Other local authorities
Member of Parliament Tetsworth lies within the Henley Parliamentary Constituency and its local MP is Dr John Howell. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) OCC is responsible for the following services:
- Education and schools
- Fire Services
- Highways and rights of way
- Libraries and recreation
- Social and youth services
- Public transport
- Trading standards
- Recycling centres
Continuing pressure on OCC finances have led it to propose delegation of certain highways responsibilities such as grass cutting to Parishes under its Oxfordshire Together scheme. Tetsworth has so far declined to take on such responsibilities.
South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) SODC is responsible for the following services:
- Council Tax and benefits
- Electoral services
- Housing services
- Sport and leisure
- Waste collection
- Street cleaning
- Planning Authority
Don't forget that your waste collections will change over Christmas and New Year - to find out when your bins will be emptied please see our website for details. You can also get this information at your fingertips with our Smartphone app, Binzone. Just search for Binzone on your phone's appstore.
Ask for Angela provides reassurance for pub goers If you’re on a date or out celebrating Christmas or the New Year in one of the many pubs or bars in our town centres this Christmas, help will be at hand if things take a turn for the worse.
In many licensed venues in South Oxfordshire, if you feel uncomfortable you can now go to the bar and ask; “Is Angela in?”. Staff will then offer discreet help, such as keeping an eye on you, calling a friend, relative or taxi, or the police - or simply help you to leave the building via an alternative exit.
To find out which venues are signed up to Ask for Angela visit southoxon.gov.uk/askforangela.
A Safe Place to goBeing in a town centre can be quite a daunting experience, this can be especially true in the run up to Christmas when it’s a lot busier with people trying to find that all important present.
If someone does feel vulnerable it’s therefore important that they have someone to go to for help.
That’s why many of our town centre locations are now registered as Safe Places. This means that if someone does need help then trained staff will be available to offer support and will contact a family member, adult social care, or the police, for assistance and keep them safe until they arrive.
Safe Place locations are identified by a distinctive orange and yellow Safe Place window sticker, you can also find out where they are by visiting safeplaces.org.uk.
South Oxfordshire District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
- GARDEN WASTE Brown Bin
What CAN be put into the brown bin
- Flowers and plants
- Hedge clippings
- Branches (not more than 10cm thick)
- Prunings and twigs
- Windfall fruit
- Hay / Straw / Sawdust (soiled animal bedding from non-meat eating animals only eg rabbits)
- Vegetable waste from the garden only eg potato tops (not kitchen waste)