Have you got a winter plan to stay well?

Help Us, Help You – Before It Gets Worse

In winter, pressures on A&E departments increase substantially, particularly admissions for winter respiratory illnesses, putting an additional, but in some cases avoidable, burden on the NHS.

We want you to take better care of your health as the colder months approach, by promoting self-care and having a winter plan (see below) so you help us to help you before your condition gets worse.

To find out more, visit: nhs.uk/winteradvice or view the local ‘Winter in Oxfordshire’ site for advice and tips on how to stay well.

A winter plan can help keep you well and healthy this winter – this could include:

  • Having a free NHS flu vaccination if you are eligible
  • Getting help early before your cough or cold worsens
  • Getting repeat prescriptions in plenty of time before bank holidays
  • Finding out where your local minor injuries unit is located
  • Seeking advice from your local pharmacist
  • Keeping an eye on elderly or frail friends, neighbours and relatives

Watch a short film which explains how your high street pharmacist can help keep you well this winter:

Have you got a winter plan to stay well?

For more advice see here

Duns Tew community play park fully funded

Thanks to essential funding received from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, Duns Tew parish council is delighted to be able to begin the development of the community play park and recreation area.

Currently we have a large, rarely used, area of uneven field, only accessible across the tennis court. We also have a small seating area, equipment for toddlers, and a tennis court, which has no boundary fence. The aim of development is to open up this area to all.

Duns Tew community play park fully funded

Our development plan will create:

  1. paths and seating to enable access for our older community, buggies, and wheelchairs, as well as a meeting space for everyone, particularly our teens
  2. a flattened pitch for football/cricket, and a tennis court boundary fence to allow easy access to sports and leisure
  3. climbing, swinging and zip-wire equipment to entertain older children who currently don’t use our play area or climb on toddler equipment.

Age appropriate equipment will offer opportunities for motor skill development as well as a pleasant outdoor recreational facility.

In addition to the path, flattened pitch and play equipment listed above, plans also include a seating and BBQ area, which can be used for community events. This will provide our village with a much-needed, communal green space. It will also provide residents with another opportunity to have social contact without leaving the village. This is particularly important for some isolated older people who may not drive or have family nearby. Families with children who normally drive to parks in different villages will be able to stay in the village, use the car less, and use the village amenities such as the pub – again fostering our community and social inclusion.

Duns Tew community play park fully funded

The Parish Council’s own reserves were far from sufficient to cover this level of expenditure. This complete transformation has been made possible by generous donations from local groups, residents, and the grant from Viridor Credits.

Duns Tew community play park fully funded

Viridor Credits Environmental Company 

Viridor Credits funds community, heritage and biodiversity projects through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.  Over £139,000,000 has been awarded by Viridor Credits over the last 18 years.

Duns Tew community play park fully funded

The Landfill Communities Fund

The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is a tax credit scheme enabling Landfill Operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs). They use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites.

Mid Cherwell Neighbourhood Older Person’s Housing Survey

One of the of the MCNPs key policies is to improve the quality of life for older residents and this survey is important to help steer possible future projects in the neighbourhood – and in particular the proposed major facility for older people at Heyford Park.

The closing date for the return (in the pre-paid envelope) is December 18th.  You may already have had a survey through your door or will have one shortly. If you have not had one and would like one, or you would like one for a relative who might want to move locally if suitable homes were available, please email the clerk on clerk@dunstew.com

Duns Tew commemorates Armistice Day

During World War One, more than 18 million people were killed and 23 million were wounded. From Britain, 6 million fought; 1.7 million were wounded; 65,000 were shell-shocked; 170,000 became prisoners and 772,000 died. No community was untouched.

We have gathered here today to remember all those from this community of Duns Tew who were caught up in the courageous but tragic events of two World Wars, those women and men who have died in earlier and subsequent wars.

We remember those who were killed in action; or disease; the bereaved; the lost; the families which were shattered; the wounded; the maimed; and injured; those who held in silence unspeakable memories of warfare.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Temporary Road Closure – 2nd to 5th December

Temporary Road Closure - 2nd to 5th December

Thames Water need to close Main Street at the Hempton end, from the 2nd up to and including the 5th December 2019.

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This is a 24 hour per day closure.

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor. 

SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: via North Aston Road-A4260 Oxford Road-New Street-High Street-B4031 Hempton Road-unnamed road to Duns Tew and vice versa

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Cokethorpe School bus route

Cokethorpe is an independent, co-educational school for four to eighteen-year-olds, providing a liberal education amidst 150 acres of beautiful parkland, ten miles to the west of Oxford.

We have an extensive bus network which now includes pick-ups from the villages of Great Tew, Little Tew and Duns Tew.

If you would like to arrange a visit or to find out more, please contact admissions@cokethorpe.org or call 01993 703921.

100 Club winners

July 2019

£20 Tom & Annette Routledge (143)
£15 Susan Glen (68)
£10 Judith Panting (162)
£5 Richard Wilson (65)

August 2019

£20 Martin Crawley (130)
£15 Richard & Deborah Asbury (48)
£10 Alun Coonick (26)
£5 Sam Blows (3)

September 2019

£20 John & Dianne Thornton (142)
£15 Jon & Clare Burgess (9)
£10 Mike Kelly & Helen Preston (6)
£5 Jeremy & Martina Lowe (134)

October 2019

£20 Helen Tomlinson (90)
£15 Marian Wotherspoon (73)
£10 Russell & Rosemary Jefford (41)
£5 Jean Ralfe (127)