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VWHDC Chiarman’s Community Awards – Faringdon’s Nominees 11 October 2014

VWHDC Chiarman’s Community Awards  took place on 11 October 2014. Several Faringdon nominees received recognition for their services to the community.

Alan Hickmore (collected by his widow Alison Moore)







Margo Manning









Mandy Evans







Jason Davenport








Anita Thomas (not present at the awards)









Oxfordshire Flood Fair – Friday 31st October

Preventing flood damage to homes.


A Flood Fair being organised in Oxfordshire at the end of October.


Unfortunately floods have become a regular feature of the British winter in recent years, which is why our emergency responders have been attending public events across the county to promote resilience and preparation to the residents of Oxfordshire. This activity will culminate in a flood protection event at the West Oxford Community centre on Friday 31st October.


Oxfordshire’s Flood Fair will provide the public with practical flood advice and assistance for their homes, businesses, and communities. The event will offer support with applying for the £5,000 repair and renewal grant, guidance on building flood plans, and setting up a community emergency plan.


There will also be a chance to talk to Oxfordshire’s Fire & Rescue service and ask any questions regarding their flood defence equipment. The National Flood Forum will also be joining us with a selection of fantastic flood protection products, and giving advice on which protection methods would be suitable for your home.


This event has been organised with our partners:

Oxfordshire County Council, Environmental Agency, Oxford City Council, South and Vale District Councils, OCC Trading Standards, Oxford Flood Alliance and South Hanney’s Flood Group will be attending to answer and questions and offer support.


This event is open to all Oxfordshire residents, particularly those affected by floods and we would really appreciate your support.


Be ready for floods – we look forward to seeing you and your residents at the Oxfordshire’s Flood Fair.


Oxfordshire Flood Fair Leaflet 



Review of Subsidised Bus Services in the Faringdon, Wantage and Didcot area

Many bus services in the Faringdon, Wantage and Didcot areas are currently under review (along with some others operating elsewhere in Oxfordshire) as the contracts to run them will expire at the end of May 2015. Please use the ‘Consultation Documents’ link below to access a list of the services under review and a list of towns and villages affected

You can respond to this consultation in several ways:

  1. Via your parish or town council. All affected parishes and towns have been consulted as part of the review. Please use the following link to the Parish Councils section of the Oxfordshire website:
  2. Via the questionnaire contained within this consultation
  3. By e-mail
  4. By telephone
  5. By post

Please visit: and read information provided on this consultation. Your views and opinions matter. Please take the time to respond.

Is your Child 3 or 4 years old?

Primary school place – you must apply NOW

If your child was born on or between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2011, you need to apply for a primary school place now.

You must still apply even if your child already attends a nursery attached to the school.


To apply online or for further information visit:



Calling all young traders!

Calling all young traders!
Have you ever thought of trying your hand at business? Then read on…
On Saturday, 11 October, Faringdon marketplace will play host to the first Young Traders market, from 10am – 1pm. Each young person or persons – individuals are welcome, as are teams of up to 3 – will have a stall measuring approx. 2m by 1m provided free of charge. You don’t need to have any experience of running a stall; all you need is enthusiasm, a good sense of humour (you’ll be selling to members of the public, and – who knows – it might rain!) and a product. Ages 10 to 18, younger if accompanied by parents. In homage to a certain TV programme there will also be prizes for the best idea for different age groups. Please email an expression of interest, the name(s) of those taking part, and a rough idea of what you’ll be selling to