2021/52 Dog Fouling
Could all dog-owners please ensure that they pick up after their dogs. There have been a few ‘piles’ recently along High Street and elsewhere in the village. It isn’t fair for other people to have to pick up, especially so if they aren’t dog-owners.
It’s an eternal problem. I’ve recently been going through old Parish Council minutes and dog fouling was an issue 50+ years ago.
I know it’s tempting to lose yourself in the music or whatever on your headphones but please stay aware of what your dog might be doing around you.
2021/51 Village Hall Car Park
A reminder: the car park at the Village Hall is for users of the hall, the playground and post office van ONLY. It is NOT a public car park.
2021/50 Recycling Centres
Residents urged to avoid recycling centres over busy Easter period
Temporary traffic management being brought in for four sites
Centres could close early if queues affect nearby roads
Late-night Thursday opening coming in from 1 April
Read the story on the Oxfordshire County Council website here or below:
Residents are being urged not to use Oxfordshire’s household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) over the traditionally busy Easter holiday period if they can avoid doing so.
From Friday, 26 March, traffic control measures will be introduced at four of the county’s seven HWRCs for a three-week period, and centres will be closed early or for short periods in the day if queues start affecting surrounding roads. Late-night opening on Thursdays is also being reintroduced from 1 April, with centres staying open until 8pm to help the situation.
The HWRCs have been open for essential journeys only during lockdown but are operating at 50 per cent car parking capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing.
Councillor Yvonne Constance, Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Easter is traditionally a busy time for our household waste and recycling centres, but this year we are asking people to defer their visits until after Easter if they possibly can. If you are certain your visit is absolutely essential then you must be aware that you run the risk of facing long queues and the possibility that the centre might be closed early if these queues start to affect nearby highways.”
2021/48 Vegetarians for Life
Hello, I work for a UK charity called V for Life, which supports older vegans and vegetarians. I wanted to let you know about some services we offer, which could be useful for the projects you run.
We run a national monthly vegan lunch club in partnership with Age UK on the 4th Tuesday of every month. It's open to vegans, vegetarians, and meat reducers aged 65 and over, living anywhere in the UK. This is currently run online via Zoom. A great social activity for people who may still be shielding, or who would simply like to meet others and relieve feelings of isolation.
A recipe is provided each week and we meet virtually to chat and enjoy the recipe. We also run regular cookery classes or 6-week cookery courses for older adults, often in partnership with Age UK's across the UK. We are currently running these virtually via Zoom but will run in person again once we are able to. We are open to creating bespoke classes in response to demand. Contact us to arrange.
We have numerous publications on our website, of which paper copies are available on request. These include cooking for one, Take V, festive delights, and veggie meals to your door, which can be accessed on our website. They're packed with nutrition information, recipes, menu plans and more. Our veggie meals to your door guide in particular may be useful to anyone unable to shop and cook for themselves. It lists companies across the UK that provide a meal delivery service with vegan and vegetarian options.
We also have a grants scheme available to help older vegans and vegetarians with independent living. We've funded items such as stairlifts, mobility scooters, laptops, and veggie cookery classes in Wales. If you'd like any more information on any of the resources and activities that I've mentioned above or a free cookery demo please let me know and I'll be happy to help. I look forward to hearing from you.