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Brackley & Buckingham online Post, 21 May 2021

This week’s headlines include:

  • Great Outdoors theme for Scarecrow Festival
  • How to protect your pet from criminals 
  • Evenley Garden’s Sunday treat to help charities
  • Alan & Tracy – they’re on the air every Friday 
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The links below go to our partners, consolidating local information to make it easier for you to find information. Brackley’s retailers need your support so click on the link below to find out what Brackley shops can offer you. Many of Brackley’s businesses are listed in the Directory.

Under normal circumstances… 

Absolutely loads goes on in Brackley and Buckingham – and Brackley & Buckingham online Post exists to promote events and businesses in Brackley, Buckingham and surrounding villages. This is a strictly non-commercial service, all listings are free, the site exists purely to support local clubs and businesses; anyone who suggests we have any other agenda is wrong. We’re not journalists so don’t expect sensational headlines and in-depth reporting!

To encourage larger attendances at events locally we decided to expand the coverage to include Buckingham.  The aim is to ensure the two communities don’t get split by HS2 and also to advertise events in both towns to both communities.  So welcome to the new larger B-BOP (Brackley & Buckingham online Post!)

To receive weekly updates by e-mail Click Here (it’s free and you won’t receive any other emails).

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Clickable link: http://brackleyradio.uk 
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Our Entry Form is now available for you to complete – Click Here.  You can also pick up a paper copy from Hummingbirds or The Old Fire Station Cafe. Fingers crossed, your responses should be collected automatically.

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Join the campaign to stop pets being stolen

In response to the increased fear of pet theft, Neighbourhood Watch has launched the Protect Your Pooch campaign, which will run on social media from 17-30 May. Those who do not use social media can support the campaign by displaying this poster in their community, or attending an online Dog Theft webinar on 27 May at 5pm. The webinar will be led by Neighbourhood Watch Network with speakers from the Metropolitan Police and Crimestoppers, as well as special guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. To book your place, Click Here. The campaign encourages people to keep their pets Secure, In Sight and Searchable and to help make pet theft a specific criminal offence. The Met Police and Crimestoppers are backing the message and for more information on the campaign, Click Here.

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Catch the Brackley Morris Men this weekend

The Brackley Morris Men are once again ready to
rock and roll. Tomorrow (Saturday 22 May), 10am, they’ll be
dancing on Brackley Market Place, Later, at 12.15, they
will be seen at the Star at Sulgrave. All welcome.
They’re a bit rusty and always glad to welcome new
members, so now’s a great time to join them and
give it a go. Details of practice nights and other
outings are on the website:
www.thebrackleymorrismen.org.uk,
or call Stephen, 07764 799947.

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Tickets email: kim07.golding@gmail.com

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With the nice weather, if you go walking in the countryside please
remember to close gates behind you.  There have been reports of sheep
on roads which is dangerous for both sheep and driver.  It also wastes
the farmers’ time.  And please keep dogs on leads and stay on
footpaths, there are lambs around.
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Finding Funds with FundingCentral

We know that lots of local organisations have used the FundingCentral website to search for funds for many years. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has facilitated this. They have now ended this support. Fear not, because there is a new kid on the block – My Funding Central. This is a similar facility that is provided FREE to small organisations (annual turnover up to £30,000) and at a very reasonable price for medium-sized organisations – for pricing details, Click Here.
For full details of how to signup for My Funding Central, Click Here

Made by Sport – Clubs in Crisis for UK sports clubs

Grants of up to £2,021 are now available for grassroots sports clubs and organisations across the UK which support young people to develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or tackle mental health issues. Clubs and organisations must be able to demonstrate that the Covid 19 Pandemic affects them operationally or financially. Grants can be spent on core costs as well as on programme or capital costs. Organisations with an annual turnover of £75,000 are ineligible to apply. The fund is now open for applications.
For more details, Click Here.

