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Community Litter Pick

Over 30 residents came together on Sunday and collected over 60 bags of rubbish from around the local area. Faringdon Town Council were delighted with the response from residents and a great time was had by all even though the weather wasn’t on our side. If you missed this litter pick but would like to be involved in future events please email us


World Book Day at The Old Town Hall


Did you know  the Old Town Hall used to be the town library? To celebrate this and World Book Day Faringdon Town Council held a free event for children. A wonderful time was had by all and we even picked up some great stories about the building and what it means to the children who came along. We would like to thank our lovely readers

Cllr. Dr Mike Wise our Town Mayor

Rev Steve Bellamy

Rev Barbara Maply

Vale Local Plan Part Two Preferred Options Consultation

The Local Plan Part Two Consultation will go live on Thursday 9March and will run until 5pm on Thursday 4 May 2017.
In line with our Statement of Community Involvement, we are keen to ensure that members of the public have a range of opportunities to become aware of the Local Plan and they understand the importance of giving us their feedback on the plan.
How to take part in the consultation:
A series of public events are being organised to enable members of the public to meet with Planning Officers to discuss the Vale of White Horse District Council Local Plan and to share their views on the proposed changes. We will be running seven Local Plan events in March and April across the district. The dates and venues will be published in our Vale Local Plan bulletin and on our website –
How to comment:
There are a range of ways you can become involved in our consultation from Thursday 9 March to Thursday 4 May.
These include:
• Providing feedback at our events
• Participating in our online survey, available from our website –
• Completing a paper based survey, available at local libraries and council offices
• Submitting your comments by post or email using our comments form.
All our consultation materials will be available from the consultation start date, Thursday 9 March 2017, until Thursday 4 May. They will be accessible on our website and paper copies of the plan and comment forms will be available at all Vale libraries and our council office.
We will be contacting everyone on our consultation database to invite them to take part in the consultation and to inform them of local events. Please use the contact details below if you would like to join our consultation database.
The consultation period is being extended to eight weeks (instead of six) due to the
Easter Break and we hope this will encourage greater participation in the
For more information on the consultation process please contact Louise Rawlins,
Community Engagement Officer at or call
01235 422600.

World Book Day

Did you know The Old Town Hall used to be a library? To celebrate this fact and of course World Book Day Faringdon Town Council invites you to come along and hear three stories read by local community members. There will be snacks and a drink. All ages welcome but parents must stay.

There are two readings of the same same stories as space is limited and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Reading 1 – 3.15 – 3.45

Reading 2  – 4.00 – 4.30

There will also be a free craft activity running in the Information Centre (Pump Rooms).


Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Road Closure – Langford, A361 Burford Road, at its junction with Broughton Poggs to it junction with the road to Little Faringdon.

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


LOCATION: Langford, A361 Burford Road, at its junction with Broughton Poggs to its junction with the road to Little Faringdon.

REASON: to facilitate carriageway resurfacing works

DURATION: Starting on 13 March 2017 (19:00 – 06:00)
The anticipated completion date is 17 March 2017
(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

For Local traffic and LGV’s via the B4477, B4020, A4095, A417 and vice versa.
For HGV’s via A40, A34, A420, A417 and vice versa.

Chris McCarthy, Director for Infrastructure Delivery
Environment & Economy
DATE 7 February 2017