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

on Thu, 16/08/2018 - 11:05am

Updated 16/8/18

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:-

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New service to help victims and witnesses to report hate crime

on Tue, 14/08/2018 - 3:43pm

Victims and witnesses of hate crime who are not comfortable talking to the police now have a place to go to report incidents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.

Reporting hate crime can be difficult for a variety of reasons, for example, victims are often left feeling intimidated and may not feel able to speak directly with the police.

To help address this issue, the South and Vale Community Safety Partnership have launched this new service to provide people with a place to report hate crime in confidence to a specially trained member of staff.


Scam Alert - Fake British Gas Emails

on Tue, 14/08/2018 - 3:38pm

Watch out for these fake British Gas refund emails.

There has been an increase in reports about fake British Gas emails claiming to offer refunds. The links provided in the emails lead to genuine-looking British Gas phishing websites that are designed to steal the usernames and passwords for British Gas accounts.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit 

From a TVP email received


Neighbourhood Police Update - August 2018

on Tue, 14/08/2018 - 3:33pm


Burglary: We are continuing to tackle the increase of burglary and theft related offences in the area. Faringdon Neighbourhood team will be working alongside Operation Monitor team, based at Abingdon. This team will be focusing on burglary in the area, targeting known offenders to disrupt their activity. Please continue to report any activity you believe to be suspicious on 101, or 999 if there is an immediate risk.

Rural Crime: Rural crime continues to be a priority for the Faringdon Neighbourhood Team. There has been several thefts from vehicles across our Beauty Spots.


Appeal for Oxfordshire Memories & Objects from the WW2 to the 1970's

on Tue, 14/08/2018 - 3:18pm
The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO) in Woodstock is planning a new 1930-1970s Oxfordshire exhibition and is now appealing to the public for help filling new displays with local stories and mementos. 
The new exhibit will link the home front and domestic experience more closely with the county’s military history and tell the stories of the women and children living in close proximity to the various military bases and locations that feature so heavily in the area’s history. 
One example is a child’s necklace given to a young Oxfordshire girl during the Second World War, having

Ed Vaizey MP - Parish News, August 2018

on Tue, 14/08/2018 - 3:07pm

Last month I attended a rally in Wantage protesting the fact that after two years, Wantage Community Hospital remains "temporarily" closed, with no indication of when it will reopen. Originally, the hospital was closed because of concerns of legionella in the pipeworks. This resulted in the closure of the remaining in-patient beds. Maternity and physiotherapy were maintained. Physiotherapy has since been discontinued at the hospital.


Government postponing decision on the single unitary council proposal

on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:32pm

The government will not be making a decision on the proposals for a single unitary council for Oxfordshire for the foreseeable future.

The Minister for Local Government has written to the Leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils explaining that the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government is not currently planning to announce a decision.
In his letter, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP explained that the government will be pausing its consideration for a unitary council while other changes to local government in Oxfordshire take place.


Rural Crime in Our Area

on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:21pm

In the last couple of weeks we have seen a rise in rural crime, mainly thefts and damage caused by poaching. We suspect this is due to the harvests being earlier this year.

  • Between 10am 15/07- 9am 17/07 a livestock trailer was stolen from a property in Sparsholt.
  • Between 17/07- 21/07 there was a theft of a tool box and an attempted theft of red diesel from a combine harvester at a farm in Shrivenham.
  • Between 6pm 19/07- 8am 24/07 £8000 worth of electric cable stolen from Coxwell Road, Faringdon.
  • Between 9pm 23/07- 8.30am 24/07 a mini bus stolen from a farm in Stanford in the Vale.
  • Between 10.30pm

Childrey & Sparsholt Newsletter - August 2018

on Mon, 30/07/2018 - 7:20pm

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

Contact for Childrey & Sparsholt printed newsletter articles:


Sparsholt & Westcot residents join the march to save Wantage Hospital

on Mon, 30/07/2018 - 12:53pm

Sparsholt & Westcot residents recently joined around 750 people on a march to save Wantage Hospital.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust closed the 12 in-patient bed Wantage Community Hospital in July 2016 on what it then called a 'temporary' basis.

Residents fear that the in-patient ward will not now be reopened.

Photo: Lyn C