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Part time housekeeper to work 1-2 days at The Star, Sparsholt

on Wed, 29/09/2021 - 6:37pm

The Star in Sparsholt is looking for a part time housekeeper to work 1-2 days a week plus holiday cover.

Previous experience necessary.

Please call Matt on 01235-751873 for more details.


Are you eligible for a FREE NHS flu vaccine?

on Wed, 29/09/2021 - 2:12pm

If you are affected by any of the below, you’re likely to be eligible for a free flu vaccination, funded by the NHS (England and Wales only). These are available in selected pharmacies.

You don’t need a GP's referral or GP's permission to have a free flu jab.

You're eligible for a FREE NHS flu vaccine if:

  • You're over 50
  • You're pregnant
  • You have asthma or a lung condition
  • You have chronic heart disease
  • You have diabetes
  • You have a chronic kidney or liver condition
  • You've had a stroke
  • You have an illness or are taking medicines that affect your immune system

Find a pharmacy that offers the NHS flu

Free St John Ambulance iPhone & Android app - first aid advice at your fingertips

on Thu, 23/09/2021 - 5:36pm

Even basic first aid knowledge can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

Ths St John Ambulance free first aid app puts potentially life-saving advice at your fingertips.

Available for Android & iPhone device users, the first aid advice app provides easy to follow advice on a range of first aid scenarios, including CPR , diabetic emergencies, choking and allergic reactions.

Download the free St John Ambulance first aid advice app now and have it with you whenever you have your phone:-

COVID-19 - symptoms or not, get tested regularly - be certain, FOC

on Tue, 18/05/2021 - 2:03pm

Anyone with symptoms can get a COVID-19 test, whatever their age.

If you do not have symptoms, you can:

Find out about regular rapid tests if you do not have symptoms on NHS.UK.

See the full Gov page, with more details, here:-


COVID-19 cases dashboard - infections & deaths data for Vale of White Horse

on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 2:51pm

Check the latest COVID-19 numbers in the Vale with the OXON COVID-19 dashboard:-

Daily & total cases:-

Weekly & total deaths:-


Concerned about a neighbour or need to ask for help?

on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 8:05am


It's a crime not to clear up after your dog if it fouls a footpath, verge or public space

on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 2:33pm

Dog poo is an emotive issue for dog owners and others.

It's disgusting. It smells. It spreads disease. It’s horrible to pick out of the soles of your shoes or your child’s hair.

From the Vale's website:-

Under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 a person who is in charge of a dog must clean up after it when it fouls any footpath, highway, verge or other open space to which the public have access.  It is therefore a crime to allow a dog to foul in any public area without clearing it up.  Those that fail to do so could face a fixed penalty notice of £50 or prosecution.

Cheap, biodegradable (ie


Bonfires - please be safe & considerate

on Thu, 29/08/2019 - 3:24pm

If you have a bonfire, please be considerate & follow these guidelines from VoWHDC and the Fire Brigade:

  • Out of courtesy, inform your neighbours that you are proposing to have a bonfire
  • Avoid burning on hot, sunny days, weekends and bank holidays when people want to enjoy their gardens
  • Avoid lighting a fire in unsuitable weather conditions - smoke hangs in the air on damp or warm, still days and in the evening
  • Ensure that your bonfire is at least 100 metres from any thatched properties
  • Only burn dry 'clean' wood/garden waste
  • Do not burn household rubbish, such as plastic, foam, paint or rubber
  • Do

Have a notice? Something to sell or give away?

on Sun, 01/01/2012 - 12:00am

Do you have a notice that you'd like on the front page of the Sparsholt & Westcot website?

  • Something to sell or hand on?
  • Need help with something?
  • The kind of item you might pin to the village noticeboard?

Email me the details and, subject to our 'Contribute!' conditions, it can be displayed here for you. Notices are normally posted for a month or so, at our discretion.