Tag Archive: Oxfordshire

B4508 Road Closure near Watchfield- 6th Nov 2017

[19/12/2017] UPDATE:
The road has now re-opened. So the road is back to how it should be with no traffic calming and lovely new two lane bridge!

The B4508 Highworth Road, Watchfield, Oxfordshire, my usual route to and from work is closed.
Google yielded no answers so here’s why and when it’s closed…

Map of roadworks on B4508 at Westmill bridge / watchfield

B4508 Highworth Road, Watchfield, Oxfordshire roadworks at Westmill Bridge from 6th November 2017

Highway Authority: Oxfordshire County Council
Location: B4508 Watchfield. From east side of Westmill Bridge westwards to end of road.
Description of works:
GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic) bridge deck repair.
Removal of traffic islands. (Yay! about time to)
From 6th Nov to 15th Dec
24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Works ref: KE400999998777

Current status: Work in progress

Work info last updated: 00:00 on 06/11/2017

Latest up-to-date info on interactive map: https://roadworks.org/

Data source: Oxfordshire County Council

Possible Scam – Unsolicited Parcels – Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Trading Standards have received two calls from vulnerable adults living in Thame who have recently received expensive goods through the post that they have not ordered from a well-known mail order company.

On one occasion, the consumer received a telephone call from an unknown caller shortly after receiving the parcel to arrange for collection of the parcel from the consumer’s home. The consumer had not contacted anyone about the parcel – this was an unsolicited call.

Soon afterwards a tall black male wearing a yellow hi-viz jacket arrived at the consumer’s home and collected the parcel, no receipt was provided.

Both consumers are now being pursued by the mail order company for payment of the items.

Anyone living in the South Oxfordshire or Vale of White Horse area who experience this kind of behaviour are being asked to telephone Thames Valley Police on 101 and quote URN 706 of 13/07/12.


Free Advice about Consumer Rights is available by telephoning the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline: 08454 04 05 06


Further information to help a consumer be ‘scam aware’ is available via the Oxfordshire County Council website at: