Volunteer drivers needed!
Fancy doing something different and helping some of the most vulnerable in our local communities? Here’s your chance!
A local charity Oxfordshire Rural Community Council is looking for volunteer drivers within the County to help support a special pilot project:
Be a RED ARROW volunteer driver
You will benefit from:
- Being part of a 6 month special pilot project called ‘Circles of Support’
- Getting involved with people who need support in communities near you
- Meeting new people and making valuable contributions
- Being reimbursed for mileage undertaken (45p per mile)
- Training (if needed)
We are looking for anyone based in Oxfordshire that likes driving in their car and is comfortable dealing with older, vulnerable people. We want you to take part in a pilot project called Circles of Support as a special team of volunteer drivers known as the
Red Arrow Driving Team.
You need to be:
- Calm about driving in Oxfordshire
- Have flexible time to offer (you specify when you will be free or not)
- Happy and confident with particularly vulnerable people (training is available)
- Happy to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
The Oxfordshire Rural Community Council (ORCC) is working with Age UK Oxfordshire to help vulnerable, elderly people resettle in their communities following a period in hospital. This involves mobilising support in their community to help them re-connect with family, friends and social activities, which means a need for transport. As there are existing voluntary car schemes in Oxfordshire, they will be the first point of call, but when they cannot undertake a journey request from the project then the Red Arrow Driving Team steps in.
To get this project off the ground quickly, we want to recruit a total of 24 drivers in and around 7 targeted areas: Oxford, Banbury, Bicester, Witney, Wallingford, Faringdon and Didcot with the capacity to operate in surrounding rural areas.
The Age UK project is one of only 7 nationally funded by central Government. It is an experimental project and is time limited, funded until May 2015.
If you are interested, or you would like to discuss further, please contact:
email@example.com or phone Emily or Sue on 01865 883488
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: B4580 Fernham Road, Longcot Parish
REASON: to facilitate installation of a new culvert
DURATION: Starting on Monday 12th January 2015 (5 days).
The anticipated completion date is Friday 16th January 2014.
(Traffic Regulation Notices cover a maximum of 5 consecutive days.)
ACCESS: 1) Scheduled bus services will be allowed through the works under the control of the workforce.
2) 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
SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:
Via the B4508 Shrivenham Road, Majors Road, Watchfield Roundabout, A420, A417 Stanford Road, B4580 Fernham Road and vice versa.
Mark Kemp, Deputy Director – Commercial
Environment & Economy Date: 16th December 2015
The town centre was full of festive residents on Saturday 29th December for the annual light switch on event: Festive Faringdon. The event is organised by Faringdon Retailers, Faringdon Rotary and Faringdon Town Council. It was a wonderful event with the new edition of a live nativity. The lights were switched on by Father Christmas and Ellie, the winner of the Faringdon Town Council Christmas Card competition.
Gary Kay Smith Ltd has been commissioned by the Vale of White Horse District Council to undertake a parking study of Faringdon. Results from the recent consultation and parking survey can be viewed, as follows:
The first draft report will be presented to the Town Council Planning & Highways Committee Meeting on 9 December 2014 with the final report being presented mid March 2015.
Faringdon Town Council members and staff were saddened to hear of the death of John and Meriel Gilman. Both served on Faringdon Town Council and contributed a great deal to the local community. John was Town Mayor for 4 years.
They will be greatly missed.
Faringdon Town Council would like to express their sympathy to family and friends at this difficult time.
A book of condolence can be signed by following this link:
Joint funeral service at All Saints’ Church, Faringdon, Oxon on Saturday 6th December at 2:30pm followed by
a reception at Sudbury House. In lieu of flowers donations are welcomed to Parkinson’s UK. www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/leave-gift-memory.
Enquiries to G & L Evans Funeral Services 01367 242762
The report from the Independent Examiner has now been received. The next step will be for the Vale of White Horse District Council to arrange the referendum on the plan.