GCSE Grades – What will they tell us? GCSE Grades – What will they tell us?

GCSE Grades – What will they tell us?

It has long been known that some schools have placed their position in league tables above the real educational and career needs of their students by ‘playing’ the exam system. Schools want to be able to claim they’re high up the league tables. Schools pay a fee to exam boards for each student entry. Examination […]

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How the revised Local Plan could affect Bloxham – and you! How the revised Local Plan could affect Bloxham – and you!

How the revised Local Plan could affect Bloxham – and you!

Today Cherwell published their Local Plan Update for consultation. Bloxham was previously in a group of villages set to share 96 houses between now and 2031. That paragraph has now been removed and replaced with “There is a need for Cherwell’s villages to sustainably contribute towards meeting the housing requirements identified in Policy BSC1. ” […]

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British Food Fortnight British Food Fortnight

British Food Fortnight

Bloxham Country Markets will be supporting BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT With special tasting mornings on Friday September 19th 2014 and Friday September 26th 2014 at 10:00 – 11:15 am in The ex-Servicemen’s Hall Come along and Try before you buy Evereything home-produced.  

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Bloxham Summer Fayre Bloxham Summer Fayre

Bloxham Summer Fayre

Bloxham Summer Fayre
Sat 6th Sept 2014
12:30 – 4:00pm
The Warriner School
Craft Fayre, Food, Games, Fun
Organised by St Mary’s Church

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Odds & Ends

Vantage Business Burglary – 24th Aug 2014

Vantage Business Burglary – 24th Aug 2014

Message sent by Deborah Hextall (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Cherwell & West Oxfordshire LPA) Burglary – Vantage Business Park, Bloxham Road, Banbury. Between Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th August Offenders have entered a Business Park, gaining entry to two business premises. If you have any information which could help the police with their […]

More Odds & Ends

Aug 26, 2014 23:53

Clubs & Societies

Bloxham Organisations Update

Bloxham Organisations Update

Inevitably information about local organisations becomes out of date. If you are involved with a Bloxham organisation – or you know someone who is – it would be really helpful if we could bring the list below up to date. Information MUST be brief enough to fit in the Table but if you wanted your […]

More Clubs & Societies

Aug 13, 2014 11:15

Council

Notes from the Parish Council – 11th Aug 2014

Notes from the Parish Council – 11th Aug 2014

Councillor Geoff Mollard (Chairman); Councillors Jim Golby, Mary Groves, Patricia Hopkins, Gloria Lester-Stevens, Stephen Phipps, Nick Rayner, Andrew Taplin and Jenny Yates were all present. The Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer Theresa Goss, District Councillor Lynda Thirzie-Smart, County Councillor Kieron Mallon were also present. There were no members of the public. Apologies for absence were […]

More Council

Aug 12, 2014 23:41

Schools

GCSE Grades – What will they tell us?

GCSE Grades – What will they tell us?

It has long been known that some schools have placed their position in league tables above the real educational and career needs of their students by ‘playing’ the exam system. Schools want to be able to claim they’re high up the league tables. Schools pay a fee to exam boards for each student entry. Examination […]

More Schools

Aug 27, 2014 10:29

After a few regular items the newest articles come nearest the top

Emergency Services Contact Infomation

Emergency Services  Contact Infomation

The Bloxham Broadsheet Team

The Bloxham Broadsheet Team

Doreen Spring Editor 720460 Carmen Guard Typing 720339 Brenda Kirkham Joint Editor 720104 brenkir@gmail.com Neiys Jones Distribution 720106 Jean Phillips Distribution 720934 Carole Vincent Advertising 720S00 broadsheet@freeuk.com The normal deadline for receiving articles is the 5th of the previous month. Urgent articles can be sent direct to the online Broadsheet for possible inclusion.

How to find stuff!

How to find stuff!

There’s a lot on this website – so how do you find it? You’ve four choices. 1. To find articles with specific words in use the search-box at the top right of the page. 2. To scan through recent titles on a particular area (council, churches, schools, clubs) use the tabs in the right page […]

Bloxham Events Calendar

Clicking on a calendar entry may give more detail about it. Click the title above for a larger calendar.
- Regular events will probably show up through holiday periods.
- Finishing times are guesstimates.
- Always check with the activity provider to confirm the event is still happening.

GCSE Grades – What will they tell us?

GCSE Grades – What will they tell us?

