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Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Poet’s Trail – one year on

Image of a bench painted by Linda Benton

Roger Phipps and Linda Benton are proud to announce that The Poet’s Trail in East Hagbourne celebrates its First Year.

To mark the occasion, we invite you to an afternoon of words, music, and refreshments at:

St Andrew’s Church, East Hagbourne

Sunday 23rd September 2018

2:30 to 4:30.

Donations for tea and cake will support Church funds.

For further details contact Linda Benton 01235 817891

New cooking oil recycling service for residents in southern Oxfordshire

Image of how to put your cooking oil into recycling

NEW! Councils can now collect and recycle used cooking oil as part of the food waste service

Love chips? Roasts? Cooked breakfasts? Samosas and Sausages?

All are delicious, but they do leave greasy leftovers..….which South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils can now take care of thanks to their new cooking oil recycling service for residents.

Oil is collected every week as part of both districts’ food waste collections.

After cooking, any leftover oil should be allowed to cool before being poured into a plastic bottle no bigger than a 1 litre size. The bottle and its contents can then be placed into the resident’s kerbside food waste caddy along with other food waste and put out for the weekly collection.

Cllr Caroline Newton, South Oxfordshire District Council cabinet member for environmental services said: “We all know that cooking oil and fat shouldn’t be poured down sinks as it can cause blockages, but it can be difficult to dispose of. This is why I welcome the start of this new service for residents, collecting cooking oil from their homes every week.”

Cllr Elaine Ware, Vale of White Horse District Council cabinet member for environmental services added: “The oil is recycled along with the rest of the food waste which is transformed into electricity at the food waste recycling plant. The oil is highly calorific and so makes a lot of energy.”

One litre of cooking oil can generate enough electricity to make 240 cups of tea!

Produce Show Winners

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Thank you to all who entered – one of our highest entry numbers yet! Heartiest congratulations to all who took part and to the cup winners:
Overall Childrens category winner – Alice Stevenson
Outsanding Children’s  entry – Molly Bowden
Flower arrangement – Gillian Harries
Flower category – Caroline Hunt
Fruit and Vegetable  – Caroline Hunt
Crafts category – Andy Stocks
Kenyon Cup – Felicity Topping
The photo gallery can be found here.