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Notice of Temporary Traffic Order Faringdon, Buckland Road SN7 8RF

OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Section 14(1)

Notice of Temporary Traffic Order

Faringdon, Buckland Road SN7 8RF

Prohibition of Through Traffic

Date of Order: 22/10/2018

Coming into force: 29/10/2018

This Order is being introduced because of fiber optic cables installation works which are anticipated to take till 14/11/2018 to complete. The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding in the whole length of the un-named road to Chimney leading east off Buckland road at Isle of Wight Bridge.

Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force. Exemptions are included for emergency services and for the works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of road.

The alternative route for traffic is via Bull street, Aston, Bampton Road (B4449), Aston Road to Buckland Road and vice-versa.

This Order will remain in force for a maximum period of 18 months or until the works have been completed whichever is the sooner.

Traffic Regulations Team (Ref T5927/MR) for the Director for Infrastructure Delivery, County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND. 0345 310 1111.

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Faringdon Health Centre now ready for 4,000 additional patients

David Burn, Faringdon Patient Group member, cuts the ribbon on the £¼ million Health Centre upgrade.

Faringdon Health Centre now ready for 4,000 additional patients

After four months of intense building work, a group of patients has cut the ribbon on the Faringdon Health Centre’s £¼ million upgrade. In recognition of their enthusiastic and persistent support for the project, the doctors invited the town’s Patient Group to perform the Grand Opening. Senior Partner Dr Anna Douglas said “Our Patient Group has been so effective in fighting for the vital funds to make this building ready for 4,000 additional patients, that they are the perfect people to open our wonderful Health Centre.” Which at least one patient agreed with, commenting, “Everything about the look and feel of the new Medical Centre says that we patients are important and central to its purpose.”

The volunteer, award-winning Faringdon Patient Group works with the Practice as “critical friends” to represent the needs and views of patients. Marcus Lapthorn, a founder member of the group, explains “We are delighted that our additional pressure on the NHS, health regulators and even politicians has helped our excellent Health Centre finally get the funding they needed to make this building suitable for the predicted 25% growth in local patient numbers. And we are really honoured to open this thoughtfully improved building.”

 The Health Centre opened in 2002 with a capacity for 12,000 patients. The roll is now 16,000 with 20,000 expected within four years. The official opening was on 20th September 2018.

The £250,000 building extension and refurbishment was jointly funded by the Partners and NHS. Despite the early failure of the NHS-appointed builder, the work was completed on time and under budget, with the Health Centre’s staff acting as project managers.

The upgraded building provides 12 GP consulting rooms, 8 rooms for nurses and 2 treatment/clinic rooms. Patients will find the enlarged building better laid out and much more user-friendly.

The Faringdon Health Centre is one of the few Oxfordshire Practices able to guarantee same-day appointments for all patients requiring attention.

The Faringdon Patient Group won first prize, in a national competition, for their 2016 survey into midwifery needs. The group was also directly involved in the CQC regulatory body’s recent complimentary assessment of the Faringdon Practice.

More info. Please contact the Practice Manager, Caroline Beaney on 01367 242 388

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faringdon, Southampton Street, Public toilet, SN7 7AZ.

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE

NOTICE

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, that the Oxfordshire County Council

TEMPORARILY PROHIBITS THE USE OF THE HIGHWAY

BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES

LOCATION:         Faringdon, Southampton Street, Public Toilet SN7 7AZ

REASON:            ACTIVE LEAK – Main Clamp 0 to 6″ Cway

DURATION:         Starting on 19/09/2018

The anticipated completion date is 23/09/2018  (Traffic Regulation Notices cover a maximum of 5 consecutive days)

ACCESS:             Limited access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for frontages within the closed section of road, subject to the progress of the works

Bank Holiday Bin Collections

Householders are being reminded by Vale of White Horse District Council of changes to their bin collections during the week following Bank Holiday Monday.

There will be no bin collections on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August. Everyone’s bins will then be collected one day later than usual.

This includes households who normally have their bins emptied on a Friday – crews will be working on Saturday 1 September to catch up.

