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Lewknor Parish Council Annual Report May 2019

posted 13 May 2019, 23:04 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

Please click on the link below for the annual report from the parish council.

Neighbourhood Plan Annual Report May 2019

posted 13 May 2019, 23:02 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

Please click on the link below for the annual report of the Lewknor parish Neighbourhood Plan committee.

County Councillor's May 2019 report

posted 7 May 2019, 08:19 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

Please click on the link below for the latest report from Councillor Steve Harrod.

Extra garden waste collection & annual compost giveaway

posted 7 May 2019, 03:31 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk


Residents who are signed up for brown bin collections can put out twice as much garden waste during the extra garden waste week beginning 20th May 2019.

Those who are part of the paid-for service can put out the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste (around three large 80 litre bin bags).

Residents should leave their extra garden waste out in bin liners or sacks beside their brown bins on their usual collection day during these weeks.  Trade waste bags will not be accepted, however you can re-use old compost bags.

The garden waste is taken to a recycling plant in Oxfordshire where it is used to make compost, which goes to local farmers, allotment holders and an annual compost giveaway. 

Annual compost giveaway

**This year's free compost giveaway is on Saturday 11 May from 9am – 11am at Milton Park overflow car park, Park Drive, Milton OX14 4SR (next to Allmakes Ltd). Residents are invited to come and join us to fill a box, bag or container with locally produced compost – free of charge. - while stocks last. (Max of 4 containers per person). They will need to bring their own shovel! **

2nd May 2019 parish council election results

posted 3 May 2019, 06:49 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

Election Results for Lewknor

Caroline Margaret Havard HJORTH
Murray Robert GRAHAM
Leslie Stuart GORDON
Duncan Hughes BOULTON
Karl David ROLFE
Ellen Anne PETERS
Not Elected

Six recycling centres set for Spring clean in May

posted 1 May 2019, 07:55 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk


During May six Oxfordshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closing for two days to carry out a deep clean and essential maintenance at the sites.

This is part of the council’s planned approach to maintenance, and is designed to keep sites safe, looking clean and fresh and helping improve the customer experience when using these much valued facilities.

Only one site will be closed at any one time and all other sites will be open on those days. Residents are asked to plan ahead for these closures, ideally holding on to your waste until the site reopens or if that is not possible visiting one of the neighbouring sites.

Site Closure Dates 

  • Alkerton - Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th May
  • Ardley - Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th May
  • Drayton - Thursday 16th & Friday 17th May
  • Stanford - Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd May
  • Oakley Wood- Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th May
  • Redbridge - Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th May

For those residents with permits, please note that these can be used at any of the sites.

Steve Burdis, Principal Officer for the County Council Waste Team said ‘The deep cleans of our sites enable us to carry out essential cleaning and maintenance including jet washing the sites and structures, repainting lines and safety areas, along with other general and grounds maintenance ahead of the busy summer months.

“All closures are on quieter midweek days to minimise disruption and sites will reopen at 8am the following day. For practical and safety reasons we need to close the sites for this short period and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank residents for their understanding.”

SODC alert: Fake council officer

posted 26 Apr 2019, 03:27 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are alerting residents after they received a report that a man, wearing a high visibility jacket and a false council ID badge, has been impersonating a council officer to provide a waste collection service.


The councils are urging all residents to be aware that their officers and waste crews would never knock on someone’s door and ask to take their rubbish away – even if they’ve pre-booked and paid for the councils to collect their bulky waste collection.


Homeowners must make sure their waste is disposed of legally.  If they choose to employ someone to remove waste, they must check they’re a registered waste carrier.  If they’re not and the rubbish is then dumped illegally, the homeowner could be issued a fixed penalty notice or prosecuted for the dumped waste despite not fly-tipping it themselves. 


People can find out more about how the councils arrange bulky waste collections and how residents can stay legal when paying someone else to take rubbish away, on their websites www.southoxon.gov.uk/bulkywaste or www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/bulkywaste

Police: New Service Satisfaction Survey Launched

posted 25 Apr 2019, 06:36 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk   [ updated 25 Apr 2019, 06:39 ]

Thames Valley Police (TVP) is launching a new service satisfaction survey which will ask the public to give feedback on their experiences when in contact with the force. 
From the 1 May 2019 TVP will be sending text messages to around 10,000 people a month who have contacted us to either report an incident or crime.
They will be asked to provide feedback on the response they received from the force.
The new text based survey is an expansion of the more in-depth telephone survey for which there currently is an overall satisfaction rate of 78.1 per cent.
The feedback is being gathered from the public in order to better understand the effectiveness of our response and how the force can improve the service provided.
People who have contacted Thames Valley Police, may be sent a text message to their mobile phone asking them to fill in a short text survey of just two questions.
We are aware that there are sensitivities around certain crimes and incidents for example in cases of domestic abuse. Due to these sensitivities texts will not be sent to victims involved in these cases. 
Thames Valley Police’s Deputy Chief Constable Jason Hogg, said: “Last year the force received more than 1.2 million calls for service.
“When people contact us we want to provide a caring, effective, and swift response and when things are at their most difficult for those we serve, we will strive to be at our very best.
“In light of this we are launching a new survey in order to understand the areas we need to improve upon and the public response will be hugely valuable to shape the service we provide.
“The survey is entirely voluntary but we would ask the public to take part if they receive a text from us as it will help us to ensure Thames Valley Police provides the service that you want from us.”
Important Information to note
  • Texts are at your providers standard rate
  • We want the public to have confidence that the text received is genuine. The number that we will send the text from will be 07860020479
  • People may opt out of the survey or withdraw consent for us to use your response for more information on this is on our website which also contains our privacy notice.  

Formal notice of parish council election

posted 25 Apr 2019, 06:33 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

Please click on the link below for the formal notice that there will be a ballot in Lewknor parish on 2nd May 2019

Chalford Road planning appeal dismissed

posted 17 Apr 2019, 04:20 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

Please click on the link below for full details of this decision.

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