A new speeding taskforce has been set up for Oxfordshire

A new speeding taskforce has been set up for Oxfordshire

We thought we would share with you an important new initiative in the County. Residents will be given more of a say on how to stop drivers speeding in their neighbourhoods, thanks to a new organisation set up to tackle the problem in Oxfordshire. The speeding taskforce group is a joint initiative involving Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Thames Valley Police and the Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner. Announced to coincide with Road Safety Week, its aims include educating drivers about the dangers of breaking the speed limit and helping communities to tackle the issue. Councillor Liam Walker, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Delivery and Operations, who sits on the taskforce, said: “Speeding is rightly one of the top issues that residents in Oxfordshire are concerned about and this is an opportunity for us to all work closer to explore new ways to reduce it. We all have a responsibility as drivers to play our part...
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You can now find us here…

You can now find us here…

New social media pages...for Nettlebed We are evolving 😃 Nettlebed Network News is very popular in the village, and it is gaining new subscribers every day. So to build on that we have recently moved into Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with new pages, feeds and streams all linking to provide more for Nettlebed. You can find us on all the platforms by searching NettlebedNow today. Please do tell your friends and family too. Of course we welcome visitor posts too if you want to join in. You can also now WhatsApp us with news and queries on 07541 227000 too. Do get in touch. ...
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Can you spare a little for…

Can you spare a little for…

Wyfold Riding for the Disabled on the nearby Wyfold Estate. They are a charity and as you can imagine they have been affected by COVID. They are trying to raise funds to keep providing their services which are a real boost for many who use them. If you can spare a tenner we are sure it would be greatly appreciated. We now some Nettlebed residents volunteer here and they would we are sure love to see some support coming from the Village. 👍 ...
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Poppy Appeal  2020 – please note the date.

Poppy Appeal  2020 – please note the date.

Nettlebed Royal British Legion will be selling poppies and pins on Saturday, 24th October outside the Village Club from 10am – 4pm This year is obviously a tough year for the normal selling practices of the Legion and clearly fund raising is still vital for many project so please do make a special effort to support this year's appeal. Poppies will also be available at: White Hart HotelNettlebed Village ClubBP Garage, NettlebedHuntercombe Golf ClubRising Sun at Witheridge Hill ...
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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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