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Finance Meeting 20th May Rescheduled

The Finance and Audit Committee Meeting has been rescheduled and will now take place on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 @ 7.15pm in the Jubilee Room, Pump House Faringdon.

Agenda to follow

VE Day Celebration on Folly Hill

Thank you to everyone who joined our VE Day Celebration on Folly Hill on 8th May. You made it a very special occasion.

A special thank you to the following for their hard work and enabling the event to be organised in just 3 weeks:

Our very special  guest of honour veteran George Goddard

Eddie Williams and the Friends of the Folly

Jan Van Andel and The Royal British Legion

Roddy Benson and Fellow Rotarians from Faringdon District Rotary Club

The Saunders Family

Cllr David Price Town Mayor

Jon Lane

Dave Arlott and Faringdon Fire Station

Malcolm Gee – First Responder

The Rota Kids

Wantage Silver Band

Folly Singers

Mark , Jackie and The Cellar Bar

The Snooty Meehman

Everyone who helped with the Marquee

Wantage Cadets

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Thames Valley Police launched its Community Policing Awards 2015 today

Thames Valley Police launched its Community Policing Awards 2015 today.

The awards give residents the opportunity to nominate a police officer, member of staff or volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help their community.

Below is a poster and copy of the nomination form. People are more than welcome to use this, but – if it is possible – we would prefer it if they used the online version. The online nomination form can be found at:

More information about the Community Policing Awards 2015 can be found by visiting:

Nomination Form Policing Awards

Apprenticeship Workshop

Vale4Business is running a free apprenticeship workshop for businesses to find out more about how they work.  It is being held at Abingdon college on Friday 27 March, between 9-11am.


Here is the info:


Want to know more about Apprenticeships? Are you thinking about taking an Apprentice on, but not sure how the scheme works? Come along to Apprenticeships//Aware and find out how your business could benefit.


Speakers will include Abingdon and Witney College, and SMEs and larger businesses that have taken on an Apprentice. There will also be a Q&A session and an opportunity to network.


Exhibitors include Vale of White Horse District Council, and Oxfordshire Apprenticeships.


Sign up here –


Become a Town Councillor

Town Council Elections May 2015

Your Town needs you – If you care about Faringdon and would like to be involved in council and community issues then please stand for council and become part of making a difference!

As part of Faringdon Town Council you will be the voice of the Towns people by representing their views. As well as ensuring the Towns wishes are voiced at other levels of government the council provides many local services which include several venues and open spaces as well as the Community and Tourist Information Centre, Cinema, Christmas Lights and Faze Youth Centre. These services are operated by 5 different committees: Venues, Recreation and Open Spaces, Youth Services, Planning and Highways, Finance and Working Parties.  The Town Council also acts as a statutory consultee for all planning applications in Faringdon and provides grants to local organisations. Our Town Clerk,  Sally Thurston, is happy to meet with prospective candidates and talk through what being a councillor involves. Please contact her on 01367 240281 or for an appointment.


Here’s how to stand for council:

  1. Complete the appropriate nomination forms.
  2. Get your form signed by signed by a ‘proposer’ and ‘seconder’
  3. Return your forms to the Vale of the White Horse District Council BY HAND between 30th March and 9th
  4. If there are more than 14 candidates then elections will take place on the 7th May 2015.
  5. If there are 14 or less candidates they will be elected unopposed


Useful documents:

1. Nomination pack and forms


3.Job description

4. Good-Councillors-Guide

5.Meeting dates 15.16

6.Code of Conduct

7.Parish Boundry

8. Faringdon Town Council Services

For further advice please visit:



Elections 2015 – Key dates

Elections 2015 – Key dates

The following are the dates you need to know if you wish to vote in the May 2015 elections:

  • Deadline to register to vote – Monday 20 April
  • Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes – Tuesday 21 April
  • Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy – Tuesday 28 April
  • Polling day – Thursday 7 May (7am to 10pm)

For further information: