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Ed Vaizey Parish News October 2016 #wantage

Since Parliament’s return form the summer recess I have used my new role as a backbencher to ask a number of questions and hold debates in the chamber. I have asked the Home office about cyber crime – an area of increasing concern, and one where I am keen to see more specialist recruitment into […]

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Wantage Autumn Festival 23rd October 2016

Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 | 12noon – 5pm The Wantage Autumn Festival is a fun-filled celebration of the season with food, drink, music and apples. Along with local stalls there will be live entertainment, local ale & cider, local food BBQ and Goan curries, traditional apple pressing (bring your own apples with bottles for juicing), ‘grow […]

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Wantage represented in National Portrait Awards

Photogenic, an established photographic studio based in Wantage Oxfordshire, has been hand selected by the National Portrait Awards to represent the area in a national competition which aims to support three national charities. Over 65 photographic studios, from across the country, have joined forces to support three national charities by offering their session fees as […]

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Meal box founder gives Oxford Food Bank recipe for success

An entrepreneur and former Dragon’s Den contender who launched his multi-million pound recipe kit business from the front room of his Oxford home is now giving a boost to the city’s food bank. Self-confessed foodie Timo Boldt created Gousto four years ago when he found his busy life as a hedge fund manager prevented him from pursing […]

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Grove Business Park’s new website #wantage

GROVE BUSINESS PARK SELECT “IN HOUSE” OCCUPIER (IRUN LTD) TO BUILD NEW WEBSITE General Manager delighted to be “eating own dog food” Boston House, Grove Business Park, September 9, 2016–  An extensive and rigorous tender process has been concluded involving seven web development companies across three counties. The new management team at Grove Business Park […]

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Ed Vaizey Parish News September 2016 #wantage

Parliament has returned from the summer recess, and an interesting Parliamentary term lies ahead.  The Government will begin to produce its proposals on what Brexit will mean and what form our future relationship with the EU will take. As you know, I campaigned for remain during the referendum campaign, and I will be watching developments […]

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More in The Mix thanks to Further Education link up

A repair cafe, clothes upcycling course, a range of cookery, craft and DIY workshops – these are just some of the current and planned workshops and courses at The Mix community space on Mill Street Wantage, as it continues to add to the number of local groups and activities it hosts. These activities and more […]

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Ed Vaizey Parish News August 2016 #wantage

The last month saw a continuation of the fall out of the EU referendum. We now have a new Prime Minister, who has set the gears in motion for the EU renegotiation. We now have a Department for Brexit, and a Department for International Trade, who will take the leading role in these negotiations. I […]

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Ed Vaizey Parish News July 2016 #wantage

This last month has seen the UK make one of its biggest decisions for a generation. I campaigned for remain, and my constituency voted for it. While I appreciate the strength of feeling from many of my constituents, and the outcome may not be what we wanted, the decision has been made. We put this […]

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#Wantage Hospital March

Dear Sir/Madam We need your help. We are the Wantage Hospital League of Friends and the Save Wantage Hospital Campaign and we are campaigning to save Wantage Community Hospital. Wantage Community Hospital was built in 1927 and became part of the NHS in 1948. It has been threatened twice before in 1998 and 2006 and […]

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Ed Vaizey Parish News June 2016 #wantage

I was delighted to see that a local charity, based at Long Wittenham, The Earth Trust, has been given The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. It is thanks to volunteers like this that many of us have access to large areas of open space, which they use freely and widely, such as Wittenham Clumps, Thrupp […]

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Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration @ #wantage

WANTAGE CELEBRATES Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday WEEKEND OF 11th & 12th JUNE Music, Food & Drink, Community and Fun Saturday 11th June – Wantage Memorial Park Sunday 12th June – The Market Place SATURDAY 11th June 2016 Community Fair in the Park Wantage Memorial Park 12:00 – 18:00 Community Games, Fun Fair, […]

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Ed Vaizey Parish News May 2016 #wantage #edvaizey

I have been out and about in the constituency this month. I met with Drayton Parish Council to discuss their neighbourhood plan, and attended the grand opening of Millbrook Primary School’s new library, with Winnie the Witch (aka the head teacher!) and the book’s illustrator Korky Paul. I was also able to meet with John […]

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Save #Wantage Community Hospital

Wantage Community Hospital is scheduled to close in the summer due to Legionella bacteria in the water system. The NHS trust will not confirm the hospital will re-open after the repairs. Improvements have been made on the building recently and it is a concern that the ‘private’ care home next door will absorb the building. This hospital is vital […]

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Ed Vaizey’s Parish News April 2016 #wantage #edvaizey

During March I met with the Environment Agency to discuss their work across the constituency. An area of concern was that only 59% of the 1,578 properties at risk of flooding from rivers were registered to receive their Flood Warnings Direct service. The service is the Environment Agency’s free 24 hour warning service for properties […]

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Toc H launched #Wantage

During the horrors of the First World War, an army chaplain, The Revd Philip ‘Tubby’ Clayton set up rest house for soldiers of all ranks at Talbot House, Poperinge, Belgium. The house was run on egalitarian lines, a key motto being   “All rank abandon, ye who enter here” After the war Tubby set up a movement […]

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Mayor of Wantage Ball 2016 #wantage

You can book a full table, a part table or single tickets NOW from The Beacon or by contacting me directly on wantagemayor@leahouse.com. Please support this event on 6th May 2016 to raise money for Cancer Research Wantage. Dig out those flares, splash on the Brut/spray or some Charlie and prepare to pull some moves to Saturday Night […]

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Ed Vaizey Parish News March 2016 #wantage #edvaizey

Obviously our thoughts have been dominated by the tragic events at Didcot Power Station late last month.  I visited shortly after the accident and met the owners of the site, as well as the heroic emergency services.  It has been a truly amazing operation in extraordinary difficult circumstances.  My heart goes out to the families […]

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Ed Vaizey Parish News February 2016 #wantage

I mentioned last month that one of the highlights for 2016 will be the celebrations for HM The Queens 90th Birthday.  A fantastic initiative to help clean up the country for these celebrations is the ”Clean for The Queen” weekend.  This project aims to inspire a million people to take action and enjoy a few hours together litter […]

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Rock @ the Beacon #wantage

What: Rock @ the Beacon is a fantastic music extravaganza, supported by the Wantage Rotary Club. All net proceeds going to support local Rotary good causes, including the Sweatbox and Mikayla (a local children’s cancer charity). When: 3pm until 11pm March 5th 2016 Venue: The Beacon, Wantage Attractions include: Beer Festival, Hot dogs, Raffle, Kids soft play […]