Latest News from the Parish Council

Last updated 7th April 2019

Parish Councillor Vacancy

There is currently a vacancy for a Councillor on the Parish Council.

If you are interested in the role and wish to discuss anything further please contact the Chairman of the Parish Council, Diane Bohm on 01869 352006.


Thames Water work in the village

Work to replace water mains around the village is currently being progressed by Thames Water. They will be working Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5pm and if required Saturday 8am - 2 pm.

Reportedly work will take place on Northampton Road, Westlands Avenue and North Lane. For the duration of the work there will be temporary traffic lights along Northampton Road. Vehicle and pedestrain access will be maintained at all times. You may see an increase in noise and vehicle movements but they will aim to keep disruption to a minimum.

Should Thames Water need to interrupt your supply for greater than 4 hours during “planned works” they will notify all customer’s via letter drop 48 hours prior to the shut commencing. If you notice any changes, like water going off unexpectedly, please let one of the site team know or call 0800 316 9800 (option one, ref number BB264987).

If you would like to keep an eye on this yourself you can look up your address on the Thames Water link below


Oxfordshire Plan 2050

The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 is one of the commitments made by the six Oxfordshire authorities as part of the £215m Housing & Growth Deal, which will help deliver greatly needed new homes, including affordable and social housing, and infrastructure to the county.

The Plan will ask residents about what is important to them for the future. It will then examine the different levels of aspiration in order to achieve some, lots or all of these things, and the housing and infrastructure needed for each scenario.

By having all six authorities involved, the Plan will be able to collectively consider the needs of the county and align its strategies so that future housing and infrastructure is more joined up.

The Plan will not allocate sites for housing or employment. Instead, it will identify key areas for sustainable growth with associated housing / employment numbers. Districts will then use this to produce future Local Plans which will provide a detailed view of how housing and infrastructure will be delivered.

For more details please visit:

This first consultation stage, introducing the Oxfordshire Plan 2050, commences on 11 February 2019 and will run for a 6 week period until 25 March 2019.

Drop in exhibitions have been set up around the county where people will be on hand to help with any queries. For dates please click here:


Keeping roads and paths clear in cold weather

As the eagle eyed residents of the village will have now noticed, there is a new salt bin at the end of Westlands Avenue. This brings our total of salt bins in the village to three.

They have been placed at key locations where there is a volume of traffic that intersects at a busy junction, often with poor visibility.

The bins are there for residents to use to make the roads and pathways near their homes clear of snow and ice. Please use them!

If you feel your salt bin needs refilling, please contact the Clerk at


Next Parish Council Meeting & Annual Parish Council Meeting - 1st May, 7.30pm Village Hall