Pendon Museum Pop-up Café

The pop-up café at Pendon Museum will be open again on Wednesday 17th April from 10am to 12:30pm.

This is a free drop-in event, with just a small charge for drinks and cake to cover the costs.  All donations from the cakes go to support a local group, so please go along and support it if you can.

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Litter Picked!

A big thank you to everyone who turned out for the Litter Pick last Saturday (6th April) morning to help keep our village looking beautiful.

About twenty sacks of rubbish were collected, along with assorted detritus, including car tyres, hub caps and a registration plate.  The intrepid pickers enjoyed delicious lemon drizzle cake with tea and coffee in the Village Hall Continue reading

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Speed Survey Results

The Parish Council has received the results of the speed survey it recently commissioned at the eastern end of the High Street near the post box.

The survey ran from Sunday 3rd to Thursday 14th March and data was collected on vehicles travelling in both directions.  The “85%ile Speed” in the data refers to the speed at or below which 85% of vehicles were travelling. Continue reading

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OCC Newsletter

Residents who are not already subscribers to Oxfordshire County Council’s digital newsletter “Your Oxfordshire” may like to download the latest edition.

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Proposed 30mph & 40mph Speed Limits Consultation

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is proposing to introduce new lower speed limits on the approaches to the village.

Specifically, the proposals comprise a short extension to the existing 30mph speed limit on the High Street at the northern end of the village, to then be accompanied by a new 40mph speed limit to run northwards to meet the existing 30mph speed limit at Clifton Hampden.  Additionally, on Continue reading

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Tollgate Road Culham Closure 15th to 20th April

The Parish Council has been advised by the Network Management team at Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) that a temporary road closure of Tollgate Road, Culham will operate from 15th April to 20th April 2024.

This closure is covered by the two Traffic Regulation Notices below (click for detail).   See the notices for timings. Continue reading

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Community Hub Planning Application

The Parish Council has been advised that the detailed planning application for the Community Hub is now acceptable to South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) and Oxfordshire District Council (OCC).

The planning officer’s delegated report is being finalised over the coming couple of weeks, and will recommend approval subject to completion of a Section 106 agreement.  Solicitors Continue reading

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Police and Crime Commissioner Election

On Thursday 2nd May, residents will be able to vote for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, the elected representative who oversees how crime is tackled across the area.

Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure the police force is effective.  They are elected for a four-year term.

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) has asked the Parish Council to make potential Continue reading

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Fostering in Oxfordshire

The Parish Council has been asked by Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) to let residents know that it is recruiting for more foster carers.

Fostering is about providing stability, positivity, and reassurance when a child needs it most.  It’s not easy because many of the children need a lot of support.

With OCC, foster carers get all the training they need, plus fair pay and so much more Continue reading

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Easter Waste and Recycling Collections

Owing to the Easter bank holidays, upcoming waste and recycling bin collections will be a day later than usual.

See the changes below.  There is more information on the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) website:

http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/wastecalendar Continue reading

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