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Recycle your Christmas tree - FREE

on Wed, 03/01/2018 - 5:39pm

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Park for free on selected days in the run up to Christmas - Fridays in Wantage

on Fri, 01/12/2017 - 2:40pm

Motorists in the Vale of White Horse can park for free in district council car parks on selected days in the run up to Christmas.

The annual free parking tradition is provided by Vale of White Horse District Council to encourage people to shop locally for their Christmas presents.

Free Christmas parking days also means people don’t have to pay to park if they wish to catch up with friends and family in the great pubs, cafés and restaurants found across southern Oxfordshire’s towns during the festive period.

If you’re on the hunt for Christmas presents make sure you check out the

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Wantage workshop for villages on applying for a share of £43,000 grant funding

on Fri, 17/11/2017 - 8:05pm

Vale of White Horse District Council is inviting community groups in and around the Wantage area to a special workshop aimed at showing them how they can apply for a share of more than £43,000 in grant funding.

The Wantage Area Grants Workshop takes place on Thursday 30 November, 5pm to 7pm at The Beacon in Wantage (OX12 9BX). Spaces at the session are limited so please book in advance via grants@southandvale.gov.uk or by calling 01235 422103.

The session will tell people about the funding that’s available, what projects qualify and how groups can apply.

Wantage Area Grants are available

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5 things teens want parents to know about their digital lives

on Fri, 17/11/2017 - 1:48pm

In Childnet's youth consultation for the upcoming Government Internet Safety Strategy (more <here>), they asked 65 young people aged 11-18 years, who are part of their Childnet Digital Leaders Programme, a wide range of questions about what they felt could help to make the internet a better place for children and young people.

In one question they asked what they think parents need to understand better when it comes to their digital lives. Here are some of their responses:

Youth Perspectives:

  1. Understand that the internet plays an important and positive role in our lives
    • “[Parents need to
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Ed Vaizey MP - Historical Expense Claim Details - IPSA

on Fri, 17/11/2017 - 1:03pm

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), sets and regulates MPs' salaries, pensions, business costs and expenses, independent of Parliament and the Government.

They publish all MPs’ claims and expenses.

IPSA's aim is to assure the public that MPs’ use of taxpayers’ money is well regulated and that MPs are resourced appropriately to carry out their parliamentary duties.

Our current MP is Conservative Ed Vaizey; you can see his published historical expense claim details here:-

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

on Fri, 17/11/2017 - 10:05am

Updated 17/11/17

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.

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Lock Down Your Facebook Security & Privacy Settings - WIRED Magazine

on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 1:13pm

Courtesy Wired magazine (brief ad at the beginning).

"The only way to be truly secure on Facebook is to delete your account. But that’s crazy talk! Here’s how to lock down your privacy and security and bonus, keep targeted ads at bay."

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Christmas at The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis

on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 11:53am

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Primary School Places - Is your child 3 or 4? Apply for places now

on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 9:04am

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Neighbourhood Police Update - November 2017

on Tue, 14/11/2017 - 5:01pm

Here is the latest Faringdon neighbourhood update from PCSO Maralyn Pack.

Priorities

Hare coursing: This continues to be a priority for the Faringdon Neighbourhood Team and we have done a two day operation in the rural community to improve our visibility on the 8th and 9th of November. We engaged with various land owners, game keepers and farmers and also checked for any offences that may have been committed on their land. 

Drugs: We had several reports of drugs being sold in the community and due to this information we successfully executed a warrant at an address in Faringdon on 20/10/17.

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