Gaydon Parish Magazine August 2011

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This Month's Diary

Open Day and Birthday Sun 14th 11am-4pm Barnfield Pilates Tuesdays 6.30pm Village Hall Mobile Library Thurs 11th

Church Services in August

7th      8.00   Holy Communion BCP Burton Dassett

        10.30   Morning Prayer     Fenny Compton

        10.30   Family Communion   Gaydon

        10.30   Morning Prayer     Farnborough

14th     8.00   Holy Communion BCP Farnborough

        10.00   Holy Communion     Fenny Compton

        10.30   Communion by Extension  Northend

        10.30   Morning Prayer     Gaydon

         6.00pm Evening Prayer     Burton Dassett

21st     8.00   Holy Communion BCP Gaydon

        10.30   Family Worship     Fenny Compton

        10.30   Holy Communion     Northend

         6.00pm Evensong           Farnborough

28th     8.00   Holy Communion BCP Fenny Compton

        10.30   Holy Communion     Farnborough

        10.30   Family Service     Gaydon

        10.30   Morning Prayer     Northend  

Seasonal Recipe

Courgettes with Feta and Marjoram

500g tiny or courgettes (or larger ones sliced with a mandolin)
100g feta cheese, cut into small cubes
2 tbsp olive oil           1 dessertspoon chopped, fresh marjoram
Juice of half a lemon      1 clove garlic, finely chopped


Wash, top and tail courgettes. Slice larger ones with a mandolin. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add courgettes. Season with a little sea salt and toss for 5-6 minutes on the highest heat until they start to brown and are hot right through. Add garlic and marjoram, toss to mix and tip into a salad bowl. Dress with lemon juice and plenty of black pepper. When lukewarm, sprinkle over the feta and serve.

Gaydon Village Store

GVS Price comparisons with Tesco 18th July 2011

Tesco GVS Difference

£ £ £

Cif white cream cleaner 500ml 2.35 2.20 -0.15

Cif floor cleaner 1 ltr 2.35 1.50 -0.85

Fairy Liquid 450 ml 1.02 1.00 -0.02

Tilda white basmati rice 500g 2.49 2.09 -0.40

Tesco Semi skimmed milk 1.32 1.30 -0.02

Dolmio pasta bake sauces 2.05 1.75 -0.30

Carte d'or ice cream 3.49 2.50 -0.99

Napolina olive oil 500ml 3.79 3.00 -0.79

Thank you to everyone who returned the 'Local Food' questionnaire. We are pleased to announce that Mary Fox was the lucky winner of the £20 voucher.

Mobile Library

The mobile library will be in Gaydon on Thursday 11 August.

Flexibus Services

Owing to county budget reductions it has not been possible to maintain the network of Flexibus services that was available until July. Flexibus service 498 to Banbury on Thursdays will continue for a trial period of six months on a commercial basis and run by a different operator. Details of the changes to Flexibus services are shown on the County Council web site.

Visit or Telephone Dave Matthews on 01926 412760

or email

Barnfield Open Day

and 50th Birthday Celebrations on Sunday 14 August 11am-4pm. All are welcome for coffee, tea and cake.

Please feel free to bring along something delicious to help with our birthday celebrations....!!

Heritage Motor Centre Events

Sunday 14 August - the world's largest gathering of BMWs.

All the usual BMWs will be there, so whether you have an M Power, Alpina, ZED, modern, classic or modified BMW or even a Mini, your tastes will be catered for. Massive range of traders and huge display of Show and Shine Cars.

See for information.

Jaguar XJ/XK Register International Weekend

Sunday 21 August - call John Bishop on 645032 for event details.

Friendship Club

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 27 September at 2 Anson Close, Wellesbourne, at 2.30pm.

Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy

As usual, there will be no coffee morning in August because of the holidays. Grateful thanks to all who have come along on Saturday mornings or contributed in any way this year. We look forward to seeing you again in September. So far in 2011 we have raised over £200 for the Church Fabric Fund - it will help to pay for the west window repairs!

Car Boot Sale

Gaydon Inn at 11am Sunday 7 August and Sunday 21 August

Parish Council News


Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2011 have been approved and the annual return has been forwarded to the external auditor. Residents may contact the Clerk to see the accounts.


We have reported the weeds that are growing out of a number of drain covers in the village and we hope that this will be addressed shortly. If a resident sees a drain that is blocked, please notify the Clerk or a Councillor.

Overhanging Plants and Shrubs

We have received several complaints regarding overgrown hedges and Highways are very kindly cutting them where the vegetation is causing visibility issues. Please do remember to check your borders regularly to ensure that pedestrians and road users do not have access problems.


The bus shelter is owned by the Parish and therefore the responsibility of the Parish. Recently it was the victim of graffiti. This kind of behaviour is not acceptable and we have notified the Police, our neighbourhood watch team and all residents by way of this magazine. If you see people drawing or writing on the shelter please notify either

the Police or the Clerk. This time a resident painted over the graffiti but next time the Parish will have to pay to have the graffiti removed, so please be vigilant and protect our neighbourhood. The Parish Council thanks the resident who kindly painted over the graffiti.

Next Meeting

The Parish Council meets on Thursday, 1st September at 7.30pm. All residents are welcome to attend.


A big "Thank you" from Sara and Craig Moore

We were Happily Married in St Giles Church on the 4th June and we

wanted to take this opportunity to THANK all those in the village who made it possible: Rev Mike Cadwallader on his first Wedding in our Church; Alistair Hotchkiss who played an extra fifteen minutes as the Bride was customarily late! Martyn and Claire Hamm for preparing and keeping the Church in such wonderful order; Andy Thomas for raising the flag; Margaret Phelps for dealing with all the administration and getting us so well organised; Debbie Morisot for the much-needed G&T to steady the nerves on the way to the Church! And finally to our village photographer. Thank you to you all, from Sara and Craig Moore.