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The Oxhill News

June 2015

This months News



Notes of the Oxhill Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 8.00pm in the Village Hall

Parish Council:

Grenville Moore – Chairman
Carol Taylor – Vice Chairman
David Hill, Sue Hunt, Stuart Whittaker – Parish Councillors

Following the Council elections on 7th May Brian Badger and Tom Heritage did not stand for re-election and were thanked for their service to the community in this post.  Brian Badger had served for 5 years. Tom Heritage had served on the Parish Council since it was formed in May 1971 and prior to this Tom had been Chairman of the Parish Meeting from March 1967 following in the footsteps of his father. Over the years his knowledge of the area has been invaluable.

Declaration of Acceptance of Officer were signed by all Councillors.  Register of Members’ Interests documents were handed to all Councillors for completion. 

Angela Kean had retired has Parish Clerk and a note of thanks had been put in last months Oxhill News.  The meeting was pleased to welcome Lis Stuart as Clerk to Oxhill Parish Clerk and wished her well in this post.  Many of you will know Lis as the daughter of Carol and Tony Beasley.

Matters Discussed

Community radar equipment.  Six volunteers had come forward to operate this system which will be co-ordinated by Mike Shepherd.


Highways would again be contacted with regard to the path which has collapsed just past the “Peacock” and the bad state of the road at this point.


Contact would be made regarding the blocked footpath which runs behind the houses on Main Street from Beech Road to Gilks Lane.


Permission had been granted for Managers dwelling, garage associated drive/turning area and foul sewage plant at Church Farm.

Application for Listed Building consent to repair plaster work throughout at The Old Rectory was returned with no objection.  Application for proposed two and single storey addition at The Granary was also returned with no objection.

No further information had been received re the Appeal at Fithers Field.

We understand that work on an application for building on The Leys Field is still continuing.  Sue Hunt would consult the Parish Plan and re-affirm the points raised by the village.


Two insurance quotes had been received and it was proposed that the Zurich quote be accepted of £158.47.  This was paid.

Angela Kean, retiring Clerk, accepted an honorarium including expenses of £150 for the year to 31 March 2015.

Receipts and Payment Book for the year ended 31 March 2015 was signed by the Chairman.  Audit account, Bank reconciliation, Notes to the Account and variation to the Account were presented and signed by the Chairman.  Annual Governance statement was also read out and signed.

Membership of The Association of Local Councils was discussed and it was agreed to defer this until next year.

Electricity Cable Work

Electricity cable work was being carried out in the village causing concern about entry onto property.  The Parish Council would write for confirmation that any damage caused would be put right.

Low Flying Drone

Concern had been expressed about security and privacy regarding a low flying drone over the village. 

Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday 12th July 2015 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall.

Lis Stuart, Parish Clerk

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