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The Enstone Ensign is a newsletter for the Parish of Enstone and is delivered monthly for free to 600 households.

It is published at the end of each month and news copy should be sent to Andrea Bates as soon as it is ready or before the last week of the month. Address is Hillside (blue door opposite Artyard Cafe) or ring 677 231 for shorter items. You can also email Andrea at info@andreabates.co.uk.


ENSTONE ENSIGN

Number 428 September 2020

Newsletter for Enstone Parish

THE CHASE BENEFICE – SEPTEMBER

The Church buildings are now open for personal prayer and reflection on Sundays between 10 am – 4.00 pm.  We are planning to start public worship at 10.00 am from Sunday 6th September as follows:-

1st Sunday Enstone BCP

2nd Sunday Chadlington CW

3rd SundayEnstoneCW

4th Sunday Chadlington BCP

Until then, you can worship using our recorded weekly service of reflection and prayer on our website: www.thechasebenefice.org.uk or you can listen by phone on 01608 998955.  

From the Registers:-

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ST. TERESA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, FISHERS LANE, CHARLBURY

Although there is not yet any Sunday Mass, there are now weekday Masses on Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30am in St Teresa’s. All welcome. Other opening times will be advertised on the parish website: www.stteresaschurch-charlbury.com 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 October Ensign in by 26th September (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

RIDE AND STRIDE- HELP YOUR LOCAL CHURCH

This year’s Ride and Stride is on the 12th September. Help preserve the history on your doorstep by helping raise money for St Kenelms and Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust. Steven Peach and myself are undertaking the challenge! Please sponsor us https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JakeBriggs

If you would like to sponsor on paper or take part yourself please email: jake.briggs8@btinternet.com

Many thanks Jake Briggs

PARISH COUNCIL NEWS – AUGUST 2020

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:-

  • Manor Farm, Chapel Lane, Enstone, 20/01502/FUL – Formation of new vehicular field access onto Cleveley Road – concerns raised and further information required from the Planning Department.
  • Soho Farmhouse, Great Tew, 20/01930/S73 – Variation of condition 1 of planning permission 19/02976/FU for alterations to The Woodshed – No objection

Decisions Received:-

• Planning Appeal Decision: Barnmead, Church Enstone – 19/00500/OUT – Dismissed

• Glyme Bank, Lidstone, 20/01278/FUL – Erection of dwelling and garages ancillary to Glyme Bank, Lidstone (amendments to existing approval 19/01066/FUL to include porch & alterations to fenestration and roofs.  Approved

• Unit 1, The Old Coal Yard, Gagingwell, 20/00118/FUL – Change of use of premises from light industrial/workshop (class B1 use) to café/farm shop (class A3 use) with associated outdoor seating and vehicle parking spaces – Approved

• The Long Barn, Oxford Road, Old Chalford, 20/00410/FUL – Erection of new office building – Refused

20 MPH SIGNS AROUND ENSTONE ….

The Highways Department at Oxfordshire County Council will be conducting a 

feasibility study with regards to installing 20 mph signs around the parish.

WE NEED YOUR VIEWS …..

Enstone Parish Council has received several requests for fencing posts to be

installed on verges where cars are parking.  There are two specific areas of 

concern:-

  1. On The Green at Church Enstone
  2. On the verge, going down the hill in Enstone towards the Artyard Café, on the right hand side, before the bus stop.

Enstone Parish Council is willing to fund the installation of wooden posts/birds mouth fencing along these verges but would like your views as to whether you have any concern or objection.  Please do let the Parish Council know.

SPEED WATCH CAMPAIGN …..

Thames Valley Police have not given the go ahead for speedwatch campaigns to restart following covid restrictions.  

NEW PARISH WEBSITE ….. NEW REGUALTIONS 23rd SEPTEMBER

With new government accessibility regulations coming into force from 23rd September, a new community website has been created, to comply with these. The Parish Council wishes to thank Rachel Hunt for all her hard work enabling this to be carried out.  She has spent many hours voluntarily working on the new website to which we are so grateful.  Go to www.enstoneparish.org from 23rd September and see what Enstone and surrounding villages have to offer. There is all sorts of information about our diverse area, the services to maintain our parish and all the exciting clubs, pubs, societies, activities and events that impact on our lives.  An events calendar and news section, along with the Enstone facebook feed, keeps you up to date whether at home or on your mobile. 

JOINING THE PARISH COUNCIL’S VIRTUAL MEETINGS:-

Although the Parish Council is now holding meetings “virtually”, residents can participate in these.  In order to do this, I would need your email address to send you an invitation. The agenda for the meeting is placed on the noticeboards and website a week before the meeting is held so please contact me should you wish to speak at the meeting.

Dates of next meetings:-

  • Thursday 24th September 7.15 pm 
  • Thursday 29th October 7.15 pm 

Mrs Beth Sinclair, Enstone Parish Clerk, Briery Cottage, 9 Alexandra Square, Chipping Norton, OX7 5HL.Tel: 01608 641051:  Email:- enstoneparishclerk@gmail.com 

Website address for the Parish = enstoneparish.org which includes all agendas and minutes from Parish Council meetings.

