Advance Notice – Road Closure, Burford Road, 4th October to 8th October

Road Closure Map

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at Witney, Burford Road

A request has been received from Thames Water for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Burford Road whilst a new water main connection is installed.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate from the 4 October 2021 up to and including the 8 October 2021. This is a 24 hour per day closure.

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 Thames Water Customer Helpline on 08003169800 .

T9153 / RAG

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Children’s Christmas Light Competition

Witney Town Council’s Design a Christmas Light competition is back this year.  It’s a great opportunity for children to have a piece of their artwork displayed among the Christmas lights.

Here are Jude and Daisy with their recent winning designs.

Daisy with her candy cane design
Daisy with her Candy Cane design

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jude with his star design
Jude with his Christmas Star design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The competition is open to any child currently at Primary School in Witney and is sponsored by Scott Fraser. The winning design will be turned into a light and installed on the Town Hall ready for the Switch On.

Entries can be submitted via email or post and we have provided a template for you to use or you can just draw a square on an A4 sheet of paper to use. Please return your entries to:

info@witney-tc.gov.uk or Witney Town Council, Town Hall, Witney OX28 6AG

Deadline extended to 4.30pm on the 23rd July.

Don’t forget to pop your name, age, school and contact details on the picture when you return it.

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AGENDA AND ZOOM LINK -CLIMATE, BIODIVERSITY AND PLANNING COMMITTEE 8 June 2021

Agenda front sheet Climate Biodiversity Planning 8 June 21

Planning Applications 08.06.21

The Zoom link for the meeting is:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 8, 2021 06:00 PM London
Topic: Climate, Biodiversity & Planning

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/94671613275?pwd=QUgzNmIxbEhqcW15U0RMemM2YjVydz09
Passcode: 478285
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Or Telephone:
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Webinar ID: 946 7161 3275
Passcode: 478285
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aK9uCtOoa

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Agenda and Zoom Link -Climate, Biodiversity and Planning Committee 18 May 2021

Agenda frontsheet Climate Biodiversity Planning 18 May 21

Planning Applications 18.05.21

 

 

When: May 18, 2021 06:00 PM London

Topic: Climate, Biodiversity & Planning Committee

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Passcode: 194407

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Webinar ID: 978 6163 9453

Passcode: 194407

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/avzH03KU4

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Agenda and Zoom Link for Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Monday, 17th May, 2021

Agenda Parks Recreation 17th May 2021

ZOOM LINK

When: May 17, 2021 06:00 PM London

Topic: Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Passcode: 634862

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Webinar ID: 948 4072 3198

Passcode: 634862

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aLgpLS5sK

 

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NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day

NHS day flag
Covid-19 affected us all and brought many changes to our daily lives.
In Witney we have been celebrating our COVID Heroes by nominating local people, organisations and businesses whose incredible and selfless acts of kindness may otherwise have gone unnoticed.
You can continue to nominate these amazingly generous folks on the Witney Covid Heroes page of our website.
On 5th July Witney Town Council will also be taking part in the first #NHSDay NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day, a national day of thanks, and remembrance of those who lost their lives because of COVID-19.
Witney Town Council will be flying a special flag and will light up the Corn Exchange in blue to honour them.
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Local Election Results

Congratulations to the following councillors, elected to serve Witney on the District and County Councils.

 

Results for the District Council

District Council Election Results Witney South Ward
Witney South – Elected – Mark Johnson Conservative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Council Election Results Witney West Ward
Witney West – Elected – Jane Doughty Conservative

 

District Council Election Results Witney East Ward
Witney East – Elected – Duncan Enright – Labour & Co-operative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Council Election Results Witney North Ward
Witney North – Elected – Andrew Prosser – Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Council Election Results Witney Central Ward
Witney Central – Elected – Andrew Coles – Labour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Council Election Results Witney South and Central
Witney South & Central – Elected – Andrew Coles – Labour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Council Election Results Witney West and Bampton
Witney West & Bampton – Elected – Ted Fenton – Conservative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Council Election Results Witney North and East
Witney North & East – Elected – Duncan Enright – Labour & Co-operative

Result of the election of a Police and Crime Commissioner is as follows:

Matthew Barber elected to serve the Thames Valley Police Area

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Great British Spring Clean #MillionMileMission

Keep Britain Tidy is calling on groups and individuals to pledge to pick litter as part of its Great British Spring Clean Event. #MillionMileMission. They are calculating the number of litter miles that will be picked by volunteers #LitterHeroes through out the campaign which runs from 28th May to 13th June. So far, 535,209.45 miles have been pledged towards the million mile total.
To find out more about the Great British Spring Clean visit www.keepbritaintidy.org and find out how you can pledge to pick as a group or as an individual.
 
It’s great for physical and mental health whilst also being good for our environment.
 
What a fantastic way to show some love to the streets, parks and other open spaces that became so valuable to many of us during the COVID-19 Lockdowns.
Great British Spring Clean campaign graphic
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Second Term Of Office For Mayor and Leader and Deputies

At the Annual Council Meeting of Witney Town Council on Tuesday  4th May it was resolved to re-elect  the town’s current Mayor, Cllr Joy Aitman and her Deputy, Cllr Liz Duncan to serve a second term of office, given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their first year.

At the same time Leader of the Council, Cllr Luci Ashbourne and Deputy Leader, Cllr Vicky Gwatkin were also selected to serve for a second year.

Mayor Joy Aitman commented,

“I am absolutely delighted to be elected to a second term as Mayor of Witney, along with my Deputy, Cllr Liz Duncan.
Last year most of our work was on Zoom or small Covid secure visits. This year we hope to be back out amongst the community, throwing ourselves into working alongside various projects in town and raising funds for our amazing charities.

