Bin Collection Dates for 2014

South Northants Council have just published dates and bin ‘colours’ for 2014 – so now you never need to forget which of your (many) wheelie bins to put out each Thursday. And don’t forget, food waste is collected every week.

Click here to open the Collection Calendar.

Ultra Fast Broadband In Aynho? Act Now!

With super fast broadband from BT unlikely to arrive in Aynho until 2017, or possibly later, an Oxfordshire broadband provider specialising in rural connections has stepped forward with proposals to install fibre optic connections to households in Aynho. With potential connection speeds of 200mb – the current village average is between 4-6 mb.

Gigaclear are the company; they’ve already installed ultra fast broadband into several Oxfordshire villages including Northmoor. Click here to read about their experience.

Sounds great? Sounds fantastic! But, we need to make it happen.

At least 30% of households have to register for the service and, apart from broadband, the service and costs make it all quite compelling.

During the next few weeks we’ll invite Gigaclear to visit Aynho and present their company, services and how it might benefit us. We’d like all residents to join us at the event.

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Post Office in Aynho on Tuesdays

Village Hall every TUESDAY afternoon (1.30pm-3.30pm)

A sub-branch of the Kings Sutton Post Office sets up in the back room of the Village Hall every Tuesday afternoon between 1.30pm-3.30pm

Services available in Aynho are:

  • Purchase of stamps
  • Parcel and letter post
  • Cash withdrawals from most personal current accounts at the following banks: Alliance & Leicester, Bank of Ireland, Barclays, Clydesdale, Co-Operative, Lloyds TSB, Nationwide, National Westminster, Northern Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Smile, Ulster Bank
  • Cashing of weekly State Pensions using Post Office Pension Cards
  • Purchase of Postal Orders
  • Pre ordered Foreign Currency (you can book your currency in advance one week and then collect it in Aynho the following week, or you can ring Kings Sutton Post Office (01295 811379) and your order can be brought to Aynho, or you can order it in Aynho then collect from Kings Sutton)
  • There is a range of Post Office leaflets detailing other services, eg savings accounts etc
  • Travel insurance

It is NOT possible to purchase tax for vehicles as there is no DVLA direct link to Aynho Village Hall.

There is also a selection of basic parcel wrapping items, other post office sundries, chocolate and gift cards to purchase.

Aynho: Welcome to the new village web site

Welcome to Aynho’s new village web site. We hope it will become the focal point for residents and visitors to find out more about the village, what’s going on, the things we all care about and how to get involved. If you’ve got a few minutes take a look around – hopefully there’s lots to interest and inform. And if you’re passionate about something why not draft your own article and get it posted onto the web site.

We hope the structure of the site’s content is logical and easy to navigate the increasing depth of information about the village. We’ve created separate sections for the Parish Council to report whats going on, updates from our church, St Michael, and a brief timeline of the village dating back to Roman times. The two other sections are focused on village life, being ‘News’ with articles, updates and events that’s happening in the village. And ‘Getting Involved’ with a calendar of community events, booking facilities for the recreational and sports facilities and village hall and, lastly, information for visitors to Aynho telling them how to get here, where to stay and eat.

If you’re interested we’re always looking for villagers to help manage this resource, contribute articles on village issues of interest or give us feedback of how this resource could be improved. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the new web site to receive regular updates of the latest news, events, issues of importance and things to get involved with.

Manor Farm Herbs, Fringford

An evening visit to Manor Farm Herbs in Fringford. We will be going in individual cars and if anyone would like a lift please contact a Committee Member. Please arrive at Manor Farm at 6.30pm.There will be a talk and a tour of the nursery and refreshments afterwards. The cost is £4.00 per person. Directions:

Via Croughton, over A43 and onto A421. Take first right to signposted to Cottesford and Hethe and follow down that road through Cottisford until you can turn left into village of Fringford, at sharp bend carry on to Manor Farm Herbs.

Looking ahead to August. 13th August – a talk on ‘Easy Ways to Make Compost’ by Pauline Pears. Practical hints and tips for successful composting.

Aynho Gardening Club 31st Annual Flower and Vegetable Show will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 30thAugust. This is a great village event so do come along.

More in next month’s newsletter, along with the programme for the show listing all the classes.

Contacts: Annabel Bellamy Tel:810847 or Kath Arnold Tel:811868

Recorded Music Society: Summer Music

The last meeting before our summer break was hosted by Bob. He produced a thoughtful, polished, witty and erudite programme with an eclectic mix of music.

We were treated to a melodic evening beginning with music from Beethoven Pastoral and Number 8 Symphonies and then 2 pieces from ‘Phantom of the Opera: ’Music of the Night’ and ‘All I ask of You’.

Bob next moved on to make an interesting comparison between 2 excerpts from ‘Romeo and Juliet’: first a delightful Tchaikovsky composition followed by a spiky Prokofiev. The first half culminuted in 2 Strauss pieces, in particular the rousing Radetzki March accompanied by traditional thunderous clapping.

There is a prize for those of you who know who or what Radetzki was! After a liquid interval the programme included Mendelssohn ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Mozart ‘Clarinet Concerto’, Massanet ‘Meditation’, Delius ‘On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring’ (how many have you heard this Spring?), plus 2 Frank Sinatra tracks: ‘You make me feel so young’ and ‘Chicago’. The evening was rounded off in stimulating style by Souza ‘Liberty Bell’.

Thank you Bob.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 1st October.