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Changes To Firearm and Shotgun Certificate - Condition 2

on Fri, 19/10/2018 - 7:12pm

Notice of a change to 'Condition on a Firearm and Shotgun Certificate - Condition 2'.

The Firearms (Amendment) Rules 2018, which amends the Firearms Rules 1998, comes into force on 16th October 2018. 

Holders of a firearm and/or shotgun certificate are required to inform the Chief Officer of Police, by whom the certificate was granted, as soon as reasonably practicable but within 7 days of:

  • the theft, loss or destruction within Great Britain of the certificate; and
  • the theft, loss, deactivation or destruction in Great Britain of any firearm, shotgun or ammunition to which the certificate

Uffington Farmer and Flea Market to close

on Fri, 19/10/2018 - 7:09pm

After three and a half years it is time for Uffington Farmer and Flea Market to pack up its stall and gazebo for good.

Unfortunately due to dwindling customer footfall over the last year it has become increasingly difficult to attract stall holders to attend the market and the organisers have made the difficult decision to call it a day and to close the market.

John and Lucy would like to thank all of the fantastic stall holders and customers who have supported the market over the last three years and will hold onto many happy memories of great days in the Sunday sunshine. 

(with thanks to


Neighbourhood Police Update - October 2018

on Fri, 19/10/2018 - 6:52pm

Closure Order

Following several successful drug warrants in Faringdon the Neighbourhood Team were successful in obtaining a Closure Order at Westbrook with the aim of reducing drug related activity and anti-social behaviour caused. The previous Closure Order at The Lees proved very successful so expect to see us paying lots of attention to this area to reinforce the message. If you have any information on drug use and dealing then please call 101/999 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Rogue Traders operation

The Team spent the day with the Trading Standards Rogue Trader Unit


Parish Council Minutes - Wednesday, 29th August 2018

on Thu, 18/10/2018 - 11:07am


Minutes of the Meeting of Sparsholt Parish Council held on

Wednesday 29th August 2018 at Griffin Memorial Hall starting at 7.30pm

Present: The Deputy Chairman Councillor Brown, Councillors Barnes, Downie and Williams, the RFO and Clerk and 3 parishioners.





Apologies:  Cllrs Comyn and DC & CC Constance.



Declaration of Acceptance of Office, Declarations of Interest & Reminder of the Code of Conduct:  Cllr Brown item 4d) as his daughter is the applicant.



Minutes of the Meeting of Sparsholt Parish Council held on Wednesday 13th

Wildwood Kitchen - Film Club Listings including Saturday Kids & Sunday film clubs

on Thu, 18/10/2018 - 11:05am

Updated 18/10/18

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 £150. For further details contact Wildwood Kitchen:-

Current films:-

For full


Adventure along the Camino Mozárabe, Southern Spain

on Mon, 15/10/2018 - 9:27pm

Westcot resident Bloo A takes a unique journey along the Camino Mozárabe, a 1500km pilgrimage route from the Mediterranean port of Almería to the Tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela and onwards to Finisterre on Galicia’s Atlantic coast.

Read & see more here:-


Vale Survey launched on updates to the Housing Allocation Policy

on Mon, 15/10/2018 - 8:33pm

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils are looking to update their housing allocation policy and have today (15/10) launched a six-week public consultation on the proposed changes.

It was agreed the councils’ housing allocation policy needed reviewing to reflect the districts’ housing needs since the current policy was introduced five years ago. This decision was followed by extensive discussions with partner agencies and key stakeholders to come up with the proposed changes.

These include that the new policy should reflect recently introduced legislation and


Vale of the White Horse - Council leader's statement, October 2018

on Fri, 12/10/2018 - 9:42pm

Released on October 11, 2018


1. Oxfordshire Leaders’ Meetings.  As Chairman of the Oxfordshire Leaders meetings, I can report the six councils are working positively together on a wide range of issues:

Jane Murphy Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council and I wrote to the Secretary of State about housing land supply and received a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) giving us a three-year land supply – HCW - S955 which gave time limited flexibilities in planning, provided Oxfordshire could demonstrated a


Ed Vaizey MP - Parish News, October 2018

on Fri, 05/10/2018 - 5:19pm

Earlier this month Michael Gove announced a landmark Agriculture Bill to replace the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). As we leave the European Union this Bill will replace the current rules. The changes announced will gradually transform the agriculture sector, giving farmers time to adapt. At the heart of the Bill is a commitment to tackling climate change. The Bill also contains a specific provision to enable government to provide financial assistance to improve productivity.


Indonesia Tsunami and Earthquake Appeal

on Wed, 03/10/2018 - 2:36pm

Over 1,300 people have died in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday 28th September.

The 7.5 magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami to sweep into the city of Palu, where rescuers are frantically searching for survivors beneath the rubble.

We know that around 50,000 people have been displaced from their homes. But with access to the affected areas difficult and communications down, the full scale of this tragedy is not yet known.  

What ActionAid is doing in Indonesia:-

Our team is bringing essential supplies to those who have lost