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.

Appeal Against Refusal of 40 Houses on Berry Hill Road

Outline planning application 19/00963/OUT at OS Parcel 9100, land north of Berry Hill Road, Adderbury for up to 40 dwellings with associated landscaping, open space and vehicular access off Berry Hill Road was refused by Cherwell District Council.  The developer has now appealed this decision and it will be considered by the Planning Inspectorate.
The Parish Council objected to the application and this can be viewed on the Parish Council’s web site.

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

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.

The Lakes

Adderbury Lakes are now open during week days for local visitors.  Access to the Lakes is subject to the Covid 19 restrictions, and normal opening will be resumed when regulations allow.  Volunteers are always welcome to the Lakes working parties when, hopefully, normal operations resume in September.  As a gentle reminder: Please observe the Country Code and take your litter home with you!!

Can you help Home-Schooling Children with your Spare Laptop?

Parents who are home-schooling are heavily relying on computers which might be in short supply. We wondered if there are any ‘old’ or ‘spare’ laptops in the village that could be donated to them? The Adderbury Foeffees team have taken this challenge on board, with local volunteer help to get machines wiped/refurbished/delivered.  Please click here to see the letter of appreciation from the Head Techer of Christopher Rawlins School. If you do have a spare laptop or desk top please call Feoffees Clerk Charlotte Holmes on 01295 810308. Thank you.