Heat Warning

The Met Office have now issued a red extreme heat warning for Monday and Tuesday next week, covering parts of Oxfordshire.

Level 4 – Emergency


There is a 100 % probability of Heat-Health Alert criteria being met between 0000 on Monday and 0000 on Wednesday in parts of England.

What to expect

  • Population-wide adverse health effects experienced, not limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat, leading to serious illness or danger to life. Government advice is that 999 services should be used in emergencies only; seek advice from 111 if you need non-emergency health advice.
  • Substantial changes in working practices and daily routines will be required
  • High risk of failure of heat-sensitive systems and equipment, potentially leading to localised loss of power and other essential services, such as water or mobile phone services
  • Significantly more people visiting coastal areas, lakes and rivers, leading to an increased risk of water safety incidents
  • Delays on roads and road closures, along with delays and cancellations to rail and air travel, with significant welfare issues for those who experience even moderate delays

You may find some useful information and links on the Oxfordshire County Council website. This can be found here: Hot weather across England – warnings and advice issued (oxfordshire.gov.uk)

Road Works

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at East Hanney, Oxford Road

A request has been received from FreeFlow Traffic Management for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Oxford Road whilst essential lay new Bt Duct in the footway, carriageway and build new carriageway 12 box works are carried out.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 30 June 2022 up to and including 13 July 2022. This will operate between 20:00 and 06:00.

(The maximum duration of a TTRO on a road is 18 months and on a footpath is 6 months, or until completion of the works, whichever is the earlier.)

Notice of intention to make the Order will be published in the local press.  Notice T9976 East Hanney, Oxford Road


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Support for Ukraine

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Oxfordshire County Council and the Vale of White Horse District Council both have advice as to ways residents can help to support the people of Ukraine. Please find the links below:

Support for Ukraine | Oxfordshire County Council

Support for Ukraine – Vale of White Horse District Council (whitehorsedc.gov.uk)

Donations can also be made at the Kingston Bagpuize Post Office.

Hinton Helpers – Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Hinton Waldrist Helpers
To all the residents of Hinton Waldrist & Duxford


As the coronavirus outbreak continues, our village community has rallied together and offers of help have poured in on social media, but we as a parish want to create one coordinated helping body. This group, whom we are calling The “Hinton Waldrist Helpers” which is backed by the Parish Council can then organise volunteers to provide informal help to our neighbours in most need.

We have set up a network of volunteers who can provide help & support in the following areas: Collections / Deliveries / Shopping / Transport / Neighbourly support / Dog walking / prescriptions collection / conversations from a safe distance.
This information leaflet has been delivered to everyone in our village. If you need assistance, then please contact one of the coordinators – Jo Bailey, Sharon Collins, Vanessa Naworynsky or Melissa Hamill. Our newly created email (especially for this), and individual contact numbers are listed below. All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential, according to the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) and other legislation relating to personal data.

Our aim for anyone self-isolating would be to provide you with one or two regular contacts who can help you on a day-to-day basis. We will have teams venturing out on shopping runs and delivering to your doorstep. If you rely on food banks , we will try to access these for you.


You may already have organised support. This is great. It’s important to note however, that if your current support/help falls ill or has to be isolated, then Hinton Helpers are at hand,  right in the heart of our village.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or on the numbers listed below if you need help. It is in complete confidence and we can organise appropriate support.


Jo Bailey Tel:   07770 369435  


Sharon Collins Tel:   01865 820802
Melissa Hamill Tel: 01865 821568
Vanessa Naworynsky Tel:   01865 820059


All involved in this informal support network wish to make it clear that they are committed to adhering to the Governments isolation policy and all other Government and NHS guidelines.


Jo, Sharon, Melissa & Vanessa


As most of us know, this year is the 100th Anniversary of the WWI Armistice that gave us two decades of ‘peace’ before WWII. In total, the two World Wars took the lives of 64 men and women from Longworth, Hinton Waldrist and Kingston Bagpuize.

In April, 2011, Rob Belk worked with Jan Kelly, Peter and Janet Keene and others to produce the Villages at War weekend. Rob’s piece of that was the research of our local War Dead and the production of the War Dead Timeline that tells the strategic story of the wars and the individual stories of our war dead. The Timeline was first displayed that weekend – and then in St Mary’s, Longworth, and other locations.  Out of this came the Memorial Crescent, in Kingston Bagpuize.

Since then, Rob Belk has added the stories of 12 aircraft and 24 Aircrew who were killed on or over the three villages – and produced one World War Timeline for each of the three villages. Hinton Waldrist have put their Timeline on permanent display in St Margaret’s.

Neither Longworth nor Kingston Bagpuize are able to place their Timelines on permanent display, so Rob is launching a web based solution which contains the three Timelines.

Our Hinton Waldrist World War Timeline tells the story of the two World Wars and the individual stories of our 38 local men and 6 Airmen from far away who were killed right here. Our local men died in many theatres of war – France, Belgium, Holland, Greece, Turkey, Iraq, Waziristan, Burma and several at home, when all seemed safe.

On the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, this is a fitting reminder that the two World Wars were real and the people were real and they had names and families and hopes for the future – a future they gave for us.

Click on this link to visit the Read Their Stories Web site.

Comet Bus to Oxford

Thank you to those who supported the inaugural Comet mini bus service to and from Oxford on 12 October. However it was a bit too successful, so much so that the 16 seats were filled by the time we arrived at the first stop in Appleton! We left 12 Appleton passengers at the next stops.

We obviously cannot continue like that. Consequently we are going to share the Comet bus in this trial by alternating village use to a fortnightly service so that we can see what the usage is over the full 8 weeks. It will continue on Wednesdays only as follows:-

Hinton and Longworth passengers will be able to use the bus only on 26 October, 9 November and 23 November. Leave Hinton (bus shelter) at 10.00am, return from Oxford (County Hall) at 1.00pm.

Appleton passengers will have sole use of the bus on 19 October and 2, 16 and 30 November.

We are sorry for this change but it is to enable us to fairly share the limited service that is available and to decide whether we should make the service a more permanent arrangement or not.

Perhaps you would like to make your views known at the next Parish Council meeting on 8 November?

Peter Evans and Mike Banks

AGE UK Vacancy Kingsmoor Club, Hinton Waldrist

AGE UK have a vacancy for an Activity & Support Coordinator for Kingsmoor Community Club, Hinton Waldrist – just the role you’ve been looking for maybe?

Consultation re Bridleway to Duxford ford

Do you ever use the Public Bridleway at Duxford which leads to the ford & Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve? If so you may be able to assist Oxfordshire County Council with the following matter.

In March 2010 Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) decided to install a lockable gate at the entrance to Bridleway 9 which leads from Duxford to the ford in order to prevent the use of that bridleway by vehicular traffic and safeguard the public.

OCC is currently seeking the views of anyone who is familiar with Bridleway 9 and/or has knowledge of how it is used in order to reach a view as to whether it is necessary to retain the gate for safety purposes. To do this we are posing the following questions:

Are you aware of any attempts by motorised vehicles to use the bridleway or any other anti-social behaviour on the bridleway which may affect the safety of persons using it over the last year or so? The more detail of a particular incident (e.g. date, time, description of vehicle, etc.) you are able to provide the better.

Are you able to comment on whether the existence of the lockable gate has served a safety purpose? If so, please provide the basis for your answer.

We will be setting up an online consultation posing the same questions on the OCC website. The link to the consultation is below, access will be available from 1 August. We encourage you to use this as the primary contact for the survey.

All responses will remain confidential and if you observe anything you think may fall within these queries please respond to the consultation at any point. The consultation will run from 1st August 2016 to 31st July 2017.

Whilst some people will use the online portal it is recognised that not everyone has access to the internet or able to use online services so we offer a postal address where residents can send their views, see below.

Thank you for your assistance and if you have any further queries don’t hesitate to contact me.

Hugh Potter
Countryside & Records Manager
Oxfordshire County Council
Signal Court
Old Station Way
Eynsham OX29 4TL

Tel: 01865 810226

Email: countryside@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Link to the consultation:


Church Roof Appeal

What’s the problem?

Our grade II* listed Church, dating from the mid 13th century, is in need of urgent repairs to its roof and walls. Major works were first identified as necessary in a routine inspection in 2001. Patch repairs over the last years have held the fabric together but the extent of urgent work required now necessitates extensive re-roofing and masonry repairs.

With water entering through the roof, and visible damage to the internal ceilings becoming more apparent, a recent specialised inspection of the building fabric confirmed the continued deterioration and extent of urgent repairs needed to both the roof and walls of the building.

The proposed project covers the most urgent works to renew the roof covering of the building (except the chancel which, although in need of repair, is currently weatherproof). Also included are urgent repairs to the masonry and improvements to the above and below-ground drainage. This work will ensure that the situation is stabilised enabling further work, including enhancements to the interior of the Church, to provide a focal point for additional activities in the village. The estimated cost of this first phase of work is £350,000….

With around 240 residents, the community is unable to cover the full cost of these urgent repairs. We have been awarded a large grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) but this will not cover the cost of all the work and we need to prove that we can raise a substantial amount towards the repairs – by applying to other trusts for help, by using our own limited resources and, most importantly, by getting behind the project and raising funds ourselves.

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Without this effort from our village, the Church will become unusable and deteriorate even further. Costs will rise and this key part of Hinton Waldrist’s history will be lost – potentially forever.

A small group of residents have already got together to drive forward this plan and have started to pull together ideas. If you would like to support efforts to meet this challenge, and make a positive contribution to our community, please read on….

Click here to read on

Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday, please reserve Sunday 12th June 2016 from noon to 3 pm.
This is an invitation to all living in Hinton Waldrist from Hinton Waldrist Parish Council.
More details will follow.
It should be a very happy and enjoyable occasion.