Regular collections: Monday to Friday 4.00pm; Saturday 9.30am.
Refuse Collection dates are shown on the Village Calendar
- Recyclable items go in loose.
- Cans, plastics and cartons should be rinsed.
- You can leave lids and labels on and you don’t need to remove the window from envelopes.
- Extra recycling can be left next to the bin in a box or bag (not black bags).
- Recycle batteries by putting them in a small, clear bag on top of (not in) your bins.
- Small electrical or battery powered items like kettles, toasters and toys that can fit into a standard size carrier bag can be placed on top of (not in) your bins for recycling.
- There are three glass recycling banks available for clear, green and brown bottles on the driveway approaching the Village Hall. Please dispose of your glass responsibly, taking metal/plastic tops and plastic bags/cardboard boxes away with you to dispose of/recycle at home. Thank you.
Your blue bin is emptied once a fortnight. Additional bins can be purchased for £30 from Cherwell District Council.
What to put in your blue recycling bin:
Newspapers; Magazines; Paper; Leaflets; Envelopes (with windows); Shredded paper; Catalogues; Cardboard; Cans, tins; Plastic bottles, plastic tubs, plastic trays, plastic pots;
Cartons; Foil and foil trays; Aerosols
What to put in your brown garden and food waste bin:
Grass cuttings; Pet straw; Untreated sawdust; Cut flowers; Branches; Leaves;
Hedge trimmings; Weeds; Leftovers; Meat; Bones; Fish; Out of date or mouldy food;
Tea bags; Coffee; Bread; Fruit; Vegetables; Rice; Pasta; Beans; Cake; Eggs; Cheese;
What to put in your green rubbish bin:
Nappies; Plastic bags; Cling film; Wrappers; Crisp packets; Sweet packets: Broken toys;
Polystyrene; Duvets and pillows; Non-recyclable rubbish
The latest advice from the local council – right-stuff-right-bin
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 and the editor is a Hethe resident!
To subscribe, contact Becky Adams at the Rectory Office, Finmere, tel 01280 848192 or email email@example.com.
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.