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NEW TOWN TEAM

FARINGDON TOWN TEAM – PRESS RELEASE
Resulting from a joint initiative between the Vale of White Horse District Council, Faringdon Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce, a new management board has been formed to co-ordinate the work of the Faringdon Town Team. The aim of the project is to promote a vibrant economy and continually enhance the retail offering within the town. Mark Blatch, President of the Faringdon Chamber of Commerce was elected as the first chairman of the new board, which includes councillors, Jane Boulton, Roger Cox and Judith Heathcoat, supported by the Town Clerk and a VoWHDC Economic Development Officer. Mark Blatch commented, “I am delighted to chair this new team and we intend to focus specifically on improving the retail offering.” This new team replaces the now outdated Joint Economic Forum.
For further details please contact Sally Thurston, Faringdon Town Clerk. sally@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk

PUBLIC MEETING – Recyling Centre

Public Meeting to discuss the possible closure of Recycling Centres, such as Stanford in the Vale, in Oxfordshire:

Monday 28th September 2015

8pm

The Corn Exchange

FARINGDON

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has reduced the overall household waste recycling centre budget by £350,000 for 2017/18. This means that the number of Recycling Centres, like Stanford in the Vale,  will reduce from seven to three or four. There could also be changes to the hours of operation.

Faringdon Town Council voted on Wednesday 9th September to oppose the  possible closure of the Stanford in the Vale Recycling Centre.

OCC are holding a consultation on these proposals which closes on 5th October 2015. Please Click here for details.

Representatives from OCC will be present at the meeting answer questions and concerns.

Please pass this invitation to any interested parties.

REcycling poster

 

NALC STAR COUNCILS 2015 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED!!!

NALC STAR COUNCILS 2015 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED!!!
star council
With the first round of judging over, NALC have 
revealed those that have made it onto the longlist of this year’s Star Council awards.

We are delighted to announce that we have made the list not once but twice.

Vinni Stepp is in the running for ‘Council Worker of the Year’ and Sally Thurston for ‘Clerk of the Year’ an amazing achievement to get on the longlist. To view the longllist please click HERE

Syrian Refugees

This is a very emotive subject. I would like to make things clear regarding the decision taken at the Town Council Meeting on 9/9/2015. Faringdon Town Council do not have the power to make any decisions regarding the acceptance of refugees. The council were asked to offer verbal support to a group of Faringdon residents who plan to lobby local and central government to support refugees. There was an open and two sided debate where different viewpoints were discussed. A majority voted to offer verbal support to the group. Residents are very welcome to all our meetings and there is always public speaking time at Full Council meetings. I have included a link to our meeting calendar. Please come. The Town Council need your views and want to represent the community. If you have any questions please feel free to email me. sally@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk – Sally Thurston Town Clerk http://faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk/…/calendar-of-meetings/

Super Fast Broadband now available in many places in the Town Centre

High-speed broadband arrives in Faringdon

As part of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme, two fibre-enabled cabinets are now live and ready to take orders in Faringdon.

This means that 276 residents and businesses in the parish will be able to request an upgrade to fibre-enabled broadband from a range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In most cases, this means that residents can select a product offering download speeds above 24Mb/s following infrastructure upgrades made via the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme.

The aim of the £30.1m programme, funded by Oxfordshire County Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and BT, is to provide access to fibre-enabled broadband where this is not commercially viable without public sector investment.

The cabinet in the following location is now sporting a large sticker declaring, ‘Fibre broadband is here.’ This indicates that the cabinet is live and ready to take customer orders.

Location of the fibre-enabled cabinets:

Faringdon Cabinet 11

Located on Pulling Close, standing opposite Thames Valley Police Station, 18 Marlborough Street, Faringdon SN7 7JP

Faringdon Cabinet 12

Located on Pulling Close, standing opposite 14 Marlborough Street, Faringdon SN7 7JP

Faringdon 11Serves 16 postcodes Faringdon 12 Serves 12 postcodes
SN7 7BN SN7 7AA
SN7 7EA SN7 7AE
SN7 7EB SN7 7AF
SN7 7EZ SN7 7AG
SN7 7FQ SN7 7AJ
SN7 7JA SN7 7HD
SN7 7JE SN7 7HL
SN7 7JG SN7 7HP
SN7 7JL SN7 7HU
SN7 7JN SN7 7HW
SN7 7JP SN7 7JB
SN7 7JQ SN7 8AD
SN7 7JR
SN7 7JS
SN7 7JW
SN7 8SL

Please note that improved broadband services are not turned on automatically. To access fibre-enabled broadband, please contact your chosen ISP or use comparison sites to find available packages.

There is a list of ISPs on the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire website:

http://www.betterbroadbandoxfordshire.org.uk/broadband-providers