Staff wanted for New Faringdon Youth Club

The sessions will run for 2 hours on a Monday evening at Faringdon Town Football Club from 6pm to 8pm and we are looking at a target age range of School Years 6, 7 and 8 (Ages 10 to 13) and facilitated by Oxfordshire Play Association (OPA)

OPA are looking for 2 staff to work 5 hours per week including prep and delivery etc

Please contact Martin Gillett for further details

Tidy Team

Our Tidy Team have been busy again, this time in the Hobble.

Do you know of any area in Faringdon that is in need of a tidy? The Tidy Team can weed, cut back undergrowth and pick up litter on paths and in alleyways around the town. Please send you requests to Liz@faringdontowncouncil


Faringdon Community Larder

Helping the community access surplus food. Faringdon Town Council would like to start a Community Larder in the heart of the town. We are looking for volunteers to help with this community-driven project. Are you passionate about the community? Do you want to help the environment and reduce food waste?
Can you spare between 1 and 4 hours a week?

Email for more information.

Get involved with the Thames river clean up

Residents and community groups across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being encouraged to come together in their local communities to help clean up their stretch of the River Thames.

On Sunday 26 September, The River Thames Clean Up will take place across the Thames Valley area and beyond with the aim of cleaning up the river locally and raising awareness of the climate and ecological emergencies.  

Events taking place on the day will help to restore the health of the river, cut down pollution, and protect and enhance the river’s cleanliness, biodiversity and natural setting.    

As well as organising a clean-up, groups are encouraged to have information stalls and talks to raise awareness about issues such as water quality and sewage discharge, community involvement in river care, and how the river can benefit community wellbeing.  

The River Thames Clean Up coincides with World Rivers Day, a celebration of the world’s waterways, highlighting the many values of rivers, increasing public awareness and encouraging us to take better care of them.  It will also mark the end of the Great Big Green Week, a national week of events celebrating action on climate change, including the Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week.

Cllr Jo Robb, River Thames Champion at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “As a council, we prioritise protecting and restoring our natural world and are working with others to improve water quality and water safety.”

“It’s also important that communities can take action where appropriate, and the River Thames Clean Up will be a great opportunity for people along the river to come together and to help improve and maintain this wonderful natural resource.”

Cllr Catherine Webber, Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency and Environment at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “If you are involved with a local group, or you are simply a community minded person who wants to play your part, please think about organising or getting involved with a clean-up event on 26 September.  There’s lots of advice available on how you to do this safely and effectively.

“We’d also love to hear from people who are organising events, whether that’s on 26 September or at any other time, so we can help spread the word – so please get in touch and let us know.”

How to get involved in the Thames River Clean Up

If you’d like to organise a local event there are a number of organisations that can offer advice and support:

If you need litter picking equipment, our Waste team have a supply they may be able to provide you with on loan – details of how to book this equipment can be found on the South and Vale websites. 

Please note – as a district council we are not able to collect rubbish which is pulled from the river or collected from riverbanks.  Before you carry out a river clean up, you should therefore check with the Environment Agency to confirm how to safely and legally dispose of, or arrange collection of, any rubbish you collect. 

If you are planning to organise your own river clean up, whether it is on World Rivers Day, or a different date, please let us know – email


South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400 | @southoxon | @whitehorsedc 

Learning Hub in Faringdon

Faringdon Town Council is working with Oxfordshire Adult Learning (Abingdon and Witney College) to build a Adult Learning Hub in Faringdon. We will providing a free six week online Community Champions Course. Please email if you wish to take part or for more information.

Solar Streets in Faringdon

Faringdon Town Council is working with Solar Streets to bring good value solar panel’s to your home.

Did you miss the Launch Presentation?  Click Here to view the Recording

Solar Streets is a way of getting solar panels for your house or business at discounted prices.  You can directly help in the fight against climate change, as well as helping your local community, as a donation to the Faringdon Community Fund is given on every install – £50 for a domestic installation and £100 for a commercial one.  If you live in one of the surrounding villages then the Faringdon scheme is also open to you. 

Your solar panels will be installed by IDDEA Ltd.  Established in 2007, IDDEA have depots in Westbury in Wiltshire, and High Wycombe in Bucks, and have installed over 1,000 solar projects across the South and are committed to supporting communities to take action against climate change.  They have installed Solar Streets projects in neighbouring areas including Wallingford, Henley, Chinnor, and Thame, as well as further afield in Frome, Wells, Swanage, and others.

Further details can be found here: