Category Archives: Villagers

Fancy Trying Your Hand at Bee Keeping?

Yearly Beekeeping Courses run at Shipston Beekeepers Association


Famous faces at the Heseltine Gallery this Sunday: YOUR INVITATION

Visit the Heseltine Gallery at Chenderit School

If you’re looking for something special to do this Sunday, Mother’s Day, while the lunch is in the oven, why not bring mum and the family along to the Heseltine Gallery in Middleton Cheney: from 11am to 1pm we’ll be hosting the official opening of Donald MacLellan’s 25-year photographic retrospective show, featuring famous faces from stage, screen, politics and business.

Armed with a glass of wine, you can stroll through the array of photographic portraits that allow you to get up close and personal with the likes of Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris (Moneypenny in Skyfall and Spectre), Benjamin Zephaniah and Sir Ian McKellen, to name but a few. And Banbury’s eminent photographer, Donald, will also be chatting with visitors and is always happy to pass on tips and ideas.

The Heseltine Gallery is at Chenderit School, Archery Road, OX17 2QR. It’s easy to find – just follow the signs once you get to Middleton Cheney. If you can’t make it on Sunday, the show continues every day till 25 March, 11am to 3pm – so pop along if you can. It’s all free, apart from one speaker event on 23 March in aid of the local library.

For more info click here.

Has anyone seen a blue and white budgie….

‘Our Blue and White Budgie escaped from our house today 7th March 2018 from 2 Lane Close. Please could anyone who spots her please phone. Mob: 075931177026 or Land line: 01295 738323’.

Many thanks

Nicola and Keith Strangwood


Blue and Brown Bin Collection Suspended Until Monday

Bin Collections suspended

‘Bin collections are suspended for Friday 2 March 2018 due to the snow and icy conditions. Residents are advised to take their bins back in and put them out for collection on Monday 5 March (assuming that conditions have improved and it is safe to do so). We thank you for your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused.’

(Source: Cherwell District Council Website)


New Year’s Eve and Fireworks

As per tradition, there will be some firework displays taking place in the village throughout tomorrow evening to celebrate the new year.

Please will pet owners take appropriate care to ensure that their animals are not unduly disturbed by these events.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!


The Christmas Lights are on at the Red Lion…!

‘The Red Lion would like to thank Hadsham Farm for the wonderful Christmas Tree (adjacent to the pub). Many people have commented on how lovely it is to see it as they enter the village. The delight it brings to the children who use the school bus is obvious by the expression on their faces.

A special thanks goes to Dave Taylor who annually mounts and places the tree and provides his time and a cherry picker to put up the fairy lights. Thanks again.’

Dave and Natasha, the Red Lion

To see what’s on at the Red Lion over the festive period click here.


Look At What’s On At The Red Lion This Christmas!

See below for details of all the Christmas action at the Red Lion, CAMRA pub of the year!