Parish Notices, Newsletters, News Sources

Corona Virus.  If anyone has any concerns about how they or a neighbour or relative is going to be able cope with the restrictions to our day to day lives, for residents of St Helen Without please click the for information here.

Further information can also be found at:

World Health Organisation

UK Government


Oxfordshire All In

Vale of White Horse District Council

Parish Notices:

Bus shelter Replaced after Accident. A new bus shelter has been installed on Cholswell Rd, Shippon following an accident that demolished the old one.

Scam Charity Collectors. There are reports of two women posing as charity collectors. One incident was on the 3rd floor of the Charter multi-storey car park in Abingdon. They approached someone and were carrying legitimate looking clipboards. They asked for a cash donation. It has been suggested that they can distract the individual approached to take the contents of their wallet or purse. Incidents have also been reported in other towns in the area. During the lockdown no such collections are allowed and even during normal times not in car parks.

Strategic Review Highways and Travel. The Parish Council is undertaking a comprehensive review of issues relating to parish highways. For further detail see Highways 2020

Consideration in the Community. The Parish Council continues to receive complaints by residents about speeding in the village, blocking pavements by parked cars, dog waste and bonfires. We can all help by encouraging a climate of consideration for our neighbours as we go about our daily lives. It is illegal to block pavements by parking on them as this makes it difficult and often dangerous for disabled people and people with young children. Whilst it is not illegal to burn garden waste this should be kept within reasonable levels and should not cause a nuisance to neighbours or endanger traffic. More detailed guidance from the Vale of White Horse DC Environmental Health Officer will be published on this website.

Parish Newsletters:

Regular News Sources:

WADS Newsletters

Abingdon Herald

Oxford Mail

Round & About

VWHDC Recycling note.  The Vale of White Horse District Council has informed us that items for recycling in the green bins must be loose or in a transparent bag. If the green bin contains black or coloured bags it will not be emptied.