Farewell Drara friends, after 17 years in our beautiful house today we moved to Lewes in East Sussex… it was very hard to leave our wonderful neighbourhood and all our friends here but we take the DRARA sparkle with us with all our happy memories. Keep in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org
I lost an earring somewhere in the DRARA area, between Divinity Rd and South Park. If you find it please contact me at email@example.com.
Divinity Singers – vacancies for Christmas concert!
Divinity Singers is a small friendly choir that rehearses on Monday evenings in Divinity Road. We give two main concerts a year (pre- Christmas at St Mary & St John church, and midsummer in Bartlemas Chapel) and two informal concerts in a local care home. We currently have vacancies for two basses and one alto. The programme for the Christmas concert consists of 12 traditional and modern carols. No auditions, but basic singing competence is desirable. Enquiries please to Wendy Davies: telephone 01865 248461; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or Glen Williams: 01865 727612; email email@example.com
Assisted Reading for Children in Oxfordshire (ARCh) is looking for volunteers in our area. An ARCh reading helper visits a local primary school twice a week, spending half an hour each with three children, selected by the school. The helper encourages the children to read more confidently and to enjoy books. The sessions are fun and always conclude with a game. The volunteer needs no special qualifications or experience but should be prepared to commit to regular attendance for a minimum of one year, in order to offer the children continuity and stability.
ARCh provides an excellent initial training as well as ongoing support, together with access to a rich resource of appropriate books and games and regular opportunities to meet other volunteers, exchange experiences and listen to talks by local authors and educationalists.
ARCh is a registered charity which trains and supports more than 240 volunteers working in over 100 Oxfordshire schools and helping more than 700 children every year.
But more volunteers are needed, especially in East Oxford primary schools. If you think you might be able to help, visit:
or telephone 01869 320380
to talk to one of the friendly team
A (house?) key has been found (large, brass) on a small keyring together with a very small silver coloured key and a plastic name tag with no name on it. The keys were found on a wall outside no 96 Southfield Road and were delivered to us, at no 98, by someone who had picked them up. Please phone 01865 724436 if they are yours.
1-bedroom flat in East Oxford: Suitable for professional couple or visiting academics. Available from mid March. Double bedroom, large living room with double sofa-bed, garage and off-road parking. Quiet block of flats in Southfield Park (http://g.co/maps/uhx2m), a 5 minute walk from the buzzing Cowley Road, and close to Oxford Brookes and hospitals. £850 pm. Contact Jorgelina Marino: firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone has a spare room that they want to rent out, we have a lovely 50 year old Spanish guy staying here on a temporary basis (we don’t want a permanent lodger as too many family visits etc) who is looking for a room to rent – if you’re interested or you know someone who might be, do please get in touch either with me, Nicola Russell, email@example.com, or direct to Bérnar Martínez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the DRARA area. Own side access, 9.5 by 11.5 feet, fully insulated, high pitched roof, good light, electricity and broadband. No running water or toilet, access to house for them. (Therefore a therapist or anyone being visited by multiple clients not suitable.) Person must be dog friendly for the friendly dog. Avail. approx. end Feb/beginning March. £160 pcm plus bills for heating. Contact: email@example.com