This page will be kept up to date with any news
and events for the parish and information that
is posted on the notice boards.
recycling centres consultation
Oxfordshire County Council is implementing the
Household Waste Recycling Centre strategy that
was passed by cabinet in December 2015, which
includes procuring a new management contract to
operate the HWRC sites. OCC would like to know
residents views on ways they can make savings or
create income from HWRC sites. These ideas
could change what waste is accepted on site,
opening hours or the level of service the
There is a consultation on these proposals
running from 14th July to 11th
August 2016 for all Oxfordshire householders to
comment on, and is available online at
Parish Clerk and
Responsible Financial Officer vacancy.
Sydenham Parish Council are seeking a parish
clerk to support their activities in the local
community. This is a part time role,
predominately working from home. Please
here for full details, including hours and
Events are being held
across Oxfordshire to encourage people to ‘drop
in’ and have an informal conversation with NHS
clinicians and staff to share their ideas on how
NHS services in Oxfordshire can deliver high
quality care now and in the future.
To find out about the events or to have your
say, please click
here. The events are drop-in sessions and do
not require you to book.
SODC Local Plan
2032 - Preferred Options Consultation
SODC is carrying out more consultation on its
new Local Plan. The consultation, which proposes
housing numbers and distribution amongst the
towns and villages, is now open, running until
19 August 2016.
Leader John Cotton says "This is one of the most
important consultations we have ever run and we
need engagement from everyone: parish
councillors, neighbourhood plan groups,
residents and businesses. We know that we have
to deliver more homes and if we plan well, we
can meet the targets without having developments
forced on us at planning appeals by Government
"The document is the starting point and we need
to hear what everyone thinks so that we can get
the final plan right.
"We have made a conscious decision to put
neighbourhood planning at the forefront in
helping us create a plan that is realistic and
deliverable and meets the needs of our
communities. It is crucial that people take this
opportunity to tell us whether we're moving in
the right direction.
Please let us have your thoughts and ideas and
encourage your friends and neighbours to do so
The consultation can be found on the SODC
website by following the Quick link on the home
page 'Have your say - council consultations' and
then the 'live consultations' link. You will
also be able to respond at Presentation Events,
libraries and Parish and Town Council Offices.
Mobile Library Service in Oxfordshire
Regretfully, the mobile library service in
Oxfordshire will cease to operate in September
2016. The last round of visits will begin on
Monday 5 September 2016 and the final day of the
service will be Friday 16 September 2016.
Oxfordshire County Council will work with
service users to find alternative ways for them
to continue accessing library services in the
future through the network of 43 library
buildings, online library services, and the Home
For further details of library services please
Waste – Garden Waste Discounts
If residents sign up to the garden waste service
in June or July, they'll get 10 per cent off
their annual fee. Existing garden waste
customers can order an extra bin at the
discounted rate. Full details are
available on the
Update from Oxfordshire
County Council regarding the bus service review
- the number 40 and 280 services will
continue to run with the same
level of service.
Oxford Local Enterprise
Partnership is undertaking a refresh of the
Strategic Economic Plan for Oxfordshire. Your
views are welcomed. Please click
here for more details and to submit your
Thames Valley Police are
alerting residents to a courier fraud scam -
here for details and click
here for the downloadable prompt cards.
Neighbourhood Plan Meeting
There was a great turn out for the village
meeting on the 28th January, with
representation from throughout the village
including both the Kingston Stert and Emmington
areas. We were joined by Charlotte Colver,
Planning Policy Officer (Neighbourhood) from
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse
District Councils to present what the plans
involve and answer questions. A full report
from the meeting can be read in the February
newsletter, which as well as being delivered
throughout the parish is also available to read
on the website via
One of the next steps is to review some example
plans. Two such plans can be seen via the these
links for the villages of
Several queries regarding the Thame
Neighbourhood plan were raised at the meeting.
Thame Town Council website is very
informative and gives the option of registering
for weekly E-newsletters.
Police is proud to announce the redesign of
Horsewatch, the scheme that allows horse owners
and those with equine interests to keep updated
on what is happening in the local area.
here for details.
The Forget Me Knot Cafe - a
Monday morning Café to provide information,
peer support and fun activities for people
suffering with dementia, mental health issues,
old age or isolation. All welcome - come along
with your carer, we would love to meet you.
We meet twice monthly 10.30-12.30pm at Chinnor
Village Centre. Please see
this link for full details.
For the May Thame Neighbourhood Policing Team newsletter
To report potholes or
other road problems please follow
this link or telephone the Highways
department on 0845 310 11 11.
Thame and Wheatley Ramblers
organise a series of walks in the area - please
for details of the July to September
here for details of the Oxfordshire
Batteries can now be
recycled on your fortnightly
recycling collection day.
Household batteries, such as
6v batteries, 9v batteries
(transistor batteries), D, C
AA, AAA and button batteries
(watch batteries) as well as
mobile phone batteries,
laptop batteries and lithium
batteries with tape across
the terminals should be
placed into a small, clear
plastic bag (such as a
sandwich bag or food bag),
and placed on top of your
green bin on recycling week.
Waste crews will take them
away for recycling.
As a result of national
changes to the Blue Badge scheme (for disabled
parking) there are adjustments to the process
for Blue Badge applicants in Oxfordshire.
For full details please click
The NHS in England is
introducing the NHS Care Records Service to
improve the safety and quality of patient care.
here for further information.
For details of household
waste collection dates, please click
Thames Valley Crimestoppers
is an independent charity that provides the
public with an anonymous way to give information
on crime. Please see their poster
South Vale Carers Centre
offer services and support for unpaid carers of
all ages. For details, please see
Oxfordshire Carers’ Forum are a charity based in
Abingdon who provide support and services to
Carers all over Oxfordshire. If you would like
to see more details about their service please
free phone helpline has been set up to advise
residents in Oxfordshire how to cut their energy
bills. Please see
here for details.