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.


Blackbird Leys road closure: Part of Tucker Road will be closed from September 18 for drainage connection works.

These are anticipated to be completed September 29.

There will be no waiting in the northern length of Tucker Road. Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.

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 Sandy Lane, Balfour Road, Tucker Road and vice versa.


Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme: The Environment Agency has given notice of a virtual pre-inquiry meeting.

The Environment Agency has applied to the Secretary of State for the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs for authorisation to compulsorily purchase land in and to the west, south west and south of Oxford for the scheme.

This pre-inquiry meeting is to prepare for the public inquiry, which is due to begin on November 14 2023 and sit for 12-15 days.

It will be held by Inspector Joanne Burston on September 21 2023 at 10am.

To attend, contact for an invitation.

The proposed flood alleviation scheme to the west, south west and south of Oxford will be approximately 5km long, running from just north of Botley Road down to south of the A423 southern by-pass near Kennington, where it joins the River Thames.

Most of this area is farmland and flood meadow.

The scheme will create a new stream with lowered wetland habitat alongside it, creating more space for floodwater away from built-up areas.

For detail of the scheme, the project documentation is available online at thames/oxfordscheme/


St Lukes Road, Oxford: Parking bays on St Lukes Road (21 metres on the southeast side and 12 metres on the northwest side of 1 hour parking 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday) are suspended from September 11 2023.

This is because of construction work adjacent to the road which is anticipated to be completed September 11 2024 working between 0730 and 1800 hours Monday to Saturday.

Waiting will not be permitted. Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.

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


Hospitals Annual General Meeting: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is holding its Annual Public Meeting and Members Meeting on Tuesday September 19 2023 from 5.30pm to 8pm at Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford.

Members of the public who wish to attend should register at or call 01865 231472.