Parish Assembly
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:09:00 +0000

 

Parish Assembly

 

After some deliberation, the Parish Council has decided to hold a Parish Assembly by Zoom on Wednesday 21st April at 7-00pm. Inevitably, this will be a shorter version than the usual one but, as well as presentations from the Chairmen of the Parish Council and the Viscountess Barrington’s Trust, we are hoping that our District and County Councillors will also speak. It may be possible for you to ask questions but with Zoom meetings this is not as easy as face-to-face meetings, so please be patient.

 

If you wish to attend, the (revised) Zoom link is:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85847277866?pwd=UXJXbjBQWGZ0RlpkNUFjb1lKWlBvUT09

 

Meeting ID: 858 4727 7866

Passcode: 248612

 

Local Elections
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 17:06:00 +0000

 

Local Elections

On Thursday 6th May 2021, local elections will be held for the County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner. In Shrivenham, we shall also be holding a referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan.

 

You can find more information about the referendum on our website:  www.shrivenham.org

 

 

 

Elm Tree Surgery
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 16:41:00 +0000

Message from Elm Tree Surgery

 

Elm Tree Surgery is proud to announce that, working as part of Brunel Health Group and its 4 Primary Care Networks, alongside the other health partnership’s Primary Care Networks in Swindon, we have now vaccinated more than 40,000 patients at the Steam Museum in Swindon.

 

We have now invited all our patients age 16-65 who are clinically extremely vulnerable and have already invited all patients aged over 65. The pace at which we can offer vaccinations is dependent on the supply of vaccines but please do accept your invitations when you are offered them.

 

We would like to also take this opportunity to thank Swindon Borough Council for all of their support and providing the venue for this very important vaccination centre.

 

Find my NHS number

A new service is now live to help patients find their NHS number. This service is for anyone living in England who has forgotten or does not know their NHS number. You can also use this service on behalf of someone else where the name, date of birth and registered home postcode is known. Patients can opt for the number to be sent to them by text, email or letter.

The service is accessible via the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

 

Dr Edwards will be retiring at the end of April this year. We will be very sorry to see her go as she has been a valuable member of the partnership for over 20 years. Her skills, expertise and good humour will be greatly missed. We wish her very best wishes for the future and a well-deserved retirement. 

 

Covid Vaccinations help
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 09:54:00 +0000

Are there any recently retired or working doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists or other health care professionals who might like to help with the local Covid vaccinations? These are paid posts for which training will be provided. Clinics currently take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the Steam museum in Swindon, and last from 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Half day sessions may also be available.

If you are able to work any or some of these sessions, please contact us for further details: swiccg.secretariesets@nhs.net

 

Covid Vaccine Clinic
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 09:52:00 +0000

Elm Tree Surgery                                                                                                                             

Our surgery have been working alongside other practices in their group to roll out the vaccine in clinics being held at the Steam Museum in Swindon (next to the Outlet Centre)

The venue is large enough to enable over 1000 people to be vaccinated each day which means the roll out speed is increased for everyone. There are no other local vaccination clinics being held in Swindon and no surgery, including Elm Tree Surgery will be allocated supplies of vaccines for use only in their surgery. Individual practices will have access to limited supplies of the vaccine which is only to be given to those patients on the eligible lists who are truly housebound.

The surgery continues to contribute a doctor or nurse and an administrator to every clinic held at Steam, currently for three whole days a week, including Saturdays.

The practice is working through the lists of patients allocated in accordance with the government guidance for the first phase priority groups. All patients aged over 80 will have been invited for their Covid vaccines by 19th January 2021. As and when you are eligible for a vaccination appointment, the surgery will be in contact by phone or text. Please do not contact the surgery as everyone is listed and you will be contacted in due course.

 

Faringdon Road closure 12 February 2021
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:35:00 +0000

 

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, that the Oxfordshire County Council

 

TEMPORARILY PROHIBITS THE USE OF AND WAITING ON THE HIGHWAY

BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES

         

          LOCATION:         Shrivenham, Faringdon Road

          REASON:            To facilitate carriageway resurfacing works

DURATION:         Starting on 12 February 2021

                                        The anticipated completion date is 13 February 2021 (date included). This will operate between 20:00 and 06:00

                                        (Traffic Regulation Notices cover a maximum of 5 consecutive days.)

          ACCESS:             limited access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for frontages within the closed section of road, subject to the progress of the works

 

The “No Waiting” restriction means that wherever there are in place yellow “No Waiting” cones, you will not be able to park vehicles on the highway.

 

          SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Traffic wishing to use Faringdon Road will be diverted east from the mini roundabout along Longcot Road, to turn into Majors Road at the crossroads, returning to the A420 Watchfield Roundabout, to turn south back into Faringdon Road towards Shrivenham, and vice versa. Access to Shrivenham Park Golf Club will be maintained via Pennyhooks Lane and the A420 Watchfield Roundabout.

 

 

Roadworks Park Road, Faringdon.
Thu, 10 Dec 2020 12:01:00 +0000

Roadworks will be taking place in Park Road Faringdon from 4th January for approximately 20 weeks. 

 

The area concerned is from Falken Tyres (opposite 110 Park Road) to the Esso garage.

 

 

Elm Tree Surgery Newsletter
Thu, 10 Dec 2020 11:58:00 +0000

Free supply of vitamin D for clinically extremely vulnerable people.  People on the Shielded Patient List will be offered free vitamin D supplements for the winter: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/at-risk-groups-to-receive-free-winter-supply-of-vitamin-d

All care homes will automatically receive a provision for their residents, while eligible individuals will receive a letter inviting them to opt in for a supply to be delivered directly to their homes.  Deliveries will be free of charge, starting in January, and will provide four months’ worth of supplements.  You do not need to contact us or the pharmacy to access the supplements.  The NHS has published guidance - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vitamin-d-supplements-how-to-take-them-safely on how to take these supplements safely, which you can read before deciding to opt in.

 

Accessing your GP animation.  To support general practice, the NHS has created an animation to help explain to the public how they can continue to access GP services, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXHPWbEmp5s&feature=youtu.be

including how to get in contact, the different ways care may be delivered, and how face-to-face appointments have changed.  Whilst online consultations are not yet available at Elm Tree Surgery we plan to introduce them early next year.

 

Covid vaccine.  The Covid Vaccination Programme is moving very fast at the moment.  We have already started our Covid vaccinations, beginning with patients aged over 80.  There will be many more clinics and patients will be invited in the groups decided by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).  We will invite you individually to the appropriate clinic and it is expected that the vaccinations will not start for most age groups until 2021 and it will take some time to vaccinate everyone who is eligible.  Our Covid vaccination clinics will be held at the Steam Museum in Swindon as we are unable to meet the strict storage requirements at the surgery.  There will be separate arrangements made for those few patients who are medically unfit to travel to Swindon. 

Please do not call us about the vaccine unless you have been invited to attend and have a specific question.  Everyone will need two doses of the vaccine, with a gap between the 1st and 2nd dose of between 3-4 weeks, depending on the vaccine.  The dates and timings will not be negotiable – if you do not accept the invitation you are offered by the surgery you would need to attend one of the mass vaccination clinics to receive your vaccinations.  We have not been informed yet as to where the mass vaccination sites will be for our area or when they will start to offer vaccinations.  As soon as we have more information that will affect us and our patients, we will announce it on our website – www.elmtreesurgery.co.uk – and our Facebook page.

 

Meanwhile we remain committed to caring for you in the best possible way while keeping you and all of us here at the surgery safe.  Please continue to follow the advice on hand washing, social distancing and wearing face masks and we all look forward to the time when we can return to life as normal

 

Phone numbers.   We are increasingly using the telephone to contact and communicate with our patients as this is far more efficient than other methods.  Please do make sure we have your up to date phone numbers, and especially your mobile phone numbers, and let us know if those numbers change.

 

Doctors – goodbyes, adieus and hellos – we are sad to say good bye to Dr Rachel Dimery who has returned to her hospital training.  We are also sorry to lose Dr Suarev GC who leaves in February; to complete his specialist general practice training; they will both be greatly missed.  Dr Smith starts her maternity leave in January and we look forward to seeing her back at the surgery later in the year.  We also welcome Dr Fleur Cobley who starts in February for one year as our new specialist registrar. 

 

 

Post Office
Wed, 04 Nov 2020 12:53:00 +0000

 

 

Press Release               

 

30 October 2020

    

MP THANKS SHRIVENHAM POST OFFICE FOR GOING THE EXTRA MILE

 

  1. Official visit by David Johnston MP
  2. Praise for Post Office during the pandemic

 

David Johnston, MP for Wantage made an official visit to Shrivenham Post Office to thank Postmasters Matthew and Sarah Thorne and their team for their tireless work during the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Matthew and Sarah caught the virus themselves in the early stages of lockdown. However, they and their team managed to keep open Shrivenham branch, as well as their six outreach branches at Watchfield, Ashbury, Castle Eaton, Kempsford, Poulton and Ashton Keynes.

 

Their part-time staff immediately helped by working overtime to increase their hours to continue to serve all of these communities that depended on these outreaches for banking, cash withdrawals, bill payments, sending mail and parcels and returning on-line shopping. These outreaches were even busier than normal as people wanted to stay local and not to travel.

 

David Johnston, MP, said: “A Post Office is an essential retailer and I really wanted to visit face-to-face to thank Sarah and Matthew and their staff for continuing to provide much needed Post Office services to Shrivenham and so many rural communities. Both Matthew and Sarah got Covid-19, but their staff rallied round to increase their hours to ensure service could be maintained and until they were well enough to return to work. This shows true community spirit and teamwork.”

 

Sarah and Matthew wants to thank their staff – Shona, Paul, Byron and Neet, plus their teenage sons, William and Oliver, who have been busy helping with lots of lifting whilst Sarah was still recuperating from the effects of the virus.

 

Sarah said: “We really could not have continued to serve so many communities without all the staff offering to increase their hours. It was teamwork and my sons have also been great when I was mentally able to return to work, but physically trying to get back to full strength.

 

“We are all delighted that David Johnston MP took the time to come to visit us. We are flattered. We know that we work hard, but it is lovely to see that we are appreciated. We have also had lots of heart-warming cards and comments from customers thanking us for being there for them.”

 

Shrivenham Post Office was also highlighted by Post Office Chief Executive Nick Read in the We’re Stronger Together virtual roadshow and recognition event in July in the Better for Customers category.

 

The Thornes have operated the branch in High Street, Shrivenham since 2009 and they modernised and greatly enlarged the shop in 2014.

 

 

Issued by:

 

Post Office Press Office

20 Finsbury Street

LONDON, EC2Y 9AQ

 

 

Tree Damage
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:33:00 +0000

Along with many others, the Parish Council and the Viscountess Barrington’s Trust have suffered considerable tree damage because of the storm yesterday evening.

At least four lime trees in the Recreation Ground have been snapped off at the trunks, and numerous branches have sheared off others. A large bough came down from a horse chestnut and another from our magnificent oak which is, thankfully, still standing. However, please be aware that as of Thursday afternoon, these trees are very dangerous. All the danger areas have been taped off and for your own safety please do not go near them until it has been made safe and the tape removed.

In Coppidthorne Meadow a large oak has come down and is blocking the circular walk footpath. A little further on a willow has also come down and is obstructing the footpath although this is now passable with care.

A few medium sized branches have come down in the cemetery.

We have spent a very busy morning assessing the problems and identifying the action to be taken in conjunction with our tree surgeon.

Here’s our plan:

Later today (Thursday) the dangerous bough on the oak tree will be cut down and made safe. Then all the fallen branches and lime trees in the Recreation ground will be cleared away by early next week.

On Monday the fallen branches from the cemetery will be removed. In Coppidthorne meadow the fallen willow will be removed and the path cleared. The large sections of trunk of the willow will be chopped up and stacked up alongside the footpath. The massive trunk of the fallen oak will be chopped into large sections and left on the meadow, beside the footpath. The intention is that these can be used to sit or play on, and will also provide a habitat for wildlife. All the tree branches will be cleared away but more substantial logs will be left at the side of the footpath.

We would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to help today.

 

 

Julia Evans

Clerk to Shrivenham Parish Council & Secretary to Viscountess Barrington's Trust

 

Email: clerk@shrivenham.org

Website:  www.shrivenham.org

 

Speed limit B4000
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:36:00 +0000

Oxfordshire County Council - Shrivenham Speed limits order 2020

 

For road safety reasons related to ongoing development, the 30mph speed limit

will be extended by 70 metres northwest of the junction with Sand Hill on the B4000.

This will come into force on 3rd July 2020.

Documents are available for inspection online by visiting

https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Shrivenham Resilience Plan - News Sheet 17.06.20
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 08:48:00 +0000

Shrivenham Resilience Plan – News Sheet 17.06.20

 

Life Beyond the Lockdown - Don't wait for the Last of the Summer Wine!

 

Our Community can take great pride in confronting the Coronavirus by strictly conforming to the Lockdown rules and restrictions. As a Community, we took care to look after our families, friends and neighbours. Because of our success in Shrivenham, and elsewhere, in controlling the virus, we are now able to look ahead with optimism and greater confidence.  The Summer is here and gradually the Government is easing the COVID 19 restrictions.  Of course, we must all Stay Alert and Stay Safe by sticking to the Government's Guidance on hygiene, social distancing and the rules limiting integration and mixing between friends and families.  

 

For many, the opportunities to form social bubbles, go shopping and visit places of interest will be very welcomed after such a long period staying at home or close to home. For some, these new freedoms of movement, social interaction and association between individuals and groups might bring anxieties and concern for personal safety; after all we have been locked down for almost 3 months. These feelings of insecurity and caution are understandable.  A step-by-step approach is one way of helping to re-establish our normal routines and life style.

 

We are particularly mindful that there are a number of vulnerable people in our Village; some are still being shielded, and will have to remain shielded for several weeks.  We have a community responsibility to watch out for those that need our support.   No one wants a second spike in infections; that R-number needs to be kept low; below one!  We must all try to avoid a return of the virus that has wreaked havoc across our country and the World. The good news is that there are several positive indications: the virus trajectory is pointing downwards; we are learning more each day about how to guard against the coronavirus; the virus doesn't really like the outdoors or the warm weather; vaccines are being developed quickly; and, the system of testing, tracking and tracing new infections is becoming established around the country.  It's time to try and leave the past few months behind, and move on, take advantage of our new freedoms, and enjoy the Great Outdoors and British Summer in Shrivenham!

 

Capturing our Community Spirit and keeping it in a Village Bottle!

 

Over these past 3 months we have generated a very strong community spirit through our system of street coordinators and volunteers.  We have reached out to neighbours, some of whom we didn't really know before. Previous strangers are now good friends.  We have paid special attention to those who have been shielded and the vulnerable around our streets.  We have clapped our NHS works and rightly cheered on all our key workers and emergency services.  Food and prescriptions have been delivered to those that are self-isolating; our Post Office, Surgery, Pharmacy, Takeaways and Shops have all shown remarkable determination and commitment to serve our community.  

The Shrivenham Emergency Foodbank was up and running at very short notice supporting those facing hardship, which underlined the extent to which people in this village are prepared to put service to the community, and others, above themselves.

Many have been recognised as Shrivenham heroes; and there are plenty more heroes who have not been recognised because they just got on with their jobs serving their community, without seeking the limelight.  It is not too late to find your own Shrivenham Hero, and reward and recognise them by presenting them with a Hero Gift Voucher, available from our Takeaways.

So how can we best keep this great community spirit in Shrivenham? Well, first we can continue to maintain our Register of Village Volunteers.  Across our village, we have a wide range of clubs, societies and activity groups that rely for success on the volunteer spirit.  Volunteers are encouraged to keep our volunteer spirit alive by supporting village activities such as the Fete committee or the Litter Pickers who keep the village and surrounding areas clean and tidy, or maintaining the Village

flower beds, supporting the cubs and scouts, contributing to our new Sustainable Shrivenham initiative, and a great variety of other activities.  In this village, there is something for everyone to support and enjoy.  And if you want to take your volunteer spirit to new levels you can join the local Rotary Club which supports community, youth and international projects; for more information contact Rotarians Bjorn Watson (373522) or Gordon Hughes (782521).  

Everyone in their own way can capture some of our community spirit, put it in a bottle and use it to sprinkle goodwill around your friends and neighbours.  We can continue to look after each other, and commit to nurture the basics of community spirit through random acts of compassion and kindness.  LUDO - Look Up and Drive On!

 

Summer is here, and the sun always shines on the people of Shrivenham!

 

Foodbank – Shrivenham Emergency Foodbank is starting to wind down its current operation. Being an Emergency Foodbank, it was always aimed at being a temporary line of support for our communities. We are currently setting up a transition handover to Faringdon Foodbank which is well placed to deliver longer term support to families that need it.  Our end date is aimed at 2nd July.

We hope to be in a position to publicise how as a community we can still contribute food supplies or financial donations as soon as we have set things in place with Faringdon.

It goes without saying how very grateful we are to the generosity of everyone who contributed in any way to make the Emergency Foodbank the success it has been. 

'Shrivenham News' – Great news, no more amateur efforts from us, the professionals are back!  'Shrivenham News' will be back out from July 31st. The deadline for contributions is 15th July

The Recreation Ground – The children's play parks remain closed. Please do not allow children to play on the equipment until such a time as we are authorised to open them and the tape and signs come down. Whilst the Rec is owned by the Viscountess Barrington Trust, government restrictions still must be abided by.

Several observations about what happens on the Rec find their way into social media pages. For an accurate answer to queries or views on the rules / regulations regarding the use of the rec, please contact the Parish Council office via e mail at clerk@shrivenham.org

 

The Memorial Hall – remains closed until further notice. However, the Trust are now starting to plan the future re-opening and operation of the hall under strict guidance to provide a safe useable and hireable venue for both users and staff. We will keep you updated as we proceed but access to the hall will be strictly restricted even when re-opened for hire.

In the meantime, I hope you can appreciate the hard work going into the exterior wood on the building as the staff carry out necessary and timely re-staining and protection.

 

The Parish Council office – The office will remain closed until further notice. Any need to contact the office should be via email clerk@shrivenham.org or on Tues/Thurs mornings on 01793 782925.

 

Churches – It is hopeful that they will to open gradually from 4 July but how that will work is still being considered. However, the online services will continue alongside public worship. The Facebook page (Shrivenham & Ashbury Benefice) and website (www.shrivenhamandashbury.co.uk) have up to date information. Alternatively, phone 784338!

 

Shrivenham Village Fete – sadly the 2020 village fete has had to be cancelled. A decision not taken lightly but in the circumstances no alternative.

The impact from the current situation is affecting many events like this including the White Horse Show which has also been cancelled.

Shrivenham Football Club – It is hoped that training for the adult teams will be able to return soon and 30th June is pencilled in. The junior training is also planned from 24th July. Fingers crossed!

 

Shrivenham Scarecrow Trail – 15th – 30th August around Shrivenham village.

Organised by Shrivenham Football Club to raise funds for Pennyhooks Farm. The theme is Children's TV characters past and present and registration costs just £5.

