New 20mph speed limits have come into force in a village in south Oxfordshire.

Woodcote Parish Council announced the new restrictions in the area on Friday (June 30).

They are part of a county-wide initiative by Oxfordshire County Council to change the default speed limit from 30mph to 20mph in areas where there is local support.

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The lower limits in Woodcote were requested by the parish council and these were consulted on earlier in the year.

The move to 20pmh in Woodcote was approved by the county council at a meeting on April 27, alongside similar changes in Cumnor, Faringdon, Forest Hill, Shrivenham and Steventon.

The new 20pmh limits are legally enforceable but Oxfordshire County Council will not profit from any speeding fines issued as part of the new restrictions.