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Brackley online Post, 5 October 2018

This week’s headlines include:

  • Open days for parents at  village school
  • Tickets available for Brackley Players’ new play
  • Banbury Sound 95.9 – new Brackley frequency
  • Wilkin’s joy as Saints score a six

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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

Village school open its doors to parents

Croughton Primary School is welcoming parents and carers to open days – Friday 12 October from 10am to 11.30am and Saturday 13 October from 2pm to 4pm.
• Please contact Kaye Hunter on 01869 810727  or email bursar@croughton.northants-ecl.gov.uk for further details.

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At Brackley Band Supporters Club, Draymans Walk, Brackley. Guests are welcome, as would be guest players, past players and possible future players who would like to experience an Oktoberfest and its music.

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Frankly, it could well be a fun Christmas…

Brackley Players present A Kick In The Baubles at 7.30pm on 24, 25 and 26 October at Southfield Primary Academy, Banbury Road, Brackley NN13 6AU.

Christmas is a joyous time… Unless you’re in Frank’s house. Why has the season of goodwill passed him by? And how will he cope with his snooty sister-in-law and flash brother-in-law? And why are there two sorts of mince pies? All will be revealed in this funny and sometimes outrageous play. Come and see this wonderful, heart-warming and earthy tale of a typical family at Christmas.
• Tickets – £9 adults, £7 concessions – can be bought online at new.brackleyplayers.org.uk, in person from Davies and Partners, 12 Market Place, Brackley NN13 7DP or by ringing Keith on 07516 408897. Tickets also available on the door.

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Take a creative trip on South Northants Art Trail

South Northamptonshire is again running an Art Trail from Saturday 6 October to Sunday 14 October. At this event local artists open their studios for people to come and see their work. Paintings and cards are on sale, and many places have demonstrations and opportunities for people to try out art. Two artists in Brackley are taking part:
Val Pendleton at Right Angle (https://www.rightanglegallery.co.uk/ – 24 Manor Road, Brackley, NN13 6AJ) will be open on Saturday and Sundays from 11am to 4pm; closed Monday, open Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm.
Ruth Harris at 5 Elm Drive, NN13 6ES will be open from Monday 8 October to Sunday 14, daily from 11am to 4pm.

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Family fun time at Stowe for young artists

Monday 22 October, 2pm – Roxburgh Hall, Stowe School
Calling young artists and storytellers we have the perfect show Nick Sharratt’s Drawalong! This much-loved children’s writer and illustrator is coming to Stowe with his family-friendly, fun filled draw along for all ages.
Nick’s bestselling picture books include You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants. He’s also the illustrator of Jacqueline Wilson’s phenomenally popular children’s novels including Tracy Beaker. Nick will share ways to invent your own crazy creatures and gives loads of top tips as you draw along with him.
Don’t forget your pencils, paper and something to lean and of course your imagination! For all super fans Nick will be signing books at the end of show.
• Tickets: £8.50; Family ticket for four £30. Box office: 01280 825710. Bookings: www.artsatstowe.co.uk.
• More details and info on the Arts at Stowe website – Click Here

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A Brackley exclusive from Banbury Sound

Our most  local radio station, Banbury Sound, has switched on a new transmitter, specifically aimed at providing a richer, fuller signal in the Brackley area. The new frequency is 95.9FM. If you are listening at home, in the office or at work you’ll need to re-tune to that 95.9 FM frequency. Listeners in the Banbury area will be unaffected and car drivers who have their radios set to pick up travel announcements and the like should notice no difference. Their radio should seamlessly pick up the new frequency and switch over to 107.6FM, the Banbury area frequency as they are driving locally as that has a stronger signal.  If you have any questions relating to Banbury Sound, maybe you want to advertise an event or your business?  Contact Paul Angus paul.angus@banburysound.co.uk

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The Brackley Morris Men are holding open Taster Sessions on Thursday evenings during October and November, 8pm at Brackley C of E Junior School, Manor Road, Brackley, NN13 6EE. The tasters are open to anyone, but we particularly welcome new youngish men to help keep our 400-year-old local tradition thriving! If you’d like to have a go it’s best to call first as the school is occasionally closed – : Stephen on 07764 799947 or e-mail brackleymorris@gmail.com. We’d love to see you.www.thebrackleymorrismen.org.uk

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 Sing a song of laughter to help new medical centre

Kevin and Carrie O’Regan are organising a concert of comic songs at Croughton Village Hall by Holler n Duck in aid of the new Brackley Medical Centre. The show, on Saturday 1 December, will be in two parts, with an interval of approx 20 minutes and the evening should finish by 10pm. There will be a bar. Tickets £10 (no concessions).

