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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

The Red Arrows today

The Red Arrows will be at Silverstone today, however, after an afternoon trip to Swansea, they are heading back to Scampton tonight and are due to fly directly over Wardington at 9pm precisely. Full details are here https://www.military-airshows.co.uk/press22/redarrowsschedule2022.htm.

FINAL CALL to action: planning application to build over 160 acres of Banbury farmland

The window for objections is about to close. Please ACT NOW! https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/people/developers-shock-hamlet-with-premature-planning-application-to-build-over-160-acres-of-banbury-farmland-3721654 An application has been lodged with Cherwell District Council for outline planning permission to build industrial estates over 140 acres of ancient pasture on both sides of the A422 off Junction 11 of the M40 motorway. The development would link the new ‘Frontier Park’ warehousing with the M40 in the south, burying farmland once thought to be untouchable. The applicants say the industrial units would total 140,000 square metres and be used for storage and 24-hour distribution. To comment on the application see here https://planningregister.cherwell.gov.uk/Planning/Display/22%2F01488%2FOUT Comments must be made by June 30. A campaign group called Keep Nethercote Rural has set up a petition against the plan and also has a Facebook page

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

Call to action: planning application to build over 160 acres of Banbury farmland

https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/people/developers-shock-hamlet-with-premature-planning-application-to-build-over-160-acres-of-banbury-farmland-3721654 An application has been lodged with Cherwell District Council for outline planning permission to build industrial estates over 140 acres of ancient pasture on both sides of the A422 off Junction 11 of the M40 motorway. The development would link the new ‘Frontier Park’ warehousing with the M40 in the south, burying farmland once thought to be untouchable. The applicants say the industrial units would total 140,000 square metres and be used for storage and 24-hour distribution. To comment on the application see here https://planningregister.cherwell.gov.uk/Planning/Display/22%2F01488%2FOUT Comments must be made by June 30. A campaign group called Keep Nethercote Rural has set up a petition against the plan and also has a Facebook page

Reminder: MID-SUMMER SAFARI SUPPER 2022, Saturday 18th June 7.15pm

MID-SUMMER SAFARI SUPPER 2022 Saturday 18th June 7.15pm at St. Mary Magdalene Building on the success of the past ten years the Friends of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Wardington, would like to invite you to take part in this very popular event, designed to provide the 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 purchasing a ticket to attend the evening’s activities. The evening will begin with a drinks reception in the churchyard when

CORRECTION: Jubilee bell ringing, Thursday 2nd June, 10:30 to 11:15

A band made up of bell-ringers from Cropredy, Hanwell, Horley and Wardington will ring the Wardington bells from 10:30 to 11.15 am to celebrate Her Majesty’s jubilee on Thursday 2nd June. They will proceed to ring at Cropredy, Hanwell and Horley during the day. For our Monarch and her people, United yet and free, Let the bells from ev’ry steeple Ring out loud the jubilee. Hers the grace the church has prayed for, Ours the joy that she is here. Let the bells do what they’re made for Ring our thanks both loud and clear. Taken from'Jubilee Hymn' by John Betjeman, 1978

MID-SUMMER SAFARI SUPPER 2022, Saturday 18th June 7.15pm

MID-SUMMER SAFARI SUPPER 2022 Saturday 18th June 7.15pm at St. Mary Magdalene Building on the success of the past ten years the Friends of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Wardington, would like to invite you to take part in this very popular event, designed to provide the 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 purchasing a ticket to attend the evening’s activities. The evening will begin with a drinks reception in the churchyard when