnership, in the presence of members of the District Council, Oxfordshire County Council, local organisations, Town Hall staff and Job Club volunteers. This brand new space in the Town Hall's new downstairs reception area has been developed to complement the existing fortnightly Job Club. It was clear that people needed to be able to search for work more often and now they will be able to look for work with free internet access, photocopying and staff on hand to help every weekday. Project Manager Catherine Chater said 'Sadly we have seen a large increase in the number of people looking at the job vacancies in the Town Hall windows. But now, thanks to a grant from the Community Covenant Fund, we can provide a space where they can do this in comfort and with help on hand. The fortnightly Thursday Job Club sessions will continue at the Town Hall to offer more depth support and advice and will be operating every two weeks. For details and much more about looking for work, visit www.carterton-tc.gov.uk Contact Caroline Ramsey ( Town Clerk) or Catherine Chater (Project Manager) at Carterton Town Hall, Alvescot Road, Carterton, Oxon OX 18 3JL Tel 01993 842156 BE 'IN THE KNOW' ABOUT YOUR BIN COLLECTION DATES The latest waste collection calendars providing details of bin collection dates for West Oxfordshire over the next year are available to view on the District Council's website, www.westoxon.gov.uk Residents can see the relevant waste collection dates for their property by simply entering their postcode in the 'My West Oxfordshire' search on the website. The service also allows people to sign up for weekly email alerts of their collection dates, including which bins to put that week and helpful information about changes to collections, for example after bank holidays or during bad weather. Over 3,000 households are already registered for this. Although residents can get the information online, paper copies are available and can be picked up from the Carterton Town Hall, or alternatively upon request by calling 01993 861000. EMAIL ANNOYANCES. We have enough rubbish posted through our door of goods we do not want or ever will. For some time now I have had emails from a bank, who think I am not only a customer but an online one too. I have never belonged to this bank neither have I been online to any bank. None of these messages have I opened for safety reasons. Yet according to this bank, who I complained to, there is nothing they can do to stop these emails that are obviously after my bank details in order to empty my account. A criminal act in the banks' name. EDITOR CARTERTON LIBRARY, ALVESCOT ROAD. 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 Carterton Community Magazine 41 » EVENTS IN 2014 AT CARTERTON COMMUNITY CENTRE, MARIGOLD SQUARE, SHILTON PARK, CARTERTON, OXON OX18 1AX Table Top & Car Boot Sales: Table Top & Car Boot Sales will be returning in 2014 at the Carterton Community Centre from 9 a m - 12noon starting Saturday 8lh February. Please call Gill on 01993 842807 to book a table /pitch. 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. Subsequent dates will be: 8th March, 12th April, 10th May & more to follow. Carterton Wedding Fayre We are pleased to announce that we are holding our third Wedding Fayre at Carterton Community Centre, Marigold Square, Shilton Park, Oxon, OX18 1AX on Sunday 16th March 11am - 3pm. Perfect opportunity for anyone planning a wedding to visit and discuss your wedding requirements with local exhibitors to help make your big day even more special. Free entry and information pack will be available for all visitors. For more information please contact Gill Carver on 01993 842807 email: email@example.com website: www.cartertoncommunitycentre.com Facebook: Carterton Wedding Fayre GOODBYE VC10 In September the old girl left RAF Brize Norton for the last time with a mixture of relief and regrets from neighbours; good looking and graceful, fast, useful but getting old for the job and a bit noisy leaving home for work. Last year the VC10 had celebrated 50 years of service starting out as the world's first intercontinental jet and coming to RAF Brize Norton in 1966 for refuelling purposes. Each aircraft was named after a Victoria Cross holder. Will the replacement Voyager tanker have the same place in our affections as the noisy but well loved VC10? Time will tell. ^ CARTERTON EDUCATIONAL TRUST Do you believe that only the wealthy should receive a good education? If not, please