Advance Notice Road Closure Burford Road 8th April

POSTED ON BEHALF OF OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Advance Notice Road Closure Burford Road 8th April
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: Witney, A4095 Burford Road
REASON: To facilitate carriageway patching work
DURATION: Starting on 08 April 2021
The anticipated completion date is 15 April 2021. (date included). This will operate from 05:00 to 07:30, 09:30 to 15:30 and 18:00 to 20:00 The road will be closed for a maximum period of 5 days within this period.
(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, High Street, Welch Way
Enquiries to Oxfordshire Highways 0345 310 1111
Map showing extent of Burford Road Closure
Map showing diversion route for Burford Road Closure
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Advance Notice Road Closure Downs Road – Curbridge 8 March

POSTED ON BEHALF OF OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Downs Road – Curbridge
OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Section 14(1)
Notice of Temporary Traffic Order
Curbridge-Downs Road
Prohibition of Through Traffic
Date of Order: 8 March 2021
Coming into force: 15 March 2021
This Order is being introduced because of carriageway improvement works which are anticipated to be completed on 26 March 2021.
Map of Downs Road Closure
The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding in the section of Downs Road south of range road, between its junction with Wheatfield Drive and the Public footpath at Curbridge Park Road.
Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.
Exemptions are included for police, fire and ambulance 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 affected by the closure is via -Range Road-Deer Park Road-Curbridge Road-Main 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 T8534 / RAG for the Director for Infrastructure Delivery, County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND.
0345 310 1111.
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Advance Notice Road Closure Burford Road 1 March

POSTED ON BEHALF OF OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Advance Notice Road Closure Burford Road 1 March
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: Witney, A4095 Burford Road (PSD 21)
REASON: Carriageway patching works
DURATION: Starting on 1 March 2021
The anticipated completion date is 2 March 2021
(2 days closure and each day from 09:30hrs to 15:30hrs)
(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: The alternative routes for traffic are via a combination of A4095 – High Street – Welch Way – A4095 and vice-versa.
Map showing extent of Burford Road Closure
Map showing diversion route for Burford Road Closure
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FLOOD WARNING WITNEY – ACT NOW

A flood warning is in force for the River Windrush area. There are things you should do depending on the severity of the alert. This poster is a useful guide.

Flood warning in force now -Witney  Flooding is possible – act now

What to do in a flood poster

 

The poster describes 3 levels of flood warning:

 Flood alert – Prepare

Image of flood alert symbol

  • prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents
  • check flood warnings

    Flood warning – Act

    Image of flood warning symbol

    • turn off gas, water and electricity
    • move things upstairs or to safety
    • move family, pets and car to safety
  • Severe flood warning – Survive

    Image of severe flood warning symbol

     

 

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WITNEY ACTIVE TRAVEL SCHEME CONSULTATION

WITNEY ACTIVE TRAVEL SCHEME
Don’t miss your chance to take part in this consultation with Oxfordshire County Council
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‘We welcome your views on a major cycle scheme for Witney.
Residents of Witney are being asked to offer their views on a major new cycle scheme to help make the town a safer place to cycle and walk, to cut vehicle journeys and offer cleaner air.
Oxfordshire County Council has funding from government and the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) to help people make more journeys in the town by bike or on foot. We call this active travel and we have involved local people and groups to help us to develop the proposed changes.
Government launched the active travel fund in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund is designed to support economic recovery and enable people to travel safely whilst maintaining social distancing. However, the long term ambition is for walking and cycling to become the norm for short journeys, or as part of a longer journey, with places that are designed first and foremost for people on foot or bicycle. This has led Oxfordshire County Council to further develop and expand the Oxfordshire active travel programme.
The Witney active travel scheme will deliver sustainable cycle routes across central Witney and join-up with further future improvements to walking and cycling in western Witney. It will provide a continuous east-west route across the whole town, making it easier for people to travel by bike or on foot.’
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Policy Governance and Finance Meeting 6pm 1 February 2021: Virtual Meeting Link

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Emergency Road Closure – Corn Street, Witney

EMERGENCY NOTICE

POSTED ON BEHALF OF OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
 
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, Corn Street
REASON: Emergency closure to facilitate sewer repairs in carriageway
 
DURATION: Starting on 22 January 2021
The anticipated completion date is 04 February 2021 (date included). This will operate between 08:00 and 17:00 (Emergency Traffic Regulation Notices cover a maximum of 21 days)
 
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: via Ducklington Lane, Witan Way, Station Lane, Langdale Gate and vice versa
Enquiries – Oxfordshire County Council Highways Department
0345 310 1111

Map showing Corn Street closure and diversions

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Advance Notice Road Closure North Leigh, A4095 May 2021

Posted on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council

Map of North Leigh area showing extent of closure

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:         North Leigh, A4095

                    

          REASON:            To facilitate resurfacing carriageway and improving signage

 

DURATION:         Starting on 10 May 2021

                                        The anticipated completion date is 14 May 2021 (date included). This will operate between 19:30 and 06:00

                                        (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

 

 

          SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: via A4095, A44, A40, B4022, Jubilee Way, A4095 and vice versa

 Enquiries OCC Highways department  0345 310 1111

   

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Witney Town Council to Undergo Staff Restructure.

