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Recycling roadshows coming to a town near you next week

Recycling experts from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be out and about myth-busting over what can and can’t be recycled in the districts as part of National Recycle Week 2018.

Events are planned across southern Oxfordshire next week which will give residents the chance to ask the experts about recycling collections and what happens to the recycling after waste crews have collected it.

The district councils’ officers will be at special recycling stalls, giving out advice and recycling goodies between 10am and 2pm, at the following places:

·         Monday 24 September – Waitrose, St Martin’s St, Wallingford

·         Tuesday 25 September – Thame Market in Upper High St

·         Wednesday 26 September – Abingdon Community Free Space shop in Bury St

·         Thursday 27 September – Wantage Leisure Centre in Portway

·         Friday 28 September – Asda, London Rd, Wheatley

It is the 15th Recycle Week (24 – 30 September) organised by WRAP* as part of the Recycle Now national recycling campaign for England.  This year’s theme is ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters.’ with an emphasis on plastic items.

Cllr Roger Cox, leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “Residents in the districts are keen recyclers. Over the years the councils have expanded their recycling services, with the additions of small electricals and textiles to the kerbside collection and most recently the introduction of the new cooking oil recycling service. These events during Recycle Week offer residents the opportunity to speak to experts face to face and ask any questions they have about recycling and the waste collection services.”

Cllr Caroline Newton, South Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet Member for waste and recycling, said: “Up to 80 per cent of household waste can be recycled and the councils offer lots of recycling information online, including our Binzone app which gives details of collections and of individual items which can be recycled. Recycle Week is a good opportunity to remind residents of the benefits of recycling and how the council can help people do even more to reduce waste.”

More information about waste and recycling can be found on the councils’ recycling pages

·         People can also download the Binzone app to smartphones or tablets which will tell what can and can’t be recycled and also when bins are due to be collected.

*WRAP – Waste and Resources Action Programme is a registered charity set up to promote sustainable waste management

 

Communications

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400

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Recycling experts from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be out and about myth-busting over what can and can’t be recycled in the districts as part of National Recycle Week 2018.

Events are planned across southern Oxfordshire next week which will give residents the chance to ask the experts about recycling collections and what happens to the recycling after waste crews have collected it.

The district councils’ officers will be at special recycling stalls, giving out advice and recycling goodies between 10am and 2pm, at the following places:

·         Monday 24 September – Waitrose, St Martin’s St, Wallingford

·         Tuesday 25 September – Thame Market in Upper High St

·         Wednesday 26 September – Abingdon Community Free Space shop in Bury St

·         Thursday 27 September – Wantage Leisure Centre in Portway

·         Friday 28 September – Asda, London Rd, Wheatley

It is the 15th Recycle Week (24 – 30 September) organised by WRAP* as part of the Recycle Now national recycling campaign for England.  This year’s theme is ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters.’ with an emphasis on plastic items.

Cllr Roger Cox, leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “Residents in the districts are keen recyclers. Over the years the councils have expanded their recycling services, with the additions of small electricals and textiles to the kerbside collection and most recently the introduction of the new cooking oil recycling service. These events during Recycle Week offer residents the opportunity to speak to experts face to face and ask any questions they have about recycling and the waste collection services.”

Cllr Caroline Newton, South Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet Member for waste and recycling, said: “Up to 80 per cent of household waste can be recycled and the councils offer lots of recycling information online, including our Binzone app which gives details of collections and of individual items which can be recycled. Recycle Week is a good opportunity to remind residents of the benefits of recycling and how the council can help people do even more to reduce waste.”

More information about waste and recycling can be found on the councils’ recycling pages

·         People can also download the Binzone app to smartphones or tablets which will tell what can and can’t be recycled and also when bins are due to be collected.

*WRAP – Waste and Resources Action Programme is a registered charity set up to promote sustainable waste management

 

Communications

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400

www.southoxon.gov.uk | @southoxon

www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk | @whitehorsedc

Press notice – August Bank Holiday bin collection

Householders are being reminded by Vale of White Horse District Council of changes to their bin collections during the week following Bank Holiday Monday.

There will be no bin collections on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August. Everyone’s bins will then be collected one day later than usual.

This includes households who normally have their bins emptied on a Friday – crews will be working on Saturday 1 September to catch up.

In Vale of White Horse this is food waste and rubbish (grey bin) collection week.

See Bank Holiday Collections for further information.

  • For more information on waste collections download our Binzoneapp which tells you all about your bins and waste collections. Just search for Binzone on the google play store on android smartphones or tablets or the apple Appstore on iPhones or iPads.
  • New! We can now collect cooking oil placed in a plastic bottle (no bigger than 1 litre) from inside your food waste caddy. We can only collect from plastic bottles and cannot accept oil in glass bottles/jars or any other container.

 

Communications

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400

www.southoxon.gov.uk | @southoxon

www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk | @whitehorsedc

Press notice – September special offer for older swimmers – Vale of White Horse

Residents of southern Oxfordshire aged 60 and over can sign up for a month’s swimming for just £5 thanks to a special September offer from South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils and ‘Better’ leisure centres.

Would-be swimmers simply register for the offer by visiting the GO Active Gold website or by calling 01235 422219 by 27 September.

Once they have received confirmation they can visit the participating leisure centres throughout September to swim as many times as they like for a one-off payment of £5. The month-long swim deal will start from the date of the first swim.

The scheme is part of the district councils’ GO Active Gold programme, funded by Sport England, which aims to increase health and well-being among people aged 60 and over living in rural areas across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.

The participating centres are:

  • Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield
  • Didcot Wave
  • Faringdon Leisure Centre
  • Henley Leisure Centre
  • Thame Leisure Centre
  • Wantage Leisure Centre
  • White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Abingdon

Cllr Alice Badcock, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “Swimming is fun and a great way to get active and keep healthy.  This is a fantastic offer – for less than the cost of two sessions, people can swim as many times as they want during the month and everyone who signs up get free guest passes, so friends and family can join too.”

Cllr Lynn Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Leisure at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “Since launching in 2016, GO Active Gold has helped thousands of older people in rural areas get more active. The £5 swimming offer is just the latest offering from this great project.”

Thames Valley Police Open Day

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This year’s Thames Valley Police Open Day will be taking place on Saturday 18 August, celebrating 50 years since the formation of the force.

 

Please could you promote the event using the attached poster?

 

The event will be taking place at TVP’s Training Centre in Sulhamstead, Berkshire (post code RG7 4DX).

 

From 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm), stalls will be promoting the very best of what TVP has to offer and showcasing the work that the force has carried out for the past 50 years.

 

Some of the highlights include:

  • Arena displays, including the public order team combined with the mounted section
  • Children’s fancy dress competition – come dressed in a police themed costume to be in with the chance of winning a fabulous prize
  • Pat and chat with the mounted section – A chance to meet officers and their horses
  • See the force helicopter and meet the pilots
  • Learn about different departments
  • Visit the police museum

 

This year there will be two entrances for visitors at South Drive and White Lodge.

 

Due to this, it is important that you follow the signs to the event. The roads will be busy and narrow country lanes can make it difficult to turn around if you go the wrong way.

 

Car parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Assistance dogs are permitted, other visitors with dogs will be turned away and dogs must not be left in vehicles.

 

On entry to the event bag searches will be taking place.

 

This is a free event.

 

For further information in the lead up to the event, please visit our Facebook and Twitter channels.

 

Thank you for your help in advance.

 

Kind Regards,

Caitlin Rosetti

 

Caitlin Rosetti, C4063

Corporate Communications

Telephone 01865 542 052 | Internal 300 6578

Thames Valley Police HQ, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 2NX

Medical waste in recycling bins

Residents in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse areas are being strongly reminded not to put medical waste in their recycling bins after medical syringes (pictured) were discovered in recycling put out by a South Oxfordshire resident.

At the recycling plant used by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils, workers separate some items by hand and it was fortunate that the needles did not cause injury or infection on this occasion.

Cllr Caroline Newton, Cabinet member for Environmental Services for South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “We do not accept medical waste for recycling. We are urging people never to put needles or any medical waste into their recycling bin.”

Cllr Elaine Ware, Cabinet member for Environmental Services for Vale of White Horse District Council added: “If people need a clinical waste collection we recommend they speak to their GP surgery or healthcare practice who can arrange a collection with us, so it can be disposed of safely.”

Communications

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400

www.southoxon.gov.uk | @southoxon

www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk | @whitehorsedc