New Louie Memorial Pavilion consultation

New Louie Memorial Pavilion consultation

Local survey ahead of revised planning application: Whether or not you were able to make the in-person consultation at the pop-up cafe on Sunday 15th May. You can view the latest version of the plans from NHPC’s architects, give your feedback and tell us your vision for the redeveloped site.

New plans:

Deadline for completing the feedback form is Sunday 22nd May.

Your feedback will be taken into consideration in our revised planning application. Once the application is submitted to the Vale District Council there will be a period of official consultation. We would encourage you to provide your feedback in that consultation where your comments will be considered by the Vale’s planning team who make the decision on the application. We will post the link on this website when available.

Flood Alleviation Scheme: response

Flood Alleviation Scheme: response

NHPC Planning Committee submitted an objection to the current plans for the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme. 


1.1. North Hinksey Parish Council (NHPC) OBJECTS to the current plans for the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme, MW.0027/22. Although NHPC recognises the need for flood alleviation measures and supports many aspects of the scheme it does not agree the excavation of a large secondary channel as detailed in the proposal is necessary or desirable. 

1.2. NHPC hopes the scheme will be revised, eliminating the secondary channel and modifying remaining elements as necessary. 

1.3 NHPC recognises the interconnected nature of communities and the environment and has chosen not to limit its comments to matters within North Hinksey Parish. 

1.4 NHPC also has concerns about the independence of the planning process for this application and the economic case for the scheme.

The full response can be read here.

Temporary Road Closure: Eynsham, Oxford Road

Temporary Road Closure: Eynsham, Oxford Road

On 19th May and 1st June between 9:30am and 4pm.

A request has been received from Centurion Traffic Management for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Oxford Road whilst tree felling works are carried out. 

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate on 19 May 2022 and 01 June 2022. This will operate between 09:30 and 16:00.

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. 

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and also the alternative routes for traffic can be found here.

Official notice here.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Lydia Parrish on 0113 277 5360 or email

Pavilion Consultation Sunday 15th May

Pavilion Consultation Sunday 15th May

Pop-up Cafe and Pavilion Consultation: Sunday 15th May 3pm-5pm. After two years of delay we are putting lock-down life behind us and cracking on with delivery of a new Louie Memorial Pavilion. Come to the first pop-up cafe of the year this Sunday to see the latest version of the plans from NHPC’s architects, and tell us your vision for the redeveloped site over tea and cake!

There will also be an online feedback form – watch this space.

Time for a change?

Time for a change?

Have your say: proposed council name change to include Botley and change from Parish to Community Council:

As part of the Vale of the White Horse District Council’s latest community governance review, North Hinksey Parish Council have submitted a request to change our name to include Botley and to change the style of Council from Parish to Community. You can submit your thoughts on these proposed changes in an online survey here.

Why change?

  • The proposed change to include Botley in our council name is to better reflect the community that the council serves. Most residents refer to the area as Botley and often think of North Hinksey as just the village part of the community. Including Botley and North Hinksey in the council title we thought better represented the whole community.
  • We have also requested to be a Community Council instead of a Parish Council. In England, a parish council can call itself a community council, as an ‘alternative style’ under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. Other alternative styles are neighbourhood and village. Parish councils wherr there is desire to make a
    distinction from an ecclesiastical parish, may choose one of these alternative styles introduced by the 2007 Act. Our Council voted in favour of proposing Community Council.

You can make comments on the Community Governance Review during the engagement period running from Thursday 31 March to midday on Friday 29 April 2022.

Once the survey closes, the Vale will collate all responses and present them in a report, alongside other relevant data, to the Community Governance and Electoral Issues Committee. They will consider the responses and then put forward draft proposals for further consultation later this year.

Following a second consultation, the Committee will consider responses and agree whether or not to implement the proposed changes. The second consultation is expected this summer, with the Committee meeting shortly afterwards to make their decision. The aim is to implement any changes agreed so that they apply in time for the May 2023 elections. More information is available on the Vale website.

Roadworks – A423 Bypass, Hinksey Hill interchange to Kennington roundabout

Roadworks – A423 Bypass, Hinksey Hill interchange to Kennington roundabout

From 28th March: A423 Southern Bypass Road, between Hinksey Hill interchange and Kennington roundabout.

These improvement works will be undertaken during both day and night shifts, with most of the works being undertaken at night. Day shifts will be typically carried out between 07:30 and 17:30 and night shifts will be typically carried out between 22:00 and 05:00.
Expect lane closures, diversions and temporary traffic signals which may cause delays c. Please consider walking, cycling or using public transport where possible during this time.

We have been told to expect the following night-time closures and diversions:
• A423 east bound lane 1 closure from Hinksey Hill interchange to Kennington roundabout
• A423 west bound lane 1 closure from Kennington roundabout to Hinksey Hill roundabout
• Old Abingdon Road on/off slip road closure and diversion
• Kennington Road on/off slip road closure and diversion
Also some work from 07:30 to 17:30, on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31

You can expect:
• Two-way temporary traffic signals on Kennington Rd
• Pedestrian diversions

There will be no closures or diversions from Thursday 14 to Monday 18 April, to prevent disruption
over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

More details and map here.

West Way Public Art – find out more, Saturday 19th March

West Way Public Art – find out more, Saturday 19th March

Seacourt Hall 2pm to 5pm, Saturday 19th March: meet the artists, see their proposals, give your feedback and even try your hand at some mosaic and drawing activities!

In April 2021, following a callout and selection process, NHPC commissioned artist Nor Greenhalgh, stone carver Alex Wenham and mosaic artist Clare Goodall to work with the community to create a series of public artworks for the West Way Square shopping centre and the nearby walkway under the A34 flyover.  The artworks will be produced using the public art budget allocated as part of the Section 106 contribution required in the planning process.

Since the summer the three artists have consulted local historical material, visited the centre, neighbourhood streets and nature reserves and held sessions with local groups, schools and members of the community. The three separate yet interconnected pieces are currently in the development stage, and, subject to approval, will offer something for the whole community, with their concepts and designs being inspired by Botley’s history, heritage, wildlife and people.

Now we need you to get involved! Please come along on 19th March 2pm to 5pm in Seacourt Hall.

Annual Parish Meeting 17th March

Annual Parish Meeting 17th March

Join the Annual Parish Meeting, 7.30pm on Thursday 17th March.

Please join us for our Annual Parish Meeting in person in Seacourt Hall or online via Zoom.

Joining details can be found in the agenda along with links to related documents.

The meeting will include updates on our new pavilion and skatepark projects, plus a presentation by Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety, Environment & Place, Oxfordshire County Council. As usual there will be open sessions for questions on any local issues.

Please send any questions by noon on Monday 14th March to our Parish Clerk, Linda via along with suggestions for other topics that you would like us to cover during the meeting.