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Friends of the Ridgeway – the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize 2017

on Fri, 04/08/2017 - 2:11pm

Further information can be obtained from:

  • Anthony Burdall, 2 Fernham Road, Faringdon Oxfordshire SN7 7JY  
  • Tel : 01367 240713  
  • Mob : 0784135 2938  
  • Email : [email protected]

Please see the links below for further information and an entry form that can be downloaded:

More on the Friends of the Ridgeway website:-

Sparsholt Manor Farms - Rights of Way Deposit - June 2017

on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:17pm

Sparsholt Manor Farms is the landowner of a number of areas around Sparsholt & Westcot.

Sparsholt Manor Farms has applied to Oxfordshire County Council, under the 'Landowner Deposits Scheme', to set out the accepted rights of way across its land.

The Oxfordshire County Council website describes this thus "Landowners may protect themselves against future claims for public rights of way and village greens".

Further details on the process can be found here:-

The application can be searched for and reviewed here (enter 'sparsholt' as parish and look for record id: 1909):-

You are invited to review the application and plans online (above) and below (including downloadable PDF).

Any questions or queries, please contact the Local Authority:    

  • Rights of Way and Commons Officer
    Definitive Map and Commons
    Signal Court
    Old Station Way
    Eynsham
    Oxfordshire
    OX29 4TL
  • Tel: 01865 810226
  • Email: [email protected]

Griffin Hall Re-Roofing Update - July 2017

on Thu, 27/07/2017 - 8:56pm

Stuart Ackrill and his team will start the re-roofing work on Monday 31st July which, depending upon a number of factors including the weather, may take five weeks to complete.

We are anticipating the Hall will continue to be used for bookings in the evenings and at weekends whilst the work is being undertaken so if you are considering a booking during August and early September telephone Joyce 751505 to check availability.

The regular Pilates classes on Tuesday and Friday mornings are continuing until 18th August and will re-commence in September.

If you haven’t participated in the “Buy a Tile” Scheme it isn’t too late. A form can be downloaded from <here>, completed and forwarded to me along with your donation.

Angie
Chairman, Griffin Hall Management Committee

New pay and display machines at Vale of White Horse car parks

on Thu, 27/07/2017 - 3:19pm

New pay and display machines are being installed at council car parks from next month (August 2017).

These will allow you to pay by credit or debit card as well as coins, including the new £1.  Old £1 coins will continue to be accepted until they go out of circulation on 15 October.

You will also still be able to pay using your mobile phone via the Connect Cashless system.

When using the new machines, you will need to type in your vehicle registration on the key pad before payment is made.

The machines will be powered by solar panels, making them more environmentally friendly.  

Vale of White Horse Local Plan - July 2017 Update

on Thu, 27/07/2017 - 3:18pm

The Vale are currently preparing the next stage of their 'Local Plan', the aim of which is to take into account the views of residents and organisations that responded to previous consultations.

The Vale will be publishing the 'Local Plan 2031: Part 2' in October and it will be the final chance for comments and to say if you think the plan is 'sound'.  

The plan focuses on meeting the housing needs arising from Oxford that the Vale have agreed to deliver within our district.  

The Vale regularly update their website (click) with details about the publication and they will contact everyone on their consultee database.  

To join the database please email the Vale's planning policy department: [email protected]

Wantage & Grove Loyalty Card - Current Offers

on Thu, 27/07/2017 - 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:-


La Belle Vie Hair & Beauty Salon - St Tropez Spray Tans Only £10.00

 

Expires: 02 Sep 2017

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Play It Again - 10% Discount Offer for spends over £50

Cardholders are entitled to 10% discount off any single spend of £50 or over. Valid for vinyl records or CD's in stock at time of purchase.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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MotorLux Ford & Volvo - Mot Test £34.99

Get your MOT test for just £34.99 on all makes of car.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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The Funky Teapot - 10% Discount

10% off everything for W & G Loyalty Cardholders -- To book a Paint your own Pottery session, Birthday Party, Hen or Ladies Night, Free Tutorial Workshops, or if you simply want to know more about how we can help you create a perfect gift for any occasion, Call 01235 769777. or email [email protected] --- Our 10% discount applies to anything not already on a special offer.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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

10% off any first treatment (over the value of £15) on presentation of a loyalty card. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and if having multiple treatments, applies to highest value treatment only on the first visit.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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Wild Wickets Sports Shop - 5% Discount Offer

5% discount on any sports equipment and clothing - from football socks to hockey sticks to rugby mouthguards.... Before you travel to Oxford for a pair of shorts come and check us out and if we don't have it we will get it for you!

