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 November Reporting Back

Do you think your village should have a 20MPH speed limit? Oxfordshire County Council are now exploring ways we can reduce speeds in our communities and simplifying the process for 20mph roads for those areas that want them.

For this reason I have now launched a consultation for residents living within one of the 8 villages in my division (Minster Lovell, Crawley, Leafield, Hailey, Ramsden, North Leigh, Freeland or Long Hanborough) to get your feedback. This will remain open until 31st January and I will then report back to Parish Councils to discuss the consultation results.

Let me know here


I’m pleased to see there are now new bus shelters in place at various stops in North Leigh. My thanks to North Leigh Parish Council who worked with officers at the County Council to help get them installed using funds we secured from nearby developments in the village.

I have always been a great believer that we should do all we can to encourage bus usage and having basic infrastructure like bus stops in place is absolutely key to this.

A reminder that the Stagecoach 233 bus service now runs every 30mins (Mon-Sat) and also runs hourly on a Sunday. View the bus timetable here


More than 20 million people have now had their COVID-19 booster or third dose in the UK.


If you're eligible, please take up the offer as soon as you can.


Find out more here.


It was great to join Chris outside Sainsbury’s in Witney to help with the Royal British Legion poppy appeal. This year marks 100 years of the appeal so thank you to everyone who supported this great charity who support our remarkable armed forces and veterans.


A BIG thank you to everyone who voted in my first ever Pub of the Year award. I received hundred of votes from local residents keen to show their support for their local pub. 

I will be announcing the winner on Thursday 9th December on my Facebook page.

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Along with Freeland Parish Council and District Councillor Cllr Alaa Al-Yousuf I had a good meeting with the team from First and Last Mile CIC who will be operating a new bus service through Freeland, Hanborough and Church Hanborough from the 4th January next year. This is really exciting and I look forward to continuing to support them with this service which has been made possible through funds secured by Oxfordshire County Council from developers.

Find out more about them and the service here.


It was great to watch North Leigh FC take on the Royal Air Force in a friendly football game raising money for the Royal British Legion. It was sadly a 6-1 win for the RAF. It was also good to see 2120 Witney Squadron, Air Training Corps cadets for the pre match moment of reflection.


Councillors have helped set up a new community speedwatch group to cut down the risk of death or injury on the roads. The scheme will tackle speeding in both Long Hanborough and Church Hanborough.

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