Archive for December, 2011

TGiF – Embrace

December 30th, 2011

Father and Daughter (new score) from Lennert Busch on Vimeo.

TGiF – Snowpenhagen

December 23rd, 2011

TGiF – Mr Walker & Mr Wheeler

December 16th, 2011

Cogges Manor Farm: Christmas Market

December 13th, 2011
A Christmas market at Cogges Manor Farm this Sunday (December 18) 10-2pm: entry is free.
There’ll be produce and craft stalls selling:
  • Mulled wine and mince pies from the Manor Farm kitchen
  • Craft and gifts stocking fillers, jewellery and Christmas decorations
  • Food stalls cakes, cookies, Indian & Chinese food and much more
  • Exclusive handmade Christmas wreaths
And various entertainments including:
  • Voice Box choir
  • Ducklington Morris dancers
  • Visit Father Christmas
For more information on this event and the history of Cogges Farm, see this blogpost. There’s also a Facebook page available.

A Christmas market at Cogges Farm this Sunday

December 13th, 2011

Cogges Manor Farm is having a Christmas market this Sunday (December 18) from 10am till 2pm. There’ll be free entry, and among the attractions will be:

  • Mulled wine and mince pies from the Manor Farm’s kitchen
  • Craft stalls selling stocking fillers, jewellery and Christmas decorations
  • Food stalls selling cakes, cookies, Indian & Chinese food, bread and cakes, spices and much more
  • Exclusive Christmas wreaths, hand-made by Cogges volunteers

There’ll also be carol singing by the Voice Box choir, and the Ducklington Morris will be doing a traditional mummers play. And rumours have it that Santa Claus himself will be paying the farm a visit, but only for the good girls and boys.

There’s been a manor house in Cogges since the 13th century, but more recently the farm and its buildings were used as a farming museum curated by Oxfordshire County Council. Since last July, it’s been run by a combination of a charitable trust and local volunteers, with the intention of providing models for sustainable living and local sourcing, and even ultimately having a smallholder maintain the site.

As the trust and volunteers together begin to develop the site to its full potential, they need your help and support. Even if you don’t have time to volunteer, you should come along – on the last full weekend before Christmas – and see if you can bag a nice present for a relative! And maybe even catch a glimpse of Santa himself….

TGiF – Getting There

December 9th, 2011

Meeting, Mulled Wine, Mince Pies

December 9th, 2011

We’re meeting in Cogges Farm Cafe this Monday evening (the 12th) for mulled wine, mince pies and a chat. That starts at 8pm so do drop in.

The committee will be there from 6:30pm to discuss our projects, which if you’re interested in getting involved with you’re welcome to come along to and join in.

Low Carbon Hub

December 7th, 2011

There’s much you can’t see in this picture, the other half of Oxford Town Hall being one of them. Stretching back behind the lens are more wine and nibble laden tables, packed with people from 65 community groups around the county, including Kate, Katherine and yours truly from Sustainable Witney. Really an impressive turnout of people to celebrate the launch of The Low Carbon Hub.

» Read more: Low Carbon Hub

Cogges Link Road inquiry: day 17

December 6th, 2011

This took place on Wednesday 30th November and was attended by about 80 members of the public. It began with final submissions from the non-statutory objectors. Paul Kinchesh began and expressed his concern over the county council’s flood model, which he judges to be inadequate because it does not replicate the 2007 flood levels. Dr Kinchesh argued that a flawed flood model cannot lead to adequate flood mitigation levels.

» Read more: Cogges Link Road inquiry: day 17

TGiF – Button Moon

December 2nd, 2011