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 6 February 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. Chairman’s Announcements


  • Launch of the Oxfordshire’s Health and Care Services – The Big Consultation – Phase 1


  • Proposals for Government – A Fresh Start for Oxfordshire



5. St Mary’s Church, Bloxham – To receive a presentation from Jon Carlton, John Clegg and Rev Dale Gingrich on the St Mary’s Church Reordering Project.

7:35pm – 8:05pm


6. Minutes – To confirm the minutes of the meetings held 9 January 2017.  (Attached)

8:05pm – 8:10pm



7. Matters Arising – To discuss any issues arising from the minutes of 9 January 2017.

8:10pm – 8:20pm


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

8:20pm – 8:30pm


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

8:30pm – 8:40pm


10. 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)      16/00937/F, Former tennis courts Little Bridge Road Bloxham – To make comments on the application for four new dwellings and associated access, parking and garages for each dwelling.

8:40pm – 8:50pm


11. Parish Council Matters


  • 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 Wednesday 8 February 2017.


  • Resources Committee – To note the minutes and consider the recommendations of the meeting held on 19 January 2017.


  • Planning & Strategy Committee – To note the minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2017.


  • Staffing Committee – To note the minutes and consider the recommendations of the meeting held on 1 February 2017.


iii)       Reports for the Parish Council to note (Available in Drop-Box and copies upon request to the Clerk).  Please send any questions arising from the reports to the Clerk prior to the meeting, to enable informed responses to be given at this meeting.


·            Drop-In and Chat – Session held on 14 January 2017

·            Bloxham School – Meeting held with the Bursar, Charlie Little, on 17 January 2017

·            Section 106 Project Groups – Meetings held with representatives from Ellen Hinde Hall, Ex-Serviceman’s Hall, Jubilee Park Management Committee and Bloxham Recreation Ground Trustees on 19 January 2017


·            Registration of Parish Council Land – Meeting held with Aplins Solicitors on 26 January 2017.

·            Jubilee Park Management Committee Update

·            Outstanding Issues

·            Parish Council Action

8:50pm – 9:10pm


12. Finance


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

9:10pm – 9:15pm


13. Village Matters


i)            Horton Hospital, Bloxham Village Meeting – To discuss a possible village meeting with regard to the Horton Hospital.


ii)          Barford Road Footpath – To receive an updated Feasibility Study on the proposed footpath.


iii)         Land in Queen Street – To agree to make an application for Adverse Possession for land in Queen Street.


iv)         Old Bridge Road – To discuss the progress with the works at Old Bridge Road, following the meeting on Monday 30 January 2017.

9:15pm – 9:30pm


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


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



·       6 March 2017

·       3 April 2017

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

·       8 May 2017



16. 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