Bloxham Parish Council Meeting - Monday 3 April 2017

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

If you would like to download a copy of the agenda, please click below.

Bloxham Parish Council Agenda 4 April 2016

Item 8 i & 8ii – Planning

Item 9i – Steve Cragg’s Application for co-option

Item 9 vi – APM Draft Agenda 2016

Item 9 ix – Banbury Rural Neighbourhood Action Group

Item 10 i & ii – Accounts for Payment and Bank Rec

Item 10 iv – Independent Remuneration Panel Report 2016/2017

Item 14 – Staffing Cttee Draft Terms of Reference

Dear Councillor,


A meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 4 April 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 7 March 2016.  (Attached)

19:35 – 19:40


5. Matters Arising – To discuss any issues arising from the minutes of 7 March 2016.

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:


·       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)


iv)         Bloxham Neighbourhood Development Plan (BNDP) – To note that the BNDP is now with the Examier.


v)         Flooding in Bloxham – To discuss the recent flooding in Bloxham and receive reports from Thames Water and the County Council.

20:10 – 20:20


9. 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 – No meeting of the Committee since the last Parish Council meeting.


·       Resources Committee – No meeting of the Committee since the last Parish Council meeting. (Next meeting on 19 May 2016)


·       Planning & Strategy Committee – No meeting of the Committee since the last Parish Council meeting.


iii)         Section 106 Working Group – To confirm the Parish Council representatives on the Working Group.


iv)         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 9 April 2016 – Councillors Andy Taplin and Jenny Yates

Saturday 14 May 2016 – Councillors Geoff Mollard and Gloria Lester-Stevens


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


vi)          Annual Parish Meeting (APM) 2016 – To confirm the final details for the APM.


vii)         Bus Services – To discuss the loss of bus services in the village.


viii)        Councillors Responsibilities – To agree the areas of the village which Councillors will be responsible for monitoring.


ix)          Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) – To receive a report from Councillor Mary Groves on the meeting of the NAG.  (To follow)

20:30 – 20:45


  10. 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)           Church Footpath – To discuss whether the Parish Council could make a financial contribution to the works to the Church footpath.


iv)          Independent Remuneration Panel Report 2016/2017 – To agree Members’ Allowances for 2016/2017.  (To follow)

20:45 – 21:00


11. 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, consider establishing The Slade as a Local Nature Reserve and consider a letter from 10 Hyde Grove with regard to renting or purchasing a piece of land in The Slade.


Resolution: Any land acquired by the Parish Council for the benefit of residents is not disposed of without sound reason.


Resolution: Cherwell District Council be asked to delegate responsibility to the Parish Council to designate the Slade as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR).


iii)       Traffic One-Way System – To discuss a possible one-way system along Old Bridge



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


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

21:00 – 21:10


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


13. 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 14 on the grounds that it could involve the likely disclosure of private and confidential information.



14. Staffing Committee – To discuss the appointment and delegated powers of a Staffing Committee.

21:20 – 21:30


15. 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


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

·       9 May 2016

·       6 June 106

·       4 July 2016



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