Sign Cleaning – volunteers needed

Nettlebed Parish Council have been offered the use of sign cleaning equipment. It’s fairly basic – a long-handled brush with two heads (one like a cloth, the other a brush), it will reach the highways road signs.  There is also a back-pack style water carrier (the type designed for spraying weed-killer). Only the signs alongside 30mph unclassified roads can be cleaned, but we can clean both highways signs eg. speed limit signs or warning signs and information signs eg. Village Hall (directional sign) and street names. It would be great to get 6 or more volunteers to share the load over the next few weeks - it can be done at a time that suits you. If you’re willing to clean some of the signs in the village, please contact the Parish Clerk either by phone or email – we may be able to get the equipment in time for the Litter Pick this Saturday! Jo Pugh, Parish Clerkparish.clerk@nettlebed-pc.org.uk / 07554 810736 ...
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Nettlebed Brownies

Ist Nettlebed Brownies ( Founded in 1969)  Nettlebed  Brownies have started their meetings again. The lovely weather has made meeting outside a real  bonus. We are working on the Anglia Buzz Challenge Badge consisting of six themes, our aim is to have completed this by the end of the Term.  We currently have spaces  for girls aged between 7 and 10 years of age. So if there are any families with girls who might be interested in joining Nettlebed Brownies  more information can be found on the Girlguiding UK website  https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/information-for-parents/register-your-daughter/  "Brownies is about trying new things that teach girls aged seven to 10 about themselves, their community and their world.  Brownies introduces girls to a world of new opportunities, challenges and fun. They get together with their friends at regular meetings where they learn new hobbies, get creative, develop skills and have outdoor adventures.  As well as trying activities in their meetings, girls choose from interest badges related to things they want to know more about".     Also if any parent or adult ...
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Parish Councillor Vacancy

Nettlebed Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. Do you want to make a positive difference in our village? Would you like to influence decisions that affect your community? You need to be willing to give up some of your time. How much depends on you and your commitment to work for your community without being paid. Parish Council meets once a month (except August & December) usually on the first Tuesday of the month at the Village Club. Meetings normally last around 1-2 hours. You must be 18 or over, an elector and have been a resident or worked within 3 mils of the Parish for the last year. If you would like to be considered, please contact Jo Pugh, Parish Clerk at parish.clerk@nettlebed-pc.org.uk. ENTHUSIASM AND COMMITMENT ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EXPERIENCE For more information go to: What is a Parish Council and Why become a Parish Councillor Parish Councillor Job Role If you are interested, in the role, please contact the Parish Clerk for more details: parish.clerk@nettlebed-pc.org.uk...
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20’s Plenty for Oxfordshire

With residents help 20mph could be recognised as the speed limit through Nettlebed. Nettlebed Parish Councillors will be distributing ‘20’s Plenty’ wheelie bin stickers to homes along the High Street and Watlington Street in an effort to help reduce the speed of traffic coming through the village. If you are delivered a sticker and do not want it (or don’t have a wheelie bin), would you please contact the Parish Clerk and we can arrange for it to be collected. IN BRITISH SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEYS THREE QUARTERS OF PEOPLE SAY 20MPH IS THE RIGHT LIMIT FOR MOST LOCAL ROADS. IT IS BEST PRACTICE FOR HOME STREETS, TOWN CENTRES, SHOPPING AREAS AND WHERE PEOPLE WORK OR LEARN.* Oxfordshire County Council decided in December 2020 to support 20mph in Oxfordshire – they are now working on the strategy, plans and timing to implement this. A leader, yet to be appointed, will direct the initiative and create a project group which includes stakeholders such as 20’s Plenty...
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THE PLAYGROUND WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW – RE-OPENING ON SUNDAY

REPAIRS TO THE WETPOUR SURFACE WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON FRIDAY 23RD APRIL. We appreciate that as the weather is so lovely, this is disappointing news, however the work  needs to be done as the annual RosPA inspection reported this as a potential trip hazard - so please bear with us and let's hope there are many more sunny days ahead and everyone can play safely. Many thanks for your understanding. Posted by Parish Clerk on behalf of Nettlebed Parish Council ...
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Annual Parish Meeting – Weds, 28th April at 7pm via Zoom

The Annual Parish Meeting is an opportunity for parishioners on the Electoral Roll for Nettlebed to raise any matters of concern to them that relates to their local community. AGENDA – Annual Parish Meeting This year will be a little different from previous years: Firstly, it will be a virtual meeting held on Zoom – please contact the Clerk in advance of the meeting for the linkThe first part of the meeting will fill you in on what the Parish Council has achieved over the last two years, plans for the forthcoming year and how the precept money is being spent – the second part of the meeting is being hosted by Nettlebed Now community group and they will talk about the group and their ideas for improving life in the village. If you have any matters you would like to raise at the meeting, please contact the Clerk at least one day in advance of the meeting, to allow time to prepare – however matters can...
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