Bloxham Parish Council Meeting - Monday 3 April 2017

at 7.30pm at St Mary's Parish Rooms, Bloxham

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Bloxham Parish Council Agenda – 5 October 2015

Dear Councillor,


A meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 5 October 2015 at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Rooms, Bloxham, to transact the business set out in the Agenda below, and you are summoned to attend.


Councillors Christine Heath and Lynda Thirzie-Smart have been invited to attend as District Councillors and Councillor Kieron Mallon has been invited as County Councillor.



Clerk to the Parish Council




1. Welcome – To welcome the Councillors and the public to the meeting.  19:30


2. Apologies for absence – To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting. 19:30


3. Declarations of Interest – Members are asked to declare any interest, and the nature of that interest, which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting

19:30 – 19:35


4. Minutes – To confirm the minutes of the meeting held 7 September 2015.  (Attached)

19:35 – 19:40


5. Matters Arising – To discuss any issues arising from the minutes of 7 September 2015.

19:40 – 19:50


6. Residents’ Issues – Residents of the village are invited to raise any items which concern the Parish.

19:50 – 20:00


7. Reports from County and District Councillors – To receive reports from the Bloxham County Councillor and District Councillors.

20:00 – 20:10




8. Planning


i)                  Planning Applications – To note the planning applications considered by the Parish Council’s Planning Committee since the last meeting. (To follow)


ii)                Results of Planning Applications – To note the results of planning applications determined by Cherwell District Council’s Planning Committee.  (To follow)


iii)                       Planning Matters – To receive updates on the following: (To follow) 


·       Meeting Victoria Prentis MP

·       Planning applications on Milton Road (Miller Homes), Wellington Park, Barford Road (Bovis) and Church Street Bloxham (Taylor Wimpey).

20:10 – 20:20


9. Bloxham Neighbourhood Development Plan (BNDP) – To receive a progress report from John Groves, BNDP Co-ordinator.

20:20 – 20:30


10. Parish Council Matters


i)            Committee Minutes and Recommendations.


·       Environment Committee – To note the minutes of the meetings held on

30 September 2015.  (To follow) (meeting dates: 19 November 2015)


·       Resources Committee – (meeting dates: 22 October 2015)


·       Planning & Strategy Committee – To note the minutes of the meetings held on

22 September 2015.  (To follow)


ii)          Drop-in and Chat Session – To note the issues which were raised at the last session and discuss whether the sessions should continue.  Sessions are currently held at the Ex-Serviceman’s Hall from 10.30am to 11.30am, unless stated otherwise.


Saturday 10 October 2015 – Councillors Andy Taplin and Jenny Yates

Saturday 12 November 2015 – Councillors Caroline Hone and Geoff Mollard


iii)           Jubilee Park Management Committee – To receive an update on the work of the Committee and to confirm Councillor Stephen Phipps as the Parish Council’s representative on the Management Committee.


iv)          Oxon County Council’s Town and Parish Councils Event – To receive a report on the event held by the County Council on Monday 21 September 2015.  (To follow)


v)            Role and Responsibilities Training – To receive a report on the training session held on Saturday 26 September 2015 at Godswell Park, from 10am to 1.30pm.


vi)          Parish Liaison Meeting – To note that the next Parish Liaison meeting is due to be held at Cherwell District Council on Wednesday 11 November 2015.


vii)         Bloxham Church Yard – To note the discussions with regard to the church yard.


viii)        Banbury Rural Neighbourhood Meeting – To agree who will attend this meeting being held on Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 7pm in the Conference Room at Banbury Police Station.

20:30 – 20:50


  11. Finance


i)             Accounts for Payment – To approve the accounts for payment.  (To follow)


ii)            Bank Reconciliation – To note the bank reconciliation to date.  (To follow)


iii)           Appointment of Internal Auditor – To appoint the Internal Auditor for 2015/2016.


iv)          Projection Screen and Support Equipment – To discuss the provision of a projection screen and support equipment at Jubilee Hall.

20:50 – 21:00


12. Village Matters


i)             Play Provision – To receive an update on the progress of the discussions with the Recreation Ground Trustees and the Jubilee Park Management Committee with regard to improvements to play equipment in the village.


ii)            Circular Walk – To receive an update on the Circular Walk.


iii)           Courtington Lane – To discuss the issue of the caravan parked on the corner of Courtington Lane & Painters Close.


iv)          Bloxham Job Club – To note the Bloxham Job Club event being held on 9 October 2015.


v)            Gambling Act 2005 – To make comments on Cherwell District Council’s consultation relating to the Statement of Licensing Policy.


vi)          Stone Hill – To discuss the parking issues on Stone Hill.


vii)         Village Groups – To receive any reports from the village groups.


viii)        The Slade – To receive an update on the work at the Slade.


ix)           Red Lion – To receive an update on the sale of the Red Lion.


x)            Youth Club – To receive a report on the Youth Club.

21:00 – 21:20


13. Correspondence – Items of correspondence will be circulated to members.  21:10 – 21:15


14. Meeting Dates – Future meeting dates for Bloxham Parish Council are stated below.

They will commence at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Rooms, Bloxham, unless stated


    • 2 November 2015, 7 December 2015, 4 January 2016, 1 February 2016  21:15


15. Items for the Next Agenda/Items of Information 21:15