Parish Church News – October 2019

Services In addition to the services at Oaksey in October, there will be a Group Holy Communion service at Charlton on Sunday, 13th October @ 10am. Harvest Festival Service Our Harvest Festival service will take place on Sunday, 20th October at 11am. As in previous years, some of the produce brought to the Church will be donated to the Doorway charity which is a drop-in Centre for homeless people in Chippenham and the surrounding area. Additionally, if you feel that there are any Oaksey residents who might appreciate some produce, there will be a box in the Village shop for you to nominate them. Oaksey Christmas services – dates for your Diary Nativity service – Sunday, 15th December @ 11am. Carols by Candlelight service – Saturday, 21st December @ 5pm. Christmas Day service – Wednesday, 25th December @ 11am. Church Gates There have been several instances recently of children climbing the Church gates, notably the one by the Noticeboard. The PCC would like to politely ask that you do not allow your children to do this as it is already causing damage to the gates which were installed at a considerable cost. Your co-operation would be welcomed and appreciated. Oaksey Lunch Club The next lunch will be on Wednesday, 16th October at 1pm in the Rest at a cost of £4.00 per head. Unless you are known as a ‘regular’, please let Helen McKenna (577279) know by Wednesday, 9th October if you are planning to come. Braydon Brook Group Church services – October 2019   6th  October 13th October 20th  October   27th October Ashley Holy Communion BCP 8.30am... read more

Police Messaging Service

Have you signed up to Community Messaging? Full details of this useful service and a link can be found on our Policing page HERE read more

Oaksey Scarecrow Competition 2019

Please click on ‘read more’ at the end of this Notice now to view full, user friendly details. Saturday & Sunday. 28th / 29th September 2019. The theme this year will be: Musicals. – Cut-off date to enter your Scarecrow is Sunday, 15th September. Entry forms available from Thursday, 1st August in Village shop. Alternatively, there is an entry form at the end of this Notice to print off. No fee to enter your Scarecrow this year. Drop-off your completed entry form in the box at Village Shop as soon as you are able. – Scarecrows to be displayed by Thursday, 26th September until Wednesday, 2nd October. – Scarecrow trail forms & map available from Saturday, 21st September in Village shop. Cost £3.00, to go towards the 1st prize of £50.00 for the person with the most correct answers. If you click on the link below, you’ll see the Kington Langley Scarecrows from 2014 where the theme was Musicals to give you some ideas and inspiration.—musicals.html -A trail leaflet will be compiled containing a map and clues for guessing the names of the Scarecrows. Please let Dan Moran (01666 577733 / 07506 111102) or Jerry Falkingham (01666 577956 / 07808 139547) know as soon as possible your chosen Scarecrow name / Musical Title & keep it a secret! Or, email Dan: or Jerry: There will be the opportunity to vote for your favourite Scarecrow. The one with the most votes will be awarded ‘The People’s Choice’. The winner will be presented with the coveted, inscribed Oaksey Scarecrow Trail Tankard, a must-have trophy for your mantelpiece!!  ... read more

Road Improvements – West end of the village Closure 28/10 – 22/11

We’ve now been informed that the road works to make a raised junction outside the shop will take place in October. This will improve the whole area including surface drainage. It looks as though it will take up to FOUR weeks to complete and for a short period Earl’s Corner will also be inaccessible from the east. This will involve some significant traffic disruption as there will be no traffic access through the junction from any direction. We will be looking at parking for Villagers to the west and south of the shop with pedestrian access to the Village and shop. This link will show you the detailed plans for the junction. We’ve waited several years for this improvement and it looks as though it will really happen this time. View the plan... read more

Refuse Collection and Recycling Schedule

The recycling, garden waste and household waste collection calendar for the period January 2019 – October 2019.  You can get further information on the Wiltshire local government website here. Updated Collection... read more