Witney Town Council


The Town Council is a democratically elected form of government for small parishes. A council may serve as both the representative and executive branch.


Depending upon local laws and regulations, Town Councils usually self-organise and elect a leader to set the agenda of their governing body.


This leader in Witney is granted the title of Town Mayor.




Mission Statement


“To seek continuous improvement in the range and quality of services provided by Witney Town Council, in order to improve the quality of life for the people of Witney”


Corporate Objective


To represent the views and wishes of all residents of Witney.

To promote equality of access to all residents.

To preserve the traditions and identity of the town.

To work independently and in partnership with others to improve the quality of life, be developing and improving facilities and services to the highest standards, at economic cost.

To encourage investment in the town, in order to promote the economic well-being of residents.




As a town council we offer a range of services within Witney. Witney Town Council works closely with West Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council to ensure that all the services provided improve the quality of life for people of Witney.


The responsibilities of Witney Town Council:



Bus Shelters (except at Sainsbury’s)


Civic Ceremonies promoted by the Town Mayor


Grants to Voluntary Organisations

Sports Pitches

Recreation Grounds

Witney Lakes and Meadows

Planning matters (consultee on planning applications for the planning authority)

The Town Hall

Public Halls