Nettlebed Post Office Temporary Closure from Monday 12th February 2018

Please reply to:  comments@postoffice.co.uk Customer Helpline: 03452 66 01 15 /  Textphone: 03457 22 33 55 www.postofficeviews.co.uk   9 January 2018 Dear Sir/Madam Nettlebed Post Office® Nettlebed Service Station, Port Hill, Nettlebed, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 5DB Branch Temporary Closure I am writing to inform you that, regrettably, following the resignation of the Postmaster and the withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use, the above branch will be closing temporarily on Monday 12 February 2018. I would like to assure you that we are working hard to keep any period of closure to a minimum and are currently investigating the options available which will enable us to reinstate a Post Office service to the local community. In exploring this, it is important that any future service is sustainable for the person operating the service, and for Post Office Limited. If you have any questions you would like to raise about this matter, please write to me via the National Consultation Team at the address shown below. Please note that your comments...
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Planning applications

The council has received a planning application, reference P17/S4465/HH, for development work at the following location: Gannock Cottage Digberry Lane Nettlebed The application is for: Two storey extension and internal alterations You can see details of the application on our website by clicking this link The council has received a planning application, reference P17/S4466/LB, for development work at the following location: Gannock Cottage Digberry Lane Nettlebed The application is for: Two storey extension and internal alterations You can see details of the application on our website by clicking this link The council has received a planning application, reference P18/S0006/HH, for development work at the following location: 34 Priest Close Nettlebed The application is for: Single storey rear extension You can see details of the application on our website by clicking this link The council has received a planning application, reference P18/S0009/FUL, for development work at the following location: 34 Priest Close Nettlebed The application is for: NEW END OF TERRACE TWO STOREY HOUSE You can see details of the application on...
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Free Sugar and Jars

Please reply to Jan Kaye, Porthill, Nettlebed 01491 641292 I find I have been left with a 25 kilo bag and about another 15 kilos of granulated sugar and 120 glass jars ( 20gram size ). Is anyone making marmalade or could use the sugar in any way or any thoughts on where I could deliver the sugar to. Sadly food banks don’t want it as its loose. Contact Jan Kaye, Porthill, Nettlebed 01491 641292...
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Drop-in Work Party on the Nettlebed Commons – Sunday 14th January

Email pthamory@gmail.com if you have any questions or for further info. This Sunday 14th January Patrick Amory is leading a drop-in work party on the Nettlebed Commons.  We will be there from 11-4pm and keen for as many who might be interested to come and join - whether you are looking for a work-out before lunch, something to get your children outside for or because you love our wonderful Commons - come and help clear scrub, improve the habitats for the rare and threatened species we have and build enormous piles for bug hotels.  Our Ecologist, Rod D’Ayala will be there directing operations and answering questions.  The more volunteers the merrier. All ages welcome.  Drop by for an hour before lunch, or for an afternoon’s exercise, or both.  Bring warm clothes, bow saws, gloves or just your willing bare hands.  We will be meeting on Priest Hill, roughly here:  ( https://goo.gl/maps/pS2nN4G3ftp ) Email pthamory@gmail.com if you have any questions or for further info....
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Chilterns Survey and Chilterns AONB Management Plan Review

Reply to:  Emma van Dijk, Communications Officer, Chilterns Conservation Board Email: evandijk@chilternsaonb.org 01844 355521   A very Happy New Year from the Chilterns Conservation Board. Today, we are launching a survey on the Chilterns.  We want to hear from local organisations and members of the public about what they value about the Chilterns, what their concerns are and what the priorities should be for the future.   The link to the survey is here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/FutureOfTheChilterns This survey will form part of our review of the Chilterns AONB Management Plan working with a range of partners.  As an important stakeholder in the AONB we are very keen to involve you in this process.  A first consultation on a draft plan will take place from May, and we will ensure you have the opportunity to comment at that time.  Suggested text for sharing on social media: Tell us why the #Chilterns are important to you – what do you value about the area, what concerns you and what...
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Free ink cartridges for HP 940XL

I recently junked my old HP printer but I have some print cartridges left over if anyone would like them. There's a black and a yellow unopened and also the black, yellow, magenta and blue that I took out of the printer before junking it.  Probably dried up but who knows? If anyone would like them please let me know.  I'll keep them until this coming Friday 5 Jan.  Min McLoughlin 01491 641072,  07950-100653...
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What to do with your Christmas tree

What to do with your Christmas tree If you're a garden waste customer... We'll come and collect it on your first brown bin collection after Christmas, which is Tuesday 16th January - just put it out next to your brown bin.  Please don't put it in the bin as it's often difficult for the crews to get out. If you're not a garden waste customer... Drop it off at one of these special collection points: Before Sunday 14 January Christmas Common - The Tree Barn Henley - Toad Hall Nuneham Courney - Notcutts Garden Centre Sonning Common - Herb Farm ...
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Survey on an increase in council tax to help protect operational policing is launched

Respond to:  https://www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/police-funding-survey-have-your-say/   The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, has today launched a survey seeking public views on an increase in the police element of the council tax by £1 a month (for a band D property). On Tuesday 19th December the Home Secretary announced a substantial £450 million increase in police funding across England and Wales. However, this funding package assumes that all PCCs will raise the police element of council tax by £1 a month (or £12 a year) for a band D property which, collectively, will raise £270 million of the £450 million increase. This settlement will allow forces to continue to provide an effective service in their critical work to fight crime and protect the public. At present around 60% of Thames Valley Police’s £393 million annual policing budget is funded by central government, with the policing element of council tax making up the remainder. Since 2010/11 the police grant has been cut by...
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