Family Learning Festival
Thursday 21st October 2021 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm.The Family Centre, Allandale, Burford Road. For more information contact Tony Payne, Family Learning Tutor E-mail email@example.com or telephone 07557 390643 or click on the link FAQs | familylearning (familylearningfestival.com)
Cottsway gifts over £11,000 to local community projects
Cottsway have gifted grants totalling over £11,000 to six local community projects.
The housing association has given the grant to support local community groups, with funding going to:
· Oxfordshire Youth - £2,335 to support their Mental Wealth Academy, a 3-year programme that supports 18-25-year-olds through non-clinical mental health interventions and wellbeing coping methods.
· Carterton Family Centre - £2,325 towards a kitchen refurbishment which, when finalised, will be used to help teach people to cook, including how to use up leftovers and eat more healthily.
· West Oxfordshire Community Transport – £2,280 towards buying a new replacement bus, so the community-owned co-operative can continue to provide a bus service to rural communities in the district.
· Carterton Football Club - £2,250 towards improving their football pitches.
· Dogs for Good - £1,900 to help fund the Banbury-based charity’s specially designed Family Dog Workshops, which provide parents of autistic children with the advice and long-term support needed for choosing and training a dog to benefit the whole family.
· Oxford Science and Ideas Festival - £450 towards magazine distribution costs to promote the annual IF Oxford Festival, an independent science festival which shares imaginative and thought‑provoking ideas.
Sam Stronach, Community Investment Officer at Cottsway, said: “I’m delighted that we’re able to continue to support such a wide-ranging variety of local community projects.
“We’ve increased our Community Fund to £30,000 this year to enable us to help more charities and voluntary groups. We offer grants of up to £5,000 to projects which benefit their local communities. We can also support Cottsway customers with up to £250 to learn new skills and improve their job prospects. If anyone feels they could benefit from additional funding, please get in touch.”
These six projects are the latest to receive funding from this year’s Cottsway Community Funding. To find out more, and how to apply, see www.cottsway.co.uk/fund
What is it like contacting your GP surgery?
Healthwatch Oxfordshire has launched a new survey asking people what it is like contacting their GP surgery.
The county’s independent health and social care watchdog wants to hear people’s experiences of contacting their surgery, including:
What happened when you called?
- How long were you waiting before you spoke to somebody?
- Did you get the information or service you called for?
People are asked to share their views by completing this online survey www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ContactingyourGPsurgery/
The survey is anonymous and should only take a few minutes to complete. It will be open until Friday 22nd October.
Rosalind Pearce, the Executive Director of Healthwatch Oxfordshire, said: “If you’ve been in touch with your surgery recently, please do take a few minutes to let us know what this was like – good or bad.“We will pass on what you tell us to local health decision-makers so it is crucial that we hear from as many people so we can present an accurate picture of what is happening and what needs to be improved.”
If you would like help completing the survey or would prefer to talk to someone about your experiences, you can contact Healthwatch Oxfordshire on 01865 520520 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also get in touch if you would like a paper copy or a translated version of the survey to be sent out to you.
ATTENTION DOG WALKERS - MONAHAN WAY PAVILION GROUNDS:
We have received the attached
notification from WODC.
DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL
The results of the recent Election for Councillor for the Town of Carterton (Gateway Ward) can be found on the attached Declaration of Result.
NOTICE OF POLL
The poll for the election of a Town Councillor for the Gateway Ward of the Town of Carterton will be held on Thursday 2nd September 2021 - full details can be found on the attached Notice of Poll.
STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED
Election of a Town Councillor for the Town of Carterton (Gateway Ward). Details of persons nominated can be found on the attached Notice.
If you have been shielding due to COVID-19, or your health has been negatively affected by the pandemic, Move Together is here to help. Move Together is brand new for Oxfordshire and is here to support you to move more, to help improve your physical health, mental health and wellbeing. Further information can be found on the attached poster.
NOTICE OF ELECTION: GATEWAY WARD
An election is to be held for one seat for the Gateway Ward of Carterton Town Council. Further information can be found on the attached Notice.
POSSIBLE DISRUPTION TO BIN COLLECTIONS 23 JULY 2021
Further information is given in the link below.
DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL
The election of a Town Councillor for the Upavon Ward of Carterton Town was held yesterday (8th July) and the results are shown on the attached Notice.
NOTICE OF POLL UPAVON WARD
A poll for the election of a Town Councillor for the Upavon Ward of Carterton Town Council will be held on Thursday 8 July 2021. The attached Notice gives further information.
ANNUAL INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT 2020/21
The Annual Internal Audit Report has been published and is attached for your information.
STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED (UPAVON WARD)
A statement of persons nominated for election as a Town Councillor for Upavon Ward is attached.
VACANCY FOR COUNCILLOR - GATEWAY WARD
A vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the Gateway Ward of the Town. The attached notice gives more details.
HELP WITH CLAIMING UNIVERSAL CREDIT
Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. The link below provides guidance to help local people navigate claiming Universal Credit.
