We’ve acted on complaints from residents that the waste collection was missed on Wednesday 17th May – the bins have now been emptied today.
It seems that the initial complaint by the estates officer on Mon 22nd was not logged and another resident complained on Wednesday. We asked the council to make an extra visit today before the weekend and this was done this morning.
17/00435/VAR REFUSED Land Between 7 And 9 All Saints Road
Removal of conditions 7 (External Staircase) , 8 (Sustainability), 10 (High level windows) and 12 (Contaminated Land) of planning permission 15/02281/FUL.
17/00639/FUL PERMITTED 137A London Road Headington
Change of use from Estate Agent (Use Class A2) to Hot Food Takeaway (Use Class A5).
17/00637/FUL PERMITTED 50 Windmill Road Oxford
Demolition of existing conservatory and extension. Erection of a single storey side and rear extension.
The proposed Traffic Regulation Orders for the County’s latest proposals have been advertised in the Oxford Times today; Thursday 25th May 2017, and are also available on the Council’s consultation pages below.
Click here to view the revised proposals and have your say.
Oxfordshire County Council consulted during 2016 on proposals to remove the buses from Queen Street and various related changes in the city centre. A number of comments and objections were received in response, so the county council has now developed revised proposals which seek to address the feedback it received in the previous consultations.
The revised proposals being put forward consist of two elements:
- Experimental closure of Queen Street to buses, taxis, and private hire vehicles, for a period of 18 months from October 2017
- Permanent public transport infrastructure, pedestrian, cycle and traffic management improvements in the city centre. These improvements would remain in place whether or not Queen Street remains closed after the 18 month experimental period.
This consultation is primarily about the permanent changes and the associated Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) that are required to implement them. However, comments are also invited on the proposals for the experimental Queen Street closure, but note that you will also be able to comment on the closure at any time during the first six months of the experimental period, starting in October 2017. Comments received during this time, along with other evidence gathered, will be considered by the council before a decision is made on whether or not to make the experimental closure permanent, this will occur at the Council’s Cabinet meeting on the 18 July 2017.
Arrangements can also be made so that you can view the proposals in person at: County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND, between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Please note that the deadline for responses is 23 June 2017
Ruth is working on a response to these proposals on behalf of City Lib Dem Group. Please copy her into any comments you may have. The bus companies are not happy with some of the proposals and the removal of buses from Queen Street is of particular concern for public transport users.
There was traffic chaos in Headington this morning when Thames Water did not move off site by the time agreed with the County Council.
Permission had been given by the County Council’s street works supervisor for planned work to go ahead to install a new water supply to a flat above the shops in London Road (and install pipework for a second) so long as working time was between 7pm and 6am.
Thames Water arranged for a grab lorry to take away the spoil at 2am, but an emergency cropped up and the grab lorry was sent to another location instead.
The street works supervisor became aware of the problem when he started work at 5:45 and saw it on the cameras, and chased Thames Water. It was clear there were no Thames Water staff on site dealing with the problem, and it’s rumoured that traffic was backed up as far as the M40.
The County Council has made it clear to Thames Water that London Road must be clear by 6am (likely 4am) tomorrow morning otherwise a stop notice may be put on further work.
Apparently Thames Water is paid to put in new water supply connections by the developer.
Councillors will check this doesn’t re-occur tomorrow.
If anyone wishes to complain, we advise you to contact Thames Water Customer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are satisfied that the County Council had been given assurances that London Road would not be affected during the daytime. It appears that there was no second grab lorry available for Thames Water to clear the site.
Here is the link to the Lib Dem manifesto for all those residents who have asked us for it.
Kirsten Johnson is the Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Oxford East. More details can be found about her here.
There have been a large number of planning applications over the past two weeks, you can find these here
Ruth has called in the application for 18 Osler Road for deliberation by committee.
Lib Dem general election candidate Kirsten Johnson joins the team to support the One Day Without Us campaign (2nd from left)
There will be an exhibition of photos by Fran Monks showing gratitude to migrants living in Oxford. The idea is to show that Oxford is a city which welcomes immigrants by photographing British born people with people who were born overseas to whom they are grateful. The gratitude can be for anything, big or small, and the photos will be exhibited outside the SAID Business School as part of the Oxford Festival of the Arts all summer.
Fran has taken a photograph of Ruth and Altaf – we have seen a copy already but are keeping it secret until the Festival starts on 24 June!