A Service of Remembrance will be held on SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2018 – 10.45 AM at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Botley Cemetery, North Hinksey Lane, Botley, Oxford. Conducted by local ministers of religion. Speaker: Alan Pope (Oxford-Bonn Link) All welcome.
Please come. Lay a wreath if you wish. Refreshments afterwards at the WI Hall. Full details including parking arrangements on the Remembrance Day page.
October 2018 update – The latest Community Liaison Group Meeting was on 29th October, check our Facebook page for detailed updates. Mace’s November newsletter is due out soon, their newsletter for October can be found here and on Mace’s consultation website. For any problems, contact Dan Bleach of SP Broadway on 020 3405 3460. For urgent and site-specific concerns, you can contact SDC’s Liaison Officer Peter Sandercock on 01234 264 332
Jesse Norman, Parliamentary MP, Department for Transport visited Botley to discuss Expressway route and met with NHPC Chairman David Kay, Layla Moran, MP and District and County Councillors. They took a walk around the area and met with local protestors. This follows Highways England’s announcement of their choice of “corridor” for the proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway with one of the options being widening the A34 through Botley. Read about the visit in the Oxford Mail and TV coverage on Meridian. Previous coverage of the plans can be found in the Oxford Mail, Guardian and Observer.
The following key objectives are for the remainder of the term of the Council (to May 2019). Updates on progress can be found on the Key Objectives page
- To provide an improved range of leisure and recreational facilities within the Parish.
- To support, manage and improve spaces, buildings and services that are the Parish Council’s responsibilities.
- To work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that the redevelopment of Botley Centre proceeds with as little disruption as possible to the activities of residents and local businesses.
- To actively support the production and full implementation of an effective Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish.
- To support the setting up of a new charity enabling a range of services currently offered by Elms Road Children’s Centre to continue in the long term, following the withdrawal of County Council funding.
Slides and videos from the consultation available:
The feedback survey is now closed. The raw data results are now available on the Louie Memorial page. A full analysis from Nortoft will follow.
This is the first phase of consultation. The aim is to consider a variety of options and to identify which ideas should be taken forward as community priorities.