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  ARCHIVE ISSUE 48  FEBRUARY 1986  



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The Link Magazine COPYRIGHT © 1986 by The Link Committee. Reproduced with permission.
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The Link



ISSUE NO 48.FEBRUARY 1986.




EDITORS COMMENTS

I am sorry about the late arrival of the Sandford Link this month but due to other commitments I have fallen a little behind.



Guys & Dolls

Guys & Dolls the production by members of the American Air Force was extremely well supported and those who were not there missed a very real treat. It was professionally sung and acted. There was JERRY MILLER who took the part of Nicely-Nicely equally talented and as good as Stuby Kaye in the original film version. There was the vivacious DESTON LEE who played MISS ADELAIDE with great feeling. Also the beautiful and talented Kathy Knight who played Sarah grown the Salvation Army Sergeant. Altogether it really was a splendid evening with a very talented cast.

We also must thank Liz Burra who kindly lent her piano and the two musicians who played the piano and drums so well. Also the ladies of the Village Hall Committee who provided such excellent refreshments. Finally we would like to say how grateful we are to William J Lee for making the evening possible, he did a wonderful job producing and directing the production and also playing the part (in somebody's absence) of Sgt. Brannigan.



Dogs

Please be warned that the dog catcher is proposing to visit the village on a regular basis. If your dog is caught wondering unattended they will be taken to the pound. This can cause a lot of inconvenience for owners so make sure your dog does not wander.



Footpath

A number of people have been stopped and asked why they are walking through the Mill Site by one particular resident and been told that it is private property.

This resident is totally out of order and totally misinformed, there is a public footpath running through the Mill Site and this is clearly marked on ordnance survey maps.

If you are stopped let Mrs Eileen Heery know, she is as you know, clerk to the parish Council and is in a position to place it on the agenda of the Parish Council.



FINALLY whether we live in the Mill houses or the Mobil Home Site or any other dwelling in Sandford we are ONE village. We should all pull together for the betterment of the village.


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Parish Council Notes

The Council met on Monday, 13th January, and the meeting was attended by the full council and Mrs. King. Some half dozen members of the public also attended, which was very welcome. We were particularly glad to have P.C. Williams with us. We have heard from his superior officer that he has an extremely full schedule, and as he does not live in Kennington as P.C. Dell did we see less of him. It was good that he could take time to join us on Monday.

Possible extension of Oxford City Boundary.

The Chairman of the Parish Council, Mr. Boyd and Mr. Roberts had gone to Watlington to see Mr. Heseltine on 6th December.

Unfortunately he had a more important engagement with Mr. Kasper Weinberger, so we spoke to his agent, Mr. Rulton, and our County Councillor, Mr. Farrell. They are both completely opposed to the proposed extension, and Mr. Heseltine has replied to all those who have written to him, stating that he will give us all the support he can.

Miss Burra and Mrs. Shepherd also attended a meeting at the Oxford Association of Local Councils for all those parishes affected by the proposed changes. Mr. Patten attended that meeting and also gave us his full support. O.A.L.C. was to draft a statement based on the arguments brought forward at that meeting, which would go to the Boundary Commission. We how await a further response from the Boundary Commission, which we hope will result in a public enquiry.

Finance

The Parish Council has very little money to last until the new precept is due on 1st April. When precepting for the next financial year we therefore ore agreed to ask for a precept of 4p in the which will bring an income of 4865. At present almost half our income is spent on repaying our share of the mortgage on the Village Hall. Clearly this does not leave us sufficient money for general running costs, improvements to street lighting, repair of the bus shelter or other needs which arise.

Fencing

We would like to express our thanks to Mervyn Harris and his helpers, who voluntarily erected the fence round the bottom of the council land below Riverview. It has greatly improved the appearance of the area and we are very grateful to him. When Mr. Whelan has removed the pile of rubbish outside his house and money is available, we hope to level and grass that area and the Wharf Site opposite.


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* Mine Host JOYCE ROLSTON *
* Invites you to taste her: *
* REAL ALE *
* Friendly Company *
* Usual pub games and garden *
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Social events.

The Parish Council expressed their appreciation of the party organised on December 10th by the village Hall Committee. It was well attended and a very pleasant evening. We were particularly pleased that several newcomers to Sandford were able to attend.

