Bloxham Parish Council Meeting - Monday 3 April 2017

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


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MONDAY 1st August 2016

A meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 1st August 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.

Jenny Yates Chairman of Bloxham Parish Council

On behalf of


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.

7:35pm – 7:40pm

4. Minutes – To confirm and approve the minutes of the meeting held 4th July 2016.  (in drop Box)

7:40pm – 7:45pm

5. Matters Arising – To discuss any issues arising from the minutes of 4th July 2016, that are not on the agenda.

7:45pm – 7:50pm

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

7:50pm – 8.00 pm

7. Reports from County and District Councillors – To receive written 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.

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:

·         15/01021/REM and 16/01020/OUT (variation of Condition), 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),

·          update on drainage from the Barford Road and layout of gardens on the

development site.

·         Outcome of the Enforcement complaint regarding the planning breach of sign for Bromford,

·         Query raised by CDC regarding the ownership of the land between the development and neighbouring buildings.

iv)         Bloxham Neighbourhood Development Plan (BNDP) –

To note the receipt of the Examiners Final Report, and timescale to reach Referendum.

To request the Steering group to set in motion notification for residents.

8:10pm – 8:20pm

  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:

a)            To receive a report on the Section 106 Working Group.

b)            To Consider and Resolve  the revised proposal for a Multi use games area to be based at the Warriner School.

(Details of the proposal are in Drop Box, under 2016 Warriner).

To Consider and Resolve to approach CDC to use  existing S106 funds for

outdoor sports to fund  the shortfall in funding of £15,000.

To Resolve to seek confirmation from CDC, how the £60,000 funding via S106

(miller Homes Tadmarton Road) would be made available without compromising existing S106 funds..

8:40pm – 9:00pm

11. Village Matters

I.    Play Provision – To Table the Deed of Variation secured by CDC from Bovis.

If this is has not been provided by CDC,  then the resolution will be to continue to consider the items below or not.

a.    to consider the proposal for the Jubilee Park play area put forward by the JPH Committee. This is over budget.

b.    Discuss and Resolve options available to enable this provision to go ahead. Details to be found in Drop Box under August 2016 Play Areas

c.    To consider the proposal for the Recreation Ground put forward by the Recreation Ground Trustees.

Details to be found in Drop Box as above.

d.    To approve and Resolve and the preferred options put forward by both organisations.

e.    To Resolve to place the contract with the preferred suppliers for both areas.


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

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

IV.  Youth Club – To note Alison and Sarah have tendered their resignation. The last session  was the 12th July.

To Consider and Resolve action to take for the future of the Youth Club

V.  Parish Council wish list, (circulated) to consider if this requires amending.

9:00pm – 9:20pm                                                                         

 12. 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 13 on the grounds that it could involve the likely disclosure of private and confidential information.
13 Report from Staff Committee.

9.20 pm – 9.35 pm

14 Correspondence – Items of correspondence

·         The War Memorial to be reviewed by English Heritage for listing  sent to Councillors via e mail.

·         Resident from Painters Close has raised the issue concerning branches left on the grass. Should a group of Councillors clear it or pay a contractor.

·         Resident raised issue of village volunteers to carry out maintenance, such as hedge cutting PROW clearance.

9:35 – 9.40 pm

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


·         5 September 2016

·         3 October 2016

·         7 November 2016

·         5 December 2016


14. Items for the Next Agenda/Items of Information