Enstone Ensign

Enstone Ensign

Number 451 August 2022
Newsletter for Enstone Parishioners

Sunday 7 August              10am     Spelsbury BCP Holy Communion
Sunday 14 August            10am     Ascott CW Holy Communion
Sunday 21 August            10am     Enstone BCP Holy Communion
Sunday 28 August            10am     Chadlington CW Holy Communion

July 2022
From the Registers:-

Sebastian Noel Hancock 24th July Enstone

Roy Cleaver 23rd July Enstone

There will be no Mass in Enstone in August. The Parish Priest is Fr Tony Joyce, at Holy Trinity Rectory, London Rd, Chipping Norton OX7 5AX. holytrinityrcchippy@gmail.com 01608 642703

All items for the September Ensign in by 27thAugust (or sooner, if you have it ready) please, to Hillside (blue door opposite Artyard Cafe) or ring 677231 for shorter items. You can also email me at info@andreabates.co.uk

From the Church
It doesn’t seem possible that August is here already!  August sees many of us taking holidays and rest from day-to-day work.
We all need holidays. Holidays are about much more than recreation. They serve an important role in our re-creation. This role was at the heart of the foundation of the first National Parks; the realisation that people need spaces which allow them to be re-created, remade. These spaces help repair the “wear and tear” of daily living; recognising that just as our bodies are continually replacing worn and damaged cells, so we need to repair our tired minds, emotions and souls.
Christians see this in a God who was not only at the heart of creation as a one-off event, but who goes on creating and re-creating; “Behold, I make all things new,” [Revelation 25.1].
Maybe that’s because God did not view us as some clockwork machine to be set loose and allowed to run about until our spring ran out, but as a more fragile vessel to be nurtured and re-formed as we live and grow.

The Archduke Piano Trio [Nikki Thomas, Philippa Ibbotson & Simon Lebens] will play works by Schubert, Beethoven & Kreisler at St. Kenelm’s Church on Friday 19th August at 6.00 pm
Wine and refreshments will be available – Voluntary contributions will be grateful accepted. All proceeds to go to Dementia Oxfordshire & St. Kenelm’s Church. To book tickets go to https://guestli.st/719760

The team who distributed nearly half a million free storybooks to schools for the Platinum Jubilee with the Church of England have now released a series of cartoons and songs for primary school aged children, on the Fruit of the Spirit. Thousands of families have been using them during the summer holidays!

The Cheeky Pandas is an online cartoon series created by Christian charity Swell Revolution, which has previously featured contributions from people including Archbishop Justin Welby, and CBeebies’ Gemma Hunt. With catchy pop songs and prayers, the stories are on love, joy, patience, faithfulness and kindness. God Suit is one of their most popular action songs. The episodes are all available with British Sign Language options too.

Songwriter Pete James says: “Cheeky Pandas is all about helping children have fun while they grow in their faith. The free storybook that went out before the Jubilee was on the theme of faithfulness, in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s 70 years of faithful service.”
Songs and episodes are created by the makers of CBBC’s ‘Andy and the Band’ and CBeebies’ ‘The Baby Club’, with voiceovers from Gemma Hunt. Previous guests on the free online show have included Nicky Gumbel, Guvna B and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

YouTube is used by 86% of children aged 3-7, according to Ofcom. They watch for an average of a few hours a day, but this may be more during the summer holidays. Parents are often concerned about what their children are watching. The charity behind Cheeky Pandas wanted to create something which children will enjoy, and parents can know is helping them discover the love of God for them. Churches also use the resource, so there are free assembly plans, Sunday school downloads and activity sheets too, with recipes, crafts and games.

The Cheeky Pandas might be an answer to prayer for some young families this summer! Find out more at www.cheekypandas.com or find Cheeky Pandas TV on YouTube.

Planning Applications:-
• Land East of The Drive, Enstone, 22/01514/FUL – no objection.
• Land at Chapel Lane – site visit to be arranged by Uplands Committee, WODC
• Church Enstone Hall, Little Tew Road – meeting on 22.8.22 -. The PC had already expressed its views on the planning portal. Developments were not in keeping with the area.
Decisions Received:-
• Convent Cottage, Radford, 22/01202/HHD – Erection of single storey extension to create additional bedroom and garden room with spa room and storage beneath, enlarge reception room and provision of terrace above and formation of lobby, boiler room and bin store. Erection of first floor extension with dormer window to create further additional bedroom with en-suite, together with the installation of two further dormers to allow access to first floor terrace. Formation of swimming pool and associated works – Refused (PC had no objection)
• Lime View, Bicester Rd, Enstone, 22/01325/HHD – Proposed rear extension, one and half storey including new gable roof and loft accommodation. Landscaping works to front and rear of property – Refused (PC had no objection but awaiting details re: rerouting of footpath)
• Cleveley Mill, Cleveley, 21/04059/FUL & 21/04060/LBC – External alteration comprising the replacement of windows and doors, the installation of new window and door openings and landscaping works – Approved

The Parish Council have adopted this new updated Code of Conduct and a copy will be placed on the parish website.
Following an enquiry from a resident, OCC Highways have been asked if it is possible to move the 30mph sign to beyond the Coxs Lane/B4022 junction. They have agreed this is possible.
Parish Website …..
The parish website is for information from all organisations within the parish so please let me know if you wish to have any information put onto the website (enstoneparish.org).
• Thursday 25th August 7 pm – Parish Council Meeting.
• Thursday 22nd September 7 pm – Parish Council Meeting.
Email:- enstoneparishclerk@gmail.com
Website address for the Parish = enstoneparish.org
Facebook Page = Enstone Parish

