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The Place UPDATE

Hello everyone! We have excellent news.
An agreement has been negotiated, drafted and is ready to be signed for Spurgeons Children Charity to return to Faringdon and deliver Children’s services for our families. Spurgeons will initially run various stay and play sessions all day on Thursdays in the Pump House Project and will also outreach in other venues in the Town on other days. Spurgeons will need to recruit two experienced family workers so these sessions will start in January 2018. We will post details as soon as we have them. We are sorry that this has taken such a long time to organise but we wanted to make sure that the service that the Place provided was the one that the Town wanted and needed.
If you would like further information please contact Sally Thurston 
While you are waiting for your new Family Project to begin there are lots of sessions in the Town including a temporary Stay and Play group at The Pump House Project and of course all of the sessions Faringdon Town Council Youth Service Offer.

July 31, 2017

Break In at the Pump House Faringdon Thursday 27th July

There was a break in at the Pump House between the hours of 5pm Thursday 27th July and 8.30am Friday 28th July.

Thieves used a ladder from a neighbouring property to gain access by forcing entry through a first floor window at the rear of the property. Two safes were stolen, one of which was extremely heavy and would need at least two people to lift.

If anyone has any information please call 101 quoting crime reference number: 4317223176. You can also report any information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please be vigilant in securing your own properties. Make sure you lock up any ladders and keep your windows secure.

Road Closure – A420 Buckland and Pusey

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure – at A420 Buckland and Pusey

 In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the road as detailed above in order to facilitate carriageway maintenance works.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 9 August 2017 for 3 nights (20:00 – 06:00).

 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. 

 SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Via A415, A338, A417 and vice versa

 Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Tim Belton or Vanessa Buckley, OCC Highways & Transport on 0345 310 11 11.





2 million Dementia Friends

Today we recieved feedback that a campaign Faringdon Town Council took part in has reach 2 million Dementia Friends! That’s 2 million people across the country who are taking action to help people affected by dementia.

Faringdon Town Council Staff and Councillors doing our Dementia Friends Training back in March

Dementia Friends was launched in 2013 to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding which means that many people with the condition can face social exclusion. Today, it has become the UK’s biggest ever social movement with one in every 30 people in England, Northern Ireland and Wales involved.

But there is still more work to do. We need you to keep spreading the word about Dementia Friends and encourage your friends and family to join. Together we can end the stigma around dementia once and for all.

Join in the celebrations and tell everyone you know about Dementia Friends on social media using #DementiaFriends

Would you be interested in doing this free 1 hour training session and becoming a Dementia Friend? If so please complete the form below as we hope to put on a session in Faringdon very soon.


AAA Trip

Our Access All Areas Youth Group had a fantastic time on the Annual Cotswold Wildlife Park trip. We would like to say a huge thank you to Faringdon Rotary Club for their support to make this trip a possibility and of course our wonderful staff and volunteers.