UPDATE - How strike action is affecting the Advertiser and Review region

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Wednesday, November 30 - Most schools in the Advertiser and Review Region are shut today as public sector union members strike over pensions.

Schools affected in the Vale of Aylesbury are; Bourton Meadow, the Buckingham School (partially), Furze Down (partially), Grendon Underwood, Marsh Gibbon, Padbury, St James and St John, Akeley and Chackmore.

Bicester area: Bicester Community College, Bure Park, Charlton-on-Otmoor, Chesterton, Fritwell CofE, Glory Farm, Kirtlington, Langford Village, Launton, Southwold, St Edburgs, St Mary’s Catholic Primary (Bicester), Cooper School.

South Northants: Brackley Juniors, Cosgrove Village Primary, Croughton All Saints, Deanshanger Primary, Gayton CofE, Greatworth Primary, Helmdon Primary, Magdalen College School (partially), Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary, Pattishall CofE, Paulerspury CofE, Southfield Primary (partially), Sponne Technology College, Stoke Bruerne CofE, Tiffield CofE, Towcester CEVC, Waynflete Infants, and Whittlebury CofE.

District council services have also been affected; Aylesbury Vale District Council have reported disruption to refuse and recycling services.

A spokesman for AVDC said there will be no green bins or black sacks collected today, except for households with brown bins in Buckingham. If not collected today refuse will be collected on the next normal day.

However collections of plastics, paper and cans will go ahead as normal, but the spokesman added: “Please leave your recycling out on Thursday and Friday if it is not collected today.”

Most homes should also receive a glass collection, but again the advice is to leave the box out on Thursday and Friday if it is not collected.

South Northants Council are pleased to report no disruption to any of its services with customers services and benefit teams manning their desks and a fully round of refuse and recycling collections.

Cherwell District Council are also reporting a minimal affect on its services with only the customer contact centre in Kidlington closed. CDC offices in Bicester, Bodicote and Banbury remain open as normal.

Thousand of workers are expected to attend a protest march in Northampton from midday and MOD worker in Bicester are manning picket lines. Protest rallies are also expected to take place in Banbury and Oxford.