Wantage Independent Advice Centre to trade with new name, Vale Community Impact, VCI

Dear friends and colleagues, 

We are excited to announce that from April 2021, we will be trading as Vale Community Impact, or, VCI.   

The change in name better reflects our core remit that we are “In the Vale for the Vale”, offering many more services than Independent Advice from a Centre in Wantage! 

We will continue to deliver our well- established services within our communities with a new name and logo. 

Our address, phone number and Charity Number etc will remain the same. 

Please ensure our email address, as shown below, are on your safe senders list.  If you have wantageadvice.org.uk bookmarked in your browser, this will no longer work.  From late April, our website will be www.vci.org.uk  

Temporary Road Closure-Faringdon, Market Place

Notice of Temporary Traffic Order

Location: Faringdon, Market Place

Date of Order: 14 June 2021

Coming into force: 22 June 2021

This Order is being introduced because of restoration work to the town hall which is anticipated to be completed on 1 August 2021.

The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding in the whole length of the Market Place

Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.

Exemptions are included for police, fire and ambulance services and for the works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of road.

The alternative route for traffic affected by the closure is via A4095 – Marlborough Street- vice versa.

The alternative route for traffic is to the south of Market Place.

Temporary Road Closure – Faringdon, Market Place

LOCATION:  Faringdon, Market Place

REASON: To facilitate carriageway resurfacing, relining and remarking

DURATION: Starting on  28 October 2021 at 20:00    

The anticipated completion date is 29 October 2021 at 06:00 (date included)

(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, you will not be able to park vehicles on the highway.

SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Through traffic using the A4095 will be diverted back north along the A4095 through Clanfield to Bampton, to turn east onto the B4449 High Street following it around into Buckland Road heading south, to cross the River Thames and down to Buckland, to turn back west along the A420, to turn into Faringdon using the A4095 London Street returning back to Market Place, and vice versa

Weekly Saturday Market from 17th April

We are happy to inform you that more stalls are coming back to Faringdon, in the Market Place this Saturday 17th of April as lockdown restrictions are being gradually lifted.

The Saturday market will be held weekly.

Join us this Saturday for a fabulous selection of fresh, local food, including veg, fruit, bread, coffee, accessories and more.

Re-opening of our libraries

We are delighted to bring you the following important service updates:


• 30 libraries to reopen for public access and browsing from 12 April
• A further 9 libraries to reopen from 19 April
• All library loans due for return/renewal by 10 May


Libraries will reopen on limited opening hours temporarily, and safety measures will remain in place for the protection of customers, volunteers and staff. See our website for details https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/find-library
Libraries to reopen from 12 April
Oxfordshire County Library, Abingdon, Banbury, Berinsfield, Bicester, Blackbird Leys, Botley, Carterton, Charlbury, Chinnor, Chipping Norton, Cowley, Didcot, Eynsham, Faringdon, Goring, Headington, Henley, Kennington, Kidlington, Sonning Common, Summertown, Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington, Wheatley, Witney, Woodcote, Wychwood.


Libraries to reopen from 19 April

Adderbury, Benson, Deddington, Grove, Littlemore, North Leigh, Stonesfield. Burford and Old Marston will also reopen but operating on a Click & Collect service only due to limited space for social distancing. See below for details.
This leaves the following libraries closed until further notice:
• Bampton and Hook Norton – closed pending ongoing building works.
• Barton – closed pending the reopening of the Neighbourhood Centre.
• Woodgreen – closed pending the reopening of the Leisure Centre.
• Woodstock – closed pending reopening of the Oxfordshire Museum.
Click & Collect will continue to operate at our larger libraries, in addition to Burford and Old Marston. Please follow this link for more details about this service: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/libraryclickandcollect


All library loans due for return/renewal by 10 May


Since the November lockdown, all loans have been extended on a rolling basis. This will end on 10 May, at which point all loans will be due for return or renewal. You can safely return items by dropping them off in our returns boxes at the doors of any library during opening hours.
Please also note that loans from libraries which are not currently able to open are being extended further.
No library customers will be penalised as a result of having to self-isolate, or being unable to travel to return library loans. If there are exceptional circumstances that prevent you from returning or renewing your loans, please contact your nearest open library.
To check your current loans please login to your online library account via our website or the Library App (search Oxfordshire Libraries in the Apple App Store or Google Play).
We cannot wait to welcome you back to our libraries! Thank you for your patience and support over the past year.
Please stay connected with us on Facebook – OxfordshireLibraries and Twitter @oxonlibraries
You are receiving this email as you have used Oxfordshire Libraries within the past 3 years. If you have moved away from Oxfordshire, or wish us to close your account for any other reason, please contact your library: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/find-library

Full Council to be held on Wednesday 14th April 2021 at 7.15pm

Notice is hereby given of an online meeting of the Full Council to be held on Wednesday 14th April 2021 at 7.15pm.

Press and public are invited to attend the meeting and can do so by using this link:

Please mute your microphone for the duration of the meeting. You will be invited to speak during public speaking time.

If you would like to submit a question for the meeting please email: sally@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk

An online meeting of a Planning & Highways Committee to be held on Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 7.15pm.

Notice is hereby given of an online meeting of a Planning & Highways Committee to be held on Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 7.15pm.

The public are invited to submit questions at least 1 day prior to the meeting

Press and public are invited to attend the meeting and can do so by using this link:

Click here to join the meeting.

Please mute your microphone for the duration of the meeting. You will be invited to speak during public speaking time.

If you would like to submit a question for the meeting please email: marzia@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk

Temporary Road Closure – Faringdon, Park Road and Station Road

Notice of Temporary Traffic Order

LOCATION: Faringdon – Park Road and Station Road

DURATION: Date of Order: 02 August 2021 .Coming into force: 09 August 2021.This Order is being introduced because of carriageway resurfacing works which are anticipated to be completed 21 August 2021. This will operate between 20:00 and 06:00hrs.

The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding in Park Road and Station Road to its junction with the B4019.

Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.

Exemptions are included for emergency services and for the works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of road. The alternative route for traffic is via the B4019, A420 and vice versa

For more details see below:

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE-WHITE HART JUNCTION IMPROVEMENTS

New Eastern Villages – White Hart Junction Improvement


We are mid-way through the programme for carriageway works and thank you for your ongoing support of this project.


LOCATION: Please be aware that we will be carrying out kerb and drainage works to the junction of Wanborough Road and Oxford Road, along with the new section of Ermin Street (see attached drawing).

DURATION: This work will take place from 22 March to 9 April, on weekdays between 7.30am and 5.30pm.


During this time, the junction will be fully closed and access between Oxford Road and Wanborough Road will be diverted via the White Hart Roundabout and Merlin Way.

Traffic along Oxford Road will be managed with a contraflow for the safety of road users and workers. In addition, a temporary pedestrian diversion will be in place around the works area.


We apologise for any disturbance or inconvenience you may experience due to this work