Dog Napping Attempt

Taken from the Facebook Watlington Town Notice Board Sat 13th March: Attempted dog-napping at the end of Pyrton Lane, Watlington; vehicle was a white VW possibly Touran. It has been spotted on three occasions so far. Keep your eyes peeled and your dogs safe. Try to walk with others where possible. ...
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Temporary Road Closure – Henley-on-Thames, Red Lane – 8th March – 16th March

OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Section 14(1) Notice of Temporary Traffic Order Henley-on-Thames – Red Lane Prohibition of Through Traffic Date of Order: 01 March 2021 Coming into force: 08 March 2021 This Order is being introduced because of duct installation works which are anticipated to be completed 16 March 2021. The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding in the length of Red Lane from the junction of Coates Lane to the junction of Patemore Lane (south of the B481) Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force. Exemptions are included for emergency services and for the works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of road. The alternative route for traffic is via the B41, Patmore Lane, B480, A4130, Watlington street, Priest Hill, Park Corner and vice versa. This Order will remain in force for a maximum period of 18 months or until the works have been completed whichever is...
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Oxfordshire Draft Transport Plan

These consultations are important - We would encourage everyone to get involved in having a say on this important consultation. See the links below 👇👇👇 Consultation launched on Oxfordshire’s draft transport blueprint Residents and organisations across Oxfordshire are being offered the chance to help shape the transformation of transport and digital connectivity across the county in a new consultation from 15 February to 28 March on a draft blueprint for the future. With the need for climate action, helping create healthy communities and addressing air quality at the heart of council thinking, the new local transport and connectivity plan (LTCP) sets out a vision for Oxfordshire that will contribute to developing a zero-carbon economy for the county and transform the health and wellbeing of residents. Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "The future of our transport matters not just because we need to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality; the options we propose in LTCP are aimed at fundamentally improving the...
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Have you ever thought of joining the Parish Council?

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 Wednesday of the month - although meetings will be moving to the first Tuesday of the month from April 2021). Meetings normally last around 1-2 hours. You must be 18 or over, an elector and have been a resident or worked within 3 miles 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. Deadline for applications: 19th February 2021 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...
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Take care if it’s icy! A guide to using salt on footpaths and roads…

Take care if it’s icy! A guide to using salt on footpaths and roads…

Below are some details shared on the Parish Council Website which hopes to inform everyone about the best use of the salt in the various salt/grit bins in the village. There is a short video and a snow guide below for reference too (NB : Before we start - it is important to remind everyone that using the salt bins for private paths and driveways is not what that salt and grit is therefore and is theft.) If you need to use the salt in the grit bins, here’s a guide on how best to use it. The amount of salt required to treat an area is much less than you think. As a guide 20g/m² (about a heaped tablespoon) should be sufficient to clear and protect a 1m2 area of footway or carriageway surface. There are many mechanical spreaders including grass seed or fertiliser spreaders available, however a simple solution could be to spread using a trowel and a flicking...
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Parish Councillor Vacancy

The closing date for applications is 19th February. The next Parish Council meeting is on Weds, 3rd February at 7.30pm on Zoom. For anyone interested in becoming a Councillor this is good opportunity to see how NPC operate. All members of the community are welcome to attend meetings - please contact parish.clerk@nettlebed-pc.org.uk for the link a few days before the meeting. ...
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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 Wednesday of the month - although meetings will be moving to the first Tuesday of the month from April 2021). 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 ...
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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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