There were apologies from Councillors Cox, Millier, Millard, Mitchell and District Councillors Heath, Bishop and McHugh.
The Chairman reported that Rhys Owens was not able to take up his position on the PC due to work commitments and the vacancy would be re-advertised.
Open Forum:  One resident made a statement objecting to the planning application in The Leys.
Planning  There were no observations in respect of the following applications:
EOS Contracting – Gable House, 13 Dog Close
Mr G Chilver – Lychett House, Horn Hill Road
Ms G Harper – 1 Manor Road
Mr Fairbairn – Acacia House, 1 Greenhill
Ball Colegrave Ltd – Colegrave Seeds Ltd, Milton road
Mr Tim Precious – Holly Bank, Berry Hill Road
Mrs Marles – 1 Stud Farm Cottages, East End
Observations were raised concerning:
Ms V Dark – Wisteria House, The Green
Currently under consideration
Mr and Mrs Robinson – The Cedars, The Green
Milton Road Project:  The report on this was accepted and it was agreed that the Chairman and Clerk should continue working with the architect to progress the planning application for Phase 2 of the project.  Also agreed was payment from S106 funds for any further reports which may be required to progress the application.
The PC would continue to object to the planning application relating to The Leys.
FOCAL:   Councillor Lyons reported that Christmas fundraising had been very good – the Quiz at The Bell had raised £399.  An Amazon smile account had been set up with access from FOCAL anyone who uses this link would mean a donation of 0.05% of their order goes to FOCAL.  The 100 club was now operational and there was a new event planned which entailed entering a team into the inflatable assault course being held in Bicester.  Two events are planned, family Quiz on 28th February and the Pub Quiz on 28th March.
WFAC:  It was reported that the next fund raising event would be the Valentine Aunt Agatha Tea Party on 16th February in the Institute.  The fundraising total to date is in excess of £17,000.  WFAC has teamed up with Cherwell Lottery and are hopeful that villagers would be persuaded to sign up for a weekly lottery ticket.  50% of all tickets sold would go to the WFAC project.  The website has had a revamp and WFAC are actively looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and grant applications plus a replacement Chairperson and/or another person to join the WFAC Trustees.
Lap/Leap Community Areas Addebury FieldsIt was agreed that at present the PC would not take responsibility for these areas but would re-consider its decision at a future date.  Clarification would also be sought on the unopened footpath and the drainage system for Adderbury Fields.
Snow Warden:  Councillor Walker’s report was noted.
PC Surgerty  One member of the public had attended the December surgery and brought to the attention of the PC the removal of trees in Faulkner’s Close and the impact this action had had on residents.  The PC would contact Sanctuary Housing in an effort to resolve the matter.
Health and Safety:  There was an issue with the swing seat at The Rise but otherwise all was well.  There were no issues at Lucy Plackett or The Lakes.  The Lakes may be closed during high winds.
Annual Parish Meeting:  This would be held on 9th April 2020 when Dr Graham Holton would speak on Dementia Care would be on the agenda together with proposed changes to the street lighting in the village.
Budget Precept 20/21:  The budget was set at £49,880 for 2020/21 which showed an increase of 3% over last year.   This was agreed and accepted.
Pavilion and Playing Field LeaseThis was set at 2 years.
Next Meeting25 February in Church House 7.30 pm.

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