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Wildwood Kitchen - Film Club Listings plus Sunday '90s film club

on Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:05am

Updated 19/10/17

News: '90s Film Festival - Every Sunday at 8pm we have our brand new '90s Film Club. Classic films from the past with FREE tickets when you eat,

Current listings for the cinema room at Wildwood Kitchen in Wantage.

A movie and a three course meal from their set menu (see below) costs £19.95 per person or £9.95 for children (for children's films), which includes a kids menu, popcorn and a drink. 

The cinema room is also available for private hire. It seats approximately 35 people in comfort and is available for parties & functions, with costs from £95.For further details contact Wildwood Kitchen:-

Current films:-

For full details, including meal & film times, check Wildwood <here>


  • 17/10/17 & 19/10/17 - Queen of the Desert
  • SUNDAY: 22/10/17 - Reservoir Dogs
  • CHILDREN: 24/10/17 - The Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • 24/10/17 & 26/10/17 - Dunkirk
  • CHILDREN:  26/10/17 - Boss Baby
  • SUNDAY:29/10/17 - The Silence of the Lambs
  • 31/10/17 & 2/11/17 - The Midwife (2017)


  • SUNDAY: 5/11/17 - The Matrix
  • 7/11/17 & 9/11/17 - Wonder Woman
  • SUNDAY: 12/11/17 - Trainspotting
  • 14/11/17 & 16/11/17 - Hacksaw Ridge
  • SUNDAY: 19/11/17 - Boogie Nights
  • 21/11/17 & 23/11/17 - Baby Driver
  • SUNDAY: 26/11/17 - American Beauty
  • 28/11/17 & 30/11/17 - Spiderman Homecoming


  • SUNDAY: 3/12/17 - My own private Idaho
  • 5/12/17 - War for the Planet of the Apes
  • SUNDAY: 10/12/17 - Fight Club
  • 12/12/17 - Love Actually
  • SUNDAY: 17/12/17 - Fargo
  • 19/12/17 - Die Hard
  • CHILDREN & SUNDAY: 24/12/17 - Home Alone
  • SUNDAY: 24/12/17 - Eyes Wide Shut
  • 26/12/17 - It's a Wonderful Life
  • 27/12/17 - The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 28/12/17 - Elf
  • CHILDREN & SUNDAY: 29/12/17 - Despicable Me 3
  • SUNDAY: 31/12/17 - 200 Cigarettes

Sparsholt Parish Council has a vacancy for a Responsible Financial Officer

on Tue, 17/10/2017 - 5:48pm

Sparsholt Parish Council has a vacancy for a Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).

Reporting to the Chairman, the RFO will work closely alongside the Clerk to the council.

The main duties comprise maintaining the cash book and accounting records, providing reports and financial support to the Council, managing the annual budget process, managing the annual return and audit, and monitoring adherence to the Council’s financial regulations. The RFO should be able to deal with the payment of salaries and compliance with pensions regulator.

Experience of bookkeeping is desirable and a good working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets is essential. Good interpersonal and communication skills are necessary, since regular communication with the Clerk, the Chair and Council members are required. Accuracy and attention to detail are also essential attributes.

Paid hours are 3 hours 20 minutes per month. Salary will be dependent on experience, but will be in the region of £9.50 - £10.00 per hour. 

For further information and a job description please contact Mrs Deborah Lewis-Pryde, Clerk to Sparsholt Parish Council, on 01235 751923, or by email on [email protected] 

Deadline for applications Monday 13th November 2017.


Neighbourhood Police Update - October 2017

on Mon, 16/10/2017 - 1:32pm

Here is the latest Faringdon neighbourhood update from PC 6862 Robert Maris.


Hare coursing: This continues to be a priority for the Faringdon Neighbourhood Team and we have done significant work with stakeholders in the rural community to improve early reporting and target hardening. This has seen significant ditches installed in Pusey Estate and Gates around the Buckland area. On 3rd October 2017 four men were arrested suspected of coursing in the Pusey area. Where arrests are not possible we will also make use of anti-social driving legislation allowing us to mark the driver and vehicle as having driven anti-socially and/or off road. If they or the vehicle were to do it again then the vehicle can be seized.

