Scam advice for residents (charity worker scams)

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

Some scammers are claiming to be charity workers, offering assistance with shopping, or requesting donations.

Here are some tips from our Trading Standards team on how to check charity workers are genuine (graphic attached for social media and websites):

How to check if they are genuine:

  • Check the charity’s name and registration number at Most charities with an annual income of £5,000 or more must be registered.
  • Make sure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information – it’s ok to decide not to give on the spot. Be wary of unsolicited emails from charities you have never heard of and be careful when responding to emails or clicking on links within them.
  • Exercise the same caution as with any other internet transaction, for example, to donate online. Visit the charity’s own website and always type the website address into the browser yourself.
  • Contact or find out more online about the charity that you’re seeking to donate to or work with, to find out more about their spending. Ask a trusted friend, neighbour or relative if you are unable to research this or need a second opinion.
  • Ignore requests to donate through a money transfer company.

Full details and advice from our Trading Standards team here:

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:

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: 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




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.

Temporary Road Closure – Trots Lane

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at – Shipton-under-Wychwood, Trots Lane, OX7 6DJ

A request has been received from ‘MKJ Group Ltd’ for a temporary road closure to apply to the whole length of ‘Trots Lane’ whilst ‘Installation of fibre optic cable, backfill & reinstate works’ are carried out.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate from the 24/02/2020 (at 00:00hrs) to and including the 28/02/2020 (at 23:59hrs).

Full closure 24hrs each day of this 5 days closure.

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. 

Garden Waste Collection

From Friday 7 February, residents will be able to sign up for this year’s garden waste collection service. The service will run from 1 April to 31 March 2021. The price remains at £30 per bin per year.

Existing customers can expect to receive an email reminding them to sign up, and all other households will be sent a letter.


Register now. Fortnightly garden waste recycling collections for £30 per bin per year.*
For more details:
01993 861025
*Service begins 1 April 2020

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