These are just some of the services available to the residents of Kidmore End parish. If there is any other similar information you would like to see on the site, please let us know.
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All items should be at the usual collection point by 7am.
Normal collection days
The next collection will be on Wednesday 29 March 2017 for:
- food waste
- garden waste
Find out more about the rubbish collections – including dates, bank holiday variations, and what goes in which bin – on the South Oxfordshire District Council website.
Garden waste (brown bins)
Find out more about the garden waste collection service.
Waste recycling centres
The new household waste recycling centre at Oakley Wood
Cane End and Tokers Green (Chazey Heath)
Services: X39 and X40
Oxford – Wallingford – Cane End – Chazey Heath – Reading
Reading – Chazey Heath – Cane End – Wallingford – Oxford
Gallowstree Common, Kidmore End and Chalkhouse Green
Kidmore End Parish Council and FISH BUS SERVICE TO READING
The trial service to Reading using the FISH Volunteer Centre minibus will continue for the next two months.
The service will run twice a month on Fridays with pick-up points and times as below.
|Friday 10 March 2017||
|Friday 31 March 2017|
|Friday 7 April 2017|
|Friday 21 April 2017|
- Return journey will drop off at Chalkhouse Green, The New Inn and The Reformation.
- Cost: £4 or free on the production of a senior bus pass.
- This service is open to passengers over 18 years.
- The FISH minibus can accommodate 16 passengers and journeys are best booked in advance although you can just wait at the pick-up stops.
- To book a place on any journey please telephone the FISH Volunteer Centre 0118 972 3986 between 9.30 and 11.30am on any weekday. Tell the office volunteer that you want to book for the 'Kidmore End Service' and give your name, a contact telephone number, the date(s) you wish to travel and where you wish to board the bus. If the line is engaged, you can leave a message with same information.
- Bookings for any month can be made from the 20th of the previous month, eg. 20 March for journeys in April.
- Any changes to the service will be announced here and in the parish newsletter.
In addition to the allotments in Gallowstree Common, those at Cane End, which had been let en bloc to Vines Farm, have now been re-opened for plot holders. Further details can be obtained from your local councillor, the Allotments Manager, Sarah Hall, or the Clerk to the Council. See About us for contact details or use the form on the Contact us page.
The Henley and District Talking Newspaper – keeping the blind in touch
The Henley and District Talking Newspaper Association provide an audio version of The Henley Standard newspaper to around 80 visually impaired people each week. The service is available free of charge to anyone registered blind or partially sighted living within the catchment area of the paper. It is also available to people who are prevented from reading the paper themselves for a different reason.
Although the work is done by amateurs, every effort is made to achieve the best possible result for the listener. Specially prepared pages of the newspaper are collected from the Standard office on a Thursday afternoon each week and that evening a group of four readers and a technical controller produce a recording of about an hour in length. We are aware that not all the listeners live in the town itself, so news is included from the surrounding villages each week too.
The recording is then copied onto memory sticks and posted out to the listeners in a protective wallet and usually received on the Saturday morning. Once the week's news has been listened to, the listener reverses the address label in the wallet and posts it back to us. There is no need to add any stamps because The Royal Mail operates a freepost service for the blind and partially sighted. This service is free of charge and our running costs are covered by the donations we gratefully receive.
If you know of someone who would benefit from our service then please contact us.
|Chairman||Richard Hodgkin||01491 573192|
|Secretary||Caroline Green||01628 826181|
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