Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum Exhibition

‘Your Mission Starts Here’ – a major new exhibition at SOFO Museum will get visitors thinking critically about the mysterious world of secret intelligence.  The exhibition will shine a light on previously unknown but fascinating local connections to the intelligence world.  Oxfordshire intelligence officers were at the heart of the British war effort during the Second World War; from the commandos that knew no fear and wreaked havoc behind enemy lines, to the codebreakers and analysts who provided Prime Minister Winston Churchill with unprecedented insights into the Nazi war machine.

The exhibition will run from 28th October – 17th December 2021 and will feature objects from James Bond films.

Opening times for the museum are Wed – Sat 11am – 5pm, Sunday 2 – 5pm (last admission 4.15pm).  Visitor access to SOFO is through the Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street.

For further information, including admission prices, see www.sofo.org.uk or Tel: 01993 810210.

New Fly-Tipping Reporting System

Residents will be able to report fly-tips more easily thanks to an improved service from West Oxfordshire District Council.  A new online form will allow the user to pinpoint the fly-tip on an interactive map so they don’t have to spend time trying to describe the location or looking up a postcode.  That makes it easier for the Council team to locate and with previously reported cases visible, it also means less duplication, allowing a quicker investigation and clean-up.

If a resident calls for more information about their report, the customer services team can give more detailed case information on the spot.

To report a fly-tip see: https://community.westoxon.gov.uk/s/fly-tip

Community Food Support for families with children on free school meals

North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank aims to provide food parcels to people living in the Woodstock area.  If you are in need of help, information on how to obtain vouchers for parcels can be found by ringing 07929 721172 or email admin@northoxfordshirecommunityfoodbank.org.uk

Emergency Assistance for Food Funds – Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire can provide support for those in urgent need of food with access to food vouchers through WODC’s Food and Essential Supplies Scheme.  They can also help with support for Electricity Top-Ups for those on a pre-payment meter: info@citizensadvicewestoxon.org.uk.

Pregnant or have children under the age of 4?  You could qualify to receive free vouchers every week to spend on basic foods.  To find out more, check if you qualify & register, click on the link https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

 

Artweeks May Festival 2021

Oxfordshire Artweeks is open to all – amateur and professional artists/craft makers alike, galleries, community and charity groups that live or work in Oxfordshire.  Dates for the 2021 festival are 1st – 23rd May.  To register for Artweeks 2021 visit www.artweeks.org.  The deadline for registering exhibition entries is 31st January 2021.

Woodstock Town Council Grants 2021/22

Applications are invited from local organisations such as clubs, societies and community groups for a grant or donation from Woodstock Town Council in 2021/22. The aim of these grants and donations is to support organisations shown to be working for the benefit of Woodstock.
The Council will normally favour organisations whose activities are focused upon Woodstock residents and where their service or activity meets an identified need, but does not displace the work of an existing organisation
A poster giving more information is available here
The deadline for the receipt of completed applications for grant aid is Friday 23rd October 2020

Flooding

Residents in Oxfordshire are being advised to keep a very close eye on the weather forecast and on local river levels as current levels on the Thames are other watercourses are high.
You can find out more about flooding and how to prepare and deal with it in the Oxfordshire Flood Toolkit.
Flood alerts in place.
The public can ring 0345 310 1111 if they wish to advise Oxfordshire County Council of any problems on the roads with rising water levels.

River levels in Oxfordshire can be monitored via the Environment Agency’s website here
Flood alerts and flood warnings for Oxfordshire can be monitored from here
The Environment Agency’s Five Day Flood Risk page is here

Volunteering

A press release from West Oxfordshire District Council giving information about volunteering groups; how to volunteer, where the groups are and other information can be found here
                                                                                                                         Posted 26.03.20