New Community Street Play Project

South Northants Youth Engagement (SNYE) have secured funding from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, via the Northamptonshire Community Foundation to deliver a Community Street Play project across the South Northants District. This project will seek to offer ‘Doorstep Opportunities’ and bring Communities together to reclaim their Streets for Play, Activity and to improve Community Bonding.
• For full details, Click Here

Climate Action Fund

The 10-year £100 million Climate Action Fund was launched by the National Lottery Community Fund in November 2019 with the aim of supporting communities across the UK to take action on climate change and show what is possible when people lead in this work. The second round is now open with a focus on supporting medium-scale to large-scale projects addressing waste and consumption.
• For full details, Click Here

Get Out & About again with our Community Minibus and Driver

After a year of delivering food boxes to folk across Northamptonshire the minibus will start taking human passengers again at the beginning of June. By way of celebrating our ability to get out and about again we will be offering a 10% discount on any bookings made between now and the beginning of June. So if your group is planning trips this summer, once restrictions are relaxed, please get in touch with us so we can provide a quote for you. We hope to see you again soon!
• For full details, Click Here
• What snvb can do and how YOU can help, Click Here

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Forge Coffee settles down with ‘unlocked’ timetable

We’re back to our full hours at both sites. From now, Culworth will be open from 9am-4pm Monday to Saturday and from 9am-3pm on Sundays. Evenley will be open from 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm on Saturdays and 9am-3pm on Sundays. The change of month also brings a change of artist at both sites with Jenny Le Blique exhibiting at Culworth and Alexa Roscoe at Evenley. For more information on both these exhibitions, go to our events page.

Fingers crossed this change to full reopening is as “irreversible” as Boris has promised!
We look forward to seeing you all and serving you the best coffee in the county.
Best wishes from Rupert, Sam, Jade, Rose, Taylor and the rest of the Forge Coffee team.

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 Brackley Youth Theatre

On-line activities for minis, juniors and seniors on Zoom.
Wednesday afternoons and evenings with Airlie Scott.
Book for weekly term-time – CLICK HERE

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 Now you can download Buxplore from Google Play

Eight months after its launch, Buckingham’s very own heritage exploration app Buxplore has been used by a fantastic 2,700 people and to celebrate, the app will now be available to download from the Google Play store. The community project was created by Buckingham Town Council working with local schools, the Old Gaol museum and the Buckingham Society, supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Buxplore is a fun and interactive heritage exploration app and all app routes can be completed by walking around Buckingham. Lots of users have told us that a trip out trying Buxplore has livened up their daily exercise. You can also use Buxplore from home using ‘virtual mode’.
The Town Council is currently working on several new routes and upgrades. Suggestions from the public about more features are welcome. Please email office@buckingham-tc.gov.uk with your ideas.

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Covid helpers ready to lend a hand

Brackley Vs Coronavirus helpline has been reinstated.
Volunteers are on hand to help anyone who requires help with shopping, prescription collection, posting mail or who is lonely.
Contact information: 07592 049372.

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Lots of arts info available on the South Northants Council website –
visual arts, music, choral, books, films… Check out the
Arts and Culture section on the SNC website
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Join Alan and Tracy for the B-BOP News & Events Show – 10am Friday

The B-BOP News & Events Show is getting established as a popular must for listeners on Brackley Community Radio. The show, every Friday from 10am, features Alan & Tracy Smith providing a mixture of news and music along with other topical chat. The station’s MD, Bernie Tiller, said: “We wanted a news programme and Alan with his news contacts fitted the bill.  When I heard the two of them together, bouncing off each other, I knew we had hit on something that our listeners will find both informative and entertaining.”

You can listen to BCR through the internet – just click here  Brackleyradio.uk.  and it is now also available on Amazon echo speakers!!  It’s very simple – just visit https://amzn.to/2BwZeqR and click on ‘enable’ to activate the show on your Amazon account. Then all you have to do is say “Alexa, play Brackley Community Radio” and you can listen to it right away!  Or if you have the Google Mini just say ‘Hey Google, talk to Brackley Community Radio’.  Go try it out now and listen to the show.
• If you miss Friday’s show it is repeated Sunday mornings at 8am.

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Buckingham

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Your charity group could benefit from a quick click

The following funding opportunities have been highlighted to us recently, says snvb.

Lots more info on charity opportunities on the snvb website

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Keep up to date with news from Brackley Library

Find out how the library can still be a help during the virus crisis
Bookmark this web address:
 friendsofbraclib.blogspot.com
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 What’s on in Buckingham

Buckingham Town Council keeps a What’s On list on its website, detailing events up to December and including everything from the dates of street markets to council meetings. The council website says the markets will continue as usual.
• For the council website, Click Here

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