The Campaign Group for Watlington Residents

The problem of HGV's in rural communities is now making national news - read the BBC news item :


WATNEXT has evolved from a group of Watlington residents who are passionate about preserving the unique nature of our historic town faced with a number of environmental challenges in common with other communities across Oxfordshire   


As residents of Watlington, we think we are very fortunate....we are proud of our market town  but..... take a look further down the page 

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With around 2500 residents and on the edge of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but just a few miles from the M40 - Watlington is classed as a historic small town, but from a policy aspect is known by South Oxfordshire District Council as a larger village!

  • We have a comprehensive Doctors Surgery - The Chiltern Surgery
  • We have an independent Dental Surgery
  • We have a fire station and a Community police office
  • We have a well run Care home
  • We have excellent recreation facilities covering football, tennis and cricket with facilities for other sports
  • We have schools with a first class reputation - primary and secondary
  • We have a pre school that is thriving
  • We have a balance of shops for everyday needs and speciality requirements - click here
  • We have three pubs, a fish and chips shop and an Indian restaurant
  • We are the hub for a number of surrounding villages and settlements
  • We have wonderful countryside and walks near to the town
  • We have over 50 clubs and organisations
  • We still have a library and we also have a vet
  • We have both a bank and a post office and three churches
  • We have two estate agents

but we are very concerned that these HGVs can be allowed to pass through our town

 A Puma in Couching Street not in the air!

A Puma in Couching Street not in the air!

Double trouble!

Morris Dancing in the town on St. Georges Day

read about our objectives and agenda>

click here to read a report of the first meeting with John Howell in respect of traffic and congestion and the HGV problem shared by many communities - two more meetings have now taken place

Hungarian Lorry 2.jpg
Hungarian Lorry 1.jpg

Are Thames Valley Police and Trading Standards doing enough to enforce our weight limit?  Not yet! Click here for a recent press article

In common with other towns in South Oxfordshire, air pollution levels are causing considerable concern to local authorities and we are working with them to find both short and longer term solutions -click here to see the very latest information from SODC

check out the forecast figures for Watlington>

more information>

some key facts on pollution>

understanding the issues>

about particulates>

check out the actual figures for Watlington

SODC Air Quality Action Plan to read it and click our WATNEXT leaflet to see our views