Open Garden for NGS: March

Asthall Manor, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4HW Six acres of dramatic planting surround this C17 Cotswolds manor house (not open), once home to the Mitford family. The gardens, designed by I & J Bannerman in 1998, offer ‘a beguiling mix of traditional and...

Five mile charity run on 24th March

Runners and walkers of all abilities (aged 14 and over) are invited to run, jog or walk the five-mile course around Blenheim Parkland on Sunday 24th March, starting at 10.30. It’s Blenheim’s biggest annual fundraiser for the Oxford Children’s Hospital, which...

Supermoon on 19th February

The Full Moon on 19th February was a ‘Supermoon’. Unfortunately it was not a cloudless night but, in the early evening, it was visible over Stonesfield Now it’s a wait until 9th March 2020 for the next one! A Supermoon is a Full Moon that nearly coincides...

Bus roadshow for Oxfordshire Plan 2050 consultation

A bus roadshow will soon be touring the county seeking the views of Oxfordshire. For five days from Monday 18 February, the Oxford Bus Company vehicle will be visiting towns and villages to encourage people to have their say on the Oxfordshire Plan 2050. The Plan is...

Musical and poetry restarts for 2019

White Horse Folk evening restarted on 6th February with a wide range of contributors. They enthralled the audience with old and modern tunes and poetry. Throughout Marina and Nigel serve food and drink to sustain the performers and listeners. Next opportunity to...

Councillors back business rates relief scheme

Hundreds of retailers in West Oxfordshire are set to benefit from business rates relief. West Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet has supported a Government scheme which will cut retailers’ rates by a third provided they have a rateable value of £51,000 or less. It...

Impact of snow

Quick update from the Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum teleconferences held morning of Friday 1st. The main headlines are: Weather: The Amber weather warning issued at 0408 was lifted earlier than predicted, however there will still be...