Road Closure at Bruern Crossing in October

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984  Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, that the Oxfordshire County Council TEMPORARILY PROHIBITS THE USE OF THE HIGHWAY BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES  LOCATION: Bruern, Main Road through Bruern   REASON: To facilitate the removal of barrier panels and…

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Neighbour of the Year Award 2020 Now Open Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters, Nominate a neighbour that goes above and beyond for your community for the Neighbour of the Year Award 2020 run by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch For the third year running, we’re excited to launch the nationwide search in partnership with our friends…

Milton Village Hall is back in use.

Hiring Milton Village Hall If you were thinking of hiring Milton Village Hall, or looking for somewhere to hold a function, our Village Hall is open for business. Click on the Village Hall tab above on our website to see the conditions. There is a separate section on Covid Precautions that you need to see…

Rough Trader message from TVP

Rogue Traders Carterton Yesterday there was an incident in Carterton where an elderly householder was charged £175.00 for cleaning gutters on his property, it was a scam the work was not carried out, the males then tried to say he needed work on his roof at a cost of £4000.00, he declined there was nothing…

Can you help TVP?

Lost Property From PCSO Moulding, This is a request to reunite the owner of a silver wedding ring found in the Burford area over the weekend of the 27th/28th June. The ring has a very date specific engraving in it If you or someone knows of any person who has lost such a ring,then they…

The Community Bus Service is starting up again.

A message from the Community Bus Operators:- We are delighted to advise you that we intend to restart the 210 service on Monday 27 July, 2020.  We will be implementing a temporary timetable for Mondays to Fridays only which will take into account the likely level of reduced passenger numbers because of concern around travelling on…

A message from Oxfordshire Library Service

Dear Friends and Supporters of Oxfordshire Libraries. We are currently working towards the re-opening of our library service.  We don’t have that date yet, please be assured that we are working hard to make sure that we are ready for when we do. We are expecting to take a phased approach to reopen library spaces…

Be Alert and Stay Safe – TVP

Coronavirus-Related Scams – How To Protect Yourself Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million. How you can protect yourself from Coronavirus-related scams: There…

Important Message from Wychwood Surgery and Pharmacy

In line with government and NHS recommendations we are now asking that all patients, members of the public and contractors entering the Wychwood Premises adhere to the following instructions.   With effect from Monday, 15th June 2020 we are asking all patients, members of the public and contractors to wear face coverings before they enter…

To all Allotment Holders – be on the lookout!

Damage To Allotments Swimbrook Road Carterton Overnight between Monday 08/06/2020 and Tuesday 09/06/2020 vandals have entered the allotments and caused damage to sheds , gates and property, stealing a kitchen knife from one of the sheds. This is just mindless vandalism which cannot be tolerated. The allotment holders put a tremendous amount of effort into…

A message from Wychwood Surgery

Nina Brown has me to get this spread as widely as possibly around our communities and hopes that everyone will get involved where relevant.  She suggested I emailed those of you with access to email groups and Facebook pages and websites.  I hope you don’t mind. Thank you Vanessa Newman Practice & Business Manager Wychwood…

Wychwood Surgery and Pharmacy

Just a quick note from the surgery and pharmacy to say they will not be open on Monday 25th May as it is a Bank Holiday. They ask that you phone 999 in an emergency or otherwise 111 for non emergency medical advice. Thank you.

Be aware!

  Morning All, I have just received an email from a friend in the village to say that yesterday he was approached at home by two men with a white van. He initially thought they were delivering to his house. When questioned they showed him a picture of a large house, supposedly in Milton, which…

Bridewell Gardens, Wilcote

Bridewell Gardens are again hosting Open Days to support our charity.   This is probably now closed, please check with the Gardens   We are a small mental health charity based just outside Witney at Wilcote supporting people in our area who have experienced serious mental health problems. Each of these events helps to raise…

Scam Alert from OCC

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…

Email Banking Scam

Bank email scam – beware! I’ve just heard of a particularly nasty email banking scam. I cannot verify it but the information has come from a reliable source. It purports to be from your bank and the subject line is “payment not taken”, or similar. If you receive such an email DO NOT OPEN IT…

Watch out for Covid scammers!

Oxfordshire residents warned against coronavirus scams I’ve been asked to share the following important advice with local residents via our social media and other communication channels: 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…

From Milton Parish Council.

