Woodstock Town Council

Incorporated by Royal Charter of Henry VI in 1453

Welcome to Woodstock Town Council's Website

Home Page

Go direct to the town notice board

A Very Happy Christmas to all Residents and Friends of Woodstock
from Woodstock Town Councillors and Staff

Information on this website is now "searchable". 
Go to our dedicated "Search" page for more details

Where possible, agendas for Council meetings are posted here approx five days before the meeting on the meetings page

The latest minutes for the Town Council are now available at the Minutes page

For important local information go to the "Notice Board"

For more general public information including local events
go to the Other News Page

Town residents are encouraged to participate in Town Council meetings.
Why not come along to the Town Hall on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30
Please check dates and times from the "Meetings" page or any of the Council's notice boards.
If you want to speak you will have to let the Clerk know in advance.  Go to the "Meetings" page and click on "Council's Policy on the Participation of the Public at its Meetings".

Information on the towns cemeteries, play areas and nature reserves is on the "Environment" page

The Notice Board
Carols around the Christmas Tree
with the Mayor and the Rector
Saturday 12th December at 5:00 pm
Carols; Witney Brass Band; Mulled Wine and Mince Pies;  Primary School Poetry
and a special visitor from the North Pole
more details here
Watermeadows Treeworks
Through the winter, the Town Council's contractors will be undertaking tree surgery work at the watermeadows.
More information here 
Please help us to Recycle better
Please take part in WODC's waste and recycling survey
Click here for details
Do You have a Child Born Between 2011 and 31st August 2012?
15th January is the closing date for admissions applications for the Woodstock Primary School
Parents/carers MUST apply before this date.
You can apply on-line at
or you can pick up the forms at the school.
Woodstock Town Council Grants and Donations 2016
Applications are invited from local organisations such as clubs, societies and community groups for a grant or donation from Woodstock Town Council.  More details here.

Over 20,000 electoral registration reminders to be sent out
If you have not received an electoral registration form please contact the Council on 01993 861410
or email

The Refugee Crisis
Information about how you can help here
Updated waste and recycling calendars available mid-September  
Waste and recycling calendars, for October 2015 to September 2016, will be available to download from West Oxfordshire District Council’s website from mid-September.  
Alternatively, sign up to receive FREE email updates about your property direct to your inbox including  
For more information see:
Sewer Works taking Place in Budds Close
more details here
Worried about congestion at Wolvercote and Cutteslowe Roundabouts?
Read County Councillor Ian Hudspeth's explanation of the roadworks and the long term benefits here

West Oxfordshire Local Plan submitted for examination
The District Council has formally submitted its draft Local Plan to Government for independent examination by the Planning Inspectorate

Woodstock Play and Activity Day
Pictures of the fabulously succesful Play Day
Find out more here - large file - slow to download
SAVE Woodstock!
Amended plans from the Blenheim/Pye consortium are now available on the Cherwell District Council website.  Woodstock Town Council has objected to the original proposal for 1500 new homes and will be sending further objections to the revised plans for 1200 homes
Read the Town Council's objections and other information on the proposals here
The Rotary Club of Woodstock & Kidlington  
are looking for people of all ages and from all walks of life to join the Rotary Club   
If you would like to give something back to your local community,  why not visit the Club website
here or find your nearest Club on the Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI) website.  
Club Contacts - Mike Black (07718 385033) or Bob Taylor (01865 372157)
The result of the Town Poll held on Thursday, 6th November 2014
“Do you oppose any development or urbanisation on green fields
abutting and surrounding our town of Woodstock?”

can be viewed here
West Oxfordshire Draft Local Plan
Read Woodstock Town Council's Response here
(WTC has also sent an objection to Cherwell District Council concerning its "scopeing" proposal for 1500 homes at Woodstock South East)
Woodstock Parking Review
Draft Traffic Regulation Orders have recently been published in connection with the Town centre Parking Review
Notices have been posted on site and are also available to scrutinise here

Consultation Letter
Frequently Asked Questions
Parking Review - Final Draft Plan
Statement of Reasons
Traffic Regulation Order
Traffic Regulation Order for Disabled Spaces
Friends of the Woodstock Watermeadows
Please see latest news on our Environment Page
Friends of the Watermeadows
We want to (re) start a Friends of the Watermeadows group to monitor and help in our beautiful, ancient meadows
Find out more here
Woodstock Town Centre Parking Consultation
See the results of the recent Town Centre Parking consultation here
The Oxfordshire Museum and the County Library
In common with many public services, the Woodstock Museum and the County Library are facing severe financial cuts. The Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum and the Friends of the Library are looking for volunteers to help run many of the services provided. If you are interested and willing to commit to just a couple of hours a week (or maybe more), please contact The Friends of Oxfordshire Museum tel. 01993 811 456 or, for the Library Service contact, in the first instance, the town clerk on 01993 811216
Read more about Oxfordshire's and West Oxfordshire's Broadband Campaign here
Woodstock Good Neighbour Scheme.
Click here for details
Thames Valley Local Policing Team
Find out who Woodstock's Neighbourhood Policing Team are here
A Survey of Rare Bee-Orchids
The field between the new Marlborough Fields estate and Budds Close is a haven for orchids.  Bob Pomfret, our volunteer warden for the Budds Close nature reserve has prepared a survey of the orchids which may be under threat from possible development proposals.  Go to the Environment page to read the report
Section 106 Infrastructure
Ever wondered what "Section 106" planning jargon is all about?
Click here to find out the projects that have been funded from the recent building of homes at Shipton Road.
Want Advice on Clearing Snow and Ice?
Click here for information from Action with Communities in Rural England
Woodstock Town Council has adopted the Report of the Town Partnership
"Woodstock - A Great Place to Live"
To download the report click here
To download the Executive Summary click here
To read the report on your browser click here
Copies of the report are available to borrow from the town hall or the library