Vehicle crime: We unfortunately report that there has been another theft from motor vehicle at Ashdown House this month. After a number of months of no beauty spot thefts we will be working hard to pursue any lines of enquiry and identify trends to ensure we do not see another series of these.

Appeal for witnesses:

  • For the second time in three months someone has scrawled racist graffiti on the Welcome to Shrivenham sign in Longcot Road. We would appreciate anyone with any information about this crime reporting it to us.
  • The team have obtained a court warrant to seize an Alsatian dog believed to have bitten a person causing injury on the Ridgeway. We would encourage anyone else who may have been affected by this dog to come forward as we look to ensure it cannot do any more harm to our vulnerable communities.
  • There was a suspected arson to a hay stack near Winter Lane, West Hanney. The incident occurred around 5pm on 7th October 2017 and two young males were seen leaving the area of the hay stacks around that time. 

If you have any information about any of the above please call 101 and report it.

Offenders brought to justice

Emma Jackson aged 40 of Bromsgrove has been charged with one count of murder after a five year old Tyler Warmington was found dead at the address. We are still very grateful for the support of the community during this investigation. Jackson will be attending Oxford Crown Court on 13/10/2017.

Gary Curtis, Edward Checkley and Nathan Ingram were all sentenced to significant prison sentences after burglaries involving Shotguns at Bampton and Radcot. Ingram and Checkley were sentenced to 8 ½ year whilst Curtis received 7 1/2. These offences were very distressing for the victims and we welcome significant sentences.

Theft of lead

We have recently seen an increase in thefts of lead from roofs in South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse. Offenders take the lead because of the rising value of scrap metal. Recently the primary school in Hanney was a target. Please consider the following if you have a lead roof (mainly schools and churches): 

  • Security marking – marking the lead will make the crime less attractive and make it harder for the offenders to sell on. If you use a DNA marking solution i.e. Smart Water it can be traced back to the owner if recovered. 
  • Keep gates locked and restrict vehicle access. 
  • Maximise surveillance levels i.e. cutting back tall trees. 
  • Encourage members of the local community to keep an eye on the building and report anything suspicious. 
  • Remove things that might help thieves get access to the roof, like water butts, bins and tall trees. 
  • Conduct regular checks of the roof so the theft is detected at the earliest possible time. 
  • Apply anti-climb paint to drain pipes and roof guttering to restrict access to roofing (warning signs must be displayed when using the paint and below a height of 2m) 
  • Install CCTV. 


Police will be carrying out patrols on Halloween to make sure that people who are trick-or-treating are doing so in a friendly manner and not causing a nuisance. For some people, this time of the year can be a bother as your evenings are interrupted with people knocking on your doors for treats. Most of these children or teenagers are just getting involved in the Halloween celebrations and will be friendly. If you feel unsafe:

  • Don’t open your door if you’re unsure who is there. Use your spyhole, look out of a window and use your door chain if you do decide to open your door.
  • Have a contact number of a close relative or good neighbour to hand by your telephone, just in case you need to phone them.
  • If you are part of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, let your coordinator know that you will be on your own at Halloween. If you are a coordinator, please identity people in your scheme that may be vulnerable and offer them reassurance, you could also help by downloading the poster.
  • You can download a ‘no trick or treat’ poster from our website using the following link (right hand side of the page):

TVP South and Vale Twitter

Please remember the best place to find out what the Faringdon Neighbourhood team are up to is always on Twitter: @TVPSouthandVale (opens new window) and using the #Faringdon.

Thames Valley Alert

Receive free local crime alerts and crime prevention advice by registering at (opens new window) today. This allows anyone who signs up to choose what updates they receive and how they would like to receive it. A new option includes receiving information via text but more traditional landline and email messages are still available. You can also filter the updates you receive by specifying the priority level of the messages you receive.

