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2023/227 Jacques Barn Handcrafted Gifts


2023/224 High Street Closure

Because I live on the High Street I’ve received notice from Scottish and Southern Electricity that the High Street will be closed for 5 days from November 27th.  This is for the installation of a new electricity supply.  The road closure will start at The Green and extend to the junction with South End.  They request that cars are kept off the road for this period.
This is all I know but if you need more information, you can contact Emma Owen, Project Manager, 07503 111745. ref FAJ257.
PS See Home Page for a map and further details.

2023/223 Bingo Night

A reminder that this Friday night is BINGO NIGHT at the village hall !!!

Come along for a great fun evening.  As always, doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm Eyes Down. Normally finished by 9.15pm

If you haven't tried it yet, here's your chance.

I look forward to seeing you on Friday



2023/222 Christmas Cards For Sale

I have 16 packets for sale!  The designs are new and each pack has 10  good  quality cards and envelopes.    A pack is 4 pounds for  10 cards.
Contact me on 01608 730034.
Margaret  Bolam

2023/221 Rollright Garden Club

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Dear Garden Club Members and non-Members,

2023 Membership Questionnaire

4 years ago, a small group of us set up the Great Rollright Garden Club with the objective of creating a social group in the village with 

gardening as a common interest. No expertise is required - just a love of plants and being able to appreciate a nice garden.

During the 4 years, the committee have arranged plant sales, guest speakers, trips to famous gardens and horticultural shows, some 

quizzes and open gardens. The club peaked at 60 members and most of the events were well attended. Since then, the club events 

and activities have not been so well attended. Coach trips have become much more expensive to arrange and there’s always a 

question of arranging things during weekdays or weekends.

What should we do for 2024 was the main question at the last committee meeting?

Could you please spare a few minutes to let us know your thoughts and help answer the following questions?

  1. Should the Rollright Garden Club merge with one of the other local garden clubs to provide a wider selection of events?

  2. Is the membership fee set at the correct level - £6 per member per year or £10 per couple per year?

  3. Do we offer a sufficiently interesting programme of events?

  4. Are there additional activities or events that we could add to the programme? For example, workshops on gardening 
    techniques or plant swaps?

  5. How could Great Rollright as a village benefit from the Garden Club?

  6. Do you have any further ideas to enhance the Garden Club?

  7. Or do we close the Club and with the funds we have, create a legacy in the village - planting some shrubs and trees for 
    everyone to enjoy?

Your feedback will be very much appreciated so that we can offer an attractive programme for 2024.
Please reply to this e-mail to Sue Glasson at

The Rollright Garden Club Committee​

Jane, Simon, Sue, Linda and Trevor

2023/220 Pilates in Great Rollright

Dear All,


I’m looking forward to seeing many of you next week for the new Pilates term commencing 6th November.

No need to commit, just come and try and attend whenever you wish and pay as you go (PAYG):



Yoga Tysoe 9.30am - Tysoe Village Hall (CV35 0SE)

November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

December 4th, 11th, 18th

PAYG: £11


Pilates Shipston 1.30pm - Shipston-on-Stour Scout Hut (CV36 4EW)

November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

December 4th, 11th, 18th

Block booking: £70 or PAYG: £12



Pilates Newbold 11.30am - Newbold Village Hall (CV37 8TU)

November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

December 5th, 12th, 19th

Block booking: £70 or PAYG: £12



Pilates Tysoe 9.30am - Tysoe Village Hall (CV35 0SE)

November 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

December 6th, 13th, 20th

Block booking: £70 or PAYG: £12



Pilates Great Rollright 9.30am - Great Rollright Village Hall (OX7 5SW)

November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

December 7th, 14th, 21st

Block booking: £70 or PAYG: £12


For block booking, should you miss a class, you are welcome to attend any of my other classes in the term.  Missed classes may not be carried over to the next term. 

I’d appreciate payment for the full block before the beginning of term (latest the first class), please. Bank transfer is preferred, but cash is also fine.

BACS details:

Business Name: Serenite

Account No: 07097485

Sort Code: 09-01-56

Reference: Pilates [class location]

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you soon.

All the very best,


Jeanne Corcos Conisbee

2023/218 Wreath Making

See details on Home Page.

2023/217 New Year's Eve Party

New Years Eve Party in the Village Hall​

Yes, it’s that time of the year again – leaves are falling, the clocks have changed, and the days are getting shorter – so what have you got to look forward to?