consider a small legacy in your Will to the CARTERTON / - r j EDUCATIONAL TRUST.A gift of even 1% of your estate could make a big difference for a young Carterton scholar. The Trust makes grants to needy young people for a wide variety of purposes. They include contributions towards textbooks for training and degree courses, essential equipment for further studies, and even school uniforms if there is an urgent need. We try to ensure that pupils and students are not held back from achieving their full potential by financial constraint. .For details, see www.cartertoneducationaltriist.org.uk or telephone 01993 841060 ALL DAY DRINKING. By the time this magazine has been published planning permission may have already been granted to Morrison's store to sell alcohol 6am to midnight 7 days a week. Hopefully, common sense may have prevailed taking into account that the store is in a residential area, in a quiet town that prefers a store opening 8am-8pm and an early closing on Sunday. Hopefully. 44 Carterton Community Magazine LETTER TO THE EDITOR. Dear Editor, I read with interest your article in the September Carterton Community Magazine about the random roundabout on the junction of Shilton Road/Swinbrook Road/Brizewood. As a cyclist (who does wear a helmet, high-vis. Jacket and has working lights on my bike) that roundabout has made my journey into town to work, twice daily, even more difficult and dangerous. Because of the angle that the Swinbrook Road joins the Shilton Road cars obviously have me in their blind spot as they approach the junction, many times I have to stop to avoid a collision and one driver even apologised to me down the town after not seeing me. Now with this roundabout I have to give way to oncoming traffic if they are turning in front of me and as the road approaching from the town is on a slight curve a car can creep up suddenly just as I am about to cross the roundabout. I also have to watch to the left for traffic coming out onto the junction (my notorious black spot). To add insult to injury constant road work and temporary traffic lights, also to contend with, is making my ride of just one mile a battle of survival. The cycle path only begins after the roundabout so I cannot make use of that until then. The day after I began this letter I did witness a near collision between two cars; the car who I also believe was in the wrong, because he only indicated whilst on the roundabout giving the other driver the impression he was travelling straight on towards Burford, was the one to blast his horn and get aggressive. This stupid waste of money idea is bad news. Yours sincerely CHRISTINE McLOUGHLIN I wrote this piece because, for someone without a degree in roundabouts, I feel that at a T junction the main road has right of way over a minor road joining it. No need for a roundabout! EDITOR BUTLERS DRIVE IN OCTOBER. ALL THESE VEHICLES BELONG TO THE MORRISONS WORKERS AND REACH UP TO THE END OF THE CUL-DE-SAC ROAD- THEIR OWN PRIVATE CAR PARK! Carterton Community Magazine 45 • : WEST OXFORDSHIRE FIELD CLUB WINTER PROGRAMME 2013 - 14 Indoor Meetings, Events and Walks DECEMBER 2013 Friday 6th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING. Mornee Button "Flowers of the Western Austrian Alps" Sunday 15th 9.30 am PORT MEADOW. Walk to see over-wintering wildfowl and wading birds. Bring Wellingtons. Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 JANUARY 2014 Friday 17th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING - MEMBERS NIGHT (non members equally welcome) Bring your slides, photographs and other materials for display or identification. Plus a fiendish quiz. Sunday 26th NATURE IN ART, Twigworth, near Gloucester. Visit The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. This event is very suitable for members with mobility difficulties. Leader: Mary Elford 01993 851862 / 07974 773854. FEBRUARY Sunday 2nd 2.15 pm GREAT TEW. A walk of 3 miles to search for snowdrops at three sites & hopefully aconites. Leader: Ken Betteridge 01993 878615 / 07887 481731 Friday 7th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING. Dr. Graham Lenton "Gorillas in my midst - a Ugandan Odyssey". Ugandan gorillas/birds/wildlife Sunday 23rd 2 pm Snowdrops at Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Nr. Cheltenham. 