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17th April 2014 - Houses Halted

Schemes for affordable housing have been put on hold in nearby villages after Cherwell allegedly broke its promise to reserve Horntonís affordable housing for local people.

Cherwell District Councillor Douglas Webb told the latest meeting of Hornton Parish councillors on April 7 that neighbouring villages were waiting to scrutinise Cherwellís new policy on affordable housing, which is due out at the end of April.

The policy is needed after affordable housing was built at Hart View in Hornton on land given by the parish council at less than market value. In return, parish councillors believe Cherwell promised to house people with close connections with the village but parish councillors believe Cherwell has broken that promise.

Coun Webb acknowledged that potholes on the Drift Road were a serious problem and suggested contacting the Highways Agency for a five or ten-year maintenance plan.

The parish council decided that it did not want to open a Twitter or Facebook account at present.

Councillors were told that ten moles were caught on the childrenís playground and a clean-up on a bigger scale was planned for April 26, when the Village Spring Clean will take place.

Finally, councillors were reminded that parish council elections take place next month and nomination papers must be delivered to Cherwell at Bodicote House by 4pm on April 24.

17th April 2014 - Eggcellent Idea

Peachtree Pre-School are holding an Easter Scavenger Hunt on Sunday week, April 27. Itís fun for all ages, with refreshments and home-made cakes, so pop along between 10am and 12 noon at a cost of just £2 per child.

17th April 2014 - Glean 'N' Gleam

Donít forget itís the Village Spring Clean at 10am on Saturday week, April 26. High Vis jackets, gloves and bags will be provided, so please come along and help get Hornton looking its best for May Day.

17th April 2014 - Prizes Galore

Can you provide a raffle prize for this yearís Hornton May Day raffle? If so, Lorraine Joyner on 01295 678708 would like to hear from you!

Sheíll be even more grateful if you could sell raffle tickets in advance or help out on the raffle stall on May Day itself, which takes place a fortnight on Monday Ė May 5.

Lorraine can also take prizes for the Tombola stall, which is being run by Hornton School.

White Elephants should go to Andrew and Carol Overton on 01295 678920, clothes to Jenny Bowes on 01295 670633 and please donít forget home-made cakes on the day itself! Bottles of wine for the Wine or Water? stall should go to Lynn Corke on 01295 670673.

17th April 2014 - Crafty Idea

Hornton Art Group is staging an art exhibition to coincide with May Day. Itís taking place between 3.30 and 5.30pm on Sunday, May 4, when cream teas will be served and then throughout the May Day celebration on the following day.

17th April 2014 - Sizzling Success

The second Hornton community breakfast was a sizzling success all round.

John and Jill Offord and Jan and Kevin Wain cooked up an American-style breakfast last Saturday, complete with superb Eggs Benedict and Granola with delicious home-made fruit compote.

Assisted by a small army of clearer-uppers and washer-uppers, they made more than £250 profit for village funds from around 100 customers. They are now having a long rest!

17th April 2014 - Butchered

The Dun Cow beat the Butcherís Arms 5-2 in their latest Habury and District Crib League match leaving the Hornton cribbers in fifth place with 24 points.

17th April 2014 - Chat Away Till May Day

Thatís the deadline to write up your contributions for The Gossip, Horntonís very own village newspaper. 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 need those recollections, recipes and reminiscences by this weekend

17th April 2014 - Leaves Drop In

The mobile library from Oxfordshire County Council will be on the village green next Wednesday, April 23, from 10.40am-11.20am.

17th April 2014 - Church Services

Tomorrow, thereís a Good Friday service in Hornton Methodist Chapel at 7pm and on Easter Sunday an 11am United Service in the Parish Church of St John the Baptist.

10th April 2014 - Cen-Tea-Nary

Hornton School is 100 years old this year and itís going to celebrate by throwing a party!

A tea party, to be precise. A very special one, in which parents and pupils compete against each other in a Great British Bake Off cooking contest.

