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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

Church Services – January/February

ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH WARDINGTON   WHILST CHURCH SERVICES ARE STILL PERMITTED, IN VIEW OF THE OVERALL LOCKDOWN AND THE CONTINUED RISE IN COVID-19 CASES IN CHERWELL DISTRICT, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT THERE WILL BE NO CHURCH SERVICES IN WARDINGTON FOR THE REMAINDER OF JANUARY AND INTO FEBRUARY. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ALL THE CHURCHES IN SHIRES' EDGE BENEFICE. THE POSITION WILL BE REVIEWED IN MID-FEBRUARY AHEAD OF ASH WEDNESDAY AT THE BEGINNING OF LENT. Revd HILARY CAMPBELL WILL BE HOLDING SUNDAY PRAYERS VIA ZOOM AT 10.00am EACH SUNDAY. PLEASE CONTACT HER ON 01295 750385 FOR SIGN-IN DETAILS. IF ANYONE FEELS IN NEED OF PASTORAL SUPPORT - OR KNOWS OF ANYONE ELSE WITH SUCH A NEED - PLEASE CONTACT

Church Services – January

ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH WARDINGTON   COMMUNAL WORSHIP CHURCH SERVICES ARE STILL PERMITTED IN TIER 4 REGIONS BUT, IN VIEW OF THE CONTINUED RISE IN COVID-19 CASES IN CHERWELL DISTRICT, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT THERE WILL BE NO CHURCH SERVICES IN WARDINGTON FOR THE NEXT TWO SUNDAYS. THIS HAS THE APPROVAL OF THE BISHOP AND APPLIES TO ALL THE CHURCHES IN SHIRES' EDGE BENEFICE. Revd HILARY CAMPBELL WILL BE HOLDING SUNDAY PRAYERS VIA ZOOM AT 10.00am EACH SUNDAY. PLEASE CONTACT HER ON 01295 750385 FOR SIGN-IN DETAILS. OUR CHURCH WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER AND INDIVIDUAL VISITING ON FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS FROM 10.00am - 4.00pm AND SUNDAYS FROM 12.00noon - 4.00pm.

Carol Service 4pm today

Join us in half an hour for the Wardington Carol Service in the churchyard. Optional Communion service follows.

Christmas Eve at Wardington Church

CHRISTMAS EVE AT ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH WARDINGTON 4.00pm CAROLS IN THE CHURCHYARD SOCIAL DISTANCING WARM CLOTHES, FACE COVERING AND A TORCH! 4.30pm CHRISTMAS HOLY COMMUNION LED BY: Revd HILARY CAMPBELL

Ruth Tuthill’s marathon around the lanes

Wardington’s very own Ruth Tuthill is running a marathon around the lanes to raise money for  MIND. Please support Ruth by cheering her on as she runs through the village (twice) on the 19th December and if you are able, please consider supporting her fund-raising effort: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RuthTuthill Ruth says: On the 19th December I plan to run a marathon… as the first lockdown began [my daughter] Florence was set some running challenges: fastest 5k and 10k by Millfield Hockey department. I decided to join her and started running again - having a challenge, a focus really benefited me and I enjoyed getting fit. I subsequently listened to the Jasmin Paris podcast of the Spine race – WOW! I then read

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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