Bonfires and nuisance Smoke

South Oxfordshire District Council are urging people not to light bonfires at this time to protect the respiratory health of the vulnerable and to avoid unnecessary burden on the NHS. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and smoke inhalation can impair people’s breathing.  In addition to this, with larger numbers of people now working from home and also looking after children, the smoke from such bonfires can cause unnecessary nuisance to your neighbours. Do you really need to have a bonfire to dispose of your waste? We recommend you consider the following alternatives: home compostingUsing the council's garden waste collection serviceUsing the council's bulky house waste collection serviceBag up and take the waste for disposal at one of the county council's waste recycling centres   How to prevent your bonfire being a problem to others If you still feel that having a bonfire is the only option, it is important that you follow the advice: out of courtesy, inform your neighbours you are proposing to have a bonfireonly burn dry 'clean' wood/garden waste do not burn...
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The Comet Bus is back!

The Comet Bus will be in service again, starting September. Bookings to be made, in advance with Claire Harwood (via phone: 01491 640805 or email claire4har@aol.com) Number of passengers will be restricted to a maximum of 6 persons Face coverings will need to be worn during the trip Timetable SeptemberThursday 3rdThursday 10thThursday 17thThursday 24thOctoberThursday 1stThursday 8thThursday 15thThursday 22ndThursday 29thNovemberThursday 5thThursday 12thThursday 19thThursday 26thDecemberThursday 3rdThursday 10thThursday 17thThursday 24th The Comet Bus will transport you from your door to Waitrose (Greys Road Car Park, Henley) or Tesco (Reading Road, Henley). The bus is usually booked up well in advance, but please call Claire for further information and availability. The service is for bus pass holders only. ...
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Nettlebed Playground has re-opened

Happy to say that as of today, Friday, July 24th, Nettlebed Playground is open! We thank all residents for their patience and understanding as we prepared this playground for a safe re-opening. In line with government guidelines regarding the re-opening of playgrounds, please note the following in relation to the re-opening of the play area: • Sanitise hands before entering and on leaving• Try not to touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth, or put your mouth on equipment.• Follow the current social distance and government guidelines when visiting and encourage children to do the same• Limit your time and only one adult to accompany a child/children• If possible, clean high frequency touch points before using the equipment• Do not eat or drink in the play area• Put your litter in the bins provided but ideally take your litter home with you• If possible, a face covering should be worn (this does not apply to children under 3 years)• If the playground...
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Nettlebed is getting a Deep Clean!

South Oxfordshire District Council Deep Cleanse department will be spending a few days in each Parish/Town across South Oxfordshire to perform a deep cleanse. It will be Nettlebed's turn for a clean up for three days from 5-7 October, they will be litter picking, sweeping and removing weeds/moss on pavements. They will not spray weeds, cut grass or vegetation or remove weeds and moss that is on roads and will only clear land to which the public is permitted access and that is under the direct control of the district council. If there is anywhere in particular that you would like to be cleaned, please respond to parish.clerk@nettlebed-pc.org.uk Tel: 01491 614815 giving details of the work required which will be prioritised accordingly. ...
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Parking charges to be re-introduced from Monday 8 June

SODC will re-introduce parking charges in our car parks.  This follows the government’s announcement that outdoor markets and car showrooms are to re-open on 1 June and non-essential retail on 15 June. This move will help to improve the availability of parking spaces as people start to visit local shops again and encourage them to consider using more sustainable travel methods when visiting our town centres. Car parks will operate as normal, so users must display a ticket, including the free charging periods.  Normal rates will apply.  We will also start issuing new permits and re-issuing permits to anyone who’s permit would’ve expired during the lockdown.   NHS staff and care workers who display a national COVID-19 parking pass can continue to park for free – to claim a pass, they need to email carparks.southandvale.uk@sabagroup.com, with proof of their employment ...
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