Parishioner in attendance – No questions were raised.
Chairman announced that the Oakley Parish
Council Meeting would now take place at 07.31pm
J Mole (Chairman), Mr D Cherry (Vice Chairman) Councillors Mr A Finn, Mr P
Kilpin, Mr D Pearce, and Mrs P Pointer (Parish Clerk). Mrs A Macpherson BCC
Councillor (attended until 8.10pm) Mr M Rand AVDC Councillor
was noted that Councillor Mr R Craddock was not in attendance but no apologies
02.03 Minutes of
Oakley Parish Council’s last meeting held Tuesday 3rd January 2017 were
received, verified, and
approved (Proposed for signature by Mr P Kilpin and seconded by Mr D Pearce
announced that unfortunately Mrs M Daly had resigned as a member of the Parish
Council due to work and family
commitments. All Parish Councillors
requested a letter be sent to Mrs Daly thanking her for her time on the Parish Council.
that she has informed the Electoral Department at AVDC and has prepared the
Vacancy of Office of Parish
Councillor Notice which will be displayed in the Notice Board. If no Bi
election has been
when the notice ends on February 27th 2017 it was decided that a
leaflet be distributed to all residents
informing them of a vacancy on the Parish Council.
Highways Department / Transport for Bucks (TfB):
Oakley Highway defects
Highway defects are shown separately and will be displayed in the Notice Board and
Meeting with Local Area Technician
informed all that copy of email received from Councillor Angela Macpherson from
Dave Smith at Tfb informed all that he would not be able to attend a meeting
with OPC Chairman until April due to the demands of his work load. He went on to inform Mrs Macpherson that as
far as he was aware he is up to date with road repairs in Oakley per his
Macpherson informed all that she had received good news at the recent meeting
she had attended re Capitol Maintenance Schemes where it was agreed that The
Forresters in Oakley will be resurfaced.
She anticipates this taking place summer/autumn 2017. Councillor Mr
Cherry asked for it to be noted that the road would have to be completely re
surfaced considering the edges as this is the main problem as when heavy
vehicles come around the bend the edges are broken causing problems with the
new defects to report?
informed all that letter to Thames Water had been sent but no reply
received. Councillor Mr Finn reported
that they had attended with a temporary repair and where supposed to be coming
back to repair correctly.
informed all, the Pothole at Jericho Cottage was reported by a resident, and
that it had been repaired. Councillors
pointed out that it had only been repaired by “filling in” and will most likely
need repair again as soon as the weather turns cold again. It was decided to keep an eye on this pothole.
calming/control in The Turnpike
Mole has written the letter regarding traffic calming/control in The Turnpike
and Clerk has emailed to Mr Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transportation with copies
sent to Mr Martin Tett (Tfb) and Mrs A Macpherson County Councillor (Grendon
Underwood Division). No reply has been
received by Oakley Parish Council, but Mrs Macpherson
reported that Dave Smith at Tfb and sent a copy to Sian Thomas.
for “the Birthplace of Edward Brooks V.C. on Oakley Signs.
to Circulate the email from Mr D Cairney which has been lost in circulation, as
Councillors need to decide on the proposal.
requested to write to residents with overgrown hedges.
mirror opposite ménage near Oakhall Court
informed all that reports had been received on blinding reflections from early
morning sun on the erected mirror.
Councillors asked is it acceptable to erect roadside mirror without
to look into this.
of £4,182.02 has been received from 106 funding. Scouts have received signed copy of the
PP Clerk to
ask Sara Collier for an update on where we are with the quotations.
ii. Use of Oakley Football pitch by Long
Crendon Football Club.
informed all that she had received an email from Long Crendon Football Club,
reporting that all is going well with the use of Oakley Playing Fields. Clerk also reported that she had received a
complaint from a resident in Lynnens View re players urinating in the bushes at
the football matches. Clerk informed all
that she has passed the email to Long Crendon Football Club Chairman who has
acknowledged receipt and has said he will inform the Managers.
for Oakley Tennis Court and Multi Use Games Area
Mole reported that he has spoken with James Smith head of the Oakley Tennis
Committee and he had said that nothing much is happening at present, he
reported that he will go back to the Tennis Committee and suggest 1 tennis
court plus pathway. Councillors
commented that if this is the case it would perhaps be better to go for the
Multi Use Games Area which would incorporate one Tennis Court.
iv. Acorn Trail (footpath)
Cherry informed all that the electrician will be giving his quotation soon and
that he realises that the invoice for money from LAF needs to be in by March.
informed all she had received an email from LAF asking for an update on what is
happening re the
JM/DC lighting. Clerk asked if Mr Mole and Mr Cherry could
confirm they will give an update to LAF re this matter at the next schedule LAF
meeting to be held on 16th February 2016. Mr Mole and Mr Cherry agreed to do this.
v. Tractor shed base removal:
update as ground still too wet for Mr Daly to remove.
vi. Grass Cutting Playing Field and around
PP/JM/PK Mr Kilpin has produced a draft agenda
for circulation for Grass Cutting for 2017 and Clerk and Chairman to get
together within the next week to produce a map of area’s to be cut.
vii. Floodlight telegraph pole on playing field:
on when the lighting is done.
