Archive for December, 2010

Allotment News

December 21st, 2010

The only thing likely to be occurring on the allotments this week is the picking of brussel sprouts for Christmas dinner! However, the Witney Allotment Association has the following news for its members:

“The result of the recent ballot proposing that the association enter into negotiations with the council to take over administration of the sites was as follows;

44 for, 11 against.

80% of those who voted were in favour.

The committee have met since the ballot and it has been agreed that they will meet with council representatives early in the New Year to renew discussions. We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.”


Social Evening, The Marlborough

December 7th, 2010

*** A change from the usual venue of the Plough – they have entertainment on ****

An informal gathering to chat and share information this Wednesday evening, 8pm in The Marlbourough – opposite the Market Square at the top of the High Street.

Allotment Association EGM

December 2nd, 2010

7:30pm Thursday 2 Dec at the Masonic Hall, Church Green, Witney.

The High Street

December 1st, 2010

Last night’s episode of ‘Turn Back Time’ was very revealing about human nature.

The programme was set up to produce a cost vs service situation in Shepton Mallet’s High Street, and even though we all know the answer, the result was still dramatic.

We might value highly the social benefits of ‘traditional’ shops, but when spending our money we almost always choose the cheaper option, even if we can afford not to.

It’s our choice, but it seems it’s a choice we have little control over.

The episodes taking the High Street through the ages are still available to view here,


Disability Awareness Event

December 1st, 2010

In recognition of the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ Cottsway invites you to this event on Thursday 2 Dec from 10am to 1pm at the Methodist Church, Witney.

Advice available from: CAB, Shopmobility Scooters, MIND, Guideposts Trust, The Queen Elizabeth Foundation.

Also on offer: armchair exercise, head massages, hand massages, foot massages, light refreshments.

For further information contact the Active Communities Team at Cottesway on 0800 8766 366 or 01933 890000.