JOIN US IN THE GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN 2021
The Town Council is taking part in the Great British Spring Clean on Friday 4th June. The attached poster gives more details.
VACANCY FOR COUNCILLOR - UPAVON
An election is to be held for one seat for the Upavon Ward of Carterton Town Council. The attached document gives more details.
COMMUNITY LITTER PICK
See the link below to see how our small band of litter pickers got on at the weekend and also details of how you can join the Great British Spring Clean
ELECTION OF MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR
At the Annual Town Council Meeting held on 25th May 2021 we are delighted to announce that Councillor Nick Leverton was re-elected as Town Mayor for 2021-2022, with Councillor Jill Bull also being re-elected as Deputy.
QUEEN'S GARDEN CANOPY
Have you visited The Queen's Green Canopy website yet?
Find out more about how to #getinvolved in The Queen's Green Canopy campaign to #PlantaTreeFortheJubilee
ANNUAL TOWN COUNCIL AND ANNUAL TOWN MEETINGS - MAY 2021
As you are aware Carterton Town Council Meetings have been conducted via Zoom during the Covid 19 Pandemic. These changes were introduced to enable the Council to function as normally as possible and were approved by HM Government.
The legislation authorising Zoom meetings has changed and Councils are returning to face-to-face meetings.
Any planned Council Meetings must comply with the Covid restrictions relating to social distancing in place at the time of the meeting.
The Annual Town Council Meeting is scheduled for 18th May in the Town Hall. However, the Town Hall is not large enough to hold a socially distanced meeting.
Therefore, arrangements have been made to hold the Annual Town Council Meeting on 25th May 2021 at the Women’s Institute Hall in Brize Norton Road. The Hall is large enough to accommodate Councillors, Officers and members of the public.
In line with other local Councils the Annual Town Meeting has been postponed from 11th May and will take place after the summer holidays; this meeting will take place in a venue large enough to accommodate members of the public and Councillors. Full information regarding this meeting will be published in due course.
These decisions were agreed at Meeting of the Urgency Committee of Carterton Town Council held today, 10th May 2021.
St Britius and St John's Service of Commemoration in Memory of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Please click on the link below:
DETAILS OF FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
FOR HRH, PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Please click on the link below:
/Carterton-Town-Council/UserFiles/Files/Funeral details for HRH Prince Philip.pdf
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS MADE BY ROYAL COMMUNICATIONS
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
TOWN COUNCILLOR VACANCY
On 6th May 2021 an election for a vacant Town Council seat in Shillbrook Ward, Carterton will take place.
Nomination packs for the election are available from West Oxfordshire District Council, Woodgreen, New Yatt Road, Witney.
Nomination packs are also available from the Town Hall, Alvescot Road Carterton. Please contact the Town Hall on 01993 842156 during office hours to arrange collection of a nomination pack.
For further information regarding the election please contact West Oxfordshire District Council telephone number 01993 861000.
CARTERTON COMMUNITY BUS SERVICE
A new bus service connecting the north and south areas of Carterton with the Town Centre was launched on 2nd March 2021. Details of timetables, routes and bus stops are shown below. Concessionary pass holders travel free on production of their passes; non pass holders pay a flat fare of £2.30 for a single journey. Further information can be obtained from West Oxfordshire Community Transport by telephoning 01993 630124.
As the government allows more indoor and outdoor swimming facilities to open up, it’s crucial to remind people about the importance of pool hygiene safety (especially during COVID-19). See below for an in-depth guide on how kids can stay healthy and hygienic in and around swimming pools.
A Parent’s Guide to Swimming Pool Safety & Hygiene
Mayor at Memorial Gardens with poppy tributes made by children from St John the Evangelist Primary School - https://fb.watch/1GuvQLbIYs/
ACT OF REMEMBRANCE - CARTERTON WAR MEMORIAL - click on link below.
Coronavirus - Organisations who may be able to help the elderly during this crisis are: -
Volunteer Link-Up - 01993 776277, Email: email@example.com
Age UK Oxfordshire - Tel: 0333 577 1044
Age UK Telephone Support Service
Covid19 - Impact on Carterton Town Hall
Following the most recent Government Briefings, Town Hall staff are working from home as far as possible, and the building remains closed to all members of the public, groups and organisations until further notice. You can contact the Town Clerk and any member of staff using the usual telephone number of 01993 842156 or by e-mail. Thank you for your understanding.
Town Hall Hire - Charging Policy
A message from Plantlife
105 Helpline for Power Cuts
A Plea to those who visit Black Bourton Cemetery
Road Repairs in Carterton:
The Town Council is not notified by Oxfordshire County Council of road repairs taking place in the town and there is no statutory obligation for them to do so.
If we receive a complaint at the Town Hall regarding potholes/verges/streetlights etc, we use the FixMyStreet online reporting system in the same way as residents - https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/.
Staff at the Town Hall are always happy to help find answers to any highway queries you may have, but you can also do this yourself directly at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ residents/roads-and-transport/contact-highways. Telephone 0345 310 11 11.