Category Archives: General

artist trail through Watchfield P18/V2788/FUL

 

P18/V2788/FUL Artistic trail through the village

Watchfield Parish Council FULLY SUPPORTS this application. The project has been overseen by the Vale of White Horse District Council’s Arts Officer using S106 developer money sought by the District Council specifically for this purpose.

Consultations with the village have been as part of the Community Led Plan and ALL villagers were invited to join various groups as a result of the Plan, including Public Works of Art. The group and Arts Officer provided a brief to artists based on the Community Plan and public consultation events, to which EVERYONE was invited. The Arts Officer invited a list of known artists to submit examples of their work and ideas for Watchfield. A shortlist of artists were invited to a OPEN event to present their proposals. Those attending were asked to contribute their thoughts on the proposals and the locations for the works.

The artist responsible for the works indicated by this proposal was asked to produce a series of works based on the consultations, reflecting the history of the village – ancient to modern. Open stone carving workshops were advertised to EVERYONE and hundreds of residents participated in sessions at Watchfield School, Watchfield Village Hall, Root & Branch, Jubilee Centre and Watchfield Fete in 2017. All the designs from the residents have been incorporated into the works. Updates on the Public Works of Art have been on show at the Annual Village Assemblies of 2016, 17 and 18.

Those opposing the works may not have participated in the consultations. Objections based on the works not reflecting the history of the village do not take into consideration the location of the works reflecting the Anglo-Saxon history are to placed in the older part of the village. The village has evolved over many years and more rapidly in recent years. There has been much development and in-fill around Oak Road, Chapel Hill and Oxford Square as well as Star Lane and Majors Road.

Watchfield Parish Council supports the wishes of the villagers who participated in the consultations and looks forward to welcoming these works of art.

Changes to bin collection days in Vale of White Horse over Christmas and New Year

Residents in Vale of White Horse are being reminded that their waste and recycling collections will change over the Christmas and New Year period.

The information on the changes and on what to do with extra recycling and food waste at this time of year is on our website .

There are also details on the website about how people can recycle their real Christmas trees.

Brown bin collections (garden waste) will be suspended over the Christmas period, while crews concentrate on collecting all the extra waste from Christmas. Garden waste customers will receive an extra collection in the spring to make up for this.

If the district is affected by bad weather, all the latest information about bin collections will be posted on the council’s:

 

Communications

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400

www.southoxon.gov.uk | @southoxon

www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk | @whitehorsedc

TTRO (T6172) Temporary Road Closure Watchfield, Oak Road

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at Watchfield, Oak Road SN6 8TD

 A request has been received from Wales and West Utilities for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Oak Road whilst Gas Mains works are carried out.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate from the 4 March 2019 up to and including the 8 March 2019

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor.

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and also the alternative routes for traffic is attached.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Wales and West Utilities

 

 

 

Vale News November 2018

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION

FREE Christmas parking

We’re providing FREE parking in our district council owned car parks in the run up to Christmas.  Take advantage of this offer up to Christmas Eve and enjoy shopping locally to buy the perfect gifts in the wide range of independent shops we have in our towns.

You can park for free at the following locations and dates:

  • Abingdon – every Saturday from 1 December
  • Faringdon – every Saturday from 1 December
  • Wantage – every Friday from 30 November

You can find out the list of our car parks on our website.

 

Christmas waste collections

Don’t forget that your waste collection days will change over Christmas and New Year – to find out when your bins will be emptied please see our Christmas collection dates.

You can get all this information at your fingertips by downloading our smartphone app, Binzone. Just search Binzone on your phone’s appstore.

What to do with your extra waste

You’ll probably have extra waste over Christmas and most of this can be recycled. You can put out extra recycling in a cardboard box or clear sack next to your green wheelie bin. Extra food waste can be put into a thin plastic or compostable bag and left on top of your food bin. See our website for more information.

Christmas tree recycling

If you are signed up to our garden waste service, you can put your real Christmas tree out next to your brown bin on your scheduled garden waste collection days in January.

The maximum size of tree for collection is 6ft. If it is bigger than that then please cut it to pieces which are less than 6ft before putting out for collection.

If you’re not a garden waste customer please see whitehorsedc.gov.uk/christmastrees to find out where your nearest Christmas tree collection point is.

Be prepared for winter weather

To make sure you are not caught out by the weather this winter visit whitehorsedc.gov.uk/winter for some advice on what to do if conditions take a turn for the worse.

 

 

Ask for Angela provides reassurance for pub goers

If you’re on a date or out celebrating Christmas or the New Year in one of the many pubs or bars in our town centres this Christmas, help will be at hand if things take a turn for the worse.

In many licensed venues in the Vale, if you feel uncomfortable you can now go to the bar and ask; “Is Angela in?”. Staff will then offer discreet help, such as keeping an eye on you, calling a friend, relative or taxi, or the police – or simply help you to leave the building via an alternative exit.

To find out which venues are signed up to Ask for Angela visit whitehorsedc.gov.uk/askforangela

 

A Safe Place to go

Being in a town centre can be quite a daunting experience, this can be especially true in the run up to Christmas when it’s a lot busier with people trying to find that all important present.

If someone does feel vulnerable it’s therefore important that they have someone to go to for help.

That’s why many of our town centre locations are now registered as Safe Places.  This means that if someone does need help then trained staff will be available to offer support and will contact a family member, adult social care, or the police, for assistance and keep them safe until they arrive.

Safe Place locations are identified by a distinctive orange and yellow Safe Place window sticker, you can also find out where they are by visiting safeplaces.org.uk.

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

www.southoxon.gov.uk | @southoxon

www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk | @whitehorsedc

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