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January 31st, 2017

Notice of Election for Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield Ward: 9th March

Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield Ward Notice of Election for 9 March 2017 Read more »

January 31st, 2017

Girl Guides “dig” Leafield at December 3rd Village Green Tree Planting

  From left to right: Leafield Girl Guides Joelle, Cassia, Eleanor, Sophie, Albertine, Lucy participated in the National Tree Week event. The following article with photo is from the Witney Gazette Wednesday 7/12/2016. It appeared in print without the photo below, but the photo was included in the online edition: http://www.witneygazette.co.uk/news then put National Tree […] Read more »

December 16th, 2016

Cabinet backs new devolution plan

West Oxfordshire District councillors have backed revised plans for a new devolution deal.   The new plan proposes the formation of a combined authority involving Oxfordshire’s district councils and County Council as well as key partners such as the Local Enterprise Partnership and Oxfordshire Growth Board.   Each council including the County will continue to […] Read more »

December 15th, 2016

Green light for new parking strategy

A comprehensive new parking strategy is on track for West Oxfordshire following approval by councillors. Cabinet members voted in favour of the strategy which will sets out the need for more parking spaces in key areas, improvements to existing facilities and a review of enforcement. It will provide a blueprint for the Council to help […] Read more »

December 15th, 2016

Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for fake bank letters.

Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters.  The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from Lloyds and include their logo, address and signature from a customer service representative.   The letter tells recipients that there have been some “unusual transactions” on […] Read more »

December 14th, 2016

‘Tis the season to recycle

With so much waste produced over the festive season, West Oxfordshire District Council has put measures in place to help residents recycle as much as possible. The Council will be collecting extra recycling, as long as it is put out for collection in open cardboard boxes that are no larger than the household black boxes. […] Read more »

December 14th, 2016

Christmas bin collection changes

West Oxfordshire District Council is reminding residents of changes to waste and recycling collections over the festive period. Waste and recycling calendars can be viewed at www.westoxon.gov.uk by simply entering a property postcode on the home page of the council website. In addition, residents can register online for weekly email reminders. Currently over 8,000 people […] Read more »

December 14th, 2016

Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre: Winter Newsletter

Please click here for the TVERC Winter Newsletter 2016: http://www.tverc.org/cms/content/tverc-winter-newsletter-2016   Inside this edition you will be able to find out what the TVERC team have been up to organising conferences, training courses and surveying Local Wildlife Sites.   Also you can learn what local recording groups have been up to including what the Oxfordshire Mammal Society […] Read more »

December 14th, 2016

Good practice of clearning Autumn leaves

West Oxfordshire District Council collects hundreds of tonnes of fallen leaves from footpaths and streets each autumn helping to prevent flooding during heavy downpours and maintaining a clean and safe environment during the winter months.  This work is completed on behalf of the Council by its environmental services provider Ubico Ltd.  The company uses mechanical […] Read more »

December 14th, 2016

Witney Shopmobility service a gift for Christmas shoppers

Elderly and disabled residents looking to ease their Christmas shopping worries are being urged to use a free service designed to make their trip easier. Witney Shopmobility offers the use of a motorised scooter or wheelchair for those who would otherwise struggle to make the most of shopping facilities in the town.  Regular users Christopher […] Read more »

December 9th, 2016

Leafield sign restored – then and now

Our thanks to Eamon Bull for his careful restoration of the sign on the Green by the School – it’s a lovely feature of the Village and a job well done! Thank you for all your time and effort put into this Eamon. The sign before……. And AFTER!!!     Read more »

December 6th, 2016

Check your cars when using Motorway Services Stations – increase in thefts in Berkshire

Message sent by Lucy Billen (Police, Media Officer, Thames Valley Police) Drivers using motorway services stations, particularly those along the M4 in Berkshire, are being warned that thieves could be using technology to prevent people locking their vehicles and then steal from them.  Thames Valley Police officers are warning people to make a manual check that […] Read more »

December 1st, 2016

Thames Valley Environmental Records Training Programme 2017

Please find attached the TVERC Training Programme for 2017: TVERC Training Programme_2017 Booking is all online, follow this link https://tverc.wufoo.com/forms/s3gw2d70e6z9nu/ If you need more information or help booking  please contact tverc@oxfordshire.gov.uk If you are a student you will need to show proof, student places are limited and will be given on a first come first […] Read more »

December 1st, 2016

Cottage Opera Productions – Ramsden Memorial Hall

FOUR ACTORS – ONE MYSTERY – NO CLUE Sherlock Holmes set to visit local community venues this Christmas season in “The Hound of The Baskervilles” Famed for their Shakespeare summer season UK tours, professional Gloucester based Rain or Shine Theatre Company are delighted to be on tour again this Christmas season with a unique adaptation […] Read more »

November 25th, 2016

Parish Council Meeting 30th November: Agenda

The Parish Council meets on the last Wednesday of the month, 8pm in the Pavilion. All residents are welcome to attend. Please find a copy of the Agenda here: PC Meeting AGENDA 30 November Read more »

November 25th, 2016

Food Waste Tour

  West Oxfordshire District  Council are running a free food tour to Agrivert Food Waste Plant in Cassington for residents can find out what happens to their food waste once it has been collected from their kerbside. More information about the tour can be found on our website- http://www.westoxon.gov.uk/news/general/food-waste-tour/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_source=Facebook     Read more »

November 25th, 2016

Parking in place for key bus service – The Villager

JOINT NEWS RELEASE FROM WEST OXFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL AND WITNEY TOWN COUNCIL   Parking in place for key bus service    The operators of a voluntary bus service have welcomed a council move to arrange car parking while passengers enjoy their shopping trip.   The Villager service which operates services from Chipping Norton taking in […] Read more »

November 24th, 2016

Draft Local Plan event prompts big response

Residents and businesses in Witney flocked to the first public exhibition of the West Oxfordshire draft Local Plan.   Within the first hour of opening at the town’s Corn Exchange, scores of people had gathered to find out more about the proposals which concern the development of the district over the next 15 years.   […] Read more »

November 24th, 2016

Preparing for Winter – extra help for you in a power cut

From Scottish & Southern Energy: Join our Priority Services Register.  What we  do for you… > We look after the network which delivers electricity to the meter in homes and businesses throughout the north of Scotland and central southern England. We aren’t responsible for sending your electricity bill, your meter or the wires within your […] Read more »

November 24th, 2016

Leafield School Annual Lantern Procession: 7th December

Leafield C.E Primary School – Join us for our 3rd Annual Lantern Procession – 7th December 5.45pm (meet at the front of the school). Children at Leafield Primary School have worked with local artist Emily Cooling to make stunning willow lanterns.  These will be used in our Lantern Procession.  This year the procession will lead […] Read more »
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