Archive for April, 2010

Philip Pullman, Langdale Hall

April 23rd, 2010

A chance to hear Oxford author Philip Pullman speak in the Langdale Hall this Saturday afternoon.

Tea, Coffee, Cakes, Music, Second Hand Book Sale and Plant Stall.

Bring your unwanted books and surplus plants.

Vote Bike!

April 21st, 2010

Whichever political party wins the election cycling needs political support to improve the lot of the humble bicycle user.

CTC have written a Bike Manifesto.

You can help impress on the parliamentary candidates the importance of improving cycling conditions, so that it can become a real transport choice in people’s everyday lives, by following this link.

Fill in the details and all the candidates will receive a letter by email from you asking them to sign up to the Bike Manifesto.

Only a handful of people in our constituency have done so to date, so please, let the politicians know what you want and Vote Bike!

The Witney Country Market

April 15th, 2010

Five Stars and Twenty –five years

I would class the men and women who have been running the Witney Country Market during the past twenty –five years as local unsung heroes.  With the exception of the month of January and Good Friday when they all are having a well earned rest, there is a queue at the door of the Masonic Hall on Church Green to buy the best of local produce.

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BUG Meeting, The Plough

April 12th, 2010

The Bicycle User Group are meeting in the Plough this Thursday 20 May at 7pm, all welcome. If you can’t find us we might be in the Green Room out the back.

Topics for discussion will Topics include:

Bike Polite – An initiative to highlight cycling across the county. There is a risk this could just turn into a cyclist bashing love-in by the motoring majority, but it does give an opportunity to address why cyclists behave as they do.

Bike Week – Planning the weeks events.

And anything else bike related 😮

Solar Hot Water Systems

April 7th, 2010

Solar hot water systems work alongside your conventional water heater to provide hot water, and could save you up to 70% on your water heating. The UK receives about 65% of the solar radiation levels experienced in Spain, more than enough to make a solar hot water system extremely viable. Technical advances in the design and manufacture of solar panels means that today’s systems are more efficient, maximising the use of the sun’s rays.

Schematic of a system for solar heating of water

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