Advance Notice Road Closure -Witney High Street

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 WAITING ON THE HIGHWAY

BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES

                   LOCATION:         Witney, High Street

                    REASON:            Carriageway maintenance works

               DURATION:         starting on 14 August 2017 for 5 nights                                                               (18:00 – 05:00)

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

                        ACCESS:             Limited access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for frontages 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.

 Owen Jenkins, Director for Infrastructure Delivery Communities

                                                                                                 Date: 12 July 2017

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Drivers Urgently Needed for Community Bus Service

West Oxfordshire Community Transport are in need of drivers to help keep the services they provide going. They are at full stretch with little or no cover for holidays and sickness.

You only need to hold a minibus D1 Licence and you will be paid.

65 bus routes have been lost across Oxfordshire in the last year since the bus subsidies were cut by Oxfordshire County Council. Can you help to keep this one running?

Contact admin@woct.org.uk or phone 01993 630124 if you can help.

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Advance Warning Road Closure – B4022 Hailey Road

OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Section 14(1)

 Notice of Temporary Traffic Order

Hailey Parish – B4022 Hailey Road

Prohibition of Through Traffic

Date of Order: 20 July 2017

Coming into force: 24 July 2017

 This Order is being introduced because of gas mains and service replacement works which are anticipated to take six weeks to complete.

The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding or waiting on the B4022 Hailey Road between the junctions of Priesthill Lane and northwest of Church Lane, Middle Town, Hailey.

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 B4022 Hailey Road, WITNEY, A4095 Woodstock Road, LONG HANBOROUGH, A44 Oxford Road, WOODSTOCK, B4437, CHARLBURY, B4022 Fawler Road, HAILEY 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 ACP/T5082) for the Director for Infrastructure Delivery, County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND. 0345 310 1111.

 

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Advance Notice Road Closure A4095 Bampton Road Curbridge to Lew

OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984

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.

 

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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: http://bit.ly/2tHwPIa

The closing date for all representations is 11 August 2017

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
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.

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