Author: Susan Dodd

Carol Concert in aid of Kate’s Home Nursing

Charity Band Concert Saturday 14th December @ The Cotswold School

North Cotswold Rotary in association with The Royal British Legion, Christmas Charity Band Concert Saturday 14th December @ The Cotswold School 7.30pm with the Bugles & Drums of The 7Rifles.

Tickets £12, under 16 £6, available from Visitor Information Centre Victoria Street Bourton-on-the-Water from 21st October

Public meeting on crime in the village – 21 October

Public meeting on crime in the village – 21 October
I’m sure we have all been shocked at the raid on the Post Office recently. With that and a number of reports of anti social behaviour in different parts of Bourton, I’ve decided to call a public meeting on the subject. 
The date is Monday 21 October at 7pm, George Moore Community Centre.
In attendance will be the Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl and the police. I’ll be chairing it and it will be an opportunity to hear from the police about the action they’re taking and to raise your points and questions with them.
Hope to see you there.
Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (County Councillor, Bourton and Northleach) 

Chedworth Silver Band Chedworth Silver Band Concert

There will be a Concert by the Chedworth Silver Band in the Royal British Legion Hall on Saturday 26th October 2019 at 7.30pm to celebrate the Royal British Legion’s 98th Anniversary.  This will be in aid of Poppy Appeal.

Tickets, available on the door, are STILL Only £5 each (including  a prize lucky ticket number).

A further Donation or Raffle Prizes would be gratefully appreciated.

John Finch

Wychwood Players

The Wychwood Players’
autumn production 
Laburnum Grove by J B Priestley.
Laburnum Grove is a delightful discovery of an early work by the classic playwright J. B Priestley.
George Redfern leads a dull yet respectable life in Laburnum Grove – but he is burdened by sponging relatives and a family who don’t appreciate him. His relations get plenty of excitement – and we get plenty of fun – when he finally loses patience with them and they no longer know what to believe.
Set in the 1930s, this play evokes period charm but Priestley’s exploration of family relations, greed and honesty creates an immoral dramatic comedy fit for today.
Performances are at 7.30pm from Thursday 28th November to Saturday 30th November at the New Beaconsfield Hall, Shipton under Wychwood OX7 6BQ.
For ticket information please visit:

Bourton Browser 20th Birthday Party

Craft and Table Top Sale

SUNDAY 28th July

9 am – 1 pm

British Legion Hall





Refreshments Available


£10 for Private Table

£5 for Charity Table

Contact Lynda Hicks


Pretty Simple Songs Presents

Set in the idyllic grounds of Bourton Vale Cricket Club, in the heart of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is finally on the music map! Having lived here for three years, it came to light that there is very little live music here, compared to a lot of the surrounding villages. So, I decided to host a monthly music night called PrettySimpleSongs Presents… providing a great platform for singers, songwriters and musicians to showcase their talent. Renowned musicians from around the country have travelled to perform at PrettySimpleSongs Presents… music nights. The evenings are held at the beautiful new pavilion at Bourton Vale Cricket Club and take place on the 1st Friday of each month. December sees PrettySimpleSongs Presents… heading towards its fourth month and has quickly developed some very dedicated followers of musicians and music fans alike. We have heard an array of performers from all genres and ages, making it a welcoming, family friendly evening of live music. There is always some good old fashioned sing alongs and plenty of space for a bit of a dance too. The stage is open to everyone, so bring your guitar, sax, backing tracks etc. Come along and be a part of this unique, fun night. The bar serves a selection of ales, ciders, beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. There is no entry fee and each evening is put together and run by volunteers who all believe in music and community. On Friday December 7th, 8pm, we will be hosting a magical night of music with food and a few Christmas songs thrown into the mix to coincide with the famous Christmas late night shopping. For more info please contact Silvi on 07504068262 or visit
Hope to see you all there.
From all at PrettySimpleSongs Presents… and Bourton Vale Cricket Club


Winter Weather Arrangements – Parish Council

Winter Weather arrangements

In good time for the winter weather, residents are reminded of the arrangements that will be in place to tackle any winter weather in Bourton this year.

As usual, GCC will arrange for the primary roads in the village to be gritted and cleared of snow, as and when necessary.  A stock of grit and grit spreading equipment is held by the Parish Council to be made available to residents and businesses for clearing public pavements and footpaths as required.  The equipment will be loaned out to residents as and when necessary; however, these supplies will obviously only be available during office hours so residents are asked to contact the Council in advance if they do wish to do so, to ensure the equipment can be collected when staff will be on hand.  This grit is not to be used on private land, and residents should make their own provision in this respect ahead of winter, as general suppliers often run out of stocks during prolonged spells of bad weather.

Contrary to many people’s understanding there are no laws which prevent you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your homes or from public areas.  However, it’s obvious that this should be done responsibly and with due care for yourself and for others.  Guidance is available on the Council’s web-site ( in respect of good practice precautions to be taken when doing this.

The grit bins around the village will be filled by GCC ahead of the winter months but, thereafter, the Parish Council will be responsible for re-stocking them.  Our stocks are limited and these must therefore only be used for spreading grit on public footpaths and pavements.  Residents are asked to respect this and not take grit from these bins for use on their own land, and to notify the Council if they notice any of the bins are empty so they can be re-stocked.

If bad weather arrives, we’d also ask residents to help any vulnerable neighbours and do what they can to ensure they have help with path clearing, or delivering shopping etc, wherever possible.  There is a wider and general community benefit which will result from residents getting together to tackle the clearing of snow and ice for their own immediate area, in addition to looking out for and helping vulnerable neighbours

With thanks for your cooperation.

Sue Cretney, Clerk


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