Awaiting reply from letter
emailed to Oxford County Council
No reply to email sent to
new Highways Officer. Workmen at the bridge said that the reason for repairs
was that it had been noticed the wood underneath the bridge was rotten, so we
presume from this that is why the repairs were carried out urgently.
Mr Mole commented that
perhaps the timing of the repairs could have been better organised to take
place during the school Easter holiday break, as it was dangerous for the
children walking to school without being able to use the Millennium Bridge
Email had been received
from Mr Kipp. This was read out at the meeting and reported that Mr Kipp is
waiting to meet with Highways department the next time we have flooding in
Hillview. Unfortunately flooding of late has taken place at weekends so MR
Kipp has been unable to achieve a meeting with Highways Department. Mr Kipp will keep Parish Council up dated
when meeting has taken place.
To note current position
It was noted that potholes needing repair in the village
were constantly being updated by the highways.
Mr Pearce reported the state of B4041 Bicester Road,
leaving the village towards Manor Farm.
Discussions took place regarding repair of potholes and
how some are repaired urgently and some are not repaired so quickly.
Angela MacPherson informed all that there are two types of
grading’s for potholes and it depends on depth and width of the hole as to
whether the pothole is given a Grade 1 or Grade 2 listing. Grade 1 being seen as most urgent repairs
Councillors are aware that the Highways Dept do try to
keep on top of repairs but with the increase of Industrial Development in the
area, which has increased the amount of lorries that use our roads daily,
thus weakening the surface of the roads, it is inevitable that we will always
need on going repairs to potholes.
Playing Area and Playing Fields:
Mr Finn informed all that the meeting took place on 7th
March 2013 with regards to new Play Area. We are now waiting a confirmed start
date for installation. Mr Finn
reported that he had had a telephone call this week from Grounds Men
Contractors wanting to start preparation work. This will start mid April. It was noted that health and safety will be
dealt with by the Grounds Men Contractors for this work.
Mrs Pointer to put notice up at Play Area and in Notice
Board to inform people that Play Area will close Mid April and will re open
at End of May.
Fence around Children’s
play area needs to be removed before the Ground work starts.
It was agreed that Mr
Mole, Mr Pearce and Mr Cherry will complete this work.
It was decided that grass cutting for the playing field
and village will take place every two weeks.
Mrs Pointer waiting for Oakley Football Club to confirm if
they wish to have the contract for the playing field. If they decide not to, then contract will
be offered to one of the other tenders for both the village and playing field
Sub Committee for
Mr Cherry informed all that as he has now had a response
from persons invited to join the committee, he will go ahead and arrange the
Mrs Pointer to contact Mr Trevor Lloyd to invite him to
join the committee as she has not had a response from the Scoutmaster.
Mrs Pointer will also email Orchard Committee with date
for meeting, when Mr Cherry has informed her of the date
Repair of works to
Bridge and Style at Mill Road end of Playing Field:
Mr Finn reported that these works had now been completed.
Goal Post Grants:
It was agreed that Mr Cherry will look into goal posts and
Mrs Pointer to send email she has on Goal Posts Grants to
Quotations for Sand
and Work for Football Pitch Drainage:
Mrs Pointer passed on two quotations she had received from
MR A Durndell regarding this work to Mr Cherry.
Plum Tree in
Mr Cherry has look at the Plum tree and in his opinion the
tree should be removed as it is unsafe.
Mr Cherry to speak with family who reported that the tree
needed cutting back, and if they are in agreement with Mr Cherry then he will
arrange for the tree to be removed.