Don’t forget that Thursday is Election Day!
Don’t forget that Thursday is Election Day!
|Oxford City Council can recycle real Christmas trees. Leave yours, without the lights, pot or decorations, next to the blue bin or sacks on collection day, starting from the week beginning 9 January for those in the south of the city (red collection zone) or week beginning 16 January for those in the north (blue collection zone). The Council will collect them for free and recycle them into compost (you don’t need a brown bin subscription). Last year the City Council composted around 5,000 Christmas trees.
Residents in flats that do not have kerbside collections, or anyone wishing to recycle their tree before the collections begin, can take their trees to one of the 12 collection points across the city instead. These are open until 14 January and are located at:
• Alexandra Tennis Courts, Middle Way, Summertown
To find out more visit the Recycling at Christmas page on the Council’s website, www.oxford.gov.uk/christmasrecycling
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Residents in Oxford concerned about keeping warm in their homes this winter are being encouraged to contact the free helpline for advice.
The helpline, which is operated by the Better Housing Better Health (BHBH) scheme, provides any Oxford resident with a single point of contact for services, advice and grants in order to stay warm and well in their homes.
The free ‘Better Housing Better Health’ helpline, 0800 107 0044, which residents can ring for guidance on how to stay warm, is open Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.
The scheme has been launched by the National Energy Foundation (NEF), working on behalf of Oxford City Council and the five other local authorities across Oxfordshire
Those at greater risk of the impacts of cold homes include those who are:
There are no eligibility requirements for residents wanting to access the service. Any resident who is looking for free advice on how to keep warm is encouraged to call the helpline.
Residents who call the helpline will have their needs assessed over the phone and, where eligible, can be referred to:
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Pre-booked appointments only on a strictly first come first served basis
There is a new emergency number to call if you have a power cut.
It’s free of charge and will put you through to your local network operator who can give you help and advice
Please see details below:
– From 30 July to 14 August: between Oxford and Didcot Parkway to enable Network Rail (flood prevention work in the Hinksey area)
– From 30 July to 7 August: between Oxford and Banbury (re-signalling work)
– From 3 to 7 August: between Oxford and Hanborough (bridge repair work)
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Oxford residents affected by living in cold or damp homes are able to receive grants of up to £2,500 to help keep their homes warmer.
The Better Housing, Better Health scheme aims to reduce the pressure on health services, improve health and wellbeing for those living with cardiovascular disease or respiratory illness, and reduce fuel poverty.
The scheme, which runs until December 2016, provides:
Oxford residents can quickly check if they are eligible by calling the Affordable Warmth Helpline on 0800 107 00 44.
The helpline, which also provides free and impartial advice about how to keep homes warm, is open Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.
An email helpdesk is also available: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Better Housing, Better Health, please visit www.nef.org.uk/bhbh.
There will be a public meeting on Tuesday 13 October from 7:00-9:00 at the Town Hall called the Flood Forum.
The Forum is open to all residents across Oxford and gives people an opportunity to talk about flooding issues in their area to representatives of partner agencies including:
We are encouraging groups like the Stoke Place Residents’ Group, the Friends of Old Headington, and the Friends of Lye Valley to attend the meeting. If you have neighbours or friends affected by flooding issues in Oxford, please do encourage them to go along as this is their opportunity to raise their issues directly with the people who can make improvements.