HOUSEHOLD WASTE CENTRES OPEN

Household waste recycling centres have now opened again - check the OCC website for details before setting out (https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/household-waste/household-waste-recycling-centres/find-recycling-centre.) Please note that the site at Oakley Wood is open from 8am to 5pm every day but has the following new regulations:

Social distancing in place; Only one person to leave the car; No trailers or hire vans; no assistance; queuing on access road. A number of d-i-y related items eg ceramic tiles, wood etc now carry a small charge. Not all sites will accept plasterboard.

SODC BULKY WASTE COLLECTIONS

South Oxfordshire District Council has restarted the paid-for bulky waste collection service for large household items. At the same time it has issued a warning about fly-tipping.The bulky waste collection is a paid-for service costing £40 for up to three items - and £8 per additional item, up to a maximum of six. As the council offices are currently closed to the public, at this time orders can only be taken online using credit or debit cards for payment. Examples of items collected:

  • furniture (such as sofas, chairs, and tables)
  • televisions
  • washing machines
  • mattresses
  • fridges and freezers – household only (not commercial)

The council cannot collect any type of commercial or DIY waste.

Residents who decide to pay people to dispose of their waste should check they are registered waste carriers and ask for a waste transfer note to state where the rubbish is being taken from and to. More info on waste removal, see SODC website pages (Vale and South).

SODC reminds residents that up to 80 per cent of normal household waste can be recycled using the green bin. They are also encouraged to use composters for garden material. Extra recycling waste that can’t fit in the green bin may be left in a cardboard box or a clear bag next to it. Extra food waste can be put in a bag on top of the food waste bin.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL

The Scout Hut

The scout hut, damaged in an arson fire, is now being repaired. For more information contact erniepovey@yahoo.co.uk.

Drug-driving in Binfield Heath

Youngsters smoking pot have been spotted round the village, often in the recreation ground, or in cars nearby clearly smoking weed. The police are aware but if you see anything, please do report it.

Village newsletter

Marina Hart would like to hear from anyone with news or information of interest to local residents, on marina.hart@virgin.net. 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 admin.southoxford@biffa.co.uk 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.

Security

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 send a mail to info@binfieldheath.org.uk or write to the parish clerk, Mandy Sermon at msermon@btinternet.com

Data protection

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.)



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