It is unbelievable that we are already moving into autumn. With all of its busy events, the summer has flown by and I trust people have managed to enjoy the numerous different events across the area such as Bunkfest at Wallingford and the Woodcote Rally which have all been tremendous successes. I never cease to be amazed at the huge variety of different events that take place across the area each summer catering to all sorts of different interests. It is always worthwhile visiting the Councils’ websites to see exactly what events are on: http://www.southernoxfordshire.com/ and http://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/news-and-events/events . Our local neighbourhood policing teams endeavour to support as many of these events as possible, providing an opportunity for people to engage with their local policing team while ensuring the events pass off peacefully and minimise any disruption to the local community. As I write this, we are preparing for the Thame Fair and the Flying Pig Festival at Shrivenham.
Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people from all over the country walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoying the countryside from Cornwall to Northumberland. The money they raise helps to preserve some of Britain’s 47,000 churches, chapels and meeting houses which are at risk of falling into serious disrepair.