Fulscot Bridge Update

Update from Network Rail:

We continue to make good progress at Fulscot Road. Over the last two weeks the major works are as follows:

  • Capping beam to sheet piles ongoing on northern approach.
  • The laying of the new stone fill material to the embankments is now complete.
  • Northern approach re-grade for soil nails complete (to enable nails to be installed to allow opening of road)
  • Soil nail installation recommenced for southern approach.
  • Augured piling started behind southern abutment
  • Approx 50% BT ducting installed within northern approach
  • Approx. 30% of sheet pile ties installed on northern approach

We are still on target for opening the road by early September 2014.
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Bus timetable during road closure

Road closures affecting services 95 and 131

Due to the closure of Dunsomer Hill and High Street it will not be possible for service 95 to serve North Moreton from MONDAY 23 JUNE UNTIL SATURDAY 28 JUNE INCLUSIVE.  A free shuttle bus operated by Oxfordshire County Council’s Integrated Transport Unit will provide a service between Didcot and North Moreton at the following times: Continue reading “Bus timetable during road closure”

New housing – have your say

Have your say on where new housing should be distributed in South Oxfordshire

People living and working in South Oxfordshire are being urged to have their say on where additional homes that may need to be built in the district to 2031 should be located.

A new evidence study on housing shows that there is a need for between 14,500 and 16,500 new homes in South Oxfordshire in the period 2011 to 2031. This is between 3,900 and 5,900 homes more than had already been planned for in South Oxfordshire District Council’s Core Strategy, a fifteen year plan which was adopted in December 2012.

South Oxfordshire District Council needs to test the extent to which this need can be met and look at where these additional homes, along with the associated infrastructure, should be built, Continue reading “New housing – have your say”

The Womens Institute – The Changi Quilts

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South & North Moreton

11 June 2014, North Moreton Village Hall at 7.30

THE CHANGI QUILTS

Speaker: Barbara Hately

TheChangiQuilts

The story of these rare quilts and the women who made them while interned in a prison camp in Singapore during WWll

Non-members always welcome – Admission £2

Patients and public encouraged to have a say on the design of local health services

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) is encouraging patients and the public to join their local GP practices’ patient participation group by supporting National Patient Participation Awareness Week (1-7 June).  Some of the first PPGs in Oxfordshire started in the early 1980’s and have become groups of active volunteer patients who, via regular meetings with practice staff and GPs, provide feedback on the services offered and how improvements can be made for the benefit of all.

Gathering the patients’ perspective of services in this way allows GP practices to keep track of what works at the surgery and what could be improved. It also gives patients a channel through which to pass on comments and suggestions to OCCG about the other health services in their areas. Continue reading “Patients and public encouraged to have a say on the design of local health services”

Temporary Road Closures – at North Moreton – Sands Road, Dunsomer Hill, High Street and Long Wittenham Road

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closures – at North Moreton – Sands Road, Dunsomer Hill, High Street and ong Wittenham Road

In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the roads as detailed above in order to facilitate carriageway maintenance works.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate from 23 June 2014. The estimated duration of the works is 15 days ( Closure 1 – 5 days) and (Closure 2 – 10 days). Continue reading “Temporary Road Closures – at North Moreton – Sands Road, Dunsomer Hill, High Street and Long Wittenham Road”

Fulscot Bridge Update

Update from Network Rail at the Parish Council meeting 21/05/14

Overall, good progress is being made on the off-bridge works for reinstating Fulscot Road to its new profile. Specifically the works in hand at the moment include:

  • Steel sheet piling on both the north and south side approaches (to support the raised road alignment) is substantially complete and we are now beginning to place the embankment fill material to build up the new road profile on the south side
  • Once piling is complete, the next steps will be casting the concrete capping beams on top of the pile walls. These will carry the new vehicle incursion barriers;
  • Good progress is also being made on installing the anchors and piles to support the south side bridge abutment;
  • Commenced the regarding and reinforcement of the embankment slopes on the approaches to the bridge;
  • Progressing with casting the new third span (north side, carrying Fulscot Road over the road access track into Moreton Cutting alongside the railway);
  • The design for the modified parapets has been submitted to Oxfordshire County Council, as part of an overall submission, and we are awaiting their response.
  • NR will send a progress update to the Parish Council Clerk every two weeks
  • Further information on project progress in Oxfordshire can be found at http://www.networkrail.co.uk/great-western-electrification/oxfordshire/  South Moreton Parish Council will continue to update this site with information as it is received.

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New website

South Moreton Village is proud to announce the launch of its new website.

The site is designed as a place to find out local news and information on village events, a handy source of useful contacts and information as well as a place to discuss and share life in the village.

The site is aimed for regular use by villagers and as such would welcome any feedback, both positive and negative, any feature requests or any content that should be added.

Content will be added over the coming weeks before the official launch.

Anyone wishing to contribute, either on a one off or a more permanent basis would be very welcome.

Please go to the discussions section to detail any comments or contact webmaster@southmoreton.org.uk.