Road Closure for sewer repairs

From Thames Water:

Repair to our sewer – Cassington Road

We will be carrying out some essential works to repair a section of sewer on Cassington Road at the junction of Woodstock Road (A44). Our works are scheduled to commence on 20th April 2018.

How this will affect you

So that we can complete these works safely, we will be closing Cassington Road at the junction of Woodstock Road to all vehicles. We will have a signposted diversion route in place.

This will mean there will be increased traffic volumes on Cassington Road and Rutten Lane.

We will be working extended hours to get the repair completed as quickly as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential works and thank you for your patience.

How long will this take?

Our works, including the reinstatement of the excavation will take a duration of two weeks; if we think the work will take longer, we will let you know. 

Find out more

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us on 0800 316 9800 quoting reference number BB971100.

Your wastewater service and your drinking water will not be affected.

Customer Service Team


Annual Parish Meeting 20th April 2018

You are invited to take part in Yarnton Annual Parish Meeting

being held at Yarnton Village Hall, Friday, 20th April 2018 at 7.00 pm

under the Chairmanship of Mr Fred Jones, Chairman of Yarnton Parish Council

The Annual Parish Meeting may by statute discuss all Parish affairs and pass resolutions about them.

The following matters have to date been included on the agenda.

 Apologies for absence

  1. Matters arising from the minutes
  2. Council’s observations of its finances for the current year 2018/2019
  3. Chairman’s observations
  4. Report of District and County Councillors
  5. Consider resolutions of which written notice has been given
  6. Any other business and Parishioner’s questions including adult outdoor sports equipment

Fred Jones, Chairman                                 

Lynne Whitley, Clerk to the Council 

5th April 2018


Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 (Part 1) Partial Review Oxford's Unmet Housing Need.

As some of you may already be aware Cherwell District Council on Monday 26th February 2018 approved the proposal to build 4,400 new homes on local Green Belt area, including 2,350 either side of the A44 between Begbroke and Yarnton. This was despite considerable opposition from local parish councils, representative groups, many individuals and local Cherwell District Councillors. Representation against the proposal at the meeting was excellent, with all speakers giving good reason for their opposition. It was hard to see how that representation could have been any better. The vote by Cherwell District Councillors was 26 in favour and 17 against with 2 abstentions. The net effect meaning that the proposal will move forward for consideration in public by a government inspector for recommendations. It is possible that this could take place around May/June 2018. Whilst the outcome of the vote was disappointing, there are many aspects of the proposal that will be subject to considerable scrutiny by the inspector. All is not lost and we live in hope.

Yarnton Parish Council would like to thank all the organisations and local residents who have taken the time to submit the 1461 representations received by Cherwell DC, a clear indication as to the depth of feeling by residents and their representatives.

Yarnton Parish Council


Proposed Apple Orchard

The Parish Council is exploring the idea of a Yarnton village apple orchard on two of the three community grassed areas between The Paddocks and the bridge leading to Bernard Close.  The aim is to bring back some Oxfordshire heritage variety apple trees which have been lost to this area, provide free apples for Yarnton villagers, encourage wildlife conservation and provide a tranquil area to rest for a while and enjoy the sunshine. We would welcome residents’ observations regarding the proposal which can be sent by email to [email protected] or in writing to Yarnton Parish Council, Yarnton Village Hall, The Paddocks, Yarnton, OX5 1TE.  If any village organisations or individuals would be interested in sponsoring a tree please let us know as soon as possible. We are on a time limit as preferably the trees need to be planted by late April for this year. It's an exciting project which would enhance this area of the village and help foster a community spirit for all ages.