• 03 SEP 21

    Garden Waste Collection Remains Suspended

    Update message for our Garden Waste Customers
    We regret to inform you that garden waste collections in our districts will remain paused at this time to ensure we can continue to provide core waste collections – rubbish, recycling and food – without major disruptions.
    The garden waste service was suspended last month due to our contractor, Biffa, struggling with the national shortage of HGV drivers, and during that time we have been working hard to encourage Biffa to find solutions to reinstate the service.
    We continue to work closely with our contractor, Biffa, to provide us with further information as to how they propose to reinstate their contracted services as soon as possible.
    As soon as we are able to, we will update you on when the service will be resumed. Until that time we are asking you to continue to remain patient and thank you for your understanding.
    • 02 AUG 21

    Brown Bin Collections Suspended

    A message from White Horse District Council;
    We have taken the difficult decision to suspend our garden waste collections.
    From today we will be prioritising the collection of food waste, recycling and general waste collections in a bid to reduce the disruption to waste collections that we have all experienced in recent weeks.
    As you may already be aware, waste collection services right across the country have been suffering from disruption over the past few weeks. This has been the case in South Oxfordshire too.
    The national disruption is due to the ongoing issues of a shortage of HGV drivers, as a result of the pandemic and Brexit, who are needed to drive our waste collection vehicles – we also have a number of waste collection staff who are required to self-isolate by the government’s Track and Trace system.
    The situation does not look likely to improve in the next few weeks and so with a heavy heart we have decided to suspend the garden waste service for a month to allow the crews to prioritise food waste, recycling and general waste collections. This approach is line with government guidelines on the prioritisation of waste collections.
    We hope to be able to reinstate the service after a month and we will review the situation towards the end of August before providing an update.
    There is more information available for our garden waste customers on our website here https://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/…/recycli…/garden-waste/
    • 13 JUL 21

    Survey; Telephone Box Bring and Borrow Book Library

    A villager has suggested this for Childrey and we are attempting to gauge the view of residents. You may have seen the old red phone boxes in Sparsholt and Bishopstone that have been changed into Libraries. These red phone boxes were purchased from BT for just £1 in the era when they were being decommissioned. Unfortunately, Childrey does not currently have a red phone box and so the funding of the actual red phone box, concrete base, installation, electricity and maintenance costs would all have to be found from the village precept which is included in your council tax. We estimate that the cost per household would initially increase the precept portion of your council tax by approx. 40% unless sufficient funds are donated. Before undergoing feasibility assessments, we would like to know:

    Name: Address:

    Q1. Would you use it?

    Q2. How many times per month?

    Q3. Would you bring books?

    Q4. Would you borrow books?

    Q5. Where do you currently get your books from?………………….

    Please print and tear out this page and return to any member of the Parish Council: or Debbie Lewis-Pryde of Ridgway House, West Street, OX12 9UL by 16th July.

    You can access this page online here TELEPHONE BOX survey 2021

    Or simply photo/scan your hard copy version and send to

    clerk.childreypc@aol.co.uk with subject title ‘phone box library’.

    • 10 MAY 21

    The next Childrey Parish Council meeting

    will be held on Monday 17th May 2021 starting with the Annual Childrey Parish Meeting at 7.30pm, followed by the Annual Meeting of Childrey Parish Council starting at approx 8.30pm (straight afterwards so maybe sooner).  Both meetings will be held in Childrey Village Hall.  Face masks to be worn at all times and social distancing rules adhered to, chairs will be set out at 1m+ distances.  There will be a one way system in and out of the hall and hand santiser will be available at the entrance.  Please log into the track and trace app displayed and complete the register clearly with your contact details, these will be stored securely for a period of 14 days.  If anyone does test positive for COVID-19 please let the Clerk know immediately via clerk.childreypc@aol.co.uk

    • 10 APR 21

    The death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    It is with great sadness that yesterday we heard of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. This sadness, we are sure, is shared by many of you who will want to remember and recognise the service of our longest serving Prince Consort. We cannot open a book of condolences because of COVID-19 rules, but an online book has been made available by Buckingham Palace and can be reached here https://www.royal.uk . Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time. Childrey PC.

    • 10 APR 21

    The next Childrey Parish Council meetings.

    The next ordinary Childrey Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 26th April 2021 via zoom starting at 7.30pm and the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Meeting of Childrey Parish Council will be held on Monday 17th May in Childrey Village Hall starting at 7.30pm.