Woodstock Town Council

Incorporated by Royal Charter of Henry VI in 1453

Welcome to Woodstock Town Council's Website

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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
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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
 
Would you like to Join the Woodstock Town Council Team?
The Council requires an Administrative Assistant to work 22 hours per week (usually mornings) to provide reception, secretarial and administrative support to the Town Clerk and the Council.   The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 18th April 2014.
Go to the Job Vacancies page for more details
 
Children's Play Areas Upgrade
The plans for Woodstock Town Council’s redevelopment of the two play areas at New Road and Budds Close are now available to view in the library and will be there throughout the Easter school holidays.  The contractors will start work in mid - June and the project should take approximately 6 weeks to complete
 
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
 
Annual Woodstock Litter Pick
Keep Woodstock Tidy
The litter pick is on Saturday 22nd March at 10.am.
Meet at the Lay-by in Brook Hill below Spencer Court.  Wear gloves and, idealy, wellies.
 
Woodstock's Historic Wall Plaques
The first wall plaques that were installed in 2011 have proved so successful that, with help from WODC, the "Historic Woodstock Working Group" have embarked on a second phase of wall plaques.
Read here about progress on phase 2 of this unique project
 
Woodstock Town Centre Parking Consultation
See the results of the recent Town Centre Parking consultation here
 
Woodstock Town Council welcomes Louisa Maybury to the Council.
Louisa was elected in a contest held on Thursday 6th February
The official election result can be seen here
 
Information on flooding can be found here:-
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/34681.aspx?area=061FWF23Buscot
www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/flooding
 
Outdoor Passion Play Comes to Woodstock
Plans are underway for the retelling of the Passion Story in Woodstock on Palm Sunday 13th April 2014.
http://woodstockpassion.org.uk/
 
Come along and meet your Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfield, the police area commander and the Council's safety representative at a public meeting at the Langdale Hall, Witney on 3rd March at 7:00 pm.
More information 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
http://www.westoxon.gov.uk/about-the-council/having-your-say/consultations/#Affordablehousing
 
WODC Local Plan Update is available to read here
 
CONGRATULATIONS!
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
 
The OWL Extension Nature Reserve Project.
The OWL extension is the subject of consultations with residents through the OWL Forum.
To read the latest report and a plan of the site go to the Environment page and click on the link
 
Changes to Bus Services 25, 25A and the 11:45 Saturday Service 220
Click here for details
 
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