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Vale of White Horse District Council – not having an election on 3 May 2018

Unlike other parts of the county,

South Oxfordshire & Vale of White Horse District Councils are not having an election on 3 May 2018 so we won’t be sending out any voting cards or postal votes to residents in our district.

South Oxfordshire & Vale of White Horse District Councils next scheduled elections are in May 2019

Please make sure you are registered to vote for those elections, and if not please visit

If you’d like further information on elections or to find out who your local councillor is, please visit our website

Tidier Faringdon

HUGE WELL DONE AND THANK YOU to all 75 of our wonderful residents that joined us for today’s community litter pick!!! INCREDIBLE!! Each person did on average 2 hours of litter picking that is 150 man, woman and child hours and we hope you agree it’s made a massive difference!

Special thanks to Gary Jackson one of the Tidy Team heroes, Keith Skelton our tidy team volunteer, Zoe Bruce and her team of Spring Cleaners, Cllrs Cane, Wise, Barron and Wright, all the children. Everyone was AMAZING!!

We thought you’d like to hear some of the weirdest things our litter pickers found (in no particular order)
Half a toy cow
Half a traffic cone
A tent
A wheelbarrow wheel
A scooter
100’s of bags of poo (please pick it up as you go folks!!)
A man’s coat
A big red sock
A large electrical Christmas decoration
A tiny pink hat big enough for a fairy
An FCC tie
18 painted rocks #faringdonrocks
100’s of rubber gloves
3 foam balls
An unopened can of beer
A dead Hedgehog
and a…………………
stainless steel bbq!

Our truck is full to bursting and the litter will be collected by #VWHDCnext week. Huge thanks to the officers at the vale who assist with organisation of equipment and collection – you are great.

Faringdon you did really well

Many thanks from all of us at Faringdon Town Council

Nativity Video is here

With the spring flowers blooming it seems along time ago since the Faringdon Town Nativity but for those of you who would like to watch it again we are delighted to share the video. Our thanks go to Philip Pugh for making the film and Dominic Regan, Al cane, Helen Wilson and Anna Marlow for the use of their wondeful photographs.




Lechlade Rd Closure Starting on  26 March 2018 for 4 nights



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



LOCATION:         Faringdon, A417 Lechlade Road

REASON:            to facilitate carriageway resurfacing

DURATION:         Starting on  26 March 2018 for 4 nights (20:00 – 06:00)    

(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, you will not be able to park vehicles on the highway.

 SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Via B4019 Coxwell Road, Highworth

         Road, ( Wiltshire) Eastrop, Brewery Street (Highworth), A361 Lechlade

         Road, Thames Street (Lechlade), A417 St. John’s Street, Lechlade Road

         and vice versa.

Date: 20 February 2018

March 22, 2018

Cycle Training Scholarships Offered by Farcycles

Applicants are invited to apply Cycle Training Scholarships.

Are you interested in sport, active health, teaching, community projects. Farcycles are offering 2 cycle training scholarships.

The successful applicants will be sponsored to attend a Bikeability Training course (four days value £500).

This will give you a qualification to train adults and children basic cycling skills. The training will be linked to bikeability training in local schools, as well as community cycling and health projects.

Candidates must be age 16+. be confident cyclists and enjoy working with people. DRB check will be required

If you are interested please contact Lyn Williamson


A group of local residents kindly collected  5 bags of assorted rubbish, lots of black plant pots and various ironmongery from the little wooded glen at the far side of the Folly Sports Park. Huge thanks to Lyn Williamson, Alan Watkins, Julia Haynes, Gavin Hopkins, Pat Taylor, David Williamson for this community action. 

If you see any area that needs some attention please contact us using the form below or join us on the next community litter pick.

Bus Lane Closed 17.3.18 8am to 3pm

The Bus Lane and stop will be closed in Faringdon Town Centre on 17th March 2018 from 8am to 3pm. Temporary Bus stops for Swindon will be available outside the Fire station and opposite the Fire station for Oxford.