Please register your interest in making a Scarecrow via Festival@Shrivenhamfc.co.uk Registration for those making a Scarecrow closes on 24th July.

 

Shrivenham Bowls Club - As residents of Shrivenham you are no doubt used to seeing bowlers in white moving up and down the green, one of the many activities that you would associate with village life. Following the relaxation of the lock down rules we are now able to allow members to use the green, if only for practice in anticipation that before long we might be able to compete against our many friends for clubs around the local area.

If you are interested in learning to play bowls and would like to know more about Shrivenham Bowls Club you can find us at www.shrivenhambowls.co.uk

 

Tennis Club – The courts are as busy as ever with members both new and old back playing.  Coaching sessions for junior and adults also in full swing. shrivenhamtennis@yahoo.com

Shrivenham Pharmacy - Deliveries of prescriptions can be arranged on 01793 783336 for those who are still isolating and cannot attend in person. Now on a Wednesday but please give as much notice as possible. Opening times Mon – Frid 9am -1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm (closed 1-2pm). Sat 9am – 1pm

Post Office - 9am – 5.30pm Mon-Frid, Sat 9am-2pm. Tel no is 01793 782260.

 

Bike recycling scheme – the fantastic sum of £1500 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support from the bike recycling scheme and bike week checks that were done in Shrivenham. A big thankyou to all those who donated bikes and or came along for the checks.

 

Viscountess Barrington's Homes for Disabled Ex Servicemen and Women - This Charitable Trust owns properties around the Recreation Ground in Shrivenham. As the name implies, the properties are primarily for Veterans and/or their dependents. A Ground Floor Flat will shortly become available. Please contact Graham Vizor on geevizor@gmail.com if you believe you may be eligible and would like further information.

 

Open to children of all ages and adults (KS 1,2,3,4 and older). They will publish entries on their Facebook page and where possible in their window. Have fun!
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Local Food Supplies & Take Away Food -

Bloomfield's Fine Food - 01793 783999  info@bloomfieldsfinefood.co.uk

Hinton Marsh Farm Shop -  info@hintonmarshfarm.co.uk 

COOP -  01793 784522   

One Stop - 01793 782283

Farmer Gows, Longcot - 01793 780555 enquiries@farmergows.co.uk

Pat Thomas Butchers, Faringdon -  01367 240551  shop@patthomasbutchers.co.uk

The Barrington Arms - 01793 784692

The Crown - 01793 784584

Prince of Wales - 01793 782268 / 07876632586

Gulshan Brasserie - 01793 782388

Treasure Chinese Takeaway – 01793 782358

 

 

 

S6 Bus Route
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 08:30:00 +0000

 

The Stagecoach S6 route Swindon - Oxford has increased frequency.

 

For the best part of the morning and afternoon buses are now:

 

Monday to Saturday - half hourly.

 

Sunday - hourly.

 

Early morning and late evening services vary.

 

The revised schedule can be found at: https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/Timetables/West/Temp/2/S6.pdf

Sustainable Shrivenham
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 07:52:00 +0000

 

 

 

Sustainable Shrivenham

 

It has been a while since we were last in contact with you and very much hope that you are all keeping well in body, mind and spirit.

 

Within our committee, we have been actively involved (all be it remotely) in looking at ways in which we can adapt our approach and continue to keep you informed about and engaged with, our aims and objectives. We are keen to keep you abreast of the progress and plans we have been making and to share with you our developing resources.

 

To find out more details on our plans and the postponed Sustainable Living event, please visit our website

 

https://www.sustainableshrivenham.com/lockdownblog/what-do-we-do-next

 

Please also get in touch via the website if you have any comments to contribute or ideas you would like to see us developing.

 

Please also follow us on Facebook by searching for Sustainable Shrivenham

 

This is Our World and our Community Action Group. Let’s all get together to help sustain it!

 

Shrivenham Resilience Plan - News update 3.6.20
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:26:00 +0000

Update from the Central Planning Team

 

We felt that as there was so little local news or updates to keep you informed about over the last month during tighter restrictions, that we would not send out a weekly news sheet repeating ourselves each time. However, we are now in a position where things have eased down a little and more of us are able to get out and about and are starting to get involved in village life a bit more. Some good, some perhaps not so! 

In this sheet, you will read short bits of news and updates on things that are going on, this will be especially important for those of you shielding and those who have not ventured out too far or too often. We hope you find them of interest and helpful and please feel free to send in any contribution that you would like considered to be added for next time.

We would like to assure you that despite the relaxing of some of the restrictions, our huge team of 120 volunteer street coordinators and support team are still helping and supporting those who are vulnerable in our community. Still shopping, collecting prescriptions, delivering, visiting, chatting, posting, dog walking and helping in any way necessary. Please do not feel that you cannot now ask for help, we are still here.

 

The NHS Test and Trace service recently launched and may taking some getting used to. Some people will be asked to self-isolate if they've been in close contact with a confirmed case. However, swab tests are only available IF you develop symptoms. ANYONE with symptoms can book a test. This link can answer a lot of your questions and guide you: http://nhs.uk/coronavirus

 

 

Foodbank The Emergency Foodbank is still operating to support families in need within our local community. If you or anyone you know needs help, please do get in touch with the Central Team coordinator Liz Jenkins 07929 180184 or liz_jenkins@btinternet.com

A huge 'Thank You' to St Andrew's Church for supporting the Foodbank and helping us with the storage of collected food and government boxes. Equally a big thank you to Ellie and Rachel McGuigan who started the idea off and worked so hard to collect the donations.

We are no longer collecting or accepting donations of food (though we will still take the government boxes), due to changing circumstances. We will continue to take financial donations for the time being, to make sure we can continue to support families until lockdown is eased further.

A huge 'Thank You' to all those residents in Shrivenham, Watchfield and surrounding areas who have donated either food supplies or financial contributions to make this Emergency Foodbank work.

 

NHS / Surgery update - The doctors and staff of Elm Tree Surgery would like to thank our patients for helping us all to adapt to healthcare provision in these new circumstances. Please don't ignore or postpone seeking medical advice if you have any symptoms which are new or about which you are worried. All appointments will initially be on the telephone but we will of course see patients whenever that is necessary. All clinicians will continue to wear PPE when seeing all patients. We strongly encourage routine childhood vaccinations to take place as usual. Woman who are due a cervical smear are now welcome to phone for this to be done. We will be resuming our chronic disease annual reviews shortly for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and other conditions, and patients will be individually invited for these checks. Hospital referrals are now restarting as well.  If you think your symptoms may be due to Covid-19, or you are unsure about self-isolating or shielding changes, please access nhs.111 in the first instance.

