Citizens Advice seeks volunteers
Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale is looking for volunteers to work in our friendly offices in Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Henley and Thame.
As well as volunteer advisers, we also need receptionists, IT specialists and administrators.
Once trained, volunteer advisers can make a real difference to our clients by helping them overcome problems they face with benefits, debt, employment, housing or family relationship issues.
Last year our 160 volunteers advised over 11,000 people face to face and by phone. We were able to help two thirds resolve their problems.
Volunteer advisers can, if they wish, progress to being paid supervisors. We offer a flexible and supportive working environment.
If you have eight hours a week to spare (we can be flexible about time) and would like to make a contribution to your local community, gain new skills and meet new people, please follow this link:
Or, if you would like to discuss these volunteering roles, please email Jon Bright, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
An update on footpaths in and out of the village - full information here.
Can dog walkers please collect their dog’s poo off the footpaths when on walks and then take it home with them to dispose of.
Dog walkers are not removing their dog’s “poo” along many of the footpaths around the village especially through the Church Yard.
Some of those who do collect in poo bags then throw the poo bag down on the path or hang from a hedge.
OPFA are looking for a new Community Development Officer, more details here.
The next concert is on Sunday 15th September, full details here.
Tuesday 1st October Faringdon Corn Exchange Open Day 10am - 12noon
This is an opportunity for potential members to meet other people, and to investigate different groups. Refreshments are available. There is no charge.
Thursday 10th October
Paul Colley will talk about his latest project “Bats - secret lives revealed with award winning photography” in the Corn Exchange. Paul’s new project started this spring; he is working with some local bat conservation groups. The project has a high public profile due to its imagination and novelty. Paul will discuss the project and illustrate it with photographs. Refreshments are available after the talk which starts at 2.30pm. All members are welcome but visitors are required to pay £1.50. Further information is to be found on the U3A web site – https://faringdon districtu3a.com or by contacting the chairman Margaret Brown on 01367 615 385
Contact Citizens Advice for rapid help with online scams
Citizens Advice has set up a new Scams Action service to help people who have been scammed or defrauded online, or think they might have been.
Call a Scams Action specialist adviser on 0300 330 3003 if you want to report an online scam. You can also call us if you're acting on behalf of someone else who has been scammed. We'll let you know what to do next and give you support with any problems you might be facing.
The Scams Action helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on bank holidays). We don't charge for calls to the helpline but check with your telephone provider for their conditions.
You can also use our "chat" service to talk to an adviser on the web. Chat is available from www.citizensadvice.org.uk Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more guidance telephone Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506 or visit Citizens Advice during opening hours. Details of office locations are on www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/oxfordshire-south-vale
Faringdon Regent Cinema is pleased to announce it will be showing the following films in October:
Weds 2 Oct - Tolkien (12A)
(2019 - Biography, Drama, War)
The formative years of the orphaned author J. R. R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney
Film duration: 1 hour 52 mins (no interval)
Free tea/coffee and a biscuit
Matinee Club @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 12.30pm, film starts at 1pm Tickets in advance £4 from Faringdon Information Centre / £5 on the door Matinee Club Membership - Just £24 for 12 films (inc half price pre-booked Blockbuster evening cinema tickets)
Friday 18 Oct - Rocketman (15)
(2018 - Biography, Drama, Music)
A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.
Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Film duration: 2 hrs 1 min plus 15 min interval
Blockbuster @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre Tickets on door £4 U18s, £5 Adult, £11 Family
Weds 30 Oct - Toy Story 4 (U)
(2019 - Animation, Adventure, Comedy)
When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts
Film duration: 1 hour 40 mins plus 15 min interval
Kids Cinema @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 1.30pm, film starts at 2.00pm Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre
Tickets on door £4 U18s, £5 Adult, £11 Family
For more info or to join the mailing list, please visit our website www.faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk/regent-cinema-2
Tickets can be bought in advance from Faringdon Information Centre, 5 Market Square, Faringdon SN7 7HL
On Sunday September 8th, we will be celebrating our annual Feast of Dedication at the 10.30am Family Communion service. This is the occasion when we think of our patron saint, St. Giles, of all the generations of people who have helped to care for our church over many centuries, and of the church's historic place in the community. There will be refreshments in the vicarage after the service.
This will also be my last service at Great Coxwell before I retire. My last service in the Badbury Group of Churches will be the Benefice Communion service at 10.30am at Eaton Hastings on September 29th, and if you are planning to come to that service, could you let me know please - as space will be quite tight. I should perhaps add that I will still be living in the village until mid-November, though not functioning as parish priest after the end of September.
The next issue of our church newsletter, The Badbury Bugle will shortly be circulated as usual to all homes in the parish, and I have included in this, my last issue, some reflections on the past eight years and some thoughts for the future. It has indeed been a happy and fruitful time, and I shall be sorry to leave.
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