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Faringdon, Southampton Street, Public toilet, SN7 7AZ.

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE

NOTICE

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

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

TEMPORARILY PROHIBITS THE USE OF THE HIGHWAY

BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES

LOCATION:         Faringdon, Southampton Street, Public Toilet SN7 7AZ

REASON:            ACTIVE LEAK – Main Clamp 0 to 6″ Cway

DURATION:         Starting on 19/09/2018

The anticipated completion date is 23/09/2018  (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

Bank Holiday Bin Collections

Householders are being reminded by Vale of White Horse District Council of changes to their bin collections during the week following Bank Holiday Monday.

There will be no bin collections on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August. Everyone’s bins will then be collected one day later than usual.

This includes households who normally have their bins emptied on a Friday – crews will be working on Saturday 1 September to catch up.

In Vale of White Horse this is food waste and rubbish (grey bin) collection week.

See Bank Holiday Collections for further information.

  • For more information on waste collections download our Binzoneapp which tells you all about your bins and waste collections. Just search for Binzone on the google play store on android smartphones or tablets or the apple Appstore on iPhones or iPads.
  • New! We can now collect cooking oil placed in a plastic bottle (no bigger than 1 litre) from inside your food waste caddy. We can only collect from plastic bottles and cannot accept oil in glass bottles/jars or any other container.

 

Communications

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400

Swim for a month for £5!!

Residents of southern Oxfordshire aged 60 and over can sign up for a month’s swimming for just £5 thanks to a special September offer from South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils and ‘Better’ leisure centres.

Would-be swimmers simply register for the offer by visiting the GO Active Gold website or by calling 01235 422219 by 27 September.

Once they have received confirmation they can visit the participating leisure centres throughout September to swim as many times as they like for a one-off payment of £5. The month-long swim deal will start from the date of the first swim.

The scheme is part of the district councils’ GO Active Gold programme, funded by Sport England, which aims to increase health and well-being among people aged 60 and over living in rural areas across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.

The participating centres are:

  • Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield
  • Didcot Wave
  • Faringdon Leisure Centre
  • Henley Leisure Centre
  • Thame Leisure Centre
  • Wantage Leisure Centre
  • White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Abingdon

Cllr Alice Badcock, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “Swimming is fun and a great way to get active and keep healthy.  This is a fantastic offer – for less than the cost of two sessions, people can swim as many times as they want during the month and everyone who signs up get free guest passes, so friends and family can join too.”

Cllr Lynn Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Leisure at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “Since launching in 2016, GO Active Gold has helped thousands of older people in rural areas get more active. The £5 swimming offer is just the latest offering from this great project.”

Notes for editors:

Picture shows: Back – Stuart Sutherland assistant manager at Faringdon Leisure Centre, middle – Ashley Chapman, GO Active Activator and Cllr Roger Cox, leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council. Front – Megan Horwood community sport manager for Better Leisure and Cllr Alice Badcock, cabinet member for leisure at Vale of White Horse District Council.

This offer is not available to existing ‘Better’ members or those that have held a membership in the previous three months. This offer has limited availability, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Since 2016 GO Active Gold has reached more than 3,000 residents across 48 rural communities. 29 new communities have been added for 2018 – for details about where and when activities are taking place please visit the GO Active Gold website.

 

 

Communications

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400

www.southoxon.gov.uk | @southoxon

www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk | @whitehorsedc

Marlborough Street Road Closure

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

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

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

             LOCATION:               Faringdon:

                                                  Road Closure: Marlborough Street

                                                  No Waiting and Suspension of the One Way: Bromsgrove

                                                  Enforcement of Temporary One Way: London Street

                         

            REASON:                   To facilitate highway resurfacing and maintainance

 

DURATION: Starting on 28 August 2018 the anticipated completion date is 4 September 2018. This closure will be in action between 20:00 and 06:00 daily (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

 The “No Waiting” restriction means that wherever there are in place yellow “No Waiting” cones or other “No Waiting” markings, you will not be able to park vehicles on the highway.

   SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:

                        London Street, Gloucester Road, A417, Gravel Walk, Station Road

                        Station Road, Gravel Walk, A417, Gloucester Road, London Street

                                                  Dependent on direction of one way restriction

 Owen Jenkins, Director for Infrastructure Delivery

Communities Date: 08/08/2018

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Pilgrimage 90 (GP90)

Faringdon Town Council are proud to have given a grant to enable two Faringdon & District Royal British Legion Representatives to attend the Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90) at the Menin Gate Ypres, last week. Tom Scrivens, standard bearer and Bill Murray, wreath Layer are pictured here as well as the Faringdon wreath with the Menin Gate in the back ground.

Community Group Mailing List

As part of the work we do as a Town Council we are trying to set up a mailing list for local community groups in the town. This will enable us to send out updates and share information on Town Council news, events and opportunities such as funding and S106/ CIL opportunities. We would be delighted if your community group would join this list