 

Staying Well - The current situation is unsettling for all of us, but especially those of us already struggling with stress, anxiety or low mood. It can be tempting to spend a lot of time scanning the news websites and social media etc but this may not be that helpful. MIND have produced a guide to staying well especially if you have to self-isolate https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Help lines and support networks

Oxfordshire All In website offers access to local initiatives, resources and points of contact.

'Shielding or should be' - County Council on 01865 897820/ shield@oxfordshire.gov.uk  

'Not Shielding' - local support network call 01235 422600 or communitysupport@southandvale.gov.uk

 

The Recreation Ground – The children's play parks will continue to be closed until further notice.

Please be considerate with dogs on the rec. Signs are in place from the PC / VBT stating 'dogs must be kept under control' Not everyone likes or wants to meet your dog, however friendly. Please also keep them off the cricket square and clean up after them.

 

The Memorial Hall – remains closed until further notice. The hall staff are working very hard on many vital improvements and some long-awaited projects both inside and outside the hall are being completed. One significant project is the creation of a new hireable room at the car park end of the building. This comes from taking the partition wall down between the two chair stores to create one bigger room. With electrical work, plumbing, flooring, plastering and decorating all being done from within the community, the soon to be named 'Claridge Room' will be complete.

The name comes from Harold Claridge who was the very first caretaker of the hall and lived in one of the Trust houses on the Rec.

 

The Parish Council office – remains closed with the staff working remotely. They can be contacted by email clerk@shrivenham.org or on Tues/Thurs mornings on 01793 782925.

Although Councillors /Trustees are not meeting in person, we are holding regular meetings 'virtually' and it is business as usual. Several projects are in the pipeline which will continue to improve the community we live in and help improve the meeting, leisure and sporting facilities we have.

If you have any concerns or questions about anything in the community or on the recreation ground, please make contact via email to the clerk on the address above. An answer will be sought and reply sent as soon as practicable. If you would like to raise anything at the monthly Parish Council and VBT meetings, the details need to be e mailed to the clerk no later than 7 days before the date of the meeting. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month.

 

 

Allotments – For anyone passing our village allotments, you can not underestimate the time and work that has been put into producing such an array of colour and abundance of vegetables. Simply amazing to look at.

Unfortunately, the allotments have been the 'victim' of a couple of episodes of fly tipping as unscrupulous contractors have dumped their hedge cuttings from their vehicles. Therefore, to prevent this from happening again, the Parish Council have put a lock and chain on the main entrance gates. The fly tippers entered the allotments through the main gate during the day and may try to do this again, or others who have heard about the first lot's success may try. It is very important that we stop this from happening again so if you are an allotment holder or if you walk through the allotments, please shut all gates after you, taking suitable precautions as necessary.

 

'Shrivenham News' – apologies from the News team but until SERCO printing staff are up and running again, there is no means of producing the monthly news. In the meantime, we hope this amateur effort will suffice

Churches – It is hopeful that they will open gradually from 4 July but how that will work is still being considered. However, the online services will continue alongside public worship. The facebook page (Shrivenham & Ashbury Benefice) and website (www.shrivenhamandashbury.co.uk) have up to date information. Alternatively phone 784338!

Cricket club – Working hard to keep the square up to a good standard in the hope that the green light may be given play a few matches again later in the summer. Meanwhile as always, the club are looking for new players and anyone wishing to become involved in the club. 01793 782667

Football Club – Lots of work has been going on at the FC as the s106 funded project to improve drainage to the pitch has been ongoing. Never has the pitch looked so good and fingers are crossed for the resumption of some form of local football in the future.

Tennis Club – One of the first sports to be allowed back open and members are taking full advantage. Re-surfacing and re-fencing projects will be under way in the autumn but in the meantime all players of any standard or age are very welcome shrivenhamtennis@yahoo.com

 

Waste - There have been several missed bin collections In and around the village over the past few weeks. The advice is for residents to leave bins out for three days including weekends and Biffa will try to catch up. If after this they are still not emptied bring them back in and they will be emptied on the next planned collection day.
Biffa has suffered from staff shortages since the beginning of the Covid19 crisis and they have needed to redeploy staff to areas that are unfamiliar.

 

Bike Week - Sat 6th till sun 14th June. You will find loads of ideas for local cycling activities on the Nextdoor website.  

All Week - For Kids,  'I Spy Bicycles',   A chance to win a Fish'n'chips take away 

Sat 6th June 8.30 – 12.00   Bike checks at Car Park on Martens Road.   10 minute Slots Advance booking mandatory. 

Sat 13th June  from 10:00  How to Fix a Puncture Demonstrations.  30 minute slots.  Advance booking mandatory. Email cycle.medic@btinternet.com 

Details of these three events go to bikeweek.org or Shrivenham Cycle Medic Facebook page

Faringdon and District Rotary Club – Scarecrow Competition. Make your own scarecrow and display outside your house to be judged on 21st June, £5 entry from clive.humphries@gmx.com

Shrivenham Pharmacy - Deliveries of prescriptions can be arranged on 01793 783336, normally for a Wednesday and Friday but please give as much notice as possible. Opening times Mon – Frid 9am -12.30pm and 2pm – 5.30pm (closed 12.30-2pm). Sat 9am – 1pm

Post Office - Opening hours this week - 9am – 5.30pm Mon-Fri, Sat 9am-2pm.

Tel number is 01793 782260.

 

 

 

 

 

Citizens Advice - You might be able to claim benefits, or enhanced benefits if you already receive them. details: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk

For further information, Citizens Advice line is always there to help you: 0300 330 9042

 

Parking charges - will be re-introduced in district council car parks across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse from Monday 8 June

 

Open to children of all ages and adults (KS 1,2,3,4 and older). They will publish entries on their Facebook page and where possible in their window. Have fun!
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Local Food Supplies & Take Away Food

We continue to be grateful for the hard work that our local retail and pub businesses have put in to ensure that we don't have to leave the village for most supplies. All of them have adapted to the restrictions and improvised where necessary so that we can get what we need. In addition, the delivery services offered have been a life line to many. Let's hope that the as restriction ease and our movement becomes easier that we continue to support them.

 

Bloomfield's Fine Food - 01793 783999  info@bloomfieldsfinefood.co.uk

Hinton Marsh Farm Shop -  info@hintonmarshfarm.co.uk 

COOP -  01793 784522   

One Stop - 01793 782283

Farmer Gows, Longcot - 01793 780555 enquiries@farmergows.co.uk

Pat Thomas Butchers, Faringdon -  01367 240551  shop@patthomasbutchers.co.uk

The Barrington Arms - 01793 784692 – Fri 5pm-8pm, Sun – lunchtime

The Crown - 01793 784584 – Weds – Sat 5pm – 8pm

Prince of Wales - 01793 782268 / 07876632586 – 7 days a week 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Gulshan Brasserie - 01793 782388

 

 

Parking charges
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:31:00 +0000

 

Parking charges to be re-introduced in South and Vale car parks

Released on 1 June 2020

Parking charges will be re-introduced in district council car parks across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse from Monday 8 June.  

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have allowed people to park for free since 26 March, to support key workers and those who need to shop for essential food or medical supplies during the Coronavirus pandemic after travel restrictions were put in place. 

However with many restrictions now lifted, and following the government’s announcement that outdoor markets and car showrooms can re-open on 1 June and non-essential retail on 15 June, the councils will now re-introduce parking fees.

The move will help to improve the availability of parking spaces as people start to visit local shops again and encourage them to consider using more sustainable travel methods when visiting our town centres.

Car parks will operate as normal, meaning that motorists must display a ticket or have a valid online or text payment confirmation, including during any free hours offered in the charging period.  Normal rates will apply.  New permits will be issued or re-issued to anyone whose permit would’ve normally expired since lockdown began. 

NHS staff and care workers who display a national COVID-19 pass can continue to park for free.  To claim a pass, staff should email carparks.southandvale.uk@sabagroup.com, including proof of their employment.

For more information about district council car parks please visit southoxon.gov.uk/parking or whitehorsedc.gov.uk/parking.

 

Shrivenham Resilience Plan - Useful Directory
Thu, 14 May 2020 17:01:00 +0000

 

Shrivenham Resilience Plan – Useful Directory

 

 

Central Support Team – SRP  chand.shrivenhampc@gmail.com  07970 481707

 

Memorial Hall / Parish Council - clerk@shrivenham.org  01793 782925

 

Foodbank - liz_jenkins@btinternet.com  07929 180184

 

Supporting Shrivenham Heroes  gordon.yewtree@gmail.com

 

111 on Linehttps://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/  Call 111 if you can't get on line.

 

Elm Tree Surgery - 01793 782207

 

Shrivenham Pharmacy - 01793 783336

 

Post Office - 01793 782260.

 

Help lines and support networks

 

Oxfordshire All In - A central hub for Community Support Groups

County Council - 01865 897820 shield@oxfordshire.gov.uk  

District Council 01235 422 600 communitysupport@southandvale.gov.uk

Therapy and self-development network https://www.otscentre.co.uk/ 

MIND https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing

Citizens Advice - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk 0300 330 9042

 

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Local Food Supplies

Bloomfield's Fine Food - 01793 783999: info@bloomfieldsfinefood.co.uk

Hinton Marsh Farm Shop - 07968 866323 info@hintonmarshfarm.co.uk 

COOP -  01793 784522   

One Stop - 01793 782283

Farmer Gows, Longcot - 01793 780555 enquiries@farmergows.co.uk

Pat Thomas Butchers, Faringdon -  01367 240551  shop@patthomasbutchers.co.uk

 

Local Take Away Food service

The Barrington Arms - 01793 784692

The Crown - 01793 784584

Prince of Wales - 01793 782268 / 07876632586

Gulshan Brasserie - 01793 782388

 

Shrivenham Resilience Plan News sheet 4th May 2020
Tue, 05 May 2020 10:41:00 +0000

VE DAY 75 …. Keep the flags flying in Shrivenham!

The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home 

They ask you 'to join in on Friday 8th May to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front. As we face some of the most challenging times since the end of the Second World War, now more than ever it is important to unite in recognition of service to the nation, just as communities did 75 years ago'. With members of the public unable to attend VE Day 75 events, The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activity with further information from - https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/remembrance-events/ve-day-75

 

Update from the Central Planning Team

A quiet week for the CPT as our street coordinators continue with their teams to work at street level to ensure no one is left without help. If you would like to join our team then please get in contact and as always if you do not know who your street coordinator is then please ask on chand.shrivenhampc@gmail.com or 01793 782925.

 

Foodbank

The foodbank continues to use the very generous financial contributions to supplement the food donations to help many people in both the Shrivenham and Watchfield communities.

If you need help with food supplies or know someone might, then please contact in confidence liz_jenkins@btinternet.com / 07929 180184  or chand.shrivenhampc@gmail.co

All referrals are dealt with in confidence.

Financial donations please by bank transfer to Mrs Elizabeth Jenkins – Nationwide account, sort code 07-16-60, Act no – 63379405

 

NHS / Surgery update - The surgery is still open as usual although all contact is still initially on the phone. We will still see patients who do require a surgery attendance as we have full PPE which is always used for every face to face consultation. We are over the worst and most hospital services will be resuming over the next few weeks so please don't feel you should delay seeking help and advice if you have health concerns. Keep safe and stay at home but attendance for medical care is and always has been a legitimate reason for leaving your home. From all at Elm Tree Surgery

 

Staying Well - The current situation is unsettling for all of us, but especially those of us already struggling with stress, anxiety or low mood. It can be tempting to spend a lot of time scanning the news websites and social media etc but this may not be that helpful. MIND have produced a guide to staying well especially if you have to self-isolate https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 

Shrivenham Pharmacy - Deliveries of prescriptions can be arranged on 01793 783336, normally for a Wednesday and Friday but please give as much notice as possible. Opening times Mon – Frid 9am -12.30pm and 2pm – 5.30pm (closed 12.30-2pm). Sat 9am – 1pm

 

Post Office - Opening hours this week - 9am – 5.30pm Mon-Thurs, Sat 9am-2pm. Closed on Friday as bank holiday. Tel number is 01793 782260.

 

Help lines and support networks

Oxfordshire All In website offers access to local initiatives, resources and points of contact.

'Shielding or should be' - County Council on 01865 897820/ shield@oxfordshire.gov.uk  

'Not Shielding' - local support network call 01235 422600 or communitysupport@southandvale.gov.uk

 

Citizens Advice - You might be able to claim benefits, or enhanced benefits if you already receive them. details: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk

For further information, Citizens Advice line is always there to help you: 0300 330 9042.

 

 

General NewsShrivenham Parish Boundary Walk on Saturday May 16th has sadly been cancelled due the current restrictions.

