A new decade will soon be upon us - how will it compare with the current one? During the past ten years, in addition to regular events such as the Fete and Cricket Festival, we have celebrated two Royal weddings, the Queens 90th birthday and Diamond Jubilee, all, as is traditional North Moreton, with good friends and good food! The Children's Playground has been updated, cricket practice nets built, church bells and tower refurbished and a new tenor bell, ringing platform, vestry, kitchen and toilet installed. Funds for these and many other good causes have been raised by open gardens, safari suppers, book sales, concerts: and, unusually for such a small village, air shows and opera performances. We have seen our Southern boundary extended, eight new houses have been or are in the process of being built, many old friends have moved on and many new friends moved in. Whether you have lived in North Moreton for many years or have only just arrived, we wish you all are very good New Year!!
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As mentioned in a village email in July, one of the D2 Wednesday minibus services has been discontinued, and the minibus now stops opposite the bus shelter (or anywhere that it can safely stop if you hail it) at 09.37 and 12.32 en route to Didcot, with just one return journey from Didcot Orchard Centrex at 11.20, which stops at the village hall at 11.40 and continues to Wallingford. There are various other stops in Didcot (the station, Aldi, Tesco), and the full timetable is available at Didcot - Wallingford bus times. There are also free buses to Tesco on Mondays and Wednesdays leaving from the bus shelter at 9.53 and returning at 11.37.
During Didcot school term times, the 94S, which is a school bus that can be used by the general public, stops at the bus shelter at 8.10, reaching Didcot Parkway at 8.38. There are two afternoon services from Didcot (Parkway and Orchard Centrex at 14.42/14.46 and 15.42/15.46) which reach the village at 15.31 and 16.31, and can then be used to travel into Didcot.
The Friday 131 bus to Wallingford leaves from the bus shelter at 11.02 and returns from Wallingford at 13.30, arriving back in North Moreton at 13.46. Not a complete service, by any means, but hopefully of use to some!
Posted by Nora Haycock
A reminder that copy for the next issue of NMNews is due by 20th February.
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