Notice of Election of the Police & Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley Police Area - 5 May 2016
At the Oxfordshire County Council meeting in February 2016 when the County Council budget for 2016/17 was agreed, it was resolved that the County Council will stop paying any financial support to commercial bus operators to enable them to run loss-making bus services across the (mostly) rural areas of Oxfordshire.
The bus services which run through Aston and Cote (numbers 18 and 19) are entirely dependent on financial support from the County Council. Whilst the Parish Council has been working with Stagecoach (the current bus service provider) and the County Council to seek a solution to retain some form of public bus service in our parish, it appears very unlikely that this will be possible. This means that from summer 2016 there will no longer be any form of scheduled bus service running in Aston and Cote.
The County Council has now confirmed that the County Council Cabinet will be asked to move the date for the cessation of its financial support for the bus service back to the end of the school year (20 July 2016).
Click here for the information on the County Council website.
The Aston & Cote Community Minibus will continue to provide a weekly shopping service to Witney - see their page on our website here.
Easter Waste Bin Collections 2016
West Oxfordshire residents are being reminded to check their bin collection times over the Easter weekend.
Refuse and recycling collections will take place as normal on Good Friday (25 March) but the following week they will run one day later. Collections which would normally be picked up on Thursday 31 March will be done on Friday 1 April (no joke!).
Normal service will be resumed from 4 April.
Residents can download a waste calendar and sign up for bin collection reminders by entering their postcode into the council’s website.
See www.westoxon.gov.uk/bins for more details.
2016 Cotswolds Photographic Competition
News and information from Aston, Cote, Chimney & Shifford Parish Council.