The Wretchwick Way sub-group

At the recent AGM of Langford Village Community Association, the major topic was the Junction at Peregrine Way/Wretchwick Way, headed up by Carole Hetherington.  Sixty five concerned residents, police and councillors attended the meeting where many issues were raised about the junction with individuals giving details of their near misses and concerns. Continue reading

Litter Pick 12 October 2013

Please remember the ‘Litter Pick’ on Saturday 12th October. Melanie Magee and co will be meeting at the Langford village hall at 10 o’clock. Bacon sandwiches and tea/coffee will be provided afterwards, courtesy of the LVCA.

LVCA AGM 2013 minutes

Further to the AGM last month, I am pleased to attach the minutes of the meeting.

In the short time since the meeting, I am delighted to report that Cllr Tim Hallchurch has been able to confirm that funding has been found for a ‘Lollipop’ crossing patrol outside Langford Village Primary School. This is excellent news and steps are in hand to fill the post. Thank you Cllr Hallchurch.
A sub-group has been set up by Carole Hetherington regarding Wretchwick Way/Peregrine Way junction and will be meeting soon. Carole will keep interested parties informed of progress. Again, the LVCA website is also intended as a point of reference for this.
Thank you again for attending the AGM and for your concern about our community.
Best regards,

Jumpers and Scarves workshop for community halls – spaces still available for September 25th

eieJumpers and Scarves is a half day workshop aimed at helping community buildings realise energy efficiency savings through management of current energy use and considering efficiency opportunities in planned building upgrades.  As decisions in community buildings are made by committees who have limited time to consider options and understand energy implications, the workshop highlights key energy efficiency practices and includes a focus on group decision making. Click here to register for the next workshop.

BBOWT’s Meadow Farm bid

Over the last century 97% of lowland wildflower meadows, similar to Meadow Farm, have disappeared from the English countryside. They’ve been lost under the concrete and tarmac of houses and roads, or drained and ploughed for intensive farming.

The few remaining meadows, just 1500 hectares in England, all offering the same vibrant and beautiful spectacle as I was enjoying, are a small reminder of a traditional, rural landscape with a critical role to play in the conservation of our natural heritage. The Wildlife Trust now has a golden opportunity to buy Meadow Farm and save this extraordinary site for ever. Continue reading

Butterfly effect halts plans for 500 homes

Ecologist Dominic Woodfield, 42, managed to get quashed planning approval for homes near Bicester’s Gavray Drive at the High Court.

Gallagher Estates was granted permission for homes on the 23-hectare site in 2006 following a public inquiry, and it was later renewed in 2011. Work at the site had not started.

Click here for more details from the Bicester Advertiser.

Green Bite training course for low carbon living

green_bite_webposter-1Grassroots Bicester in conjunction with an Oxford organisation called ReachAbility are putting on a FREE course for anyone (over 16) with the germ of an idea for a project to benefit both the people of Bicester and the environment. The course aims to give the skills and confidence to get the project off the ground. It’s a six-week evening course on a Thursday at St Edburg’s Church Hall, 3 weeks before Easter and 3 weeks after, with a 2-week break at Easter.