|No.||Actions arising from meeting||Target Date|
|1.||Cllr MF-D to send to Clerk a list of all proposed road/path/bridge changes||By next meeting|
|2.||Informed decision required on speed data – Cllr MF-D||ASAP|
|3.||LI to establish what speed data means for Blewbury main roads & copy info to all (& Cllr MF-D)||ASAP|
|4.||Cllr MF-D to chase repair of signpost at junction of Aston Tirrold turn with road out of Blewbury.||ASAP|
|5.||DH to continue to look for appropriate health & Safety course.||ASAP|
|6.||CL to write a document to cover active CCTV.||By next meeting|
|7.||CL to write follow up letter on Watery Lane thatched wall.||By next meeting|
|8.||JG to gather evidence of how valuable the Red Lion was as an ACV||ASAP|
|9.||Clerk to ensure Salt Bin check is on October agenda every year.||Actioned.|
|10.||Clerk to obtain Boxing Day Walk risk assessment||Requested 18.12.18|
Apologies received in advance from:- Mrs C Cameron (CC), Mr M Penington (MP), District Councillors Reg Waite & Janet Shelley, PCSO Gary Kirby
Three declarations of interest were made. Cllr Lakeland and Cllr Shaylor regarding reimbursements and Cllr Inglis on the Chapmans planning application.
Minutes were approved and signed.
MF-D gave his report which had been circulated earlier & is attached below. Of particular note to:-
future consideration around the county. MF-D to send through a list of all road changes.
developers and not the CC/tax payers. Further work required to put in to action.
already asked for an informed decision. Also LI to ask originator what it means & copy in MF-D.
down & has been reported. PC stated that a private individual had driven in to the pole & should pay for
The DC Councillor’s report was circulated earlier & is attached below.
JG reported the possibility of gravel being laid in Bridus Way & would monitor this.
A Health & Safety course needs to be found for DH to attend.
DH stated laminated instructions are now available for the operation of all equipment.
DH confirmed that he is away for the whole of January.
DH stated that the Morton path (between old stables & caravan park) needed some work.
A member of the public came to hear the results of the ‘Speed Survey/Black Box Data’ which had only been received today. Therefore no analysis had taken place, but copies of graphs produced were given out.
There were no matters arising from the previous meeting & all actions were complete.
It was confirmed that Ridge & Co. is working up a new quote. There is a deadline of 19.1.19 for funds to be allocated to work.
CL stated the clubhouse is doing well. CL had sent an email to CIC regarding £11,800 of S106 money to be allocated to capital ‘sports’ projects and the relevant forms need to be completed.
P18/V2890/LB & P18/V2891/LB
2 Bacon Almshouses Church Road Blewbury Didcot OX11 9PY
Rebuilding of chimney & introducing a layer of slate to some exterior walls.
The PC voted ‘no objections’ to these applications.
Land adjacent to The Nurseries London Road Blewbury OX11 9HB
Erection of one and a half storey dwelling and associated works.
The PC voted ‘no objections’ to this application.
Chapmans Nottingham Fee Blewbury Didcot OX11 9PG
Replacement of late 20th century wooden fence and gates with painted wrought iron fencing, gates and pedestrian gate.
The PC voted ‘no objections’ to this application.
Chapmans Nottingham Fee Blewbury Didcot OX11 9PG
Replacement of late 20th century wooden fence and gates with painted wrought iron fencing, gates and pedestrian gate. (Responded to in advance of meeting due to time constraints).
The PC voted ‘no objections’ to this application.
12.1 To receive any update on S106 contributions.
CL stated the tennis club had sent a letter about their planning application. CL made a point
regarding tennis court lights must go off at 10pm. Will make formal comments when planning
12.2 To approve payments to be made under ancillary powers and within budgeted amounts. All
payments below were approved by the PC.
|Description / Power to spend||Amount|
|M Taylor, E de Ridder & D Hollick||Clerk and Lengthman’s salary and expenses||£1795.54|
|Biffa Waste Services Ltd||Waste services||£66.58|
|BT Payment Services Ltd||Clubhouse line rental and Wifi||£29.52|
|Kit Davis and Co||Blewbury Cob Wall Repairs||£2160.00|
|Shayler Concrete Pumping Ltd||Supply of Gravel for footpaths around Blewbury and Hire of dumper for spreading gravel||£459.96|
|St Michael’s Church, Blewbury||Rent for Church Acre-Allotment Plots||£150.00|
|Ridge and Partners LLP||Blewbury Village Hall Alterations Concept Design||£4200.00|
|Calgary Just Companies Ltd||Hose Kit (for water pump)||£89.00|
13.1 11/10/17 To receive an update on the progress of our Emergency Plan and SSE communities
funded items. Resolve to add items to asset register. CL gave an update & asked
for item to be removed from future agendas.
