Census 2021 takes place on Sunday 21st March this year.
Census 2021 takes place on Sunday 21st March this year.
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…
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
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
• Ann Gibson 700162 or 07771 711187
• Calvert McGibbon – 705301
• Giles Doland – 07971 511926
WHERE TO GET RELIABLE INFORMATION
• Facebook – search for Hailey Village
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.
Oxfordshire Libraries May 2020
Applying to join Oxfordshire Libraries online
Go towww.libcat.oxfordshire.gov.uk and click ‘Join the Library’ and fill in your details.
We will email your account access details back to you within 1-2 working days
eBooks and eAudio https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ebooks
Choose from a great range of fiction and non-fiction reading for adults and children. We are investing in more titles in response to the current situation. Download the Libby or Borrowbox apps.
eMagazines and eNews https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/enews Pressreader and RBdigital magazines provide thousands of UK and international titles of leisure reading or current affairs for you to read online or download. Time to garden, get creative or find out what’s going on around the world through curated news content.
Digital learning and study resources
leisure-and-culture/libraries/reference-online/general-reference Britannica Online,
dictionaries and reference books provide high quality homework support and resources for personal study
https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/reference-online/books-and-music – relax and enjoy the best of recordings streamed through Naxos Music Library. Over 60,000 albums to choose from.
Follow us on social media
Sign up to our eNewsletter www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/librariesnewsletter
Download the Oxfordshire Libraries app to your tablet or phone from your app store.
Lots of our digital services have their own apps, too such as Libby for Overdrive eBooks, Borrowbox, Pressreader, RBdigital Magazines and Naxos Music Library.
|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
Please click here for the current full guidance from the Government on what can and can’t be done.
There have been a recent spate of burglaries across the area in
The burglars having been breaking through patio doors to gain entry to homes.
Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a big difference.
Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:
• Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you’re just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
• Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)
• Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures – a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home)
• Install good outside lighting
• Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property
• Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied
• Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition
• Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage
• Keep ladders and tools stored away; don’t leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home
• Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property
• Ensure rear fencing is in good repair
• Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
• Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free.
• Consider joining or forming a neighbourhood watch group a
• Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
• Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.
In most burglaries, the criminals broke into the house or flat through the door, either by forcing the lock or kicking it in. So make sure your doors are strong and secure. Consider fitting a bar for extra strength; a locksmith can advise you on how best to do it.
Glass panels on doors are particularly vulnerable. If you have one on your door you could replace it with laminated glass, which is stronger. You can also buy a film in a DIY store that you can stick over the glass to make it harder to break.
Home security and DIY shops sell inexpensive, key-operated locks to fit most kinds of windows. Fit window locks with keys to all downstairs windows and those upstairs that are easy to reach.
Going away on holiday
Make your home look like someone is living in it:
• Use automatic timer-switches to turn your lights and radios on when it goes dark
• Cancel any newspaper or milk deliveries
• Use the Royal Mail’s ‘keepsafe’ service – they keep your mail for up to 2 months while you’re away. Mail sitting on your doorstep is a sign that you are away
• Trusted neighbours may be able to help you by collecting your post, opening and closing curtains and they could park their car on your driveway
• Avoid discussing holiday plans on public social networking sites – burglars can use any information you post on there to their advantage.