Hs2 and Western Power Distribution – Works to underground cables Oct 2019

All should have received latest ‘News’ update from Hs2.

There are further delays to the work and Relief Road excavations are now due to restart in mid September when plant will be on-site.

Before then a new crop of ‘little orange men’ will no doubt appear to make sure all fencing is in order and utility locations rechecked.

At Allens Orchard new works will begin 7th October by Western Power Distribution to underground the existing overhead powerlines that are currently strung on poles across the Allotments. The new cables will now be dug and installed along Allens Orchard and up to the Appletree Road junction and then along Appletree Road to the corner. This will require 2ft by 4ft trenching along the nearside of most of the length of Allens Orchard (where the Fence was meant to be??) – hand dug around tree roots opposite No.6 – and will take 2-4 weeks. Then it runs up the footpath to the Appletree Road Junction and across the A361. Some disruption is expected – particularly when trenching across A361 at Appletree Road junction which will require 3 way traffic lights for a while.

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