 We will be striving to reunite the residents of Witney and continue to support those most affected by the crisis.  Please do contact us if you would like a visit or have any suggestions.”  

Mayor Councillor Joy Aitman
Mayor Councillor Joy Aitman

 

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Agenda and Zoom Link -Annual Council Meeting Tuesday 4 May 2021

Please find attached an agenda and link to the zoom meeting for this year’s Annual Council Meeting

Agenda Annual Council meeting – 4th May 2021

When: May 4, 2021 07:00 PM London

Topic: Annual Meeting of Witney Town Council

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/93663149446?pwd=NEQ4WmExN2FYNUZHM1hwa3I5NDI1dz09

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Webinar ID: 936 6314 9446

Passcode: 565845

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/adc93YNdQo

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Climate, Biodiversity & Planning Committee Agenda 20th April 2021 & Meeting link

Climate Biodiversity & Planning agenda 20.04.21

Planning Applications 20.04.2021

When: Apr 20, 2021 06:00 PM London

Topic: Climate, Biodiversity & Planning Committee Meeting

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/99582905651?pwd=R2UrWk5uSjhlRDdqZnVteVlOOEJPdz09

Passcode: 484885

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Webinar ID: 995 8290 5651

Passcode: 484885

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aewlCJPitR

 

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Full Council Meeting Mon 12th April Zoom Link and agenda

Full Council Meeting Agenda 12.04.21

When: Apr 12, 2021 07:00 PM London

Topic: Council Meeting

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Webinar ID: 929 4044 9313

Passcode: 860825

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/acHvdlUXGC

 

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Road Works Bladon & Hanborough, A4095 (from : A44 Woodstock Road/Bladon Road roundabout to Lower Road, Hanborough

POSTED ON BEHALF OF OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Map showing location of closure
Map showing location of closure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map showing Diversion

Map showing Diversion

 

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 AND WAITING ON THE HIGHWAY

BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES

         LOCATION:         Bladon & Hanborough, A4095 (from : A44 Woodstock Road/Bladon Road roundabout to Lower Road, Hanborough

                     

          REASON:            To facilitate carriageway patching works

           DURATION:        Starting on 15 May 2021 

                                        The anticipated completion date is 19 May 2021(date included). This woill operate during 05:00–07:30, 09:30-15:30 and 18:00-20:00

                                         (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

 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.

           SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: via A4095 – A415 – A40 – A44

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.

 

T8659/AC

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Update on the 2021 Annual Town Meeting

Update on the 2021 Annual Town Meeting

Witney TC new logo

The Annual Town Meeting usually assembles in March every year. Fortunately the last meeting was held prior to first lockdown in March 2020, as usual.
However, due to ongoing concern for public safety, Witney Town Council has taken the decision to cancel the meeting this year, which needed to held by 1 June 2021. We look forward to hosting the Annual Town Meeting, as normal, again in 2022.

In the meantime, if residents have town issues they wish to raise directly with the Town Council please email info@witney-tc.gov.uk .

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Temporary Road Closure and “No Waiting” restriction at – Witney, A40 Witney Bypass (East Bound)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure and “No Waiting” restriction at – Witney, A40 Witney Bypass (East Bound)

 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 patching work.

Location of roadworks A40 eastbound
Location of roadworks A40 eastbound

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 10/04/2021.

The anticipated completion date is 20/04/2021. The works will run each night from 20:00 to 06:00 for a maximum period of 5 nights within this period.

Map showing Diversion
Map showing Diversion

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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Witney Town Council Precept 2021

The average taxpayer in Witney will be asked to pay a precept rise of less than 40 pence a month for Witney Town Council’s share of the Council Tax from 1st April. The decision to increase the precept payment was agreed unanimously by all members of Witney Town Council at its meeting of the Full Council on Monday 15th February 2021.

The precept has increased by 3% which will enable the Town Council to maintain its council’s general fund and fulfil its statutory obligations. This is a rise of £4.64 per Band ‘D’ property for the year.

The Town Council offers a range of services to residents, which include: Allotments, Cemeteries, Civic and Community Events, Grants to Voluntary Organisations, Sports Pitches, Public Halls, eleven Recreation Grounds, Planning Matters (consultee on planning applications for the planning authority), The Town Hall and Street Scene.

Many of these do not generate any income and need constant re-investment to enable them to remain an asset for the community.

The precept also takes into account budget setting for specific projects across the town and these include:

  • Park Road Play area
  • Open Spaces Strategy
  • Corn Exchange phase 2 – seating, lighting and sound
  • Windrush Place new allotments
  • Cemeteries – review of accessibility and associated works
  • Rebranding
  • Christmas lights display – retender

The Town Council, in common with many businesses, has lost income during the last year due to the pandemic. It is not eligible for any of the Central Government grants and furthermore, it has also lost the Council Tax Support grant.

The forecast cost of running the Town Council’s services for 2021-2022, cannot be anticipated due to the pandemic, so this years’ budget represents a prudent estimate of income and outgoings.

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 Town Council looks forward to maximising the benefits from the small increase in continuing to improve and upgrade the delivery of its services and meeting the expectations the aspirations of its residents.

Cllr Luci Ashbourne, Leader of the Council said;

“I’m proud that – despite the challenges the last year has thrown at us, and the resultant funding difficulties – Witney Town Council is only raising its council tax by around 10 pence a week.

This will not only allow us to continue providing our services, but also to expand what we can offer to the people of Witney at a time when our community needs it the most, and to carry on with the many exciting developments that are in the pipeline.

Whether it is a revitalised Corn Exchange, revamped open spaces, or helping the town’s many volunteer groups respond to the challenges of the ‘new normal’, the Town Council is committed to being the progressive, dynamic and forward-thinking council that Witney deserves”

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