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  • A planning application has been submitted by Banner Homes for 26 houses plus a 40-space car park on a 4-acre field ('The Poplars') on Clifton Road, adjacent to the Castle Grounds. The proposed housing mix is for 4-bed, 3-bedroom, 2/3 bed terraced houses and 2-bed maisonettes. To see the application documents click here >'View associated documents'; or here for Deddington Development Watch. The deadline for public comments is 5pm on 28 April 2014.
  • Elections for Parish Council, Cherwell District and European Parliament representatives take place on 22 May at the Windmill Centre. New candidates for the Parish Council are especially welcome. If you are interested in applying, please speak to the Parish Clerk on 337447, or click here. Nominations close 24 April.
  • Paul O‚ÄôSullivan is stepping down this year as Cherwell District Councillor for Deddington and Barford. His prospective successor is Parish Councillor Bryn Williams who has lived in the village since 1996.
  • A Festival of Faith and Literature is to be held in Bloxham School from 30 May-1 June. The theme is 'War and Peace'. Readers of A Parish at War might be interested in Clive Aslet's talk on 'Everyman at War: The Secret Story of a War Memorial' on 31 May at 3.30pm.
  • Local garden designer Samantha Willis has a garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Show on 8-11 May. It is on the theme of 'Victory' and is in support of Oxford-based children's charity ROSY.
  • Changes are planned to the Health Centre Dispensary which will improve its service; these include moving it to the far end of the surgery with its own entrance and waiting room.

Diary Highlights:


Sat 26: Friends of Deddington Church: Calypso Evening & Supper, Parish Church, 6.30pm

Wed 30-1 May: Concert, African Children's Choir, Parish Church, 7.30pm



Tue 10: Windmill AGM, Windmill Centre, 7.30pm




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