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

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

Agendas for Council and Committee meetings are posted here approx five days before the meeting
Go to meetings page for details

The latest minutes for the Town Council are now available at the Minutes page
Click here to go to the "Notice Board"

Click here for Other News Items

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 is on the "Environment" page

The Notice Board
Woodstock Town Charter Fair
2pm on Sunday 5 October to 9am on Wednesday 9 October 2014

Town centre roads will be closed for the duration of the annual charter fair
More here on roads closed, temporary additional parking and restricted parking

Legal notices can be seen at the Town Hall and on posted site
Have Your Say on the WODC Local Plan
Consultations end 19th September 2014
more details here
Look out for electoral registration changes this summer
more details here
Town Council complaint to WODC
The town council has complained to WODC about the way it handled the planning application for new houses at the back of Marlborough Fields estate and Budds Close.  Read the Mayor's response to the District Council
Council backs ‘Lights out’ to remember World War One
more details here
The "Tour de Fair" visits Woodstock
more details here .....
In Memory of Cllr Pauline Richardson
A stone wall plaque to remember Pauline's work in developing the Community Centre garden and
a planter at the Youth Club to commemorate her long association with the Club
click here to see the pictures
Woodstock Unveils Three More Historic Wall Plaques
more details here
Bus Services in Woodstock Set to Move Up a Gear
more details here ....
Town Centre Road Closures
Market Place, High Street and Park Street will be closed from 1400 hours on 5th October 2014 through to 0900 hours on 8th October 2014 for the Woodstock Charter Fair
Oxfordshire County Council will start Surface Dressing (tar spray and chip) soon in West Oxfordshire
read more here
Woodstock Town Centre now has a Defibrillator
Defibrillators are known to save lives.  The town centre now has one installed just outside the Coop.
South Central Ambulance service is running training courses,  If you're interested please contact the town hall asap
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
Oxfordshire County Council has appointed
a new bus operator for the Kidlington Witney and Woodstock town services

from 1st June.  Download timetables and read here about the new operator GORIDE, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company
Woodstock Town Council has objected to the recent Planning Application by Pye Homes Ltd., for the building of 64 new homes on land between Shipton Road and Banbury Road.
The Council's decision was, in part, informed by advise from its retainer planning consultant, Kemp and Kemp
You can read their opinion here
Woodstock Town Centre Parking Consultation
See the results of the recent Town Centre Parking consultation here
Despite the Council's objection to the planned development in Shipton Road,
consent was given by WODC.

You can read the Town Mayor's letter to the press here
 To comment on the District Council's strategy for developer contributions for Affordable Housing and Infrastructure go to
WODC Local Plan Update is available to read here
Well done to all the children, staff, governors and parents of Woodstock Primary School for achieving "OUTSTANDING" status in their recent OFSTED inspection and report.
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's Open Space and Footpaths Working Group
would like to know if you think the Recreation Ground between Willoughby Way and New Road is a public right of way.  Go to our Environment Page to download the questionnaire and return it to the town hall or by email
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
Woodstock Town Hall Has A Stairlift!
Thanks to a generous donation from a film company wanting to use our historic town as a film set, we are now able to offer those less able residents and visitors access to our magnificent first floor Assembly Rooms via a brand new stairlift. 
If you've been put off from visiting our Assembly Rooms please call at the town hall and test drive the stairlift!
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.
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
Woodstock Town Council supports the development of a new home for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.
However, it has consistenly opposed the plans for the building in which the museum is to be housed, and in this matter it supports the current campaign by local residents who are attempting to get a large ditch change of heart from the County Council.  Town Mayor, Cllr Brian Yoxall appealed to the County Council at its meeting in County Hall on Tuesday 19th February.  You can read his statement here
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


Results of the Consultation on Woodstock Children's Play Areas
click here for the report

Woodstock in Bloom
Visit the Woodstock in Bloom webpage - click here