About Holler n Duck… Think comic songs, think laughter, think audience participation, think brilliance and you’re there. Holler n Duck are reviving the great tradition of the comic song – Gilbert and Sullivan, Flanders and Swan, Jake Thackray…
You can expect witty lyrics, expert musicianship, great banter between songs and you are guaranteed to laugh and laugh and laugh. Check them out at www.facebook.com/holler-n-duck or on You Tube by starting here.
• Call Carrie or Kevin on 01280 702300 or email kevinoregan54@btinternet.com.

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NHS hearing advisory service for Brackley

South Northants Hearing Advisory Service is providing free basic hearing-aid maintenance and batteries on a monthly basis. Also available will be advice information and practical support covering all aspects of hearing loss. Each month a trained hearing advisor will visit .
Next dates – Wednesday 24 October and Wednesday 28 November. Please remember to bring along your hearing-aid battery book.

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Ribbon of Poppies in Brackley to mark end of Great War

Hundreds of pledges have been received in support of a call to plant swathes of poppies commemorating the end of the First World War 100 years ago. In the UK, members of the Scout and Guide movements have led the way in supporting the project. Scouts and guides, local organisations, Schools and councils the length and breadth of the UK have now pledged to plant poppies to help create a carpet of the red flowers in time for the centenary of the end of World War One in 2018.

Here is a selection of poppies that have already been delivered to the Town Council office. All different sizes, styles and shades of red, knitted and crocheted they look amazing. We have also heard that some of the schools are doing pompoms and woven poppies. If you would like to be involved but don’t know where to start, pop in to see us in the Council office and we can give you a hand. Also if you feel that knitting or crochet is not for you but would like to be involved, donations of wool or black buttons would be lovely for local knitters and crocheters can create poppies from them.

The Ribbon of Poppies project is the brainchild of Iain Henderson a Scout Leader from Iver Heath, Bucks. Mr Henderson and colleagues from The Memorial Mob – a group dedicated to creating memorials and events to help remember the “uniformed” services, are hoping the poppy ribbon will be “a living legacy to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice”. He said: “Our idea is to create a carpet of crimson from Land’s End to John O’Groats to remember all those killed or wounded in the war.”

The venture has now won international backing. Some 600 confirmed pledges have been received to date, stretching as far afield as California, Indonesia and the Falkland Islands. Individuals and groups are being encouraged to take part, simply by planting poppy seeds on a pocket of land – your front garden if possible or where they can be seen.
• For further details, go to http://thememorialmob.webs.com/
Brackley is also planning a ribbon of knitted or crocheted poppies to line the High Street on Remembrance Day and are seeking volunteers or groups to create the poppies for this ribbon please.  Contact the Town Council for details.

Win takes Saints into the 6th spot

Brackley Town 2-0 Southport
Two goals in eight first-half minutes won the game for Brackley, who worked hard to earn another clean-sheet and extend the unbeaten run to nine games, writes Tim Carroll. Ellis Myles cut in from the right and hit a fine shot to find the bottom corner after 24 minutes before a battling run by Lee Ndlovu set up a chance for Jimmy Armson who finished sharply to double Saints’ lead.

It might have been different had Southport gone ahead in only the second minute when David Morgan’s shot came back off the cross-bar and was headed in by Dion Charles, only to be ruled out for a tight off-side decision. That aside, the visitors rarely threatened Danny Lewis in the Brackley goal.

