A361 Burford Road temporary roadwork closures

Notice for all Chipping Norton residents

A361 Burford Road temporary roadwork closures

7 March to 29 April

SGN, the company that supplies our gas networks, is continuing with mains replacement work in Chipping Norton which will cause some disruption through the need to close parts of the main Burford Rd A361. The Chipping Norton News has spoken to the SGN Project Manager and understands the following

Phase 1 – 7th March for approximately two weeks – Burford Rd will be closed from Albion St roundabout up to just below Walterbush Road

Phase 2 – approx mid-March for around 6-8 weeks – Burford Rd will be closed from above Walterbush Road to Charlbury Rd

During all this work the contractors expect to allow access to the Leisure Centre, Top School and all Burford Rd residents. This will include a way through for School buses for drop off and collect at appropriate times. Access down The Green will be restricted to school and residential access – and the ends of The Green will be patrolled to discourage through traffic. The news understands local buses may be allowed to use The Green as well. Emergency services are exempt and will have access.

It is understood that in Phase 2 traffic from areas such as the Cotswold Gate estate at the Burford Road end, Greystones, the Beeches, and Charlbury Road may not have through access to the Town – and may have to be diverted back along the Burford Rd, then turning right opposite The Beeches along the minor road down to the Churchill Rd at Boulter’s Barn and thence right again into Chipping Norton.

Most importantly, SGN say that the main purpose of the restrictions is to avoid HGVs passing through the roadworks, which would put the workforce and public at risk. HGVs will not be allowed through the affected Burford Rd section at all – and their signed diverted route will be from Burford to Stow to the Greedy Goose and thence on the A44 to Chipping Norton. We understand HGVs arriving at the closed section will be advised to turn round and use this diversion.

A letter from SGN to all interested parties in Chipping Norton clarifying all the above should be arriving before the 7 March start. SGN say that if needed, they may occasionally cease operations and provide access over temporary road plates or temporarily reinstate excavation to allow access at start and finish times of the school day. SGN will contact the schools and the leisure Centre prior to any deviation from these agreements.

SGN say anyone with immediate concerns should

  • Talk to staff on site with any immediate issues that may arise.
  • Contact Project Manager Bob Taylor in office hours on 01252 353542, mobile 07836364482, or bob.taylor@sgn.co.uk

Or for more information

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Theft Of Number Plates And Vehicles

Message sent by: Cheryl Harrison (Police, PCSO C9928, Chipping Norton, Banbury).

We are experiencing a rise in number plate thefts and car thefts in the Chipping Norton area .

Please ensure your car keys are not visible in your property or near the front door. Recently we have had an increase in the theft of motor vehicles in the Chipping Norton area by person(s) either entering the property uninvited and taking car keys, or they are using a method by hooking the keys off free standing side boards, radiator covers or hooks in the hallway via the letter box. keys should be hidden out of sight and not accessible to anyone entering you home.

Number plate thefts are on the increase in the Chipping Norton area, these thefts are often used in crime. We have arranged with Southcombe Garage in Chipping Norton to fit anti theft number plate screws for free, alternatively at Chipping Norton Police Station we have a small supply of the anti theft number plate screws. I can be contacted on 101 number.

PCSO Cheryl Harrison C9928

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Indoor female football (16+)


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Chipping Norton Sports Awards 2018


Town Council wishes to receive nominations for local sports and Olympic legacy awards, for their 8th annual award ceremony, recognising sporting talent in the town.

The awards are sponsored by the Chipping Norton Town Council offering prizes and certificates to the winners.

Last year we received a good amount of nominations and a lot of local people attended the awards night. This year we want to make it even bigger. The awards for 2018 are for sporting achievement in 2017.

Previous winners have included motor racing, skater hockey, golf, football etc.

The awards that will be presented are:

  1. Sportsperson of the Year (18+)
  2. Young Sportsperson of the Year (11-17 year olds)
  3. Younger Sportsperson of the Year (Under 11)
  4. Team Award (18+)
  5. Team Award (11- 17 year olds)
  6. Team Award (under 11)
  7. Club Award (18+)
  8. Club Award Junior Section or School (11-17 year olds)
  9. Club Award Junior Section or School (Under 11)

In addition we have the Olympic Legacy Gold, Silver and Bronze awards set up by Chipping Norton Town Council with the aim of awarding coaches and people who are dedicated to helping sporting clubs in the town. Does your club or organisation have anyone you believe should be considered for either of the above awards? Anyone can be nominated who either lives in the town, works or is educated in the town. Also any child who attends a Chipping Norton Partnership School or anyone who plays a sport or organisation in the town can be nominated. A written nomination needs to be sent to the Guildhall by the 12th January 2018, you can download the nomination form here. We are happy to accept photocopies of this form. Alternatively you can email your nomination to cntc@btconnect.comThe Award Ceremony will take place on 9th February 2018, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm in the Large Hall, the Town Hall, Chipping Norton.

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Christmas tree recycling

West Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging residents to recycle their real Christmas trees.

Householders already signed up for garden waste collections can simply put them out on their next scheduled garden collection from Tuesday 9 January. Trees should be cut up and placed inside their licensed garden bin. However, if their garden waste bin is full, the tree can cut up and left next to the full bin for collection. Trees larger than 90cm / 3ft should be cut into manageable pieces before putting out.

Alternatively anyone, including those who are not garden waste customers, can take their tree along to the Council’s collection point in New St Car Park 9-11am on Sunday 14 January. All trees will be chipped for free.

Christmas tree chipping in Chipping Norton:

Sunday 14 January – New Street car park, 9 – 11am

All the tree chippings will be taken to the composting facility that processes garden waste.


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