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How safe is your electric blanket? Free testing available in Autumn - book now

on Fri, 23/09/2022 - 4:34pm


Vacancies at The Star

on Fri, 29/07/2022 - 4:12pm

The Star is expanding their team and have the following positions available:

  • General Manager
  • Waiters / waitresses
  • Housekeepers
  • Kitchen porter
  • Chefs - any level

Please get in touch with [email protected] or call 01235 751873


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

on Thu, 09/12/2021 - 2:51pm

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

Daily & total cases:-

Weekly & total deaths:-


Please keep your dogs on leads around farm animals

on Fri, 29/10/2021 - 9:47am

Police and the National Farmers Union are encouraging dog owners to keep their dogs on lead around any livestock regardless of the dog’s behaviour.

Dogs owners can face fines of up to £1000 as well as a jail term of six months if their dog is caught off lead around farms and worrying livestock.

Whatever the time of year, your dog should always be on the lead around livestock. But even if your dog is off-lead in an empty field, it should still stay on the footpath and be within your sight – you should be confident that you can call it back otherwise, it should be on the lead.


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.

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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.