Monthly Archives: November 2019

Safe Places

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New scheme offers a ‘Safe Place’ for vulnerable residents in Didcot

A new support network is now available for vulnerable people visiting Wallingford and Didcot.  Safe Places aims to provide a safe location for someone to go if they are feeling lost, worried or threatened.

Those premises taking part in the scheme are identified with a distinctive Safe Places logo in the window, for example local shops, community centres or cafes – this will be issued with the approval of local Thames Valley Police officers.  A list of the locations signed up to the Safe Places scheme can be found at southoxon.gov.uk/safeplaces.

Under the Safe Places scheme people can request a special card to carry with them when out and about.  This provides details of someone to contact if they are in need of help.  Whether you have a Safe Places card or not, you can enter a participating location and ask for assistance.  Staff have been trained and will be able to help keep you safe.

If you or someone you know wishes to request a Safe Places contact card, or you are a business interested in becoming a Safe Place, please email South Oxfordshire District Council’s Community Safety Team via communitysafety@southandvale.gov.uk or call 01235 422593.

Free Parking in the lead-up to Christmas

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Drivers in South Oxfordshire can benefit from free parking in district council car parks on certain days in December. This annual free parking tradition is designed to encourage people to shop locally for their Christmas presents. The free parking days allocated to each area are agreed with the individual town councils depending on which day would best suit local traders.

Free Christmas parking days also means people don’t have to pay to park if they wish to catch up with friends and family in the pubs, cafés and restaurants during the festive period.

Drivers will be able to park without paying for a ticket in local car parks on the following days next month:

· Wallingford -Thursdays (5, 12,19 December)

· Didcot – Mondays (9, 16, 23 December)

· Goring – Saturdays (7, 14, 21 December)

· Henley – Tuesdays (3, 10, 17 December)

In Vale of White Horse:

· Abingdon – Saturdays (7, 14, 21 December)

· Faringdon – Saturdays (7, 14, 21 December)

· Wantage – Saturdays (7, 14, 21 December)

On the above days there’s no need to display a ticket.

Presentation by Cotswold Archaeology

Cotswold Archeological finding

Discovering an Early Iron Age settlement:

Steve Bush and Alistair Barclay of Cotswold Archaeology will be giving a presentation on the finds from the Mactaggart and Mickel development site off Main Road in East Hagbourne.

7.30pm, Friday 8th November 2019 Hagbourne Village Hall