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Friendship Café


End of May 2024
What day?

Thursday 30th May
Where?

Lincroft Meadow Care Home
Sounds good

What time?
2.00pm to 4.00pm. For details, see Notable Dates for May 2024.

See you there!



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Views
arrow Kidlington Views — a local campaign group sets out its response to Cherwell District Council's Local Plan Review 2040 in the matter of the Review's proposal to develop in 'The Land Behind The Moors'. Read the group's considered opinion here.

Streets


Kidlington Streets
Kidlington Streets
Kidlington Streets


arrow   Kidlington's Streets Database is maintained by KV and you are invited to offer further local data to help build up this information resource for the village. If you have any sources of local history, community stories, or photographs to add to this database then please send them to alice@kvoice.co.uk.

Visit Kidlington's Streets Database here.


New Book
arrow David Phipps' Kidlington — Kidlington & District Historical Society is pleased to announce the publication of David Phipps’ Kidlington.

Book

David Phipps (1932-2020) was a local artist and active member of the Society and his contributions included drawings and watercolours of local scenes now reproduced in tribute to David in this small book containing the majority of his illustrations. Copies £6.00 by contact with Norma Aubertin-Potter Tel: 07855-172895, or email: norma.aubertin-potter @all-souls.ox.ac.uk

Challenge
arrow Are you aged 13+? Then, you could work with the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge run by Oxfordshire's Libraries — this is a great opportunity to build up your educational references and CV by working towards the Summer Reading Challenge Certificate of Volunteering helping others with their reading and developing new skills. For details and to apply, see the poster here.

Assist
arrow Assisted Reading Support for primary schools in Kidlington — prior vetting is essential but ongoing training is provided for these important volunteering roles to help a child build confidence and make a real difference in their lives. For details and to make contact, visit ArchOxfordshire here.

Stadium
arrow Oxford United Football Club reveals its ambition to build the first all-electric stadium in the UK. Download the full Press Release here.

Parish
arrow Parish Council Report May 2024 — the Chair's report from Kidlington Parish Council is available to read from the Community Notice below this section. Or read the latest report directly from here.

Article
arrow St. Tryphon & The Magic of Marquetry — read this remarkable story by Gabriella Blakey and discover how an ancient Saint depicted in the medium of Marquetry travelled through the centuries via Oxford to honour a mother in Greece. Look for the article's card below — or go directly to the story here.

School
arrow Plans to rebuild Gosford Hill School — details are posted on the school's website here.

Election
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THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
Bicester and Woodstock Constituency
A new MP for Kidlington

Our Candidates:


Bicester and Woodstock

The upcoming General Election will establish a new Member of Parliament for the Kidlington area seated within the new Parliamentary Constituency of Bicester and Woodstock.   Read a brief overview here.

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Artweeks
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May 2024 Artweeks in and around Kidlington — click the map to enlarge it:

Artweeks
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KV
Notable Dates
MAY 2024

