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 email@example.com
NEW JOINT LOCAL PLAN – DRAFT
In the draft JLP 2041, Policy AS10 covers Dalton Barracks development in Chapter 8. Go to https://jlp.southandvale.gov.uk/ 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 https://democratic.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=549
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.
YOU CAN ACCESS MEDIATION HELP FROM THE VWHDC ON 01494 520821 AND SEE https://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/vale-of-white-horse-district-council/environment-and-neighbourhood-issues/free-online-training-courses/
FREE FOOD Hygiene courses
More details email firstname.lastname@example.org and at https://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/vale-of-white-horse-district-council/environment-and-neighbourhood-issues/free-online-training-courses/
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.
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 https://abingdon.foodbank.org.uk
Foodbank Warehouse & Administation
Tues 11.00 -13.00 Friday 11.00 – 13.00
Preston Road Community Centre
Wednesday 13.00 – 14.30
Abingdon Community Fridge – no referral required see https://fisd.oxfordshire.gov.uk/kb5/oxfordshire/directory/service.page?id=ZZVsCqFgec4
Hadland Road Community Centre
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 – oxme.info – 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 http://maps.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/gis/?cat=PAR&ref=SAH