In Vale of White Horse this is food waste and rubbish (grey bin) collection week.

See Bank Holiday Collections for further information.

  • For more information on waste collections download our Binzoneapp which tells you all about your bins and waste collections. Just search for Binzone on the google play store on android smartphones or tablets or the apple Appstore on iPhones or iPads.
  • New! We can now collect cooking oil placed in a plastic bottle (no bigger than 1 litre) from inside your food waste caddy. We can only collect from plastic bottles and cannot accept oil in glass bottles/jars or any other container.

 

Communications

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400

Swim for a month for £5!!

Residents of southern Oxfordshire aged 60 and over can sign up for a month’s swimming for just £5 thanks to a special September offer from South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils and ‘Better’ leisure centres.

Would-be swimmers simply register for the offer by visiting the GO Active Gold website or by calling 01235 422219 by 27 September.

Once they have received confirmation they can visit the participating leisure centres throughout September to swim as many times as they like for a one-off payment of £5. The month-long swim deal will start from the date of the first swim.

The scheme is part of the district councils’ GO Active Gold programme, funded by Sport England, which aims to increase health and well-being among people aged 60 and over living in rural areas across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.

The participating centres are:

  • Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield
  • Didcot Wave
  • Faringdon Leisure Centre
  • Henley Leisure Centre
  • Thame Leisure Centre
  • Wantage Leisure Centre
  • White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Abingdon

Cllr Alice Badcock, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “Swimming is fun and a great way to get active and keep healthy.  This is a fantastic offer – for less than the cost of two sessions, people can swim as many times as they want during the month and everyone who signs up get free guest passes, so friends and family can join too.”

Cllr Lynn Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Leisure at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “Since launching in 2016, GO Active Gold has helped thousands of older people in rural areas get more active. The £5 swimming offer is just the latest offering from this great project.”

Notes for editors:

Picture shows: Back – Stuart Sutherland assistant manager at Faringdon Leisure Centre, middle – Ashley Chapman, GO Active Activator and Cllr Roger Cox, leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council. Front – Megan Horwood community sport manager for Better Leisure and Cllr Alice Badcock, cabinet member for leisure at Vale of White Horse District Council.

This offer is not available to existing ‘Better’ members or those that have held a membership in the previous three months. This offer has limited availability, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Since 2016 GO Active Gold has reached more than 3,000 residents across 48 rural communities. 29 new communities have been added for 2018 – for details about where and when activities are taking place please visit the GO Active Gold website.

 

 

Communications

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400

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Marlborough Street Road Closure

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, that the Oxfordshire County Council

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

             LOCATION:               Faringdon:

                                                  Road Closure: Marlborough Street

                                                  No Waiting and Suspension of the One Way: Bromsgrove

                                                  Enforcement of Temporary One Way: London Street

                         

            REASON:                   To facilitate highway resurfacing and maintainance

 

DURATION: Starting on 28 August 2018 the anticipated completion date is 4 September 2018. This closure will be in action between 20:00 and 06:00 daily (Traffic Regulation Notices cover a maximum of 5 consecutive days)

 ACCESS:  Limited access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for frontages within the closed section of road, subject to the progress of the works

 The “No Waiting” restriction means that wherever there are in place yellow “No Waiting” cones or other “No Waiting” markings, you will not be able to park vehicles on the highway.

   SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:

                        London Street, Gloucester Road, A417, Gravel Walk, Station Road

                        Station Road, Gravel Walk, A417, Gloucester Road, London Street

                                                  Dependent on direction of one way restriction

 Owen Jenkins, Director for Infrastructure Delivery

Communities Date: 08/08/2018

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Pilgrimage 90 (GP90)

Faringdon Town Council are proud to have given a grant to enable two Faringdon & District Royal British Legion Representatives to attend the Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90) at the Menin Gate Ypres, last week. Tom Scrivens, standard bearer and Bill Murray, wreath Layer are pictured here as well as the Faringdon wreath with the Menin Gate in the back ground.