Contact us

If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non emergency number 101 (or 01865-841148 if 101 doesn't work for you) but if your call is an emergency then dial 999.   You can also contact us via email: - [email protected] please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters. To view information on your neighbourhood team visit the Thames Valley Police website at: Thames Valley Police Twitter account is kept up to date with what we are up to; please follow us @TVPSouthandVale. (opens new window)

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Parish Council Minutes - Wednesday, 20th September 2017

on Thu, 12/10/2017 - 7:29pm


Minutes of Meeting of Sparsholt Parish Council held on

Wednesday 20th September 2017 at Griffin Memorial Hall starting at 7.30pm

Present: The Chairman Councillor Tim Comyn, Councillors Barnes, Brown, Downie and Wiltshire, the  Clerk and 4 parishioners (including Nick Price from the website and Angie Brown from the Griffin Hall Management Committee).






Apologies:  The RFO.



Declaration of Acceptance of Office, Declarations of Interest & Reminder of the Code of Conduct:  Cllr Brown declared a non-prejudicial interest in the Days House planning application on account of his sister in law, Sandy Humphries living next door.  The Chairman declared an interest on account of his friendship with the applicants for this permission.



  Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 19th July 2017:  Cllr

  Comyn proposed signing these as a true record, seconded by Cllr

  Brown and unanimously agreed.

  Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Tuesday 22nd August

  2017:  Cllr Brown proposed signing these as a true record, seconded

  by Cllr Downie and agreed unanimously.



Matters Arising: 

  1. B4507 50 mph speed restriction update:  Cllr Comyn has investigated the Government guidance tool online and downloaded the information.  Local Councils can limit the speed on the roads in their parish if the roads meet the criteria, eg. sharp bends etc.  Opinion would have to be obtained from all the parishes along the B4507.  The speed appraisal tool gives the costs and benefit and helps forecast 85% of the average speed.  Local Highways officers can set up equipment to monitor speed.  The B4507 meets the criteria with sharp bends, adverse cambers, junctions, hidden dips and pedestrian walk along the road without a footpath.  There is a campsite situated along the road which causes more walkers along the road.  There are no white lines in the middle of the narrow pieces.  Nick Price wanted to correct the statement previously made – the B4507 is NOT classed as one of the most dangerous roads in Oxfordshire but has a high mortality rate.  Cllr Barnes suggested spreading the work load on this project.  Firstly a case must be put together for the 50 mph speed limit and this would need to be circulated to neighbouring parishes, DC & CC Constance and OCC.  A full description of the road by driving along it and logging the danger spots was suggested.  All Cllrs agreed to be involved in the project and Cllr Comyn will circulate an action plan.

















All Cllrs

Cllr Comyn


  1. Cemetery rules:  Cllr Comyn has reviewed the cemetery rules that have previously been agreed.  The Burial administration and information to undertakers will be included with the rules.  Cllr Comyn has included that a protective covering must be put down before the digger crosses the graveyard to dig out the grave.  Cemetery tariffs were updated last in May 2015 and should be reviewed in the budget and updated in April 2018 if agreed.  Cllr Comyn proposed agreeing the Cemetery Rules, seconded by Cllr Brown and agreed by all.  Cllr Barnes offered to put the Burial Map into a excel document and Cllr Comyn will circulate the new rules.
  2. Westcot ‘Village Green:  Any application to register Village Green would have to be supported by evidence and Cllr Comyn suggests that Cllr Brown encourages people to make statements.  Cllr Brown has registered an interest with OCC and been advised to wait until the property is sold, Cllr Brown to circulate the emails to the other Cllrs and the Clerk.  It is a ssquare of grass with a flagstone path inset, a Notice Board, bin and bench on it. 
  3. Sparsholt Green Notice Board:  Cllr Comyn reported that the Notice Board has been mended and will be re-sited against the fence.
  4. Cemetery Hedge:  The work has been completed and Cllr Comyn proposed signing a cheque for £320, seconded by Cllr Downie and agreed unanimously.
  5. Hedge at Eastmanton Corner:  Tony Carter spoke with the landowner and obtained permission to cut the hedge back.
  6. Mrs Frost’s Trees:  Cllr Brown and Mr Lee have trimmed the trees.
  7. Cemetery Compost  and Litter Bins:  Cllr Brown has emptied the litter bin and Cllr Williams will empty the composter. 
  8. Brown Bin for the Cemetery:  The Parish Council are unable to have a brown bin.
  9. Litter Bin Overflowing:  Cllr Barnes has emptied the bin.
  10. Re-painting of the bus shelter by Guy Mendonca:  Cllr Comyn to write a thank you letter.







