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Friday 19th January 2018   Go Calendar 2018  
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Village Noticeboard
SEARCH & SECURITY – at foot of this page

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ABOUT
What's On

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2CLICK TO VISIT THE YEAR-AHEAD CALENDAR 2018—

Click the calendar for a list of events coming up in the Kidlington area.

Notify your upcoming event to louise.lloyd@kvoice.co.uk.

REMEMBER the earlier you notify your event, the longer your notice will show in the year-ahead calendar.







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Micro Bar.
Craft beers, wines, spirits.

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  45 CLICK TO VISIT DRUNKDRY'S FACEBOOK PAGE—  

DrunkDry. With a free marshmallow to roast with your drink on FirePit Fridays. Click above for more.






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53CLICK TO VISIT THE BBC WEBSITE—

LOCAL LAND USE — Did you know?

Less than 6% of land in the UK is built on. So, how does Kidlington compare?

The BBC's Home Editor Mark Easton invites us to click above and enter our postcode for statistics about local land-use in our Kidlington area.






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Look ahead to
FEBRUARY 2018

February 2018
  • 02 Feb Fri - VOICE: 7.15am for 7.30am at The Foresters Hall (above Tesco). Breakfast meeting for Members of Kidlington Voice.
  • 03 Feb Sat - BEER FESTIVAL: from noon at Church Hanborough Parish Church. See details on KV front page.
  • 06 Feb Tue - U3A: 2.00pm at Woodstock Community Centre, New Road, Woodstock OX20 1PB. University of the Third Age: 'Stained Glass in Oxford' by Brian Lowe.
  • 07 Feb Wed - JOBS: The Kidlington offices of Recruitment Agents Thorne and Wait are remaining open tonight until 7.00pm for registrations. For more information click on the Thorne and Wait card on our home page.
  • 09 Feb Fri - DEADLINE: by noon today please, receipt of copy for the March 2018 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News. Email: kidlingtonnews@yahoo.co.uk
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  • 09 Feb Fri - QUIZ NIGHT: from 7.30pm at Stratfield Brake Sports Ground. £10.00 per team max 6 people. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, plus special prize for best team name.
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  • 11 Feb Sun - TEA TALK: 3.00pm at St. Mary's Church, Kidlington. 'The Artist Thomas Gainsborough,' by Kidlington author James Hamilton.
  • 24 Feb Sat - ANTIQUES: 10.00am to 1.00pm at The Methodist Church Hall, Kidlington. Antique and Collectors Market.
  • 24 Feb Sat - RELAUNCH PARTY: from 7.00pm at Stratfield Brake Sports Ground Kidlington. See notice on KV Front Page for details.
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  • 24 Feb Sat - FILM CLUB: from 7.30pm at Kirtlington Village Hall, showing of the film 'La La Land'.
  • 27 Feb Tue - HISTORY: 7.50pm for 8.00pm at Moorside Place OX5 2UZ. Kidlington & District Historical Society. A talk by Tony Boughton: 'The Stench of Victorian Indecision'.

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Kidlington's Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon: Layla Moran MP.

PHOTO Oxford Mail 32

32CLICK TO VISIT LAYLA MORAN MP WEBSITE—

Layla Moran (pictured above) is our local Member of Parliament.

Here follow some further websites where you can read more about Layla and her work for our Oxfordshire constituency:

32 www.laylamoran.com

32 Wikipedia about Layla Moran

32 Layla Moran in Parliament

32 Layla Moran - Liberal Democrat





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Kidlington
Camera Club

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46 CLICK TO VISIT THE KIDLINGTON CAMERA CLUB WEBSITE—  

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These seasonal images were submitted to KV-Online by Kidlington Camera Club member Kim Benson.

Click the pictures to visit Kidlington Camera Club's website.







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New for 2018.

We are building our search database afresh.

To ensure that your own organisation is returned in our search results please send your keywords to louise.lloyd@kvoice.co.uk.

To see how it works - and to test if you are presently included - click the search button at the foot of this page.







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Kidlington Amateur
Operatic Society

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  42CLICK TO VISIT KAOS WEBSITE  

SONGS FROM THE SHOWS

SPRING CONCERT performed at St. Mary's Church Kidlington from 7.30pm on Friday & Saturday 10th & 11th May 2018. A compilation of works from past KAOS shows.