Well, one thing you can look forward to is a New Years Party in the Village Hall – and yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s on the December 31st!


To keep it simple and the costs down it will be a ‘bring your own’ party. That is bring your own drink and bring your snacks/nibbles to get you and your party through the evening, which will be starting at 20.00h.


The theme for the evening is the tried and tested ‘Vicars and Tarts’ and yes, there will be prizes for the most believable vicar and the most convincing tart, so well worth making the effort, as the prizes are not to be missed!


As we said we are keeping the costs down to a minimum, so we are only asking for £5 per couple to cover the cost of the room decoration, prizes, electricity etc.

Let us know (RSVP)

OK, it’s still two months away, but we would like you to let us know if you would like to come so we can get an idea of numbers (let us know how many will be in your party).

We will be sending out more communications as we get nearer the date, so you will have a chance to update us once you have firmed up on your plans.

Please reply to 

Bob -


Linny -

Alan J Monro

+44 (0)7787 151620 / 01608 738158

2023/214 Hook Norton Christmas Concert

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2023/213 Woodchips Available

Bags of wood chips available, suitable for horses, rabbits, guinea pigs etc.  Seems a shame to bin them.
Please call 
Ann Thomas
01608 730685

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2023/212 Christmas Fair


2023/208 Art Club

Art Club in the Village Hall on Saturday 4th Nov.   10am - 1pm   
All welcome.  
Tea & Coffee and "choccy bics".

2023/207 Childrens' Playground

The final part of the playground project has been completed today.   A new shelter with light panels on the western side so all parents can sit in comfort while looking after the little ones.

2023/206 Christmas Market

Friends of Great Rollright School are looking for stall holders for the Christmas Market on Saturday 2nd December.     
Email - for more information and to book.

2023/205 Gold Coloured Necklace Found

Found at Tyte End, a gold coloured necklace with a very fine chain and small heart shaped attachment.   Can be identified by the maker’s name.
Contact Carol Dingle at

2023/204 World Cup Rugby

Semi Finals Roundup
Semi Final 1 – Argentina vs All Blacks
In short, a one-sided affair that became an exhibition match of the All-Blacks way of playing rugby. All Blacks 44 – Argentina 6.
Semi Final 2 – England vs South Africa
I’d be surprised if anyone who watched this match predicted just how well England took it to South Africa, who are after all, both current Word Champions and Ranked #1 in the world. England had a two-point lead until about two minutes from the end. One penalty kick from Handre Pollard and English hearts were broken. South Africa 16 – England 15.
Remaining Matches
Friday October 27   20.00h   England V Argentina          In the village hall
Saturday October    20.00h   All-Blacks v South Africa  Waiting divine guidance. 
Are you coming?
We will arrange ‘refreshments’ for your viewing pleasure – so PLEASE let me know if you are coming.
Please mail me (or call/text) as below
07787 151620

2023/203 Quiz Night

Quiz Night this Saturday in the Village Hall. 
7pm for 7.30pm start
Bar, cheeseboards, raffle
Tables of 4 welcome or just come along and join a team. 
£3 per person, pay on the door but if you can let Sarah know you are coming that would help with planning
See you there!

2023/202 Car For Sale

Car for Sale in Rollright
Toyota Auris TR Valvematic 1.6l, petrol, manual, 2010 but only 70,600 miles.
Nice clean 5 door hatchback (2 owners) that has been well looked after (service history) only £3,000 ono for quick sale as has some bodywork scratches and dents as selling for my elderly father in law.
Happy to answer any questions or send more photos or details.
Sharon 01608 730546 or email

2023/201 World Cup Rugby

Rugby World Cup 2023

Quarter Finals Roundup

If you didn’t watch the quarter finals, then you missed a fantastic festival of rugby played at the very highest level. 

Wales had performed beyond expectation – up to now. The Pumas (Argentina) had the passion and were not encumbered with the fear of losing – Argentina 29: Wales 17

Ireland came into the tournament as World number one, but their progress was halted by the mighty All Blacks. The rugby was sublime right up until the final whistle and on the night the (marginally) better team won. NZ 28: Ireland 24

England came into the tournament in a very sorry state and even the most die-hard fans held out little hope. Well, we were wrong; they topped their group, so were lined up to meet Fiji  (who beat them at Twickenham in August - 22:30). This time it was 30:24 to England, taking them through to the semi-finals.

The last quarter final saw the hosts France, match up against South Africa (the current World Champions); another match of breathtaking rugby,  ending in heart break for the French – France 28: South Africa 29. 