Cllr Barnes

Cllr Comyn




Cllr Brown













Cllr Williams




Cllr Comyn




  1. Approval of the Finance Report to the 31st July:  Cllr Comyn read this out and proposed acceptance seconded by Cllr Downie and agreed unanimously.  Cllr Comyn to check the wording on the burial costs.
  2. Approval of the Finance Report to the end of 31st August and the listing of payments to be made:  Cllr Comyn proposed acceptance and agreed the cheques, seconded by Cllr Barnes and agreed unanimously.

Cllr Comyn proposed initialled the bank statements

  1. Any other Finance matters:  None.





  1. P15/V2600/PAR Westcot Farm, Westcot, OX12 OX12 9QA:  Conversion of agricultural buildings to form three no. C3 dwellinghouses.  Fully Discharged.  Cllr Comyn still to pursue the FOI.  Work has started, a digester has been put in.  The Parish Council to keep an eye on this project as it is a conversion not a new dwelling.
  2. P17/V1299/FUL Days House, Westcot, OX12 9QB:  Demolition of bungalow/pool house (not Days House). Dividing site and erection of new house.  Cllr Brown spoke at the Planning Committee on behalf of the Parish Council to reinforce the Parish Councils objection.  The application is on hold as the VOWHDC Councillors had not viewed the application from the neighbouring properties.  Another site visit to be arranged.  A parishioner enquired about the monitoring of building control and if the Parish Council had any concerns regarding drainage.  The Parish Council responded that the VOWHDC have not replaced their drainage officer and that the Building Regulations department supervise any building works.
  3. P17/V2092/FUL Days House, Westcot, OX12 9QB:  Demolition of bungalow/pool house (not Days House) to divide site and construct new house to replace bungalow in different position similar to that approved 4/3/16 but with two minor additions.  No decision.
  4. P17/V2090/AG Broadleaze Farm, Westcot, OX12 9PZ:  Erection of polytunnel for lambing.  Granted.

New Applications:

a)  P17/V2344/HH 3 St Johns, Sparsholt, OX12 9PW:  Single Storey rear extension.  A response of “no objections” was proposed by Cllr Comyn, seconded by Cllr Brown and agreed unanimously.  The Clerk to submit the response.




Cllr Comyn


All Cllrs















Highways:  Cllr Barnes reported a number of potholes along the road from the B4507 up to Sparsholt Firs and Cllr Comyn agreed to write to Lee Turner


Cllr Comyn


Oxfordshire Together:  The Parish Councillors were not happy with the draft contract and Cllr Brown mentioned that there would be a requirement to have £10 million public liability insurance.  Cllr Comyn proposed not accepting the Oxfordshire Together proposal, seconded by Cllr Brown and agreed unanimously.



Cemetery and Cemetery Rail:    Cllr Brown waiting for quotes.



Correspondence Sheet:  No comments.



Any other business: 

  1. Barry Jones was going to attend to discuss ownership of the trees along Church Way and the land they are planted on.  To be added to the next meeting.
  2. Cllr Barnes asked about the Local Plan 2031, Part 1 has been agreed and Part 2 does not affect the Western Vale.



Dates of Next Meetings: Wednesdays 25th October, 15th November, 6th December 2017 and 17th January, 21st February, 21st March, 18th April and the AGM 16th May 2018 all starting at 7.30pm at the Griffin Memorial Hall.

The Parish Council may need to change this date as necessary.



Meeting closed at 8.50pm.

Minutes prepared by Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk


SPC 20th September 2017

Vale of White Horse - Local Plan 2031 Part 2 - publicity period

on Wed, 11/10/2017 - 11:14am

The Vale is nearly ready to submit their Local Plan 2031 Part 2 for independent examination. 

