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OXFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH AND COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER (28/2/21)
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Stay safe,
Maggie

Escooters
Escooters  have a positive effect on the environment but there have been several complaints since the introduction of the trial in Headington. I have asked the County Council how to report complaints and received this.
For low level matters where trial e-scooters (the orange ones) are being misused Members of Public should report directly to Voi support@voiapp.io .  All e-scooters in the trial have a reg plate and unique identifying numbering. If this detail together with a time/ location is provided, users can be identified and penalised/ ultimately barred from the service if misusing.
For matters relating to the operation of the trial/ or concerning counties facilitation of the service Escooter Trial escooter.trial@Oxfordshire.gov.uk address should be used.
Where a criminal offence has taken place, Thames Valley Police should be notified.

Bulk waste charges
From April 1 the new charges for bulky items apply.
These charges will add to flytipping problems and the Council have done this due the pandemic costs.  Please report flytipping on:
https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20060/street_cleaning/174/report_flytipping


Charges  are £20 for a bulky waste collection that does not include large electrical or white goods.
Large electrical and white good collections will be charged at £30 per item.

CCTV - witness appeal
A 12 year old girl was attacked on 27/2/21 at around 4.30pm near BetFred in Barns Road, Cowley and a mobile phone was taken and "smashed to pieces" by a boy that has been described as the same age or a little older. Description of assailant - mixed Asian ethnicity, really tall, wearing jogging bottoms and a white t-shirt. He also had a distinctive bright orange sports bike with him. The child was scratched in the attacked and shaken. The police have been contacted and if you have any information please ring 101 or report online.  

Extension of shielding
Please be aware that people shielding may feel isolated and we need to phone or email our neighbours, family  and friends to prevent potential physical or mental health problems.

Approximately 2,500 people in Oxford have been added to the shielding list this week.
The City Council is contacting all these residents, by email where this is known or by post for others.
Residents needing help can contact the council on 01865 249 811 Option 1, or visit oxford.gov.uk/essentialsupport

Recalled items from supermarkets this week
Please check this extensive list 
https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/national/uk-today/19121409.major-uk-supermarkets-urge-return-products-due-health-risks/

Cowley Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs)
Cowley is the first area in Oxford  to make road changes  in order to reduce traffic and increase cycling, walking and public transport use.  After consultation the County Council has approved  LTNs in the following roads that may require changed routes if you are coming into the area as traffic filters will be in operation. This is a trial period and a consultation has been opened on 26 Feb 2021 and Closes on3 Sep 2021 on the below link
https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/connect.ti/Cowley_ExperimentalLowTraffic/consultationHome
A traffic filter is either a bollard or a planter. The traffic filters will prevent all motorised traffic (including cars, taxis, vans, lorries and motorcycles) passing through the filter. . Cyclists, pedestrians and those using disability buggies can pass through all the filters. 
 Those marked B in the chart below are on bus routes and permit buses, taxis and private hire vehicles to pass through.
1. Church Cowley – week beginning 1st March 2021: 
Bartholomew Road (B) Beauchamp Lane Churchill Road 
Liddell Road Littlemore Road Mayfair Road 
.
2. Florence Park - week beginning 8th March 2021: 
Cornwallis Road (B) Clive Road
Littlehay Road Rymers Lane 
.
3. Temple Cowley - week beginning 15th March 2021:  
Crescent Road Junction Road 
Salegate Lane Temple Road 
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Good News in Oxford -no deaths recorded in latest data.
OXFORD has recorded nine new cases of Covid-19 in the latest 24-hour period.
No deaths were recorded in the latest data, which became available this afternoon.
Across the UK, there was 6,035 new cases, and 144 deaths.
The latest vaccination figures for the UK reveal that 20,089,551 people have received their first dose, while 796,132 have received a second.
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Maggie Lewis (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley, Oxford LPA)

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