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Sport and Play Committee 1 March 2021 – Virtual Meeting Link

To watch the Sport and Play Committee meeting please click the link below.  You can find the agenda and papers under  the Agendas and Minutes tab.

When: Mar 1, 2021 06:00 PM London

Topic: Sport & Play Committee Meeting

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Advance Notice Road Closure Bladon & Hanborough, A4095 15 May

Map showing diversion route
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Advance Notice – Road Closure Unnamed Rd Ducklington To Curbridge 8th April

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: Ducklington, Unnamed Road to Curbridge,
REASON: To facilitate carriageway patching work
DURATION: Starting on 08 April 2021
The anticipated completion date is 15 April 2021. (date included). This will operate between 05:00 and 20:00. The road will be closed for a maximum period of 5 days within this period.
(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, Thorney Leys, A4095 and vice versa
ENQUIRIES TO OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL HIGHWAYS
0345 310 1111
Map showing location of closure (Ducklington to Curbridge)
Map showing diversion route
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Climate, Biodiversity and Planning Committee 16 February 2021 – Virtual Meeting Link

Feb 16, 2021 06:00 PM London

Topic: Climate, Biodiversity & Planning Committee Meeting

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Webinar ID: 932 5362 3224

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The agenda and papers for this meeting can be found under the Committees and meetings tab.

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Advance Notice Road Closure Woodford Way 8th April

POSTED ON BEHALF OF OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Advance Notice Road Closure Woodford Way 8th April
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: Witney, Woodford Way
REASON: Carriageway patching works
 
DURATION: Starting on 8 April 2021
The anticipated completion date is 15 April 2021
The road will be closed for a maximum period of 5 days within this period. (each day from 05:00hrs to 20:00hrs)
(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: The alternative routes for traffic are
via a combination of Burford Road (A4095) – Moor Avenue – Moorland
Road Welch Way and vice-versa.
 
Enquiries to Oxfordshire Highways 0345 310 1111
Map showing diversion for Woodward Way closure Map showing location of closure Woodford
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Advance Notice Road Closure A4095 Lew 8th April

POSTED ON BEHALF OF OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Advance Notice Road Closure A4095 Lew 8th April
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: Lew, A4095
REASON: To facilitate carriageway patching works
DURATION: Starting on 08 April 2021
The anticipated completion date is 13 April 2021(date included). This will operate between 05:00–07:30, 09:30-15:30 and 18:00-20:00
(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
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, Deer Park Road, B4047, B4477, Brize Norton Road, Minster Road, Station Road, A4095 and vice versa
Enquiries to Oxfordshire Highways 0345 310 1111
Map showing location of roadworks Lew
Map showing diversion route
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Advance Notice Road Closure Burford Road 8th April

POSTED ON BEHALF OF OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Advance Notice Road Closure Burford Road 8th April
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: Witney, A4095 Burford Road
REASON: To facilitate carriageway patching work
DURATION: Starting on 08 April 2021
The anticipated completion date is 15 April 2021. (date included). This will operate from 05:00 to 07:30, 09:30 to 15:30 and 18:00 to 20:00 The road will be closed for a maximum period of 5 days within this period.
(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, High Street, Welch Way
Enquiries to Oxfordshire Highways 0345 310 1111
Map showing extent of Burford Road Closure
Map showing diversion route for Burford Road Closure
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Advance Notice Road Closure Downs Road – Curbridge 8 March

POSTED ON BEHALF OF OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Downs Road – Curbridge
OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Section 14(1)
Notice of Temporary Traffic Order
Curbridge-Downs Road
Prohibition of Through Traffic
Date of Order: 8 March 2021
Coming into force: 15 March 2021
This Order is being introduced because of carriageway improvement works which are anticipated to be completed on 26 March 2021.
Map of Downs Road Closure
The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding in the section of Downs Road south of range road, between its junction with Wheatfield Drive and the Public footpath at Curbridge Park 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 -Range Road-Deer Park Road-Curbridge Road-Main 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 T8534 / RAG for the Director for Infrastructure Delivery, County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND.
0345 310 1111.
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Advance Notice Road Closure Burford Road 1 March

POSTED ON BEHALF OF OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Advance Notice Road Closure Burford Road 1 March
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: Witney, A4095 Burford Road (PSD 21)
REASON: Carriageway patching works
DURATION: Starting on 1 March 2021
The anticipated completion date is 2 March 2021
(2 days closure and each day from 09:30hrs to 15:30hrs)
(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: The alternative routes for traffic are via a combination of A4095 – High Street – Welch Way – A4095 and vice-versa.
Map showing extent of Burford Road Closure
Map showing diversion route for Burford Road Closure
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FLOOD WARNING WITNEY – ACT NOW

A flood warning is in force for the River Windrush area. There are things you should do depending on the severity of the alert. This poster is a useful guide.

Flood warning in force now -Witney  Flooding is possible – act now

What to do in a flood poster

 

The poster describes 3 levels of flood warning:

 Flood alert – Prepare

Image of flood alert symbol

  • prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents
  • check flood warnings

    Flood warning – Act

    Image of flood warning symbol

    • turn off gas, water and electricity
    • move things upstairs or to safety
    • move family, pets and car to safety
  • Severe flood warning – Survive

    Image of severe flood warning symbol

     

 

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WITNEY ACTIVE TRAVEL SCHEME CONSULTATION

WITNEY ACTIVE TRAVEL SCHEME
Don’t miss your chance to take part in this consultation with Oxfordshire County Council
Cycling graphic
‘We welcome your views on a major cycle scheme for Witney.
Residents of Witney are being asked to offer their views on a major new cycle scheme to help make the town a safer place to cycle and walk, to cut vehicle journeys and offer cleaner air.
Oxfordshire County Council has funding from government and the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) to help people make more journeys in the town by bike or on foot. We call this active travel and we have involved local people and groups to help us to develop the proposed changes.
Government launched the active travel fund in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund is designed to support economic recovery and enable people to travel safely whilst maintaining social distancing. However, the long term ambition is for walking and cycling to become the norm for short journeys, or as part of a longer journey, with places that are designed first and foremost for people on foot or bicycle. This has led Oxfordshire County Council to further develop and expand the Oxfordshire active travel programme.
The Witney active travel scheme will deliver sustainable cycle routes across central Witney and join-up with further future improvements to walking and cycling in western Witney. It will provide a continuous east-west route across the whole town, making it easier for people to travel by bike or on foot.’
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Policy Governance and Finance Meeting 6pm 1 February 2021: Virtual Meeting Link

Please click the link below to watch the meeting:

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You can find the PGF Agenda – 1st February 2021 and papers for this meeting under the Agendas and minutes tab 

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Emergency Road Closure – Corn Street, Witney

EMERGENCY NOTICE

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, Corn Street
REASON: Emergency closure to facilitate sewer repairs in carriageway
 
DURATION: Starting on 22 January 2021
The anticipated completion date is 04 February 2021 (date included). This will operate between 08:00 and 17:00 (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 Ducklington Lane, Witan Way, Station Lane, Langdale Gate and vice versa
Enquiries – Oxfordshire County Council Highways Department
0345 310 1111

Map showing Corn Street closure and diversions

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Advance Notice Road Closure North Leigh, A4095 May 2021

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council

Map of North Leigh area showing extent of closure

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

                    

          REASON:            To facilitate resurfacing carriageway and improving signage

 

DURATION:         Starting on 10 May 2021

                                        The anticipated completion date is 14 May 2021 (date included). This will operate between 19:30 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 A4095, A44, A40, B4022, Jubilee Way, A4095 and vice versa

 Enquiries OCC Highways department  0345 310 1111

   

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Witney Town Council to Undergo Staff Restructure.

STATEMENT 25 January 2021
 
Witney Town Council to Undergo Staff Restructure.
The Council will be restructuring to match the ambitions of its new administration.
 
 
Witney Town Council has agreed to undertake a significant and radical overhaul of its current staffing structure, following a consultation with the Local Government Resource Centre (LGRC).
 
Having employed the services of LGRC to conduct a comprehensive review into the current capacity of the Town Council, Councillors voted unanimously to accept the subsequent recommendations, in order to enact a radical and positive transformation.
 
The new administration, elected in 2019, believed that the current staff set-up of Witney Town Council, which had been largely unchanged for many years, needed dramatically expanding, in order to match the aspirations of the council, and to better serve and respond to the needs of an ever-growing town.
 
When complete, the restructuring will provide ample capacity for the Council to make real many of its targets and ambitions, including the redevelopment of the Corn Exchange into a brand new arts centre; an ongoing upgrade of sports and leisure facilities in the town; and the previously-agreed commitments to fighting climate change and becoming carbon neutral by 2028.
 
The implementation of the restructure, which will start with immediate effect, will be an intense period lasting approximately three months, so please bear with us while this transition takes place.
 
The restructure will create several extra roles, and allow Witney Town Council to reflect the desires of those who overwhelmingly voted for change in the 2019 elections, turning it into a future-proofed, grassroots and community-focused organisation that delivers for the people of Witney, both now and for years to come.
 
 
ENDS
Notes for the editor
About Witney Town Council – http://www.witney-tc.gov.uk/
Witney Town Council is the third tier of local government for Witney. Established in 1974, it serves a population of more than 28,000 residents. There are six electoral wards within the town boundary and 17 elected town councillors who form the democratically elected body.
Witney Town Council declared a climate emergency in June 2019 and is committed to ensuring that the town does everything possible to become net-zero carbon neutral and to ensure a cleaner, better future for its residents.
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Flood alert – River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge

A flood alert is in force for the River Windrush area. There are things you should do depending on the severity of the alert. This poster is a useful guide.

Flood alert in force now -River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge. Flooding is possible – be prepared

What to do in a flood poster

 

The poster describes 3 levels of flood warning:

 Flood alert – Prepare

Image of flood alert symbol

  • prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents
  • check flood warnings

    Flood warning – Act

    Image of flood warning symbol

    • turn off gas, water and electricity
    • move things upstairs or to safety
    • move family, pets and car to safety
  • Severe flood warning – Survive

    Image of severe flood warning symbol

     

 

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Climate, Biodiversity and Planning Committee – 26 January 2021 at 6pm, Virtual Meeting Link

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https://zoom.us/j/96099685156?pwd=bkFpY2VRWFFRTE1LR2k5OGhpaHhLUT09
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Webinar ID: 960 9968 5156
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You can find the agenda and papers for this meeting under the Councillors, meetings and minutes tab.

 

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Stronger Communities Committee – 25 January 2021 at 6pm, Virtual Meeting Link

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Webinar ID: 917 8156 1041
Passcode: 910017
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The agenda and papers for this meeting can be found under the Councillors, meetings and minutes tab.

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