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Brackley online Post, 21 July 2017

This week’s headlines include:

• South Northamptonshire in top 10 recycling councils
• First BiB winner collects her £100 voucher
• Buy a limited-edition print and help Brackley Hogwatch
Don’t forget to check out the Diary Dates Listing at the bottom of this page

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Latest news from the Business Information Bureau

Brackley’s own BiB has produced a new newsletter – to read it on line Click Here. Highlights include:

  • To help promote local Brackley businesses, the Business Information Bureau is launching a new voucher booklet FREE to Brackley households. The booklet – worth over £300 – will be delivered in the coming weeks and will be available from all participating shops.
  • FREE one-on-one advice over coffee to any business that needs it. Especially suited to those start-ups and small firms that can’t afford the match funding that most Government schemes require.  Office hours is about business people attending, both to give and receive advice… or simply meet up for a chat.

If you run a business of any kind in Brackley you need to check out the BiB site – Click Here


Delighted winner collects her £100 voucher

Mrs Lawrance, right, with Jan Dean who presented her with the £100 voucher

The Business Information Bureau based in Brackley launched its first Discounts & Special Offers Vouchers Booklet for the months of April, May and June.

Winner of a free Prize Draw for £100, sponsored by BiB, to spend in one or more of the participating outlets, was Mrs Jane Lawrance, with the correct number of 23 advertisers. Each shop taking part had a sealed prize-draw box for the entry forms. Jane had called in for a spot of coffee and cake at  Hummingbirds and placed her entry there. There will be another booklet in the New Year to cover January, February and March 2018. For more details, contact Jan Dean on 07901 854576.
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The Courtyard Shops, 15-17 Market Place, Brackley NN13 7AB

You could have an antipodean adventure at Hummingbirds

Join us at Hummingbirds on Saturday 5th August for an Evening of Australia v New Zealand Food & Wine. Who produces the best Sauvignon Blanc? New Zealand? Who has the best Pavlova? Australia? Hummingbirds will once again be pairing up with James Butler from Brackley Wines and throughout the evening you will get to compare a total of 10 wines and sample Hummingbirds’ take on the edible delights of New Zealand and Australia.

Tickets cost just £25 per person, places are limited, to book your place visit Hummingbirds (Unit 2, Market House Courtyard, Brackley, NN13 7AB), call 01280 700797, or visit
Many Thanks,
Tracy and Nicky.

Snap up a limited-edition print and help Hogwatch

Chris Pendleton, from Rightangle, has released a limited-edition print of the water colour work seen above. The 50 professionally mounted, signed and numbered prints are priced at £30 each, and £5 of that will be donated to Brackley Hogwatch. The fine-art quality prints are 245 by 190mm and the mount is 35 by 30cm. They are unlikely to be around for long so if you would like one contact Rightangle in Manor Road (opposite the Waitrose car park exit), phone 01280 702462.


Little boy lost searches for his family 25 years later

The next Culworth Film Night is on Friday 28 July when the film will be Lion (PG), starring Dev Patel. This emotional drama is based on the true story of Saroo, a young boy who gets lost and, 25 years after being adopted by an Australian couple, sets out to find his birth family. The venue is Culworth Village Hall and doors open at 7pm. Tickets, £10, include a light supper (film only is £5).
• To book, call June on 01295 768184 or Julie, 760855.


Under-14 side looks for help from sponsors

Ioan Bush, captain of the Brackley Athletic FC U14 side of the coming season is looking for sponsors to help meet the costs of running the club. In return they would get options depending on the level of sponsorship which would promote the businesses – logo branding on kit, etc. If your business would like to support a good cause and get wider publicity, contact Ioan Bush by email – or call 01280 841281.


Summer events at Stowe House

From Saturday 29 July to Saturday 5 August. A full seven days of fun, intense, professional workshops leading up to a performance of Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim. Develop skills in singing, dancing and acting with highly experienced West End and Youth Music professionals. Technical Theatre options are also available. Ages: 10 to 18 years. Open to all abilities and confidence levels. Click Here for more information.


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South Northamptonshire in national top 10 for recycling

South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is one of the top 10 local authorities in the country to deliver waste and recycling management, according to Government Business magazine. SNC comes in at number six. The selection for inclusion in the top 10 was based upon excellence in green policy, savvy recycling management and effective waste management policies.

Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC’s portfolio holder for environmental services, said: “We work very hard to make sure we are doing all we can to reduce our impact on the environment and deliver a top service to our residents, without whose efforts we could not have achieved this accolade. By continuing to refine and improve our processes, as well as informing people just how much of their household waste can be recycled or composted, we hope to build on our already established success.”

SNC’s current recycling rate now sits at just over 60 per cent, driven by an increase in food and recycling waste collections. In January of this year SNC collected 281 tonnes of food waste, an increase of 47 tonnes from January 2016 and 960 tonnes of recycling, up from 918 in 2016. There has also been a recent drive to educate residents on what metal items can be included in their blue recycling bin through the ‘MetalMatters’ campaign which SNC has supported.

The top 10 local authorities are (from 1 to 10): South Oxfordshire District Council, West Sussex County Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Surrey Heath Borough Council, Newcastle City Council, South Northamptonshire Council, The City of Edinburgh Council, Bolton Council, Stratford-On-Avon District Council and Bristol City Council.
• To read the article in full visit the Government Business website.
• To find out more about waste and recycling in the district visit Waste and Recycling.

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Byrne and Walker on target for Saints

Corby Town 0-2 Brackley Town (Pre-season 15 July)
Brackley’s second pre-season game ended in a win at Corby Town’s Steel Park. A goal in each half settled the result but Saints dominated possession and restricted The Steelmen to few chances on goal. Brackley’s Dan Farrell wore the goalie’s jersey for the home side and was the busier of the keepers. Andy Brown’s 20th minute header into the ground bounced up and over the bar before Shane Byrne put his side ahead just after the half hour, finishing powerfully after good work on the right by Steve Diggin.

After the break Kevin Wilkin made the first of five substitutions, with Glenn Walker entering the fray. Jordan Williams headed over from Walker’s corner before Corby twice threatened, first from a goalmouth scramble and then when Jordan Crawford shot wide.
But Brackley were then denied three times themselves in quick succession as the Corby defence could not clear their lines after a breakaway attack, started by Walker from his own half. Alex Gudger struck a free-kick on to the cross-bar before Walker doubled the lead with 10 minutes remaining and in spectacular fashion, firing in off the cross-bar from 25 yards.

Manager Kevin Wilkin reflected on the value of the game. “This was another useful work out,” he said. “The playing surface did not make it easy so we had to work hard but it is about match fitness and taking a look at certain players and trying one or two things out. It was a valuable afternoon and we have four more games to play and more work to do.”
Wilkin’s side takes on another local side – Kettering Town – at St James Park on Tuesday with kick-off at 7.45pm.
Saints starting line-up: Lewis, Lowe, Gudger, S.Byrne, Williams, Dean, Franklin, Armson, Diggin, Brown, A.Walker.
Attendance: 199.

Don’t forget to check out Diary Dates – we add more as we hear about them

Regular events in Brackley

Every Friday 8.30-11am: Brackley Country Market, Bar 2 at the Red Lion, Market Place, Brackley. A wide variety of fresh local produce including fruit and vegetables according to season, bread, cakes and preserves, To visit the Brackley Country Market website, Click Here.
Third Saturday of each month, 4pm to 6pm: St Peter’s Church, Brackley: MESSY CHURCH – A two-hour session of Bible story, craft activities, informal worship and light meal for the whole family. Details of this and lots of other activities on the St Peter’s Church website.
Every Thursday, 8pm: Stokie’s Blues Exchange partner dance class at Westbury Village Hall, Playing Field Road, Westbury NN13 5LA. The class will focus on the fundamentals of Blues partner dancing including musicality, expression, connection and style. Come along to our dance classes and we’ll teach you a range of skills. It is quite simple to pick up, and we can help the complete beginner to enjoy the magic of dancing from their first night! It’s just £8 on the door before 9pm and £5 after 9pm. Class starts at 8.15 and social dancing is from 9pm to 11pm.

