Wantage News

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Spotlight on places to eat and drink in #Wantage and #Grove

Here’s a chance to check out the range of great places to eat and drink we have in Wantage and Grove. They’re showcased in a new series of short films that give residents and visitors an insight into the choices available locally. The short films series for Wantage...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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New historical novel features #Abingdon and #Wantage

Just Where You Stand is a historical novel which begins with the Victorian era in Abingdon, Berkshire, England and ends in late twentieth-century Toronto, Canada. For three generations when some good things happen anyway, three obsessive husbands undermine the lives...

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Opera in #Wantage

Opera Unmasked aims to encourage enjoyment and understanding of Opera, Theatre, Ballet and other performing Arts. Its focus is in the Vale of White Horse and the surrounding area. Firstly, a little bit of information about how Opera Unmasked began. For several years I...

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