An online meeting of the Communities and Partnerships Committee to be held on Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 7.15pm

Notice is hereby given of an online meeting of the Communities and Partnerships Committee to be held on Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 7.15pm.

Press and public are invited to attend the meeting and can do so by requesting a link from the Clerk. Please email: sally@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk

Extra online meeting of the Full Council to be held on Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 7pm.

Notice is hereby given of an extra online meeting of the Full Council  to be held on Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 7pm.

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

An online meeting of an extra Finance and Audit Committee to be held on Wednesday 9th September 2020 at 6.30pm.

Notice is hereby given of an online meeting of an extra Finance and Audit Committee to be held on Wednesday 9th September 2020 at 6.30pm.

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

An online meeting of the Full Council to be held on Wednesday 9th September 2020 at 7.15pm.

Notice is hereby given of an online meeting of the Full Council  to be held on Wednesday 9th September 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

Faringdon War Memorial Trust

Notice is hereby given of an online meeting of the Faringdon War Memorial Trust to be held on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 at 7pm.

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

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 

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