Eynsham Village News End of an Era 2 MayLouise Lau tells the story of the man (and the family) behind Rainbow House Artweeks is Coming 27 AprA quantity of good reasons to ‘stay local’ next month A40 Programme 11 AprOCC update on the current highway surveys Time to Choose 9 AprCandidates for election to your District and County Council on Thursday 6 May Resilient Communities Fund 7 AprApplications are invited for another round of grants from your electricity network provider Viral Kindness 27 MarBaby steps to a new normality as restrictions ease from Monday 29 March Acre End Street Bus Stop 19 MarOptions for accessibility improvements - your views please! Salt Cross Garden Village 12 FebWODC’s Area Action Plan has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate Not Before Time 10 FebRepairs to the road beside the Toll Bridge collection booth are on the way at last Action on Sewage & Flooding 4 FebA call on Thames Water and the District Council to get their act together Flood Alert - Now Falling 30 JanRiver Evenlode, Moreton in Marsh to Cassington, and Glyme at Wootton & Woodstock Eynsham West Shapes Up 24 JanJansons Property moves ahead with proposals for the Strategic Development Area. Bus Service Improvements 18 JanDirect links to Headington and the JR Hospital, HOURLY via Spareacre Lane! Spot the Difference 30 Dec 2020County Council proposals for the A40 Park & Ride and bus lane: your move! RIP Ruth Spencer 30 Sep 2020A devoted wife, mother & grandmother, a true friend and a wonderful organiser, generous with her exceptional energy and talents Roger Gascoigne 23 Sep 2020The British Legion branch standard bearer lost his battle with cancer on 19 September. Oxfordshire Garden Village 29 Aug 2020West Oxfordshire District Council is consulting on a draft Area Action Plan for Salt Cross garden village -please have your say Community-Led Housing Opportunity 27 Aug 2020Sign up here for a series of online training workshops ‘Reopening the Village’ 4 Aug 2020Village access restrictions, due from Monday 10 August: NOW ON HOLD Road Closure - Station Road 13 Jul 2020No through traffic between Acre End Street and Swan Street from 20 July Ticket to Another World 1 Jun 2020Frank Collingwood reports centenary of first Burford - Oxford - Eynsham motor bus service Active Travel and ‘The New Normal’ 27 May 2020Reflections from District Councillor Dan Levy - more views follow on Friday New Access Strategy for Eynsham West? 18 May 2020Developer Jansons Property has drawn up a scheme to link the key access road with the Park & Ride Re-Connecting the Villages 23 Mar 2020Comet Community Bus for Freeland & the Hanboroughs: suspended It Isn’t Easy Being Green 19 Mar 2020Proposals for a solar photovoltaic farm along Chilbridge Road - approved Preparing for Storm Dennis 14 Feb 2020What to do if your power goes off... Rights of Way - Cassington Road 15 Jan 2020A challenge to your local walks Festive Recycling 20 Dec 2019All you need to know until normal collections resume on Monday 13 January Christmas at the Eynsham Churches 17 Dec 2019You are warmly welcome to any of these services over the next few days Closer than You Thought 28 Nov 2019There are 30 litter bins and 23 dog waste bins in Eynsham Want to Build your own House? 22 Nov 2019Many people struggle to find their own house, even at ‘affordable’ prices. Here are some options and pointers A40 Funding Decision 4 Nov 2019£102m bid from the Housing Infrastructure Fund has been approved Another Good Reason... 22 Oct 2019for supporting public transport! Creating a Nature Recovery Network 16 Sep 2019Catriona Bass introduces the forerunner in a Thames Valley Wildflower Meadow Restoration Project Closure - B4449 & Stanton Harcourt Rd 27 Aug 2019from 2 September - 13 September inclusive Oxfordshire Cotswolds Garden Village 16 Aug 2019The District Council has launched another consultation - don’t miss the chance to have your say! Temporary Closure - Cuckoo Lane 5 Aug 2019from 12 August to 6 September inclusive Don’t Look Away 24 Jul 2019This vicious act on an endangered and well-loved species needs calling out. Good News for Eynsham Swifts! 