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Community Courses
at Woodstock

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  44CLICK TO VISIT MARLBOROUGH SCHOOL WEBSITE—  

Courses for adults, young people, and families. For timings and details of courses click the book-cover above.







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Tea Talk
About the Artist
THOMAS
GAINSBOROUGH

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62CLICK BOOK COVER ABOVE TO VISIT JAMES HAMILTON'S WEBSITE—

'Gainsborough — A Portrait' by Kidlington author James Hamilton.

James Hamilton's Gainsborough was chosen for BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week, and selected as a Book of the Year in The Times, Sunday Times, and Observer.

'Compulsively readable, the pages seem to turn themselves,' wrote John Carey, Sunday Times.

'Hamilton brings one of the very greatest artists vividly to life' - Literary Review.

James' talk begins at 3.00pm at St Mary's Church, Kidlington, on Sunday 11th February 2018.



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A lion named Hanno
at Kidlington's Zoo

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67aCLICK TO VISIT THE OXFORD MAIL WEBSITE—

Once upon a time in Kidlington there lived a lion named Hanno.

Click Hanno's picture above and travel down memory lane with the Oxford Mail recollecting Oxford's Zoo based in Kidlington in the 1930s.







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Pitman
Optometrists

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Eye health checks, spectacles, contact lenses.

  19CLICK TO VISIT PITMAN OPTOMETRISTS WEBSITE—  






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Stratfield Brake
Relaunch
Party

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YOUR INVITATION
From 7.00pm on SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2018 with free car parking, free entry, a complimentary drink on arrival, free entertainment, dancing and disco! SATNAV: Frieze Way, Kidlington OX5 1UP (not far from Sainsbury's roundabout).

RSVP
For numbers, SB's Manger Matthew Joyce would really really like to know you are planning to attend so please take a minute to send Matt an email to: stratfieldbrake @legacyleisure.org.uk or telephone 01865-847496, thank you!

ABOUT STRATFIELD BRAKE
Working in partnership with Cherwell District Council and Kidlington Parish Council, Legacy Leisure now manages this conference venue and outdoor sports facility sited just north of Oxford on the roundabout entrance to Kidlington.

YOUR OWN EVENTS
The venue is suitable for business conferences and private parties. So, if you are planning a local event with lots of guests then the relaunch party is a great opportunity to check-out these new facilities — and at any time you can discuss your upcoming event's requirement with the Manager at the contacts above.


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Your Local
Story

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Local Stories

  Do you have a local story to tell?   Or a picture to show about your work, your school, your club, your hobby? Or perhaps you'd like to publish an illustrated article on a topic of general interest to the local community? If there's something you'd like everyone to know more about online — then let us know.

NOTE if you have a website or a weblog we can link to it directly from this page.

But if you do not have a website, then even a short notice on this page will get your message quickly online where it can be seen by hundreds of unique visitors to KV-Online every week.

Make KV-Online your own local website.

To discuss your idea for an article published on this page then contact louise.lloyd@kvoice.co.uk.




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Look ahead to
MARCH 2018

March 2018
  • 06 Mar Tue - U3A: 2.00pm at Woodstock Community Centre, New Road, Woodstock OX20 1PB. University of the Third Age: 'Cole Porter and His Music' by Nick Gill.
  • 09 Mar Fri - DEADLINE: by noon today please, receipt of copy for the April 2018 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News. Email: kidlingtonnews@yahoo.co.uk
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  • 16 Mar Fri - VOICE: 7.15am for 7.30am at The Foresters Hall (above Tesco). Breakfast meeting for Members of Kidlington Voice.
  • 18 Mar Sun - MUSIC: 5.30pm at St. Mary's Church Kidlington. Passiontide excerpts from Handel's Messiah.
  • 24 Mar Sat - ANTIQUES: 10.00am to 1.00pm at The Methodist Church Hall, Kidlington. Antique and Collectors Market.
  • 24 Mar Sat - FILM CLUB: from 7.30pm at Kirtlington Village Hall, showing of the film 'Renoir'.
  • 27 Mar Tue - U3A: 2.00pm at Woodstock Community Centre, New Road, Woodstock OX20 1PB. University of the Third Age: 'Hurghada - The Egyptian Resort' by John Paine.
  • 27 Mar Tue - HISTORY: 7.50pm for 8.00pm at Moorside Place OX5 2UZ. Kidlington & District Historical Society. A talk by John Leighfield: 'The History of Maps'.

