Saturday Market 1st August 2020

Lots of great stalls confirmed:

Frank’s Fruit and Veg

McCarthy’s Bread, Cake  and Pastries

Shandy Shack –  Local Shandy

Lush Looking Cakes

DoLittle Dumplings – Children’s clothes and accessories

Needle D -Gifts, accessories and clothing

Hand painted glassware

White Horse Soap Company – Handmade soaps

Waste not wotnotts Upgraded crafts/ furniture

Al and Helen – Handmade cards and art

Pretty Little Things Vintage clothing

Online meeting of the Finance and Audit Committee to be held on Wednesday 29th July 2020

Notice is hereby given of an online meeting of the Finance and Audit Committee to be held on Wednesday 29th July 2020 at 7.15pm.

The public are invited to submit questions at least 1 day prior to the meeting and to view a live recording of the meeting on the Faringdon Town Council You Tube channel, the video will be loaded as soon as possible after the meeting

New Housing grants policy makes it easier for those in need of help with their homes

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have made it easier for people with disabilities or who are vulnerable to receive housing assistance grants and loans to help make their homes safer and more comfortable.

While the councils have always provided a grants and loans service for vulnerable people to help their homes better suit their needs, the new Housing Assistance Grants and Loans policy introduced by the councils this month has extended what’s on offer.

The maximum grant available has increased from £30,000 to £50,000 and a grant is also now available for people living with dementia. In addition, the system is to be streamlined with new technology aiming to improve the service and reduce the waiting times for work to be carried out.

The new policy aims to:

  • support more disabled residents to live independently by improving access and movement around their homes
  • reduce hospital admissions and enable early hospital discharges
  • reduce the need for residential care by allowing people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes
  • reduce fuel poverty and the effects of living in cold homes
  • support tailored home adaptations for those who need them including those suffering with dementia

To apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant, the first step is to contact an Occupational Therapist to see if someone is eligible. For more information on applying for grants and loans please see our  website pages (South) and (Vale)

Councillor David Rouane, South Oxfordshire District Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Environment, said: “The adaptations which these grants will enable are becoming increasingly important as the population ages. Changes to people’s homes can restore dignity and independence, improve safety and make life easier both for vulnerable people themselves and for their carers.”

Councillor Jenny Hannaby, Vale of White Horse District Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Environment, said: “The new policy can help towards home improvements, even small ones, which may mean people avoid the misery of a health crisis and the subsequent increased dependency on families, carers and services. This policy should make life easier, safer and more comfortable and more independent for our most vulnerable residents.”

Communications

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400

www.southoxon.gov.uk | @southoxon 

www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk | @whitehorsedc 

Help the county council further improve adult social care

Residents are being encourages to share their experiences of adult social care to help Oxfordshire County Council shape and improve the services it offers   In support of the “Because we all care”, a new campaign from the Care Quality Commission and Healthwatch England, we are calling everybody to do their part to help shape the feature of our social care services.   The new campaign comes at a time where challenging circumstances have highlighted the work and contributions of adult social care staff and with more people receiving care and support than ever before.   Research from the CQC and Healthwatch has determined that nearly two thirds of us are more grateful for the services they receive and would be more willing to support their local social care services on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Stephen Chandler, director of adult social care and housing at Oxfordshire County Council, said:   “We are delighted to support this campaign from the CQC and Healthwatch. Many of us may feel apprehensive about trying to get involved at present. But whether your experiences are good or bad, we appreciate any feedback.   “These are unprecedented times for adult social care. It is through feedback directly to us, or from our partner organisations such as Healthwatch, that residents can help us to improve and shape our services.”   Eddy McDowall, Chief Executive of Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP) said:   “Whilst we are living through unprecedented times, the increased appreciation of social care providers and their staff has demonstrated that care is invaluable to all communities across Oxfordshire.   “Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers encourages clients and residents using social care, as well as staff, to describe and voice the fabulous work that keeps people safe, as well as sharing what is not working so we can improve it.”   More Information   More information about the national campaign is available here. Residents can find our more about how to have their say about services via our website.
URL : http://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/help-the-county-council-further-improve-adult-social-care/

Buckland & Pusey, A420 (between B4508 and Buckland Road)

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:         Buckland & Pusey, A420 (between B4508 and Buckland Road)

         REASON:           Serious incident and subsequent road repairs in the

                                      interests of safety of all users.

         DURATION:         Started on 16 July 2020 (at 04:00hrs)

                                     The anticipated completion date is 17 July 2020 (at 06:00hrs)

                                      (date included)  (full closure 24hrs each day)

                                      (Emergency Traffic Regulation Notices cover a  maximum of 21 days)

         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:  The alternative routes for traffic

         are via a combination of  A417 – A338 – A415 and vice-versa.

         Jason Russell, Director for Infrastructure Delivery

Communities                                                                    Date: 16 July 2020

An online meeting of the Full Council to be held on Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 7.15pm.



Notice is hereby given of an online meeting of the Full Council  to be held on Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 7.15pm.

The public are invited to submit questions at least 1 day prior to the meeting and to view a live recording of the meeting on the Faringdon Town Council You Tube channel, the video will be loaded as soon as possible after the meeting

Online Facilities Committee Meeting 10th June 2020


Notice is hereby given of an online meeting of the Facilities Committee  to be held on Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 7.15pm.

Due to technical issues we have been unable to upload the recording. We hope that the audio file will be available shortly. The public are invited to view the minutes of the meeting below.

Residents can submit questions for the committee to sally@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk

An online meeting of the Full Council to be held on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 7.15pm.


Notice is hereby given of an online meeting of the Full Council  to be held on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 7.15pm.

The public are invited to view a live recording of the meeting on the Faringdon Town Council You Tube channel, the video will be loaded as soon as possible after the meeting

Residents can participate in the meeting by submitting questions to sally@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk