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clip The Pantry Spring Market

March 24, 2015, 07:36:38 PM by Hazel C
The Pantry
Piddington Market & Coffee Shop
Spring Market
Saturday 18 April
10am to 2pm
Piddington Village Hall, Ludgershall Rd, Piddington, Bicester, Oxon, OX25 1PU
Free admission

Come and join us at The Pantry Spring Market, where we’ll be celebrating St George’s Day, Shakespeare’s birthday, and all the things we love about England!

There’ll be a variety of handmade craft items and local produce, including jewellery, handbags, accessories, artisan bread, local cheese and meat, jams and chutneys, local beer, homemade cakes, plants and Coffee Shop. There’s a safe gated children’s play area outside the main hall. This buzzing little community market is popular with stallholders and locals alike. Come and celebrate the English springtime and see why people love The Pantry.

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clip Christmas Workshop

November 13, 2014, 03:01:01 PM by BarbaraOsborne
There are a few remaining places on our Day of Festive Inspiration a Creative Green Christmas Workshop located in a cottage in the heart of Brill, where you will create your own luxury door wreath and table centre.

The price of £65.00 is inclusive of all materials and the usual Creative Green homemade goodies, teas, coffees and mulled wine, with a hearty homemade soup, cheese and fruit lunch.

For bookings and further information please contact
Hazel Harman    01844 238550    07732 950945
Caroline Wilson  01844 238542    07985 019430
Barbara Osborne01844 238413    07831 222197

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xx Haddenham & District Film Festival

November 04, 2014, 12:49:36 AM by
Haddenham & District Film Festival
“Cinema Through the Decades”

This film festival is a local community initiative by Haddenham & District Rotary Club working in partnership with Haddenham, Cuddington, Long Crendon and Bishopstone film clubs, supported by the Aylesbury Vale Arts Council.

The theme of the festival is “Cinema through the Decades” with some of the best films from the eight decades 1940 to the present day, showing over the weekend of Friday 14th – Sunday 16th November.

The festival will open on the Friday evening with a showing of “The Last Emperor”, directed by Bernado Bertolucci in the 1980s. Jeremy Thomas, the film’s producer who lives locally, will formally open the festival and speak about the film. “The Last Emperor” charts the dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, who started life in the Forbidden City as the object of worship by the people and ended up as an obscure peasant worker.

The full programme is:
“The Last Emperor” (1980s)           Friday 14 November 7.30pm            Bernard Hall, Cuddington
“Amélie” (2000s)                           Friday 14 November 8.00pm,           Village Hall, Bishopstone
“Charade” (1960s)                           Saturday 15 November 3.00pm   Youth Centre, Haddenham
“The Sting” (1970s)                           Saturday 15 November 8.00pm   Village Hall, Bishopstone
“Brighton Rock” (1940s)                   Saturday 15 November 7.30pm   Community Library, Long Crendon
“The Rocket” (2010s)                   Sunday 16 November 3.00pm,       Community Library, Long Crendon
“Topsy-Turvy” (1990s)                   Sunday 16 November 7.30pm,           Bernard Hall, Cuddington
“Strangers on a Train” (1950s)   Sunday 16 November 8.00pm,           Youth Centre, Haddenham

Tickets £5 each (with 3 for 2 discount for enthusiasts booking three or more different films) from Roger Rickard on 01844 291613 or
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cheesy Part Time Opportunities at Brill School After School Club

February 26, 2015, 01:07:31 PM by Karen Crawford
Hi All

My name is Karen and I work for Energy Kidz, we have just taken over running the After School Club at your lovely village school and are looking for staff as follows:-

Part Time Children’s After School Club Childcare Playworker / Activities Expert offering between £7 to £8 per hour.
After School Club Manager offering between £8 to £10 per hour for someone with the right qualifications and experience

Energy Kidz is a leading provider of out of school club childcare for primary school children.  We are currently looking for a Playworker and/ Club Manager to work within one of our fantastic After School Clubs in Brill.

The after school club runs from 3:00pm till 6:15pm. 

The role includes supervising the children, ensuring their safety at all times, engage with them in aspects of play and conversation, set up activities for children to optionally take part in, meet and greet parents and provide them with feedback on their child’s time at the club.

Candidates must be enthusiastic, honest, reliable, hardworking and most importantly willing to have fun and enjoy working with children.  For a manager’s position, childcare experience and a Level 3 NVQ in Playwork or childcare is preferred.

This may suit someone with a child or children at the school as they can attend the club whilst you work

You will be fully supported in your role by an established provider of out of school care. In addition to excellent rates of pay, Energy Kidz also invest in our staff training and development.

Energy Kidz is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

To apply please follow this link

If you would like any further information or if you have any questions please drop me an email or give me a call on 0333 577 1533

Many thanks

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xx Brill Gravity Race 2014

February 16, 2015, 07:11:15 PM by Tim Andrew
Here's a video I made of the 5th running of the Brill Gravity Race  :)

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xx New(ish) to the Village & Carpooling

October 22, 2014, 09:16:37 AM by Ebbans

We moved to Brill last November and we are loving Village life.

I know that most people use the Thame and Haddenham Station but do any of you use the Aylesbury Parkway or Aylesbury stations?

I was wondering if there was anyone who goes to either Aylesbury Parkway for 5.15am train or to Aylesbury Town station for the 5.35am?  I am a non driver but willing to put towards petrol money. 
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clip Reclaimed Quarry Tiles

April 02, 2015, 09:49:45 AM by Scatcat
Reclaimed Quarry Tiles for sale - 9''x 9''x 1'' - Approx 140 No in excellent condition. Red/Terracotta colour. Ideal for refurbishment projects. Contact Steve on 237286
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exclamation Samsung 28 inch CRT TV with matching stand and remote - collect for free

January 06, 2015, 11:44:59 AM by Scatcat
I have a working Samsung 28 inch TV - not flat screen - with stand and remote.

Free -  to be collected from Brill.

Needs to go by Sunday 11 January.
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clip Indesit Washer/Dryer for sale

August 14, 2013, 09:28:24 AM by Logan
Indesit Washer/Dryer for sale. Free standing and front loading. Fully functioning and looking for a new home.


Call 07982495256 if you're interested.



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