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School Admissions

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  61CLICK TO VISIT OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL WEBSITE—  

Applications for children due to start primary school in September 2018 can now be made online. Click to connect with Oxfordshire County Council's online application system.







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Tony Bennell
Entertainments

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  15CLICK TO VISIT TONY BENNELL WEBSITE—  

Music and entertainment for all occasions: bands, disco, karaoke, tribute acts.







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Steve Cross
Plumbing & Heating

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  11CLICK TO VISIT STEVE CROSS WEBSITE—  

Bathrooms, Kitchens, Central Heating, Solar.







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Our Website
Statistics

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  65CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OUR WEBSITE STATISTICS REPORT—  

So, advertisers is anyone out there actually looking at Kidlington Voice Online?

Click the statistics panel above for an independent report on our visitor data for the 12-months up to December 2017.

Does four times the national average number of visitors per month sound OK?







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Carry Kidlington Voice Online —
on your Smartphone

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Install Kidlington Voice Online in three easy steps.

Here's how:

[1] on your smartphone, surf to www.kvoice.co.uk (you are here now);

[2] when KV is on your screen use your phone settings to 'Add to Home Screen'.

[3] Done. A new green KV icon is now on your phone. Click the icon to scroll KV on the move.







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Inside Blenheim Palace

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  70CLICK TO VISIT BLENHEIM'S WEBSITE—  

'The finest view in England' sits on Kidlington's very doorstep. But when did you last step inside the Palace building?

You can visit Blenheim's website now at a click and see this amazing Estate today: find out What's On, perhaps plan a Summer trip with friends, or just savour the prospect of your own return this year.

Did you know you can enjoy entry to this World Heritage Site throughout the year for the price of a single day?

— Click. Then under 'Book' look for the Annual Pass.







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ANTIQUES
Saturday 27th January 2018

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  29aCLICK TO VISIT THE YEAR-AHEAD CALENDAR 2018—  

Kidlington's Antique & Collectors Market is held on a Saturday each month from 10.00am to 1.00pm at The Methodist Church Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 2BP (opposite Exeter Hall).

Admission is free and refreshments are available.

To find out more please contact the market's organiser:
Graham Kirby
01865-371494
grahamkirby316@gmail.com.







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Kidlington Weather
This Week

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  27CLICK TO VISIT THE BBC WEBSITE—  

Local weather forecast from the BBC for the next few days.


















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New Dance
& Fitness Classes

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CLICK POSTERS TO ENLARGE

Dance & Fitness Instructor Ali Green (pictured above) has opened two new dance and fitness classes for 2018. Next classes: Monday 22nd January 2018 at Kidlington's Stratfield Brake Sports Club where there's plenty of free car parking! Click the posters above to enlarge, or for more information contact Ali on 07910870748 or email studioaoxford@gmail.com


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Bespoke Furniture
& Design of Oxford

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  23CLICK TO VISIT FURNITURE AND DESIGN OXFORD WEBSITE—  

Handmade kitchens, bathrooms, living spaces.







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Apartment
To Rent

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24 CLICK TO VISIT FINDERS KEEPERS WEBSITE—  

1 bedroom apartment in Kidlington - £925pcm. Click for details.







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KV-Online
is Green

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Keep watch for our distinctive green logo in and around the Kidlington area.

If you would like to display a copy of our logo at your organisation then please contact
louise.lloyd@kvoice.co.uk







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Nextdoor

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  54CLICK TO VISIT NEXTDOOR'S WEBSITE—  

Nextdoor is a private social network for community neighbourhoods.

In the Kidlington area there are many people who have signed-up to Nextdoor which is free to join.

Click above to see your own neighbours who are already online and to find out more.







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Evolution Tattoo Studio

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  17 CLICK TO VISIT EVOLUTION TATTOO'S FACEBOOK PAGE—  

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UK & International Tattoo Artists







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  60CLICK TO VISIT GOSFORD HILL SCHOOL WEBSITE—  

A VACANCY HAS ARISEN for a governor at Gosford Hill School. The Governing Body comprises people drawn from the school's community: parents, school staff, and the community as a whole. The Governing Body acts corporately and is collectively responsible for decisions taken. If you are interested to find out more about this role and are able to commit to two evenings per term plus occasional events then please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Clare Carpen on 01865-374971 or email clare.carpen@gosford-hill.oxon.sch.uk. Click on the school's crest, above, to read more about Gosford Hill School.






