Agenda item

Oxfordshire County Council: Initial Consultation – Bicester, Oxford & Witney - Proposed School Streets

To receive an consider the consultation on a school street for Witney.


The committee received and considered consultation documents from Oxfordshire County Council proposing the introduction of a ‘School Street’ at Church Green, Witney.


Members were whole-heartedly supportive of this proposal and were hopeful this would be welcomed by the residents as it would result in less parking and damage to the grass verge. It would also make school travel safer for children who attend St Mary’s C of E Infant School. The committee questioned whether the Farmhouse Nursery on this stretch of Church Green had also been consulted and wondered whether Henry Box School could be included in the experimental traffic regulation order.




1.      That Witney Town Council supports the proposal by Oxfordshire County Council to introduce Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (ETRO’s) to facilitate the introduction of School Streets at Church Green Witney. This scheme supports the Town Council’s vision of providing a safe route for children to attend school across the town.


2.      That Witney Town Council asks if the Farmhouse Nursery and Henry Box School have been consulted on this proposal, it is understood that Henry Box School is considering this initiative. A joint ETRO may be beneficial, and;


3.      That these comments be forwarded to Oxfordshire County Council in response to the School Streets Initial Consultation.

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