Welcome to Horspath Village

Horspath Village Services

Village Bus Services
Heyfordian Travel Please note that due to Oxfordshire County Council removing all bus subsidies there is no longer a bus service for Horspath.

Oxford & other local bus services
Oxford Bus Company Oxford Tube Stagecoach Bus Company Thames Travel Arriva Bus Company Oxfordshire Comet Buses

The Oxfordshire Dial-a-Ride Service
Unfortunately, the funding for Dial-A-Ride outside the City boundaries has indeed been removed. The service is ending on 31st March 2016. At this time there is not going to be any direct replacement, however there is a new charity working as liaison between all the smaller transport groups across the county; they may be able to help you parishioners find transport. Their details are below.
Community First Oxon, Web: www.communityfirstoxon.org/health-transport-ageing/transport Tel: 01865 883488

Age Concern Phone Link Service
Are you housebound? Do you have little contact with the outside world?
Our volunteers phone housebound and isolated older people for a chat once or twice a week. If you think you might benefit from the service, or you know someone else who would, please contact Alex Ivey on 01235 849400. For other Age Concern services in Oxfordshire, see the Age Concern Oxon web site.

Citizens Advice
Thame and District Citizens Advice Bureau provides FREE information and advice on a range of topics including benefit, debt, employment, housing, immigration, consumer and housing problems. Visit the CAB Oxfordshire website and click on the "Thame" link.
Contact the Thame office by email, or by phone: 08444 111 444, or or by mobile: 03 00 33 00650.

GPs - Doctors and Chemist Shop
Morland House (GP's) Surgery, London Road, Wheatley, Oxon OX33 1YJ, Tel: 872448. District Nurses: 873630. Health Visitors: 872969.
Temple Cowley Health Centre, holds a Doctor's Surgery in the Village Hall on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am for its registered patients, who must make their appointments to be seen in Horspath by first telephoning the Health Centre 777024.
Change to the Appointments System in Temple Cowley - You are now able to book an appointment in advance should you so wish. However, should you need an urgent appointment you can still be seen on the day.

Local Chemist Shop - The Co-op Pharmacy, 39 High Street, Wheatley, tel: 874047.

Housing
South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) is the local housing authority. To be eligible for Social Housing or Affordable Housing (Council Housing), you must join SODC's Housing Register. See their web site, or email Housing services. If you are interested in living in a housing association house in Horspath, please read this information.

Library, Mobile & Local
The Mobile Library visits the Village Shop on alternate Mondays, 9:40 - 10:00 am. For further information, call the Mobile Library Service on 01865 810229 (office), or email central.mobile@oxfordshire.gov.uk. For the actual days each month please see our Dates for your Diary page.
Nearest local Library - over the Merry Bells, High Street, Wheatley tel: 01865 875267, email: wheatley.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk. See the services provided there.

National Concessionary Bus Pass Scheme!
Operating from 1st April 2008. See the Information Poster (PDF file 1 Mb. Please be patient, very large file).

Neighbourhood Watch
Advisor/Co-ordinator Horspath Neighbourhood Watch Schemes: contact Neville Buckett on 873261 or by email . See the Horspath NHW web pages.

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC)
(County Hall main switchboard: 01865 792422). See a list of direct line department or service phone numbers.

  • for all Highways Maintenance queries in Horspath, including Traffic Calming, please call Environmental Services: 08453 101 111:
    or email the Area Highway Engineers;
  • for Street Lighting queries in Horspath, please call: 0800 317802 or email the OCC Lighting Dept.;
  • Oxfordshire Trading Standards Rogue Trader Unit, please call 0845 051 0845, or email the OCC Rogue Traders Unit.
  • Gypsy and Traveller Services - to report Unauthorised Encampments, tel: 01869 325 796 or send an email message.
  • Local road, path or pavement problems (e.g. potholes) can be reported on line or call 0845 310 11 11.
  • Rights of Way, Footpaths and Bridlepaths - to report problems with access etc. see the OCC RoW website.
  • Waste Recycling Centre is at Redbridge (South Oxford, just off the Abingdon Road adjacent to Redbridge Park & Ride).
  • For health and social care problems see the OCC Health web pages. People with disabilities can email the OCC Access service
    or phone them on 0845 050 7666.
  • Check for Roadworks in Oxfordshire.

Police
For all non-emergency matters, please phone the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre: 101 (previously 08458 505505),
but for any emergencies, or crimes witnessed in progress, please don't delay, phone 999 straight away from a land line, or dial 112 from a mobile phone.
Horspath has a Police Community Support Team (PCSOs), who patrol in Horspath and other nearby villages. They are based at Thame Police Station and can be contacted by phone at 101 (ask to leave a message for them), or by fax: 01844 264921, or by email.
To receive free crime alerts from TV Police by email or telephone, contact the Thames Valley Police Community Messaging Service or call 101.
You can give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and just tell them what you know, not who you are.