STATEMENT 25 January 2021
 
Witney Town Council to Undergo Staff Restructure.
The Council will be restructuring to match the ambitions of its new administration.
 
 
Witney Town Council has agreed to undertake a significant and radical overhaul of its current staffing structure, following a consultation with the Local Government Resource Centre (LGRC).
 
Having employed the services of LGRC to conduct a comprehensive review into the current capacity of the Town Council, Councillors voted unanimously to accept the subsequent recommendations, in order to enact a radical and positive transformation.
 
The new administration, elected in 2019, believed that the current staff set-up of Witney Town Council, which had been largely unchanged for many years, needed dramatically expanding, in order to match the aspirations of the council, and to better serve and respond to the needs of an ever-growing town.
 
When complete, the restructuring will provide ample capacity for the Council to make real many of its targets and ambitions, including the redevelopment of the Corn Exchange into a brand new arts centre; an ongoing upgrade of sports and leisure facilities in the town; and the previously-agreed commitments to fighting climate change and becoming carbon neutral by 2028.
 
The implementation of the restructure, which will start with immediate effect, will be an intense period lasting approximately three months, so please bear with us while this transition takes place.
 
The restructure will create several extra roles, and allow Witney Town Council to reflect the desires of those who overwhelmingly voted for change in the 2019 elections, turning it into a future-proofed, grassroots and community-focused organisation that delivers for the people of Witney, both now and for years to come.
 
 
ENDS
Notes for the editor
About Witney Town Council – http://www.witney-tc.gov.uk/
Witney Town Council is the third tier of local government for Witney. Established in 1974, it serves a population of more than 28,000 residents. There are six electoral wards within the town boundary and 17 elected town councillors who form the democratically elected body.
Witney Town Council declared a climate emergency in June 2019 and is committed to ensuring that the town does everything possible to become net-zero carbon neutral and to ensure a cleaner, better future for its residents.
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Flood alert – River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge

A flood alert is in force for the River Windrush area. There are things you should do depending on the severity of the alert. This poster is a useful guide.

Flood alert in force now -River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge. Flooding is possible – be prepared

What to do in a flood poster

 

The poster describes 3 levels of flood warning:

 Flood alert – Prepare

Image of flood alert symbol

  • prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents
  • check flood warnings

    Flood warning – Act

    Image of flood warning symbol

    • turn off gas, water and electricity
    • move things upstairs or to safety
    • move family, pets and car to safety
  • Severe flood warning – Survive

    Image of severe flood warning symbol

     

 

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Climate, Biodiversity and Planning Committee – 26 January 2021 at 6pm, Virtual Meeting Link

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Stronger Communities Committee – 25 January 2021 at 6pm, Virtual Meeting Link

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halls Cemeteries and Allotments Committee – 18 January 2020 at 6pm – Virtual Meeting Link

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A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR WITNEY HEROES

