NOTES FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL
Thank you to all the parents and children who took part in Saturday's litter pick round the village. A good pile of bags was left to be collected by the council. Thank you to everyone who helps keep our village tidy.
Playground gets a makeover
The Parish Council is carrying out improvements to the playground and some equipment is out of use at the moment, waiting to be repaired. We will do this as fast as possible. One of the items, the old red metal horse, much loved by children, has had some repairs done and now needs to be smartened up with a coat or two of paint. He needs some rust-proofing, undercoating and top coating. The council will pay for materials but would love to hear from anyone who would like to take on this
project. Please contact Mandy Sermon, PC clerk, on email@example.com.
The garden waste service has now returned to its normal fortnightly collections.
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It's autumn and garden clearing time but please check with your close neighbours before lighting a bonfire. People who suffer from asthma find it is worsened by smoke inhalation. As much garden waste as possible should be put in the brown bin if you have one or you could consider shredding it.
A police presence is now visible every couple of weeks in the village, to deter drug use.
There have been a number of ‘professional’ burglaries in the village in the last month. These were not random or opportunistic and the culprits had specific objectives in mind. Villagers are reminded to take care of their premises and to be watchful.
Marina Hart would like to hear from anyone with news or information of interest to local residents, on firstname.lastname@example.org. Most of the newsletters are emailed to save printing and delivery, so do let her have your contact details if you would like to receive one. Privacy information is available from her and on this website. Newsletters are uploaded to this site. We hope you enjoy reading them and find them useful - and please do contact her with contributions for the next one if you have any news to share.
Reporting issues round the parish
Fly-tipped rubbish continues to be a problem locally and has to be collected by District Council contractors at considerable extra cost to the taxpayer. If you see fly-tipping - or the results of it - please report it online to email@example.com Similarly, potholes have been a big problem this year. If you are aware of one locally please contact fixmystreet.com and tell them the area, address if possible and postcode. It's the fastest way to get results.
Do make sure your home and outbuildings are securely locked and tell your neighbours if you are going away. Report anything suspicious to Thames Valley Police on 101 or in an emergency call 999.
Keep up to date
From this page you can see diary events in the village at a glance, with a link to more information if you need it. Check which bin is going out this week and look up the bus timetable or report potholes in our roads. You can comment on planning applications direct with SODC at the click of a button, without knowing the application number. Receiving occasional news mail-outs from the Parish Council on matters that affect you is the fastest and most efficient way to find out what's going on in your parish. If you change your email address just sign up again with the new one - you don't have to delete the old one. If you no longer wish to hear news from us in this form please let us know and we will delete your email details. Visit the village Facebook page to connect with friends and neighbours and join in the chat. If you would like to contact the Parish Council direct please write to the parish clerk, Mandy Sermon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regulations concerning data protection have changed. The Parish Council has prepared documents which reflect and clarify these alterations and how they affect you. Please look at the information, on the Parish Council page, which explains how the council uses and stores any information concerning you. (See also Parish Council minutes May, June and July 2018.)