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HS2 work near the Magpie junction

HS2 have advised that during February they will be doing survey work close to the highway that will involve some traffic management / traffic lights for a short period of time in the area of the Magpie junction. Work is scheduled to be undertaken at night to minimise disruption.

Posted: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:09 by Maurice Cole

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Pancakes With Nibbles and Wine

Middleton Cheney church is kindly providing a Pancakes with Nibbles and Wine event at their church starting at 7.30pm on Shrove Tuesday, 25 February, "to welcome those from Sulgrave and Thorpe Mandeville" (see the news item below). Our churchwardens are hoping for good support from the parish.

Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:03 by Maurice Cole

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Church News

Our Rector, The Reverend Brian Fairbank, has announced that he intends to retire on 30 November. His last service will be a retirement service on 1 November.

As part of a reorganisation necessitated by financial difficulties, both Thorpe and Sulgrave parishes will be transferring to the Chenderit Benefice centred at Middleton Cheney. Our ministry provision will be changing to the Chenderit Benefice... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:02 by Maurice Cole

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Community Bus Service

In case you are not aware, the community bus service from Thorpe into Banbury which started operating on Thursday mornings now also operates on Monday afternoons. See www.abilitycic.org.uk

Posted: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 12:03 by Maurice Cole

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HS2 Viaduct Design

HS2 Viaduct Design

HS2 has recently issued a document titled 'Common Design Elements' illustrating the standard likely design for viaducts and sound barriers. Comments have been requested and the deadline is 30 January.
The attached photograph shows the suggested design for viaducts with piers and parapets in a rural setting. Could this be the design for the viaduct looming over Lower Thorpe?
Further details can be found... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 04 Jan 2020 16:01 by Maurice Cole

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Church Services

Church services were well attended over Christmas. 76 people attended the carol service on Christmas Eve and 29 attended the Holy Communion service on Christmas Day.

Posted: Fri, 27 Dec 2019 11:24 by Maurice Cole

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Fats...

It is timely to remember not to release fats (and wet wipes) into the sewer system in view of blockages in recent years.

Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 18:27 by Maurice Cole

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Royal British Legion Collection

Mike Pringle has advised that the village total for the recent poppy sales amounted to £229.87 including £21.11 from the Three Conies. The door to door collection was slightly above last year's figure but the Three Conies' collection was about a third less.
Additionally, £190.42 was raised at Thorpe's Remembrance Sunday service hosting Wappenham Branch of the British Legion.

Thanks... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 08 Dec 2019 17:09 by Maurice Cole

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New HS2 Information

New information was released at a recent presentation by HS2.

Approaching the Magpie buildings along Banbury Road from Bulls Lane, the first road on the right, sharply leading back to the B4525 towards Marston (crossing the B4525), is called the Sulgrave Road.This road will be a material feed for construction traffic to and from a works compound for the short distance to the B4525. The B4525 will be... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:27 by Maurice Cole

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Community Bus Service

Community Bus Service

The parish council is pleased to advise that a weekly bus service to Banbury is now in operation. The Thursday service is provided by Ability Northants cic. (South Northants Council has provided a grant to the parish council to help fund the start of the service.)

It is necessary to register with Ability Northants, with no registration fee arising for the basic service, and then pre-book journeys. Maurice... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 15:53 by Maurice Cole

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