Friday October 20th @ 2000h                    Argentina vs New Zealand

Saturday October 21st @2000h                 England vs South Africa             

Are you coming?

We will arrange ‘refreshments’ for your viewing pleasure – so PLEASE let me know if you are coming. Please mail me (or call/text) as below

07787 151620

Alan J Monro

+44 (0)7787 151620 / 01608 738158

2023/200 Recycle Week

As national Recycle Week (16-22 October) gets underway, West Oxfordshire residents are being asked to celebrate this year’s Big Recycling Hunt theme by keeping their eyes peeled and searching their homes for extra chances to recycle.

Topping the list of items that aren’t always recycled are glass perfume bottles, foil, empty aerosols, cleaning and detergent bottles, shampoo and conditioner bottles, and tubs, pots and trays, according to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the charity behind Recycle Week.

Councillor Lidia Arciszewska, Executive Member for Environment at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “West Oxfordshire households are among the best recyclers in the country, but we know residents share our ambition to create an even better environment, and one easy way we can all help is by recycling more to prevent items ending up in rubbish bins.

“Now in its twentieth year, Recycle Week reminds us to stop wasting valuable resources by ensuring that everything that can be recycled, is recycled for the benefit of our planet. Items like steel cans and aluminium foil, for example, are endlessly recyclable with no loss of quality and making products from recycled aluminium uses only five per cent of the energy it takes to make new foil from raw materials. 

“So whether it’s last night’s aluminium takeaway trays, plastic detergent bottles, shampoos and conditioners from the bathroom, or even the foil lid off a yoghurt pot, we’re asking residents to join in this year’s campaign and get hunting in their cupboards and waste baskets to boost recycling rates.

“If everyone in the district recycled just one extra item each week, that would result in 6 million more items being prevented from going to waste.”

Householders who are unsure about what they can put into their blue-lidded recycling bin, can visit the Council’s webpages to find out more: 

For anything that can’t be recycled at the kerbside, the Oxfordshire Waste Wizard online tool signposts residents to the most sustainable way to dispose of their unwanted household items, whether through finding local repair cafes, charity shops and recycling drop off points near to them. Find the Waste Wizard:

Recycle Week is the flagship event of the national Recycle Now campaign which encourages people across the nation to get recycling.

Contact Information

West Oxfordshire District Council Communications Team

2023/199 Parcel Wrongly Delivered

A package for Kate Wood was delivered to the wrong house on Friday at 14:24pm. If anyone has received it in error please get in touch on 07967 132 492. Many thanks.

2023/198 Quiz Night

Saturday 28th October is our next church fundraising Quiz Night in the Village Hall.

7.00pm for 7.30pm start

Bar, snacks, cheeseboards and raffle

Teams of 4 welcome or join a team on the night - £3 a head

Tickets on the door but please pre-book with Sarah Durham 

Sarah Durham

Churchwarden - St Andrew's Great Rollright Church

2023/196 Playground Closure

The date for closure of the playground is now October 25th
The date for the closure has been changed to 19th October
The Great Rollright playground will be closed on the 20th of October for one day for the installation of a new hut.

2023/195 WI Meeting 16th October

 Dear Rollright Ladies

I rather jumped the gun yesterday and announced the subject of our November WI meeting instead of October.  Next Monday we will be hearing the Launceston Hand Bell Ringers.  The following is an extract from their information:

THE TEAM: The Launton Handbell Ringers were founded in 1951 by the late Frederick Sharpe, a noted bell historian and campanologist. Originally based in the village of Launton in Oxfordshire, the members now come from Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Northamptonshire. The Team has given recitals in all sorts of venues throughout the country, and appeared in cathedrals, churches, civic centres, theatres as well as for local societies, clubs, and private functions. They have also appeared on radio and television.

THE BELLS: The Launton Handbell Ringers use a unique collection of bells ranging in weight from 2oz (56g) to 10 lb (4.5Kg), representing the work of many English handbell founders. They are part of a much larger collection of over 250 bells, which, together with books, manuscripts and other memorabilia are held by the Sharpe Trustees. The bells started life in many guises before they were collected and tuned into the totally unique and mellow-toned set that is heard today. 

2023/194 WI Meeting 16th October

Dear Great Rollright Ladies
Our WI meets on Monday 16th October at 7.30 in the Village Hall.  We will be holding a ‘Multi Mini Crafts’ evening with quick and easy Christmas projects.  There will be a small charge for materials and the celebrated WI tea to follow.
Visitors are welcome (£3 fee).

