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Drowning in Information? 1 May 2020 Our pick of local highlights and two brand new features

Never say Eynsham News isn’t up to a challenge!

  • Our first Over to You magazine has updates on community projects, a three-ingredient recipe, local poems, a colouring corner, book reviews and more...
  • Over to Children is packed with children’s artwork, puzzles and activities for indoors or out.

Local Innovation

Oxfordshire Artweeks runs online from 2-25 May, with new art in real time and different themed art trail every day. Keep in touch with Eynsham talent on our listings page or enjoy a retrospective - you’ll miss nothing if you can’t get out!

Eynsham Baptist Church services continue on Zoom every Sunday from 10.30-11:00.

Bump to One ‘meets’ on Monday from 10:30-12:00 and Walkie Talkies has videos on Tuesday.

The Parish Council has a virtual meeting on Tuesday 5 May. Zoom in or call 0203 481 5237 to listen.

Christian Aid Week regular collection from 10-16 May is suspended but a virtual week is going ahead!

Eynsham County Market has a social distancing plant sale on 14 May - advance orders selling fast.


District Council recycling banks in Back Lane car park closed last month in response to persistent fly-tipping but full kerbside collection continues.

Bulky household waste can be collected for a modest charge... and Facebook will rehome the most amazing things for free.

Viral Kindness

Eynsham Good Neighbour Network still offers practical help with support from the Covid-19 volunteers.

Eynsham residents have funded a food bank to support local people and families in difficulties caused by Covid-19. For enquiries or assistance please call Bob Thiele: 07738 063083.

Nancy Jenkins lost her husband recently and was remembering their wedding anniversary when Age Concern arranged a visit. But she opened the door to another special visitor: David Beckham, with a tote bag full of thoughtful treats packed by his family. So what began as quite a sad day turned into a very memorable one.

Sue Harverson writes… ‘[With] so many offers of help, there is no need to feel alone in these scary times. When I clap for the NHS and Carers on Thursday night, I am also applauding the local volunteers, the staff in our shops, bin collectors, delivery drivers and more. They are all helping to keep Eynsham safe’.

Last Word

Follow AnneLouiseAvery for magical tales blending folklore and imagery in 50 words or so, any day. Or Catherine Baker who curates the seasons with haikus.


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