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MEETING BETWEEN HGC & SODC
Following on from the meetings and discussions with Huntercombe Golf Club, the Club met with the representatives from SODC responsible for forestry and countryside matters. A note of the meeting, together with the email from the club secretary, Click Below
NEW MOBILE POST OFFICE
The new mobile Post Office service will be at the village club from 9 AM to 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays.
For more information contact 03452 660 115.
Please pass on this information to any of your neighbours who may not have Internet connection or email.
NETTLEBED FIBRE NOW UP AND RUNNING
We are always on the lookout for case studies to add to our website, so please do let me know / provide my details if you are aware of anyone who may be interested. I would then contact the individual in three months’ time to understand their experience of making the upgrade and ask how fibre broadband has benefited them. The process would just require answering a short questionnaire, which I would use to produce a draft for their approval before publication onto our website:
There are a variety of categories we use:
· Working from home
· Business owner
· Silver surfer
· Broadband champion
· Small / medium size business / farm
I hope this information is useful. If you have any further queries, please contact me using my details below.
On behalf of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire Team
Oxfordshire County Council, Communities Directorate, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND
DO YOU HAVE A SPARE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE
People who use the service need practical and emotional support in order to live their lives more fully and independently and feel part of a family household. They may have a learning disability, physical disability or mental health need or they could be an older person or someone with dementia.
Here in Oxfordshire we are keen to recruit people from all walks of life who feel they can offer this type of paid support in their own home. It could be anything from occasional short breaks or day time support through to a longer term full time arrangement. The support that our carers give makes a huge difference to the lives of people using the service, often enabling them to experience new opportunities and reach new goals.
No matter what type of arrangement our carers provide, they all receive on-going support and training from a team of qualified social workers to ensure delivery of high quality, person centred care. They could also be paid up to just over £400 per week for each person they support.
There are also regular opportunities to meet up with other carers and people who use the service at social and information events so a wider support network is also available.
If you have a spare room to offer and would like to play a key part in making a positive difference to someone’s life, then we really want to hear from you!
Call the Oxfordshire Shared Lives Scheme on 01865 897971 or visit our website www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/sharedlives .
THE COUNCIL'S PHONE NUMBER HAS NOW CHANGED TO
COUNCILS CAN NOW COLLECT AND RECYCLE USED COOKING OIL
NEW! Councils can now collect and recycle used cooking oil as part of the food waste service
Love chips? Roasts? Cooked breakfasts? Samosas and Sausages?
All are delicious, but they do leave greasy leftovers..….which South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils can now take care of thanks to their new cooking oil recycling service for residents.
Oil is collected every week as part of both districts’ food waste collections.
After cooking, any leftover oil should be allowed to cool before being poured into a plastic bottle no bigger than a 1 litre size. The bottle and its contents can then be placed into the resident’s kerbside food waste caddy along with other food waste and put out for the weekly collection.
Cllr Caroline Newton, South Oxfordshire District Council cabinet member for environmental services said: “We all know that cooking oil and fat shouldn’t be poured down sinks as it can cause blockages, but it can be difficult to dispose of. This is why I welcome the start of this new service for residents, collecting cooking oil from their homes every week."
Cllr Elaine Ware South Oxfordshire District Council cabinet member for environmental services added: “The oil is recycled along with the rest of the food waste which is transformed into electricity at the food waste recycling plant. The oil is highly calorific and so makes a lot of energy.”
One litre of cooking oil can generate enough electricity to make 240 cups of tea!
Notes to editors
For those residents not wishing to use a plastic bottle, oil can also be poured straight into the caddy along with other food waste.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS - CHILDCARE
I am contacting you about something that will be of benefit to working parents in your area. You may already be aware that many working parents of 3 & 4 year old children are now entitled to 30 hours childcare per week.
There hasn’t been a national advertising campaign and some parents are unsure about how to apply.
BOOT SALE AT FREDS FIELD 2017
WALLINGFORD HOCKEY CLUB
MESSAGE TO ALL WALKERS
THE REPAIR SHOP
OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S DIY 1,2,3 FOR FREE SCHEME’S CHANGING
Please note that, following the waste recycling consultation, SODC is implementing a new scheme which may result in a small charge being made for certain items being left at the recycling centre. Household waste is not being charged for.
