Minutes of a Meeting of Oxhill Parish Council
Held on Tuesday 8th September at 8:00pm
in the Village Hall
meeting chaired by Carol Taylor and attended by Councillors David Hill and
Sue Hunt. Also, one member of the public attended.
The footpath outside Peacock Cottages on Main Street.
highways department has been previously contacted, since which an incident
has occurred resulting in minor injuries. Highways will be contacted again,
the incident reported and the urgency of the repairs expressed.
The blocked footpath between Gilkes Lane and Beech Road
This has been investigated by the Highways department who are unable to find
a record of the path being a public right of way or an adopted high way
therefore no further action is to be taken.
The resurfacing work to the road between Honnington and Idlicote.
It is the Highway department’s intention to patch and surface dress the
remainder of the road, that was not resurfaced during recent works, to be
addressed during next summer’s programme. Potholes were reported on this
stretch of road. A defect has been raised and potholes will be filled
The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities
The coordinator of the village website has agreed to update the current
website and upload the appropriate documents as and when necessary. He has
already begun the process and changes have been made. The Parish Clerk will
check to ensure that these enable the Parish Council to comply with the
requirements of the Code.
Rural Community Housing
A presentation was given by the visiting speaker Sarah Brooke- Taylor. The
information presented will be considered by all members of the council
before a decision to proceed with the process will be made. In light of
recent events and proposed planning decisions it was generally thought to be
The Leys field.
During a recent village meeting it was suggested that the option of
a group of interested parties be formed to purchase the Leys Field. Having
considered the various options available and the powers available to the
Parish Council this would need to be an independent group. The Parish
Council will endeavour to work closely with any future developer to ensure
that they are informed of the wishes and needs of the Community. These have
already been previously identified by the Village Plan, however, the survey
from the Rural Community Housing may add clarity and up to date information
about the needs of the Community at the present time and will be further
Funds available for play equipment on a Community space
Stratford District Council have been contacted to acknowledge that
although there may be a project where this grant would be used it is a
little too early to commit to the funding.
Applications for permission have been granted for a single dwelling at
Short Meadow, Whatcote Road, Proposed accesses for the new dwellings on the
Green Lane and pruning for the Yew tree at Flexloe House, Main Street.
planning Department at Stratford District Council has been contacted to
clarify the term ‘back land development’ in light of current and possible
future planning applications.
Internal audit has been returned and will be available to the village web
site and to view at Peacock House, Oxhill.
Radar Gun Training
coordinator will be contacted to establish what the current situation is.
Accidents on the Oxhill to Tysoe Road
Concerns were raised with regard to the number of accidents observed by
regular road users of the road from Oxhill to Tysoe where the road bends
adjacent to Kirby Farm. There are currently no warning signs to indicate the
severity of the bend. Highways will be contacted to see if warning signs can
be erected to warn drivers and therefore reduce the number of accidents.
meeting closed at 9.20pm
Date of the next meeting
November 2015 8pm in the Village Hall.
Lis Stuart, Clerk