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30th October 2014 - Child's Play

The next Dun Cow charity quiz takes place next Wednesday, November 5, and is in aid of the charity that helps people adopt children in this country.

All the £2 entrance fees and ten per cent of the bar takings will go to Adoption UK. The quiz starts at 8.30pm and booking a table with Adrian and Lisa on 01295 670524 is advisable, especially if youíd like one of Lisaís fish and chip suppers beforehand.

30th October 2014 - Felt And Svelte

Liane Hancox will tell Hornton WI all about felt making when it meets a week today, November 6, at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church. The competition will be for a wool creation.

30th October 2014 - Howard's Way

The next 3Hs Gardening Club meeting will feature a talk and a quiz by Howard Drury Ė 7.30pm in the pavilion on Tuesday week, November 11.

30th October 2014 - Top Of The Class

Hornton School has just had the most extraordinary set of SATs results, so please come along to help pupils and teachers celebrate them a week on Wednesday - November 12.

Thatís when the school is holding its next Open Day and, after test results that put Hornton in the top 15% of schools in the country, demand is bound to be high.

So why not come to see if Hornton is right for your child. You can get more details in advance from Deputy Head Matt Green on 01295 670335.

30th October 2014 - Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day is almost upon us and Horntonís Maggie Higgins and Isabel Harris are doing their bit by doing a house-to-house collection around the village. Wear your poppy with pride but make sure itís a Hornton poppy! If youíre not in when they call, poppies can also be obtained directly from Maggie on 01295 670375 or Isabel on 01295 670541. Last year Hornton raised £340 for Poppy Day.

30th October 2014 - Night Fever

There will be a Sing Along Grease Night in the Pavilion on Saturday, November 15. Tickets will be on a strictly first come first served basis from Anne Joyner on 01295 670337 at £5 each. A raffle, wine and beer will be available and Greasy clothes and loud singing will be appreciated.

30th October 2014 - Midday Fun

Mad Dogs and Englishmen Go Out In the Midday Sun was just one of the highlights of a Noel Coward evening performed in Hornton Methodist Chapel last Friday by the talented members of Poetic Licence.

The audience was delighted by Devout Coward and the evening made £300 profit, which will go to the parish church building scheme and chapel funds.

30th October 2014 - Fun Cow

The Dun Cow crib team have won their first match of the season!

After the most terrible start in living memory, they won 4-3 away win against Long Itchingtonís Green Man Inn. The victory takes them off the foot of the league and theyíre now third from bottom.

And the Hornton cribbers beat the same team in the first round of the Harbury and District Crib League Cup. The next round is on November 25.

30th October 2014 - Chat Up

The deadline for contributions to the latest edition of The Gossip, Horntonís very own village newspaper, is tomorrow, Friday, so scribblers have still got time to hand in their contributions. Editors Julie Stanley on 01295 670507 or at julieharrystan (at) aol dot com and Ann Hemmings on 01295 670511 or at annhemmings (at) gmail dot com are waiting for those literary pearls to drop through their letter box!

30th October 2014 - Make A Date

The much-awaited Hornton calendar 2015 can now be ordered!

Itís the perfect Christmas gift for those impossible-to-buy-for friends and relatives because it packed with loads of photos of your favourite village. But you must put in your order at the more you buy, the cheaper they are!

A single calendar costs just £7.50 but you can buy three for £20 and additional calendars are just £6 each.

Over the last few days, you should have received an order form through your door but, if you havenít, please contact Jan Hall at janandgrahamhall (at) btopenworld dot com or 01295 670691. Cheques are payable to Hornton Parish Council and should be sent to Jan at Cherry Orchard, Millers Lane, Hornton.

30th October 2014 - Opening Chapter

The mobile library from Oxfordshire County Council will visit Hornton next Wednesday, November 5. It will be parked on the village green from 10.40am-11.20am.

30th October 2014 - Church Services

There will be an 11am service this Sunday, November 2, at 11am. As this is United Service, there will be no separate service in the parish church.

