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                                                   Issue Number 192
       March 2014 issue:                                                 February 2014
  Thursday 20th February 2014                      email:

Playground Project Working Group
A big thank you to all of you who completed the playground questionnaire that we
circulated in the WHAT? last year! We’ve received over 50 responses in total, but
before we start applying for funding we still need some more feedback from you about
what types of changes (if any) you might like to see in the village park.
So, for a final chance to give us comments before the March 2014 grant deadline,
please find us on Facebook (search for ‘Clanfield playground project’) or go directly to
our online survey (type in Parents,
grandparents, children of all ages, dog walkers and all park users are very welcome
to share their thoughts! We’ll aim to keep the survey open until the end of February.
We are also getting the school children involved. The Clanfield pre-school children will
be completing an exercise about types of play equipment they’d like to see, and the
primary school children will soon be bringing home questionnaires for you to help
them complete - so please look out for those!
We are really keen to ensure that everyone in Clanfield gets a chance to have their
say, so please do fill in the survey the next time you’re online and encourage the rest
of your family to do the same!
Many thanks
                                     The Clanfield Playground Parish Council Working Group

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Parish Council
Parish Council Budget for 2014/15 - Council discussed spend in 2013, projected
expenditure to March 2014 and commitments for the forthcoming financial year. The
budget for 2014/15 was agreed at £15,376.
The breakdown by cost centre is:
              Open spaces                           £7,910
              Traffic and Roads                     £250
              General administration                £6,566
              S 137 payments                         £300
              (donations to the church and Citizens’ Advice Bureau)
              Emergency Planning                    £250
              Allotments                            £100
Members discussed the precept requirement for 2014/15 in light of commitments and
in particular, the need to replace the mower, work required to expand and partially
resurface the Lorry Park and inflationary increases in costs since the precept was last
increased in 2008.
Accordingly the precept for Clanfield will be increased by £2000 to £15000 from 1
April 2014 which will mean an annual increase in Council Tax of £5.76 for a Band D
Preparation for winter weather - Two additional grit bins have been purchased and
delivered. One is situated at the corner of Pound Lane; the second at the entrance to
Queens Crescent. These are for use only on the public highways and footpaths
Speeding on Main Street - We are in discussion with the County Council for funding
to install a ‘build out’ at the village entrance on Main Street and await its response.
In the meantime, the Parish Council is liaising with Thames Valley Police with a view
to operating a Community Speed watch scheme and will be using a Radar Speed
Monitor on Main Street to collect speed data in the very near future.
You may have noticed that TV Police have conducted a number of Police speed
checks recently and these will continue.
Lorry park/Recycling Bank - Work to extend the Lorry Park is planned for February
and residents who live around The Green will be notified of the details before the work
The Parish Council had hoped to resurface the lorry park completely but the cost of
£16,000 was considered too expensive.

Planning applications/decisions
    Erection of a dwelling with associated access parking at 18 Mill Lane: Refused.
    Appeal pending.
    Erection of a two storey extension and conversion of garage at Greenfield,
    Bampton Road: Refused.
    Erection of pool building and construction of a swimming pool at Foxley Court,
    Bampton Road: No comments/objections
    Footpath/ Right of Way rearrangement around Wildwood.
    The Parish Council has received a number of complaints concerning changes to
    the layout of the footpath in front of Wildwood. Council members are concerned
    regarding any changes to the public right of way there and are in discussion with
    the County Footpaths Officer and the landowners in an attempt to resolve the
    matter. NB The owners of Wildwood have given an explanation of their actions
    which can be read on Page 13.
Defibrillator - WODC has offered to pay 50% towards the cost of a defibrillator for all
the villages in West Oxfordshire. The Parish Council is awaiting further detailed
information before making a decision. If you have a view – please let us know.
                                                                     Lynda Scott, Parish Clerk
                                           01367 810606 or at

                                                 Clanfield Toddler Group
                                                  Wednesday mornings
                                                    9.30am – 11.00am
                                             Relaunching on 29th January 2014
                                                  At the Carter Institute, The Green,
                                                         Clanfield OX18 2SR
                                                             For children 0 – 5
                                                        £2.00 per session per family
  We offer a baby area, a variety of toys for older children, a simple craft, and the use of the
                      garden for outside play when the weather is fine.
              Snacks and Drinks for the kids, Tea and Coffee for the grownups!
                               All Parents and Carers Welcome!
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Out of Control Dogs & Dog Fouling
Unfortunately I find myself writing to you with regards to the ongoing problems with an
out of control dog.
On Saturday 11th January 2014 whilst working in my field (North Court Field rear of
Bampton Road, Clanfield), my dog was attacked by another dog that was off its lead.
The owner of the dog was present at the time and observed his dog chasing mine
from our field into our garden where he cause considerable physical damage and
untold stress and psychological harm, unfortunately the owner was not at all bothered
by this incident nor did he attempt to do anything about it when it happened.
Unfortunately this is not the first time this dog has attacked mine, the previous time he
was in his own garden but had his nose through the gate - and the other dog then
took a bite out of his protruding nose.
I have also witnessed this particular gentleman’s dog and other dogs fouling in the
field on numerous occasions with no attempt from their owners to picking it up!
We often have livestock in the field and dog faeces are a big problem with illness in
such livestock.
I would like to point out to all, that whilst people may have the right of way across
certain fields they do not have the right to stray off the paths and all dog owners are
asked to keep dogs on a lead at all times, I work hard to keep the fields right of way
tidy for all that use it, but would like the highways and byways guidance upheld.
I am aware and feel that it is a shame that the odd one or two owners give such a bad
reputation to many responsible owners that go out of their way to be considerate to
I have once again put up additional signs to remind everyone that crosses this field to
keep dogs on leads and to pick up behind them should they foul in the field.
Thank you for your time with regards to this matter
                                                                              Nigel Cox

Clanfield and Bampton Historical Society
Our meetings will resume on February 18, at 7.30pm in the Carter Institute, Clanfield,
when Alex Smith will talk to us about 'Roman Temples in Gloucestershire'. Alex says
that: 'This talk will provide an insight into how the gods were worshipped in Roman
Britain and in particular the places where they were worshipped. Gloucestershire
contains some of the finest examples of excavated Roman sacred sites from
anywhere in Britain, and their character and diversity will be explored'.
It promises to be a fascinating evening and I look forward to seeing as many
members there as possible. Visitors, at £4, are also very welcome. There will be time
for questions at the end of the talk, followed by a glass of wine or juice.
Further information from Alan Smith: 01367 810245 or

St Stephen’s Church
Christmas has been and gone but there are happy
memories of some wonderful services which took place in
St. Stephen’s. The Christingle Service was packed full
with children and their parents. This service was enjoyed
by all. A few days later the church was transformed into a
vision of colour after Clanfield’s talented ladies had
created flower arrangements depicting the Twelve Days of
Christmas. Much work had gone into sourcing swans, hens, partridge, pipers, drums,
geese etc. and the making of 10 leaping lords. A full congregation appreciated the
wonderful arrangements during the candlelight carol service and the Christmas Eve
Midnight Mass.
Monday Lunches have started again at the Carter Institute – 12 noon for soup, rolls,
tea or coffee and a chat. On Monday 20 January Clanfield took part in the county-
wide Dementia Friendly Communities project. It is hoped that with some training and
tips & hints those living in Clanfield can support those in their community who might
have dementia.
A new exciting activity for young people and their parents will take place in St. Mary’s,
Bampton on Sunday 2nd February from 3.00 - 5.00pm. The theme is Our Families.
Messy Church is HUGE fun and people of all ages are very welcome. Messy Church
encourages creativity, explores biblical insight through getting messy is a time of
celebration which might involve story, prayer, song, games and similar and having a
meal together.
The Women’s World Day of Prayer service will take place on Friday 7th March at 7.30
pm at Ducklington Church. All are welcome for this very special service. If you
require a lift, contact Liz on 01367 810225.

Parish Council
Flooding matters: November 2013
November rainfall was, in comparison with last year, a good deal less than expected
although it seems as though nature might try to make up for it in December. At the
time of writing, no flood warnings have been received for West Oxfordshire.
The monthly inspection of the two watercourses maintained by the EA suggested that
the Clanfield Brook was not as well cleared as in previous years and there have been
at least two members of the parish who have commented on this. The EA
representative for this area will be contacted and the comments forwarded. The PC
tasked Ty Edwards with a sweep of the brook to remove autumnal debris and also to
clear away weed in the centre of the stream bed. The PC, at its recent meeting, noted
the report of ditch clearance on both sides of Marsh Lane down to the Thames Water
works and would like to thank whoever was responsible for an excellent job. The PC
will again approach Thames Water to clear their ditch and culverts.
Councillors Scotcher and Roberts attended the half-yearly meeting of the local Flood
Prevention Working Group chaired by David Hawkins of Bampton. Points to note
    Continuing pressure on OCC and EA with regard to improving the clearance of
    bridges over the Clanfield Brook. The official line from these organisations is that
    it the owner's/owners' responsibility to do this.
    Whilst the planned holding area north of Clanfield remains unfunded, two areas
    north of Shilton have been completed (note that the Shillbrook which flows from
    here part empties into the Black Bourton Brook at Black Bourton so these works
    are helpful to our parish).
    The Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the
    Association of British Insurers on the matter of flood insurance. The proposal is
    called "Flood Re" and further details can quickly be found on a number of
    authoritative web sites if you "Google" this name.
    The EA has recently revised versions of their flood maps showing 4 categories of
    risk; again, these can be found on their web site.
    The WODC ditch clearing programme was for ditches owned by them of which
    there are none in our parish. WODC apologised for the less than helpful press
     PS One inch = 2.54cm or25.4mm.
Flooding Matters: December 2013/January 2014
It is fair to say that measures in place to deal with the amount of rain we have
experienced in the past month have worked. It was always to be expected that the
Clanfield Brook would over-top at the Black Bourton Bends but drivers who took care

were able to get through the water. The excess returned to the brook through the
grips in the bank in the area north of the bridge to the back of The Clanfield Tavern.
Measures are being put into place to ensure full, temporary signage is placed at either
end of the hazard in a timely manner should this recur. Regular inspection of the
Black Bourton Brook indicated a possibility of over-topping south of the bridge on the
A4095 and the Parish Council is working to determine future ownership of the land
(not clear at present) because the EA has determined this part of the brook is for the
riparian owner to manage.
There were a couple of events which have occurred over the reporting period which
have given rise for concern and are or seem to be the ultimate responsibility of OCC.
In brief these were poor reporting of road closure in Clanfield and poor response for
flood warning signs for the Black Bourton Bends. Both are being pursued by the
Parish Council. All concerns were highlighted in a consolidated report sent to WODC,
OCC and the EA on 29 December.
Just a couple of remarks on the matter of gaining information on the potential for
flooding (and please refer to the householder’s handbook): if you dial the EA quick
dial number, you will only get a very brief announcement for Clanfield and Bampton
(Shillbrook). Over the period, there have been three “Flood Alerts” and for those who
have access to the internet, these could be examined in detail. Without exception, this
detail revealed no flooding of property was expected. Throughout the period, the sand
bag centre has been open and your Council has recently had the sandbag frame
replaced the previous one having been “liberated”.

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Monday Drop in lunches
The Monday Drop in lunches had its Christmas Party on the 16th December. It was a
full house at the Carter Institute, with over 30 party goers. All were greeted with a
glass of wine or a soft drink and nibbles. After grace, given by the Rev. David Lloyd
we all sat down to a lunch of ‘Christmas-in-a-Bowl’ Soup (chicken and all christmas
vegetables) or Tomato & Basil Soup, with Chocolate Roulade or Mincemeat & Almond
Tart to follow, all kindly provided by Charles Willmer of Friars Court. Lunch was
followed by coffee, tea and mince pies, a raffle and then we finished off with
Christmas Carols, lead by Sue Morris on the keyboard. It was a great start to the
Christmas season.

We would like to thank all the soup makers and all the helpers who give of their time
and expertise all year round to make the Monday Drop In Lunches such a success.
Without them it could not happen. Why don't you come and join us? We are open
every Monday between 12.00 and 1.30pm at the Carter Institute during the school
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The Silver Leaf Club Of Clanfield
Clanfield & Bampton Historical Society has been given, for safe-keeping, a book
compiled by Clanfield Silver Leaf Club in 1962 . It was produced for a Memories
Competition organised by Oxfordshire Association for the Care of Old People and
won second prize.
The Club was founded in 1960 and was very popular.
One of the poems featured in the book struck a chord with me after the rain of recent
weeks. It ‘s called ‘You don’t belong to Clanfield ‘till you’ve fallen in the Brook.’
             For twenty years, in rain or shine,
             At Clanfield I have dwelt,
             But, whether it was wet or fine,
             A foreigner I’ve felt,
             Until today – scared by a horse
             From off the bridge I slipped
             And in our little watercourse
             Was well & truly dipped.
             So now at last I’ve been baptised
             In Clanfield water clear
             A member of the Clan so proud
             No more a stranger here.
                                                          By Mrs. Brocard
Did you know that piped water was laid in the village in 1956, the street lights were
turned on at Christmas 1960, and mains sewers were promised for 1963-64?
I’ll put more gem books from The Silver Leaf in future editions of the WHAT?.

            Faringdon & District Rotary Club
Christmas tree recycling in Clanfield
We are delighted that public donations
during our Christmas tree recycling this
year raised almost £1,000 for Helen &
Douglas House. Here is some of the team
braving the wet outside Clanfield Tavern.

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Women’s Institute
The next meeting is on Tuesday 11th February at 7.30
at the Carter Institute with a talk about the Movers &
Shakers within Oxfordshire WI. Contact Raena on
01367 810604 for further details.
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Footpath past Wildwood
As those who occasional use the footpath between the Black Bourton Road and the
Bampton Road will have noticed, we have installed an alternative route past our
house at Wildwood for the safety and protection of footpath users during some
ongoing renovation work. We have tried to make the path suitable for horses, walkers,
dogs etc so as to not inhibit anyone’s current enjoyment of the footpath.
For the benefit of those who prefer to use the original path, we will shortly install a
gate at the far end but we would ask that they take care to avoid any construction
vehicles using the driveway.
                                                                           Debbie McAlpine

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Faringdon & District Rotary Club
Young Carers - Rotary, Interact, FAZE, FCC and FTC are working in
partnership to support young people in and around the Faringdon area who:
      Help out at home with a family member who is unwell
      Have someone at home who is sometimes ill
      Help to look after a brother or sister
Meetings currently take place Wednesday lunchtimes at Faringdon Community
College where young carers can share their ideas and have fun with others. The
Young Carers project will be developed further during 2014
Interact Faringdon - Interact is a Rotary sponsored club for young people ages 12-
18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care
most about. Interact carry out hands-on service projects, make international
connections, develop leadership skills and have fun!
Interact Faringdon is based at Faringdon Community College and, as well as their
own projects, they provide us with invaluable support with our several fundraising
events throughout the year. Our president Mike Barrett recently had the pleasure of
handing over a cheque to them for their share of the proceeds to help fund their own
charitable giving.
Certificates Awarded - At our annual Christmas Party certificates were awarded to
David Keeling of Acorn Timber in recognition and in appreciation of his generous
contribution to Faringdon at Christmas over many years in donating the town
Christmas tree and to Ross Muir in appreciation of his dedicated assistance to our
fundraising with Christmas tree recycling.
Thank you to everyone who supports us so generously during our numerous fund-
raising efforts
Your generosity has enabled us to support many worthwhile causes over the past
twelve months including locally:
Wings of Freedom (local wildlife), Pennyhooks Shrivenham, Penny T (Student trip), British Heart Foundation,
Alzheimer’s Society, Ferendune Court (Christmas trees), 4th Faringdon Brownies, Life Education Centres, Helen and
Douglas House, FAZE Youth Club (Sports equipment), Generations of Sounds (Shrivenham), ROSY: Respite Nursing
for Oxfordshire’s Sick Youngsters, Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance, Paralympics trip for local youngsters,
Rotary Youth Speaks, Rotary Young Chef, Rotary Youth Leadership Award (outward bound course), Kids Out 2013 –
a trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park for the youngsters of Faringdon AAA, Christmas Lights-On, Senior Citizens Party and
internationally: Baptist Missionary Society, Faringdon Baptist Church (Romania), Nepal: Literacy Boxes & iodine
deficiency programme, Sarah Outen - London 2 London, ShelterBox, WaterAid, Rotary Polio eradication programme.

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Clanfield Cares
What a wonderful feeling one got from the successful launch evening of the Dementia
Friendly Community Project which took place on a cold dark night in January. Many
thanks go to Kate O’Donnell and Lynda Scott for delivering flyers around the whole of
Clanfield. Lovely kind people in our village turned up at the Carter Institute to find out
more about dementia and how the community can support those suffering and their
families. The session was introduced by Emily Lewis from the Oxfordshire Rural
Community Council (ORCC) who is running this project which is taking place all
around the county, and then Catharine Arakelian, a trainer from New Dementia Care
did some myth-busting about dementia which was followed by group discussion.
The enthusiasm was so great that it has been agreed that follow-on training sessions
will take place in the following weeks: Monday 27th January, 3rd and 10th February at
7.00pm. This training is free of charge and people don’t have to commit all the weeks
– just come when they can. Please look out for posters and come and join in. Further
details available from Liz Stevens on 01865 883488 (daytime) 01367 810255
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Clanfield Football Club
I went to the Clanfield v Lydney Town match yesterday, my second visit to Clanfield in
six weeks. Before the game I passed the Clanfield Conference Centre. Although the
building was locked I had a brief look at the building.
Unfortunately Clanfield lost the match 4-0 despite playing well in a goalless first half,
having achieved a hard earned win at Lydney earlier in the season.
One of my previous memories of Lydney football club was a fairly tragic one in
September 1981 when lightning knocked all the players to the ground, but one player
Andy Thompson of Brackley never got up and he eventually died. Perhaps
unsurprisingly a couple of the people who travelled with Lydney still remembered the
name of the player who died more than 32 years later. Ironically the day of my visit to
Clanfield also coincided with Brackley's first ever appearance in the 2nd round proper
of the F A Cup.
My last five games involving Clanfield have seen them concede a total of 18 goals,
even if these also include one victory and they remain well placed in the table. Still I
continue to enjoy watching Clanfield play when I am able to, and it is a good club who
have played Hellenic League football in six different decades. I am sure that anyone
from the local community who wants to see them in action will be made welcome.
As things at the moment Clanfield have despite the recent spell of poor weather only
eight league games to go. The fact that they were refused entry to the F A Vase and
went out of the other cups fairly quickly has had a significant effect on this, although
they are expected to play in the Faringdon Thursday cup later in the season.
It is perhaps strange to think that I have now been following the fortunes of Clanfield
football club for 40 years and that 40 years ago was probably their best ever season
when they won the league cup and finished runners up in the league.
Witney Royals play their Veterans League matches at Clanfield's ground and one of
their players is known to me through my Eastleigh connections.
                                                                        Malcolm Clarke

