Online book of condolence For the Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. This sadness, I am sure, is shared by many of you who will want to remember and recognise the service of Prince Philip.

During the pandemic, we cannot host and open physical books of condolence as it is not safe to do so. We would encourage those who would like to share a message to sign Buckingham Palace’s online book of condolence at www.royal.uk This will close at 5pm on the day after the funeral.

Outside of COVID-19, people may wish to lay flowers at certain locations. Unfortunately, we need to discourage this. Alternative donation arrangements may be announced by the government or Buckingham Palace in the coming days.

 

Christmas & New Year Collections
December 2020 to January 2021

Dear Garden waste customer,

 Below are your bin collection dates over the festive period. 

Please note that garden waste collections will be suspended on December 25th and start again on the week commencing the 18th January 2021.

This will be a longer suspension than usual to allow the crews a four day break with their families as a thank you for their hard work over lockdown. 

Thank you for your understanding and we wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year!

  

We will collect real Christmas trees when the service resumes w/c 18th Jan. Trees should be cut up and placed inside your licensed garden bin, or cut up and left by the side.Trees larger than 90cm / 3ft should be cut into manageable pieces before putting out.
 
 
Most of your Christmas waste can be recycled – we’ll even collect your excess…
 

Extra recycling

We will recycle all your extras like biscuit and sweet tins, Christmas crackers and cards.
 
Please note: we cannot accept foiled wrapping paper or glittered cards as these cannot be recycled.
 

Just put your extra recycling out in clear open bags. Please keep your glass, glass bottles and jars separate in your recycling box.
 

If you can’t fit cardboard in your recycling bin you can break this down into A3 sized pieces and leave this next to your recycling bin for collection.
 

Extra food waste

We collect your food waste every week. We’ll even take leftover sprout  and turkey bones. Simply put your kitchen caddy out for collection too if your food waste bin is full.
 
If you need a food waste bin or caddy, please get in touch.

www.westoxon.gov.uk/bins | Tel: 01993 861025 | © 2020 West Oxfordshire District Council
 

 

 

 

Do you need help over lockdown?

Hailey Parish Council

If you, or someone you know, need support during the latest Government restrictions from 5th November until 2nd December, we are here to help.

 

Please contact your Parish Councillor

Middletown & Foxburrow
• Graham Knaggs – 899125
• Michael Drew – 702624

Delly End & Whiteoak Green
• Andy Smith – 868796 or 07831 500134
• Tina Rogers – 07774 259199

Poffley End
• Ann Gibson 700162 or 07771 711187
• Calvert McGibbon – 705301

New Yatt
• Giles Doland – 07971 511926

 

WHERE TO GET RELIABLE INFORMATION
www.gov.uk/coronavirus
www.haileywestoxon.org
Facebook – search for Hailey Village
www.westoxon.gov.uk/coronavirus

Gigaclear is coming to Hailey

Since 2010, Gigaclear have been working closely with rural communities across England to bring fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) broadband to where it is needed most and as part of their broadband rollout programme Gigaclear are planning their network build to include Hailey.  Just like other utilities, building their network involves digging trenches in private land (with permission), the carriageway, verges, and paths.  Attached is a copy of their Stakeholder Brochure which explains more about Gigaclear and the work that they do; also included is a copy of their Frequently Asked Questions document.

In the coming weeks, you may see their contractors in the area validating their plans.  Validation is when they walk the mapped-out route, identifying details within the plans that may need adjusting to make sure that they can build as planned. They are also in the process of confirming whether Hailey residents and businesses are eligible for the Government’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) Programme.  Once this has been determined they will provide further details.

There is currently no timeline for when works may commence, but they will keep us updated on their progress.  Before they commence excavations, they will write to all residents included in the build programme informing them of the works that are taking place and what to expect during this period.   If residents would like to get in touch with them, please contact their dedicated Network Build Care team on the details below:

Email: networkbuildcare@gigaclear.com

Phone: 01865 591137

 

 

Hailey PC’s response to Community Infrastructure Levy

West Oxfordshire District Council is consulting on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) that it will impose on house building developers. It has proposed a nil per cent CIL for the five strategic sites across the district.

Hailey PC is concerned that this would mean that community infrastructure at the North Witney development (and other developments) could not be provided. So no playgrounds, community centres etc. It is also concerned that WODC’s evidence is not sound.

Please click here for the full text of Hailey PC’s response to the CIL consultation which has been submitted to WODC.

Dix Pit to re-open next Monday

Dix Pit to re-open next Monday
The Dix Pit household waste recycling centre will reopen on Monday 18 May but residents are being urged to hold their visit unless it is absolutely essential.
Long tailbacks are expected at the site run by Oxfordshire County Council. These are set to be exacerbated by reduced opening hours and the number of vehicles accessing the site being reduced by 50 per cent to allow for social distancing. Government guidance says that trips to a recycling centre should only be made if ‘essential’ – that is if the waste cannot be stored safely without harm to health.  It adds: “It would be reasonable for residents to undertake a journey to a HWRC if the waste or recycling could not be stored safely at home or disposed of through other legitimate routes such as a dedicated collection. “By this we mean that the waste/recycling could not be stored on their property without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to the resident or other members of their household or harm to public health and amenity.”

Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member for the Environment at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “We know there has been considerable frustration with the site being closed but hopefully this decision will help ease the situation and help prevent fly-tipping. “I would urge residents not to react too hastily though as we don’t want to see the site overwhelmed. If you can delay for a while longer, this would help everyone concerned.”

Residents are also reminded that the full bulky waste service will be available again from Thursday 14 May. For more information, see: https://www.westoxon.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/getting-rid-of-large-items/

Things to remember when visiting the reopened centres: 
You should only visit the site if you cannot safely store your waste at home.
Revised opening hours: All sites will open at 8am and close at 4pm to allow them to be cleaned for the following day. The summer evening opening hours are suspended.
Vehicle numbers and parking bays will be reduced on site, and once the maximum is reached the site will operate on a one-out one-in basis.
PLEASE NOTE the potential for long delays and queues. Please follow any instructions given by traffic marshals to ensure queues are managed safely
Charges for non-household waste brought to sites will continue and this will be by contactless card payment only.
Residents are expected to self-police and abide by social distancing of two metres from site teams and other residents at all times.
For an initial period, no hire vans or trailers will be permitted onto sites. Site teams will be there for guidance only and will not be able to assist residents in unloading their waste.
Only one resident will be permitted out of the vehicle, unless it is to unload a heavy load which would otherwise be unsafe to remove. Visits are best made by just one person per vehicle.

In line with Public Health England guidance, residents who are vulnerable, or who are showing symptoms which may indicate coronavirus, should not visit household recycling centres. Residents are requested to ensure all waste is pre-sorted before arriving at site to ensure minimum time on site. Please refer to the Oxfordshire County Council website before leaving home to familiarise yourself with these and to avoid frustration and delay: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/wastereopenquestions

Bulky waste collections reinstated

Bulky waste collections reinstated
The bulky waste service for residents is being started again to help residents dispose of larger items.
While it is still subject to some restrictions, residents will still be able to arrange for the collection of up to three items per household including furniture, white goods and large electrical items. Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “I am delighted to see this service starting again. We have recognised the inconvenience that the suspension of the bulky waste collection has caused to residents.    “I am sure residents will appreciate the hard work and determination of our officers and our contractor, Ubico, to facilitate this.  We have listened to concerns around fly-tipping and acted accordingly.” The bulky waste teams will be operating to strict Government guidelines on social distancing. Currently, no beds, mattresses, sofas or carpets will be collected but the service is subject to ongoing review. For more information and to book a collection, see: https://www.westoxon.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/getting-rid-of-large-items/
Contact Information West Oxfordshire District Council Communications Team 01993 861616 communications@westoxon.gov.uk