St James Church

Collecting Sainsbury’s ‘Heroes’ cards?

You can use the church to drop off your duplicate or unwanted Sainsbury’s Disney/Pixar cards and look for missing cards (there are 144 to collect!).

Just use the table at the back of the church – some duplicates have already been dropped-off so that elusive missing Hero you’ve been looking for might already be there!

Shrivenham Park Golf Club

Coffee morning – Saturday 31 August

We’re holding a coffee morning on Saturday 31 August from 10:00 until 12:00. It’s only £2 per person or just £4 for a family of four. There’ll be a bring and buy stall and cards created by Sylvia Berry Benton will be on sale.

Why not drop by and spend some with your friends?

Interested in joining the club? Contact us on:

Main: 01793 783853 or Carole Lee: 01793 824590

District Council Electoral Services

Residents urged to respond to their yellow letter

Residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are urged to respond to a yellow letter which will arrive through their letter boxes in the coming days.

The annual ‘Household Enquiry Form’ requires people to confirm everyone over the age of 16 who currently lives in their property.

As soon as people get their yellow letter they should visit to confirm their details are correct or, if not, provide the correct information.  You will need the 2-part code on the yellow letter to do this.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils need this information to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is able to do so in future elections, including the Police and Crime Commissioner Election due to take place in May 2020.

Important – by law, each household must confirm their details, even if they are correct.  Anyone who fails to do so could be fined up to £1,000.

Residents who do not have access to the internet can confirm their details by completing and returning the form that comes with the letter – a reply paid envelope is provided.  If your details are correct you can quickly confirm this by phone or text – the details required for this are included on the yellow letter.

If a household doesn’t respond they will receive reminder letters.  Council staff will also visit properties which haven’t responded by the Autumn to confirm the details.

Margaret Reed, Electoral Registration Officer for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse, said: “As soon as you get your yellow letter please confirm your details – the easiest way to do this is by visiting  By law you must do this, even if all the information is correct, and if you respond immediately you will avoid receiving any reminder letters.”

New Eastern Villages

Drop-in events

The New Eastern Villages (NEV) is one of the largest greenfield developments in the country, comprising about 8,000 homes, 40 hectares of employment space, a new secondary school and primary schools, transport improvements, and retail, health, community and leisure facilities.

Swindon Borough Council will be holding ‘drop in’ events for people to be able to find out more about the following proposed transport schemes for the New Eastern Villages:

·         White Hart Junction improvements

·         A420 Gablecross Junction improvements

·         Nythe Road and Piccadilly Roundabout improvements

·         Southern Connector Road

The drop-in events will held as follows:

– Saturday 20 July 2019 at Grange Leisure Main Hall, Grange Drive, SN3 4JY – 9am to 12.30pm
– Wednesday 24 July 2019 at Coleview Community Centre, Towcester Rd, SN3 4AS – 1.30pm to 6.30pm
– Thursday 25 July 2019 at Hooper’s Field Hall, Rotten Row, Wanborough, SN4 0AN – 3pm to 8pm

This is an opportunity for you to find out progress on the schemes. Further information can also be found at

If you have any questions, please email