Hidden Harm campaign- open your eyes to abuse

On 2nd October, Thames Valley Police launched their Hidden Harm campaign urging everyone to ‘open their eyes to abuse’.

Over the next 18 months they will be raising awareness of different types of abuse hidden in the heart of the communities in Thames Valley. The first focus of the campaign is modern slavery.

In the past two years TVP has recorded 120 modern slavery crimes across our area but it’s likely that many more go unreported.

With offences in every county of the force, it’s a stark reminder that this is a crime that could happen anywhere.

Throughout October they will be concentrating on raising awareness of this crime and the signs to look out for that could indicate that someone is a victim.

Please click here to find out more.


West Oxfordshire Community Transport

West Oxfordshire Community Transport Limited 

WOCT aims to work with our community to deliver sustainable public transport services through a not-for-profit organisation. They believe that local bus services have an important role in maintaining an active and engaged community by providing the necessary links for all residents.

They currently operate the Witney 214/215 town services, enabling residents from surrounding estates to easily access the town centre.

Become a member

By becoming a member they expect that you will support the objects of West Oxfordshire Community Transport Limited which are to provide public transport facilities for people within the West Oxfordshire community where they are most needed; specifically for elderly people, people on low incomes or those with disabilities, people with young children or those living in isolated areas.

Becoming a member can cost just £1, which gives you voting rights.




Recycling service changes explained

Recycling service changes at WODC

From October residents will:

  • have fortnightly recycling collections. (Food waste will continue to be collected weekly).
  • use a blue-lidded wheelie bin for the majority of their recycling – aerosols, cans, card, cartons, foil, paper, plastic bottles/trays/tubs, (WODC will no longer collect flyaway plastics)
  • use their existing black recycling boxes for glass bottles/jars and unwanted electrical items
  • plastic bags can now be used to line food waste caddies or bins

Recycling guide and calendar

A recycling guide and bin collection calendar will be delivered to homes from 18 September

More information


01993 861025

Consultation- A361 Burford High Street Proposed Weight Limit Restriction

RE: CONSULTATION – A361 Burford High Street (Burford) Proposed Weight Limit Restriction

Please see following e-mail from Oxfordshire County Council:

We are writing to seek your views on the proposal to introduce a weight limit that will prohibit vehicles exceeding 7.5 tonnes travelling on the A361 High Street (including the River Windrush Bridge) in Burford, between the Burford and Fulbrook roundabouts (A40 to A424). The proposal is being put forward in conjunction with the Town council, and is aimed at promoting road safety, reducing danger & congestion, and improving the environment of the area. The proposals include the installation of advanced alternative route signage; for HGVs to use the A44 north-westwards from the A34, the A40 westwards from the A34, and the A429 from the A40 at Northleach (Gloucestershire) northwards to Stow on the Wold. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents attached:

  • Public Notice,
  • Statement of Reasons,
  • Consultation Plan,
  • Draft Traffic Regulation Order,
  • Current Traffic Regulation Order.

As detailed on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 15th September 2017.

For more details and the relevant documents please go to


Tour of Britain passes through Shipton

The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will soon be racing through The Cotswolds on their way to the finish in Regency Cheltenham. It is due to pass through the Wychwoods on 9th September.

There will be banners welcoming the cyclists into Shipton and on Milton park you will find various events to advertise the race, such as ‘decorate your bike’, face painting and a barbeque.