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Gardening January 2019

Pete Toms
Posted by Pete Toms, on January 2, 2019

It’s now midwinter, with prospects of cold winds, heavy rain, frost and possibly snow. However, there are still things for the gardener to do even if you have managed to complete your winter digging and general tidy jobs. The shortest day has passed, and we can all look forward to the start of a new […]

How to succeed at New Year resolutions

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on January 2, 2019

Well it’s that time of the year again when many of us once again get involved in the often disappointing and usually downright futile ritual of making New Year resolutions to try and improve our lives. Christmas seems long gone, you have over indulged and so your thoughts turn to a new year, a new […]

December Gardener’s Diary

Pete Toms
Posted by Pete Toms, on December 12, 2018

December is quite often a cold, wet month with only pale sunshine. With all the pre-Christmas activity many gardens get neglected, but there are still things to do before the real winter begins. There is still time to plant trees, shrubs, conifers and roses etc. It’s also an ideal time to plant fruit trees and […]

Remember, Remember Fireworks Safety On 5th November

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 1, 2018

As Bonfire Night approaches, people are being reminded that the safest way to celebrate is to attend a large professionally organised public event. Chris Barber, Community Safety Manager from Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Organised fireworks displays are more fun, cheaper and far safer than hosting your own fireworks or bonfire party. […]

Marie Curie Counts on Volunteers

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 25, 2018

Marie Curie is appealing for local volunteers to help host their hugely successful daffodil collections within Bicester. Last year, the Marie Curie Nursing Service Oxfordshire cared for over 260 patients during the night, providing expert care and support to people living with any terminal illness, and their loved ones, helping them make the most of […]

Tour de Trigs

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 25, 2018

A long distance walking event. Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December. The toughest non-stop cross country navigation exercise in and around North Oxfordshire, South Warwickshire and South Northamptonshire. 15, 30 and 50 miles. www.tourdetrigs.org.uk COMMUNITY A-Z LISTING To list your community events and information in Your Letterbox email kelly@yourletterbox.co.uk

Brackley Squash Club

Brackley Squash Club

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

A match on every Northants court! Come 1st September 2018 we are planning to play a match at EVERY squash club in Northamptonshire. The core group are Squash Coaches who work with the juniors in Northants but everyone is welcome to join. Just to add a greater challenge we’re cycling between each venue. The plan […]

Banbury Parkrun

Park Run

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

Parkrun started back in 2004 when 13 runners got together on a blustery day in Bushy Park, Teddington, UK. Today it is an international family of over half a million runners (and counting). Parkrun takes place in 17 countries with 529 locations in the UK alone. One of which is based right here in Banbury! […]

Banbury Cross Flyball

Flyball

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

Fetch has a whole new thrilling meaning with flyball – Charlotte Gunn investigates this fantastic sport to see is it all about the ball? Dogs have long been described as man’s best friend but who (or what) is a dog’s second best friend?! It must be a ball! To a dog this deliciously round thing […]

Callum Hawkins-Row

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

“No one’s a Lewis Hamilton on their first drive out, simple as” Callum Hawkins-Row 2017 I thought I’d better immortalise at least one quote from Callum Hawkins-Row who won the Brentwood Karting Rising Star Driver Award in 2013, and is now labelled as one of the fastest young drivers around in 2017. He’s going places… […]

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