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Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – Oxford Road, Woodstock

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council:

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

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 AND WAITING ON THE HIGHWAY BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES

LOCATION: Woodstock, Oxford Road

REASON: To facilitate carriageway patching works

DURATION: Starting on 13 January 2022 @ 20:00
The anticipated completion date is 14 January 2022 @ 06:00 (date included) (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

The “No Waiting” restriction means that wherever there are in place yellow “No Waiting” cones, you will not be able to park vehicles on the highway.

SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: via A4095 – B4047 – A40 – A361 – A44 and vice versa.

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and restriction and also the alternative route for traffic is shown below.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Tim Belton, Milestone Infrastructure -Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11.

T9666 / RAG

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Agenda for Climate, Biodiversity & Planning, Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021

The agenda for Climate, Biodiversity & Planning, Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021, 6.00 pm has just been published.

To see the publicly available information, follow the link: Agenda details on public web site

Meeting venue: Gallery Room, The Corn Exchange, Witney

The following items are included in the agenda:

No. Item
1 Apologies for Absence
2 Declarations of Interest
3 Minutes
3a To adopt and sign as correct the minutes of the committee held on 21 September & 12 October (Attached) & 2 November 2021 (To follow).
3b Matters arising from the minutes of 21 September, 12 October & 2 November 2021
4 Public Participation
5 Planning Applications
5a Planning Application by Ubico Ltd – Recycling Depot, Supergas Ind Est, Minster Lovell, OX29 0SZ
6 Planning Decisions
7 Application for New Premises Licence. W/21/00940/PRMA – Acqua Salata Ltd 62 Corn Street Witney
8 Adoption of West Oxfordshire Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
9 Witney Traffic Advisory Committee – 28 September 2021
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Emergency Road Closure – Station Road, South Leigh

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council:

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

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: South Leigh, Station Road

REASON: Emergency closure to facilitate repairs to a water mains clamp in the carriageway

DURATION: Starting on 24 October 2021. The anticipated completion date is 27 October 2021 (date included) . This is a 24 hour per day closure . (Emergency Traffic Regulation Notices cover a maximum of 21 days)

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: via locally signed diversion route

Further information regarding the emergency works may be obtained by contacting Robert Buchan of Thames Water on email Robert.Buchan@thameswater.co.uk

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Agenda – Full Council, Monday, 11th October, 2021, 7pm

The agenda for Full Council, Monday, 11th October, 2021, 7pm has just been published.

To see the publicly available information, follow the link:
Agenda details on public web site

Meeting venue: Main Hall, The Corn Exchange, Witney

The following items are included in the agenda:

No. Item
1 Apologies for Absence
2 Declarations of Interest
3 Minutes
4 Public Participation
5 Witney Community Policing Issues
6 An Update from Witney Oxfordshire County Councillors and West Oxfordshire District Councillors
7 Report Back from the Councillors on the Work with External Bodies where they serve as the Town Council’s Nominated Representative
8 Minutes of Committees and Sub Committees
8a Climate, Biodiversity & Planning Committee – 10 August, 31 August (attached) and 21 September 2021 (to follow)
8b Parks & Recreation Committee – 6 September 2021
8c Hall, Cemeteries & Allotments Committee – 13 September 2021
8d Stronger Communities Committee – 20 September 2021
8e Policy, Governance & Finance Committee – 27 September 2021
9 Conclusion of Audit for Year Ending 31 March 2021
10 Climate Emergency Update
11 Windrush Valley Traffic Action Group
12 Code of Conduct Complaint – Letter of Apology
13 Civic Announcements
14 Health and Safety
15 Communication from the Leader
16 Correspondence
17 Questions to the Leader of the Council
18 Sealing of Documents
19 Exclusion of Press & Public
20 Corn Exchange – Retractable Seating Contract
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Agenda – Climate, Biodiversity & Planning, Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 6pm

The agenda for Climate, Biodiversity & Planning, Tuesday, 12th October, 2021, 6.00 pm has just been published.

