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The A422 through Farthinghoe will be closed from Tuesday May 11 to Saturday May 15 for several days for the drainage works to be done.  The road will be closed between Limes Farm and Chapel Lane with no access or egress through this section. There will be no through traffic on the A422.

Forge Coffee in Evenley and Culworth have new art exhibitions at both Forge Coffees with Kirsty Hawkins' pet and animal portraits adorning Evenley's walls while Culworth plays host to Liz Dixon and Lizzie Coulter's joint exhibition
May is National Walking Month encouraging people to walk more during the month of May. Initiatives include Walk to Work Week and Walk to School Week, among others. Go to www.livingstreets.org.uk to register and see how much C02 you will save. Remember if you are walking in the countryside then please stick to footpaths, close gates behind you and keep your dog on a lead.

Buckingham Town Council are running a wildflower art contest to celebrate the growing biodiversity of Buckingham. Flower information boards are being put up around the toddler play area in Bourton Park. Each board has been designed to put a name to flowers you might see on your daily walks, and created with local artist Fiona Hancock, illustrating stories about the history of each flower. Buckingham Town Council wants to capture and celebrate that joy with an art contest. All types of creativity would be welcome, from painting, collage and photography to anything else you can think of, as long as your art represents native wildflowers.  Enter by sending your wildflower art by email to office@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or by sending it to the Buckingham Town Council Office, Verney Close, (paper entries only) by the end of the day. If you have any questions about this, please call the office on 01280 816 426

Evenley Wood Garden is hosting a couple of events, on Sunday May 23rd there is Woodland Wellbeing for Adults.  You will be taken you through a series of nature connection activities, fire skills and tool use on a gentle and relaxed day in the woods.  It is on from 10.30 - 4.00pm.  It is organised by Muddy Feet - Outdoor Learning and Forest Schools and tickets are just £45.
Looking further forward to July 4th there is a fundraiser for Parkinsons UK and Warwicks and Northants Air Ambulance. ‘Fizz in the Firs’ runs from 12.30 -7.00pm and includes a running buffet lunch and unlimited Prosecco.  The talented local singer Harry Pane is performing and there is an auction and raffle.  Tickets are £50 per person and are available from Kim Golding  07793 325 893  kim07.golding@gmail.com.
On this weeks BBOP News & Events Show (On demand button) we talk to Jenna about her new single ‘Hold On Tight’. It is a heartfelt tribute to one of her best friends who passed away.  It is  available from Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Deezer and more..... Simply search:  ‘Jennah - Hold On Tight’
Also on the show, we talk to John Weaver from Brackley Morris who did their traditional dancing in front of the Town Hall on May Day.  Hopefully next year we can publicise it and the numbers attending will be fitting for an important tradition.

The profile of BCR continues to rise, not just with a fuller schedule which sees programmes all day, every day, but also in some of the guests we have had on.  A few weeks ago Suzy Quatro was interviewd during ‘Blast From The Past’ and Rick Astley was on ‘Show Talk’.

Brackley Community Radio (BCR) isn’t available through ‘normal’ radio but it is very easy to find.  You can listen to BCR through the internet - just click here  Brackleyradio.uk.
If you have a Smart Speaker then just follow these simple instructions:
Amazon echo speakers.  Visit https://amzn.to/2BwZeqR and click on 'enable' to activate the show on your Amazon account. Then all you have to do is say "Alexa, play Brackley Community Radio"
Google smart speakers. Just say “Hey Google, talk to Brackley Community Radio”.

Brackley Community Radio is a great way to keep in touch with your local community, especially over the next month or so.
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