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Neighbourhood Police Update - August 2019

on Wed, 14/08/2019 - 7:50pm

Here is the latest update from the Faringdon Neighbourhood Policing Team (Sparsholt & Westcot are covered by the Faringdon Team, rather than Wantage).

Priorities

Vehicle Crime

Witness appeal – In the first half of July 2019 a number of vehicles were broken into in/nearby to the Ridgeway Beauty spots at Ashbury, Blowing Stone Hill Kingston Lisle, Shrivenham and a number of locations in Wantage. Various personal items and tools were stolen. If you have any information or CCTV please call report it online at www.thamesvalley.police.uk/report-a-crime or call 101.

A person has been arrested in

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Free PopUp Business School is coming to Shrivenham

on Wed, 14/08/2019 - 9:09am

This autumn, the South and Vale Business Support Team will bring the free five-day PopUp Business School to Shrivenham for people looking to start and/or expand their own business without using any money. 

Each day from 7-11 October, the PopUp Business School will be held at the Viscountess Barrington’s Memorial Hall, from 10am to 3pm, to give practical advice on how to get a business idea off the ground through a series of hands-on workshops. 

The informal workshops help give people the vital skills they need to help them make money doing what they love, and everyone is welcome to attend

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Wantage and Grove Campaign Group August Update, including Wantage planning

on Wed, 14/08/2019 - 8:13am

An update from Julie Mabberley, ​Campaign Manager at the Wantage and Grove Campaign Group.

There are a number of outstanding major applications which affect our area including:

  1. Changes to the Outline Planning applications for both Crab Hill P19/V1269/FUL and Grove Airfield P18/V2870/FUL as densities of different areas are changed;
  2. The detailed application for the 4th phase of Crab Hill (Phase 1b) P19/V0565/RM (just the other side of Castle's Wood from the current St Modwen building site off the A417);
  3. The detailed application for the 3rd phase of Grove Airfield P18/V1485/RM (120 homes to the
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Oxfordshire Cycle Survey 2019 - Help OCC improve the county’s cycling network

on Fri, 02/08/2019 - 8:39am

Oxfordshire County Council are asking us to 'help...create a cycling network Oxfordshire can be proud of'.

OCC has launched a survey to understand what cyclists like or dislike about cycling in the county and any problem locations they have. 

Residents are encouraged to take part, in the hope that it helps OCC improve the county’s cycling network.

Feedback from the survey will help OCC to draw up the first Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs). These will then be used to help create a network which is attractive, comfortable and easy to use for all cyclists.

OCC: 'It’s

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Uffington Stores Burglary - Thursday, 1st August

on Thu, 01/08/2019 - 7:17pm

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New Eco Shop to open in Wantage

on Thu, 01/08/2019 - 7:06pm

Going Green are aiming to open at 10am on Sat 31st August, in Arbery's Arcade.

The shop will stock packaging-free foods and other products to support a more environmentally responsible lifestyle.

They are currently looking for suggestions of what products people would like to see - visit their Facebook page (click) or email Going Green (click). 

They're also running a children's art competition over the next two weeks with art inspired by the questions 'What do you love about our planet Earth?' or 'How can we look after our planet Earth?'. Full details <here> (click).

People in Faringdon

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Parish Council Minutes - Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

on Thu, 01/08/2019 - 11:52am

SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Planning Meeting of Sparsholt Parish Council held on

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 at Griffin Memorial Hall starting at 8.30pm

Present: Councillors Comyn (Chairman), Barnes (Vice-Chairman), Caudle and Jacobs, DC Paul Barrow, 1 x parishioners and the Clerk.

 

 

ACTION

1

Apologies:  None.

 

2

Declaration of Acceptance of Office, Declarations of Interest & Reminder of the Code of Conduct:  None.

 

3

Planning:

New Applications:

P19/V1446/HH 3 West Street, Sparsholt, OX12 9PR:  Demolition of storey extension.  Cllr Comyn proposed a response of

Parish Council Finance Minutes - Wednesday, 29th May 2019

on Thu, 01/08/2019 - 11:51am

SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Finance Meeting of Sparsholt Parish Council held on

Wednesday 29th May 2019 at Griffin Memorial Hall starting at 7.00pm

Present: Councillors Comyn (Chairman), Barnes (Vice-Chairman), Caudle and Jacobs, the RFO and Clerk.

 

 

ACTION

1

Apologies:  None.

 

2

Declaration of Acceptance of Office, Declarations of Interest & Reminder of the Code of Conduct:  None.

 

3

Finance:

  1. AGAR forms:  Cllr Comyn read through, ticked the checklist and proposed signing the Annual Governance statement, seconded by Cllr Jacobs and agreed unanimously.

Parish Council Annual & Parish Minutes - Wednesday, 17th May 2019

on Thu, 01/08/2019 - 11:50am

SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Sparsholt Parish Council held on

Wednesday 17th May 2019 at Griffin Memorial Hall starting at 8.00pm

Present: Councillors Barnes, Comyn and Jacobs, the RFO and Clerk and 2 parishioners.

 

 

ACTION

1

Apologies:  None.

 

2

Co-option of new Parish Councillors:  John Caudle was proposed by Cllr Comyn, seconded by Cllr Jacobs and agreed by Cllr Barnes.  Cllr Caudle signed the acceptance of office form and was welcomed to the Parish Council.

 

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Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman:  Cllr Comyn was proposed to be

Festival grants from VoWHDC open for applications

on Thu, 01/08/2019 - 10:53am

Organisers of community events in the Vale are invited to apply for some of the £10,000 worth of festival and events grants on offer from Vale of White Horse District Council.

Recently the council grants have helped fund many events across the Vale including Oxfordshire Play Association free children’s activity days, Abingdon Cycling Festival and the Grove and Wantage Extravaganza.

Applications are invited from 1 August for grants between £250 and £1,000 to help with community events or festivals taking place in the next 12 months. Applications can be made via whitehorsedc.gov.uk/grants

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