We hope that the performance of 'Guys and Dolls' on January 25th, by performers from U.S.A.F. Upper Heyford will be equally successful.

Nuisance by dogs.

Members of the Parish Council and the public made many complaints about dogs running loose in the village. The footpaths in Church Road and the lock area are fouled by dogs running loose and by some dogs being exercised by their owners. It is very unpleasant for those using the paths. The same applies to dogs loose from Ten Acre Site which stray onto Kiln Park Site. Would you please keep closer control of your dogs in the interest of public hygiene. It was emphasised at the meeting that action can be taken against owners if the dogs concerned are identified, caught if possible and reported immediately to the police. The latter can take no action on general complaints.

Council Election.

Miss Burra, Chairman of the Parish Council, will be leaving Sandford after the next Parish Council meeting, and this will cause a vacancy on the Council. There will be an election for the whole Council in May 1987. In the mean time the vacancy may be filled by one of two methods:
a. the Parish Council may co-opt a new member.
b. if ten parishioners write to S.O.D.C. asking for an election, there will be one.

Such an election cannot be organised before April and costs us 250. Will those people interested in standing for the Parish Council contact Mrs. Heery for the necessary forms and information on procedure, and will electors who wish to have a full election please contact her also about the procedure.

Elizabeth Burra.



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*****   COOKERY CORNER   *****

CHICKEN CASSEROLE

4 chicken joints
2 onions chopped
4 carrots peeled and sliced
tin of condensed chicken soup
chicken stock cube   )
½ pint water              ) mix together
small packet of frozen peas
flour and seasoning and small amount of dripping

Flour chicken pieces and season. Fry onion slightly then add chicken and fry till, golden brown. Blend together the stock and condensed soup and pour over chicken pieces. Add carrots and simmer for 1 hour or until cooked at oven 350F, gas mark 4, adding peas 5-10 mins before serving.


NANNY FRUIT PIE.

Bases:
5 oz. self-raising flour
3½ oz margarine
1½ oz sugar

Topping:
3 oz margarine
3 oz ground almonds or ground rice
3 oz sugar
4 oz mixed fruit
1 egg

Make base as for crumble (rub margarine into flour until resembles breadcrumbs, add sugar). Press lightly into greased swiss roll tin. Cream margarine, ground almonds or ground rice, and sugar. Add fruit and egg. Spread evenly over base with fork. Cook at 325F or gas mark 3 for ½-¾ hour until brown. Can be served either hot with custard or cold with cream.


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Village Hall Fund



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* C.H. BROWN AND SON *
* 52-53 THE MARKET, OXFORD *
* Prop M.R.H. NORTON *
* High Quality and Leather Goods *
* Pet requisites, Saddlers *
*Handbags, purses, wallets, suitcases*
* TELEPHONE (0865) 244700 *
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A LETTER FROM MRS. S. A. HOLDEN

Dear Mrs Hutton & Residents of Kiln Park.

I would like to express my many thanks for the lovely floral tributes which you so kindly sent for Chris and also for the collection of thirty pounds which you so kindly collected for Gemma and I.

It was a lovely surprise, that you should think of us especially as Chris and I had only just recently moved on to the site.

I am sorry that I have left it so long in thanking you but it has taken and still is taking some time to come to terms with it.

I feel sure by your kindness that you all must understand.

Once again thankyou all for your thoughts.
Sue & Gemma.




BINGO

You will be pleased to hear bingo is starting. Thursday 6th February, at 8 pm. Doors open 7 pm. Looking forward to seeing you.
Janet.




*****   MEAT DRAW   *****

A monthly Meat Draw will be starting shortly. Profits will be divided amongst several charities, including The Village, with the help of Helen Stevens, 3. Main Avenue. Thanks Helen.
HAZEL HUTT0N.



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* 33 OXFORD ROAD *
* LITTLEMORE OXFORD *
* Telephone 779240 *
* Daily deliveries of Newspapers:*
* Magazines & Stationary *
* Also Provisions *
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IN AID OF THE FOSTER CARE ASSOCIATION

A 50-50 Auction. Sunday 23rd March 1986 in Sandford Village Hall. Viewing 1 pm-2pm. Starting 2 pm. Items accepted 6-30 pm onwards Saturday 22nd March 1986 at the hall or will collect. Phone Hazel. 779767 or 777850.



