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   Local Plan Update    3 December, 2020

LOCAL PLAN

Below are details of the final report regarding the Local Plan and links to the documents. Scrutiny committee will meet on 7th Dec, Cabinet on 8th Dec and Council on 10th December to consider this.

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   Lockdown II    1 November, 2020

Here we go again. We have had a few months of relative freedom, but are now on the brink of a new lockdown.  We all set up systems during the first lock down and have adapted our lives to the reality of COVID. 

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   Churches During Lockdown II    1 November, 2020

The churches will remain open for individual prayer during lockdown

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   Christmas Toy Bank    31 October, 2020

I'm asking for your help with a little project the Berinsfield Church is running as we approach the Christmas season.

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   Yoga at Nuneham Courtenay    4 October, 2020

Yoga is on most Monday evenings at 7:30 pm.  

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   Wallingford Museum Bookshop Re-opening    4 October, 2020

Wallingford Museum Bookshop Reopens 

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   Wallingford Walks    4 October, 2020

Wallingford Guided Historical walks are now on offer! 

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   New Bus Service    25 September, 2020

I am delighted that after many months of campaigning on behalf of local residents, from 1 September 2020, Thames Travel service 45 between Abingdon and Culham was extended to serve Berinsfield, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford Science Park and Cowley

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   Maple Tree resuming    24 September, 2020

Maple Tree resuming

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   South Oxfordshire Local Plan: YOUR INPUT REQUIRED    21 September, 2020

As you may be aware, the emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan is at Examination stage. Following recent examination hearings, the Inspector has asked the council to prepare a ‘Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications’ to the plan.

The schedule reflects the modifications that are considered necessary by the Inspector to make the plan 'sound' before it can move to the adoption stage. These are the only significant changes that can be made to the plan now.

We are carrying out a six-week consultation on the Proposed Main Modifications and are asking for comments. There is no need to resubmit comments (representations) made at the Local Plan submission stage or in matters statements as your comments have already been considered as part of the Examination.

The Proposed Main Modifications consultation runs from 21 September until midnight on 2 November 2020. 

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   New Deli in Nuneham Courtenay    15 August, 2020

Opening on 22 August

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   BNCS AGM    28 July, 2020

Baldons and Nuneham Community Society Limited

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2020

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   Community Action Group - Local Developments Update    28 June, 2020

Local Developments Update

 

There are a number of local developments with the potential to impact the Baldons.  Below is an update on these:

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   BNCAG Covid Update June 2020    28 June, 2020

Covid update June 2020

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   Local Churches - Donations Needed    27 June, 2020

To the communities of the Baldons

and Nuneham Courtenay from the PCC

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   Churches Reopening July 2020    21 June, 2020

THE CHURCH BUILDINGS MAY STILL BE CLOSED

for Public Services

BUT NOT THE CHURCH.

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   Mole Inn reopening for take-aways on 19 June    13 June, 2020

We will be offering a take away service as of Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June for collection between 17.30 and 19.30 and for Father's Day Sunday 21st June for lunch collection between 12.00 and 14.00.

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   Reporting Suspicious emails    22 May, 2020

Advice From Citizens' Advice Bureau

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   Nuneham Estate    22 May, 2020

A Message to Visitors

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   Solar farm Update from Parish Council    19 May, 2020

To the villagers at Marsh and Toot Baldon

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   Solar farm at Nineveh Farm    15 May, 2020

Villagers will by now have received a leaflet from Enso Energy concerning a solar farm on land south west of the Cowley Substation.  Below is a briefing paper sent to councillors based on two pre-submission documents from the company.  You can read about it as described by the developer here.

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   Recycling centres are reopening on 18 May for essential use    15 May, 2020

Oxfordshire County Council will re-open Household Waste Recycling Centres on 18 May, for essential use. Essential use means waste that cannot be stored at home, or would cause hard to health if stored.

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   Parish Council Annual Report published    21 April, 2020

The Annual Report from the Baldons Parish Council is published.  The Annual Accounts have also been published and can be found in the Accounts section of the Documents Archive page.

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   Online shopping and entertainment in Oxford    17 April, 2020

If you need help with anything during the pandemic, or just a chat, please contact: baldonsinfo@gmail.com

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   From Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group    17 April, 2020

New 24/7 mental health helpline launched
DIY warning from our eye experts
Domestic abuse support

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   Painted Stones Around the Villages    17 April, 2020

You may well have seen brightly painted stones on your daily exercise in both the Baldons and Nuneham.  These have been painted and placed by different parts of the community as a way to communicate with each other from isolation – PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH OR REMOVE THEM – but please do feel free to add your own!