Matt Lowe struck the bar, Adam Walker’s shot was blocked, Ndlovu’s touch from Walker’s deflected cross went just wide and Armson’s glancing header was close from Shane Byrne’s free-kick as Brackley threatened to add to the score before the break. The second half was an altogether closer affair but Southport were unable to impose themselves on the game as Saints fought hard to secure the win that moves them into sixth place while the Sandgrounders remain in the bottom three.

“I am pleased with the win, the clean-sheet and the performance,” Kevin Wilkin said. “We moved the ball well on a good playing surface in the first half and managed the game well in the second period when they had a better spell. We are improving all the time and there is more improvement needed but it is another big win that keeps us at the right end of the table ahead of next week’s FA Cup match.”
Brackley Town: Lewis, Myles, Franklin, Byrne, Hall, Dean, Fairlamb, Armson (Murombedzi 83), Ndlovu (Jeffers 78), Lowe (Nti 88), A.Walker. Subs unused: Staff, Noon.
Southport: Hanford, Richards, Ogle, Morgan, Astles, Winnard, Green, Lynch, Charles (Gilchrist 86), Sampson (Phenix 65), Bauress (Bosma 60). Subs unused: Mueller, Langley.
Referee: Dean Watson; assistants Mark Billingham and Oliver Noonan.
Attendance: 590
• For more club info – including fixtures, players and special events, Click Here.

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• Clickable link: www.brackleymarkettown.uk

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Download South Northants Council Arts Events Calendar  (PDF – 645KB)
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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.

– – – – Special Events At Brackley Library – – – –

Every Monday and Thursday, 2-4pm: Knit and Natter.
Every Thursday 1.30-3.30pm: Jigsaw Club.
Every Thursday 3.30-4.30: Craft Club with Sue.

October
Saturday 6 October – James Hornsby’s performance of Oliver Twist. Book tickets at the library.
Sunday 7 October, 11am-3pm: – Brackley Library Autumn Craft Fair – 11am-3pm Unique gifts at great prices by local crafters.
Thursday 18 October, 7pm for 7.30pm: The Brackley Library Cinema Club showing of Leisure Seeker (Cert 15). £5 per person, book your seats at the library.
Wednesdays 10 and 24 October, 7.30pm-9pm:
ABC Craft and Adult colouring, book folding or crochet. Crochet or book folding tuition £5 each.

November
Thursday 15 November, 7pm for-7.30pm:
The Brackley Library Cinema Club showing of Edie (Cert U). £5 per person, book your seats at the library.
Saturday 17 November: Cheese and wine tasting evening with Brackley Wines.
Sunday 25 November, 11am-3pm: Christmas Craft Fair with Father Christmas.
Please check our face book page for updates.

December
Friday 7 December, 8pm: Big Christmas Quiz. Book your table at the library. £5 per person, teams of up to six players. Prize every round.
Thursday 13 December, 7pm-7.30pm: The Brackley Library Cinema Club showing of The Greatest Showman (Cert PG). £5 per person, book your seats at the library.

Please check our Facebook page for extra events!!
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Saturday 13 October, 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm): Yes it’s back! Join us for a Quiz Night at Hummingbirds on Saturday 13 October. Simply make up a team of 2-4 people and pay £2.50 per brain to enter. Teams must be entered in advance due to limited places. Food special for the evening: Two courses @ £10, food MUST be pre-ordered before the night. Two courses – Jacket potato with chilli con carne/vegetable chilli accompanied by a side salad followed by apple pie and custard. Call 01280 700797 if you need more information, or pop in to the Bistro to sign up your team. Payment will be required to enroll your team. Hurry while there’s spaces!
Hummingbirds, Market House Courtyard, Brackley, NN13 7AB.

Saturday 13 October

Thursday 18 October, 10am-noon: Brackley and District U3A are holding their meeting at Brackley Methodist Church. We will hear from Maggie Cotton, talking on “Wrong Sex, Wrong Instrument”. Maggie, a professional percussionist, gives an insight to what really goes on behind the scenes when travelling with a symphony orchestra. If you are retired or semi-retired, come and join us and find out how you can learn something new and make new friends. Further information about our meetings and groups can be found on our website – Brackley U3A – or call 07444 363494.

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