Bloxham Parish Council Meeting - Monday 3 April 2017

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

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Dear Councillor,

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 9 May 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.

District Councillors have been invited to attend 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.  7:30pm
2. Apologies for absence – To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting. 7:30pm
3. Appointment of Chairman – To appoint a Chairman for 2016/2017. 7:30pm – 7:35pm
4. Appointment of Vice-Chairman – To appoint a Vice-Chairman for 2016/2017.

7:35pm – 7:40pm

5. 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.

Advice on declarations of interest should be sought from the Clerk prior to the meeting, as advice cannot be given to Councillors at Parish Council meetings.

7:40pm – 7:45pm

6. Minutes – To confirm the minutes of the meeting held 4 April 2016.  (Attached)

7:45pm – 7:50pm

7. Matters Arising – To discuss any issues arising from the minutes of 4 April 2016.
7:50pm – 8:00pm
8. Residents’ Issues – Residents of the village are invited to raise any items which concern the Parish.

8:00pm – 8:10pm

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

8:10pm – 8:20pm

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)

Planning Apps & Results 09.05.16

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), including the recent issues with the hedge and the ditch at this site

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

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

v)          Flooding/Water & Drainage Issues in Bloxham – To discuss the recent flooding and the water/drainage issues in Bloxham and receive reports from Thames Water, Oxfordshire County Council and Bloxham resident Brian Smith, on these matters.

Meeting with Thames Water

8:20pm – 8:40pm

11. Parish Council Matters

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

Mike Hawtin Application for Vacancy

Steve Craggs Application for Vacancy

ii)          Committee Memberships, Terms of Reference, Responsibilities and Appointments to Outside Bodies – To approve the terms of reference and memberships for the Committees (Environment, Planning & Strategy, Resources and Staffing) and appoint the Parish Council representatives on other bodies.

Current Committees and Memberships of Other Bodies

Environment Committee – Terms of Reference

Resources Committee – Terms of Reference

Staffing Committee Terms of Reference

Planning & Strategy Committee Terms of Reference

iii)         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 – To note the minutes of the meetings held on 12 April 2016 and 3 May 2016.

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

v)          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 14 May 2016 – Councillor Gloria Lester-Stevens and TBC

Saturday 11 June 2016 – Councillors Gillian Roberts and Nick Rayner

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

Jubilee Park AGM Thursday 28 April 2016

vii)         Parish Transport Representative’s Meeting – To receive a report on the meeting held on 3 May 2016.

Report on the Parish Transport Meeting 3 May 2016

viii)        Areas of Responsibility – To confirm the Councillors’ areas of responsibility in the village.

8:40pm – 9:00pm

  12. Finance

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

 Accounts for Payment & Bank Rec 12 May 2016

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

iii)           Section 106 Funding – To discuss the possible Section 106 funding for the Church footpath.

9:00pm – 9:05pm

13. Village Matters

 i)             Old Bridge Road – To discuss the possible one way system on Old Bridge Road, Bloxham

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

iii)           The Slade – To receive a report on the work at The Slade.

The Slade

iv)          Bloxham Festival – To receive a report from Councillor Mary Groves on the meeting held on 7 May 201

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

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

vi)          Public Service Reorganisation for Oxfordshire – To discuss the proposals for a possible reorganisation of local government in Oxfordshire.

Public service reorganisation for Oxfordshire No 2 – April 2016 FINAL

Independent Review OCC options analysis_final

9:05pm – 9:15pm                                                                    


 14. Correspondence – Items of correspondence will be circulated to members.  9:15pm
15. 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 16 & 17 on the grounds that it could involve the likely disclosure of private and confidential information.  9:15pm
16. Job Evaluation – To note the outcomes of the Job Evaluation process.

9:15pm – 9:20pm

17. The Slade – To discuss the request by a resident to purchase an area of land which currently forms part of The Slade.  9:20pm – 9:30pm
18. 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


·       6 June 2016

·       4 July 2016

·       1 August 2016

·       5 September 2016

·       3 October 2016

·       7 November 2016

·       5 December 2016


19. Items for the Next Agenda/Items of Information 9:30pm