Help look after the Public Access Defibrillator

defibWould you like to join a small group of committed community members to help look after the Public Access Defibrillator? Faringdon Guides & The First Response Team would like to invite you to a meeting on Wednesday 13th April at 6.15pm in the Jubilee Room at The Pump House on the Market Square to find out more. Please phone the Faringdon Community Tourist & Info Centre on 01367 242191 to register your interest or email

First Aid Training for Town Council and Pump House Project

first aid 2A few Sunday’s a go 7 town council staff and 4 staff, volunteers and trustees from The Pump House Project came together to do a first aid course. The Town Council and the Pump House Project are building up a successful partnership so it was great to be able to attend a course together.

The training was run by Malcolm Gee of MG Training and was extremely informative, we are delighted to say that all attendees passed and are now qualified in Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day course).

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If you have an interest in first aid course we can highly recommend Malcolm Gee as a trainer. Why not get in touch with him to run a course for your work place or community group and of course if you need a venue don’t forget we have a variety available to hire to suit your needs.

Young Activity Auditors

Last Wednesday saw our first meeting of our new youth session ‘Young Activity Auditors’. This group of young people have come together to work on a project that will see them audit the activities that are available for themselves and other young people across the county with the eventual aim of creating a tangible product that will help other young people learn more about services for them.

We are also hopeful this will be the forerunner for a new Youth Council which will give our young people a further voice in our townfolly

The young people came together to answer the question ‘what do you like most and least about Faringdon’ we also created a list of the skills we had within the group. We were lucky enough to be able to display these on a board with a wonderful sketch of Faringdon’s Folly that local artist Shelia Isabel Irigoyen did for us after we put out a request for help on local Facebook page ‘I live in the town of Faringdon’.

If you are a young person aged 13-20 and would like to get involved please get in touch with Rebekah Pugh (Youth and Community Officer) on 01367240281 or via email

Saturday Market

Last Saturday during the Charity Market Councillor Wise , Councillor Leniec and our Youth and Community Officer Rebekah Pugh braved the cold to meet with members of the public to inform people of the Town meeting and consult with residents. It was great to see the town alive with so many residents and we received some great feedback. It was also fantastic that some of the residents we met came to the Town Meeting on the 18th January. Saturday Market

On the 20th February Councillor Finn and Councillor Famakin will be under the Old Town Hall between 10am and 12.30pm so do come and say hello.

Christmas visit to Ferendune Court

In December instead of our staff ‘Secret Santa’ Town Council staff decided to each donate some gifts to create a hamper to take to residents at Ferendune Court and also to give to the Police to go to vulnerable members of our community. The Councillors also donated gifts and we between us we collected 2 large hampers and other gifts that were wrapped and given to the PCSOs for distribution.

On the 23rd of December Town Council Staff and Councillors went along to have a cup of tea and mince pies with residents at Ferendune Court. A lovely time was had by all and it was fantastic to meet such lovely members of our community.


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Help with Job Seeking for Young People(under 20) in Faringdon

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for Young People(under 20) in Faringdon

If you are looking for work and not in work and need help with:
Finding jobs/apprenticeships
Making up a CV
Looking for college courses
Filling out application forms
Writing covering letters
Preparing for interviews
Then come to:
Faringdon Library,
Gloucester Street, Faringdon

Wednesday 13th January 2016
Wednesday 10th February 2016
Wednesday 9th March 2016

Experienced staff from Oxfordshire County Council Early intervention Service will be able to give one to one help.

Please phone:01865 328400, text:07827947288 or email for more information or to book a time – or please call in on the day.

Youth Arts Fest 2016

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We are very excited to announce our new project is Arts Fest 2016 a youth arts festival in Faringdon. The Pump House Project and Faringdon Town Council have teamed up to create a new and exciting event for young people in the town. Arts Fest 2016 will celebrate all our local creativity as well as provide access to professional artists and performances. The event will take place over four days from Friday 29th April – Monday 2nd May providing free and low cost activities for all ages up to 21. We are still in the planning stages at the moment with more details coming soon.

If you are a local artist, creative group or individual or just looking to make something fun happen locally please get in touch. We are currently taking proposals for workshops, projects and performances, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Rebekah Pugh on 01367240281 or via Email.