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Tidy Team

Our Brilliant Tidy Team have cut back the hedge on Volunteer Way!

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Did you spot an area that might need a visit from Tidy Team?

Contact Sally at Sally@faringdontowncouncil .gov.uk

D Day Ceremony

There will be a ceremony on June 6th at 7.30pm at the War Memorial in the Market Place, Faringdon to commemorate D-Day – All Welcome

BIG Volunteer Event & Children’s Clothes sale

TOMORROW (SATURDAY) Come and learn about volunteer opportunities and grab a bargain at the Children and baby 50p sale. The weather may be against outside stalls tomorrow but please still come and see us, we will move the sale into the warm and dry in the Corn Exchange with the Volunteer event!

Thank you Litter Pickers

A huge thank you to the Faringdon Volunteer litter pickers for their hard work on Saturday. They collected a truck full of rubbish and the Town looks a lot tidier because of you!

Volunteer Event

The “Big Volunteer Event” is being organised by Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) in partnership with Faringdon Council and is a fantastic opportunity for Faringdon based voluntary organisations to promote themselves and their volunteering opportunities and meet potential volunteers.

Its also an opportunity to find out how Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) and the Faringdon Town Council can help support volunteers to find their ideal volunteering opportunity and help organisations to develop their “offering” and recruit potential volunteers.

OCVA helps communities by supporting and empowering volunteers, networks, partnerships and non-profit organisations big and small.

Faringdon Council takes a lead role in community development. It supports and encourage the establishment of new clubs, particularly for youth groups and the elderly, such as playgroups, neighbourhood watches and adult literacy schemes. The Town Council strives to include the socially isolated and the vulnerable within these community projects and volunteers and events such as The Big Volunteer Event play a key part in that.

The Mayor of the Town Council, Cllr. Dr Mike Wise, states that “It is an opportunity for Faringdon to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity and encouraging the community to think about all the different kinds of volunteering opportunities available. From trustees and campaigners to carers and fundraisers, the town thrives, in these difficult times, thanks to the contribution of its many different volunteers.

“It promises to be a wonderful local, community focused event that is family friendly and that matches volunteers with local volunteering opportunities that make a real difference to Faringdon and help build a real sense of community.” says Cllr. Kiera Bentley, Chair of OCVA and councillor  

At the event there will be up to 25 stall holders of “not for profit” or voluntary organisations that deliver services in Faringdon promoting the work they do and recruiting volunteers for their services.

There will also be a number of the fun activities as well as a community café, music and stalls in the centre of Farigdon.

It’s anticipated up to 300 people from the local community will attend the event.

The event will take place at The Corn Exchange, Corn Market, Faringdon on Saturday 8th June from 10am to 1.30pm. However, stall holders are expected to be there at 9.00 am for a briefing and to set up their table / stand. 

If you are interested in having a stall or want further details, please contact  Tariq Khandoker, Development Officer, OCVA, Email: vol@ocva.org.uk.   

To book visit:
https://ocva.org.uk/2019/05/16/are-you-interested-in-having-a-stall-at-faringdons-big-volunteer-event-on-saturday-8th-june/

Message from Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Home Care is a vital service that keeps people living in their homes for as long as possible. Oxfordshire County Council is reviewing Home Care Services (for example, washing, dressing, medication prompting service) it buys from providers in Oxfordshire. We are holding a workshop for about 50 people on the 3 June from 10am to 1pm. The audience will consist of, people who receive Home Care, providers of Home Care and people who work in Health and Adult Social Care. The workshop’s purpose is to set the scene for the review and discuss key themes, for example, Home Care Standards and managing increasing needs.

We are looking for people/ or representative carers across Oxfordshire who:

  • Receive Home Care now, following an assessment from Social Services or Continuing Health Care
  • Struggle to find Home Care, for example needed to wait in hospital for Home Care before they could be discharged
  • Self -funders of Home Care – people who buy and pay for the service directly from the provider.
  • People/ representative carers of people with different needs, for example high physical needs, dementia etc.

Please contact Maryse Pomlett by email on maryse.pomlett@oxfordshire.gov.uk to express an interest in attending. Thank You we look forward to hearing from you.