Thursday, 29 July 2021

Fete and dog show raises £3,200 for church appeal

Fete and dog show raises £3,200 for church appeal

A FETE raised more than £3,200 for St James’s Church in Bix. Attractions at the annual event hosted by the villages of Bix and ...

 

Plans for community hub re-submitted to council

PLANS to extend the church in Bix to make it a community hub have been re-submitted. The parochial church council at St James’s Church ...

 

Lower speed limit backed

Lower speed limit backed

RESIDENTS in Bix and Assendon have shown support for a speed awareness campaign. The parish council is ordering 200 stickers from the ...

 

New clerk

A NEW clerk has been appointed for two parish councils. Karen Wheeler succeeds Jane Pryce, who had held the role on Bix and Assendon ...

 

Tree replaced

THE old Armistice tree on Bix Common is to be replaced. Bix and Assendon Parish Council considered moving it to outside St James’s ...

 

Village fete

THE Bix and Assendon village fete will take place on Bix Common tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm to 4pm. Attractions will include stalls, ...

 

Family use life savings to fix home ruined by builder

Family use life savings to fix home ruined by builder

A FAMILY whose home was demolished by a builder who then walked away without replacing it are finally getting their lives back on ...

 

Villages renew effort to reduce speeding

TWO villages are trying to stop drivers speeding. Nettlebed Parish Council has given “20’s Plenty” stickers to residents of Watlington ...

 

Bus extension

A BUS service for vulnerable people could visit Bix and Assendon more often. The Comet currently takes residents who are unable to use ...

 

Clerk to two parish councils won’t miss doing minutes

Clerk to two parish councils won’t miss doing minutes

A WOMAN who has worked as a parish clerk for the last seven years is standing down. Jane Pryce joined Rotherfield Greys Parish Council ...

 

Mowing delay

GRASS cutting services in Bix and Assendon are due to return next month. The parish council is taking part in the No Mow May ...

 

Memorial trees plan

MEMORIAL trees could be planted in Bix and Assendon to mark the passing of the coronavirus pandemic. The parish council is thinking of ...

 

‘Unsightly’ grass verge

THE grass verge opposite the Golden Ball pub in Lower Assendon could be adopted officially to stop it from being damaged. Bix and ...

 

Toilet humour

Toilet humour

OLYMPIC rower Vicky Thornley has taken a step into the world of business. On Tuesday she announced on social media that she has been ...

 

Sixth year of villagers’ plant sale

Sixth year of villagers’ plant sale

A PLANT sale raised £1,038 for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance at the weekend. Haydn Jones, from Bix, and Diana Knight, from Middle ...

 

Later clean

THE annual spring litter-pick in Bix and Assendon has been postponed.  The parish council has decided to move the event back to late ...

 

Plant sale

BIX’S annual plant sale will take place outside the village hall on Saturday, May 8 from 10am to noon. The event will be raising funds ...

 

Water rising

THE water level at the Stonor Park borehole has been rising. The Stonor and Assendon springs begin to run when the water level in the ...

 

Coronavirus Diaries: David Gregory, blacksmith

Coronavirus Diaries: David Gregory, blacksmith

DAVID GREGORY is a master blacksmith who lives in Reading with his fiancée, two dogs, cat and assorted rabbits. He has run Cobalt ...

 

Coronavirus Diaries: Dawn Conn

Coronavirus Diaries: Dawn Conn,

DAWN CONN is an international figurative sculptor who is self-isolating with her husband and adult daughter in Bix. AREN’T these ...

 

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