What you will find on this page:
  • expanded versions of stories that appear in DN
  • photographs that accompany stories in DN
  • newsworthy items that need publicity between printed issues of DN
  • links to new material on Deddington OnLine, in particular the History section

The page will be revised every month. Please contact the ExtraTime editor, Mary Robinson, if you have material to add.

Any interest for ex-Bowls Club Members? 

Bloxham Bowls Club

IBloxBowlsn its new, 60th anniversary season which starts in May, Bloxham Bowls Club is celebrating with some special fixtures, including a mixed Bowls England match. Throughout the May to September season, the club will be competing in the Oxfordshire Men’s League and the West Oxfordshire Mixed Triple League, as well as many friendlies with local sides. Club joining night is Friday 21 April. Anyone interested in joining can go along that night or any Monday club evenings. For further information see the club website, or contact the Secretary, Rod Ostler, 01295 720531.

Photographic Exhibition

A small exhibition of images by Adderbury, Deddington & District Photographic Society members in the Church House Adderbury (Library) meeting room can be seen during normal library opening times. It will be there for several weeks (see adderbury.org for opening times).

Safe and Well Visits from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters from OCC’s Fire and Rescue Service offer free Safe and Well Visits at home to help reduce the risk of fire. It combines a Home Safety Check: fitting and checking smoke alarms and helping make a fire escape plan; and providing advice and support to reduce risk from falls, fire, flood or power cuts. They can also provide advice on health and crime prevention. You can request a visit online or call the Community Safety Helpline on 0800 0325 999.

Bigger Society

Cherwell Challenges Hospital Consultation

A legal challenge has been launched by Cherwell District Council following a 'confusing and flawed' consultation process regarding plans to downgrade key services at Banbury’s Horton General Hospital. To read Cherwell's press release, click here.

A Fresh Start for Oxfordshire' – OCC's Plan for a Unitary Authority

An update from the Better Oxfordshire group is available here.

OCVA Charity and Volunteer Awards

Closing date for nominations from organisations or volunteers for an OCVA charity or volunteer award is Monday 3 April. For more information click here. Please complete the forms and return to awards@ocva.org.uk

2017 Election to the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors

People are invited to be the voice of their community by having a say in the way healthcare is delivered locally. Nominations are open and should be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 4 April. For more information click here; nominations can be submitted online.

South Central Ambulance Service

The biannual Oxfordshire Community Engagement Forum will be held on Friday 21 April 2017, 3–4.30pm at the Abingdon Health and Wellbeing Centre, The Abbey Centre, Crabtree Pl, Abingdon OX14 3GD. Members from a variety of backgrounds and ages are enouraged to join the Forum so that it can be truly representative of local communities. 

Healthwatch Oxfordshire

A short survey is available on how Healthwatch Oxfordshire work has been perceived during 2016. All responses are anonymous, and the information provided will form an important part of how the service offered to users of health and social care in Oxfordshire can be improved. Responses must be received by 31 March. Click here to take part.