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Open Access Years 6 – 7 Starts Today

Our new Open Access session for Year 6 – 7 starts tonight at the Pump House Project. The session will run from 6.30 – 8.30pm and will cost 50p. OPEN ACCESS (2)



Help with Job Seeking for Young People(under 20) in Faringdon

jobHelp with Job Seeking
for Young People(under 20) in Faringdon

If you are looking for work and not in work and need help with:
Finding jobs/apprenticeships
Making up a CV
Looking for college courses
Filling out application forms
Writing covering letters
Preparing for interviews
Then come to:
Faringdon Library,
Gloucester Street, Faringdon

Wednesday 13th January 2016
Wednesday 10th February 2016
Wednesday 9th March 2016

Experienced staff from Oxfordshire County Council Early intervention Service will be able to give one to one help.

Please phone:01865 328400, text:07827947288 or email for more information or to book a time – or please call in on the day.

Assistant Youth Worker Vacancy

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Faringdon Town Council

Requires a

Assistant Youth Worker

Part time: 5.5 Hours (Wednesday 3.30pm to 9pm)


We are looking for an Assistant Youth Worker to be part of our team. The post holder will support two sessions.

  • Open youth work for age 10 to 13 years
  • AAA Group – for young people with additional needs.

The role will include setting up the session, supporting the Senior Youth Worker in delivering sessions with positive activity, providing better life chances for our young people.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and have experience in working with young people. Willingness to work towards a Youth work Qualification will be an advantage.

The post holder will work evenings and occasional weekends.

SCP 11 (£15,207 pro rata)

Closing Date: 18th December 2015

Start date: 6th January 2015

For further details please contact

Rebekah Pugh on 01367 240281 or by email

Small Business Saturday

Faringdon Mayor Cllr. Wise has had a very busy day meeting Faringdon businesses. Shop local this Christmas!

Crown Coffee shop Cobblers Charity Charity (2) C&TIC C Bice Bike shop H&S Hairdresser London Street Hairdresser Hare in the woods Aunties Barbers Bargain Centre Bell Gluck Gluck (2) Fishing Tackle Firestation Dry Cleaning Deacons Davis Orafic Lillian London street hairdresser Magpie Manna Mings Monkey Motor parts Mustard Seed IMG_3451 IMG_3434 IMG_3251 IMG_3197 Wheatsheaf Volunterr Toy Shop


Phillers Piano Pump House Quad Rainbow Sadlers Red lion Suoer saver Pet shop Perry Bishop Pat thomas


Youth Arts Fest 2016

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We are very excited to announce our new project is Arts Fest 2016 a youth arts festival in Faringdon. The Pump House Project and Faringdon Town Council have teamed up to create a new and exciting event for young people in the town. Arts Fest 2016 will celebrate all our local creativity as well as provide access to professional artists and performances. The event will take place over four days from Friday 29th April – Monday 2nd May providing free and low cost activities for all ages up to 21. We are still in the planning stages at the moment with more details coming soon.

If you are a local artist, creative group or individual or just looking to make something fun happen locally please get in touch. We are currently taking proposals for workshops, projects and performances, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Rebekah Pugh on 01367240281 or via Email.

Children’s Sand Art Party

Faringdon Town Council are pleased to be hosting a Christmas Sand Art party with Nicola Hopkins Independant Sand Art Consultant. Open to children age 4-15. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the whole session. Places must be booked in advance but paid for on the day – £2.50 per child. Leave with a lovely sand art picture you can keep forever.

To book a place please CLICK HERE 

£2.50 perchild

November 26, 2015

Wantage IAC




This role shares overall responsibility with the existing manager and reports to the Chairman of the Trustees.

25 hours p/w covering Monday-Thursday.

£18,200 pa (£26,936 FT equivalent)

The post holder will take day to day shared responsibility for running the Advice Centre, managing service provision and resources cost effectively.  The Operations Manager will manage both volunteers and employees, maintain high quality standards across all services and ensure compliance with regulatory and internal policies and procedures.

The applicant will be expected to represent the Advice Centre in a professional manner to funders and the public. There will be an element of public speaking, producing and delivering statistical reports and fostering productive relationships with partner agencies.  Good communication skills are essential.

The applicant must have good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Previous management experience would be preferred. Training on in house software will be provided.

To apply please send your cv to

 By 8th December 2015.

Initial interviews will be held 15th-16th December with expected start date early January 2016. 


Small Business Saturday 5th December

Towns across Oxfordshire join together to celebrate independent businesses

Market towns across Oxfordshire are joining together in celebration of Small Business Saturday on 5th December, promoting the wealth and variety of independent businesses in the county.

Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.

The Mayors of Wallingford, Abingdon, Burford, Faringdon and Woodstock will be touring as many independent retailers in their towns as possible, taking photos and tweeting using #smallbizsatuk to join in with the national social media campaign.

In Thame, a variety of workshops, a small business reception plus drop-in business surgeries have been planned to help offer support to those trading in the town.

In Carterton, the town’s Small Business Saturday will be celebrated alongside the Christmas Festival with stalls and children’s entertainment in the new Market Place.

Faringdon Mayor, Cllr Mike Wise, said ‘Independent businesses are the beating heart of our market towns and our communities. They make our towns the unique places that they are. I’m delighted to be involved in this year’s Small Business Saturday’

Helen Johns of Thame4Business said ‘Small Business Saturday gives us a great opportunity to support our local businesses at a grassroots level to help them to develop and flourish’

Wallingford Mayor, Cllr Lynda Atkins, ‘I’m delighted to be working with my fellow Mayors and towns across the county to promote our activities for Small Business Saturday. Our independent businesses are the lifeblood of our towns and I’m proud to be celebrating them’