Temporary Road Closure at Milton under Wychwood, Lyneham Road

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at Milton under Wychwood, Lyneham Road

A request has been received from Centurion Traffic for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Lyneham Road Whilst a Road Rail Crane delivers a Relocatable Building .

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate on the 29 January 2019

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.

Please note that Notices for urgent works can last up to 5 consecutive days only.

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and also the alternative routes for traffic is attached.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Centurion Traffic

 

 

 

News on the Parish Council

 

Congratulations to Brian Rigby who was elected as Chairman of Shipton PC at the October PC meeting.

Congratulations also go to Tim Yates who was co-opted onto the Parish Council to fill the vacancy left by Bartha Pitman’s departure.

Good luck to both of them in their new positions.

Is there a need for a village fete in Shipton?

Is there a need for a village fete in Shipton?

 Previously, Shipton’s village fete was held bi-annually, alternating with the church fete. Due to various reasons it has not been held for a number of years, although the church fete continues.
The Parish Council has recently taken ownership of all the old village fete equipment.
Serious consideration is currently being given to resurrecting the village fete and a working group will meet shortly to look at the feasibility and possible formats.
Anyone interested in attending this meeting, or with ideas please contact Tim Brunsden at timbrunsden@shiptonunderwychwood.org

Updated waste and recycling calendars available mid-September

Updated waste and recycling calendars available mid-September

 

Annual waste and recycling calendars, starting from October 2018, will be available to download from West Oxfordshire District Council’s website from mid-September.

These calendars will remind you which bins to put out on what days and are especially helpful to find out any changes over the Christmas period and Bank Holidays.

Alternatively, sign up to receive FREE email updates about your property direct to your inbox including:

  • weekly bin reminders
  • Bank Holiday bin reminders
  • nearby planning applications.

For more information see: www.westoxon.gov.uk

New Animal Welfare Registration Laws

Businesses alerted to new animal welfare registration laws

New welfare laws will mean that more people who run animal businesses will have to register with their local council.

Dog day boarders, keepers of exhibition animals and some dog breeders must contact West Oxfordshire District Council ahead of Government legislation which will become law in just a few months’ time.

On 1 October, these groups will be covered by the ‘The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018’ and anyone who does not register could be guilty of an offence.

Businesses looking after dogs away from their homes during the day will need a licence.

People who keep exhibition animals in the course of their business for educational or entertainment purposes will also need to register – this includes businesses such as falconry displays, dove releases, animal encounter experiences, or pat-a-pony days.

Additionally, dog breeders who breed three or more litters of puppies in any 12-month period and/or breed dogs and advertise a business selling dogs must register.

Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member responsible for Licensing at West Oxfordshire District Council said, “I am sure that most animal business operators would agree that tougher laws around animal welfare are to be welcomed. We ask that businesses contact us as soon as possible so that they are registered before the new law comes in place on 1 October.”

Please call 01993 861000 or email ers.licensing@publicagroup.uk

The full guidance on the new regulations is due in September, and uptake is expected to be high.

The legislation details can be viewed in full here.

 

Why animal licensing is important

Licensing is important because it provides a platform for regulation of animal businesses, ensuring that they adhere to good practice in animal welfare.

The lives of tens of thousands of animals are covered by this, from a bearded dragon sold in a pet shop to a dog sold over the internet. How these animals are cared for by a pet shop worker or puppy dealer determines if their business gets the go-ahead to operate.

 

Why the current licensing system is being reviewed

There are many laws surrounding licensing, all of which are over a decade old. These outdated pieces of legislation haven’t adapted to the changing types of animal-related businesses, and to new standards of good practice in animal welfare.