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WODC vows to fight the study showing that the area should build 13,000

  • BCA - 2021.3002
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  • August 2014

Witney Gazette August 2014. WODC vows to fight the study showing that the area should build 13,000.
The council in August 2014 was still updating its local plan and that has left the whole area open to speculators to build large estates in areas that are known by locals to flood and where local doctors' surgeries are already so full it can take 3 weeks to get an appointment.
There is far more detail in the article.

Janet Rouse

Various applications by Gladman to build between the Aston & Buckland Roads

  • BCA - 2020.2349
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  • 2014

Witney Gazette August 6th 2014. Gladman Homes, previously refused permission to build 127 homes off the Aston road have submitted a new application to build 116 homes instead on the same site. The original application was turned down due to concerns of the risk of flooding.

Bampton Community Archive

Upstairs of the Grammar School to be brought back into use

  • BCA - 2021.2531
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  • November 2020

The staircase to the top floor of the Grammar School was removed in the 1960s when people stood a greater chance of getting to the ground floor by falling through the rotten floor than coming back down the stairs. The Bampton Community Archive members have worked incredibly hard to raise funds on the back of the tourism boost from visitors flocking to Bampton to see the this building which was used as the Cottage Hospital in ITV's Downton Abbey. The grant from WODC means the work to bring the whole building into good heart can begin.

Bampton Community Archive

Sundown Cottage, Sanford Lane

  • BCA - 2021.2563
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  • early twentieth century

Freda Bradley lent this to the Archive to copy and we believe she is talking about her Grampy owning Sundown Cottage at one time.
In the 1960s it was purchased by Bernard Rose along with Sandfords where he and wife Molly lived and he demolished the old cottage.

Bampton Community Archive

Sundown Cottage sold for £2,100

  • BCA - 2021.2574
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  • c1960

This envelope and cutting were lent to the Archive by Freda Bradley. Sundown Cottage was in the grounds of Prospect, the house immediately in front of you as you walk down the lane past the south side of the Grammar School. Mr & Mrs Rose bought it and they bought Prospect. The little cottage was later removed.
We don't know why Freda brought the envelope with the cutting; sadly whoever she lent it to didn't record that

Bampton Community Archive

Some adverts from the July 2012 issue of The Bampton Beam

  • BCA - 2021.2536
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  • July 2012

These are just five of the adverts in the July 2012 issue of The Bampton Beam and are for

Little Westbrook self catering in Bridge Street
A personal trainer
Prestige Buildings
Bampton Garage
S J Cooper, builder

Bampton Community Archive

Roads & pathways at Oakwood Gate, built by Cala Homes are not finished

  • BCA - 2019.2038
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  • December 2018

By December 2018 there was growing anger and frustration at many aspects of the new area called Cala Homes also known as Oakwood Gate, along the north side of New Road which had not been finished or done to a good standard. Residents first moved in during 2016 but have had power cuts, snow blowing into their homes, and the same areas of pavement being repaired, poorly, more than once. The article gives far more information

Bampton Community Archive

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