And as this is the first Sunday of every month, young families can come to JIFFY, which stands for Jesus is Fun For You. It takes place at 3.30pm in the Methodist Church

23rd October 2014 - Licence To Thrill

A thrilling time is in prospect tomorrow, Friday, when the talented members of Poetic Licence celebrate the talents of Noel Coward.

Devout Coward is an evening of typically witty, occasionally acid, words and music and takes place at 7.30pm at Hornton Methodist Chapel.

Tickets are available on the door at £7.50 or in advance from Julie Stanley on 01295 670507. All profits will go to the parish church building scheme and chapel funds.

23rd October 2014 - You Saxy Thing

Jazz saxophonist Frank Abrams is coming to Hornton this Saturday, October 25, for a concert in the pavilion.

Bring your dancing shoes along because itís impossible to sit still to his outstanding playing. The tickets - just £15 in advance and £18 on the door - include a pig roast and there will be a cash bar. All profits go to the parish church.

You can get tickets from Paula Hewlett on 01295 678668 or at paula (at) freershouse dot plus dot com and Fiona Donaldson on 01295 670505 or at fj dot donaldson (at) btinternet dot com

23rd October 2014 - Popping By

The Poppy Appeal is well underway and Horntonís Maggie Higgins and Isabel Harris are doing their bit by doing a house-to-house collection around the village. Wear your poppy with pride but make sure itís a Hornton poppy! If youíre not in when they call, poppies can also be obtained directly from Maggie on 01295 670375 or Isabel on 01295 670541. Last year Hornton raised £340 for Poppy Day.

23rd October 2014 - Make A Date

Thereís just a couple of weeks left to order your copies of the 2015 Hornton calendar.

Itís the perfect Christmas gift for those impossible-to-buy-for friends and relatives because it packed with loads of photos of your favourite village. And the more you buy, the cheaper they are!

A single calendar costs just £7.50 but you can buy three for £20 and additional calendars are just £6 each.

To get your copies, please write a cheque payable to Hornton Parish Council and should be sent to Jan at Cherry Orchard, Millers Lane, Hornton.

23rd October 2014 - Child's Play

The next Dun Cow charity quiz takes place on Wednesday week, November 5, and is in aid of the charity which helps people adopt children in this country, Adoption UK.

All the £2 entrance fees and ten per cent of the bar takings will go to the charity. The quiz starts at 8.30pm and booking a table with Adrian and Lisa on 01295 670524 is advisable, especially if youíd like one of Lisaís fish and chip suppers beforehand.

23rd October 2014 - Hoots Mon

Itís going to be a Big Bonnie Breakfast when John and Jill Offord cook up a storm in the pavilion on Saturday, November 29, to raise money for Jumpa.

Between 9 and 11am thereíll be square sausages, Tatties, black pudding and, of course, porridge, so put that date in your diaries now!

23rd October 2014 - Time's Pressing

The press deadline for the latest edition of The Gossip, Hornton's very own village newspaper, will soon be up. Editors Julie Stanley and Ann Hemmings need your copy by October 31.

Just about anything legal, decent honest and truthful can make it into The Gossip, just as long as it's signed and it's about Hornton.

So please contact Julie on 01295 670507 or at julieharrystan (at) aol dot com and Ann Hemmings on 01295 670511 or at annhemmings (at) gmail dot com with your recollections, recipes and reminiscences as soon as possible.

23rd October 2014 - School's Out

Term 1 at Hornton Primary School ends tomorrow, Friday.

Children go back on Tuesday, November 4 and the Christmas term ends on Friday, December 19.

23rd October 2014 - Church Services

Mattins will be celebrated in the Parish Church of St John the Baptist this Sunday, October 26, at 11am. At the same time there will be a service in the Methodist Church.

Donít forget that you can pop in for coffee, cake and a chat in the Methodist Church every Friday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm. There is a book, DVD and video swap - and, of course, lots of good gossip! And Thursday Club meets every week after school until 4.30pm in the Methodist Church School Room. All children are welcome.

16th October 2014 - Spare That Tree?

Do you or does someone you know have an overgrown Christmas Tree in the garden they want removed? Hornton needs one for the village green this year and our band of Christmas elves will come along and cut it down for you.

