Woodstock Town Council

Incorporated by Royal Charter of Henry VI in 1453

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Amongst Woodstock's many attractions, residents and visitors might be interested in the following:-

The Woodstock Historic Wall Plaques WalkRead the leaflet here

The Woodstock Town Walk - This walk begins in Park Street, by the stocks and opposite the church, close to the town centre. Approx 1.1 miles / 1.7 km -
click here to download the leaflet

The Woodstock Wall Hangings.  Made by the Woodstock Broderers in the 1990s and early 2000s, these textile pictures tell the history of the town over the past 1000 years.  Details are included in the "Woodstock Textile Trail" leaflet below.  They can be viewed at the town hall by appointment only.  Please ring 01993 811216 or email info@woodstock-tc.gov.uk.

The Woodstock Textile Trail
- Walk amongst textile treasures in our historic Cotswold town
-click here to download the leaflet.

Woodstock Children's History Trail
- Woodstock is full of history. Use the map to match the numbers to the picture
s. Click here to download the leaflet

The Night of a Thousand Candles is Woodstock's Christmas Lights Switch-On extravaganza.  Organised by Woodstock's pre-eminent business group Wake Up To Woodstock www.wakeuptowoodstock.com and jointly funded by WUTW and the Town Council, the event is held on the last Saturday of November each year.  It's an event not to be missed with shops open late, music and local schools participation.  Sometimes we even "upstage" Oxford City Council's Christmas lights event

Events and Other Items for Information
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The Weaveley Furze Trust manages six acres of ancient 'fuel allotment'  between the Woodstock-Banbury and Oxford-Banbury roads.  The woodland is now managed for coppicing, wildlife and the quiet enjoyment of visitors. Many people from Woodstock will be familiar with it and local schools have paid visits, planted trees and learned countryside skills there.   The site now has a webpage at http://weaveley.blogspot.co.uk/

Oxfordshire Advocacy is an organization that provides free advocacy services for vulnerable adults (18+) and adults (50+) affected by cancer. The service is free, independent, non-judgemental and confidential. OA's aim is to help anyone who is affected by cancer (either as a patient or family member, friend of carer) and is aged 50 or over, to resolve issues or difficulties (cancer-related or not) and to improve the quality of their lives.OA can help with many issues, including treatment and care, social, financial and employment issues and can provide a listening ear.   Read a case study here or contact Barbara Pawlowska Volunteer Coordinator Oxfordshire Advocacy Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Underhill Circus, Oxford OX3 9LS Tel: 01865 741200 Email: barbara.pawlowska@oadg.org.uk Website: www.gettingheard.org August 2015

Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire provides a free and confidential dedicated service to Cottsway or GreenSquare residents.

They offer information, help and advice on benefits and debt.  To refer yourself or someone you know please contact us on 0300 303 8618 or, for Cottsway Tenants: Email: cottsway.housing@wocab.org.uk  and for GreenSquare Tenants: Email: greensquareha@wocab.org.uk

The Citizens Advice service aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives

The Citizens Advice service aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives  
The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

You can read Woodstock C of E Primary School newsletter by following this link:- http://www.woodstock.oxon.sch.uk/
Read the school's Parking Pledge here

The Citizens Adice Bureau have issued guidance on the new Pension rules.  Read more....

Briefing on Oxford University Hospitals NHS TrustFollow this link for more details

The Oxfordshire Cotswolds website www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org  Visits to the website that promotes West Oxfordshire as a must-see tourist destination doubled in the last year following a revamp and a fresh new look.  The tourism team at West Oxfordshire District Council says the increase is thanks not only to the website improvements, but also a number of other factors. These include a rising interest in the District due to it being used as a film location for the hit ITV television series ‘Downton Abbey’, as well as a growth in social media attracting people to the website.  The website is run by the District Council as part of its work to promote the area under the banner of the ‘Oxfordshire Cotswolds’ and support the local tourism industry.

Help may be available to improve the energy efficiency of homes.   West Oxfordshire District Council are working in partnership with Green Homes Together Community Interest Company to help households improve the warmth and comfort of their homes. They are currently offering up to 100% funding for loft and cavity wall insulation.   https://www.westoxon.gov.uk/news/nov/green-homes-together/   Funding comes from the Energy Company Obligation ('ECO'), where large energy suppliers are required to help people make their homes more energy efficient.  Posters are available on request.   Green Homes Together can be contacted on 0300 111 3330 or info@greenhomestogether.org.uk.

Do you support an adult who has learning disabilities?  If so you might be interested to have your say in Oxfordshire's new strategy for providing support You can find out more here or go online to www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/bigplan

Are you a Carer?  Find out about the Emergency Carers Support Service here. 

As many will be aware, West Oxfordshire District Council sends out press releases to media and other interested parties to keep people informed about their work. You should be on their mailing list to receive these and they would like to ensure that their contacts are up to date. If you would like WODC to change your details, add another contact to the mailing list, or if you would like to stop receiving this information, please email WODC at: communications@westoxon.gov.uk. There is no need to contact the Council if you would like to continue to receive press releases as normal. Information is also added to WODC's website’s new centre at www.westoxon.gov.uk and the Council uses social media as another way of communicating and engaging with people. You can ‘follow’ WODC at: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WodcNews Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westoxfordshire The website and social media are updated regularly and are used to provide the latest information in the event of an emergency or disruption to services – for example, bad weather or flooding. WODC appreciate that not everyone has access to the Internet, so the Council will continue to issue its residents’ newsletter, Creating Futures. 

Cycling Leisure Maps for the West Oxfordshire area will shortly be available at tourist outlets and from WODC and the town council.  Click here to see a preview of the map and here to see some suggested leisure rides.

Woodstock Good Neighbour Scheme.  A group of Woodstock residents are setting up a Good Neighbour Scheme to help those who need some support with lifts, shopping friendly visits etc.
The scheme will be administered by the Volunteer Link-Up in Witney.
If you can help please contact Alison Matthews on 01993 815812 or email