Post Office
Horspath Post Office
Horspath Hub, The Old Chapel, The Green, Horspath, Oxon OX33 1RP
Post Mistresss: Ms Judy Kent. Open on Fridays from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
 
Wheatley Post Office
107 High Street, Oxfordshire OX33 1XP
Postmaster: Mr. Neil McCormack, tel: 872341
 
Local post boxes and collection times:
LocationLast collection
Horspath Village Shop, OX33 1RUM-F: 16:45 Sat: 10:00
Blenheim Way, Horspath, OX33 1SBM-F: 16:35 Sat: 08:15
Butts Road, Horspath, OX33 1RQM-F: 16:30 Sat: 07:15
Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, OX33 1JB  M-F: 16:40 Sat: 09:30
Gidley Way, Horspath, OX33 1TQM-F: 16:35 Sat: 08:30
Littleworth, Wheatley, OX33 1NWM-F: 16:35 Sat: 09:25
Wheatley Post Office, OX33 1XPM-F: 18:15 Sat: 11:45
Ladder Hill, Wheatley, OX33 1SXM-F: 16:45 Sat: 10:00
Asda Store, Wheatley, OX33 1YZM-F: 17:30 Sat: 10:15

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC)
(main switchboard/call centre: 01235 422 422):
See a list of direct line department or service phone numbers.

  • To be eligible for Social Housing or Affordable Housing (Council Housing), you must join SODC's Housing Register. See their web site, or email Housing services, or phone them on 01235 422422. If you are interested in living in a housing association house in Horspath, please read this information;
  • to report infestation by rats or other pests, please call Pest Control on 01235 422403;
  • to report dog-fouling of public places, please call Environmental Services on 01235 422403;
  • to report noise nuisance, please see the SODC website or call Environmental Services on 01235 422403;
  • to report out of hours noise nuisance, please see this SODC website or call Environmental Services Out of Hours Service on 01235 422 410 ;
  • to report unlawful waste-tipping and abandoned vehicles, please call Environmental Services on 01235 422403 or email Environmental Services.

SODC Refuse Collection and Re-cycling
Monday mornings in Horspath. Bins should be put out by 7:00 am in the morning, but not before 6:00 pm the night before.
Important information on Refuse Collection.

Waste collection is as follows:

  • Weekly collection of food waste in a kitchen caddy;
  • Fortnightly collection of non-recyclable waste, in black or grey wheeled bins;
  • Fortnightly collection of recycling, including glass, mixed plastics, cans and paper in green wheeled bins;
  • Opt-in fortnightly garden waste collection, charged for separately to individuals, in brown wheeled bins.

When will each bin be collected? Find the dates on the SODC collection days page, and enter Horspath, or the name of your own Parish, in the drop down menu. The next two dates, one for recyling and one for non-recycling, will be shown.

See the list of permitted recycling waste (PDF format 29 Kb) for your green wheeled bin.
See the list of permitted food waste (PDF format 29 Kb) for your kitchen caddy.

For more information contact SODC on 01235 422403 , or email Environmental Services.

SODC Community Waste Service. SODC no longer provides a refuse collection wagon service for community waste!!
For more information see the SODC Re-cycling, Rubbish & Waste Service page.

SODC Bank Holiday Waste Collection
When a Monday is a Bank Holiday, Horspath's collection day will be on the Tuesday. Put your rubbish and recycling at the kerbside by 7am, as collection times may vary in bank holiday weeks.

Bulky waste collection. Call SODC on 01235 422406 to book this service. See the SODC Bulky household waste page.

SODC Environmental Services - Advice on Nuisance Noise
If you suffer from nuisance noise, please see the SODC website or call Environmental Services on 01235 422 403.
If you suffer from nuisance noise out of office hours, please see this SODC website
or call Environmental Services Out of Hours Service on 01235 422 410.

Estate Agents - Wheatley Estates
74 High Street, Wheatley, Oxon OX33 1XP
Tel: 01865 872 073, email: mail@wheatleyestates.co.uk, website: wheatleyestates.co.uk.

Taxi services
Courtesy Cars (Wheatley) 01865 343575
001 Cars (Oxford) 01865 240000

Thames Water (TW)
Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater services company. They operate and maintain 100 water treatment works, 30 raw water reservoirs, 235 clean water service reservoirs and 288 pumping stations, to supply 2,600 million litres of tap water every day to 8.5 million customers.
Please report a burst pipe or a leak on 0800 714614

The Royal British Legion
Horspath welfare matters for the attention of the RBL are now handled by the Wheatley & District Branch, RBL . The contact in Horspath is now : Alan Cowie on 01865 873214 - to whom any enquiries regarding membership or welfare should be directed.

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association
SSAFA helps the Forces and their families. Contact the South Oxon Divisional Secretary, Eleanor Cowie on 01865 872552 or by email.

To report service problems:

  • Power cuts (Southern Electric) call 08000 72 72 82
  • Environment Agency Floodline call 0845 988 1188
  • Gas leaks (British Gas) call 0800 111 999
  • Water mains leaks (Thames Water) call 0845 9200 800 or 0800 714614
  • Road drain flooding (OCC Environmental Services) call 08453 101 111
  • Potholes and other road damage (OCC Environmental Services) call 08453 101 111 or email the OCC Area Highway Engineers
  • Problems with road verges (OCC Environmental Services) call 08453 101 111 or email the OCC Area Highway Engineers
  • to report out of hours noise nuisance, please see this SODC website or call Environmental Services Out of Hours Service on 01235 422 410 ;
  • To report unlawful waste-tipping and abandoned vehicles, please call SODC Environmental Services on 01235 422 403 or email Environmental Services.

There are more useful contacts on the Links page.


Latest update 12 July 2016

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