Buttercross Repairs

Don’t be alarmed if you see fencing around the Buttercross. Work is on structural repairs to the failed timbers has completed and some roof work is scheduled to follow. Please bear with us while we apply some TLC to this much loved and iconic landmark.

The clock was repaired earlier this month and the structural work is a continuation of the scheduled restoration.

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Armistice Centenary anniversary in pictures

We have galleries of pictures on Facebook that cover all the commemorative  events and projects over the weekend.

Witney’s Poppy Mile

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WitneyTownCouncil/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1892816697481800

Armistice Centenary WWI Exhibition

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WitneyTownCouncil/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1892883974141739

Armistice Centenary Best Dressed Window

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WitneyTownCouncil/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1892924577471012

Armistice Centenary Dinner

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RAF Freedom Parade

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WitneyTownCouncil/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1892946947468775

Armistice Centenary Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance

https://www.facebook.com/278394255590727/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1893947474035389

Armistice Play Day

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WitneyTownCouncil/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1894089004021236

Armistice Centenary Afternoon Tea and Performances

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Dedication of the Armistice Centenary Memorial

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WitneyTownCouncil/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1894133310683472

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Leys Play Area Closure

Please note – The Leys Play area will be closed until Thursday 1st November while some vandalised equipment is repaired. We will be taking the opportunity to perform some routine maintenance at the same time.

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Temporary Road Closure and “No Waiting” restriction – at Witney, Woodgreen

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure and “No Waiting” restriction – at Witney, Woodgreen

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 Micro-Asphalt Surfacing Works.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 26/10/2018.

The anticipated completion date is 30/10/2018.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and restriction and will operate on the days shown above.

The “No Waiting” restriction means that wherever there are in place yellow “No Waiting” cones, you will not be able to park vehicles on the highway.

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.

 

T5999/MR

 

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Be Part of Witney’s Poppy Mile

Giant nets are out in the Corn Exchange today (Wed 16th October) and again on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and on the morning of Saturday 20th October to give as many people as possible the chance to attach a poppy to them and be part of Witney’s Poppy Mile.
It’s a huge task and will form the starting point of the poppy tribute so please come and join in.
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Temporary Footway Closure, Parking Bay Suspension and Relocate Bus Stop – at Witney, Corn Street

OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Section 14(1)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Footway Closure, Parking Bay Suspension and Relocate Bus Stop – at Witney, Corn Street

Date of Order: 19th November 2018

Coming into force: 28th November 2018

End date: 28th May 2019

A request has been received from Abbey Mill Homes LTD  for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Corn Street whilst essential Footway Maintenance works are carried out.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 28/11/2018  The estimated duration of the works programme is 6 months.

(The maximum duration of a TTRO on a road is 18 months and on a footpath is 6 months, or until completion of the works, whichever is the earlier.)

Notice of intention to make the Order will be published in the local press.

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works. Please note that access routes will depend on exactly where the works vehicles are at any time and may need to be negotiated with the gang on site as necessary.

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

This Order is being introduced because of building development works which are anticipated to take 6 months to complete –  with work time from 07:30 hrs to 17:30 hrs including weekends.

The effect of the Order is to close temporarily the footway and suspend some parking in Corn Street, on the north side of the road east of Corn Bar for approximately 250 metres. The bus stops will be relocated during the period of work time to the eastern end of the works.

Exemptions are included for emergency services and for the works and for pedestrian access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of footpath.

Appropriate signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.

This Order will remain in force for a maximum period of 6 months or until the works have been completed whichever is the sooner.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Jenny Draper of Abbey Mills Homes Ltd on 01234 815628.

 

 

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Bus Shelter Art Competition – Get your image featured

We are extending the Bus Shelter Art Project for a second year and would like to open up the opportunity for individuals to see their own artwork and images featured on the town’s shelters.

We welcome your submissions of original photographs, paintings or sketches for use on panels. Imagine your artwork reproduced at a large scale and out there for all to see!

Your work must be accompanied by a signed copy of the  Terms and Conditions. You can download one here

Artwork competition rules – Tcs and Cs

 

 

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Temporary Road Closure at Witney, A4095 Woodgreen

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

 TEMPORARILY PROHIBITS THE USE OF THE HIGHWAY

BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES

         LOCATION:         Witney, A4095 Woodgreen

                  

          REASON:           Carriageway resurfacing works

  

DURATION:         Starting on 07th November 2018 (each night 20:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs)

                             The anticipated completion date is 10th November 2108 at 06:00 hrs

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

                   ACCESS:             Limited access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for frontages within the closed section of road, subject to the progress of the works

  SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: The alternative routes for traffic are via: B4022 Newland, Jubilee Way, A4095 Woodstock Road and vice versa.

In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the road as detailed above in order to facilitate carriageway resurfacing works.

 

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 07/11/2018 (each night 20:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs)  ).

The anticipated completion date is 10/11/2018 at 06:00 hrs.

 

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 also the alternative routes for traffic is attached.

 

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

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Corn Street Proposed Parking Restrictions

RE: CONSULTATION – Corn Street (Witney) Proposed Parking Restrictions (DYLs)

Oxfordshire County Council is seeking your views on the proposal to extend the existing ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ (double-yellow lines) parking restrictions on Corn Street in Witney. The proposals are being put forward in response to the development of land and the creation of a new access on the north side of Corn Street. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents attached:

The proposed Traffic Regulation Order was advertised in the Witney Gazette today; Wednesday 03rd October 2018, and details are also available to view on the Councils consultation pages at the address below:

https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/CornStreetWitneyDYL/consultationHome

 

As stated on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 02nd November 2018.

 

Oxfordshire County Council Highways 0345 310 111

 

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Raising the Merchant Navy Day Flag

This morning at 10am Deputy Mayor and ex Merchant Navy Officer Councillor Howard Chirgwin, proudly represented the people of Witney and stated that he was ‘proud to be honouring and recognising the service given to our island nation by seafarers.’

 

In this Centenary year, Cllr Chirgwin highlighted how the title of British Merchant Navy was bestowed on the then, British Merchant Shipping Fleet following their service in World War I.

In the 4 year period between 1914 and 1918 approximately 8 million tons of British shipping was lost at sea and around 15,000 seafarers gave their lives serving their country whilst at sea.

 

The 3rd September has been chosen as Merchant Navy Day as it marks the day on which the first British Merchant ship was lost at the start of the Second World War. SS Athenia was torpedoed to the west of Ireland en route from Liverpool to Canada. She was a passenger ship carrying 1103 passengers and 315 crew. She sank with a loss of 112 lives, 93 passengers and 19 crew.

 

Councillor Chirgwin then read a message from HRH the Earl of Wessex before raising the Red Ensign (or red duster as it is often fondly referred to) with a representative from the Merchant Navy, Sub Lt (SCC) RNR Tony Ingham.

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