Proposals from meeting with Chief Executive of BCC and Oakley Parish Council
Meeting took place on Monday evening 24th October 2016 and Chairman reported that the
Communications Director attended. BCC were proposing the amalgamation of the BCC and the four district
councils as a either one Bucks Unitary authority (BCC, AVDC, Chiltern, Wycombe and South Bucks) and as
two Unitary authorities (North Bucks Council – BCC and AVDC and South Bucks Council – BCC, Chiltern,
South Bucks and Wycombe). Whilst saving the County and District Council money, there is little to be
gained from a Parish Council point of view. It should be noted the District Councils will be proposing their
own way forward, not necessarily the same as the above BCC proposals.
Ridgewick Green planning application for Distribution Centre, Cherwell District Council.
Mr Mole will check but he thinks this has now been approved.
Mr Salter – Mowing the Nap
Clerk reported letter had been sent to Mr Salter re mowing of The Nap.
Remembrance Day – Poppy Wreath
Clerk has purchased the wreath and passed to Mr Mole.
Travellers Activity on Brill Road
Clerk had received a reply from Mr Holloway, thanking her for information sent and to assure the Parish
Council that he is monitoring the situation and at present there is no one living on the land.
Road Signs in Oakley Village
Mr Kilpin reported he had walked around the village to check on road signs, he could only find one sign
damaged which is the Brill Road sign, Mr Mole has now repaired this sign, although he reported some are
not easy to read, but as these are “grubby” rather than damaged he does not see AVDC agreeing to replace
such signs. He suggests the Parish Council should look getting them cleaned first.
Discussion took place regarding asking Scouts to take on this work for a donation to the Scout Group.
Photographs to be taken first.
Reports from meeting attended by Parish Councillors since last PC meeting
24th October 2016 Chief Executive/BCC (reported in item 11.20)
LAF Meeting Wednesday 9th November 2016
AGM for BMKALC – Friday 11th November 2016
Correspondence / Papers to Circulate:
Local Government Financial Settlement 2017-18 (emailed to Councillors on 24.10.16)
Reports from Buckinghamshire District Councils on Modernising Local Governments (emailed 25.10.16.)
Matters arising concerning planning are under separate cover and will be displayed on the Notice Board
and on the Website.
Planning Enforcement Officer
Clerk has reported on resident’s behalf the building of “Pergola” in garden in Sun Crescent.
Mr Kilpin reported that the tax base for precept had been received and asked if there was anything that
needed to be added to the budget before he calculates the precept.
Mr Cherry said the Churchyard needed to be budgeted for a figure of £2K was discussed.
Mr Mole would like £1k to be set aside for the Victoria Cross commemorative paving stone laying, if Oakley
VC committee fail to get Heritage Lottery funding.
Monthly Cheques for November 2016:
Clerks Salary and Expenses
EON paid by DD 11.08.2016
Aylesbury Mains Ltd (BR3)
Proposed for payment by Mr D Cherry and seconded by Mr D Pearce
Countrywide Services x 4 Invoices £3600.00 paid
Payment into bank on 14th October 2016 BCC Devolution Payment... £1,077.25
New Agenda Items for next meeting
Any Other Business?
Chairman reported complaints received regarding Ashfield Rise Post-box – being positioned facing the road
is causing problems posting mail/postman emptying box, if a car is parked in front of it. Clerk to request
that The Post Office turn it to face The Turnpike.
Mr Kilpin asked when does the Parish Council must present a report for Devolved Services – Clerk informed
all it was March 2017.
Mr Finn informed all that Christmas Tree light ceremony will take place on 3rd December 2016 and asked
for volunteers to “shake the buckets” there will also be an auction for a handmade Santa.
It was revealed that BT wish to remove the telephone box opposite Mr Jones house at the
Turnpike/Bicester Road. A Public Notice has been attached to it on since 30th September announcing a
consultation period of 42 days from the date of the notice and people are asked to contact their Local
Authority Planning Department if they have any comments. The Parish Council do not believe it is now a
viable utility within the village.
Meeting ended at 09.21pm
Next Oakley Parish Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday 6th December 2016 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall
Mulled wine and mince pies will be supplied ahead of the meeting at 7:00pm
Please note these are “Drafted Minutes” at the next meeting on Tuesday 6th December 2016 minutes will be
ratified and agreed by Councillors and signed by Chairman Mr J Mole