Please do not feed the Red Kites


The Chilterns Conservation Board urges the public not to feed red kites. They should be left to feed naturally in the wider countryside, thus enabling them to find a naturally sustainable level.

Red kites can survive well in the Chilterns without artificial feeding, so it is not necessary to supplement their diet. It is feared that providing too much additional food can prevent the population from spreading naturally and cause the birds to cluster in large numbers where food is offered.

General Election - June 2017


Polling Station:


Chinnor Village Hall

7am to 10pm

Residents urged to get involved in South Oxfordshire Local Plan


Communities in South Oxfordshire are being urged to "get involved" as the district council develops its plan to address the need for housing and job growth in the district. The plan includes a more detailed look at what new infrastructure will be needed and how it will be delivered.

The latest draft of the council's new Local Plan will be available for consultation from 29 March for seven weeks to give residents and local organisations the opportunity to comment on the document.

The plan includes more detail about the district's need for infrastructure like new shops, leisure centres, schools and roads - and how this need will change as new houses are built.

Cllr John Cotton, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, said: "We are coming to an important stage as we develop the Local Plan and now is the time for residents to get involved. It covers how we plan to deal with the local need for new homes, but also how we'll make sure the district gets the infrastructure and high quality jobs it needs to support them."

The plan will be published on the council's website at

along with all the details on how to comment.


Good Neighbour Scheme


Do you need a lift to the doctors, hospital or appointment you have?

Do you need help with light gardening or cleaning or to see a friendly face for a chat?

Do you know someone who may need help or could use the Good Neighbour Scheme service?

Chinnor Good Neighbour Scheme can help.

Call 01844 353500

Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan - Update on progress


30th January 2017

Following the recent approval by Chinnor Parish Council, the Submission Version of the Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan was subsequently submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council and we can confirm that SODC acknowledged receipt of the Plan and the necessary supporting information required by the relevant regulations.

SODC have now confirmed that the Plan documents have passed the required compliance check and will proceed onto the next stage of the process.

This is an important successful milestone for the Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan that will lead up to a local referendum later in the year when the community will be able to vote to approve or reject the Plan's use to help the authorities decide future planning applications in Chinnor.

The Submission Version of the Plan and associated supporting documents is now available to view on the SODC website. The link is as follows

SODC has advised that consultation will start not later than 6 February 2017 and last for 6 weeks. Arrangements about the different ways to view the Plan and the different routes by which residents can make their responses during the consultation period will be advised shortly once detailed logistics have been confirmed.


Waste collections - information and what goes in what bin...


Green recycle bin
• All paper and cardboard
• books - only if not suitable for taking to a charity shop and catalogues
• phone directories (including the Yellow Pages)
• cereal boxes
• corrugated cardboard
• envelopes (including envelopes with windows) and greeting cards
• junk mail
• magazines and newspapers
• shredded paper (loose)
• tissue boxes
• toilet roll tubes
• writing paper
• Mixed glass bottles and jars - any colour (and bottle tops, but please separate them)
• plastic or carrier bags (except black bags)
• detergent bottles and drinks bottles (and tops)
• food and drink cartons (Tetra Paks)
• food trays and general plastic packaging and ice cream tubs
• margarine tubs
• plastic milk cartons and bottles
• shampoo bottles
• yoghurt pots
• aerosols
• clean foil and food tins
• steel and aluminium food and drink cans (please wash and squash them first)
• metal lids (bottle and jar lids)
• You can put extra recycling out for collection next to your bin in clear sacks

Food Recycling
• meat and fish - raw and cooked including bones
• all dairy products such as cheese and eggs
• raw and cooked vegetables and fruit
• bread, cakes and pastries
• rice, pasta and beans
• uneaten food from your plates and dishes
• tea bags and coffee grounds
• cooking oil, lard and fats (do not put cooking oil in plastic containers)
• old flowers

Grey Bin (non recycle items)
• cling film
• polystyrene
• crisp packets
• sanitary products and nappies
• cat litter
• VHS tapes/cassettes
• Do not leave extra bags of waste by the side of your grey bins as these will not be collected


Replacement bins
If your bin has gone missing and you need a replacement, please call 03000 610 610 (local call rate) or email Please note that BIFFA are unable to replace the small kitchen caddy that accompanies your food waste bin. These are available to purchase from high street hardware stores.


How to order a garden waste bin
A 240 litre garden waste wheeled bin costs only £34 per year. The best way to order your bin is online. If you have difficulty with this you can call BIFFA by telephone – 01749 341247. Payment for this service is by paperless direct debit only. It is an annual subscription and payment will be taken once a year. You will receive a yearly invoice to notify you when and how much will be collected from your account.
To use this service please ensure you meet the following criteria:
• You have wheeled bins for your other waste
• You do not require an assisted collection
• You do not already have the service and want an additional bin
• You do not already have a garden waste bin at your property
• You have not received a letter from Exchequer Services regarding failure of payment
• You have not received a letter from Exchequer Services regarding failure of direct debit
If you do not meet the above criteria, please telephone the garden waste team on 01749 341247.


Bulky household waste
If you have bulky furniture or appliances that you no longer want, BIFFA will collect them from you and dispose of them for a small charge. Examples of what is collected:
• furniture (such as sofas, chairs and tables)
• televisions
• washing machines
• mattresses
• fridge and freezers*
*You must clean and empty fridges and freezers of all food before BIFFA collect them.
The minimum charge is £22 for up to 3 items and £6.90 for each additional item. There is a maximum of six items per collection day: if you have more than six, you'll need to book another collection day. Please note that a bed and mattress counts as 2 items and a three piece suite (consisting of 1 settee and 2 chairs) counts as 3 items.
Payments by credit card are subject to a 1.36% surcharge.
Before you contact BIFFA to book your bulky waste collection, have a good think about whether you have any other big items to dispose of. Once BIFFA have processed your booking, BIFFA are unable to make any alterations or add any other items – even if you have only booked one or two items.
How to book your collection: You can still pay by debit/credit card, over the phone or by cheque/postal order made payable to South Oxfordshire District Council. You need to write your address and the job number BIFFA give you, on the back of the cheque and send it to:
Bulky Waste Collection, Waste Team, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, OX10 8ED
Collection day: When you book, you will be given a number of collection days to choose from. You must leave all items for collection outside, within the grounds of your property, for collection any time after 7am.
For further information on this service, please contact or call 01235 547640


Assisted collections
If you have difficulties putting out your rubbish and recycling collection due to a disability, illness or infirmity, and there is no one else to put it out, BIFFA may be able to provide an assisted collection.
Please call 01235 547640 to arrange for a council officer to visit you and carry out an assessment.


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