It was reported that all this money had been spent, with the exception of Heath & Safety
training for DH. C/fwd to next meeting.
13.3 14/03/18 GDPR. CL to write a document to cover active CCTV.
13.5 13/06/18 To receive an update on the TFF BBQ area – item moved to April meeting.
13.6 12/12/18 BVS Risk Assessment for Boxing Day walk is required. EC to request.
14.1 12/09/18 To receive a report from Sustainable Blewbury – none provided.
14.3 12/09/18 To receive an update on the wall adjoining the Watery Lane wall that required repair. CL
to write follow up letter.
14.4 MB had spoken to June Smith regarding the maintenance of the Cleve (banks & briars).
Cleve is a complex area with the PC only one riparian owner. MB & DH to work on
cutting back briars over next few months. The levels issue would need more discussion
with all parties concerned.
an update on recent meetings (see below).
Melland Room. This work has been completed.
16.1 14/03/18 This work was complete and invoice paid. Cycle hoops have been received & need
17.1 08/11/17 PC agreed to send letters off on the Oxford Cambridge expressway. ACTION CL
17.2 13/12/17 To receive an update on Salt bins in and around the village, and any response to councils repeat prompting to refill. JG confirmed that the salt bins were full and asked for this to be on the October agenda in future.
17.3 14/02/18 To receive an update on actions taken reference speeding on the B4016 and A417.
Data received, but no analysis has taken place. LI to establish what the data means for the two main roads through Blewbury.
CL had circulated information.
JG asked for evidence of how valuable the Red Lion was as an asset to the community is required in order
to renew the listing.
No update this month. JG to include a general thank you in the next Blewbury bulletin.
The Finance meeting was set for 7.30pm on Wednesday 9th January in the Vale room.
The next BPC meeting is on Wednesday 16th January at 7.30pm in the Vale room.
Meeting closed at 9pm.
REPORT TO BLEWBURY PARISH COUNCIL DECEMBER 2018
FROM CLLR MIKE FOX-DAVIES
GENERAL OCC REPORT
The council’s initial proposals for the 2019/2020 budget will be reviewed by the Performance Scrutiny Committee during December. A key element is the plan to invest up to £120m in roads and schools – a ‘growth dividend’ as more households mean more Council Tax revenue in future years. Tough decisions in the past have created a route to financial stability at a time when other councils face financial threats. There are new ‘Transformation’ plans being developed to completely redesign the council to reduce running costs. Making financial savings will enable OCC to support the growing number of vulnerable children and adults – more vulnerable children are coming into council care, both locally and nationally, creating financial pressures. Protecting children remains OCC’s top priority.
HOUSING AND GROWTH DEAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMME
The Oxfordshire Growth Board has published details of the infrastructure projects to receive funding in Year 1 and Years 2-5 of the Oxfordshire Housing & Growth Deal, signed in April 2018. The total £150 million of Growth Deal funding has been earmarked for specific projects. This forward funding is helping unlock projects that will benefit from developer contributions, delivering schemes valued at over £480 million in total, excluding costs of the major rail projects, which are still to be confirmed.
OCC CALLS FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY ON THAMES WATER’S RESERVOIR PLAN
Residents’ interests come first – that was the resolute message from OCC last month as its cabinet called for a public inquiry on Thames Water’s plans for a new reservoir. The council has concerns about the size and need for the proposed reservoir to the southwest of Abingdon, between Steventon, East Hanney and Marcham. It is also concerned about the length of time Thames Water has set itself to reduce leakages. Further clarity is sought from Thames Water on whether other potential sites have been fully assessed across the southeast region. Only when these details are provided in the form of a regional water resource plan for the south east, will the council be able to decide on whether to back the principle of having a reservoir at this location. This is the second consultation held by Thames Water – the county council and others demanded earlier this year that a further consultation should take place and Thames Water agreed to this in the summer.
HIGHWAYS DEFECTS UPDATE
As reported last month, the county council has increased the amount of relatively small-scale work it does to put right local roads that are suffering from potholes, cracks and worn out tarmac. The number of completed defect repairs between January and October this year is 37219.