2023/193 Friday Night Bingo

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Friday night is bingo night at the village hall and unbelievably the October bingo is this Friday!!

Come along to bingo this Friday (13th) for a great fun evening. Friday the 13th could be the lucky one!  As always, doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm Eyes Down. Normally finished by 9.15pm

If you haven't tried it yet, here's your chance.

I look forward to seeing you on Friday


2023/192 Dog Food

A message from Ian Scorer

Following the sad and sudden demise of our Lucas Terrier after 13 1/2 very happy years, I have quite a stock of his favourite food which I’m sure he would like to pass on to a fellow pooch.

Apart from an almost full packet of biscuits, there are 32 separate pouches of Turkey mix for an adult small dog .

I can be contacted at Orchard House on this email or Tel 07950 257676

2023/191 World Cup Rugby

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2023/190 Lost Bracelets

From Kitty Henderson

I have lost 2 bracelets which must have fallen off together . One chunky linked gold chain which was extremely sentimental to me as it belonged to my mother. The other a fine silver bangle.

Does anyone by any chance have a metal detector I could borrow?

Many thanks

Kitty Henderson


2023/187 Village Hall Garden - Working Party Needed

Village Hall Garden - Working Party Needed!
Those with eagle-eyes may have noticed that
the garden in front of the Village Hall, is in need
of some serious de-weeding.

To improve the garden will require many hands
to lighten the workload - if you have an hour to
spare, or can put in a longer shift, would be

Could I ask all those who are willing to join in, to let Trevor Withell know and we can organise a few sessions to tidy things up before the weather changes?
Aiming for 19- 21 October.
Bring your own tools! or 07947-471894

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2023/186 Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2023 - Correction

I must have been suffering from ‘Ferry-lag’, when I prepared the schedule – I am sure you all spotted my errors, but just to be sure you don’t miss out– please note the corrections below:-

We are almost through to the quarter finals stage of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. 

What we know so far is:-

In Pool A - France (13points) and New Zealand (10pts) are through.

In Pool B - South Africa (15pts) and Ireland (14pts) are through.

In Pool C - Wales (14pts) are through; Australia (11pts)and  Fiji (10pts)  fight to go through on Oct 8th.

In Pool D - England (14pts) are through; Japan (9pts) and Argentina (9pts) play on Oct 7th.

Matches in the village Hall (well not actually in the village hall, they are in France!)

Quarter Finals 

    Sat 14/10 (1600h and 2000h)

    Sun 15/10 (1600h and 2000h)

Semi Finals 

    Fri 20/10 (2000h) – NOT Sat 20th

    Sat 21/10 (2000h) – NOT Sun 21st

Third place play off 

    Fri 27/10 (2000h) 

Word cup Final 

    Sat 28/10 (2000h)

Not showing in the village hall due to Church Quiz – unless there's divine intervention.

Are you coming?

We will be arranging ‘refreshments’ for your viewing pleasure – so PLEASE let me know if you are going to join us. Mail me (or call/text) as below

07787 151620

2023/185 Skate Park

This message is from Lynsey Jones (Priestley)

Hi all,

Joe presented to the (CN) town council last March with his friends on why Chippy needs a skate park. I’m very excited to share that following lots of hard work collecting hundreds of signatures on the petition, running a pop up skate park and working with Skateboard GB it’s moving forward and we’re reaching design phase!  Below is a link to the town councils plea for any adult skateboard users (or wheeled sport users) to come forward to support with the design.

Not sure if this could be any of you but please pass on if you think you know anyone that could be interested. I’m certainly no help for this bit 😂

Thank you 🙏🏼 Lynsey

2023/184 Roofer Needed

Could anyone recommend a reliable roofer?      
If so, please contact Kath Hales

2023/183 Wallpaper Steamer Required

Has anyone got a wallpaper steamer they would be prepared to lend me for a few days from next Friday October 6th? If so I’d be very grateful! 
Please email:

2023/182 Harvest Festival

It’s Harvest Festival in St Andrew's Church this coming Sunday, October 1st.  A service at 10am.
The church will be especially decorated for harvest thanks to the flower arrangers. 
You are invited to bring food donations for Polly who feeds the homeless in Banbury every day of the year.  Polly prefers tinned or packaged donations and those well within best before dates.
Please see the attached list of foods she favours.
There will also be a retiring collection for the work of Tearfund for their work supporting farmers in Nepal.

Look forward to seeing you, 


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