We have been keeping ourselves busy as usual over the past couple of months.  May brought SATs tests for the Year 6’s – never our favourite time of year – but the children did themselves proud, and have since had far more fun things to focus on including an amazing art workshop in association with Kingham Lodge, and preparing for their end of year play and Leavers’ Assembly.  They also completed their Cycling Proficiency training, with a 100% success rate in passing the test and gaining their badges.  It will soon be time for our oldest pupils to fly the nest, but we know they are ready for their next big step.
As the academic year draws to a close I would like to thank the whole Enstone staff team and all our volunteers for their continued hard work and commitment in what has been another difficult twelve months for everybody.  We bid a sad farewell to two staff members who are moving onto pastures new; Zoe Wakefield and Sarah Jamieson will be very much missed but we are delighted to be welcoming Mrs Amanda Murphy, Miss Chloe Gentry and Mrs Claire Mathias to the team.  I am sure next year will bring its challenges, but we shall also have much to look forward to and report back on.  For now, I wish you a happy summer and look forward to catching up again in the new autumn term.
Sarah Mann, Headteacher

Last month our President Angela Taylor kindly hosted our annual bbq, on a balmy evening delicious food was shared alongside plenty of chatting.
On Thursday 14th September we have been invited to Charlbury Bowls Club, when we can either have a go at bowling or be entertained by watching others attempting to get their bowl somewhere in the vicinity of the jack.
The WI will be running their usual cake and produce stall at the Enstone Show, as well as being able to buy great cakes this will be an opportunity to find out more about our WI.
Tony, Debbee and Maddi (formerly Adams of Enstone) would like to pass on their sincere thanks to all of our past customers for their support and custom over the years. Not only have we had some fantastic customers, we have made some great friends in our time at the shop.
We would also like to say a special thank you to all that were involved with the organisation and leaving party it was unexpected and greatly appreciated, everyone was very generous.
Many thanks, Tony, Debbee and Maddi

Helping us all to do the right thing.
Greetings Enstone and surrounding villages! Please come and meet the Enstone Eco volunteers at the Enstone Show on the 20th August, and join us in some fun environmental activities and find out some interesting eco tips and information. You will also have the opportunity to talk to local owners of electric cars and electric cycles, see their cars and bikes in the sports club car park and ask them about their “real world” experience of buying and owning them. Please also share with us your thoughts on any eco actions and issues you’d like us to raise or act on.
For anyone interested in getting FREE Silver Birch wands, please add your name, address, telephone number and/or email on a slip of paper and “post” it in the special box in Adams Stores.
In the meantime, please contact us at enstoneeco@gmail.com for more information or join us at our next meeting on 17th August, from 7pm in the Litchfield Room, Enstone Parish Hall.

The Show Committee needs a little help from the residents. You will see we have some amazing raffle prizes this year.  We are also running a tombola and would ask if you are able to give something towards the tombola prizes.  Karan and Rooban in the shop have agreed to accept the donations.  Please give to this special cause.

Debbie P will be making the annual autumnal bulb order for all Enstone Horticulture Society members to get a 3 – 5% discount off bulbs from www.peternyssen.com
Please take a look and send a detailed list of what you are after to dpayne056@hotmail.co.uk  :
Page no / bulb description/ cost / amount – by Saturday 20th August.  Please mention an alternative in case out of stock.  Invoices for bulbs will be sent individually.

In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close a section of the B4022 to facilitate edge strengthening, drainage, maintenance and reinstatement of all existing lines and road markings upon completion of works. A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and “No Waiting” restriction and will operate from 05 September 2022 up to and including 07 October 2022. This is a 24 hour road closure and no waiting.

Volunteers needed to clean and paint a bus shelter in the village. If you are able to volunteer, please contact the parish council clerk by Email:- enstoneparishclerk@gmail.com

Andy Cook, Carpenter from the Paddocks passed away on 7th July. He will be sadly missed by friends and neighbours.’

The Enstone parish would like to thank Tony, Debbee and Maddy for the contribution they have made to the parish and village life.


Well done, the very talented and imaginative Enstone Knitters

Enstone Sports & Social Club

New members welcome
Barclays Premier League Live on Sky ,plus other sports too.
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 01608 677823
The club would like to thank all members and volunteers who give up their time.
EVENTS COMING IN 2022:*Bingo- Last Sunday of every month until the Christmas bingo, eyes down 6pm
*Henry Hawtin cup football continues on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturday in August with semi-finals on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th August, the final is on Saturday 27th August, Mid-Week games 6.15pm k.o and 3pm on Saturdays including the final.
*Saturday 20th August – The village show
*Extra Aunt Sally competition coming soon T.B.A
*Mark Bott singing at the club on Saturday 24th September along with a remembrance for Ronnie Bott.
*George Chainey darts competition 15th October
Everyone welcome to all events.
Committee Meetings:- 15th August 7pm, 12th September 7pm
Memberships: Adults £10, under 18’s and Over 65’s £5
Will endeavour to update our Facebook page and let people know of any changes or new events.
Thank you all for your support and be safe.

August 20 Enstone Show
25 Parish Council meeting 7pm PH
27 Final date for copy
September 14 W.I. Charlbury Bowls Club