Public notices are adverts placed by councils and other local authorities to inform people of developments in their areas.

They can cover a wide variety of topics that may impact your life.

They can include planning applications and appeals, road closures or proposals by pubs or nightclubs hoping to change their opening hours or make other variations.

The purpose of a public notice is to make sure anybody - either an individual or a group - with an interest has an opportunity to find out about and comment on the proposal before a decision is made on whether to allow it to go ahead.

Oxpens River Thames Pedestrian Cycle/Bridge Scheme 2024: Oxfordshire County Council has submitted the scheme to the Secretary of State for Transport.

Under the highways act and as Local Highways Authority the county council has a duty to consult with stakeholders on any new structures over navigable waterways.

This is a separate process to the planning application process which went through the city council and was approved in April.

If, following consultation, the Secretary of State confirms the scheme it will progress onwards towards delivery. The city council’s webpage has details of current project timetable for this.

Any person may object to the confirmation of the proposed scheme, stating their reasons for doing so, by writing to the Secretary of State, National Transport Casework Team, Tyneside House, Skinnerburn Road, Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7AR or, quoting the scheme name.

Objections must be received by June 14, 2024.

Construction of Oxpens River Bridge: Sections of footpaths 320/4/20 and 320/116/30 will be closed from June 3 for construction of a new pedestrian footbridge from Oxpens Meadow to Grandpont Nature Park which is anticipated to be completed on June 2, 2025.

This is a 24 hour footpath closure.

Exemptions are included for emergency services, for works and for pedestrian access to property which is only accessible from the closed sections of footpath.

The alternative route will be signed via Grandpont Nature Park and adjacent to Castle Mill Stream, along footway of the A420, and on an existing footpath adjacent to the ice rink. Signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.

Blackbird Leys parking suspension: All parking and the disabled persons parking bays on Spindleberry Close between numbers 1 to 12 will be suspended from May 22.

This is because of the creation of a new development access road requiring the re-location of disabled parking bays to an off the road location.

Temporary double yellow lines will be introduced into Spindleberry Close and around the junction with Pegasus Road.

The work is anticipated to be completed during September 2024 with works operating between 8am and 6pm.

Exceptions are included for emergency service vehicles and for the purpose of the works.

New premises licence: Restaurateur Clinton Pugh has applied to Oxford City Council for a premises licence at Kazbar, 25-27 Cowley Road, Oxford to allow sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises, live music and recorded music, and  late night refreshment.

Full details can be inspected on the licensing register at

Responsible authorities and other persons wishing to make a representation should do so in writing within 28 days of the date of the application (by May 29, 2024) at: The Licensing Authority, Oxford City Council Town Hall, St Aldates Oxford, OX1 1BX or email

Headington road closure: An emergency closure on Stowford Road in Headington has been extended from May 19 because of water main renewal works which are anticipated to be completed June 27 working from 8am to 6pm.

Exemptions are included for emergency services and for the works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of road.

The alternative route for traffic is via Bayswater Road, Waynflete Road, or Bayswater Road, North Way, Burchester Avenue.