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Segais Hair and Beauty - 20% Discount off ANY new service!

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.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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Grove Pet Shop - Stamp Card Offer £5 off

1 Stamp for every £10 spent, £5 off for completed card. Offer applies to all stock including promotional!!

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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The Racket Factory / CTA Tennis / Oxfordshire Badminton School - 10% Discount off instore or online spend of £50 or more

Wantage & Grove Loyalty card holders are entitled to 10% off £50 or more spent online using code W&G2015, or instore by showing their loyalty card.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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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.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Dolphin Art - 5% Discount Off Everything

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

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Arbery Emporium - 5 % Discount

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

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Panthera Accounting - 1 month free subscription to Xero with a place on our Xero Workshop

Panthera are offering new clients a Free 1 month subscription to Xero. Xero is the world's easiest bookkeeping software and it is online so you can use it anytime, anywhere. We will also include with this a place on one of our many Xero Workshops to compliment the Software. Call 01235 768561 for more details.....

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Progressive Physiotherapy - £5 off initial consultation

When a new self paying patient presents a Wantage Loyalty Card to us at their initial one hour appointment we will deduct £5 from the full price. Please note this offer does not apply to Health Insurance patients.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Max Barber - 20% Student Discount

20% off all haircuts for students with loyalty cards

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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Madhatter Bookshop - 10% Discount Offer

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

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Toy Planet Collectors - 10% Discount Offer

Loyalty card holders will receive 10% discount off their purchases at our new shop in The Wompa Cave, Arbery Arcade. We have new, retro and vintage toys and games, rare and collectables

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Thames Valet Tailoring & Dry Cleaning - 10% Discount off Everything for Loyalty Card Holders

10% discount - includes Tailoring, Repairs and Dry Cleaning.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Mobi - 5% Discount off Repairs and Accessories

5% Discount for loyalty card holders. Find our shop in Wallingford Street for all your mobile accessories, screen repairs and laptop repairs

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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SylwiaKorsak.com - Free social media audit

Free social media audit of your brand (commercial, nonprofit or an individual) with basic recommendations for the next steps.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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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!

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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The Greyhound Inn - 10% Discount Deal on Mondays & Tuesdays

10% off lunch or dinner on Mondays & Tuesdays. Enjoy homemade and freshly cooked meals based on fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Alongside some great pub classics you'll find seasonal inspiration and specials based on the gems our suppliers bring us.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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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.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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The Panini Shop - FREE Panini or Baguette Offer

Free Panini or Baguette when you complete the Panini Shop stamp card. Pick one up on your next visit.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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

Receive one stamp per visit to our cafe (£3 minimum spend). Choose a free hot drink and a slice of cake for every completed stamp card. We serve delicious light lunches and home-made cakes six days a week.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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tfd Health & Fitness - New members offer: No Joining Fee, plus 50% Discount off first visit to tfd Hair Studio

Sign up for a brand new gym membership and pay no Joining Fee. We will also give you a voucher for 50% off your first visit to tfd hair studio.

Expires: 01 Aug 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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Meryn - 10% Discount

Cardholders get 10% discount off Meryn's high quality, hand crafted leather accessories, purchased at the studio in Arbery Arcade. Includes bags, belts and wallets.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Sweets and more... - 10% Discount

Find the Sweets and More range of favourite sweets inside Toy Planet and enjoy 10% discount with your loyalty card.

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Sweetpeas - 10% Discount Offer

Our introductory 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 Aug 2017

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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 Sep 2017

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Umami Delicatessen - 10% Off Any Artisan Cheese

Present your card at the till to receive 10% off any artisan cheese at our fantastic deli counter.

Expires: 01 Aug 2017

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Wantage Pilates Studio - Pilates Studio Taster Sessions £10

Please call 07806 270207 or email [email protected] to book your spot in our taster sessions running from 22nd May to 31st July. Limited availability. By appointment only.

