Adderbury Parish Council Report for February

Meetings – During February 2021, there was one meeting of the Parish Council held on Zoom on 23 February 2021.  There was a meeting of the Environment Committee on 26 January 2021 and the next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 23 March 2021 at 7.30pm on Zoom.

Traffic Calming Update

Traffic calming proposals for West Adderbury were approved  by OCC in January 2021
The proposals include:

  • Extending the 30mph limit further along Milton Road towards Ball Colegrave;
  • Introducing a short 40mph speed limit at the entrance to Berry Hill Road from the A4260;
  • Building chicanes at the top of Berry Hill Road and on Milton Road.

The proposed closure of the western arm of the Horn Hill/Berry Hill/Milton Road junction has now been confirmed by OCC.

No Split of Adderbury Parish Council

Community Governance Review (CGR) – Update. The Parish Council is now able to report that on 22 February 2021, Cherwell District Council (CDC) approved the Community Governance Review Working Group’s recommendation that there should be no changes at all in Adderbury and the Parish Council should not be split and the village divided.

Reminder – Social Distancing

As residents will be aware, it is vitally important to ensure social distancing, even when using outside spaces. There are a number of narrow roads in Adderbury, so when out walking, please be considerate of other pedestrians and also the residents who live in those roads, as they may wish to exit their properties leaving a safe distance between themselves and passing pedestrians. This is an issue of concern which has been raised with the Parish Council.  The latest guidance on the Covid-19 rules are available on the Government web site https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

Road Safety Works in Adderbury – The Next Phase

The next set of road safety improvements for Adderbury is moving a step closer. Responses showed over-whelming support for the proposals in outlined in the statutory consultation carried out by Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Highways. Proposals were submitted for final OCC approval, which was granted by the Cabinet Member for the Environment on 21st January 2021.  Designs will now be finalised, and a contractor procured and mobilised, with the aim of commencing work on site in late March.