It has long been known that some schools have placed their position in league tables above the real educational and career needs of their students by ‘playing’ the exam system. Schools want to be able to claim they’re high up the league tables. Schools pay a fee to exam boards for each student entry. Examination […]

Vantage Business Burglary – 24th Aug 2014

Vantage Business Burglary – 24th Aug 2014

Message sent by Deborah Hextall (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Cherwell & West Oxfordshire LPA) Burglary – Vantage Business Park, Bloxham Road, Banbury. Between Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th August Offenders have entered a Business Park, gaining entry to two business premises. If you have any information which could help the police with their […]

Superfast Broadband Progress for Bloxham

Superfast Broadband Progress for Bloxham

Here is the Oxfordshire County Council update on superfast broadband progress. (Click to download)

How the revised Local Plan could affect Bloxham – and you!

How the revised Local Plan could affect Bloxham – and you!

Today Cherwell published their Local Plan Update for consultation. Bloxham was previously in a group of villages set to share 96 houses between now and 2031. That paragraph has now been removed and replaced with “There is a need for Cherwell’s villages to sustainably contribute towards meeting the housing requirements identified in Policy BSC1. ” […]

GCSE Results

GCSE Results

At this stage only headline figures are available.  E.g.. Important information such as the number gaining 5 A*-C including Maths and English or the English Baccalaureate is not yet clear. Here is the data that we have so far for 5 or more  A*-C   School % or more A*-C Banbury Academy unknown  Blessed George […]

Red Lion and children

Red Lion and children

We’ve received this note from a Bloxham resident. In addition to concern about the safety of children playing at the Red Lion site we would also point out that the pub is still the subject of a possible community purchase and so any damage to the outbuildings might eventually be something that villagers end up […]

New Agatha Christie novel set in Bloxham!

New Agatha Christie novel set in Bloxham!

Well – actually the guardians of the Agatha Christies legacy have approved a brand new novel featuring Dame Agatha’s most beloved creation – Hercule Poirot and the crime scene is the Bloxham Hotel! The e-book is called “The Monogram Murders” ISBN: 978-0-00-754743-2 and it’s by Sophie Hannah Three guests at the fashionable Bloxham Hotel have […]

British Food Fortnight

British Food Fortnight

Bloxham Country Markets will be supporting BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT With special tasting mornings on Friday September 19th 2014 and Friday September 26th 2014 at 10:00 – 11:15 am in The ex-Servicemen’s Hall Come along and Try before you buy Evereything home-produced.  

Free catalytic marking – 21st Aug 2014

Free catalytic marking – 21st Aug 2014

Catalytic convertors cost a lot of money which is why stealing them from vehicles – especially 4 x 4s – is increasingly common. The Banbury Town Neighbourhood Police team have organised a free catalytic marking event this Thursday (21/8). The free event takes place between 9am and 5pm at Kwik Fit,Lower Cherwell Street, Banbury. Residents […]

Pharmacy needs survey – Aug 2014

Pharmacy needs survey – Aug 2014

Oxfordshire County Council and the local NHS are inviting you to tell us about pharmacy services in your area and you can do this via an online survey here. The Bloxham situation is complex because we have both a pharmacy and a dispensary in the village. You can read more about both the history and […]

Bloxham Organisations Update

Bloxham Organisations Update

Inevitably information about local organisations becomes out of date. If you are involved with a Bloxham organisation – or you know someone who is – it would be really helpful if we could bring the list below up to date. Information MUST be brief enough to fit in the Table but if you wanted your […]

Protect Rural Oxfordshire (PRO)

Protect Rural Oxfordshire (PRO)

Did you know that current plans for the county include: 80,000 new jobs, 90,000 more residents 100,000 more houses – all within the next 17 years? This proposed growth in housing is the equivalent of every town and village increasing in size by 40%. The Oxfordshire Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England is […]

Notes from the Parish Council – 11th Aug 2014

Notes from the Parish Council – 11th Aug 2014

Councillor Geoff Mollard (Chairman); Councillors Jim Golby, Mary Groves, Patricia Hopkins, Gloria Lester-Stevens, Stephen Phipps, Nick Rayner, Andrew Taplin and Jenny Yates were all present. The Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer Theresa Goss, District Councillor Lynda Thirzie-Smart, County Councillor Kieron Mallon were also present. There were no members of the public. Apologies for absence were […]

Summer Activities for the kids!

Summer Activities for the kids!

Yes – you’re only half way through the school holidays! If you need some activities for the kids to go to then it’s worth ringing to check if there are any places left in the ‘summer hub’ activities. Some of these run in Bloxham at the Warriner School and they are mostly aimed at 5 […]

Bloxham Museum – Open through until autumn

Bloxham Museum – Open through until autumn

We are open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday 2.30pm – 5.00pm from Easter Day until the SATURDAY in October when the clocks go back an hour. Price £1 per head – accompanied children free  – and they get a QUIZ! There is a new exhibition EVERY year. Do come and take a look.