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June 2010

MINUTES of the MEETING

Of

OAKLEY PARISH COUNCIL

Which was held on

Tuesday, 1st June 2010

 

 

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Present

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

Plus 6 Parishioners

 

 

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Apologies

Mr G Hopcrtoft

District Councillor Michael Rand

 

 

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Minutes of the Last Meeting

The minutes of the meeting held on 4th May 2010 were discussed and approved as an accurate account of the meeting, and signed by the Chairman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action

MK

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Matters Arising

Highways Department

·         Potholes

  • Potholes are still monitored and reported to Highways and whilst it is understood that there is a large backlog of work from the severe winter conditions it is hoped that this will now be addressed as BCC have assured the parish council that they are working through the list.

Other items to note (not highways)

  • A request for permission to clear and dig out the ditch bordering Stone Cottage has been granted.
  • It had been noted that the ditch behind 9 Meadow Close has been clogged up with hedge trimmings.  A letter to requesting these cuttings to be cleared to be sent to the occupants.
  • It has been confirmed that the triangular area outside the church gates belongs to the Church.  Highways are responsible only for the stretch of land 1.5m width bordering the carriageway.

 

 

 

 

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Protection of Common Land

Lay-bys on the Thame Road

·         The use of the lay-by opposite IBS is still being monitored.

 

Action

MK

 

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Street Lights

·         Two street lights were reported.  The two lights reported from last meeting have not yet been repaired.  Clerk to notify Aylesbury Mains.

 

 

Action

RF/DP

 

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Play Area/Playing Field

·         The tractor shed is scheduled to be removed from the playing field on 19th June, subject to the weather.

 

 

 

Action

RF

 

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Anti Social Behaviour

·         Cars and motorbikes have been noted racing around the playing field.  This has been brought to the attention of the PCSO.  A collapsible bollard is to be installed at the entrance to help deter cars driving onto the grass areas.

·         An attempted robbery on Worminghall Road has been reported this month.

·         It has also been noted that the £50 scam is in operation again.

 

 

 

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Bucks Recycling

·         A traffic incident was reported outside Bucks Recycling on Tuesday 1st June at 7.30am.  There were no casualties but the accident has been reported to the Thames Valley Police.

 

 

 

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Land at Oxford Road

·         A minor amendment was authorised by the two councillors and returned to Lightfoots on 1st June for processing to Land Registry.

 

 

 

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Jericho Farm

·         No further developments to this planning application this month.

 

 

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Affordable Housing

·         This project has now reached completion and can be removed from the agenda.

 

 

Action

MK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action

MK

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SID/Traffic Calming Measures

·         A meeting between BCC and OPC was held at Oakley on 27th May to discuss the way forward for this project.  It became apparent that the current design for the pedestrian refuge crossing would not be sanctioned by the TVP  or Health and Safety for safety reasons.  A new design was put forward.  The general opinion of the councillors was that although it was not the design initially voted for it would be better than not having a crossing. However, before any decisions are made, it was agreed to obtain details of the new plan and full costings and how it will affect the traffic backing up on the B4011.

·         The moveable VAS signs will not be available in Buckinghamshire for at least two years until the trial at Ford has been completed.  OTAG suggested that the Parish Council might consider looking at the permanent signs.

·         The matter of the signs for the new speed limits resulting from the Area 11 Speed Review was raised. Clerk to contact Alan Baverstock for further information

 

 

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Papers to note

  • There were no papers to note this month.

 

 

 

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Papers for Circulation:

  • AVDC:  The Bulletin
  • Haddenham & Long Crendon area Newsletter
  • Open Spaces Society
  • Clerks and Councils Direct
  • 8th National Seminar on Common Land and Town & Village Greens
  • AVDC: Information about meetings
  • BCC:  Future of Day Services in Buckinghamshire
  • The Playing Field
  • AVDC:  News for the parishes

 

 

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To note the following applications received:

(Decision made and to be noted from last meeting)

10/00470/APP

Land Adjacent and to Rear of 22 Worminghall Road Oakley HP18 9QY

Erection of two detached dwellings with detached garage and store

Decision:  Withdrawn

 

 

 

 

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To note decisions made by AVDC on the following:

10/00391/APP

Home Farm 10 Oxford Road Oakley Buckinghamshire HP18 9RE

Erection of outbuildings comprising garage, workshop/store and garden room

Decision:  Permit

 

08/02509/APP

Nap Farm The Nap Oakley Buckinghamshire HP18 9PW

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

Decision:  Permit

 

 

 

 

The Glebe

·         It has been confirmed that planning permission for change of use is required for the land purchased by the parish council for the Church.

 

 

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Accounts

The following accounts were approved for payment.   Proposed by D Cherry and seconded by  P Kilpin

 

E-On – Street Lights

Glasdon UK Limited

Open Spaces Society

R W Baughan

Wicksteed Leisure

M Kingsnorth

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

£118.10

£153.97

£40.00

£80.00

£443.37

£2376.10

 £1099.48

 

 

Action

MK

 

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Grant from Affordable Housing

As the grant from the affordable housing has to be spent on leisure it was suggested that perhaps some of this money could be used for the upkeep and repair of the play equipment.  Clerk to ascertain if this is possible.

 

 

 

 

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Any Other Business

De Licensing of the Royal Oak

·         It has been brought to the attention of the parish council that Vale Brewery are once again applying for de-licensing of the Royal Oak.  The parish council feel that this, if  approved, will be yet a further blow to the heart of  the village and the loss of a site for potential development for village amenities and therefore oppose such a request.

 

 

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Donation to Oakley

·         Builders Richard North have been parking their vehicles in the Village Hall car park for the duration of the time whilst working on the house opposite.  They have suggested that they make a donation to the village as a gesture of thanks.  Following discussion at the parish council meeting it was suggested that as Village Day was coming up soon Richard might like to sponsor something on that day, thus giving to the community.  The parish council thanked them for this gesture of goodwill.

 

Action

MK

 

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Hedges around the village

·         The hedge on Manor Road has grown too far out to allow two people to pass on the footpath.  Request letter to be sent to occupants.

·         The hedge bordering 51 Bicester Road also needs cutting back.  Request letter to be sent to occupants.

·         The grass area at the front of 13 Worminghall Road has been dug up to plant shrubs on the boundary of the property but the grass has not been replaced.  Request letter to be sent to occupants.

 

 

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Protecting Rural Heritage

·         David Cherry attending a meeting which was focussing on the siting for the new incinerator.  Although recently it appeared the decision had been made it have all fallen through and Calvert is now a possible site again. What should be born in mind is that AVDC will have to import extra waste to make up the minimum waste required to run this site efficiently.

·         The matter of the High Speed Rail Link was also discussed and all information can be found on the website www.HS2actionalliance.org

 

 

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Date of Next Meeting

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

6th  July  2010 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

 

The meeting closed at 8.40 pm

 

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