Transport and roads

26th Sept 2022   Re:  B4507 Ashbury to Compton Beauchamp – Edge Strengthening


County Hall

New Road



Bill Cotton

Director for Environment and Place

30th August 2022


Reference: 22/23_EG_ASH








The Occupier

Dear Occupier

Re:  B4507 Ashbury to Compton Beauchamp – Edge Strengthening

I am writing to inform you that Oxfordshire County Council will be undertaking carriageway maintenance including edge strengthening and resurfacing works to the B4507 between Ashbury Village and the crossroads with Knighton Hill at Compton Beauchamp.

The works are programmed to start on Monday 26th September 2022 and are expected to last for up to six weeks, finishing on Wednesday 2nd November, subject to any bad weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances during construction.

Works will include drainage improvements, ironwork adjustments and the reconstruction / resurfacing of the existing carriageway, following which all existing road markings and lines will be reinstated.

Traffic Management

The reconstruction works will be carried out under a full 24hr road closure, with working hours being 07:00-19:00hrs. The road will stay fully closed between working shifts for safety reasons, including the weekends of 1st October / 8th October / 15th October / 22nd October and 29th October.  A signed diversion route will be put in place with traffic being routed via Shrivenham, Faringdon and Childrey.

Gatemen / Traffic Marshals will be positioned at either end of the site as well as at the Kingstone Winslow junction, to redirect traffic and pedestrians to ensure the safety of the public and workforce during working hours. We ask that you give them your full support and heed their advice whether you are a pedestrian, cyclist or motorist.

Every effort will be made to accommodate essential vehicular access to properties and businesses adjacent to the works area.  However, there may be occasions when this is not possible, due to the phasing or progress of the works and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  Individual requirements should be agreed with the scheme supervisor, Stuart Bowler, once works have started on site.

Keeping You Informed

If you think the works will cause you particular problems with access or deliveries or require further information, then please telephone, or email the appropriate contact below and we will be happy to answer any queries that you may have



Office Contact

Please use in advance of the works regarding any issues raised in this letter.


Site Contact

Please use during the works.


John Beaumont / Martin Turner

Technical Officer

Oxfordshire County Council

0345 310 1111


Stuart Bowler

Scheme Supervisor

Oxfordshire County Council

0345 310 1111



Finally, we wish to apologise in advance for any disruption or inconvenience that these works may cause. Our intention is to provide you with a better road surface as safely and as quickly as possible.


Yours faithfully


John Beaumont

Technical Officer

Supported Bus services Yvonne Constance 20200305


“Fix my street” from OALC July 2019   Information on repair procedures


20190301    NOTES on A420 for Oxfordshire County Council

Dear Parish and Town Councillors

Please see attached a highways maintenance factsheet regarding ‘who does what’ at Oxfordshire County regarding the maintenance of the roads, pavements, footpaths and trees on the highway.

Hopefully you will find this helpful in better understanding teams responsibilities and the current structure in highways.  It focuses on highway maintenance and I will look to do something similar for other likely key areas of interest, such as Network Management for example.  We are also working on further technical factsheets following the pothole one.

I really hope you find it of use, but if there is something not on there you wish to know relating to my responsibilities then please do get in touch.  Please note this is for your information only and will not be made public like the other factsheets.  Please respect this as we need to ensure the public continue to use routes such as the customer Service centre, FMS or yourselves to follow up on issues.

I am also working with the teams to get the highways programme more visible and better communicated.


Paul Fermer

Assistant Director for Infrastructure Operations

(Highways & Transport Operations)

Highway MaintenanceFactsheet – Who Does What



2019.02.19  From Area Operations South.

Please find attached the up to-date contacts list and structure for Highways Area Operations South.

20190219 Area Operations South Structure