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Witney Town Guide Calls to Local Businesses

Witney Town Council would like to assure local businesses that have been contacted by Local Authority Publishing stating that they are calling from or on behalf of Witney Town Council, that we have not commissioned a Witney Town Guide. This company does not have a contract with us and should not be using our name to persuade businesses to advertise.  We have no affiliation with the guide or with Local Authority Publishing. We have officially complained and asked them not to use our name in any further calls.


Advance Notice Roadworks A40 surface dressing June 2019

area that will be surface dressed is shown in red on a map
Red Stretch is the area for resurfacing


Notice of Temporary Traffic Order

Witney – A40

Prohibition of Through Traffic and Waiting and Temporary Speed Restriction  to 20 MPH

Date of Order: 27 May 2019

Coming into force: 2 June 2019

This Order is being introduced because of routine surface dressing works which are anticipated to start on 2 June 2019 up to and including 8 June 2019

The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding or waiting on the A40 between the slip road for A415 to Bernard Gate and slip road for the unnamed road to South Leigh ,Eastbound and Westbound carriageways.A temporary speed limit will also be in action during this notice.

For 5300 metres between A415 Bernard Gate and unnamed Road South Leigh

Duration:          7 days:  Visit 1: 1 shift (expected 02/06/19 only)

                                        Visit 2: 1 shift (expected 08/06/19 only)

                                        Speed restriction: 7 days (expected 02/06/19)
                                        from National Speed Limit to 20 MPH

Times:                Visit 1 (surface dressing): Anytime (weekend only)

                            Visit 2 (post sweeping): Night (2000-0600)

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 A415 – A4095 – A44 – A40

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 (T6419 / RAG ) for the Director for Infrastructure Delivery, County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND. 0345 310 1111.


Advance Notice – Road Closure – Lower Road, Long Hanborough 1st April

map showing road closure in Long Hanborough and diversion route

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council Highways department
Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Road Closure & “No Waiting” Restriction at Witney, Lower Road

A request has been received from Amberon for a temporary road closure and “No Waiting” restriction to apply to a section of Lower Road from the junction of Fenlock Road to the junction of Church Road as described above, whilst essential repairs to the rail brickwork structure are carried out.

A temporary Notice is being made by Oxfordshire County Council to implement the temporary restriction and will operate from 01 April 2019 to 06 April 2019 for 5 Nights (Between 22:00 – 06:00 hours).

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

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and the alternative routes for traffic is attached.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Amberon.


Appeal for witnesses following multiple burglaries – Witney and surrounding areas

News   •   Jan 22, 2019 14:14 GMT

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following ten burglaries in Witney and the surrounding areas.

The incidents, which are all believed to be linked, all took place between Monday 14 January and Sunday 20 January.

All incidents involved the offenders gaining entry to properties by smashing a window or door. Cash, jewellery and vehicles have been stolen during the burglaries.

The first incident occurred on West End, Kingham sometime between Monday 14 January and Sunday (20/1). It is currently not known what has been stolen.

The second incident occurred on Fawler Road, Charlbury between 12pm on Thursday (17/1) and 5pm on Sunday (20/1). Window smashed at the rear of the property. Jewellery and cash stolen.

The third incident occurred on Main Street, Over Norton between 10am on Friday (18/1) and 7pm on Saturday (19/1). Window smashed at the rear of the property. Jewellery stolen.

The fourth incident occurred on Bicester Road, Enstone between 4.30pm and 4.50pm on Saturday (19/1). Window smashed at the rear of the property. It is currently not known what has been stolen.

The fifth incident occurred on Enstone Road, Charlbury between 3.30pm and 4.10pm on Saturday (19/1). Side window smashed and jewellery and cash stolen.

The sixth incident occurred on Mill Street, Witney between 7.30pm and 9.45pm on Saturday (19/1). Rear door smashed. Audi stolen from property.

The seventh incident occurred on Chestnut Close, Witney between 11.30am and 10.40pm on Saturday (19/1). Window smashed at the rear of the property. Jewellery and cash stolen.

The eighth incident occurred on Chestnut Close, Witney between 3.45pm and 11.40pm on Saturday (19/1). Offenders entered via top floor window. Jewellery was stolen.

The ninth incident occurred on Wroslyn Road, Freeland between 1.20pm and 3.45pm on Sunday (20/1). Window smashed at the rear of the property. Jewellery and cash stolen.

The tenth incident occurred on Burford Road, Minster Lovell between 1.30pm and 5pm on Sunday (20/1). Window smashed at the side of the property. BMW and jewellery stolen.

There is currently no description of the offenders. However, a dark coloured hatchback, possibly a VW Golf vehicle has been seen near some of the burglaries.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Steven Bates based at Witney police station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses who were in these areas at the time and may have seen or heard anything unusual.

“Anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage that could help our investigation should contact Thames Valley Police either online or call us on 101, quoting reference 43190019771.

“Residents can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary by taking a few simple steps:

  • When going out, remember to light up your home using timer switches or a TV simulator.
  • Don’t leave valuables or cash on display and store your house and car keys away from your letterbox.
  • Move bins away from any side gates to prevent easy access into your property.
  • Lock any tools away to prevent them being used to break into your home.
  • Consider fitting a motion activated external light or installing a CCTV system.
  • Finally, mark your valuables using a UV pen and register them on the national property register at

“If you see a burglary in progress, or a burglary has occurred very recently, you should always report it by calling 999.”

More burglary prevention advice is available on the Thames Valley Police website at: