Advance Notice Road Closure A4095 Bampton Road Curbridge to Lew



Section 14(1)

Notice of Temporary Traffic Order

Curbridge, A4095 Bampton Road

Prohibition of Through Traffic

Date of Order: 31 July 2017

Coming into force: 4 August 2017

This Order is being introduced because of carriageway maintenance works which are anticipated to take 2 weeks to complete. The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding or waiting in the length of the A4095 from its junction with Well Lane, southwards to its junction with the unnamed road to Yelford.

Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force. Exemptions are included for emergency 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 is via Thorney Leys, Ducklington Lane, A40, B4477 Brize Norton Road, Minster Road, Manor Road, Station 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 (Ref JaC/T5016) for the Director for Infrastructure Delivery, County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND. 0345 310 1111.



Have your say on Witney puffin proposal

People in Witney are being asked to make their views known on proposals to install a new ‘Puffin’ crossing on Thorney Leys.

Oxfordshire County Council has launched a consultation to see what people think of a signaled pedestrian crossing being put in place to help people who need to cross near to the new residential care home.

All the information on the proposals can be found at:

The closing date for all representations is 11 August 2017


Schools In Bloom Winners!

This Year Witney Town Council took a different approach to its Schools in Bloom competition. Normally schools are awarded a sum of money and follow the same criteria that towns and villages follow in the National In Bloom initiatives. They are then paid a visit by Town Council and Rotary judges who award prizes to the top entries.This has been successful for many years but we realised that members of the public never ever got to see the great results as they cannot just pop in to the schools and take a look.
This year we worked with our new Grounds Contractors, Continental Landscapes Limited and Witney Rotary Club to bring the entries out into the community so that everyone can enjoy them. Our contractors supplied each school with a wheelbarrow and 2 bags of compost, the Town Council provided garden Gift Vouchers for Hilltop Garden Centre and Witney Rotary Club, collected, paraded the finished entries as part of Witney Carnival Procession to the Leys.
At the Carnival members of the public were encouraged to vote for their favourites and Witney Rotary Club who award an annual cash prize also selected their winner. The commemorative, Chrissie Curry WOW FACTOR trophy winner was also chosen.
Here are the winning entries for 2017.

1st Queen Emma’s Primary

2nd West Witney Primary

3rd Tower Hill Primary

Rotary choice Witney CommunityPrimary

Chrissie Curry Wow factor The Batts School

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for entering. We look forward to you all taking part again next year. The awards ceremony takes place in September – date to be announced.

The Wheelbarrows are now on display on the Leys until the end of summer.


Witney Schools In Bloom Judging

Every year Witney Town Council holds a ‘Schools In Bloom’ competition, encouraging the schools of the town to get involved with a small gardening project which is then judged by the Town Councillors and members of the Rotary Club of Witney.This year, the task was to plant up a wheelbarrow as inventively and colourful as possible. Judging will be done this year at Saturday’s Town Carnival with the residents deciding which wheelbarrow should win the Challenge Cup. Come along and see which one you think is the best!


West Oxon Community Transport – Driver wanted

Would you like to drive our Community bus. We are looking for a driver to cover Fridays for the time being. Good rates of pay Hrs 0730-1630. Full training given. This is a great opportunity for someone out there. You do not need a psv licence,although having one works just as well for us (just need to have passed your driving test on or before 1997.) If you would like to talk to us about it you can call us on 01993 630124

Thank you

West Oxfordshire Community Transport Team


Armed Forces Flag-raising 19th June

The Mayor of Witney, Cllr Chris Woodward was joined in raising the flag at the beginning of Armed Forces Week by Sjt Warwick of Somme Company (Witney) Oxfordshire Battalion ACF (The Rifles) and Cdt Sigsworth of 2120 Squadron (Witney) RAF Cadets.

