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 If you need more information or help booking  please contact 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-     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 »

November 18th, 2016

Local Authorities work together to tackle Public Sector fraud

  West Oxfordshire District Council has joined forces with authorities across neighbouring Gloucestershire to establish a specialist unit to tackle fraud and the misuse of public funds, and to assist with enforcement and prosecution across the region. The hub is now planning the procurement and implementation of a data matching system to legally store and […] Read more »

November 15th, 2016

Wychwood Project Updates and AGM

Details on the Wychwood Project AGM: PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR AGM ON WEDNESDAY 7 DECEMBER 2016 at THE CORN EXCHANGE, 19 MARKET SQUARE, WITNEY FROM 7.30 – 9PM Come along to hear how the Project is developing and the activities of the past year.  We aim to keep the business aspect of the meeting […] Read more »

November 15th, 2016

Leafield Parish Council Vacancy: Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer role

Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and RFO to Leafield Parish Council on a permanent basis. This is a part-time position for 15 hours per week, working from home and to include some evening meetings, including monthly Parish Council meetings held on the last Wednesday of each month (excluding December). The Clerk provides […] Read more »

November 11th, 2016

Views invited on West Oxfordshire’s draft Local Plan

Residents in West Oxfordshire are being given the chance to have their say on a key planning document which will affect the development of the district over the next 15 years. Proposed changes to the draft Local Plan are now the subject of a six-week public consultation which starts today Friday 11 November. Under the […] Read more »

November 10th, 2016

Daytime Support Consultation

  Oxfordshire County Council has carried out a review of daytime support for people over 18 in Oxfordshire.  The review focused on understanding the needs of vulnerable people for daytime support, specifically support to meet eligible care needs and support that prevents care needs escalating.  Its purpose was to help the council to develop future […] Read more »

November 3rd, 2016

Leafield Community Gym Presents New Table Tennis Table for Village Group

LEAFIELD Community Gym has come to the rescue of the village table tennis players, who on club nights have had to share the one table that was deemed usable.   The gym’s committee voted to spend nearly £400 on buying a new table tennis table for the group which meets in Leafield Village Hall.   […] Read more »

November 3rd, 2016

Have your say on District’s parking strategy

  Following a car parking survey which took place earlier in the year, West Oxfordshire District Council is now seeking people’s views on its’ new parking strategy.   Over 2,600 people completed the council survey last spring and this data, coupled with further in-depth research, has led to the development of the strategy for West […] Read more »

November 3rd, 2016

Revised Local Plan approved for consultation by councillors

  Councillors have approved an updated version of the draft Local Plan for public consultation following concerns raised by the Planning Inspector in January that the earlier draft was not consistent with Oxfordshire’s Strategic Housing Market Assessment and that it did not take into account the housing need identified for Oxford.      Under the […] Read more »
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