Latest News

Meeting with ECT - Councillors will hold a meeting with ECT to discuss issues around our village on 3rd September.

Villager Bus Service- This service will be re-started from 3rd August. All passengers will need to wear a mask and the service will be reducing the number of passengers they can carry due to social distancing. 

Village Centre - as many residents are aware the quotes for the original plan for refurbishment were far in excess of what the Parish Council considered to be a fair expenditure. A new quote has been requested for new toilets and we hope to proceed with this work as soon as possible.

Dog Poo- With residents being at home more there has been an increase of dog walking. Please can you pick up the poo at all times. Bag it and take it home or put it in one of the dog bins in our villages. This is harmful to humans, cattle and horses. We also have a new Groundsman who has expanded the area he looks after and it is a health risk to him if you do not collect it.

Motorbikes - there has been an increase in motorbike activity on the A361 - probably because it is quite empty. Many residents have reported this on the Thames Valley Police site and we ask all residents to continue doing so. We have contacted our Community Officer PCSO Colin Davies and he is liaising between us and Traffic.

A361- We have been informed that OCC Highways have plans to impose double white lines in the centre of the A361 to prevent overtaking.

Red Phone Box - Many residents will have noticed the closure notice on the phone box due to lack of use. The Parish Council have been asked if they want to adopt it and we have agreed. It does need refurbishment and we will be looking to raise a working party for repainting and replacing the glass. If any residents have ideas for its use or want to volunteer to help please contact the Clerk.

The Bund - the grass has been strimmed around the bund to prevent brambles establishing themselves. This will be done again this year. The height will also be checked to see if the ground has settled.

RAF Brize Norton -  As many residents are aware there has been an increase in activity above us over the last couple of months. Some of the reason is that we are all home at the moment and others that not all their training is usually done here and airports all over the Country are currently closed. Please find a letter explaining the reasons from the Station Commander. Click here