Senior Citizens’ Christmas Lunch

We hope that all Nettlebed residents, who are senior citizens, have received their invitation to the Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 11th December in Nettlebed Village Club. This is a free event for all Nettlebed residents who are senior citizens. If you know of any senior Nettlebed resident who has recently moved here or who we have missed, please contact me, Susan, on 641138 or email: susan.byers1980@gmail.com before 30th November. If you are able to help on the day, give a donation or make a crumble please let me know. Thank you, Susan ...
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Parish Council Survey – let’s try this again…

Parish Council Survey – let’s try this again…

Hello everyone - we are going to have another go at this post because it seems the link we had in directing to the survey wasn't working for some people: so apologies in advance that you are getting this all over again :-) Your Parish Council is very keen that you have a say over the small amount of money they have to spend on the village in the coming year, and rather than decide themselves they have opened this up to a little local consultation on what you feel these public funds should be paying for in and around the village. Thank you to the 45 people who have already contributed but they would very much like even more participation. Whatever you decide they will action ... so have your say today with this 2-3 minute survey on some things already proposed or suggested. If you don't have a say there's no complaining allowed afterwards if you disagree :-)...
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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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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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