Resurfacing at multiple sites August 18

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Road Closure – West, Multiple locations

In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the roads as detailed in the notice in order to facilitate micro asphalt surfacing

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 9th August 2018

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.

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

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Poppy Mounting Sessions

We have two more poppy making sessions coming up. Tuesday 7th August is an evening session from 6pm – 8pm and then Friday 10th August is another daytime session from 1pm to 3pm.

Today’s session was well attended and we completed most of a whole net and some more green stem lengths.

Thank you to all who came along. We had helpers from knitting and crafting groups in Witney, the WI and some residents from Richmond Village. The camo net is looking amazing!

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Advance Notice – Road Closure – The Crofts

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at Witney, The Crofts

A request has been received from SGN for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of  The Crofts whilst essential  Gas connection works are carried out.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate from the 03 September 2018 to and including 07 September 2018

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.

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 also the alternative routes for traffic is attached.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Sean Morrisey of SGN on 07887 825375

T 5805/MR

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Downs Road Toucan Crossings consultation

Oxfordshire County Council is consulting on the proposal for Toucan Crossings on Downs Road.

DOWNS ROAD (WITNEY) – PROPOSED TOUCAN CROSSINGS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Oxfordshire County Council proposes – as a result of the development of adjacent land at Witney Lakes – to install crossings centred at the following locations:

Toucan crossings – a signal controlled crossing for use by both pedestrians and pedal cyclists:

1. Downs Road – approx. 105* metres south of its junction with Curbridge Park Road, 2. Downs Road – approx.295* metres south of its junction with Curbridge Park Road.

* All dimensions are approximate, taken from the centre of the junction to the centre of the feature.

Documents giving more detailed particulars of the scheme are available for public inspection online by visiting: https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk or in person at: County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND from 8.30am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday; and at Witney Library, Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JH, from 9am to 7pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 9am to 1pm Tuesday, and from 9am to 4.30pm Saturday.

Objections to the proposal, specifying the grounds on which they are made and any other representations should be sent in writing to the address below (or via the web address above) no later than 10 August 2017. The County Council will consider objections and representations received in response to this Notice. They may be disseminated widely for these purposes and made available to the public.

Traffic & Road Safety Team (ref: CM.12.6.410) for Director for Infrastructure Delivery, Oxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND.

 

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Armed Forces Day Flag Raising 29th June

This morning the Mayor of Witney, Cllr Brenda Churchill raised the Armed Forces flag at Witney Town Hall. The flag was raised ahead of a weekend of events aimed to demonstrate support for our Armed forces which includes those currently serving, veterans, reservists and cadets.

Armed Forces Day also acknowledges the support of their family and friends.

Cllr Churchill raised the flag with assistance from Deputy Mayor, Cllr Howard Chirgwin. Also attending were Cllr Chris Holliday and Town Clerk, Sharon Groth.

“As an ex- WREN myself it is with great pride and pleasure that I have been asked to raise the flag to honour our Armed Forces who do so much for us all over the world”; said the Mayor.

 

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Press statement – Witney Music Festival

At a full council meeting at Witney Town Council last night the following motion was tabled.

“In light of what we have now heard and the associated problems with the hiring of The Corn Exchange, Witney Town Council can no longer agree to allow the Witney Music Festival to take place on The Leys in August 2018 unless and until a fully approved and complete Event Management Plan which adheres to all the Town Councils terms and conditions as well as all rules on Health and Safety has been received by 9am on Friday 29th June 2018.”

Witney Town Council wishes to demonstrate complete transparency about the decision it has taken to table this motion and the issues that have led us to this point.

 It is not a decision that has been taken lightly. It is based on previous experience of working with the organisers of the Witney Music Festival and on several key points of concern that have not been addressed.

 The organisers are not new to the event or the venue and are aware when booking, of the paperwork required and the deadlines by which that is required, in order for the Town Council to ensure that the permit can be signed off in good time.

 Members of the public attending the festival have the right to know that Witney Town Council, as landlord, has exercised due diligence and is satisfied that organisers have done everything possible to mitigate any risk to and ensure public safety at an event held by a third party on its land.

Thus far the festival has failed to meet the criteria of a safe event.

Organisers of the festival have said that they are happy to work with Witney Town Council to resolve the outstanding issues and the Council hope that this can settle the matter.

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