Temporary road closure – Bruern



 Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, that the Oxfordshire County Council



                 LOCATION:          Bruern, Main Road through Bruern


          REASON:             To facilitate the removal of barrier panels and tamp through entire area

DURATION:          Starting on 24 October 2020

                                         The anticipated completion date is 25 October 2020 (date included). This will operate between 22:00 and 09:00

                                         (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 Bruern Road, Church Road, Milton Road, Station Road, A361, Bruern Road and vice versa

          Jason Russell, Director for Infrastructure Delivery


Date: 06 August 2020

Council lifts restrictions on Witney town centre road

Council lifts restrictions on Witney town centre road: Huffkins pavement seating

Following feedback from residents, shoppers and businesses, Welch Way and the lower High Street in Witney will be reopened to traffic.

The closure was made as part of changes to the town centre to make social distancing easier during Covid-19.

But analysis has revealed that footfall in the lower High Street remains too low to justify the closure and businesses such as Huffkins cafe as well as shoppers will now benefit from the easier access.

Cllr James Mills, Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “We have always made it clear that we will adapt these temporary measures in the light of experience.

“We have listened to residents and businesses, looked at the number of people in the lower High Street and decided to lift the restrictions. We will continue to monitor the situation and adapt accordingly.”

Changes made to the upper High Street and Market Square are working well with pedestrian flows recovering, justifying the measures introduced to aid social distancing.

Temporary Road Closure Trots Lane, Shipton

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Emergency **Road Closure at Shipton under Wychwood, Trots Lane

Oxfordshire County Council has been informed of a temporary emergency road closure on Trots Lane whilst water main service pipe repairs are carried out for public safety reasons.  

A temporary Emergency Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 31 May 2020.

The anticipated completion date is 3 June 2020. 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. 

Further information regarding the emergency works may be obtained by contacting Dimitar Gyudyulev at Thames Water on 0203 577 8344 or email Dimitar.gyudyulev@thameswater.co.uk

Remote Parish Council meetings

The Government have recently introduced new temporary legislation enabling PCs to hold remote meetings.

The public are still invited to these meetings. If you would like to join then please email the clerk by 6pm of the day of the meeting and she will send you the link to access it.


There will still be a public time item for your views to be heard. The rest of the time, the PC asks that you mute yourself so there is no extra background disturbance.

Scam advice for residents (charity worker scams)

Oxfordshire residents have been warned to be on their guard against criminals and scammers exploiting the coronavirus situation.

Some scammers are claiming to be charity workers, offering assistance with shopping, or requesting donations.

Here are some tips from our Trading Standards team on how to check charity workers are genuine (graphic attached for social media and websites):

How to check if they are genuine:

  • Check the charity’s name and registration number at gov.uk/checkcharity. Most charities with an annual income of £5,000 or more must be registered.
  • Make sure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information – it’s ok to decide not to give on the spot. Be wary of unsolicited emails from charities you have never heard of and be careful when responding to emails or clicking on links within them.
  • Exercise the same caution as with any other internet transaction, for example, to donate online. Visit the charity’s own website and always type the website address into the browser yourself.
  • Contact or find out more online about the charity that you’re seeking to donate to or work with, to find out more about their spending. Ask a trusted friend, neighbour or relative if you are unable to research this or need a second opinion.
  • Ignore requests to donate through a money transfer company.

Full details and advice from our Trading Standards team here:


Oxfordshire residents warned against coronaviru

Oxfordshire residents warned against coronavirus scams

Residents have been warned to be on their guard against criminals and scammers exploiting the coronavirus situation.

In Oxfordshire, County Council’s Trading Standards has received reports of scams targeting people via emails, text messages, and on the doorstep.

Full details and advice from our Trading Standards team here:


Withdrawal of 210 bus service

Statement from West Oxfordshire Community Transport:

‘ It is with great sadness that we have to advise you that following the

> Prime Minister’s announcement, we have decided to

> withdraw all our bus services with immediate effect’.

An Urgent Message from The Management team at Wychwood Surgery

To all Patients,

In light of the new Coronavirus guidelines, in order to reduce spread & protect vulnerable patients, from Monday, 16th March until further notice, we are suspending walk-in GP appointments.

All appointments to see a GP will be triaged by a telephone consult with a GP. If the GP thinks that you need to be seen face to face, you will be given a specified appointment. For some health concerns or medication reviews, we may well be able to help you over the telephone.

Therefore, if you think you need to speak to a GP, please ring the surgery between the hours of 8.15 am & 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, and a receptionist will give you further instructions. Please note these are not our opening hours but times between which a GP will be able to phone you back.

If you are concerned that you may have symptoms of coronavirus, please read this NHS guidance first: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Please do not present to the surgery.

Providing that you do not meet the criteria for self-isolation:

  • Wychwood Pharmacy will continue to remain open for medication collection.  If you are self-isolating please ask a relative, friend or neighbour if they can collect you medication.
  • Routine and necessary nurse surgeries and clinics will continue as usual.

This is a temporary measure to protect patients and staff. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor




Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Mr T Etherington, formerly a Member of the above named Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member of the Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish.
If, within 14 days³ after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 27 February, 2020), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made to the Head of the Paid Service, West Oxfordshire District Council, Woodgreen, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 1NB by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If there is an election, it will take place not later than 30 April, 2020.
Dated: Friday 7 February, 2020

Ms L Wilkinson
Clerk to Shipton Under Wychwood Parish Council

³ In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

Shipton Under Wychwood Parish Council