In & Around Hornton

Anyone For Croquet?
Anyone For Croquet?

The most important sporting event this summer takes place on the manicured lawns alongside the Pavilion on Sunday 26th August at 2pm. The gentlefolk of this quintessential English village, will don their boaters, dust off their blazers, brandish their parasols and do battle to win the magnificent silverware on offer. Entry is a budget-friendly £3 per person, but you'll need a friend or family-member alongside you as it is played in teams of two (aged 14 or over). (We can help pair up teams if necessary on the day).

Tea and home-made cake will be available to sustain the participants. No prior croquet skill, knowledge or ability is required, as demonstrated in previous years, and all you need to do is turn up at 2 with your entry money and possibly shin pads.


Parking Problems

Errant parkers in Hornton beware! Hornton School head Matt Green has reminded parents in the past not to park on the yellow lines in the road outside but it’s fallen on deaf ears.

“Please do not park on the yellow lines, it is dangerous for your children,” he tells parents. “I will be ‘on patrol’ at pick up time to record the number plates of offenders and will be reporting them to our Local Community Support Officer. I appreciate the village is busy, but I will not allow the safety of our children to be put at risk by people flouting the rules.”

Parking Problems

Hornton History Group
On Display

Hornton History Group goes from strength to strength. They’ve now installed a permanent display cabinet in the Methodist Church, which will contain a series of exhibits.

The first is about “families of Hornton”, with the Burden family taking centre stage. Pop in any time to find about this prominent Hornton family, their local roots and village homes.



Slow Down
Slow Down

Primary school head teacher Matt Green has made a plea for parents to slow down when driving through Hornton.

“We have received a complaint about the speed with which parents are driving in to the village,” he tells parents. “Please can everyone ensure, particularly with the amount of building works and associated vehicles which are around at the moment, that you drive slowly and carefully through the our village. “We have the safety of your children in mind. Thank you.”


Scoop The Poop

School administrator Jenny Bowes says the caretaker has been finding dog mess in the grass area of the playground.

"Obviously this is an area where the children play and the above presents a health and safety issue," writes Jenny. "Please can we ask that if any dogs do stray in to this area owners double check that they haven’t left any nasty surprises for the children."

Scoop The Poop

100 Club
100 Club

The first prize in the St John the Baptist Church 100 Club is now more than £100.

But you’ve got to be in it to win it, so please get in touch with Andrew Overton on 678920 if you’re not and book your place in the next draw.


The Game's Up!
Arty board games promise family fun

Board games fans team up with art lovers on 22 September 2018 when one of the country's most inventive games designers will offer tips to players trying out her creations during a fundraising afternoon at Chenderit School, Middleton Cheney. Artist Cally Trench has devised eight board games, each one original and playable yet also a one-off artwork that take up to 20 minutes each to play.

Run by Middleton Cheney Library Supporters, the event is from 2-4pm. Tickets: £6 for adults; £4 for children (16 or under). Buy in advance or pay on the door. For more information contact Chris Craggs on Banbury 712949 or visit their website.

Board Games
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