Regular collections: Monday to Friday 4.00pm; Saturday 9.30am.
- Note that we no longer have a public phone box in the village
- Where to go for Doctors & Dentists
- Staying well through the Winter
- What to do if you lose or find anything in the village
- Advice on power failures
- Refuse Collection dates are shown on the Village Calendar
Community Bus Service
The Community Bus Service is now fully funded and will continue to operate following a trial period.
With effect from 15 November 2018, the service will collect in Hethe at 10.43 from The Old School and return from Manorsfield Road, Bicester, at 13.00, arriving in Hethe at 13.17.
Note the alternative spelling for Hethe in the timetable!
Looking for information about services and activities in Oxfordshire? See here.
Macmillan Cancer Support – Advice available here.
Information from Thames Valley Police:
For more information and advice visit www.thamesvalley.police.uk.
For more information on how to stay secure online, visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk or follow @Cyberprotectuk on Twitter.
Reporting Rural Crime
The latest advice is here.
Rural crime is an issue for large areas of the country, but it tends to go unreported. It can impact on insurance premiums, food prices and damage local communities.
Preventing and detecting crime can be harder in rural areas; due to fewer people being around there’s less likely to be witnesses and criminals can take advantage of isolated properties and businesses.
It can be hard to know whether something is a crime and whether to contact the police or another charity or organisation.
Ring 0800 783 0137 or visit www.ruralcrimereportingline.uk.
For more news and events for the local area you may subscribe to the Shelswell News. This is a monthly publication by the Anglican Church – but is not restricted to church news.
To subscribe, contact Becky Adams at the Rectory Office, Finmere, tel 01280 848192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Neighbour Schemes
Good Neighbour schemes are local voluntary groups which offer a service in their community for those in need of help and support.
They offer befriending and practical help to older people – whether it’s transport, collecting repeat prescription, walking the dog, tidying up the garden, taking someone to hospital, doing a bit of shopping or changing a light bulb. The service aims to help people to stay independent, safe and well.