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   Advertising Co-Ordinator Needed:    27 October, 2019

Could you spare a couple of hours a month to help run the parish newsletter?

For most of the last decade, Sheila Harris has coordinated the advertising for the newsletter.  This is a critical role, as without the income from advertising, it would be difficult to provide the newsletter for free to every household, so we are immensely grateful to Sheila for all her work.

She now wishes to pass this role to someone else, so we are looking for someone who could take over in the New Year.  

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   The Maple Tree    26 October, 2019

Thank you to everybody that either donated to, or bid on our Silent Auction, we made a staggering £3,000.  This will enormously help with our running costs. 

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   THE BALDONS FUEL CHARITY    17 October, 2019

The Trustees would like to thank John Wright and Ray Claridge for the service they gave to the charity over the many years they served as trustees. Both retired this year.

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   Citizens Advice launches energy advice drive    17 October, 2019

Your local Citizens Advice is launching its annual initiative to help people in financial need who find it hard to pay their energy bills.  The project, called the Energy Advice Programme (EAP), is going live throughout Oxfordshire South and Vale from October to March 2020. It includes comprehensive steps to help people who have to spend a significant proportion of their income on fuel bills.

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   Seven Stars - Important News    12 August, 2019

We regret to announce that after more than six successful years, Matt has decided he will be calling time on his stewardship of the Seven Stars.

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   Oxford to Cambridge Expressway/Motorway Update    29 July, 2019

Oxford to Cambridge Expressway/Motorway Update
July 2019
 
This autumn, Highways England will announce the specific routes they will be considering for their Motorway/Expressway.  In this update, we report on recent relevant news events and also on action you can be taking in advance of the autumn announceme

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   Annual financial statement and internal audit    6 June, 2019
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   The Seven Stars gets a generator    6 April, 2019

Let there be light
The Seven Stars gets a generator


Fed up of having to huddle over a candle every time we have a power cut in the villages?

Now when we’re plunged into darkness you can simply head to the Seven Stars for hot food, light, WiFi, power sockets and a warm welcome.

 

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   The Maple Tree    3 April, 2019

The Maple Tree

by Hayley Hayle, Maple Tree Co-ordinator                                            


If you haven’t previously heard of us, we are a community charity based in Wheatley aiming to replace some universal services that were lost when local Children’s Centres closed in 2017.  We serve families from Wheatley and surrounding villages, including the Baldons and Nuneham Courtenay.

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   Your pub needs you!    1 April, 2019

Would you like to contribute to the success of our community pub, or have more say in the BNCS committee? Now’s your chance. The pub committee warmly welcomes new members and will be holding an AGM in the summer, when potential committee members can stand for election.

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   Parish council elections    1 February, 2019

Nominations to begin before 3rd April please

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   SODC Local Plan 2034    1 February, 2019

Urgent!

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   Own a pub, become a BNCS shareholder    1 February, 2019

Are you already a shareholder? Want to be one?

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   Expressway and New Housing - an Update    8 January, 2019

SODC has issued a revised local plan.  You have until 18th February to reply.  You can do this online here.

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   South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2034    7 January, 2019

A copy of the SODC Local Plan 2034 briefing presentation can be found in the Document Archive section of the local politics.

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   South Oxfordshire Local Plan - Have your say. 7 January to 18 February    7 January, 2019

SODC have published their updated Local Plan for 2034.  In the letter, received from the Head of Planning at SODC, there are a number of meetings for the general public to hear about the plan and to ask questions.

Comments about the plan can be made online using the links below or by collecting a comment form from one of the meetings.  Deadline for comments is 5pm on 18th February 2019

 

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   Live Well Oxfordshire    12 November, 2018

Oxfordshire County Council have developed a new web site which provides a comprehensive database of support services and help and advice available in Oxfordshire.    

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   Yoga at Nuneham Courtenay    12 November, 2018

Yoga is on most Monday evenings at 7:30 pm.  

