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The Oxhill News

June 2011

This months News



Notes of the Oxhill Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 17th May 2011 at 8.00pm in the Village Hall

All Councillors were present


David Hill remains Chairman and Grenville Moore remains Vice Chairman


ANNUAL PARISH MEETING (Village Meeting) held on 12th April 2011. 

No items had been placed on the agenda and there were no matters arising at the meeting, which was attended by one person.

Bus Services

The 573 service operated by Kimlan Coaches to Shipston on a Saturday has been withdrawn.  The No.2 service (Shipston Link) running on a Wednesday has minor time changes:  0923 from the Peacock Oxhill arriving at Shipston Square at 0942.  Leaving Shipston 1115 and arriving 1138 Peacock Oxhill.  See new time-table on the Notice Board.

There has been no changes to the Stratford/Banbury service running through Oxhill Monday to Saturday inclusive.

Shipston Police Station

From  mid May the Police front office services have moved to Shipston Library, Church Street, putting a wider range of services under one roof.  Reporting of crime and anti-social behaviour incidents, lost and found property enquiries will be dealt with by Council staff who have received full training from the police.  The Safer Neighbourhood Team are still at Shipston Police Station until new offices are found within the town.  Sergeant Bob Shaw takes over the Team, Richard Grove is Beat Manager with Hayley Ditchburn and Andrew Steventon, PCSO’s remaining at Shipston.


Receipts and Payment Book for the year ended 31 March 2011 was presented and signed.  Audit Accounts, bank reconciliation, notes to the account, and variations to the account were presented and signed.


A more favourable insurance quote had been obtained and the sum of £225 would be paid to Zurich Insurance.  The Clerk accepted an honorarium of £150 for the year including all expenses incurred.


The following Applications had been granted Planning Permission:

New vehicular access at Eudon, Whatcote Road
New windows at 2,3 and 4 Beech Road
Two storey extension at Brook House, Kineton Road

The following Planning applications had been returned with no objections

Fell plum stems and Leylandii at April Corner
Fell 2 conifers, 1 pine and 2 holly trees at The Old Rectory
Application for domestic tennis court at Whatcote Park returned with no objection providing there are no flood lights
Application for erection of poultry rearing building and associated building containing store, cafe, shop, office, classroom, toilets and car parking at Edgehill Stud (on parish boundary) was returned with no objection with a request that the tree planting be native trees.


A pothole by the Village Hall junction needs filling in; Highways to be contacted.

Highway Verge Cutting

Warwickshire County Council and Stratford District Council have reviewed their budgets for grass cutting and have reduced the number of cuts to five each year.  The cutting schedule was questioned in that the late autumn cut does not give protection to wildlife for the winter and would be best used whilst the growing season is at its peak, particularly where visibility is impaired at junctions.  A reply will be sent under the Biodiversity Project.

Parish Council Notice Board

The notice board is in a poor state of repair.  Grenville Moore agreed to look at having this refurbished.


Tuesday 12th July 2011 at 8.00 p.m. in the Village Hall.

A reminder of who your Parish Councillors are:

                David Hill, Chairman
                Grenville Moore, Vice Chairman
                Tom Heritage
                Carol Taylor
                Brian Badger

Angela Kean, Clerk

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