  30 May Thu     Friends of St. Mary's Kidlington — Annual General Meeting. 7.30pm at St Mary's Church. Starting with refreshments, the formal business begins at 8.00pm: electing trustees, reviewing accounts and hearing plans for future activities; followed by a talk by David Meara: "A Serious House: Why Church buildings matter today". Everyone welcome.
  30 May Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  28 May Tue     Kidlington & District Historical Society (KDHS) — 7.30pm at Kidlington Baptist Church, High Street OX5 2DS. A talk by Eve Bacon: "Spices and Medieval Society". For more about KDHS visit here.
  28 May Tue     Cherwell District Council at Kidlington Library — 11.00am to 2.00pm. Cherwell District Council is at the Library today with their recycling supply stall. There will be free, fun and useful items and resources to take away, and the opportunity to talk to the Council about rubbish collection.
  25 May Sat     Elmer Storytime and Craft — 2.00pm to 3.00pm at Kidlington Library. Join in with the Library's fun storytime and crafts to celebrate Elmer Day. Booking is essential. Please ask at the desk, call 01865-373067, or email Kidlington.library @oxfordshire.gov.uk
  19 May Sun     Family Friendly Festival of Rugby — 10.00am to 2.00pm, at Oxford All-Blacks Rugby Football Club. Mixed-ability games and fun for all. For details, see here.
  18 May Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  16 May Thu     About Dementia – a drop-in session at Kidlington Library — 10.00am to 2.00pm, with representatives from Oxfordshire Carers and the Alzheimer's Society to provide information and advice about dementia and local support services. For details, see here.
  15 May Wed     About Dementia – an hour at Lincroft Meadow Care Home — from 11.00am with Dementia Friends at Lincroft Meadow. For details and to book your place please see the poster here.
  14 May Tue     Research your Family History — 9.45am to 12.30pm at Kidlington Library. Expert volunteers will help you to use online and print resources to find out about your ancestors. Book your free 30-minute session at the library or telephone 01865-373067.
  12 May Sun     CANCELLED Car Boot Sale – at St Thomas More School — the Car Boot Sale due at the school today from 8.00am to 11.00am has had to be cancelled.
  11 May Sat     Kidlington Gardening Society — 10.00am to 12noon at Exeter Hall. Plant and Cake Sale. Flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants home-grown by Society members; plus home-made cakes.
  10 May Fri     Artists & Lunchtime Concert — Artists at St. Mary's Church Kidlington exhibit their work as part of Oxfordshire's annual Artweeks festival. Open daily from 12noon. Extra Event from 1.00pm to 2.30pm today an informal lunchtime concert by Jonathan Wiseman, award-winning classical guitarist from Kidlington.
  10 May Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
  9 May Thu     Local Writer Sylvia Vetta — 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Kidlington Library. Seasoned with facts, stirred with love, sprinkled with insight, Sylvia Vetta's story as related in 'The Food of Love' is of a life lived in the cauldron of change, for women, the working class and for people of colour....but with recipes! Hear Sylvia talk about memoir in all its variety and why YOU should record your memories. Read more about this talk here. Tickets £2.00 includes a glass of wine or soft drink. Please book your place at the Library or telephone 01865-373067.
  7 May Tue     Artists & Evening Concert — Artists at St. Mary's Church Kidlington exhibit their work as part of Oxfordshire's annual Artweeks festival. Open daily from 12noon. Extra Event from 5.00pm today a concert by the celebrated Gosford Hill School Choir and Orchestra. The concert will be conducted by Andrew Purtell, featuring music by John Rutter, Sarah Quartel, Bob Chilcott, Jonathan Larson, Monty Norman, Hans Zimmer, and Abba.
  5 May Sun     Artists Talking — Artists at St. Mary's Church Kidlington exhibit their work as part of Oxfordshire's annual Artweeks festival. Open daily from 12noon. Extra Event from 6.00pm today the painter and garden designer Katherine Shock will discuss with three of the artists their sources of inspiration, how they paint and how their creativity has developed: Steve Daggitt, James Hamilton, and Elizabeth Kirkham.
  4 May Sat     Art Weeks in Kidlington — Open daily at St. Mary's Church Kidlington from today until Sunday 12th May 2024, Artists at St. Mary's exhibit their work as part of Oxfordshire's annual Artweeks festival. Open daily from 12noon. Kidlington is Venue 151, details here.
  1 May Wed     Kidlington Gardening Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall. A talk by Robert Longstaff: 'No-dig Gardening'. All welcome, non members £3.00. Refreshments 50pence.
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here.

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Portrait

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Honoured at Oxford
Honoured at Oxford
by Gabrielle Matthews

The story behind Oxford University's portrait of Kidlington's Dr Norma Aubertin-Potter.
Parish Council
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Kidlington Parish Council
Monthly Reports

Kidlington Parish CouncilKPC Chair David Robey publishes the most recent monthly report from Kidlington Parish Council here
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Police
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KV
Notable Dates
JUNE 2024

  27 Jun Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  25 Jun Tue     Kidlington & District Historical Society (KDHS) — 7.30pm at Kidlington Baptist Church, High Street OX5 2DS. AGM plus a talk by Bill King: "WW1 Part 2". For more about KDHS visit here.
  24 Jun Mon     Oxfordshire Family History Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. AGM followed by talk 'The Great Fire of Warwick' with Charles Eldridge. Details here.
  15 June Sat     KAOS Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society — 9.45am to 5.30pm at St. John's Hall Church Kidlington – come and sing 100 Years of Broadway. See the full poster with details of tickets, rehearsal, and performance time here.
  15 Jun Sat     Kidlington Gardens Open Day — arranged by Kidlington's Eco Group — if you would like your garden to be included in this special local Open Gardens event please contact the Wild Kidlington Project Officer, Rhiannon Young, by email to rhiannon@wildoxfordshire.org.uk
  15 Jun Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  14 Jun Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
  11 Jun Tue     Research your Family History — 9.45am to 12.30pm at Kidlington Library. Expert volunteers will help you to use online and print resources to find out about your ancestors. Book your free 30-minute session at the library or telephone 01865-373067.
  8 Jun Sat     Kidlington & District Historical Society — 10.30am to 12.30pm at Kidlington Library. Drop in to the Library and meet members of the Kidlington & District Historical Society who will be in the library answering questions about local history and selling some of the Society's publications.
  2 Jun Sun     Gardens at Steeple Aston — 2.00pm to 6.00pm at the village of Steeple Aston OX25 4SF. Gardens open for charity, organised by the National Garden Scheme. Teas available at the village hall. For details, see the poster here.
  1 Jun Sat     Dinosaur Storytime and Craft — 10.30am to 11.30am at Kidlington Library. Join in with the Library's fun storytime and crafts to celebrate Dinosaur Day. Booking is essential. Please ask at the desk, call 01865-373067, or email Kidlington.library @oxfordshire.gov.uk
NOTABLE DATES
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Home Care


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Bellevie Care — Live Life Your Way


Bellevie Care

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Home Care in Oxfordshire
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Ecology
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Kidlington Eco Group


Kidlington Eco Group

A network of local groups working towards a greener world.
Neighbour
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Kidlington Information Centre


KV
Notable Dates
JULY 2024

  30 Jul Tue     Kidlington & District Historical Society (KDHS) — 7.30pm at Kidlington Baptist Church, High Street OX5 2DS. AGM plus a talk by Gordon Rogers: "Winston Churchill's Toyshop". For more about KDHS visit here.
  25 Jul Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  22 Jul Mon     Oxfordshire Family History Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. 'James Sadler – The King of all Balloons’ with Mark Davies. Details here.
  20 Jul Sat     Kidlington Gala Day — 11.00am to 3.00pm at Exeter Hall and outside at Exeter Close. Fun and activities for all the family. See the poster here.

  20 Jul Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  12 Jul Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
  6 Jul Sat     Parish Fete at St Mary's Church Kidlington — 12.30pm to 4.00pm. See the poster here.
  4 Jul Thu     General Election UK — Prepare to vote in UK elections: if you are a first-time voter, you can register here.
NOTABLE DATES
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Morse

Local Writers for Local Readers

article
Morse, Lewis, Endeavour
Morse, Lewis, Endeavour
by Giles Woodforde

Giles Woodforde bids farewell to the long-running TV series.
Friendship


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Monthly Friendship Café


Lincroft Meadow Care Home

Lincroft Meadow Care Home
Last Thursday of every month.
See also: Notable Dates.
Click for details.
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    Lincroft Meadow provides 24-hour residential, nursing, dementia and respite care for the elderly in an elegant and spacious home incorporating numerous thoughtful and practical features which ensures our home is able to meet the changing needs of its residents. All residents benefit from living in a caring environment with generously appointed private bedrooms with en suite wetrooms, and plentiful communal living areas including sitting rooms, restaurants, cinema, hairdressing salon, activities and wellbeing room and private dining room for special family occasions.
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KV
Notable Dates
AUGUST 2024

  29 Aug Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  24 Aug Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  9 Aug Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
NOTABLE DATES
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Tattoo


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Tattoo Artist Kidlington

Evolution Tattoo Studio

Tattoo Artist Kidlington
Paul Humphreys
Evolution Tattoo Studio
OX5 1JE
07999-337508
Live Feed — direct from the studio of artist Paul Humphreys:

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    For our most recent images uploaded this month visit our website (click above) and then click on our Instagram and Facebook. To book an appointment drop a message to 07999-337508.
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History

LOCAL HISTORY

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Kidlington & DistrictKidlington History
A Tribute to Kidlington's Rosie The Elephant

Kidlington Zoo opened in 1931 and closed in 1937 when the whole collection moved to Dudley Castle in the West Midlands.

KV
Notable Dates
SEPTEMBER 2024

  26 Sep Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  23 Sep Mon     Oxfordshire Family History Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. 'Chastleton to Kiddington and Enstone (VCH)’ with Simon Townley. Details here.
  21 Sep Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  13 Sep Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
NOTABLE DATES
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Lighting


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Oxford Solar Lighting

Oxford Solar Lighting

Oxfordshire's newest
Solar Lighting Supplier for all your garden needs

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    Oxford Solar Lighting is the brand new, Oxfordshire-based supplier of solar lighting for your garden. For more information and to contact us, click on our website above.
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Hey!Broadband


Hey!Broadband

Fast, easy, and fair.
New broadband. New you.

Hey!Broadband is coming to the Kidlington area.

Superfast. Megafast. Gigafast.
Live Feed — direct from HEY! Broadband:

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    HEY! Broadband offers lightning fast full fibre with a stable connection throughout the day. Next generation broadband handles multiple devices with no drop in performance. Add value to your property with a connection fit for the future.
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Optician


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Cherwell Opticians


Cherwell Opticians

Cherwell Opticians
33 High Street
Kidlington
OX5 2DH
01865-842044

CLICK HERE to visit our website.
Live Feed — direct from the office of Cherwell Opticians:

QO
    Cherwell Opticians (previously Pitman Optometrists) is conveniently situated in the centre of Kidlington. Cherwell Opticians is owned and managed by Bridget and Elvis Annor. We are well placed to provide complete eye care for all the family. To find out more about us, please click on our card above to visit our website.
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SE-Solicitors
SE-Solicitors

SE-Solicitors
Bicester Office
5 Sheep Street, OX26 6JB
Tel: 01869-252861

CLICK HERE to visit our website.


Live Feed — direct from SE-Solicitors Bicester Office:

QO
    Please note that our Bicester Office is located around 10-miles north of Kidlington from where our wide range of legal services includes: Agriculture | Banking & Finance Disputes | Commercial Property | Corporate & Commercial Law | Country Homes & Estates | Debt Recovery | Dispute Resolution | Employment Law | Family Law | Inheritance & Estate Planning | Insolvency | Residential Property | Wills, Trusts & Probate. Visit our website above for details, and do contact us for initial advice by telephone or visit us in person by arrangement at one of our local offices.
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KV
Notable Dates
OCTOBER 2024

  31 Oct Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  28 Oct Mon     Oxfordshire Family History Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. 'Oxford City Cemetries' with Trevor Jackson. Details here.
  26 Oct Sat     Oxfordshire Family History Society — Family History Fair, free event, 10.00am to 4.00pm at Cherwell School North Site, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford. Details here.
  26 Oct Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  20 Oct Sun     Mind, Body, Spirit — 11.00am to 5.00pm at Exeter Hall OX5 1AB. Our exhibitors & speakers focus on spirituality, self-help, well-being, healing, & mindfulness. To find out more about this event, please visit us at the Deer Spirit website here.
  12 Oct Sat     KAOS Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society — 9.45am to 5.30pm at St. John's Hall Church Kidlington – come and sing Pirates of Penzance. See the full poster with details of tickets, rehearsal, and performance time here.
  11 Oct Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
NOTABLE DATES
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Startups


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Marquetry

Local Writers for Local Readers

article
Marquetry

St. Tryphon & The Magic of Marquetry

by Gabriella Blakey

Read how an ancient Saint depicted in the medium of Marquetry travelled through the centuries via Oxford to honour a mother in Greece.

