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 www.facebook.com/victimsfirstTV/

Victims First is a website www.victims-first.org.uk 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 www.facebook.com/victimsfirstTV/ 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.

www.victims-first.org.uk

Recycling service changes explained

Recycling service changes at WODC

From October residents will:

  • have fortnightly recycling collections. (Food waste will continue to be collected weekly).
  • use a blue-lidded wheelie bin for the majority of their recycling – aerosols, cans, card, cartons, foil, paper, plastic bottles/trays/tubs, (WODC will no longer collect flyaway plastics)
  • use their existing black recycling boxes for glass bottles/jars and unwanted electrical items
  • plastic bags can now be used to line food waste caddies or bins

Recycling guide and calendar

A recycling guide and bin collection calendar will be delivered to homes from 18 September

More information

www.westoxon.gov.uk.bins

01993 861025

Consultation- A361 Burford High Street Proposed Weight Limit Restriction

RE: CONSULTATION – A361 Burford High Street (Burford) Proposed Weight Limit Restriction

Please see following e-mail from Oxfordshire County Council:

We are writing to seek your views on the proposal to introduce a weight limit that will prohibit vehicles exceeding 7.5 tonnes travelling on the A361 High Street (including the River Windrush Bridge) in Burford, between the Burford and Fulbrook roundabouts (A40 to A424). The proposal is being put forward in conjunction with the Town council, and is aimed at promoting road safety, reducing danger & congestion, and improving the environment of the area. The proposals include the installation of advanced alternative route signage; for HGVs to use the A44 north-westwards from the A34, the A40 westwards from the A34, and the A429 from the A40 at Northleach (Gloucestershire) northwards to Stow on the Wold. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents attached:

  • Public Notice,
  • Statement of Reasons,
  • Consultation Plan,
  • Draft Traffic Regulation Order,
  • Current Traffic Regulation Order.

As detailed on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 15th September 2017.

For more details and the relevant documents please go to

https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/BurfordAreaWeightLimit/consultationHome

Tour of Britain passes through Shipton

The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will soon be racing through The Cotswolds on their way to the finish in Regency Cheltenham. It is due to pass through the Wychwoods on 9th September.

There will be banners welcoming the cyclists into Shipton and on Milton park you will find various events to advertise the race, such as ‘decorate your bike’, face painting and a barbeque.