|Churchyard Clearance of Debris|
Your help is required to move some debris in the churchyard on Friday 3rd November. Please come along at 10am if you can spare an hour.
Then on Saturday 4th November 2023 at 10.30 hrs. a JCB hopper courtesy of Simon Goss will arrive and we will need to be ready to load the debris onto to it, for him to transport to the bonfire further over in the field. UnIt should take no more than 3 /4 journeys and then the job will be done without the use of wheelbarrows!
Looking forward to seeing you ALL on Saturday 4th November 2023 and anybody who is free at 10.00 hrs. on the Friday.
News from The Barn
“Thank you to everyone who has supported the Barn pop up nights, they’ve been a great success, bringing everyone together whilst we are without our much loved pub! it has been lovely to see so many familiar and new faces to the barn from the village, we hope you are all enjoying them as much as we are!
Our next pop up night is on Friday 10th November, with Food by Verity. Who remember’s The Food Shack…..it’s back with a twist! Verity’s popping up “The Mac’ Shack”! Serving Mac’n’cheese with a twist or two of your choosing. Join us from 5pm til 10:30pm, with a mini licensed bar and beer from the Wriggly Monkey, sit back, relax and enjoy! Follow our pages for more news and full menu options soon.
Some of you may have already heard news of the announcement we shared with our customers earlier this month, for those who may have missed this, we share the statement below for you. It certainly hasn’t been an easy decision but we have been most grateful for your understanding, support and kind wishes since”:
A Statement from the barn…..
With our Christmas shop now open and as we head full on into this fabulous but crazy festive season, it feels like the right time to let you know that 2024 will see our Cafè close and the barn take a new direction.
The last few years have been challenging for both large business and small and there has been no let up! We’ve worked hard to adapt to the twists and turns the world has thrown at us, and absorb some of the losses this created, now coupled with a recent health scare, it is time for us to pause and consider the future shape of the business.
The shop & Café will close in their current form, until further notice on 22nd December 2023; rest assured, whatever we do, Christmas will always remain the heart of the barn and will be back for sure in 2024!
In the meantime, please support us & our amazing team, pop in for coffee, enjoy a delicious cake or 2, take a lunch and browse our shop, let’s make this a season to remember!!
Finally a heartfelt thanks goes out to all our amazing team and to all of you, our most loyal followers for your unwavering support. Whatever the future holds, however big or small, we hope you will remain a part of the heart of the Barn.
Richard & Sara
January Scramble – local residents discount available once again
Tickets are now live for Bicester Heritage’s winter Scramble date, on Sunday 7 January, following a successful October event.Attendees were able to enjoy a display celebrating two unexpectedly connected cars, as part of the ‘Family Ties’ lawn, celebrating the diversity of car designers and developers for a range of marques, bringing over 20 cars together including Skoda, Lamborghini and Jaguar vehicles in the mix.
The much-loved Autojumble and Trader Village returned to Hangar 113, giving attendees the opportunity to pick up some memorabilia and browse the range of products on offer, while Tamiya also provided much excitement under-cover with a mini course in-situ for their range of remote-controlled cars.
As usual, discounted tickets are allocated for local residents at 50% off, the promo code is: BristolBoxkite
I am frequently contacted about potholes and other local issues such as flytipping, abandoned cars, debris on roads and temporary signages being put up on waste land and whilst I can pass these on to my contacts, the very best way to report anything that concerns the county council is via their Fixmystreet portal. They tell me that it is checked daily and matters are put straight into the system for investigation.
You can upload photos but you don’t have to and it really isn’t difficult, so please give it a try:
Lost Silver Bracelet
Some weeks ago local resident Millie Rawicz found a silver bracelet in the road outside her house and following publicity in this newsletter it was reunited with it s owner. Well done Millie for reporting it.
East West Rail
The first phase of repairs to The Park Road are well underway and as previously reported the road will be closed to through traffic but access for locals will be maintained throughout.
Monday 16th October to 10th November 2023 from the cross-roads with Mill Road to the turn-off for Godington.
Monday 13th November to 15th December from the cross-roads with Mill Road to the junction with the A4421.