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Road from Hell: A420 and plans ahead - a note from Cllr Yvonne Constance

on Mon, 21/12/2020 - 6:13pm

Loss of A420 as a ‘local road’

Our MP did us all a favour in mid-November when he used an Adjournment Debate in House of Commons to speak directly to the Transport Minister about the A420 and the A34.    He described them as ‘roads from hell’ reporting that drivers avoid them because there are so many accidents.The Minister has agreed to hear more details which could be very helpful.

The A34 is a national route managed by Highways England, andA420 is a ‘local road’ managed by the County Council, who are very aware of the huge increase in traffic ( especially freight traffic) and the


Having a tough time? Whatever you're going through, call Samaritans at any time

on Mon, 21/12/2020 - 10:31am

Whatever you're going through, you can call Samaritans at any time.

Samaritans are there for anyone that needs someone.

If you need to speak to someone, call them on 116 123 from any phone.

Free, day or night, 365 days a year.


VoWHDC Leader’s statement to Council on 9th December 2020

on Mon, 14/12/2020 - 4:49pm

New Corporate Plan Projects Underway

Since adopting our new Corporate Plan, Cabinet members have been working with officers to prioritise the projects and getting stuck into delivery. As we have heard this evening, Cabinet is pushing forward with Civil Parking Enforcement for the District, the new website is live and looking great, we have insourced Grounds Maintenance work to increase efficiency and flexibility.


Home-made jams, chutneys & hand sewn gift bags available at Lizzie's in Westcot

on Mon, 14/12/2020 - 4:42pm

Lizzie D has a selection of home-made jams, chutneys & hand sewn gift bags at Farm Cottages in Westcot.

Prices as marked.


Warning To Vehicle Owners Following Increase In Catalytic Converter Thefts

on Fri, 11/12/2020 - 6:42pm

Thames Valley Police is issuing a warning to motorists following an increasing number of thefts of catalytic converters.

Offenders are most commonly targeting parked Toyota Prius, Toyota Auris, Honda Jazz, Honda Civic, Honda CRVs and Lexus RX400 vehicles.

Officers are investigating the offences, many of which are believed to be linked.

Since the start of the year, there have been 1,210 offences reported to the force up to the end of November, with an increasing number of reports since August.

In many of the cases, offenders use car jacks to lift the vehicle and are able to remove the


Wantage & Grove Campaign Group December '20 Update, inc Wantage planning

on Fri, 11/12/2020 - 6:38pm

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

Dear All,

Another month has gone past and we really hadn't noticed! Christmas is nearly here and as usual it always seems like an opportunity for developers to try a squeeze in applications while we are too busy to notice!

The main one this year is the final patch in Grove which doesn't already have outline permission. This only came in today so we haven't had time to update our website yet but it is available on the White Horse District Council website as application P20/V3113/O. This is an


Is your child 3 or 4 years old? You must apply for a primary school place now

on Thu, 10/12/2020 - 1:59pm


Royal Mail 'you have a parcel' email & text scam

on Sat, 05/12/2020 - 5:48pm

With more people relying on online shopping and parcel deliveries, the 'you have a parcel' scam is back again.

The Scam:

The scam involves recipients receiving either a text message or an email that appears to be from Royal Mail.

The message states that there was an attempt to deliver a parcel made, and you are instructed to click a link in order to reschedule the delivery.

The link will then direct you to an authentic looking website, which asks for your full name, address, date of birth and mobile number.

Once you’ve completed this form, you’ll then be prompted to enter your card


David Johnston MP - Newsletter, December 2020

on Fri, 04/12/2020 - 11:47am

I hope you, your friends and your family continue to be safe and well.

I was naturally disappointed that the whole county of Oxfordshire has been put into Tier 2. I know the impact this will have on families and on local businesses, particularly some of our pubs. But we now have great news in being the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for use, starting next week, and if cases continue to fall in the county I am hopeful that we will be put back into Tier 1 as soon as possible.

I am at least glad that we will be able to see our families over Christmas and I hope you have


Childrey Stores has a new home shopping website

on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 3:11pm

Childrey Stores is a friendly and independent coffee shop and village store with a fantastic range - now also available to you online and with local delivery.

  • Bakery
  • Fruit & Vegetables
  • Fresh Produce
  • Pantry
  • Wine & Beer
  • Christmas
  • Florist
  • Gifts

Turkey and other Christmas goodies available for order on-line or in-store.

Christmas orders - Order delicious fresh local turkey, ham and other meats.

Last orders to be with us on 11th December  with click and collect or home delivery available on 23rd December!

Beautiful Christmas flowers and Wreaths available from Sarah Styles!

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