** Design a Christmas street light, the winner will literally see their work UP IN LIGHTS! **
We know that a mini-heatwave is forecast for this weekend BUT, can you help us warm up the town this coming Winter with some festive inspiration? Witney Town Council’s ‘Design a Christmas Light’ competition is back this year. The competition is open to any child currently at Primary School in Witney and is sponsored by Scott Fraser. We welcome entries from Witney groups such as brownies, beavers and others, as well as entries from individual children. The winning design will be turned into an actual light and installed on the Town Hall ready for the Switch On.
Pictured are Jude and Daisy, previous competition winners. Entries can be submitted via email or post and we have provided a template for you to use on our website or you can simply draw a square on an A4 sheet of paper to use. Please return your entries to: email@example.com or Witney Town Council, Town Hall, Witney OX28 6AG
*** The deadline has been extended by one week, the new closing date is next Friday 23rd July, all entries must be received by close of business – 4:30pm. ***
Don’t forget to pop your name, age, school and contact details on the picture when you return it.
Witney Town Council have made two entries for the 2021 In Bloom awards. Both entries are in the ‘Parks, open spaces and cemeteries’ category and are The Leys recreation ground and Tower Hill Cemetery. Throughout the town all the Town Council beds, baskets and planters have been planted with glorious multi-colour ‘brights’ bedding and our banners to say ‘Thank you’ to NHS workers are in place in the beds situated on Welch Way and Langdale Gate.
As always, our community groups have done a great job in gardening their flower beds and community spaces. Please take time to enjoy them if you are passing – Burwell Community Garden in Burwell Drive, Edible Gardens Group have two beds in Langdale Court (behind Lakeland), Witney Fairtrade Group have two planters at The Leys, and Witney Horticultural Society have a bed in Langdale Court (opposite the Seahorse dry-cleaners).
Additionally we are again running our ‘Schools Challenge’. All Witney primary schools were invited to participate, eight schools are taking part and schoolchildren have been busy planting wheelbarrows ready to be displayed at The Leys over the summer. In association with our contractor Continental Landscapes, Witney Town Council have delivered the wheelbarrows, compost and a garden centre voucher to the schools. Planted barrows are being collected and will be available for everyone to enjoy when they are in-situ at The Coffee Shed on The Leys. If you are visiting the park over the summer, please have a look at this project celebrating the power and positivity of plants.
Official In Bloom judging is expected to take place at the end of July. The Schools Challenge wheelbarrows will also be judged with the winning school to receive a cash prize of £100 funded by Witney Rotary. Runner up prizes will be awarded by Witney Town Council.
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, that the Oxfordshire County Council
TEMPORARILY PROHIBITS THE USE OF THE HIGHWAY BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES
LOCATION: Witney, section of B4022 from A40 to Oxford Hill (westbound slip road)
REASON: To facilitate CCTV and Ground Penetrating radar surveys
DURATION: Starting on 13 September 2021.The anticipated completion date is 18 September 2021.(date included). The closure will operate nightly between 20:00 and 06:00 (Traffic Regulation Notices cover a maximum of 5 consecutive days.)
ACCESS: Limited access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for frontages within the closed section of road, subject to the progress of the works.
SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: A40 westbound to exit with Ducklington Lane onto Welch Way and High Street, A4095 Bridge Street, B4022 Newland and Oxford Hill.
Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Chris Corbetis at Balfour Beatty on +44 (0)7860 832360.
The Witney Town Council meeting scheduled for the 28th June at 7pm will be held in the Main Hall of the Corn Exchange. The agenda can be found here. Agenda Full Council 28 June 2021
Following the extension of Covid-19 restrictions until 19th July, the meeting will be subject to social distancing, track and trace and other precautionary measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus. The number of public permitted to attend will be limited, with no exceptions. For further information on the measures please see the agenda and guidance for members of the public wishing to attend document, below.
If you would like to attend, to speak on a particular agenda item please contact the Democratic & Legal Services Officer as soon as possible using the contact details provided within the Public Guidance document. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding.