Woodstock Remembers WW1 Then & Now Project

In 2020 commemorations around the 100th year of the ending of the Great War took many different paths.  Marlborough School’s ‘Woodstock Remembers WW1 – Then and Now Project’ underlines the importance of what can happen when young people look back to the First World War and the impact it had for soldiers and their families facing an unprecedented time in history.  Information about this project is now available from the website https://woodstockremembers.org.uk.


Notice of Vacancy, Woodstock Town Council

Notice is Hereby given

That, as a consequence of the resignation of Les Burnham, a casual vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the Town.

In accordance with Section 89(3) of the Local Government Act 1972, where the vacancy occurs within 6 months before the day on which the councillor whose office is vacant would regularly have retired, an election shall not be held under Section 89(1) of the above Act, and the vacancy will be filled at the next ordinary election of councillors on Thursday 6 May 2021.

The Council may choose to fill the vacancy for the period until that election.

Dated Tuesday 5 January 2021

Ms C Carruthers

Clerk to Woodstock Town Council


How to Recycle your Christmas Tree

Residents are encouraged to recycle their real Christmas trees.  Householders already signed up for garden waste collections can put them out on their next scheduled garden collection from Monday 18 January.  Trees should be cut up and placed inside their licensed garden bin.  f the garden waste bin is full, the tree can be cut up and left next to the full bin for collection.  Trees larger than 90cm/3ft should be cut into manageable pieces before being put out.

Anyone, including those who are not garden waste customers, can take their tree along to one of the collection points, dates/times as follows:

Sat 16th January 9am-11am             Black Bourton Road Car Park, Carterton

Sat 16th January 1pm – 3pm            New St Car Park, Chipping Norton

Sunday 17th January, 9am-11am     Witan Way Car Park G, Witney

Entry to Primary or Infant School – September 2021

Children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017

The most important dates in the admissions process are:

15 January 2021 – closing date for on time applications.  Parents/Carers must apply by this date, online at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/primary admissions or on paper (forms available from the County Council website or a local school)

16 April 2021 – those who applied on-line will receive an email and will be able to view the result of their application online.  Those who made a paper application will receive letters offering places which will be posted second-class

Full details of the admissions process are published on the County Council’s website – www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum Exhibition

‘Your Mission Starts Here’ – a major new exhibition at SOFO Museum will get visitors thinking critically about the mysterious world of secret intelligence.  The exhibition will shine a light on previously unknown but fascinating local connections to the intelligence world.  Oxfordshire intelligence officers were at the heart of the British war effort during the Second World War; from the commandos that knew no fear and wreaked havoc behind enemy lines, to the codebreakers and analysts who provided Prime Minister Winston Churchill with unprecedented insights into the Nazi war machine.

The exhibition will run from 28th October – 17th December 2021 and will feature objects from James Bond films.

Opening times for the museum are Wed – Sat 11am – 5pm, Sunday 2 – 5pm (last admission 4.15pm).  Visitor access to SOFO is through the Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street.

For further information, including admission prices, see www.sofo.org.uk or Tel: 01993 810210.