Bicester Round Table supporting 1st Langford Scouts

Earlier this year, Bicester Round Table received a request from 1st Langford Village Scout Group to help support them in raising funds to replace their old tents. We put it to the vote of our members, and our Community Services Officer, Dan Cooper, was pleased to offer the scouts our full support. Dan said, “It was fantastic to be able to support the scout group who do so much great work with young people.” Members of the Round Table met with the cubs to hand over six tents and, of course, have our photograph taken.

Scout Leader Simon Thompson said, “Our existing tents are nearing the end of their natural lives, and these six new tents, generously donated by Bicester Round Table, will allow us to continue offering our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Camping teaches our youngsters independence, self-reliance and skills they never knew they had – skills they can utilise well into their adult life and within the wider community.”

Bicester Round Table is a voluntary organisation for men aged 18–45 who get involved in community support and charity work, and we always welcome new members. The organisation was set up in Bicester in 1959 and is still going strong, with 14 members from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom live in Bicester – though we currently only have three members from Langford Village itself. We meet on Monday evenings, twice a month for social meetings which include a variety of activities, from brewery tours to riot training with Northants Police!

We have raised money this year by running the Party in the Park, and are now looking forward to our bonfire and fireworks night on Saturday 4th November. We also take Santa around the streets of Bicester every Christmas (although it’s actually Bicester Lions who help Santa when he visits Langford Village, rather than us). Proceeds from all donations to Bicester Round Table are used to support local people. None of the work we do would be possible without the generosity of the local community.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Bicester Round Table or simply want to know more, please look for us on Facebook, visit bicester.roundtable.co.uk or contact us direct by email on bicester@roundtable.org.uk.

Steve Johns
Bicester Round Table

Langford Community Orchard

Apple Day is being held at Langford Community Orchard from 2.00 – 4.00pm on Sunday 24th September.

Activities for all the family include apple bobbing and apple pressing, woodwork fun and a nature hunt. Refreshments, including free apple juice, will be available.

The orchard is located opposite Dunlin Court along the footpath running between Mallards Way and London Road (see map).

Revised LVCA Constitution

The present LVCA Constitution is now outdated and it is proposed to amend this to conform to current requirements.

The original constitution can be viewed here, and the proposed amendments are detailed here. It is planned to discuss these proposals at the LVCA Annual General Meeting held at the Langford Village Community Hall on Thursday 14th September at 7.30pm.

Addition topics on the agenda include updates on the Graven Hill, Wretchwick Green, Symmetry Park and Gavray Meadows developments, plus Community policing, FLTR Coffee, Community centre improvements and the Community defibrillator.