Their Local Plan 2031 Part 2 sets out policies and locations for housing for the Vale of White Horse district’s proportion of Oxford’s housing need up to 2031, which cannot be met within the City boundaries. The document also contains policies for the part of the Didcot Garden Town that lies within the Vale and detailed development management policies to complement Local Plan 2031 Part 1. It replaces the saved policies of the Local Plan 2011 and allocates additional development sites for housing.

Before they submit their Plan, the Vale are launching a six week publicity period on the Local Plan 2031 Part 2.  This runs from Wednesday, 11th October until 5pm on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017. 

The publicity period is different from the previous consultation, as the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) Regulations 2012 dictate that the Vale ask specific questions relating to the soundness and legality of the Plan.

After the publicity period, the Vale will submit the Plan to the Secretary of State, who will appoint a Planning Inspector to carry out an independent examination. The inspector will then examine the Plan, the evidence supporting it and the comments received, and make a decision on whether the Plan is “sound” and “legally compliant”. 

The Plan, video, guidance note and details on how to comment are available at:

They are also hosting public events across the district to help explain the publicity process and how to comment.  The events will all provide the same information so please feel free to attend any event.

Exhibitions and public meetings

Exhibition 4-6.30pm followed by public meeting 7-8.30pm

  • Monday 6 November: Abingdon and Witney College, Abingdon Campus, Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1GG 
  • Tuesday 14 November: Corn Exchange, Gloucester Street, Faringdon, SN7 7JA 
  • Wednesday 15 November: Harwell Village Hall, High Street, Harwell, OX11 0EX 

How to view the information

The Plan, evidence documents, guidance note, video and comment form are available on the Vale's website.

Hard copies of the Plan, appendices and a selection of supporting documents will be available during opening hours at the locations listed at the bottom of this email.

How to comment

  • Responses can be made until 5pm on 22 November 2017 by:
  • using our online consultation system  (registration is required); 
  • downloading the comment form  and emailing it to [email protected]
  • collecting a comment form from one of the locations listed below and posting it to Planning Policy, VOWH 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon OX14 4SB; 
  • attending one of our public events. 

For your comments to be considered, you must provide your name and address. All responses received will be available for the public to view.  If you respond on behalf of an organisation or agent the Vale may display your name and contact details. If you respond as an individual the Vale may display your name, but the Vale will not display your contact details.  All comments will be passed on to the Secretary of State. 

If you have any questions, please contact the planning policy team on 01235 422600 or email [email protected] 

Distribution points for Local Plan:

Local libraries

  • Abingdon-on-Thames
  • Botley
  • Didcot
  • Faringdon
  • Grove
  • Kennington
  • Wantage

Council offices

  • 135 Eastern Ave., Milton Park, Milton
  • Abbey House, Abingdon
  • St. Aldates, Oxford City Council 

Council office opening hours - from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm Fridays

The Ridgeway Autumn newsletter

on Mon, 09/10/2017 - 3:17pm

Please find attached The Ridgeway Autumn newsletter.

In this issue:

  • Bill Bailey takes to The Ridgeway again, and gives tips on walking the Trail.
  • Bill is also guest speaker at The Ridgeway Partnership & North Wessex Downs AONB Annual Forum 'The Great Outdoors!' on Wed 18th October in Uffington, Oxon, where we'll also have representatives from Cycling UK, MIND mental health charity, Nordic Walking and more. Everyone is welcome. Book your place:
  • We're looking at (and tasting) food and food production along The Trail
  • Visiting one of the oldest schools in the country – in Uffington
  • and there’s our events listing and the Volunteer task diary with dates of tasks for you to join in on. 

Please note that we are looking for a new Chairperson for The Ridgeway Partnership from April 2018 – see advert in newsletter for details. Please spread the word to friends, work colleagues and family who may be interested in leading our Partnership and shaping the future of The Ridgeway.

For further information:-

Exhibition: 'Then and Now' Images of Wantage - until Saturday, 14th October

on Mon, 09/10/2017 - 2:39pm

Memories of Wantage shops, their owners and staff, and what they sold have been sparked by a collection of photographs being displayed at Vale & Downland Museum and online.

