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 7 December 2015

Dear Councillor,


A meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 7 December 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 2 November 2015.  (Attached)

19:35 – 19:40


5. Matters Arising – To discuss any issues arising from the minutes of 2 November 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) 


·       14/01017/OUT, Milton Road (Miller Homes)

·       14/01634/REM, Land to the rear and north of 29 to 33 Quarry Close, Bloxham (Miller Homes)

·       14/00761/REM, Wellington Park, Barford Road (Bovis)

·       15/01528/F, Church Street, Bloxham (Taylor Wimpey)

·       15/00908/F, 30 Brookside Way, Bloxham (Taylor William Developments Ltd)

·       15/01090/F, The Bungalow, Cumberford Hill, Bloxham (Inglenook Properties)

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)            Co-option to Vacancy – To consider any applications for co-option onto the Parish Council.


ii)          Committee Minutes and Recommendations.


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

19 November 2015 and confirm any recommendations.


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

25 November 2015 and confirm any recommendations. (To follow)


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

17 & 24 November 2015.  (To follow)


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


Saturday 12 December 2015 – Councillors Gloria Lester-Stevens and Robert Giles


iv)          Jubilee Park Management Committee – To receive an update on the work of the Committee and discussion on the provision of an extension to the car park.


v)            Parish Liaison Meeting – To receive a report from Cherwell District Council’s Parish Liaison Meeting held on 11 November 2015.

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)           Budget and Precept for 2016/2017 – To agree the Parish Council’s budget and precept for 2016/2017.  (To follow)

20:50 – 21:10


12. Village Matters


i)             Play Provision – To receive an update on the progress of the project to improve the play equipment in the village.


There will be an exhibition on Saturday 12 December 2015 from 1030am to 1130am at the Ex-Serviceman’s Hall for residents to attend and look at the plans.


ii)       Old Bridge Road, Bloxham – To receive a report on the meeting with Oxfordshire County Council.


iv)          First Aid Courses – To discuss proving another first aid course for residents of the village.


v)            Red Lion/Local Heritage Assets (LHA) – To receive a report on the Red Lion and discuss the Red Lion Gardens as a LHA.


vi)          Annual Parish Meeting 2016 – To note that the meeting is being held on Thursday 14 April 2016 and to agree to the format of the meeting.


vii)         Street Naming – To discuss further suggestions for the naming of streets on the new developments in the village.


viii)        Bloxham School – To receive a report on the meeting with Bloxham School held on

Monday 30 November 2015.  (To follow)


v)       Circular Walk/Public Rights of Way – To receive an update on the Circular Walk and

discuss the dog fouling issue on the Walk and on other public rights of way around the village.


ix)          Notice Board – To discuss the purchase of a new noticeboard for outside of the Ex-Serviceman’s Hall.


x)            Butterfly Meadow Children’s Centre – To receive a report on the meeting attended by Councillors Mary Grove and Sue Slater.


xi)          Land at Queen Street -To discuss the land in Queen Street.


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


xiii)     Youth Club – To receive a report on the Youth Club.   21:10 – 21:30


13. Correspondence – Items of correspondence will be circulated to members.  21:30


14. Public and Press – To consider passing a resolution in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, that the public and press be excluded from the meeting for item numbered 16 on the grounds that it could involve the likely disclosure of private and confidential information.  21:30


15. Clerk and Assistant Administration Officer – To review the salaries for the Clerk and the Assistant Administration Officer and confirm the Administration Officer’s hours for 2016/2017.

21:30 – 21:40


16. 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


·       4 January 2016

·       1 February 2016

·       7 March 2015

·       4 April 2016

·       14 April 2016 (Annual Parish Meeting, Venue TBC)



17. Items for the Next Agenda/Items of Information 21:40