Also attending were further cadets from 2120 Squadron and The Rifles, representatives from the Royal British Legion, the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Brenda Churchill and Town Councillors


Advance Warning -Road Closure Witney Town Centre – for Libfest 24th June

Section 16A
Notice of Special Event Order
Libfest Memorial Fun Run & event, Witney
Date of Order: 12 June 2017
Coming into force: 24 June 2017
Notice is hereby given that on the 12 June 2017 Oxfordshire County Council proposes to make an order to facilitate the holding of the Liberty Baker Memorial Fun Run on Saturday 24 June 2017, which is promoted by Jessica Carew-Gibson. The County Council is satisfied that it is not appropriate for the event to be held wholly off road.
The effect of the order, and to ensure safety of participants and supporters, is to temporarily prohibit vehicles between 9.45 and 11.45am from:
Station Lane – between The Leys & Sainsbury`s
Corn Street – the whole road,
Church Green – outside the Church from the top of Station Lane to the area outside Henry Box School, and west side – to prohibit waiting only.
Exemptions are included for emergency services and subject to the safety and progress of the race, for vehicular access to adjacent premises which are only accessible from the closed sections of roads.
The alternative route for the closure is via Witan Way, Langdale Gate, Market Square, High Street, Welch Way and vice versa.
Documents giving more detailed particulars of the Order, including a map and a statement of reasons are available for public inspection at County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and at Witney Library, Welch Way OX28 6JH from 9am to 7pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday; 9am to 1pm Tuesday; and 9am to 5pm Saturday.
Traffic Regulation Team (Ref.MS) for the Director for Infrastructure Planning, County Hall, Oxford, OX1 1ND. Tel 0345 310 1111.


Armed Forces Flag-raising

The Mayor of Witney, Cllr Chris Woodward will be raising the Armed Forces Flag at the Town Hall, 6pm on Monday 19th June to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week. The week culminates in Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24th June.


Battle of Passchendaele Commemorated in Town Council Floral Display

Witney Town Council has marked the Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in a formal carpet bedding display at the end of Welch Way. The Campaign was fought during World War I between July  and November 1917.

The display was installed by the council’s new Grounds Maintenance contractors at the start of June. The simple design consists of the name of the battle and the dates flanked on either side by a large poppy.

On 10th November the end of the battle will be marked by an evening service of remembrance in Witney’s Market Square. The event is being organised by the town’s Army and RAF cadets with Witney Town Council helping to facilitate the service and hosting a reception in the Corn Exchange afterwards.

The event will be one of many that has marked 1914- 18 Centenary anniversaries. These will culminate in 2018 with a large event in November 2018 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the end of WWI. Plans for this include a ‘poppy mile’ that leads from the Corn Exchange, up Church Green and down on to the Leys (the route soldiers would have taken) as they set off to war. The planned new memorial will be installed on the Leys and unveiled at the event.


New Community Noticeboard

Good news. There is now a new noticeboard to replace the one that was removed from Market Square. It is located at the southern end  of Market Square against the railings by the Town Hall.





  • We define the Witney area as – all areas within Witney as defined by the town boundary.
  • Events that are held by community clubs, groups or organisations or charities may be considered for inclusion on the Town’s notice boards, as long as they fall under the Witney area designation (as above) Posters submitted for such events that fall outside the designated area may be included if they can clearly demonstrate that the organisation/s concerned directly offer or are for the benefit to the residents of Witney or comprise Witney residents or enjoy reciprocal advertising arrangements with Witney Town Council.
  • Any event held by or to raise funds for a charity must include the registered charity number on the poster.
  • Charities may submit a poster for an event even if the charity’s registered address is outside the Witney area. If the event is outside the Witney area its inclusion will be at the discretion of the Officers of Witney Town Council in accordance with the paragraph (b) above.
  • No commercial organisation or event will be advertised unless such event is held in one of the Witney Town Council’s Venues as indicated in the Contract of Hire of said Public Hall or venue. No posters for an event held by a commercial organisation and held in any venue other than the Witney Town Council’s Public Halls will be accepted for display.
  • Posters should be no larger than A4 in size.
  • No poster will be displayed more than six weeks before the due date of the event.
  • All posters will be removed at the first opportunity after the date of the event.
  • All posters will be displayed by Witney Town Council on its notice boards free of charge.
  • Posters for display must be submitted to the Town Hall at least one week before the date of the event.
  • Witney Town Council is not responsible for the accuracy of the information displayed on the posters. It is the responsibility of the organisation concerned to ensure that all information displayed is accurate. Any errors are the sole responsibility of the event organiser.

Town Council Facebook Problem

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