Residents’ meeting re the White Horse pub

Do you have concerns about the application to extend the licensing hours at the White Horse Pub on the corner of Headley Way and London Road?  Do you want to come to a meeting to speak up about your worries and understand more about the process of making your views known?

There is a public meeting planned in the Victoria Court conservatory at 7 pm next Monday 8 June, do come along if this issue concerns you.  David will be on hand to explain how licensing applications are dealt with by the City Council

Got a gripe? Tell us about it!

David and I are re-starting our popular open air street surgeries in June, and look forward to meeting you in a place near where you live

9 June 18.30 – 20.00  Informal street surgery outside St Andrew’s Church, St. Andrew’s Road. All residents in Old Headington are welcome to come and share their views and concerns with David and Ruth.

30 June 18.30 – 20.00 Informal street surgery in All Saints Road by the community noticeboard.  All residents in Highfield and New Headington are welcome to come and share their views and concerns with David and Ruth.

There is no need to book in advance, just come along, we’d love to see you!

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Oxford PCT advice on swine flu

2.0 Summary of Advice to public

If a member of the public has recently visited one of the countries or areas where human cases of influenza have been identified, and are well, there is no need for them to isolate themselves from other people as long as they remain well.If during the first 7 days of return from aboard, they develop a feverish illness accompanied by one or more of cough, sore throat, headache and muscle aches, they should follow the advice below:

·         stay at home and

·         contact their GP by phone or

·         seek advice from NHS Direct (0845 4647) or

·         Ring the Influenza Information Line: 0800 151 3513 (pre-recorded information and advice – this line is not manned by staff)Those with symptoms should avoid attending their local GP practice or hospital emergency department, where possible. The individual should make sure that they tell those from whom they are seeking advice about their recent travel to an area affected. Depending on their symptoms they may be advised that further investigations may be necessary.

General infection control practices and good respiratory hand hygiene can help to reduce transmission of all viruses, including the human swine influenza.  This includes:

  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, using a tissue when possible (Catch it!)
  • Disposing of dirty tissues promptly and carefully (Bin it!)
  • Maintaining good basic hygiene, for example washing hands frequently with soap and water to reduce the spread of the virus from your hands to face or to other people (Kill it!)
  • Cleaning hard surfaces (e.g. door handles) frequently using a normal cleaning product
  • Making sure your children follow this advice

It is important to stress that swine influenza virus is not transmitted by food. There is no risk of catching the illness from eating properly handled and cooked pork or pork products.