To judge it, theyíre looking for the oldest former pupil. If you know who that might be, please get in touch with the school associationís Lorraine Joyner on 01295 678708. Sheís also keen for other ex-pupils to come along, especially if theyíve got old photos they can lend to her. And everyone else is invited along too, so please put Saturday, June 14 in your diaries.

10th April 2014 - Eggcellent Idea

Go Stateside for breakfast this Saturday, April 12, when Kevin and Jane Wain and John and Jill Offord are cooking up an American Breakfast in aid of village funds. There will be pancakes with maple syrup, Granola Eggs Benedict Ė you name it. Pop along, read the papers and enjoy!

10th April 2014 - Progressing Nicely

The latest Progressive Dinner Party was one of the most successful yet with six hosts entertaining and feeding hungry guests as they walked round the village for their supper.

The evening raised £630 - £430 for the pavilion refurbishment and £200 to Hornton History Club to help stage its World War 1 exhibition in August.

10th April 2014 - Brush Up

The Parish Council has organised a Spring Clean starting at 10am a fortnight on Saturday - April 26 - so please put that date in your diaries. Itís ohnly for a couple of hours but it will make our beautiful village spick and span for May Day!

10th April 2014 - Mayday May Day

If you havenít agreed to help out on Horntonís biggest day of the year, itís not too late!

May Day is less than a month away - on May 5 - and organiser Lorraine Joyner still needs loads of willing hands to help it all go with a zing. She has the Master Plan of where all the stalls will be situated on the green and itís not too late even now if you would like to add another stall to her list or just want to help out on a stall. Please ring her on 01295 678708.

10th April 2014 - Arty Crafty

Hornton Art Group is staging an art exhibition to coincide with May Day. Itís taking place between 3.30 and 5.30pm on Sunday, May 4, when cream teas will be served and then throughout the May Day celebration on the following day.

10th April 2014 - Rolled Up

Hornton WI members who came along to April's meeting discovered that wallpaper isnít just useful for sticking on the wall. Guest speaker Valarie Steel brought along a wonderful selection of hand-crafted gift bags, boxes and cards created from it and then members then had the opportunity to create their own items.

Next monthís meeting will be held on Thursday, May 1 at 7.30 pm in the chapel Hornton, when the guest speaker will be Andrew Jenkins talking about recycling. This meeting is open to all Ė including men!

As the WI is arranging the teas for Horntonís May Day celebrations, all members are requested to contribute a cake.

10th April 2014 - Nailbiter

The Dun Cow won a nail-biting 4-3 away victory over Southam Sports and Social Club in their latest Harbury and District Crib League match. The win puts the Hornton cribbers in fifth place with 22 points and two games to go till the end of the season.

10th April 2014 - Little Donkey

There will be a very special 11am Benefice service in Hornton Methodist Church this Sunday, April 13. Itís Palm Sunday and you need to arrive on the green early for a walk to the Church led by a donkey!

10th April 2014 - Chat Away Till May Day

Thatís the deadline to write up your contributions for The Gossip, Horntonís very own village newspaper. 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 need those recollections, recipes and reminiscences by this weekend

10th April 2014 - Make It Snappy

The Hornton Calendar organisers are soon getting together to decide which photos should be picked for the Months of October-December and January-March. But thereís still time to send in yours!

Just email your photos to Jan Hall at janandgrahamhall (at) btopenworld dot com now! Remember, the photo doesnít actually have to be taken in the month itís illustrating Ė it just needs to reflect that month.

3rd April 2014 - Phipps 'N' Snips

Beverley Phipps will be talking about Face Shapes and Hairstyles when Hornton WI meet at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church tonight, Thursday. The competition will be for a decorated egg. Next month Andrew Jenkins will talk about recycling.

3rd April 2014 - Look In

Hornton Church Ladies Working Party are holding a bingo sessions tomorrow, Friday. Eyes down at 7pm in Hornton Pavilion.

3rd April 2014 - Got The Time?

