Author: Liz Cruse
In today's bulletin:
- Go Active Get Healthy – Diabetes resources
- Join our OAI webinars
- Volunteers needed in Bicester, Witney and Oxford
- Together with Music webinar
- Create a short video for Marmalade
- Rapid symptom-free testing for local public-facing workers
- Care home residents - visitors from 8th March
- New Psychological First Aid training
- Local mosques support 'Every Mind Matters'
- Keep up to date through... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 10:02 by Liz Cruse
A letter from Ansaf Azhar, Director for Public Health, Oxfordshire County Council
I am sure most residents of Oxfordshire are now aware of the government's roadmap – a four step plan – to bring England out of lockdown.
During a year of unprecedented restrictions on our daily lives, to know there is now a plan to move us back to the lives we miss is welcome news.
Decisions will be guided by... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:55 by Liz Cruse
- Tougher sentences for dog thefts
- Backing new laws to deal with illegal encampaments
- Your questions answered LIVE
- £4.3m to support victims of domestic abuse
- Thames Valley bolstered by extra police officers
- Men sentenced to prison following murder of Josh Harling
- Tackling fly-tipping
- Operations to reduce knife crime
- Support for Search & Rescue Teams
- Improving criminal justice
Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:16 by Liz Cruse
South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils have helped raise more than £240,000 for great crested newt habitats.
The funds have been raised over three years through an ongoing, innovative conservation scheme to protect the newts, which are a European protected species.
The councils have a Natural England licence allowing them to authorise developers to undertake work that may... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 19:43 by Liz Cruse
Residents and organisations across Oxfordshire are being offered the chance to help shape the transformation of transport and digital connectivity across the county in a new consultation from 15 February to 28 March on a draft blueprint for the future.
With the need for climate action, helping create healthy communities and addressing air quality at the heart of council thinking, the new local transport... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 15:29 by Liz Cruse
From tomorrow (23rd February) The Beacon in Wantage will become a Covid-19 testing site for public-facing workers and volunteers who are not displaying symptoms.
People in these roles who cannot work from home and do not have access to workplace testing will be able to book a weekly test at the centre. Tests take only 15 minutes with results available within an hour.
South and Vale district councils... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 14:01 by Liz Cruse
Old Abbey House in Abingdon is set to get a new lease of life as a 20-bedroom boutique hotel, after Vale of White Horse District Council agreed to sell it to Oxfordshire building company Ede Holdings Ltd.
The Witney-based, family-run business has bought the property for £927,000 after putting forward a successful bid to bring the building back into use. The new hotel will create jobs for local... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:52 by Liz Cruse
Two district councils join Oxfordshire Greentech to help local businesses tackle the climate emergency
As part of their commitments to help the districts become carbon neutral, Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils have struck up a brand-new partnership to help local businesses reduce their carbon footprint.
As Strategic Partners, the councils will be working with Oxfordshire Greentech to help connect businesses with specialist suppliers, customers and support organisations, and... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:48 by Liz Cruse
COVID-19 rates across Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire cases of Covid-19 are on the decline but overall, the rates and pressure on the NHS remain high.
The latest weekly Covid-19 rate for the Vale is 66.2 per 100,000 population.
Whilst things are certainly moving in the right direction the message to convey to residents remains the same – we need to keep sticking to the rules to protect... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:45 by Liz Cruse
Households across England and Wales will soon be asked to take part in the Census on the 21st March 2021.The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.
It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:39 by Liz Cruse