Website address for the Parish Hall = enstoneparishhall.org

Facebook Page = Enstone Parish

ENSTONE WI

Last month we managed to avoid the wind, rain and thunderstorms to hold a small WI picnic. 

It was great to at long last meet a few members face to face.  On Thursday 10th September at 7.30pm we are intending to resume our meetings in the Parish Hall with a talk from Liz Woolley an historian based in Oxford.

TWO JOLLY COOKS FOOD MARKET

Two Jolly Cooks presents the second Food Market in Enstone.  To be held in the garden and car park of the Artyard Cafe on Sunday 20th September.

It will be open from 10 – 1.30pm, with parking on The Drive.

Donations in aid of Oxfordshire Mind, a Mental Health charity.

Stalls will include Two Jolly Cooks/ Bibury Trout Farm / Team Tea / Chilli’s 2U /Swedish Sandwich Cakes / Moore & Lyon / and a lot more..

Hope to see you there. Please be responsible in social distancing.

Any enquiries to Debbie Payne 07810420711

ENSTONE PRE-SCHOOL NEWS

Enstone Pre-school has available spaces on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the upcoming Autumn term. So if you have a child aged 2 years+ and are interested in joining us, then please call 01608 677192 or send an email to Enstonepreschool@gmail.com.

ENSTONE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Unfortunately, due to Covid, we have had to cancel summer events such as open gardens, garden visits and the horticultural show. However, we will be distributing seed catalogues in early October so that you can purchase seeds at up to 60% discount. As well as a seed catalogue there will be a bulb catalogue from Peter Nyssen. Non-members can also apply for a catalogue and order seeds, with the membership fee to be added on at seed collection time. Please contact HelenPrower@gmail.com

One event which did continue was the garden competition for the best perennial display. Members submitted up to three photographs which were judged by a panel in a Zoom meeting. We had a good selection of photos of lovely displays but the winner was judged to be Veronica Parsons who has been awarded the Nockels cup. Many thanks to all those who took part.

ADAMS OF ENSTONE OPENING HOURS

Shop Hours Mon – Saturday 7am – 6pm

Sunday 8am – 12 noon

POST OFFICE HOURS (See Website for details)

YOUR NATURE NOTES

What have you noticed round your garden or around the village that’s been different or unusual? We invite people to write in their experiences, possibly animals sighted, unusual behaviour of plants or animals in this summer of extremes in climate. For instance, did an albatross land on your lawn? Or a chimpanzee in your apple tree? An alligator in your pond? Puffins stealing your muffins? A grizzly bear halfway up the stair? A yeti eating spaghetti? No – seriously – if you wrote in and told us something like that, we wouldn’t believe you… Just tell us your most interesting sightings/experiences in a few sentences or a short paragraph. We’ll publish a selection in forthcoming issues of the Ensign.

My most noteworthy observation back in July was watching a baby wren peck at the ants swarming on my kitchen window frame and outside window ledge. I was getting concerned as the ants had started to come inside and gather on the kitchen window sill. I was glad that I hadn’t got around to puffing ant-killing powder around the area outside as I might have missed having this little visitor so near!
Send to info@andreabates.co.uk or put a written note through my door at Hillside, Oxford Road, Enstone (blue door opposite the Artyard Café on the main road).

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ENSTONE PARISH HALL

The Parish Hall is open for the following activities:

Mondays – Ladies Badminton.  Yoga Focus (from 7 Sep)

Tuesdays – Pilates.  Seniors Badminton (22 Sep)

Wednesdays – Junior Karate.  Dancepeeps

Thursdays – Adults Badminton.  Yoga (from 24 Sep)

Fridays – Fitness Class.  Dancepeeps.  Baby College (from 11 Sep)

Saturdays – Jado Kuin Do (from 12 Sep). Stage School (from 19 Sep)

We have taken every precaution to make the Hall safe for use under the Covid regulations.

Due to the current restrictions if you want to take part in an activity please don’t just turn up at the Hall. Instead go to the parish hall website www.enstoneparishhall.org and contact the activity organiser.

ENSTONE SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB

FACILITIES FOR HIRE GROUND AND CLUB

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New members welcome

Barclays Premier League Live on Sky ,plus other sports too.

TELEPHONE NUMBER: 01608 677823

Aunt Sally Invitational competition Saturday September 19th , 8pm

Please note this is an invitational, a max of 16 players, if there are any spaces left I will let people know on our Facebook page, so please keep checking.

No club meetings until further notice as is the same with bingo and whist.

Thank you all for your support.

The Grotto

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The Parish Hall Opening

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

September 10 WI meeting 7.30pm Parish Hall

12 Ride & Stride

19 Aunt Sally Competition Sports & Social Club 8pm

20 Two Jolly Cooks Food Market 10 for 10.30 Artyard Café   24 Parish Council Meeting 7.15pm via Zoom

26 FINAL DATE FOR COPY