Beware – oil pollution

Please be cautious when using the footpath which runs from Trotshill Lane East to Dugdale Drive and adjacent to Mabbs Field and Allotments, especially if you are walking with dogs and/or small children. Sadly, there has been a leak from a heating oil tank at a nearby property which has seeped into the pond adjacent to this footpath. The Environment Agency have inspected the site and Oracle Environment Services are at work commencing the clean-up process. Specific timescales for the completion of the work are unknown, however could extend to several weeks. The area is very muddy and whilst the ground is being disturbed unavoidably there will be a strong oily smell.

Help with Fuel Bills

Are you or anyone you know struggling to pay your fuel bills this winter?

You may be eligible for a Winter Warmer voucher. Please see attached document for further details or contact Act on Energy:


Call freephone: 0800 988 2881


First Bus Services

A message from local County Councillor Andy Roberts.

The County Council has been informed by First Bus that the Department for Transport has instructed them to reduce their operational mileage to around 75%-80% of their current operation. First Bus has confirmed that they will reduce the network to the levels back in June, starting week commencing 17th January 2021. This will mean a reduction in frequency of services, but will continue to provide for key worker journeys, shopping services and weekend services.

Notices will be put up at bus stops to convey this message, update Real Time Information boards and the County Council website. Similarly, First Bus will also undertake their own communication to passengers.

All regular subsided services will continue to operate to their normal timetables. However, some operators are already starting to report staff capacity issues due to positive Covid-19 cases, or where staff members have needed to self-isolate. We will continue to work with operators to minimise disruption where possible and keep you updated.

For more information go toFirstbus