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Welcome to the April edition of the Culworth Newsletter.   Winter has moved to a past thought and it is 
time to move on to the challenges of Spring, as our focus turns more to the outdoors.  I would welcome 
any  good hints and tips for nurturing my garden and would love to hear from anyone with new or 
established projects, hobbies or social groups and clubs that they would like to share with the village.  

Thank you to all that have contributed to this edition of the newsletter and I look forward to receiving any 
contributions over the coming months for the  June edition.  Please send your articles/information by 
e:mail to Carol Lawson at or please post any hard copy articles through my 
door at Herb Cottage, High Street, Culworth ( opposite the Red Lion).   Closing date for the June issue is  
Friday  28th May.
Please remember to visit the village website              Litterpick where you can see this 
newsletter in colour as well as the draft 
                                                          Saturday March 6th at 10 am saw village
minutes from both the Parish Council and                  stalwarts ably led by Martin Rowling attempting
Village Hall meetings (the newsletter                     to pick up litter not only in the village but to the
contains only extracts).                                  Parish boundaries. Phyllis Wade strode down
For contributions/comments relating to the                to Trafford Bridge ably climbing in and out of
website, please contact Karin Cook at                     ditches. The Bicester Hunt were enthusiastic in
                                                          support. Alan and Gaynor Seeds tackled
                                                          Banbury Lane to Thorpe Mandeville, June Oxley
                                                          and Jim Powell cleared the drift road, Chris and
                                                          Janet Whiteman took on the road from Sulgrave
Community Connections                                     Road cross roads to Weston Cross roads and
                                                          towards Moreton Pinkney, Simon Martin and
For those of you that missed the Community                Martin Rowling braved the C59 towards
Connections event hosted by the Culworth                  Sulgrave, Diana Langdale cleared the ever
Village Hall on Wednesday 14th April and would            persistent litter in the Sulgrave Road, and
like to know more about                                   Jenny and Terry Howse struggled up the hill
         •Home security information,                      towards Eydon. When Eydon clear their litter
         •Improvements and adaptations                    next week on their side the road will be
         •Firesafety checks                               impressive. Over 30 bags of rubbish were
         •Free information, help and advice for           collected as well as car parts, road signs, iron
         villagers                                        work and tyres.
         •Falls prevention and medicine
         management                                       Congratulations all on a great job done!!
         •Home energy efficiency and re-cycling
provided by local organisations                           Martin Rowling
(Fire, Police, NHS, SNC and SN Homes )
with the help and support of your Parish                  For more information relating to the new High Speed 
Council and village groups please contact                 train planned to start in 2017 the link below will 
snvb on 01280 841250 for more information                 inform you of the planned route.
Registered charity 1104848 Company limited by
guarantee 5068116

April 2010                                                                                   Volume 15, Issue 2

             Culworth Newsletter

April 2010                         Volume 15, Issue 2
                          Culworth Newsletter

“Hold a Fish and Chip Supper to help spinal cord injured
people live full and independent lives.”
Great British Fish and Chip Supper – Friday 21st May 2010

Want to do something different? Want to raise money where you live or work? Want to eat
Fish and Chips, while raising money for charity? Hold a fish and chip supper on
Friday 21st May 2010 whilst raising awareness of spinal cord injury and supporting SIA’s
information and support services. You can hold a fish and chip supper in your own home,
at work or hold a larger supper at your local community centre.

SIA will provide a fundraising pack containing hints and tips, recipes, invitations and
donation envelopes. By inviting 7 friends and asking them to donate an additional £5.00
means you will raise at least £35.00 from your supper but we will also give you additional
fundraising ideas to raise even more money for SIA.

Last year we had over 80 suppers taking part in England and Wales. In 2010 we want to
double that figure and ensure we can provide more support to spinal cord injured people.
The money raised from the suppers will help the Spinal Injuries Association offer support
to individuals who become paralysed and their families, from the moment a spinal injury
occurs, and for the rest of their lives by providing services and publications which enable
and encourage paralysed people to lead independent lives. Every year in the UK over
1,000 people experience a spinal cord injury and there are an estimated 40,000 spinal
cord injured people in the UK alone.
Community Fundraising Officer, Elizabeth Wright, says,
 “The Fish and Chip Supper is a wonderful opportunity for a great evening with friends and
family. “

We are also encouraging people who work to hold a Fish and Chip Lunch in their work
places to raise even more funds. You may be even a local community group wanting to run
a fun evening with your group. Be a part of something special and make a real difference to
help spinal cord injured people gain access to the information and support they need to enable
them to live full and independent lives.”
For more information or request a fundraising pack call
Elizabeth Wright on 0845 678 6633 xtn 229
or email or visit

 April 2010                                                               Volume 15, Issue 2
                       Culworth Newsletter
                   ‘SAVE THE DATE’
                    CRICKET FIELD
                  SUNDAY 27TH JUNE
                      12PM – 3PM
  All the fun of the fete with BBQ, licensed bar and
                 activities for everyone
Bric-a-brac and tombola collections: Wednesday 23rd
                Next planning meeting:
        Tuesday 11th May – 7pm (Village Hall)

                          Performed by Lance Pierson
                  At and in aid of St. Mary’s Church, Culworth

Friday, May 14, 7.00 pm
Drinks and Refreshments provided
Tickets £10 (in advance) £12.50 (on the door)
Reservations/information: Jules Williams, 01295 760781 / Or