The good news is that the local recycling centre is not closing.
Oxfordshire County Council’s DIY 1,2,3 for free scheme’s changing
The current scheme which has been running at their Household Waste Recycling Centres for 15 years allowed residents to deposit up to three DIY waste items for free before being charged a small fee of £1 for each additional item.
From the 1st October 2017 this changes to a small fixed fee per item of £1.50 for most non-household or DIY items.
Residents can still deposit household waste for free at their local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
More information about the changes can be found online at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/chargeablewaste
Website for Rubbish bin collection
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WW2 AIR CRASH
An aircraft collided with some trees and crashed at Woodhouse Farm, Ipsden at 4-30 pm on 20 October 1943. The site is adjacent to Grim’s Ditch, north of Hailey.
The pilot was a cousin of mine and I thought that I would get down on paper, mainly for my grandchildren, what I knew about him (before it was too late !). He and I went to the same school.
The aircraft was a Short Stirling Mk III ‘ WP-L’ of 90 Squadron based at RAF Tuddenham, Suffolk.
The aircraft had been struck by lightning a few days before, whilst on a mine laying operation, and had to return, damaged, to base. The aircraft then crashed whilst on an Air Test, presumably after repairs. I guess it may have been in difficulties and may have been trying to land at RAF Benson – or maybe it was taking off from Benson.
The crew of seven young men were all killed, three of them being from the Canadian Air Force. The Canadians and the pilot are buried at Botley Cemetery.
I would be most grateful for any snippits of information about the crash as I have very little to go on regarding its details. Also any information regarding visiting Canadians would be welcomed.
A Canadian flag has been attached to the Woodhouse Farm sign, so it seems as if someone, somewhere, has some knowledge of the incident.
The crew buried at Botley were :
Wallace Edgar Jones age 21 RAF(VR) Pilot
Harold Omond Spence age ? RCAF Air Bomber
Kenneth William Pollitt age 22 RCAF Air Gunner
Ervine Eugine Spencer age 22 RCAF Air Gunner
The three other crew members were buried at their home towns :
George Arthur Yates age 22 RAF(VR) Wireless Operator buried at Swansea.
Leslie Thomas Macswayne age 22 RAF(VR) Flight Engineer buried at Spalding
Terry Edwards age 28 RAF(VR) Navigator buried at Bristol
It’s a long shot but I hope for the best !
tel : 01 453 731 712 eMail :
WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR PROPERTIES THAT ARE HAUNTED AND WHERE THE OWNERS MIGHT WANT THEM INVESTIGATED TO SEE WHAT COULD BE UNCOVERED!
Have you had any ghostly goings on in your home? Would you like a top team of paranormal investigators to help?
Back2back are making a paranormal TV series for UKTV. We are looking for people to take part.
If you would like to share your story and take part in the series then please email the team – firstname.lastname@example.org
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have installed a number of collection boxes in council buildings as part of a new national campaign to recycle crisp packets.
People can drop off empty crisp packets at collection boxes all over the country and they will be taken away to be recycled. Now there are more places available in southern Oxfordshire after boxes were installed in the reception areas of the councils’ office building at Milton Park, at Cornerstone arts centre in Didcot, and at The Beacon in Wantage.
Here’s what can be recycled:
Yes please - all crisp packets (empty and not folded up)
No thanks - popcorn bags, crisp tubes, pretzel bags, meat snack bags.
Crisp packets often contain what the industry calls metallised plastic film – a product that contains both plastic and metal.
This material is not widely recycled and so they are not part of council kerbside recycling collection services.
Crisp manufacturers Walkers recently set up a national recycling collection scheme, where organisations and individuals can arrange to have collection boxes for all brands of crisp packets. They are sent off in bulk to a recycling company and transformed into new plastic items, such as garden furniture.
Cllr Elaine Ware, cabinet member for housing and environment at the Vale of White Horse District Council said: “It is our aim to recycle as much material as possible and to reduce the amount of waste going into the grey bins, which is why the councils are getting involved.”
Cllr Caroline Newton, cabinet member for housing and environment at South Oxfordshire District Council added: “The councils are continually looking at ways to increase our recycling through education and promotions such as this and we hope everyone will support it as much as they can.”
For more information and other collection points see the recycling scheme website.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils