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Local group on the circular walk route

Footpaths – something to treasure! – July 2016

on July 16, 2016, 6:43 pm

  The Neighbourhood Plan seeks to protect  important views to and from public rights of way (PROW) around the village. Interestingly this week photos have appeared both online (Twitter) and in the paper version of the Bloxham Broadsheet. Although not submitted by  the Neighbouthood Plan team  these photos do nicely illustrate the level of participation by both individuals and groups […]

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Bloxham Floods yet again – March 2016

Bloxham Floods yet again – March 2016

on March 10, 2016, 9:37 am

One of the neighbourhood Plan policies relates to the need for sustainable drainage systems even on small plots. This seems to have been vindicated by recent small developments being overwhelmed by a single period of rain. Over-heard yesterday:” How many one in a hundred year flood events can one have in 10 years?” More photos on the Bloxham Broadsheet

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Bloxham S.E. from the air

Bloxham S.E. from the air

on January 23, 2016, 4:26 pm

An aerial shot of the extensive recent development that is testing to the limits the capacity of the, narrow, substandard pavements and roads  to village services.

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Miles without Stiles – 17th Oct 2015

Miles without Stiles – 17th Oct 2015

on September 28, 2015, 7:16 pm

Support for the protection of PROW is huge – as is the number of residents who regularly use them.

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Bloxham A361 eighth most high risk road in UK!

Bloxham A361 eighth most high risk road in UK!

on September 10, 2015, 7:47 pm

Today the for Road Safety Foundation (RSF) published its 2015 report page 8 of which lists roads that present a persistently higher risk to users based on data collected from 2008 – 2013. They note that single carriageway A-roads now carry 8 times the risk of motorway. Bloxham residents will be unsurprised to hear that the A361 Chipping Norton to […]

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How to find things on this site?

How to find things on this site?

on September 4, 2015, 10:30 am

Posts are tagged with a category which can help you find relevant ones more quickly. This post explains how the system works. The site was set up at the very outset of the Bloxham Neighbourhood Plan. Three years later we would probably have structured it rather differently but – heyho – it’s always easy to be wise in retrospect! There […]

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GP waiting times in Bloxham

GP waiting times in Bloxham

on July 4, 2015, 5:26 pm

Bloxham surgery receives high ratings on most criteria for the quality of its service and it’s hard to find people with a bad word to say about the doctors, nurses or support team. Nonetheless the  pre-publication consultation carried out earlier this year contained numerous comments about worsening waiting times for doctor appointments at Bloxham surgery – but is this fact […]

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The importance of public Open Space

The importance of public Open Space

on July 4, 2015, 11:49 am

Natural England has carried out a survey of access in the south-east and note only 20% of the population have access to public green-space within what it considers walking distance |(300m.) This may not be surpring for urban settings but traditionally rural settings are much more generously endowed with public open space – not only fields but also space within […]

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National Health & Wellbeing

National Health & Wellbeing

on July 4, 2015, 11:08 am

The UK has a rapidly ageing population. The fact that longevity is increasing does not mean people are living longer lives free from physical impediments. This document is one of a number of sources containing data that indicate failure to consider adaptable homes from the outset is nothing short of madness! You can read much more about this in the […]

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Bloxham court - one of the more recent small estates

Parking standards – change of policy

on July 4, 2015, 10:43 am

Changes to the Central Government View. After the pre-publication consultation but before the final submission a ministerial announcement seems to represent re-think on maximum parking standards for all the reasons we have been arguing for the past 2 years. A gov.uk news article entitled, “More parking for new homes will end vicious cycle of clogged up streets ” in August […]

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