Pre-School for children aged 3-4 years – Enstone Primary School

Parents have your say!

The Governors of Enstone Primary School are currently investigating the possibility of opening a Pre-School for children aged 3-4 years, run and managed by the school, using the existing Pre-School building and play area.  Our ideal scenario is to get the Pre-School open again for September 2021.

An important consideration is whether this provision would be welcomed and used by families in our locality.  We would appreciate your feedback and ask you to follow the link below and complete a quick online survey:

Click here to take part – www.surveymonkey.co.uk

If you have children who are currently eligible or will become eligible in the near future, to attend a Pre School setting, please complete the survey for us.  We will only know whether we can get the Pre School up and running again when we have an understanding of demand for places.

Thank you for taking part.

Enstone Primary School
Tel: 01608 677268

Winter support rolled out for struggling families and individuals in Oxfordshire

Families and individuals struggling with finances or needing help because of COVID-19 this winter can now access support provided by Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, district councils and voluntary and community organisations.

Oxfordshire councils have received £1.37 million from the government’s new COVID-19 Winter Grant Schemeto run local support schemes for those in greatest need.

They are working closely together to identify residents requiring urgent assistance within the rules of the scheme and the most effective ways of delivering support. This includes working with local Citizens Advice services to continue and expand support already put in place during the autumn.

Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council, said: “This Christmas will be different and difficult for every one of us, but I am determined that no resident will go without essentials. Families who are struggling because of the impact of COVID-19 will receive essential support to get them through the winter.

“Our schemes are aimed at supporting families with children, with most of the money to be spent on this group. Other households struggling directly or indirectly due to the impact of COVID-19 will also be assisted with the costs of food and other essential items.

“We know that ‘holiday hunger’ remains a serious concern for many families and we are determined to do everything we can to alleviate those worries.”

Support will also available through food banks and other community food services.

The first element of the scheme has been dispatched over the last week. More than £400,000 worth of support for food and other essential supplies was distributed to the families of children and young people entitled to free school meals, and younger children with qualifying eligibility in early years settings.

Schools, colleges and early years settings have worked closely with the councils to distribute this support in advance of the Christmas holidays.

For anyone needing support this winter, Good Food Oxford’s food map provides practical information to help find and access information about services such as foodbanks, community kitchens and food surplus cafes. It covers the whole of Oxfordshire.

This easy to use map helps users search for services that are closest to them. Support is available to anyone who needs it, offering anything from a cooked meal, to food parcels that can be taken away for another time.

Fiona Steel, from Good Food Oxford, said: “Food insecurity is a real challenge this winter. Ensuring that every child in need has additional support over the Christmas holidays will make things just that little bit easier at a time when things are tough for so many.”

The city and each of the district councils also have information on their websites about additional local support services:

 

West Oxfordshire Community Support Update

Covid-19 update:
Help and Support for West Oxfordshire residents

Everyday life still feels very different at the moment for some people and as the Autumn rolls in and the clocks change help and support is still needed. The Coronavirus is still with us and keeping fit and active in whatever way we can has been shown to help patients fight the disease. The NHS is encouraging people to seek help in the way you always would if worried about symptoms. They are open for business and can help.

Click Here to see full Newsletter

Click here to visit the WODC Covid 19 Web Page

WODC Community Support Helpline 01993 861 077

Sewage Works – Bicester Road Update

Sewage Works – Bicester Road Update

The pipe has been repaired and the waste water tankers are no longer required. The outstanding infill and make good operations will be complete by Saturday evening.

Again a huge thank you to the villagers of Enstone for their forbearance throughout this work.

Sewage Works – Bicester Road Update

Sewage Works – Bicester Road Update

Just to let you know the part that was required did arrive and work has been progressing well with a finishing date of the end of October. We will keep you updated when an actual date can be given.

Again we regret the upheaval this has caused and thank the villagers for their forbearance.

Enstone Food & Christmas Market

The Enstone Food & Christmas Market will take place outside at the Artyard Cafe on Sunday 15th November between 10am and 1.30pm.

Enstone Christmas Market

Come along and view wares from:

  • Tess’ Brilliant Bakes
  • North Aston Organics
  • Team Tea
  • Curiousities Bacon
  • Swedish sandwich cake
  • Neals Yard Organics
  • Ray of Soap
  • LNWPart
  • Bethany Lily Knit
  • Moore & Lyon
  • Chillis 2U
  • Flamingo cards
  • Mira Preserves

…. and so much more

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Sunday Market

A new Sunday Market begins on Sunday 20 September at the Art Yard Cafe from 10am to 1.30pm. The intention is to hold these on the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Come along and see what is on offer from:

  • Two Jolly Cooks
  • Team Tea
  • Chillis 2U
  • More & Lyon
  • Tess’ Brilliant Bakes
  • Smorgas Tarta
  • Organic Veg

…. and much more!