Milcombe’s Community and Parish Council website.
Welcome to Milcombe Village Website. We hope you will find all the information you are looking for. If you wish to add any information, please contact: Sarah Smith or Theresa Goss on the contact boxes above .
Please send your information to Sarah Smith : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please look on ‘The Dove’ page for the PDF file of the Milcombe Newsletter. Thank you
Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 5 January 2016 at 8.00pm
Remember everyone are welcome to attend the Council meeting and there is a 10 minute slot when residents can bring forward current matters for discussion at the meeting. Your support is always welcome.
To find out more about joining Milcombe Parish Council, call Theresa Goss on 01295 710965 or email email@example.com Or, to apply to be co-opted to the vacancy, just write a brief summary about you and your skills and why you would like to be a Parish Councillor and send it to Theresa at 3 Tanners Close, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2GD or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The spirit of Milcombe
BECOME PART OF MILCOMBE VILLAGE LIFE
The spirit of Milcombe , like many villages, is disappearing rapidly, and with an expected growth in new housing, the old values, which for generations have maintained the independence of our village communities, will disappear unless newcomers and the younger generation are prepared to support the organisations that are designed to sustain a healthy, social structure within rural communities. To keep this village socially active we need new blood to give as little as 2/3 hours per month to help in the various activities which are part of our village.
Please contact David Charles on 01295 721158 or 07989 408553.
Free Social Media for women in Oxfordshire.
You may remember that Oxfordshire County Council got some funding from the Government Equalities Office to set up some workshops about Social Media for women in Oxfordshire. The announcment was before the summer holidays, and they feel like a long while ago now, so it may have slipped your mind. Well, now the website is live and ready for bookings….. The first workshop is the 20th October in Bicester , with more following thick and fast across the county. There are 40 of them running through to February half term, in Abingdon, Ardington, Banbury, Benson, Bicester, Carterton, Cowley, Didcot, Milton and Witney.
You can find the website at http://www.betterbroadbandoxfordshire.org.uk/social-media-workshops and that takes you through to bookings for all the workshops. It is on the OCC facebook page and is being tweeted etc.
Follow this link to find out more - Social Media for Women
Helen Foster Project Co-ordinator, Women and Broadband Oxfordshire County Council
Helen.email@example.com 07968 850014
High-Speed Broadband arrives in Milcombe
As part of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme, a fibre-enabled cabinet is now live and ready to take orders in Milcombe. This means that 261 residents and businesses in the parish will be able to request an upgrade to fibre-enabled broadband from a range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In most cases, this means that residents can select a product offering download speeds above 24Mb/s following infrastructure upgrades made via the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme. The aim of the £30.1m programme, funded by Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and BT, is to provide access to fibre-enabled broadband where this is not commercially viable without public sector investment. The cabinet in the following location is now sporting a large sticker declaring, ‘Fibre broadband is here.’ This indicates that the cabinet is live and ready to take customer orders. Bloxham Cabinet 5: Located on the Main Road, opposite Southwynd, Bloxham Road, Milcombe, Banbury OX15 4RH
Please note that improved broadband services are not turned on automatically. To access fibre-enabled broadband, please contact your chosen ISP or use comparison sites to find available packages. There is a list of ISPs on the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire website: http://www.betterbroadbandoxfordshire.org.uk/broadband-providers If you contact an ISP, please state that you wish to order ‘fibre-enabled / superfast broadband,’ otherwise they may offer you a slower broadband service. Your chosen ISP should be able to offer any technical assistance to access fibre-enabled / superfast broadband. It is also important to note, that not all premises within a postcode area will be necessarily be able to order superfast speeds (above 24Mb/s). Premises will be able to access a range of speeds – some will get superfast broadband and others will be able to get anywhere between 2Mb/s and 24Mb/s, depending on distance from the cabinet.
Hands off the Oxfordshire Countryside!
CPRE Oxfordshire has launched a joint e-petition with Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR) to ask Eric Pickles and our local MPs to end the unrestrained development in the county. It calls for a number of changes, including an end to the unfair penalties faced by local communities when a District does not have an up to date 5 Year Housing Supply. The Parish Council would encourage as many people as possible to sign the petition. If you would like to do so, please click on this link.
Milcombe Newsletter will be produced each month and will be available at the Village Hall; Church; The Horse & Groom; and at the New Road Shop.
Contributions, by email (Microsoft Word compatible). To be received by 18th of month prior to publication.
(NO REMINDERS) to MNL2015@outlook.com. All contributions are cut and pasted and not edited.
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THAMES WATER SEWAGE PUMPING STATIONS
PUMP HUNT FOR SEWAGE STATION OWNERS
• Thames Water to take on the responsibility of 4,000 sewage pumping stations from property owners and managers
• Utility will take over electricity and maintenance costs under new legislation, potentially saving customers thousands of pounds
• Firm appeals for help tracking 1,800 ‘missing’ stations
Thames Water is appealing to customers to help identify privately owned sewage pumping stations. The utility, which serves 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley, will take responsibility for around 4,000 pumping in October 2016, but needs to track down 1,800 currently off its radar. New legislation means sewage pumping stations, which power wastewater away from properties and out into the public sewer pipe network, currently owned and maintained by customers will become legally owned and operated by the local water company. The pumping stations are found in all shapes and sizes, and can be in places where there are a number of properties needing to connect to the public sewer network. Customers will know they have one as they’ll be paying to maintain and power them.
Jerry White, of Thames Water, said: “This is really good news for customers. We’d urge anyone who thinks they may have one to get in touch so we can check they are eligible for the transfer of ownership. In some cases, as well as electricity savings, maintaining and replacing pumps can cost thousands of pounds so it’s an excellent deal for them. “We believe we know where approximately half of the stations we need to take over are, but really need help to find the other 1,800. Please get in touch if you think this applies to you and we can take on the responsibility forever.”
Anyone with a private pumping station can make Thames Water aware at thameswater.co.uk/pumphunt
A sewer pumping station is likely to be ‘adopted’ by Thames Water if it was in use before July 2011 (and) serve a single property, and is outside the property boundary (or) serves two or more properties
More information: www.thameswater.co.uk/pumphunt