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   Coronavirus Update Message from the Chief Constable    16 April, 2020

A message from John Campbell, Chief Constable, Thames Valley

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   Oxfordshire NHS and Local Authority services during the pandemic    14 April, 2020

This is a briefing on Oxfordshire NHS and Local Authority services during the pandemic.  It includes news of new clinics and a home visiting service for COVID-19 sufferers, a new Health Information Exchange, a new 24/7 mental health helpline for adults and children, guidance for people undergoing cancer treatment, and a new dedicated hotline for people with diabetes. 

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   Pandemic Scammers    8 April, 2020

Pandemic Scammers

Unfortunately there are unscrupulous types who will take advantage of people who are worried and concerned.  The pandemic presents an ideal opportunity for these people.  The following message is from OCC and gives some tips on how to be on the look out and guard against scammers.

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   Waste Update From OCC    1 April, 2020

Waste collections continue for now

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   Covid 19 - Parish Council Update    1 April, 2020

New arrangements during Covid-19 pandemic

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   New shop at the Seven Stars    26 March, 2020

There is a new shop at the Seven Stars. This should help cover local demand for commonly used items.

Please see this letter.

If you want to order you can access a form here,

Enquiries please by email if possible:  info@sevenstarsonthegreen.co.uk 

Further details on the website: http://www.sevenstarsonthegreen.co.uk/ 

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   Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting    25 March, 2020

Chairman calls an extraordinary Parish Council meeting

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   Seven Stars Take-out menu    24 March, 2020

At the Seven Stars we have added new takeaway menus and changed the current ones, see below

Also soon we will be offering a convenience store for: eggs, bread, milk and other commodities. Details to follow.

The Team thank you & the village for all your continued support at this hard time.

 

Many thanks

Alistair

 

Seven Stars
The Green
Marsh Baldon
Oxford
OX44 9LP

Tel: 01865 343337

Email: info@sevenstarsonthegreen.co.uk

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   Pandemic Update: 24 March 2020    24 March, 2020

As you will have seen in the news, we have entered a new phase of restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid19.  We thought it was worth reiterating what those restrictions were and what the Baldons Community Action Group (BCAG) are going to do to ensure our villages are kept safe and supplied with essential goods.

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   Pandemic Update 21st March 2020    21 March, 2020

Community groups are springing up across the country.  In the Baldons and Nuneham a core group of villagers are leading on this. 

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   Letter from the Vicar March 21, 2020    21 March, 2020

This is a difficult time for our community and the whole of our country. Many of us are anxious and uncertain of what the future holds....

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   Submission by the Baldons Parish Council to the consultation on the proposed mineral extraction site at Nuneham Courtenay    15 March, 2020
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   Appointment of trustees to the Baldons Fuel Charity    15 March, 2020

At the recent meeting of the Parish Council, the procedure for the appointment of new trustees to the Baldons Fuel Charity was agreed.

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   Proposed Gravel Extraction Near Nuneham Courtenay    9 March, 2020

Sandford/Nuneham Courtenay the ‘preferred option’ 
for a huge mineral excavation site.

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   News from The Maple Tree, Wheatley     9 March, 2020

From Hayley Hayle – Coordinator:

hayley@mapletree.org.uk or info@mapletree.org.uk

www.facebook.com/TheMapleTreeWheatley                                                                                                                                           

 

We have lots of new activities/sessions lined up for you as well as all of our regular sessions at The Maple Tree.

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   The Waste Wizard    9 March, 2020

The Waste Wizard

 

The Waste Wizard is the county council’s response to the evil spell that no-longer-needed items sometimes cast over residents when it’s time to recycle or reuse them. The online tool allows anyone bewitched by the bin to type in the name of any item along with their postcode to find out whether it can be repaired, reused, donated, recycled or if it needs to go into a specific bin or can be disposed of at a Household Waste Recycling Centre.

 

 

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   Redbridge Recycling Centre closure    9 March, 2020

The centre will be closing for a deep clean on 10 & 11 March

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   Wallingford Museum in 2020    9 March, 2020

Wallingford Museum re-opens on 3rd March with two new special exhibitions, and many family-friendly events during the year.

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   The Maple Tree    3 February, 2020

The Maple Tree

From Coordinator Hayley Hayle

 

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many families who have supported us throughout 2019 including the 200 lucky dippers at Wheatley Christmas Street Fayre, the 50 families who came along to our Christmas crafting event, the 30 families who supported Wheatley Scouts and ourselves by buying Christmas Trees, the congregation of St Bartholomew’s Church who arranged a collection for us during their Carol service and the many people who regularly put their loose change into one of our many collection tins scattered around the area. 

