Summer 2016 Newsletter

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Articles and thoughts from Community First Oxfordshire


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Volunteer drivers sought for transport schemes

Volunteer drivers sought for transport schemes

We are seeking volunteer drivers to help our local transport schemes. There are more than 60 local schemes in Oxfordshire with 1,300 volunteers providing 25,000 journeys each year. Could you help someone gain a little independence….

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Interested in Neighbourhood Planning?

Interested in Neighbourhood Planning?

Housing development is a major issue for communities. Community First Oxfordshire’s Neighbourhood Planning service can help you take back control and maximise the benefits for your community.

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Welcome to Community First Oxfordshire…

Welcome to Community First Oxfordshire…

… the new name for Oxfordshire Rural Community Council. Our new website is built with you in mind. Have a look around and find out more about how we can help your community.

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Smart meters and the rollout

By cfo-admin | 10 Oct' 16

Did you know that even though you are off mains gas you can get a smart meter for your electricity supply? Smart meters and the … Continue reading Read more

AGM – Thursday 27th October 2016

By cfo-admin | 29 Sep' 16

On Thursday 27th October, Community First Oxfordshire will be holding its formal AGM at 2:00pm at Yarnton Village Hall, The Paddocks, Yarnton, Kidlington.  OX5 1TE. … Read more

PAT Testing Training

By cfo-admin | 24 Aug' 16

You are required by law to ensure that the electrical equipment you supply in your community buildings are safe.  PAT Testing is a simple process … Continue r Read more

Lynne Newin Stepping Down…

By cfo-admin | 19 Aug' 16

After 13 years at Community First Oxfordshire, Lynne Newin, our Community Buildings and Retail Adviser is retiring at the end of December 2016  . Lynne … Continue reading Read more

Afternoon Network Event for Hall Committees

By cfo-admin | 8 Aug' 16

Freeland Village Hall has been open 5 years and would like to invite fellow hall committee members to visit them for a cream tea and … C Read more

Understanding the role of Neighbourhood Planning

By cfo-admin | 25 Jul' 16

A video overview of the Neighbourhood Planning events held across England,  helping communities understand the role and benefits of Neighbourhood Planning.   Read more

Keeping Community Buildings safe and saving money

By cfo-admin | 20 Jul' 16

Our first Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) workshop proved so popular that an extra date had to be added.  All delegates are now able to undertake … Read more


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