Friday, 04 December 2020

Northern invaders

Northern invaders

A QUICK-thinking resident prevented a herd of 15 cows from trampling Woodcote’s cricket pitch. Bradley Stewart was driving along ...

 

Speed limit campaign finally succeeds

Speed limit campaign finally succeeds

THE speed limit on the main road through Crays Pond is set to be reduced from 40mph to 30mph after a 23-year battle by the parish ...

 

British Modern Military History Society

THE next Zoom talk organised by the British Modern Military History Society will be on Tuesday, December 1 at 2pm. It is called ...

 

Pupils raise £300 for Children in Need

Pupils raise £300 for Children in Need

PUPILS at Woodcote Primary School raised more than £300. The pupil council organised a competition in which their classmates had to ...

 

Girl avoids abduction attempt

Girl avoids abduction attempt

TWO men tried to snatch a young girl off the street in Woodcote. The pair, who were in a white Nissan Juke, slowed down to approach ...

 

Councillors ponder how to tackle village vandals

Councillors ponder how to tackle village vandals

A WORKING party could be set up to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour in Woodcote. The parish council is considering the idea after ...

 

We’re all in this together, baa none

We’re all in this together, baa none

NEIGHBOURS are continuing to support elderly and vulnerable residents during the second coronavirus lockdown. The new government ...

 

Holiday chalets divide opinion

PLANS for a holiday home site on the outskirts of Woodcote have divided opinion. Marcellus Brown, from Harrow, wants to build six or ...

 

Fireworks hooligans threaten man who objected

Fireworks hooligans threaten man who objected

A GANG of youths threatened to “cut” a man when he asked them to stop launching fireworks at other people. Tom Booker also had rockets ...

 

Learn all about school’s sixth form at virtual open morning

Learn all about school’s sixth form at virtual open morning

THE sixth form at the Oratory School in Woodcote is holding a virtual open morning. It will take place on Saturday, November 7 and ...

 

Family bed down on doorstep for charity

A FAMILY raised almost £800 for a homelessness charity by sleeping on their front doorstep for a night. William and Jo Quinton, of ...

 

Residents pick up rubbish

RESIDENTS collected 18 bags of rubbish from streets in and around Woodcote on Sunday. Sixteen volunteers led by villager Lesley ...

 

Library open

WOODCOTE library re-opened on Tuesday. The facility in Reading Road is operating limited opening hours and with measures to restrict ...

 

Festive fair

A VIRTUAL Christmas gift fair for people in the Woodcote area will take place at 2pm on November 1. The Christmas Pheasant event, ...

 

Cabins U-turn

Cabins U-turn

A RESTAURATEUR has withdrawn his support for plans for seven log cabins on land off Tidmore Lane, Woodcote. The Highwayman in ...

 

Holidays cabins proposed

A HOLIDAY home site with six or seven log cabins could be built on the northern outskirts of Woodcote. Marcellus Brown, from Harrow, ...

 

Camp cleared

TRAVELLERS set up camp in the car park of the old White Lion at Crays Pond. A small group arrived at the former Greene King pub, which ...

 

Airfield to relocate despite gaining protected status

AN airfield near Woodcote will have to relocate despite being granted protected status by South Oxfordshire District Council. Chiltern ...

 

The British Modern Military History Society

THE British Modern Military History Society is delighted to continue our first full season of twice monthly talks running until ...

 

New faces

WOODCOTE Parish Council has two new members. Michael Aldridge, of Wayside Green, and Belinda Hough-Robbins, of Greenmore, were ...

 

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