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Childrey Stores is for sale

on Tue, 02/03/2021 - 10:34am

Almost 4 years to the day we bought a tired, old shop in need of a revamp and new energy.

We are so proud of the business we have created and have loved running it. It has been an amazing and rewarding journey.

However nothing ever stands still and we are looking forward to new adventures. So we have decided to pass the baton on and put the shop up for sale.

We thank all the Childrey residents for your generosity and incredible support and all our customers for helping us along the way.

We remain open as usual of course and look forward to continuing to welcome you.

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Covid19 cases dashboard - current infections & deaths data for Vale of White Horse

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

Check the latest Covid19 numbers in the Vale with the OXON COVID-19 dashboard:-

Daily & total cases:-

Weekly & total deaths:-


Coronavirus - how to get tested

on Fri, 27/11/2020 - 1:03pm

You can get a swab test to check if you currently have coronavirus. This is part of the 5-pillar strategy for coronavirus testing (click). Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing.

Who can be tested

Anyone with symptoms (click) can get a coronavirus test, whatever their age.

Register a home test kit

Once you’ve received a coronavirus home test kit, you must register it so that we can send your results to you.

If you are about to go to hospital


Sparsholt & Westcot COVID19 Community Support Information

on Wed, 23/09/2020 - 11:17am

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.