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Paint the Town Pink

WOMENS INTERNATIONAL CYCLING OVO TOUR will pass through Faringdon Town Centre at approximately 1pm on Wednesday 12 June. To celebrate stage 3 of the tour passing directly through the centre of Faringdon, en-route from Henley to Blenheim Palace, Faringdon will be pink!

Spectators are encouraged to get involved in the pink theme to create a carnival atmosphere in the famously quirky town. This is the biggest sporting event to pass through Faringdon and there will be LIVE NATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE.

 The community are encouraged to get involved. We hope to see the streets of Faringdon lined in PINK !  The community can be :

 – Dressed in PINK

 – Waving PINK banners & streamers

 – & windmills & flags & pennants & feathers

 – Decorating your bicycles in PINK

 – Flying PINK kites

 – Making PINK cakes

 – Thinking PINK PINK PINK 

You can even get a tame pink pigeon – available from Faringdon Info Centre!

The Route through Faringdon:  Park Rd, Gravel Walk, Gloucester St, Cornmarket, Market Place, Church St, Radcot Rd….

TELL US how you’re going to PINK up the town:  Google FARINGDON WOMENS TOUR – or email – or phone  07810-253111

Faringdon Young Farmers Tug of War team success

A Faringdon Town Council Youth Grant has been put to good use this weekend.  The fund paid for Faringdon Young Farmers to purchase  boots and shirts for the Faringdon Junior YFC tug of war team.

The County Mini Rally was held on Sunday at Roves Farm and the team won the tug of war heats against Witney, Enstone/Bicester, and Henley Clubs.

The whole of the Faringdon Junior team was also invited by the referee to try out for the England youth team.

The next stage of the County competition is for the top two County teams (Faringdon and Witney) to pull again at the Main County Rally in May and for the successful team to them go forward to the South of England Show at Ardingly.

Report of man impersonating a council officer to collect waste

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are alerting residents after they received a report that a man, wearing a high visibility jacket and a false council ID badge, has been impersonating a council officer to provide a waste collection service.

The councils are urging all residents to be aware that their officers and waste crews would never knock on someone’s door and ask to take their rubbish away – even if they’ve pre-booked and paid for the councils to collect their bulky waste collection.

Homeowners must make sure their waste is disposed of legally.  If they choose to employ someone to remove waste, they must check they’re a registered waste carrier.  If they’re not and the rubbish is then dumped illegally, the homeowner could be issued a fixed penalty notice or prosecuted for the dumped waste despite not fly-tipping it themselves.

People can find out more about how the councils arrange bulky waste collections and how residents can stay legal when paying someone else to take rubbish away, on their websites or


South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400 | @southoxon | @whitehorsedc

Universal Credit Advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice boosts help for Universal Credit claimants

Citizens Advice has designed a new service to help you and speed things up if you are claiming Universal Credit for the first time but having problems with the application.

The “Help to Claim” service will be available in England from 1 April 2019 over the telephone, face to face, and online through “webchat” and Internet content.

We can advise on your eligibility, set up an email address or Universal Credit account, fill in the initial application form, get access to a computer, or arrange advance payments. We can also help you by ensuring that the right evidence is submitted with your form. And if you only need minimal help with your application, Citizens Advice can provide tips if you get stuck.

As part of its normal service, Citizens Advice also supports people who are already receiving Universal Credit.

The national Freephone number for Help to Claim is 0800 144 8444. Telephone and webchat services are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

For any other issues you might need help with, please telephone the Citizens Advice Adviceline on 03 444 111 444.

Come and see us in person if you prefer.

You can visit CAB in Faringdon at the The Pump House every Wednesday:

  • drop in 10am to 11am
  • appointments 11am to 12pm.

For other locations of offices and opening hours see