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Neighbourhood Police Update - December 2018

on Fri, 07/12/2018 - 2:21pm


Burglary remains a key priority and focus for us although in the month of November I can happily report that reports are low and your community remains a safe place. Community resilience is key to this so my thanks to everyone for remaining vigilant. Seasonally this time of year we do expect an increase due to greater opportunity with houses being full of Christmas presents so please take extra care securing your houses during the day.

The festive season is now in full swing, make sure Santa is the only stranger entering your home!  The festive season can mean burglary season.


Proposed increase in Council Tax charges to help tackle empty homes problem

on Wed, 05/12/2018 - 8:33pm

Hundreds of empty homes in southern Oxfordshire could be brought back into use as a result of increased charges proposed by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils.

The two district councils are set to increase the amount of council tax that property owners must pay on homes which are left empty for more than two years, with an even greater premium after five years and ten years unoccupied.

Currently, there are more than 300 long-term empty properties across the two districts, many of which have been left that way for several years. 

With a significant housing shortage


St John the Baptist Kingston Lisle - Final Restoration Update No.25

on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:20pm

News from St John the Baptist Kingston Lisle

Dear Kingston Lisle Church Restoration Supporter

Please find attached our 25th and final restoration update, following the installation of our new organ by David Stalley of the Village Workshop. This follows five years of planning with diocesan organ advisor Barry Williams, DAC secretaries Natalie Merry and Liz Kitch, and various organ builders and organists. We are grateful to them all (especially Barry and Liz) for their unflagging support. 

We also attach a picture from this morning, when the organ was played in by Joe Barber, senior organ


Have you been a victim of crime or abuse?

on Fri, 30/11/2018 - 8:09pm

Being a victim or a witness of a crime can be an emotional and difficult time.

Victims First provides free emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime or abuse, as well as family members of victims. It is available across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and can provide help regardless of whether or not the crime has been reported to the police. 

A Victims First Officer can discuss any emotional or practical needs you may have and work with you to put a tailored support plan in place.


Dreaming of a greener Christmas? Advice from Oxfordshire CC can help

on Fri, 30/11/2018 - 8:06pm

Dreaming of a green Christmas? Residents are being given some simple tips by Oxfordshire County Council to help reduce the environmental impact of festive waste.

Christmas is a busy time for Oxfordshire’s bins – residents generate nearly 2,500 extra tonnes of waste over the festive period – that’s the same weight as 400 elephants... or around 25,000 reindeers!

Oxfordshire County Council provides services that enhance quality of life in the community and protects the local environment.

Its Waste Recycling team works on initiatives to reduce waste and encourages recycling.


Childrey & Sparsholt Newsletter - December 2018

on Fri, 30/11/2018 - 6:20pm

Download a PDF copy of the current Childrey & Sparsholt Newsletter by using the link below.

Contact for Childrey & Sparsholt printed newsletter articles:


The Star Inn, Sparsholt - Christmas Day 2018 Menu and Holiday Opening Details

on Thu, 29/11/2018 - 6:58pm

Celebrate the festive period with The Star Inn, Sparsholt.

A Christmas Party Menu will be available until 24th December.

Head Chef Matt has created a spectacular menu for Christmas Day - see below.

Booking essential as places are going fast.

New years even dinner we will be serving food from 6:30pm-10pm with an A'la carte menu and specials

New years day 12pm-8pm A'la carte menu with roast options

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

  • Christmas Eve - 12pm - 1am (Bar),12pm -2.30pm, 6pm - 9pm
  • Christmas Day- 10.30am - 5pm (Bar),

New Year's Eve Celebrations at The Greyhound, Letcombe

on Thu, 29/11/2018 - 5:19pm

Christmas at The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis

on Thu, 29/11/2018 - 1:54pm

Celebrate the Festive Season

The Greyhound's chefs have come up with an tasty Festive Dining Menu that features the very best seasonal produce available to give you and your guests a truly delicious meal. It is available for lunch or for dinner from 30th November through to 22nd December, except on Sundays.

Parties of 6 or more will need to pre-order their menu choices.


Report Issues and Incidents to the Police - new online portal

on Thu, 29/11/2018 - 1:34pm

You can now report a range of issues and incidents to the Police online, from serious crime to missing persons and from road traffic incidents to stolen vehicles.

Just visit the site below and choose from the options.