Bloxham Parish Council Meeting - Monday 3 April 2017

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

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Dear Councillor,

A meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 4 July 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.

Cherwell District Councillors for Bloxham 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. 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.

7:430pm – 7:35pm

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

7:35pm – 7:40pm

5. Matters Arising – To discuss any issues arising from the minutes of 6 June 2016.

7:40pm – 7:50pm

  • Feedback from Rebecca Fishwick with regard to vehicles parked on pavements – Thames Valley Police has recommended that leaflets are not placed on vehicles, rather that registration numbers of vehicles blocking the public footpaths be taken and the Police advised accordingly.
  • Update on DBS checks for volunteers
  • Proposed Right of Way, Queens Street – Update from Oxfordshire County Council.



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

7:50pm – 8:00pm

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

8:00pm – 8:10pm

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), including the method of drainage from the Barford Road and its safe containment on the development site.

iv)         Flooding/Water & Drainage Issues – To receive an update on the flooding/water & drainage issue in Bloxham.

v)          Bloxham Neighbourhood Development Plan (BNDP) – To note the progress with the examination of the BNDP.

8:10pm – 8:30pm

9. Parish Council Matters

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

ii)            Committee Minutes and Recommendations.

    • Environment Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting on the Parish Council.  The Parish Council to approve:

·            Co-option of Des Jones into the Committee

·            Tree Survey undertaken by Treetech and action required following the analysis of work required.  Three quotes required for the work to be carried out in September. The quotes to be evaluated at the next Environment Committee meeting.

·            Reprinting of the Circular Walk leaflets

    • Resources Committee – To note the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2016.  (To follow)
    • Planning & Strategy Committee – To note the minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2016. (To follow)


iii)           Mobile App/Noticeboard – To discuss Parish Council communications using a mobile app or a noticeboard.  (To follow)

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 July 2016 – Councillors Mary Groves and Tom Smith

Saturday 13 August 2016 – Councillors Stephen Phipps and Sue Slater

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

vi)          Oxfordshire County Council’s Unitary Workshop – To receive a report on the workshop held on 15 June 2016.

vii)         Cherwell District Council’s Parish Liaison Meeting – To receive a report on the meeting held on 15 June 2016.

8:30pm – 8:50pm

  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)           Section 106 Funding

·       To receive an update from the County Council with regard to whether or not there is Section 106 funding available for work to the St Mary’s Church footpath.

·       To discuss updating Bloxham Parish Council’s Wish List for future Section 106 money from future developments.

·8:50pm – 9:05pm

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. If the Section106 funding is available, then the Parish Council will approve the designs and contractors for both play areas.

ii)            HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday, Tree Donation – To agree where the tree, kindly donated by John Wyatt, should be located.

iii)           Closure of the Mobile Library Service for Bloxham – To discuss what actions could be taken by the Parish Council to enable a library provision for Bloxham to continue.

iv)          Old Bridge Road – To discuss a possible one-way system.

v)            Bloxham Festival – To receive an update on the Festival for 2017.

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

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

9:05pm – 9:20pm                                                                      


 12. Correspondence – Items of correspondence will be circulated to members.  9:20pm


13. 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


·       1 August 2016

·       5 September 2016

·       3 October 2016

·       7 November 2016

·       5 December 2016


14. Items for the Next Agenda/Items of Information 9:20pm