To see the publicly available information, follow the link:
Agenda details on public web site

Meeting venue: Main Hall, The Corn Exchange, Witney

The following items are included in the agenda:

No. Item
1 Apologies for Absence
2 Declarations of Interest
3 Public Participation
4 Committee Work Plan
5 Planning Applications
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AGENDA – CLIMATE, BIODIVERSITY & PLANNING, TUESDAY, 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2021, 6pm

The agenda for Climate, Biodiversity & Planning, Tuesday, 21st September, 2021, 6.00 pm has just been published.

To see the publicly available information, follow the link:
Agenda details on public web site

Meeting venue: Main Hall, The Corn Exchange, Witney

The following items are included in the agenda:

No. Item
1 Apologies for Absence
2 Declarations of Interest
3 Minutes
3a To adopt and sign as correct the minutes of the committee held on 20 July and 10 & 31 August 2021.
3b Matters arising from the minutes of 20 July and 10 & 31 August 2021
4 Public Participation
5 Planning Applications
6 Planning Decisions
7 Avenue Two, Witney – Proposed Parking Restrictions
8 Oxfordshire Plan 2050
9 Oxford-Cambridge Arc Public Consultation
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Hop, Skip, Scoot, Walk or Cycle on Car Free Day

Witney Town Council are set to celebrate World Car Free Day with a range of activities on Market Square. 22nd September is World Car Free Day, when all around the world towns and cities allow people to experience streets free of motor traffic.

Witney Town Council are promoting active travel with a fun-filled day on Market Square.

Windrush Bike Project are hosting FREE ‘Buddy Bike’ sessions – Would you like to cycle but are nervous of traffic? Do you need help finding the best routes in and around Witney? Windrush Bike Project are providing cycling buddies for rides in and around Witney on 22nd September. Your buddy will be an experienced cyclist who knows your area, can help you plan routes, and build your confidence to make journeys by bike.

Once you have completed your ride Witney Town Council are offering  a free drink at the Corn Exchange to say thanks for making a cleaner and greener journey. Bookings can be made here.

Windrush Bike Project are also offering FREE Dr Bike repairs – Drop your bikes off with John and Dave in the market square for a free bike check and minor repairs (brake blocks, cables, inner tubes). Funded by the Big Bike Revival. Bookings can be made here.

Active Oxfordshire will be hosting a guided walk from Market Square to Cogges Farm, a gentle stroll with a break for a drink at Cogges and back to Market Square (Approx 1 hour total). This is a FREE event, no need to book – meet the Walk Leader on Market Square for a 10am start.

Children will have the opportunity to make a fruit smoothie with pedal power on the fun Smoothie Bike. This and other pavement games will be available for FREE on Market Square from 12pm to 4pm.

Café 1863 will be offering some active travel themed refreshments throughout the day.

Oxford Bus Museum will be displaying some interesting bicycles from days gone by.

Please join Witney Town Council in making your daily travel car free for the day and celebrate this important worldwide event.

Car free day (1)

 

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Traffic Regulation Notice – Downs Road

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

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, Downs Road

REASON: To facilitate carriageway patching works

DURATION: Starting on 3 November 2021
The anticipated completion date is 6 November 2021 (date included). 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:via Range Road -/Dear Park Road – A4095 – Main Road -Downs Road and vice versa

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Matthew Timms-Area Operations North, Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11.

Downs Road area of worksDowns Road Traffic Management Plan

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Agenda – Climate, Biodiversity and Planning Meeting Tuesday 31st August 2021

The agenda for Climate, Biodiversity & Planning, Tuesday, 31st August, 2021, 6.00 pm has just been published.

To see the publicly available information, follow the link: Agenda details on public web site

Meeting venue: Main Hall, The Corn Exchange, Witney

The following items are included in the agenda:

No. Item
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Declarations of Interest
3. Public Participation
4. Planning Applications
5. Planning Appeal Decision
6. Street Naming – Mill Walk, Witney

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Traffic Regulation Notice – Woodgreen – Phase 2

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

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, Woodgreen

REASON: To facilitate installation of ironworks following micro surfacing works

DURATION: Starting on 19 October 2021
The anticipated completion date is 22 October 2021 (date included). The closure will operate 07:30 to 17:00 daily.
(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:via B4022 – A4095 – Woodgreen
and vice versa

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Tim Belton- Milestone Infrastructure Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11.

