Issue 71 — Dec, 2011
Coping with computers
Francis Hitching of Juxon Street, aged 78, has started ‘First Timers’, a novel solution, for older people having trouble the internet, and computers in general. “We select appropriate youngsters (“experts”) who earn £10 per hour passing on their skills to novices on their own computer in their own home at their own pace. The cost of registration is invariably covered by our help in choosing a computer and internet access” See his website www.computerlessons.me
Dreaming with Joseph
Each summer and autumn the Oxford Baptist Chapel has a Bible Club for the children at the Jericho Community Centre. This summer the children enjoyed learning about the life of Joseph – with object lessons, songs, face painting, games, snacks, and crafts, all free of charge. The next scheduled club will be in June.
Jericho student wardens
In the new year the Oxford University Student Union will pilot a Student Community Wardens Scheme which will employ students to establish and maintain positive community relationships. Four of these wardens will be assigned to Jericho. They will meet local residents, represent students in community meetings, distribute information and organise community events. More information will be available shortly, but if you have any questions you can email the organizer Daniel Stone by clicking
Burglar street chase
It is easy to be burgled. Young men are around our streets seizing opportunities. At the end of November, for example a criminal pushed through a door that had not closed properly and seized several items, only to discover that the resident was at home. This resulted in a chase through the streets, first by the resident, then by a street sweeper. A 999 call produced an impressive response. The police arrived in minutes, flooded the area and made an arrest. The next police ‘Have your say’ session will be Thurs. 15 Dec. 2.30 to 3.30 p.m. outside St. Barnabas school.
JCA committee 2011-12
At the AGM of the Jericho Community Association on May 13 officers elected were: Chair, Charlotte Christie; Secretary, Jenny Mann; Treasurer, Peter Stalker; Vice-Chair: Paul Hornby. Others elected to the management committee were: Adrian Arbib, Fr. Jonathan Beswick, Scott Ellis, Hannah Kirby, George Taylor and Bill Wilson. Subsequently coopted was John Keyes.