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28th May 2015 - Quiz For A Cure

The next Dun Cow charity quiz takes place next Wednesday, June 3, and is in aid of the Cure Parkinson’s Trust, the charity that raises money for research into this debilitating disease.

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 you’d like one of Lisa’s fish and chip suppers beforehand.

28th May 2015 - Wish Upon A Star

Hornton WI will hear from Ronnie Johnson of Star Travel when it meets a week today – Thursday, June 4 – in the Methodist Chapel at 7.30pm. The competition will be for a holiday souvenir.

28th May 2015 - Bettergotobingo

The 3Hs Gardening Club is holding a bingo session a week tomorrow - June 5. Eyes down at 7pm.

28th May 2015 - Jump To It

Runners, walkers, babies in buggies – everyone can complete the Golden Mile on Sunday, June 21, and raise money for JUMPA in the process.

JUMPA organisers are staging the ever-popular event at the Darcy Dalton Way course off the Horley Road, starting at 11am. You can get a sponsorship form in advance from Ian Donaldson on 01295 670505 or just pay your £4 entry fee on the day.

28th May 2015 - Don't Miss The Bus

The county council is operating a free minibus service in the village next Thursday, June 4. The service will run on Thursdays and a second trip on the same day could be added if it would be beneficial to the village. The route will run by Tesco.

28th May 2015 - Eight In Four

Exactly four weeks today, Thursday, eight of Hornton’s loveliest gardens and all our allotments will be open via the Open Gardens scheme! The money raised will go to village causes and Katherine House Hospice, so please come along from midday on Sunday, June 28.

There will be teas, plants for sale and, of course, a traditional Hornton raffle.

28th May 2015 - Room For A View

There’s still time for you to add your views in the Hornton village survey. It was due to be completed last weekend but now the parish council has decided there’s room for more time for responses.

Please post your survey forms in the village post box, near the Royal mail letter box, before the next parish council meeting on July 20.

28th May 2015 - Quick On The Drawer

Now’s the time to join the Church’s 100 Club. The next drawer is due very soon.

The first drawer saw Simon Woolf get a first prize of £80, Bob Langton receive £50 and Sarah Walther win £30. But only 33 people took part in that drawer. The next one already has 44 people, so the prizes will get bigger.

To join, please call Andrew Overton on 01295 678920.

28th May 2015 - 225 To Go

There are just 225 shopping days left till Christmas, so now’s the time to think about buying your tree.

But it’s not a Christmas tree for your living room – it’s one to go on the village green in years to come.

Hornton is running out of large Christmas trees but more can be planted down on the JUMPA land. But organiser Paul Burden would like people to sponsor them for £5 each. You can contact him on 01295 670664 or via email at jpburden (at) hotmail dot co dot uk

28th May 2015 - Back For Summer

Hornton Primary School is back for the last term of the year on Tuesday, June 2. The children break up again on Friday, July 17.

28th May 2015 - Book In

The mobile library from Oxfordshire County Council will be on the village green next Wednesday, June 3, from 10.40am-11.20am.

28th May 2015 - Church Services

Vera Hibberd will lead the 11am service this Sunday, May 31, in Hornton Methodist Church. There’s no service in the parish church because there’s a Benefice Service at 10.30am in Drayton.

Don’t 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.

21st May 2015 - Souper Cash

Last Saturday’s soup lunch in the Methodist Chapel raised a brilliant £660 for the Nepal earthquake appeal.

A great sum in itself but that sum will be doubled by putting it through Deutsche Bank’s special appeal website, which matches any donation pound for pound.

Joint organiser Julie Stanley said, “We are very pleased.”

21st May 2015 - Get Quizzical

The next Dun Cow charity quiz takes place on Wednesday week – June 3 - and is in aid of the Cure Parkinson’s Trust, the charity that raises money for research into this debilitating disease.

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 you’d like one of Lisa’s fish and chip suppers beforehand.

21st May 2015 - Use Your Loaf

The bread made by Hornton’s answer to Paul Hollywood, Simon Harris, was such a hit on May Day that last Saturday he fired up the oven at the Rose Cottage Pop Up Bakery again , with some of the profit going to village good causes.

And Simon’s bread was a huge hit once more – so popular, in fact, that he sold out on pre-orders before he’d baked one loaf!

His bread is delicious and part of the profits from every loaf goes to a good cause so, if you’d liked to know when Simon will be baking next, please email him on ashbrook92 (at) live dot co dot uk

21st May 2015 - On Your Bike

It’s exactly a month to go before the annual Hornton Leisure Cycle Ride.

Cyclists will set off from the village green at 11.15am on Sunday, June 14. Like previous years, organiser Lynn Corke is planning an easy route with the emphasis very much on leisure that will include a pub lunch.

Please ring her on 01295 670673 or email lcorke (at) uwclub dot net if you know you are coming so that she can give the pub some idea of numbers.

21st May 2015 - Off Your Bike

Villager Martin Jones has made an appeal for car drivers to slow down through the village are witnessing a couple of near misses with children playing.

“The recent good weather has meant that the kids of the village have star play with bikes and scotters on the roads,” says Martin.

“I witnessed a near miss between a car and a couple of kids going too quickly.”

“Even 20mph is too quick in certain parts of the village.”

21st May 2015 - Booked

Isabelle Harris has agreed to take over as the pavilion booking secretary. You can reach her at 01296 670304 or at iiharris (at) btinternet dot com

The pavilion committee want to thank her predecessor, Liz Jeffs, for her “brilliant” work in the role for the past 30 years.

21st May 2015 - Barnstormin'

The barn dance at Hornton Grounds Farm in aid of village charities on June 12 is an absolute sell-out.

Organisers are delighted with way ticket sales have gone, especially as they took the decision to sell all tickets in advance rather than on the door.

If you still want tickets and would like to go on the waiting list, please call Steve Woodcock on 01295 670795.

21st May 2015 - School's Out

Hornton Primary School’s Term 5 ends tomorrow, Friday. Term 6 begins on Tuesday, June 2.

21st May 2015 - Godhead To Godhead

There will be two 11am services in the village this Sunday, May 24 – one at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist and one, led by the Rev. Lin Frances, at Hornton Methodist Church.

Don’t 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!

14th May 2015 - Have Your Say Today

Please fill in the village survey which was included in the latest edition of The Gossip. It needs to be posted in the village postbox by the notice board by tomorrow, Friday.

Villagers are being ask for their views on two key issues – whether Hornton should have a defibrillator and what should be done to stop parking on the green.

The parish council’s Annual Parish Meeting takes place in the pavilion at 7.30pm this Monday, May 18, when the results of the survey will be unveiled. All residents are invited.

14th May 2015 - Potty To Miss It

Get down to the pavilion at 10.30am this Saturday, May 16, to grab horticultural bargains in the 3Hs Gardening Club plant sale.

And the club is organising a bingo session on Friday, June 5. Eyes down at 7pm.

14th May 2015 - Souper Idea

There will be a soup lunch this Saturday, May 16, from 12 noon to 2pm in the Methodist Chapel. All proceed will go to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. There will be a bring and buy stall and, of course, a raffle.

14th May 2015 - Crowning Glory

Not only did May Day see the crowning of a new May King and Queen, it also produced a fantastic haul of cash for village good causes that was 54 per cent up on last year!

So far, organiser Lorraine Joyner – without whose tireless work the event would never take place – has banked £4281.87.

The BBQ took £604, Raffle £186, Lucky Squares £131.10, Wine or Water? £226, Jenny’s Clothes £272.54, Cakes £230, White Elephant £490.15, Sponsor a Christmas Tree £25, Jennie’s Teddy Bears £115, Bra Ping Pong £115, £Rents £95, Simon’s bread stall £102, School £170, Teas £633, Books £78.08, History Club £81, Bowling £160.50, Human Fruit Machine £163.60, Sarah’s Parcel £100, Ladies Working Party £304.

14th May 2015 - Set In Stone

It’s perfectly legal for the parish council to put large blocks of Hornton stone on our village greens to stop selfish motorists driving over them.

That was the message from a special village green training day attended by Cllr Tim Hewlett. He told the latest parish council meeting, on April 27, that he’d discovered that it was an offence to drive on registered green areas, so posts and stones could legally be placed on registered green areas and the Parish Council would not be liable if a vehicle hit them.

The county council has now provided Cllr Hewlett with maps detailing 15 registered grass areas in Hornton and it was agreed that the Village Green should be a question on the upcoming village survey, along with the purchase of a village defibrillator.

The council unanimously elected Cllr John Offord as chairman, with the vice-chairmanship to be rotated on a three-month basis.

It was told that the village Spring Clean was so successful that a repeat event will be held in the Autumn. The councillors thanked residents for their participation and remarked on the excellent maintenance work carried out by Cllrs Paul Burden and David Jarrett on the village benches.

Councillors also heard that villagers had until May 21 to comment upon a controversial planning application for a house in the garden of Blenheim Cottage. It is going to appeal after being turned down by Cherwell planners. The Parish Council agreed to reiterate previous objections with a focus on the lack of village support for the development, parking and access issues.

The meeting also heard that Cllr Hewlett had emailed a contact at BT to discuss the possibility of the village bulk buying superfast broadband at a discount when it becomes available shortly to most residents.

Cllr Burden reported that there were two half allotments vacant at present. He said the allotments would be open to visitors on the village Open Garden day on the June 18.

A new rocking horse has been ordered for the children’s playground at a cost of £9744 and an Open Morning will take place in June or July. Ben Tyrell has joined the Playground Committee and Ian Donaldson has offered to help with the mowing.

Cllr Kevin Wain reported that the Pavilion had received a very generous donation of £5,000 from Mr Hubert Keller of Hornton Hall towards the new changing rooms.

Cllr Burden told the meeting that plans were afoot to plant Christmas trees on some of the JUMPA land for the future use on the village green. There may be a Sponsor a Tree scheme to raise money for the project.

14th May 2015 - Just The Ticket

The mobile library from Oxfordshire County Council will be on the village green next Wednesday, May 20, from 10.40am-11.20am.

14th May 2015 - Church Services

There's a 10.30am Benefice Service in Hanwell Parish Church on May 17th. At the same time there will be a service in the Parish Church of St John the Baptist.

7th May 2015 - Crossed Off

Hornton WI can’t meet in the Methodist Chapel tonight, Thursday, because it’s being used as a polling station.

Don’t worry – they’ve relocated to the pavilion instead and, at 7.30pm, the Banbury Guardian’s resident historian, Brian Little, will talk about The Changing Face of Banbury. The competition will be for a Banburyshire Limerick.

Next month’s meeting - on Thursday, June 4 - will hear from Ronnie Johnson of Star Travel.

7th May 2015 - Hornton Open Gardens 2015

Hornton Open Gardens Day - part of the Katharine House Festival of Open Gardens is back again this year. Learn more about Hornton Open Gardens Day 2015.

7th May 2015 - Top Tips

The 3Hs Gardening Club will hear all about Tips From An Old Gardener when the Rev John Carrier talks to them next Tuesday, May 12, at 7.30pm in the pavilion.

Don’t forget the 3Hs Plant Sale at 10.30am in the pavilion on Saturday week, May 16. Be there early for a bargain!

7th May 2015 - Mayed Up

Everyone taking part in last Monday’s May Day celebrations was delighted by the way everything went – and the fact that it didn’t rain! The May King and Queen were duly crowned, the children danced round the Maypole and lost of money was raised for village causes. See next week’s Guardian column for full details.

7th May 2015 - Gold Blend

The coffee morning in aid of the Royal Voluntary Service raised £85 last Friday. Organiser Julie Stanley thank everyone who came to support it.

7th May 2015 - Set In Stone

It’s perfectly legal for the parish council to put large blocks of Hornton stone on our village greens to stop selfish motorists driving over them.

That was the message from a special village green training day attended by Cllr Tim Hewlett. He told the latest parish council meeting, on April 27, that he’d discovered that it was an offence to drive on registered green areas, so posts and stones could legally be placed on registered green areas and the Parish Council would not be liable if a vehicle hit them.

The county council has now provided Cllr Hewlett with maps detailing 15 registered grass areas in Hornton and it was agreed that the Village Green should be a question on the upcoming village survey, along with the purchase of a village defibrillator.

The council unanimously elected Cllr John Offord as chairman, with the vice-chairmanship to be rotated on a three-month basis.

It was told that the village Spring Clean was so successful that a repeat event will be held in the Autumn. The councillors thanked residents for their participation and remarked on the excellent maintenance work carried out by Cllrs Paul Burden and David Jarrett on the village benches.

Councillors also heard that villagers had until May 21 to comment upon a controversial planning application for a house in the garden of Blenheim Cottage. It is going to appeal after being turned down by Cherwell planners. The Parish Council agreed to reiterate previous objections with a focus on the lack of village support for the development, parking and access issues.

The meeting also heard that Cllr Hewlett had emailed a contact at BT to discuss the possibility of the village bulk buying superfast broadband at a discount when it becomes available shortly to most residents.

Cllr Burden reported that there were two half allotments vacant at present. He said the allotments would be open to visitors on the village Open Garden day on the June 18.

A new rocking horse has been ordered for the children’s playground at a cost of £9744 and an Open Morning will take place in June or July. Ben Tyrell has joined the Playground Committee and Ian Donaldson has offered to help with the mowing.

Cllr Kevin Wain reported that the Pavilion had received a very generous donation of £5,000 from Mr Hubert Keller of Hornton Hall towards the new changing rooms.

Cllr Burden told the meeting that plans were afoot to plant Christmas trees on some of the JUMPA land for the future use on the village green. There may be a Sponsor a Tree scheme to raise money for the project.

7th May 2015 - Church Services

There will be a United Service in the Parish Church of St John the Baptist this Sunday, May 10, at 11am.

As a result, there will be no service in the Methodist Church but don’t forget that you can pop in there for coffee, cake and a chat 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.

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