Bloxham Parish Council Meeting - Monday 3 April 2017

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

If you would like to download the agenda of any of the written reports, please click below

Bloxham Parish Council Agenda 7 March 2016

Agenda Item 9 – Councillor Thirzie-Smart Report

Agenda item 9 Councillor Kieron Mallon Report

Agenda Items Number 10 (i) & (ii) Planning Applications and Results

Agenda Item Number 12 (vi) Annual Parish Meeting Draft Agenda

Agenda Item 12 (vii) Oxfordshire Together

Agenda Item 13 (i) & (ii) – Accounts for Payment and Bank Rec

Agenda Item Number 14 (ii) – The Slade Warden’s Report

Dear Councillor,


A meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 7 March 2016 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 1 February 2016 and 3 March 2016.  (Attached)

19:35 – 19:40


5. Matters Arising – To discuss any issues arising from the minutes of 1 February 2016 and 3 March 2016.

19:40 – 19:50


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

19:50 – 20:00


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

20:00 – 20:10




10. 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:


·       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)

20:10 – 20:20


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

20:20 – 20:30


12. Parish Council Matters


i)            Parish Council Vacancy – To consider any applications for the vacancies on the Parish Council.


ii)          Committee Minutes and Recommendations.


·       Environment Committee – To consider the minutes and recommendations of the meeting held on 25 February 2016.


·       Resources Committee – No meeting of the Committee since the last Parish Council meeting.


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

9 & 29 February 2016.  (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 March 2016 – Councillors Stephen Phipps and Sue Slater

Saturday 9 April 2016 – Councillors Andy Taplin and Jenny Yates


iv)          Jubilee Park Management Committee (JPMC) – To receive an update on the work of the Committee.


v)            Parish Council Reports – To discuss whether written reports submitted to the Parish Council should be made available on the Parish Council web site.


vi)          Annual Parish Meeting (APM) 2016 – To agree the format of the APM being held on 14 April 2016 at Jubilee Hall.


vii)         Oxfordshire Together – To consider the information from Oxfordshire County Council with regard to the Parish Council taking responsibility for some County Council functions.

20:30 – 20:45



  13. 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)           The Queen’s 90th Birthday/70 year of Bloxham WI – To discuss whether the Parish Council could make a financial contribution to the celebrations.


iv)          Ex-Serviceman’s Hall Grant – To consider the information from the Committee with regard to their grant for 2015/2016.

20:45 – 21:00


14. Village Matters


i)             Play Provision – To receive an update on the progress made with project and the Section 106 funds held by Cherwell District Council.


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


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


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


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

21:00 – 21:10


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


16. 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 items numbered 17 & 18 on the grounds that it could involve the likely disclosure of private and confidential information.



17. Member Development – To discuss member development and the Code of Conduct.

21:10 – 21:20


18. Job Evaluation – To discuss the job evaluation process for the Clerk and the Administration Assistant.

21:20 – 21:30




19. 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 April 2016

·       14 April 2016 (Annual Parish Meeting at Jubilee Hall, Bloxham)

·       9 May 2016

·       6 June 106

·       4 July 2016



20. Items for the Next Agenda/Items of Information 21:30