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:

Every letter is important – numbers really matter

Click here for 2021-Oct-WIVTAG-Flyer and here for the latest briefing 2021-Oct-WIVTAG.


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

Litter Bin & Dog Poo Bin Renewal Programme

West Oxfordshire District Council  have now started to implement the programme and are now working at pace to make the improvements and have already replaced over 100 bins which have been well received.

The council has over 1,200 litter and dog bins in the district and the programme will review the condition and location of these with the aim of:

  • Easy access for people to put their litter in a bin.
  • Make West Oxfordshire even cleaner and tidier ensuring bins are in good condition, which will be ongoing over the next couple of years.

As part of this work they are looking to make sure they have the right bins in the right locations and will liaise with local councils regarding this if they need too.  This may mean where there is a litter bin next to a dog bin that the dog bin is removed as dog waste can now be put in litter bins once it’s bagged.  Also where there are two bins close to each other they may remove one or move it to another location where there is a problem with littering and there isn’t currently a bin. In addition, dual use bins will be replacing separate litter and dog bins where it is appropriate. The new design is pictured.

The work is being carried out methodically but it’s inevitable that some decisions will have to be reviewed.  If this happens WODC are committed to finding a solution as litter and dog bins are an important community asset.

WODC Electoral Registration Canvassers Recruitment

WODC are looking to recruit ten people to undertake canvassing work in the period from mid-October to mid-November 2021.  

£12 per hour plus Mileage CASUAL: evenings/weekends Allocated Areas throughout West Oxfordshire 

The main duties are summarised by clicking here Electoral Registration Canvassers – Advert, and involve visiting/making contact with properties that have not responded to a canvass form asking them to confirm that the electoral information held by the Council is correct, or to tell us what needs to be changed. In most cases, the most effective time to be visiting properties will be evenings and weekends. 

Appointed canvassers will be allocated an area which will be, where possible, the most convenient for them geographically. It will not be possible to sub-divide any of the ten areas.