Did you know Sirkka REITER?

Please reply to:  Paul REITER paul.reiter@pasteur.fr Please see below an email from Paul Reiter seeking information. Hello, My father, Bruno Reiter, lived in Nettlebed for many years (two decades?).  Last week, his wife, Sirkka, passed away at her home in Finland.   I know that Sirkka was well appreciated by people in the village. Among other charitable activities I know she gave comfort to patients and elderly persons with foot massage, pedicure and other treatments. I write to you in case you know people in Nettlebed who remember Sirkka. I would like to contact them to get a better idea of Sirkka's activities in the village so I can include brief words in my eulogy at the funeral, which will be in the New Year. Kindest regards Paul Reiter ...
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Revd Brendan Bailey would like to say farewell

Revd Brendan Bailey would like to thank the many friends and neighbours in Nettlebed and the surroundings who have written to express support and encouragement for him and his family over this difficult year. You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Brendan and Lucy will be in Nettlebed Village Club from 8:30 pm on Thursday 21st December and would be pleased to see any friends who wish to drop in to say farewell.  We wish all our friends a very happy Christmas....
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Let’s all clear snow

The recent snow caused a few problems. The best way to avoid this is to clear the snow as soon as it falls and before it gets compacted by people and vehicles. I am suggesting that we all clear snow outside our own properties and the pavements outside the homes of those not able to do it themselves. Snow shovels make it a lot easier and are available from £5 in shops or online - see snow shovels on Amazon It is often said that there is a risk of being sued if you clear snow and then somebody falls. This is NOT true provided your are sensible (as for most things in life!). See Government advice on snow clearing Jim McWhirter 01491 641609, jimhmcw@me.com...
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Christmas and New Year waste bin collections

Christmas and New Year waste bin collections SODC empty your bins on a different day after a bank holiday - here are the details for the holiday period: Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day Which bin? Tuesday 26 December Thursday 28 December Grey and food Tuesday 2 January Thursday 4 January Green and food (no garden waste) Tuesday 9 January Wednesday 10 January Grey and food If you are unsure when your next collection day is and which bin you should put out please visit the My South Oxfordshire search facility. ...
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Rural crime update from Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Ross

   Reply to https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/protecting-your-business/rural-crime/  December 2017 Rural crime update from Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Ross Reports of rural crime in the Thames Valley have increased by five percent between October 2016 and September 2017. I would like to reassure members of our rural communities of my commitment to investigating reports of rural crime. We rely on information from our local communities and take such reports very seriously. Incidents are robustly investigated by our local policing teams who have dedicated Rural Crime and Wildlife Officers based across the Thames Valley. Rural crime can take many different forms including burglary, robbery, theft, criminal damage, fly tipping, poaching and hare coursing. We are continuing to work with local residents, businesses and partners to raise awareness of crime prevention techniques while developing problem solving solutions to tackle rural crime. There are often fewer witnesses to rural crimes and greater opportunities for criminals to target isolated properties and businesses. The impact of these crimes can also be greater, with people feeling more vulnerable...
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Your waste collections – adverse weather – LEAVE OUT FOR 3 DAYS

Our waste collection crews are out and about emptying bins where they can, although most side streets are too dangerous for their 26 tonne trucks. If it is safe to do so, please put your bins out as normal.  If the bins in your street aren't emptied on your normal collection day, please leave them out for three days and we will try and come back to get them.  If we haven't managed to get back to you in three days, bring your bins back in and we will come and get them next time they're due.  If this is the case, we will collect extra waste left out next to your bin next time around. Even if the roads around you are clear, it might still be difficult for our waste collection crews to reach you - that might be because the roads between you and our depot are not passable for our large trucks or it might just be that the snow and...
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Have your say on your doctors surgery and future of GP services in Oxfordshire

Reply to:  https://consult.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/consult.ti/SELocalityPlan/consultationHome Dear All The draft locality plans for GP practices and primary care in Oxfordshire are now published and available for comment until 17 December. Each Plan identifies the priorities of the local area and outlines ways to make GP services more sustainable and responsive to patient’s needs. With health and care services under significant pressure no single GP practice or provider organisation has one solution. However the draft plan maps out how GP practices can work together and with other providers to ensure sustainability and improvements in patient care. NHS are grateful for all the patient feedback and to those who have engaged and helped us to develop the plans thus far. NHS would now like to hear your views on the ideas and proposals in each of the Locality place based plans for Oxfordshire. To read the place based plan for each of the Localities in Oxfordshire and to take part in the surveys, please click on the link above....
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