Primary Care Strategy Webinar

Healthwatch Oxfordshire is hosting a webinar on Friday 1st December at 11.30am at which people can find out more about a new local Primary Care Strategy and how they can help shape its development.

NHS Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (BOB ICB), the organisation that plans, buys and oversees health services for nearly two million people across the BOB area from a range of NHS, Continue reading

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Home Insulation Checks

The Parish Council is being loaned a thermal imaging camera by South Oxfordshire District Council from 6th December 2023 to 4th January 2024.

Any resident who would like a free external thermal imaging check of their property during the loan period should contact Cllr Mark Thompson at Continue reading

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Speed Survey Results

The Parish Council has received the results of the speed survey it recently commissioned on the High Street outside The Plough Inn – see below.

The survey ran from Thursday 9th to Friday 17th November and data was collected on vehicles travelling in both directions outside the pub. The “85%ile Speed” refers to the speed at or below which 85% of vehicles were travelling. Continue reading

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Primary School Applications

The Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) School Admissions Team has asked the Parish Council to inform parents and carers of children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 that they need to apply for a primary school place.

The OCC Primary Application webpage has more information plus a link to the online application form. Continue reading

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Didcot Food Bank

The Rev David Haylett writes …

The shops are stocking up with all sorts of Christmas goodies to tempt you as you do your shopping.  Please remember those who may be less fortunate than you and who rely on Food Banks to provide them with meals.

There is always a box, just inside the door of Long Wittenham Church (on your left as you Continue reading

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Fast Vehicle Using Fieldside

A vehicle was observed travelling at a dangerous speed along Fieldside between the Little Wittenham Road and the Didcot Road yesterday (Tuesday 21st November) at around 4.30pm.

While vehicles are allowed to use Fieldside (it is a byway open to all traffic), they need to be particularly careful of people, children and animals who are also likely to be using the track. Continue reading

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Beware Loan Sharks

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is warning residents not to turn to loan sharks, who will be seeking to prey on people who are struggling financially in the lead up to, during and after the Christmas period.

Illegal lenders or loan sharks, as they are more commonly known, are people who lend money without authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority. Continue reading

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Improvements at Acklings

Residents will be pleased to hear that some improvements have been made at the Acklings playground.

The Pump Track has been weeded and re-surfaced; the basketball court has been enlarged by 40%; and the area in front of the main gateway has been levelled and resurfaced allowing the gate to swing fully open for pushchairs and wheelchairs. 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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Lorry Watch

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Trading Standards Officers and Thames Valley Police have been in the village today checking for lorries which might exceed the 7.5T weight limit.

Unless delivering to nearby properties, lorries over 7.5T should not be coming through the village.  The Trading Standards Officer said they already have several prosecutions with the courts at present. Continue reading

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