Monthly Archives: November 2017

It’s Official: Savages is the Business!

November 13, 2017

Savages has beaten off four other nominees to win Best Established Business at Didcot First’s 2017 Business & Community Awards.

Commenting on the award, which recognises and rewards excellence amongst local businesses, community groups and young enterprise, the Blewbury-based company told the Bulletin that it is ‘delighted’.

‘We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to everyone at Didcot First for giving their time to organise these awards and a fantastic evening. We would also like to say a huge thank you to all the hard working members of our team and the local community for their valued custom and support over the years who have enabled us to receive this honour and make Savages what it is today.’

Picture shows (l to r) Richard Savage, Jane Cranston (High Sheriff of Oxfordshire), Emily Savage, Glyn Hall (President, Didcot Chamber of Commerce, who sponsored and presented the award)

Zak Hits the Big Time

November 12, 2017

Blewbury’s Zak Corderoy, 18, has just completed his rookie year on his ZX6R , coming second in the TSGB Elite 600 Championship.

We are excited for 2018 as Zak will be entering into the BSB paddock to compete in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class as he will be racing against Europe’s fastest.

As Zak put it in a recent Facebook post: “All in all a real good season, finishing the last full season in Thundersport 2nd in the elites on my little stocker ain’t so bad, we’ve had some stiff competition throughout the year and we’ve fought hard, and haven’t given up. This year has been a massive learning curve on the 600 and we’ve done very well as a team and next year is looking very exciting.”

Everyone at Zak Corderoy Racing would like to thank family, friends and sponsors for their continued support.

Robert Long: Our ‘Unsung Hero’ now ‘Sung’!

November 19, 2017

There was a very happy ceremony including a lunch at the Beacon in Wantage when many volunteers from all over the Vale were presented with certificates by Reg Waite, Chair of the Vale District Council, recording their work for the community.

There was an astonishing range of achievements, including community shops, cricket  and youth clubs, council work. In fact, think of almost anything people might do at a local level to improve life in some way and there was someone there.  Blewbury was represented by Robert Long for his 30+ years with the Bulletin, first helping Roger Cambray and then editing it for nearly 20 years.  Also at the ceremony was Rosemary Tilden who is one of the longest serving people who do the  task of putting the Bulletin together every month.

Robert (and Audrey) wish to thank the Parish Council and  all who nominated Robert for this award. They have happy memories of the collating evenings and the chat that goes on there. It’s where, to quote one of the collaters, “You get a better class of insults”. They would like to record their thanks to all the people who help with the Bulletin, the contributers, editorial staff, collaters and the distributers who go out in all weathers to deliver it to you through the door. Long may it continue!

HEDGE LAYING IN BLEWBURY THIS WINTER

November 22, 2017

This Winter Sustainable Blewbury’s hedge-laying group plan to lay hedges along Pound Furlong Lane and in Tickers Folly Field.

With a large programme of work ahead of us, the group would very much welcome new members who wish to learn the skills and help to maintain and improve Blewbury’s hedges. The first task is to coppice (cut) the hazel stakes and binders which are needed for the final stages and we plan to do this on 26th November, starting at 9.00. If you would like to join us then please contact Alex or John and we will advise on where and when to meet and what to wear. After that the actual hedge-laying will start in early December.

Hedge-laying is a traditional craft which has the benefit of strengthening and improving hedges and providing a much improved habitat for wildlife.

Alex: 07768 777710 ahmusson@gmail.com

John: 07785 364072jogden@blewbury.net