Burglaries in Kingham

Burglaries

Kingham has been the latest area to be hit by burglaries. One on Church Street and one on The Green.

Please be vigilant and report anything suspicious.

It appears the burglars are going through open windows or reaching in through smaller windows to open larger windows or doors.

Please keep an eye on your neighbour’s property

New Saturday Bus Service to Witney from December

New Saturday Bus Service to Witney from December

West Oxfordshire Community Transport (WOCT) have been listening to passengers’ comments about the service and the most frequently raised issues are the request for a Saturday service, facility to take contactless payments and greater punctuality.

Thanks to a grant from Oxfordshire Community Foundation, they have been able to purchase and install new ticket machines that can process contactless payments.

They are delighted to say that they will be providing a Saturday service with effect from week beginning 9th December – the first Saturday service will be on 14th December 2019.

To improve punctuality they have decided to provide 5 services each way on Mondays to Fridays.  Again, the new timetable will come into effect from Monday 9th December.

REVISED Land North Of Gas Lane And Ascott Road Planning application

REVISED Land North Of Gas Lane And Ascott Road Planning application

Your attention is drawn to planning application 19/01474/FUL Land North of Gas Lane and Ascott Road – Erection of two detached dwellings, access and landscaping.

The application has been revised. The PC did not receive notification of this as it is not a NEW planning application. However, it has requested from WODC,  time to review and discuss it. WODC has agreed to receive comments from the PC by 18th October. The application will be discussed at the PC meeting on 17th October (7.30pm).

If you would like to comment on the revised application please send your comments to WODC by 17th October 2019:

https://publicaccess.westoxon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=PR

Views sought on Council Tax support changes  

Views sought on Council Tax support changes

Date:  7 October 2019

 West Oxfordshire District Council is calling on residents to give their views on proposed changes to its Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

The Council has launched a consultation which runs until Friday 15 November and is open to all residents in the district, not just those in receipt of support. If agreed, the changes would come into effect in 1 April 2020.

Changes proposed include:

  • Introducing a new income banded scheme to take account of different groups from single occupants to couples and families with children.
  • Introducing an ‘extended period’ of up to eight weeks to support the transition of households whose increased income sees them move into higher banding.
  • Removal of the two child limit to help blended families have more disposable income
  • Introducing an increase to the maximum amount of savings claimants can have, from £6,001 to £10,000.

Cllr Toby Morris, Deputy Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council and Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “Our aim is to ensure that this scheme is as simple and effective as it can be and that we are making sure that people in greatest need are receiving the support they require. This consultation is an important part of that process and only by consulting with our residents can we be sure we’re getting it right.

 

“I would encourage anyone who can to spare two minutes and complete the survey via our website, or pick up a paper copy from one of our reception points.”

Following the consultation, a report will be considered by councillors before a decision is made.

The survey can be found online at www.westoxon.gov.uk/CTRS, while paper copies can be found at: Witney Town Centre Shop, Welch Way, Witney, Woodgreen Council Offices, Elmfield Council Offices and the Guild Hall, Chipping Norton.

 

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/