'England's greatest snowdrop garden'. Leader: Mary Elford 01993 851862 / 07974 MARCH Friday 7th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed by Graham Wren "Wild Flowers" Sunday 9th SLIMBRIDGE Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194/07790 516454 Sunday 30th 2 pm CIRCULAR WALK from Combe via North Leigh Roman Villa 3 miles. Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194 / 07790 516454 APRIL Friday 4th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Peter Barker "Wildlife of Namibia" Sunday 6th 10.30 am TREES OF BLENHEIM PARK. A guided walk with tree expert, Ian Gourlay. For information contact Mary Elford on 01993 851862/07974 773854 MAY Friday 2nd 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Nigel Fisher "The History and Ecology of Wytham Woods" Please bring plants for our usual plant sale in aid of Club funds. Sunday 11th 4.00 am DAWN CHORUS - Wychwood Forest- Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 KELMSCOTT CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR. Saturday 7th December, 1 lam - 3.30pm. At the Morris Memorial Hall, Kemscott, with free admission and parking. A one-off Christmas shopping spectacular with Kelmscott Manor shop and Kelmscott crafters combining forces. Find that special Christmas gift from designs inspired by William Morris from the Manor shop and from handcrafted individual and unique wares from the Kelmscott crafters. Enjoy homemade refreshments whilst choosing from textiles, ceramics, jewellery, soap, turned wood and all sorts of other lovely things to buy. (Cash or cheque purchases only please). Further details are available from 01367 253103 or www.kelmscott.org.uk . This event supports the hall, a registered charity. 46 Carterton Community Magazine GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS THESE ARE GROUPED TOGETHER WITH COMMON INTERESTS CARTERTON CHILDREN'S CENTRE - A range of activities, services, advice and support for children 0 - 5yrs old and their parents/carers during term time and holiday periods. For programme visit the Centre next to Edith Moorhouse School, Lawton Avenue, ring 01993 840318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org BURFORD PRE-SCHOOL & TODDLER GROUP - Tanners Lane, Burford. Ages 2 1/2-5 yrs. Mon-Fri 9-12am. Can start with 2 mornings weekly, grant-funded places for over 3's. Excellent OFSTED. Toddler and carer group Wed 12.45-2.45pm Enq Caroline or Janet 824031 (during pre school hours) BRIGHT START PRE-SCHOOL - 2-4 yrs old. Monday - Thursday 9.15-2.45pm. Friday 9.15-12.15. Contact - Jo Laurel or Georgina Isbister 07977 967340 BRIZE NORTON VILLAGE PRE-SCHOOL - Elderbank Hall, Brize Norton. We welcome 2 - 5 year olds. Open Mon, Tues, Wed. 9-12am & 12-3pm + (All day sessions & Lunch Club available), Thurs & Fri 9-12am. Contact Claire Davies Tel: 07769617696 COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLAYGROUP - Monday-Friday 9.15-11.45am. Community College Upavon Way. Enq: Maddie Davies. Tel: 844071. ST. JOHN'S PRE-SCHOOL St John's Church, Burford Road. 9.15-11.45am and 12.15-2.45pm. Mondays - Thursdays. Contact Samm or Di 07816 768311 RAF BRIZE NORTON PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP - Mon-Fri 9am-11,30am. Mon- Thurs 12.15am-2.345pm. Enquiries Kylie Gorman Tel: 897215. BROADSHIRES PRE-SCHOOL - The Old School, Broadwell (2 miles from Carterton). Mon-Frid 9-11.30am, for Pre-School 3-5 yrs old. Tues-Fri 12.30-3pm. Ages 2-3yr olds. (Registered for Nursery Vouchers). Please contact Jackie Overton. Tel: 01367 252192 for details. FILKINS NURSERY & AFTER SCHOOL CLUB - Hours 8am-6pm. Mondays to Fridays. The Old School, Filkins. Contact Louise Jenkins 01367 860594 RAF BRIZE NORTON HIVE - Opening Times. Mon-Thurs 0830-1630. Frid. 0900-1500. Enquiries to Melanie Bushell and Claire Cooper 01993 895349/897543 (answerphone if out). Email BZN-HIVEBrizeNorton@mod.uk RAINBOW TODDLERS. Tuesdays 9.30-11 am during term time. Carterton Methodist Church, Burford Rd. Enquiries phone 01993 846510 AFTER SCHOOL CARE - Carterton Community College. 