Witney Hero Plaque
Witney Hero badge
It is time to acknowledge the enormous debt of thanks we owe to all those in our town who have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with dedication and hard work. These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things that have an immediate, positive, and tangible impact on the morale and wellbeing of others in the town.
Collectively, they set about improving the lives and situations of neighbours, friends, and total strangers. Tapping into the connectivity of a town-wide network of neighbours, organisations and local businesses, and taking advantage of the more or less immediate response ability of social media, they have identified need and addressed it.
Some act alone, others as teams, combining forces to harness the considerable power of our local community, channelling their efforts into supporting and assisting the most vulnerable, and precarious people, groups, and struggling small businesses in our town.
From Social media pages that offer regular and up to date bulletins on available help, give space to calls for help, and advertising opportunities; to others that offer a place to check in, have a chat and get a boost of positivity; to practical assistance, Witney has it covered.
Lockdown, for some means that a lack of contact with family and friends makes the most mundane tasks extraordinarily daunting or challenging, leaving them feeling isolated or lonely. Witney has it covered.
Local businesses have been given free space to advertise and they have stepped up too, offering free or low-cost goods and services, or special shopping hours for key workers and the vulnerable. Witney has it covered.
Cllr Joy Aitman, Mayor of Witney remarked,
“We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of kindness across the community. Everyone is doing what they can to make sure nobody is left wanting. We are seeing the very best in people at the very worst of times.“
This determined force for good has made a huge difference to the health and wellbeing of our immediate community, and made a contribution to the national effort to protect and care for residents in our town whether known to them or not.
Cllr, Liz Duncan added,
“We are all so thankful for the help which continues to come from people in our wonderful Witney community. Support is given without asking for thanks or reward, and makes such a difference to so many people”
Witney Town Council wants to recognise these champions. Those who have been inspiring action and positive change and all those that work hard behind the scenes, setting up and monitoring social media pages, fetching and carrying, packing food parcels or calling someone just to check in on them.
With your help we can celebrate these modest heroes and offer a heartfelt thank you.
There are no categories because sometimes the smallest act of thoughtfulness at the most difficult of times makes someone the biggest of heroes to you, in that moment.
Witney Town Council wants to hear from you, with your nominations of someone that made a difference for you.
Please let us know YOUR Witney Hero, including comments/stories as a way of saying thank you. Every person or organisation nominated will receive a badge and certificate from the Council which will include your comments.
We are also planning a visual display in Witney town centre as a celebration of the wonderful way that our Town has rallied round during these difficult times.
There is no closing date for this nomination while the Pandemic is ongoing, and the community is still supporting each other in exceptional ways.
To nominate someone, click on the COVID Heroes page on our website and fill in the online form.
If you need a paper form you can request one by emailing info@witney-tc.gov.uk or by posting to: Covid-19 Heroes, Witney Town Council, Town Hall, Market Square, Witney, OX28 6AG.
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Best Dressed House Christmas Competition Winners

Following a doorstep switch-on that invited residents of the town to help make Witney Sparkle, Town Councillors began a search for the best dressed houses in their wards.

They searched for the most dazzling decorations, the most lustrous lights and the boldest baubles, and shortlisted their favourites. They then voted and selected the winners, surprising them with a visit, to present each with a certificate, a box of chocs and some fizz.

Councillor Owen Collins, Chair of the Stronger Communities working party, which proposed the competition, said,

“After a very difficult year, it was wonderful to see so many local residents take the time to bring a bit of light to their streets and communities over the Christmas season. It did however leave Councillors with a very difficult decision to make, as we tried to narrow hundreds of houses down to just a handful – but I’m confident that we’ve collectively chosen five of the best dressed and most festive-looking homes for this year’s prizes.
Congratulations to all the winners, and a huge thank you as well to everyone else who entered into the Christmas spirit and helped to dispel the December darkness. Here’s to a much brighter New Year, for everybody.”

Some residents in Witney intend leaving their decorations up to keep the town sparkling during lockdown.

Our ward winners

Central Ward winning house
Central Ward winning house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Ward winning house
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South Ward winning house
South Ward winning house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Ward winning house
West Ward winning house

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Ward winning house
North Ward winning house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sport and Play Committee – 11 January 2021 at 6pm – Virtual Meeting Link

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Flood warning for Witney

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A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.

 

Flood Alert in force: River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge.

 

Flooding is possible for: River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge including Burford, Asthall, Minster Lovell, Crawley, Witney, Ducklington, Rack End and Standlake.

 

Be prepared.

 

Property flooding is not currently expected.

River levels have risen on the River Windrush as a result of heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of low laying land and roads is imminent, especially around Bourton on the Water and Witney. Further heavy rainfall showers are forecast for the rest of today (23/12/21) and overnight. We expect river levels to continue rising through this afternoon and evening.

We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and remain safe and aware of your local surroundings.

This message will be updated this evening, 23/12/21, or as the situation changes.

 

To check the latest information for your area

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* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/061WAF10Windrush

 

* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 171075.

 

* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

 

* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.

 

 

What you should consider doing now

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* Monitor local water levels and weather conditions.

 

* Get ready to act on your flood plan if you have one.

 

* Move your car or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.

 

* Prepare a flood kit of essential items including a torch with spare batteries, mobile phone and charger, warm clothes, home insurance documents, water, food, first aid kit and any prescription medicines or baby care items you may need.

 

* Check that you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies.

 

* In rural locations, farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

 

* Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet.

 

* Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you’ve been in contact with it.

 

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Climate. Biodiversity and Planning Committee Virtual Meeting Link – 5 January 2021 at 6pm

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When: Jan 5, 2021 06:00 PM London
Topic: Climate and Biodiversity Committee

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Climate, Biodiversity and Planning Committee – Virtual Meeting Link 15 December at 6.15pm

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