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Witney

Witney is a market town in West Oxfordshire with a population of 23,765 (2001 Census).

Witney is approximately 12 miles from Oxford.



Isuzu Trooper Servicing, Repairs and Parts

Based in a rural site in West Oxfordshire, we offer a very in-depth experience on the Isuzu Trooper Range.

This has been developed over our 12 year history on the product.
Our parts team are happy to locate and supply any genuine part for Trooper, this includes imported and standard UK supplied vehicles.

The service team have an extensive knowledge of the 3.0 litre engine, we are working on between 5 and 6 Troopers per week, so our on-going knowledge is extensive.

The site is an authorised repairer for both Isuzu and Subaru, this gives us up-to-date knowledge on the current technical information and all running campaigns and possible recalls.

We are happy to assist with any problems, or work due on your Isuzu Trooper, it is irrelevant to us where the car was sourced or where you are located.

Witney Lettings Agents and Witney Estate Agents

A new site is being launched called Witney Property.

The site will list Witney lettings agents and estate agents in Witney.

Marriotts art competition - Witney

Secondary school age students are reminded that it is now their turn to help brighten up the large hoardings surrounding the Marriotts Close development site in Witney. Students are invited to send in their artwork and short listed entries will be enlarged and exhibited on public display.

2000th Shopmobility booking

Witney Shopmobility is celebrating its 2,000th customer booking since the scheme started nearly 5 years ago.

Former Witney Mayor Arthur Titherington, aged 87, made the booking.

Mr Titherington, who lives in Church Green, Witney has been using Shopmobility regularly over the last 3 years. He said, “It is unquestionably very good. Neither I, nor my wife, can get around on foot as we used to do, but now I can nip around town and do all our shopping. It is an absolute godsend.”

Cllr Jill Dunsmore, Cabinet Member for Communities at West Oxfordshire District Council said, “Witney Shopmobility is a very popular service and we are very proud to have set up a scheme in West Oxfordshire. I am pleased that Mr Titherington has found it to be so useful and hope that this will encourage others with mobility difficulties to take advantage of this excellent free service.”

Manual and powered wheelchairs and powered scooters can be hired free of charge. They can be used by anyone with a mobility difficulty as a result of age, accident or illness.

Trained staff are on hand to advise and help users and Manager, Robin Brooks explains, “The wheelchairs and scooters are incredibly easy to use and our customers are all ages. The youngest we’ve had was 9 years old and our oldest customer at 103 years old is one of our regular users.”

Witney Shopmobility is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30 am – 4 pm. It is based in the Langdale Gate building, which is close to the car park in Witney Town Centre. Dedicated parking bays, for those with disabilities, are adjacent to the building and there is bus stop for the Dial-a-Ride service. For information or to make a booking telephone 01993 864 787 or email shopmobility@oxford.gov.uk.

Witney Shopmobility is managed by Oxford City Council on behalf of West Oxfordshire District Council.

Maite Alegre opens new workshop near Witney

The painter Maite Alegre has opened a new workshop and showroom between Long Hanborough and Witney, where she produces and sells her exclusive range of hand-painted vintage furniture.

Spanish-born Maite has supplied her distinctive work to shops in the Cotswolds for some years, and also works with interior designers and on private commissions. The new venture represents an opportunity for her to work more closely with the general public.

Maite and her husband Carlos specialise in giving a new lease of life to furniture, which could otherwise be considered past its best. Each vintage piece is carefully restored by Carlos, and then lovingly hand-painted by Maite, using environmentally friendly chalk-based paints, for a classic French rustic look or elegant Swedish country style.

The couple regularly import furniture from Europe to work on, and also source pieces from the Cotswolds area. The showroom is full of charming items, from large armoires (perfect as linen cupboards or even to discreetly house a wide-screen TV), dining tables and chests to lamps, mirrors and candlesticks. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece to make a dramatic impact in a room, or want to complement an existing scheme, Maite Alegre will have something to suit.

“Every item I work on is unique, not just in terms of the finish I apply, but also because it’s a one-off to start with,” said Maite. “Carlos and I love to start with something that’s looking a little sad or maybe just no longer in fashion, and then envision what it can be - and use our energy to make that vision into reality and to bring out the ‘soul’ of that particular piece.”

“We are both passionate about recycling and are strongly opposed to waste. Wood is precious, and it’s exciting to recycle something in a creative way that gives it a whole new purpose and future, and to make it into something which people want in their homes. We also love sharing what we do with people in the showroom and workshop - and often find ourselves pouring a glass of wine for customers and having a long chat!”

As well as offering a wide range of products in her shop, Maite Alegre takes commissions from interior designers, developers and private customers. Recent projects have included painting a paneled bathroom for a house in London, a mural for a customer in Tackley, Oxon, and painting a suite of bedroom furniture owned by a couple in Buckinghamshire . Customers are welcome to bring their own furniture to her workshop for her to custom-paint, or, for larger pieces, she will travel to them.

Maite Alegre’s showroom and workshop are at Osney Hill Farm, on the A4095 at Witney. Tel: 01865 842769.


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