Vacancy for School Crossing Patrol Officer at Wychwood Primary School

We are looking for a School Crossing Patrol Officer at Wychwood Primary School, Shipton Under Wychwood.
The working hours are 7.5 per week – ¾ hour in the morning and afternoon Monday – Friday.
This role is permanent, on a term time only basis.
Current pay is £9.18 per hour.
In this role, you will help to provide a safe crossing point for children on their way to school.
Reliability is key for this role as parents need to be assured that the SCPO is present so that children can walk safely to school.
Training and uniform will be provided.
The post requires an enhanced DBS check.
For further information, please contact the School Crossing Patrol Supervisor on 07867 467794

Is there a need for a village fete in Shipton?

Is there a need for a village fete in Shipton?

 Previously, Shipton’s village fete was held bi-annually, alternating with the church fete. Due to various reasons it has not been held for a number of years, although the church fete continues.
The Parish Council has recently taken ownership of all the old village fete equipment.
Serious consideration is currently being given to resurrecting the village fete and a working group will meet shortly to look at the feasibility and possible formats.
Anyone interested in attending this meeting, or with ideas please contact Tim Brunsden at

Annual Meeting of the Council

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council is being held on Thursday 17th May at 7.30pm at New Beaconsfield Hall.

This is a normal Parish Council meeting but with the appointment of the chairman and vice chairman.



Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting is being held on Thursday 19th April at 7.30pm at New Beaconsfield Hall.

This is an opportunity to find out what the Parish Council has been doing over the last year. It is also an opportunity to air your views.

Everyone welcome.

Rogue Traders

Rogue Traders

Rogue traders are operating in Shipton Under Wychwood targeting the elderly and vulnerable. We have had a report where an elderly person was visited by males offering to cut back trees and general ground work in her garden, they were paid some of the money upfront on that day and returned today to carry out the work which was very minimal. They then sent the victim to the post office to withdraw more money.
Please can we keep an eye on our elderly and vulnerable neighbours and relatives, speak to the neighbour if work is being carried out and call the police on 101 number if you believe your neighbour or elderly relative may be a victim of Rogue Traders.

Thames Valley Police

Festive caddy bin liners giveaway

Festive caddy bin liners giveaway

In the run up to Christmas, West Oxfordshire residents can pick up a free roll of food waste caddy liners at District Council reception points and at recycling roadshows.

Cllr Carol Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We want to encourage as many people as possible to recycle their food waste, especially over Christmas when there are always a lot of leftovers such as turkey carcasses and fruit and vegetable peelings.

“All food waste is recycled, with the gases generated during recycling being converted into electricity and the food waste itself producing nutrient-rich fertiliser which is then used by local farmers.”

Food waste in West Oxfordshire is collected weekly and recycled locally at the Agrivert Anaerobic Digestion plant near Cassington.

Residents can line their food caddies with carrier bags, pedal bin bags (not black), compostable bags or newspaper. Extracted liner bags are sent to an Energy Recovery Facility.

Free bags can be collected at the Town Centre Shop, Woodgreen or Elmfield offices in Witney and the Guildhall in Chipping Norton. One roll per household will be available until stocks run out.

Householders who do not have a free food waste bin and kitchen caddy or are unsure of how to recycle their food waste, should contact the District Council online at or on 01993 861025.

Pictured holding a roll of caddy liners is Jake Aitman, a member of the Council’s customer services and waste recycling teams.

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Victims First

Victims First Facebook page

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s new initiative Victims First now has a Facebook page to keep people up to date on information, advice and support for victims of crime

Victims First is a website which has advice on what to do and how to get help if you’ve been a victim of crime, including information on what you should expect from the police and other criminal justice agencies if you report the crime.

The focal point of the website is a directory which allows victims to find relevant support to help them cope and recover from the impact of the crime. You can use the website to refer yourself directly to the PCC’s own support services, using the online form, or find information and contact details for other organisations. This support is available regardless of whether or not the crime has been reported to the police.

If you’ve been a victim of crime, Victims First can help you find the support you need. You can also follow the Victims First Facebook page for hints, tips and advice on staying safe and interesting comments and views on topical news. It will also share some inspiring victim stories, and how they’re coping after the crime.