Church Newsletter – April 2020

Sadly, in the light of Government guidelines following the coronavirus pandemic all services have been cancelled for the foreseeable future and our usual pattern of Sunday and midweek gatherings put on hold.

Lent Lunches, the Lent Group and the Moonrakers concert scheduled for April have also been cancelled, and it will not be possible to hold the fete in June.

However, unless we are advised otherwise, the church will remain open during daylight hours for private prayer.…

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Oxfordshire residents warned against coronavirus scams

Residents have been warned to be on their guard against criminals and scammers exploiting the coronavirus situation.

In Oxfordshire, County Council’s Trading Standards has received reports of scams targeting people via emails, text messages, and on the doorstep.

Full details and advice from our Trading Standards team here:

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Duns Tew Play Area and Park is closed to the public

All play grounds including tennis courts have been ordered to close by the government as of 23rd March 2020.

This is to contain the spread of the Covid-19 or Coronavirus.

Although it may just be your immediate household in the play area at any one time the surfaces in children’s play areas, tennis courts and park gates present a significant risk to the spread of the virus.…

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Spread a little kindness in Duns Tew

Hello from Duns Tew. If you are self-isolating, there is help in the village!

You will already have had, or will have very shortly, a leaflet through your door with information about getting help, like supplies delivered, post mailed and prescriptions picked up while you are in isolation. The information and support structures have been put into place by the Parish Council, Parochial Church Council and others on behalf of all Residents.…

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Temporary road Closure – Bicester, B4030 Steeple Barton

TTRO (T7627)

Temporary Road Closure and “No Waiting” restriction at Bicester, B4030 Steeple Barton

Temporary road Closure - Bicester, B4030 Steeple Barton

In the interests of public safety, it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the road and impose a ‘No Waiting’ restriction as detailed above to facilitate carriageway resurfacing works.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate on 01 April 2020.…

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Great Wolf planning application 19/02550/F

Duns Tew Parish Council (PC) has supported Chesterton Parish Council by objecting to the application on the basis that it is not in line with planning guidance and presents a significant burden on the local services and roads which has not been addressed by Great Wolf.

The PC encourage you to form your own views and act accordingly.

This information is from Chesterton Parish Council;

The Great Wolf planning application 19/02550/F is to be decided at the planning committee meeting this Thursday 12th March at 4pm.  

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Planning application for Hill Farm Solar Park submitted

We received clarification that the planning application has now been validated and registered under planning application reference 20/00574/F.  This is the link to the application.

Planning application for Hill Farm Solar Park submitted
Proposed Photomontage Viewpoint 3 at 0 Years Post Construction: Area beside Oxford Road (A4260), looking west.

The target decision date is 27/05/2020 and decision level has been set as Committee.  Planning Committee sits on 21 May and 18 June around this target date.…

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Church Newsletter – March 2020

Services given below are all in Duns Tew, unless stated otherwise. Details of all Duns Tew services and church activities can be found at under the church tab or at which also includes details of all services in the benefice.

01.03.202017:00Evening Worship
at Steeple Barton church
06.03.202019:00Women’s World Day of Prayer
08.03.202011:00Morning Worship
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