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Parking charges to be re-introduced in South and Vale car parks

Parking charges will be re-introduced in district council car parks across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse from Monday 8 June.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have allowed people to park for free since 26 March, to support key workers and those who need to shop for essential food or medical supplies during the Coronavirus pandemic after travel restrictions were put in place. More »

However with many restrictions now lifted, and following the government's announcement that outdoor markets and car showrooms can re-open on 1 June and non-essential retail on 15 June, the councils will now re-introduce parking fees.

The move will help to improve the availability of parking spaces as people start to visit local shops again and encourage them to consider using more sustainable travel methods when visiting our town centres.

Car parks will operate as normal, meaning that motorists must display a ticket or have a valid online or text payment confirmation, including during any free hours offered in the charging period. Normal rates will apply. New permits will be issued or re-issued to anyone whose permit would've normally expired since lockdown began.

NHS staff and care workers who display a national COVID-19 pass can continue to park for free. To claim a pass, staff should email carparks.southandvale.uk@sabagroup.com, including proof of their employment.

Cllr Jenny Hannaby, Cabinet Member for Housing and Environment at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: "I'm sure many people will have appreciated being able to park for free during the recent weeks. However, with restrictions being reduced and shops soon be able to open again, we must now ensure that we have sufficient spaces available for people who wish to visit our local shops."

Cllr David Rouane, Cabinet Member for Housing and Environment at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: "To support NHS staff and care workers we will continue to offer them free parking when displaying a COVID-19 pass. This is just a small gesture of thanks for the vital work they have carried out, and continue to carry out, during the pandemic."

For more information about district council car parks please visit southoxon.gov.uk/parking or whitehorsedc.gov.uk/parking.

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Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:25 by Joanne Myers

Oxfordshire Libraries - Digital Update May 2020

Oxfordshire Libraries - Digital Update May 2020

Applying to join Oxfordshire Libraries online

Go towww.libcat.oxfordshire.gov.uk and click 'Join the Library' and fill in your details.

We will email your account access details back to you within 1-2 working days

eBooks and eAudio https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ebooks

Choose from a great range of fiction and non-fiction reading for adults and children. We are investing in more titles in response to the current situation. Download the Libby or Borrowbox apps. More »

eMagazines and eNews https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/enewsPressreader and RBdigital magazines provide thousands of UK and international titles of leisure reading or current affairs for you to read online or download. Time to garden, get creative or find out what's going on around the world through curated news content.

Digital learning and study resources

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/

leisure-and-culture/libraries/reference-online/general-reference Britannica Online,

dictionaries and reference books provide high quality homework support and resources for personal study

eMusic

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/reference-online/books-and-music– relax and enjoy the best of recordings streamed through Naxos Music Library. Over 60,000 albums to choose from.

Follow us on social media

www.facebook.com/Oxfordshirelibraries

www.twitter.com/Oxonlibraries

Sign up to our eNewsletter www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/librariesnewsletter

Download the Oxfordshire Libraries app to your tablet or phone from your app store.

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Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 08:36 by Joanne Myers

Cycleways and footpaths to be cleared and repaired

Cycleways and footpaths to be cleared and repaired

Cyclists and walkers are set to benefit from a concerted plan of action to clear and prepare the Oxfordshire's network of cycleways and footpaths ready for the expected rises in demand as lockdown is very gradually relaxed.

As the people of Oxfordshire look to return to work and school during the Summer, cycling and walking will become more important than ever – both offer zero emission ways to travel which will improve health and wellbeing as well as helping to address the need to keep socially distant. More »

A recent survey of all 63 Oxfordshire County Councillors found that the need to improve cycling infrastructure was a standout priority in terms of how Oxfordshire's share of the government's £250m Emergency Active Travel grant fund should be spent.

Amongst other practical and quick to implement measures, such as improving signage and sweeping the busiest paths and cycle lanes, keeping vegetation under control and fixing surfaces feature in our immediate plans of work. This is all part of keeping the network safe to use for cyclists and pedestrians as lockdown restrictions ease but will also hopefully encourage more people to walk and cycle in the long term.

The county council is developing a programme of work for the county's city, urban, suburban and rural areas.

In each case, the work will pay particular attention to narrower areas that might be widened for greater access. Paths where any surface improvement work will also be identified so repairs can be made. As we work through the programme residents can expect to see more measures like this being prioritised across the county.

Cllr Yvonne Constance, Oxfordshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "In the coming weeks and well beyond, our cycleways and footpaths will form a vital part of our recovery strategy. They will enable residents of all ages to safely travel to a range of locations. Now that cycling and walking have become so popular, we are committed to enabling residents to continue to cycle and walk as ongoing lifestyle choices."

If people encounter any issues whilst out walking, cycling or riding on the path network then these can be reported or checked on Oxfordshire County Council's website. People can report a roadside vegetation problem, as well as other street problems, through our online reporting tool Fixmystreet.

URL : http://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cycleways-and-footpaths-to-be-cleared-and-repaired-as-council-anticipates-demand-surge/

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Posted: Fri, 29 May 2020 08:11 by Joanne Myers