Resumption of Villager Bus service

To all Parish and Town Councils Served by The Villager,

I am very pleased to announce that, after five months of suspension due to lock down, we will be able to resume all Villager Bus services from Monday, 12th April. Because of the continuing need for caution over the spread of the virus, we shall have continue to operate with only 50% of normal seating capacity. Unfortunately, we are unable to run extra buses as our driver numbers have been reduced by those who still need to remain isolated. This may cause some passengers to be disappointed but we will make every effort to make extra journeys where possible. Please note also that passengers will still be required by law to wear face coverings on the bus.

Yours faithfully,

Keith Gowing

Chairman The Villager Bus

Temporary road closure – Lyneham

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 THE USE OF THE HIGHWAY

BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES

          LOCATION:          Lyneham, Priory Road     

          REASON:              Emergency closure to facilitate repairs to water valve and pumping station

          DURATION:          Starting on 10 February 2021

                                         The anticipated completion date is 17 February 2021(date included) . This is a 24 hour per day closure . (Emergency Traffic Regulation Notices cover a  maximum of 21 days)

          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 Road from Lyneham to Mound

         at Round Pound, Station Road, Milton Road, Shipton Road, Church Road

         and vice  versa   

         Jason Russell, Corporate Director – Communities                                                                                                   

Date:12 February 2021

Temporary road closure – Bruern

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 THE USE OF THE HIGHWAY

BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES

                 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

Communities                                                                 

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.

Shipton Playground is re-opening

GOOD NEWS

Following the easing of the lockdown restrictions by the Government, Shipton Playground re-opens on Saturday 4th July.

Please see below the notice explaining how to keep yourselves safe whilst using the playground

Covid Symptom Study from Wychwood Surgery

Logging your health daily is more important than ever With lockdown measures easing, there are plenty of new opportunities for ‘R’ to increase. As the weather improves and children and teachers head back to school, more people will come into contact with one another. The risk of new COVID hotspots emerging is also likely to increase without adequate monitoring. Our app is a crucial early detection tool to understand if there is a risk of a second wave of the virus. It’s is more important than ever that you keep logging daily using our app to help us to detect new COVID hotspots earlier. Protect your community as lockdown lifts by reporting for yourself and behalf of your children to stop the spread of new infections quicker. We would also like to encourage you to share the app with schools, parent’s associations, and other organisations within your community. The more of us there are using the app daily, the more accurately and quickly we will be able to identify potential hotspots. How might I keep my kids safe as they return to school?

As children return to school, we know that parents may be wondering how they can protect their children from COVID. We’ve made sure to cover this topic in one of our latest blog posts. Read our six tips for keeping your children safe as they go back to school. We encourage all parents to take just 1 minute each day to keep using our app to log on behalf of their children. This data will help us better understand how the virus might affect kids and identify potential COVID hotspots as schools reopen. New incidence data: are the numbers falling? Last week we published insights into the number of daily new COVID cases are occurring in England. We have now added daily case estimates for Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland, which you can find on our website. Stay well,

Professor Tim Spector
On behalf of ZOE

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

Shipton Under Wychwood Parish Council