January 200 Club Winners

21 Mrs Waterfield
106 Mrs Butler
109 Mrs Turner



Village Notes

River View is now beginning to look "well-kept" and credit for this must go to the residents. Most of the waste materials that had accumulated over the past two years, has been removed - by the villagers themselves and the council land partly levelled off. Mr. Harris junior has also offered to fence this area and his offer has been gratefully accepted by the Parish Council.

The Coleman Estate, has now been taken over by McAlpine, is progressing slowly. There is much work still to be done before this estate can be said to be finished, also quite a number of the finished properties are now occupied. There is still no street lighting in the area and one would have thought there should have been some priority in this directions

There are still no signs to indicate the right of way through the estate. When the paper mill was operating those essential signs were always visible Something should be done about this.

The Kings Arms road lamps have been switched off for some time now making the entrance difficult. After their application for extra lighting this situation is difficult to understand.

G. HUTCHINSON.



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* DAVE & KIM HARRIS WELCOME YOU TO *
* THE CATHERINE WHEEL *
* SANDFORD-ON-THAMES, *
* Food Fun & Friendliness *
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WORD SEARCH     WORD SEARCH
Can you find all the listed snacks and take-away foods in this box of letters? The words read horizontally, vertically Or diagonally either forwards or backwards, but always in straight lines. Use a ruler to cross them through as you find them.

BACON SANDWICH  
BEANS ON TOAST
BIRIANI
BISCUITS
CHIPOLATA
CURRY AND RICE
DONER KEBAB
DOUGHNUT
EGG ON TOAST
FISH AND CHIPS
FISH-CAKE
FISH-FINGERS
FRANKFURTER
HAMBURGER
HOT-DOG
JACKET-POTATO  
MUSSELS
OMELETTE
PEANUTS
PIZZA
PORK PIE
POTATO CRISPS
SAUSAGE-ROLL
SAVELOY
SHISH KEBAB
STEAK SANDWICH
TOASTED SANDWICH  
VOL-AU-VENT
WELSH RAREBIT
WINKLES


W Y L R V F R A N K F U R T E R I S L F I
K A A Z Z I P S N E D G Y H E G M N T S E
D S G C M S P Y E O M O B B L C S M E R I
V L T U U H T X N L L Q A I S T U N A E P
H M U E S C B E Y E K C H V S W H U J G K
C O Q L A A R V V L O N E E T C U C W N R
M E T D Z K F A P N K G I C I A U H B I O
N U S D E E S E S Z G B H W B T D I N F P
C H I B O O S A N O A M D L E Y R P T H E
O N A E V G N L N B T N K E R I S O N S T
T B V D M D C T E D A O W V A C A L E I T
A T Y C W L O K V S W O F N R F U A V F E
T U Q I B A H Z D N S I I B H D S T U D L
O N C U S S A E L O M U C C S A A A A M E
P H S T I J T Y M D R F M H L J G E L K M
T G Z H T S A O T N O S N A E B E M O B O
E U S T A C L K G D V I L V W Y R H V T R
K O R O A B S P S I R C O T A T O P C O M
C D T C F I S H A N D C H I P S L K R E B
A D C R E G R U B M A H C B Y T L I U Q P
J M E G C H E C I R D N A Y R R U C S S J



Edited by: Mr. Lawrence Boyd, 18. Main Avenue, Sandford-On-Thames.
Tel.-(day) xxxxxx (evening) xxxxxx.


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INDEX - Archive Issue 48. February 1986.

Page 1 Editors comments.
Guys and Dolls.
Dogs.
Footpath.
One Village.
Page 2 Parish Council notes.
Page 3 ...Parish Council notes.
Page 4 Cookery Corner - Chicken Casserole.
Cookery Corner - Nanny Fruit Pie.
Page 5 Village Hall Fund.
Page 6 Letter from Mrs Holden.
Bingo.
Meat Draw.
Page 7 In aid of the Foster Care Association.
200 Club Winners.
Village notes.
Page 8 Word Search.





COPYRIGHT © 1986 by The Link Committee.
Reproduced with permission.





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