Temporary Road Traffic Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
T2352 temporary road closure – A417 Challow (Rail Bridge) Starting Saturday 6th September for 3 months
Network Rail are carrying out an electrification project which will require the replacement of the above rail bridge. The works will therefore require a closure of the road across the bridge (to all traffic) for a period of 3 months starting Saturday 6th September. Access for pedestrians will be via a temporary footbridge.
A copy of the Temporary Order, the location plan showing the closure and the agreed diversion route, and also a list of all the restrictions can be found here:
Temporary Closure Order
T2352 Publicity Plan v2
list of restrictions
Further information regarding the works may be obtained by telephoning Network Rail’s phone line on 08457 114141.
Section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Section 31 Road Traffic Act 1988 VALE OF WHITE HORSE AND SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE DISTRICTS(TOUR OF BRITAIN CYCLE RACE)(SPECIAL EVENT)ORDER 2014
Oxfordshire County Council has received a request from Sweetspot Group Ltd to hold the Oxfordshire Stage of the Tour of Britain cycle event 2014 across part of the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire Districts. The event is taking place on Friday 12 September and police will operate a rolling road closure throughout to minimise access from adjoining roads and to hold oncoming traffic etc. until the cyclists have safely passed; traffic control will be by Police and marshals between approximately 11am and 3pm. There will also be No Waiting for vehicles on the roads including for spectators.
Click here for a copy of the legal restriction notice for the event which details the arrangements along the route, together with a publicity map of the cycle route for your information.
KP publicity map
T2354 public notice v2
If you require further information or have any queries please contact Andy Hawes from Sweetspot Group Ltd as follows:
Andy Hawes – Route Director, Sweetspot Group Ltd
Rathbone House, 4a Heath Road
Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8TB
T: +44 (0) 8701 128 650
Please see attached information about an urgent meeting this Thursday 31st July to Save the Hare Pub. If you are unable to attend, but would like your thoughts known, please email or contact Piers Denne (contact details on poster attached).
Save the Hare
There will be an extraordinary meeting of West Hendred Parish Council on Tuesday 22nd July at 7pm in the Village Hall.
The only item on the agenda is The Hare pub.
Featherbed Lane will be closed for 5 days from Monday 4th August 2014 to facilitate ground investigation works.
The diversion route is via Rowstock.
LIGHTS OUT is a project that is inviting everyone in the UK to turn off their lights from 10pm until 11pm on 4th August 2014, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One.
Please consider taking part.
OCC Highways have advised that the resurfacing work at Harwell has been rescheduled to take place on the following dates.
The programme has also been amended and will now commence with southbound closures due to additional traffic flows expected for the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace (Oxford).
1. Southbound – Wednesday 16 July for five weekday nights
2. Northbound – Wednesday 23 July for five weekday nights
Should you require any further information, please contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a great deal of local interest in the demolition of the cooling towers at Didcot Power Station planned for 27th July, which has been the subject of local media coverage. Here is a letter from Ed Vaizey, MP for Wantage and Didcot, to Neil Scott, Didcot B Station Manager, which sums up his views about the current situation.
2014 06 30 RWE Npower re Didcot Tower Demolition
The first edition of Parish Council News has been published and is available here
Oxfordshire County Council will be holding an exhibition of proposed transport schemes in this area.
Please go along and view the plans and give them your views on the following:
Harwell Link Road with improvements to Hagbourne Hill
- A new road running between the B4493 Didcot Road and the A417 Reading Road.
- Diversion of The Driftway bridleway.
- A new roundabout at the A417/Hagbourne Hill junction
- The A417/Main Street junction at West Hagbourne will be realigned and only a left manoeuvre from Main Street to A417 will be permitted.
- Closure of Chilton Road, between Upton and Hagbourne Hill, to general traffic but retaining a public right of way and farm access.
Improvements to Featherbed Lane and Steventon traffic lights
- Introduction of traffic lights at A4130/Featherbed Lane junction.
- Road widening between Steventon junction and Featherbed Lane junction on the A4130.
- Widening of Featherbed Lane to a uniform width.
- A roundabout at A417/Featherbed Lane junction.
Exhibition Dates and Venues
|Monday 7th July
||3pm to 7.30pm
||Upton Village Hall
Station Road, Upton, OX11 9HX
|Tuesday 8th July
||3pm to 7.30pm
||Steventon Village Hall
The Green, Steventon, OX13 6RR
|Saturday 12th July
||10am to 3pm
||Harwell Primary School
The Styles, Harwell, OX11 0HX
How to respond
If you are unable to attend the exhibition, view the plans and have your say online by visiting OCC webpages to leave a comment between Monday 7th July and Monday 4th August 2014