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In 2018
promote your local enterprise to the local community online.

CONTACT

louise.lloyd@kvoice.co.uk







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VACANCY
for Parish Clerk

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47   CLICK TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION DETAILS—

Applications are invited for the post of Parish Clerk to Cassington Parish Council.

Cassington Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Clerk with duties to include: managing the council’s statutory obligations; acting as Finance Officer; organising and recording the council’s activities; assisting the parish councillors, and promoting the work of the council.

FOR DETAILS CLICK ABOVE or email David Casey at cassingtonclerk@gmail.com or telephone 01993-891347.

This notice was re-posted here on Saturday 30th December 2017.







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Spirit Health Club

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  13CLICK TO VISIT THE SPIRIT HEALTH CLUB WEBSITE—  

Workout and relax at Oxford's local Spirit Health Club – with plenty of free car parking near Kidlington at The Holiday Inn, Peartree Roundabout.

Contact the club to enquire about beauty treatments, gym, jacuzzi, physio, sauna, steam room, swimming pool, and, of course, to discuss your personal training programme for 2018!

Click the picture above for more.







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Estate Agent
Thomas Merrifield

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21CLICK TO VISIT THOMAS MERRIFIELD WEBSITE—

Residential property for sale in and around the Oxfordshire area. Local office in Kidlington High Street.






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Kirtlington
Film Club

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  39CLICK TO VISIT KIRTLINGTON FILM CLUB WEBSITE—  

Saturday 20th January, 2017.

Screening from 7.30pm at Kirtlington village hall. Tickets (£5/£3) at the door. For more information, and to list the titles next up in 2018, please click the poster above.

ABOUT THIS FILM
Warren Schmidt is retiring from his position as an actuary with Woodmen of the World, a life insurance company in Omaha, Nebraska. After a retirement dinner, Schmidt finds it hard to adjust to his new life, feeling useless. He sees a television advertisement about a foster program for African children, Plan USA, and decides to sponsor a child. He soon receives an information package with a photo of his foster child, a small Tanzanian boy named Ndugu Umbo, to whom he relates his life in a series of candid, rambling letters.







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Evolution Hair Design

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  18 CLICK TO VISIT EVOLUTION HAIR DESIGN'S FACEBOOK PAGE—  

Hairdressing for women and men.






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Friday 19th January 2018

THE YEAR AHEAD
Please refer to the calendar at the top of this page. Note you can notify KV of your upcoming event — even months in advance.
CASSINGTON PARISH CLERK
Please see details elsewhere on this page for a vacancy which has arisen for a Parish Clerk at Cassington Parish Council.

U3A UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE has moved its venue to: Woodstock Community Centre, New Road, Woodstock OX20 1PB. Tel 01865-580688.

To see the upcoming programme of speakers and talks, click the Calendar.
51CLICK TO VISIT THE YEAR-AHEAD CALENDAR 2018 



GLEBE HOUSE
Glebe House urgently requires an extra Carer. If you know of anyone suitably qualified please ask them to telephone Alex Jeyes on 01993-323232. Thank you.



THAMES VALLEY POLICE

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  51CLICK TO VISIT THAMES VALLEY POLICE WEBSITE—  

Thames Valley Police report increased break-in activity in the Kidlington area and advise everyone to be extra vigilant and double-check windows and doors.


INSPECTOR MORSE SOCIETY
PHOTO Oxford Mail
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  51 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD TRIBUTE TO MORSE AUTHOR COLIN DEXTER—  

Fans of Chief Inspector Morse may be interested to read more about the Oxford author Colin Dexter in a tribute to Colin which was first posted here in September 2017.


KIDLINGTON MAPS & STATISTICS

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North: Map | Statistics



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South: Map | Statistics




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QUALITY
Firewood Logs
DELIVERED

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  71ORDER NOW ONLINE. CLICK TO VISIT FARM FIREWOOD WEBSITE—  

Well seasoned good quality logs delivered in bulk bags or sacks. Sourced from Firewood's own farm and nearby sustainable managed woodland. Free delivery in North Oxfordshire. Click to discover more and order now.