Please ring Paul Burden on 01295 670664 if you can help.

16th October 2014 - Noel's Night

Poetic Licence will be performing Devout Coward, an evening of typically witty, occasionally acid, words and music celebrating the talents of Noel Coward, in Hornton Methodist chapel a week tomorrow - Friday, October 24 - starting at 7.30pm.

The £7.50 tickets are available from Julie Stanley on 10295 670507 and profits from the evening will be split between the Parish Church building scheme and Chapel funds.

16th October 2014 - Sax In The Pavilion

No, itís not a misprint. Jazz saxophonist Frank Abrams is coming to Hornton on Saturday week - October 25 Ė for a concert in the pavilion.

Bring your dancing shoes along because itís impossible to sit still to his outstanding playing. The tickets - just £15 in advance and £18 on the door - include a pig roast and there will be a cash bar. All profits go to the parish church.

You can get tickets from Paula Hewlett on 01295 678668 or at paula (at) freershouse dot plus dot com and Fiona Donaldson on 01295 670505 or at fj dot donaldson (at) btinternet dot com

16th October 2014 - Lest We Forget

The Poppy Appeal is underway and Horntonís Isabel Harris and Maggie Higgins are doing their bit by doing a house-to-house collection around the village.

Wear your poppy with pride but make sure itís a Hornton poppy! If youíre not in when they call, poppies can also be obtained directly from Maggie on 01295 670375 or Isabel on 01295 670541. Last year Hornton raised £340 for the appeal.

And donítí forget that the extraordinary World War 1 exhibition created by Hornton History Group is now on display in Banbury Museum for the next month, until November 17.

16th October 2014 - Tell Me More

There will be a 'Sing Along Grease' Night in the Pavilion on Saturday, November 15. Tickets will be on a strictly first-com-first- basis from Anne Joyner on 01295 670337 at £5 each.

A raffle, wine and beer will be available and Greasy clothes and loud singing will be de rigueur.

16th October 2014 - Don't Miss The Bus

Do you have any views about Horntonís bus service? If so, Parish Councillor Tim Hewlett would like to hear from you as soon as possible.

He is co-ordinating the villageís response to the county council, which funds the service. There may be a chance of the service increasing to twice weekly and the council wants to know which day Ė excluding weekends - would be preferred. OCC is also keen to find out if the departure times are suitable and whether a stop at Tescos or Morrisons would be of use.

Please email Tim at tim (at) freershouse dot plus dot com to give your views as soon as you can.

16th October 2014 - Cash For Nosh

The Harvest Supper last Friday raised £444.90 to be divided equally between the Church, Chapel and Pavilion.

Joint organiser Julie Stanley said, ďThank you to all who helped to make it a special evening and especially to Millie, Lucy, Ian, Marc and Bernard for their wonderful entertainment.Ē

And one of the most successful Progressive Dinners ever took place on Saturday, raising more than £900 for the pavilion, with 56 people taking part as hosts or guests.

16th October 2014 - Cow Butchered

The Dun Cow suffered their fourth successive loss in a row Ė 2-5 away to the Butchers Arms, to leave them pointless at the bottom of the Harbury and District Crib League after four matches.

16th October 2014 - Time's Pressing

The press deadline for the latest edition of The Gossip, Hornton's very own village newspaper, is nearly up. Editors Julie Stanley and Ann Hemmings need your copy by October 31.

Just about anything legal, decent honest and truthful can make it into The Gossip, just as long as it's signed and it's about Hornton. So please contact Julie on 01295 670507 or at julieharrystan (at) aol dot com and Ann Hemmings on 01295 670511 or at annhemmings (at) gmail dot com with your recollections, recipes and reminiscences as soon as possible.

16th October 2014 - Don't Be Overdue

The mobile library from Oxfordshire County Council will visit Hornton next Wednesday. It will be parked on the village green from 10.40am-11.20am.

16th October 2014 - Church Services

There will be a 10.30am Benefice Service at Hornton Methodist Chruch this Sunday, October 19.