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       Unearthed: Riches of the Romans and Anglo-Saxons
This February some of Oxfordshire’s most incredible archaeological treasures will be
going on display in a new exhibition at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.
Through themes such as ‘story and saga’, ‘belonging’, and ‘status’ Unearthed: Riches
of the Romans and Anglo-Saxons will examine the development in art and
craftsmanship during the first millennium AD.
History in the making
     This exhibition is part of a wider project that has seen the Oxfordshire Museums
     Service working with artists and community groups to design and produce new,
     creative responses to these archaeological collections.
     Some of the community work will be displayed alongside the stunning artefacts,
     as well as a newly made replica of a very special Anglo-Saxon sword.
     Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to see two newly commissioned films
     exploring a Roman soldier’s tombstone and the art of Anglo-Saxon
State-of-the-art technology
     As part of the exhibition the Museums Service is working with Oxford-based
     multimedia specialist, The Field Unit, to develop two new state-of-the-art digital
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Saturday 8th February:    Stephen Pollington
     'Woden and the Wolf-Kin: Anglo-Saxon Godly Forebears‘
     Stephen Pollington has been involved in writing, talking and broadcasting on
     Anglo-Saxon topics for over twenty years. Using archaeological and literary
     evidence, his presentation will focus on the role of the god Woden in Anglo-
     Saxon tradition at the time of the conversion to Christianity.
Saturday 8th March:        Professor Helena Hamerow
     ‘The Anglo-Saxon burial at West Hanney and the origins of Wessex
     The discovery at West Hanney in 2009, of an opulent, garnet-inlaid brooch has
     shed new light on the way in which power and identity were expressed in the
     Upper Thames Valley in the 7th-century AD, a crucial period in the formation of
     the West Saxon state. In this talk Professor Hamerow will set the brooch and the
     burial in which it was found into this wider context.

Saturday 29th March:       Professor Mark Pollard
     ‘The St Johns College Mass Burial: Massacre or Misfortune?’
    In 2008, Thames Valley Archaeology Service found the remains of around 37
    young men in the top of a previously unknown Neolithic henge monument in the
    grounds of St John's College, Oxford. Savagely slaughtered and dumped in a
    ditch around the end of the 10th-century AD, were theses the physical remains of
    the historically-documented St Brice’s Day Massacre, in 1002? Professor
    Pollard’s lecture will reveal how isotopic analysis has resolved the mystery.
Lectures will take place in The Coach House at the Museum, commencing at 3.00pm,
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                     WHAT?’s On in Clanfield
     Clanfield Pre-school                         Art Classes
For children in the age range 2-5 years       Tuesdays at the Carter Institute. Further
in the Foundation Building on the school      details contact Maggy Fitzpatrick on
site. Open every Monday to Friday from        810553
8.45am – 2.45pm during term-time. Call            Carter Institute
Jane Brown on 01367 810365 for further
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     Women’s Institute
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810604                                             Monday Drop-in Lunches
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     Historical Society
                                                  Parish Council
Monthly meetings between October and
May in either Clanfield or Bampton.           Lynda Scott (Clerk to the Council)
Details from Alan Smith on 01367              1 Farmers Court, Clanfield,
810245                                        01367 810606 or 07789 653 308
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                                                PARISH COUNCIL
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