Parish Council Report – Sept/Oct 2018

Meetings Parish Council on 3 September 2018 and 1 October 2018.  The Planning and Strategy Committee also met on 10 September 2018.  Agendas and minutes are available on the PC web site.
All Parish Council and Committee meetings are open to the public. These are forums for residents to raise issue of concern.
Next Meetings: Environment Committee: 18 October 2018
Parish Council: 1 October 2018 & 5 November 2018 (usually first Monday of the month)
Planning & Strategy:  11 October 2018
  • The Parish Council has delegated the authority to the Planning & Strategy Committee to submit comments to Cherwell District Council (CDC) on its behalf. Parish Councillors consider representations made to the Committee either in writing or during the public forum. The Committee then deliberates how the application fits with relevant planning policies and formulates its comments to CDC. Full responses can be viewed under the relevant application on the Cherwell District Council Planning Portal;
  • The Parish Council objected to Bloxham School’s application for floodlights at the Dewey Centre;  and
  • Planning applications and notices for works to trees can be found on Cherwell District Council’s web site:
  • Potholes can be reported by residents at, along with other highways and street lighting issues.  When reporting on this site, photographs are useful;
  • The construction of the footpath on Barford Road had been completed;
  • The footpath between Queen Street and Greenhills Park had been cleared and the tidying up of the main square in Queen Street would be completed in November 2018. Residents who park adjacent to this site are asked to not do so while the work is in progress to both allow complete access and avoid possible damage to vehicles;
  • The works to construct a footpath next to the Miller Homes development on Tadmarton Road had started;
  • Dog owners are reminded that Dogs should be kept on leads whilst using the Circular Walk, the Slade and all Public Rights of Way especially when farm animals are in the fields. Additional signage was agreed for the Circular Walk;
  • Christmas lights project was going well and work on the infrastructure should be starting shortly;
  • Phase 2 of the installation of new play equipment had been completed in Jubilee Park and Bloxham Rec, and was open for children to use;
  • Grant funding for an additional defibrillator and possibly a cabinet at Warriner School would be investigated;
  • A lighting survey at Bloxham Service Station was being carried out by Cherwell District Council;
  • ‘Purple for Polio’ bulbs would be planted on the triangles at the end of Courtington Lane and the end of Tadmarton Road, these would be purchased from the Rotary Club to support their ‘Purple for Polio’ campaign ; and
  • A Community Speed Watch is planned to be undertaken on the A361, volunteers are required and Thames Valley Police would be contacted to assist with progressing this.


  • A meeting with Bloxham Primary School was held on 17 September 2018 to discuss future funding for the Cherry Tree Centre post 2020 and other sources of funding would be investigated, Bloxham Parish Council would like to hear from any groups or individuals who can support the fundraising for this valuable resource;
  • Projects to extend the Ex-Servicemen’s Hall and Jubilee Hall were progressing; and
  • The deadline for Parish Council grant applications for 2019/2020 was Friday 12 October 2018.


  • Follow Bloxham Parish Council on Facebook;
  • Visit the Parish Councillors at the ‘Drop-In and Chat’ from 10.30 am to 11.30 am on the second Saturday of every month at the Ex-Servicemen’s Hall and collect your Emergency bag and information;
  • It has been suggested that an approach be made to the Bloxham Boys Brigade to assist in the distribution of essential Community Resilience information leaflets, more details from the Parish Council website
  • Parish Council web site; and
  • Contact the Clerk, Theresa Goss, on 01295 710965, during normal office hours or email


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