MINUTES of the MEETING
OAKLEY PARISH COUNCIL
TUESDAY 2ND JULY 2013
1. Present: Councillors: Mr D Cherry (Vice Chairman), R Craddock, D Pearce,
A Finn, P Kilpin, K Brown
Mrs P Pointer (Parish Clerk)
Mr M Rand (AVDC Councillor)
2. Apologies: Mr J Mole
Ms A MacPherson
3. Minutes of the Last Meeting:
The minutes of the last meeting which was held on Tuesday 4th June 2013
Were approved and signed.
4. Matters Arising:
.1 Highways Department
PP Awaiting reply from letter emailed to Oxford City Council – Mrs Pointer is still chasing.
To note current position
PP The Forresters to be reported
To note: Email received from Mr M Whincup (BCC) with regards to Camo Skips,
the bridal way and parking. Mr Whincup to take some photographs when next
passing through and will make a judgement as to whether they are using the
bridal way to gain access to the area.
.2 Playing Area and Playing Fields:
Payment of New Children’s Play Area can now go ahead.
To note: Cost £92, 096.88
Grants received to pay for the Children’s Play Area - £76,747.00
Parish Council able to claim back £15,349.48.00 VAT
Feedback from residents of Oakley is that the new play area is a complete success.
Thank you to Mr Andy Finn for all his hard work and organisation.
Trees to be cleared from play area – this has been completed.
Progress on Sub Committee for Play Field
DC Mr Cherry has arranged the first meeting for Thursday 11th July 2013
Goal Post Grants and Football Pitch Drainage
DC Goal Posts:
Mr Cherry has now applied for 106 payment of new Goal Posts, he has stated that
we will pay £200 ourselves towards the cost, but hopefully we should get the full
Football Pitch Drainage:
DC Mr Cherry informed all that there are grants available, but they take 12 weeks from application. Grant maybe possible if we can prove it would improve the usage of the pitch, Mr Cherry said that some money towards costs would have to come from Oakley Football Club – on going
Plum Tree in Playing Field:
DC/DP This has now been taken down and the tree has been put on the Orchard patch in the playing field. Weekend of 14th July, Councillors will take down old shed and will burn the tree and shed at the same time. It was pointed out that although the Plum tree is waiting to be burnt at the Orchard Patch, this does not make this area a dumping ground for the village.
Himalayan Balsam Weed
DC Mr Cherry will check back on Parish Council Minutes, to see what decision was made as to the area where the weed is in the playing field. It was noted at present there is no sign of the weed growing after Mr Cherry sprayed the area.
.3 Street Lights
Repair of street light at Oxford Road opposite Mr Walker’s premises has been repaired.
.4 Anti-Social Behaviour
It was noted that the school had recently been broken into and computers stolen.
.5 Status of Devolved Services
Mr M Whincup (Highways Technician BCC) has emailed to thank Mrs Pointer for the copies of outstanding Invoices owed to Parish Council for completion of Devolved Services. He will chase them up and report back to her as soon as possible.
.6 Chandos Arms – Community Asset Update
Mr Kilpin stated he complete the form and report back at next meeting.
.7 Village Hall Car Park
Collapsed Manhole: Has now been repaired, Mr Finn passed Invoice to Mrs Pointer for payment for Mr Morris.
.8 Jericho Farm
Reply from Mr Nicholson received stating that Mr Florent has until at least 17th February 2014 to complete work. Mr Kilpin asked if stand one had been dismantled or was it still being used?
.9 Little London Green
This hedge has been cut so lane has minimum width of 2.8 metres
.10 Grass Cutting:
Limestone Landscapes: Mr Andy Finn will meet with Tracy Ketteridge to walk round village to confirm grass cutting area’s.
Complaints regarding verges and triangle cutting/mowing. This grass cutting is undertaken by a contractor for BCC. It was discussed standard of work is very poor and complaints have been received, Mrs Pointer to write a letter of complaint to BCC. In the meantime Mr Cherry requested that residents of the village should also write letters of complaint to BCC regarding this matter.
5. “Update on proposed termination of Drop in” surgery provision by Trinity Health at Brill Surgery.
We have now received leaflet as promised from Practice Manager. (circulated in Papers to Note) Mrs Pointer and another commented that there recent use of the new system at the Surgery was a very good experience, response time was minimum and efficient.
JM/PP 6. SID/Traffic Calming Measures
Mr Mole and Mrs Pointer to order from SWARCO
7. Memorial to the late Chairman of the Council – Cllr Roy Fennell
This will be left on the Agenda for later date.
8. Feedback from meetings attended by Parish Councillors
Councillors Mr Mole and Mr Cherry both unable to attend LAF meeting – apologies were sent.
Up and coming meetings:
Councillor Training – Mr Kilpin to speak with Mr Mole
Papers to note:
Draft Local Development Order
Open Spaces Society Annual General Meeting
(proxy vote to be completed and returned)
New Homes Bonus Funding Scheme
Trinity Health News Letter
OPC Annual Parish Meeting Summary 2012/2013
Papers for Circulation:
The Bulletin 24/25/26/2013
REF: 13/01442/APP – Oakley Stores, 1 Oxford Road, Oakley, Bucks HP18 9RD Change of use from retail, (LPG’s) (Sui Generis) to residential dwelling (Use Class 3) – Part retrospective
Re: 13/00709/APP 7 Brookside, Oakley, HP18 9PN
Demolition of existing garage and porch. Erection of single front and side extensions in corporating a new integral garage.
Subject to conditions and reasons – HEREBYPERMIT
Re: 13/00606/APP – Mr M Taylor, 37 Worminghall Road, Oakley HP18 9QU Change of use of land from agricultural to residential and demolition of existing garage and erection of single storey 4 bay garage.
Eon street lighting(dd) £ 153.61
Mrs P Pointer £ 185.00
BALC & NALC membership £ 148.01
Limestone Landscapes £ 288.00
Aylesbury Mains Ltd £ 80.14
Aylesbury Mains Ltd £ 54.47
Wickstead Leisure Ltd £92,096.88
Tony Walker £ 100.00
Alicia Green £ 30.00
Accounts proposed for payment by Mr Craddock
Seconded by Mr Brown
Progress with submission of accounts:
End of year Accounts have been completed and sent to Mazarrs
Progress on change of name and address:
Form now completed and returned to Lloyds TSB
12. Any Other Business
PP Layby opposite IBS – 4 huge wooden blocks:
Mrs Pointer to write to Mr Boyd asking him to remove them.
DC Two dead trees on Little London Green
Mr Cherry to speak with Mr Mole when he returns and possibly have dead trees taken to playing field and burnt with plum tree
Hedge at The Royal Oak Pub
PP The Laurel Hedge on Worminghall Road, is overgrown. Mrs Pointer to
Write to Vale Brewery asking them to cut it.
Invite to Farewell get together for Ms Garlic
PP Mr Finn informed all of invitation to include Parish Councillors.
Mrs Pointer to email to Mr Mole
Complaints received about aggressive dog at The Chandos Arms
Richard cannot go ahead with painting of panels on entry to visit because grass is to long.
DC Mr Cherry to strim
PK Planning meeting – attended by Mr Kilpin
Mr Kilpin will circulate notes he received at the Planning Meeting, which were given in order to help Councillors when filling in forms regarding Planning Permission.
Next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 6th August 2013
Meeting closed at 8.56pm