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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Chalgrove – big development!

Chalgrove – big development!

The Haseley Brook Action Group: July 2020 has asked to tell everyone they need your support in fighting a local development that could see a lot more traffic through Nettlebed Village if it goes ahead. With that in mind they are seeking support to object to a very large scale development in Chalgrove...read on about how to comment. It is important that as many local people as possible respond to the Planning Application by Homes England to build a new Town at Chalgrove Airfield.  To help you submit an objection to this Planning Application, the HBAG team have prepared the guide below. We suggest that you use this guide to draft your own comments.  We have until 1st September 2020 to submit objections. The process is straightforward online – follow this link and then click on the “Comment Now” button: http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/ccm/support/Main.jsp?MODULE=ApplicationDetails&REF=P20/S2134/O Please contact a member of the HBAG team with any questions or if you require further support in submitting your objection.  Use your own...
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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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School Governor needed … can you help?

The Governing Body of Nettlebed Community School is seeking new members from within the community to assist us in driving our amazing school forward. We want someone who cares about our amazing village and the people within it. School governors act as the executive board for a school, working alongside the Head Teacher to develop the school vision and strategy for continuous improvement. You will gain valuable experience, as well as the opportunity to shape the school experience. The Governing Body also supports the school in a range of activities including school trips, performances and within the classroom. All you need to do is volunteer your time; full training will be offered to support you in your new role.  Unfortunately, parents who have children at the school are unable to apply as all parent governor positions are already taken.If this sounds of interest we would be delighted to hear from you, please contact me via email on chairofgovernors@nettlebed.oxon.sch.ukRegards Matt TebbuttChair of Governors...
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Village Club & White Hart reopening…4th July

Now not just the Americans have something to celebrate on the 4th July ! :-) Great news, with restrictions being lifted both The village Club and The White Hart are planning to reopen on the 4th July. The Club is open from 6pm to 11pm with restriction details posted outside the club whilst The White Hart is open 8am till midnight as usual hours resume - again restiction will apply to meet government guidelines. We are sure everyone will be keen to catch up with folks but we encourage everyone to please observe the social distancing rules and follow the instructions of staff :-). ...
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