Expires: 31 Jul 2017

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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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Ultra Home Services - FREE OVEN CLEAN WITH EVERY SPRING CLEAN

Valid on production of Loyalty Card *not to be used in conjunction with any other offer* Spring Cleans, Regular Cleans, Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning. Ultra also offer a free collection and delivery Dry Cleaning, Laundry & Ironing Service. Contact us now - 01235 227238. LET US TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHORES

Expires: 01 Sep 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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Danii's Grove - Stamp card offer

Free cut with completed stamp card - Ask in salon for details

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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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 Oct 2017

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openanduseb4.co.uk - 15% Discount off our personalised labels

15% Discount for loyalty card holders for orders delivered to the following postcodes: OX12 7, OX12 8, OX12 9

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Photogenic - FREE PHOTOGRAPH WORTH £19.95

Receive a free 8X6 inch photograph worth £19.95 with family portraits of three or more people

Expires: 01 Oct 2017

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Mallers Kitchens - Free Carron Phoenix Sink worth over £300

Debut (granite) or Adelphi (Stainless steel). When bought with any complete kitchen. Choice of 5 granite colours.

Expires: 01 Jan 2018

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The Healing Room - FREE 30 Minute Reiki Session

FREE 30 minute Reiki add-on session with your first booking of ANY treatment!

Expires: 30 Apr 2018

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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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Want a fun way to talk to your kids about staying safe online?

on Thu, 27/07/2017 - 11:15am

Ofcom has put together an informative and fun worksheet to help parents and teachers talk to children about staying safe online.

Created in collaboration with Childnet (click), the worksheet focuses on when and how children go online, and what they see when they do.

It has been created as part of Safer Internet Day 2017 (click), which explores the power and influence of images and videos in young people’s digital lives.

Download the worksheet <here>.

Further information here:-

Libraries - Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge 2017

on Tue, 25/07/2017 - 7:39pm

Read the books and catch the crook this summer at your library.

  • Runs from Saturday 15 July to Saturday 16 September 2017
  • Illustrations by Tony Ross

These furry, slippery and scaly friends are specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel the mystery – with a huge helping of fun along the way!

  • Read at least six library books of your choice over the summer holidays
  • Collect stickers as you read – some are even smelly!
  • Ask at your local library to get your free Animal Agents folder to start reading and solving the mystery now
  • Everyone who finishes will win a medal and certificate
  • Look out for fantastic new books and events at Oxfordshire libraries throughout the summer holidays and visit the brilliant interactive website for games to play and other activities

For more information:-

Burglary in Childrey between 16th and 18th July

on Tue, 25/07/2017 - 8:48am

TVP are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in West Street, Childrey that occurred some time between Sunday (16/7) and Tuesday (18/7).

Offenders forced entry to the rear of the property and stole a quantity of jewellery.

If you have seen any suspicious looking vehicles or people in the area or have any information relating to this message, please contact the 24 hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting reference 43170212497.

Alternatively, if you have any information but wish to remain anonymous, please call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online @ crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court. 

See also: Going away? Protect your identity, finances & Burglary Crime Prevention Advice (click)

From a Thames Valley Alert email received 25/7/17

Building work on the Grove Airfield development could get underway soon

on Mon, 24/07/2017 - 9:32pm

Building work on the Grove Airfield development could get underway soon.

Plans for up to 2,500 homes on the old airfield at Grove have been officially granted outline planning permission after Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey signed a legal agreement with Vale of White Horse District Council and Oxfordshire County Council that sets out the infrastructure the developers will provide to support the new housing.

The airfield site is over 140 hectares in size, 64 hectares of which will be built upon. The development will include new schools for children at both primary and secondary school age, a community hub, a local centre for shops and other community facilities, a community park, playing fields and an ecology park.  It will also include around 800 affordable homes.

The next stage is for the developers to submit detailed planning applications and once those are approved, building can begin.

Cllr Matthew Barber, leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “We are very pleased to have got to this stage – a lot of work and effort has gone into this from all parties. The expansion of Grove in the 60s and 70s gave thousands of families the opportunity to find a home of their own, in a good neighbourhood in the Vale. The airfield development will provide that opportunity to their children and grandchildren.”

Richard Briggs, managing director for Persimmon Homes Wessex, said: “We are delighted to have been granted outline planning for this new development which will bring much-needed starter and family homes to Oxfordshire.”

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council said: “This agreement brings lots of key infrastructure and funding to support the housing growth. As well as land for new schools, the agreement secures over £40m towards new primary and secondary education facilities and key road infrastructure (Wantage Eastern Link Road). We look forward to the delivery of key infrastructure to support this much needed housing growth.”

From an article on the VoWHDC website; see the origtinal <here>.

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