Donít forget that you can pop in for coffee, cake and a chat in the Methodist Church every Friday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm. There is a book, DVD and video swap - and, of course, lots of good gossip!

9th October 2014 - Come Fly With Me

Horleyís Dave Rowland, a former Concorde pilot, will be talking about the Royal Flying Corps in the Great War when Hornton WI meet at Balscote Village Hall at 7.30pm tonight, Thursday. Please note the change from the usual venue. The competition will be for berried treasure. Next month Lianne Hancox will talk about felt making.

9th October 2014 - Harvest Home

The Hornton Harvest Supper will be held tomorrow, Friday, in the Pavilion at 7pm for 7.30. Tickets are just £10 each and are still available from Julie Stanley on 01295 670507.

9th October 2014 - Sage Advice

This monthís talk at the 3Hs Gardening Club will be by Fiona Taylor, who will tell members all about Herbs and their Uses in the pavilion next Tuesday, October 14.

9th October 2014 - Trenchent Display

If you missed the amazing World War One display, staged by Hornton History Group at the beginning of August, thereís nother chance to see it!

Banbury Museum was so impressed by the exhibit that itís being re-staged there from next Wednesday, October 15, all the way through to November 17. Sadly, the extraordinary trench will not be featured but the panels, with details of the Hornton men who paid the ultimate price will be on show.

Entry to the museum is free and it's well worth a visit.

9th October 2014 - Notes For Notes

Poetic Licence will be performing Devout Coward, an evening of typically witty, occasionally acid, words and music celebrating the talents of Noel Coward, in Hornton Methodist chapel on Friday, October 24, starting at 7.30pm. The £7.50 tickets are available from Julie Stanley on 10295 670507 and profits from the evening will be split between the Parish Church building scheme and Chapel funds.

9th October 2014 - Stop Short

Horntonís new bus stop is in the wrong place! Parish councillors were told at their annual general meeting, on September 22, that travellers are finding it difficult to get on the bus because the stop is situation on a bank.

Councillor Glenis Griffiths Ė a bus traveller herself Ė is going to ask the driver to stop a few yards further down Millers Lane in the Perkins Close car park from now on.

And councillors also heard that Hornton Pavilion Committee might go into the wedding business! Coun Kevin Wain said they have discussed the idea of offering the pavilion as a wedding venue, complete with a beer and wine bar service at the hall and the committee was happy to proceed with the idea. The idea is now being actively pursued as there are already three weddings booked in for next year.

On a less positive note, the council was told that no progress had been made with Cherwell District Council over its breaking of its promise to ensure that people with links to the village would get top priority when the affordable houses in Hart View were let. Parish Clerk Katherine Mills will put an item in The Gossip to ensure that all potential applicants are on the housing list.

The council agreed to fund the next two issues of The Gossip and also to pay for the grass and overhanging branches at the bottom of Tinker Tank to be cut.

Finally, Coun David Jarrett reported that the rocking horse in the childrenís playground is going to be replaced and a Wendy House might be purchased next year.

9th October 2014 - Fab 40

More than 40 diners and hosts have signed up for this Saturdayís Hornton Progressive Dinner Party, which puts it on course to be one of the most successful yet.

9th October 2014 - Nil Points

The Dun Cow are enduring their worst start to the crib season for years, with a third successive defeat. They lost 5-2 los away to Bishops Itchington British Legion, with leaves the Hornton cribbers languishing at the bottom of the Harbury and District Crib League with no points. Come on cribbers!

9th October 2014 - Church Services

The Parish Church of St John the Baptist will hold its Harvest Festival at 11am on Sunday, October 12. As this is a village service, there will be no separate service in the Methodist Church.

But donít forget that you can pop in for coffee, cake and a chat in the Methodist Church every Friday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm. There is a book, DVD and video swap - and, of course, lots of good gossip! And Thursday Club meets every week after school until 4.30pm in the Methodist Church School Room. All children are welcome.

2nd October 2014 - Sup Up

The Hornton Harvest Supper will be held a week tomorrow Ė Friday, October 10 Ė in the Pavilion at 7pm for 7.30. Tickets are just £10 each and are available from Julie Stanley on 01295 670507.

