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News & Notices: 

Oxford to Cambridge Expressway - update

Highways England has announced their choice of "corridor" for the proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway and this will impact Oxford roads system and one of the options could include widening the A34 through Botley. Our MP has invited the Transport Minister to visit Botley - look out for details of the visit. Meanwhile you can read coverage of the plans in the Oxford Mail, Guardian and Observer.

Earlier in the summer the Parish Council wrote a letter to the Secretary of State to ask for wider public consultation and to Highways England stating why the potential impact on the parish if they were to consider widening the A34 here to 3 lanes.  

Vacancy: Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer - deadline 24 Sept 

The Parish Council is seeking a new Clerk and a Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). This is a 30 hr/week role but we will also consider job share. Closing date: 24th September. For more details including salary and full job description visit the vacancies page.

New parking arrangements - UPDATE

UPDATE: The Church Way car park behind former Tesco building off Arthray Road will be CLOSED from Tuesday 4th September.

Please be aware that new parking restrictions are now in place at the Elms Parade and West Way Car Parks. Parking is for 90 minutes with no return within 4 hours. These rules apply between 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm Saturday, there are no parking restrictions on Sundays.

A vision for Louie Memorial Fields 

UpdateA leaflet is being delivered to all households in the Parish in September. View the leaflet here. At the June Parish Council Meeting Nortoft's final Consultation Report and Draft Business Plan were accepted. You can also read the raw data consultation results here.

This is the first phase of consultation. The aim is to consider a variety of options and to identify which ideas should be taken forward as community priorities. Full details and background available on the Louie Memorial page.

West Way redevelopment update:

August 2018 update - Mace's latest construction newsletters can be found on their consultation website. The next Community Liaison Group Meetings have been held monthly since July look out for updates on our Facebook page and on the consultation website.  For any problems, contact Dan Bleach of SP Broadway on 020 3405 3460. For urgent and site-specific concerns, you can contact SDC’s Liaison Officer Peter Sandercock on 01234 264 332.

Calling all Gardeners and Allotment Holders:

If your allotment/garden/trees are giving you more food than you can eat, please consider bringing the rest to the Botley community fridge, Saint Peter & Saint Paul Church, West Way. This will be particularly important once the schools let out for the summer and some children will not be getting the food that they normally would at school. The fridge is unmanned - just put the food in - and is open Mon-Sat 9-5 and Sun 11-5. Thank you.

Smart meters 

Did you know the Government is rolling out smart meters into all homes and businesses before 2020? IFor more information on the options available follow these links: 



Current consultations in the area:

Proposed route for flood alleviation scheme

UPDATE: Latest newsletter from Flood Alleviation Scheme March 2018 

We understand that the Environment Agency, at the request of the Oxford Preservation Trust, will soon be marking out the line of the proposed new 2-stage flood alleviation channel in Hinksey Meadow and the extent of the footbridge on Willow Walk. They will also be marking the trees that will need to be felled.  These markers will stay in place over the next few months and allow everyone to gain an understanding the extent of the proposed scheme in this area. Look out for these markings when you next use Willow Walk or visit Hinksey Meadow. 

For more details of the proposed Flood Alleviation scheme go to the Environment Agency page. You can also view a visual fly-through video of the proposed route.

District Councillors' newsletter

You can 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 how to apply on the Vale's website here.


NHPC Key Objectives 

Updates on progress on these objectives as at February 2018 can be found on the Key Objectives page 

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.