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November 2010




Which was held on

Tuesday, 2nd November  2010






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


Plus 4 parishioners






Mr G Hopcroft

District Councillor Mr Michael Rand

County Councillor Michael Edmonds





Minutes of the Last Meeting

The minutes of the meeting held on 5th October 2010 were discussed and approved as an accurate account of the meeting, and signed by the Chairman.


















Matters Arising

Highways Department


  • A pothole along the Worminghall Road between the village gates and Pickford's yard  has been reported.
  • It was reported that the footpath has been damaged at the bottom of Ashfield Rise. 

Other items to note (not highways)

  • It was decided to buy one further salt bin to be placed outside the school and request salt heaps along the Oxford Road, particularly along Jericho Hill.
  • The willow hedge along the Thame Road passed Morgans still needs cutting back.








Protection of Common Land

Lay-bys on the Thame Road

·          Nothing further reported this month








Street Lights

·          The light at the Brill Road/Thame Road junction has been reported.

·          A further light at the end of College Crescent was reported.


















Play Area/Playing Field

·         Councillor David Cherry is seeking funding for the new playground project.  This is an ongoing project.  Derek Pearce suggested that the Parish Council may wish to look at the new project just completed at Beckley.

·         Parish Council are waiting to hear from the Football Club following the quotation received for the drainage analysis.

·         The tractor shed has been emptied.  The councillors now have to arrange a date for the demolition of the shed.
















Anti Social Behaviour

·          The bus shelter has been used as a toilet therefore it will be locked at night for the immediate future.  Councillors John Mole and Paul Kilpin are to repaint the shelter and new timetables have been obtained to be put up on the wall.

·          Cars are still blocking the footpaths.  CPSO Sue Jones was in attendance at the meeting and said that she would be patrolling the village and would notify the offenders.

·          CPSO Sue Jones reported that she had been patrolling late at night  with PC Dean Kingham and it had been quiet this month.




Bucks Recycling

·          Nothing further to report this month







Parking in College Crescent

·          It has been established that the land in question belongs to the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust.  Clerk to liaise with VAHT and AVDC on this matter.







Signs around the village

·          It was decided that businesses advertising premises/commodities would be asked to remove their posters.  Posters advertising charity events are acceptable provided that they are removed promptly after the event.







Entranceway to Village Hall

·          The brambles and grass area outside the Village Hall gates need attention.  Councillors to clear this area as soon as possible.






·          For discussion at the next meeting to meet the deadline to AVDC.








Jericho Farm

·          Minor amended plans have been circulated.











SID/Traffic Calming Measures

·          Due to the reorganisation of BCC no costings or details have yet been received.  Clerk to keep chasing this matter.







Papers to note

  • Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) registration 19th November 2010
  • Aylesbury Vale Association of Local Councils AGM – Saturday 6th November 2010






Papers for Circulation:

  • AVDC:  The Bulletin
  • AVDC:  Information about meetings
  • BCC:     Walk your local paths initiative
  • Aylesbury vale Local Strategy Partnership - E-News
  • Parish Council insurance Newsletter
  • ATEGI – shared Lives Scheme
  • Dial-A-Ride
  • BALC – Matters Arising
  • Clerks and Councils Direct
  • Wheatley Park – Thank you letter







To note the following applications received:

(Decision made and to be noted from last meeting)


Walnut Farm 68 Worminghall Road Oakley HP18 9QY

Conversion of part of outbuilding for use as ancillary residential annexe.

Decision:  5 Oppose 2 No Objection





To note decisions made by AVDC on the following:

No decisions received this month  







The following accounts were approved for payment.   Proposed by D Cherry and seconded by J Mole.


E-On – Street Lights

AVDC – Dog hygiene bins

M R Cross – Grass cutting

M Kingsnorth – Clerks wages

M R Cross – Grass cutting






















Any Other Business

High Sheriff of Buckingham visit

·          The High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire visited the affordable housing development on 26th October 2010.  It was stated that she thought Oakley had a very forward looking parish council.






Royal Oak

·          The Planning Officer has asked for a valuation of the building.  Oakley Parish Council will be notified of the Planning Committee meeting.

·          It has been noted that parking outside the Chandos Arms had increased of late causing congestion along The Turnpike.  It was suggested that the closure of the Royal Oak had a 'knock on' effect and more people are using the Chandos.






Bus Timetables

·          It was suggested that the bus timetables be printed in the Informer.  Councillor John Mole has found several timetables which will be amalgamated and printed for publication and display in the bus shelter.





St Mary's Church

·          Councillor David Cherry advised the meeting that the Church was applying for permission to add a kitchen and toilet to the building.  Applications for grants will be made but the Parish Council may also be approached for funding to help this project.  It was anticipated that drainage and water supply would be the most expensive part of the development.  David will notify the parishioners when plans are available for viewing.





Date of Next Meeting

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

7th December 2010 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.


The meeting closed at 8.25 pm