Play Area signs
PP Clerk is
waiting on husband to erect the signs.
in Play Area:
This has now
PP It was decided Clerk will arrange the Annual
Service on Playground equipment with Wickstead.
play area weeding:
This is to be kept on agenda until spring as a
reminder of weeding that will need attention.
02.07 Street Lights:
defects or defects reported in the last month:
Council has received the quotation from Aylesbury Mains for the light in College
Crescent and have confirmed for them to go ahead with the repair.
informed the Councillors that Aylesbury Mains are waiting for EON to tally in
with a date they can all attend to repair.
ii New defects to report?
on Manor Road by garage – reported 30.12.2016 this has been repaired
opposite Fennemore Close is believed to be on all day, this has been repaired.
02.08 Local Crime:
Macpherson reported that after attending a meeting with TVP it has been
reported to her that when the new budget begins monies have been resourced to
ensure that there will be more visibility of Police Officers in rural villages.
02.09 First Response
Mrs Daly did not attend the meeting but
it was reported by Mr Finn that he had been informed that in the future the
costs for changing batteries on the machine, the mobile phone used and uniform
provided will not be provided free of charge when they all need replacing. Discussion took place with regards to funding
the cost and it was decided that Mr Mole will speak with Mr David Durndell to
look at the possibility of the Charity
JM supporting the
02.10 Door Step Selling:
Ordered. Clerk has ordered the signs and stickers – no update
02.11 Protection of Common Land - Layby on
reported that reply has been received from Mr Morgan accepting and confirming
that if his premises are rented to a third party, Mr Morgan will ensure that he
oversees the upkeep of the Layby opposite his premises.
02.12 Repair to Stiles:
Clerk was asked to get in touch with Mr
Gutteridge regarding stiles and repairs needed.
reported he had now dealt with the problems reported with the Stiles at the
bottom of the playing field.
02.13 Bench next to Church “looking tired”
DC Mr Cherry reported he
had now received the information for the recycled benches and that at the
beginning of May the bench would be replaced.
02.14 Bench in Oakley Village – proposed by Mr
DC The Parish Council is currently waiting
for Mr Genever to install the concrete base when weather permits.
02.15 Speeding in Village:
Clerk reported that cost for new MVAS
posts are £182.60 each cost of 4 £730.40
DC It was agreed that Mr Cherry
will look at the original MVAS post and make a template of the bottom pins. IT was also noted that the MVAS post is hinged
in the middle to make it easier to move, which could be a problem when sourcing
02.16 Edward Brooks Victoria Cross Commemorative Ceremony 28th
gave an update re the up and coming Ceremony.
He reported there will be several dignitaries in attendance on the day, the ceremony will take place on
28th April 2016, it will be an outdoor service and several of the Rifle Regiment will be in
attendance, there will be also be numerous members of Mr Brooks family in attendance. The road will be closed between 09:45 and
11:30. After the ceremony there will be
an exhibition in the Village
Hall, which will also take place on Saturday 29th April 2016 when Mr
Mole is hoping that a Fly Pass of
World War 1 planes will take place and the committee is working on getting
permission for this at present. All the Councillors agreed that the
Organisers have earned a well-deserved thanks for all the hard work they have put into
organising this day.
Reports from meeting attended by Parish
Councillors since last PC meeting
meeting to be held on 16th February 2016 at Bishopstone Village
Hall. (JM/DC to attend)
02.18 Correspondence / Papers to Circulate:
of emails sent to Councillors this month included in circulation
Aylesbury Vale Tfb Survey.
reported a letter received from Mr Salter asking permission to using some ducts
over the lane so that he
can pick up the services to the new homes, for the utilities. It was agreed that this would be acceptable.
reported she had not received email re situation in Sun Crescent. Mr Rand informed her that he had
a copy of an email sent. As Clerk, had
not received this he will send a copy to her to pass on to the Parish Council at the next meeting.
Matters arising concerning planning are
shown separately and will be displayed on the Notice Board and on the Website.
Kilpin reported this has now been completed.
Funds were discussed by The Parish Council and the amount that is outstanding
Council employee tax forms
Mole reported that he had been given forms from HMRC – Clerk reported these
were not needed for use as the Clerks
Salary was completed on line monthly.
Cheques for January 2017:
Clerks Salary and
EON paid by DD
EON paid by DD
Mr W Green Litter
Aylesbury Mains Ltd £71.28
Monies received into
Bank: £4,182.02 (106 Funding
Proposed for payment
by Mr D Cherry and seconded by Mr D Pearce
02.21 Any Other Business?
Mr Mole reported he is in receipt of a petition
of 22 signatures from people wishing to use the Waddesdon Bus for Transport
Service to Bicester. Mr Mole to pass on
to appropriate people.
Mr Rand reported that the Vale of Aylesbury
Local Plan has been delayed, this is because of the White Paper being delayed.
Clerk reported that Worminghall Road by Cats
Brain Farm (Oak Hall Court) will be closed from 28th February 2017
for 5 days as Network Power are doing work on utilities. It will only be open for local access.
Mr Rand announced that 76% of AVDC Planning
applications are dealt with within 8 weeks, which is the highest percentage
throughout the country and exceeds the 60% expected by the government.
Meeting ended at 9.10
Next Oakley Parish Council Meeting to be
held on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall