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Standlake is a village and civil parish situated on the A415 approximately 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the market town of Witney in the County of Oxfordshire. The city of Oxford lies some 10 (16 km) miles to the east. As of January 2013, the population of Standlake was approximately 1400 and there are some 560 dwellings.The River Windrush flows through the village and joins the River Thames at Newbridge, 2 miles (3 km) to the south. more
There are two Village Notice Boards, both located at the Post Office and Stores. The main information board is located by the bench and a publicly accessible board adjacent to the post box.
Village Mail -
Keeping the village informed of everything from lost cats to gravel objections -
The Village Notice Board
Bus Services are provided by Pulham Coaches (phone 01451 820369)
No.19 Carterton, Clanfield, Bampton, Aston, Standlake, Witney with connections to Oxford. (Routes via Aston Road, Abingdon Road, High Street, The Downs) Timetable
No.15 Witney to Abingdon and return via Abingdon Road, High Street, The Downs Timetable
New Bus Service
A new bus service connecting Standlake to Eynsham is planned to start this autumn. The details are here.
Last Update: 27 September 2021
Volunteers are required to help run the group Click here for details
The next PC meeting will be held in the Youth Club, Church End on
TUESDAY 12 Oct 21 at 7.30pm
TW has confirmed the works as per the letter that was hand delivered to each property in the village (and we circulated through our social media channels) are progressing as planned. This does mean we are seeing more tanker activity as detailed and of course traffic lights on High Street and Abingdon Road. I will maintain a weekly contact with TW for the duration of the works and update as appropriate. With regard to Woodlands, two of the three manholes have been replaced. There is one in the 'grounds' of Woodlands still to be replaced as soon as a replacement unit arrives. Again I will continue to monitor this.
On the 3rd September I attended a meeting chaired by Robert Courts and attended by: Dominic Collyer, Local Government Lead, TW; Alex Saunders, Regional Manager, TW; Karen Nelson, Regional Network Manager, TW; Matthew Briggs, Area Network Manager, TW. Our WODC Councillor Lysette Nicholls was also in attendance. The meeting was discussing issues across the WODC Catchment area and it is recognised Standlake is a high profile issue. TW investigations has identified a variety of contributing factors including Infiltration into the network, Inundation via manholes and Private Surface Water Sewers.
In the past 18 months, TW has lined 1036 metres of pipework and 12 manholes have been sealed. In addition to the works at the High Street Sewage Pump Station (SPS) and further investigation will continue in Manor Crescent. TW are investigating the ability for Standlake Sewage Treatment Works (STW) having a new valve fitted to enable Storm Tans to be used as storage where needed and further surveys to understand the low/flood spots to then consider flood prevention devices at individual properties where applicable. Flow Management plans under review for the High Street SPS and Standlake STW to minimise impact to residents, road users and environment.
I did stress our frustration that TW will always respond to planning applications with the standard response and, even though we have local knowledge, this is never taken onboard by WODC when considering applications. This is a concern shared by all Parish Councils in WODC. Furthermore there seems to be little, if any, tie up between the various agencies, TW, OCC and WODC, when dealing with flooding, drainage and sewage issues.
To date I have had no further response from the office of Robert Courts about next actions and the plan of attack, or from TW regarding their response to planning applications when it is known works are underway. Lysette also has some ideas on how we can get residents involved to make feelings known and details will follow in due course. I will continue to pursue these issues. Brian Parnham Chairman -
My name is Robert Maxwell and I live on Aston Road, Brighthampton. When I volunteered to help with Standlake Speedwatch I also added that I would consider the position of coordinator for the group and It appears that I have the job by default.
The equipment we need to operate is in the possession of the Parish Council so the sooner we can all meet up and be taught to use it the sooner we can start making the village safer for everyone. I'm sure this is not going to be easy but I'll start with one date and time and perhaps you could all reply with your availability or otherwise. I can then look at a follow up dates until we are all trained and ready to go. The equipment does not respond well to wet weather conditions so our training days will be subject to fine weather as will our operating days in the future.
My first proposed get together and training day is Wednesday 29th September at 1000 and I suggest we all meet in the village car park next to the Church. That way our cars won't cause congestion and we can experiment on drivers along The Downs as necessary. I propose that our get together lasts no longer than an hour and a half.
Once I hear back from you all I will confirm with any other information necessary. And finally, if you know of any more willing volunteers please put them in touch with me, we need two or three people to operate the equipment and record offenders details per session so our numbers are quite low initially.I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next Wednesday. Please confirm your attendance by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org