Full Council Meeting – 27th July 2020 Virtual Meeting Link

Please see the link below which will enable you to watch the meeting of the Full Council on Monday 27th July 2020 at 7pm via Zoom.

If you would like to speak on any agenda item listed please contact the Town Clerk (townclerk@witney-tc.gov.uk) 24 hours prior to the meeting so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Please click the link below to join the meeting:

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Climate, Biodiversity and Planning Committee Meeting 21 July 2020 Virtual Meeting Link

Please see the link below which will enable you to watch the meeting of the Town Council’s Climate, Biodiversity and Planning Committee on Tuesday  21st July 2020 at 6pm via Zoom.

If you would like to speak on any agenda item listed please contact the Town Clerk (townclerk@witney-tc.gov.uk) 24 hours prior to the meeting so the necessary arrangements can be made.

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Policy, Governance and Finance Virtual Committee Meeting Link13 July 2020

Please see the link below which will enable you to watch the meeting of the Town Council’s Policy, Governance and Finance Committee on Monday 13th July 2020 at 6pm via Zoom.

If you would like to speak on any agenda item listed please contact the Town Clerk (townclerk@witney-tc.gov.uk) 24 hours prior to the meeting so the necessary arrangements can be made.

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Play Areas – 3 Play areas reopened

Witney Town Council is pleased to announce that Burwell, Woodgreen and Quarry Road play areas have opened today and these will be followed by others as the week progresses.

The safety of everyone is paramount and we have been using the time since the recently issued Government guidance on reopening to carefully risk assess each play area and start to implement necessary changes required to make them safe for our residents and visitors.

To allow for safe play and social distancing there are restrictions on the total number of people that can be inside the fenced areas. Please take note of these on the posters you will find at each of the open play spaces when you arrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Play Areas Update

 

Unfortunately, we will not be reopening any of our playgrounds or outdoor gym equipment on Saturday 4 July.

The health and safety of our residents and visitors is our priority, and therefore we need time to consider the practical implications of the recently issued Government guidance on reopening.

It is however our intention to reopen as soon as practical and we would like to thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further updates.

 

 

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Stronger Communities Committee 6 July 2020 Virtual Meeting Link

Please see the link below which will enable you to watch the meeting of the Town Council’s Stronger Communities Committee on Monday 6th July 2020 at 6pm via Zoom.

If you would like to speak on any agenda item listed please contact the Town Clerk (townclerk@witney-tc.gov.uk) 24 hours prior to the meeting so the necessary arrangements can be made.

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Reopening of Play Areas

 

child on play equipmentFollowing the recent Government announcement that play areas and outdoor gyms can reopen, Witney Town Council is working hard to reopen these and taking precautions to manage risk. We will communicate further information when we can reopen them. Please remember. They remain closed for now.

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Halls, Cemeteries and Allotments Committee 29 June 2020 Virtual Meeting Link

Please see the link below which will enable you to watch the meeting of the Town Council’s Halls, Cemeteries and Allotments Committee on Monday 29th June 2020 at 6pm via Zoom.

If you would like to speak on any agenda item listed please contact the Town Clerk (townclerk@witney-tc.gov.uk) 24 hours prior to the meeting so the necessary arrangements can be made.

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Climate, Biodiversity and Planning Committee 30 June 2020 Virtual Meeting Link

Please see the link below which will enable you to watch the meeting of the Town Council’s Climate, Biodiversity and Planning Committee on Monday 30th June 2020 at 6pm via Zoom.

If you would like to speak on any agenda item listed please contact the Town Clerk (townclerk@witney-tc.gov.uk) 24 hours prior to the meeting so the necessary arrangements can be made.

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Sport and Play Committee 22 June 2020 Virtual Meeting Link

Please see the link below which will enable you to watch the meeting of the Town Council’s Sport & Play Committee on Monday 22nd June 2020 at 6pm via Zoom .

If you would like to speak on any agenda item listed please contact the Town Clerk (townclerk@witney-tc.gov.uk) 24 hours prior to the meeting so the necessary arrangements can be made.

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Witney’s Big Green Plan

Graphic describing main features of the plan , 20 mph speed limit, widened footways, pedestrian and cycling zones, one way street with contraflow for cycles, school streets, pop-up cycling facilities

 At its extraordinary Council meeting on 8th June Witney Town Council put forward the following motion.

Witney Town Council notes that a consortium of councillors, residents and social enterprises in the town worked together to compose ‘Witney Reallocating Road Space Proposals’ – termed ‘Witney’s Big Green Plan’ – which was submitted to Oxfordshire County Council on 18 May. The measures were drafted in relation to travel in the town whilst public transport capacity is limited and social distancing is required due to COVID-19. They were informed by a wealth of detailed local knowledge, including from Windrush Bike Project.

We note that the main recommendations of Witney’s plan, which was tailored to the government’s proposals, match OCC’s stated priorities:

  • School Streets
  • 20 mph speed limits
  • Reallocation of road space in favour of pedestrians and cyclists

We express commitment to Witney’s Big Green Plan throughout and beyond the pandemic by

  • working with Witney’s Traffic Advisory Committee to implement the plan alongside representatives from all councils, transport providers and user groups
  • setting out the contents of the plan formally in a WTC Active Travel Infrastructure Development Plan
  • communicating with residents as we work together to improve safety, public health, air quality and sustainability.

Having moved to formalise ‘Witney’s Big Green Plan’, Witney Town Council will continue to feed local details and wish lists into work being prioritised by the County and District Councils and will look at how it can access the funding available to facilitate measures which reduce vehicle miles in the town and promote active travel choices by creating new walking and cycling spaces. The plans will capitalise on emergency measures already planned and implemented in response to the need to get the town ’open’ again following the Covid -19 lockdown.
It is hoped to find ways to extend these temporary measures to make some of these permanent.

Improving existing infrastructure and connectivity will benefit those with a rediscovered appreciation of walking and cycling as a safer, greener and cheaper option for getting around.  Active travel reduces both air pollution and congestion and therefore meets the  criteria within the Town Council’s Climate Emergency sustainability priorities.

Cllr Ruth Smith, chair of the Climate, Biodiversity and Planning committee, says,

Everyone I have corresponded with – at county, other Witney councillors, our MP – states the two parallel purposes of improving active travel now: responding to the COVID-19 crisis and starting to embed the changes we know we need regardless. As a town council, we have resolved to look for opportunities to make Witney greener and healthier at every turn. We know there are people who have to drive, so we will seek solutions that acknowledge that, whilst leading the call for safer and more connected all-age cycling and walking.”

 

To comment on the social distancing changes to the town centre, which can be adapted, please contact West Oxfordshire District Council at enquiries@westoxon.gov.uk

To have your say on how the government’s Reallocating Road Space Phase 2 funding should be spent in Witney, please fill in this Oxfordshire Country Council questionnaire: https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/OxfordshireActiveTransport

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Covid-19 SafeStart Restrictions, road change

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

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

LOCATION: Road Closure: Witney, High Street
Parking Suspension: High Street between Witan Way and Corn Street

REASON: Emergency closure to facilitate public safety for Covid-19 SafeStart Restrictions, road change.

DURATION: Starting on 17 June 2020
The anticipated completion date is 25 June 2020 (date included). This is a 24 hour road closure.

(Traffic Regulation Notices cover a maximum of 5 consecutive days.)

ACCESS: Limited access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles, buses, deliveries, disabled drivers and for frontages within the closed section of road.

TRO: The relevant parts of the “Oxfordshire County Council (Various Roads – West Oxfordshire) (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting and Permitted Parking) Order 2012” () as amended, will be temporarily suspended

SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: via A4095, Woodford Way, Welch Way and vice versa

Further information Highways 0345 310 1111 Map showing new restrictions and diversions as described in the order Map showing new restrictions and diversions as described in the order

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Climate, Biodiversity & Planning Committee Agenda

Climate Biodiversity Planning 16 June – Agenda

Planning Applications 16.06.20

All Council meetings are open to the public unless otherwise stated.  The Climate, Biodiversity & Planning Committee are scheduled to meet on Tuesday 16 June at 6pm and you can watch the meeting by following this link https://zoom.us/j/95539955337?pwd=N05Mcjh1cnpTVGM4Rm5OWEg3bndMdz09

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Under the Council’s public participation policy if members of the public wishing to address the Climate, Biodiversity & Planning Committee on an agenda item you must contact the Town Clerk (townclerk@witney-tc.gov.uk) at least 24 hours before the meeting in order to arrange the necessary access to be able to speak at the meeting due to it being held virtually.

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Witney Town Council Meeting Virtual Meeting Link

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jun 8, 2020 07:00 PM London
Topic: Witney Town Council – Full Council Meeting
 
Please click the link below to join the meeting:
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Councillors and officers attending the Annual Council Meeting remotely
Agendas and Reports are here
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Advance Notice Road Closure – Cogges Hill Road and Stanton Harcourt Road

Map showing diversion round road closure in CoggesTemporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Road Closure and “No Waiting” restriction at – Stanton Harcourt Rd & Cogges Hill Rd
 
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 above to facilitate carriageway resurfacing & patching works.
 
A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 24/08/2020.
The anticipated completion date is 28/08/2020 (full closure 24hrs each day).
 
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 Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11.
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