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CONSULTATION – Icknield Way (Ardington, West Hendred & East Hendred) Proposed Countryside Access Vehicle Restrictions

RE: CONSULTATION – Icknield Way (Ardington, West Hendred & East Hendred) Proposed Countryside Access Vehicle Restrictions

Following an earlier 'informal' consultation carried out in May 2019 (for details click here) regarding the proposals to introduce restrictions to vehicle use within sections of the Icknield Way (Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) & Restricted Byway) located in the Lockinge & West Hendred areas, Oxfordshire County Council is now formally seeking to regulate traffic and classes of vehicle considered appropriate to use the rights of way as they are improved. The aim therefore is to prohibit use by Motor Vehicles and in part horse-drawn carriages on the Icknield Way between Lockinge and East Hendred. Specifically, the following restrictions are proposed: More »

A - Lengths of BOAT where Motor Vehicle & Carriage Drivers are Prohibited:

  • No.285/8/10 from the junction with Well Street, Lockinge, eastwards through
  • Ardington No.108/12/10 and 108/12/20 through
  • No.403/9/30 to the junction with Ginge Road, West Hendred.

B - Lengths of BOAT and RESTRICTED BYWAY where Motor Vehicle are Prohibited:

  • BOAT No.403/9/40 & 403/9/50 & 403/9/60 West Hendred eastwards
  • through RESTRICTED BYWAY No.199/17/10 East Hendred to the junction with Newbury Road.

Use will continue to be permitted for pedestrians, cycles, horses, disabled persons wheelchairs and powered mobility conveyances, and for access by agricultural land users, highway maintenance vehicles and refuse collection. Appropriate signage will be displayed at all access points to inform byway users. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents attached:

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

The proposed Traffic Regulation Order is scheduled to be advertised in the Oxford Times on; Wednesday 14th August 2019 and in the Oxford Times on; Thursday 15th August 2019, and details will also be available to view on the Councils consultation pages at the address below from Wednesday morning:

As stated on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 13th September 2019.

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Posted: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:33 by Joanne Myers

Vale News - August 2019

Vale News - August 2019

A Big Step to Tackle Climate Emergency

We have set up a new Climate Emergency Advisory Committee to make recommendations to the council's cabinet and ensure we meet our environmental responsibilities.

The committee will be politically balanced and will meet in public. It will also work together with partner organisations and local businesses and community groups to help reach carbon reduction targets and minimise damage to our environment. More »

Councillors Oppose Oxford/Cambridge Expressway

Councillors have agreed to oppose the building of the proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway in favour of more sustainable transport projects. The decision was taken at a full Council meeting on 17 July. The Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Debby Hallett has written to the Secretary of State for Transport requesting that:

  • the proposal be abandoned and funding invested in the East/West rail link, cycling infrastructure and public transport instead
  • all Department for Transport schemes be subject to full public consultation
  • Government development policy to prioritise rail and sustainable travel
You can read the letter here.

Turn it Off

Did you know that just one minute of sitting with your car engine running and the vehicle not moving produces the equivalent of 150 balloons of harmful pollutants into the air?

Please make sure you switch off when you stop for more than a minute.

Vale writes to government about local plan

We have had to allocate land to meet some of the housing needs for Oxford City, which it could not find space for. However, we are now asking for this to be revisited, because the figures from the housing needs assessment for Oxford City date back to 2014.

The Deputy Leader of the Council, has written to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, to raise concerns; because the Local Plan Part Two would remove land from the Green Belt, and allocate thousands of houses in the Vale that Oxford cannot find space for. We believe it would be wrong to do this if it turns out Oxford ultimately doesn't need to find space for as many houses. You can read the letter here.

Bank Holiday bin collections

Monday 26 August is a Bank Holiday. So as well as an extra day off, this means that we will be emptying your bins a day later than usual.

For details please see our Bank Holiday collections page.

Have your say on Polling Stations

We are carrying out a review of the polling district and places and would like to hear about your experience of using them in the recent elections. We'd like to know whether changes need to be made to the buildings or locations and about possible new venues.

We would particularly like to hear from disabled residents and carers about their experience in accessing the polling stations.

Visit our website to comment up until Friday 27 September.

Joint business support now available

We've launched a new service to support businesses in the district. The Economic Development Team has merged the South's SO Business group and the Vale's Vale4Business group to create South and Vale Business Support.

The new name, logo, website and social media accounts have now launched to help the team to continue to provide free and impartial advice to businesses based in our districts.

You can take a look at their new website here.

OVO Energy Women's Tour

We were so glad that the rain held off for 12 June, when the OVO Energy Women's Tour pedalled through our district. Vale towns and villages played perfect hosts to the riders with hundreds of school children going out to line the route and plenty of organised events to make the most of the day. Watch the video below for a flavour of the race day.

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Posted: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:30 by Joanne Myers

Good News Update! – Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) Rowstock V5013 delivered by the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme (BBfO)

Good News Update! – Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) Rowstock V5013 delivered by the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme (BBfO)

Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) Rowstock V5013 has been delivered!

Posted: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 11:07 by Joanne Myers