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Welcome to Minster Lovell Parish Council's website.  

We hope that both parishioners and visitors 

to the village will find this information useful.  If you 

would like to see any information included on the

website, then please contact the Clerk info@minsterlovell-pc.gov.uk


Pages recently updated:-


Meeting Agendas - 9 December 2014
Village News -  9 December 2014
Planning Applications - 3 November 2014

Meeting Minutes -

3 November 2014
Council Information - 7 July 2014
Allotments 24 June 2014

Next meeting details:- 


Parish Council Meeting

Monday 15th December, 7.00pm

at St Kenelm's Hall


Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of every month, 7.00pm at St Kenelm's Hall. 

General Notices

  Minster Lovell Bus Working Group Meetings

This section will be regularly updated as and when information is available.


25 November - Stagecoach advise that the S2 service will not be re-introduced through Minster Lovell and that the S7 service cannot be improved imminently.  Please click here for their full response which was discussed at the Parish Council Meeting last night.  We look forward to reviewing the matters again with Stagecoach at the February Parish Council Meeting.


6 October - A40 slip road bus stop site meeting was attended by representatives from Oxfordshire County Council, Thames Valley Police, Stagecoach, Brize Norton Parish Council and Minster Lovell Parish Council.  Outcomes and actions agreed:-


The Oxford bound bus stop is to be relocated closer to the Village welcome gates within the next 8 weeks.


The highway signs on the verge (between the A40 and the welcome gates) are to be adjusted to allow better pedestrian access.


Oxfordshire County Council is to produce costings for:-

  • Installation of a new footpath from the existing Brize Norton Road footpath to the new bus stop position.

  • Installation of a new footpath from the existing Brize Norton Road footpath to opposite the Carterton bound bus stop.

The Carterton bound bus stop position was discussed.  It was agreed that no improvements would aid waiting passengers to be seen by bus drivers.  All bus drivers are aware of the bus stop and should be looking out for passengers. If passengers are missed, Stagecoach are to be advised.


Costings for the new footpaths will be presented to the Parish Council by County Councillor Rodney Rose at its next meeting on 20th October.  Trevor Bayliss advised that Martin Sutton (Stagecoach) will be attending the next Parish Council meeting to discuss passenger user data.


29 September - Draft Meeting Minutes are available by clicking here.  An A40 slip road bus stop site meeting is scheduled for Thursday this week to consider health and safety concerns.


22 September - Meeting Minutes to be published and letters to be sent this week.


5 September - Meeting agenda published.

Please note that although the Bus Working Group Meeting may be held in public, there will be no public participation session.


1 September - The Clerk has requested that McCracken & Son strim the areas around the A40 slip road bus stops as soon as possible.


28 August 2014 [Updated 1 September] - Letters of invitation for a meeting to be held on Thursday 11th September, 7.30pm at the Methodist Church have been sent to those listed below.  It is currently considered that although this will be a public meeting, there will not be a public participation session unlike usual Parish Council meetings. In the event that commercially sensitive information is likely to be discussed by Stagecoach, that part of the meeting will be excluded from the press and public.  A formal meeting agenda will be available in due course.


Trevor Bayliss, Stagecoach Oxfordshire. Confirmation of Stagecoach attendance received - attendee names to be advised.


Cllr Warwick Robinson, West Oxfordshire District Councillor. Attending.


Cllr Louise Chapman, Oxfordshire County Council. Awaiting advice.

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council. Unable to attend.

Cllr David Nimo Smith, Cabinet Member for Environment, Oxfordshire County Council. Unable to attend.


Mrs Dorothy Holloway - Minster Lovell resident. Attending.

Mrs Lisa Pittick - Minster Lovell resident. Attending.

Mrs Linda Bentley - Minster Lovell resident. Attending.


Minster Lovell Parish Council members:-.

Cllr David Haley, Chairman.  Attending.

Cllr Colin Alderman, Vice Chairman.  Attending.

Cllr Sue Bicker.  Attending.

Cllr Heather Newman.  Attending.

Cllr Tom Smith. Attending.

Cllr Chris Jones. Attending.

Cllr Jonathan Stowell. Unable to attend.

Minster Lovell Service of Remembrance On behalf of the Organising Committee, 'thank you' to all those who contributed towards this years' Service of Remembrance.


Local Consultation Working Group

This is a link to RAF Brize Norton's Working Groups webpage. 


The webpage contains agendas and minutes of recent meetings and Terms of Reference for the Local Consultation Working Group.

  Dial-a-Ride - A countywide minibus service for people with mobility problems.

Oxfordshire Dial-a-Ride is a new door-to-door minibus service for people with mobility problems who cannot use normal public transport.

The minibuses, operated by our Transport Services between 9am-5pm, have to be booked in advance.

Who can use the service? Before you can use Oxfordshire Dial-a-Ride you must register to become a member of the scheme. The service can be used by people who who have:

  • mobility difficulties,

  • visual difficulties,

  • severe learning difficulties (provided the person can travel on their own or is provided with an escort throughout the journey)

  • age-related frailty

  • or other significant difficulties in using conventional public transport.  

Escorts and guides can also travel with a registered user. You will not be eligible to use the service if you have private transport.

Please click here to be taken to the Dial-a-Ride page for further information.

  Stagecoach is changing bus services for the Village with effect from Monday 27th July 2014. Please click on the links below for further information.

Summary of timetable changes

New S7 service

Revised S2 service

233 service

Additional services being provided with immediate effect:-

Service 233 from Stanmore Crescent at 6:37, Carterton Crossroads at 6:40, Minster Lovell, White Hart, at 6:50, Witney Market place at 6:57.

Service 233 from Minster Lovell, White Hart, at 7:35, Witney Market place at 7:46.

Service 233 from Minster Lovell, White Hart, at 8:40 Carterton Crossroads 8:50 via Broadshires.

Service 233 from Witney Market Place 19:08 to Minster Lovell, White Hart, at 19:15.


Annual Return for the financial year ended

31 March 2014

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Annual Return - Audit Commission document

Have you ever wondered how long you will have to wait for the next bus?

With the clever help of satellite technology, bus users can track the location of local bus services and retrieve relevant data to their mobile phones.  Click here to download a self explanatory pdf leaflet Minster Lovell's bus stops are listed here.


Click on the logo for a local weather forecast.   


A new website full of information and health advice.



Flood Information

Flood information can be found on the following pages:-


West Oxfordshire District Council's webpage - Flooding

Oxfordshire County Council website - Flooding | Oxfordshire County Council

Environment Agency's website www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/default.aspx



When there is an imminent risk of flooding, sandbags are given out free of charge. West Oxfordshire District Council will deliver sandbags to the elderly or disabled at times of need.

To arrange collection of ready-made sandbags from Witney call:

  • 01993 861000

In an emergency loose sand and bags are available for householders to make up themselves at the following neighbourhood sandbag centres:





Minster Lovell Parish Council is pleased to announce the publication of its new email newsletter service that aims to provide current important information, publicise village events and detail useful 'need to know' information.  If you would like to subscribe to the service or have a village event to be included, please contact the Clerk by clicking here.  

Useful Contact Information

 Click here to download a copy of this information

Non Emergency Police - 101


NHS - Non-emergency - 111



Environment Agency:-

     Floodline - 0845 988 1188

     Incident Reporting - 0800 80 70 60

Met Office - www.metoffice.gov.uk


Oxfordshire County Council - 01865 792422  www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Oxfordshire County Council Highways - 0845 310 1111


West Oxfordshire District Council - 01993 861000  www.westoxon.gov.uk


Thames Water (burst pipes/leaks) - 0800 714 614 www.thameswater.co.uk


Scottish & Southern Electric Power Distribution Emergency Line (power cuts) - 0345 072 1905



National Gas Emergencies (gas leaks) - 0800 111 999
Repatriation of fallen
service personnel


A group of parishioners have organised repatriation assemblies at the south end of the village at the junction of the Brize Norton road and the A40 slip road.

Car parking is available at the Minster Lovell Scout Group car park. 

Contact has been made with the repatriation organizing group at Brize Norton so the cortege will slow down at the junction allowing the assembled people to pay their respects. Posters informing the Village of any forthcoming repatriation will be displayed at the Spar Shop and at the Post Office.

Anyone wishing to know details of repatriation can log on to:-

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/repatriation-fallen-service-personnel and register for an email to be sent to them direct.



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