Oxfordshire residents warned against coronaviru

Oxfordshire residents warned against coronavirus scams

Residents have been warned to be on their guard against criminals and scammers exploiting the coronavirus situation.

In Oxfordshire, County Council’s Trading Standards has received reports of scams targeting people via emails, text messages, and on the doorstep.

Full details and advice from our Trading Standards team here:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshire-residents-warned-against-coronavirus-scams/

Withdrawal of 210 bus service

Statement from West Oxfordshire Community Transport:

‘ It is with great sadness that we have to advise you that following the

> Prime Minister’s announcement, we have decided to

> withdraw all our bus services with immediate effect’.

An Urgent Message from The Management team at Wychwood Surgery

To all Patients,

In light of the new Coronavirus guidelines, in order to reduce spread & protect vulnerable patients, from Monday, 16th March until further notice, we are suspending walk-in GP appointments.

All appointments to see a GP will be triaged by a telephone consult with a GP. If the GP thinks that you need to be seen face to face, you will be given a specified appointment. For some health concerns or medication reviews, we may well be able to help you over the telephone.

Therefore, if you think you need to speak to a GP, please ring the surgery between the hours of 8.15 am & 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, and a receptionist will give you further instructions. Please note these are not our opening hours but times between which a GP will be able to phone you back.

If you are concerned that you may have symptoms of coronavirus, please read this NHS guidance first: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Please do not present to the surgery.

Providing that you do not meet the criteria for self-isolation:

  • Wychwood Pharmacy will continue to remain open for medication collection.  If you are self-isolating please ask a relative, friend or neighbour if they can collect you medication.
  • Routine and necessary nurse surgeries and clinics will continue as usual.

This is a temporary measure to protect patients and staff. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor

NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF SHIPTON UNDER
WYCHWOOD


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Mr T Etherington, formerly a Member of the above named Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member of the Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish.
If, within 14 days³ after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 27 February, 2020), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made to the Head of the Paid Service, West Oxfordshire District Council, Woodgreen, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 1NB by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If there is an election, it will take place not later than 30 April, 2020.
Dated: Friday 7 February, 2020


Ms L Wilkinson
Clerk to Shipton Under Wychwood Parish Council

³ In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

Floodwatch

Local Flooding

With the incessant rain and the flooding in the local area, residents are asked to unblock any drains filled with mud and leaves outside their property with a shovel, fork etc. This has been successful in Station Road.

You can sign up to the District Flood Warning service here to receive email  alerts:

https://www.westoxon.gov.uk/residents/environment/flooding/

This page also gives you contact details in case of:

  • Burst water main
  • Roads, blocked gullies, gratings and drains
  • Main rivers
  • Other watercourses such as streams or ditches

 

Burglaries in Kingham

Burglaries

Kingham has been the latest area to be hit by burglaries. One on Church Street and one on The Green.

Please be vigilant and report anything suspicious.

It appears the burglars are going through open windows or reaching in through smaller windows to open larger windows or doors.

Please keep an eye on your neighbour’s property

New Saturday Bus Service to Witney from December

New Saturday Bus Service to Witney from December

West Oxfordshire Community Transport (WOCT) have been listening to passengers’ comments about the service and the most frequently raised issues are the request for a Saturday service, facility to take contactless payments and greater punctuality.

Thanks to a grant from Oxfordshire Community Foundation, they have been able to purchase and install new ticket machines that can process contactless payments.

They are delighted to say that they will be providing a Saturday service with effect from week beginning 9th December – the first Saturday service will be on 14th December 2019.

To improve punctuality they have decided to provide 5 services each way on Mondays to Fridays.  Again, the new timetable will come into effect from Monday 9th December.

REVISED Land North Of Gas Lane And Ascott Road Planning application

REVISED Land North Of Gas Lane And Ascott Road Planning application

Your attention is drawn to planning application 19/01474/FUL Land North of Gas Lane and Ascott Road – Erection of two detached dwellings, access and landscaping.

The application has been revised. The PC did not receive notification of this as it is not a NEW planning application. However, it has requested from WODC,  time to review and discuss it. WODC has agreed to receive comments from the PC by 18th October. The application will be discussed at the PC meeting on 17th October (7.30pm).

If you would like to comment on the revised application please send your comments to WODC by 17th October 2019:

https://publicaccess.westoxon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=PR