2.50-5.30pm. School Holidays 8.30am-5.30pm. Tel: 844071 EDITH MOORHOUSE SCHOOL. FUN CLUB - Mondays to Fridays - After School care, 3pm - 5.30pm. Holiday, 8.30am - 5.30pm Enquiries, phone 07791 056387 WEST OXON PLAY RANGERS - Free outdoor fun for children of all ages. 3.30 - 6pm. Tuesdays at Kilkenny Park near Carterton. Visit website www.oxonplay.org.uk for more information. MAD The Academy for Music And Dance and a whole lot of fun with developmental and age-appropriate fun classes for 3 month olds to 4 year olds. Wednesday mornings. Millennium Amenities Centre, Upavon Way. For more information phone Linda 706881. CATERPILLAR MUSIC WITNEY. Fun music & movement. Classes for 0-4 yrs old at The Sports Pavilion, Monahan Way,Carterton. Friday mornings 9.45am. To book FREE TRIAL class contact Lynn McBain 01993 201987 WITNEY FIRE CADETS -12-16 yrs. Meets Witney Fire Station, Welch Way Mondays 6.30-8.30pm. Enq: Simon Bradley, Cadet Unit, 702722. AIR TRAINING CORPS - 2267 (Brize Norton) Sqn. ATC RAF Brize Norton. Boys & Girls 13-18 years. Tues & Thurs 7-9.30pm. Building 901 (behind Gateway House). Contact: Tel: 843771 during working hours or leave message on answer phone. ALLANDALE YOUTH HOUSE - Occupied by the ICE Centre. Mon.- Frid. 9am -5pm. Contact Jill Bull 07502 438062. Open various evenings for youth activities, contact James Leverton Tel: 07423 283421 : i -."—. ^„uJ1J ,,], Carterton Community Magazine 47 * SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND - Secretary: Mrs Pauline Evans. Telephone: 842983. NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST - WITNEY AND DISTRICT BRANCH - Social events for parents-to-be und new parents. Witney 07005 801680. 2nd BRIZE NORTON (RAF) AIR SCOUT GROUP - Meets at Scout & Guide Headquarters, Baldwin Mews, Swinbrook Road. Scout Leader: Lee Gould. Tel: 01993 846860 (,.S.L. Andy Seekings Tel: 01993 843582 Heaver Scouts (age 6 - 8). Thursdays 6.00-7.15pm ( nb Scouts (age 8 - 10'/-). Wednesday 6.00 - 7.30pm Air Scouts (age 10 1/2 - 14). Thursday 7.30 - 9.00pm I xplorer Scouts (age 14+). Thursday 7.30 - 9.30pm Browne's Hall Community Centre, Alvescot Rd Inguar Cub Pack.(age 8-10'/2). Mondays 5.45-7.15pm. BRIZE NORTON & CARTERTON DISTRICT GUIDING - St Johns Church RAINBOWS. 3rd Carterton Rainbows-Thursdays IIROWNIES 1st Carterton Brownies - Mondays 6-7.30pm 3rd Carterton Brownies - Wednesdays 6-7.30pm GUIDES 1st & 2nd Carterton Guides meet jointly Wednesdays 7.30-9.00pm SENIOR SECTION Fridays (every 2 weeks) M i l l e n n i u m Activities Centre It RAINBOWS 1 st RAF Brize Norton Rainbows - Wednesdays 2nd Carterton Rainbows - Thursdays BROWNIES 2nd & 4th RAF Brize Norton Brownies - Wednesdays GUIDES 3rd RAF Brize Norton Guides - Mondays Wl Hall BROWNIES 2nd Carterton Brownies - Mondays Methodist Church RAINBOWS 1st Carterton Rainbows - Friday Contact Pam Howard on 01993 844631 or Carol Hadgraft on 01 CARTERTON TREFOIL GUILD - Meeting. W.I. Hall 3rd Wednesday of the month. 7.30 - 9.00pm. Chairperson. Carol Hadgraft 01993 842562. Secretary, Pam Howard, 01993 844631. GIRLS FOOTBALL. Carterton Football Club. Age groups up to under 16 yrs old Contact Girl Co-ordinator, Gary Oakey Tel: 019 CARTERTON FOOTBALL CLUB Club Chairman Robert King Tel: 840724. Club Secretary Anne Callen Tel: 01993 845126 for further information telephone the above or The Clubhouse: 01993 842410 Between 7-11pm. SWINDON BULLDOGS RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM - Tuesdays 7-9pm. Supermarine Swindon Sports Ground. Contact Neil Ferguson 01793 614703. CARTERTON GYMNASTIC CLUB - Enquiries, D. Courtenay-Crane Tel: 01993 883300 YOUNG ANGLERS CLUB My Fishing and Course Fishing. Junior Fishing Lessons Wednesdays 5 - 7pm. Lessons at Newlands Angling Club. Contact Level 2 Coach Angus Campbell 07599 892 967 or email@example.com 48 Carterton Community Magazine WINDRUSH VALLEY AMATEUR BOXING CLUB. Mondays. Mini-minors (8-1 lyrs) 4.30-5.30pm. Tuesdays. Public session 6.30-8pm. Boxing Fitness 6.30-7.45pm. Carded/Recreational boxers 7.30-9pm. Thurs. Boxing Fitness 6.30-7.45pm. Carded/Recreational boxers 7.30-9pm. Fridays. Ladies Fit to Box. 6.45-8.15pm. Sundays. Carded/Recreational boxers only 1 lam. Meets at The Old Youth Centre, Church View, Bampton. Tel:01993 851156. Email firstname.lastname@example.org AIKIDO - WITNEY & CARTERTON CLUB. Training Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-10pm. Gateway School, Carterton. All enquiries to Steve Souch, Tel: 702679 or email email@example.com KUK SOOL WON-MARTIAL ARTS. Monday to Friday & Saturday mornings. Juniors 5 years and up. Teens and Adults 13 years up. Chipmunks 3'/2-5 years. Training and Respect Fitness, Unit 14 Ventura Business Park, Broadshires Way, Carterton. Call Steve 01993 835185 / Mobile 07901 000230. Email firstname.lastname@example.org BUSHINDO-KAI MARTIAL ARTS - Enq. J. Williamson 840205. CARTERTON WING CHUN KUNG FU CLUB - Adult Classes. Meets 7-9pm Carterton Social Centre, Brownes Lane, every Monday. Contact Harry Cannon 07890 019028. COULSTON LAWN TENNIS CLUB. Open all day, all year in Broadwell. 