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Brackley online Post, 24 November 2017

This week’s headlines include:

• Come and hear how Brackley protects its wildlife
• New tech helps cut cost of collecting refuse
• Volunteers sought to help out over Christmas

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

• Clickable link: www.brackleymarkettown.uk

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Treat yourself to some top-class free music

The Rotary Club of Brackley will be hosting the local heat of the Young Musician Competition on Saturday 2 December at Magdalen College School (Waynflete Hall), Waynflete Avenue, Brackley, starting at 2pm. All welcome, free admission, refreshments available.

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Saints launch draw to give a name to South Stand

Brackley Town Football Club is holding a draw for naming rights for the South Stand for the whole of 2018. Tickets are on sale now at £10 each and will be strictly limited to 1,000. The draw will take place at the club’s game with local rivals Leamington on 1 January 2018. The Club have calculated that the package has a commercial value of £10,000 so the lucky winner will see a tremendous return on their investment. The club would like to encourage everyone – supporters and local businesses alike – to buy tickets, which are available from the club or via the club’s website: a 50p booking fee applies to tickets bought via the website.
• For further details, contact Graham Shaw, the club’s co-commercial director, on 07760 171971 or via email:  grahamshaw@brackleytownfc.co.uk

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Wine Tasting evening at Brackley Old Fire Station

The Brackley European Association meet in Brackley’s Old Fire Station on the last Thursday of every month at 8pm. Friendly, lively group keeping the town’s twinning alive and well. The November 30 meeting is a special fundraising Wine Tasting evening. Interesting wines selected by an expert, tasty nibbles and pleasant company! No expertise is required; everyone is welcome. Tickets cost £9 a head and are available from Graham Archdale on 01280 704018.

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New tech helps to cut cost of collecting your refuse

Advanced telematics to help cut fuel bills on its refuse vehicles and electric vehicles are among agreed steps South Northamptonshire Council will be taking to reduce costs and emissions. In conjunction with Cherwell District Council, SNC will also investigate the expansion and improvement of existing electric charging points at council depots as a first step towards changing council vans and cars to electric power.

Cllr Dermot Bambridge said: “Many new car owners are familiar with telematics, which show how efficiently they are driving.  We are now planning to fit extra electronics to our waste and recycling lorries to help optimise fuel usage on those vehicles. Our drivers are experts and the new technology will help them to get even better economy from the vehicles they drive.

“We’ve tested a system over a month and it delivered 8 per cent fuel savings.  Across our fleet of 15 refuse collection vehicles that could mean a saving of up to £20,000 a year. The government also wants us to move towards electric vehicles, and manufacturers are going in that direction, so we must attempt to follow that lead as the local authority. Our partners at Cherwell have been using an electric vehicle for 10 years, but the range doesn’t quite fulfil our requirements.

“As far as large vehicles are concerned there is currently no viable alternative to diesel but, for light vans and cars, the performance of the latest vehicles now makes them a viable choice. Looking ahead, the charging points for our fleet could be extended for public use. Combined with solar panels, like the ones at our Tove depot in Towcester, we hope eventually to have a light vehicle fleet with zero emissions.”

During its meeting earlier this month, SNC’s cabinet approved a report updating members on the council’s vehicle replacement strategy. SNC has already installed two fast-charging points for public use at the short-stay car park on Northampton Road, Towcester.

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The real truth about 18th century crime and punishment

The next meeting of Brackley History Society will be Wednesday 6 December. Tod Booth will talk about Crime and Punishment in the 18th century. There were many types of crimes in the 18th century, ranging from petty crimes which would probably land the perpetrator end up in the stocks to more serious crimes which could lead to a hanging or deportation. Brackley History Society meet the first Wednesday of every month at Brackley Methodist Church Hall (High Street, Brackley NN13 7ZX), 7.30pm. Members free;  visitors welcome (£3). Annual membership: £15 per person. Festive refreshments.  All enquiries to secretary Karen Gees, 01280 702837, email e-brackleyhistorysociety@hotmail.com

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News from snvb – how to give a helping hand at Christmas

Every Christmas, South Northamptonshire Volunteer Bureau gets asked if there are opportunities for people to volunteer at Christmas and over the Christmas period.
Here are some ideas…

Short-term Host at Christmas
Hundreds of adult international students studying in the UK will be facing a lonely Christmas on a deserted university campus. You can welcome one or two students into your home for four days at Christmas, learn about their culture, show them your local area and traditions, and invite them to experience your own home life.
For details Click Here