16 Jul 2019We hear a lot about declining numbers of these summer visitors. But Eynsham seems to be bucking the trend... Future of the A40 12 Jul 2019County Council proposals for the A40 north of Eynsham: comment by 15 July Eynsham Elections 2019 4 May 2019Results of the District Council elections held on 2 May Closure - Station Road, Eynsham 27 Apr 2019Excavation and water mains connection works are anticipated to run from 27 May to 8 July 2019 inclusive Introducing the Oxfordshire Plan 10 Feb 2019Aspirations for the county’s future - don't miss the chance to have your say! Eynsham P&R / A40 Bus Lane 29 Nov 2018Consultation on latest County Council proposals is open until 6 January 2019 - don't miss the chance to have your say! Garden Village Consultation 19 Nov 2018Analysis of responses to the District Council consultation on key issues is now online We Shall Remember Them 27 Oct 20185000 poppies made in tribute the fallen West Eynsham SDA 22 Oct 2018A wide range of views on development to the west of Eynsham Oxfordshire Cotswolds Garden Village 19 Aug 2018Responses to the ‘Area Action Plan’ key issues consultation are now online Eynsham in the News 15 Aug 2018Prehistoric ceremonial landscape ... A New Look for West Eynsham 4 Aug 2018Hard on the heels of Oxfordshire Cotswolds Garden Village... Carnival in Pictures 8 Jul 2018Shirt Race, Parade and more: another gallery from Ian White Coming Soon to a Site Near You 22 Jun 2018WODC's proposals for Oxfordshire Cotswolds Garden Village - your chance to comment on Key Issues More Night-time A40 Surveys 13 Jun 2018In case you haven't spotted the signs ... Enter the Dragon 13 Jun 2018The Dragon Patcher is coming to Eynsham in July - not before time, some say! Eynsham Elections 2018 4 May 2018An update from the District Council elections held on Thursday 3 May 2018 No Waiting, No Parking 3 May 2018Your views please, on proposals for roads around Bartholomew School. Deadline: 1 June Primary School Parade 3 May 2018The annual procession round the village today: another great community occasion, captured by local photographer Ian White. Artweeks is Coming 23 Apr 2018Beautiful creations by Eynsham’s awesome artists! Where to start? Hazeldene Meadow 13 Mar 2018Margaret Key describes how this new housing development is giving something back to the community Please Think Again 12 Feb 2018County Cllr Charles Mathew exposes the flaws in a £215m ‘housing and infrastructure package’ Long Mead Revisited 26 Jan 2018Following her account of Long Mead Orchard in 2014, Catriona Bass has kindly written more of this remarkable site Peter Ward (1931-2017) 25 Jan 2018A much-loved loved teacher at Bartholomew School who will be sadly missed Ask the GWR 18 Jan 2018Local MP Robert Courts invites you to join a discussion on future plans More A40 surveys for January 2018 16 Jan 2018A belated note on recent day-time surveys and alert for further night-time work - rescheduled to start TONIGHT Forget that Parking Fine! 16 Dec 2017Support and encouragement for any drivers held to ransom at the Red Lion car park NOW is the Time to Act! 12 Dec 2017Deadline for comments on the latest WODC public consultation - the most important yet for Eynsham residents - is 20 December Housing off Thornbury Road 6 Dec 2017Deadline for your comments on the initial layout proposals has been extended to 15 December Get Ready for Universal Credit 28 Nov 2017As benefit and tax credit changes come into effect, WODC is offering practical support to residents making a new claim. Raymond Sutton (1931-2017) 8 Nov 2017An appreciation from Sandra Jinks - friend and neighbour for over 50 years Not a Pretty Sight 31 Aug 2017Residents are being asked to keep an eye on the recycling banks at Back Lane car park Ken Sheffield 5 Jul 2017We were sorry to hear of Ken’s death on 5 July, at the age