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Parish Council DRAFT Minutes - Tuesday, 22nd August 2017

on Sat, 16/09/2017 - 8:29pm

PLEASE NOTE: These DRAFT minutes are published for information purposes only, prior to the next Parish Council meeting

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

on Thu, 14/09/2017 - 11:05am

Updated 14/9/17

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.


Fatal collision on the B4507

on Tue, 12/09/2017 - 3:17pm

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a man died in road traffic collision on the B4507 near Ashbury on Saturday, September 9th.

At around 8.25pm emergency services were called to a report that a Ford Fiesta driving along the B4507 near Ashbury had collided with a Range Rover travelling in the opposite direction.

As a result of the collision, a male passenger in the Fiesta sustained fatal injuries and died. The female driver of the Fiesta and two female passengers of the Range Rover were taken to hospital where they were treated for their injuries.

Next of kin for the


Changes to DIY waste charges from 1st October 2017

on Fri, 08/09/2017 - 6:09pm

Oxfordshire County Council’s DIY 1,2,3 for free scheme is changing and this affects what DIY waste is chargeable and what you can take for free.

The current scheme which has been running at their Household Waste Recycling Centres for 15 years allowed residents to deposit up to three DIY waste items for free before being charged a small fee of £1 for each additional item.

From the 1 st October 2017 this changes to a small fixed fee per item of £1.50 for most non-household or DIY items.

Residents can still deposit household waste for free at their local Household Waste Recycling Centre.


Have your say on plans for a new leisure centre for Wantage and Grove

on Fri, 08/09/2017 - 1:38pm

Residents in the Vale of White Horse can have their say on plans for a new leisure centre for the Wantage and Grove area. 

With up to 5,000 new homes expected to be built in the local area at sites such as Grove Airfield and Crab Hill by 2031, Vale of White Horse District Council is looking to locate a new centre at Mably Way, next to the A417, to ensure it can meet the increased demand for leisure facilities. 

The council is aiming to open the new centre in 2020. 

To find out more about the project and to have your say (by Wednesday 4 October) visit:- 


Neighbourhood Police Update - September 2017

on Fri, 08/09/2017 - 1:32pm

Here is the latest Faringdon neighbourhood update from PCSO Kerry Davis.


We have seen a significant increase in hare coursing over the last few weeks. The team have been working hard to combat this by, increasing rural patrols, liaising with land owners, and carrying out rural operations with our policing colleagues from other areas. This has led to the disruption, and furthermore, successful seizure of several vehicles that had been abandoned by hare coursers who were attempting to evade capture.


Ed Vaizey MP - Parish News, September 2017

on Fri, 08/09/2017 - 1:29pm

I am delighted that Housing Minister Alok Sharma has announced a £6.2 million government cash award for South Oxfordshire District Council. This will accelerate delivery of Didcot’s much needed Northern Perimeter Road, a vital piece of local infrastructure and key to the success of Didcot Garden Town. The infrastructure investment promises to boost economic growth across the Science Vale and enterprise zone, increasing employment by 20,000 over the next 20 years.
I am pleased that the ‘Better Broadband for Oxfordshire’ programme is on course to achieve above 95 per cent coverage across


Do you know when to ring 999 and when to ring 101?

on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:24pm

Thames Valley Police, along with emergency services around the country, has been facing an unprecedented number of 999 and 101 calls.

TVP are increasingly finding that people are unsure when to call 999 and when to call 101.

To help everyone better understand how to use these services, Thames Valley Police have devised a short survey:-



Letter from Revd Leonora Hill, 'Signpost' & services - Sept 2017

on Fri, 25/08/2017 - 8:00pm

Revd Leonora Hill
Email: [email protected]

Dear Friends

Whilst sorting out a box of papers in my office I came across these words from when Rowan Williams was Archbishop of Canterbury. A timely reminder for me having been in post five years this month.

God’s word is what it always was.
Christ’s lordship is what it always was.
The Spirit’s liberty is what it always wasAnd
they will be so whether you live or die
Or fail or succeed.
Be glad.







Updated Pilates session days & times

on Fri, 25/08/2017 - 9:52am

The weekly session days & times for Pilates at Griffin Hall, Sparsholt have been updated (August 2017) as follows:-

  • Tuesday:
    • 9.30 - 10.30am Pilates for everyone
  • Thursday:
    • 9.15 - 10.15am Pilates for everyone
  • Friday:
    • 9.00 - 10.00am Pilates for everyone
    • 10.15 - 11.15am Pilates for everyone

Remember that the first 'taster' session is free. Subsequent sessions are £9 each or a 10% discount if you attend more than one class per week.

Numbers at each session are limited, so if you are interested in joining, please call or email Rebecca D:-

  • Click <here> to email Rebecca or call her on:

Further information