As a Parish Council we are following Government Directives and unfortunately this includes “closing enclosed play area” Government’s Directive:-  “Enclosed spaces in parks include playgrounds, sports courts and pitches, outdoor gyms and similar to close immediately” (23/03/2020) We have therefore closed the children’s play are and the tennis court on the Green until further notice.…

Wild Oxfordshire’s Butterfly Survey Workshop

Butterfly and Pollinators survey volunteering opportunity Due to the Covid 19 outbreak and restrictions on movement, we are sadly having to cancel the workshop planned for April 19th.   We are planning to have some training material online in preparation for when we will be able to start surveying again. So if anyone is still interested…

A word from the Parish Council

Over the weekend most families in the Wychwoods and surrounding villages will have received information from us about Covid 19 and about helping others and needing help yourselves. However we realise that although at the time of going to press the information was current, things are changing very fast and advice is likely to go…

Bogus Callers

Apart from the “Nottingham Knockers” there seems to be a spate of people in high-vis jackets calling on houses in the village and surroundings. Be very wary of them! We have checked some stories that they are from the council and all have denied representatives in the area. Before you invite anyone in please check…

WYCHWOOD SURGERY SPECIAL NOTICE

To keep up to date with the Coronavirus outbreak and guidance as to what to do, could you please check the Wychwood Surgery Facebook page first as this is the place that will be regularly and immediately updated. There is a lot of information on there and if you can find your answer there it will…

Wychwood Folk Club

Due to H&S concerns raised by the village hall committee they have advised us to cancel all events until further notice. So, Phil Beer this weekend and Brooks Williams & Rab Noakes on April 25th have definitely gone. ☹ We will try and fit them in later this year once things have settled down. The…

Wychwood Surgery Update.

This is a fast moving situation and there are likely to be changes in arrangements along the way. Wychwood Surgery have asked that you monitor their website http://www.wychwoodsurgery.co.uk and their Facebook page for the latest information and further updates and details. If I puck up details I’ll post them here but your primary source for…

An Urgent Message from Wychwood Surgery

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…

SS Simon and Jude Church Wall

At long last contractors are starting work on making good our church wall at St Simon and St Jude’s church. It is a listed wall and so we have had to be very careful about what and how the work is to be done. We have been working closely with the Diocese over this and…

CPR training at the Surgery – Change of dates.

The Wychwood Surgery and its Patient Participation Group are holding a training session for CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and use of defibrillators. This will  take place at the Surgery on Sat 29 Feb  from 9.30 am till 11.00 am. The session will concentrate on adult resuscitation.

Wychwood Surgery – CPR Training

The Wychwood Surgery and its Patient Participation Group are holding a training session for CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and use of defibrillators. This will  take place at the Surgery on Sat 29 Feb  at 9.30 am. The session will concentrate on child resuscitation.  

Pump track for Milton

A team of local parents is interested in applying for funding to build a BMX pump track* on Milton Village Green and would value your feedback to determine whether there would be sufficient support for this project to establish need. This way we are in a better position to apply for grants and design a…

Bird Survey around Littlestock Brook.

Bird Survey Volunteering Opportunity. The Evenlode Natural Flood Management Project near Milton under Wychwood is looking to recruit a couple of volunteers to monitor bird populations in the project area. A network of natural landscape features has been created along the Littlestock Brook, designed to reduce flood risk downstream.  To monitor how birds respond to…

The Wychwood Day Centre.

The Wychwoods Day Centre Limited has been a mainstay of our community for just over 20 years.  For nearly 17 of those twenty years the Day Centre has been lucky enough to have Katherine Gidman as Co-ordinator, welcoming and supporting older people with friendship, lively conversation, delicious home-cooked meals, and a variety of stimulating activities…

Book and Supper Club

  Love books? Love chatting? Fancy light supper? Come alone or with friends and meet new ones at the new Book and Supper Club at Dashwoods Coffee Shop. Contact Anna if interested so we can establish a (contemporary books only) reading list together. We are planning for gatherings on the first Monday of every month…

New bus timetable to Witney

The West Oxfordshire Community Transport Group are changing their bus timetable to better serve those that use it. This is the 210 Service to Witney The new timetable, including a Saturday service, to Witney is available to copy and print out > bus timetable 2019

Do you play a musical instrument?

A message from Rosie about making music. Here’s Rosies message: Last year I saw a short article in the newsletter about a wonderful friendly club for adult musicians and thought that other people might like to hear about it. If you are learning an instrument, it can be quite difficult to find occasions where you can…

The Problem with Ash Trees

is that they sometimes die, not because of ash die-back, but for other reasons. We had a group of three ash trees near the bridge across Littlestock Brook at there far end of the new Woodland Walk. In the high winds a few weeks ago one of the trio was blown down, it just snapped…

Be on your guard. Advice from the Police

There have been reports that people’s gardens have been entered in the early hours. A garden in Jubilee Lane was entered last night and four men were seen. The police were called and have warned that there may be a gang from Birmingham targeting this area at the moment. Do make sure your sheds and…

Section 106 Funding from the St Jude’s Development.

You may have heard that Milton Parish Council will be getting £118,000 to spend as a result of the new St Jude’s development. The Parish Council’s allocation is for ‘Sports and Recreation’. If you have any ideas they would like to hear from you, but read on first!   If you are a member of…

County Lines – What to look out for.

This is a message from Thames Valley Police. Most of us will be unaware of the presents of County Lines and most of us will not be affected by them but unfortunately they are everywhere. County Lines is the name given to drug dealing where organised criminal groups (OCGs) use phone lines to move and…