Parish Notices – Notes, Updates, and Events in Wootton Parish Council Near Abingdon

On this page, you will find the updates and information on events that the people of the Parish may be interested in.

Parish Council Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month. These are currently held on Zoom and the link is available from the Wednesday prior to the meeting on the agenda.


Public notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Frances Hawxwell a vacancy exists in the office of Parish/Town Councillor for Wootton Parish Council

The vacancy will be filled by election if, within fourteen working days of the date of this notice, any ten local government electors for the said parish/town submit a written request to the Returning Officer, Vale of White Horse District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon, OX14 4SB.

In computing these fourteen days mentioned above you disregard a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or a day appointed for Public Thanksgiving or Mourning.

A poll will not take place until 6 May 2021 in accordance with the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020 or until such date or within such period as may be specified in any further regulations made under the Coronavirus Act 2020. The date of the poll will be specified in the notice of election published by the Returning Officer.

If no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by Co-option by the Parish/Town Council.

Dated ……15th September 2020              Signed…W Quigley    (Parish/Town Clerk)

The Community Park is open, but please remember to stay Covid-

19 safe!

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Wootton Parish Council currently has two vacancies for the co-option of a Parish Councillor to serve until May 2023.

Have you thought of becoming a Parish Councillor?

If you have:

  • An understanding and willingness to represent the views of the whole community
  • An interest in being an effective councillor
  • Able to attend regular evening meetings; the Parish Council Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in the Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre.
  • Interested in local issues, preferably not just a single issue

You could be just what YOUR Parish Council is looking for.

Read more about becoming a Parish Councillor in Wootton.

Notice of Public Rights

Corona Virus.  If anyone has any concerns about how they or a neighbour or relative is going to be able cope with the restrictions to our day to day lives, for residents of Wootton Parish, please go to our Corona Virus Hub Page.

Further information can be found at:

World Health Organisation

UK Government


Oxfordshire All In

Vale of White Horse District Council

Consideration in the Community. The Parish Council continues to receive complaints by residents about speeding in the village, blocking pavements by parked cars, dog waste and bonfires. We can all help by encouraging a climate of consideration for our neighbours as we go about our daily lives. It is illegal to block pavements by parking on them as this makes it difficult and often dangerous for disabled people and people with young children. Whilst it is not illegal to burn garden waste this should be kept within reasonable levels and should not cause a nuisance to neighbours or endanger traffic. More detailed guidance from the Vale of White Horse DC Environmental Health Officer will be published on this website.

VWHDC Recycling note.  The Vale of White Horse District Council has informed us that items for recycling in the green bins must be loose or in a transparent bag. If the green bin contains black or coloured bags it will not be emptied.

Parking by the One-Stop on Besselsleigh Road. We’ve received several complaints about parking. Read more at this link: Parking on the pavement by the One-Stop.