Recent News

  • New 250 Bus Service Timetable

    OCC have issued the following update on the 250 bus service: “There had been some concern about the continuation of this service, and in particular a potential option to reduce the frequency of the service through Hampton Poyle. This was due to the need to avoid buses meeting each other on the narrow road between…

  • Partnership Working Breaking New Ground

    Oxfordshire County Council & Cherwell District Council Partnership Working Update November 2018 it’s just over a year since I was appointed to the cabinet at Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell District Council to deliver the innovative partnership working agreement between the two authorities.  Since that time, we have begun to develop a strong collaborative approach to…

  • Divestment Alone is Not Enough

    The thorny issue of Oxfordshire’s Local Government Pension Scheme (OLGPS) divesting from “fossil fuel companies” came up at full council at CDC this week, in the form of a motion from the Green Party councillor.  It is true to say that it is a Recurring theme, one that superficially looks attractive, but it is, however,…

  • October Community Link Newsletter

    Lots of great news, views and advice for all of our wonderful community volunteers in this months Community Link Newsletter: 04894 Volunteer Newsletter_October2019

  • Wendlebury PC Update September 2019

    Dear Jane I hope to attend this evening meeting, but I do have earlier meetings at both County and District, so I am a little at the mercy of timings. In any event, I would report as follows for Wendlebury: Pedestrian bridge over the A41: As we know, the timings on this are design and…

  • Chesterton PC Oct 2019 Update

    Things continue to move at pace within Chesterton and I am happy to report as follows: We held a very successful #PintOnThePatch with Victoria Prentis MP and CDC Leader Cllr Barry Wood earlier this month and it was a useful opportunity to chat with residents about a whole range of issues and for Barry and…

  • Nuisance Hedges

    I am often asked for advice about nuisance hedges and whether the council can do anything about them.  The answer is yes, in certain circumstances they can and it is the Planning Enforcement Section that deals with High Hedge complaints. Unfortunately, the process for accepting and processing a complaint is not a simple case of…

  • LED Street Lighting

    As part of Oxfordshire County Council innovative street lighting replacement scheme, they are in the process of carrying out essential column and lantern replacements with environmentally friendly LED’s and I have been notified that they will be in: – Chesterton between 23rd to 25th of September (Fortescue Drive, Chestnut Close, Ash Grove & Orchard Rise)…

  • Heyford Park PC Report

    Hello Lorraine I will try and get along this evening, but I have full council at OCC today and meetings to follow, so do pass on my apologies if I don’t make it. In any event, I would be report as follows: 1. As promised, I met with Simon Fry, Placi’s replacement, at Dorchester a…

  • Ardley with Fewcott PC Report

    Hi Anne I plan to be at the meeting this evening and I report as follows: Transport and highways issues continue to account for a lot of my time, with many parts of my division suffering from the impacts of local development. Although it sometimes feels like a mountain to climb, I have had a…