Changes to vehicle access via Westminster Way from 18th February for 2 to 3 weeks: Mace have sent an update newsletter to let residents know that vehicle access from Westminster Way to the temporary retail area at West Way Shopping Centre will be slightly reconfigured as part of drainage works. Please see Mace’s newsletter for further information and map.
For more information, you can contact SDC’s dedicated
resident liaison phone on 07920 847 256. In case of an
emergency, call 0845 838 7627.
Your Neighbourhood Plan is now open for consultation up to 27th March.
The North Hinksey Parish Neighbourhood Plan has recently taken another important step towards adoption. The Plan was approved by the Parish Council in November and then submitted to the Vale, where it has been thoroughly reviewed to ensure that all of the required content is in place within an appropriate structure.
Having overcome that hurdle the Vale are now carrying out the first stage of Independent Examination, which is a six week consultation running until the 27th March. All individuals and organisations that provided feedback in the public consultation last year (other than anonymous comments) have been sent a notification message outlining the process for making further comments about the submission version of the Plan.
Details of how to submit comments can be found on the Vale website along with copies of the main Plan documents. Hard copies of those documents are also available to view at both Botley Library and the Parish Council Office in Seacourt Hall throughout the consultation. In addition the Resources page of the Neighbourhood Plan website contains copies of all the Plan documents.
Public drop-in session to view plans for a new Louie Memorial Pavilion building. 1pm-4pm at the Pavilion off Arnold’s Way. All welcome.
Mon 11th & Tues 12th Feb closure of walkway from Arthray Road. A message from the West Way construction team:
“The pedestrian walkway from Arthray Road to Church Way will be closed on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th February, while works to widen the walkway take place. Due to the nature of the works, it will not be possible to re-open the walkway overnight. It will therefore be closed completely from the morning of the Monday to the evening of the Tuesday.
The alternative route during this time will be the same as before, via Westminster Way. This will be signposted and banksmen will be in place during working hours to direct people.
There will be further closures in the coming months as the site team need to access the service lines below the walkway – we will of course notify you before these take place.”
Temporary Road Closure: North Hinksey Lane 11th-15th February. A request has been received from Thames Water for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of North Hinksey Lane whilst water mains works are carried out. Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor. For details of the extent of the closure and also the alternative routes for traffic see the drawing. Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Thames Water.
Check the location of salt bins in the Parish and read more advice on clearing snow and road gritting from Oxfordshire County Council:
A zip wire, in-ground trampoline and two swings are now installed to make a new play area for older children and teenagers in the upper Louie Memorial Playing Field, behind the MUGA. Following consultation with local young people, we used Section 106 funds (contributions from housing developers) to purchase equipment to form this new play area as part of the proposals to rejuvenate the playing fields and Pavilion for all users. The installation was completed on 18th January. Please go and visit if you’ve not done so already. For more details see the Louie Memorial page.
Our new Parish Clerk Colin Ryde is now working from the new Parish Office in Seacourt Hall (Floor 2 above Co-op and the Baptist Church). Office hours are 9:30 to 3pm Monday to Thursday, If you have a query it is best to first email email@example.com or call: 01865 861992 (this number diverts to a mobile phone outside office hours). If you visit the Clerk in the office please be aware that other rooms in the Hall may be in use.
Alan Stone retired from his role as Parish Clerk on 31st December after more than 16 years of service. We would like to thank Alan for all his dedication and hard work over the several Councils he has served and on behalf of Parishioners. We wish him a well-earned happy retirement. Our new Clerk Colin Ryde has been working with Alan since October and takes on full responsibility on 1st January so we also welcome Colin to NHPC. Colin Ryde can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
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