local info ... and so much more

Wine, Dine & Recline

The Three Pigeons Inn. The perfect place to wine, dine & recline in the centre of Banbury. Call: 01295 275220. Or Email: . to book your table or room.

The perfect place to wine, dine & recline in the centre of Banbury.

Bicester residents are invited to take part in The Kindness Rocks Project

Kindness rocks Bicester.

Bicester residents are invited to take part in The Kindness Rocks Project, the movement spreading blessings around the world, by painting, hiding and hunting kindness rocks.

Healthy Bicester, Bicester Rocks Group and Grassroots Bicester have launched Bicester Rocks – The Kindness Rocks Project joining this worldwide campaign aimed at making people smile and feeling more connected with their communities.

The idea is simple: anybody can paint the rocks, preferably writing inspirational messages on it, write the hashtags #BicesterRocks and #TheKindnessrocksproject on the back and randomly leave them across the community for others to find and then keep or re-hide. Those who find them are encouraged to post a picture of the rocks on social media using the hashtags.

Bicester Rocks - The Kindness Rocks Project

Gill Cross, funder of Bicester Rocks Group said:

“We are excited to launch the Kindness Rocks Project in Bicester alongside Bicester Rocks. It is wonderful how popular the Bicester Rocks movement has become, although it is not entirely surprising – when you start joining in you realise just how addictive it can become.

“Over 3,000 people have already joined our Facebook group, posting pictures of the rocks they find or paint and hide. This means that residents are very keen on nurturing the connection within the community. It is a great way to spread happiness for everyone, of all ages and genders.”

Tia Wedgewood, vice chairman of Grassroots Bicester said:

“We started to paint and hide the rocks during the Apple Day in September to support Gill’s initiative that had just started. It was a great success and everybody loved it.

“After doing some research, we found out that this is a movement started in the US in 2015, inspired by TV presenter Oprah Winfrey. It aims at making people feel blessed and it’s now a global movement spreading kindness in every community across the world. Of course, we thought Bicester had to be part of it.”

Cherwell District Council, lead member of the Healthy Bicester initiative, is supporting the movement as it perfectly addresses one of the Six Simple Steps promoted by the Healthy New Town programme, which is “Find something that makes you smile”.

Healthy Bicester, Bicester Rocks Group and Grassroots Bicester have launched Bicester Rocks – The Kindness Rocks Project

Cllr Barry Wood, leader of Cherwell District Council, said:

“Bicester Rocks movement has spread very fast in the town and people are enjoying hiding and hunting stones.

“They have become canvasses of hope and kindness, and finding them can really brighten someone’s day a little bit make them feel part of a thriving community.

“Since the Healthy New Town Programme aims at making Bicester an even better place to live, work and play, we feel that this movement is going in that direction and we want to support it through our partnership with Grassroots Bicester and Bicester Rocks Group.”

Grassroots Bicester have also drawn special stones for Healthy Bicester, which have been hidden in the green spaces and along the health routes. Residents who find them are invited to take a picture and post it on social media tagging #Healthy Bicester as well as #BicesterRocks and #TheKindnessRocksProject.

To learn more about Bicester Rocks – The Kindness Rocks Project people are invited to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Help spread the news

Share This:


Looking to eat out?

Dining out in Banburyshire has never been so exciting.

Renowned for producing incredibly talented chefs, the Banbury area is developing a reputation for its growing number of excellent foodie pubs.

The best country food pubs around Banbury


Do you want YOUR event listed?

TODAY, and get your event listed on our popular what’s on guide.

Bookmark our event listings for an up-to-the minute list of what’s on in and around the Banbury area and never miss an event.

 

Discover What’s On In Banbury And Surrounding Area.

Your guide to events in and around the Banbury area.

Bookmark our event listings for an up-to-the minute list and never miss an event.

It is worth bookmarking.

 


Businesses in Banbury and Banburyshire.

Need a local business?

To help YOU find a high quality checked out local business, head over to the Banburyshire Info local business directory.

To help YOU find a high quality checked out local business, head over to the Banburyshire Info directory page for our local business listings.

 


Employment opportunities in Banburyshire.

Job hunting? Check out the latest job vacancies by visiting the Banburyshire job page … and good luck!

Want a job vacancy published? Then simply contact us for charges by emailing your information to

Check out the latest job vacancies by visiting the Banburyshire job page

 


Over on the Twitter feed.

Tweets that have gained a re-tweet, shared from Banburyshire info, or where we’ve joined the conversation.

 


 


The community and news site for Banbury and Banburyshire.

Whether you live, work or just love the Banbury area known as Banburyshire, this website is for you. You’ll find the site crammed full of useful and essential information such as travel times, news, jobs, events, articles, food, local businesses and so much more.

Banburyshire Info provides a comprehensive resource for residents, businesses, and visitors to the Banburyshire area.

Share This:

Leave a reply