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 – 5 December 2016



1. Welcome – To welcome the Councillors and the public to the meeting.  7:45pm


2. Apologies for absence – To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting. 7:45pm


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.

7:45pm – 7:50pm


4. Minutes – To confirm the minutes of the meetings held 7 November 2016.  (Attached)

7:50pm – 7:55pm


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

7:55pm – 8:10pm


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

8:10pm – 8:20pm


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

8:20pm – 8:30pm




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 note the decision made by Cherwell District Council.


iv)       Warriner School Expansion – To discuss the expansion at Warriner School and respond to the consultation.

8:30pm – 8:50pm


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 – To note the minutes and consider the recommendations of the meeting held on 30 November 2016.  (To follow)


·            Resources Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting of the Parish Council.


·            Planning & Strategy Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting of the Parish Council.  The next meeting was being held on 13 December 2016.


·            Staffing Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting of the Parish Council.


ii)            Parish Council Wish-List – To discuss updating the contents of the Parish Council’s wish-list, including consideration of a feasibility study for the proposed Barford Road footpath.


iii)           Parish Council Actions – To discuss the Parish Council actions list and it’s monitoring.  (To follow)


iv)          Outstanding Issues – To discuss how the outstanding issues can be progressed via the Committees.  (To follow)

8:50pm – 9:10pm


  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:


a)          receive an update on the progress with the Deed of Variation to release funds for the play equipment projects; and

b)          agree the use of Section 106 monies for projects in the village, following the recommendations from the meeting held on 22 November 2016.


iv)         TOE2 Funding – To note that a submission has been made to TOE2 for funding at the Slade.


v)          Butterfly Meadow Children’s Centre – To receive a progress report with regard to the funding of the Centre and receive a report on the meeting held with Matthew Ingall and Cheryl Huntback.

9:10pm – 9:30pm


11. Village Matters


i)          Bloxham Festival – To discuss the arrangements for the Festival.

9:30pm – 9:45pm                                                                         


 12. Correspondence – Items of correspondence will be circulated to members.  9:45pm


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



·       9 January 2017

·       6 February 2017

·       6 March 2017



14. Items for the Next Agenda/Items of Information 9:45pm



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