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Thames Valley Police Open Day


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.”


South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400 | @southoxon | @whitehorsedc

Parish Council Vacancy

Dear Parishioners

There is an opening on the Parish Council and all residents are invited to apply for the post if they wish to join the Parish Council.

Attached is the notification of the post and the guidelines on the opening of the position.

WPC meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month (except in August when no meeting is held!) in the Village Hall at 19:30hrs.

If you would like further information please do contact the clerk at

Parish council Casual Vacancy guidance – Ruth Holman