On 18th November, thieves using bolt cutters broke into the container at the Wild Gardens and took lots of tools. The police have been informed.
Please be vigilant especially around sheds and garages.
These children from Wychwood Primary School planted a silver birch tree to commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Armistice. They told the rest of the school at an Assembly and all the children will watch the little tree grow and remember why they planted it.
Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
A request has been received from Centurion Traffic for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Lyneham Road Whilst a Road Rail Crane delivers a Relocatable Building .
A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate on the 29 January 2019
Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor.
Please note that Notices for urgent works can last up to 5 consecutive days only.
Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Centurion Traffic
Sunday 4th November 2018, 7.30 pm
Teams of 4 to 6; £2.50 per person to enter (pay on the door)
Come as a team or join a team on the night
Congratulations to Brian Rigby who was elected as Chairman of Shipton PC at the October PC meeting.
Congratulations also go to Tim Yates who was co-opted onto the Parish Council to fill the vacancy left by Bartha Pitman’s departure.
Good luck to both of them in their new positions.
To check if you are eligible to stand for co-option, click here
If you are interested in the role, please email Lisa Wilkinson on email@example.com stating your name, address and a statement declaring that you are eligible to stand.
Updated waste and recycling calendars available mid-September
Annual waste and recycling calendars, starting from October 2018, will be available to download from West Oxfordshire District Council’s website from mid-September.
These calendars will remind you which bins to put out on what days and are especially helpful to find out any changes over the Christmas period and Bank Holidays.
Alternatively, sign up to receive FREE email updates about your property direct to your inbox including:
For more information see: www.westoxon.gov.uk
New welfare laws will mean that more people who run animal businesses will have to register with their local council.
Dog day boarders, keepers of exhibition animals and some dog breeders must contact West Oxfordshire District Council ahead of Government legislation which will become law in just a few months’ time.
On 1 October, these groups will be covered by the ‘The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018’ and anyone who does not register could be guilty of an offence.
Businesses looking after dogs away from their homes during the day will need a licence.
People who keep exhibition animals in the course of their business for educational or entertainment purposes will also need to register – this includes businesses such as falconry displays, dove releases, animal encounter experiences, or pat-a-pony days.
Additionally, dog breeders who breed three or more litters of puppies in any 12-month period and/or breed dogs and advertise a business selling dogs must register.
Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member responsible for Licensing at West Oxfordshire District Council said, “I am sure that most animal business operators would agree that tougher laws around animal welfare are to be welcomed. We ask that businesses contact us as soon as possible so that they are registered before the new law comes in place on 1 October.”
Please call 01993 861000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org”
The full guidance on the new regulations is due in September, and uptake is expected to be high.
The legislation details can be viewed in full here.
Why animal licensing is important
Licensing is important because it provides a platform for regulation of animal businesses, ensuring that they adhere to good practice in animal welfare.
The lives of tens of thousands of animals are covered by this, from a bearded dragon sold in a pet shop to a dog sold over the internet. How these animals are cared for by a pet shop worker or puppy dealer determines if their business gets the go-ahead to operate.
Why the current licensing system is being reviewed
There are many laws surrounding licensing, all of which are over a decade old. These outdated pieces of legislation haven’t adapted to the changing types of animal-related businesses, and to new standards of good practice in animal welfare.