Traffic calming in the village

Build out on Bishopstone Road

There has been progress with the proposed ‘build out’ on the Bishopstone Road, intended to slow traffic coming into the village. Details of the design and the associated consultation process can be accessed from the Oxfordshire County Council website here.

The cost of the project is being met with a generous donation from Pinewood School.

Waste Recycling

Which bin to use?

Have you ever wondered which bin to use when disposing of your old socks, unwanted soil and used teabags? If so, help is at hand with the Wheel of Recycling – a handy gizmo from the Vale. Look out for one with the delivery of the Parish magazine over the next couple weeks (when you’re finished with it, it goes in the green bin!).

The wheel of recycling

Also, for more information, try out the Vale’s ‘Bin Zone’ here. And there’s also an app available…

Parish Council & Village Hall

Annual Assembly – Tuesday 28 May

Parishioners are invited to attend the Village Hall AGM on Tuesday 28 May at 7.00 pm in the village hall followed by the Annual Parish Assembly  at 7.30 pm.  Do come along to hear what has been happening during the past year.

The agenda for the Parish Council Annual Assembly is available on the village website in the parish council section.

Roles at the election

Apply now for a job at the local elections

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have a range of roles available for those 18+ at the local elections on Thursday 2 May and overnight into Friday 3 May.

The councils are looking for people to work as:

  • Overnight count assistants – £14 per hour – at White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Abingdon
  • Overnight runners – £14 per hour – at White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Abingdon
  • Poll clerks – £145 / £155 total – various locations
  • Presiding officers – £200 / £225 – various locations (previous polling station experience required).

To find out more and to apply please visit

Outline planning application

Eastern expansion – 2,500 houses at Lotmead

We’ve received notification from Swindon Borough Council (SBC) of an outline planning application relating to 2,500 houses, retail, community and employment facilities, schools and road access at Lotmead – this is part of the Eastern Villages expansion of Swindon.

The notification letter is shown below and details of the application can be viewed on the SBC website here using the reference number S/OUT/19/0582 in the search box. Note that the deadline for sending comments is 14 May – contact details of the SBC Planning Dept are given below.

The contact person is Mrs Kimberly Corps

European Elections

Notice of Election from District Council

VWHDC has published the notice for the European election next month – details can be found on the Council’s website here.

In brief, polling is on Thursday 23 May with the results announced on Sunday 26 May. Those who are already registered to vote at their current address do not need to register again.  For those not currently registered the deadline for registration is 7 May – visit

Shrivenham consultation

Shrivenham neighbourhood plan – consultation

Shrivenham parish council have developed a neighbourhood plan, which is now open for consultation and comment.  It covers important areas such as housing, education and the provision of medical services.

The document can be found on the Shrivenham parish council website, here

Parish Council

Next Parish Council meeting

The next Parish Council is on Monday 22 October at 7:00pm in the village hall.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The agenda and documents from previous meetings can be found under the Parish Council section of the website.