The Memorial Hall remains closed until further notice. This enforced closure has an enormous impact on the vital income necessary to maintain such a huge old building. However, the hall staff are taking this opportunity to undertake many routine maintenance and cleaning jobs in preparation for the time that it can re-open.

The PC office staff are working remotely and can be contacted by e mail clerk@shrivenham.org or on Tues/Thurs mornings on 01793 782925

 

 

Supporting Shrivenham Heroes

Do you know a Hero? Would you like to thank a Hero?

 

Front-line essential key workers from our Villages continue to be nominated for their service to others in the fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Our Hero Takeaways - The Crown Restaurant (784584), HMF Farm Shop (07968 866323), The Barrington Arms (784692), The Gulshan Brassiere (782388), The Prince of Wales Pub (782268), Bloomfield Fine Foods (783999)

* Sponsor a Hero and buy a £10 Discount Gift Voucher from a Hero Takeaway 

* Applaud your Hero for their commitment and give them the Gift Voucher

* Your Hero can then enjoy a discounted Meal/Food from a Hero Takeaway

 Donations for the Hero Gift Vouchers are welcomed.  Contact: gordon.yewtree@gmail.com

 

 

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Bloomfield's Fine Food - 01793 783999 : info@bloomfieldsfinefood.co.uk

Hinton Marsh Farm Shop -  info@hintonmarshfarm.co.uk 

COOP - 01793 784522   

One Stop - 01793 782283

Farmer Gows, Longcot - 01793 780555 enquiries@farmergows.co.uk

Pat Thomas Butchers, Faringdon -  01367 240551  shop@patthomasbutchers.co.uk

COOK, Marlborough: 01672 513970 - home cooked-style ready meals. Click & Collect or home delivery

 

 

Local Take Away Food service

The Barrington Arms - 01793 784692 – Frid 5pm-8pm, Sun – lunchtime

The Crown - 01793 784584 – Weds – Sat 5pm – 8pm

Prince of Wales - 01793 782268 / 07876632586 – 7 days a week 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Gulshan Brasserie - 01793 782388

White horse box Pizza – Thursdays 4 - 8.30pm - Shrivenham Memorial hall car park. Tel pre-order only 07775 440440 facebook@whitehorsebox

 

SHRIVENHAM RESILIENCE PLAN News Sheet - 27th April 2020
Mon, 27 Apr 2020 14:01:00 +0000












Keep Shrivenham …. RED, WHITE and BLUE

What a great sight to see so many homes and buildings bedecked in Red, White and Blue or with Union Jack flags as you walk around Shrivenham. I am sure both HM Queen and St George would have approved!
We now approach the 75th anniversary of VE Day on May 8th
Whilst there willbe no organised events on the day itself, we are encouraged to keep our decorations flying well and to have 'home celebrations' to mark the day. The charity 'COMBAT STRESS for VETERANS MENTAL HEALTH', are promoting 'Celebrate at Home' party packs. These have all you need from history notes, decorations, song sheets, recipes, interactive ideas.
Hopefully the national delay until 15thAugust to combine with VJ Day will find us in a better position to join together to celebrate.

Update from the Central Planning Team

Shopping, prescription collection, dog walking, friendly chat, organising deliveries, foodbank supplies, transport for medical appts, post office trips, providing cooked dinner, organising professional support/help services, information
delivery.
These are just some of the things that our Street Coordinators are doing every day for our vulnerable people in and around Shrivenham. All of them Volunteers, all of them doing this whilst working and or running their own homes and looking after their own families. What a great community we have!

If you would like to join our team then please get in contact and as always if you do not know who your street coordinator is then please ask on chand.shrivenhampc@gmail.com or 01793 782925.


Foodbank

The foodbank continues to help many people in both the Shrivenham and Watchfield communities. A request from the team for any tins of beans, sausages, veg, fruit etc, to help their supplies.

If you need help with food supplies or know someone might, then please contact in confidence liz_jenkins@btinternet.com / 07929 180184 or chand.shrivenhampc@gmail.com

All referrals are dealt with in confidence.

Financial donations please by bank transfer to Mrs Elizabeth Jenkins – Nationwide account, sort code 07-16-60, Act no – 63379405.
Post Office

We are very lucky to have our own Post Office in Shrivenham to save us having to travel in these difficult times. The staff are doing a great job to cater for all our postal / banking needs. Opening hours 9am – 5.30pm Mon-Fri, Sat 9am-2pm. Tel number is 01793 782260.

Shrivenham Pharmacy

Deliveries of prescriptions can be arranged on 01793 783336, normally for a Wednesday and Friday but please give as much notice as possible. Opening times Mon – Fri 9am -12pm and 2pm – 5.30pm (closed 12-2). Sat 9am – 1pm


Help lines and support networks

Oxfordshire All In website offers access to local initiatives, resources and points of contact.

'Shielding or should be' - County Council on 01865 897820/ shield@oxfordshire.gov.uk

'Not Shielding' - local support network call 01235 422600 or communitysupport@southandvale.gov.uk

NHS / Surgery update

The surgery is still open every day from 8 to 6.30 every weekday. Please do not feel you should not contact us, especially if you are feeling unwell or worried. We are asking people not to attend the surgery premises unless invited, and we are initially providing all consultations on the telephone, but we are arranging to see all patients in person who need to be seen. So please be assured that the NHS and general practice are still "open for business" and we are here for anyone who needs us - the only difference is that all consultations are initially on the telephone, and some non-urgent reviews and procedures may be temporarily postponed. We all appreciate that not all illness is Covid-related and we are still here for all your other health needs. Keep safe, maintain the appropriate isolation, and
follow the government's advice, and contact NHS.111 initially if you think your symptoms are Covid-related.



Supporting
Shrivenham Heroes

Do youknow a Hero? Would you like to thank a Hero?

Supporting local Heroes seeks to recognize, remember and reward front-line essential key workers from our Villages for their service to others in the fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic. This is an opportunity for local residents to Applaud and say a "Big Thank You" to our critical key workers. At the same time we will be supporting
our local takeaway businesses.


Our Hero Takeaways
The Crown Restaurant (784584), 
HMF Farm Shop (07968 866323),
The Barrington Arms (784692),
The Gulshan Brassiere (782388), 
The Prince of Wales Pub (782268), 
Bloomfield Fine Foods (783999)


* Sponsor a Hero and buy a £10 Discount Gift Voucher from a Hero Takeaway

* Applaud your Hero for their commitment and give them the Gift Voucher

* Your Hero can then enjoy a discounted Meal/Food from a Hero Takeaway

Donations for the Hero Gift Vouchers are welcomed.
Contact: gordon.yewtree@gmail.com

Help lines and support networks

Oxfordshire All In website offers access to local initiatives, resources and points of contact.

'Shielding or should be' - County Council on 01865 897820/ shield@oxfordshire.gov.uk

'Not Shielding' - local support network call 01235 422600 or communitysupport@southandvale.gov.uk


Open to children of all ages and adults (KS 1,2,3,4 and older). They will publish entries on their Facebook page
and where possible in their window. Have fun!
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Local Food Supplies

Bloomfield's Fine Food - 01793 783999 : info@bloomfieldsfinefood.co.uk

Hinton Marsh Farm Shop - info@hintonmarshfarm.co.uk

COOP - 01793 784522

One Stop - 01793 782283

Farmer Gows, Longcot - 01793 780555 enquiries@farmergows.co.uk

Pat Thomas Butchers, Faringdon - 01367 240551 shop@patthomasbutchers.co.uk

COOK, Marlborough: 01672 513970 - home cooked-style ready meals. Click & Collect or home delivery


Local Take Away Food service

The Barrington Arms - 01793 784692 – Frid 5pm-8pm, Sun – lunchtime

The Crown - 01793 784584 – Weds – Sat 5pm – 8pm

Prince of Wales - 01793 782268 /07876632586 – 7 days a week 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Gulshan Brasserie - 01793 782388

White horse box Pizza – Thursdays 4 - 8.30pm -
Shrivenham Memorial hall car park. Tel pre-order only 07775 440440 facebook@whitehorsebox



Any other contributions for our next News Sheet to chand.shrivenhampc@gmail.com


SHRIVENHAM RESILIENCE PLAN News Sheet 20th April 2020
Mon, 20 Apr 2020 13:19:00 +0000






Let's turn Shrivenham …. RED, WHITE, and BLUE
                   
                     Queen's birthday 21st April and St Georges day 23rd April

May bank holiday Friday May 8th to
celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Whilst those big celebrations will not be happening, we are a community pulling together in our socially distanced lockdown. Let's get the flags, bunting and tablecloths out and decorate our houses, gardens, windows between 21st April and 10th May

Come on Shrivenham let's put on a display to make everyone smile as we take our socially distanced exercise around the village!

Update from the Central Planning Team

The team continue to work with the street coordinators who are doing a brilliant job to keep their fingers on the pulse of what is happening and who needs help in their respective streets throughout the village. If you are now in receipt on the second wave of NHS letters that were sent out advising you to isolate yourself, then please do get in touch if you would like some help with your shopping etc and do not have a family or friend network to support you. As always if you do not know
who your street coordinator is then please ask on
chand.shrivenhampc@gmail.com or 01793 782925

'Churches Together' contact card is coming through your doors from today. This offers some very important community contact names and numbers for help and support, be sure to look out for it.

Foodbank

Our Foodbank continues to move forward with financial donations now exceeding £3000. The much-needed food donations are still being collected by Ellie and her team and being added to by Liz and
her team of shoppers using the funds donated. This then enables us to help families and individuals in need of support at this difficult time. Financial donations please by bank transfer to
Mrs Elizabeth Jenkins – Nationwide account, sort code 07-16-60, Act no – 63379405 Any questions or referrals for the Foodbank please contact liz_jenkins@btinternet.com / 07929 180184 or chand.shrivenhampc@gmail.com 

NHS / Surgery update

If you think you have Coronavirus symptoms please follow the procedure below -
Please protect others, the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home. Use the 111-online coronavirus service. To find out what to do. https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/ Only call 111 if you cannot get online.

Shrivenham Pharmacy

Deliveries of prescriptions can be arranged on 01793 783336, normally for a Wednesday and Friday
but please give as much notice as possible. Opening times Mon – Frid 9am -12pm and
2pm – 5.30pm (closed 12-2). Sat 9am – 1pm



Supporting Shrivenham
Heroes

Do you
know a Hero? Would you like to thank a Hero?

Supporting Shrivenham Heroes seeks to recognize, remember and reward front-line essential key workers from our Village for their service to others in the fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic. This is an opportunity for Shrivenham residents to Applaud and say a "Big Thank You" to our critical key workers. At the same time, we will be supporting our local takeaway businesses.

Our key workers include NHS staff;
care and social workers; our emergency services; essential volunteers; and all
those brave heroes from our communities who are keeping us and our children
safe by putting food on the shelves and on our tables, supplying and delivering
medicines, and making sure that essential services continue to work during the
COVID 19 Pandemic.

Our Hero Takeaways

The Crown Restaurant (784584), 
HMF Farm Shop (07968 866323),
The Barrington Arms (784692), 
The Gulshan Brassiere (782388), 
The Prince ofWales Pub (782268), 
Bloomfield Fine Foods (783999)

There are only 3 Steps:

* Sponsor a Hero and buy a £10
Discount Gift Voucher from a Hero Takeaway

* Applaud your Hero for their
commitment and give them the Gift Voucher

* Your Hero can then enjoy a
discounted Meal/Food from a Hero Takeaway


Three
Cheers for our Shrivenham Heroes!

Help lines and support networks

The website Oxfordshire All In offers access to local initiatives, resources and points of contact.

There are also 2 Call Centre helplines. For those who are or should be 'Shielded' call the County Council on 01865 89 78 20 or email shield@oxfordshire.gov.uk

For those not shielding but in need of help without a local support network call 01235 422600 or email communitysupport@southandvale.gov.uk

Open to children of all ages and adults (KS 1,2,3,4 and older). They will publish entries on their Facebook page
and where possible in their window. Have fun!
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Local Food
Supplies


Ifyou want to avoid the supermarkets or need deliveries to your door as a vulnerable or self-isolating person, we have a list of alternatives for you below.


Bloomfield's Fine Food - 01793 783999 : info@bloomfieldsfinefood.co.uk

Hinton Marsh Farm Shop - info@hintonmarshfarm.co.uk

COOP - 01793 784522

One Stop - 01793 782283

Farmer Gows, Longcot - 01793 780555 enquiries@farmergows.co.uk

Pat Thomas Butchers, Faringdon - 01367 240551 shop@patthomasbutchers.co.uk


Local Take Away Food
service

The Barrington Arms - 01793 784692

The Crown - 01793 784584

Prince of Wales - 01793 782268 / 07876632586

Gulshan  Brasserie - 01793 782388


Any other contributions for our next News Sheet to chand.shrivenhampc@gmail.com






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