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Super Fast Broadband now available in many places in the Town Centre

High-speed broadband arrives in Faringdon

As part of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme, two fibre-enabled cabinets are now live and ready to take orders in Faringdon.

This means that 276 residents and businesses in the parish will be able to request an upgrade to fibre-enabled broadband from a range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In most cases, this means that residents can select a product offering download speeds above 24Mb/s following infrastructure upgrades made via the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme.

The aim of the £30.1m programme, funded by Oxfordshire County Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and BT, is to provide access to fibre-enabled broadband where this is not commercially viable without public sector investment.

The cabinet in the following location is now sporting a large sticker declaring, ‘Fibre broadband is here.’ This indicates that the cabinet is live and ready to take customer orders.

Location of the fibre-enabled cabinets:

Faringdon Cabinet 11

Located on Pulling Close, standing opposite Thames Valley Police Station, 18 Marlborough Street, Faringdon SN7 7JP

Faringdon Cabinet 12

Located on Pulling Close, standing opposite 14 Marlborough Street, Faringdon SN7 7JP

Faringdon 11Serves 16 postcodes Faringdon 12 Serves 12 postcodes
SN7 7BN SN7 7AA
SN7 7EA SN7 7AE
SN7 7EB SN7 7AF
SN7 7EZ SN7 7AG
SN7 7FQ SN7 7AJ
SN7 7JA SN7 7HD
SN7 7JE SN7 7HL
SN7 7JG SN7 7HP
SN7 7JL SN7 7HU
SN7 7JN SN7 7HW
SN7 7JP SN7 7JB
SN7 7JQ SN7 8AD
SN7 7JR
SN7 7JS
SN7 7JW
SN7 8SL

Please note that improved broadband services are not turned on automatically. To access fibre-enabled broadband, please contact your chosen ISP or use comparison sites to find available packages.

There is a list of ISPs on the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire website:

http://www.betterbroadbandoxfordshire.org.uk/broadband-providers

Dog Walkers who didnt pick up – Fined

We have been working with the Environmental Warden at VWHDC to focus on the increased dog fouling issue. Areas that have been brought to our attention are Tuckers Park, The Church Yard, Coxwell Rd and the Footpath that runs from Tesco to the Town Centre (Hobbs Lane).
Two fines have recently been issued in the district largely thanks to the support of the public that provided information of persistent dog walkers that did not pick up. They were identified and issued with a £50 FPN. Lets keep working together to stop this horrible problem.

Picnics in the Parks

This week is ‪#‎LoveParks‬ week – we have some fabulous parks in our town and are pleased to announce that we are planning two community picnics over the summer. Everyone is welcome to these FREE events. Bring your picnic and friends (or come alone and meet new people).

Wednesday 12th August – 12.30pm Town Park

 

Wednesday 19th August – 12.30pm Tuckers Park

Picnic in the Park

Faringdon Town Council clears footpath

Faringdon Town council have cleared the foothpath from Tesco’s to Town know as Hobbs Lane. Although this is not a Town council responsibility we had had lots of complaints and our residents were struggling to navigate the brambles. We tried referring the problem to the responsible authorities with no success, so our wonderful Leisure Services Team took matters into their own hands. Here are the results.

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DOG FOULING

The enforcement officer for the Vale of White Horse District Council has provided the following information:
Along Coxwell Road in Faringdon, as you walk towards town on the left hand side of the pavement where the vets is, there is a regular occurrence of dog fouling where someone is leaving large piles of dog mess on the road where the cars are parked. The dog mess appears to be from a large dog and is happening on a regular basis. It looks like the dog mess is being pushed into the road by the dog walker and cars parking along this side are having to drive through it. As a route for a school run, it also looks very unsightly and the residents & general public who pass this area are not too pleased as you can imagine.

Would you be able to circulate this around your network of contacts so that the more eyes we have looking out for this issue, the more chance we have of identifying the subject.

Regards

Colin Marshall
Environment Warden

Email: colin.marshall@southandvale.gov.uk
Tel: 01235 547641
Admin: 01235 540555

Environmental Protection Team
Vale of White Horse District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
Abingdon
OX14 4SB

Visit us at: www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk

Could you help?

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The Independent Advice Centre in Wantage has some services that cover Faringdon and they are currently looking for volunteers from Faringdon.

Good Neighbour Vacancies

Could you befriend a lonely person?
Do you have DIY or admin skills?
Are you interested in helping people who are going through a time when they need a little extra support?

Driver Vacancies

People who have their own car and would be willing to transport clients to and from the appointments and Day Centres (petrol costs will be reimbursed at 40p per mile).

Anytime given for the Good Neighbour or Driver posts is very flexible and entirely up to the volunteer.

To find out more please contact:

01235 765348

www.wantageadvice.org.uk

help@wantageadvice.org.uk

16 Market Place, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8AE