KV
Notable Dates
NOVEMBER 2024

  25 Nov Mon     Oxfordshire Family History Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. 'Meet at Dawn Unarmed' with Andrew Hamilton. Details here.
  23 Nov Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  2 Nov Sat     Guide Dogs for the Blind — Christmas Fayre from 10.00am to 4.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Stallholders can set up from 9-30am. We have twenty-five of 6ft X 2ft tables to hire at £20.00 each (not refundable unless the event is cancelled). There is a small car park where you can unload, but limited parking on site. If you would like to attend as a stallholder please contact Geoff Jordan who will send you a booking form and terms and conditions. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Contact: Geoff Jordan on 01865-372977 or email gandvjordan@gmail.co.uk
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Printing


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Parchments Print of Oxford

Live Feed — direct from the offices of Parchments Print of Oxford:

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    We offer Lithographic and Digital print using the very latest technology to produce print of the highest quality. We can also bind or finish your work with a range of finishing equipment from perfect binding to creasing and folding. Click our card above to visit our website and make contact with us to discuss your next printing requirement.
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Design


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Furniture & Design of Oxford


Furniture & Design of Oxford
Furniture & Design of Oxford
Kidlington
01865-370222
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QO
    Our team is passionate about creating bespoke handmade kitchens and furniture you can be proud of. This is why so many of our customers return to us and recommend us to their friends and family. With our eye for detail and wealth of experience, turning your dreams into a reality is what we do best. To find out more, click on the card above to visit our website.
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2022 Global Awards Corporate-Livewire – KV awarded 'Magazine Publication of the Year.'


2021 SME Midlands Enterprise Awards – KV awarded 'Most Popular Online Village Magazine.'

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Plumbers


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Local Firm of Plumbers

Local Plumbers

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New Generation
Plumbing & Heating

Live Feed — direct from the offices of New Generation Plumbing & Heating:

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    We are a local family of plumbers and we've been in the trade for decades, serving principally in Oxford and surrounding areas. Our engineers can repair and service most systems to ensure that they operate at peak efficiency. If we discover an issue, our gas-safe registered plumbers can give you their expert diagnosis and recommend a plan of action. Give us a call on 07884081360 or email info@newgenplumbing.co.uk. Click on our card above, to visit our website.
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Literature

Local Writers for Local Readers

article
The Tipping Point
The Tipping Point
by John Batchelor

John Batchelor considers how English Literature reflects the mood of an era.
Lockdown

Local Writers for Local Readers

article
A Year Locked Down in Kidlington
A Year Locked Down in Kidlington
by James Hamilton

A portrait by the artist in words and watercolours of the local landscape.
Design


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Furniture & Design of Oxford


Furniture & Design of Oxford
Furniture & Design of Oxford
Kidlington
01865-370222
Live Feed — direct from the office of Furniture & Design of Oxford:

QO
    Our team is passionate about creating bespoke handmade kitchens and furniture you can be proud of. This is why so many of our customers return to us and recommend us to their friends and family. With our eye for detail and wealth of experience, turning your dreams into a reality is what we do best. To find out more, click on the card above to visit our website.
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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers is a highly regarded property agency that has been serving Oxfordshire for over 50 years. With eight offices spread across the county, it is a trusted and reliable source for anyone looking to rent, let, buy, sell or invest in property.


