Cassington Road Closure

Part of Cassington Road will be closed to through traffic from 13th to 27th August for water maintenance works.
Contrary to previous information, at present it seems the buses into Oxford are coming down Rutten Lane and Cassington Road as usual, turning at the Cresswell Close roundabout and then returning the same way to the Sandy Lane roundabout, the buses out do this in reverse but don't stop as they come down Rutten Lane, only when they return. So serving all stops, except Great Close Road. Check with the bus companies for further information, as this may change.


Yarnton Village Hall car park

The Village Hall car park is being re-surfaced starting on Monday 20 August 2018 and is expected to take about one week. There will be NO PARKING on site for the duration of the work. The Hall will remain open, however, and there will be pedestrian access between The Paddocks and Merton Way.


Be Water Aware this summer

With the weather warming up, long sunny days and the summer holidays in sight, there is a temptation to cool off in one of Oxfordshire’s many rivers and inland waterways. And while there may not be any river monsters waiting down there, unfortunately rivers and waterways can be very dangerous places - 255 people accidentally drowned in 2017 in the UK.

That’s why, at this time of year, Oxfordshire’s Fire and Rescue Service is reminding all residents to Be Water Aware to help everyone stay safe this summer.

 Would you know what to do?

 Knowing what to do when someone gets into trouble in the water could help save someone’s life:

Call: 999

Float: tell them to float on their back

Throw: something that floats


… and don’t jump in yourself

Find out more at  


Rogue Trade warning from Thames Valley Police

Today there has been a report of a suspicious male and vehicle in the Yarnton area in Kidlington. This male was driving around in a white truck with equipment in the back handing out leaflets advertising his company. His company is called Oakland's Tree Services and also known as Oakland's Tree Care. The male was recognised by a resident for being on Watchdog. There was a case on him by Watchdog who followed him around and found out he was preying on vulnerable and elderly people by offering his services to them. In the report he had given false advice, over charged by four times the normal amount, not finishing jobs and scamming innocent people for their money. This happened in 2013 however it seems like there is intelligence that he has returned. Please be wary and pass this information on to other neighbours. He matches the same description as a Jason Butcher, he is a 35 year old white male, stocky build, short black hair, no glasses, no facial hair and was wearing jean and a t-shirt. If you see this male please contact police via 101 straight away. 

Hayley Keeping (Police, PCSO, Kidlington)