SALTING, GRITTING AND SNOW CLEARANCE
December 1st marks the start of meteorological winter. Live updates on gritting and snow clearing can be found here: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/roads-and-transport/street-maintenance-z/salting-and-snow-clearance Details about how community groups can request salt bins can be found here: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/roads-and-transport/street-maintenance-z/salt-and-grit-bins
WINTER IN OXFORDSHIRE
OCC provides a useful guide about how to keep safe, how to be healthy and how to be prepared during the winter months. It can be found here: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/node/2782
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
OCC Leader Ian Hudspeth and all County Councillors would like to thank Parish Councillors for all their hard work over the last year and wish them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Blewbury Parish Council
District Council Notes for Parish Councillors on
Wednesday, 12th December 2018
from Cllr Janet Shelley & Cllr Reg Waite
Councillors Janet Shelley and Reg Waite are summoned to a full Council Meeting at The Beacon, Wantage commencing at 7.00 and regret they are unable to attend your meeting.
Planning Enforcement Investigations:
VE18/573 Chailey Gardens, Blewbury Reported: 24 September 2018 Alleged Breach: Failure to provide footpath links. Breach of landscape conditions attached to P15/V047/FUL. P16/V2008/DIS and P16/V3067/NM. Case Officer: Heather Rowe 6 week target date: 5 November 2018 Site Visited: 18 October 2018 Still under investigation
Vale’s Payment System goes live:
The Vale’s new on-line and telephone payment system, called Pay360, is now up and running.
Any residents facing difficulties with the system should not hesitate to contact the telephone number on their correspondence.
Services over Christmas and the New Year:
There’s a useful website page that details the Vale’s services, such as leisure centres, planning applications and council tax over the festive period.
Cornerstone and The Beacon:
Both Cornerstone and The Beacon are gearing up for their Christmas performances.
Find out more information on Cornerstone’s website about The Pied Piper on now until 30th December, and The Beacon’s website about Sleeping Beauty showing 21st and 22nd December.
Vale and South Oxford offices closed:
The offices will be closing for Christmas at 4.30pm on Friday, 21st December and re-opening on Wednesday, 2nd January.
Christmas Waste Collections:
There will be changes to resident’s bin collection days over Christmas and the New Year. Vale residents should receive a leaflet.
Residents can find out the revised collection dates on the Vale’s website.
There will be no garden waste collection during this time, however, residents will be offered an extra garden waste week in April next year.
Valley Park Development:
Awaiting details from Taylor Wimpey’s and will forward on receipt.
Local Plan Part 2:
Work continues on the Local Plan 2031 Part 2. The next step will be dependent on the Inspector’s response, which may require the Vale to consult on the changes to the plan in the new year.
The latest information can be found on the website page.
Thames Water Consultation:
The Vale responded to Thames Water’s consultation on their draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019.
In its letter the Vale has stated that they would like to see a public inquiry to ensure correct processes have been followed in Thames Water’s decision to propose a reservoir and that all of the implications of such a large structure has been fully assessed and explored to the appropriate detail.
They have requested more detailed impact assessments on the environment, highways and landscape to demonstrate that other alternatives have been properly explored.
Janet and Reg
wish to take this opportunity to thank each one of you
for undertaking your parish council work throughout the year
in such a professional, steadfast and conscientious manner, and
to wish you and your families a very good Christmas, and
a happy, healthy and successful New Year.
JS & RWW – 12 December 2018
Not much to report this month.
Grass cutting has been minimal although one final cut in some areas will need to be done.
All the hedges were cut at the beginning of the month. The new shredder worked beautifully.
The old goal posts and broken metal cricket sightscreens have been cut up and skipped ready for collection.
All the emergency equipment is now installed and ready for use should it be needed.
Footpaths and the other grass areas are all in good condition although there is some hedge and ivy incursion to the footpaths in some areas from resident’s property.
Update on the cycle path between Blewbury and Upton
I met Chris Kauntze (CK), owner of the first large field at the Blewbury end of Coffin Way, on Wednesday 5th December.
On Thursday 6th December Chris Lakeland (CL) and I met Ed Webster (EW) from OCC, who works for Jason Sherwood’s infrastructure team and has good knowledge of cycle paths/rights of way/funding methods. Also at the meeting was Stuart Fraser (SF) of Upton PC.
Other points to consider:
Lydia Inglis, 11.12.18