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Online Ridgeway Parishes Sunday Communion service on Zoom - Sunday, 10am

on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 10:00am

For those who may like to join in, Leonora and Andrea hold a communion service each Sunday at 10.00am via Zoom, followed by coffee together online.

If you would like to join them, please contact Revd Andrea Colbrook for details of the Zoom link and passwords, as well as a copy of the service.

Finally, both Leonora (760112) and Andrea (07749865052) are at the other end of the phone for anyone who would like a chat.


Government Discretionary Business Grant now open for applications

on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 10:11am

The Vale of White Horse District Council will accept applications from noon Wednesday 3 June 2020 from small businesses for a share of around £1.9 million of government support following the coronavirus outbreak.

The council is urging all eligible businesses that were ineligible for the Small Business Grant scheme and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Schemes to apply but stressing that the government fund available will only provide enough meaningful support for a very small percentage of eligible businesses.

The government has provided the mandatory national criteria for the funds,


Volunteers Week 2020 - be inspired

on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 10:04am

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

Although the coronavirus pandemic has stopped many of the things we would usually do, you can still get involved in your area.

If you’re interested in volunteering, here’s how to get started (click) and some volunteering stories (click) to inspire you.

There are all kinds of volunteering roles out there, contributing to many different causes.

Volunteers’ Week is an ideal time to get chatting to organisations you’re interested in and find out more about their


Childrey & Sparsholt Newsletter - June 2020

on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 7:27pm

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

Coronavirus: Hard copies probably won't be delivered as normal but will be available from Childrey Stores for anyone who would prefer to pick up a copy there.

Contact for Childrey & Sparsholt printed newsletter articles:


The Government's Covid19 page - continually updated advice

on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 7:20pm

More options for ultrafast broadband in our area might be around the corner

on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 6:22pm

For those in Sparsholt & Westcot that don't already have ultra-fast FTTP broadband internet access (see <here>), broadband provider Airband have partnered with the Oxfordshire County Council Digital Infrastructure programme to deliver a significant section of the BiRO (Businesses in Rural Oxfordshire) project.

This creates an opportunity to connect many communities in South Oxfordshire to Full Fibre Broadband (Fibre to the Premise), many of which will qualify for Rural Gigabit Vouchers enabling free installation and free router equipment.

Airband have 150MB and 250MB packages available at


NHS Bereavement Support

on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 7:08pm


Oxfordshire Libraries - Digital Update June 2020

on Fri, 29/05/2020 - 4:53pm


The Greyhound in Letcombe now providing takeaway food & drink

on Fri, 29/05/2020 - 11:21am

The Greyhound Inn, Letcombe Regis is now providing takeaway food & drink to order online for collection on Friday.

They're starting with a limited menu at first but plan to expand it asap. Current items include beer-battered haddock with chips, beef burgers and veggie burgers.

Available Fridays for lunch 12:00-1:30pm & evenings 5:30-7:30pm. Please book by midday on Thursday for Friday collection.

More details and to order:-

Contact details:-


How the NHS Coronavirus test and trace service works

on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 5:38pm

Part 1: for someone with symptoms of coronavirus

  1. Isolate: as soon as you experience coronavirus symptoms, medical advice is clear: you must self-isolate for at least 7 days. Anyone else in your household must self-isolate for 14 days from when you started having symptoms
  2. Test: order a test immediately at or call 119 if you have no internet access
  3. Results: if your test is positive, you must complete the remainder of your 7-day self-isolation. Anyone in your household must also complete self-isolation for 14 days from when you started having symptoms.