Category: News

Update on Planning Department actions regarding Traveller Site

Watchfield Parish Council has received the following response from the Vale of White Horse District Council VWHDC complaint response gypsy site The Vale have admitted to making mistakes regarding their pre-application advice and promise not to enforce planning conditions. The Planning Department are going to recommend refusal of the application to amend the timescale of […]

Advice about Scams from Oxfordshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Abingdon Citizens Advice Bureau is calling for people to be on the lookout for scams conveyed by letter, telephone calls, doorstep sellers or on websites. Scams come in many different forms, but most of them aim at deceiving people into giving away sensitive information or parting with their money. Anyone targeted by suspicious advertisements or […]

A420 closure final plans from OCC

Please access the final plans and letter from OCC using the links below. These should have been sent by post to every household and business in the vicinity. A420 route map final A420 letter from OCC Updated information can be found on

Post Office Arrangements

The Parish Council has received the following reply to its query regarding replacement of Post Office facilities in Watchfield – post office letter They state that they would welcome applications from any potential retail partners interested in running a Post Office in Watchfield. They can be contacted on 0845 6016260. If you know of anyone […]

Watchfield Parish Council response to application to vary conditions on the Gypsy site

Please click on this link for the Parish Council’s response to application P14/V1111/FUL to vary the time limit on safety conditions from ‘prior to first occupation’ to ‘within 6 months of first occupation’ WPC response to P14V1111FUL Please click on this link to view the Parish Council’s complaint regarding the Planning Department’s handling of the […]

Application to vary conditions of Gypsy site on land off Highworth Road

The Vale of White Horse Planning Department has circulated information regarding variation of conditions 4, 5, 11, 17 and 18 of planning permission P12/V1901/FUL, to allow the applicant to move onto the site immediately. This application is P14/V1111/FUL and can be viewed via this link The communication from Laura Hudson, the planning officer, purports […]

Update on A420 closure

The date for closure has now been moved to July 23rd, 2014. The OCC site for these roadworks can be accessed here All HGVs (over 7.5t), except local firms and deliveries, should be diverted via A34/M4. The diversionary route from Swindon to Oxford is through Shrivenham and along Faringdon Road at the top of Watchfield with a reduced […]

Closure of A420 for resurfacing

Oxfordshire County Council will be carrying out resurfacing work on the A420 this summer. The stretch between the Shrivenham/Bourton turn off and the Watchfield roundabout will be closed in both directions for approximately 7 weeks, probably beginning on July 21st. The details of diversionary routes have not been finalised yet but there is an expectation […]