Shipton Fair – Raffle Winners

Below is the list of the lucky prize winners from the Shipton Fair raffle.

Shipton PC is obliged to publish the raffle winners by the Gambling & Lotteries Commission.

The PC is currently in the process of contacting all the winners.

If you haven’t yet received your prize, please contact Tim Brunsden:

timbrunsden@shiptonunderwychwood.org

NEW 30mph Speed Limit on Station Road

NEW 30mph Speed Limit on Station Road

After several years discussion, and over a year in progress, the new speed limit of 30mph on the A361 coming into Shipton from Chipping Norton, is now in force.

The process has been a long one:

  • permission sought from Oxfordshire County Council
  • consultation of residents
  • two speed surveys
  • resolution by the Parish Council to pay for it
  • and finally implementation by OCC

Please monitor your speed when entering the village. The speed limit is there for a reason.

 

 

News Appeal For Witnesses Following A Series Of Burglaries In West Oxfordshire and South and Vale

News Appeal For Witnesses Following A Series Of Burglaries In West Oxfordshire and South and Vale

At around 315am on Thursday (1/8) offenders forced entry to the Post Office on Broad Street, Uffington by smashing the glass. Once inside, they stole cigarettes, tobacco and an amount of cash. They left the scene in a vehicle.

At around 3.20am on Thursday (1/8) a group of four men were disturbed by a member of the public on Marlborough Close, Faringdon as they were hanging around a resident’s parked car. The men left the scene in a grey Audi A6 estate car with a loud engine.

At around 3.45am on Thursday (1/8) offenders forced open the front door to the Post Office on Market Square, Bampton. This activated the alarm which alerted residents living nearby. The offenders attempted to use a fire extinguisher at the witnesses before leaving the scene in a vehicle. Cigarettes and cash were stolen.

At around 4.10am on the same day (1/8) offenders forced entry to the Post Office on St Michaels Close, Shipton Under Wychwood, Chipping Norton. Cigarettes and cash were stolen

The offenders were all wearing dark clothing with their faces covered.

If anyone has any CCTV footage from the time of the offences or thinks they saw anything suspicious around the time, please contact the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting 43190235460 or make a report online.

Find out how you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary by downloading your FREE Home Security Guide from the Thames Valley Police website here: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/police-forces/thames-valley-police/areas/advice/home-security-guide/

Update on installation of superfast broadband

Please see below latest communication from Gigaclear:

As you will be aware, the Shipton build was due to commence on 18th July.  Unfortunately due to sick leave, this has been delayed slightly and the build will now commence tomorrow Tuesday 23rd July.  I apologise for the delay.

I also wanted to make you aware that work to install the plinth for the main cabinet will start on Thursday 25th July.

Superfast Broadband in Shipton

Gigaclear comes to Shipton

Gigaclear will be installing superfast broadband in Shipton this summer. Their current aim is to start in May and finish in October.

This will inevitably result in disruption and road closures through the village.

If you have any concerns/questions before the work starts, please contact Louise Appleton, the Community Engagement Manager on:

louise.appleton@gigaclear.com

07790 812873

Once the work has started, please contact the Network Build Care Team on:

networkbuildcare@gigaclear.com

01865 591137

Louise Appleton will be attending the Annual Parish Meeting on 18th April to give a short presentation and answer questions. Details on the meeting to follow.

 

 

Logs from Wild Garden available

Logs Available, ideal for storing for next winter!
We have split logs available from  the recent tree work in the Wild Garden. The logs are mixed wood and have been freshly cut and split. We can deliver locally in the Wychwoods villages. A trailer load contains about 150/200 logs.

Please leave a voice message on 0845 8056804 or send an email to info@wychwoodwildgarden.org.uk giving your name, address and contact number and we will contact you to arrange a delivery or collection.

If you live outside our delivery area, then we can organise a time for you to pick up a load using your own transport.

Suggested donation, £45 a load, all funds to the Wild Garden.

Make-over for Allotments at Shipton

     

 

Is it Time to Grow your Own?

In the next month or two, Shipton allotments on Fiddlers Hill will undergo an extensive clear-up.

To benefit from this work, now is the time to apply for an allotment. We will allocate the cleared ones on a first come first served basis. So if you fancy growing your own this season please contact the clerk for more information.

Allotments cost just £20 per year, or £10 for half a plot. You don’t have to live in Shipton to rent an allotment here.

Know nothing about keeping allotments? Read the beginners guide to allotments, published in the News section of this website. Everyone has to start somewhere!