What’s new in the Botley & North Hinksey area?
Coming up soon (important dates for your diary):
- Saturday 28 April from 10.30am to 4.00pm in the Louie Memorial Pavilion – public consultation event on rejuvenation of the Pavilion and leisure facilities on the Louie Memorial Playing Fields.
See our Events Calendar for more details of local events
West Way redevelopment update:
Mace produced a newsletter in March, which they sent to all local households. If you have lost yours, then you can find it on their consultation website and copies can also be found in the Library and on local noticeboards. The newsletter outlines the work they are starting and their working hours. This work is to provide the temporary accommodation for the Co-op, Tesco, Lloyds chemist, Seacourt Hall and the Baptist Church.
The shopping precinct has also been brightened up temporarily thanks to artwork produced by Botley schoolchildren and a group of street artists. Examples of their artworks are shown here and on the Photo Gallery page, but go and have a look yourselves to see them all.
Botley Community Fridge
A fridge into which anyone can put food, and from which anyone can take food
Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 81 West Way, Botley OX2 9JY
The fridge is open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sundays 11am-5pm. Priority for people in need Saturday and Monday 9-10am.
Help to reduce food waste and support your neighbours by putting food in the fridge and taking food from it.
Botley Bridges Family Support Service – a charitable company- is now up and running. Charity status was awarded in March and sessions and services have now started. The trustees and the steering group for Botley Bridges have worked really hard to get to this point- a lot of forms have been filled in! Both North Hinksey Parish Council and Cumnor Parish Council have supported the venture with financial support and advice and the trustees are extremely grateful for this help. Read more in their April 2017 update.
Tap Social – craft brewery
Tap Social Movement is a craft brewery based in Curtis Industrial Estate and open as a bar Friday and Saturday evenings. The premises houses the brewery, bottle shop and tap room and provides training and employment opportunities to people serving prison sentences. Find out more on their website www.tapsocialmovement.com.
Organisation of the month
The Organisation of the Month for April is Botley & North Hinksey Over 60s Lunch Club:
Free Wifi in West Way shopping centre
Wifi provided by the Vale of White Horse District Council is now up and running in the West Way Shopping Centre. It can also be accessed in Seacourt Hall, which is very useful if you are booking or attending a meeting or event.
- Developers plead for Botley graffiti to stop as ‘community art’ project begins at West Way
– Oxford Mail Tue 10 Apr
- Work begins on West Way redevelopment but residents angered by tree felling – Oxford Mail Tue 27 Mar
- Tools worth thousands stolen from van on Finmore Road – Oxford Mail Wed 21 Mar
- Oxford activist on trial for attempting to stop deportation flight – Oxford Mail Sat 17 Mar
- Work begins on second phase of Seacourt shopping centre redevelopment – Oxford Mail Thur 15 Mar
- Community fridge celebrates its first birhtday – Facebook Wed 14 Mar
- Matthew Arnold School in Botley is on its way to ‘outstanding’ Ofsted – Oxford Mail Sat 3 Mar
- IT WAS ME: Botley vandal speaks out over graffiti campaign against council – Oxford Mail Thur 15 Feb
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