Traffic management (traffic light area) on the A361 during August

Traffic management (traffic light area) on the A361 during August Message from EKFB on behalf of HS2 We will soon start to prepare the verges of the A361 for the highway realignment, over the Chipping Warden Green Tunnel. This is first phase is early preparatory work, with the new section of highway being constructed during spring and summer 2024. In order to do this, we will be extending the area under traffic light control, near to our compound entrance. Full details of this work are available on the following link.   A section of the A361 will have temporary traffic management in the form of traffic lights 24 hours a day, from 14 August 2023, for approximately 6

A361 – Early morning temporary closure on 20 August 2023

A361 - Early morning temporary closure on 20 August 2023 Message from EKFB on behalf of HS2. As you may recall from our activities last year, some of our wider precast sections of tunnel require a road closure to travel from Banbury to Chipping Warden. The vast majority of the precast units pass each day without this. The southbound carriageway of the A361 will be closed off-peak, for a maximum period of between 5am and 9am, on  Sunday 20 August 2023, with a back up date of 3 September 2023. The road may well open earlier than 9am.     The works notice is in the link below, please feel free to share with your contacts. The map shows the section of

Defibrillator and CPR Training in Wardington

Cardiac Arrest or a heart attack can happen to anyone. When it does, having someone on hand who knows how to perform CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and use a defibrillator is critical and can save a life. We have had a defibrillator in place in Wardington for some time but many people have told us in the past they would not be confident in using resuscitation techniques or in using the defibrillator. In response to this the Parish Council has arranged a Defibrillator and CPR Training session for parishioners with the support of St John Ambulance which will take place from 10:30am to 12-12:30pm at Wardington Memorial Hall on Sunday 10th September. All are welcome to attend. You are welcome

Wardington Playground – New Trim Trail Now Open

Wardington Playground New Trim Trail Now Open The Parish Council is pleased to announce that the Trim Trial is now open for use. It passed the official safety inspection on Wednesday The safety fencing has been removed. Many thanks to the volunteers who spread the wood chippings under it on Sunday They enabled it to pass the inspection on schedule   Wardington Parish Council

Wardington Playground – Playground 200 Club

Wardington Playground Playground 200 Club After 20+ years Wardington Parish Council have taken the decision to end the Playground 200 Club Over recent years there has been a steady decline in the number of members of the Club. As a result income from this source has gradually decreased. This, coupled with recently imposed bank charges, has meant that maintaining the 200 Club is now of negligible net benefit to the upkeep of the Playground. The Parish Council recognize the importance of the Playground to the local community and are committed to maintaining it for the benefit of current and future generations. It will be funded by continuing to take advantage of grants that are available from time to time and

Wardington Playground – Urgent Help Needed to Spread Woodchips

Wardington Playground New Trim Trail Urgent Help Needed to Spread Woodchips   The new Trim Trail, funded by the Parish Council, is now installed. The official safety inspection will be on Wednesday July 5. Once this is successfully completed the fencing will be removed and the Trim Trail can be opened. For it to pass the safety inspection we have to spread woodchips across the area. These will be arriving on site next Wednesday, June 28. Many thanks to Councillor George Page for looking after the delivery for us. Between Thursday June 29th and Tuesday July 4th, volunteers are urgently needed for spreading the woodchips. Please contact Malcolm Patterson, 01295 750014 (there is an answerphone) or by email: if

HS2 – Culworth Road (From Chipping Warden) Closure, 26 June to 8 July

HS2 - Culworth Road (from Chipping Warden) Closure, 26 June to 8 July Notice from EKFB on behalf of HS2 Please see the link below to the official road closure document recently published. Notice-of-road-closure-Culworth-Road-Chipping-Warden-June-2023.pdf ( A section of Culworth Road will be fully closed 24-hours a day from, Monday 26 June to Saturday 8 July 2023.  We will be carrying out survey work and for preparing the area for a storm drain to be put in across the road later in the year. ----------------------------------- Wardington Parish Council  

New vicar appointed

Hello! I’m delighted to introduce myself prior to my licensing on Wednesday 6th September as the next Vicar of The Shires Edge Benefice . I’m Sarah, and in my 23rd year of ordained ministry, mother of two fabulous young people, (a bookworm and a rower) and wife to Nick, a plant scientist and wonderfully supportive husband. As a family we enjoy listening to music, watching films, and eating together. I grew up in Kent (one of 5 siblings), and have rural village life in my DNA. Summers were spent picking fruit and cycling country lanes aboard my trusted Raleigh Racer. I had come to faith in France as a teenager visiting family friends one Easter and grew up in faith

Safari Supper 2023 – Friday 23rd June. FINAL CALL

MID-SUMMER SAFARI SUPPER 2023 Friday 23rd June 7.15pm at St. Mary Magdalene The table plan is being drawn up on Tuesday, so this is the final call to join to 50 people who have bought tickets for this really fun evening. The Friends of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Wardington invite you to join them in this very popular event, designed to provide an opportunity for villagers old and new to meet and socialise whilst raising funds to maintain our beautiful church. You can join in by: Offering to host 4 or more people (plus hosts = 6) for supper, main course only with wine. Providing a pudding for ‘After Dinner’ held at the Memorial Hall. Simply

CONSULTATION – Wardington & Williamscot proposed 20mph Speed Limits

CONSULTATION – Wardington & Williamscot proposed 20mph Speed Limits Oxfordshire County Council wants to make our built environments safer and more attractive places to walk and cycle. To enable this, 20mph speed restrictions are being used to help promote alternative modes of transport for local travel. Further details on how the council is considering making 20mph the new 30mph for Oxfordshire communities can be found here. We're therefore asking for your views on the proposal to introduce a 20mph speed limit throughout Wardington (including Upper Wardington) and Williamscot, replacing the existing 30mph speed limits in their entirety in the process. The proposals are being put forward following road safety concerns raised by the parish, and form part of a countywide