Parish Council Meeting – 5th Feb 2018




30 January 2018A meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 5 February 2018 at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Rooms, Bloxham, to transact the business set out in the Agenda below, and you are summoned to attend.

The District Councillors Christine Heath, Mike Bishop and Andrew McHugh and County Councillor Kieron Mallon are also invited to attend.



Welcome – To welcome the Councillors and the public to the meeting.  7:30pm


Apologies for absence – to receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.7:30pm


Declarations of Interest – Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest, which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

Advice on declarations of interest should be sought from the Clerk prior to the meeting, as advice cannot be given to Councillors at Parish Council meetings.
7:30pm – 7:35pm


Minutes – To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on 8 January 2018.  (Attached)
7:35pm – 7:40pm


Matters Arising – To discuss any issues arising from the minutes of 8 January 2018.

  • Parish Council Actions – Any actions which have not been dealt with since the last meeting, will be reported to the Parish Council.

7:40pm – 7:50pm


Bloxham School – Proposed New Flood Lights – To discuss the proposal for new flood lights on the hockey pitches at Bloxham School.  A representative from Bloxham School has been invited to attend.
7:50pm – 8:10pm


Chairman’s Announcements

  • Update on Old Bridge Road

8:10pm – 8:20pm



Residents’ Issues – Residents of the village are invited to raise any items which concern the Parish.
8:20pm – 8:30pm


Reports from County and District Councillors – To receive reports from the Bloxham County Councillor and District Councillors.
8:30pm – 8:40pm                                                                                                                                



i)        To discuss any planning items, not covered within the minutes of the Planning Committee
(item 11i)
8:40pm – 8:50pm


Parish Council Matters

  • Committee Minutes and Recommendations.  If Councillors have any queries on the minutes and decisions of the Committees, please contact the Clerk prior to the Parish Council meeting
  • Environment Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting of the Parish Council.
  •   The Parish Council to discuss the Tree Survey/Management Plan and appoint a company to carry out this work.
  • Resources Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting of the Parish Council.
  • Planning & Strategy Committee – To note the minutes of the meeting held on 9 January 2018.  The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 13 February 2018.
  • Staffing Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting of the Parish Council.
  • Parish Council Reports
  • Drop-In and Chat – A report of the session held on 13 January 2018 has been saved in Drop Box for Councillors.
  • Bloxham Neighbourhood Development Plan Web Site – To discuss the continuation of the web site.

8:50pm – 9:10pm

12. Finance

  • Accounts for Payment and Bank Reconciliation – To approve the accounts for payment and note the bank reconciliation. (To follow)
  • Section 106 Funds
  • To consider the revised proposal for S106 and CIL funds from future developments in Bloxham.
  • To receive an update on the progress with the following projects:
  • Jubilee Hall;
  • Bloxham Recreation Ground:
  • Ex-Serviceman’s Hall;
  • Phase one of the two play equipment projects;  and
  • the legal agreements for all of the projects;
  • To receive an update on the progress with the amenity land on the Miller Homes, Milton Road site.
  • To discuss how to progress phase two of the play equipment project.

9:10pm – 9:25pm


Village Matters

  • New ‘Free School’ – To discuss the proposal for a new ‘Free School’ in Bloxham Grove Road.
  • Bloxham Fun Day 2018 – To receive a report on Bloxham Fun Day.

9:25pm – 9:30pm


Correspondence – Items of correspondence will be circulated to members, including an email with regard to silver birch trees in Gascoigne Way. 9:30pm 


Meeting Dates – Future meeting dates for Bloxham Parish Council are stated below. They will commence at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Rooms, Bloxham, unless stated

  • 5 March 2018
  • 9 April 2018
  • 19 April 2018 (Annual Parish Meeting at Warriner School, Bloxham)



Items for the Next Agenda/Items of Information 9:30pm


Parish Council ‘Drop-in and Chat’ Sessions are held on second Saturday of the month, at the Ex-Serviceman’s Hall from 10.30am to 11.30am.  Residents are invited along to meet their Parish Councillors and discuss any items affecting the village.

Next Session: Saturday 11 February 2018
All reports and minutes are available on the Parish Council website

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