Hornton History Group are creating a timeline for the village Ė a list of events which have had a significant effect on life here.

Do you know when the first car, telephone or washing machine came? Who was the first child from Hornton School to go to university or the first village postman?

If youíve got any idea of events to put on the timeline, please contact the groupís Kevin Wain on 01295 670761 or kevin dot wain (at) hornton-history dot co dot uk.

3rd April 2014 - Clean 'N' Gleam

Can you spare a couple of hours to help make Hornton sparkle? The Parish Council has organised a Spring Clean starting at 10am on Saturday, April 26, so please put that date in your diaries.

Since thatís also the date of the Hornton St Georgeís Night dinner, you can work out in the morning and reward yourself in the evening!

But to do that, youíve got to get yourself a ticket. They cost just £12.50 for adults (£7.50 for children) and are available from Jan Hall Ė tel. 01295 670891 or email janandgrahamhall (at) btopenworld dot com. Thereís a three-course meal, a bar and a barn dance. Be there!

3rd April 2014 - Eggcellent Idea

Go Stateside for breakfast on Saturday week, April 12, when Kevin and Jane Wain and John and Jill Offord are cooking up an American Breakfast in aid of village funds from 9 am till 11 am.

Come along and enjoy a selection of all-American breakfast options, including pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, eggs benedict, fruit compote, granola, bagels or any combination of the above! Prices start from 75p, with full breakfast from £5.50 Ė you name it. Pop along, read the papers and enjoy!

3rd April 2014 - Sunny Side Up

Hornton will be tucking into breakfast American style on Saturday week, April 12 from, 9 am till 11 am. - and all proceeds go to Pavilion funds.

3rd April 2014 - Pop To The Pavvy

Hornton Parish Councilís next meeting will take place this Monday, April 7, at 7.30pm in the pavilion. Everyone is invited.

3rd April 2014 - Open House

The dedication and thanksgiving service for the opening of the Methodist Chapel new annex is this Saturday, April 5, at 10.30am followed by refreshments. All are welcome to come and look around the new annex.

3rd April 2014 - May The Force

Nowís the time to volunteer to make Horntonís biggest day of the year go with a swing.

May Day is just a month away on May 5 and organiser Lorraine Joyner still needs loads of willing hands to help it all go with a zing. She has the Master Plan of where all the stalls will be situated on the green and itís not too late even now if you would like to add another stall to her list or just want to help out on one. Please ring her on 01295 678708.

3rd April 2014 - Arty Crafty

Hornton Art Group is staging an art exhibition to coincide with May Day. Itís taking place between 3.30 and 5.30pm on Sunday, May 4, when cream teas will be served and then throughout the May Day celebration on the following day.

3rd April 2014 - Spring Into Action

Itís not too late for you to take photos for the Spring and Winter pages of the Hornton calendar Ė but be quick.

Over the next few weeks, the organisers will choose the photos for the November to March months of the calendar so nowís the time to send your photos to Jan Hall at janandgrahamhall (at) btopenworld dot com. Remember, the photo doesnít have to be taken in the month thatís itís illustrating Ė it just needs to reflect it Ė and be taken somewhere in the village of Hornton.

3rd April 2014 - Chat Away Till May Day

Thatís the deadline to write up your contributions for The Gossip, Horntonís very own village newspaper. 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 need those recollections, recipes and reminiscences by this weekend.

3rd April 2014 - Hit For Six

The result of the Dun Cow's latest match - a 3-4 defeat to The Cottage Tavern - leaves them six points adrift from the top of the Harbury and District Crib League. It's still mathematically possible for the Hornton cribbers to win but an awful lot of other results have got to go in their favour.

3rd April 2014 - Worms A-Wiggle

Bookworms will be making their way slowly down to the village green next Wednesday, April 9,when the mobile library from Oxfordshire County Council will be there from 10.40am-11.20am.

3rd April 2014 - Church Services

There will be an 11am service in Hornton Methodist Church this Sunday, April 6. 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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