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HS2 – Abnormal loads arriving at Chipping Warden Compound this week.

HS2 - Abnormal loads arriving at Chipping Warden Compound this week. Notice from EKFB working on behalf of HS2. We have some long steel beam sections arriving at Chipping Warden Compound this week. They will be travelling from the Banbury area, via the A361 as abnormal loads. The police escort, which is required for some of the deliveries, may require a very brief halt of traffic at certain junctions or narrow sections of highway. Tuesday 31st January  - 1 delivery, no police escort required  Wednesday 1st February  - 3 deliveries, 2 of which will require a police escort  Friday 3rd February – 2 deliveries, both with a police escort These will pass along the A361 through Wardington and at the

Update on A361 closures

Update on A361 closures Please Note: The two-week night-time closures of A361 for survey work is no longer proceeding. The survey work was planned for Monday 9 January to Saturday 21 January 2023 – no longer going ahead. Other work taking place: There is a very short period of closure required for some line painting under the temporary bridge near our compound on the A361. The lines there are faded at that location, and so to improve safety, a line painting contractor be attending and the road will be shut for a maximum of 4 hours to carry out the work.   We have published a works notice, which I have attached and summarised below: Notice of night-time temporary closure,

HS2 REMINDER – Chipping Warden temporary bridge installation

Chipping Warden temporary bridge installation A reminder that we will be installing a temporary bridge across the A361, next to our compound in Chipping Warden, this weekend:  This will require the closure of the A361, near Chipping Warden, 8pm Friday 14 October through to 6am Monday 17 October. The work notice for the Chipping Warden bridge installation is available on the following link: Notice-of-weekend-closures-for-bridge-installation-A361-Chipping-Warden-1.pdf (hs2.org.uk)  We plan to install the bridge over two weekends with a further two weekend closure periods planned as a contingency. A section of the A361 Byfield Road will be closed 24 hours a day over a period of up to 4 weekends beginning Friday 14 October to Monday 7 November 2022. These closures will commence

Communication with Stagecoach re the 200 bus service

Please see below communication between Cllr Malcolm Patterson and Stagecoach re the 200 bus service: 'Dear Mr Harrison Stagecoach 200 Bus Service between Banbury & Daventry and stopping in Wardington/Williamscot As you are no doubt aware Stagecoach announced the closure of this hourly service in February. There was a stay of execution until August to allow for consultations. This extension was funded by Northants CC and Oxfordshire CC. A further postponement until January 2023 has been agreed. We understand this is being funded solely by West Northants Unitary Authority. While most of the route is in Northamptonshire, we in this corner of Oxfordshire benefit enormously from it. Banbury also benefits. The people of West Northamptonshire are able to use public

HS2 Notice – Road closures and construction updates

Notice from EKFB on behalf of HS2 This is  an update on some construction and road closure activity taking place soon. We will soon be installing the temporary bridge in Chipping Warden. It should be quite impressive to see, as it involves a large crane with careful manoeuvring, but it will involve some weekend road closures. There is also quite a lot of activity taking place in Boddington and Wormleighton, and so I have attached a draft copy of the AWN for the Boddington and Wormleighton areas. Notice of traffic management near Wormleighton and Lower Boddington September 2022_Final_ I have also attached a road closure look-ahead. This gives you a summary of the planned closure dates and you will see

A361 Overnight road closures 28 – 29 July

A361 Overnight road closures 28 - 29 July Message from EKFB on behalf of HS2 As you may be aware from the HS2 update emails, there will be a short period of overnight closures at the end of the month on the A361 near Chipping Warden. This is for security barriers and reinforcement work to take place in the area where our temporary bridge will be installed. The A361 will be closed overnight, 8.00pm to 6.00am on Thursday 28 July and Friday 29 July 2022 with a signed diversion in place. The road will reopen at 6.00am on Saturday 30 July 2022. This is the maximum period of closure and we will endeavor to open the road earlier if the

Update on HS2 Precast tunnel segment deliveries

Good news regarding the Sunday morning precast deliveries. Message from EKFB on behalf of HS2 After a period of testing and modifications, we have adapted the way we load and transport the largest precast segments. This method reduces the width of the load, which will mean no additional traffic management will be required. With immediate effect, we will no longer routinely be delivering the precast segments using the Sunday morning lane closures. The widest segments will now arrive mid-week, as part of the regular precast delivery schedule to Chipping Warden Compound. Please note that there are some segments which, due to particular design features, may still require occasional use of a road closure. So this option may need to be

Parish Council objects to Cherwell DC Planning Application 22/01488/OUT

Reproduced below is a letter sent by Wardington Parish Council Chair, Malcolm Patterson, to Banbury MP Victoria Prentis. You are strongly encouraged to submit your objection, if indeed you do object, before the deadline of 30th June 2022.   Dear Victoria It was only last week that we heard about the planning application above. The opportunity to object closes in less than 3 weeks. It involves a further 100+ acre warehousing development off the A361 close to Junction 11 of the M40. We in Wardington and other local villages in North Oxfordshire and South Northants are very alarmed. It would be more accurate to say ‘horrified’. The Banbury Guardian has launched a strong campaign against. Wardington Parish Council is still

ABILITY Local Community Bus Service for Wardington and Williamscot starts April 20

ABILITY Local Community Bus Service for Wardington and Williamscot starts April 20 To Enquire, Register or Book Contact ABILITY on 01327 604123 or via their website www.abilitycic.org.uk   To start with the service will operate between Wardington/Williamscot and Banbury. If you require another route, let ABILITY know. Future services will depend on supply and demand. Following the shock announcement of the closure of the Stagecoach 200 Service, the Parish Council has been in discussion with ABILITY and other Parish Councils between Banbury and Daventry. ABILITY already run a community bus service for Cropredy, Claydon, Mollington and the Bourtons. It has become very popular and works well. Users enjoy the exceptional service they receive. There are 3 different membership categories: Pick-up

Community archaeology events in Chipping Warden

Community archaeology events in Chipping Warden Communication from Fusion working on behalf of HS2 Following on from the successful TV programme Digging for Britain programme which featured Blackgrounds we have arranged local community events so you can come and talk to the archaeologists, see some of the artefacts (for the first time on public display) and discover what life was like in the area 2,000 years ago. The events will take place at Chipping Warden Village Hall on the 18 and 19 February 2022.  Tickets are free, but you must book a time slot to enter the museum. Each time slot lasts for 60 minutes and up to 30 visitors can book for each slot. As well as the slots