Bloxham Parish Council Meeting - Monday 3 April 2017

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

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Bloxham Parish Council Agenda 7 November 2016



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.

7:30pm – 7:35pm


4. Minutes – To confirm the minutes of the meetings held 3 October 2016.  (Attached)

7:35pm – 7:45pm


5. Matters Arising – To discuss any issues arising from the minutes of 3 October 2016.

7:45pm – 7:55pm


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

7:55pm – 8:05pm


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

8:05pm – 8:15pm




8. Planning


i)        To discuss any planning items, not covered within the minutes of the Planning Committee (item 9ii).


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


iii)       Bloxham Neighbourhood Development Plan (BNDP) – To discuss the outcome of the referendum and note the next steps of the process.

8:15pm – 8:35pm


9. Parish Council Matters


i)             Committee Minutes and Recommendations.  If Councillors have any queries on the minutes and decisions of the Committees, please contact the Clerk prior to the Parish Council meeting


·                        Environment Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting of the Parish Council.  The next meeting is scheduled for 30 November 2016.


·            Resources Committee – To note the minutes and consider the recommendations of the meeting held on 2 November 2016.   (To follow)


·            Planning & Strategy Committee – To note the minutes of the meetings held on 11 October 2016. (To follow)


·            Staffing Committee – No meeting of the Staffing Committee has been held since the last meeting of the Parish Council.


ii)            Parish Council Wish-List – To discuss how an update to the Parish Council’s wish-list.  (To follow)


iii)           Community Governance Review – To discuss whether the Parish Council could be involved in the Community Governance Review at Cherwell District Council.

8:35pm – 8:55pm


  10. Finance


i)             Accounts for Payment and Bank Reconciliation – To approve the accounts for payment and note the bank reconciliation. (To follow)


ii)            Budget/Precept 2017/2018 – To approve the Parish Council budget and precept for 2017/2018, including the grant applications for 2017/2018.  (To follow)


iii)           Section 106 Funds – To discuss the Section 106 funds for the Recreation Ground and Jubilee Park play areas and progress with the Deed of Variation at Cherwell District Council.


iv)          Youth Club – To discuss the Youth Club assets and distribution of funds.

8:55pm – 9:15pm


11. Village Matters


i)          Feasibility Study for the Proposed Barford Road Footpath – To note the feasibility study and agree whether the project should be progressed.


ii)        Daytime Support Consultation – To make comments on the County Council’s consultation paper.

9:15pm – 9:30pm                                                                         


 12. Correspondence – Items of correspondence will be circulated to members.  9:30pm


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



·       5 December 2016

·       9 January 2017

·       6 February 2017

·       6 March 2017



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



Parish Council ‘Drop-in and Chat’ Sessions are held on second Saturday of the month, at the Ex-Serviceman’s Hall from 10.30am to 11.30am.  Residents are invited along to meet their Parish Councillors and discuss any items affecting the village.


All reports and minutes are available on the Parish Council website