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Welcome to Bampton in Oxfordshire

The home of the fictitious Downton of Downton Abbey fame and Hugh de Singleton Mel Starr's medieval surgeon. This website is now run by the Parish Council and is intended to be a community news site so it will no longer accept commercial advertising. However if you want further details of local opportunities for advertising please see www.bamptonbeam.co.uk. If you find that anything is incorrect or you have any news that you think may be of interest to our readers please let us know by contacting webmaster@bamptonoxon-parishcouncil.gov.uk 



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Wednesday 8th September 2021

No meeting was held in August





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Bampton Recreation Ground


 The Downton Abbey Village of Bampton: Documentary featuring Hugh Bonneville


Emergency Response Plan
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 Message in a bottle



West Oxfordshire District Council are currently recruiting for 10 Electoral Registration Canvassers

Electoral Registration Canvassers


£12 per hour plus Mileage

CASUAL: evenings/weekends Allocated Areas throughout West Oxfordshire
Are you good with people and your local area?


About the role…

We are looking to recruit ten people to undertake canvassing work in the period from mid-October to mid-November 2021.
The main duties are summarised in the attached job description, and involve visiting/making contact with properties that have not responded to a canvass form asking them to confirm that the electoral information held by the Council is correct, or to tell us what needs to be changed. In most cases, the most effective time to be visiting properties will be evenings and weekends.
Appointed canvassers will be allocated an area which will be, where possible, the most convenient for them geographically. It will not be possible to sub-divide any of the ten areas.
For this purpose, the District of West Oxfordshire will be divided into the ten areas covered by the electoral divisions of the Oxfordshire County Council, i.e.

Burford & Carterton North
Hanborough & Minster Lovell
Carterton South & West
Witney North & East
Charlbury & Wychwood
Witney South & Central
Chipping Norton
Witney West & Bampton
It should be noted, that the majority of areas throughout the district are rural with larger/towns and settlements, with the exception of Witney North & East and Witney South & Central which is predominately urban. Please refer to the electoral divisions which sets out the villages and towns for each of the ten divisions.
All properties from which a response/information is outstanding will need to be visited to ascertain information from the household, at least once. It is not possible to be certain how many such properties there will be in each of the ten areas but we estimate a total of 6-8,000 across the district.
Full training will be provided, including in the use of a dedicated Tablet device, which will be used by canvassers.
Please click here for more information about the annual canvass.



Bampton Parish Council are currently working on a new and up to date website. Some contact information on the current website may therefore be out of date.  We hope this will be up and running by the end of the year and that you will find our new website much easier to use.






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