For the last four years, Judy has served on the Oxfordshire County Council for the North Hinksey Division. During that time she has supported many not for profit local organisations specializing in the environment and children’s and youth services.
Judy is a governor at Botley School and has been working hard to make the transition from Local Authority to Academy status a smooth and positive experience.
She is passionate about sport and outdoor recreation and understands how valuable this has been to residents in the last year. Judy was instrumental in raising the funds and planning the Play Parks at both Pinnocks Way and The Glebe. Locally, she is also Chair of the Fogwell Road Pavilion Management Committee and one of the Trustees for the Dean Court Community Centre, currently raising funds to provide a new roof and to produce our own supply of renewable energy.
As part of the community, Judy was involved in the West Way Shopping Area redevelopment since 2010. Despite this year’s restrictions, the new shopping area, Community Hall, Baptist Church and County Library have all been open and the Saturday market is growing.
Judy has been involved with the Community Path from Eynsham to Botley since it’s inception and was delighted to finally see it included in the HIF bid application for the Eynsham Garden Village. Although the bid was successful, the Conservative-run County removed the Path at the second round of bidding thereby leaving it still requiring funding. This was a huge disappointment and it has since been left out of the two Active Travel bids recently approved by government.
The Botley Corridor Project is currently building a dedicated cycle path from the City Centre to the Eynsham Road junction and Judy is working on setting a 20mph speed limit for the whole of it’s length, so that cycling and walking in this area are truly it’s priority. If funding is found for the Community Path it would give an Active Travel route westwards from the City Centre all the way to Eynsham. This will benefit not only long distance cyclists but it will provide a safe environmentally friendly route to Hill End, the Reservoir at Farmoor and many of the schools in this area.
Working with the two parishes, Judy successfully campaigned to reduce the speed limit on Cumnor Hill and Oxford Road and has introduced new yellow lines in areas that have serious parking problems. She was able to get the County to take responsibility for parking enforcement in the North Hinksey Parish and once the Civil Parking enforcement is passed in November 2021, they will implement a County wide scheme covering Cumnor.
Judy Roberts is your County Council candidate for North Hinksey
Contact Judy: [email protected]