Progress on drains

The rain on Sunday 26 May highlighted the desperate state of the drains on Laughton Hill and at the Boot Street junction. The Gardening Club were replanting the pots at the Boot Street junction when the rain started and within 15 minutes water was bubbling up out of...

SID returns to Woodstock Road

After delays caused by heavy rain and high winds, a SID was finally installed on Woodstock Road on Wednesday 24 January. Having been repaired from the preChristmas vandalism the SID was placed on the new, taller pole installed for this purpose by Oxfordshire County...

More accidents on Laughton Hill

On Wednesday 10 January at around 7.30am a red Renault entered Stonesfield from the direction of Fawler. The driver lost control of his Renault, it rolled onto its roof and came to rest, back on its wheels, just before Witney Lane. The driver suffered minor cuts and...

Vandals are back

On Friday 10 November, vandals have attacked both the SID and a 20mph sign* in The Ridings. This is a repeat of the vandalism that happened at the start of the year in Woodstock Road. On Saturday 11 November, the same (presumably) individual or group vandalised the...

Road signage changes

Earlier this year SAFER presented to Oxfordshire County Council some residents’ concerns about pedestrian safety at various locations. Following this there was a site visit between SAFER, Andy Graham (Oxfordshire County Councillor) and Oxfordshire County Council...

Thames Valley Police urges ‘Slow down this summer’

Thames Valley Police is investigating nine fatal road traffic collisions this May and the Fatal 4 offences are suspected to have been involved in the vast majority of them. In just 19 days between the 9 and 28 May, Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit officers from...

Abingdon among latest areas to get approval

Abingdon has become the latest major Oxfordshire town to adopt 20mph speed limits in residential areas to create safer, healthier and quieter streets. It was one of seven communities to have applications for 20mph limits approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s...

Increased SID coverage

In February the Parish Council’s third Speed Indicator Device (SID) arrived. Now placed on The Ridings at Farley Lane, clearly visible to vehicles entering the village, this is another reminder of the current speed limit. Another SID is outside The White Horse facing...

New Year – new location

Back from repair after January’s vandalism (see separate article), our Speed Indicator Device (SID) is trying out a new location, opposite the White Horse. Clearly visible to vehicles entering the village on The Ridings this is another reminder of the current...

Sad start to New Year

New Year 2023 did not start well, with one of Stonesfield’s Speed Indicator Device (SID) being vandalised. This was the fourth time in three months that the SID covering the Woodstock Road / Combe Road has been attacked. At the same time the 20mph repeater sign...

Operation Holly arrests

Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary’s Joint Operations Unit made more than 700 arrests across both force areas as part of Operation Holly. From 1 December to 31 December, officers carried out targeted activity in order to stop drivers under the influence...

SID continues its work

On 27 November the SID was returned to its War Memorial site after its temporary relocation due to Remembrance Day services. During its month on Combe Road it recorded vehicles’ average speed as 22mph with a maximum recorded of 55mph. It can be see from the...

SID returns to Combe Road

To ensure the War Memorial was at its best for the November Remembrance Day service the SID was moved off to its Combe Road location. It will stay there for a few weeks as a reminder to drivers entering the village from Combe, which now also has a 20mph limit. It will...

Speed limits are changing in Oxfordshire

20mph is coming. The speed limit is changing in some areas of Oxfordshire. • We want our roads to be safer for our communities • We want cleaner, less polluted air • We want to decrease the risk of someone that we love being involved in a incident. We are changing...

Speed signs return

Oxford County Council (OCC) have reinstalled the two speed signs at the Woodstock Road chicane. They are further reminders to drivers that the new village speed limit is 20mph. The delay was partly because OCC’s supplier, Westcotec, had advised that components...