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News & Notices: 

NEW: Temporary road closure: North Hinksey Lane

Please be aware that, due to telecom works, there will be temporary road restrictions at North Hinksey Lane near the Macdonalds between 9:30 and 15:30 from 29 January to 11 February. Vehicles will be prohibited from turning right and left into North Hinksey Lane (Southbound traffic). Traffic signs will be displayed and the alternative route will be via North Hinksey Lane (East). Exemptions are included for police, fire and ambulance services and for the works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of road. For full details see the drawing.

Roadworks: Hinksey Hill A34 interchange from 8th January

Please be aware that work to replace the street lighting cables at the A423/A34 Hinksey Hill interchange is scheduled to start on Monday 8th January for 5 weeks and will result in some traffic restrictions overnight Mondays to Fridays (9pm to 5am) See the letter for details. 

Current consultations in the area:

Meet your District Councillors

Cllr Emily Smith and Cllr Debby Hallett are touring Botley and Sunningwell Ward from January to March 2018. You are invited along to one of these drop-in events to raise any district related issues or just to meet your District Councillors in person over coffee. The local sessions are Weds 7th Feb 12pm to 2pm at The Fishes, and Weds 14th Feb 10am to 2pm at the Seacourt Bridge. See poster for all dates. 

You can also read the latest District Councillors' newsletter here

District Council Grants:

The Vale of White Horse District Council are offering two grant schemes with £175,000 available to support the local community. More details on the grants and August workshops on how to apply on the Vale's website here.


Are you prepared for the Winter? 

There are a number of services you can sign up for now or keep the information handy in the event of :

  • Power cuts: You can sign up to a Priority Services Register that will help you get priority attention in the event of a power cut. The register prioritises households with children under 5, the over 60s, the disabled, and  those dependent on electricity for medical care, chronic illnesses or special communication needs. In the event of a power cut you can call 150 for electricity, or 0800 111 999 for gas.  

  • Flooding: visit http://www.oxfordshirefloodtoolkit.com/ for information on prevention, planning, flood warnings and more. You can also get information from Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or report flooding to the Environment Agency hotline 0800 807060.

  • Adverse weather and the cold: find out more about preparing your home for the cold at Better Housing Better Health at http://www.bhbh.org.uk/ or call 0800 107 0044.

 

NHPC Key Objectives 

At the June 2016 meeting the Parish Council approved the following key objectives for the remainder of the term of the Council (to May 2019)

  • To provide an improved range of leisure and recreational facilities within the Parish.
  • To support, manage and improve spaces, buildings and services that are the Parish Council’s responsibilities.
  • To work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that the redevelopment of Botley Centre proceeds with as little disruption as possible to the activities of residents and local businesses.
  • To actively support the production and full implementation of an effective Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish.
  • To support the setting up of a new charity enabling a range of services currently offered by Elms Road Children’s Centre to continue in the long term, following the withdrawal of County Council funding.

Coming soon: more details on how we plan to achieve these objectives, progress to date and regular updates.

Childrens Centre / Botley Bridges update 

Although Elms Road Children's Centre closed when County Council funding stopped in March 2017, community members have set up a new charity called Botley Bridges with the aid of both North Hinksey Parish Council and Cumnor Parish Council. This new charity is currently operating from the same building in Elms Road and offers many of the key services fomerly provided by the Children's Centre. Read more in their April 2017 update.



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