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PLANS to improve Oxford Station, a church request to sell alcohol and the latest road closures are just some of the public advisories issued by local authorities in Oxfordshire.

Public notices include planned road works, permit applications and planning notices, and are published daily by councils.

Oxford Station: Proposals for improvement and modernization of Oxford station have been submitted.

The order will allow Network Rail to compulsorily acquire land and rights, and to use land to facilitate improvements and upgrades to create a new western entrance to Oxford station, railway tracks and additional platforms, new railway bridges, highway improvements and associated works.

File image of Oxford station. Photo: Greg Blatchford

Church License Application: The iconic University Church of St Mary the Virgin in Oxford’s High Street has applied to sell alcohol on its premises.

The licensed activities offered are: retail alcohol sales on site and to take away from Monday to Saturday (11 am to 10.30 pm) and from noon to 10.30 pm on Sunday.

Rehabilitation of roads and sidewalks: Rectory Lane in Woodstock is expected to close for just under a fortnight to allow for electrical connection work.

From August 1, the temporary traffic order will see traffic prohibited.

The order is brought in due to the electrical connection and repairs to the road and sidewalks, which are expected to be completed by August 12.

The effect of the order is to temporarily ban all vehicles in Rectory Lane.

Appropriate signage will be posted to indicate when the measures are in effect.

Derogations are provided for emergency services, for works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of the road.

The alternate route for traffic is through Park Street, High Street, Park Street and vice versa.

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Gas line replacement work: Church Road in Church Hanborough is expected to be closed for over a month.

From July 25, gas line replacement work means the road will be closed to vehicles.

The order is being brought in due to gas line replacement work which is expected to be completed by August 31.

The effect of the order is to temporarily prohibit all vehicles on Church Road.

Appropriate signage will be posted to indicate when the measures are in effect.

Derogations are provided for emergency services, for works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of the road.

The alternative route for traffic is via Lower Road, A4095, Main Road, Church Road and vice versa.

Renovation of the old antique shop: A vacant Grade II listed building is slated for alterations and refurbishment.

Kings Antiques in Kings End, Bicester will see a variety of changes, while ensuring that the heritage of the Grade II listed building is preserved, an application says.

The alterations will see the exterior repainted to follow the company’s branding, while three outbuildings and a rear well will be demolished.

There will be minor interior modifications to improve the layout and make good use of the office space.

Existing ‘tired’ toilets will be refitted and tiled, while office staff will have kitchen facilities and storage rooms will be replaced.

A dividing wall on the first floor will be removed, and the existing front door and gates to the street will be replaced.

The driveway needs to be redone.

For the latest public notices visit: oxfordmail.co.uk/announcements/public_notices/