Business advice in Berinsfield

People looking to start up a new business, or make the most of an existing one, have a great opportunity to do just that in Berinsfield this April.

From Monday 29 April to Friday 3 May, the PopUp Business School team will be helping new and established businesses get going and to kick-start a business the right way.

Sponsored by South Oxfordshire District Council and The Berin Centre, an intensive course will run from 10am-3pm each day and is taking place at the Berinsfield Community Association in the village. Workshops will include how to start a business for free, marketing and setting up social media, and how to find customers quickly.

The course is open to people of all ages looking to start their own business, including the long term unemployed and budding entrepreneurs, and business owners who need a hand on marketing their product or service.

Cllr Paul Harrison, Cabinet Member for Development and Regeneration at South Oxfordshire District Council said, “We know the course can make a big difference – last year, we supported the workshops to take place in Didcot and 15 new businesses were created that week, including a wedding photographer and a vegan fast food retailer. The different sessions have something for everyone, so if you just have a business idea or if you’re a sole trader who needs some great marketing advice then this course is for you.”

Simon Paine, co-founder of the PopUp Business School said, “This is a chance for people to make money by doing something they love. Whether its gaming, gardening or gymnastics, if it puts a smile on your face, we urge you to come to our free course and we’ll teach you how to turn your passion into a business.”

Anyone can register to attend by visiting www.popupbusinessschool.co.uk/berinsfield

Planned road closure: A40 Milton Common

In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close a section of ‘A40 London Road (between the A418 junction and the entrance to Lower Chilworth Farm)’ to facilitate ‘carriageway patching & kerbing and drainage’ works.
A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 01/04/2019. The estimated duration of the works is 7 days.
(The maximum duration of a TTRO on a road is 18 months and on a footpath is 6 months, or until completion of the works, whichever is the earlier.)
Notice of intention to make the Order will be published in the local press.
Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor.
A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and the alternative routes for traffic is attached.
Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting ‘Bob Burgess’ , Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11.

SODC waste collection: snow update

The snow last Friday (1 February) caused unsafe driving conditions for our waste trucks so we decided to cancel our waste collections on that day for the safety of other road users, pedestrians and our waste crews.

We will begin catching up today (4 February). Unfortunately this will have a knock-on effect on waste collections for the rest of the week.
We are asking residents to leave their bins out on their scheduled collection day, but if the bins are not emptied on that day then please could they leave them out for three days from their scheduled collection day.