Agenda Parish Council Meeting September 2017

To: All Members of the Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in the Vale Room on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 7.30 pm.

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend.


M Taylor

Clerk to Blewbury Parish Council



  1. To receive apologies for absence
  2. To record declarations of interests relating to this meeting
  3. To approve the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 12th July 2017 and Parish Council Payment meeting held on 16th August 2017
  4. To receive the County Councillor’s report
  5. To receive District Councillor’s report
  6. To receive the Lengthman’s report
  7. Open Forum
  • To receive representations from members of the public if present. Maximum 15 minutes
  1. Matters arising
    • To report back on actions arising at previous meeting
  2. Village hall refurbishment
    • To receive an update on the progress of the refurbishment project and fundraising
    • To receive a report from Macfarlanes LLP.
  3. Recreation Ground
    • To receive an update from the PC representative on the BVCIC
  4. Planning & Housing
    • To receive the planning committee report
    • To approve responses to current applications

P17/V2371/HH Ashbrook House Westbrook Street Blewbury DIDCOT OX11 9QA

Removal of condition 9 on application ref. P14/V2308/HH – additional residential accommodation to be occupied only as accommodation ancillary and incidental to existing dwelling Erection of ancillary accommodation with home office gym and landscaping,

P17/V2336/HH Sunmersby Bessels Way Blewbury DIDCOT OX11 9NN

Proposed new single story Garden room

P17/V1951/FUL Red Lion Chapel Lane Blewbury DIDCOT OX11 9PQ

This is a retrospective application for the erection of play equipment in our pub garden. The size of equipment is as follows: Dimension: 8,9 x 3,1 x 4 m Playground area: 11 x 7,8 m Platform height: 1,5 m Critical fall height: 1,5 m Slide length: 3 m Area: 86 m2 Timber: 1,15 m2 Weight: 410.00 kg

  1. Finance & Administration
  • To receive an update on S106 contributions
  • To approve payments to be made under ancillary powers and within budgeted amounts



Description / Power to spend Amount
E de Ridder Clerk’s salary and expenses £388.62
M Taylor Clerk’s salary and expenses £635.60
D Hollick Lengthman’s salary and expenses £856.60
NEST Clerk’s pension £69.66
BT Payment Services Ltd Clubhouse line rental and Wifi £27.00
Biffa Waste Services Ltd Waste services £61.39
White Horse Horticulture Grass cutting contract for Pound and Churchyard £200.00
BVCIC Grant from BPC £1000.00
Be Free Young Carers Grant from BPC £50.00
Milestone Society Grant from BPC £50.00
Came & Co Insurance (Amount to be confirmed) £
Provisional Total £3,339.20


  1. Risk Management
    • 05/01/17 To decide on a course of action for resurfacing and replacement of safety matting at the Play Space.
    • 13/08/17 To approve payment for the Parish Council Insurance cover
  2. To receive an update on any issues relating to the Environment
  3. To receive an update on any issues relating to Footways, Footpaths, rights of way and open spaces
  • Update on FP24
  • Update on felling of Bohams Road Tree
  • Village clean up day
  1. To receive an update on the outdoor Gym Equipment
  2. To receive an update on any issues relating to roads, road safety and public transport
  3. Village Hall Management Committee. To receive an update from the VHMC.
  4. Correspondence
    • Items requesting a reply & consultations
      • Request for Memorial tree-To agree a reply
      • Barclay’s Bank Signatory
    • Items for information that have been circulated
      • Harwell Site Stakeholder Group Meeting 7th September 2017
  1. Items Any other business Exceptionally to deal with business received too late for inclusion in agenda.
  2. To set the date of the next meeting