Post Box collection times change

For those who have not seen it, there is a notice on the post box opposite Cafe de la Post notifying users that the collection times will be changed from 13th January to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10.15 a.m. on a Saturday. As before there is no Sunday collection.

The notice also says that for later collections you can go to the Post Office in Chipping Norton (at the Co-op), last collection 5.30 p.m. or to the Chipping Norton High Street post box, last collection 6.15 p.m. or Charlbury Post Office (at the Co-op), last collection also 6.15 p.m.

 

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(Draft)Minutes of Chadlington Parish Council Meeting held on 12 November 2018

Minutes of the Chadlington Parish Council Meeting held at the Memorial Hall, Chadlington on Monday 12 November 2018. (Start 7.35pm. Finish 8.50pm)
Present: Cllrs Howard Rowley, Zoe Townsend, Monty Phillips and Gill Hill (Clerk) plus 1 member of the public.
112. Apologies were received from Cllrs Tony Allen, Nicky Lloyd, Rose Cleevely, Liz Leffman and Neil Owen.
113. Declarations of Interest. There were none to be made.
114. The Minutes of the meetings held on 08 October and 10 September were approved and signed.
115. Matters arising and action points. There were none.
116. District & County Councillors Reports
Apologies were sent. County Council report attached.
117. Parish Planning Policy
The draft Parish Planning Policy was considered. Cllr Howard Rowley suggested several amendments which were agreed and approved. An updated approved version has since been distributed.
118. Parish Plan
Little progress had been made since the last meeting. It was suggested that Phil Shaw, Planning Development Manager at WODC be invited to attend the next Parish Council Meeting. Clerk to invite him.
119. Budget for 2019/2020
The budget for 2019/2020 was approved at the Budget Meeting held on 08 October when the decision not to increase the precept was also made.
120. Speeding Project
Cllr Monty Phillips had decided to resign from the Parish Council due to personal commitments. He would however remain in touch with the Parish Council and suggested a Working Group be formed to handle the Speeding Project which still lacked volunteers. He requested that posters be put on the website advertising for volunteers.
121. Memorial Hall
Cllr Zoe Townsend reported that surveys were being made on the improvements to be made on the car park. A meeting was due to take place on 5 December with the Sports & Social Club, Memorial Hall Committee and the Parish Council. Cllrs Howard Rowley and Zoe Townsend to attend. The funds raised from the Gin Thing would be deposited in the Parish Council Project account. Cllr Monty Phillips was planning a possible fund raising event to take place on 5 March 2019.
122. Playground
There was no report as Cllr Rose Cleevely had sent apologies. However this is a priority area in the budget.
123. Armistice Tree Planting
This proved to be a very successful event with a small ceremony, poems read and speeches made, outside the Memorial Hall where the sapling is planted. Grateful thanks to the Rev Mark Abrey, Rupert Timpson, David Payne, Sue Haffenden and Cllrs Tony Allen and Nicky Lloyd.
124. Book Exchange
This is up and running in the bus shelter at Harvey’s Corner. Our grateful thanks to Ron Arthur who provided and fitted the shelves.
125. Public participation There was none.
126. Planning
Applications received:
18/02661/HHD 8 Orchard Cottages, Chipping Norton Road. Erection of single and two storey
rear extension. Chadlington Parish Council objected to this on the basis of too little information.
Applications approved: 18/01735/S73 Curdle Hill Farmhouse Chipping Norton Road. Non compliance with condition 2 of planning permission 16/01505/FUL to allow changes to approved plans.
Applications withdrawn: 18/01708/FUL East Downs Farm Old London Road. Conversion of outbuildings to 2 dwellings and annexe to serve existing East Downs Farmhouse, new access and associated works. 127. Finance
Income: Current Account £NIL Memorial Hall Project Account £NIL
Expenditure for approval:
Standing Order (monthly) Clerk’s salary £250.82 for Nov & Dec.
C No 100199 Chadlington Methodist Church Room Hire 6/8 & 8/10/2018 £16.00
Approval of monthly bank reconciliation 2018/2019. Current Account Opening balance 01 Apr 2018 £19,608.12; income to 31 Oct 2018 £16,189; expenditure to 31 Oct £4099.14: Closing Balance £33,251.99. Memorial Hall Project Account Opening balance 08 April 2018 £1554.01; income to 31 Oct 2018 £NIL, expenditure £NIL
Monthly bank statement verified.
Bank Mandates need to be updated for Rose Cleevely and Nicky Lloyd
128. Asset Register reviewed
129. Correspondence
130. Other issues to be actioned
Dog fouling on pavements
Car parking outside the school where there was nearly an accident with a small child.
131. Information Exchange
Nothing to discuss
Date of next meeting: 7.30pm on Monday 14 January 2019 at Chadlington Memorial Hall.
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Vacancy for new Parish Councillor

Due to the resignation of Neil (Monty) Phillips, there is now a vacancy for the office of Councillor for the civil Parish Council of Chadlington.