Called 'Then & Now: Wantage through the years - a collection of photos from past and present', the collection features 28 old photographs showing town centre shops in years gone by, alongside a shot taken from the same perspective now, by Market Town Co-ordinator, Mim Norvell.

They're on display at Vale & Downland Museum on Church Street from Wednesday 4th to Saturday 14th October 2017.

The project is a joint venture between Wantage Town Team and The Museum, with kind support from local historian, David Castle, and was inspired by the popular FaceBook group 'Old Wantage', which has more than 3,600 members. It’s hoped that more images of Wantage town centre shops past will emerge, and that they’ll be the basis of future exhibitions. Anyone with a photo of Wantage town centre buildings who would like it to be included in possible future projects could contact Mim via email: [email protected] or telephone 01235 766689.

Vale & Downland Museum's Curator, Suzie Tilbury says: “The Museum is very proud to be part of this collaborative project with Wantage Town Team. The Wantage community is very passionate about the history of the town, and it's wonderful to see the memories alongside the images - it really brings them to life."

Wantage Market Town Co-ordinator, Mim Norvell, says: "This has been a lovely project to put together. Grateful thanks go to the Old Wantage members for their contributions, and to David Castle for his support. We’ve really enjoyed reading all the memories the photos have sparked, and look forward to that continuing as the exhibition runs at Vale & Downland Museum and continues online."

The Museum on Church Street, Wantage is open Monday-Saturday, 9.30am-4pm with more details at:-

Wantage town team, led by Market Town Co-ordinator, Mim Norvell, is part of a town vitality initiative funded by the Vale of White Horse District Council, and supported by Wantage Town Council, Grove Parish Council and Wantage & District Chamber of Commerce through the Wantage Joint Economic Forum (JEF).

Wantage & Grove Loyalty Card - Current Offers

on Mon, 09/10/2017 - 11:21am

Purchase a Wantage & Grove Loyalty Card for just £2 and you can benefit from a wide range of offers throughout the Wantage and Grove District. Cards are on sale at the participating businesses.

To join the scheme simply fill out a form at a participating retailer or download and fill in this form (click) and take it to them, along with the payment.

Further information here:-

M & A Electricals - 5% Lighting Offer

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Wantage Music Workshops - First Lesson 50% Discount!

Cardholders will receive their first lesson half price, saving £12.50. We also offer a saving of £10 for every 10 lessons booked. Choose from Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Vocals, Drums, Keyboard & Blues Harp.

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Vale and Downland Museum - Cafe Stamp Card Offer - Free hot drink and cake

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Shush The Venue - £1 off Tickets

£1 off tickets for Shush. Come and enjoy a fantastic night out in the ultimate entertainment venue in Wantage!

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Loyalty cardholders are entitled to 20% discount off any new service that they have not had with us before on a previous visit. Includes cutting, styling, colouring and a wide range of beauty services.

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Revolution Sports Injuries Clinic - 20% Discount off Sports Massage

We are offering 20% off our 30 minute or 45 minute sports massages.

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Purple Orchid Mobile Beauty - 10% off first treatment over £15

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Max Barber - 20% Student Discount

20% off all haircuts for students with loyalty cards

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Madhatter Bookshop - 10% Discount Offer

Loyalty cardholders are entitled to 10% off all books in store.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Lenny's Lizards - Food Discount for Card Holders

5% Discount off our range of specialist reptile food for loyalty cards holders. Come in to meet our reptile residents and find out about keeping your own.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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King Alfred's Head - Free Kid's Meal

For each main meal purchased, cardholders are entitled to a free children's meal.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Headlines - See our Monday & Tuesday offers on cuts & colour

Special prices for card holders on Monday and Tuesday. Ask in the salon for prices.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Grove Wellness Clinic - 10 % Discount off all Therapies

Card holders will receive a 10% discount off the price of any chosen therapy session.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Elaichi Restaurant - 10% Discount off total bill for 2 or more Eat In Diners

10% off total bill for 2 or more diners (maximum 10) conditions may apply

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Dolphin Art - 5% Discount Off Everything

Card holders will receive 5% discount off all purchases, including picture framing

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Directfit Interiors - FREE Cooler or Illuminated Mirror

Free wine cooler or illuminated mirror with every kitchen or bathroom purchased.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Delicious of Wantage - Discounted Catering For All Events

Until further notice we are delighted to offer all cardholders 10% discount on the catering for any function.

