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April 2010




Which was held on

Tuesday, 6th April 2010






Mr R Fennell, Mr J Mole, Mr D Cherry, Mr D Pearce, , Mr A Finn,

Mr G Hopcroft

District Councillor Michael Rand,

Plus 4 Parishioners






Mr P Kilpin





Minutes of the Last Meeting

The minutes of the meeting held on 2nd March 2010 were discussed and approved as an accurate account of the meeting, and signed by the Chairman.















Matters Arising

Highways Department

·         Potholes

  • The edge of the road seems to be sinking along the Worminghall Road opposite the school and The Turnpike opposite The Chandos.  Clerk to report this to Highways.
  •  Councillor John Mole reported further  highway defects within the village speed limits to be added to the list already reported to Highways


Other items to note (not highways)

  • Bucks County Council are still giving priority to repairing potholes in the county therefore no other repairs will be carried out for the immediate future.














Protection of Common Land

Lay-bys on the Thame Road

·         The lay-by opposite IBS appears to have grown in length.  Hardcore has been deposited at one end of the lay-by and rubbish has appeared in the ditch.  The Parish Council  Chairman has spoken to IBS on this matter.  

·         It was reported that the refuse collection vehicle reversed onto the grass area of Little London Green consequently damaging this area of grass.  Clerk to notify AVDC.








Street Lights

·         No street lights reported this month.









Play Area/Playing Field

·         A drop-down post is to be installed at the entrance of the playing field to stop unauthorised vehicles driving onto the grass areas.

·         Football Club to advise position of drainage system.









Anti Social Behaviour

·         Distraction burglaries have been reported in the area where people impersonating Water Board officials gain entrance to your house.  It has also been noted that some people are asking for change of a £50 note.  The £50 note is a forgery.







Bucks Recycling

·         Fires have again been reported at this site.  It has also been noted that during the wet weather this road was in a particularly bad state due to the mud. Councillor Cherry continues to press AVDC for answers on the dispensation given to Bucks Recycling to use the highway as an entrance to their business.





Land at Oxford Road

·         Completion has been agreed and payment sent to Lightfoots Solicitors.








Jericho Farm

·         No further developments to this planning application this month.







Affordable Housing

·         The new path along Elmwood Close has been completed.  It has been noted that parked vehicles are already obstructing this path.  This is an offence and will be reported to the police.

















SID/Traffic Calming Measures

·         District Councillor Michael Rand has spoken to Alan Baverstock with reference to the speed data information from the Area Speed Review.   This information may be available to the parish council when the final review has been completed.  Clerk to contact Alan Baverstock.

·         OTAG members reported that despite their efforts to raise funding for the VAS none of the organisations had been able to commit to the project.

·         Thames Valley Police have raised concerns on the design of the pedestrian refuge on two issues.  All work is to stop immediately and a meeting with BCC arranged to discuss a way forward.







Local Transport / Bus Service

·         Councillor John Mole continues to liaise with the interested parties to try to resolve the matter concerning the bus to Bicester.





Seat Dedication Plate

·         The plaque has been completed and is now with Mrs Wanless to enable her to show her brother before it is fitted to the seat.





Donation for Oakley School to produce posters for Traffic Calming

·         Objections were raised about the siting of these posters therefore it has been decided to look at other forms of display for the posters designed by the children of Oakley School.








Papers to note

  • NAG AGM Wednesday 28th April 2010 at Walter Rose Room, Haddenham Village Hall
  • Community Police Awards – Close 16th April
  • Proposed route for the new high speed rail link






Papers for Circulation:

  • AVDC:  The Bulletin
  • Aylesbury Vale Strategic Partnership E News
  • The Playing Field
  • Neighbourhood policing Newsletter
  • LCR
  • Clerks and Councils Direct









To note the following applications received:

(Decision made and to be noted from last meeting)



57 Worminghall Road Oakley Buckinghamshire HP18 9QX

Two storey rear extension with dormer windows to front

Decision:  No Objection



Nap Farm the Nap Oakley Buckinghamshire HP18 9PW

Demolition of existing barns and erection of one chalet style bungalow with three open garages

Decision:  No Objection subject to definition of boundary line





To note decisions made by AVDC on the following:


No plans received this month








The following accounts were approved for payment.   Proposed by D Cherry and seconded by  G Hopcroft


E-On – Street Lights

Buckinghamshire Association of Local Councils

Lightfoots Solicitors

M Kingsnorth





















Any Other Business

Local Area Forum meetings

·         Unfortunately no councillors were available to attend this meeting.






Library Services

·         It is with regret that the car delivering books to those people that cannot get to the mobile library has been withdrawn.  However there is a Home Library Service managed in partnership with the Women's Royal Voluntary Service.  Details are available from the parish clerk.






·         The Parish Council voted for a 4% increase as minuted 1st  December 2009 Item 4.9.  AVDC then complete the final calculation.  The discrepancy appears to be the number of properties.




Oakley Website

·         The company hosting the village website appears to have ceased trading. Councillor Andy Finn has taken it upon himself to continue with a website and has created a new one.  The Chairman thanked him for the time and patience taken to get this up and running.  The new site is




Scrap Yard

·         It has been noted that the scrap yard at Jericho has changed hands.






The Glebe

·         It was suggested that the land recently purchased for a future burial site be checked for planning permission.




High Speed Rail Link

·         District Councillor Michael Rand pointed out that it should be noted that the 2nd preferred route for the new proposed High Speed Rail Link would come through Wootton/Brill/Ludgershall




Date for Annual General Meeting

·         The date of the Parish Annual General Meeting was set for Tuesday 4th May commencing 7.00p.m. in the Village Hall.  Invitations will be circulated at the earliest opportunity.




Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled to take place on Tuesday,

4th May  2010 immediately following the Parish Annual General Meeting in the Village Hall.


The meeting closed at 8.45 pm