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   The Seven Stars    12 November, 2018

The Seven Stars is a community-owned asset in the heart of our villages. 

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   Citizens Advice    22 October, 2018

Citizens Advice offers haven for "hate crime” victims 

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   Oxford to Cambridge Expressway    25 September, 2018

An Update

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   Nina Wells    25 July, 2018

We are sad to announce the death on 25th July of Nina Wells, a much-loved villager over many years. 

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   NICOLA BARCLAY-WATT, 1946 to 2018    1 June, 2018

We are sad to announce the death of Nicola Barclay-Watt, who lived in Marsh Baldon until recently.

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   Remembering Carrie Clifford-Brown    1 June, 2018

Many in the Village will remember Carrie and Ollie, who ran the Seven Stars in 2012. We have recently heard of Carrie's tragic death

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   Oxford To Cambridge Expressway Update, April 2018    27 April, 2018

The Expressway Action Group now has has in excess of 35 parishes involved including the Baldons Parish Council  The steering group lead by Peter Rutt has  Elizabeth Gillespie  Dawn McGiveron and John Clark as members  and the group is a stakeholder  representing the various villages and providing information to support the evaluation of the route option  The group are not opposing the road in principle but by providing information on biodiversity and ecology and the views of local communities aim to help  Highways England  make the best possible evaluation of the scheme taking account of ,practicalities problems a and costs , we still hope to provide enough information to ensure that the recommended route goes north and west of Oxford.

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   Neighbourhood Plan    1 March, 2018

Baldons Neighbourhood Plan

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   Proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway    21 October, 2017

An Expressway action group, EAG, has been set up by Cuddesdon Parish Council and there are  in excess of 17 parishes from Radley and the Wittenhams to Wheatley involved with the group.

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   South Oxfordshire Local Plan    21 October, 2017

SODC is now consulting on the final version of its local plan prior to its submission to the Planning Inspectorate and public enquiry in 2018.

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   Defibrillator Update    23 August, 2017

The defibrillator is now installed.

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   DEVELOPMENT ON OUR GREEN BELT - UPDATE    23 August, 2017

The Grenoble Road Development is still a threat

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   Grenoble Road and Protection of The Green Belt    10 December, 2016

Protection of The Green Belt is still a live issue

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   Clifton Hampden Surgery Patient Participation Group    1 December, 2016

An update

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   Baldon Feast    29 July, 2016

Cakes and Bottles for Baldon Feast

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   Wildlife Gardens For Our Mental Health    14 June, 2016

Nature gets everywhere; we need to learn to start appreciating it in as many ways as is possible.

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   Local Bus Service to cease    26 March, 2016

Subsidised Bus services

Oxfordshire County Council have confirmed that in order to implement the previously announced  savings targets, they have agreed to withdraw all rural bus service subsidies from 20th July. 

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   Mobile Library Service Change of Day     26 March, 2016

We have been informed by Oxfordshire County Council that due to reorganisation the Mobile Library will visit the village on a Wednesday from 14.00 -14 30hrs from Week commencing11th April.  

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   Neighbourhood Plan    5 March, 2016

Everybody is invited to participate in this vital project

 

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   Calais Refugees    30 September, 2015

You have probably seen the dreadful images of thousands of refugees. These people have lost everything: their homes, their possessions, often their families. They need our help. 

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   Air Crash Memorial Service    5 July, 2015

The 50th memorial of the Baldons’ Air Crash was held on 5th July. A record number of people attended the service, some from as far away as Perth and Auckland. We think we had around 300 people at the service

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   New Baldons Parish Council website launched    16 January, 2015

The new Baldons Parish Council website has been launched.

The new website includes lots of information about the Parish Council and the local area. Read on to find out more...

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   Sheaf Of Corn Makes Beautiful Harvest Centrepiece    30 November, -0001

This stunning Sheaf of Corn bread was made by Caddy Attewill, using flour from Parsonage Farm. 

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