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

HS2 – Update – temporary traffic lights on A361 Byfield Road

HS2 - Update - temporary traffic lights on A361 Byfield Road EKFB working on behalf of HS2 have provided the following information:- Some temporary traffic lights that will be installed on the A361 Byfield Road in late January, just north of Chipping Warden. We have published an advanced work notice which can be found here: AWN-Notice-of-Traffic-Management-A361-Byfield-Road-_January-2021-.pdf (hs2.org.uk) As you are aware, earlier this week we completed our survey work on Wormleighton Road near Trafford Bridge and the road is now fully open again. We managed to get the road open within two days in fact. Also, can you confirm, are you aware of the Trafford Bridge repair work being completed by WNC? This is not HS2 related but I am

HS2 – Notification of road closures in January 2022

Notification of road closures in January 2022   EKFB working on behalf of HS2 have notified us of the following road closures in January 2022:-   A section of Wardington Road (Edgcote Lane) will be closed from 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday 10 January, for approximately one week. The duration of the road closure will depend on the initial surveys and we will re-open the road as soon as possible. A copy of the advance work notice is available here: Notice-of-road-closure-Wardington-Road.pdf (hs2.org.uk) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A section of Culworth Road (from Chipping Warden) will be closed from, 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday 17 January and remain in place for approximately two weeks. They will be carrying out Ground Investigation (GI) works along Culworth Road.

CHERWELL DISTRICT COUNCIL LOCAL PLAN REVIEW

CHERWELL DISTRICT COUNCIL LOCAL PLAN REVIEW Deadline for Responses Wednesday November 10 Many people have sent in their responses to the proposed housing development in Wardington Reference LPR-A-175. If you haven’t done so yet please note the deadline. Whatever your views, they are important. As many responses as possible are also important for the 42 hectares (100+ acres) of land, east of the A361, being offered for commercial development close to Junction 11 Reference LPR-A-034. See map below LPR-A-034_site Do we really want 50 more warehouses? Don’t forget the Wednesday 10th deadline for both. They must be received by that date, not just sent. Send by email to planning.policy@cherwell-dc.gov.uk or by post to Planning Policy Team, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote

Edgcote Lane subject to closures 4th to 12th November

Edgcote Lane subject to closures, 4th to 12th November. Both EKFB and Fusion (working on behalf of HS2)  have advised of road closures effecting Edgcote Lane. EKFB has advised :- A section of Wardington Road (Edgcote Lane) will be closed on the following week days: Thursday 4 November to Friday 5 November and Monday 8 November to Tuesday 9 November. To reduce disruption as much as possible, we do not intend to close this road over the weekend and it will only be introduced off peak from 9.00am to 4.00pm, with a local diversion in place. For full details see attached link AWN - Notice of Road Closure_Wardington Road_nr_Edgcote Fusion has advised:- To enable vegetation clearance along Wardington Road we

WARDINGTON OPEN MEETING TO DISCUSS CDC LOCAL PLAN REVIEW

WARDINGTON OPEN MEETING TO DISCUSS CDC LOCAL PLAN REVIEW Thank you to all who attended Wednesday evening’s meeting. There were at least 70 of us there. The following is a summary of key points raised and action that can be taken. In response to a call in 2020 from Cherwell District Council (CDC) for land for development in the new Local Plan, a landowner in Wardington offered 2 areas. 4.6 hectares off The Greensward for 20 houses 10.8 hectares round Judges on the other side of the A361 for 5 houses The meeting was told that land offered as Change of Use, once accepted, was subject to CDC requirements of between 20 and 30 houses per hectare. On the total

Important – Cherwell District Council Local Plan Review

Cherwell District Council Local Plan Review Developing our Options September 2021 At this stage the Review is part of a consultation process by Cherwell District Council. The Local Plan itself will be published next year. The Parish Council has arranged an Open Meeting to discuss the Review and the implications for the Parish, including the possibility of housing development. Date: Wednesday October 27 Time: 7.00 pm Venue:  The Memorial Hall Following the meeting the Parish Council will be submitting a response. Individuals are encouraged to do the same. The email address for submissions is planning.policy@cherwell-dc.gov.uk   Wardington Parish Council

Notice of Road Closures – Wormleighton

Notice of Road Closures - Wormleighton Update message from Fusion, working on behalf of HS2 Following on from the earlier completed ecology surveys we will now be continuing our established programme of bat and ecology mitigation. To enable this to happen safely we will complete the works over eight phases and we  will need to have full weekday and some Saturday closures between 27 September until 19 November 2021. Weekday closures will take place during the hours of 09.30am to 3.30pm and Saturdays 8am until 1pm. This is to allow ecologists to safely observe and where necessary climb roadside trees to check for habitat. Subject to the outcome of these surveys tree limbs / trees may be felled at this