Hs2 Abnormal Wide Loads blocking A361

Abnormal Wide Loads may hold us up mid May through June.

Hs2 will be delivering Large construction vehicles to the ‘Heave’ site so watch out for slow moving obstacles coming from Banbury.

See https://chippingwarden.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Abnormal-Loads-AWN.pdf

Route shown Below.

  1. From junction 11 of the M40 north along the A361 through Wardington and Chipping Warden.
  2. Turn left onto the Welsh Road passing Aston Le Walls and along the Banbury Road through Lower Boddington.
  3. Turn right onto Stoneton Lane followed by an immediate left into our site entrance.



Annual Meeting 2019 and Hs2 Presentation

HS2 Presentation

Small Village Hall 6:30pm till 8pm  9th April 2019.

The Small Village Hall will be Open from 6:30pm till 8pm on Tuesday 9th April 2019 when Hs2 Limited and their Contractors Fusion JV will be on hand to show details of the latest plans for the bypass and railway construction and also answer any residents questions and record any concerns that you may have over the scheme.  This will be open to all local residents.

Also present will be representatives from Gigaclear Plc who will be able to advise as to works relating to the installation of Fibre Optic Network throughout the village scheduled to start in July 2019.  They should also have indicative pricing available for their retail broadband service.

The Chipping Warden Playground Group will also have plans available for inspection and will provide an update on the current progress.

The Annual Parish Meeting for Chipping Warden and Edgcote Parishoners will take place at 7:30pm Tuesday 9th April in the Large Hall.

The first 20 minutes will be a question and answer session with Hs2 staff followed by a brief presentation from our local PCSO.


All residents are invited to the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 7.30pm

Chipping Warden LARGE Village Hall

  1. Welcome from the Parish Chairman
  2. 20 minute Question and Answer session with Hs2 Limited and Contractors
  3. Brief talk from our local PCSO team.
  6. Questions on PARISH COUNCIL REPORT – attached
  7. Questions on FINANCE REPORT – attached
  9. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS on other topics in reports

All should have already received our Annual Report – if not it is available on this site from Parish Council/ Documents / Annual Village Report


School Open Event Saturday 27th 2pm-4pm

School Open Event 27 April 2pm

Open Invitation to Chipping Warden Primary Academy


Saturday  27th April 2-4pm


Chipping Warden Primary Academy would like to invite the local community to come to an open event…  we would particularly like to extend the invitation to all pupils past and present.

School photos and memorabilia from previous years will be on display – see how it has changed (or not!) over the years.

Please come and take a tour of the school and hear about our new sports hall development plans.

We would like you to share your stories of the school and what it used to be like when you were there; bring pictures, your old school reports and share your memories with us.

We look forward to welcoming you with homemade cakes and refreshments.

Hilary Harding

Acting Head of School

Fix My Street

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is closing down Street Doctor and moving everything over to a new system called Fix My Street.  Street Doctor will be unavailable from around 5:00pm on Monday and the new system will go live on Tuesday.  Current reports will be moved over so they shouldn’t have to be resubmitted and the old report reference numbers should still work.  Fix My Street is simpler to use and mobile responsive and it allows photos to be attached to reports.  The new system will be available via links at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk.  A direct link will be issued after go-live.

Parish Award 2019


  1. There are two silver trophies one for ADULT and the other for CHILD


  1. These awards are to be presented to ADULT or CHILD who has carried out a project, scheme or action that has been of benefit, or raised the profile in a favourable way, of the parish.


  1. This can also include personal, sporting or academic achievements that reflect on the parish.


  1. Nominees must be resident in the parish, but at the discretion of the Parish Council this may be varied.


  1. In any year where there are adult nominees and no child (or vice versa) both trophies may be awarded to two adult winners (or child).


Nominations must made be in writing, & signed and sent to the Clerk: – Lorraine Stanley, 6 Appletree Road, Chipping Warden 

by; –  2nd April 2019.

Hs2 Works Update – Week Ending 8/2/19 – Next two weeks look-ahead


Relief Road works will continue on the airfield north of the Perimeter Track to lay stone on new perimeter road and to cut side V ditches for bypass drainage and form bunds.  Additional work is required to repair an uncharted drainage pipe uncovered and remove a discovered buried structure.
On the central part from Appletree Road to Perimeter track they will continue balancing pond excavation
On southern part (Allens Orchard to Appletree Road) they will complete the soil strip and commence excavations
The Heras Fencing to protect the site will be erected around the site of balancing pond excavations at Allens Orchard (probably around the middle of next week) and Trial holes dug and tree removal on the green will be commenced the week after.  The Millennium Oak will unfortunately have to be removed but they are hoping to preserve the silver birch on Allens Orchard which has now been wrapped in bunting to “point it out”.
Work will continue at Aston-le-Walls crossroads installing drainage and ducting on all four quadrants and widening earthworks to the SE including part time traffic light control.

Around the 18th the A361 site entrance widening works will be started which may cause some minor traffic interference.

Meanwhile news is available on the HS2 Commonplace website at https://hs2innorthants.commonplace.is/news

and any issues should be reported to their helpline on 08081 434 434 .

Hs2 Works Update Feb 2019

Following meeting with the Fusion-JV Site Project Manager we have been advised the ‘Look-ahead’ Project planning for the next couple of weeks.


Relief Road works will continue on the airfield north of the Perimeter Track to cut side V ditches and form bunds

On central part from Appletree Road to Perimeter track they will continue the soil strip

On southern part (Allens Orchard to Appletree Road) they will complete soil strip and begin excavations

The Balancing pond at Appletree Road will be excavated

Heras Fencing (the interlocking metal stuff) will be erected around the site of balancing pond excavations at Allens Orchard and Trial holes dug and tree removal on the green will be commenced.

Work will continue at Aston-le-Walls crossroads including part time traffic light control

The PC have asked to maintain (if possible) the Millennium Oak and Silver Birch on Allens Orchard green.  This is being reviewed again by the designers but as both are very close to the main excavation areas it is improbable but at least they are looking at it again.  The oak will be right against the pond boundary and the silver birch is very close to the current road edge.

I can confirm that the current plan is for BOTH temporary roundabouts on the bypass to be eventually removed once the main bypass is fully open but this will be undertaken sometime later by the main works contractors and not Fusion-JV who are building the current stage 1 part.  The second smaller roundabout will be at the new junction of the existing A361 and the bypass spur just outside the northern 30mph village entry signs.  This is NOT shown on any current published plans but is required for safe turning of vehicles (particularly HGV’s) at the junction.  The large roundabout at the end of the stage 1 bypass where vehicles will turn back down the spur to the existing A361 will also now have a road access to the airfield construction site and will be used to access the works by all construction vehicles during the main works programme.  From there vehicles will be able to pass East (under the new bypass by tunnel) and West along the railway trace to access the working areas.

As such it is proposed the second stage of the bypass completing the link back to the northern A361 will be built sooner rather than later in the scheme.  Which I think is good news!

More information will be available at the next Drop-in on 6th February from 4pm till 7pm at the Village Hall.

Meanwhile news is available on the Commonplace website (though it’s not updated very regularly by Hs2) at https://hs2innorthants.commonplace.is/schemes/proposals/edgcote-wardington-chipping-warden/details and any issues should be reported to their helpline on  08081 434 434 .

All households should also be soon receiving notice by post of the Advance Works Notice (AWN) relating to the next stages of the bypass construction.