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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Free parking in the run up to Christmas

South Oxfordshire District Council’s special Christmas free parking days are back again this year. We provide the annual free parking tradition to encourage people to shop locally for their Christmas presents.  You will be able to park in our district council car parks without paying for or displaying a ticket on the following days next month: Didcot – Mondays (9, 16, 23 December)Goring – Saturdays (7, 14, 21 December)Henley – Tuesdays (3, 10,17 December)Thame – Saturdays (7, 14, 21 December)Wallingford -Thursdays (5, 12,19 December) For more about our car parks please visit southoxon.gov.uk/parking ...
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General Election 2019

General Election 2019 On Thursday 12 December 2019 you can vote to elect an MP to represent your local area in parliament.  Here's some useful information about the election: Voter registration To vote on 12 December, you need to be registered by 26 November.  If you're not registered at your current address visit gov.uk/register-to-vote to ensure you are eligible to vote.If you have moved house since you last registered you will need to register again.   Polling cardsIf you registered to vote by 4 November, you should receive your poll card by 20 November – if you don't receive it by this date please call our Elections team on 01235 422528 to make sure you are still registered. If you registered after 4 November you should receive your poll card by 3 December.Postal and proxy votingPostal vote applications need to reach our Elections team by 5pm on 26 November – application forms are available at southoxon.gov.uk/votebypostIf you apply for a postal vote you should receive...
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Climate Change Talk

Climate Change – Heading for Extinction Talk at Nettlebed Village Hall 26th November 2019 at 7.30 pm Are you worried about the Climate Emergency and wondering what you can do? Are you wondering why perfectly ordinary, hardworking, law-abiding friends, neighbours and acquaintances of yours are joining Extinction Rebellion? This engaging talk will delve into the science behind the statements. The facts that are forging actions, and the methods that are changing minds. Come to our public talk on Tuesday 26 November at 19.30hrs at Nettlebed Village Hall at 32 High Street, Nettlebed, Henley on Thames RG9 5DD Free entry, donations welcomed to cover hire of ...
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Real Nappies Loan Scheme

The council is offering free cloth nappy loan kits to parents, so they can ‘try before they buy’. The aim is to reduce the thousands of tonnes of nappies that are binned, costing the council around £1m a year to dispose of. If you live in Oxfordshire and would like to give real nappies a try, you can borrow a trial kit with no obligation to buy. Each kit contains a good range of styles and brands of nappies, with all the necessary accessories. They are held by local nappy suppliers and community groups, who will explain how the nappies work before you get started. Click here for more info ...
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Extra Garden Waste – week commencing 18th Nov

Residents across southern Oxfordshire who are signed up for brown bin collections can put out twice as much garden waste during extra garden waste weeks this month. Crews will collect the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste (around three large bin bags) during the following week: week commencing 18 November - South Oxfordshire Residents should leave their extra garden waste out in bin liners or sacks beside their brown bins on their usual collection day during these weeks. Trade waste bags cannot be accepted. Residents can sign up to the garden waste collections, which is a paid-for service by calling 01749 341247 or email garden-waste@capita.co.uk ...
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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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