Nominations are invited from any elector in the parish to become a new Councillor. If there is more than one nomination made before 24 January, 2019, then there will be an election; otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

Please contact Gill Hill, Parish Councillor by e-mail or call 01608 676951 to find out about making a nomination or for any other information.

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Chadlington School Christmas report

The Editor has received this report of how the children at our local primary school marked the festive season this year:
“For the final part of the term focus was very much on Christmas, and the pupils of Chadlington C of E Primary School busied themselves in typical fashion.
Pupils sang carols for the blind at the Memorial Hall, setting them in good voice for a month of warbling.
For the second year in a row pupils from the Wizards class attended the Big Christmas Sing in Oxford Town Hall, and not only did they set the tone of the entire performance with a hauntingly beautiful rendition of Silent Night in both English and German, but there were outstanding solos from Gracie Ogden and Freddie Haines-Shaw, who topped the audition pile to ask us all, ‘Where did my Snowman go?’. (The author may be incredibly biased, but felt for the second year in a row Chad were comfortably the best).
Next on the agenda was a performance at ‘Christmas in Chippy’, where pupils joined our Head of Governor’s, Claire Ogden, to give the event a musical kick-off. There were both some beautiful solos from Claire herself, backed up by some chorus work from the school, and a few extra numbers from the Chippy Stage School, with a notable solo from Chad School year 6s, Tom Chettleborough, and Bobby Jarrett-Rawlence. There was also a sneak preview of CSS’s forthcoming Easter production of ‘The Greatest Showman’ (10 – 12th April).
The singing and performing didn’t stop there though! On the 12th of December, a packed out Chadlington Church was treated to a brilliant Christmas concert, with each class providing their own segment for the assembled crowd of parents, grandparents and friends. First up, the Pixies and Elves told the story of the Nativity, punctuating their narrative with some tuneful performances of the Zither Carol, the Little Drummer Boy and Away in a Manger. Then it was the turn of the Dragons, who produced an energetic display, as they rocketed through ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’, with actions as well as song. Finally it was the turn of the Wizards, and they lent an element of poignancy on the occasion with a moving recital of Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘The Christmas Truce’. We concluded with some uplifting carols and restorative Mulled wine for the adults before heading off into the fresh chill of a Winter’s eve.
On top of this operatic run into the Festive period there have been trips to Dick Whittington at the Oxford Playhouse, and A Christmas Carol at the RSC in Stratford.
Busy, fun, and educational, school bounces back in January.”

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AGENDA Chadlington Parish Council Meeting to be held on Monday 14 January 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Parish Council Meeting of Chadlington Parish Council will be held at the Memorial Hall, Chadlington on Monday 14 January 2019 at 7.30pm.
Members of the public & press are welcome to attend. Members of the public may make representations to the Council under Item 7, in accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders. [Contact a Councillor or the Clerk at least 2 weeks before the next Council meeting if you wish to have an item placed on the agenda]
Agenda
1. Apologies: to receive apologies
2. Declaration of Interests
a. Register of Interests – Councillors are reminded of the need to update their register of interests.
b. To declare any pecuniary & other interests in items on the agenda & their nature.
3. Minutes: to approve minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 12 November 2018.
4. Possible Visit from Phil Shaw, Planning Development Manager, WODC
5. Parish Council Vacancy
6. Matters arising & action points
a. Dog fouling
b. Parking outside School
7. District & County Councillors Reports
8. Parish Plan: Progress update from Cllrs Tony Allan and Nicky Lloyd
9. Speeding Project – Awaiting update from Monty Phillips
10. Memorial Hall – Update from Cllr Zoe Townsend
11. Playground – Update report from Cllrs Howard Rowley or Rose Cleevely
12. Public participation – Opportunity for the public to ask questions.
13. Planning
Applications received:
18/03337/HHD 8 The Stocks. Erection of a two storey rear extension and insertion of new
rooflights. (Amendments to Planning Permission 11/0227/P/FPEXT) (Retrospective)
Chadlington Parish Council felt it was not in a position to approve or decline this application as insufficient information was available.
18/03573/FUL Brookside, Brook End. Conversion and extension of barn to create dwelling.
CPC objected to this application.
Applications approved:
18/02661/HHD 8 Orchard Cottages, Chipping Norton Road. Erection of single and two storey rear extension. CPC objected to this application.. 14. Finance Precept Insurance renewal for 2019 Income: Current Account £NIL Memorial Hall Project Account £NIL
Expenditure for approval:
Standing Order (monthly) Clerk’s salary for Jan & Feb £250.82 .
C No 100200 Chadlington Memorial Hall Hire 2018-19 x 8 £120.00
C No 100201 Came & Co Insurance Jan- Dec 2019 £280.00
C No 100202 CPRE Annual subscription £ 36.00
Approval of monthly bank reconciliation 2018/2019. Current Account Opening balance 01 Apr 2018 £19,608.12; income to 30 Nov 2018 £16,189; expenditure to 30 Nov £5276.78:
Closing Balance £32,074.35. Memorial Hall Project Account Opening balance 08 April 2018 £1554.01; income to 30 Nov 2018 £NIL, expenditure £NIL
Monthly bank statement verification.
Bank Mandates
15. Audit Report – Moore Stephens
16. Asset Register
17. Risk Assessment
18. Correspondence: Meeting for Parish Councils with WODC Thursday 7 March 2019 7pm-8.30pm
19. Other issues
20. Information Exchange
Date of next meeting: 7.30pm on Monday 11 March 2019 at Chadlington Memorial Hall.
…………………………………Gill Hill, Clerk to Chadlington Parish Council 7 January 2019
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Ultrafast Broadband to be installed this month

