OAKLEY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday 5th May 2015
(this will be a short meeting were by the Agenda will be “skimmed” through and only those
items that need to be actioned will be dealt with)
Open question time for Parishioners
To note those present
3. Minutes of the last meeting:
The minutes of the last meeting held on Tuesday 7th April 2015 to be approved and signed.
4. Matters arising:
i) BCC Highways Department: Roads
Has Mr Foot contacted Chairman re visit to village?
a) Reported road defects:
Kerb sets by Oakley Garage – reported April 2015
Major Pothole on Oxford Road outside the Village Hall – reported April 2015
The Turnpike –Clerk has reported white line area on Bicester Road that has potholes
Pot hole at “Foresters” is crumbling again – Reported – 7th February 2015
Two new Potholes outside 19 and 21 Manor Road – Clerk has reported
Jericho Hill (Oxford Road) one large pothole at top of hill on entering the village. Clerk reported
b) Reported pavement defects:
Pavement in College Crescent opposite No.50 - reported April 2015
Pavement Brill Road/Maple Court still outstanding – reported Aug 2012 - This will be placed into a future works programme.
Pavement either side of 27 Worminghall Road is in need of repair – reported Jun 2014 -Low priority as small area only. – This will be placed into a future works programme.
Pavement on Manor Road opposite Manor Farm –crumbling – reported Oct 2014 – Inspected requires reconstruction – no CAT 1 Defects An order will be raised and placed into a future works programme.
Pavement collapsed on Oxford Road, past Village Hall on left, as you leave the village – reported Dec 2014. This will be inspected and actioned as necessary.
c) Reported drain defects:
Drains Brill Road reported Mar 2013 – request for jetting - still outstanding - Reactive order has been raised. Due to high demand on resource we have secured extra resource to catch up on outstanding orders, programme to be confirmed.
Manor Road drain cover – reported Oct 2014. John Mole to speak with Stuart Campbell
Drain cover outside church – report on progress.
d) Other defects
White lining and cat’s eyes at The Foresters reported May 2014- In discussion with supervisor re: need for road closure.
Clerk has reported to BCC that a tree (next to BT10 – opposite Rambler Cottage) needs cutting. This was reported Aug 2014. Awaiting the relevant officer that deals with tree requests.
e) Mrs Keating Memorial seat
Mr Cherry to report on progress – Bench outside school- has this been repaired?
f) Any new defects to report?
5. Annual Parish Council Insurance.
Clerk to give update cost of quote received and ask for approval from Councillors to pay.
6. Play Area/Playing Field:
i) Playing Field Survey
Mrs Daly to report on Course attended found for interacting with the youngsters of the village.
Reminders to keep on agenda, Multi Purpose Outside Gym and Multi Use Games Area.
ii) Acorn Trail (footpath)
Update on finished path.
iii) Dog Waste Bins
Clerk to order new Waste Bin for positioning at bottom of Brill Road, do we need a post? – still to order
iv) Bowling Green
Disposal of spoil
v) Grass Cutting by BCC
Mowing around the village
vi) Survey of Playing Field
Reminder to send copy of survey by email to Clerk for filing
7. Street Lights defects:
i) Enquiry underway for quotations for following new lamps:
Clerk has resent enquiry – have now received a reply asking for a meeting to be arranged to visit sites.
· Bicester Road, Churchfield House, between: Bicester Road 7 (BT7) – The Nap turn and Bicester Road 8 (BT8) – Church entrance – Bicester side. There is an electricity pole in the right place.
· Middle of Ashfield Rise – no electricity nearby
· 17 Brill Road – no electricity pole nearby
ii) Any new defects to report?
8. Common Land:
i) Layby opposite “IBS Site”, Thame Road
Update on “Japanese Knotweed”, waiting for meeting to be arranged between Mr Mole and Highways Department
9. Up and coming Parish Councillor elections May 2015
Update on Parish Council Elections
10. Anti-Social Behaviour
Break in on 27th April 2015 at a house in Bicester Road
11. Churchyard Extension
Has thank you been placed in Oakley Informer? Clerk to obtain one more quote.
12. Defibrillator for Oakley Village:
Training on Defibrillator – Mr Finn to report back from conversation with Mr Allen
13. War Memorial
Clerk to speak with Nick Rogers for help in obtaining a contractor.
14. Parking in College Crescent
Regarding parking – Mr Cherry to report on contact with BCC to see if anything has changed regards funding for car parking in College Crescent. Ms Macpherson has contacted BCC regarding the asking for information regarding the Hastow’s/BCC report that was agreed a couple of years ago. Clerk received a telephone call from Mr Foot at BCC asking what was decided as far as we are aware, between Hastow’s and BCC.
15. Local Footpath & Countryside Group
Survey on Oakley Footpaths (Mr Finn)
16. Wickstead Repair to Children’s Playground Charges
Update on outstanding query on roller slide equipment – Clerk to pass to Mr Finn
17. Parking on Pavements in Oxford Road
Reply from Sue Jones Thames Valley Police said she would go and take a look on Sunday 11th February as she was on duty. – To date we have not received any further information.
18. Quotations for CCTV Camera’s at Village Hall:
Still waiting on quote from Mr Cherry
Reports from meetings attended by Parish Councillors since last PC meeting
i) Papers to Note:
ii) Papers for Circulation:
iii) Emails sent to Councillors:
21. Planning: 7 New Planning Applications – will be listed in full at the next meeting of Parish Council –
All new Planning Applications have been emailed to all Parish Councillors.
i) 15/01078/AOP- Oakley – Royal Oak PH 2 Worminghall Road HP18 9QY-pending Councillors votes
ii) 15/01206/APP – Oakley – Land at Oxford Road, Oakley – Demolition of existing shed and erection of a new shed. – Returned to AVDC – OPC No objection
iii) 15/01109/ALB – Oakley – The Chandos Arms PH, HP18 9QB – Internal alterations to bar and restaurant. – Returned to AVDC – OPC No objection
iv) 15/01016/APP – Oakley – 2 Ashfield Rise, HP18 9QA – Demolition of outbuilding and porch. Erection of two storey side extension and front porch. – Returned to AVDC – OPC no objection
v) 15/01277/APP – Oakley – 14 Manor Road, HP18 9QD – Demolition of existing garage. Erection of a two storey side extension and formation of a new driveway. - pending Councillors votes
vi) 15/01354/APP – Oakley – 19 College Crescent, HP18 9QZ – Single storey side and rear extension – pending Councillors votes
vii) 15/01034/APP – Oakley – 43A Bicester Road, HP18 9QF – Single storey front and rear extension and two storey side and rear extension. – pending Councillors votes.
14/02880/AOP – OAKLEY
Land rear of 25 Oxford Road, Oakley Buckinghamshire HP18 9RD
Outline planning application with access, layout and scale to be considered and all other matters reserved for the erection of five dwellings with associated parking and amenity space provision.
14/03216/APP – OAKLEY
Jericho Farm, Oxford Road, Oakley Buckinghamshire HP18 9RG
Variation on conditions 3 of planning permission 09/01672/APP relating to extension of two year period from July 2014 for construction of earth bunds.
14/03640/APP – Oakley
Poplar Farm, Oxford Road, Oakley HP18 9RQ
Conversion of existing barn to residential dwelling and conversion of outbuilding into utility room and carport.
15/00499/APP – Oakley
19 Oxford Road, Oakley Bucks HP189RD
Single storey extension to form a Conservatory
15/00418/APP – Oakley
22 Worminghall Road, Oakley Bucks HP189QY
Demolition of an existing pre-fabricated garage. Erection of two detached dwellings and detached garages and store. (Amendment to Planning Application 13/03429/APP - Change from pitch roof to flat roof with skylight to rear single storey part of house - Plot 1)
Year End Accounts due: Clerk has passed to Mr Walker for work to be completed for Mazars
Draft Copy of End of Year Accounts passed to Councillors
Eon: £153.89 (paid 11.04.2015 by DD)
Clerks Salary and Expenses £225.00
BALC & NALC Annual Subscription £151.08
Countrywide Maintenance Grass Cutting 8th April 2015 £272.40
Mr Green – Litter Picking Feb and April 2015 £30.00
Aon (UK) Ltd Annual Parish Council Insurance £566.44
23. Any Other Business:
The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Monthly meeting of Oakley Parish Council