Watlington stands between the Vale of Oxford and the steep slopes of the Chilterns. The town is steeped in history and was first recorded as a Saxon settlement in the 8th Century, but the discoveries of a Bronze Age Axe and Roman Coins suggest an earlier past.
For information on the Brook Street closure and changes in bus services please see out Facebook page.
A brief summary of future work is given below but this is subject to change and the Facebook page will be updated regularly
WATLINGTON GOES GREEN
The company EcotecWorld are
installing a major solar panel installation at Easington. When completed early next year this will be the 7th largest such facility in the UK and will provide sufficient power for 6,000 homes, more than 5 times the number of homes in the Parish.
The installation will deliver its power to the electricity substation in Springfield Close by way of an underground cable from Easington. This cable will
run from Cuxham into Watlington along the B480 and will go along Cuxham Road, Brook Street and Spring Lane. Installing this cable will involve road closures along this route in the period from 12th January to 28th February.
Work on installing this cable consists of laying an underground duct from the generation site to the substation in Watlington, and then feeding a fibre optic cable through the duct followed by the power cable. At present (14 Feb) the duct is nearly complete with only the lengths through Cuxham and along Cuxham Road in Watlington to be done. The contractors are confident that they will complete the work on schedule.
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Help our neighbours
The residents of Cuxham have started a Community Benefit Society to raise enough money to buy the Half Moon pub which Brakspear have put up for sale. For more details of how you can get involved in this initiative by visiting their website at http://www.cuxham-community.org/.
Hill Road Car Park
In October the Parish Council made Watlington Parish Ccouncil (Off-street parking places) Order 2014 which will give the council the authority to enforce parking regulations in Hill Road Car Park, including among things, the ability to issue penalty charges on vehicles that overstay the two hour limit in the designated short term parking spaces. For more information see the Parish Council page.
Visit our Neighbourhood Plan website at http://www.watlingtonnp.org.uk/
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