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   Afternoon Tea with Marcus and Mary Braybrooke    3 February, 2020

“Afternoon Tea with Marcus and Mary Braybrooke”

- a biography: A Review by Veronica Sandilands

 

 

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   Cockadoo Closure    1 February, 2020

Sadly our beloved local pub / restaurant, the Cockadoo at Nuneham Courtenay, has been forced to close its doors for the foreseeable future. 

The following is a message from the management:

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   Poppy Appeal 2019    9 December, 2019

In the Baldons and Nuneham Courtenay you have raised a fantastic amount of £1,129.24.  My grateful thanks to everyone who gave to this very worthy appeal, without your support we could not have achieved this amount of money. 

 

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   Apply now for right to remain in UK - Citizens Advice    9 December, 2019

If you are a European Union citizen living or working in the UK, you might be wondering what will happen when the United Kingdom leaves the EU and what you should do so that you have the right to remain in this country.

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   CHRISTMAS WREATHS    9 December, 2019

From 15th December I will have wild winter wreaths available to buy from the garden gate. 

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   BERINSFIELD LIBRARY    9 December, 2019

VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE ON OFFER

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   Advertising Co-Ordinator Needed    9 December, 2019

Could you spare a couple of hours a month to help run this newsletter?

 

For most of the last decade, Sheila Harris has coordinated the advertising for the newsletter.  This is a critical role, as without the income from advertising, it would be difficult to provide the newsletter for free to every household, so we are immensely grateful to Sheila for all her work.

 

She now wishes to pass this role to someone else, so we are looking for someone who could take over in the New Year.  

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   Advertising Co-Ordinator Needed:    27 October, 2019

Could you spare a couple of hours a month to help run the parish newsletter?

For most of the last decade, Sheila Harris has coordinated the advertising for the newsletter.  This is a critical role, as without the income from advertising, it would be difficult to provide the newsletter for free to every household, so we are immensely grateful to Sheila for all her work.

She now wishes to pass this role to someone else, so we are looking for someone who could take over in the New Year.  

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   The Maple Tree    26 October, 2019

Thank you to everybody that either donated to, or bid on our Silent Auction, we made a staggering £3,000.  This will enormously help with our running costs. 

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   THE BALDONS FUEL CHARITY    17 October, 2019

The Trustees would like to thank John Wright and Ray Claridge for the service they gave to the charity over the many years they served as trustees. Both retired this year.

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   Citizens Advice launches energy advice drive    17 October, 2019

Your local Citizens Advice is launching its annual initiative to help people in financial need who find it hard to pay their energy bills.  The project, called the Energy Advice Programme (EAP), is going live throughout Oxfordshire South and Vale from October to March 2020. It includes comprehensive steps to help people who have to spend a significant proportion of their income on fuel bills.

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   Seven Stars - Important News    12 August, 2019

We regret to announce that after more than six successful years, Matt has decided he will be calling time on his stewardship of the Seven Stars.

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   Oxford to Cambridge Expressway/Motorway Update    29 July, 2019

Oxford to Cambridge Expressway/Motorway Update
July 2019
 
This autumn, Highways England will announce the specific routes they will be considering for their Motorway/Expressway.  In this update, we report on recent relevant news events and also on action you can be taking in advance of the autumn announceme

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   Annual financial statement and internal audit    6 June, 2019
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   The Seven Stars gets a generator    6 April, 2019

Let there be light
The Seven Stars gets a generator


Fed up of having to huddle over a candle every time we have a power cut in the villages?

Now when we’re plunged into darkness you can simply head to the Seven Stars for hot food, light, WiFi, power sockets and a warm welcome.

 

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   The Maple Tree    3 April, 2019

The Maple Tree

by Hayley Hayle, Maple Tree Co-ordinator                                            


If you haven’t previously heard of us, we are a community charity based in Wheatley aiming to replace some universal services that were lost when local Children’s Centres closed in 2017.  We serve families from Wheatley and surrounding villages, including the Baldons and Nuneham Courtenay.

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   Your pub needs you!    1 April, 2019

Would you like to contribute to the success of our community pub, or have more say in the BNCS committee? Now’s your chance. The pub committee warmly welcomes new members and will be holding an AGM in the summer, when potential committee members can stand for election.

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   Parish council elections    1 February, 2019

Nominations to begin before 3rd April please

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   SODC Local Plan 2034    1 February, 2019

Urgent!

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   Own a pub, become a BNCS shareholder    1 February, 2019

Are you already a shareholder? Want to be one?

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   Expressway and New Housing - an Update    8 January, 2019

SODC has issued a revised local plan.  You have until 18th February to reply.  You can do this online here.

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   South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2034    7 January, 2019

A copy of the SODC Local Plan 2034 briefing presentation can be found in the Document Archive section of the local politics.

