Limit The Rise In HGV Traffic Through Our Community

There is a 7.5t weight limit through Burford that is diverting HGVs through Enstone and other towns and villages across the region causing increased air pollution, increased risk of accidents, extra wear & tear on roads and extra costs for businesses and farmers.

This affects you. Your action now can help to reduce the problem. The Burford weight limit is an 18-month trial. (August 2020 to February 2022). The decision on whether to make it permanent will be taken soon.

Please write before the end of October to register your objection. The address to write to is:

  • Councillor Duncan Enright,
  • Cabinet Member for Travel and Development Strategy,
  • 85 Newland,
  • Witney,
  • Oxon, OX28 3JW.

Or email to: duncan.enright@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Every letter is important – numbers really matter

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Gigaclear Upcoming Works in Enstone

Here is the latest update from the contractor MKJ:

  • 11 Aug – 08 Oct, OXFORD Road – Multi-Way Signals
  • 08 Sep – 1 Oct, CLEVELEY Road – Some C/W Incursion
  • 27 – 29 Sep, Footpath Infront of WOODFORD Close – No C/W Incursion
  • 07 – 20 Oct, BICESTER Road – Two-Way Signals
  • 07 – 20 Oct, THE DRIVE – Some C/W Incursion
  • 14 – 27 Oct, QUARRY Close – Some C/W Incursion
  • 25 Oct – 24 Nov, CHAPEL Lane – Road Closure

Please direct any questions to Network Build Care team at networkbuildcare@gigaclear.com

Parish Repairs & Improvements

THE PLANKS – Oxfordshire County Council has confirmed that works will begin on 31st August, for ten days, subject to weather conditions.

LIDSTONE – The Parish Council has paid for improved signage to the entrance of Lidstone from the A44.

WIG WAG SIGNS – The Parish Council has agreed to fund the upgrade of the Wig Wag signs outside Enstone School – these will be manned automatically and have a “20” flashing sign.

VILLAGE SIGNS and SPEED FLASHING SIGNS – These will be installed along the A44 during August.

20 MPH SIGNS OXFORDSHIRE – Oxfordshire County Council will be introducing 20 mph speed limits for all Town and Parish Councils during the year.

Warner Leisure Refurbishment of Heythrop Park

Enstone Parish Council met with Overbury (chosen contractor), Lichfields and Warner Leisure to discuss the traffic plan for contractors vehicles during the refurbishment. This is anticipated to start in September/October and be finished mid 2022. The Hotel will be closed during this period so there will little customer traffic.

Overbury estimate that during phase 1 there would be between 20 – 80 delivery vehicles a day. During the main phase of construction large deliveries of materials are not anticipated due to storage and material management and this will reflect on small vehicle choice. To minimise vehicle movements the following will be implemented:

  • Encourage car sharing.
  • Encourage delivery companies to be members of FORS (operators achieving best practice in safety, efficiency and environmental protection).
  • Operate on on-line booking system to minimise on site congestion. 

The area around The Drive entrance to Heythrop Park has been assessed as the main traffic route by Overbury and the Parish Council has agreed to the proposed traffic plan for deliveries:

Delivery to The Drive entrance from A44:

  • From Chipping Norton – along B4030 (Bicester Road).
  • From Oxford – along The Drive.

Delivery from The Drive entrance to A44:

  • Along The Drive to the Art Yard Cafe.

The Parish Council will be monitoring the impact on roads throughout this period and will appoint a councillor to act as liaison for the duration. Progress will be reported through the Ensign, Parish website and Facebook page.