NHS public event

Wednesday 5 February 2014, 18:00 – 20:15

This will be an opportunity for local people to give their views on the kinds of outpatient clinics and day surgery they would like to see brought to the Horton from the hospitals in Oxford, as well as to discuss the issue of emergency abdominal surgery on the Horton General Hospital site.

Join us and have your say.

To book a place at the event;
Call: 01865 231472 or Email: caroline.rouse@ouh.nhs.uk

We will confirm details of the location and send you a copy of the agenda

Oxfordshire Rural Community Council

Oxfordshire Rural Community Council invites you to a FREE conference and information sharing event on: Community-Led Neighbourhood Planning

  • Is your community thinking about doing a Neighbourhood or Community-led Plan or have you just started?
  • Are you interested in Neighbourhood Planning but don’t know where to start or how much it would cost?
  • Are you confused about which planning option might be best for your community?

Then this event is for you!

The day will comprise presentations from guest speakers, a Q&A, and a series of expert-led workshops (ORCC, local authority planning and community development officers, Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action), which will explore different community planning options. Speakers include: The Department of Communities and Local Government, Woodcote Neighbourhood Plan Group, Oxfordshire Rural Community Council, Nuneham Courtenay Community-Led Plan group.

Saturday 25 January, 10:00-14:00

Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB

For booking information, visit the Oxfordshire Rural Community Council website www.oxonrcc.org.uk , or contact anton.nath@oxonrcc.org.uk

Jill Brooks
Community Development Worker (Rural Housing)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9-5
Oxfordshire Rural Community Council
Jericho Farm, Worton, Witney, OX29 4SZ
t: 01865 883488

10 Top Tips to being a good neighbour

  1. Be alert and respond to what is going on in the village
  2. Report anyone acting suspiciously to the Police and let your neighbours know
  3. Keep an eye on neighbour’s property if they are out at work or when they are away on holiday
  4. Make sure a key holder can be contacted if your burglar alarm goes off and that they are informed of what action to take
  5. Before going away make sure that you leave a key with a trustworthy and responsible neighbour/friend who can come in and pull curtains, collect post and maybe turn lights on and off
  6. Offer support to elderly or vulnerable neighbours who maybe more at risk from bogus callers
  7. Make an effort to know your neighbours – being involved in the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is a good way to do this
  8. Ask your neighbour to accept/take in parcels or special deliveries if you are unable to be at home
  9. Support each other as a community to help resolve any anti-social behaviour for example fly tipping, dog fouling, abandoned vehicles etc
  10. Think about your own security and seek advice if needed from your Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator in the village. Who will be only too willing to help you

Philip Giorgi
Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Call for Neighbourhood Watch Members

Dear Resident

We are currently in the process of re-vamping your Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (NWS) for the Village of Duns Tew.

Mr Philip Giorgi, has been appointed by the Parish Council to be the Village Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator.

In order to have a successful Village Scheme Philip and the parish council will require some support from residents throughout the village.

Neighbourhood Watch is about looking out for each other, creating closer links with neighbours especially the elderly and more vulnerable members of our community. Getting to know who your neighbours are and working together as a group, to help tackle local issues, including Anti-social behaviour and Criminal Damage, which can help to reduce crime.

Some of the advantages of joining a NWS are:

  • Receive FREE crime alerts from your local police
  • Obtain FREE crime reduction advice
  • Receive occasional newsletters about local crime and other items of interest
  • Marking your own valuables with the postcode & house number/name, using ultraviolet pens
  • Message in Bottle Scheme is promoted and used through NWS
  • FREE door chains/bars are available for the vulnerable and elderly through NWS
  • Most insurance companies will give a discount for residents within a NWS

Most people care about the community they live in. The police want residents to help combat crime by sharing information about criminal activity in the area, helping to identify problems and working together in trying to solve them. If you would like any further details or information on Neighbourhood Watch, if you would like to become a member of the scheme and receive your free member’s pack, then please complete the slip below and return to your Village Co-ordinator, Philip Giorgi, Little Steine, Hill Farm Lane or contact Philip via email at pwgiorgi@aol.com. If you are an existing co-ordinator or would consider becoming a co-ordinator to assist Philip for your area of the village then please contact him or myself at the local Watch Office, Thames Valley Police on 01295 754611 or log on to the website at www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk

Many Thanks

Deborah Hextall
Cherwell Regional Watch Co-ordinator

Philip Giorgi
Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator – Duns Tew Village
Email: pwgiorgi@aol.com