Archive for Month: January 2021

Social Media Workshop – 30 Jan 2021

The Rotary Public Image Team is offering a Social Media Workshop on Sat 30th Jan at 9:30 am.

To sign up for this please visit the members section for the registrattion link (or see the email sent from Peter W)

Talk: The Sunshine Centre – Jan 2021

On Friday 8 th January 2021 John Bridgeman Chairman of Trustees of the Sunshine Centre gave a very interesting talk about the Sunshine Centre.
It was created to act as a hub for a range of family and childcare support services for the Community in Bretch Hill and surrounding areas.
Ofsted has awarded the Sunshine Centre outstanding nursery which provides childcare for children from 3months to 5 years, organise classes and courses for families in the Community, and host a range of baby and toddler groups.

It also works in partnership with other organisations such as NHS to provide weekly antenatal clinics and drop in sessions with health visitors

In January 2020 as a result of the expansion of services a new extension was opened.

The extra space has enabled the Sunshine Centre to offer additional activities and services in the Community.
There are English and maths classes for parents and children, English as a Second Language (ESOL)courses, and healthy eating classes.

The Sunshine Centre aims to support and help families in the Community by creating the foundation to reduce inequality and provide support that will prevent problems from escalating or reaching crisis point.
The Sunshine Centre was awarded The Unsung Hero in Oxfordshire Award by Victoria Prentice MP, Cherwell Business Award overall winner.

When might we get back towards normal activity? Jan 2020


The roll-out of the Oxford vaccine is obviously good news for when we get back to normal activities will depend significantly upon the speed of this roll-out.

A link to a calculator referenced in the Independent Newspaper – based upon government priorities and likely vaccination rates – is given below.

It’s worth a look at but do treat it with proper skepticism given the wide confidence limits around vaccination rates (  you can change various parameters to explore other scenarios within the calculator.)

Some people express surprise at how long this seems to take. You have to remember that if you’re giving the second ‘booster’ injection but keep the numbers injected per week the same the no-one new would be vaccinated for the next 12 weeks etc. Doubtless we can have faith that our leaders have thought this all of this through as part of their strategic planning.