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It's not widely known that Citizens Advice needs volunteers to help manage the organisation, as well as volunteers to provide advice.
In particular, we are looking for people who can offer a day a week to help us with our Research and Campaigns work, our new website, IT support, fundraising administration, maintaining links with towns and local communities, organising events with MPs (planned for autumn), preparing case studies, interviewing people for our e-newsletters, office administration and much more. More »
Our main offices are in Abingdon, Didcot, Henley, and Thame. Since March 2020 our volunteers and staff have been advising the public from home on our Adviceline service. Recently we partially re-opened our offices, in part to train new advisers.
What will you get out of it? You will join a friendly team, meet new people, develop your skills and make a real difference to people's lives.
You'll need to have good interpersonal skills, a willingness to learn, and be confident with computers. Full training will be provided.
If you have eight hours a week to spare for the next two years or more and are looking for a satisfying and stimulating volunteer role in your local community, please contact us at:
Posted: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:58 by Chelsey Lordan
Three test drive events are taking place in Oxfordshire next month to showcase electric vehicles (EVs) and an innovative new way of charging them aimed at people without off-street parking.
Oxfordshire's park and charge team will be running live roadshow events in Abingdon, Witney, and Henley in August. These free events will be an opportunity for residents to learn more about EVs and the different options for making the switch. More »
The test drive events will take place 10 am - 4 pm on:
- Saturday 14 August at Cattle Market car park, Abingdon
- Friday 20 August Kings Road car park, Henley
- Saturday 21 August at the Woolgate Centre, Witney.
The test drives form part of Oxfordshire's £5.2 million park and charge project that has been awarded funding from Innovate UK as part of the government's investment in British engineering to transform electric charging infrastructure. The project is being delivered by Oxfordshire County Council, with support from Cherwell District Council, West Oxfordshire District Council, South Oxfordshire District Council, the Vale of the White Horse District Council, Zeta Specialist Lighting, Urban Integrated UK, and the University of Oxford.
Event organisers are working alongside local dealerships Go Green Autos, North Oxford MINI, and Jaybee Motors. To book a test drive, visit parkandchargeoxfordshire.co.uk choose their preferred day and venue, and fill out a quick form. A member of the park and charge team will confirm all bookings.
As well as test driving an EV, attendees will be able to chat to local experts and members of the park and charge team to find out more about driving electric and about the EV charging hubs that are coming to Oxfordshire later this year.
Park and charge hubs can be found within 22 county and district council-owned car parks around the county, offering overnight charging bays for residents to use. The first one opened in Bicester in May, enabling drivers to park for free overnight and charge up using one of the 12 new EV charging points, which also provide much-needed battery top-ups to commuters and visitors during the daytime. » Less
Posted: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:43 by Chelsey Lordan
As the Town Council Awards were unable to go ahead as usual in 2020 due to the Coronavirus lockdown, we presented the winners with their certificates and trophies in Spring 2021 individually.
We are now looking for nominees for this year's awards, please find the nomination form here or pick one up from Didcot Civic Hall.
Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:29 by Chelsey Lordan