St Helen Without Parish Council Summer 2021

Parish Clerk – Vacancy

St Helen Without Parish Council
 is recruiting a  part-time Parish Clerk.

If you are interested, please email our Chair,  Michael Page


In the draft JLP 2041, Policy AS10 covers Dalton Barracks development in Chapter 8. Go to and then to the link for Chapter 8 where you will find AS10.

The map at the start shows the area to be developed by 2041. It does not cover the top of the airfield.

You should also look as AS14 which sets out the boundary for the Garden Village covering a much larger area.

The Draft JLP 2041 will be considered at the Joint Scrutiny Committee on 27 November. See


A Defibrillator has been installed at the Prince of Wales pub, Shippon. It is accessible on the outside and full operating instructions are on the device.

FREE Mediation


FREE FOOD Hygiene courses

More details email and at

Managing through the Cost of Living Crisis

Everyone is well aware that we are currently experiencing unprecedented pressures on our family budgets. We have highlighted a number of sources of advice and ways of saving money which you may find useful.

A good starting point is the Citizens Advice Bureau. If you are in financial crisis call 0808 208 2138 for free (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) to talk confidentially with a trained Citizens Advice adviser. They can help address your crises and provide support to maximise your income, help you navigate the benefits system, and identify any additional grants you could be entitled to.

Abbey House, Abbey Cl, Abingdon OX14 3JD  Weds 10.00 – 13.00 Thurs 10.00 – 13.00 Phone0808 278 7907

The Citizens Advice Bureau has produced a useful guide:

Government guidance on getting an extra payment to help with the cost of living if you’re entitled to certain benefits or tax credits, see:

 See what cost of living support you could be eligible for:

VWHDC Cost of living help:

Help with Food

Abingdon Food Bank – referral required from Citizens Advice Bureau see

Foodbank Warehouse & Administation
Christ Church
Northcourt Road
OX14 1PL

Tues 11.00 -13.00 Friday 11.00 – 13.00

Preston Road Community Centre
Midget Close
OX14 5NR

Wednesday 13.00 – 14.30

Abingdon Community Fridge – no referral required see

Hadland Road Community Centre
Hadland Road

OX14 3YH

Monday 5-5.30 pm . Thursday 1-2 pm and Saturday 10.30 – 11.30 am

Too Good to Go App – App offering links to local shops and restaurants with offers of heavily discounted food hampers.

Free kids meals at Supermarket Cafes : A number of supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsburys,  are offering free meals to kids with an adult meal. For details see their websites.

Broadband, Mobile and other service providers have low cost social contracts that you may be able to access:

Can you get a concessionary bus pass from Oxfordshire County Council ?:

Oxfordshire young people’s website

Aninformation hub has been launched – – Oxfordshire County Council’s young people website. This hub has been created to help support 16-18 year olds in Oxfordshire that might be struggling with anxiety, loneliness, or are unsure about what their next steps could be. The aim is to boost their emotional and mental wellbeing.

About the Parish

St Helen Without parish is a civil parish in the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire. It is adjacent to the town of Abingdon-on-Thames. It is a rural parish with the villages of Shippon and Dry Sandford together with the hamlet of Cothill. A large part of the parish consists of an airfield which was formerly RAF Abingdon, part of which is occupied by Dalton Barracks. Shippon has a large number of army quarters associated with Dalton Barracks. It also includes in the south Abingdon Common. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 2,623.

A map of the parish is available at