This page lists the meetings for Witney Traffic Advisory.
Committee shall be known as the “Witney Traffic Advisory
Committee”, hereinafter called the “Advisory
administration of the Advisory Committee will normally be
undertaken by the Town Clerk of Witney Town Council, or by their
Meetings of the Advisory Committee
of the Advisory Committee will normally be held four times a year,
commencing at 2.30pm, on dates set by Witney Town Council in
consultation with Oxfordshire County Council.
venue of meetings shall be at the discretion of the Town Council as
administrators in conjunction with the Chair of the Committee. As
an Advisory Committee, virtual or hybrid meetings may be held as it
falls outside the realms of the Local Government Act
quorum of the Committee shall be five members.
business other than that set out in the agenda published by the
Town Clerk may be considered at a meeting of the Advisory Committee
unless details have been notified to the Town Clerk prior to the
start of the meeting, and the Chair has agreed to such matter being
considered on the grounds of urgency.
of the Advisory Committee shall be open to the public and press,
other than in exceptional circumstances, where the public and press
may be excluded by resolution of the Advisory Committee on the
grounds of the confidential nature of the business to be
of the public have the right to address the Advisory Committee for
not more than five minutes, provided the statement is related to an
item on the agenda or is within the jurisdiction of the Committee.
It should be made clear to those attending the Committee has no
powers to implement actions and may only advise relevant
authorities on any issue.
to address a meeting shall be given to the Town Clerk (or Town
Council representative) before 12.30p.m. on the last working day
preceding the meeting, and any such request shall be passed to the
Chair, or to the Chair on the day of the meeting with the
Chair shall be elected by the Advisory Committee at its annual
meeting in September.
Chair needs to be an elected member of one of the local authorities
represented on the Advisory Committee.
5.3 In the
event that the Chair is absent from a meeting of the Advisory
Committee, a member of the Advisory Committee shall be elected to
chair the meeting.
Advisory Committee may include representatives from the following
who shall be regarded as members of the Advisory Committee: -
Witney Town Council
3 – 4
West Oxfordshire District Council
1 – 2
Oxfordshire County Council
3 (+ Cabinet Member for Transport)
Witney Chamber of Commerce
Thames Valley Police
Other organisations which
have been invited to send a representative: -
2009 Witney BUG
Changed to Windrush Bike
2019 Witney Community
Volunteer Link Up
2021 Oxfordshire Association of
(Not sending attendance from
Parish Transport Representative
Independent of Town
other organisation represented on the Advisory Committee may, at
the discretion of the Advisory Committee, have more than one
representing (a) Witney Town Council (b) Oxfordshire County Council
(c) West Oxfordshire District Council and (d) Thames Valley Police
shall have a right to attend meetings of the Advisory Committee and
speak in an advisory capacity.
Terms of Reference
Advisory Committee does not have executive powers but may consider
any traffic related matter of concern either directly or indirectly
to the Parish of Witney and may offer advice on such matters to
Oxfordshire County Council, West Oxfordshire District Council,
Witney Town Council, or to any other relevant organisation as may
Advisory Committee has the right to run and administer a Community
Speed watch scheme for Witney, assisted by Witney Town Council.
following list is not exhaustive but is the type of matters which
may be discussed by the Advisory Committee: -
Existing or proposed road systems or traffic management schemes
Traffic signalling, signing and road markings
Pedestrian crossings and school crossings
On-street and off-street car parking
Road safety engineering
Community Speed watch
The Committee may, if
appropriate, may refer to environmental factors in relation to any
of the above, such as Climate and biodiversity matters.
Amendments to constitution and Terms of Reference
Advisory Committee’s constitution and terms of reference may
be amended at any time by resolution of the Advisory Committee.