226 Banbury Road
Summertown
Oxford OX2 7BY

01865-311011
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    We launched in 1972 as an acquisition and investment service and soon became the leading letting agents in Oxford, letting and managing thousands of homes from our offices in North Oxford, Central Oxford and East Oxford, Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester and Witney. Our experienced and knowledgeable teams offer a personalised service to each of our clients. Click on our card above to visit our website and make contact with your local office.
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Football


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Oxford United Football Club


Oxford United Football Club
Stadium: Latest News

Click this card to follow the latest developments in OUFC's plan to build its new football stadium in Kidlington.
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    Oxford United's proposed new stadium will be more than our new venue for football matches. We want it to be part of the community of Kidlington, with facilities and services open to you every day. Our stadium will be your stadium. Our detailed plans are still emerging. We want to continue to hear your views which will help shape our ongoing plans. For our most recent developments and to contact OUFC with your questions please click on the card above.
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KAOS


Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society

KAOS



Providing a fun, friendly, inspiring environment in which people, regardless of age, gender or experience can learn and perform a wide variety of choral music.
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    Did you know that KAOS has been presenting concerts and musical shows in Kidlington for over 40 years? We usually put on three performances a year: a Spring Concert, a staged Autumn Production and a Christmas Charity Concert. In 2024, KAOS is hosting two Come & Sing days: 15th June "100 Years of Broadway" AND 12th Oct "Pirates of Penzance".Take a look at all our latest news by clicking on the card above to visit our website. We hope to see you soon!
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Estate Agent


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Thomas Merrifield

Thomas Merrifield

Estate Agent
1B The Hampden Building
High Street
Kidlington OX5 2DH
01865-379880

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Streets



Kidlington Streets
Kidlington Streets
Kidlington Streets

Kidlington's Streets Database is maintained by KV and you are invited to offer further local data to help build up this information resource for the village. If you have any sources of local history, community stories, or photographs to add to this database then please send them to alice@kvoice.co.uk.

Visit the Kidlington Streets Database






Home Care


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Bellevie Care — Live Life Your Way


Bellevie Care

Bellevie Care — Live Life Your Way
Home Care in Oxfordshire
Tel: 01235-423564
Email: info @belleviecare.co.uk
CLICK TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE



Independent


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d'Overbroeck's School

School

A leading independent, co-educational school in Oxford for students aged 11 to 18

CLICK FOR ADMISSIONS
registrar@ doverbroecks.com
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    At d'Overbroeck's we welcome students from all backgrounds and nationalities. Our entry requirements vary depending on the child’s age and the year group they’ll be joining. We want the very best for every child. And that's why we offer a progressive and fully personalised education that embraces individual talents and ambitions. From the moment a pupil joins us, they’ll feel a sense of belonging. Our informal yet stimulating environment is designed to bring out the best in every student. Empowered by exceptional teachers, our students can confidently be themselves and do what they love, while they flourish both academically and personally. Please click on the card above to visit our website.
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Mental Health


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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness
Donna Marie is a fully trained and qualified psychiatric Mental Health Nurse with over 23 years of dedication and devotion to mental health and well-being.

CLICK to visit Donna Marie's website at mentalhealthrelease.com

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    I offer a range of bespoke mental health services designed to help improve your mental health and overall well-being. We can work together on many aspects that could possibly be troubling you. Please click on my card above to read more about my services, and to make contact. Thank you.
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Marquetry


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Art in Wood

Art in Wood

Gabriella Blakey
Unique handcrafted objets d'art.

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    Since the 17th century, flowers were painted before their bloom quickly faded. The beauty of art including marquetry was to capture their fresh beauty into images lasting for all time. Of all kinds of tulip, 'Flaming Parrot' with its flamboyant yellow and scarlet red, its petals fringed in a ruffled effect similar to the feathers of a parrot, is stunning. The coloured wood veneers I use are very limited compared to it. I always feel when I am working that I cannot do enough justice to the infinite range of subtle forms and muted colours of nature. But as artists train their vision to enter this magical world, they can adjust their perception to please the human eye.
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Diet


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Catherine Burgess


CONTACT ME TODAY
I'm your local diet consultant
Catherine Burgess
07846-537787


Click here for details
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    Hello --- I’m Catherine and I’m here to support you through your weight loss journey. Are you fed up of starting and stopping, losing, and gaining? Does it feel like an endless cycle you just can’t break? With my guidance you'll learn how to quit the habit of fast food, snacking, and overeating, then regain a healthy body weight. Click on my card above for details, and to contact me today.
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