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Deck and fence referral, please

Janet Rodgers (number 67) is looking for referrals of deck builders and fence repairers for her garden. If you have a good suggestion, please contact her at janet.rodgers@gmail.com.

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VRG has a new notice board!

To complement the existing notice board outside No.36, we have added another at No.74. It’s perfectly located for residents of the eastern half of the road who probably walk down Kings Cross Road and therefore miss the existing board. The same guidance applies as for the first notice board: feel free to post anything of direct interest to Victoria Roaders, including flyers for events you’re involved with – but also please put your name and house number (or phone number) on the back; we may take down anything that’s not so labelled.

Our sincere thanks go to Peter Street for giving his time and expertise to make and install it. Thanks, too, to our residents who have generously provided space in their front gardens for these boards.

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VRG management supervises the installation

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A job well done!

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Romeo Needs a Home: An Orphan

Romeo, an English Bulldog Cross, 3 years old, was recently orphaned when his owner died of cancer. See photo and more details available below, but any help in finding Romeo a home would be so greatly appreciated. Have you been looking for a dog, or know someone who could provide a good home?

Speak to Robin at #14 Victoria Road if you have ideas, or comment here.

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For more details, click on: FLIER on Romeo

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Recycling Nespresso

Twice, Nespresso has failed to pick up my recycled capsules. They also provide no email address to contact them. Their phone number is always busy. Given the success of this product, you would think they would be responsible on recycling. Has anyone had similar problems with @Nespresso?

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Save the Oxford Covered Market!

The Oxford Covered Market has been trading in the heart of Oxford for more than 200 years and has many stories to tell.  A recent Heritage Lottery project has compiled some of these but  there are many others as yet untold.

The market thrives on the expertise and experience of those people who choose to trade here,  suppliers and buyers, and those who come and spend their money here.  So, whether you are a visitor or a local resident, business or student, the market extends a warm welcome and look forward to making you a loyal customer.  You can find out about the market and its traders and events here:

http://www.oxford-coveredmarket.co.uk/

In these very difficult trading times, when all other Councils and the Government are trying to help town centres and small businesses, Oxford City Council are seeking to increase Covered Market rents by an average of 50%, and some, by as much as 70%. This level of increase in overheads is unsustainable for the majority of tenants and will mean a large number of them being put at risk of losing their business. The very existence of the market itself is in jeopardy.

If you use the market and value the contribution it makes to the centre  of our city through its vibrant and attractive environment and its choice independent retailers, take a moment to sign The Oxford Covered Market petition and please pass it on to your friends and colleagues:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-covered-market/

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The Guardian Angel: Your Community News & Views

The first edition of a new community publication has been distributed, entitled ‘the guardian angel: your community’s news & views’. It has no association with Victoria Road News and Views except a shared interest in communication with many of the same neighborhoods. The angel is produced by a ‘team at St Michael & All Angels Parish Church, Lonsdale Road, Summertown’.

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St Michael & All Angels Church

The newsletter looks very informative, and notes that you can get parish news, services and event information on their website at http://www.stmichaels-summertown.org.uk

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Recycling Web Site and News

The Oxford City Council’s Web site on recycling is very useful and includes some news, at least to me. For example, we can now recycle household batteries by placing them on the top of our blue or green bin in a clear plastic bag on the collection day. 220px-Recycling_symbol.svg

The site is at www.oxford.gov.uk/recycling

and information about batteries at: www.oxford.gov.uk/batteries

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