Remembrance Day events

Remembrance Day events

There are two local events to commemorate Remembrance Day this year: on 11th and 14th. The Service of Remembrance is on Sunday 14th at the Commonwealth War Graves and on the 11th, at 11am outside Seacourt Hall. Please gather in West Way Square outside the Library where a bugler will play The Last Post.

Deadline for architect-led bids: new Louie Memorial Pavilion

Deadline for architect-led bids: new Louie Memorial Pavilion

Wednesday 10th November is the deadline for NHPC to receive bids for design and consultancy services for the planned replacement and ecological enhancement of Louie Memorial Pavilion. 

Key aspirations for the new Pavilion are that it should be fully inclusive for use by the whole community, and that it should meet the highest possible sustainability standards in line with the Parish Council’s Climate Emergency Policy.

NHPC seeks to appoint an architect-led team of consultants to finalise the technical specification of the plans, enabling all pre-construction approvals to be gained and tender invitations for the construction works to be issued.

The design brief for the project can be found here .

Background to the project including the approved plans can be found on the Louie Memorial page.

There is no set format for bids, but please ensure that a sealed hard copy reaches our Parish Office by Wednesday 10th November: North Hinksey Parish Council, First Floor, 5 Church Way, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9TH

A Sustainable Botley

A Sustainable Botley

As world leaders meet in Glasgow for COP26 the Botley Green Guide is being distributed in the November 2021 issue of The Sprout and can also be downloaded from the NHPC website.

Governments can set targets for change but that change needs to happen everywhere: we must be part of it. We can help make Botley an even better place to live. This guide is about what we can do as individuals, as households, in our schools and workplaces, and in our Botley and North Hinksey community. 

There’s a lot going on here already and we hope that this guide will help make more happen in the years to come. 

Download the Guide and find lists of organisations on our Green Guide page.

West Way public toilets update

West Way public toilets update

West Way public toilets will be open daily from Monday 4th October 7am to 6pm daily

The toilets are situated in the community hub building on the ground floor between Seacourt Hall and Botley Baptist Church. They are managed by Savills.

  • Opening Monday 4th October 
  • from 7am – 6pm daily
  • Cleaning daily
  • The front door is covered by CCTV to prevent damage or misuse
  • Signage above door to be installed soon
3 month road closures from 1st October

3 month road closures from 1st October

Temporary Road Closure at – North Hinksey, N Hinksey Ln with Westway

In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the 2 junctions of North Hinksey Lane with Westway/Botley Road (Each junction will be closed in turn allowing access by the alternative junction) to facilitate Botley Road improvement scheme works.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 01/10/2021.  The estimated duration of the works is 3 months.

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. 

See attached drawings for the extent of the closure and the alternative routes for traffic.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11.

Westminster Way Bus Shelter

Westminster Way Bus Shelter

A replacement bus shelter for the bottom of Westminster Way is on order. A motion was passed at the September Parish Council meeting to authorise the installation of a standard replacement bus shelter for Westminster Way as soon as possible. This has now been requested and should take 6 to 7 weeks. Meanwhile we will obtain quotes for a live bus times screen.

It was also agreed to review the proposal of a “green” bus shelter after a presentation at the previous meeting, and to explain to the County Council reasons for not supporting this at Westminster Way and to review other options for using remaining S106 funds to reduce air pollution and other transport related environmentally friendly options. This would not exclude potentially retrofitting green elements to bus shelters. The presentation on the green bus shelter scheme can be found here.

Event: A Greener Botley

Event: A Greener Botley

Saturday 25th September 2pm to 4pm at Seacourt Hall. Part of the Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week. Come and find out what we can all do to help tackle the climate crisis and create a greener Botley.

Short talks on:
• Climate Action in Botley – what can we do to make a difference?
• ‘Cumnor Fit for the Future’. a new group focused on nature and
climate change issues (https://www.cumnorf4f.org/) – can we do the same?
• Our local wildlife: find out what’s around us
• The launch of the Botley ‘Green Guide’ to the ways we can make a difference in our homes, workplaces and communities.


We’ll discuss what we can do about local issues including:
• Reducing carbon emissions
• Tackling air pollution problems
• Protecting and caring for our green spaces
• Helping people grow food locally
• Using rainwater and tackling flooding issues

Register at https://greenerbotley.eventbrite.co.uk

Road closure, North Hinksey Lane

Road closure, North Hinksey Lane

Temporary Road Closure, Sept 21st to 24th, 24hrs each day

A request has been received from KCD/Thames Water for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of North Hinksey Lane whilst X3 new water connection works are carried out. A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate from the 21/09/201  to and including the 24/09/2021 (full closure 24hrs each day).

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 is attached. Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Dean Bradford of KCD/TW on 07813582164.

Botley GAP running pop-up cafe

Botley GAP running pop-up cafe

Sunday 8th August: come and meet Botley GAP members and two of the artists commissioned to work on the West Way public art project at the pop-up cafe on Louie Memorial Fields 3pm to 5pm.

Botley GAP (Gateway Art Project) has formed to improve the gateway to Botley – the area under the A34 – with a vibrant art project working with our commissioned artist Nor and the community. Although it doesn’t mark any official boundary, that point on the map is a transition and a gateway to Botley and areas beyond and is in desperate need of improvement. Botley GAP is a working party of people who are keen to improve the gateway area as part of the wider project focusing specifically on the gateway area. 

Surgery on the Scout Hut Poll, 18th July

Surgery on the Scout Hut Poll, 18th July

Thank you to everyone who came along to our surgery during the pop-up cafe on Sunday 18th July to discuss questions around the Scout Hut following the Parish Poll. It was great meet everyone who came along and to have a positive face to face discussion. We look forward to further positive dialogue.