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Raising awareness of coercive control and emotional abuse in relationships

on Tue, 19/02/2019 - 6:16pm

Victims First, which supports victims of crime and abuse across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of coercive control and emotional abuse in relationships.

The campaign is called ‘Know this isn’t Love’ and focuses on early warning signs of controlling behaviour and emotional abuse to help victims identify any potential signs within their own relationships and seek support.

Coercive control became a criminal offence in 2015 and involves an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse by a


Give the Vale's recycling wheels a spin to help you check your recycling

on Mon, 18/02/2019 - 8:31pm

Vale of White Horse district council has made it even easier for residents to check which bin their waste items go in by using the councils’ new recycling wheels.

The council has produced the wheels to help increase recycling rates by promoting the kerbside recycling collections and making sure residents are putting the right things in the right bins.

The wheels are the latest of the councils’ recycling promotions - they also have a smartphone app called Binzone, which tells users which bin is due for collection that week and includes a waste item search function to find out which bin to


Ed Vaizey MP - Parish News, February 2019

on Mon, 18/02/2019 - 6:57pm

Highways England and the Secretary of State for Transport have been examining options for the location of the new Oxford-Cambridge Expressway, and have narrowed it down to one broad corridor. Within this, there are up to one hundred specific routes the road could take. Highways England will be engaging with communities and local organisations along the corridor throughout 2019 and 2020 before announcing their preferred route in Autumn 2020.

There is also an opportunity here to include the A420 in the plans, which would take the route to the West of Oxford and add connectivity to Swindon, a


Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2031 Part 2 - Public Consultation - Modifications

on Mon, 18/02/2019 - 6:52pm

The Vale of White Horse 'Local Plan 2031 Part 2: Additional Sites and Detailed Policies' was submitted to the Secretary of State on Friday 23 February 2018 and was subject to an independent Examination by the Planning Inspector.

The Inspector has now invited us to prepare a Schedule of Proposed Draft Main Modifications to the plan.  The schedule reflects the modifications that are considered necessary by the Inspector to make the plan sound.

You can find out more by viewing our latest update bulletin <here>.

The Vale are now carrying out a six-week consultation on the Schedule of Proposed


Save the date - Sparsholt Fashion Show - Friday, 12th April, 2019

on Mon, 18/02/2019 - 6:20pm

Image: from the St. Mary’s CE Primary School websiteSave the date - Sparsholt Fashion Show is on again along with the "Nearly New Clothes" Sale.

Come and join us for the show and a glass of Bucks Fizz on the evening of the 12th April 2019.

Please contact Martina at [email protected] for clothes donations or if you would like to be involved.

More details soon

Sparsholt Parish Church - Electoral Roll - applications by 24th February 2019

on Mon, 18/02/2019 - 3:23pm

All persons who wish to have their names entered on the Sparsholt Parish Church Electoral Roll, so as to be entitled to attend the annual parochial church meeting and to take part in its proceedings, are requested to apply for enrolment no later than 24th February 2019.

Forms of applicationi for enrolment can be obtain from:-

  • Tavistock House, Watery Lane, Sparsholt, OX12 9PL


Wildwood Kitchen - Film Club Listings including Saturday Kids & Sunday films

on Wed, 13/02/2019 - 10:05am

Updated 13/2/19

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

A movie and a three course meal from their set menu 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:-


  • THU 14 FEB - (500)

Neighbourhood Police Update - February 2019

on Tue, 12/02/2019 - 7:34pm

Here is the latest update from the Faringdon Neighbourhood policing Team


Burglary: Thames Valley Police has recently witnessed an increase in burglaries in the Shrivenham area. A large number of these burglaries have resulted in jewellery and cash being stolen. We would like to remind residents to remain vigilant and consider keeping any valuables out of sight or in a safe. Additionally, CCTV acts as a major deterrent and greatly increases our chances of catching the offenders so please consider installing it.

The Neighbourhood Team held a day action in Shrivenham on Sunday 10th


Scam Calls - advice from BT

on Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:46am

Fraudsters are known to make calls claiming to work for BT, when it's actually a scam. They may ask you for personal information, want access to your computer and in some cases, ask for your bank details.

Don't be fooled, this is fraud.

BT take these cases very seriously. So please let them know if you've been the victim of a scam call so we can work to stop fraudsters in their tracks.

What to look out for

There are some things we'll never ask you for over the phone. If someone claiming to be from BT asks you any of these, it's probably a scam.

Your computer

BT will never:

  • Call to tell

Childrey & District Tuesday Club - a club for the over 60s

on Wed, 30/01/2019 - 1:54pm

The Childrey & District Tuesday Club is a local club for the over 60s. 

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 2.30pm in Childrey village hall, (unless otherwise stated) with members arriving soon after 2 pm in order to catch up with their friends.  Annual membership costs £10. 

The meetings usually start with approximately 10 minutes of business and notices, after which we move on to a variety of speakers, sometimes accompanied by slides, occasionally a musical performance, a summer social and an annual quiz.