Christmas Day Helpers
Volunteers needed for the annual Christmas lunch in Towcester, which is held every year for guests who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day on their own. Cooking and food preparation, serving lunch, clearing away afterwards and socialising! Drivers to carry people to and from the event also welcome. Volunteers are very important to the success of the day.
For details Click Here

Food Drive Volunteers
Help collect donations at the UK’s largest food drive this Christmas. Volunteers to join Tesco’s fantastic food drive team to help fight hunger in the UK; 8.4 million people in the UK are struggling to afford to eat – that’s the equivalent to the population of London. Make a difference to them by volunteering this Christmas. Brackley Tesco – November 30, December 1 and 2.
For details Click Here

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

Luck runs out as Saints ‘fail to get going’

Bradford PA 2-0 Brackley Town
Brackley’s five-game winning run ended on Saturday with a third away defeat of the season against a strong Bradford Park Avenue side who won well, with a goal in each half, writes Tim Carroll. Saints lined up without Adam Walker for the first time for 16 months while Jimmy Armson returned to the side. “We never really got going,” Kevin Wilkin said. “It was a disappointing afternoon and we can have no complaints. We have been on a very good run of results but today we have to look at ourselves because we didn’t really put in crosses that threatened or have a single shot on target.”

Park Avenue’s first corner of the game on the half-hour created a dangerous situation that was cleared and Ellis Myles scrambled another cross from the left to safety before the home side took the lead in the 41st minute. Nicky Clee won a second corner of the half and swung the ball in. It was touched on by Gianluca Havern, and Adam Boyes shot low past Danny Lewis from six yards to send Avenue into the interval deservedly ahead.

Clee’s effort struck the post and Lewis had to save sharply from Wayne Brooksby before Bradford doubled their lead on 62 minutes. A fine break-away on the left was finished off emphatically by Graham Kelly.

Glenn Walker’s appearance from the bench sparked something of a revival by Brackley but Steven Drench in Bradford’s goal was never troubled and it was the home side always the more likely to get the next goal. Ellis Myles’ well-struck shot was the closest Saints came to testing Drench as the game finished in frustrating fashion for Brackley who slipped to third in the table while Park Avenue stayed in seventh place.
Brackley Town: Lewis, Myles, Gudger, S.Byrne, Graham (G.Walker 58), Dean, Franklin, J.Byrne (Lowe 69), Ndlovu (Brown 69), A.Williams, Armson. Subs not used: Tilney, Diggin.
Bradford PA: Drench, Ross, Kelly, Wroe, Killock, Havern, Brooksby, Spencer, Boyes, Johnson (Hill 90), Clee (Nowakowski 90). Subs unused: Vidal, Hall, Knight.
Referee: Martin Woods; assistant referees: Elliott Swallow and Richard Aspinall.
Attendance: 341.
• For season fixtures list, CLICK HERE
For more information about the club, Click Here.

Regular events in Brackley

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.

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Every Saturday: 

The Country Market will be at the library from 10am till 12ish. Market manager Diane Elizabeth Jones writes on the market’s Facebook page: “We hope to be there until the Town Hall reopens but when that will be we really don’t know. If for any reason you can’t make a Saturday morning, please order and we will deliver, as you are all precious to us. Thank you.”
Keep an eye on the Facebook page, not just for developments but to read about the delights on offer from local traders.

November
Every Monday and Thursday
: Knit and Natter 2-4pm
Every Saturday during term time 10.30-11.30am: Creation Club, Weekend crafting with Ken and Estelle.
Tuesdays 14 and 28 November 11.30-2pm: Job Seekers Club
Wednesday 8 and 22 November 7.30-9pm: ABC Craft Evening Colouring, book folding or crochet (crochet or book folding tuition £5 per person)
Every Thursday 1.30-3.30pm: Jigsaw Club
Every Thursday 4.15-5.15: Thursday Craft Club with Sue.

December
Throughout December, Letters from Santa. Our supporters’ group will be working with Santa. Please contact the library for further details.
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
Every Saturday during term time 10.30-11.30am: Creation Club, Weekend crafting with Ken and Estelle.
Friday 1 December from 8pm: The Big Christmas Quiz Night!! £5 per person. Teams of up to six. Prize every round. Please book your team a table at the library.
Wednesday 6 December 7.30-9pm: ABC Craft Evening. Colouring, book folding or crochet (crochet or book folding tuition £5 per person)
Thursday 7 December 11am -12 noon: Reminiscence Group
Sunday 10 December: Santa and Santa’s workshops. For further details please visit the library or our Facebook page.
Tuesday 12 December 11.30am-2pm: Job Seekers Club
Thursday 14 December 7pm for 7.30pm: The Cinema Club showing of “White Christmas” (PG). £5 per person. Booking essential. Refreshments available to buy on the night.
Throughout December please check Facebook for club updates due to bank holidays and club special events.

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 25 November, 8 till late: Supper dance at the WI hall, Manor Road, Brackley, in aid of Dogs for Good and Hogwatch. The Lee Malvern 4 will provide the music and there will be a ham and cheese supper – bring your own drink. Tickets are £10 each from 01280 700768.

Saturday 25 November 8pm: Mari Wilson – Pop Deluxe at the Ugland Auditorium. The show features Mari’s unique interpretations of the songs of Dusty Springfield. For the past 18 months, Mari has been touring her show, Ready Steady Girls, to sell-out crowds with the songs of Petula Clark, Sandie Shaw, Cilla Black and more, the Brit girls who inspired her as she was growing up in North London. Mari played Dusty Springfield in Dusty The Musical which toured venues throughout the UK in 2000. Running time 1hr 20min plus an interval. Tickets £20 / Members and Concessions £18.
Bookings www.artsatstowe.co.uk

Monday 27 November 7.30pm: On Monday, if you care at all about our local environment, then please come along to Brackley Wildlife Group talk about the Brackley Green Wheel Project.  This is a collaboration between the Town Council and the Wildlife Trust to enhance areas around the town including St. James Lake, Pocket Park etc using money from the Radstone Development.  The meeting starts at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church, entry is a suggested donation of £2.

Thursday 30 November 8pm: The Brackley European Association meet in Brackley’s Old Fire Station on the last Thursday of every month at 8pm. Friendly, lively group keeping the town’s twinning alive and well. The November meeting is a special fundraising Wine Tasting evening. Interesting wines selected by an expert, tasty nibbles and pleasant company! No expertise is required; everyone is welcome. Tickets cost £9 a head and are available from Graham Archdale on 01280 704018.

Saturday 2 December, 2pm: The Rotary Club of Brackley will be hosting the local heat of the Young Musician Competition at Magdalen College School (Waynflete Hall), Waynflete Avenue, Brackley (NN13 6FB). All welcome, free admission, refreshments available.

Saturday 2 December, 7.30pm-late: Gin-tasting night at Hummingbirds Bistro, Market House Courtyard, Brackley, NN13 7AB. Hummingbirds have joined with Brackley Wines to offer the opportunity to taste different gins and create you own gin and tonic.
Call 01280 700797 for more information.

Wednesday 6 December, 7.30pm: Brackley History Society will hear Tod Booth talk about Crime and Punishment in the 18th century. There were many types of crimes in the 18th century, ranging from petty crimes which would probably land the perpetrator in the stocks to more serious crimes which could lead to a hanging or deportation. Brackley History Society meet the first Wednesday of every month at Brackley Methodist Church Hall (High Street, Brackley NN13 7ZX), 7.30pm. Members free; visitors welcome (£3). Annual membership: £15 per person. Festive refreshments. All enquiries to secretary Karen Gees, 01280 702837, email e-brackleyhistorysociety@hotmail.com

Sunday 10 December 2pm: Little Blue Monster presents Lily and the Little Snow Bear at Roxburgh Hall, Stowe. A glittering, snowy tale about a little lost bear and a brave little girl. After the show meet Lily and Baby Bear, say hello and have your photo taken with them. Suitable for ages 3+. Running time: 55mins. Ticket Price: £8.50. Bookings www.artsatstowe.co.uk

Sunday 17 December 7pm: Christmas Boogienotes Rock and Pop Choir at the Ugland Auditorium, Stowe. Join us and the wonderful Boogienotes Choir for an evening of wonderful Christmas songs and carols to celebrate the festive season in style.
You are invited to join us for a glass of wine and a festive treat. Running time 75 mins followed by drinks and a festive treat. Tickets : £10 / £9 Members / £4 under 16’s. Bookings www.artsatstowe.co.uk

Saturday 23 December 2pm:  A performance of Sleeping Beauty by the Looking Glass Theatre Company which, once again brings its inventive pantomime to Evenley Village Hall, The Green, Evenley NN13 5SH. Adults £8, children (13 and under) £6. Tickets from Carrie or Kevin on 01280 702300 or email kevinoregan54@btinternet.com (NB Tickets available from 1 October). The show will be in two halves and fruit juices and biscuits will be available free of charge during the interval.

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

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