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HS2 – Advanced Works Notice – A361 through Wardington

Fusion working on behalf of HS2 have issued an Advance Works Notification for Road construction works A361 through Wardington You will shortly see works starting late October on the A361 though Wardington and we will be keeping you updated and informed as these works progress. What we will be doing in your area? We will be widening the existing road at three bends on the A361 within Wardington, installing a puffin crossing and carrying out other associated road improvement works. These works will include the below: • Grass and shrub trimming • Road widening • Installation of road crossing • New road markings • New village gateways (village sign, road markings and gate entrance feature) at the north and south

HS2 – Local Drop in at Wardington

Fusion working on behalf of HS2  invite the residents of the Wardington, Williamscot and Coton area to: HS2 Drop-In HS2 Construction Work is progressing at Chipping Warden It won’t be long before they start in Wardington The Parish Council has arranged a Drop-In meeting with the contractors. Date: Tuesday October 15th 2019 Time: Between 4.00pm and 7.00pm Venue: St. Mary Magdalene Church, Wardington (many thanks to the Churchwardens) Ask about: Road Closures Traffic Levels Traffic Management Work on the A361 through the Village Rat Run Control Timing of the Work Programme Help and Guidance for: Local Businesses, Farmers, Residents with Properties on the A361, All the Rest of Us How Long will we be affected by HS2 Construction Work. Come

HS2 Drop-in at Wardington

HS2 Drop-In HS2 Construction Work is progressing at Chipping Warden It won’t be long before they start work in Wardington The Parish Council has arranged a Drop-In meeting with the contractors. Date: Tuesday,  October 15th Time: Between 4.00pm and 7.00pm Venue: The Church (many thanks to the Churchwardens) Ask about:- ·       Road Closures ·       Traffic Levels ·       Traffic Management ·       Work on the A361 through the Village ·       Rat Run Control ·       Timing of the Work Programme ·       Help and Guidance for: Local Businesses, Farmers, Residents with Properties on the A361, All the Rest of Us ·       How Long will we be affected by HS2 Construction Work   Come along anytime between 4pm and 7pm   Require more information Please

Tai Chi Classes

TAI CHI Gentle movement for health and wellbeing at Wardington Memorial Hall   October 2019 Programme Tuesdays October 1st 10:00 – 11:00am October 8th 2:00 – 3:00pm October 15th 10:00 – 11:00am October 22nd 10:00 – 11:00am October 29th 10:00 – 11:00am * * * * * * * * * *   For further details contact: 01295 758084 * * * * Please feel free to drop in and observe if you would like to.

HS2 – Local Drop in

Fusion on behalf of HS2 would like to invite you to a drop in for residents in the Chipping Warden area. About this event: At the drop in we will be able to share information with you on the progress of works in your area. There will be staff on hand to answer your questions and talk to you about the construction of the Chipping Warden bypass and other local works. When: Wednesday, 18th September, between 4pm and 7pm Where: Chipping Warden Village Hall, Culworth Rd, OX17 1LB Chipping Warden Drop In Poster_20190918 We look forward to seeing you.

HS2 Archaeology Presentation by Fusion

Archaeology Presentation HS2 Uncovering historic Britain Date: Tuesday 11th June 2019 Time: 7pm to 8pm Venue: Chipping Warden Village Hall, Culworth Road, Chipping Warden. OX17 1TL High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain. Before we build bridges, tunnels, tracks and stations we will be undertaking the largest programme of archaeology ever in the UK   We would like to invite you to an archaeological presentation to inform you about the scale of works being undertaken in your area and any findings to date.   Our lead Archaeologist Nick Finch will be bring along some of the items found and answer any questions you may have.   Community event C3 Archaeology

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HS2 Update – A361 Road Improvements

HS2 Update - A361 Road Improvements In case you are not aware,  Dawnus working on behalf of Fusion, HS2’s Enabling Works Contractor, entered administration on 14th  March 2019. Dawnus were appointed to construct the by-pass at Chipping Warden so work has been halted.  In addition, Dawnus was also the sub-contractor responsible for carrying out the necessary road improvements  through Wardington. These road works were expected to start soon but now will be subject to some delay. HS2 have advised us that the news about Dawnus was disappointing for them and the wider UK construction industry, HS2 and Fusion are working hard to implement contingency plans to ensure the works are delivered with minimal disruption. The latest update on Dawnus is that

Wardington Garden Club AGM

Wardington Garden Club   AGM 2019 The Club visits local gardens in the summer. We take part in the Fete at The Manor and have a visiting speaker in November. Our members represent all sizes and types of garden. Some are keen gardeners. Some just enjoy    looking at gardens. Some just like spending an evening with local friends. All are welcome. Our year starts with the AGM on Wednesday March 27 *********************************** AGM: Wednesday March 27 Time: 7.30pm Venue: The Memorial Hall *********************************** Come and collect your Programme and Discount Cards Wine & Soft drinks provided Potential Members and Guests welcome *********************************** Further information from Secretary Jane Pearson (01295) 750316 Treasurer Malcolm Patterson (01295) 750014  

HS2 – Wardington Presentation 5th December 2018

Attached is a link to the presentation slides used by HS2 at the community briefing held in Wardington Church, 5th December 2018. The briefing included presentations from the main contractors EiffageKier (EK) and Fusion. The Fusion slides include the proposed road and safety improvements to the A361 to manage the increased traffic volumes during the construction phase. This includes the widening of three corners through the village to allow vehicles to pass more easily, the installation of a Puffin crossing for pedestrians to access the bus stop and extending the 30mph limit by incorporating the signs into new village gates.  HS2-Wardington-Presentation-05-12-18 You can find more information and the latest news relating to HS2 in the local community by visiting -

HS2 – Traffic Surveys

HS2 Traffic Surveys Please see attached link relating to Advance Works Notification for traffic surveys to be carried out by Atkins on behalf of HS2. HS2-Atkins-Highway-Condition-Surveys-October-2018 HS2 anticipate that the coring surveys will be mid October for a couple of days and the FWD surveys will commence beginning of November for approximately two weeks. Drop in sessions: The next local-drop in session held by HS2, to keep you up to date about the project in the area, is on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, at Chipping Warden Village Hall, 3-6pm. Other dates: Tuesday, 6th November 2018, 3-6pm Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 3-6pm   Wardington Parish Council