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News & Notices: 

New parking arrangements 

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.

Neighbourhood Plan Final Public Consultation – 18th June to 31st July
The North Hinksey Parish Neighbourhood Plan has reached a very important stage as it nears completion. From 18th June for a six week period Parishioners will have a final opportunity to comment on the policies it contains and other content, and suggest improvements. Copies of the Plan itself plus various support documents can be found on the Consultation page of the Neighbourhood Plan website together with a feedback form. Printed copies of all documents are also available at Botley Library throughout the consultation, and will be on show at the Open Day in Seacourt Hall on the 15th July when members of the Neighbourhood Plan Team will be on hand to answer your questions. 

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.

 A vision for Louie Memorial Fields 

Slides and videos from the consultation available:

The feedback survey is now closed. The raw data results are now available on the Louie Memorial page. A full analysis from Nortoft will follow.

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.Ideas for consideration:

  • Replacement building for Pavilion and Scout Hut
  • New adventure play / exercise area in lower field
  • Additional car parking space
  • Relocation of football pitch in upper field
  • Provision of skate park in upper field
  • Anything else you might suggest!

Upcoming road restrictions:

A34 South Hinksey: Lay-by Maintenance and restrictions 

A number of traffic restrictions are coming into force on the A34 in coming weeks ahead of and during work to convert the layby off the A34 southbound carriageway near South Hinksey village into a hard-standing area for authorised vehicles. This is to allow Highways England vehicles a safe place to stop whilst maintaining the communications cabinet located adjacent to the A34.

  • Monday 11 June to mid-July: whilst the main construction work is taking place, narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place (adjacent to the layby) 24 hours a day for the full duration of the scheme.
  • Monday 11 June to mid-July: overnight closure of the A34 southbound carriageway from the A44 Peartree Interchange to the A423 Hinksey Hill Interchange (between 9pm and 6am). Anticipated to be Monday to Friday nights only, however weekend night closures may occur.

 

During the closures, there will be a clearly signed diversion route in place via the Oxford Ring Road. Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles only.

The remaining section of layby will be permanently closed after work has been completed in mid-July. Alternative laybys are located on the A34 southbound carriageway on the approach to the A420 Botley Interchange and south of the A423 Hinksey Hill Interchange near Kennington.

For questions please contact Highways England: 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk

  

Oxford to Cambridge Expressway - update

You may have seen or read coverage of the proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway. Highways England are due to decide in July on one of 3 “corridors" where the road could g, all would impact Oxford roads system and one of the options would include widening the A34 through Botley. The Parish Council has written 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. 

West Way redevelopment update:

April 2018 update - Mace's June construction newsletter can be found on their consultation website. The next Community Liaison Group Meeting is on 2nd July, look out for updates here 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.

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 pageYou 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.



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