of 86. The funeral service will be held on Thursday 3 August at noon Parking in Eynsham 5 Jun 2017Let’s get it right! says the Eynsham Retail Group. They'd love to hear your feedback ... Eynsham Elections 2017 5 May 2017Results for the County Council division of Eynsham were announced at noon today A Fond Farewell 2 May 2017As Jack and Sue Wastie reach retirement, we recognize their contribution to village life. West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 2 Apr 2017The Government Inspector has published a timetable and guide to the issues he plans to cover in hearing WODC's modified Plan The Orchard Children’s Centre 15 Mar 2017You will be missed! Eynsham parents and carers unite in mourning the loss of this service The Eynsham Link 11 Mar 2017This flexible car / passenger sharing scheme emerged from the ashes of the Route 18 service connecting outlying villages ... In-house Entertainment 8 Mar 2017Paul Hughes has run out of space for his antique cabinet gramophone but the memories are sweet. Offers are invited ... Totally Unconvinced 12 Jan 2017Charles Mathew, County Councillor for Eynsham, is “totally unconvinced” by Oxfordshire CC's proposed Park & Ride and bus lane Local Green Spaces 6 Jan 2017Your chance to help protect a few small, familiar patches from development - please respond by 31 January! WODC Parking Strategy - Have Your Say 1 Nov 2016The District Council invites your views on a range of parking proposals by Monday 14 November. Out for Consultation 26 Oct 2016WODC now proposes 2,200 homes at a Garden Village north of Eynsham PLUS an urban extension of 1,000 homes to the west. Roadworks - Central Eynsham 24 Oct 2016Mill Street and Hanborough Road will be controlled by traffic signals later in the week. Avoid driving along here if you can! New Proposals for Fruitlands 17 Oct 2016Pye Homes opens a public consultation for six new bungalows at Fruitlands today There and Back Again 10 Oct 2016The latest incarnation of the Lower Windrush Comet will run every Tuesday only. Household Waste Recycling 15 Jul 2016A consultation on OCC proposals is now online and closes on 11 August Recycling Update 28 Jun 2016Residents will soon be able to put most recycling items currently placed in black boxes into a single wheelie bin. Clive Stone MBE (1947-2016) 16 Jun 2016A service of thanksgiving for the life of Clive Stone was held in St Leonard's Church today Day Centre Fashion Show 6 Jun 2016The fashion show held on 18 May was a great success. The performance by Bladon Children’s choir was excellent too. Eynsham in Bloom 4 Jun 2016After initial assessment of every house and business in the village, and final judging on 2 June, here is the list of winners. Bus service cuts effective 20 July 1 Jun 2016Stagecoach announces a reprieve for route 11 Oxford - Witney but route 18 will be discontinued RIP Penny Noel 23 May 2016The local community was saddened to hear of Penny’s sudden death last month. Investing in the A40 17 May 2016Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet meets on 24 May to review 2015 consultation responses and long-term recommendations End of the line for buses 15 May 2016The 11 and 18 buses through Eynsham are expected to stop running in July, says Cllr Dennis Stukenbroeker. A40 Improvements 8 Nov 2015The Parish Council has expressed its disappointment in OCC’s investment consultation. Transport Subsidies 6 Aug 2015The Dial-a-Ride service and the 18 bus are again under threat from OCC budget cuts. Deadline for your response is 14 September. Eynsham Car Scheme 3 Apr 2015David Miller hands in a final report before moving on ... Connecting Oxfordshire 1 Apr 2015The Parish Council has a hard-hitting response to the Local Transport Plan consultation Long Mead Orchard 30 Nov 2014Catriona Bass introduces a treasured County Wildlife Site and another triumph for local people Fly-tipping is No Joke 23 Oct 2014An update from Parish and District Councillor Peter Emery plus local residents’ views.