6 courts outdoor. All standards welcome. Enquiries to Ann Cadogan Tel: 07836 510742 CARTERTON SQUASH CLUB - Contact: Gavin Powell Tel: 01993 843833. Squash Club Tel: 01993 842996 (after 7pm Mondays-Fridays) BADMINTON CLUB - Witney Leys Badminton Club. Wed 7.30pm-10.30pm (in Woodgreen School Sports Hall - 4 courts). All welcome. SUMMER CLUB too. Tel. Graham 01993 702219 WITNEY & CARTERTON BADMINTON CLUB - Wednesdays 8-10pm. Community College, Upavon Way, Carterton. Enq. Mr Aggawal 774164. CARTERTON BOWLS CLUB - Arkell Avenue. Open all year round. Bar and Lounge facilities available nightly. Instruction for beginners. Membership applications and information: 843366 After 6.30pm. KILKENNY CRICKET CLUB - Chairman & Fixtures Secretary, Grahame May Tel: 07821 160665 Secretary, Jeff Williams Tel: 01993 214010. Website www.kilkenny.play-cricket.com WITNEY ROAD RUNNERS. Club for all abilities. Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6.45pm at the Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney. Call Tony Lock 01993 778316 or email Maxine Pridsom at email@example.com ATLAS BOOTCAMPS. Fun, military-themed fitness and team building camp. Shilton.9.30-1 lam Saturdays. £8 per session for 6 weeks. Under 16's free with paying adult. More details from Tom tel: 07892 9450600 or www.TW-Fitness.co.uk TW FITNESS. Fun mixed classes every Monday. 7-8pm at Alvescot Village Hall. £3.50. Call Tom 07892945060 CARTERTON HEALTH WALKS - Mondays 10am at the Town Hall. Thursdays & Saturdays 10am at Carterton Leisure Centre. Enquiries Tel:01993 842156. EXERCISE CLASSES FOR OLDER PEOPLE Chair-based exercise classes at the W.I. Hall, Brize Norton Road Every Tuesday 1 lam 12 noon Enquiries Vivien Godfrey Tel: 01367 860498 SECOND LEASE - Witney based outdoor activities for the Over 50's. Walks every Sunday and some mid- week walks with lunch. £12 per year. Phone 01993 779825/774246 WEST OXON COLLECTORS CLUB - Meetings 2nd Wednesday of month. 7.45pm Carterton Social Centre. Enquiries: Ray Pitts Tel: 01993 843251 or 07825 774055 FULBROOK CAMERA CLUB - Enq: Ellen or Gordon Parker 843985. WEST OX ARTS - Town Hall, Market Square, Bampton, Open times Tues-Sat 10:30am - 12:30pm. Sunday 2-4pm. Entrance free, information Tel: 01993 850137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org SHILL VALLEY LACEMAKERS - Meets 1st Mon in the month. Town Hall, Carterton 7.30-9.30pm. Ring Julie 840276. BUTTERCROSS QUILTERS - Meets at the Kings School, New Yatt Road, Witney. 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Chairperson, Lucy Hall, Tel: 01993 866000. Also programme and contact details on Quilters Guild website for Oxfordshire. COTSWOLD FLOWER CLUB - 1st Wed. of each month, W.I. Hall 7.30-9.30pm. Carterton Community Magazine 49 * ' Secretary: Betty Holmes Tel:84L 140. Chairwoman: Gill Crapper Tel: 843236 WITNEY BRIDGE CLUB - Wed. 7.15pm. Burwell Hall, Witney. Enq: Alexander Bain - Tel: 840984. HAMPTON BRIDGE CLUB - Meets each Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Village Hall, Market Square, Bampton. Inquiries contact Frank Hudson Tel: 01993 842126 WITNEY CHESS CLUB - Players of all ages and abilities welcome. Meetings Monday 7.30pm. Ducklington Village Hall. September to July. Contact, Alan Kennedy 01993 705542 WITNEY LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY. Meets 3rd Tuesday in month. Sept-May. 7.30pm in ( orn Exchange, Witney. Enquiries Tel: 779093. ACTING COMMUNITY THINGUMYBOGS - Rehearsals in Drama Theatre, 7-9pm. Community College, Tuesdays. Enq: Sue 212911. RAF BRIZE NORTON THEATRE CLUB - Theatre at rear of the Arena Club. Tuesdays 8-10pm. For all enquiries I'd: Brian Cullum 01993 843535 or see www.brizetheatre.co.uk IIALLROOM & SEQUENCE DANCING - Carterton Social Centre, Alvescot Road. Fortnightly on Sundays 7.30 - 10,30pm. For further information ring Val or Terry Thomas 01993 841246 SI OTTISH DANCING - Lechlade, New Memorial Hall. Thurs. 7.30pm. Beginners & Experienced Dancers. Enq. Shirley Jenkins 01367 252623. WITNEY SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS - Mondays during term time, Henry Box School, Witney. 7.45- 'i 45pm. Enq: Alexander Bain - Tel: 840984. I lUCKLINGTON MORRIS DANCERS - Practices 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month. 