The Council is very pleased to report that the Vale of White Horse District Council successfully prosecuted a flytipper, who dumped a one tonne builder’s bag full of rubbish on Upper Road.
Fly-tipping can be reported by visiting www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/flytipping or by calling 03000 610610 (local rate).
The price of collection and disposal of dog waste has increased dramatically recently, with the effect that the red bins are being removed and replaced, where necessary, with general litter bins. It is now in these bins that dog waste can be deposited. The reason behind this move is, apparently, that dog waste on its own is treated as ‘clinical waste’ but when it is deposited in a general litter bin, it is classed as ‘mixed waste’ and can be successfully disposed of more cheaply.
You will notice during the following months, the disappearance of the red dog bins – please remember to use the general litter bins, which, are all emptied weekly.
The Council hope it won’t be too much longer before the roof is replaced on the bus shelter outside St Swithun’s Church (going towards Abingdon). Someone stripped the aluminium off the roof and made it unsafe.
The Parish Council considered two grant requests at its October meeting: South and Vale Carers Centre was awarded £300 and Helen and Douglas House £50.
South and Vale Carers Centre operates throughout the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire districts. It improves the well-being and quality of life of unpaid carers of all ages, which includes young carers aged between 8 and 17, helping carers cope with the emotional demands of being an unpaid carer.
Helen and Douglas House have the opportunity to upgrade Helen House and improve the space it has. It has received some money from the Department of Health that will allow it to carry out some of the work.
At September’s meeting, the Council awarded £500 to the Kennington Village to go towards replacement Stage Curtains in the Hall. The Curtains have been up since the hall opened in 1989 and are showing serious signs of wear.
Finally, the Council is arranging a further meeting with Vale of White Horse District and Oxford City Councils regarding Red Bridge Hollow. As, although the District Council has fulfilled its promise to tidy up the front bank of the site, the fencing promised by Oxford City is still to be erected.