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Apartment
To Rent

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63 CLICK TO VISIT FINDERS KEEPERS WEBSITE—  

2 bedroom apartment in Central Kidlington - £895pcm. Click for details.







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Beer Festival
Church Hanborough

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  67CLICK TO VISIT CHURCH HANBOROUGH PARISH WEBSITE—  

A real ale beer festival with local musicians at Church Hanborough Parish Church on Saturday 3rd February, 2018.

Money raised will go to support the Church spire fund and the children's grief support charity SeeSaw.

Tickets can be pre-bought as a gift voucher for £10.00 which will provide the bearer with a commemorative glass, programme, and tokens for three glasses of beer.

For details and directions click the beer festival ticket above or email: rector@hanboroughparish.co.uk






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Hello everyone! My name is Leah Richardson and I run a dog-walking service in the Kidlington area.

I have a Diploma in Animal Management and all the necessary insurances, importantly I am also dog first-aid trained.

Because I am nearly always out and about, you can contact me on my mobile phone 07502611256 or by email to leahswoofywalks@gmail.com.

I look forward to hearing from you if you need me and Woofy Walks to step in!







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Montessori Nursery
The Children's House

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  20CLICK TO VISIT THE CHILDREN'S HOUSE WEBSITE—  

Outstanding OFSTED Report.

"The best nursery I have ever visited."   Nursery Inspector.







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Kidlington's Councillors
on Cherwell District Council

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Kidlington Councillors on Cherwell District Council

Click individual photographs below for contact details.

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Maurice Billington

Kidlington East

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Carmen Griffiths

Kidlington East

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Alan MacKenzie-Wintle

Kidlington West

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Neil Prestidge

Kidlington East

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Sandrah Rhodes

Kidlington West

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Nigel Simpson

Kidlington West







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Christian
Congregations

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LOCAL CHURCHES

95 Kidlington Anglican - St John The Baptist

95 Kidlington Anglican - St Mary The Virgin

95 Hampton Poyle Anglican - St Mary The Virgin

95 Kidlington Baptist

95 Kidlington Methodist

95 Kidlington Roman Catholic - St Thomas More







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Recruitment Agency
Thorne and Wait

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22 CLICK TO VISIT THORNE & WAIT WEBSITE—

The Kidlington offices of Thorne and Wait remain open for registrations until 7.00pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

Click the Calendar at the top of this page for details.





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Kidlington Scholars Online Today

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fabula:
story.

REVISION.
Yesterday's word was epistola:
letter.


PREPARATION.
Tomorrow's word will be vacca:
cow.




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Oxford University
Open Events

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64CLICK TO VISIT OXFORD UNIVERSITY WEBSITE—
The corporate branding above is reproduced with kind permission of Oxford University.

On Kidlington's doorstep, did you know that Oxford University publishes a list of its events open to the public?

Many events are free to attend but for some a fee is payable — especially its specialist short courses — and advance booking may be required.

But the University's list is wide-ranging and extremely impressive.

You can take a look at what's on offer by clicking the dark-blue logo above.







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Housing
Expansion

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36CLICK TO VISIT KIDLINGTON DEVELOPMENT WATCH WEBSITE—

Click to read about new flats at the Co-op site and Kidlington's response to Cherwell District Council's proposed developments arising from Oxford's unmet housing need.






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Look ahead to
APRIL 2018

April 2018
  • 13 Apr Fri - DEADLINE: by noon today please, receipt of copy for the May 2018 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News. Email: kidlingtonnews@yahoo.co.uk
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  • 21 Apr Sat - FILM CLUB: from 7.30pm at Kirtlington Village Hall, showing of the film 'Queen of Katwe'.
  • 28 Apr Sat - ANTIQUES: 10.00am to 1.00pm at The Methodist Church Hall, Kidlington. Antique and Collectors Market.
  • 24 Apr Tue - HISTORY: 7.50pm for 8.00pm at Moorside Place OX5 2UZ. Kidlington & District Historical Society. A talk by Dave Richardson: 'The History of Old Pubs of Oxford'.
  • 27 Apr Fri - VOICE: 7.15am for 7.30am at The Foresters Hall (above Tesco). Breakfast meeting for Members of Kidlington Voice.

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Kidlington News
January 2018

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CLICK TO ENLARGE COVER

The January 2018 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News is now available for purchase from a number of retail outlets in the Kidlington area.


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