Actor Lance Pierson tells the story of Betjeman’s life through his funny, moving
and always interesting poems. Recalling the poet’s heartbreaks and triumphs,
Lance paints a rich picture of a changing 20th century England. Reviews from
Lance’s one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival noted:
“Betjeman’s poetry became magical — a truly enjoyable experience.” “The very
performance Lance produces adds to the resonance and beauty of the verse

April 2010                                                         Volume 15, Issue 2
                               Culworth Newsletter
       Notes Village Hall meeting
       held on Tuesday 2nd March 2010
                                                   Buildings and Renewals: IS has sent
                                                   an E Mail to the Parish Council requesting that
Matters Arising:                                   we use the Culworth Youth Boards as
1. MR asked that we make sure that there are       blackout blinds for the windows for film nights
enough chairs for future events before they        but has not yet received a reply. It was
are recycled. The proposed Flower and              decided to leave the purchase of blinds for the
Produce Show has been changed from 4th to          windows in abeyance for the time being. IS will
Sunday 5th Sept. to avoid clashing with the        investigate replacing the guttering over the
one in Sulgrave. IS has supplied a proposed        porch to stop the water dripping onto people
flier and catalogue of categories for              entering the hall.
discussion. MW suggested that entries in the
photography category could be used to make
                                                   AOB: 1. JSG suggested holding a cookery
up a Culworth calendar to sell. IS will provide    demonstration in the hall.
a final proof ready for distribution.              2. The Coffee and Chat ladies have requested
2. New Committee Member: JG proposed and           we look into the possibility of Tai Chi.
JSG seconded Margaret Watts as a new               3. JT said that we should show one of our
member of the Committee and she was                films as a matinee for people who do not like
welcomed by all the remaining members.             to come out in the evening.
Chairman’s Report: The children’s film,
Mr Magiorium, was run on Sun 28th Feb and
                                                   Next Meeting Tues 4th May 7.00pm
was enjoyed by many children and adults. A
rather disappointing 15 people attended
Young Victoria but was very much enjoyed.             Village Notice Board
The film Creation has been booked for 30th
April. There has been a request for                VACANCY
Weightwatchers in the Hall and JT is waiting       Would you like tp earn some spare cash?
for the area manager to respond. JT is also        we have a vacancy for a cleaner in the hall.
looking into indoor bowls. We have received        hours are to suit and would probably be
an E Mail from a Magic and Comedy Show             about one or two hours per week
which would incur no cost to ourselves so will     according to how many bookings there
be considered for later in the year. .             have been. If interested please call June on
Treasurers Report: Funds in hand are               01295 768184 or Ian on 01295 760371
£8896.which is a decrease of £91. There has
been a further sale of £12 worth of Eco bags       FILMS
but we still need to sell another £103 to break    Not to be missed 'Charles Darwins
even. We have two outstanding invoices for         Creation' on Friday 30th April. This new film
the last two film nights for £160. Buildings and   tells of a global revolution played out in the
Renewals this period include £71.58 for the        confines of a small English village, a
annual fire extinguisher service. Year to date     passionate marriage torn apart by the most
the hall has run at a profit of £670.80            dangerous idea in history and a theory
                                                   saved from extinction by the logic of a

                                                   FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW
                                                   will take place on 5th September for more
                                                   information please consult the village

April 2010                                                                     Volume 15, Issue 2
                                Culworth Newsletter
       Notes Parish Council meeting
                 Held 9th March 2009                     Equality statement:
              Minutes are currently draft                Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings
Matters Arising                                          and raise matters with the Parish Council. Please notify
a. Highway issues/ Litter campaign: 6th March            the clerk if you would like a matter raised before the
2010, 10am Village hall, Councillor Rowling.             meeting if possible so that it can be included on the
reported that 36 bags including tyres car parts          agenda for discussion. If this is not possible any matter
bottles of whisky were collected from the Village        can be brought up in the open part of the meeting at the
boundaries. 14 participants took part. The Chairman      start of the evening but an immediate response may not
thanked them for the splendid effort.                    be possible. Please note our Parish Clerk works part
b. BT telephone box: no update                           time hours so is not always available. It is best to ring
c. Parish Council surgeries report: Councillors          before calling round to see if it is convenient..
for April 3rd as Easter Saturday are Councillors
Langdale and Cook.                                       Parish Clerk – Mrs J Rowling, Forge Cottage, 760571
d. Football Field: Councillor Howse sought opinion
on the right goal posts. Wooden goal posts are NOT       Next Meeting – TBC
permitted. He will apply for a grant from the Football
Foundation. When the application is successful,
they will be obtained from the approved supplier
Edwards Sports Products Bridport Dorset. A copy of
the lease of the field will be required to accompany
e. Dog bins: are in situ with monthly collections
which appear to be sufficient at present.
f. Report from Village Hall: Ctte Councillor
Rowling reported on the future Flower and Produce
stall in September, and the fete but no date yet.
g. Report from Cricket Field: Advisory Meeting-
cancelled. To advertise for Young and Village
representative for May
h. Play area: Councillor Powell said there was no
progress. Work pressures mean that a new
Chairman is required.
j. The Bus: Councillor Whitford has invited one of
the team for the APA.
k. Standing Orders: new model see email of
03/03/2010 from Danny Moody
l. Annual Parish Assembly: on April 12th at 7pm -
SNC Interim Planning Officer, The Bus, District and
County Councillor, Police Charity report
m. Youth boards: Ian Simonsen of Culworth VH
committee requested the use of graffiti boards as
blinds for windows for blackouts. This was thought
to be a good use of them.

 April 2010                                                                              Volume 15, Issue 2

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