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Summer holiday activities July and August
Every Tuesday 1.30-2.20pm:  Share a book – Stories with Mary
Every Wednesday 2-3pm: Maths4Fun (except 2 August) – Maths fun with Trish
From Thursday 20 July, 3.15-5.15pm: Summer Craft Club – Crafting with Sue
From 27 July every Thursday, 10.30-11.30am: Creation Club – Crafting with Ken and Estelle
From 20 July Every Thursday, 3.15-5.15pm: Summer Thursday Craft Club – Crafting fun with Sue.

Tuesdays 11 and 25 July, 11.30-1.30pm: Job Seekers Club
Every Monday and Thursday, 2-4pm: Knit and Natter.
Every Thursday 1.30-3.30pm: Jigsaw Club
Every Thursday 4.15-5.15pm: Thursday Craft Club with Sue

Thursday 3 August, 11am-12 noon:
Reminiscence Group
Tuesday 8 and 22 August 11.30am-1.30pm:
Job Seekers Club
Wednesday 10 and 24 August:
ABS Craft Evening – Adult colouring, Book Folding or Crochet (tuition in book folding or crochet £5 each)
Every Monday and Thursday, 2-4pm:
Knit and Natter.
Every Thursday 1.30-3.30pm:
Jigsaw Club
Thursday 17 August, 7pm for 7.30:
Cinema Club showing of The Light Between Oceans(12A). £5 per person. Booking essential. Refreshments available to buy on the night.

Brackley Library Supporters’ group are looking for new members. Please leave your details at the library or pop along to one of our supporters’ meetings if you would like to find out more. We look forward to seeing you.
• Please check the library’s Facebook page for additional events.

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Saturday 22 July

Join us for an Evening with The Sasparillas. Celebrate an evening of musical entertainment by The Sasparillas (a 1940’s close harmony trio) on Saturday 22nd July. Tickets just £22 per person which includes a hot and cold buffet. Doors open at 7pm with the entertainment starting at 7.30pm. Limited tickets available so early booking recommended, reserve your place with a £5 deposit per head. Tickets available at Hummingbirds Bistro. Fully licensed bar available.
Many Thanks
Tracy and Nicky
Hummingbirds Coffee Bar and Bistro, Market House Courtyard, Brackley, NN13 7AB. 01280 700797


Thursday 3 August, 2pm: Town Mayor hosts a Community Bingo Session at the Old Fire Station, High Street from 2pm until 4pm. Contact Steph Campbell 01280 702441.

Saturday 5 August, 10.15am-4.45pm: Andy Henry from London, a highly experienced and dedicated Qi Gong and meditation teacher, will be leading a taijiwuxigong workshop at Croughton Village Hall. Cost is £65. Taijiwuxigong is a self-healing system of Qi Gong. It uses a variety of moving, standing, sitting and lying down exercises that help promote health, happiness and vitality. For more information phone Helen 01280 701722 or email

Sunday 13 August: Brackley Festival of Motorcycling. Full details on the website.

Sunday 20 August, 11am-4pm: Classic Vehicles in the Park at Brackley Park, High Street. To download an info pack (PDF 954kb) – including entry form – Click Here.

Sunday 27 August to Friday 1 September: Sacred Music Retreat at Limes Farm, Farthinghoe, NN13 5PB. Speakers will be Teresa and Kimberly Kodimer. For more information, call Natalie on 07860 372085.












Wednesday 6 September, 7.30pm: Brackley and District History Society meets at Brackley Methodist Church Hall. Martin Sirot-Smith will talk about ‘Tudor Daily Life’. If you were poor you worked on land whose owners took some of the food you grew as rent. Most people lived in small villages of thatched huts with one or two rooms. Boys went to school from the age of four until seven, while girls were kept at home to help or were sent out to work.
• The society meets at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month at Brackley Methodist Church Hall. Visitors are welcome. All enquiries to secretary Karen Gees
(01280 702837), email:

Monday 11 September: Regular WI meeting will hear a talk about medical detection dogs from Claire Farrar, mother of a child who depends on her dog Shirley to alert the family to the possibility of collapse.
• WI website:

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For full details of events at Stowe, including times and tickets, Click Here

Friday 21 July: Opera Della Luna presents Das Spitzentuch der Königin/The Queen’s Lace Handkerchief, by Johann Strauss.
Saturday 22 July: Blunderbus Presents Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, “the very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams.” Bring your picnics any time from 1pm onwards.

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