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
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DETAILS OF FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
FOR HRH, PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH
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/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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.