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The Oxhill News

December 2008

This months News



Notes of the Oxhill Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 11h November 2008 at 8.00pm in the Village Hall

All Councillors were present.

Matters Discussed


Permission had been granted for the following applications:

Greenfields: rear extension incorporating bedroom, studio and ensuite bathroom

Struan: rear extension to kitchen and to form new living room

Gateways: fell conifer

Duckpool Barn: pollard willow

Church House: all weather ménage with new fencing and change of use from agricultural

Brookside: reduce maple tree crown by 50%

Application withdrawn at Church Farm for change of use of isolation unit for physiotherapy treatment and exercise room.

Refusal of application at Stonecroft for use of cottage for residential Groom.

An application had been granted for a wind turbine at Newborough Farm in Pillerton parish.  Although this application impacts on Oxhill we were not informed of its submission.  We have asked the District Planning Committee to inform us of procedures adopted and to amend them in future.


The annual audit for year ended 31 March 2008 had been completed and an unqualified audit opinion given.  The fee of £58.75 had been paid.


Gilks Lane has been surface dressed.  The cattle grid in Nolands Road had been repaired and the pothole by the Village Hall junction had been filled in.

There have been a number of road traffic accidents in the vicinity of Hogwood Farm on the A422.  Letters would be sent to the Chief Constable and to Warwickshire County Council urging immediate action to prevent further deaths and injury on this stretch of road.


There has been a review of way marking public footpaths to standardise and improve the discs and to remove unauthorised marked routes.

Sand Bags

Empty sand bags are available from the Clerk, 680441.  At present I have 80 available but more can be obtained given notice of requirement.

Beech Tree

The iron railing around the Beech tree on Beech Road has grown into the tree.  Niall Conway has agreed to remove the railing where possible.


Hugh Rowse tended his resignation from the Parish Council due to family commitments.  We thank Hugh for his valuable service over the last few years.  A new member will be co-opted in the New Year. 

Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday 20th January 2008 at 8.00 p.m. in the Village Hall


Since the above meeting information has been received regarding the Government White Paper “Pharmacy in England: Building on strengths – delivering the future” which is due for discussion.  One section of this White Paper is on the potential threat to rural dispensing surgeries.  The Parish Council have written to the MRI Community Pharmacy Policy Committee who are heading this discussion and to our MP John Maples with our real concerns and the affect such a decision would have on rural communities

Angela Kean, Clerk

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