NHS Oxfordshire is carrying out a "Big Consultation" on proposals to change the way that certain types of health service are delivered in the county. Some of the proposed changes specifically impact on services provided by the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, but other changes affect services across the county. These changes include:
More information, including information on how you can respond to the survey can be found here.
Please take time to Have Your Say - the consultation finishes at midnight on Sunday 9 April 2017.
Temporary Closure of Great Brook Road to enable replacement of bridge at end of footpath from Ham Lane
This work which was originally scheduled to start at the end of September, has been rescheduled to start on Monday 28 November. The estimated duration of the works is 3 weeks. The diversion is through Bampton.
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON OXFORDSHIRE TRANSFORMATION PROPOSALS SET TO BEGIN IN JANUARY
The public consultation on proposals for changes to health services in Oxfordshire is set to start end of December / beginning of January 2017.
Although originally scheduled to begin in October, Oxfordshire’s Transformation Board agreed the consultation should begin later to ensure proposals for change are tested rigorously before options are finalised for patients and the public to have their say. Public engagement will continue through until the end of December to the launch of the consultation and will help inform the final proposals.
Proposals are likely to put forward options that focus on a more ambulatory model of care in Oxfordshire as suggested in the Five Year Forward View . Whereby the best bed for someone to recover is their own and care will be provided on an outpatient basis including diagnosis, observation, consultation, treatment / intervention and rehabilitation services and support; unless treatment in hospital is the best place for a patient at the time.
The full briefing is available here: http://www.oxonhealthcaretransformation.nhs.uk/news/28-public-consultation-on-transformation-proposals-set-to-begin-in-january
A report of the engagement that we undertook over the summer is also now available here: https://consult.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/gf2.ti/-/717186/22624517.1/PDF/-/Big_Health_and_Care_Conversation_Engagement_Report_Final.pdf
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01865 334638.
Senior Communications and Engagement Manager
Outline Planning Application for Gladman site on Cote Road (behind Foxwood) - on WODC website and open for comments
Gladman Developments has submitted the outline application for the 30-home development behind Foxwood on Cote Road in Aston - planning application 16/03005/OUT.
The application can be viewed online at the West Oxfordshire District Council website here.
The Parish Council will be considering the application at its meeting on Thursday 6 October at Aston Village Hall. Anyone is welcome, as always, to attend to observe the meeting, and there will be a short time at the beginning when members of the public will be invited to speak at the meeting. The Parish Council will submit its own response to West Oxfordshire District Council (the Planning Authority whose responsibility it is to make a decision on the application) after the Parish Council meeting. The Parish Council would strongly encourage anyone who has a view on this planning application to submit their own response direct to West Oxfordshire District Council via the methods listed on their website.
Residents should now have received an information leaflet through the post from Gladman for a development of approximately 30 homes on land at the rear of Foxwood, Cote Road, Aston.
Further information can be found in the information leaflet which you can download:
Temporary Closure of B4449 for a short section between Aston & Bampton and a short section at Cote Cross Roads for two days in five day period of 19 to 23 September 2016
Oxfordshire County Council has advised that this road closure will be required in order to facilitate road retexturing works. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and for the frontages in the closure area, subject to the progress of the works.
Oxfordshire County Council is closing the Great Brook Road for up to 3 weeks from 26 September to facilitate replacement of the metal footbridge at the end of the footpath which runs from Ham Lane.
There will be an election for all of the divisions of Oxfordshire County Council in May 2017.
The County Council is holding an event to give information on the role of a County Councillor in order to inspire and encourage residents to stand for election next year.
The event is on Wednesday 14 September from 7pm to 9pm at County Hall in central Oxford.
News and information from Aston, Cote, Chimney & Shifford Parish Council.