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Dog Theft Survey

Neighbourhood Watch Network is supporting Sussex's Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, who, in partnership with the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), has created an online survey designed to understand the public’s perception of dog theft, enforcement, and the prosecution of offenders. The survey includes a question seeking views on whether dogs should be treated in law merely as property when they are stolen. Having a common understanding of how the public feels about this issue will help inform discussions that PCCs and NWN will have nationally, as well as allow police forces to better understand the public’s views. Mrs Bourne said: "Pet theft, dog theft in particular, is a growing concern for the public and their fear

Litter pickers available

The Parish Council has recently purchased some litter pickers for village use.  If you are feeling community minded and feel like doing some litter picking then please contact the Clerk to borrow one: wardingtonparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk

SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH COVID-19 – FUNDING AVAILABLE

In recognising the vital contribution that community and voluntary groups continue to make in the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, Supporting Communities Through COVID-19 is open to funding applications from small informal groups as well as established organisations. Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) and Community First Oxfordshire (CFO) are managing this grant scheme on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council. You can apply for a maximum of £10,000 for community action projects and a maximum of £50,000 for collaborative, broad reach projects. CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION FORM If you require any further guidance about completing the application form or ask any questions about this grant scheme please contact communications@ocva.org.uk. Grant applications must be received by 10am, Friday

Cherwell District Council Updates – 25th Jan 2021

Covid-19 - Infections, Testing and Vaccinations update Infection Rate and Local Communications - In the seven days up to 15 January 2021 there were 801 new cases in Cherwell. This is equivalent to a weekly rate of 532.2 per 100,000 residents. Whilst slightly down on last week, the figures for Cherwell are still over six times higher than they were in early December, so we still have a long way to go. Moreover, the NHS in Oxfordshire is currently caring for twice the number of COVID-19 patients than at the peak of the first wave in spring 2020 and is under immense pressure. We need to make sure the recent fall in cases is sustained and the only way we

Criminals Continue To Take Advantage of Coronavirus Vaccine Roll-Out As Phishing Email Reports Soar

Action Fraud is raising awareness of another coronavirus vaccine scam, after it received a high volume of reports relating to a phishing email on Monday 25 January. The email, which attempts to trick people into handing over their bank details, was reported more than 1,000 times in 24 hours. It appears to come from the NHS and asks the recipient to click on a link to accept or decline an invitation to receive the coronavirus vaccine. If they click accept, they are asked to input personal information and their bank card details. The national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime has previously warned about coronavirus vaccine scams, with many people reporting receiving fake text messages purporting to be from the

Thames Valley Police Burglary Reduction Week

Burglars Don’t Need Brains ...They Just Need an Opportunity! Don’t leave keys on view. Keep them in a safe place well away from doors and windows. Ensure any internal handle  operated locks on UPVC doors are fully secured with  a key, making sure your occupants know its location if needed for any emergency exit. Keep Your Home Secure...When You Go Out ...Lock all windows and doors using good quality locks! Make your property appear occupied when you are out by: using timer switches for lights Fit a letterbox cage  or restrictor to prevent attempts to open door  latches or handles Special Note from Wardington Parish Council  There have been two instances of theft from buildings on the outskirts of Wardington

Reissued Wardington Past and Present

Good News. The brand new revised and updated 4th Edition of this popular booklet will be available from the beginning of November.     Many of you will already know it is an ideal point of reference for people who live in Wardington, Williamscot and Coton. Visitors love it as well. It covers the history of the Parish of Wardington, its people and its buildings. There are also sections on Wardington as it is today. It is the first edition to include colour photographs. As with previous editions it is published in aid of church funds by Wardington Parochial Church Council. The launch price is just £3. Copies are available in the Church, from the Church Wardens and the Parish Council.

CONSULTATION – A361 Banbury Road southern end (Wardington) Proposed 30mph Speed Limit Extension

Letter from Oxfordshire County Council: Following an earlier consultation carried out in November/December 2018 regarding the proposals to introduce a new Puffin crossing on the A361 Banbury Road, and extend the 30mph speed limit at the northern end of Wardington, Oxfordshire County Council is now consulting on an additional proposal to help further mitigate the increase in traffic linked to the HS2 construction works. Specifically the proposal seeks to extend the 30mph speed limit at the south end of the village by 73 metres, reducing the length of the existing 50mph speed limit by the same amount. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents attached: Public Notice, Statement of Reasons, Consultation Plan, Draft Traffic Regulation Order. The proposed

VE Day celebrations

This year, the early May bank holiday is being moved from the 1st Monday of May to Friday 8th to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. We are looking for ideas of how to celebrate this monumental day. Got an idea?  Then please get in touch with any of the Parish Councillors or email wardingtonparishcouncil@gmail.com