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 9 January 2017



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. Butterfly Meadow Children’s Centre – To discuss with Cheryl Huntbach and Matthew Ingall, the funding and future of Butterfly Meadow Children’s Centre.

 7:35pm – 7:50pm


5. Minutes – To confirm the minutes of the meetings held 5 December 2016.  (Attached)

7:50pm – 7:55pm


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

7:55pm – 8:10pm


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

8:10pm – 8:20pm



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

8:20pm – 8:30pm


9. Planning


i)        To discuss any planning items, not covered within the minutes of the Planning Committee (item 10i).


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

8:30pm – 8:40pm


10. 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.


·            Resources Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting of the Parish Council.  The next meeting is scheduled for 19 January 2017.


·            Planning & Strategy Committee – To note the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 13 December 2016.  The next meeting is scheduled for 10 January 2017.  (To follow)


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


ii)            Local Government Reorganisation – To make comments on the Local Government Reorganisation consultation document.

8:40pm – 8:50pm


11. Finance


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


ii)            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)          receive a report on the meeting at Cherwell District Council with Ian Davies, held on 22 December 2016.

8:50pm – 9:10pm




12. Village Matters


i)            Annual Parish Meeting 2017 – To note that the meeting is being held on Thursday 27 April 2017 and to agree the format of the meeting.

9:10pm – 9:20pm                                                                         


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


14. 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 February 2017

·       6 March 2017

·       3 April 2017

·       27 April 2017 (Annual Parish Meeting at Jubilee Hall)

·       8 May 2017



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



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