8pm Ducklington Village Hull - and afterwards in 'The Bell'. Information contact Andy Cheyne 831657 or Neil Sleight 01865 241081. MILITARY WIVES CHOIR BRIZE NORTON We meet Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm at the Station Briefing I utility RAF Brize Norton. To request membership criteria please email email@example.com I III- FARINGDON SINGERS - Meet Thursday evenings at the Methodist Church, Faringdon. 7.45pm - 9.30pm. l or furthr information, contact Chris Morgan, 6 Butlers Drive, Carterton or phone 01993 842663. N( >NGSTERS. Meets Wednesday at 7.30pm at Carterton Manor, Corbett Rd. Chairman, M. Bulley. Secretary/ Musical Director, Dee Bulley. Manager, P. Norgrove. All enquiries phone 01993 842427. IIRIZE SINGERS - Four part choir. Meets Mondays 7.45pm Methodist Church, High St, Witney. Chairman, Miiurice Spalding, Tel: 842229. Secretary, Sally Craig Tel: 772722 WITNEY AND DISTRICT CITIZENS ORCHESTRA - Rehearsals Monday afternoons 2-4.30pm Corn Exchange, Witney. Details: Tel: Witney 704566. WITNEY TOWN BAND - Brass band meets Tuesdays, Curbridge Village Hall 7.30pm. New players always welcomed. for more information contact Alan Bennett, Secretary, Tel:01993 844017 IIRITISH HEART FOUNDATION CARTERTON BRANCH - Chairman: Edith Richens. I'd: 841954. Secretary: Joyce May. Tel: 842585. I JXFORDSHIRE PENSIONERS' ACTION GROUP Meets quarterly in Oxford. For more details contact the li ciisurer, Michael Hugh-Jones, Tel: 01865 763705 i ARTERTON OVER 60's & EARLY RETIRED CLUB - Meets every Fri 2-4pm at Social Centre, Alvescot Road. Ring Heather O'Neill 01993 842043. I ARTERTON DAY CENTRE - Meets every Tuesday & Wednesday, 9.30am - 2pm. A friendly meeting place I'm Senior Citizens of Carterton and surrounding areas. All enquiries to Lyn Stanley, Day Centre, Lawton Avenue. Icl 01993 840162 \< iT UK OXFORDSHIRE. Run a variety of activities each week for all those aged 50+. Free computer classes. I iiesday at the Carterton Community College, Weekly community lunch, Thursdays duringterm time at the i ollege, Tai Chi every Thursday 1pm - 2pm in the WI Hall, Singing for Fun 2.15pm - 3.15pm every Thursday in Si John's Church. Please ring Ruth on 07827 235461 for more information. i ARTERTON UNIVERSITY OF THE 3rd AGE - For those no longer in full time employment. Full club meetings at Community Centre, Carterton Community Centre, Marigold Square, Shilton Park.. 4th Tuesday of every month at 2pm. Additional special interest groups meet at various time. For details contact Rosemary 01993 Ml 026 I iNIVERSITY OF THE 3rd AGE (Witney) - Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday of month. 2pm. Methodist Church, High SI New interests & new friends. Details Margaret Gale 01993 878617. 11II SYCAMORES TENANTS & RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION - This association covers Arkell Ave, Rock Kimd, Rock Close, Sycamore Drive. Meetings 1 st Monday of month at 7.00pm at Blenheim Court, Sycamore Drive. 50 Carterton Community Magazine WITNEY TALKING NEWSPAPER FOR THE BLIND - Secretary: Peter Bee 703837 or Margaret Bettesworth 702692. SOLACE - Drop-In Centre for Carers. Wed. 10.30am-12.30pm. Congregational Church Rooms. Welch Way, Witney. Tel: 01345 125546. CARTERTON CARERS GROUP Meets monthly 3rd Thursday in the month. 2 - 4pm Town Hall, Alvescot Road, Carterton. Contact Anney Blake,07557 430874 for further information. VOLUNTEER LINK-UP - Matching people with time to spare to those who need help. Mon-Fri 9am-lpm. 10 Wesley Walk, High Street, Witney. Tel: 776277. WITNEY STROKE CLUB - Witney Health Centre, Welch Way, Witney. Meets during term time Fridays 2.30- 4.30pm. Contact Club Leader, Margaret Groom Tel: 01993 771261. C.A.P.S. - Carterton Parental Support for Autism, ADHD & associated conditions. Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month, term time only. Drop-in 9.30-11.30am at St John's Church, Carterton. More information contact Becky Loveless, Children in Touch, Family Support Worker. 07929 379124 WEST OXFORDSHIRE CITIZEN ADVOCACY - Volunteers speak up for people who cannot communicate well. Enq. Anthony Richards 704826. CARTERTON ST. JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE - Cadets. Contact: Karen Fleming Tel: 841332. Adults. Contact: Dave Wesson. Tel: 779842. ROYAL NATIONAL LIFE BOAT INSTITUTION - Windrush Valley Branch. Enq: Chairman - Mr Roger Battley. Tel: 01993 841859. CARTERTON LIONS CLUB - President. Lion Michael Lowe, Carterton Manor, 17 Corbett Road, Carterton Tel: 01993 842354, Secretary Maddy Radburn Tel: 01993 772241 Meets 7.30pm 1st Tuesday of the month at Carterton Manor, Corbett Road, Carterton. ORDER OF LADIES GLADE - The Belle Glade No 513 meets every Mon. 8pm at the Activities Centre, Splinter Village, RAF Brize Norton. Secretary: Mrs J. Pearce. Tel: 843696. ROYAL ANTEDILUVIAN ORDER OF BUFFALOES - Wychwood Lodge No. 5308. Thurs. 8.00pm. Village Hall, Swinbrook, Nr. Burford. Sec: Frederick Harris, 6 Hughes Close, Charlbury, Oxon. Tel: 01608 810772. ROYAL ANTEDILUVIAN ORDER OF BUFFALOES - Flaming Torch Lodge 7494 every Thurs. 8pm, Social Centre. Sec: Mr M. C. Drew, 46 Ampney Orchard, Bampton. Tel: 210129. CARTERTON & BRIZE NORTON BRANCH, ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION - Information contact Bob Wise, 3 Humphries Close 212595 or Secretary: Phil Caswell 212429. Meetings: 8pm 2nd Monday of each month at Bowls Club, Arkell Ave, Carterton. ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - Meetings 3rd Mon of each month at 8.00pm at The Pavilion, Monahan Way. Chairman: Mr P Madden, 33 The Cresent Tel: 843163. Secretary, Mrs D. Bulley, 53 Swinbrooke Road, Tel: 842427 Membership: A. J. Staddon, 57 Brize Norton Rd, Carterton, Tel: 841861- Welfare: Mr M Bulley, 53 Swinbrook Road, Carterton. Tel: 842427. Branch Standard Bearer Mr M Warsop Tel: 842989 S.S.A.F.A. FORCES HELP. RAF Brize Norton In-Service Volunteers. Drop-In Morning. 9.30-12.00am Tuesdays & Thursdays (term time) Families Centre, 12 Ely Close, Carterton. Brize Norton, ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION - 2nd & 4th Monday of each month. 8pm, Social Centre. Chairman: Mr Kevin Martin, 19 Cedar Road, Carterton. Tel:01993 845640. Sec: A. J. Wixey. Tel: 844699. S.S.A.F.A. CARTERTON & WITNEY DIVISION - Contact: Lynn Little, 1 Connolly Drive, Carterton Tel: 01993 842269 FARINGDON & LECHLADE ROUND TABLE - Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of month. At Crown Hotel, Faringdon. Begins 7.30pm. Enquiries to Ray Bather. Carterton 843205. LOST AND FOUND BIRDS REGISTER - Also birds cared for in your absence. All enquiries phone: 841778. 50 Carterton Community Magazine ALVESCOT DOG CLUB - Dog training Classes, Adult Dogs on Tuesday evening. Puppy Socialisation Classes (under 5 months old) on Saturday mornings. Outdoor Fun Agility Classes during the Summer months. All enquiries to Judith Walker 01993 703130 CARTERTON EDUCATIONAL TRUST - Provides funds to groups & individuals for educational purposes. Further details of this charitable trust contact: Mrs T. Marchant. Hon. Secretary, 56 Sycamore Drive, Carterton. www.cartertoneducationaltrust.org.uk WITNEY MOTOR CLUB - Meets 2nd and 4th Thurs of each month. Secretary Simon Bradley, 7 Beech Road, Witney. Tel:702722. CHAMBER OF TRADE - Hon. Sec.: Mrs C. Byrne, 42 Foxcroft Drive. Tel: 212872. SWINBROOK ROAD ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION - Enq: Sec. Mr M. Alcock, 8 Shillbrook Road, Carterton. Tel: 841704. CARTERTON COMMUNITY CENTRE, SHILTON PARK. Rooms for hire for meetings, parties etc. Cafe open Mondays - Thursdays 9am-4pm. Enquiries to Gill Carver 01993 842807 SOCIAL CLUB - Brownes Hall, Browne's Lane. Large Bar open Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday lunchtimes and each evening. Small Bar open Mon, Tues, Wed and Sunday lunchtimes. Fri, Sat and Sunday evenings. Enquiries: Secretary, Mr R. Wixey, Enquiries 01993 840269. SOCIAL CENTRE - Brownes Hall, Browne's Lane. Booking Secretary: Mrs C. Delaney 07787 147246. 07765 502258 CARTERTON WOMENS INSTITUTE - Every 2nd Tues. 7.30pm at the WI Hall Brize Norton Road. President, Mrs Enston Tel: 01993 842949. Secretary, Mrs Bamford Tel: 01993 843650. W.I. BOOKING CLERK - Mrs B. Fall- Tel: 841674. BROADSHIRES HEALTH CENTRE - Broadshire Way, Carterton. Tel: 01993 845600 CARTERTON HEALTH CENTRE. Alvescot Road. Tel: 841718. BURFORD BAPTIST CHURCH. Witney Street, Burford. Sunday Worship 11.15am.Weekly Bible Study and Fellowship groups. Contact the Rev. Brian and the Rev. Chris Howden Tel: 01993 823835 METHODIST CHURCH -Rev. Ian Duffy. Tel: 01367 240227 BRIGHT HOUR FELLOWSHIP - Meeting 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month. 2:30pm Carterton Methodist Church, Burford Road. Speaker followed by refreshments. Visitors welcome Ring Mavis Sweeney Tel: 01993 841885 CATHOLIC CHURCH - Father Andrew Foster The Presbytery, Arkell Ave. Tel: 842463. CHURCH OF ENGLAND - Rev. Bill Blakey, The Rectory, Burford Road, Tel: 846996 or Rev. James Maddem, The Vicarage, 8 Trefoil Way, Tel: 844175 Curate, Rev. Joanne Reid - 39 Bluebell Way. Tel: 8431783. CARTERTON COMMUNITY CHURCH - Carterton Community Centre, Shilton Park. Contact Matt & Anna Hiddlecombe Tel: 846510 www.occ.org.uk/carterton CARTERTON CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALIST CHURCH - Meets Tuesdays, Browne's Hall, Alvescot Road, Carterton. Enquiries to Debbie Blakeley 01993 702233. CHAPLAINCY. RAF BRIZE NORTON - Enquiries phone: 01993 896543 SHILTON HISTORY GROUP - Meets on the second Friday of each month. Shilton Old School, Shilton. 