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Traffic Regulation Notice – Woodgreen – Phase 1

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

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, Woodgreen

REASON: To facilitate micro surfacing works

DURATION: Starting on 13 October 2021
The anticipated completion date is 16 October 2021 (date included). The closure will operate 07:30 to 17:00 daily.
(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:via B4022 – A4095 – Woodgreen
and vice versa

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Tim Belton- Milestone Infrastructure Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11.

T9390 / RAG

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Notice of Temporary Traffic Order – West End

Notice of Temporary Traffic Order
Witney-West End
Prohibition of Through Traffic
Date of Order: 6 September 2021
Coming into force: 17 September 2021

This Order is being introduced because of water main connection works which are anticipated to be completed on 30 September 2021.

The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding in that part of West End between No. 78 and its junction with Hailey Road.

Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.

Exemptions are included for police, fire and ambulance services and for the works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of road.

The alternative route for traffic affected by the closure is via
Woodstock Road – Woodgreen – New Yatt Road – New Yatt Lane – Hatfield Pits Lane onto High Street – Witney Road onto Hailey Road and vice versa

This Order will remain in force for a maximum period of 18 months or until the works have been completed whichever is the sooner.
Traffic Regulations Team (T9198 / RAG)

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Graham Seaton at Morrisons Water Services on 07890 051 438 or email graham.seaton@morrisonws.com

Street map of works at West End
Map showing diversions
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Design a Christmas Light Competition – Deadline Extended!

** 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: info@witney-tc.gov.uk 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.

Download the template here.

Jude with his star design
Jude with his Christmas Star design
Daisy with her candy cane design
Daisy with her Candy Cane design
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Advance Notice – Temporary Road Closure at Bladon A4095

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure and “No Waiting” restriction at Bladon and Hanborough, A4095 ,Grove Road, Park Street, Main Road and Bladon Road

In the interests of public safety, it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the road and impose a ‘No Waiting’ restriction as detailed to facilitate carriageway patching.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 6 August 2021.

The anticipated completion date is 10 August 2021. Daily closure times are 05:00-07:30, 09:30-15:30 and 18:00-20:00.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and restriction and will operate on the days shown above.

Please note that Notices for urgent works can last up to 5 consecutive days only.

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 restriction and also the alternative route for traffic is attached.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Tim Belton, Milestone Infrastructure ,Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11 or 07812237621.

 

T9067 / RAG

Bladon Road Closure Map 1

Road Closure Map

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Witney In Bloom 2021

Wildlife haven at Burwell Community Garden   Witney Fairtrade Group

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.

We have a new page dedicated to In Bloom on the Witney Town Council website: http://www.witney-tc.gov.uk/witney-in-bloom/

Edible Garden Group Flower Bed  Witney Horticultural Society

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Advance Notice – Road Closure, Westbound Slip Road from A40 to Oxford Hill

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

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.

Westbound Slip Road Closure Image 1 Westbound Slip Road Closure Image 2 Westbound Slip Road Closure Image 3 Westbound Slip Road Closure Image 4 Westbound Slip Road Closure Image 5

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Chris Corbetis at Balfour Beatty on +44 (0)7860 832360.

T9185 / RAG

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Advance Notice – Road Closure, A4095, 29th September 2021 to 1st October 2021

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

 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: North Leigh, A4095 Witney Road between Common Road and Park Road  

REASON: To facilitate section 278 carriageway widening

DURATION: Starting on 29 September 2021

The anticipated completion date is 1 October 2021 (date included). The closure will operate each night 21:00 to 05:00 hours (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:via A4095-A44-A34-A40-B4022-A4095 and vice versa.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Rob Skull at Northavon Group Ltd on 01761 435493 or email Rob.Skull@northavongroup.com

T9194 / RAG

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Full Council Meeting – Monday 28th June 2021, 7pm

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.

Witney Town Council Meeting Attendance – Public Guidance 

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.

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