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Covid19 - From 17th January 2022, self-isolation rules have changed.

on Tue, 18/01/2022 - 1:01pm

From 17th January 2022, self-isolation rules have changed.

If you’ve tested positive for Covid-19, you can finish at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 (taken 24 hours apart), and you don’t have a temperature.

More information here:-


Need a replacement bin? Additional bins? Or a brown, garden waste bin?

on Tue, 18/01/2022 - 12:59pm

Do you need a replacement bin or 3?

Or additional recycling bins?

Or a brown, garden waste bin?

Contact the Vale's provider - Biffa:-



Smaller communities could have a greater say on housing developments

on Thu, 13/01/2022 - 9:57am

Small communities in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire will now have an opportunity for greater influence on how and where houses and other developments should be built in their area.

After the two district councils put together a successful joint bid for government grant funding of up to £45,000, the government has announced the districts will be part of a national pilot of a new, simpler approach to Neighbourhood Planning (click).

Neighbourhood Planning is a process where a community – usually led by the town or parish council – can develop a shared vision for their


Parish Council Finance & Planning Meeting DRAFT Minutes - Mon, 20th Dec 2021

on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 10:31am


These DRAFT minutes are published for information purposes only, prior to the next Parish Council meeting

Parish Council DRAFT Minutes - Wednesday, 3rd November 2021

on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 10:30am


These DRAFT minutes are published for information purposes only, prior to the next Parish Council meeting

Where to get help & support for mental health, suicide, self-harm & wellbeing

on Thu, 06/01/2022 - 7:00pm

The Oxfordshire County Council website has a helpful & concise page on where to get help, information & support for mental health, suicide, self-harm and wellbeing.

The page includes information and sources of support for:-

  • Mental wellbeing during COVID-19
  • Support and help for suicidal or self-harm thoughts
  • Wellbeing
  • Local support services
  • National support services
  • Suicide, mental health and wellbeing strategies in Oxfordshire

Find out more here:-

Celebrating the 2021 achievements of Sustainable Wantage - inc video

on Wed, 05/01/2022 - 2:37pm

Congratulations to all at Sustainable Wantage - another year of awesome achievements that would not have happened without the efforts of many volunteers.

The numbers speak for themselves, and equally important is the stuff we didn't count - the smiles, the connections made, the friendly ear in a challenging year.

So far in 2021 there has been...

  • 43 Tonnes of surplus food rescued
  • 1,204 Bunches of flowers given out
  • 291kg Crisp packets and sweets, biscuits, and choc wrappers recycled
  • 415 Laptops, tablets and desktops fixed and given out
  • =1,141kg of electrical waste avoided
  • 120kg of electricals

Cllr Dr.Paul Barrow - Report for Parishes - January 2022

on Tue, 04/01/2022 - 6:40pm

Road drainage

We have been pestering OCC and the Vale, to whom some of the work is delegated, about road drainage. When the responsibilities changed in 1991 poor communication meant that landowners who now had most of the responsibility for ditch maintenance were poorly informed or supported and many of these have been badly neglected for at least 2 decades! There is a lot of catching up to do.


Four of the biggest Highway Code changes - January 2022

on Tue, 04/01/2022 - 6:14pm

Big changes to the Highway Code are due to come into force at the end of January 2022.

The updated code establishes a hierarchy of road users, which means those who pose the greatest risk to others have a higher level of responsibility. Eg someone cycling will have greater responsibility to look out for people walking, while someone driving will have greater responsibility to look out for people cycling, walking or riding a horse.

Many of the rules in the code are legal requirements, and to disobey these rules is to commit a criminal offence, but some of the changes introduce new advisory


Signpost & Church services - January 2022

on Sat, 01/01/2022 - 12:00pm

Download a PDF copy of 'Signpost' at the link below.

Revd Andrea Colbrook
[email protected]
Tel: 01367 820553
Mob: 07749865052
Study Day: Thursday
Rest Day: Friday

Dear Friends,

The festive season is over and as we take down the Christmas tree and put away the decorations for another year, we can feel lonely and isolated. The friends and family we saw over the holidays have returned home and nights somehow seem longer and days colder than they were before Christmas. This can be an even greater challenge in a rural community like ours as we long for connection to friends and family.