Work by Gigaclear to install ultrafast broadband to properties in the Chadlington cabinet area is scheduled to take place this month. The area affected will include some properties that currently have little or no internet access in Chadlington and Dean.

The work will involve installing the cable network and making good afterwards. They will be digging up pavements and roads to lay the full fibre cabling along with connection points outside the boundary of every property. All residents and businesses will be informed as soon as their connection is ready and can take full advantage of ultrafast speeds.

The company states that everything disrupted by the installation will be reinstated to Highways Authorities and Utilities Committee standards.

If you’d like to know more please refer to Gigaclear’s website

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Village eyesore removed at last

The Editor is delighted to report that the ugly and overgrown derelict BT phone box that stood outside the old telephone exchange building on Chipping Norton Road has finally been removed.

A local resident had suggested to the Parish Council that the box could be re-purposed as a village book exchange. But when the Parish Council followed this up with British Telecom they were told that as the box was on BT land, this was not possible. So the Parish Council has pressed them to remove it and they have finally done so.

The proposed book exchange has been set up in the Bus Shelter opposite the Cafe instead.

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The Great Brook Run is on!

 

It was possible that there would not be a run this year, but legendary legend Roger Chapman has stepped in to organise things at 10 past the 11th hour to rescue this yearly, nay annual, village tradition.

Previous participants and new runners for this fun run are welcome, as are spectators to cheer on the bold runners. If you have time to volunteer with helping with the run on the day, please contact the organisers through their website.

Because of the lateness of organising the race, there won’t be medals in time for the day but they will be delivered in the New Year –  details on the day.

All the usual stuff applies about risks, suitable clothing, Vikings, fancy dress, Russian collusion, the European Union and other stuff and – details on the dedicated  website

“Of all the sporting events that take place in the village of Chadlington on the 28th of December, at lunchtime, The Great Brook Run is probably one of the best.”

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Booklet on Chadlington men who went to fight in the First World War for sale again

Copies of the booklet on Chadlington men who went to fight in the First World War are once again for sale at the Café de la Post. Ask for them at the counter.

The booklet tells the story of the seven Chadlington men who died in WW1 whose names are listed on the War Memorial plaques in St Nicholas Church and the Memorial Hall. Also included are stories of three Chadlington men and one horse who served in WW1 and returned. They make great Christmas presents for anyone who knows Chadlington or loves Chadlington. They are great stocking fillers, and they are easy to post.

Copies cost £5 each. The first printing sold out, and raised £120 for the Royal British Legion.

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Chilly Chadlington: safety tips and information

 

 

Hopefully Chadlington will escape the heavy snowfalls of last winter (see above), but Oxfordshire County Council gritters were planning to be out for the first time in a while last night, as temperatures dropped to as low as -5C .

Whether you’ve already stocked up with de-icer and scraper for icy early mornings; or whether today’s dip in temperatures took you by surprise, you can find top winter tips from the county council, the Environment Agency and the Met Office, here  .

The site also features information about school closures in winter.

 

 

 

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