Expires: 01 Apr 2018

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Creations - 10% Painting Workshops Discount

Learn the techniques that will bring out the best in your furniture painting, using Annie Sloan chalk paints. Visit our website for full details.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Cornerstone Coffee Shop - Two Offers for Card Holders

Buy 10 hot drinks get 11th free plus free pack of biscuits * Soup & Half Baguette - Discounted price £3 (normally £3.75) *

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Como Centre - 10% off all holistic & beauty training courses

We are offering 10% discount off all accredited holistic and beauty training courses that are not currently on special offer.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Cartridge UK (Wantage) Ltd - 10% off ink refills or compatible cartridges

A 10% discount off ink cartridge refills and compatible ink cartridge purchases for loyalty card holders. (offer excludes OEM cartridges)

Expires: 01 Dec 2018

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Caroline's Angels - 10% Clothing Discount for Card Holders

Check out our brilliant range of clothes in our Newbury Street shop, Pressed For Time, including t-shirts, hoodies, baseball jackets, school wear and work gear, including high vis and hard hats. 10% Discount applies to all non-sale items

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Cara Counselling - £5 Per Session Discount

Whether you need support during a difficult time in your life or wish to start a journey of self awareness and development, contact me for a free 30 minute consultation to see if counselling could help. Loyalty card holders will receive a fee reduction of £5.00 per session for up to 5 sessions

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Campbells Opticians - Facebook Offer

Like and share our facebook page and get a free spectacle cleaning pack - just call in to the practice to collect your cleaning spray and lens cloth - while stocks last.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Buzz Cafe - Buy one Buzz Breakfast, get one HALF PRICE Tues-Fri & Frozen Yoghurt discount

Buy 1 get 1 HALF PRICE on our brilliant breakfasts from Tuesday to Friday PLUS 10% off delicious frozen yoghurt

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Barwell Gallery - 10% off Bronze Resin Sculptures & 20% off Paintings and Prints

10% off all Bronze resin Sculptures and 20% off all Paintings and Prints by Dawn Benson or Lendon Scantlebury. Visit the gallery by appointment.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Arbery Emporium - 5 % Discount

5% discount off all furniture in our shop at 10 Church Street in Wantage

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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The Toy Planet - 10% Discount Offer

Loyalty card holders will receive 10% discount off their purchases at our new shop in Mill Street. We have new, retro and vintage toys and games, rare and collectables.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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Sweetpeas - 10% Discount Offer

We offer is 10% discount off everything at our new shop in Arbery Arcade. Find adorable clothes, shoes, toys and cards, perfect for babies & toddlers.

Expires: 01 Feb 2018

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Marmalade Coffee Shop - 10% Discount

10% off total bill for cardholders, Sunday to Friday inclusive.

Expires: 01 Nov 2017

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The Bronzing Boutique - 10% Deal or Free Tanning Cream

10% off any tanning deal purchased or a free pot of tanning cream with individual minutes purchased

Expires: 01 Nov 2017

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Mallers Kitchens - Sweepovac kickspace vacuum cleaner.

Free with every complete kitchen bought by Loyalty cardholders. Ditch the dustpan... Sweepovac is a revolutionary kitchen vacuum that eliminates that pesky dirt-line often left behind by using a dustpan! It is easily placed in any kitchen by installing it in the bottom of the cabinets and does not require a central vac system. Its strong suction, removes dirt in seconds and its sleek design allows for no loss of space.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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ACE Accounting - 10% OFF for the First Year Accounts & Tax Return

10% OFF of your first year's accounts and tax return invoice for all new clients who appoint us before 31 December 2017. Just present your loyalty card when you first come to talk to us. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Expires: 31 Dec 2017

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Wantage Couriers - 10% Discount Off Same Day Quotes

10% off our Sameday quotes for Card Holders. Call us for a same day quote at very competitive rates. We can also send packages next day at competitive rates. Accounts welcome.