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   South Oxfordshire Local Plan - Have your say. 7 January to 18 February    7 January, 2019

SODC have published their updated Local Plan for 2034.  In the letter, received from the Head of Planning at SODC, there are a number of meetings for the general public to hear about the plan and to ask questions.

Comments about the plan can be made online using the links below or by collecting a comment form from one of the meetings.  Deadline for comments is 5pm on 18th February 2019

 

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   Live Well Oxfordshire    12 November, 2018

Oxfordshire County Council have developed a new web site which provides a comprehensive database of support services and help and advice available in Oxfordshire.    

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   The Seven Stars    12 November, 2018

The Seven Stars is a community-owned asset in the heart of our villages. 

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   Citizens Advice    22 October, 2018

Citizens Advice offers haven for "hate crime” victims 

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   Oxford to Cambridge Expressway    25 September, 2018

An Update

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   Nina Wells    25 July, 2018

We are sad to announce the death on 25th July of Nina Wells, a much-loved villager over many years. 

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   NICOLA BARCLAY-WATT, 1946 to 2018    1 June, 2018

We are sad to announce the death of Nicola Barclay-Watt, who lived in Marsh Baldon until recently.

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   Remembering Carrie Clifford-Brown    1 June, 2018

Many in the Village will remember Carrie and Ollie, who ran the Seven Stars in 2012. We have recently heard of Carrie's tragic death

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   Oxford To Cambridge Expressway Update, April 2018    27 April, 2018

The Expressway Action Group now has has in excess of 35 parishes involved including the Baldons Parish Council  The steering group lead by Peter Rutt has  Elizabeth Gillespie  Dawn McGiveron and John Clark as members  and the group is a stakeholder  representing the various villages and providing information to support the evaluation of the route option  The group are not opposing the road in principle but by providing information on biodiversity and ecology and the views of local communities aim to help  Highways England  make the best possible evaluation of the scheme taking account of ,practicalities problems a and costs , we still hope to provide enough information to ensure that the recommended route goes north and west of Oxford.

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   Neighbourhood Plan    1 March, 2018

Baldons Neighbourhood Plan

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   Proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway    21 October, 2017

An Expressway action group, EAG, has been set up by Cuddesdon Parish Council and there are  in excess of 17 parishes from Radley and the Wittenhams to Wheatley involved with the group.

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   South Oxfordshire Local Plan    21 October, 2017

SODC is now consulting on the final version of its local plan prior to its submission to the Planning Inspectorate and public enquiry in 2018.

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   Defibrillator Update    23 August, 2017

The defibrillator is now installed.

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   DEVELOPMENT ON OUR GREEN BELT - UPDATE    23 August, 2017

The Grenoble Road Development is still a threat

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   Grenoble Road and Protection of The Green Belt    10 December, 2016

Protection of The Green Belt is still a live issue

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   Clifton Hampden Surgery Patient Participation Group    1 December, 2016

An update

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   Baldon Feast    29 July, 2016

Cakes and Bottles for Baldon Feast

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   Wildlife Gardens For Our Mental Health    14 June, 2016

Nature gets everywhere; we need to learn to start appreciating it in as many ways as is possible.

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   Local Bus Service to cease    26 March, 2016

Subsidised Bus services

Oxfordshire County Council have confirmed that in order to implement the previously announced  savings targets, they have agreed to withdraw all rural bus service subsidies from 20th July. 

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   Mobile Library Service Change of Day     26 March, 2016

We have been informed by Oxfordshire County Council that due to reorganisation the Mobile Library will visit the village on a Wednesday from 14.00 -14 30hrs from Week commencing11th April.  

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   Neighbourhood Plan    5 March, 2016

Everybody is invited to participate in this vital project

 

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   Calais Refugees    30 September, 2015

You have probably seen the dreadful images of thousands of refugees. These people have lost everything: their homes, their possessions, often their families. They need our help. 

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   Air Crash Memorial Service    5 July, 2015

The 50th memorial of the Baldons’ Air Crash was held on 5th July. A record number of people attended the service, some from as far away as Perth and Auckland. We think we had around 300 people at the service

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   New Baldons Parish Council website launched    16 January, 2015

The new Baldons Parish Council website has been launched.

The new website includes lots of information about the Parish Council and the local area. Read on to find out more...

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   Sheaf Of Corn Makes Beautiful Harvest Centrepiece    30 November, -0001

This stunning Sheaf of Corn bread was made by Caddy Attewill, using flour from Parsonage Farm. 

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   Clifton Hampden Surgery Patient Participation Group Event    30 November, -0001

Clifton Hampden Patient Participation Group (PPG) organised a lovely concert on 26th October by kind permission of our local church. 

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   New Video about the School    30 November, -0001

This is well worth watching, especially for new parents

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