2nd October 2014 - Sage Advice

This monthís talk at the 3Hs Gardening Club will be by Fiona Taylor, who will tell members all about Herbs and their Uses in the pavilion on Tuesday week, October 14.

2nd October 2014 - Time To Sign

Youíve only got till tomorrow, Saturday, to sign up for the next Hornton progressive Dinner Party.

Itís going to be a great night and you can choose: either you opt to be a guest, in which case you get a delicious three-course meal in three different locations for just £25 of youíre a host, in which case you entertain a different set of diners for each course. Either way, itís a great way to make new friends and it takes place on Saturday week, October 11.

Organiser Anne Joyner on 01295 670663 can tell you more but all you really need to do is opt to be a guest or a host, put your name and contact details on a piece of paper and drop it through the village post-box next to the Post Office mailbox on the village green by 6pm tomorrow Ė simple!

2nd October 2014 - Fly Along

Horleyís Dave Rowland, a former Concorde pilot, will be talking about the Royal Flying Corps in the Great War when Hornton WI meet in Balscote Village Hall at 7.30pm at week tonight, Thursday. The competition will be for berried treasure. Next month Lianne Hancox will talk about felt making.

2nd October 2014 - First Noel

Poetic Licence will be performing Devout Coward, an evening of typically witty, occasionally acid, words and music celebrating the talents of Noel Coward, in Hornton Methodist chapel on Friday, October 24, starting at 7.30pm. The £7.50 tickets are available from Julie Stanley on 10295 670507 and profits from the evening will be split between the Parish Church building scheme and Chapel funds.

2nd October 2014 - Tricky Dicky

Preparations for the next Hornton pantomime, Dick Whittington, are going very well but producer Anne Joyner could do with one or two extra men in the cast. So, come on lads, step up to the plate and call Anne on 01295 670337.

2nd October 2014 - Gold Blend

The Big Coffee Morning in Hornton Methodist Church, in aid of MacMillan Cancer Research, made a fantastic £235. The organisers thanked everyone who came to support the event.

2nd October 2014 - Make A Date

Thereís just one more week to send in photos for the 2015 Hornton calendar.

Weíre looking for photos for the months of July, August and September. Remember, the picture doesnít need to have been taken in the month itís illustrating, just reflect that month. But it does need to have been taken in Hornton, either this year or previously.

Please email your photos to Jan Hall at janandgrahamhall (at) btopenworld dot com

And Janís the person taking orders for the calendar. You should have received an order form through your door but, if not, email her or call on 01295 670891.

Orders have already been flying in, with almost 50 reserved in the first couple of days. And the more you buy, the cheaper they are, so itís the perfect Christmas gift for all those impossible-to-buy family and friends. The calendars are just £7.50 but £20 for three and additional calendars are only £6 each.

2nd October 2014 - Green With Envy

The Dun Cow has suffered another defeat in the first two matches of the new season. The loss - 3-4 at home to Long Itchingtonís Green Man Inn Ė leaves the Hornton cribbers languishing at the bottom of the Harbury and District Crib League but, look on the bright side, there are another 22 matches to go!

2nd October 2014 - Chat Up

The deadline for contributions to the latest edition of The Gossip, Horntonís very own village newspaper, is October 31, so scribblers have still got time to hand in their contributions. Editors Julie Stanley on 01295 670507 or at julieharrystan (at) aol dot com and Ann Hemmings on 01295 670511 or at annhemmings (at) gmail dot com are waiting for those literary pearls to drop through their letter box!

2nd October 2014 - Moving Story

The mobile library from Oxfordshire County Council will be on the village green next Wednesday, October 8, from 10.40am-11.20am.

2nd October 2014 - Church Services

The Harvest Festival will take place this Sunday, October 5, in the Methodist Church at 11am. As this is a village service, there will be no separate service in the parish church.

As this is the first Sunday of every month, young families can come to JIFFY, which stands for Jesus is Fun For You. It takes place at 3.30pm in the Methodist Church.

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