This meeting will go ahead as planned despite the fire at Crowmarsh Gifford.
Thursday 22nd January
Here’s a very brief update on the situation.
Whist we have a number of services up and running as usual (see our temporary website for a full list) we’re still in the process of restoring our IT systems which means disruptions for those that rely heavily on these, like planning.
IT are working really hard to re-establish our networks and phone lines but in the meantime we’re directing people to our temporary website for the latest service information and advice and asking people to only call in an absolute emergency over the next until further notice.
Temporary Website address:
Right now we are planning what services we will be able to provide next week with the resources currently at our disposal. This is clearly dependant on what IT we have in place and we’ll confirm this when we can.
Once we have our priority front-line services up and running next week, we’ll turn our attentions to establishing a medium or long term base for the councils.
Upcoming committee meetings, which are going ahead:
16th to 20th February 2015
A417 Faringdon Rd & A417 St Johns Street Lechlade
Faringdon Residents will have the opportunity to discuss and comment on the first draft of the Parking Survey. The documents are available below.
Please come to the Town Meeting on 26th January at 7.30pm in the Corn Exchange and share your views.
At the meeting residents will also have the opportunity to hear about the Town Council precept plans for the coming year.
Faringdon Town Council Offices and Tourist Information Centre will close
Wednesday 24th December at 12.30pm
Monday 5th January 9am
We wish all our residents a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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:
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:
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
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.