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There is a ‘Sunflower Potting’ competition run by Jacky Rooney Nelson who's in charge of Jenny's Pond (off Watery Lane in Brackley) Phase One is the potting stage. Get down to "The Old Fire Station Cafe" on the High St either today or tomorrow (Saturday 17th April) between 10am and 2pm. Only £1.50 per entry and this will get you all you need to pot your very own Sunflower Seeds, a cookie/fruit and carton of juice! Then take your seeds home and nurture until planting day at Jenny's Pond on the 6th June (Phase 2). Judging of the tallest sunflower happens on the 28th August (Phase 3). There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!

There is a Spring Craft Fair at the Fox in Farthinghoe tomorrow (Saturday) from 12-3pm. Plenty of stalls and there will be al fresco food and drink from the pub.

Chafor Vineyard (near Gawcott) is open this weekend between 11-5pm. There is an open air bar (wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks available)  drinking, walks, tea/ coffee, cheese, meat platters, all available. Dogs on leads welcome and no booking is required.  You can find the vineyard on Preston Bisset Road, Gawcott, MK18 4HT

Do you remember doing treasure hunts, driving around the countryside looking for clues?  Well Car Cluedo 2 is a family drive with clues to solve a murder.  It takes place over the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th between 9am-5pm To register and find out more contact Lionel Weston lionelweston9@gmail.com or phone 01280 816413.  Proceeds to Cancer Research UK.  It will be a great day for all the family.

With the nice weather, if you go walking in the countryside please remember to close gates behind you. There have been reports of sheep on roads which is dangerous for both sheep and driver.  It also wastes the farmers time.  And please keep dogs on leads and stay on footpaths, there are lambs around.

On this weeks BBOP News & Events Show we are talking to Lionel Weston about Car Cluedo and how he came up with the idea, we also have a chat with Oliver Balls.  April is Autism awareness month and Oliver and 11 friends are running 1100kms between them to raise money for Kings Sutton Pre-School as well as get people talking about Autism.  To find out more and to donate if you wish click here.

We also talk to Ed Grimsdale about the Buckingham Canal so plenty to talk about, we have some great music as well plus a special guest in the studio.

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 last night at 6pm 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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