RAF Brize Norton Consultation for Airspace Change Proposal
As a stakeholder of RAF Brize Norton, we write to inform you that we have today launched our Public Consultation in respect of our proposal to make changes to the airspace arrangements around RAF Brize Norton.
The airspace arrangements to protect the aircraft operating in and out of RAF Brize Norton are no longer fit for purpose. The airspace was first designed many years ago, and since then the fleets have changed, and the regulations regarding the instrument flight procedures and containment have also altered. RAF Brize Norton is also updating the Instrument Flight Procedures by introducing satellite based procedures. The new airspace is required to protect the procedures, which have been designed collaboratively with London Oxford Airport. The aim is to enhance the levels of safety for RAF Brize Norton aircraft, protecting not only the procedures, but by connecting the Airport with the UK Airways network.
We have completed a document outlining what the proposed changes are, and how you can comment on the design. We invite you to visit our website where you can download the document. We would appreciate comments from aviation and non-aviation stakeholders. If you have no comment to make, then we would still love to hear from you.
The consultation period will commence on Friday 15 December 2017 and will finish on 22 March 2018. To see the plans, and to find out how you can comment, please visit our webpage at:
Should you have any questions or comments about the proposed changes, please use the following email address that will be monitored by Osprey Consulting Services Ltd, who are managing this process for us.
The RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Consultation Team
Monday 11th December 2017
Tonight’s Hailey PC meeting has been cancelled due to the weather conditions.
The next meeting will be on Monday 8th January 2018 at 7.30pm
Snow and West Oxfordshire District Council services
Due to snow and icy road conditions, there is a limited bin collection service in West Oxfordshire today, Monday 11 December.
West Oxfordshire District Council hope that any outstanding collections will be completed by Wednesday but this is dependent on the weather conditions.
Please can residents whose bins have not been emptied leave them out for collection.
Nasreen Ullah, Environmental Services Manager at the Council, said “We will be trying our utmost to reach as many areas as possible but the roads are very icy and dangerous. Collections have been suspended for the safety of our residents, their property and bin crews”.
There will be no bulky household waste or clinical waste collections today and households will be contacted to re-arrange.
Oxfordshire County Council has also closed Dix Pit Recycling Centre temporarily.
For more information and the latest update visit: www.westoxon.gov.uk, follow West Oxfordshire District Council on Facebook or Twitter or call 01993 861025.
You’ve been invited to participate in Locality place based plans across Oxfordshire by Oxfordshire CCG
This is open from 4 Dec 2017 at 00:00 to 17 Dec 2017 at 23:59.
The draft locality plans for GP practices and primary care in Oxfordshire are now published and available for comment until 17 December. Each Plan identifies the priorities of the local area and outlines ways to make GP services more sustainable and responsive to patient’s needs. With health and care services under significant pressure no single GP practice or provider organisation has one solution. However the draft plan maps out how GP practices can work together and with other providers to ensure sustainability and improvements in patient care.
We are grateful for all the patient feedback and to those who have engaged and helped us to develop the plans thus far.
We would now like to hear your views on the ideas and proposals in each of the Locality place based plans for Oxfordshire. To read the place based plan for each of the Localities in Oxfordshire and to take part in the surveys, please click on the link below:
North (Banbury, Chipping Norton, Bloxham and surrounding villages): https://consult.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/consult.ti/NorthLocalityPlan/consultationHome
North East (Bicester, Kidlington, Woodstock and surrounding villages): https://consult.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/consult.ti/NELocalityPlan/consultationHome
South East (Wallingford, Henley-on-Thames, Benson, Thame, Chinnor, Sonning Common and surrounding villages):https://consult.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/consult.ti/SELocalityPlan/consultationHome
South West (Faringdon, Wantage, Abingdon, Didcot and surrounding villages): https://consult.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/consult.ti/SWLocalityPlan/consultationHome
West (Witney, Carterton, Eynsham and surrounding villages/towns): https://consult.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/consult.ti/WestOxonPrimaryCare/consultationHome
If you would prefer to comment on Locality place based plans across Oxfordshire as a whole, please email OCCG at email@example.com or write to:
Freepost OXFORDSHIRE CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP
Following this second phase of engagement we will collate and analyse all the feedback and input into the final plans. A final engagement report will be published alongside the plans in January 2018.
Strong winds later today and tonight could lead to difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport, damaged or fallen trees and isolated power outages.
Next 24 hours:
The strong south to south-westerly wind, currently gusting 30-40 mph, will increase further today. Gusts of 40-50 mph are expected quite widely with isolated gusts of 60 mphespecially during the evening and night. A frontal system, bringing outbreaks of possibly heavy rain or showers, will move east early tomorrow morning with the wind turning westerly and gradually easing from the west.
The Met Office has updated the Yellow WIND Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) to cover the potential impacts from the strong winds including difficult driving conditions, especially for high sided vehicles, isolated disruption to transport and some damaged or fallen trees which could lead to isolated power outages. We could also see some impacts to some of the more temporary features in our town centres such as Christmas decorations.
Much of Thursday will be fine and dry with a good deal of sunshine but cloud and further rain, possibly heavy, is expected to move northeast across the area late afternoon and evening although northern areas of the Thames Valley may remain dry. The rain will gradually clear overnight.
It will be rather cloudy but generally dry on Friday although there is a low probability that locally heavy rain may push up from the south. There is significant uncertainty around this so it will need watching. The weekend will see a cooler, showery north-westerly wind developing. It looks like remaining unsettled into the new working week.
If you would like to know more about it or ask any questions, an exhibition is being held at the Village Hall on Sunday 19th November between 2pm and 4pm.
Please pop in and have a look.
Cotswolds Rural Skills is a one stop shop for training courses in a wide range of rural skills and crafts throughout the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you want to try your hand at blacksmithing, stone carving, wood carving, hedgelaying, dry stone walling and more there may be a course for you.
Please see attached brochure for more details.
Anthony Stansfeld, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley published his new five year Police and Crime Plan earlier this year. It sets out the priorities for policing and other crime reduction organisations across the Thames Valley, including the response to regional and national threats.
A summary version of the plan has now been published detailing the five strategic priorities for policing and crime for the next five years.
Please click here for the summary.