Sustainable Woodstock

We aim to raise public awareness among the residents of Woodstock and beyond on the climate emergency, energy conservation, sustainable travel, waste reduction, recycling, bio-diversity, sustainable economics and respect for the planet. 
We are working with local councils, Woodstock Town Council, local schools and churches, Blenheim Palace, local businesses, the Farmers Market and the Woodstock trade association, Wake Up to Woodstock


Villages Travel Network

the group's name may change!

The inaugural meeting of the Villages Travel Network was held on 25th January 2021.  This page (and the two previous pages "Sustainable Transport" and "Cycle Safe Routes") will be rebuilt following the formation of the Network.

The Villages Travel Network comprises:-

The objectives of the Villages Travel Network are:-

.........  to follow

Bladon

Bladon is represented by Sarah Watkinson and Ashley Vine

Bladon's Travel and Transport and Road Safety priorities are:-

  1. 20 mph speed limit through Bladon
  2. Bus route improvements
  3. Cycling access through the Bladon Gate into Blenheim
  4. Safe links to Hanborough Railway Station

Hanborough

Hanborough is represented by Penelope Marcus and Jeff Borer

Hanborough's links with villages are dangerous for walking and cycling. Road surfaces poor and too narrow. Would like to see a more joined up solution rather than a fragmented approach. Travel and Transport and Road Safety priorities are:-

  1. Safer Hanborough to Woodstock link
  2. Safer Hanborough to Combe link
  3. 20 mph speed limit on parts of A4095

Combe

Combe is represented by Elena Softley and Denise Cripps

In Combe there are few pavements and access to Hanborough is dangerous because of the speed and volume of traffic.  Combe's Travel and Transport and Road Safety priorities are:-

  1. 20 mph speed limit through the village
  2. Safer cycling facilities to Combe Halt Railway Station
  3. Safer cycling infrastructure to Hanborough Railway Station
  4. Better access through Combe Gate into Blenheim Park
  5. Due to the hills, Combe want to encourage ebikes

Stonesfield

Stonesfield is represented by Michael Heduan and Claire Renshaw

Stonesfield have already completed safety initiatives including a community speed watch program using Speed Indicator Device (SID), installation of blind spot mirrors and the Cycle to School project whaich was started during the pandemic. It is very popular.  Pupils/parents “love it”.  Stonesfield remain concerned about the "Stonesfield Straight" - aka the Woodstock Road which is very dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians .

Wootton and Glympton

Wootton and Glympton are represented by Philip Parker and John Wynne

Wootton and Glympton's Travel and Transport and Road Safety priorities are:-

  1. A safe cycling and walking link between Wootton and Woodstock
  2. A reduced speed limit on the B4027 through Glympton

Woodstock

Woodstock is represented by Colin Carritt and David Walker

Woodstock's Travel and Transport and Road Safety priorities are:-

  1. Improve and plan for better community travel with connectivity between villages and more urgency as a result of the Climate Emergency and now the pandemic.
  2. Routes from Old Woodstock to Woodstock centre and schools (A44 narrow pavements and HGVs ++, especially since closure of bridge in Burford to HGVs). Noted pushback from WTCouncil on proposals made by Blenheim. Routes discussed included 2 routes behind Old Woodstock and a route from Hill Rise through Blenheim Park to Mill House 95 Oxford St.
  3. Safe link to Hanborough station.
  4. 20 mph speed limit on sections of A44

More detail on all these campaigns will be posted here in due course.  Please call back