Winter Warmth Website Helps Residents with Home Repairs

Online Version Oxfordshire County Council have implemented a new online service called ‘Winter Warmth’ to help vulnerable residents receive support and access funding for home repairs. The aim is to improve the home environment which will additionally support physical and emotional wellbeing for residents across the county. The easy to use service signposts property owners or private tenants to a website where a postcode is entered to find the most appropriate organization. The services and funds available include grants, loans and energy company schemes that provide home repairs, so residents can stay safe, secure, independent and warm. The funding can be used to fit or fix a new boiler and install loft and cavity wall insulation to keep people affordably warm. There is also general advice available on how to stay safe and well, and home repairs are also available for people with disabilities. In its first month, the website has received over 50 e-mails which have been sent directly to the services who...
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Oxfordshire offers new ways to repair and reuse small electrical items

Oxfordshire County Council is to launch a new trial service to residents with a way to ensure their unwanted small electrical items can be repaired and reused, reducing what the county would otherwise send to waste. There are already many ways to recycle small electrical items that are beyond repair either at the kerbside or a recycling centre. Funded by Valpak, the council is trialling drop off points for unwanted small electrical items that are still in good condition at a number of participating Oxfordshire libraries. The trial will run at Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington, Witney, Carterton, Oxfordshire County Library, Headington, Cowley, Littlemore & Blackbird Leys libraries. Once goods have been dropped off, the items will be collected by Bicester Green or Orinoco – two local charities who help reuse and recycle waste – where they will be tested. Minor repairs will be made by volunteers and the items will then be sold on to benefit the charities. The drop off point is for small...
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Seven recycling centres set to close for Spring clean in March and April

This March and April, seven of Oxfordshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closing for two days to carry out a deep clean and essential maintenance at the sites. The work forms part of the council’s planned approach to maintenance, and is designed to keep sites safe, looking clean and fresh and helping improve the customer experience when using these important environmental facilities. Only one site will be closed at any one time and all other sites will be open on those days. Residents are asked to plan ahead for these closures, ideally holding on to your waste until the site reopens or if that is not possible visiting one of the neighbouring sites. Site closure dates: Alkerton 3rd & 4th March 2020Redbridge 10th & 11th March 2020Ardley 17th & 18th March 2020Dix Pit 24th & 25th March 2020Oakley Wood 31st March – 1st April 2020Stanford 21st & 22nd April 2020Drayton 28th & 29th April 2020 For those residents with permits, please note that these can be used at any of the sites. Steve Burdis, Principal Officer for the...
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Waste Wizard – Find out how you can repair, reuse or recycle household items and which bin it goes in

Get your waste to the right place! A new and magical hero is in town to kill the confusion around recycling. The Waste Wizard is a new online tool that’s here to provide a magical solution to help Oxfordshire residents in their quest to solve the riddle of household waste and defeat General Waste. Type in your postcode and the name of any item to find out whether it can be reused, repaired, donated, recycled, if it needs to go into a specific bin or can be disposed of at a Household Waste Recycling Centre – oxfordshire.gov.uk/wastewizard ...
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New life-saving app

A new potentially life-saving app can tell emergency services the precise location they need to go to when someone needs assistance and Thames Valley Police is encouraging everybody to install it on their smartphones. What3words divides the entire globe into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares – if someone needs assistance it will then provide a specific three-word code for where they are, making it a lot easier for the emergency services to find someone in a rural area or unfamiliar location.  The app, which is used by emergency services across the country, is free and doesn’t require an internet connection to use – for more information please see the what3words website ...
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Letter to EU Nationals from SODC

South Oxfordshire District Council has written to thousands of residents of our district who are EU nationals from countries outside of the UK. The letter explains what affected residents need to do to remain in the UK after Brexit and signposts them to further information. For data protection reasons, we were not able to send this letter to all our affected residents, and so we would like your support to help us reach as many more as possible. Click here to read the letter and we would be very grateful if you were able to use any of your communications channels as appropriate to spread the word, and to help us get it out to any hard-to- reach communities in your area. Andy RobertsCommunications Team Leader, Corporate Services South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils01235 422128 / 07717 274693 ...
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Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 10th November Remembrance SundayThe village are invited to join Nettlebed Royal British Legion and walk from the Bus Shelter to St Bartholomew’s Church. 10.30 am - Assemble at the Bus Shelter 10.40 am - Parade down the High Street. You are welcome to join the parade at any point along the route. 10.50 am - Act of Remembrance, The Church Lytch Gate. 11.00 am - Church Service Monday 11th November Armistice Day10.50 am - A short remembrance service at the Lytch Gate ...
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1st Nettlebed Brownie Pack

PLACES NOW AVAILABLE Brownies offer a varied and fun programme of activities for girls aged  between 7 and 10.  Meetings take place in the village on Thursdays during Term time from 6pm to 7.30pm. There are currently a few places available, if your daughter is interested  in joining Brownies please register online with the Girl Guiding UK  website  https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/information-for-parents/register-your-daughter/ ...
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