Speedwatch in Hailey

Volunteers in Hailey have borrowed speedwatch equipment from Thames Valley Police to monitor the speed of cars passing through the village.

Attached is an article published in the Oxford Mail with comments from Cllr Andy Smith.

Consultation on Hailey Neighbourhood Plan Submission

      Hailey Neighbourhood Plan

West Oxfordshire District Council is now consulting on the Neighbourhood Plan for Hailey – submitted by Hailey Parish Council.

The Plan and further evidence and documentation can be found on the Neighbourhood Planning page on this website.

To have your say:

Write to:
West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield, New Yatt Road
Witney OX28 1PB

Or email:

The deadline for comments is 5pm on Thursday 20 December 2018.

Please send any comments to WODC not Hailey Parish Council.

Please be considerate this Hallowe’en

As Hallowe’en and Bonfire season begins, we typically see large crowds gathering to celebrate. On Hallowe’en night, please consider the vulnerable, particularly the elderly, who may feel anxious and intimidated by strangers knocking at their door. The misuse of fireworks and uninvited trick or treaters can be intimidating and are considered anti-social behaviour by some.
We are asking people to be aware of those who are not celebrating in the same way and respect those who feel anxious or intimidated by strangers knocking on their doors. We have posters that residents can display as a clear indication of whether they would like trick or treaters to visit.”
If you are looking to take part in the Hallowe’en celebrations then you can print off the
 To deter unwanted trick or treaters on October 31, this year is to print off the
If you see someone displaying a no trick or treat poster, please do not call at those homes as people do not wish to be disturbed. Just be careful who you scare on Hallowe’en.

Witney Rugby Club Fireworks Display

Witney Rugby Club

Annual Fireworks Display

 Sunday 4th November

Gates open from 5 pm

Bonfire and fireworks start at 7 pm

If you have pets/ animals please take the necessary steps to ensure their welfare

As customary its a free display but the Rugby Club does ask for a donation on exit so they can cover their costs to hold it again next year.

Thames Valley Police Open Day

Thames Valley Police Open Day will be taking place on Saturday 18 August, celebrating 50 years since the formation of the force.

The event will be taking place at TVP’s Training Centre in Sulhamstead, Berkshire (post code RG7 4DX).

 From 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm), stalls will be promoting the very best of what TVP has to offer and showcasing the work that the force has carried out for the past 50 years.

 Some of the highlights include:

  • Arena displays, including the public order team combined with the mounted section
  • Children’s fancy dress competition – come dressed in a police themed costume to be in with the chance of winning a fabulous prize
  • Pat and chat with the mounted section – A chance to meet officers and their horses
  • See the force helicopter and meet the pilots
  • Learn about different departments
  • Visit the police museum

 This year there will be two entrances for visitors at South Drive and White Lodge.

 Due to this, it is important that you follow the signs to the event. The roads will be busy and narrow country lanes can make it difficult to turn around if you go the wrong way.

 Car parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Assistance dogs are permitted, other visitors with dogs will be turned away and dogs must not be left in vehicles.

 On entry to the event bag searches will be taking place.

 This is a free event.

Click here for details

Work starting on Agritech Building, Common Leys Campus

Work is scheduled to start on the Agritech Building on the Common Leys Campus on Monday 2nd July for approximately 20 weeks.

If you have any concerns, the site manager, Gavin Carter will be available on Tuesday 10th July from 10.30am-11.30am to explain their scope of works and to ensure the project is carried out causing minimal disruption.

The site office is located off Whitings Lane at the rear entrance to the College campus.

Please see attached letter for more details.



Decision on Application for Occupation Lane to be Designated as a Bridleway


Modification sought:
To add a bridleway in the Parish of Hailey from New Yatt Road to the A4095 Witney to Woodstock Road. The route is known locally as ‘Occupation Lane’.

Oxfordshire County Council hereby gives notice that the above application to modify the Definitive Map and Statement, dated 27th September 2016, has been determined.

The County Council has consulted with every local authority whose area includes the land to which the application relates.

The County Council has decided that the modification sought is justified, because:

Documentary evidence shows that the route was set out in the 1853 Hailey Inclosure Award as a public bridleway, and that this route was physically set out and accepted by the public. No legal order has been discovered which would have extinguished these rights. Therefore there is sufficient evidence to suggest that public bridleway rights subsist or can be reasonably alleged to subsist over the route.

The County Council will make a Definitive Map Modification Order under section 53(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in consequence of events specified in sub-section s53(3)(c)(i), to add the route as a bridleway.

The decision report and supporting documents are available for inspection at County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND. Usual opening hours are: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4pm. Please telephone the office on 01865 810808 to make an appointment.

Date: 20th June 2018

Tom Scholes
Group Manager, Asset Data and Systems
Authorised by the Strategic Director for Communities
to exercise his duly delegated power in that behalf.