A34 road closures for bridge repairs

A34 road closures for bridge repairs

Weekend A34 northbound road closures 18-21 Oct, 1-4 Nov, 8-11 Nov: Highways England are carrying out concrete repairs, replacing the waterproofing material and joints on the bridge which carries the A34 over B4044 Botley Road, to ensure the future integrity of the structure and the safety of road users. As the concrete below the road surfacing material is breaking up leading to potholes, specialist machinery will be required to remove the damaged concrete and replace the road surfacing. 

Due to the extent of work required and to keep the overall disruption to a minimum, the works will require a series of weekend closures on the northbound A34, and one week of night-time working. 

The dates of the northbound weekend closures are currently scheduled as follows: 

  • 8pm on Friday 18 October through to 5.30am on Monday 21 October
  • 8pm on Friday 1 November through to 5.30am on Monday 4 November  
  • 8pm on Friday 8 November through to 5.30am on Monday 11 November (contingency) 

During these weekend periods the A34 northbound carriageway will be closed from the A423 Hinksey Hill junction to the A420 Botley Interchange, and lane 2 of the A34 southbound carriageway will be closed to provide a sufficient safety zone for workers. In addition, the A34 northbound carriageway will be closed between the A423 Hinksey Hill junction and the A420 Botley Interchange overnight (between 9pm and 6am) over five weekday nights to allow the bridge joints to be installed once the main repairs have taken place. The diversion for both the weekend and weeknight closures will go via the Oxford ringroad. Delays are expected during these weekend closures, so road users are advised to plan their journeys in advance. Access to North Hinksey and South Hinksey will be maintained via the A34 southbound carriageway only.

Yellow Lines consultation: Lime Road and North Hinksey Lane

Yellow Lines consultation: Lime Road and North Hinksey Lane

Open to 25th October – consultation on Oxfordshire County Council’s proposal to introduce new and make changes to the existing parking restrictions in Lime Road, North Hinksey Lane and the North Hinksey Lane service road. The proposals are being put forward to help deter commuter parking, reduce dangerous and inconsiderate parking within the area, and ensure that vehicles can move safely, whilst improving the safety of all road users and pedestrians. Find out more online here: https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/NorthHinkseyLaneParking/consultationHome

Connecting Oxford consultation

Connecting Oxford consultation

Public Consultation on plans to tackle congestion: Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council announced their Connecting Oxford proposal today (18 September) outlining plans to tackle congestion on all major routes into Oxford and improve public transport connections into and across some parts of the city. The consultation is open until 20th October.

Find out more and have your say:

Seacourt Hall: nominations sought for Public Representatives

Seacourt Hall: nominations sought for Public Representatives

Seacourt Hall will be moving soon and you can join us at this exciting time as a public representative. With the move to the new community building planned in the coming months this is a time of change and opportunity for our community hall. This is also the time of year when we seek nominations for public representatives to serve as trustees on the committee.

Seacourt Hall is a registered charity managed by a committee of
trustees (Seacourt Hall Management Committee), made up of
representatives of the North Hinksey Parish Council (NHPC), hall
users, public representatives and, as required, co-opted members.
At the AGM on 25 th September (7pm at Seacourt Hall) 2 members of
the public will be elected as Charity Trustees (public representatives)
by NHPC residents present at the AGM.


Any NHPC resident aged over 18 may put their own name forward to
be a Charity Trustee and a seconder is not needed.
Any NHPC resident aged over 18 or over and attending the AGM may
vote for up to 2 of the candidates who put their names forward. If 2
or less nominations are received no vote will take place and those
nominated will be elected.


Nomination should be sent to the Secretary before 5pm on the 11th
September. This can be by post in the letter-box at Seacourt Hall
(next to Co-Op) or by email to michael.cockman@gmail.com.
If anyone would like more information in advance, including the
responsibilities of being a trustee, they can call Michael Cockman on
07766 317691.

More information on the Seacourt Hall website http://www.seacourthall.org.uk/

Planning permission granted for new pavilion

Planning permission granted for new pavilion

On 31st July Vale District Council’s Planning Committee unanimously approved NHPC’s application for a new Louie Memorial Pavilion building. Thank you to all who have engaged in the process over the last few years. We are pleased to have reached this milestone and look forward to delivering improved facilities for the whole community.

Holiday contact details

Holiday contact details

Details on how to contact the Council while the Clerk is away.

The NHPC Clerk will be away on holiday:

  • Monday 29th July to Friday 9th August inclusive
  • Monday 19th August to Friday 23rd inclusive

During this time, the office will be closed. Please contact Chairman David Kay or Vice-Chair Caroline Potter with urgent queries:

  • Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor David Kay – Tel: 01865  240272
  • Vice-Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Caroline Potter – Mobile: 0759019476
Pop-up Cafe Sunday 14th July

Pop-up Cafe Sunday 14th July

This Sunday’s Pop-Up Cafe is being run by the Parish Council with all funds raised going to the Pavilion. Also at the cafe our District Councillors will be holding a surgery. Come along for cake, savoury treats, company, fun & conversation. 3pm to 5pm Sunday 14th July.

Seacourt Hall public meeting 18th July

Seacourt Hall public meeting 18th July

Public Meeting to consider and vote on a resolution to surrender the current hall lease, sign the lease for the new community hall currently being built as part of the West Way redevelopment.

Seacourt Hall is scheduled to move to a new permanent location on the ground floor of the new community building currently under construction as part of the redevelopment of West Way centre in Botley. The community building will be completed late in 2019.

Seacourt Hall Management Committee invites all adult residents (aged 18 and over) of North Hinksey Parish to attend a Public Meeting to consider and vote on a resolution to surrender the current hall lease, sign the lease for the new community hall currently being built, and then to move into the new hall once the building is complete later this year. This public meeting is being held in accordance with Clause 20 of the current lease and Charity Commission guidelines.

  • Date: Thursday 18th July 2019
  • Time: 7pm to 7:45pm
  • Venue: temporary Seacourt Hall (2nd floor above Co-op)

Resolution: Seacourt Hall Management Committee (hereafter SHMC) proposes that, upon satisfactory completion of the new community hall currently being built by the Botley Development Company (hereafter BDC) as part of the Botley Centre redevelopment scheme block F, SHMC will carry out the following actions, subject to approval by the Charity Commission:

  1. Request North Hinksey Parish Council (hereafter NHPC) to surrender the current Seacourt Hall lease between the Vale of White Horse District Council (the lessor) and NHPC (the lessee) as signed by representatives of those bodies on the 16th November 1989.
  2. Request NHPC to sign a new lease for the new community hall (as described above) between BDC (the landlord) and NHPC (the tenant), this premises to subsequently be managed by SHMC for the benefit of the residents of North Hinksey Parish, acting as a replacement for the current premises.
  3. After completion of the above actions SHMC are to vacate the current Seacourt Hall premises on a date agreed between SHMC and BDC, and move into the new community hall (as described above).

There will be images and plans of the new hall available at the meeting. More information, documents and plans are available on the Seacourt Hall website.