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Monthly Archives: November 2021

Blewbury Good Neighbours win county award

November 18, 2021

On Thursday 4th November, the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Imam Monawar Hussain, made a special award to Karen Foreman and Blewbury Good Neighbours for all the good work they’ve done during the pandemic.

In a ceremony at County Hall, the award was one of 21 presented to individuals and groups throughout the county, chosen from over 60 nominations. Says Karen: “I was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the Blewbury Good Neighbours and the whole village. We’ve all ‘done our bit’, helping with shopping, prescriptions, dog walking, getting newspapers, telephone calls and tech support, along with a million other little things, that kept us all going. Lots of the volunteers have said that helping others was really good for them too: they’ve made new friends and it really helped with their mental health. So thank you to you all, well done, and we’ll keep going, as we’ll all need a helping hand one day!”

New lease of life for War Shrine

Attendees at this year’s Remembrance Sunday gathering at the London Road War Shrine were rewarded with the gift of a beautifully refurbished commemorative stone.

Over the years, the original inscription “We will remember them” and the dates of the two World Wars had almost completely faded – but now the whole monument has been properly cleaned and repainted on an entirely voluntary basis by local stonemason Ryan Morris. Ryan has form in Blewbury when it comes to doing great stonework for free, as it was he who put the ancient milestone on the A417 outside Savages back together again in 2019 after it was broken in half. Thanks Ryan – we owe you one. In fact, make that two!

Blewbury girls’ football team

November 1, 2021

Blewbury Amazons Girls FC is a brand new girls football club based at Blewbury Recreation Ground.

We have teams from U8 to U12 playing in the Oxfordshire Girls Football League of whom train on Monday evenings. We also have our Mini Amazons on a Sunday morning in term time 10-11am for our 4-7 year old beginners. The club was formed this year to give more opportunities for girls to play sport and develop as young independent women. The emphasis is very much on development and FUN.

For more details please contact Jermaine via email at

Can Blewbury help a refugee family?

Are you interested in doing something practical to help a refugee family who would like to start a new life in the UK?

We are forming a group to work towards sponsoring a refugee family to come and live in or near Blewbury. Following a meeting with Reset Communities and Refugees, a charity which offers training and support for groups interested in sponsoring refugees, we are running an introductory event about the process, including all the ways (big or small!) that you can help. We’re not asking for any commitment at this stage – please just come along to the Melland Room at Blewbury Clubhouse on Tuesday 23rd November at 7pm, and find out more from a group who has already supported a refugee family to resettle in their community. We look forward to seeing you.

  • Kristy Siegfried and Lydia Inglis