This website is run by the Duns Tew Parish Council (known as “the Council”). The Council is committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Measures to support accessibility

The Council undertakes regular reviews of the website to ensure accessibility

Compliance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Council website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard (detailed below).

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 7 days.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The Council website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Mobile Phones
  • PC and Mac Computers
  • All Tablet devices
  • All known Browsers
  • Screen Readers

Non-Accessible Content

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the Council website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions.

  • Uploaded images may not have text alternatives because we cannot ensure the quality of contributions.
  • Some older PDFs may not comply.
  • Some externally supplied, interactive PDFs may not be fully compliant. We have no control over these documents.
  • Some of our online forms might be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed above.

Disproportionate burden

At the present time, we have not identified any specific issues that would be a disproportionate burden. Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The following are currently exempt from the accessibility regulations:

  • pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020
  • live audio and video
  • heritage collections like scanned manuscripts
  • PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 – unless needed to use a service.
  • maps – information may be available in address format
  • third party content under someone else’s control
  • content on intranets or extranets published before 23 September 2019
  • archived websites if not needed for services and they are not updated

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).


Church Newsletter – May 2021

From 25th April we aim to hold a service on Zoom at 9.30am and a second service outside/inside one of the churches at 11.00am.

These are the venues for the 11.00am services in the next few weeks, please book a place by e-mailing or phone 01869 347350

2nd MayOver Worton – an outside service
9th MayWestcote Barton – an outside service
16th MaySteeple Barton – hopefully outside
23rd MaySandford St Martin – Pentecost – inside
30th MayOver Worton – Trinity Sunday – Benefice Eucharist for their patronal festival
6th JuneDuns Tew – to be followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting
13th MayAscension Day service at 6pm in Duns Tew

For outdoor services please bring your own chair. 

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Annual Parish Meeting 2021-05-04

Come and have your say this Tuesday at the Annual Parish Community Meeting

Once a year the Parish holds the equivalent of an AGM. All village residents are invited and welcome to attend.

The point of the Annual Parish Community Meeting is to present a review of the preceding year. The outgoing Chair of the Parish Council will give a brief account of the activities and achievements of the Parish Council during the preceding year and to outline priorities for the coming year.…

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HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh RIP

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the arrangements for signing a book of condolence has been moved online. Online books of condolence have been set up by both Buckingham Palace and the Church of England.

Our village church of St Mary Magdalene will be open every day for private prayer and for any who wish to pay their respects from approx 09:30 to dusk. …

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Church Newsletter – April 2021

This month our benefice services are continuing to take place on Zoom, although with the easing of lockdown restrictions we hope that we may be able to hold some services in church. As this is an ever-changing situation, please check the Benefice website, the church notice board (located to the left of the lychgate, the benefice Facebook page, or contact Clare Burgess

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