Work on developing a Village Travel Network (VTN) continues and a recent meeting with Blenheim Palace representatives has secured their support and some funding to start mapping some of the early VTN routes. 

The VTN initiative aims to create a network of safer walking, cycling and riding networks that link villages together. Routes in the network will provide safer and more sustainable options for local communities that avoid busy roads, traffic pollution and will enable benefits for recreation and well-being. The villages are Bladon, Combe, Glympton, Hanborough, Stonesfield, Wootton and Woodstock Town.

Do you know any local routes that could become part of the VTN for cycling or walking? 

We already have a wealth of OS maps to work from but this is an opportunity to think outside the box on how you would like the VTN to develop. All parishes involved in the VTN are being asked for local input. Your ideas, concerns and wish-lists for local traffic-free routes will be a great input to the VTN planning process. Please provide as much detail as possible, including pictures and sketches of problem areas, or even areas where things are working well.

Please send your VTN suggestions direct to me. 

Thank you.

Cllr Michael J Heduan MBE