7.30pm. Further information from Elizabeth Harfield Tel: 843444 or Fred Robertson Tel: 841403 52 Carterton Community Magazine POLICE REPORT FRAUD SCAM Thames Valley residents are advised to be on their guard to a new type of scam which is becoming prevalent across London and is now spreading to other areas. The courier fraud scam often targets the elderly and vulnerable and takes the following steps: The victim receives an unsolicited telephone call from fraudsters saying they are from their bank (or in some cases claiming to be the police), stating that their systems have spotted a fraudulent payment on their card or that their card is due to expire and needs to be replaced. The person may be asked to ring the bank back using the phone number printed on the back of their bank card. This helps to convince the person that the call is genuine. However, the fraudster has kept the telephone line open so even though the person has called the bank, the call does not go through. Instead they are unknowingly connected straight back to the fraudster. The fraudster then gains the person's trust by pretending to be from the bank and seeming to offer assistance. In many cases the person is asked to provide their full bank card details and key in their PIN so that their existing card can be cancelled and their new one activated or authorised. The fraudster will then explain that the bank will need to collect the card. The fraudster will then attend the person's address or send an innocent courier company driver to collect the card and sometimes provide them with a replacement card which is subsequently found to be fake. Therefore, the fraudster has obtained the person's name, address, full bank details, the card itself and the PIN. The bank cards are then used fraudulently without the victim's knowledge. There are a number of variations to the scam, including: Fraudsters pretending to be from the police cold calling members of the public and telling them that their bank account has been compromised by criminals. The fraudster suggests that the person should transfer their bank balance into a 'safe' police bank account. Fraudsters pretending to be from the police attending people's addresses and retrieving the person's card and PIN. Members of the public receiving letters on bank headed paper informing them that their account has been the subject of a fraud. The letter advises them to transfer their funds to a 'safe' account and that an official will be in contact to provide them with a new card and PIN. Fraudsters contacting members of the public requesting them to cut their cards in half because their account has been compromised. They are then asked to post the cut card to an address where fraudsters simply tape the card together again and can use the details to commit fraud. Police advice is that if you receive such a call, end it immediately. If you have elderly or vulnerable family members, friends, or neighbours, let let them know about the scam. Please be aware that: Your bank will never attend your home. Your bank and/or the police will never collect your bank card. Your bank and/or the police will never ask for your PIN. If you receive this type of call, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT USUALLY IS. The police have received calls from a number of local residents who have informed them that they have received letters personally addressed to them informing them that they may be entitled to some funds which are held in a Hong Kong bank. If you receive a suspicious letter informing you that you may be entitled to some money that you weren't aware of please report it to the police on the 24hr Non Emergency on 101 and do not respond to the letter. Please remember - if it seems too good to be true it usually is. MEDICAL NOTES BY DOCTORS The patient refused autopsy. On the second day the knee was better and on the third day disappeared. Patient has two teenage children but no other abnormalities. Discharge status. Alive but without my permission.
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