The Brick Village Diary March – April 2012

A Celebration for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Monday June 4th 2012

To be held at Tatchbrook Field (Granville’s)
Marquee for lunch arrive 12.30pm. Main course provided. Bar.
Fancy dress 1950’s. Entertainment from Cherington Players.
Commemoration Cup Design competition from the village children.
Children’s Games. Children’s Tea Party. Jubilee Queen award.
National Beacon lighting on Cherington Hill.


Diamond Jubilee Fund Raising Event at The Cherington Arms

Pub Quiz Sunday 26th Feb 8pm and every 2 weeks.
Pub Bingo Monday 20th Feb 8pm and every 2 weeks.
We need everyone’s support for the Jubilee Celebration


Diamond Jubilee Committee

The committee for the Queen’s diamond Jubilee celebration at Cherington was set up last week as follows:
Philip Townsend (Chairman), John Beaumont, Jane Gibbs, Simon Rutherford, (Vice Chairmen), Sue Parker (Secretary).


The CSS Seniors Club

The forthcoming spring programme includes our Cottage Pie lunch on Tuesday 7th March at 1pm and the Annual Spring Flower Show on Saturday 14th April at 2pm. Both events will be held at the Village Hall.

We will also visit the Chipping Norton Theatre on Saturday 28th April at 2.00pm to see the ‘Anything Goes’ production by the local Operatic Society.

Don’t forget our Chatterbox Club meets on 20th March and 17th April at 2.30pm in the Village Hall.
Further details from Jean Bryant (686371) or Alan Wright (686480).


Fairtrade Shopping

Fairtrade foods, wine, household goods, toys, presents, stationery and clothes now available in Cherington,Stourton and Sutton-under-Brailes.If you are interested in Fairtrade shopping there will be two Traidcraft Spring/Summer catalogues in Cherington Church to peruse, and if you would like a copy of your own please ring Erica Jackson on 686273 or collect from Sutton Church. If you order goods through the Sutton account there will be 10% or 15% discount with no postage to pay, and multiple packs of food can be split down. (Unfortunately, only wine cannot be discounted!) In Sutton`s Fairtrade larder there are usually stocks of tea, coffee, sugar, chocolates, kitchen & toilet rolls, tissues, olive oil, rice, and honey. There will also be a sample basket of food in Cherington Church, including the new Traidcraft Easter Egg.So give it a try … and ring me, or drop an order in to The Close, between Sutton Green and the Church.


Mobile Library

This is a really beneficial service for people living in the villages and who like to remain independent.
WCC are reviewing the provision and it is likely the service will be discontinued where stops have only one user. The libraries carry fiction, non-fiction, a small selection of books for children and are happy to meet requests for particular items. Anyone can join, it is easy and enjoyable and a huge help to those who rely on the service.

In March and April the Mobile Library will be calling at the three villages on Friday 9th March, Friday 30th March & Friday 20th April. Stops/times as follows:
Cherington – Featherbed Lane 10.30am – 10.55am, Bus Shelter 11.15 – 11.35am
Stourton – Lanes End Farm 11.45am – 12.00 noon
Sutton – Washbrook Place 2.35pm – 3pm


SW7 Women’s Breakfast

Saturday 10 March @ 8am, The Cherington Arms
Speaker: Ruth Dearnley, CEO of an organisation which aims to lead a strategic response to human trafficking worldwide. “Stop The Traffic”.
A full English breakfast will be served – price £7.50. Contact Janet Owen 686547


Lent Lunch

There will be a soup lunch at Wheelwright Cottage on Wednesday 14th March from 12 noon to 2pm. Everyone is welcome. Do come along and enjoy home-made soups and a good chat. All donations will go to Home Start Banbury.
Janet Owen


Cherington Jazz Evening 2012

Many people have asked whether there will be a Jazz Evening this summer. The organising committee have discussed this and decided not to hold a jazz evening this year.
Instead our aim will be to support the organising committee of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations to be held in the village in June.
Consideration will be given to holding a Jazz event next year with
the objective of keeping the event fresh and fun for the whole family.
Chris Carr


Brailes Mechanical & Craft Society 2012 Programme

Meetings held at Brailes Village Hall and start at 7.30pm.
Next meetings:

Monday 5th March – Aviation Heritage/Cotswolds – Air Commander Graham Pitchfork
Monday 2nd April – Stone Carving talk/demo – Bernard Johnson

Further information from Harry Upson (686323).


Other Local Events

Sat 3 March – Banbury Blues Festival, The Mill Arts Centre Banbury – www.porterhouseblues.co.uk
Mon 5 March – House Concert in Lower Brailes, Frank & Eddie Thomas. Tickets 685332
Fri 13th April – The Porter Family in Concert at Cherington Village Hall.

Further info: timporter649@btinternet.com


Coffee Second Saturday in the Village Hall

Thank you to everybody who can along to the February ‘Hearts and Pancakes’. It was a very warm atmosphere in cold conditions and lovely to have a good crowd there!
Saturday 10th March 10-12 The CSS Craft Group will be holding a stall and selling a good variety of gifts for Mother’s Day and Easter Saturday 14th April 10-12 an open Table Top Sale for everyone who is Spring Cleaning and clearing – bring along everything you no longer need and sell it for your own profit! £5 per table. Book with Annie 686523 or Jenny 686381
Saturday 12th May 10-12 will be the very popular Cherington & Stourton Garden Group Coffee Shop and Plant Sale


A garden patch in Cherington

Would anyone like some garden space in Cherington to grow flowers for yourselves or for charity eg the Church or New Village Hall. No charge – just keep tidy! If interested phone 686261


Village Hall Lottery

The winners from the January draw are;
£100 Chris Owen
£50 Paul Marriott
£30 David Paton


Cherington and Stourton Gardening Group

Next meeting focus – planting flowers to support all the pollinating insects that are so critical to crop and food production. Harry Upson


Cherington Church Flowers

Would you like to help with Church Flowers? There are two ways you could help:

Either by joining a small team who come together about 4 times a year to decorate the Church for festivals (this year – Easter, Diamond Jubilee, Harvest Festival, Christmas). Alternatively I am looking for two or three more volunteers to complete the Church Flower Rota for 2012/2013. You don’t have to be a ‘flower arranger’, just someone who loves flowers and has one Saturday a year to take a turn on the rota. Please think about it, and let me know if you think you could help out once a year.
Many thanks, Sarah Scotter (686303).