Online book of condolence For the Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. This sadness, I am sure, is shared by many of you who will want to remember and recognise the service of Prince Philip.

During the pandemic, we cannot host and open physical books of condolence as it is not safe to do so. We would encourage those who would like to share a message to sign Buckingham Palace’s online book of condolence at This will close at 5pm on the day after the funeral.

Outside of COVID-19, people may wish to lay flowers at certain locations. Unfortunately, we need to discourage this. Alternative donation arrangements may be announced by the government or Buckingham Palace in the coming days.


Christmas & New Year Collections
December 2020 to January 2021

Dear Garden waste customer,

 Below are your bin collection dates over the festive period. 

Please note that garden waste collections will be suspended on December 25th and start again on the week commencing the 18th January 2021.

This will be a longer suspension than usual to allow the crews a four day break with their families as a thank you for their hard work over lockdown. 

Thank you for your understanding and we wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year!


We will collect real Christmas trees when the service resumes w/c 18th Jan. Trees should be cut up and placed inside your licensed garden bin, or cut up and left by the side.Trees larger than 90cm / 3ft should be cut into manageable pieces before putting out.
Most of your Christmas waste can be recycled – we’ll even collect your excess…

Extra recycling

We will recycle all your extras like biscuit and sweet tins, Christmas crackers and cards.
Please note: we cannot accept foiled wrapping paper or glittered cards as these cannot be recycled.

Just put your extra recycling out in clear open bags. Please keep your glass, glass bottles and jars separate in your recycling box.

If you can’t fit cardboard in your recycling bin you can break this down into A3 sized pieces and leave this next to your recycling bin for collection.

Extra food waste

We collect your food waste every week. We’ll even take leftover sprout  and turkey bones. Simply put your kitchen caddy out for collection too if your food waste bin is full.
If you need a food waste bin or caddy, please get in touch. | Tel: 01993 861025 | © 2020 West Oxfordshire District Council




Do you need help over lockdown?

Hailey Parish Council

If you, or someone you know, need support during the latest Government restrictions from 5th November until 2nd December, we are here to help.


Please contact your Parish Councillor

Middletown & Foxburrow
• Graham Knaggs – 899125
• Michael Drew – 702624

Delly End & Whiteoak Green
• Andy Smith – 868796 or 07831 500134
• Tina Rogers – 07774 259199

Poffley End
• Ann Gibson 700162 or 07771 711187
• Calvert McGibbon – 705301

New Yatt
• Giles Doland – 07971 511926


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Gigaclear is coming to Hailey

Since 2010, Gigaclear have been working closely with rural communities across England to bring fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) broadband to where it is needed most and as part of their broadband rollout programme Gigaclear are planning their network build to include Hailey.  Just like other utilities, building their network involves digging trenches in private land (with permission), the carriageway, verges, and paths.  Attached is a copy of their Stakeholder Brochure which explains more about Gigaclear and the work that they do; also included is a copy of their Frequently Asked Questions document.

In the coming weeks, you may see their contractors in the area validating their plans.  Validation is when they walk the mapped-out route, identifying details within the plans that may need adjusting to make sure that they can build as planned. They are also in the process of confirming whether Hailey residents and businesses are eligible for the Government’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) Programme.  Once this has been determined they will provide further details.

There is currently no timeline for when works may commence, but they will keep us updated on their progress.  Before they commence excavations, they will write to all residents included in the build programme informing them of the works that are taking place and what to expect during this period.   If residents would like to get in touch with them, please contact their dedicated Network Build Care team on the details below:


Phone: 01865 591137



Hailey PC’s response to Community Infrastructure Levy

West Oxfordshire District Council is consulting on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) that it will impose on house building developers. It has proposed a nil per cent CIL for the five strategic sites across the district.

Hailey PC is concerned that this would mean that community infrastructure at the North Witney development (and other developments) could not be provided. So no playgrounds, community centres etc. It is also concerned that WODC’s evidence is not sound.

Please click here for the full text of Hailey PC’s response to the CIL consultation which has been submitted to WODC.

Traffic restrictions introduced in Witney to boost social distancing

Traffic restrictions introduced in Witney to boost social distancing: Witney town centre modified map
Plans to modify Witney town centre are rolling out.
Traffic restrictions along the High Street up to the Market Square have now been introduced with the road closed to non-authorised vehicles, although shops will still be able to receive deliveries. The scheme is designed to ensure shoppers and pedestrians have adequate room for safe social distancing.

Barrier sleeves with the logos ‘Stay safe, shop local’ and ‘Please keep a safe distance’ are being introduced to reinforce the message.

Cllr Toby Morris, Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “We have had to work quickly to bring about these changes which are now being rolled out but have been listening to businesses and residents during the process. “We have also worked with partners including Witney Town Council and Oxfordshire County Council to ensure the town centre is a safe place for pedestrians while supporting the local economy.

“Significantly, these remain experimental changes which will be kept under review.” On Friday parking wardens will re-direct non-authorised vehicles away from the High Street while the three disabled parking bays outside Boots have been relocated further up the road. The number 15 Stagecoach bus to Abingdon and the number 19 to Carterton are being rerouted down Corn Street from tomorrow in readiness for the closure of part of Welch Way on Friday 26 June.  
Contact Information West Oxfordshire District Council Communications Team 01993 861616