Christmas Day 10.30am at St Bartholomew’s

25th December, Christmas Day:10:30 Holy Communion at St. Bartholomew's, NettlebedWe are really looking forward to being able to celebrate Christmas Day in our church this year, but in order to ensure social distancing we will need to allocate seating in advance.Please could you let me know by reply to this email if you would like to come, confirming how many people are in your party (and in your bubble so you can sit together). I would be really grateful if you could reply as soon as you are able and if possible by midday on Wednesday 23rd as I will need to work out a seating plan to allow as many people as possible to attend.Face masks must be worn whilst you are in church, hand sanitiser will be available at the door, and the seating plan will allocate space between groups in the pews.Look forward to hearing from you!Wishing you all a wonderfully happy Christmas despite this strangest...
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Nettlebed Art and Craft Show

Nettlebed Art Society members have taken the sad decision to cancel this year's Art and Craft Show, which was due to take place on 1st and 2nd August in Nettlebed Community School Hall. We will announce dates for next year later on when Covid-19 has abated. Meanwhile, whilst all are in isolation, there is a wonderful opportunity to be creative in preparation for 2021 so that we can put on the best show ever. We would like to thank all those who support us by advertising in our catalogue, and all of you who come and make purchases during the show. We apologise to all those charities and groups to whom we usually make a donation. Hopefully all will be back to normal next year. We can be contacted for further information via the nettlebed.org website...
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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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Oxfordshire Youth Opportunity Fund… your community’s chance to bid for funding

Click here to view flyer Oxfordshire Youth Opportunity Fund… your community’s chance to bid for funding Voluntary and community organisations are being invited to bid for portions of Oxfordshire County Council’s new £1m two-year grant fund: Youth Opportunity Fund. Feedback from Oxfordshire residents points to strong support for improving community-run youth services. This new fund is available to help existing projects expand and new ones get started. Grants of up to £70,000 are available. By offering start-up funding in previous years, the council has already helped many community-run groups provide support for young children and families. Now we aim to do the same for youth services. Community-run youth schemes complement the work of the county council’s children’s services department, which targets resources at young people at risk of abuse and neglect. People in neighbourhoods, towns and villages know best what is good for their community and where they would like to see improvements. Now they have the chance to start or grow existing opportunities for young people in their communities. For further information on how to submit a bid to the Youth Opportunity Fund: Website:...
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