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CONSULTATION – A361 Banbury Road southern end (Wardington) Proposed 30mph Speed Limit Extension

Letter from Oxfordshire County Council: Following an earlier consultation carried out in November/December 2018 regarding the proposals to introduce a new Puffin crossing on the A361 Banbury Road, and extend the 30mph speed limit at the northern end of Wardington, Oxfordshire County Council is now consulting on an additional proposal to help further mitigate the increase in traffic linked to the HS2 construction works. Specifically the proposal seeks to extend the 30mph speed limit at the south end of the village by 73 metres, reducing the length of the existing 50mph speed limit by the same amount. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents attached: Public Notice, Statement of Reasons, Consultation Plan, Draft Traffic Regulation Order. The proposed

VE Day celebrations

This year, the early May bank holiday is being moved from the 1st Monday of May to Friday 8th to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. We are looking for ideas of how to celebrate this monumental day. Got an idea?  Then please get in touch with any of the Parish Councillors or email wardingtonparishcouncil@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER LINK UP SCHEME – a note from Rosie White

VOLUNTEER LINK UP SCHEME - a note from Rosie White I am offering support to set up a Good Neighbour Scheme in your area, or to those of you with a schemes already, to help possibly expand what you do.  I am funded by AgeUK in partnership with Volunteer Link Up to help communities across Oxfordshire.   Cherwell District Council’s 2018-2019 Business Plan set out three strategic priorities, one of which was to create ‘Thriving Communities and Wellbeing’.  One of three aims within this was to adopt The ‘Good Neighbour’ model to target social isolation and loneliness.   What is a Good Neighbour Scheme: Good Neighbour Schemes are local voluntary groups which offer a service in their community e.g. transport, befriending

Using What3Words

Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue are now using what3words. This means if you need to contact the police and are having trouble describing where you are, you can use the app to tell them your exact location. what3words has labelled every 3m x 3m square in the world with an address made of three random words from the dictionary. For example, the 3 word address of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square is ///this.fantastic.notes All you need to do is download the free what3words app. You’ll be able to see and share the 3 word address of your current location and also find out the 3 word address of your home (by typing in your address and selecting the square containing your front


Please note that the Warbler deadline has been brought forward due to the printers altering deadlines.  All items for inclusion in the February issue should be sent to wardingtonwarbler@gmail.com before 20th January. Many thanks

Grit bins

If you are out and about walking over the festive period, please keep an eye on the grit bins levels.  If you see a bin that is very low on grit, please report it on fixmystreet.com with the location of the bin.  (Instructions can be found in the August Warbler about how to do this.) Many thanks and Merry Christmas!

Puddle problem

As you may be aware the main road in Upper Wardington is frustratingly still flooded.  Oxfordshire County Council Highways were informed from the outset (both via fixmystreet and on the telephone) and have been out to assess it once already but to no avail. The latest information that we have today is that OCC Highways are fully aware of the problem, including that they have not solved it.  The Local Area inspector is due to come out to assess and, hopefully, solve the problem. The more people that can keep reporting it on www.fixmystreet.com the better and OCC Highways should respond to the weight of public opinion.  We will continue to keep the pressure on but the WPC have no

Sports Field

PERIODIC REMINDER AND DISCLAIMER REGARDING THE SPORTS FIELD   Please could you be aware that the Sports Field is privately owned and not withstanding that there is a public footpath, the usage of it is historically and currently kindly given by the landowners.   The current cricket club, its members and supporters work tirelessly to maintain a high standard of cultivation and presentation for all to enjoy.   Therefore a periodic disclaimer is that :   All and any users  whilst within the sports field boundary do so at entirely their own risk and no liability for damage to any property or vehicles, theft or personal injuries however caused will be accepted by the landowners nor their agent.   Robert Harwood Owner’s Agent


Environment Agency flood warnings have been issued for the River Cherwell from Charwelton down to Heyford north and south of Banbury, they will monitor with Thames water the Banbury flood alleviation scheme as it is a passive system with no sluice gates they are seeing no issues with it. IMPORTANT INFORMATION. A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency. Flood Warning in force: River Cherwell from Charwelton to above Banbury. Flooding is expected for: River Cherwell from Charwelton to above Banbury including Woodford Halse, Edgcote and Cropredy. Immediate action required. Property flooding is expected. River levels are rising on the River Cherwell as a result of heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding (of property) is possible overnight. We expect flooding