Expires: 01 Dec 2017

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Snob and Lock - 10% Discount for Locksmith Service

10% off Locksmith Service Charge

Expires: 01 Dec 2017

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Regent Furniture & Books - 5% off all Pine Furniture


Expires: 01 Dec 2017

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Yoga Victoria - FIRST CLASS Half Price, just mention W&G Loyalty

When you come along to your first friendly Yoga class, mention that you saw us on the loyalty scheme website and your first class is just £2.50 instead of £5.

Expires: 30 Nov 2017

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Chapman Worth Chartered Accountants - Xero: Beautiful Accounting Software - 12 months for the price of 9

12 months Xero accounting software for the price of 9. Join the Cloud in 2017.

Expires: 31 Dec 2017

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Ed Vaizey MP - Parish News, October 2017

on Tue, 03/10/2017 - 8:43pm

Last month the Herald published a small and innocuous article, with the heading “Response due on Wantage-Didcot name change plan”. I would like to reassure you all that such a change has never been considered. Didcot and Wantage are two entirely wonderful, but separate, towns with their own distinct identities - including names - and this will most certainly continue indefinitely. What is being proposed, as the rest of the article makes clear, is changing the name of the Parliamentary constituency from ‘Wantage’ to ‘Didcot and Wantage’ as part of a UK-wide boundary review by the Boundary Commission for England. This review is examining the boundaries of existing constituencies and will make recommendations for any changes that might be needed to make sure constituencies comply with legal requirements.

I have been receiving a lot of correspondence recently on the EU Withdrawal Bill, otherwise known as the Great Repeal Bill. While I support the Bill at second reading, it is on the basis that it is improved upon in the committee stage. There has been much discussion around the so-called ‘Henry VIII’ powers that will give ministers the power to change or update EU laws without putting changes before Parliament. On a practical level this measure is sensible, as putting every change before Parliament would be an impossible task due to the volume of legislation. However, I feel that the proposed powers go beyond what is reasonable for the Government to achieve its stated aims. To this end I have put my name to three amendments, all designed to ensure that the powers given to ministers are proportionate and strictly focused on achieving the policy objective.

Last month it was a pleasure to meet the team at Immunocore, based in Milton Park. Immunocore is one of the UK’s fastest growing life science companies and an industry leader in the research and development of cancer treatments using T-cell receptors. I am immensely proud that our constituency homes some of the very best scientific researcher and engineers. As well as the brilliant organizations working collaboratively at Milton Park, we have over £1billion of world-leading research infrastructure at Harwell Campus - home to around 200 science and research organizations and 5000 of the UK’s most innovative minds. Additionally, last month I also caught up with Sovereign – one of the main social housing providers in the constituency – and with Oxfordshire County Council to discuss a range of infrastructure projects.

Nominations are now open for the Countryside Alliance Awards – nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’. They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills and forward-thinking enterprises can flourish. Our constituency is home to a whole host of brilliant community champions, so please get involved and nominate at the following address:

Ed Vaizey MP

Please feel free to contact me if you have any pressing issues that you would like help with.  Either myself or one of my team will get back to you as soon as possible and do what we can to assist. You can contact me on any matter at the House of Commons, SW1A 0AA, [email protected] or 020 7219 6350. Email is the quickest and most reliable way to get in touch, as I keep a very close eye on my emails and can reply very quickly.   Details of my activities in Parliament can be read on my website, I also send out occasional general interest emails about developments in the Wantage and Didcot Constituency. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please complete the online form at


Don’t miss out – Working parents of 3 & 4 year olds - 30hrs free childcare a week?

on Mon, 02/10/2017 - 5:44pm

Working parents of 3 & 4 year old children may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare per week. This includes those who are self-employed and some parents on zero hours contracts. 

To find out if you are eligible visit:-

To join those already benefiting apply by the beginning of December for a January start. 

The Family Information Service has information about childcare providers in your area. Visit:-